On November 7th 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his partMichael Jackson’s death.
Sentenced to serve four years at the Los Angeles County Jail after having his medical license revoked, Murray also faced a $100 million restitution lawsuit by the Jackson estate, which would see him fork out the money Jackson would have made had his ‘This Is It‘ tour kicked off.
Now, two months after Murray’s sentencing ,the lawsuit has been dropped.
Find out why below…
Today, a representative from the LA’s District Attorney’s office revealed to TMZ that the family are no longer seeking restitution, days before the restitution hearing was to take place.
A rep for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office says prosecutors were informed that the Jackson family is giving up on restitution … so the D.A. withdrew the request. As a result, the restitution hearing scheduled for Monday has been called off.
Seeing as Murray’s revoked license means he cannot practice as a doctor once he leaves jail, the likelihood of him being able to even pay half of what they were asking for was slim to begin with, so this decision does make sense.
However, we’re not too sure how this will set with sects of MJ’s fan base who already feel Conrad got off too lightly with the icon’s death, especially now that he is set to serve half of his sentence due to overcrowding in his prison.