Michael’s French fans are to sue Dr. Conrad Murray, the late pop star’s personal physician, who was found guilty of Michael’s manslaughter in November 2011.
Michael’s fans in France have gone to court and are aiming to sue Murray for “emotional distress.” The news comes just a week after Murray was told he must forfeit his medical license.
Lawyer Emmanuel Ludot is representing over one hundred of Michael’s fans. Ludot told AFP: “It’s similar to losing a childhood friend in a traffic accident. Because this death affects you, you have the possibility to file a suit and seek compensation.”
Reportedly, fans could receive $13,000 apiece if the lawsuit is successful. Each fan will file an individual lawsuit, though some fans (to their credit) say they aren’t seeking money, and are only interested in claiming a symbolic amount in damages equivalent to one euro.