CNN has reported that Judge Yvette Palazuelos has rejected AEG’s arguments that the Jackson family was the source of their emails being leaked to the Press.
AEG lawyers accused Michael’s three children, his mother and their lawyers of giving the e-mails to a newspaper reporter in violation of the judge’s order that they remain under seal.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued her ruling on the question this week. The communications, published two months ago in the Los Angeles Times, revealed the promoter had doubts about Michael’s health and his ability to be ready for his ‘This Is It’ concerts, several months before his death.
AEG wanted the judge to punish Katherine Jackson and the children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, by not allowing their lawyers to use the e-mails to convince a jury in a trial set for next April that the company contributed to Michael’s death.