Michael Jackson’s former pianist has reportedly threatened to take legal action against the doctor convicted of causing the King of Pop’s death.
Sadly, Michael died of a drug overdose just weeks before he was due to kick off a series of lucrative comeback concerts in London in 2009.
Now the musician who was due to play piano at Michael’s ‘This Is It’ shows has fired off a legal letter to Conrad Murray, who served almost two years behind bars on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from Jackson’s death.
Pianist Morris Pleasure claims Murray’s actions robbed him of his lucrative job as part of Michael’s band, and editors at Tmz.com report he is now set to pursue a lawsuit against Murray after the medic failed to respond to his initial legal letter.
In 2009, as keyboardist for Michael’s highly anticipated ‘This Is It’ tour, he performed at the Michael’s memorial concert in Los Angeles. Along with the rest of the ‘This Is It’ band, Mo is immortalized in the eponymously titled film, the best-selling musical documentary of all time.
Pleasure has previously performed with stars including Christina Aguilera and Michael’s sister Janet.