We know Michael Jackson‘s an easy target and all, but the lawsuit filed by the family of the late Manuela Gomez Ruiz really tests the legal imagination.
Apparently the gravely ill Ruiz got booted from the Marian Medical Centre’s two-bed trauma unit after Michael Jackson came in for the flu . One day later Ruiz died of a heart attack. The family’s lawsuit accuses Jackson and the hospital of intentional and negligent emotional distress, elderly abuse, false imprisonment and conspiracy.
Quite the charges, huh? Also sounds like a load of bullshit. They might as well be suing Jackson for a “Thriller” induced nightmare that “resulted” in a broken nail and subsequent (and very bloody) car crash ten years on…
Assault and vehicular homicide, anyone?