Katherine Jackson’s attorney disputed the California probate court order as they argued that the doctors’ written statements didn’t meet legal requirements, TMZ reports. The order from a grand jury is the first public call for something like a medical exam being conducted under the conservatorship of a cultural icon since Michael Jackson died in 2009.
“The grand jury didn’t want to be hypocritical. Nobody wants to be doing invasive things when people come in or anyone for that matter under a conservatorship,” Adam Streisand told the celebrity news site.
Under typical conditions, Streisand said, the court would only make such a determination if the people administering the conservatorship request it, and he argued that wouldn’t necessarily be the case this time around. Streisand cited Michael Jackson’s testimony during the death investigation in court documents, saying the King of Pop didn’t have recollection of being examined.
The conservatorship, which Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, has been in control of since he died, is still technically in place and does not officially expire until September. But lawyers have cited its gradual unraveling as a factor for Michael Jackson’s estate manager, Tohme Tohme, not seeking another term.
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