Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has filed a wrongful death suit against Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with giving the pop legend lethal doses of sedatives, according to The Associated Press.
In the complaint — which seeks damages of more than $75,000 for loss of income and support, emotional distress and pain and suffering — Joe Jackson accuses Murray of negligence and claims Murray lied to paramedics and doctors about administering the drug propofol, which authorities say attributed to Michael Jackson's death.
The lawsuit also names the clinics Murray operates in Las Vegas and Houston, suggesting they did not train the doctor properly. The complaint further claims that Murray kept inadequate medical records.
The suit was filed in federal court on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.
Murray was charged with and pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in February after coroners ruled Jackson's death a homicide caused by acute propofol intoxication.
"We'd like to remind people that Dr. Murray has not been found guilty of anything and we believe his innocence will be proven in a court of law," Charles Peckham, Murray's civil attorney, said in a statement obtained by AP. "We've been told we were going to be sued for months so today's filing is no surprise to us."