As the one year anniversary of the King of Pop’s death approaches, NewsOne has compiled a time line of the events that ensued directly after his death and the controversy surrounding his death up until now. Readers can take a look back at all the headlines from one year ago.
June 26: Meet MJ’s Doctor: Conrad Murray
June 26: Debbie Rowe May Get Custody Of Jackson Children
June 27: Lawyer For Doctor: Jackson Had A Pulse When Found
June 27: Jackson’s Comeback Tour To Become Tribute Concert
June 29: Michael Jackson’s Will Surfaces
June 30: Public Memorial Planned For Jackson At Neverland
June 30: Debbie Rowe Was Not MJ’s Lover, The Kids Are Not His Sons
June 30: Michael Jackson Kept Dad Out Of Will
As the news breaks about MJ’s death, the public scrambles to find any information regarding the circumstances of his death and the issue of Michael’s will arises.
July 1: Jackson’s Will To Be Filed In Court Today
July 1: Fans Gather For Apollo Theater’s Jackson Memorial
July 1: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sharpton, Spike Honor MJ At Apollo
July 1: Jackson Has Top Three Albums Of The Week
July 1: MJ’s Will Cuts Out Ex-Wife, Names Diana Ross Back Up Guardian
July 2: DEA Joins Police In Michael Jackson Death Probe
July 6: Millions Tweet For MJ Memorial Tickets
July 6: Judge Gives Control of MJ’s Estate To Lawyer Not Mother
July 7: GALLERY: Michael Jackson Memorial Service
July 8: GOP Opposes Resolution Honoring Michael Jackson
July 8: Doctor Denies Giving Jackson Dangerous Drugs
July 8: Coroner Still Has MJ’s Brain
July 8: VIDEO: Times Square Farewell For MJ
July 9: Michael Jackson’s Final Resting Place A Mystery
July 9: VIDEO: At Jackson Family Home, A Shrine Grows
July 10: LAPD: Michael Jackson’s Drug History To Be Probed
July 10: VIDEO: Joe Jackson Suspects Foul Play In MJ’s Death
July 10: Joe Jackson Will Attend MJ Memorial Service In Gary, Indiana
July 13: La Toya Jackson Says MJ Was Murdered
July 14: Michael Jackson’s Estate Open For Business
July 16: UPDATE: MJ’s Death Not Being Investigated As Homicide
July 16: New Michael Jackson Video Game Is In Development
July 21: VIDEO: Joe Jackson Denies Beating Michael, “Jackson 3″ Rumors
July 22: Feds Raid MJ’s Doctor’s Office
July 24: MJ’s Doctor Is The Target Of A Manslaughter Investigation
July 27: Jackson Family Attorney Speaks On Custody And Estate
July 28: Source: Doctor Gave MJ Injection Before He Died
July 28: DEA Searched MJ’s Doctor’s Home
July 30: Katherine Jackson Will Get Full Custody Of MJ’s Kids
July 31: EXCLUSIVE: The FULL Joe Jackson Interview
Throughout the month of July, the contents of MJ’s will are revealed, upsetting several of his family members. People begin to speculate the cause of his death. Michael’s doctor Conrad Murray is accused of killing Michael. Thousands of fans grieve his death.
August 3: MJ’s Dermatologist Objects To Katherine Jackson Getting Custody Of MJ’s Kids
August 5: Joe Jackson Won’t Help Raise MJ’s Kids
August 5: Michael Jackson Movie Is In The Works
August 8: Report: Michael Jackson’s Toxicology Report Shows Lethal Amount Of Propofol
August 10: Godfather To MJ’s Kids Says He’s Biological Father Of Paris
August 11: 3-D Michael Jackson Movie Will Be Released In October
August 17: Joe Jackson Says MJ Will Be Buried In L.A. On His Birthday
August 18: Katherine Jackson May File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against MJ’s Doctor
August 18: Dr. Conrad Murray: I Have Faith The Truth Will Prevail
August 21: Godfather To MJ’s Kids Says He Donated Sperm Because MJ Found Sex Difficult
August 24: Coroner Rules MJ’s Death A Homicide
August 29: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL: NewsOne’s Full Coverage
August 30: Thousands Celebrate MJ At Spike Lee-Sponsored Birthday Bash
August 31: Joe Jackson: “Someone Should Pay” For Michael’s Death
In the month of August controversy sparks about MJ’s kids and family members struggle with being the topic of discussion in the media. Statements are released pertaining to a movie being made in Michael’s honor.
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September 1: Joe Jackson: “I Didn’t Know Michael Was Taking Drugs”
September 3: Michael Jackson To Be Buried Tonight
September 4: VIDEO: Inside Michael Jackson’s Funeral
September 11: MJ’s First Recording Unearthed
September 29: MJ “This Is It” Film Breaks Advance Ticket Sales Records
Joe Jackson still continues to make claims about the death of his son and tickets for Michael’s move go on sale in September.
October 1: Autopsy Reveals Michael Jackson Was Healthy
October 8: Michael Jackson’s Doctor Facing Arrest
October 13: Michael Jackson Nominated For “Artist Of The Year” AMA
October 14: Michael Jackson’s Kids To Star In Reality Show
October 28: Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Premieres Worldwide
MJ’s doctor gets arrested and Mj’s kids get a chance to show the public how they are dealing with the death through talks of a reality show.
November 16: Janet Jackson Says She Blames Conrad Murray For MJ’s Death
November 17: LA Pushes To Be Repaid $3 Million For Michael Jackson’s Funeral
November 18: Joe Jackson Says Michael Jackson’s Will Was Forged
November 18: Man Whose Son Accused MJ Of Molestation Found Dead
November 23: Michael Jackson Wins 4 Awards At AMAs
Although the initial shock of MJ’s death has worn off, members of the Jackson family still struggle with the death and make several accusations.
December 22: The FBI Investigated Michael Jackson For Child Molestation
December 24: Documentary On MJ Doctor Conrad Murray Planned
More investigations take place in the month of December to uncover more details about Michael’s past.
January 8: Source: DA To Seek Indictment Of Jackson Doctor
January 26: Michael Jackson Dolls To Hit UK Shops
Michael is honored by having his own doll and his doctor still struggles as he is accused of killing Michael.
February 3: BREAKING: Doc To Be Charged For Michael Jackson’s Manslaughter Today
February 8: UPDATE: Conrad Murray Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For MJ’s Death
February 9: Joe Jackson: Murray “A Fall Guy” In Bigger MJ Death Conspiracy
February 10: Autopsy Reveals Michael Jackson Had Vitiligo
February 10: OPINION: Will Conrad Murray Face Jail Time For Killing MJ?
February 12: New “We Are The World” Song Will Feature Michael Jackson
February 15: Source Reveals How Jackson Children Are Coping
As the trial of MJ’s doctor takes place in February, many questions are raised on whether or not Murray will end up in jail.
March 16: Michael Jackson Estate Signs Historic Contract With Sony
March 23: Witness: MJ’s Doctor Stopped CPR To Hide Drug Vials
March 27: Skin Whitening Creams Found In Michael Jackson’s Home
Further investigation of MJ’s home reveals details surround his death.
April 5: Dr. Conrad Murray’s Defense: MJ Killed Himself
April 5: MJ Fans Rally Outside Conrad Murray Manslaughter Hearing
April 6: New Judge Delays Decision On Conrad Murray’s Medical License
April 28: Katherine Jackson Kicks Grandkids Out Of Her House
In the month of April, more issues arise on Conrad Murray’s manslaughter case and MJ’s kids struggle to cope with staying at their grandmother’s house.
May 3: Joe Jackson Says MJ Wasn’t Gay Despite What His Doctor Said
Joe Jackson still continues to publicly grieve over his son.
June 10: Joe Jackson Blames AEG For Sending Michael Jackson To An Early Grave
June 14: Jackson’s Doctor Fighting To Keep Medical License
June 15: MJ And Aretha Franklin Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall Of Fame
June 21: MJ’s Estate Has Generated Over $1 Billion Since His Death
June 23: Joe Jackson Said MJ’s Doc Was In Strip Club Drinking Before MJ Died
Joe Jackson continues to attempt to accuse anyone for the death of his son. Michael gets some recognition by being inducted into the Apollo Hall Of Fame.