Jackson's mother says son didn't cause own death

Associated Press
FILE - In this June 29, 2013 file photo, Prince Jackson, left, and Katherine Jackson arrive at the world premiere of "Michael Jackson ONE" at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The Jackson family matriarch tearfully testified in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday, July 19, 2013, about her son, Michael Jackson's death and her concerns about the pace of his planned comeback concerts. She is suing concert promoter AEG Live LLC, claiming it failed to properly investigate the doctor who administered a fatal dose of anesthetic to her son in June 2009. (Photo by David Becker/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother says she doesn't believe her son bears any responsibility for his own death.

Katherine Jackson was responding Monday to a question from attorney Marvin Putnam, who represents AEG Live LLC, the promoter of her son's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts.

The 83-year-old Jackson family matriarch is suing AEG Live claiming it failed to properly investigate the doctor who was later convicted of causing her son's death in June 2009.

AEG Live denies it hired the doctor or bears any responsibility for Michael Jackson's death.