Five European members of the group called “Michael Jackson Community” won a suit in Orleans, France, after alleging that the death of Michael Jackson caused them emotional pain.
The fans sued Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who prescribed Jackson with propofol and was the last man with Jackson before his death. Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter and convicted in 2011.
Each of the five fans won one euro in damages after a French court ruled that they suffered “emotional damage” from the pop star’s death. Two of the plaintiffs are from France, two from Switzerland, and one from Belgium.
“As far as I know this is the first time in the world that the notion of emotional damage in connection with a pop star has been recognized,” Emmanuel Ludot, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, told Agence France-Presse.
Ludot said that the damages were symbolic and the plaintiffs would not attempt to get their five euros from Murray.
Via New York Daily News.