LOS ANGELES --
Michael Jackson's father has dropped his request for a monthly allowance from his son's estate. Instead he's going after Jackson's doctor in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Joe Jackson filed the lawsuit on Friday against Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death.
The Jackson family patriarch was omitted from his son's will, but in November asked to receive a $15,000 a month allowance to pay his monthly expenses.
Joe Jackson's filing indicates he may renew his request for a stipend later if necessary.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.