The latest news says that Conrad Murray’s appeal has won a chance to be looked into by the appellate court. Well, if they consider they have reasons to look into Murray’s case again, we have all the more reason to look into the same to make sure that Murray’s guilt for killing Michael Jackson is unforgivable.
Therefore the story about the way he killed Michael and then lied about it will continue and will last as long as it is needed – in parts 2, 3 or more.
By now we have not only Murray’s film of 2011 to talk about, but also his new interviews and what’s even more important – the testimonies of the direct participants in the events at the AEG trial. And the testimony of the second doctor Michael Jackson wanted to go to London with (Dr. Adams) is simply invaluable.
But first we need to go back to the British film about Murray made immediately after his conviction for manslaughter in November 2011.
WHAT MURRAY SAID ABOUT THE NIGHT MICHAEL DIED
Besides telling many things we already know the film will surprise you by some details which are completely novel. Some are not easy to notice – for example, the fact that Murray disposed of part of the urine collected that night and this means that it could contain even more Propofol and its overall amount given to Michael might be even bigger than our minimal estimation of 206 ml.
Another thing never mentioned before is, for example, Murray’s story that during his struggle with insomnia Michael often retreated into his other bedroom. In short when you look back into the past there is always something new to find in search of the truth, and this is the main idea of these posts at all.
Below you will find Murray’s account of Michael’s last night the way he described it in the 2011 film. Same as with everything else Murray says, we need to be careful and draw a fine line between the thick layer of his lies and a theoretical possibility that even he can say a thin word of truth.
Michael’s pleading for Propofol and the look of him like a ghost in the Thriller are surely the true parts of Murray’s story as at the time described (end of June 2009) Michael was indeed going through sheer hell.
Now he couldn’t miss a single rehearsal as Ortega could quit, AEG would pull the plug on the show and he would be facing a massive lawsuit and devastating publicity from AEG and the media.
They would stop at nothing to ruin him, portray him as an irresponsible junkie in whose care the children cannot stay and he would probably lose his kids – as they threatened him he would.
So I can easily believe that after Ortega’s statements and the crisis meeting of June 20th Michael lost his sleep altogether. However the rest of Murray’s story describing Michael’s last sleepless night should be taken with a big grain of salt.
Valium, Lorazepam and Midazolam were recorded in the autopsy report and this means that Murray did administer them too, with the only correction that they were most probably given in one package at the beginning of the night or at very close intervals between each other.
Murray says that those benzos were strong enough to put an elephant to sleep and judging by the autopsy report their dosage must have indeed been an elephant one – only none of those medications worked and this is why Murray put Michael on a drip of Propofol lasting for at least several hours after that.
Let us also keep in mind that Murray’s description of Michael’s sufferings must be sort of a generic account and can very well apply to any other sleepless night among the many he had during the period of those damned rehearsals.
Here is the part of the 2011 film about Michael’s final day.
It starts at 38:00 in this video (please correct my mistakes if any):
38:00 Voiceover: Michael’s final day, June 25th. It had been another good rehearsal. Jackson was excited but needed to sleep. At approximately 2 am Murray said he’d administered some Valium and Lorazepam but refused to give him any Propofol. At 3am the doctor gave him another drug – Midazolam. Jackson still didn’t go to sleep.
38:20 Murray: He was basically hysterical. He really could not sleep. And he begged and pleaded and asked me: “Please, please, Dr. Conrad, I need some milk so that I can sleep. If I don’t get any sleep today I could not perform. I could not do anything. AEG will be upset. Everything will basically go down the drain”.
He looked to me during that morning – should be like the Thriller. If you’d ever seen the Thriller image when he was made up, he looked that. Hysterical. Now, I don’t want to give him the medication, because I’m trying to show him a different path. But here is the pressure he puts on me. He can’t practice. He can’t go to concert. AEG is going to be on him. The tour will fall apart. This is it. It’s over for this man if he does not make this happen.
I fought, I struggled, I rubbed his feet, I felt such a weight. I was so worried about this man who was my friend, thinking where AEG promises future would lie, WOW.
40:19 Voiceover: Dawn… Despite the drugs Murray had given him Jackson still couldn’t sleep. Murray says that the singer retreated to his other, private bed chamber.
40:35 Murray: You know, there were several times he would walk away from me into the other room and to me that was a break. That was a break. The longer he stayed away the less I had to do with the fright that I could not get him to sleep.
After he’d begged and pleaded I said: “You know what?” If I give him a tiny amount of propofol – 25milligrams, slowly infused, I may just tip him into sleep and the other medications would now get a chance to work because of the other … of the medications on board. And the medication he had on board, I even told him before, we got to that point, Michael, that would put an elephant to sleep. You are not… this is not normal. It’s not normal. He fell asleep. I was very pleased.
41:43 Voiceover: It was 10:50 in the morning. Murray says he then watched over Jackson for 25 minutes. The effects of 25 milligrams of propofol were off in about 10 minutes. At 11:15 am Murray began making phone calls.
42:03 Murray: It was no unusual for me to make calls. Or return calls. During the morning hours while he was still asleep. It was not unusual.
42:13 Voiceover: His last call was to Sade, a waitress he had met recently. He never completed that call.
Sade Alding: “I said hello, hello and then I didn’t hear anything. I pressed the phone against my ear and I heard mumbling of voices. It sounded like if his phone was in the pocket or something, and shhhhh.”
Voiceover: Murray discovered Jackson unconscious.
42:38 Murray: “He was not breathing, so my concern was – Have those agents, the Valium, the Alivan (Lorazepam), the Versed (Midazolam) acted in concert, have now overwhelmed him once he went to sleep? Not 25 milligrams of Propofol.”
Voiceover: Instead of calling 911 Murray attempted to revive Jackson. No one heard his shouts for assistance. He called Michael Amir, Jackson’s head of security. No answer. He ran to get help.
Kai Chase: I saw Dr. Murray come down the stairs into the kitchen – in a panic, in a frantic.
Prosecutor: What did he shout?
Kai Chase: Get help. Get security. Get Prince.
43:30 Murray: The first security guy that finally showed up once he realizes this is an emergency, comes to the door. His name is Alvarez, Alberto Alvarez. He’s got to the door and he remains static.
Alvarez: “I was reaching for my phone in my pocket. And as I was doing that Prince and Paris came behind me. Paris screamed up: “Daddy!”
43:53 Murray: And I told security to get the kids away from there because I did not want them to see their father getting CPR and having such a resuscitative event.
Alvarez: Dr. Murray said “Don’t let them see that like that” and I proceeded to turn around to the children, and kind of ushered them out and said: “Kids, don’t worry. We’ll take care of that. Everything is going to be okay”.
44:18 Murray: And he says (in a high voice): “Oh, doctor, doctor. What happened?” (with resentment in voice): “I need help, I’m doing CPR, Mr. Jackson is not breathing. Come in here. Get me up. Call 911. I need you to call 9-1-1”.
44:44 Murray (sounding outraged): “In addition to me doing CPR, chest compressions, trying to resuscitate this patient I’m controlling him on the 911 call. “How old is this patient?” (Murray mimics Alvarez’s stare) “FIFTY!”. I said: “Tell them where we are and get the fuck over here. Get here, I need you. COME ON! Help me!”
45:39 Voiceover: When the paramedics arrived Michael Jackson was dead.
45:55 In May 2010 Murray’s Las Vegas home was repossessed. He hasn’t worked in months. Even before the guilty verdict Dr. Murray started to reevaluate his relationship with Michael Jackson.
45:15 Murray: “I don’t think that he would have had an active intention to do me harm. But I think through his most intense desire to have me there with him it was interwinded with a degree of betrayal.”
I will leave you to form your own opinion about Murray’s irresponsibility that allowed him to make phone calls while his patient was barely breathing, and of his constant desire to shift the blame to others and his inability to understand what a callous swine he is.
The only thing I will comment on is Murray’s peculiar vision of Michael’s sleep problems as a betrayal of him (Murray). By this “betrayal” he probably means the amount of the work he had to do single-handedly and not a dime paid to him for the job done.
If any of us feel sorry for Murray and his really laborious task of having to deal with Michael’s insomnia on a daily basis let me remind you of some essential facts.
First of all, from the very start of it Michael envisaged Propofol as an option only for the night prior to the show and absolutely not for daily use. To prove it we have Debbie Rowe’s testimony about how and in what circumstances Michael used Propofol on two occasions in Germany and Michael’s words about his special need for sleep only prior to performing related in Murray comments.
Second, Michael never wanted any Propofol for the period of rehearsals. He seldom rehearsed for his tours and the grueling rehearsals imposed on him by Ortega and AEG were a sort of a contingency which unexpectedly required Propofol too.
Add to it the heavy blow of the added 50 shows and the daily need to cope with AEG’s insults and you will realize that the use of Propofol prior to the tour was a forced measure and was never Michael’s initial idea.
And as regards his attitude to Murray Michael was actually a very caring patient. Since he was aware of how exhausting it must be for one person to attend to his sleeplessness he suggested that Murray shared his duties with another doctor, a professional anesthesiologist Dr. Adams – however it was Murray himself who refused his help.
MURRAY’S STORY ABOUT THE SECOND DOCTOR
Below is a rather long excerpt from Murray’s police interview of June 27, 2009 where Murray tells his version of meeting Dr. Adams sometime in between March and April 2009.
It is customary for Murray to throw under the bus every person coming his way, and this time he is doing it to Dr. Adams. He claims that when Michael was in Las Vegas Dr. Adams readily arranged for MJ a 6-hour long Propofol sleep session in Murray’s office.
In his testimony at the recent AEG civil trial Dr. Adams completely ruled out this possibility and said that on that Sunday day in April 2009 Michael had a kind of an interview with him and offered him a job of a second doctor to accompany him to London.
If Dr. Adams is telling the truth, then Murray’s story to the police will serve as proof of his capability to tell very elaborate lies full of most picturesque details.
Here is a rather long excerpt from his police interview on June 27, 2009 which I could not cut any further as it has valuable pieces of information in almost each of its lines.
One of them is that Michael was trying to beat his insomnia by means of more conventional medications, but it seems that for his case the medicine was helpless. No medication worked, so I whole-heartedly understand his need for Propofol:
Dr. Murray: I never knew Michael Jackson was coming to town. And again not knowing that I didn’t keep a record of his time, but it was sometime between March and April. And he called me, and I said, “Hi, how you doing, Michael? Where are you?” and he says, “Oh, I’m in Vegas.” “Really? Why here?”
“I brought my children to see a show.”
I said, “Wow. Well, that’s nice.” I can’t remember what show he was seeing. And I said, “When are you leaving?” He says, “I’m leaving tomorrow.” So he was just here for one night. He stayed at the Wynn hotel. And the after speaking with him, I hung up.
Then I got another call from his assistant, Michael Amir. And he said Mr. Jackson wants to speak to me again. So I spoke with him. And then he asked me. He says “I’m having difficulty sleeping. I can’t sleep.” I said, “Are you going out tonight and doing anything?” He said, “No, I’m staying inside. But I just can’t sleep.” he said, “Could you help me to sleep?” I said, “Well, don’t you have any sleeping pill that I gave you in the past that you can use as needed?” Like – like Lorazepam or Restoril, which I had given to him before, pill form. He said, “They don’t work.” I said, “Did you try them?” he said, “Yes, Dr. Conrad. Nothing works. You know, I’ve had pills from the other doctors in Beverly Hills, and I’ve had medicine from Dr. Klein, who says he gave me the strongest medication. And I have medicine from Dr. Metzer, M-E-T-Z-E-R. They all don’t work.”
Detective Martinez: Dr. Klein, Dr. Metzer. Was there another one?
Dr. Murray: Those are the names that he had mentioned. I said, “I don’t have anything I can offer you that would work.” He said, “Well, what about Diprivan?” which is another name for which is the -
Mr. Chernoff: Brand name for Propofol.
Dr. Murray: So he asked me, “What about Diprivan?” I said, “Diprivan? Why you ask that?” he said, “Well, it works. I know it works.” I said, “Well, that’s not a medicine you can just call and readily put your hands on. You know, it’s a medicine that you’ll have to order. And I don’t know anyway how I can get that to you.”
So I said, “Well, I can’t help you, because I don’t have access to such products. And those has — those have to be ordered, and this is the weekend, a Sunday.
NOTE: It is interesting that according to Murray’s own story he didn’t say to Michael that Propofol was not to be used for sleep. All he said was that it was Sunday and was impossible for him to find it at so short notice and it should be ordered. Actually Murray makes himself sound as an enthusiastic supporter of the Propofol idea.
Then they talk about MJ giving him the number of Dr. Adams and Murray arranging a meeting with him. According to Murray Dr. Adams said that he knew Michael and agreed to administer Propofol:
Dr. Murray: So I allowed him on a Sunday to use my office, where I had oxygen, a crash cart, and monitoring devices like the oximeter, to use my office to treat Mr.Jackson. After Mr. Jackson got there, Mr. Adams, Dr. Adams was waiting. I brought him upstairs. I introduced myself. And I left them. I said, “How long are you going to let him sleep?” He told me he was going to do five or six hours. This was about 1:00 o’clock in the day. So I said, “Okay. So I’ll come back around 7:00?” and he said, “Yeah, 7:00 will be good.” And I came back at 7:00 o’clock. When I came back to my office at 7:00 o’clock, he had his Diprivan drip going. There was a pulse oximeter there. I had supplied oxygen for his use during the procedure. I’m not sure if it was used or not. But Dr. Adams did have an I.V. bag that was diluted with the agent. And he was – Mr. Jackson slept.
When Mr. Jackson woke up, of course, I being his intermittent general physician, I asked him how he felt. And he said he now felt wonderful because he was able to get to sleep. I said, “Are you going to leave for Los Angeles tonight?” he said he wasn’t sure if he was going that night or the following day. He then surprised me that same evening, because by then he had already made the proposal to me joining his team and going to England.
… Dr. Murray: But he had already proposed to me joining his team and going to England as his exclusive medical doctor. He then surprised me and said — his words were “This is divine guidance.” and I said, “What do you mean?” He said, “Come, come. Come with me. You mind?” So we left the doctor in one room. He said — I said, “Excuse me, doctor.” And Mr. Jackson pulled me down the hall, into my office on this Sunday afternoon — Sunday evening. He said, “Conrad, you know, when I’m on this course, when I am on the tour I have difficulty sleeping. And what most doctors have done for me, they help me to sleep for 15 to 18 hours, because I need it.” So innocently, I wasn’t thinking that he was sleeping 15 to 18 hours with assistance. I wasn’t thinking that it was a regular everyday basis. But what he saw, as I look retrospect, is that what developed quickly within that evening, his – what he called the divine guidance was to introduce to me, even before I agreed to go on his team, “How about if you have another doctor join you?.” and I said, “Why would you want that?” he said, “because you don’t quite know or understand that these hours are long. You know, when I sleep for 15 to 18 hours, that’s when I feel good enough to get up to perform. And that’s what most of the doctors have done for me. And I think on you, it may be too much.”
I didn’t see it as being too much. But what Mr. Jackson knew is that this is something that he did every date. And by him having that every day, it would certainly be too much for one doctor. And I was caught sitting there, in the sense that I said, “You know, I couldn’t make a decision for you, Mr. Jackson. You will have to know best what you think.” And so I sat there with Dr. Adams, and I — introduced myself better, and I got to know him.
Dr. Murray: And I was surprised that he was bringing that up only without any warning. So I said, “whatever you want.” But he was familiar working with Dr. Adams before and getting that substance as one of his treating physicians for Diprivan. and that’s what happened.
So I said — I said, “Whatever he wanted.” And so Dr. Adams continued to call me, and he left word for Mr. Jackson, “Who should I contact in case I want to go to England? Should I go to you, or should I go to Michael?” I said, “It’s up to Michael.” Now, Michael say, “Well, talk to Conrad. Let him know what you want, and then we will work it out.”
Well, at that time, even though I sort of somewhat agreed to go on the team, we were not in contract. We had not locked into numbers. I know I had my practices. I mean how do I close that down to make sense to go on a trip like this with the gentleman? And Dr. Adams did call me back, and then he said that he had spoken to his mother. He had called her. He had spoken to a friend. And he was single and available and was on board, just call.
So I said, “What kind of income are you going to look for?” He said —
Mr. Chernoff: is this important to you guys?
Detective Smith: Yeah, that’s fine. Yeah, that’s fine.
Mr. Chernoff: he’s completely skipped the most important part.
Detective Martinez: We’ll get back to it.
Mr. Chernoff: Okay.
Dr. Murray: Mr. Adams, Dr. Adams said that he had made about $600,000 in his previous year working in Vegas with a minimum staff. The overhead was small. And he took home about half a million. And – but if he had to make the trip or change and give up his practice, he wanted to have a commitment for maybe three years with Mr. Jackson, and he would like to have about a million two or million three. That was his request. I told that to Michael and there was no subsequent follow-up on that.
Detective Martinez: So he didn’t end up joining the team.
Dr. Murray: No, but he said was available. He kept asking. He kept texting me, “How are things going?” and I just said, “You know, things are still” —
Detective Smith: For a million two or a million three.
Dr. Murray: Uh-huh.
Mr. Chernoff: Just for the trip?
Detective Smith: Just for the tour, exactly.
Dr. Murray: Yeah.
Mr. Chernoff: How long was the tour for?
Dr. Murray: The tour in England was going to be a year, but Mr. Jackson had said that following the tour, there were three or four movies already programmed with AEG, to develop, for which he wanted me to still be around. He wanted me to be around forever. That’s what he said.
Detective Smith: Excuse me.
Dr. Murray: He wanted me to be around forever.
Detective Smith: I’m sorry there. Yeah.
Dr. Murray: He wanted me to be around —
Dr. Murray: Yeah, he wanted me to be around forever. And he wanted to open a children’s hospital, where kids from all over the world can come and get treatment. And he wanted me to be the medical director, not particularly to see them but to help to hire the specialists so I’ll have the different departments running. And those were people that he had in mind for down the road. So that’s — that’s it.
Detective Martinez: Okay
Okay Murray, we did notice it. By repeating the phrase four times Murray made sure that everyone heard that Michael “wanted him to be around forever”. But from the same Murray’s account it also transpires that he himself wanted to be the only and “exclusive” doctor on the tour and absolutely hated the idea of having another doctor beside Michael.
In fact he sounded almost insulted that Michael offered the job to Dr. Adams too without first warning him about it.
In the context of the idea that Michael allegedly betrayed Murray by getting him into a trap of too much work with no payment for it, let me stress it again that Murray himself wanted to be Michael’s sole doctor and even the 15-18 hour long working day did not put him off the job. As to the lack of payment for his services all questions should be please addressed to AEG.
This piece is also telling us how Michael came to the idea of Murray’s salary at $150,000 a month. It most probably started with Dr. Adams who also requested a huge sum of $100,000 ($1,2 mln per year) and both Michael and Murray knew about it.
So when it came to discussing Murray’s salary Michael raised it by half and Murray immediately agreed knowing that it was more than even a professional anesthesiologist like Dr. Adams had asked for. However first he tried his luck with AEG asking them for $5 million but the trick did not work.
Why did Murray refuse Dr. Adams’s help though Michael was eager to have a professional anesthesiologist by his side and Murray could even learn from him the basics of the new trade?
Evidently the prospect of sharing his salary or being second to a professional guy did not appeal to him, and this is why he – acting as an intermediary between Michael and Dr. Adams – eventually brought all negotiations to a stop.
Instead he decided to save up on the costs and asked AEG for a nurse. The nurse was not provided by AEG either, and Murray ended up doing the work single-handedly. The job was indeed exhausting however it was the problem of his own doing, and this makes his present talk about MJ “betraying” him simply insane – he got what he wanted.
If anyone was betrayed here it was Michael Jackson. Instead of a professional anesthesiologist who would have saved his life he got an ignorant and self-conceited ass who poisoned him with excessive propofol on a nightly basis, left him to die and is now complaining about his poor fate.
The story of Murray’s revelations about Dr. Adams did not end there. As soon as the tape of Murray’s police interview was played in court in 2011 Dr. Adams’s lawyer arranged a press-conference and went on a telephone talk with Jane Velez-Mitchell, and from this telephone conversation we again learn some extremely interesting details.
THE LAWYER TELLS DR.ADAMS’S STORY
The first thing we learn from Dr. Adams’s lawyer is that the Sunday meeting where Murray and Michael met Dr. Adams was not “sometime between March and April” as Murray said, but in the first week of April 2009.
Why is it any news at all? Because it helps us to restore the events in their logic and proper timeline.
The Sunday of the first week of April was April 5 and the first shipment of Propofol was ordered and arrived at Conrad Murray’s address on April 6, 2009.
As a very minimum it means that Murray did not hesitate for a minute and the very next day after the meeting took the matter of Propofol firmly into his hands, leaving not a single chance for Dr. Adams.
And as a maximum it means that considering the arrangements that were to me made for ordering Propofol, Murray knew about it well before that meeting and all his surprise at hearing of it from MJ that Sunday was false, insincere and feigned.
The second thing we learn from Dr. Adams’s lawyer is that his client was absolutely adamant that Murray was telling lies about him and that is why he intended to sue him. When Dr. Adams lawyer Libo Agwara telephoned Jane Velez- Mitchell he publicly called Murray a LIAR and a bad one at that.
The telephone conversation took place when Murray’s trial was in full swing in 2011:
Here is my best effort at transcribing it:
Jane Velez Mitchell: Michael Jackson does know your client, Dr. Davd Adams. Tell me what Dr. David Adams has done with Michael Jackson in terms of Propofol treatment. Has your client ever given Michael Jackson Propofol and if so, how many times?
Agwara: The answer is yes, four times.
Velez-Mitchell: Under what circumstances?
Agwara: When Michael Jackson had his dental surgeries in 2008. And I actually gave a press conference on that particular issue. We have the medical records. Four times in 2008 – and those were for properly documented medical procedures. And those were also at certified medical facilities. My client doesn’t run around giving people Propofol in their homes. He does it in medical settings and for appropriate procedures.
1:59 Velez Mitchell: In these tapes Dr. Conrad Murray kind of takes his hot potato and throws it on your client’s lap and says basically: “I didn’t know about Propofol till Michael Jackson told me he wanted his milk. And the first way I was introduced to Propofol as a sleep aid was when Michael Jackson told me to call Dr. David Adamas and I ended up sort of going over and visiting Dr. David Adams as he put Michael Jackson to sleep using Propofol. What’s your client’s reaction to him pointing the finger at Dr. Adams/
2:37 Agwara: Jane, first of all Dr. Murray is lying. And I think he hasn’t proven himself to be a good liar – actually a bad one at that. Let me explain to you.
My client has only met Dr. Murray once. And he met Dr. Murray the first week of April, 2009. When Murray called him and asked him to come to his house for a meeting with Michael Jackson himself, my client said “No, I don’t know who you are. I am not going to meet you at your house.” So they agreed to meet at Dr. Murray’s office, okay?
Now at that office meeting Mr. Jackson asked my client to join him on the tour in Europe, okay? And my client gave him a list of his requirements from licensing to a possible association with a sleep specialist and told him what he wanted.
3:40 Now a few days after the meeting Dr. Murray called my client back and said, “Well, look, we thing that what you are asking is too much, but we’re going to take care of it. But tell us how much money you want. My client says, “Look, if he has got to be away for a year, I’ll have to close my practice down, okay? Well, I need … this is how much I need. The total is going to be $1,2 million.
4:06 Now Murray says, “I can get someone to do it for $600,000, okay?” Now my client says, “Look. You can get someone to do it for $200,000 but you’re going to give to Michael Jackson a $200,000 dollar funeral”. Now Murray never called my client back.
4:24 Velez-Mitchell: Are you saying that your client turned down the offer to accompany Michael Jackson to Europe for his tour because he thought that what Dr. Conrad Murray was doing was too dangerous?
4:42 Exactly. Because basically he was saying, “For $600,000 he could do whatever it is and hire all the doctors that he needed to hire to do the work”.
4:50 Velez-Mitchell: Let me play what Dr. Murray said….
6:20 Agwara: What happened to Michael Jackson is a result of Dr. Murray’s greed. Not only didn’t he hire another specialist – he decided to hire himself. And he didn’t know what he was doing. And let me tell you something. If Michael Jackson had hired who he wanted to hire, he would still be alive today. Dr. Murray overruled Michael Jackson and hired himself, because if my client had been hired Dr. Murray would not have been given a $200,000 a month [Correction: $150,000 a month] because there will be no need for him.
My client would have hired the necessary sleep specialist to work with him, to do a rapid detox on Michael Jackson. Murray did not want anybody else close to Michael Jackson. He had absolute control over that man, okay?
So I don’t know what he thinks he is doing and why he wants to drag my client into this mess. He killed that man by himself.
Velez-Mitchell: Is your client considering filing a suit of any sort against Dr. Murray?
Agawara: Yes. Today was the first time we hear the tape. We did meet with Detectives Smith and Myers a while back when they were doing the investigation and they did not play that tape to us. So now that we have that we’re going to be looking at the possibility of instituting civil action against Conrad Murray.
Velez-Mitchell: So you are going to sue?
Agawara: My client will sue.
Velez-Mitchell: And how upset is Dr. Adams?
Agawara: Oh, I cannot even begin to tell you how angry he is. … My client met Conrad Murray just once. His words are the words of a desperate man. He wants to take down with him whoever he can. And why he is doing this we don’t understand. My client has put over 6000 people to sleep. They all woke up. That’s what Dr. Murray needs to remember.
Yes, this point is indeed worth remembering – thousands of people were given Propofol by Dr. Adams and all of them woke up. And Conrad Murray gave it to only one person and this only person did not wake up.
And this is all the difference in the world between the two of them.
Michael Jackson’s death occurred absolutely not due to the drug which is given to millions of people the world over and nothing happens as a result - in the well-trained hands Propofol is a very safe drug. Michael’s death took place solely because of Murray’s grave irresponsibility and his personal ugly traits and non-professional skills making him totally inadequate for the job of a doctor.
There can be no doubt whatsoever that if Dr. Adams had been giving Michael the same Propofol Michael would be alive now. His testimony at the AEG trial provides us with abundant proof that this would be the case.
DR. ADAMS’S TESTIMONY IN 2013
Dr. Adams’s part of the testimony describing the Sunday meeting in 2009 will be provided here almost in full.
Let me only note that according to Dr. Adams Murray indeed left them for some time during the meeting, but it was for a hour and a half only, and all this time Dr. Adams wasn’t giving Michael any Propofol but was in a sort of a job interview with him.
The offer to join the tour was made only when Murray returned and Michael indeed did take Murray aside for a discussion of it.
When Murray reemerged after some 15 minutes of that conversation the expression of his face was so distressed that it produced on Dr. Adams the impression that Murray had lost his best friend.
Here is Dr. Adams’s account of the meeting from his testimony on August 21, 2013:
Dr. Adams: I’m trying to figure out, you’re sitting there on a Sunday afternoon in Dr. Murray’s office and Michael Jackson’s explaining why he’s going on tour.
Mr. Putnam: Did a time come when you were wondering why you were there?
A. I wondered that from the time the phone rang at my house, I’m still wondering it the whole time I’m there. Because I’m waiting for him to hold his chest or tell me he’s short of breath or he’s got chest pain. I’m sitting in a cardiologist’s office with Michael Jackson on a Sunday afternoon, and I’m just sitting.
Q. Did a time come when you understood why he asked you to his office?
A. He asked me to go on tour with him.
Q. And what did he ask you exactly?
A. Well, this didn’t happen during — right then. Murray excused his self and left the office. And then me and Michael talked and it was sort of like I was on an interview. And he was telling me a little bit about him and how he felt, and his family and different entertainers, and this, this and this, and we sat there and we talked about an hour and a half.
Q. Just you and Mr. Jackson?
A. Just Michael and myself.
Q. Did you start to feel like you were on an interview?
A. I — well, not so much on an interview, but he wanted to know a lot about me. He wanted to know did I have kids, was I married, this, that and the other, and I still wanted to know why. Okay, you’re not holding your chest, you don’t have chest pain, what’s going on.
Q. Then did a time come in that conversation — do I understand you to say after about an hour and a half –
A. And he also wanted to know about my practice. He told me he wanted to build a hospital, that he wanted to build a children’s hospital. We talked about Steven Spielberg, we talked about Bono, we talked about the tour. He didn’t have good things to say about those people either. He talked about his family, he talked about his kids. He talked about everything.
Q. And did there come a time during that conversation where he then asked you to go on tour with him?
A. No. That didn’t happen until about an hour and a half later, Dr. Murray comes back and Michael says to Murray, we’re sitting in the office, he pulled him to the back, and they stayed back there for about fifteen minutes, and I’m getting restless because I don’t know what’s going on. So I walk to the back and they’re having a conversation and I says hey, you know, I’ve got things to do, I’ve got to go. And they said “Hold on a second, just hold on”, so I says okay.
I go back to the office. Michael and Murray walk back in and Murray really looked like he had just lost his best friend, and he sits there in the chair and Michael sits there, and then that’s when Michael says to me, “I would like for you to go on tour”. And I says, you know basically, on tour? Okay. And do what? You know? I says I don’t sing, I really can’t dance, so to do what? And he says — these are his exact words, I remember like it was yesterday. He says, “I would like for you to help me get my rest”. And I referred to Dr. Murray, and I said what do you mean get your rest? And he says well, you know, I’m entertaining, I’m jumping around, I’m doing this. Every once in a while I need an IV, and he says I just need you to help me get my rest. They were pretty vague. In hindsight, I know what they were talking about, but then I says help you get your rest, what do you mean? And I told him that Dr. Murray could do that, you know, he’s a cardiologist, I’m just an anesthesiologist, you know. And then they just started asking me about my practice. Well, how much money did I make. You know, if you were to shut down for a year, how much money would you need? And I just — I just — I didn’t know what to say. You know, I just says I’ll get back — I don’t know. You know, I’m here thinking the guy’s having a heart attack and they’re asking me about going on tour, and you know, I couldn’t even begin to fathom what they were talking about.
Q. Did you have any idea what they meant at the time when they told you that they wanted you to help Mr. Jackson get his rest?
A. I had no idea.
Q. Did they talk to you about insomnia during this visit?
Q. Did they mention that Mr. Jackson had any trouble sleeping?
A. Never. They said they wanted you to be in London with Mr. Jackson?
A. That is correct.
Q. Did they say they wanted you to be in Vegas with Mr. Jackson?
Q. Did they say they wanted you to be in Los Angeles with Mr. Jackson?
Q. Did they say that they wanted you to help him in his rehearsals for the tour?
A. No. What I did tell them is that I don’t have a license to practice in England.
Q. And did you indicate that you would need to get some kind of permission to practice in England?
A. Well, I was — I still wasn’t under the impression that I was going to be practicing medicine. You know, help you get your rest. What do you mean? You want me to sing to you as you go to sleep? I don’t know, you know, I’m not under that impression that you need me, because I even asked him, hey, can I help with VIP ticket sales. You know, no we got that under control. I had no idea what they were talking about.
Q. You said that when Mr. Jackson said this to you, that Conrad Murray looked upset; is that correct?
A. Oh, he was truly upset
Q. Were they asking you to join Dr. Conrad Murray with Mr. Jackson on tour in the U.K.?
A. In this meeting I had no idea what they — it was just sort of mind-boggling that someone would be asking me to go anywhere.
Q. So how much longer were you there at Dr. Murray’s office?
A. After they asked me to go on tour, probably fifteen minutes. Michael asked me not to give him an answer right then, to go home and think about it.
Q. So how long were you there all told?
A. Two and a half hours, maybe three.
Q. Did you give him an answer right then?
A. I didn’t have an answer.
Q. How did you leave it?
A. I asked Michael who did he want me to contact, him or Dr. Murray. And I don’t think he answered. I just said I’ll communicate through Dr. Murray.
Q. At that time did you have Dr. Murray’s number?
A. No, he gave me his — no, his number was either in my cell phone, but he eventually gave me a card.
Q. Did they give you a time frame as to when you should get back to them?
A. I told him give me a few days. I don’t really — you know, it was just — I was just — I’m supposed to be coming for a guy with chest pains, they want me on tour now.
Q. How did the meeting end?
A. We all walked out together, Michael, Murray and I. They got in a car, I got in the car and went home.
Q. Did you discuss any specific medications during that meeting?
Q. And do I understand you to be saying you did not discuss Propofol at all during that meeting?
A. I have never discussed Propofol with Dr. Murray or Michael Jackson.
Q. Did Dr. Murray administer any drugs to Mr. Jackson during that visit?
A. Not that I know of.
Q. And did you?
A. No, I did not.
Q. Did a time come when you again spoke to Dr. Murray?
A. I talked to him on the phone that week. And I believe there’s a couple of texts between he and I.
Q. How many conversations did you have with him?
A. I want to say two or three.
Q. And let’s go to the first one. How long did that last?
A. I’m not really sure, but it was no longer than five minutes.
Q. And the second?
A. The same.
Q. The third?
A. If there was one, it was no longer than five minutes.
Q. You said a time came where you had a conversation about how much you would be paid; is that correct?
A. That conversation did come up.
Q. What do you recall of that conversation?
A. Well, I told — I remember asking them how long that they were going to need me for, and when they told me how long, because it was very open-ended, they says well, we really don’t know because we don’t know how long this tour is going to go. They thought that after London it might go to other countries after that. And I says well, I will have to shut my practice down, and I gave them a figure. I told them I needed enough money to shut my practice down and make it feasible.
Q. And what was that figure?
A. I think it was a hundred thousand a month, and I told them that it wouldn’t be feasible for me doing it for a year. I told them it would have to be for a longer period of time because I couldn’t see shutting my practice down and then coming back and trying to open a practice again. So if I was to sign any contract with them it was going to have to be — I think I asked for three years.
Q. That’s what I was going to ask. So you never spoke with him again after that?
Q. Did you text with him after that?
A. I texted him basically, you know, what’s going on, I’m on board. And no response.
Q. Were there any further communications back from Dr. Murray after that point?
I have to admit that I noticed Dr. Adams not to be telling the whole truth either.
No, I don’t think that he gave Michael any drip that day. It was a highly unlikely scenario simply because no professional caring for his reputation will take the risk of arranging a many-hour drip of Propofol in the office of a man he hardly knows and sees for the first time in his life.
However Dr. Adams is not disclosing to us that he did discuss insomnia with Michael that day. And we know that they discussed it because two years earlier Dr. Adams’s lawyer mentioned the list of the doctor’s requirements for the job and said that it included consultations with a sleep specialist and a possible association with him during the tour.
So Dr. Adams was told about Michael’s problems with sleep and most probably understood what kind of a job he was being hired for, and this is why asked so much knowing that it would be a strenuous task – however now he prefers to keep mum about it.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t care. All it means to me is that Michael was open about his sleeping problem, was seeking advice from various doctors and made no secret about trying to use Propofol as his last hope.
It also means that though anesthesiologists prefer not to talk about it, they themselves do not rule out the possibility of using Propofol for some patients as they routinely do it anyway when putting patients under maintenance in intensive care units.
In fact even the official Protocol for using propofol says that patients can be kept under continuous propofol maintenance for days and the only requirement for it is to continuously monitor them and daily wake them up to check up their vital functions.
THE PROTOCOL FOR ADMINISTERING PROPOFOL ALLOWS IT
Here are only some rules from the official Protocol for administration of Propofol allowing to put patients under a continuous sedation which can last for days, with only some short breaks in between. Please note that this is done with the purpose to control anxiety and stress:
PROPOFOL can be used whenever continuous sedation is needed to control anxiety and stress responses.
Patients who require more than 24 hours of continuous PROPOFOL infusion should be awakened daily. This daily evaluation of sedation level should be performed during maintenance to ensure that the patient is receiving the minimum dose of PROPOFOL required for sedation.
During maintenance infusion, you should monitor the patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, and if available, cardiac output and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. If mild hypotension develops during titration, decrease the infusion rate of PROPOFOL.
Once the patient has achieved an adequate level of sedation and is hemodynamically stable, you can maintain that rate of PROPOFOL infusion, except when titration is required for wake-up physical or neurologic assessment, family visits, or nursing care. You can sedate the patient more deeply during the evening hours or when the patient undergoes unpleasant procedures.
The Protocol says that the longer Propofol is administered the lower the dosage of the continuous infusion should be, because as Propofol keeps accumulating in the blood even half the initial rate will be enough to reach the desired level in the plasma. This is called titration.
Titration Is Important
After very long infusions (at steady state), about half the initial infusion rate will maintain the same plasma levels. Thus titration to clinical response and daily evaluation of sedation level are important during use of PROPOFOL infusion for ED sedation, especially of long duration. Excessively high blood concentrations of the drug may result from failure to reduce the infusion rate in patients receiving PROPOFOL for extended periods.
Maintenance dosages of PROPOFOL must be individualized and titrated to clinical response. Patients recovering from the effects of general anesthesia or deep sedation and those who have received large doses of opioids may require lower maintenance dosages of PROPOFOL.
When applied to Michael Jackson’s situation it means that the longer Propofol was administered to him the lower maintenance rate of infusion it was supposed to be. If by any chance he was given Demerol (for example, by Klein during the dermatological procedures) the rate should have been even lower.
Needless to say, Murray hardly understood the proper way to do the titration – according to his own story he thought that it was minimizing the initial infusion rate to 2,5ml and then ….leaving his patient alone in the hope that since he did not wake up he fell into a natural sleep.
If professional anesthesiologists see that their patient is not responding and waking up they call it a coma and take emergency resuscitative action. And when guys like Murray see the same they call it a natural sleep.
Anesthesia is a fine art and should be practiced by professionals with proper training, proper skills, proper experience and preferably some brains too.
WHERE MURRAY GAVE 200ML DR. ADAMS GAVE 20ML
The difference in the way Propofol was administered by an amateur like Murray and Dr. Adams as a professional anesthesiologist is very well seen in Dr. Adams’s testimony at the AEG trial.
We have already heard from Dr. Adams’s lawyer that in 2008 Michael underwent four dental procedures and Dr. Adams was assisting there as the dental surgeons were working on Michael’s two dental implants, root canals and other dental issues.
After reading so much about Murray’s gigantic dosages given to Michael I was absolutely amazed to learn that during each of those 2 hour dental procedures Dr. Adams gave Michael no more than 20ml of Propofol.
This fact was well-documented in the doctor’s medical records:
Q. What date was that?
Q. All right. And here there are a number of boxes filled, et cetera, like previously. Can you look through and see if anything has a different meaning other than what you’ve already told us here today about your prior record?
A. No. Pretty much the same procedure, everything else pretty much the same.
Q. I was going to say, this one is again two hours?
Q. Again 200 milligrams of Propofol?
Q. Initially a hundred then 50 and 50?
Make no mistake about it please – 200 mg of Propofol is equivalent to 20 ml.
And Murray gave to Michael not 20 ml, but at least 200 ml which is equal to 2000 mg respectively.
The above means that in Dr. Adams’s hands each hour of sedation roughly required just 10ml of Propofol (one syringe).
If we apply the same rate to a theoretical case that Dr. Adams would keep Michael under Propofol maintenance for some 6 hours or so (which was probably the duration of Michael’s sleep on his last night under Murray’s care), the quantity required for his sleep would be just 60ml of Propofol.
And if some titration technique were applied it would probably be even less.
Compare it with the more than 206ml of Propofol given to Michael by Conrad Murray and you will see all the difference in the world between the ignorant but self-assured ass and a qualified professional who really knows what he is doing.
So irrespective of the medication given we can be absolutely sure that if Dr. Adams had been by Michael’s side Michael would have had the minimal sedation.
And he would have also worked in association with a sleep specialist.
And Michael would be alive now.
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- Conrad Murray, THE MAN WHO KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON. Part 1 about some British films (vindicatemj.wordpress.com)
- Conrad Murray’s terrible lies or HOW HE KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON (vindicatemj.wordpress.com)
This post will be about the medications given to Michael by Conrad Murray, his lies morphing from one thing to another, and filling with facts some blank spaces in his ever-changing story of how he killed Michael Jackson.
However it will start with something totally different – with a film which also claims that it will look into the drugs Michael Jackson was “taking”.
THE AUTOPSY FILM
Some time ago Laura Messina published on Facebook the news that British ITV channel is planning another autopsy show of Michael Jackson to be broadcast early next year 2014.
In contrast to Murray’s case this morbid show may turn out to be off the limits for the Estate, same as it was not possible for Michael’s lawyers to stop Martin Bashir’s filth when British TV was so terribly intent on spilling it on its readers.
The jurisdiction is different, and deceased people can be trashed as much as the media wants it, and the added complication of it is that they are planning to trash not only Michael Jackson but Whitney Houston and Anna Nicole Smith too which makes it difficult to single out MJ out of “three global celebrities who died suddenly, causing claims, counter claims, wild rumours and multiple theories about their deaths” as they say.
In fact Michael Jackson should not be singled out because all the three deceased people got more than enough while they were alive and deserve some peace at least in their death. In the case of Michael Jackson the guilt of the media is already enormous, so tossing his dead body for the sake of profits of some good-for-nothing TV channel is something really beyond the pale – like unloading a truckload of shit on someone’s grave.
Of course if this TV channel were planning to make a proper investigation of the three deaths for once in their lifetime the situation would be different, however the tonality of the series does not give hope that it will be something decent.
They promise to turn it into a fascinating autopsy sight made out of the remains of three dead people:
“The fascinating thing about an autopsy is that if you know how to read it correctly, it doesn’t just tell you how a person died, it can tell you even more about how they lived,” says Shepherd. “And furthermore, autopsies are non-judgmental; they are simply a scientific acquisition of facts, so in the case of a person that is well known, that objectivity can allow you to see them with fresh eyes, up close and personal and as if for the first time. The fact that they are a celebrity makes no difference at all.”
“It will tell you how they lived?”
No, it will never tell you how they lived - unless you carry out a full investigation how the various substances in their bodies found their way there. The medications themselves do not say a thing about how these persons lived, because the drugs could be fed to them by others to induce their death (for example), and could have absolutely nothing to do with these people’s usual way of life.
Being unfamiliar with the circumstances of life and death of the two women the only person I can speak of is Michael Jackson, and over here I can assert that most of the medications found in Michael’s body tell us not of the way Michael lived but of the way Conrad Murray “treated” him in his most ignorant, neglectful and criminal way.
Most of the drugs found in Michael’s system were the medications he never wanted. I’m talking of the benzodiazepines Murray pushed onto Michael and which Michael resisted very much indeed as they were not helping him sleep anyway – however Murray regularly injected them into his body as if he were a guinea pig for his experiments.
Murray claimed that he began to use benzos to “wean MJ off propofol” which is a terrible lie. I checked it up and he actually ordered the first trays of benzos as early as April 2009, when propofol had been barely started and there was nothing yet to “wean” Michael off , and this means that Murray was planning to use those benzos from the very beginning of his “treatment”.
If the new British film focused on the way Conrad Murray was steadfastly killing Michael Jackson by his irresponsible experiments on his health I would not object to it, however it seems that the truth is the last thing these guys want.
Here is the description of their series they themselves provide:
Episode One: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, “The King of Pop” was the biggest selling recording artist of all time, but when he suddenly died at just 50 years old, he left $400 million in debts, and more questions than answers.
The evidence revealed by his autopsy shows a man who suffered. Plagued by complications from his many plastic surgeries, suffering from two rare skin conditions, riddled with arthritis and with his lungs severely damaged, he had an enlarged prostate, and was still suffering the effects of a horrific accident that left him bald.
But the most startling evidence takes us inside the bewildering number of drugs that were coursing through his veins – many at toxic levels – bearing witness to a host of addictions that had spiralled out of control, and the desperate battle against insomnia that would cost him his life.
Episode Two: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was a singer, actress, icon and diva with a once in a generation voice that propelled her into the pop stratosphere, but no amount of talent could protect her from the demons that dragged her to her death in a Hollywood hotel bathroom at the age of just 48.
The evidence revealed by her autopsy tells an astonishing story of excess, revealing in detail the damage done by years of abuse – from liver and heart disease caused by alcohol and smoking, to the perforated septum ravaged by repeatedly snorting cocaine – and uncovers the cocktail of drugs that contributed to her death, from prescription medications, to marijuana and free base cocaine.
But most importantly the evidence gives us a unique portal into the final minutes of her life alone in a bathroom, finally revealing the truth of what killed her and how she died and every detail of the desperate battle to save her life.
Episode Three: Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith was the embodiment of the American dream. Her breast implant-fuelled journey from small town stripper to Playboy pin up, Guess Jeans supermodel and Hollywood movie star captured the public imagination, but it was her marriage to a billionaire 67 years her senior that brought her global notoriety and started her on a downward path that led to her death in a Florida hotel room at the age of just 39.
The evidence revealed by her autopsy tells a heart-breaking story of hard living and hard luck. Her swollen liver, damaged lungs and injection-riddled buttocks all bear testimony to the addictions and behaviours that blighted her life. Coursing around her veins were prescription meds and the sedative that killed her idol, Marilyn Monroe.
But the most extraordinary revelations that the autopsy provides are the unusual cause of the mystery infection that contributed to her death, and the previously undiagnosed condition that could go a long way to explaining many of the tragic events of her life.
What a morbid description for unhealthy minds. And what a sample of vulgarity and bad taste…
I would even be curious to look into the faces of the creators of the program and its prospective viewers for purely educational purposes – just to be able to know in advance whom to never give a handshake.
The MJ episode is of course the main dangling bait of the series. Look at the vocabulary referring to Jackson – “the startling evidence”, “the bewildering number of drugs”, “a host of addictions”, “that spiraled out of control” and this alone will tell you more than you care to know about these people’s intentions.
All it is a startling evidence of is that the British media is again taking from their dusty shelves the old propaganda clichés about Michael Jackson. And if there is anything indeed spiraling out of control it is only their endless lies about him.
By now one would expect them to know that the only thing out of control for Michael was his grave insomnia, and that it was TV guys like them who were the first to contribute to Michael’s terrible sleeplessness.
One would also expect their conscience to be burning with guilt for what they already did to Michael, however now it turns out that these people did not understand a thing and are still the same old pigsty and shameless kind.
What did the Bible say about it? Not to throw your pearls before the pigs? In today’s environment it means not spending money on trashy programs like these and not awarding them with your attention.
So shake their dust off your feet and walk away from them without ever looking back. I sincerely wish this program a big and loud flop and the beginning of their own ruin. Ever heard of the News of the world? I wish you the same fate, dear….
Not a word more about this trash, please. Instead I suggest looking at another British film which was shown immediately after Murray’s guilty verdict in November 2011.
CONRAD MURRAY, THE MAN WHO KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON
At that time I couldn’t force myself to watch the film shown several days after Conrad Murray’s conviction. Seeing this person not taking a chance to testify in court but then freely telling lies and making profit on Michael’s death was an unbearable sight.
However now that Murray is emerging with new lies the old ones have dulled a little and now it is interesting to see the film with a view to educate oneself on Murray’s story number 2 (story number 1 was his police interview).
The thing is that Murray is not just a simple liar – he constantly changes his lies due to his ever-changing agenda and the new alliances he forms. Each time you see him it is a different Murray and different version and seeing him morphing into something new is in some way a fascinating sight indeed.
1. Conrad Murray’s story at its “freshest” was in the police interview given on June 27, 2009.
For the two days that passed since Michael’s death he already made up his basic lies about never leaving Michael’s side except for two minutes only and then valiantly fighting for his life even when all those weaklings gave it up.
Murray’s problem at that time was that he was still unsure how much he could disclose about the role of his boss (AEG) in Michael’s death and therefore kept much of it to himself and never even mentioned them.
His then focus was on how helpful he was to Michael and how bad his other doctors were, how caring he was for Michael’s family and “holding their hands” after the tragedy. The excerpt from the interview:
- I sat with the family, Mrs. Jackson. I pulled my chair all the way up to her. Latoya was right there. I held their hands. I asked them if they had any questions. “Is there anything I can do to help?” … I wanted to be there to answer anything that they wanted, any questions that they may have had. And I did that.
This sentimental piece took Katherine Jackson completely by surprise as she said he had never even come close to her in the hospital.
2. In the film of November 2011 we saw a different Conrad Murray and a different story.
Now Murray was clearly enraged that AEG was not helping him during the trial (at least not as much as he expected) and he spilled out some details about Ortega threatening to quit the show and Randy Phillips making insolent and humiliating comments about Michael and probably even to him.
In the film Murray is venting about Randy Phillips who took him aside after the June 20th meeting in Michael’s home and swore in almost each of his words which shocked even the seasoned Conrad Murray:
29:29 Murray: “The producer Kenny Ortega made several statements. He was going to quit, this could not go on if Michael was not going to do what he was expected to do they cannot have a show. And they could not get Michael to conform to what they wanted. Michael on the other hand was saying they were working him too much. He was …He did not want to be worked as a machine. He felt like a machine.”
29:55 Voiceover: Kenny Ortega, the director of This is it, warned of Michael’s poor condition in an email sent five days before Jackson died:
“He appeared quite weak and fatigued this evening. He had a visible case of the chills, was trembling, rambling and obsessing. …Tonight I was feeding him, wrapping him in blankets to warm his chills, massaging his feet to calm him and calling his doctor. … I believe he really wants this. It would shatter him, break his heart if we pulled the plug. He’s terribly frightened it’s all going to go away. He asked me repeatedly tonight if I was going to leave him. He was practically begging for my confidence. It broke my heart. He was like a lost boy. There still may be a chance he can rise to the occasion if we get him the help he needs. Sincerely, Kenny”
With all 50 shows sold out Ortega’s email had an immediate impact. A crisis meeting is held at Jackson’s home with Michael, Ortega, Dr. Murray and Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG, the concert promoters.
31:00 Randy Phillips: “Dr. Murray spoke for Michael on a situation and guaranteed us that Michael would get in tour, would connect”.
31:08 Voiceover: According to Murray Randy Phillips took him aside to warn him of the dire financial consequences to Jackson if the London concerts were cancelled.
31:19 Murray: “That’s when I got the shock. Randy Phillips asked that they just step out of the living room when the meeting had ended. This is him, grinding his teeth. “He does not have a fucking cent, a fucking cent. What’s this bullshit all about? Listen, this guy is next to the skid row, he’s going to be homeless, the fucking pop sickles that his children are sucking on… Look, those kids…what’s that all about? Nine security guards, why does he need that? I’m paying for that shit. I’m paying for the toilet paper he wipes his ass with. He has never a fucking cent. And if he don’t get his show done, he’s over. This is it. This is the last chance that he has to earn any kind of money. He is ruined. Financially he has nothing. Zero.
31:30 Voiceover: Under oath Randy Phillips denied any such conversation.
Chernoff: You did not go to Dr. Murray after the meeting to tell him anything?
Randy Phillips: No.
Chernoff: You didn’t know what Kenny Ortega did?
Randy Phillips: No. We all left together, so I don’t think so.
Voiceover: Only two people will ever know whether that conversation took place.
32:57 Jackson’s problems at rehearsals stand from his physical weakness and his recurrent insomnia. Years before he had turned to propofol, a powerful anesthetic as a drastic measure to get to sleep. Jackson called it his milk. Murray admits that he first gave Jackson propofol only after becoming his personal physician.
33:16 Murray: “He spoke of it – because of this current concert he needed to have sleep so that he could compose properly, be ready for the performances and this was only because of the This is it concert”.
Voiceover: Days before Michael’s death Murray claims Jackson’s craving for sleep intensified.
Murray: ‘He said “I want fifteen to eighteen hours of sleep. That’s what most doctors gave me… Give me ten minutes, give me twenty minutes.” I would say to him: “Why would ten minutes help you?” It doesn’t make sense. Why would twenty minutes make a difference?” “Oh, it will, it will. It really helps me….I’m composing. I am at the stage of production..”
The above is valuable not only for registering the AEG threats to Murray and Michael, but also for remembering things like “Ortega wanted to quit” and Chernoff’s questions like: “You didn’t know what Kenny Ortega did?”
What Ortega did we more or less know by now from Karen Faye’s messages sent early in the morning of June 19th to her boyfriend where she quoted Ortega and Randy Phillips’s easily recognizable vocabulary:
- “Didn’t get home until 2:30. KENNY WAS MAD. He and Randy Phillips and the doctor held a sort of intervention. MJ didn’t show till 9:30 p.m. Kenny told me AEG, (Randy Phillips) is funding his entire life right now. His house, food, kids, school, everything. They told him they will PULL THE PLUG IF HE DOESN’T GET HIS SHIT TOGETHER. IF HE DOESN’T DO THIS, HE LOSES EVERYTHING, PROBABLY EVEN HIS KIDS.”
Murray says that Ortega “made several statements” and “was going to quit” – so he did blackmail Michael (and AEG) that if Michael did not perform at rehearsals he was going to pull the plug on the show and quit. And Michael did say that they were making him work too hard – Ortega’s job would be over in some ten days or so while Michael had 50 shows ahead of him and had to spare his strength as he always did before.
In his email of June 20th Phillips also confirmed that his main focus was absolutely not on Michael but on Ortega whose quitting the show worried him much more than Michael Jackson’s condition, health, state of mind or life in general. About Michael he could not care less, while Ortega’s ultimatum (evidently on June 18th) was regarded by him as a real tragedy.
Hence the threats to Michael that he would lose everything, even his children. If the threat sent Michael into a panic, this was actually Randy Phillips’s intent as he did want to frighten Michael out of his wits.
However Phillips never expected that Michael’s terrible state the next day after those threats (on June 19th) would shock Ortega so much that he would backpedal from what they had jointly agreed to do to Michael only a day before that.
The proof that all Randy Phillips was worried about was Ortega is in Michael Kane’s email sent early in the morning of June 20th. Kane said that he thought things couldn’t get worse, and Randy Phillips replied that they could! if Kenny Ortega quit the show.
It was in this state of mind that later that day Phillips joined Michael, Murray and Ortega for a crisis meeting of June 20th .
The main goal of the meeting was not to discuss Michael’s quickly and terribly declining health (actually the matter was not even discussed) but to “check Ortega’s hysteria” and make Michael conform to whatever Ortega wanted of him at that time.
The picture of what happened after that meeting was vividly described by Murray in the 2011 film (when Phillips grinded his teeth and hissed about the toilet paper), and this means that even Murray is capable of occasionally telling the truth if he is placed in the right circumstances and caught at the right moment.
This right moment came just prior to the verdict at Murray’s trial when he was terribly resentful of AEG for having to be the only one to answer. This is why he raised the curtain of secrecy over the way AEG and Ortega treated Michael during the preparation of the show and why Michael felt so terribly pressured and could not sleep, the consequences of which had to be dealt with by Murray.
Murray felt like a fall guy and he vented.
Karen Faye’s tweets of 26 September also confirm that Murray was actually telling the truth there:
- Randy Phillips SLAPPED and yelled at Michael and witnessed how injured Michael’s spirit was before production even began.
- AEG had millions invested and they were desperate to recoup their money (no insurance). They put Michael under unbearable pressure, by threatening to take everything away, if he did not get to rehearsals.
- RP and Paul Gongaware were fully aware of Michael’s issues. They thought they could control the situation by controlling Murray.
- Michael kept repeating “why can’t I choose” in his last weeks on earth.
- Michael was cornered. AEG was financing MJ’s life, and TII. You heard all of MJ’s financial issues. When RP threatened to “pull the plug” meant a lot more than stop the show.
Now we understand why according to Murray “days before Michael’s death his craving for sleep intensified”. It intensified because Michael was put under unbearable pressure by Ortega and AEG who, by the way, were late with the production due to their own fault.
3. However upon Murray’s release from jail in October 2013 we again see a different Conrad Murray and hear a third and amended version of his story.
By now his attorney Valerie Wass has struck a big friendship with the AEG lawyers witnessed by many at the AEG civil trial, so like the first time with the police Murray is again keeping mum about AEG.
The new element of the story is that now he is shifting all attention to some vague but nasty innuendoes about Michael – only this time he is taking them even farther than his initial statements about Michael being given drugs by some other doctors.
Now he gives long stares suggesting that (if he is well paid for the job) he is ready to talk about “the dark side” of Michael whom he “loves very much” and whose “true friend he was” . The Murray of today is nasty, determined and calculating, and has a look of someone who is ready to kill.
His transformation is dramatic, and his whole demeanor is contrasting with everything else we saw before. Through all that acting, evasion and affected emotions you can see now a deep thirst for blood, the cruel indifference to anyone except himself ….and confidence that comes with siding with a powerful ally.
Now a word is said now about AEG’s pressure on him and Michael during the rehearsals, and the determination to do harm is placed only on his “friend” the hate for whom is visible with a naked eye.
The combination of this nastiness with the resumed friendship with AEG somehow reminds me of Wade Robson who also suddenly recalled bad things about Michael just at the outset of the AEG trial which deeply convinced us that its goal was to distract attention from AEG.
From the present Murray’s comments on Michael it is clear that he has made his choice and declared a war on the Jacksons. Murray sides only with those who are stronger, so the outcome of the civil trial must have affected his decision very much indeed.
The media also noticed Murray’s new priorities and even called it a “declaration of war on Katherine Jackson”:
Conrad Murray Ignites War With Katherine Jackson
11/25/2013 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of Katherine’s lawyers tells TMZ, “Murray has refused to go under the OATH KNIFE and his attempt to exploit Michael are despicable and disgusting.” Translation: He took the 5th because he’s guilty as sin and now he’s selling sordid stories about MJ to line his pockets.
Another lawyer sent Murray’s attorney a scathing email, calling the doc “reprehensible.”
But Murray’s lawyer, Valerie Wass, quickly went on the counterattack, saying, “You and members of your client’s family have been bad-mouthing my client for a long time. I don’t blame him for talking, especially after … you tried to portray him as an awful person.”
What’s unclear … how Murray talking about holding MJ’s penis clears up anything.
For the sake of the record the samples of Murray’s revelations will have to be placed here so that people know the degree of Murray’s hate for the man he killed and the deepness of the new low he has sunk to. In Murray’s eyes things were starting so well but Michael Jackson ruined all Conrad Murray’s hopes by the cheek to die …
Dr. Conrad Murray ‘I Held Michael’s Penis Every Night’
11/24/2013 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Conrad Murray says he and Michael Jackson were so tight, he would hold his penis for him.
In a bizarre, rambling interview with The Daily Mail, Murray says, “You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night.”
Murray went on to say, “He wore dark trousers all the time because after he went to the toilet he would drip for hours.”
And there’s this mystery … Murray says, “Michael didn’t know how to put a condom on, so I had to do it for him.”
Murray also discloses some of the things TMZ revealed years ago — that Murray believes Michael killed himself. Murray claims when he walked out of Michael’s bedroom the day he died, “I believe he woke up, got hold of his own stash of Propofol and injected himself. He did it too quickly and went into cardiac arrest.”
And, Murray suggests, MJ’s kids have 3 different fathers, and Michael isn’t one of them. Murray says, “Michael told me he never slept with Debbie Rowe.”
And, Murray insists, Michael told him he had been sexually assaulted by one of his doctors while under sedation.
And this bizarre comment. Murray suggests Michael predicted he would die on Murray’s watch. He says MJ once looked at him and said, “You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.” Murray says MJ smiled and said, “I am clairvoyant.”
At some point of Murray spilling his crazy stories on the amazed public the Estate could no longer tolerate it and sent Murray a cease and desist letter reminding him of the doctor/patient privilege and telling him that they would stop at nothing within legal limits if he continued in the same manner – which is a stance I fully applaud:
November 26, 2013
Dr. Conrad Murray
c/o Valerie G. Wass, Esq.
Re: Michael Jackson
Dear Dr. Murray:
I write on behalf of the Estate of Michael Jackson (the “Estate”) to warn you to immediately cease and desist in discussing Michael Jackson with the press. Your recent comments to the media about Mr. Jackson’s medical treatment and ultimate death shamefully violate the physician-patient privilege under California law. Despite your self-serving statements to the contrary, you clearly were not Michael Jackson’s “friend.” You were Mr.Jackson’s medical doctor charged with his care. In this regards, all communications that you had with Mr. Jackson were in the course of that physician-patient relationship, and are therefore presumed confidential and absolutely privileged.
The physician-patient privilege remains in full effect despite Michael Jackson’s death. Under California Evidence Code #993 (c) the Estate is the authorized holder of the privilege and is entitled to assert it. See Cal. Evid. Code #993 (c) (defining “holder” of the privilege as “the personal representative of the patient if the patient is dead”), see also Hale v.Sup.Ct. 28 Cal.App.4th 1421, 1423 (1994) (decedent’s estate was holed of the privilege); Rittenhoute v.Sup.Ct. 235 Cal.App 3d 1584, 1588 (1991) (same). To be clear, the Estate has not, nor will it ever, authorize you to discuss with anyone especially the media your treatment of Michael Jackson, including without limitation, any and all communications that you had with Mr. Jacskon while he was under your medical care.
There is no question that you have already breached the physician-patient privilege in connection with your recent press interviews. The physician-patient privilege is broad and includeds all confidential communications “transmitted between a patient and his physician in the course of that relationship.” Cal.Evid.Cod #992. Communications between a physician and patient are “presumed to have been made in confidence and the opponent of the claim of privilege has the burden of proof to establish that the communication was not confidential.” Ca;. Evid.Code $917 (emphasis added). In addition to communications, the physician-patient privilege included all “information obtained by an examination of the patient” and all “diagnosis [es] made and the advice given by the physician in the course of the relationship.” Cal. Evid. Code #992, see also Binder v. Sup.Ct, 196 Cal. App.3d 893, 897 (1987). California courts have a long history of liberally construing the physician-patient privilege in favor of nondisclosure. See, e.g. Kramer v. Policy Holders’ Life Ins. Ass’n, 5 Cal. App. 2nd 380 (1935).
It is beyond ironic and cowardly that after electing not to testify before the jury that convicted you, you are now trying to publically defend your conduct by sharing supposed conversations you had with Michael Jackson and alleged details about Mr. Jackson’s medical condition and treatment. Your interviews about Mr. Jackson’s personal life, health, and recent stories about the medical treatment you supposedly provided him as a “friend,” disclose precisely the type of information that the physician-patient privilege is designed to protect. If you continue to violate the oath you took when you were a physician and persist in revealing privileged information (much of which appears fabricated) about Michael Jackson, the Estate will take all necessary and permissible legal action, which will include a lawsuit seeking to enjoin you from disclosing confidential information about Mr. Jackson in any future memoir or book (which you are reportedly attempting to shop). Moreover, if the extraordinary reports are true that you are actually seeking to have your medical license reinstated in any jurisdiction, the Estate will absolutely advise the applicable medical boards of your breaches of the physician-patient and any continuing refusal to honor the physician-patient privilege in connection with your treatment of Michael Jackson.
All rights and remedies are expressly herein reserved.
Very truly yours,
If anyone is still worrying about Murray regaining his license they can set their minds at peace now – after revelations like the above he will never get his medical license back. Even if he does, not a single patient will approach Murray for fear that he will tell stories about him holding their penises when those unfortunate people were sedated and were unaware of the process – so the revelations he is making of the way he treated Jackson are the best vaccination against Conrad Murray resuming a doctor’s career.
If on the other hand he is seeking fame as a fiction writer the above cease-and-desist letter is leaving no doubt that the Estate will sue Murray inside out if he continues to drag Michael through the mud – which is clearly done out of revenge for not getting a dime for the “successful” work done, spending two years in jail and the financial bonanza going bust.
Murray doesn’t understand where his real treasure trove is – it is in telling the truth about the hell Michael was living in due to Ortega and AEG. His contract with AEG was not signed, so he is not bound by any confidentiality agreements with them and by telling the truth about them he will at least do a little good for the man whose friend he still considers himself to be.
However it is exactly on this subject that Murray is keeping silent though over here he has a good deal to say.
What all these games will result in and what will be the outcome of these new alliances we will learn later – if it comes to overturning the verdict at the AEG trial as a result of Katherine Jackson’s appeal. I can bet whatever you like that if it ever happens it will be accompanied by some fresh recoveries from amnesia and we will hear of new developments from both Wade Robson and Conrad Murray.
Of course I cannot guarantee you that this will not happen even in case the appeal does not reach its goal, but if it does and there is a retrial, some other remarkable coincidences and other incredible miracles are absolutely guaranteed to take place.
The British film made in November 2011 turned out to be a surprising gift in respect of answering Murray’s and media hints and smirks over Michael “sleeping with a doll”.
The film showed the so-called secret Michael’s bedroom which no one but MJ was allowed to enter.
Murray spoke about it only in the context that it was totally unkept (which it was) and Flanagan was even going to use the mess in his defense of Conrad Murray:
26:58 Flanagan: …the public finally gets to see what that bathroom looks like? What are they going to think?
Ed Chernoff: “This is weird”
Flanagan’s wife: “ He was amazing, amazing in his field in music.”
Ed Chernoff: “I think the media, the media made him appear weirder than he is.”
We can see the snapshots from that room and bathroom and though it did show the mess (which was no different from Chernoff’s room in Flanagan’s house, by the way), it also showed that Michael was using it for packing his things for London as it was full of boxes and suitcases.
But what especially struck me was that there wasn’t a single photo of a baby, boy or girl, doll or whatever in that room!
Considering that it was Michael’s “secret bedchamber” it is logical to assume that he would have held his biggest secrets there – however there was nothing out of ordinary about that room and all the baby photos were kept in the official bedroom which the maids occasionally cleaned up, where Michael’s children and mother came to and where Murray was giving his “treatment” to Michael.
The second bedchamber had nothing secret about it except the mess – and this is probably why Michael didn’t allow anyone there.
By the way the manner in which the doll was neatly put on the edge of Michael’s bed and was turned away from him suggests that it was left there by someone else – by Paris, for example. Any girl will tell you that a doll should be placed on the pillow by your side and not on the other edge of the bed where it is even looking the other way.
* * *
Before we continue with the story here is the film I am talking of:
Conrad Murray and the media are now busy creating new myths about Michael Jackson. Some of them are bad, some are crazy and some are downright terrible.
A TERRIBLE LIE
In contrast to your expectations the most terrible lie out of everything Murray is now saying is a lie about Michael allegedly self-administering Propofol and killing himself by accident.
In his recent interviews Murray proclaims himself an innocent man and openly shifts the blame onto Michael.
Another terrible thing is that this lie is being propagated by the media too, and they began doing it even before Murray went on TV and started telling his stories there.
The first time I noticed it was in the episode of “Celebrity Crime files” dated end of October. If you scroll to the very end of the tape here http://tvone.tv/shows/celebrity-crime-files/video/celebrity-crime-files–michael-jackson-full-episode.html (31:00 and to the end of the video at 34:40) you will hear the following text:
Voiceover: Toxicology from the autopsy revealed a lethal amount of propofol – total of 15 milligrams in Jackson’s body. But the defense argues that Dr. Murray gave him only half that much and that it was Jackson who made up the difference.
Valerie Wass: “Dr. Murray and the defense believe that while Dr. Murray was outside the room Michael Jackson self-administered a dose of 25 milligrams of propofol through the IV port.
Voiceover: But not all experts agree.
Dr. Shaffer: “….. he grabbed the next dose in the syringe, drawed it and shoved it into the IV, that’s just .. it’s a crazy scenario”
Another expert: “He would literally have to get up, kind of sit up in bed and lean over, and reach out and push that syringe”.
Wendy Burch, KTLA reporter: “I as a court observer had a hard time believing that”
Voiceover: Many in the courtroom wanted to hear Dr. Murray’s version of the events. But he opts to remain silent throughout the trial. On November 7th, 2011 the jury reaches a verdict:
- “We find the defendant Conrad Robert Murray GUILTY of the crime of involuntary manslaughter of alleged victim Michael Joseph Jackson.”
Voiceover: Murray is sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison.
Wendy Burch, KTLA reporter: “The defense of Conrad Murray just wasn’t strong enough ….and the charge of manslaughter seemed appropriate”.
Voiceover: But despite allegations of gross negligence on Dr. Murray’s behalf some remained conflicted about the case.
Dr. Tracy Faye Tolbert, Victimologist, Cal.StateUniversity: “Dr. Murray was going to be a scapegoat because someone had to pay.”
Voiceover: Later that month Dr. Murray’s lawyer files an appeal seeking to overturn the conviction.
Valerie Wass: “He maintained that he is not responsible for Michael Jackson’s death. He stated that he wanted to bestow honor to the Jacksons’ family and to himself…”
“The defense of Conrad Murray just wasn’t strong enough?” What are they talking about at all?? Has any of them listened to the testimonies at the trial?
And they dare to call the charges against Murray “allegations” of gross negligence when the trial actually proved that Murray was grossly negligent and this is why he is a convicted felon now and not just an “alleged” criminal!
They are shifting the focus from the fact that all experts agreed that Michael Jackson could not self-administer propofol and are placing it on a lie that “not all experts” agreed about it, thus producing the opposite impression – while only one expert on the part of the defense ventured the self-administration idea and all the rest rejected it altogether!
They show the simulation of a fictional scene of “MJ doing it himself” several times over in the film and repeatedly accompany the scene with words describing how MJ could allegedly do it!
And they close the scene with a hint that Murray opted to keep silence because he wanted to “bestow honor to the Jacksons’ family”! The idea is that he felt sorry for them and this is why the noble he decided to keep silence, you know…
The film was shown sometime at the end of October and at the end of November Conrad Murray came on stage himself carrying with him a bag of lies one of which is that Michael allegedly “self-administered” the drug.
Here is an excerpt from his interview to 60 Minutes on Australian TV beginning with 5:00 (sorry for my poor transcript of it):
- The coroner found that Michael Jackson died of acute intoxication of propofol and that his body had enough propofol in it that would be equivalent to someone having a major surgery. How did that get into his body?
- Well, this takes an education….I did not give it to him.
- If you didn’t put it there, who did?
- I think the depute coroner pointed it out that it is absolutely absurd.
- No, it is not.
- It would be almost impossible for him to come out of a sleep, inject the propofol and be unconscious and indeed no longer breathing in the two minutes that you said you left the room.
- One of the good things about the properties of propofol is that it is so quick to act and it is so quick for the effect to leave you.
- In two minutes he has come out of his sleep, he has injected himself with propofol that I’m assuming is handy to him to be to do, and then he is gone back to sleep and then blow me down he’s died.
- I’m saying that Michael Jackson died unfortunately from an accident based upon his actions.
- You made that up. You don’t believe it.
- It’s just not true.
- No, that’s not the case.
- If you were his friend…
- …you would not tell that story.
- I was not present when Michael Jackson took matters in his own hand. Michael Jackson as you have realized now is a drug-addict.
- I have to be honest with you and say: A court didn’t believe you. The jurors didn’t believe you. The judge said this was medical madness, that it was a homicide case, not even malpractice. Michael Jackson died because you killed him.
- I did not kill Michael Jackson. I met Michael Jackson in his state, lifeless or not, I met him in a state, all I was I did my best to help and to revive him.
Murray does not even bother to explain things and simply states that it was Michael’s own doing. This Australian journalist takes care to remind Murray that Michael received the amount of propofol equivalent to the quantity given to a patient during a major surgery and what does Murray say to that?
He is completely unperturbed by this fact, says nothing to explain it and simply repeats his now ever-present mantra that Michael “took the matter in his own hand”.
Okay, if he so much insists on it let’s look into this version and answer the question if Michael could really “take the matter in his own hands”.
No, he couldn’t. This is indeed an absolutely crazy scenario and there are very many reasons for it.
One of them is that there were no Michael’s fingerprints either on the syringe, vials or bottles of propofol.
Another is that he would not be able to draw propofol into a syringe by himself because of a vacuum inside a glass vial.
Dr. Shafer showed it in the experiment he conducted before the jury. To be able to draw propofol through the rubber stopper one needs to know how to do it by pushing some air inside and back – otherwise the barrel stops and would simply not draw any liquid inside the syringe. I once tried it and the process was so hopeless that it sent me almost into a panic.
But even the difficulty in handling the syringe or lack of fingerprints are not the main factor showing that Murray is lying.
The main factor is that a syringe holds a maximum of 10ml of propofol while Michael died of about 206ml of it.
HE GAVE HIM MORE THAN 200ML OF PROPOFOL
How do we know that Michael received at least 206 ml?
Easily – with the help of Dr. Shafer, the toxicology report and a precious table of recent scientific findings.
The toxicology report says that the quantity of propofol found in Michael’s urine was 0.15 micrograms per ml. Multiplied by the amount of urine recovered from Jackson (approx. 500ml) the residual propofol that went into his urine was the overall 82.5 micrograms. Let us remember this figure.
The precious table below shows us examples of how much Propofol goes into patients’ urine depending on the quantity they receive during operations.
The table was shown at the trial by Dr. Shafer who is not just another of those experts on propofol – he was actually the one who worked out dosages of propofol for the company producing it, so when he shares with us the latest scientific findings we can believe that we are getting the most accurate of information:
The closest example to Michael in the above table is a patient with 70.71 micrograms of propofol in his urine (its amount is approximately the same =530 ml). This was the quantity of residual propofol in micrograms accumulated in the patient’s bladder after 4 hours of surgery as a result of 200ml of Propofol administered into his blood during the operation.
But if 200ml of Propofol flowing in the blood leaves 70,71 mcg in the urine, in order to collect 82.5 mcg Michael was to receive an even bigger volume than that.
Dr. Shaffer said that according to the latest studies only 0, 004% of the Propofol injected into blood goes into urine (the rest breaks up on the way). In Michael’s case this 0,004% amounted to 82.5mcg (see the figure calculated above).
This gives us all the figures we need to know. Now to be able to find out how much overall Propofol Michael received on the night of his death all we have to do is calculate the 100% following a simple formula:
(82.5mcg x 100%): 0,004 = 2062500 mcg = 2062,5mg = 206ml of propofol.
So whatever method we use, judging by the amount of propofol in his urine Michael received no less than 200ml of propofol on the night he died.
MURRAY’S BIG LIE ABOUT THE NIGHT OF JUNE 24
Murray claims that he gave Michael only 2,5ml (or 25 milligrams) of propofol, while all the rest of it Michael took by himself.
And now that we know that the overall quantity was at least 206ml, following Murray’s story we are supposed to assume that the rest of 200ml was self-administered by Michael Jackson and in the two minutes while Murray was away. Really?
These two minutes are by the way another of Murray’s big lies. Judging by the phone calls he made that night forty minutes of being away from Jackson look much more realistic, so let’s accept the period of 40 minutes as a much more credible working theory and also as the one more favourable for Murray’s present version.
This amended variant will now state that he gave Michael only 2,5 ml of Propofol and the remaining part of it (forget about 2,5 ml, it was 200ml!) was self-administered by MJ during the 40 minutes while Murray was away. Was it possible?
No, it wasn’t.
Why wasn’t it?
For many reasons one of which is that those 200ml of Propofol came in TWO bottles of 100ml each.
This means that first Michael had to self-administer one 100ml bottle (for example, in the first half hour while Murray was away), and then had to stand up and self-administer one more bottle of 100ml of Propofol which was to drip into his body during the rest of the time while Murray was not by his side.
And the most interesting part of it is that Michael Jackson should have stayed alive during those two procedures.
You wonder why? Because if he had not survived up to the end of the second bottle his urine would not have collected the amount of propofol found during the autopsy (82.5micrograms) as urine is generated only while the body is functioning.
In other words those 82.5 micrograms could be accumulated only while the 206mls of propofol were flowing into his body, his heart was beating and his blood was circulating as a result of which those micrograms of residual propofol finally landed in his urine.
This brings us to a conclusion that though Michael received at least 206 ml of Propofol that night, all the time while propofol was administered to him HE WAS ALIVE.
So as a very minimum the above means that Conrad Murray’s description of the events on the night of June 24 is FALSE through and through.
The amount of Propofol he gave to Michael that night was far more than 2,5ml and Michael didn’t inject himself with anything at all – because there was no need to. That night Murray gave Michael at least two 100ml bottles of propofol and as a result of that Michael was asleep for several hours.
How long did he sleep that night?
As we already know in case of a major surgery 200ml are enough to keep the patient under general anesthesia for approximately 4 hours. General anesthesia or deep sedation means that the patient is most probably not breathing on his own, and his lungs are ventilated by a machine.
This was not Michael’s case as there was no equipment to assist him to breathe, so he was breathing naturally and this means that he was under a light sedation. But if the same amount of 206ml of propofol was given to Michael for a light sedation (with a less dosage) it could keep him sleeping for a much longer time – probably 7 or more hours.
So on the night of June 24th Michael was sleeping, and up till now Murray was telling us a huge pile of lies. The heart-wrenching account of Michael being unable to fall asleep until morning may have been true, only it must be referring to another night in the same period of time when Michael was indeed totally sleepless and was unable to attend those damned AEG rehearsals.
And if here Murray tells us a big lie it means that Murray is so pathological a liar that it would be sheer lunacy to believe him in everything else.
ANOTHER CRAZY LIE
However when it comes to Jackson every journalist turns into a sort of a lunatic and this Australian interviewer is no exception. She specifically wonders what our big liar Murray has to say about Michael as a human being and opens the subject with a leading question:
“What do you make of the man who is sleeping with a doll and an urine bag attached to him? What do you make of that?”
Since all Murray is capable of is a lie only let me be the first to answer this question. Murray did not have to “make anything” of that urine bag and could simply say everything as it was. The matter was explained to me by a nurse in a hospital where I recently stayed. She said that during anesthesia muscles relax, “all holes open up” and the body may not be able to hold what it usually holds.
Considering that each night Murray was giving Michael fluids to compensate for dehydration during rehearsals the condom catheter was a necessity as Michael was receiving an excessive amount of fluids and was getting them during anesthesia that was making his muscles relax.
The doll was part of Michael’s room which among other things also contained pictures of children. These were probably the only reminder for Michael of the beautiful and innocent part of life which he had little opportunity to observe as most of the time he had to associate with the people he had to associate with. So at least during his sleepless nights he could look at some angelic faces and I cannot reprimand him for it.
Murray, a father of 7 kids by 6 different women, who does not give a damn about sustaining them in life, naturally has his own views on the problem.
After that question was asked of him and a theatrical scene of “overcoming his feelings” followed, this big connoisseur of human nature and a big drama actor finally declared:
Murray: “Michael…….I’m… I want to be so… I’m fair and I am open!…. and let me just say… that Michael is not a perfect man… By far! Michael has a huge dark shadow. Michael slept with dolls, yeah?” (she nods)
“Is that normal? No, it is not normal. But if you understood the history of Michael as a child and the things that he encountered in life and you are willing to listen you probably wouldn’t judge him. “
Interviewer: “Do you believe he is a pedophile?” (frankly, she looked like the one who wanted to ask it from the very start)
This was followed by a scene of famous Murray’s stare for 15 seconds or so which ended in a statement:
Murray: “I am not prepared … to answer that question”.
Then came a solemn whisper:
(I nearly jumped up. And when, dear? When they pay you a 6-digit sum and not these 5-digit peanuts?)
“And I’ll tell you the reason why. Because my interview which is quite candid and honest… I won’t be able to fabricate anything…”
(You perfectly will fabricate, especially after you sent all these signals to the future publishers. I already see the title of the book and it’s called “The book of revelations”)
Interviewer: As a friend, as someone who was his closest friend (a slow and solemn nod from Murray) I would have expected you to say “Absolutely not”.
Murray: “Well, sometimes expectations are not always satisfied. But one thing I’ll tell you is this. I may have formed an impression of an individual based upon certain things that I’ve seen or encountered…”
Interviewer: ‘The reason I am pressing you is because by saying what you are saying are you deliberately muddying the waters here? Because this is what you are doing. You are leaving it unclear about your thoughts. Is that fair to Michael Jackson? Or do you have something that you know?”
Murray: “I am not here to be unfair to Michael and I am not here to destroy Michael”. (I am here to sell my future book). “You’ve asked a question and I am not prepared to answer” (because I haven’t yet decided what to invent and how to prove it).
And then again: “Not now”.
Interviewer: “What responsibility do you take?”
Murray: “For his death? None”.
Interviewer: “None? Absolutely nothing?
Murray: “Nothing. Nothing that I gave Michael Jackson that should have killed him”
The curtain falls.
Well, I have a couple of suggestions for Conrad Murray’s future book.
Even if Michael had had something to hide (though he had nothing) it is a big mistake to think that Michael would have shared his secrets with Murray to open himself to blackmail, extortion, civil lawsuits and other beautiful things he so heavily enjoyed in life. So in no way can Murray present it as an open revelation on MJ’s part.
This leaves Conrad Murray the only chance that MJ blurted out some “secret” under sedation. However here Murray will encounter another difficulty as Michael had similar experiences in life and stood their test perfectly well.
First of all, he was sedated by Evan Chandler when he was in his house in 1993. However even that masterful extortionist did not manage to extract anything incriminating from Michael – under sedation he giggled and revealed some secrets about gay men in Hollywood but did not say a single thing which would be of interest and instrumental for Evan Chandler’s cause. It was with some disappointment that Ray Chandler wrote about the failed attempt in his book.
Another case of interrogation was Uri Geller hypnotizing Michael and also asking him about “boys”. The answer was “No” again, after which Uri Geller invited him to his wedding and he and Rabbi Schmuley continued to be big friends of Michael Jackson until the moment both of them betrayed Michael – Uri by introducing him to Martin Bashir and Schmuley by fiddling with the funds of the Heal the world foundation.
And the third case of an undercover interrogation was when Michael’s big friend Conrad Murray made a recording of him which convinced us of Michael’s complete innocence.
When Murray was putting Michael under propofol he recorded what Michael was dreaming of, and contrary to what you could expect of a p-le, he was talking of his dream to build a hospital for sick children, how much it hurt him to see them ill and how badly they needed game rooms and movie theatres inside hospitals to help them recover. “They are sick because they are depressed” said Michael and he was right.
Under sedation he also said that he had no more hope in the present generation and spoke about God.
Here is the text of Murray’s recording of Michael:
Jackson: Elvis didn’t do it. Beatles didn’t do it. We have to be phenomenal. When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I am them to say, “I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I’ve never seen nothing like this. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world.” I’m taking that money, a million children, children’s hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson’s Children’s Hospital. Gonna have a movie theater, game room. Children are depressed. The –in those hospitals, no game room, no movie theater. They’re sick because they’re depressed. Their mind is depressing them. I want to give them that. I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it. God wants me to do it. I’m gonna do it, Conrad.
Murray: I know you would.
Jackson: Don’t have enough hope, no more hope. That’s the next generation that’s gonna save out planet, starting with-we’ll talk about it. United States, Europe, Prague, my babies. They walk around with no mother. They drop them off, they leave – - a psychological degradation of that. They reach out to me – please take me with you.
Jackson: I’m gonna do that for them. That will be remembered more than my performances. My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream. I love them. I love them, because I didn’t have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. “Heal the World,” “We are the World,” “Will You be There,” “The Lost Children.” These are the songs I’ve written because I hurt, you know, I hurt.
Murray: You okay?
Jackson: I am asleep.
There is a saying that “what’s on a sober man’s mind is on the tongue of a drunk one” meaning that when we are sober we are able to control our subconscious, but when we are affected by alcohol (or are in a half-conscious state during anesthesia) the brakes loosen and the man will show his deepest innermost self which may turn out to be anything.
If the above was the worst of Michael Jackson I can give an oath on the Bible that he was the most innocent man I’ve ever seen in life. I’ve never heard any drunk man talking how to heal sick children and I’ve never heard anyone willing to give away his last money to build a hospital for them. And I’ve never heard a man under any sort of sedation to loose his tongue bad enough to speak of God as his guiding spirit…
So God please save us from the revelations of a certain Conrad Murray who is evidently planning to take it upon himself to share his views on the man of Michael Jackson’s caliber.
Those who spend their whole free time in striptease clubs, abandon their own children, lie like crazy and kill without any remorse should keep their valuable thoughts to themselves please and not lecture others about those whom they are unable to even minimally come close to.
WHAT MURRAY SAYS ABOUT THE WAY HE KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON
However some of Murray’s revelations are very eye-opening. Let us listen to what he said in another interview given to DayBreakiTV the transcript of which was made by the Boycott Murray campaign group:
Int: Conrad Murray served two years of a four year sentence. He joins us now live from the USA. You do honestly believe Mr. Murray that you did all that you could to save Michael Jackson, he was a very vulnerable and fragile patient, do you think you did all that you could?
CM: Yes I did.
Int: You do, you think… because really he trusted you, didn’t he? He trusted you and why didn’t you call the Emergency Services right away?
CM: I am a clinical specialist, I am clinically trained in medicine of the highest level as a specialist as well as a sub-specialist and therefore that is my forte, reviving patients who are requires (sic) resuscitation is what I do. So if I stumble upon someone in need of that type of resuscitative effort then I will go straight in to that mode to try and help.
Int: So you honestly believe that you took proper care, at the time Michael Jackson was in your care, that you took proper care of him.
CM: Just absolutely.
Int: Do you feel any remorse or feel guilty about what happened to him?
CM: I feel very sorry that Michael is dead, there’s no doubt about it. It is a loss I will never recover from, but as far as having remorse from doing something wrong, I did not do anything wrong. Actually, I am an innocent man who was persecuted to the maximum, sent to jail, and has been demoralized over years as far as, you know, being harshly persecuted in every possible way that I can think, but despite the pain and suffering I have felt I carry no grudges, I’m not in any way looking to avenge what has happened to me. I would like to have my story, hopefully on adversity I’ve encountered be used well so that I can save the lives of many.
Int: You talk about your pain and suffering. What about the suffering of Michael Jackson’s family, especially his children and his fans. I mean his family, they were traumatized by this and as were his fans too. Don’t you… I mean you talk about your suffering but what about theirs?
CM: I am very, very sad about Michael’s children, there is no question about it. You know I remember Michael’s daughter, Paris was telling me that she didn’t want to be an orphan. I was close to those children as a parent can be.
Int: You’re not close to them now though? You’re not close to them now surely? Not in anyway at all, they want you to go away really, I mean they’ve actually said that. They would actually like you to leave the United States and to be quiet.
CM: Well you know I can tell you this. The Jackson’s have caused so much damage to their own son, and if you are a person that is impartial and if you understand Michael – Michael has been devastated through the years by his own family. Michael severed all ties with every member of his relatives before he died. Now you don’t know that because you were not that close to him but clearly I do because I was right in his presence when he made some statements. There was no communication whatsoever.
Int: Well his family aren’t here to actually rebut these allegations they you’re making but clearly what you’re saying… You’re saying you are an innocent man, the jury didn’t agree. You went to jail, you were convicted and you went to jail and yet you sit here still maintaining your innocence.
CM: Absolutely. Have you ever seen innocent men that have been incarcerated and have then found out that an error was made and they finally are released. I’m a man who has been persecuted to the extent. At this time, up until now, I have been blamed by a key witness Dr. Shafer, who states that there was Propofol and in Propofol there was Lidocaine, and although he makes the claim, they have refused my defense team and or myself, despite all of our efforts to test the substance to further show that there is no Propofol that is left in Mr. Jackson, there’s no Lidocaine, there was no infusion. The evidence was very clear. There was no evidence of Propofol in the bag, in the line that should have been attached to the patient, none of that. It was not there. The evidence does not support that.
Int: Well that’s what you are saying, again I say to you the jury did not agree with you and that’s why you went to jail and if you’re saying you had nothing to do with it then why did Michael Jackson die? What happened?
CM: Michael Jackson? I met Michael Jackson in a state of distress. Michael Jackson was basically lifeless. I was not there, you know my arms could only stretch so far, I was not even present in his bedroom…
Int: Why weren’t you present? Why weren’t you there and what were you doing rather than attending your patient?
CM: There was no reason for me to attend to Mr. Jackson any further. Mr. Jackson was given a small dose of Propofol around 10:40 in the morning. I did not leave his bedside until about 11:20 – 11:25. The effects of Propofol are completely gone within 15 minutes of administration. He had no issues, I didn’t even expect Mr. Jackson to be sedated and to fall asleep with such a minuscule dose of Propofol. But in my absence, after leaving his bedside when the effects of Propofol was gone way beyond the 15 minutes, I was not on the phone you can also look at the phone records that they gave me. The last phone call I made ended was at 10:43. At 11:07 there was a one minute call that came in that was a voice mail call and the next time I used my phone was 11:20 – 11:25, I moved from his bedside only so I do not disturb him, but this was a man after nine hours of no sleep umm I wanted him to get some rest if it was possible.
Int: I find it absolutely astonishing that someone is being given a powerful drug like that, a drug that’s used, as I know personally, is actually used to put you out during operations. We’re going to have to leave it there for the moment, we’re going to talk to you lots, lots more about your relationship with Michael Jackson and your plans for the future. Mr. Murray thank you for the moment.
Transcription By: @sgaa_mj
Did anyone pay attention to Conrad Murray saying that he left Michael’s side when he fell asleep and the effects of Propofol was gone way beyond 15 minutes?
I’m afraid that over here Murray is describing the process of how he killed Michael Jackson.
Let me explain.
Dr. Shafer proved to us that Murray gave Michael at least two bottles of Propofol 100ml each. This should have kept Michael under anesthesia for at least several hours if not the whole night. His body was functioning as traces of propofol kept accumulating in his urine in quantities big enough to later betray to specialists the real amounts Murray gave to Michael that night.
The amount of propofol they found there showed that while Michael was getting those 200ml of propofol he was still alive.
But not until the moment he was to wake up.
The moment of controlled waking up from anesthesia is no less important than the whole period while the patient is under it. Every person who underwent anesthesia knows that the surgery is not over until after the anesthesiologist makes sure that the anesthetic is gone and the patient is conscious, fully awake, is able to talk and sometimes even to get up.
In short they never allow the patient to go on “sleeping” after the operation is over – even if they know that the patient did not sleep the whole previous night due to pain, worry or agitation.
Why do they never allow the patient to go on “sleeping”? Because sedation is a state which cannot gradually slide into a natural sleep on its own. These are different conditions, and the patient is to be first woken up from anesthesia and after the doctor makes sure that he is okay, he can sleep in his bed for as long as he likes. But not until after he comes out of anesthesia first.
All anesthesiologists who testified at Murray’s trial said that “bringing the patient back” is an obligatory part of their job. When Flanagan ventured a question why Murray couldn’t let the patient “go on sleeping if he was so desperate for sleep”, all doctors said that such a consideration was not even an issue – every patient should come to himself after anesthesia and if he does not wake up it is a case of grave emergency, an indication that something went wrong and that immediate resuscitation efforts should be made.
Flanagan insisted – and what if the patient did not sleep before that? Should the doctor wake him up even after only 15 minutes of anesthetic sleep?
The anesthesiologists replied that the period of sedation did not matter. Even if it was 5 minutes only, the wake-up procedure is an absolute must. They were so vehement about it that I remember Flanagan shutting up with his questions in some confusion.
But now I am beginning to recall all those Flanagan’s questions once again.
Conrad Murray was in the courtroom and also heard those answers of professional anesthesiologists like all of us did. So how can he say now that he left Michael’s bedside after the “effects of propofol were gone way beyond 15 minutes”? What does he mean by it?
Propofol works on the patient only while it is dripping into his body. When the propofol is gone its effect is also gone and the patient immediately wakes up. There might be a little lag between the last drop of propofol and the wake-up moment, but it can be 10 or 15 minutes at the most.
So after the last drop of propofol went into his system and the lag period also expired Michael Jackson was supposed to wake up and Conrad Murray was supposed to talk to him. And Murray does say that he waited for the effect of propofol to go for “way beyond 15 minutes” which means that he waited for Michael Jackson to wake up for more than 15 minutes after the last drop of Propofol entered his body.
However Murray does not say that after all that waiting Michael woke up. In fact we know for sure that Michael did not wake up because there is not a single instance suggesting it in any of the stories we have heard by now.
But despite the fact that Michael did not wake up Murray still left his bedside. He explained it by not wanting to disturb him:
- “I moved from his bedside only so I do not disturb him, but this was a man after nine hours of no sleep umm I wanted him to get some rest if it was possible”.
So what did Murray do if we listen to his story?
He waited for some time for Michael to wake up, decided that Michael progressed from anesthesia to natural sleep, and left his side to let him “get some rest”.
And if he did that way this was the most ignorant, most unprofessional and most tragic thing to do.
Following Murray’s own version the events were to come in the following succession:
- Murray watched the propofol to stop dripping
- Then he waited for some time for Michael to wake up
- Michael did not wake up though Murray waited “way beyond” 15 minutes within which time all propofol was to be out of Michael’s system
- Michael was quiet and Murray decided that Michael proceeded to sleep in a natural way and left his bedside
- And it never occurred to Conrad Murray that at that very moment Michael actually began dying.
During the trial Dr. Shaffer answered the question how the moment of Michael’s death would look like. He answered that the overall quantity of Propofol in Michael’s body would gradually build up to a dangerous level and at some point reach a threshold after which his breathing would stop.
He said that in the absence of equipment monitoring Michael’s breathing this stop could go unnoticed - especially if Conrad Murray was at some distance from his patient.
A very specific and totally heart-breaking point is that when Michael’s breathing stopped his heart would go on beating for approximately 10 more minutes. This usually happens due to the amount of oxygen still kept in the lungs.
If Murray had cast a glance at the pulse oximeter it would have shown him the pulse and the oxygen dropping in the blood. However I recall Alberto Alvarez testifying that he saw Murray clipping the pulse oximeter to Michael’s finger only when he was already in the room, so before that moment Murray had not been even using that device.
So in the absence of any heart monitor the most Murray could do was just feel Michael’s pulse by the hand.
What he would notice at that point was that the pulse was quicker than usual and Murray indeed spoke about something of the kind in his interview to the police. Dr. Shafer explained that this would be the reaction of the heart to the lack of oxygen in which the heart is forced to function when breathing stops. This agitation is the first signal it sends before it slows down and finally dies.
If Murray felt the pulse and its quickness satisfied him though his patient was already not breathing, in his utter ignorance he assumed that Michael’s anesthesia had progressed into a natural sleep and under that barbarian impression he left the room in order “not to disturb him” and “let him get some rest at last”.
Thus he left his patient to die and attended to his other urgent business – all those emails about the AEG insurance and the need to pacify his other patient who threatened to sue him for abandoning him after the operation.
What makes us think that this plain but utterly horrid scenario was a likely one?
Conrad Murray’s own words in his latest interviews.
Over there he lies about a “small dose” given to Michael that couldn’t have killed him, but this lie does not change the fundamental fact that after waiting for that dose to evaporate he did not wake his patient up and allowed him to “sleep”, not realizing that something terrible was already happening, his patient was not breathing and was on the verge of death.
In fact even now Conrad Murray does not understand the very basics of anesthesiology which say that every patient should be woken up even after the minimal of doses, and if he doesn’t wake up it means that he is dying. If Murray understood it he would not be speaking about it himself.
However Murray is an arrogant imbecile with a pathological love for himself, which prevented him from learning a little anesthesia at least during the trial when all those professional anesthesiologists were speaking.
Please look at his words again and you will see that what he essentially says is that though Michael did not wake up for 40 minutes from 10:40 to 11:20 (allegedly from a small dose of 2,5ml) Murray left his bedside and simply went away:
CM: There was no reason for me to attend to Mr. Jackson any further. Mr. Jackson was given a small dose of Propofol around 10:40 in the morning. I did not leave his bedside until about 11:20 – 11:25. The effects of Propofol are completely gone within 15 minutes of administration. He had no issues, I didn’t even expect Mr. Jackson to be sedated and to fall asleep with such a minuscule dose of Propofol. But in my absence, after leaving his bedside when the effects of Propofol was gone way beyond the 15 minutes, I was not on the phone you can also look at the phone records that they gave me. The last phone call I made ended was at 10:43. At 11:07 there was a one minute call that came in that was a voice mail call and the next time I used my phone was 11:20 – 11:25, I moved from his bedside only so I do not disturb him, but this was a man after nine hours of no sleep umm I wanted him to get some rest if it was possible.
Someone should tell Murray that the effects of Propofol are completly gone when the patient wakes up and not when the bottle is empty and he waits 15 minutes after that and thinks that the patient “has no issues”.
Murray thought that anesthesia progressed into a natural sleep, while in reality this is when Michael began to die and Murray didn’t notice it.
We also noticed it only four years later because this is when we finally understood it, but the so-called doctor Conrad Murray does not understand what he is saying even now!
The imbecile does not understand that this way he is telling us himself that this is how he killed Michael Jackson.
It so happened that I have the privilege, responsibility and controversy of telling you why the TeamMichaelJackson website was shut down (temporarily so as I hope very much indeed).
It is a privilege and responsibility because I was entrusted with information and should be wary not to harm the admin of the site by disclosing some of its details. It is also a controversy because Taaj and I adhere to different and possibly even contrary views as to who might be standing behind the attack against her TeamMJ blog.
It is in these impossible conditions that I will still try to tell the story out of solidarity with a fellow blogger, love of freedom of speech and a great appreciation for the truth irrespective of which direction it is coming from and what shape and form it is taking. Read more…
UPDATED NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Today I’ve learned the shocking news that TeamMichaelJackson website has been suspended. Everyone knows my difference of opinion with them over the Estate, and if the Estate has to do with it, all I can say is that this is not right.
I firmly believe in freedom of speech and the need to allow others to carry on even if they don’t see eye to eye with you.
The admin of TeamMJ is now in hospital and this makes things even worse. I myself was recently in a similar situation and know what a terrible blow it is to find your blog closed when you are so helpless an invalid.
Rumor has it that this temporary suspension may be due to a complaint about collecting money for the transcripts which under certain circumstances may be considered commercial use of a website carrying Michael Jackson’s name, but in this case I should even partake of the guilt as I was the one who encouraged to collect donations to buy more transcripts – so in a way I let them down. And it was definitely not for commercial use. All of us can testify to that.
If this suspension is due to using Michael’s image then a million other blogs should be closed too because all MJ’s fan blogs are full of his pictures.
And if it is due to all the criticism I think it should be stoically tolerated or answered with information proving the errors of the opponent, and not by silencing him or her which only makes the matter worse.
I see it as a grave mistake and injustice and hope it will be corrected. Otherwise there will be no point in writing a follow-up to this post which was supposed to show how big a difference John Branca is making in comparison with all others around Michael.
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
If you leaf through Dieter Wiesner’s book and Joe Jackson’s “Objections to appointing John Branca and John McClain Executors of MJ’s Estate” you will get one side of the story which will be currently pleasing to the eye of many Michael Jackson’s fans.
But if you want to know the truth about who was who among Michael’s business advisors in the period of 2003-2004 you will have to read the documents attached to Joe Jackson’s objections, the testimonies of LeGrand and Ann Kite at the 2005 trial, a couple of books and a dozen other things – and read all of it carefully.
In contrast to many others who have made up their minds forever after about a little fraction of truth they have scraped in some corners I prefer the whole truth, and that is why I embarked on a long voyage which took me to completely new and extremely surprising waters. Read more…
God knows that writing about John Branca was the least of my desires. He is so controversial a subject that no matter what you write you automatically fall into disfavor with large factions of fans. However this sacrifice will have to be made even if it is my last series of posts in this blog.
FOR THE SAKE OF TRUTH ONLY
The reason for addressing this subject is the overwhelming response I’ve got about Branca to the recent article about AEG.
This has become a tradition with us – I write about AEG driving Michael into the ground and the customary answer I get is that John Branca was not re-hired by Michael Jackson on June 17, 2009 and those who assert it are not to be trusted, Branca first and foremost.
How one thing is connected with the other and why almost any post about AEG should end up talking about Branca is beyond my understanding but since people insist that there is a connection let me try to follow their logic and look into everything they have against this person.
The best place to go to is surely Joe Jackson’s objection to appointing John Branca and John McClain the Executors of Michael Jackson’s Estate made on November 9, 2009. This document provides all the arguments we need to know about Branca’s alleged or real faults. Why John McClain is mentioned there is unclear as he is not even mentioned anywhere in the text except the title.
Another source is a December 2010 series of Wrap articles, incredibly pleased with themselves for their investigative journalism and dwelling on the on-and-off business relations between Branca and Michael Jackson under the catchy titles of “How Michael Jackson Nearly Lost His Prized Music Catalog”, “The Secret Probe That Got Branca Fired”, “Michael Jackson and John Branca — a Major Wrap Series”, etc.
The series is far from flattering to Branca, is filled with innuendoes towards him (but lots of admiration for Randy Phillips of AEG) and is accompanied by some documents which are the only reason why this series should be looked up at all.
The third source to go to is the testimony of lawyer David Legrand at the 2005 trial who was actually the one who ordered the so-called Interfor report to investigate John Branca as part of Michael Jackson’s inner circle in 2003. He provides first-hand information about why the report was made, who initiated it and what its outcome was.
Now that I’ve read it all I wonder if the people who refer us to these notable papers for alleged evidence against John Branca ever looked up the attached documents themselves or do they believe what they are told without any double checking?
The reason I am asking is because the attached documents prove exactly the opposite of what is said or implied in the Wrap series and Joe Jackson’s papers presented to court. The daring of both authors is simply incredible – the counted on the readers to never look up and it seems that their readers never did. Read more…
IT’S TIME TO WIPE AWAY TEARS AND DO SOMETHING AT LAST
This is not the right time to stay in limbo. The time for complaining about the injustice of the verdict and feeling sorry – mostly for ourselves – has passed. It is time to do something at last and stop waiting for someone to come and save us.
No one will save us unless we save ourselves, Michael and the truth.
How much longer are we going to let them lie in our faces and obediently swallow what they are feeding us and think that we can’t do anything about it?
Can’t do anything? Really?
And what about opening the September 9 transcript of AEG court proceedings, reading Karen Faye’s iphone messages about the way AEG and Ortega bullied Michael and just posting them everywhere we can?
There is no need to even comment on them that much. Just place them as they are on the internet to balance the lies told by AEG about their “huge love for Jackson then, now and at all times”, and let the people decide for themselves.
Just give the people a chance to see the other side of the story and that’s it.
Speaking of the need to read out Karen Faye’s text messages to the jury Ms. Chang of the Plaintiffs emphasized that the jurors were entitled to hear evidence from both sides: Read more…