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AUTOPSY: MICHAEL JACKSON LAST HOURS. An entertainment program on British TV

January 9, 2014

Channel 5 of British TV says that their autopsy program about Michael Jackson shown on January 7, 2014 is not available online “for technical reasons”.

The real reason is the fact that they are going to repeat it on January 12 and 14 until which time they are not planning to make it available online.

THE ESTATE HAD THEIR SAY

I am happy to learn that the Estate of Michael Jackson tried to stop the show – on January 6, 2014 they published a statement saying they had sent a letter to the broadcaster and station owner expressing the Estate’s disgust and asking Channel 5 to show good taste and common decency:

Estate Request Cancelation of Autopsy Broadcast

Michael’s Jackson’s Estate has written a letter to UK broadcaster Channel 5, asking them not to air their programme ‘Michael Jackson’s Last Hours’, which is due to be aired tomorrow night, 7th Jan at 10pm.

Although it is not possible for the Estate to bring legal action to stop the broadcast of the program about the autopsy performed on Michael, the Executors want Michael’s fans to know that letters have been sent to the broadcaster and station owner expressing the Estate’s disgust at those who heartlessly work to profit from the most banal, salacious details of Michael’s death.

In part, the letter from John Branca and John McClain asks Channel 5 to show good taste and common decency by canceling Tuesday’s planned airing of Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours. The letter also states: “Despite Channel 5’s cynical and disingenuous promotions claiming Autopsy ‘separates fact from fiction,’ it is nothing more than another sleazy tabloid program exploiting Michael’s tragic and untimely death…..Separating ‘fact from fiction,’ the Michael Jackson his friends and family knew was a loving father, a global entertainment icon and humanitarian devoted to making the world better. His children do not deserve to see their father’s death callously exploited out of greed because a new TV series desperately wants to attract viewers.”

The Executors share the fans hope that Channel 5 show the good judgment to cancel the broadcast of this distasteful program.

Source: MJ Estate & MJWN

http://www.mjworld.net/news/2014/01/06/estate-request-cancelation-of-autopsy-broadcast/

Channel 5 did air the program and thus showed that it doesn’t have good taste and common decency, but I am still happy that the Estate was so vocal and expressed their opinion in no uncertain terms.

The Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates also made a comment to that effect:

  • Great. Glad they stepped up to the plate and called this broadcast exactly what it is – “FOR PROFIT”

Now that the program was aired and will be even repeated let’s think over the situation we found ourselves in.

LET IT BE OUR TIME TO TALK

Making an entertainment New Year show out of an autopsy of MJ (or anyone at all) was a new low reached by the media at a moment we thought they had already hit the bottom. The idea to entertain the public by the autopsies of those whose relatives are still alive could come only to someone who is utterly cynical and has a twisted and most probably unhealthy mind.

But if we cannot stop the program we can make use of it. I mean we can take advantage of the situation to remind the public about the real circumstances of Michael’s death, about the kind of treatment Michael was given by both Murray and AEG and destroy the lies this UK channel is feeding to the public.

If they want their program so much let us turn it into our time to talk then.

However we haven’t seen it and exposing the authors’ lies on the basis of the program synopsis only is difficult and is not quite correct. To help the situation I tried to collect everything available on the Internet to give all of us an idea of what this program is like.

Below you will find the pile of information gathered. It is partially the reviews in the press as well as the impressions of fans or ordinary people who left their comments in the media, on fan forums and on the channel 5 website.

Let us start from the very beginning of it and see what the authors themselves say about their “show”.

THE AUTHORS ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT

This is what they said prior to the show:

“In the first of three hour-long documentaries, world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson, ‘The King of Pop’. He 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 severely sick man. Jackson was plagued by complications from his many plastic surgeries, suffered from two rare skin conditions and was riddled with arthritis. His lungs were severely damaged, he had an enlarged prostate, and was still suffering the effects of a horrific accident that left him partially bald.

The most startling evidence, however, uncovers the bewildering number of drugs that were coursing through his veins, bearing witness to a number of addictions that had spiralled out of control. It was Jackson’s desperate battle against insomnia, however, that would ultimately cost him his life.”

http://www.channel5.com/shows/autopsy-michael-jacksons-last-hours/episodes/autopsy-michael-jacksons-last-hours

I found an excellent comment on the above:

  • “They’re obviously not reading the same coroner’s report as the rest of us because I reiterate, the majority of what was found in Michael was put there by a DOCTOR.”

I agree. We are definitely not reading the same coroner’s report as the one we read finds that it was a homicide and therefore the patient was killed. Michael Jackson died not because “a number of addictions had spirally out of control” but because he was given by his doctor a huge amount of propofol that brought about an acute propofol intoxication aggravated by benzodiazepines also indiscriminately injected by the same doctor into the veins of his patient.

Moreover the autopsy report we read didn’t find Michael a “severely sick man”. On the contrary, the coroner found Michael healthier than an average 50 year-old which means that if it hadn’t been for this manslaughter case he could have lived to be a hundred.

Yes, Michael had to struggle with Lupus and Vitiligo all his life and sustained a number of horrific accidents that required a prolonged use of painkillers, but he overcame it all due to his willpower and determination and ended up living a very clean way of living which is manifested perfectly well by the state of his heart, coronary system and blood vessels free of cholesterol and also liver which was healthy and therefore not the liver of an addict.

So even if  Michael had a dependency on Demerol prescribed to him for legitimate reasons (in the late 80s/early 90s after the burn accident and in the 2000s after the Munich bridge fall), by the year 2009 he was clean of this or any other narcotic drugs as the healthy state of his liver testifies to.

This important idea was expressed by one Irish commentator who spoke both of the autopsy report and the travesty the programme-makers made out of it:

From Ireland… The official autopsy has already stated the scientific truth and anything sieved through afterward does not change this fact. MJ had an on/off dependency on prescription meds for genuine ailments – three of which you have basically already admitted to. Michael Jackson was NOT “drug addict”, (as AEG desperately parroted as a defence tactic throughout the trial).

A reminder: There is a big difference to having an on/off dependency on prescription meds.

The official autopsy, which showed MJ not only to be healthier than what is average for his age, but that his liver  (always a tell-tale sign of long-term drug abuse) was in good, “unremarkable” condition. You will NOT get that in a long-term drug abuser.

Most fans already knew that MJ also had a life-long lung issue, which was also discovered in the autopsy, but to which Michael had already long written about in his book, Moonwalker – Chapter 3, back in the latter 80′s. That, too, stayed with him for life. It was actually a form of pleurisy. However, it was [not] as severe as you sensationalise… But hey, it’s Michael Jackson, so anything goes, yea? Why do you people insist on continuing to argue with the official autopsy report? Why can’t you just stick to the facts and report them without sensational embellishment? Oh, forgot for a minute, it’s Michael Jackson.

Another fact to remind you of: the so-called “hoard” of prescription pills taken from the rented mansion were hardly used according to date of issue/expiry on the vials. That fact wasn’t reported at the time, and eventually took MJ fans to find that out for themselves before it was even mentioned in this trial. Again, ignorant people just keep letting these facts go right over their heads – Or don’t research deep enough behind the sensationalism. Many fans already knew of the above mentioned at least two years before it was revealed in the last trial.

Reminder:  Official autopsy results revealed a “healthier than average 50 year-old”, with good internal organs – which included the liver (always a tell-tale sign with of a typical, long-term “drug addict”- as some of you like to parrot) being in good shape. NO signs of drug addiction or of ever being a so-called “drug addict”.

After all is said and done, Michael Jackson, in a desperate attempt to attain what he deemed a *sleep* resorted to the use of propofol, and to be administered by a trusted doctor …A doctor who turned out to be incompetent and negligent.  He ignored the crucial /life or death monitoring process. [MJ] was simply abandoned by Murray in order to make miscellaneous phone calls…And for a fatal amount of time. He abandoned a propofol patient…A BIG no, no!!

Had Conrad Murray done the exact same thing even within a hospital setting – (abandoning a propofol patient) – he would have been fired, at the very least. Though MJ willingly continued to have propofol administered by a trusted doctor as a form of sleep therapy, it was this doctor’s actions and inactions that literally caused the physical death of Michael Jackson, NOT Michael Jackson.

Among the many good points made here the one that struck me is that if Murray had done exactly the same thing within a hospital setting and had also abandoned his patient to talk over the phone for some 50 minutes the result would have been the same, so in the long run whether the hospital or home setting, Michael’s death occurred due to Conrad Murray’s extreme negligence and not Propofol proper or the place where he administered it.

It was Murray who was the biggest risk factor and it was Michael’s huge problem that he was evidently not aware of it.

A MORBID SHOW

The article in the Daily Mirror gives us another insightful look at the Channel 5 product. If you see the photos accompanying the article you will realize that the word “horror” will be no exaggeration here.

Some of their photos are the well-known pictures of Michael Jackson’s room and closet, but some show the “world-renowned pathologist” with a knife in his hands and the synthetic cadaver half cut and open. If this was done “just for the fun of it” and is an instance of some people’s black humor I would prefer to refrain from comment if I may.

Dr. Richard Shepherd. Photo: Channel 5

Dr. Richard Shepherd. Photo: Channel 5

After seeing the horror picture of a half-cut cadaver I went to Channel 5 site and suggested that the journalists who envisioned the TV autopsy idea should imagine their own deceased relatives in the same type of a program and the feelings they would experience at seeing the look-alike body of, for example, their deceased father being ripped open.

Has any of them every thought of Michael’s children, and that one day they may see this sight too? If you ask me this is what REAL child abuse is, as well as the unheard of abuse of human ethics and decency. And I don’t want this to happen to Michael Jackson’s children same as to the daughters of Anne Nicole Smith’s and Whitney Houston either!

Here is a comment from one of the program viewers to the same effect:

  • How can you think it is “entertainment” to breach the sanctity of the mortuary! And you plan to invade more graves. Is nothing sacred? Is nothing beyond the greedy quest for feeding and making money off corpses? This is disgraceful. You objectify, disrespect and violate the human being! This is further bullying of a man bullied all his life and now you bully him in death. Shameful and disgusting. He has minor children. Too bad this wasn’t more carefully considered. His fans will take down your sponsors. You deserve worse.

Another viewer whose name is Brian also wanted to know if the people working at Channel 5 would want their future autopsy to be shown on TV. Though the caller spoke about Michael Jackson only and was not informed that this episode was the first in a series of three entertainment autopsies, the fury he poured on the Channel 5 employee made my day.

All of them are responsible what their people are doing and all of them should face the music for their actions. Here is Brian throwing the wrathful truth at Channel 5:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202673962121017

No need to talk about him being ‘disrespectful’ to Channel 5. If you see the Daily Mirror article with its beautiful pictures you will also be infuriated:

Dr. Shepherd is handling the simulated cadaver. Photo: Channel 5

Dr. Shepherd is handling the synthetic cadaver. Photo: Channel 5

Channel 5′s new ‘Autopsy’ series shows ‘last hours of Michael Jackson’

Jan 07, 2014 21:08

By Danny Walker

In this series of three one-hour films, world-renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Richard Shepherd will navigate through the bodies of three celebrities, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Anna Nicole Smith.

Starting tonight (Tuesday 7) with “The King of Pop Michael Jackson”, this new show is billed as a “fresh eyes, up close and personal and as if for the first time” look into his death.

Dr. Shepherd cutting the simulated body. Photo: Channel 5

Dr. Shepherd is cutting open the body. Photo: Channel 5

Jackson, was the biggest selling recording artist of all time, but when he suddenly died at just 50-years-old, he reportedly left $400 million in debts, and more questions than answers.

Dr. Shepherd says: “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.”

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, and was still suffering the effects of a horrific accident that left him bald.

Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor Factual, Channel 5, added: “When each of these icons died it was global news, but the public version of their lives and deaths were largely built on rumour and conjecture.

“Our programmes use the hard medical facts of the actual autopsy findings – examined and interpreted by a world respected pathologist – and first-hand accounts by those who really knew them – to intelligently piece together these shocking stories, and reveal the reality behind their final, desperate hours.”

Dr Shepherd was forensic pathological expert for the Inquiry and Inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Mr Dodi Al Fayed.

* Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Michael Jackson airs tonight, Tuesday 7 January on Channel 5 at 10pm, after Celebrity Big Brother
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/channel-5s-new-autopsy-series-2999100

As a true pathologist Dr. Shepherd finds some ‘fascination’ in the autopsy process. He says that autopsies are a way to find how a person died and how the person lived which in this context means whether he took drugs or not.

The general idea is true but only if the autopsy results are read correctly and the voiceover accompanying it tells the real story of how this or that drug found its way into the person’s system. However if the person died of mercury poisoning (for example) and a voiceover coyly suggests that the victim was “addicted” to it, this will create a slightly different picture as you can imagine.

THE BENZOS IN MJ’S SYSTEM

I am not shy to use the word poisoning after reading about Versed (Midazolam) given to Michael by Murray and busted all over Internet as a virtual killer of those unfortunate people to whom it was injected even in lesser quantities than those administered to Michael by Murray.

Poisoning is the only correct word here as besides the totally uncontrollable and negligent administration of propofol which was at least Michael’s preference as it gave him a surrogate of sleep, Murray was also feeding and injecting Michael with benzodiazepines including Lorazepam and the infamous Versed, both of which seem to me the reason why Michael was displaying all those widely-reported symptoms of health deterioration in the last weeks of his life.

The problem with those benzodiazepines was that Michael never wanted them and was very reluctant to take them even by Conrad Murray’s own account to the police.  As the Irish commentator already noted the pills of benzos found in the house were hardly used by Michael according to date of issue/expiry on the vials.

This table from the autopsy report makes it clear that out of all the benzo pills prescribed to MJ by Murray and Dr. Metzger he took one type of medication just once a week and the other two just once in three days. This method of taking pills hardly speaks to much enthusiasm on his part in respect of those medications:

Autopsy report - pills prescribed by Murray and others

Versed is not found in this table as it was injected by Murray. For those who haven’t heard about this nasty drug which was actually counter-indicated for Michael’s insomnia, here is a post about the complete shock of it while we have to proceed and look into the first media review about the Channel 5 program.

‘SEVERE SICKNESS’ IS A BIG LIE

The Channel 5 program was the first to tell a big lie which was then repeated by an article published by metro.co.uk.

The article also gives us a feel of how ‘tasteful’ the program is:

Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours revealed how ill the star really was

Tuesday 7 Jan 2014 11:05 pm

Autopsy was an odd mix of whitewash and exposé (Picture: supplied)

TV review: Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours (C5)

SHOULD there be such a thing as tastefully picking over the bones of a dead pop icon’s corpse, then Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours (Channel 5) just about pulled it off. ‘There are celebrities on the mortuary slab,’ was the calling card of forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd as he set about analysing Jacko’s autopsy report.

What emerged was an odd mixture of whitewash and exposé, Shepherd scotching the idea that Jackson whitened his skin – the autopsy findings supported the oft scoffed-at skin condition claims – while listing the alarming catalogue of ailments the King Of Pop had tried to keep from the public.

As he prepared for the much-hyped This Is It tour that hastened his demise, Jackson was fighting osteoarthritis, lupus and a dependency on a dizzying list of sleeping potions. And, just for good measure, he was sleeping with a catheter thanks to an enlarged prostate. That’s bad. No, that’s really bad.

Shepherd backed the jury who found Jackson’s physician, Dr Conrad Murray, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. But it was just a matter of time. Shepherd’s ultimate verdict on Jacko’s tortured body? ‘It’s a miracle that he lasted as long as he did.’

http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/07/autopsy-michael-jacksons-last-hours-revealed-how-ill-the-star-really-was-4253439/

The final sentence of this article explains the whole concept of the program.

It was made to convey to its viewers that Michael was severely sick, would not have lasted another week (even if Murray had not killed him) and it actually does not matter whether AEG mistreated him or not as he was a “basket case” anyway. This ruin of a man was doomed to die even without their involvement, so why create all the fuss? Don’t worry guys, be happy…. See the point of the program?

However the “severe sickness” concept is a very big lie as it is in absolute contradiction with the conclusions of the coroner.

At the two trials where the coroner Dr. Rogers testified he stated exactly the opposite. Michael was healthier than an average 50-year old man and was expected to live a normal lifespan.

The Daily Telegraph said:

A coroner’s official says Michael Jackson was mostly healthy, but the doctor charged in his death provided substandard care.

The ABC said:

A medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on Michael Jackson testified on Tuesday that the pop singer was in good health. While Jackson may have bore scars from years of injections, nothing that would contribute to his death was visible, Dr. Christopher Rogers testified.
“I believe that he was healthier than the average person of his age,” Rogers said.
Rogers determined that the manner of death was homicide, and the cause of Jackson’s death was a lethal mix of sedatives, the most significant being the milky white hospital anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Rogers testified that Jackson seemed to be in better shape than most men his age.

At the wrongful death trial in 2013 Dr. Rogers reiterated his statement:

If not for his death by propofol, Jackson’s health appeared good enough for him to live a normal lifespan, Rogers testified. 

“There was no indication from the autopsy that there was anything anatomically wrong with him that would lead to premature death,” Rogers said.

He had no signs of being addicted to street drugs, such as needle marks or disease, he said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/07/showbiz/jackson-death-trial/

So the coroner says that there was nothing anatomically wrong with Michael that would have prevented him from living a full life-span. He was in good health and in a much better condition than an average 50-year old man and if it hadn’t been for the homicide he would have lived a long life. No sign of street drugs, no nothing…

And the pathologist in the British program says that it was a ‘miracle that he was still alive’. And what’s incredible is that his conclusion is made allegedly on the basis of the autopsy report though it fully contradicts the results stated there.

The explanation of this glaring contradiction is in the fact that even despite Murray’s medical experiments on Michael Jackson his vital organs still remained unaffected. His heart and coronary system were in an excellent condition. His blood vessels were clean of cholesterol which is extremely rare for a man of his age. His liver was in an “unremarkable” state as was noted before, and was therefore absolutely not the liver of an addict.

This means that the changes for the worse in Michael’s health noted in the last weeks of his life were not organic to his system and were reversible if only he had been given professional medical help and those concerts had been postponed.

And if AEG had then rescheduled the concerts making them twice a week at the most as Michael wanted, the world would be enjoying his shows now instead of discussing his autopsy report and looking in utter amazement at those who are arranging this obscene spectacle on his grave.

FACTUAL INACCURACIES IN THE PROGRAM

Some viewers noticed that the program was factually incorrect as compared with the autopsy report:

  • This is the most offensive documentary I’ve ever seen. I had trouble passing the title, but when I did, I found that the information given were incorrect! It seems to be trashy TV material, which I felt was below your usual standard! To switch over and see his dead body on TV is disturbing and most certainly, horrific I cannot imagine how his family must feel. Not only is this invasive, but this is also highly offensive! I’m disgusted that this has made it to our television screens!!
  • His autopsy did not reveal a “severely sick man” – on the contrary. In fact, the coroner testified under oath that he was in a good health for his age. He had some health issues, but far from how they dramatize it here. “Severely damaged lungs”? BS. He had some inflammation in his lungs but they weren’t “severely damaged”. “Riddled with arthritis”? He had some arthritis but many people do at this age yet they aren’t called “severely sick” for it. Same with the prostate. And don’t even get me started on their sensationalism on the drugs. Yet another trashy, sensationalized, disrespectful, misleading BS it seems.
  • Michael was the victim of a homicide; there were no drugs in his system except those put there by his own personal physician. Michael had long standing physical problems which did NOT render him incapable of pulling off these shows. He was killed in his bedroom by a medical experiment conducted by his own doctor. You should reconsider NOT re-airing this episode and NOT making it available on demand. Don’t you understand the other nearly 1,000 comments demanding you cease and desist??

Charles Thomson on his Twitter account called the documentary extremely irresponsible and shoddy:

  • That Channel 5 documentary on Michael Jackson was extremely irresponsible in several ways.
  • First and foremost, it implied that there was weight to Conrad Murray’s claim Michael Jackson injected his own propofol.
  • Jackson’s fingerprints were not found on any medical equipment in the room. There is no evidence in existence that he did any such thing.
  • Medical experts said the amount on his system was so large, he would have been unconscious before he could even finish injecting it.
  • The choice of interviewees was, if I’m being generous, misguided. James Desborough has published numerous fabricated stories about Jackson.
  • Large swathes of Ian Halperin’s book on Michael Jackson have been completely debunked as demonstrably fictitious.
  • The show’s presenter wrongly claimed that propofol induced sleep. It does not.
  • And I’m surely not the only person who finds it a bit racist that they kept showing pictures of MJ’s brother, claiming it was him?
  • Because all black people with afros look the same? Is that it? Idiots.

A valuable comment was left on the Channel 5 site by a doctor:

  • Disrespectful, manipulative, gossip-mongering and inaccurate (one of your pictures of a young Mr. Jackson was actually one of his brothers). In short, a trashy new low for the media. Read all of the comments on this page. Surely it must be a record number of complaints about a programme. I will no longer support the businesses of your advertisers. Dr. Mark Anderson.

Another viewer sent a letter to Channel 5 and actually copied it to my email address to familiarize me with the program. Thank you, Denise, some of the details you mentioned are invaluable:

Dear Channel 5,

You should be ashamed of yourself for the disgusting programme on the 7 January 2014 titled “The Last Hours of Michael Jackson” which was as usual biased propaganda.

First and foremost you used actors trying to depict Michael Jackson and Conrad Murray the first thing that you overlooked was the actor depicting Michael Jackson was healthy when Michael died he was so thin that his hearbeat could be seen beneath his skin. Secondly you had no idea what was really taking place in his bedroom. Conrad Murray was depicted as caring, no, he was not.

You went against everything that had been shown as proof in two courts of law in America. You overlooked the fact that Michael had not had any natural sleep for 60 days that is what was causing the very strange behaviour at one of the rehearsals, not stimulants and it was one of the causes of his death.

You completely overlooked the fact that Michael had suffered chronic pain everyday of his life from being burnt and hurting his back but it was NOT the start of his decline. Michael produced endless hits and short films after Thriller – please get your facts right. Doctors had described Demerol for the pain but Michael had stopped his dependency on Demerol.

Demerol and Propofol only raised its ugly head because of the brutal treatment that Michael was receiving at the hands of the AEG bosses.

The programme was constantly depicting Michael as a drug addict again proper research was not done Demerol which is prescribed by doctors is a narcotic but it is NOT heroin.

Oh, so they likened Michael Jackson to a heroin addict?

This is something new in their arsenal.

NO TRACES OF DEMEROL 

Heroin and Demerol are both opiates and belong to the same class. Demerol is a synthetic, man-made opioid prescribed for medical use while Heroin is a non-medical opiate used solely for recreation purposes. Though belonging to the same class heroin is an illicit drug while Demerol is a legitimate medication commonly prescribed by doctors as a pain reliever.

Likening the illicit drug to a perfectly legitimate drug prescribed for treating a medical condition is like throwing into one pile a criminal who cuts the throat of his victim and a surgeon who cuts the body of a patient for surgery. Both use a knife and it is only the purpose of its use that’s different.

However the authors of the program pretend they don’t notice the difference and replace one thing with another thus trying to turn MJ into a picture of a classical “junkie” who is using drugs for recreation. However saying that is as wrong and unethical as likening a surgeon to a criminal.

But though Demerol and heroin belong to the same class any talk about it is all the more criminal as there were no traces of Demerol found in Michael’s system after his death, so all this speculation is simply irrelevant. The program was supposed to be based on the autopsy report and not on something which was simply not there!

The autopsy toxicology report said there were no traces of Demerol metabolites or any other opiates in Michael’s system – see the picture of it please and notice that N/D actually means not detected:

An excerpt from the autopsy report says that narcotics were N/D (not detected)

An excerpt from the autopsy report says that narcotics were ND (not detected)

And there were no traces of any substantial use of Demerol in Michael’s liver either. Normally if a person takes opiates for a long time and is a habitual user of it, it would have an effect on his liver. But the morphological study of Michael’s liver showed that it was in a normal state without any hepatocytes inclusions which are typical for long-term opiate taking. The autopsy said:

“The liver (slide Q) is normal in structure. Hepatocytes show no inclusion or lipid droplets. There is no significant parenchymal necrosis or inflammation”

The morphological study of MJ's liver

The morphological study of MJ’s liver

Please compare it with the picture of what heroin (for example) does to people’s liver:

Heroin intake leads to significant morphological changes in the liver tissue (vesicular  changes, fat changes, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis). The intensity of these changes increases with duration of heroin  usage. Direct hepatoxic effects of heroin are vesicular changes in hepatocytes, fat changes are the result of chronic influence of alcohol, whereas the rest of the morphological lesions to the liver are the result of the interaction of heroin, viral infection and alcohol. http://facta.junis.ni.ac.rs/mab/mab200503/mab200503-07.pdf

Doctors see a big difference between the liver of a healthy man and that of a drug addict:

A healthy liver next to a deseased liver. The greenish color is seen to the naked eye

A healthy liver next to a deseased liver. The liver is shriveled and its greenish color is visible to the naked eye

A healthy liver is spongy and supple, but if you take a lot of pills at once, Dr. Oz says the liver takes on a greenish hue and becomes softer than normal. “The liver’s just desperately trying to keep up with clearing all these toxins from your body,” he says.

After many years of drug or alcohol abuse, an addict may experience chronic liver disease or cirrhosis of the liver. “Over time, it will scar and become this cirrhotic shriveled liver,” he says. “It goes from this nice, normal liver to this shriveled up carcass that has truly no life left in it.”

The good news? Addicts like Cheryl can reverse the negative effects if they get clean. “The liver can regenerate itself. It can go back to where it was before you started,” Dr. Oz says. “What is absolutely essential is that you stop torturing it and you start doing some of the smart things that we know will support the liver as it tries desperately to rebuild itself as you rebuild your life.”

http://www.oprah.com/health/Dr-Oz-on-Prescription-Pill-Addiction/6

And Michael’s liver was healthy as was already noted above. The liver was described by the coroner to be without any change. The description also said: “It is red-brown, its consistency is soft and the cut surface is smooth”. 

Goodness gracious, what horrid things we have to discuss due to this autopsy program – as if he was a piece of meat!

No signs of changes in MJ's liver due to the alleged drug-addiction

There were no signs of changes in MJ’s liver due to the alleged drug-addiction

The fact that some people are spreading stories that Michael suffered from Demerol addiction prior to his death and even liken him to a heroin addict is totally unforgivable, irrespective of who is doing it – the crazy channel 5 with its morbid idea of entertainment or a source close to the Jacksons’  - Terry Harvey, for example (who also took part in the program as we learn from the viewers’ comments ).

As a side note let me say that the lie that Michael died of Demerol addiction has spread so widely all over Internet that when looking for information about this drug I came upon the following false story on an anti-drug addiction website:

Demerol was in the news after the death of pop music legend Michael Jackson. According to the rumors, it was given to Jackson before he collapsed and died.

http://www.drug-addiction-support.org/About-Demerol-Abuse.html

This is a nasty myth but “rumors” did indeed say that “half an hour before his death Michael was given a shot of Demerol”. Crazy as it is the rumor was attributed to someone close to the Jacksons’ family. In my opinion these kind of lies deserve no less than capital punishment:

A celebrity website citing an interview with an unidentified ”close member” of the Jackson family, reported the entertainer was injected with Demerol about half an hour before he went into cardiac arrest.

A senior law enforcement official told a news channel that Jackson was ”heavily addicted” to the painkiller Oxycontin and was injected daily with that medication, along with Demerol.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-06-28/us/28159332_1_demerol-jackson-biographer-jackson-family

All these stories about “daily Oxycontin” and Demerol allegedly being the cause of Michael’s death should be unrelentingly fought and erased with a steel hand.

True, there were two periods in Michael’s life when Demerol was prescribed to him for medical reasons after which he grew dependent on it. But he also managed to overcome his dependency, and it was a double feat for which he should be commended and not reprimanded. In no way did he fit the description of a drug addict – either at the peak of his dependency or when it was finally overcome.

See the description of an addict and you will see that it is absolutely not about MJ:

“Addictive behavior includes a compulsion to obtain heroin by any means necessary, as well as a lack of concern for any other responsibilities one might have to family, employment or even their own children.”

http://www.axisresidentialtreatment.com/heroin-addiction/long-term-health-effects/

I don’t know who was spreading those rumors, but if it is people like Terry Harvey who spoke on the Channel 5 program let me say the following. These people may have correctly noticed the symptoms of deterioration of Michael’s health during This is it rehearsals, but it was the interpretation of what they saw that was totally wrong.

By 2009 Demerol had ceased to be an issue with MJ as the autopsy report shows it and what these people thought to be the result of Demerol in June 2009 may have easily be the effect of Versed and Lorazepam injected into Michael’s veins by Conrad Murray. Or it may have been the result of lack of natural sleep.

Michael felt at his worst when Klein’s cosmetic procedures involving Demerol had been long over and when it was also too late for the Demerol withdrawal,  which takes place several hours after the drug intake.

So it was no Demerol, but something different and the “sources close to the family” had better understand it.

THE DETAILS

The first viewers of the Channel 5 program shared a lot of details about it on the MJJCommunity forum:

http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/threads/131549-Message-From-The-Estate-Of-Michael-Jackson-Re-Channel-5-Autopsy-Program/page7

The forum is actually a great source of information (when their senior staff doesn’t meddle with it) and below you will find some of its most informative pieces.

“Question:  Did anyone here actually watch the program? If so, could they share specifically what they said about Michael?

They said Michael was literally always using drugs, did in fact bleach his skin, had an addiction to Demerol, used drugs to get energetic for rehearsals, incorrectly labelled TII rehearsal footage dates, he had a destroyed/non existent nose, bald, vitiligo, lupus, alcohol, painkillers etc. Basically everything MJ did was pop pills and he could only do 30-40 mins of rehearsals a day as well as 1000000 uses of the death pictures that were made clearer to fully show the dead Michael Jackson. It was absolutely disgusting. He had a good weight, that was about it. Bunch of morons.”

“I thought they would use ‘maximum tabloid’ tactics in this programme, and they did. It started out ‘looking’ as if the pathologist was actually in an autopsy room, with a cadaver, with ‘shadows’ of him using implements on the body. It ended with a ‘reconstruction’ of Murray’s last hours with Michael, but mostly portrayed these from Murray’s point of view…the short period out of the room using the phone after Michael fell asleep, the possibility that Michael woke up and helped himself to more medication.

Terry Harvey is said to be a friend of Joe and Tito Jacksons

Terry Harvey is said to be a friend of Joe and Tito Jacksons

Terry Harvey, a music promoter and apparent friend of the family said Michael was manipulative and always got what he wanted. Jason Pfeiffer (Klein’s assistant) was interviewed at some length, and said that in the run up to TII, MJ would appear at Klein’s clinic asking for Demerol, and would sometimes pass out (or be tired or loopy) while the children were playing in Klein’s office.

The film mentioned MJ’s ongoing pain issues (and use of pain meds) in the context of the Pepsi recording burns incident. It mentioned the autopsy arthritis and showed film of the concert bridge collapse. It mentioned his lung inflammation and scarring, and mentioned his lupus. It said that his only ‘secret from the public’ was that he wore a wig following the burns to his scalp. It mentioned almost every element from the autopsy, including the facial tattoos eg around his lips.

A fair amount of footage from TII was shown, with many mentions of MJ being ‘ 400 million in debt’. Ian Halperin was one of the contributors as regards MJs’ views about TII (at first wanting to do it, but also having to because of his financial situation) The voiceover relating to the Murray trial mentioned that ‘traces of Propofol were never found in the IV line above the port, ‘but that didn’t sway the Jury, who found Murray guilty’.

The last words of the pathologist- the closing words of the programme – were that ‘in some ways it was a miracle that he lasted as long as he did’.

I learned nothing new (I did not expect to), and I found the programme to be exactly the tabloid presentation I would expect…it was just a ‘Daily Mirror or Daily Star article on TV, presentationally. The words of the pathologist were of course very factual, as regards the autopsy, but the background and method of presentation was extremely distasteful, and most of the contributors were people who presumably were involved ‘for the money’ and for maximum ‘tabloid’ effect.”

“I watched this last night out of interest. At first, the only thing that I found merely positive out of this was when they mentioned that he had in fact had Vitiligo, which many people have just refused to believe for years…..but then they couldn’t leave it at that could they? They still had to make out he lied on national television about the whole skin bleaching crap and still made out that he was trying to make himself look white.  To be honest I just found the whole program disturbing in general…to make out that they knew his life so well just by prodding around his corpse. A corpse that they had to show the photos of as well?” 

“The pathologist started the programme saying something to the effect that an autopsy can tell you not just how someone died, but also how they lived’. 

However the programme really took liberties with that statement eg showing Michael sat in the back of a car, taking tablets…implied Demerol or similar. (The programme mentioned the multiple prescriptions in different names found in his room). 

In terms of the actors representation of him, Michael came across as some sort of shambling, drug-dependent ‘ maestro’ character, at one point swathed in a cloak (I presume they got the cloak idea from the film of MJ walking through the corridor at the Staples centre). 

The programme-makers seem to have tried hard to create a realistic picture of the room in which Michael died (including a doll on the bed…they made sure to include that, of course), but the reconstructions themselves were a bit bizarre, and very un-Mike-like, which made it somewhat easier to watch with a sense of detachment.

I didn’t like the sly and subtle ‘digs’ throughout eg after Michael was pronounced dead, the body ‘was moved without ceremony to the Coroners office’ implying some sort of haste, or lack of respect. I don’t know why they had to add ‘without ceremony’…it was totally unnecessary, and I feel it was put there to add a kind of ‘throw- away’ feeling to the account’.”

“I watched and found the program a bit rubbish but not quite as much rubbish as it could have been. It was saved a little by the fact they had Dr Shepherd who was doing pieces to camera about what he discovered in the coroner’s report but then they had the voiceover narrator who was desperately trying to drum up the sensationalised tabloid stuff which they then had to acknowledge didn’t actually come up in the autopsy.

That synopsis of the program that was published was just wrong. Dr Shepherd said the autopsy showed that MJ was in good shape for a man of his age, normal bmi, organs all in good order, no disease, good heart etc. He had some arthritis but non uncommon in a 50year old, and ‘might limit his movements’.

There was a big segment on Demerol by the narrator, and that MJ was addicted before he died but then it went back to Shepherd and he had to acknowledge that MJ had no Demerol in his system when he died and so it had nothing to do with his death.

What did tick me off big time though about Shepherd was in final conclusion which ended the doc, ‘it was a miracle MJ lasted so long’ referring to MJ’s drug habits. Ridiculous comment from a pathologist after examining a coroner’s report on a body that bore no hallmarks of drug addiction. From a respected pathologist, that was a real mistake to make on TV. The other thing he said was that MJ’s nose had caved in on one side and the ‘bridge was missing’. What’s a nose bridge? The middle part? – that’s not in the report so where on earth did he get that from?

A lot of the rest of the program was just rehashing the drug issues, apparently MJ was addicted to pain killers ever since the Pepsi, and addicted to prop the last 10 years of his life. They did mention the Pepsi accident at length and showed the Munich bridge incident so did show the pain issues MJ had, but what incensed me was the repeating of the claim that Demerol = medical/pharmalogical version of Heroin?! I’ve never come across that before. I’m thinking that in their disappointment in not finding any evidence of hard illegal drug taking by MJ, they’re trying to push that this painkiller is like heroin.

The reconstruction of MJ’s last hours without of focus ‘actors’ was a complete joke as they missed out the last hour of MJ’s life. They seemed to take Murray’s LAPD interview as gospel, unaware that he had changed the times. So a timeline showed Murray finding MJ not breathing at 11.05, the program was then forced to miss out the time of the 911 call as even they knew they couldn’t claim that Murray was spending 1 and half hrs trying to resuscitate MJ and they also had to miss out that Murray was on the phone to his girlfriends for nearly an hour after supposedly finding MJ not breathing. It was just a complete mess. The program makers were embarrassingly clueless as to what happened and there’s no excuse with that Murray trial making everything public. That Dr. Shepherd was stupid to allow himself to be attached to this program.”

NOTE: The thing about “the missing nose bridge” is a fabrication as there was nothing of the kind in the autopsy report. Michael’s lupus did indeed have an adverse effect on the tissues of his nose after the first two nasal surgeries, and this is why the rest of them were connected with that problem (Dr. Richard Strick who reviewed Michael’s medical records spoke about it long time ago).

But no missing bridge was seen or mentioned by the coroner as the autopsy picture of scars on Michael’s face shows it. So even if we assume that Michael experienced it in the past the problem was corrected and was no longer visible at the time of his death:

The autopsy said nothing about the "missing nose bridge"

The autopsy said nothing about the “missing nose bridge”

The MJJC fans also noted the falsity of the nose-bridge missing story:

There is no such thing in the autopsy. Here is what it writes about the nose. The media can keep on harping on the “missing nose” narrative all they want but it’s just not confirmed by his autopsy. There was a bandage on his nose, that’s all, but one would expect it would have been noted if his nose was missing. 

ONE MORE POINT

There was one more point already mentioned here which struck as strange several viewers of the program.

It is the fact that the show was definitely pro-Murray and was therefore aiming to refute the prosecution case against him and suggesting a possibility of overturning the jury verdict at the Murray trial.

Previously there was one comment to that effect and here is one more:

Television can function as an educator. Television has the ability to inform and is instrumental in our recent evolution as humans. It’s not merely an entertainer.

To the documentary itself, it was at times a very difficult watch, people have already commented in this thread as to the way the information was presented and slanted to present a particular, mostly negative, view. But I was delighted with a good number of the facts presented as well. Ultimately, I felt as though the ‘last hours’ were very pro-Murray and seemed to suggest that the prosecution case hinged on the theory that Propofol would be present in the upper tube of Murray’s makeshift drip. They stated that it wasn’t and that the jury ignored it, following it with a baying mob of fervent MJ fans screaming ‘burn in hell’ and the likes as if they had some kind of influence on the jury’s decision. This was hugely frustrating and completely misleading, frankly idiotic. And that’s just ONE of the awful devices they used to manipulate the audience.

The whole thing felt very amateurishly put together. Why go to the bother of finding such a great lookalike of Murray and then use pictures of Jermaine mistakenly thinking it’s Michael and then spell Michael’s name wrong on screen, showing it as ‘Micheal’. LOLZ. Idiots.

No, I am afraid they are no idiots. First they portrayed Michael as a severely sick man and tried to convey to the public the idea that he would have died anyway even if he hadn’t involved himself with Murray or AEG.  And now they are trying to whitewash Conrad Murray and challenge the well-proven prosecution case against him, attempting to exonerate him of his guilt at least in the court of public opinion.

The agenda is definitely there and several steps have already been taken to reach the desired goal. The first step was announcing Murray ‘competent and fit” for the job he was hired for at the recent wrongful death trial and now they lie that the jury at Murray’s trial ignored some crucial piece of evidence – the fact that “there was no Propofol in the upper tubing of the IV makeshift drip”.

The truth of the matter is that this point was discussed at Murray’s trial in every possible detail. Dr. Shafer and Prosecutor David Walgren proved that Michael had been given more than 200ml of Propofol which could be administered only by a drip via a long tubing, so the tubing had been there, only it went into Murray’s pocket in an attempt to hide what really happened that fateful night.

After being used the long tubing with Propofol could easily go into Murray's pocket but would still leave traces of Propofol in the short tubing at the bottom

After being used the long tubing with Propofol could easily go into Murray’s pocket but would still leave traces of Propofol in the short tubing at the bottom

For those interested here is the best I could depict of the makeshift IV drip set-up used by Murray.

It shows how the long tubing could be taken away and puzzle the investigators why propofol was found at the top (where a propofol bottle was in the saline bag) and at the bottom (in the short tube), but not in the middle of it.

The middle part was simply removed (see the arrows please).

This long tubing was never retrieved but from the reconstruction of the events the prosecution proved that it had been there before Murray thoroughly cleared away all evidence from the scene of crime, and any further speculation on this matter is totally absurd.

INTERESTING CONNECTIONS

What is not absurd though is an attempt to understand who is standing behind the agenda of this Channel 5 program.

Who may be interested in exonerating Murray besides Murray himself?

The only other possible party is his direct employer under the ‘This is it’ contract which is AEG Live.

When a doctor is negligent, the hospital that hired him has to bear responsibility for what he did, but if the doctor is found not guilty his employer has nothing to answer for either. The same situation is here and this is why Murray’s and AEG’s interests fully coincide.

Murray wants to paint Michael as a hopeless addict to absolve himself of his guilt and AEG wants to do the same – both for Murray and for themselves. If they manage to imprint in people’s minds the idea that “it was a miracle MJ lasted so long”, any claims from Katherine Jackson that her son would have lived a long life if it hadn’t been for Murray and AEG would look groundless. Who would believe her if he would die all the same and what difference would it make if it happened a week later or a week earlier?

Given that now we know in which direction to look, the information from our reader Dialdancer referring to Dee Pfeiffer will no longer take us by surprise. And what Dee Pfeiffer is saying is extremely interesting. It is actually filling the gap and gives our “speculation” about the Murray/AEG connection the necessary substance and weight.

See what she is saying: 

  • “When applying for a press pass for the first ‘This is It’ show back in 2009, I was told by Lucy Ellison at AEG Worldwide to apply through the company ‘Outside’. They said that Adam Cotton, dealing with such matters, would get straight back to me. In spite of many emails and calls from March to June, he NEVER got back to me. My final email to Adam was on 19th June, just days before the world became a darker place. I can’t help but ask whether their ignoring of my requests was simply ignorance, or whether there was something more sinister (ie. how much did they know, at the very least about Michael’s stress and predicament). Even more disturbing is the fact that the company tasked with giving out press passes was none other than the very company screening the autopsy programme THIS evening.”

The information is indeed disturbing as it shows that the company screening the present autopsy program on British TV is actually the one which during Michael’s rehearsals was responsible for AEG’s contacts with the press and was close enough to AEG to be entrusted by them to select who to provide with a press pass to the premiere and who not to.

Another interesting connection, isn’t it? And if it did take place in 2009, why can’t we assume that a similar connection may take place in the year 2014 too?

To sum up the above here is one more comment from a insightful reader LiamDoherty who as early as in November 2011 wrote the following:

Q: What do you get when you put a liar, a bunch of corporate promoters, and a frail pop star with a billion dollar song catalogue that’s been indexed as collateral in an unprecedented, lock-tight contract together?

A: A hideous scenario of almost epic levels of exploitation, deception and abuse waiting to happen. Best thing about this scenario of course is that no-one cares because it’s Michael Jackson and no-one gives a damn about him anyway right? He’s just an addict right? Drugs for kicks and a high life mixing it up in nightclubs and opiate dens in Soho or Monaco right?

Except he wasn’t.

Jackson was desperate for the one thing you and I do every night. Sleep. Just sleep. Without it, the body and mind cannot repair vitality and things go horribly wrong rather quickly.  Unfortunately, Jackson didn’t meet someone who understood that bodily crisis; he met someone who was looking out for their own.

During the recently screened interview, Murray, previously a silent, crying defendant in court, now bolshily contradicts the story he told police about his actions while Jackson was dying on June 25, 2009.

He told the “Today” programme he put Jackson to sleep and then left the room to talk on the phone because he didn’t want to wake up the sleep-deprived Jackson. In contrast, he had told cops he had only left Jackson alone for a couple of minutes to use the restroom. Reasons for not mentioning propofol to anyone? Apparently it just “wasn’t important” according to Murray.

So in the end what do we have?

The perfect crime it seems and now with its very own reality show star. You gotta love America. When they **** an innocent man over — and by that I mean Jackson — they do it with bells on.

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/11/conrad_murray_sue_imaging_digi.php

The entertainment autopsy program on British TV shows that when they want to do the same **** to the innocent man on the other side of the ocean, they also do it with bells on.

However let us not lose the chance they have provided us with and let us use it to tell each and everyone the truth of what Michael was like and how he died, taking advantage of every opportunity presenting itself – be it a comment on Channel 5, reply to a media article or a talk with a friend or colleague.

Michael was not an addict. He was a much healthier man than an average 50-year old.

And he could have given even 50 shows if he had had enough rest and sleep during the tour. And no need for propofol prior to it would have arisen if it hadn’t been for the shock of having to do 50 concerts with only one day between the shows which fully rid Michael of his sleep.

And he wouldn’t have used Propofol in May and June at all if AEG and Kenny Ortega had not started too late with rehearsals and had not demanded that he worked 6 days a week for two months running with only one day off.  They said that all of them were tired but “all of them” don’t concern me – what concerns me is that they exhausted him even before the tour started.

And Demerol was not an issue with MJ. The symptoms he displayed were most probably due to the benzodiazepine poisoning that occurred due to Conrad Murray’s experiments with Michael’s health. This is why one day he was okay, while on another day he was not.

Hopefully in the future we will learn the full and true story of Michael Jackson’s life and death.

What is clear at this stage though is that the version of it created by Channel 5 is heavily biased in favor of Murray/AEG. It is largely false and it is only due to the need to make it look credible that they sprinkled it with some truth.

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. Jackson permalink
    April 13, 2014 7:22 am

    Muito bom, tentam mostrar um Michael Jackson que não existe. Parabéns e que o amor viva para sempre.


    VMJ: The automatic translation of the above says: “Very good, try to show a Michael Jackson that does not exist. Congratulations and that love will live forever.”

    If the translation is correct I need to say that I’m simply analyzing the dirty lies told about Jackson. If these lies don’t stand the scrutiny of a simple analysis, then it is the dirt which does not exist.

  2. January 28, 2014 7:54 am

    you are right, some repetition is necessary.It is even difficult for old posters to find material at times.Helena, I triedc to get some e-mails to you.there are constant difficulties since the e-
    mail I used for years no longer exists.Those mails were about ephedrine. This being a little mystery not even knowing of it´s significance.

  3. January 28, 2014 12:15 am

    You are most welcome Helena! Yes I think a refresher would help any new sceptics who may be coming across your blog now, especially in the wake of Wade Robson- just my humble opinion :). And great job with the autopsy transcription- I feel it is a really tough job consuming a lot of time an requiring a whole lot of patience.

  4. January 27, 2014 5:53 am

    “Hi Helena, just wanted to share this link http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/37103996.html, where Azja Pryor writes an open letter to Michael ’s accuser. Gavin and his family Azja was subpoenaed by the defense to testify at Michael’s trial. She is also the former fiancee of Chris Tucker.” – Suparna

    Thank you Suparna. I’ve read and even used this letter in some earlier posts but I’m grateful that you put it here once again. We find ourselves in a situation when new people come and ask the same old questions which were asked and answered here a hundred times. So another reminder of some old document can never do harm.

    With so many questions asked about those old allegations I don’t even know what to do – do we need to start a new series of posts about the same thing again?

  5. January 26, 2014 10:00 pm

    Hi Helena, just wanted to share this link http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/37103996.html,  where Azja Pryor writes an open letter to Michael ’s accuser. Gavin and his family Azja was subpoenaed by the defense to testify at Michael’s trial. She is also the former fiancee of Chris Tucker.

    She writes : Dear Gavin, Star, Davellin, and Janet:

    After Michael’s tragic death last week, I have to say that all the negative feelings I’ve had towards your family following the outrageous claims made by you Gavin and your mother Janet–against Michael–came back to me tenfold. The pain, disappointment, anger, and betrayal I feel towards you simply cannot be put into words.

    You have shown me that your greed, lies, and personal gain override any “morals” your family claims to have; and you have proven yourselves to be the kind of people capable of turning your back on the very person who came to your rescue when you were most desperate.

    The fact that you falsely accused Michael of the most heinous of acts, and made his life a living hell in what would become his last years isunthinkable; and I am sure some would say, unforgivable. In your attempts to destroy him once again, you, Gavin, accused the man you called your “best friend” of the one thing that you (and everyone else) knew would completely turn his life inside out.

    You took the one thing we all know that Michael cared about most in life–children, especially children who are suffering, and you tried to turn it into a bad thing. You Janet, as a parent, allowed this, encouraged this, and went forward with the awful lies in an attempt to destroy Michael Jackson and swindle money from him.

    Shame on you!

    This man did nothing but help your family in their darkest hour. I know Michael was just like my family. We were all pulled into your woeful stories and shared your family’s plight as Gavin fought for his life during his battle with cancer. Gavin, you told me that Michael’s love helped cure you of cancer.

    Your entire family praised Michael privately to everyone who would listen, yet turned against him so viciously in public. I have remained silent for many years, but I can no longer do so. Right now I struggle to find the words to adequately write this letter, as I am so filled with anger towards you and pain for the Jackson family. You call yourself Christians. If this is true I call on you, Gavin, and your mother Janet to finally do the right thing for Michael in death that you never did during his days here on earth. You need to completely exonerate Michael’s name and legacy from the awful, disgusting claims you made against him.

    Claims and allegations that you and I both know are completely false and utterly ridiculous. Whatever your motives at the time to create such accusations are now minute and unimportant.

    It is much bigger than you.

    We are speaking on this man’s legacy; a man who positively touched lives around the world. A man who is arguably the greatest entertainer the world will ever know. Michael is someone who shared in your family’s pain; opened his home to you and included you in his very own family. He was a human being who never deserved any of this.

    Gavin and Janet, you can change your identity and try to hide from the public scrutiny, but ultimately, you cannot hide from the wrath of God’s judgment. This is the right thing to do. It is the very least you can do for Michael, his children, and his legacy.

    Gavin you are now 19 years old, no longer an impressionable young boy under you mother’s guidance, nor are you a pawn in this grand scheme to assassinate Michael’s character. I know your heart, and I know that you are capable of doing what is right. Clear Michael’s name of your ugly accusations once and for all. You owe it to him. You owe it to his family. And you owe it to God. Let’s finally give Michael the ability to completely rest in peace.

  6. January 25, 2014 2:25 am

    “But honestly, can ALL of these accusations be wrong??” – Shelly

    What ALL accusations are you talking of? The so-called “24 boys” which were never there and which were fabricated by James Desborough? Right at the time when the AEG trial was in full swing and when witnesses for the Jacksons were testifying and the public was clearly on their side?

    “I thought that they where all lying. The truth is, NO they were not…”

    Proof please.

  7. Shelly permalink
    January 24, 2014 10:35 pm

    The Jackson’s, AKA: PROFESSIONAL VICTIMS!. Wounded puppies etc.
    There was a time where was a full supporter of him. But honestly, can ALL of these accusations be wrong?? NO they can’t.

    I hated Jordy Chandler and his Father for years! I also thought that they where all lying.
    The truth is, NO they were not…

    I’ve done training for a sexual assault helpline.

    This poor guy (MJ) was such a mess, I’m glad he is finally at rest…

  8. January 14, 2014 2:41 am

    @Nancy: A court hearing is set for June 2nd this year. After that we probably will see whether the case goes to trial or not.

  9. Nancy permalink
    January 13, 2014 4:30 pm

    this may be off topic and i hope it’s not against your rules (i just found your great website) but do you know what is currently going on with the wade robson situation?

  10. January 13, 2014 1:18 am

    Thanks Susannerb. Charles Thompson questioned me, quoting me “”…it just portrays Michael as the typical drug addict that the media had been depicting all along, who had been hiding his dark secrets and visiting doctors to get his shots of Demerol. A man who was on the verge of bankruptcy and hence desperately needed the AEG gig and who was physically unfit to perform the 50 shows though he had signed up for them when he knew very well that he was unfit to even perform two shows. Which bit of this portrayal do you feel is inaccurate?” You have gone through the thread so knows about it. I just answered that question, did not really blame him. But yes I was stunned as to how he, being a Jackson supporter was asking me this question. He being a journalist at that should have kept himself better informed. As you have noticed so many Jackson fans feel that there is nothing really wrong with the documentary except for a few contradictions, I am amazed that many of these fans, including journalist Thompson have been supporting Michael against the child molestation charges for years but when it comes to his drug dependency they believe that he was an addict and they are comfortable with that thought.The same goes for Michael’s own family. This shows how misunderstood and isolated he was. The testimonies of Dr. Farshchian and nurse anaesthetist Dr Fournier perhaps bring out for the first time the truth about Michael not being an addict. Yet, as Helena had pointed out, these were not reported by the media at all and even the majority of Jackson supporters are still unaware of them. I feel that this blog is a real reference point where sceptics can be directed to see for themselves what had actually transpired. This blog helped me immensely to prove my point.

  11. January 12, 2014 9:37 pm

    I have been a fan of Michael Jackson for forty five years and are disgusted by all the lies, fabrications, trash and torture he was constantly battling when he was alive and they are still trying to drag him in the dirt from the grave. No pun intended. He was a kind, gentle human BEING and he bled, like we all do. I’m extremely upset about this program and will let it be known and will not waste my time watching it. Thank you for setting the facts straight. Can I get your permission to copy your article and email it to channel 5?

  12. Mariam permalink
    January 12, 2014 6:13 pm

    One thing makes me amazed about this drug addict campaign against MJ, if Micheal is drag addict why he needs to go to see/to get shot all those doctors ? Isn’t it easy if he does it himself? That is how all the addict does, they inject them self and it is seems quite simple to do.

    If MJ is as secretive as some people think, why he expose himself to all this doctors, instead of injecting himself? Because addict does it themselves, they don’t need dr’s to get shot. That itself tells me in fact Mj went to see dr’s for legitimate reason, to get help.

    He was also accused for “shopping doctors” all this years (form 1980 to 2009). One day, I start counting how many different dr’s I sow the last 8 years only, and count more than15 different dr’s . And how many times I saw them? I would say infinitive, because it is very difficult to count it is too many to count.

    So a person like Mj who had terrible accident-burned and had two serious skin disease which required long on going treatment, had back pain, who had injuries and had plastic surgery, is that fair to accuse him he has been seeing those doctors in 30+ years’ time for those ongoing problem he had? Is that fair accusing him he has been taking pain killer or Demerol yet he had pain?

    I have seen more dr’s than MJ in just 8 years’ time frame, they probably find much more drugs (medicines) in my home than MJ, what is a big deal about this? Peoples are not realistic. tabloid, sensationalist knows what they are doing is not true; they know they are lying, but they are doing it for many reason, but what I am talking about is the peoples who believed them.

  13. January 12, 2014 5:36 pm

    Can somebody explain the difference between conspiracy and common interest?
    What is happening in the media is barbaric.Charles Thompson called the daily mirror an
    AEG sponsored paper and also remarked that the intensity of Michael-smearing went up when
    the AEG-trial started to go pearshaped.- Is there no way to follow the money streams between this big Company and the media?.I guess not. But EU has Private people account for evert euro that comes to their account, (practically,very pettyly))I presume it would be a difficult task to actually keep some stastitic on the correlation,or tabs, on the increase of smearing.There is something fishy about the AEG trial,Why otherwise this aftermath,the mystery of juror27v and then somebody Lee picking up the thread.The trial was so crassly unusual that it will not be forgotten.Sometime in the future people will take another look and wonder how such evil was possible.
    I asked under another article why Michael needed a 150.000k/month gp in UK. There are plenty GP´s in London happy to make needed homecalls.

  14. January 12, 2014 3:28 pm

    Regarding the link of Drug Addiction Support Helena posted above you perhaps have seen already that they took out the sentence they had written about Michael Jackson and Demerol. I wrote them a notice (perhaps Helena did, too?) that their information is false and that Demerol had nothing to do with Michael’s death, and now this part is deleted. So thank you to Drug Addiction Support for this step!

  15. January 12, 2014 2:19 pm

    “Oh Helena, I didn’t realize that James Desborough is the same guy who published these lies in the British press in June last year. That tells us all. How can even one MJ supporter defend this autopsy program? This is beyond my understanding.” – Susannerb

    Susannerb, I am afraid no one noticed it. But now that we know it I hope people can imagine what standard of reporting the authors of the program adhered to. It concerns James Desborough who is one of the central commentators there and every other participant in the program too.

    At around 3:35 of the program James Desborough appears on the screen to talk about Michael’s debt but while he is talking about it there is a slow display of Desborough’s allegations that “$35 mln” were allegedly paid to “24 boys” according to some non-existent “FBI files”:

    The camera is going from left to right slowly reading the text and ending it on the word “$ILENCE”.

    For those who don’t know that it all this FBI thing is a mere fabrication here is a very informative article by Charles Thomson written in June 2013: http://charlesthomsonjournalist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-mirror-people-and-settlement-that.html

    When I started rereading it today I noticed that Charles Thomson called the Daily Mirror which published James Desborough’s FBI lies an AEG-sponsored paper.

    I’m sure Charles had a valid reason for saying it and if the paper is indeed sponsored by AEG, then there is a direct link between Desborough’s lies at that time (during the AEG trial) and the autopsy program now which is a continued effort to demean Michael.

    Only now, in addition to reminding everyone of their earlier lie about fictional “24 boys” they also claim that he was a Demerol addict (a “medical equivalent of heroin” as they explain at least three times in the program).

    This is a new step in the massive slander campaign against Michael Jackson and it is done with the help of the media most probably reporting to AEG.

    What worries me much more than all this crazy talk about heroin is the fact that AEG clearly began to cultivate a new field of accusations against Michael – that of molestation lies. It just requires one more step from here to reach Wade Robson, for example, who by some interesting coincidence also made his accusations right at the beginning of the AEG trial.

    Here is an excerpt from Charles Thomson’s article:

    It’s a funny thing. Ever since the high-profile Michael Jackson death trial started going pear-shaped for promoter AEG Live, a lot of newspapers which carry prominent and lucrative advertising for its events have become more intent on smearing Michael Jackson than ever.

    Leading the way has been The Mirror in the UK. A few weeks ago, contemporaneous emails presented at trial showed that AEG boss Randy Phillips had ‘slapped’ Michael Jackson because he was scared about attending a press conference. Slapped him and screamed at him ‘so loud the walls shook’.

    The shocking revelation was widely ignored by the press. Several days after the evidence was heard in open court, only one outlet had summoned the courage to publish it. AP did not include the testimony in its daily missive from the courtroom. The wire’s reporter claimed on twitter he had been out of the courtroom sending emails when the testimony occurred.

    It was only when fans started making noise about the ‘cover-up’ on sites like Twitter that other media companies grudgingly published the comments. AEG-sponsored newspapers like the Mirror, though, bizarrely tried to paint Michael Jackson as the bad guy. According to the first line of the Mirror’s story, Jackson ‘needed to be slapped’. Interestingly, the Mirror was a lot faster to publish a story last year accusing Janet Jackson of slapping a minor. A story which turned out to be a lie.

    This weekend – days after Jackson’s son took the stand and testified that he saw Phillips in his home while his father was not there, behaving ‘aggressively’ towards Jackson’s doctor – the Mirror’s Sunday edition, called the People, is at it again. It has published a highly misleading story about some ‘FBI files’ which allegedly show Michael Jackson was witnessed molesting children by multiple Neverland employees. The ‘FBI files’ also detail a supposed settlement with a young accuser in 1992 – before the Jordy Chandler case.

    In reality, the story is a nonsense; a birds nest of mangled and misstated accusations which are neither ‘new’ nor ‘exclusive’, despite the People’s repeated claims that they are. In fact, the documents are not ‘FBI files’ at all. This is a flat-out lie. Moreover, the claims have all been in the public domain for a very long time, some having been discredited two decades ago…

    “I will try to transcribe a part of the film”.

    Susannerb, thank you very much, dear friend. Please start from the end then, and I’ll start from the beginning. Hopefully something good will come of it.

  16. Caro Attwell permalink
    January 12, 2014 10:34 am

    It all just beggers belief really doesn’t it!!!!! I am speechless and not in the sense of Michael’s wonderful song. I haven’t read newspapers or watched tv news for years, and intend to keep it that way after hearing about this programme and the awful happenings around Blanket recently.

    I too am very grateful for this blog Helena, and Raven’s for bringing out the truth around these horrendous stories, but oh how I wish that all tabloid papers and magazines and tabloid-like tv programmes, (and AEG and Murray) could be sunk without trace under mounds and mounds of libel and slander litigation.

    It just so has to be a conspiracy against Michael, which is being continued with his children – it is more and more obvious as time goes by!!

  17. January 12, 2014 8:59 am

    Oh Helena, I didn’t realize that James Desborough is the same guy who published these lies in the British press in June last year. That tells us all. How can even one MJ supporter defend this autopsy program? This is beyond my understanding. It is the worst style of tabloid disguised as a scientific program. The British people already seem to be so hardened and blunted by their media that they no longer have the sensitivity to realize what is over the top and what this kind of reporting does to those affected.

    @Suparna: I followed the thread on FB where this discussion took place and thank you for standing up for Michael.
    With regard to Charles Thomson we shouldn’t forget that he is a journalist. I also don’t agree with everything he says, but we shouldn’t forget that he has a different approach to MJ – first of all he is a journalist and not a fan, and in this capacity he does a great job for Michael. I understand where he comes from and don’t blame him for his views. But one thing on this thread seems to have been neglected by all of them: To see this whole addiction/dependency issue within the context of his whole life. The dependency only started after Michael had begun to suffer from different things (physically and emotionally). I don’t believe that Michael was an addict most of his life as others do, but in the end it shouldn’t be so important if we believe he was an addict or not, because if he was dependent on something the main thing should be to understand WHY he was! What happens on this thread and among fans very often (and in the public anyway) is that certain facts are singled out and talked about without putting them in the context of his life and understanding why they happened.
    And I’m sorry to say, but I believe that many fans still fall for the methods of the media. Because it’s very obvious that exactly this autopsy program wants nothing else than to keep all the myths about Michael alive. You can see it in the contradictions in it. They state certain facts like for example the vitiligo and then turn it back into the old myth.
    And there is good reason to believe that all this happens in connection with the AEG trial. A new wave of slandering began with the AEG trial last year, and it now doesn’t end as long as they are still threatened by an appeal. Too many suspicious traces lead into the direction of AEG who has direct connections to media outlets.
    I’m convinced as long as there are people or groups of people existing who feel threatened by revelations of what they did to him, so long these people will always try to keep the myths about Michael Jackson alive. And the only way they can do this is to use the media. That’s what his supporters always have to keep in mind and so always have to question the motives of the media.

    For information, here is the link to the event of an email bombardment of channel 5 tomorrow:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/270265303130821/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

    Helena, I will try to transcribe a part of the film.

  18. January 12, 2014 7:54 am

    “Can somebody explain why several of MJ’s family members have claimed that MJ was an addict if he was not.” – Susanne

    Susanne (not Susannerb), I will explain that to you or anyone else interested. But first please can someone help me to transcribe this horrendous film which is much worse than I expected it to be?

    Is there anyone willing to help me? If someone does please start from the end as I will be starting from the beginning.

    Now that I’ve seen the film I AM NOT GOING TO LEAVE IT WITHOUT A COMMENT. Almost each episode of it is a LIE.

    A VERY BIG LIE.

  19. Susanne permalink
    January 12, 2014 5:39 am

    Can somebody explain why several of MJ’s family members have claimed that MJ was an addict if he was not. Janet said that MJ was an addict and that he was in denial, on Oprah, the first interview she did after MJ’s death. Also Joe Jackson and Latoya have said that they planned an intervention a couple of weeks before his death. They were going to send him to rehab. Why would the family say stuff like that if it’s not true? If he was who can blame or judge him? He should have been, after all he went through in his life. I mean how much can a man take. Addict or not, I will always respect and defend him because he was a great human being. Millions who are MJ defenders doesn’t need evidence to believe he was a great and goodhearted person, we just know, how can people not know and believe that? It’s so strange and weird to me that there are people out there who believe that MJ was a bad person. What planet are they from? Why don’t they take their blinders off and realize that MJ was a good man and he would never hurt a child. He was the last person on earth who would think of hurting a child.

  20. Mariam permalink
    January 11, 2014 10:46 pm

    I wish someone could make a graph of the timeline of Dr’s, what they gave MJ and what date and it might help to people to understand more in fact MJ was clean long time ago. People still think he was even addicted for propofol yet there is no supporting evidence that shows propofol is addicted except AEG expert testimony which is hard to believe.

  21. January 11, 2014 6:29 pm

    Helena, you do not know how this blog helped me defend Michael against the allegation that he was a drug addict! Some of the other MJ supporters including Charles Thompson believe that Michael was indeed a drug addict. I proved my point using your blog. Thanks so much for having this blog. It is amazing that there is this reference point we can all turn to vindicate Michael.

  22. January 11, 2014 4:56 pm

    “This travesty of a „documentary“ is now on YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsUYjwvW7Ik&feature=youtu.be ” – Susannerb

    Susannerb, thank you very much for the link. I finally forced myself to start watching it. I’ve only just begun and will continue tomorrow, but even the very beginning of the program contains an important point.

    Has anyone noticed that the ‘showbiz journalist’ James Desborough is actually the one who published a series of fraudulent articles about FBI files allegedly incriminating Michael? He published them in June-July 2013 in the midst of the AEG trial and all of them are FLAT LIES.

    Here is a sample article by James Desborough about “secret FBI files”, “24 boys abused over the period of 15 years” and other crap:


    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/michael-jackson-paid-23million-buying-2011662

    And now he is speaking in the autopsy program.

    How many more coincidences do we need to see the importance of all these connections between the AEG trial – whitewashing Murray – humiliating and slandering Michael after his death – and false molestation accusations?

  23. January 11, 2014 11:53 am

    Since Eddith’s comment is in French I Google translated it into English for all of us to understand:

    Like all the fans I’ve been following for over four years the information on the death of Michael, and as the years pass, the more I wonder where is the boundary between the info and the show. I am outraged to find that they have used this man as an exchange currency without respect, compassion and respect…. Where is the medical secrecy ? The doctors are paraded one after the other and unpack the shameless intimacy of his health, and the more it is murky, the better it is.
    Now that the autopsy is up where will they go? If this is the price of fame I’m happy to be anonymous.
    I do not know the laws of the United States, but isn’t there a stop of” torturing” these three children who see for too long the stoning to death of their father ? – Eddith

  24. Eddith permalink
    January 11, 2014 10:22 am

    Comme tous les fans je suis depuis plus quatre ans les informations sur le décès de Michael et plus les années passent plus je me demande où est la frontière entre l’info et le spectacle. Je suis outrée de constater qu’il n’y en a pas, on se sert de cet homme comme d’une monnaie d’échange sans respect, compassion, égard…. Où est le secret médical ? Les médecins défilent les uns après les autres et déballent sans pudeur l’intimité de sa santé, plus c’est glauque mieux c’est.
    Maintenant c’est l’autopsie jusqu’où iront-ils ? Si c’est le prix de la célébrité je suis heureuse de n’être qu’une anonyme.
    Je ne connais pas les lois américaines mais n’y en a t-il pas une pour arrêter de” torturer” ces trois enfants qui assistent depuis trop longtemps à la lapidation de leur père ?

  25. January 10, 2014 6:15 pm

    This travesty of a „documentary“ is now on YT:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsUYjwvW7Ik&feature=youtu.be

    I have read comments of fans who in fact defended the show and felt it helped to present Michael truthfully. It seems that many meanwhile are satisfied with tabloid documentaries full of half-truths and contradictions just to get tiny pieces of truth out. Is it really too much to demand the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
    Now everyone can watch it and form a personal opinion.

  26. January 10, 2014 5:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Mind Is The Magic and commented:
    Interesante :(

  27. Marsha permalink
    January 10, 2014 1:00 pm

    O my just saw the one photo of the so called Dr. shepherd do you see the glee in his eyes my goodness how disgusting

  28. Marsha permalink
    January 10, 2014 12:52 pm

    Dear Helena this I why I had wanted the real autopsy report published as widely as possible, and on as many sites as possible so that not just the fans could see the truth but others as well. And why I was so concerned about this program. there are programs in America that show autopsies DR. G for one. But Dr. G treats the deceased as well as their families with respect. And I am sure that she has the families consent. But even this show causes me to have some problems. Also the reason why I had wanted a wide publication of the autopsy was so that even based on the synopsis of the show that was printed people could complain about and refute the lies in the program even before it aired, (such as Michael being sick unto death which the actual autopsy refuted). so that they would flood the T.V station with complaints and perhaps stop this travesty. But be that as it may, for people like Brian and others it is to late. It is like the Australian radio station that had their worker pose as the Queen and ask about the condition of Prince Williams wife Kate after she had her baby which ended in the death of the nurse. The irresponsibility of the media is beyond belief, and should not be allowed anymore. The needless pain inflicted on the fans as well as others is shameful. And when Brian was asking about the others they plan to show, and the man from the T.V station would not name the others I have and have had a sneaking suspicion that the others were named just so that there would not be an even greater outcry over showing Micheal’s, so the they could say that O he is not the only one we are doing. But in reality they probably won’t even get to show the others ( that is if they really planned to do so in the first place.) And the info that the people behind this show may be connected to AEG does not surprise. but only strengthens my belief that they were trying to destroy Michael even from the time they contacted him about doing the shows. I have often wondered why Lloyds of London had issues with insuring Michael, esp. since he passed the physical, or why AEG felt that they needed so much insurance on him esp. cancellation insurance when Michael had not had that many cancelled tours or shows. and who started the rumors that he was sick or or in any other way incapacitated or hindered so that he would not be able to finish the tours. And also since the show seems to be so pro Murray I wonder if they had not planned to originally show this during the AEG trial?

  29. January 10, 2014 6:02 am

    There is no end to the exploitation of Michael Jackson.Autopsies are supposed to serve and respect the dead And it is indeed surprising that a sensational, and often incorrect and salauciuos autopsy report is just now shown the public.This is shameful in the highest degree and speaks ill of the people doing this as well of those accepting it. Autopsies are very personal and findings need to be me shown only in an abstract manner, ie drawings.This is morbid and appeals to the lowest interests only. I wonder how long this degradation of MJ will go on. We are often horrified of certain practices in the past.I wonder if not all this will be seen sometime in the future as a sign of the lowest instincts of the people of today..
    Thank everyone for the references.Shame on Dr. Shepherd. But obviously money can buy all.-They are intended to shame Michael, but in reality the shame is theirs alone.

  30. January 10, 2014 1:44 am

    “Could you please comment on those points (Rehab thing and the drugs found in MJ house and in his body) if you can? I might be misunderstood the drugs list.” – Mariam

    Mariam, of course Michael Jackson was in a rehab on just one occasion, in 1993.

    As to the medications found in MJ’s house I will try to look for sources describing them – a mere name of each drug will not say anything to any of us. All I can say at the moment is that the stock of medications in my home is probably 50 times as big as the one in Michael’s home. It was actually very scarce.

    And if you take away the various creams and things like Flomax for his prostate or Propofol and Lidocaine all of us know of there will be only some benzos left which I already described in this post.

  31. January 10, 2014 1:24 am

    “Helena, have you read Seanchai’s excellent article “Death As Entertainment”? http://smokewithoutfiremichaeljackson.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/death-as-entertainment-reconstructing-michael-jacksons-autopsy/She wrote it in December 2010 when the first “documentary” on MJ’s autopsy was scheduled to air. It’s worth reading again in light of the new “documentary” that recently aired.” – sanemjfan

    Sanemjfan, thank you very much. The article is magnificent. Everyone should read it and quote it to Channel 5. Here are just a couple of quotes from the article:

    Public dissection is a well documented historical phenomenon, though it has almost always been controversial. Dissections were conducted using the bodies of criminals – widely regarded as less deserving of dignity, in life and in death, than their law-abiding peers – as far back as the 14th century. The first recorded public dissection was carried out in Bologna, Italy, in 1315, by famed anatomist Mondino de Liuzzi, most likely using the body of an executed criminal.

    …No doubt there are some people who, given the history of public dissection, regard Michael Jackson as a fitting candidate for such an event. However, Michael Jackson was not a criminal. I have already written extensively on the fact that Jackson was innocent of the charges against him and should never have been prosecuted in the first place, and I could not possibly recap that argument here without digressing for several thousand words. Even on the most basic level, he is entitled to a presumption of innocence under Article 11 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and this right did not die with him.

    But, of course, the Discovery programme does not propose to dissect Michael Jackson; it will use an anatomically correct synthetic cadaver to demonstrate the state of his body and the procedures that were performed on it.

    …Autopsies are, by their nature, enormously invasive procedures. Every autopsy [warning - graphic description] to determine the cause of an unexplained death follows the same methodology, and aims not only to determine the cause of death but to identify any contributing factors, and to rule out other possible causes of death. The external condition of the body is recorded in detail. All of the organs, from the brain to the gonads, are removed, examined, and weighed. Depending on the findings of this procedure, tissue samples may be removed and submitted for toxicological assays. No detail of these procedures is omitted from the report on an autopsy.

    It is this procedure that the Discovery Channel proposes to re-enact in its upcoming programme, drawing from the autopsy report and the opinions of various medical experts. To re-enact the entire autopsy, which is presumably what the channel intends to do, would raise serious questions as to the purpose of the programme…”

    Full story: http://smokewithoutfiremichaeljackson.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/death-as-entertainment-reconstructing-michael-jacksons-autopsy/

  32. Mariam permalink
    January 9, 2014 11:56 pm

    Helena, what a wonderful respond as I expected from you. Love it; this is the actual truth about MJ. The Irish commentator and Brian are both incredible.

    I felt so sad and disturbed by the fact that our world is getting colder and concerned about our children’s future. Humanity is getting fade slowly and peoples losing their conscience and morality. Very scary

    C5 in fact lied about so many things besides MJ’s health, addiction propaganda, he inject propofol to himself theory, about his plastic surgery, I also observed that they said , MJ was on and off in rehab for numerous times. As far as I knew, he has been in rehab once in 1993/94. They also mentioned the drugs found or used by MJ/CM which I never know about it.
    I also thought it was pro-Murray and trying to vindicate Murray it seems like organized by Murray and AEG.

    Could you please comment on those points (Rehab thing and the drugs found in MJ house and in his body) if you can? I might be misunderstood the drugs list.

    Another question, is this Dr. Shepherd still working as forensic pathologist ? serving the public? He has no respect for human dignity what so ever, profiting from dead people body, slashing and cutting human body on TV for profit? Whose dad/mom/or brother and son is that body he played with? He is absolutely disgusting man, he must be insane. It is bad; seeing highly educated and professional people turned to this and live low life, a Dr. being a tabloid is very low, it is cheap.

  33. Christy permalink
    January 9, 2014 9:16 pm

    Just reading about the documentary makes me want to bring brain bleach..it’s so trashy..
    only one reason I am surprised Michael survived for as long as he did and that’s Murray’s complete and utter incompetence

  34. sanemjfan permalink
    January 9, 2014 7:41 pm

    Helena, have you read Seanchai’s excellent article “Death As Entertainment”?

    http://smokewithoutfiremichaeljackson.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/death-as-entertainment-reconstructing-michael-jacksons-autopsy/

    She wrote it in December 2010 when the first “documentary” on MJ’s autopsy was scheduled to air. It’s worth reading again in light of the new “documentary” that recently aired. Thanks!

  35. OnlyJustice4MJ permalink
    January 9, 2014 5:55 pm

    Oh Man !!! Helena, please if you can, find my email address that I use to register and email me…

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