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AUTOPSY: MICHAEL JACKSON’S LAST HOURS. Transcript of the false show on British TV

January 14, 2014

Friends, below is the transcript of the false autopsy show from British TV on which Susannerb and me have painstakingly worked for the past few days.

I added to the transcript the description of background pictures to give you a better idea of what it’s like. Almost every sentence here requires a comment but I’ve tried to limit myself to a complete minimum which is still a lot, I’m afraid.

The comments come in the form of side notes. The notes for the second part of the transcript will be added later as the potential for them is infinite and I am struggling to choose.

Dr.Richard Shepherd is not as bad as the other participants but there are a couple of questions to him too.

At the end of the text there is a link to the video in case the transcript hasn’t been enough for you. 

Part I

00:00  TV announcers: The singer Michael Jackson is reported to have died from a heart attack. …to the USLA medical center but it appears it was too late… Apparently suffered… He arrived in hospital in a deep coma and died….

[photos of MJ, TV people announcing the news, fans mourning]

00:12 Narrator: 2:26 pm on June 25th 2009. Michael Jackson, controversial megastar, entertainer and pop icon is pronounced dead in Los Angeles.

[photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney]

Reporter: Brother Jermaine says no one gave up.

Narrator: Jackson is just 50 years old.

[the photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney with a close-up on his face]

0:34 Reporter: The sidewalk just outside the hospital quickly became a strange mix of grieving for a loss and celebrating a unique brand of music.

[pictures of a fan crying and other fans dancing]

0:40 Narrator: His sudden and unexplained death sparks a police investigation that questions every detail of his passing.

[pictures of three pill bottles in the bathroom, propofol and saline bag, a bottle on the bedroom floor, three pill bottles and a syringe (without a needle) on a bedside table]

0:49 Police officer: Robbery/ homicide was assigned to this because of a high profound nature of it.

[picture of a helicopter flying]

Narrator: But it is his lifeless body that reveals the most telling answers.

Reporter: It was unceremoniously loaded in a van and driven to the LA County Coroner’s office.

Narrator: His corpse was pored over by a team of medical experts.

[the camera shows scissors cutting the skin]

Jermaine Jackson:  He is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest in his home. However the cause of his death is unknown until results of the autopsy are known.

[the picture of MJ’s dead body on a gurney]

1:25 AUTOPSY: The last hours of Michael Jackson [a break for a commercial]

1:30 Narrator: World-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Richard Shepherd has been performing high-profile autopsies for more than 25 years.

[Dr. Richard Shepherd walks into a darkened room with a notepad in his hands and leans over a synthetic cadaver]

Narrator: He was the expert witness at inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana, Jill Dando and victims of the 9/11 attacks

[Dr. Shepherd uses a knife on the body and places some tissue into a glass].

1:51 Dr. Shepherd: The fascinating thing about an autopsy is that it doesn’t just tell you how a person died. It can tell you even more – about how they lived. And it is non-judgmental. It is a scientific acquisition of facts. And the fact that the individual is a celebrity makes no difference at all.

[picture of MJ’s naked body with tags on his legs and hand]

Dr. Shepherd: There are no celebrities on the mortuary slab.

2:18 Narrator: Now Richard Shepherd will forensically unpick Jackson’s autopsy and piece together what happened in the final hours of his life.

[Dr. Shepherd is making notes in a pad]

2:30 Dr. Shepherd: This is a coroner’s report into the death of Michael Jackson [shows the autopsy papers]. These hard, cold medical facts tell us who he was and what he was doing. More than that they give a timeline of the events leading up to his death.

2:45 [the caption shows time 11:30 a.m. June 24th]

Narrator: June 24th 2009. Jackson is renting a mansion in Beverly Hills.  In just nineteen days time he will embark on a sell-out fifty date residency tour at London’s O2 arena.

[the MJ actor is shown waking up in his bed]

2:59 [photo of Michael as a child]

Narrator: Forty years previously Michael Jackson had burst onto the music scene [photo of Jackson 5]. As the lead singer of the Jackson 5 he was propelled into international mega stardom.

3:15 Terry Harvey, music promoter [with a cigar in his hands]: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. He was the king of entertainment.

[the video of MJ arriving for his last public performance at World Music Awards in London in 2006]

Terry Harvey: He did things that no one else could do. He was untouchable.

3:25 [photo of MJ in the Thriller era]

Narrator: Jackson was the most successful entertainer the world had ever seen [picture with Quincy Jones].

Narrator: Combined song and concert netted him an estimated $750 million dollars.

[picture of an article headlined 35M $ilence. Report says molesting 24 kids cost Jackson a mint. ‘FBI’files dated to ’89’ not given to prosecutors’].

This fabrication was published by the NY Daily on June 30, 2013 and is archived now.  It refers to some non-existent FBI files said to be full of "stomach-churning details about the late King of Pop’s seamy past” . The article names Anthony Pellicano as the source of those files. The truth is that there were NO secret FBI files and Pellicano said about his former client: "I have maintained Michael Jackson's innocence from the very start, and I still maintain that he is innocent." In 2011 the Daily Beast published a table of Pellicano’s clients adding that Pellicano found “damning evidence” against … the Chandlers, the accuser’s family. Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/08/07/pellicano-s-reach.html

This fabrication was published by the NY Daily on June 30, 2013 and is archived now. It refers to some non-existent FBI files said to be full of “stomach-churning details about the late King of Pop’s seamy past” . The article names Anthony Pellicano as the source of those files.
The truth is that there were NO secret FBI files and Pellicano said about his former client: “I have maintained Michael Jackson’s innocence from the very start, and I still maintain that he is innocent.”
In 2011 the Daily Beast published a table of Pellicano’s clients adding that Pellicano found “damning evidence” against … the Chandlers, the accuser’s family. Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/08/07/pellicano-s-reach.html

Narrator: But by 2009 his personal fortune had all but gone.

[the camera is slowly moving from left to right reading the headline]

Narrator: High profile court cases and reckless spending had left him on the brink of bankruptcy.

[the camera stops on the word $ilence]

3:44 Caption on the screen: Jackson’s mansion Beverly Hills 10 am June 19th 2009

[the camera shows the MJ actor in bed and the Murray actor in an armchair]

James Desborough is actually the author of the fabricated story about the non-existent FBI files. A series of his fictional articles on this issue appeared in the Daily Mirror in June 2013 right in the middle of the wrongful death case filed by Katherine Jackson against AEG. Charles Thomson, an award winning UK journalist has an excellent analysis of the FBI fraudulent series:     Incidentally, in one of the articles Charles Thomson called the Daily Mirror “an AEG-sponsored” paper. James Desborough is a former US editor of the now-defunct News of the World who was arrested by the police in the phone hacking scandal, but released in March 2012 after being for 8 months on bail. He said he was looking forward to resuming his career. Now he is a free lancer who works in Los Angeles and London. As part of his services his website lists “reputation management”. Lately he has been focusing on Michael Jackson.  More about his present activities in Los Angeles: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/james-desborough-british-journalism-still-best-despite-hacking-scandal

James Desborough is the AUTHOR of the fabricated story about the non-existent FBI files. A series of his fictional articles appeared in the Daily Mirror in June 2013 right in the middle of the wrongful death case filed by Katherine Jackson against AEG.
Charles Thomson, an award winning UK journalist has an excellent analysis of the FBI fraudulent series: http://charlesthomsonjournalist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-mirror-people-and-settlement-that.html
Incidentally, in his article Charles Thomson calls the Daily Mirror “an AEG-sponsored” paper.
James Desborough is a former US editor of the now-defunct News of the World who was arrested by the police in the phone hacking scandal, but released in March 2012 after being for 8 months on bail. Now he says he is looking forward to resuming his career. He works as a freelancer in Los Angeles and London. As part of his services his website lists “reputation management”. Lately he has been focusing on Michael Jackson.
Source: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/james-desborough-british-journalism-still-best-despite-hacking-scandal

3:50 James Desborough, showbiz journalist:

Michael Jackson had essentially been a recluse for 12 years, not touring, not really having any huge record releases like his past. He was around $400 million in debt. He also had over 30 lawsuits lined up against him.

4:15 Narrator: For Jackson there was only one way out.

[‘Murray’ is shown placing two pills into ‘MJ’s palm and him swallowing the pills].

Narrator: To ease his debt he must perform a grueling schedule of concerts in London. And to ensure his health and fitness he is depending on his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray. But Jackson would never make an opening night.

[The caring ‘Murray’ is shown putting overalls on ‘MJ’].

4:45 Dr. Shepherd: If you look at the autopsy the first thing we see is the male of approximately 50 years. There are no significant injuries but there are some grazes and abrasions to the center of the chest.

[he shows the photo of MJ’s naked body with an abrasion on his chest]

Dr. Shepherd: I don’t think these are significant as the cause of his death, but we do know that he had quite a prolonged and extensive resuscitation [photo of MJ’s naked body] and these injuries are typical of this type of resuscitation.

[the photo of MJ with a close up on the lower part of his naked body, followed by the picture of MJ “dangling” his baby son from the hotel balcony]

5: 06 Narrator: Jackson’s life was dogged with moments that were both controversial and bizarre. And the secrets revealed by his autopsy report are no different.

[the camera shows snatches from the autopsy report]

Dr. Shepherd: The autopsy report states that he is black and that is of course correct, but if you look to the body objectively not knowing that it is Michael Jackson it wouldn’t be that clear cut.

[the camera is going over the white skin of the MJ actor]

5:31 James Desborough: Millions of column inches have been devoted to the subject of Michael’s skin. Was he black? Was he turning white? Was he turning himself white? These are the questions that everyone wanted to know.

5:45 Caption – Oprah Winfrey show February 10th 1993

Oprah Winfrey: The color of your skin is obviously different than it was when you were younger.

Michael: Yes.

5:50 Narrator: Jackson tried to quash the rumors in a TV interview, but the manner of his answers and his body language made few believe him.

Oprah Winfrey: What have you done or are doing? Are you bleaching your skin? Is your skin lighter because you don’t like to be black?

Michael: I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. It’s something that I cannot help, okay? People make up stories that I don’t like to be who I am and it hurts me.

6:18 Dr. Shepherd: You can see from the autopsy that just as Jackson maintained he did have a skin condition. In the darker areas there are lighter blotches and it appears in these lighter blotches the skin stopped producing pigment.

melanocites produce melanin that darkens skin

Melanin colors the skin

[the animation shows how melanocite cells producing Melanin change the color of skin]

Narrator: Cells called melanocites produce a dark pigment Melanin that colors the skin, but these cells are absent in the autopsy.

Dr. Shepherd: And without it the skin is pale. That explains Jackson’s appearance and is consistent with the disease called Vitiligo.

A shot from the film shows there was no Melanin in MJ's body

A shot from the film shows there was no Melanin in MJ’s body

6:50 Narrator: So Jackson did have a skin disease but doubt still remained about all the claims he made in the interview.

[the camera moves over the MJ actor’s white body]

Oprah Winfrey: I just want to get this straight. You are not taking anything to change the color of your skin?

Michael: Oh God, no. We are trying to control it and using make-up evening it out because it makes blotches on the skin. I have to even out my skin.

[the camera shows the label of the Benoquin 20% cream admitted as evidence at Murray’s trial]

7:11 Narrator: But evidence found at the crime scene shows this wasn’t true.

[photo of an invoice from Applied Pharmacies for shipping 20 pcs of Benoquin cream]

Narrator:  Jackson spent a large amount of money on the skin bleaching drug called Benoquin.

[the Murray actor is shown rubbing the cream into the white arms of 'MJ']

7:23 James Disborough: It turns out that Michael had been getting treatment for his Vitiligo from a doctor called Arnold Klein for about 25 years.

[picture of MJ, Klein and Liz Taylor]

Narrator: Based in Beverly Hills Klein was the dermatologist to the stars. His other clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher and Sharon Stone.

[picture of all three of them]

7:45 Narrator: Klein recommended this lotion to Jackson when they first met. It prevents dark pigment being made in areas unaffected by vitiligo. For half of his life Jackson had been bleaching his skin.

[‘Murray’ in latex gloves is spreading Benoquin cream over the abdomen, shoulders and arms of the MJ actor]

Narrator: The King of Pop was fixated with his appearance.

Dr. Shepherd: There were several scars on his face and neck that are typical of previous plastic surgery. The nose is an extensive site of modification. It’s caved in on one side and the bridge is entirely missing.

The point about the “missing nose bridge” is surprising, especially when you hear it from a world-renowned pathologist. The autopsy report says nothing of the kind and since Dr. Shepherd has never seen the body with his own eyes it can only be a fabrication on his part ... or a quotation from one of the AEG medical experts who said that at some point MJ had suffered from this condition. The only entry in the autopsy report about the nose says that the “oronasal passages are unobstructed. A bandage is present on the tip of the nose” (see an excerpt from the autopsy report above).


The point about the “missing nose bridge” is surprising, especially when you hear it from a world-renowned pathologist.
The autopsy report says nothing of the kind
and since Dr. Shepherd has never seen the body with his own eyes it can only be a fabrication on his part … or a quotation from one of the AEG medical experts who said at the AEG trial that at some point in time MJ had suffered from this condition.
The only entry in the autopsy report about the nose says that  “the oronasal passages are unobstructed. A bandage is present on the tip of the nose” (see the above excerpt)

8:17 Narrator: Jackson would become addicted to plastic surgery.

Narrator: And this all-consuming obsession can be traced back to a single catastrophic event.

8:36 Caption on the screen: AUTOPSY: The last hours of Michael Jackson [a break for a commercial]

8:41 Narrator: On June 25th 2009 pop megastar Michael Jackson died suddenly in Los Angeles. The world was shocked by his passing asking why the King of Pop died at just 50 years of age.

[photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney is followed by a close up on Michael’s face]

8:59 Narrator: Now leading forensic pathologist Dr. Shepherd is investigating Jackson’s autopsy and uncovering secrets hidden in Jackson’s life.

[Dr. Shepherd is looking at an X-ray in a darkened room and writing something on an autopsy report]

9:11 Dr. Shepherd: There were several scars on his face and neck that are typical of previous plastic surgery. And he had a cleft inserted into his chin which would certainly have changed his appearance.

[picture of smiling MJ with a cleft in his chin]

9:23 Dr. Shepherd: The nose is an extensive site of modification.

Another doctor, Dr. Richard Strick who looked into MJ's  medical records for prosecutor Tom Sneddon, explained the reason for Michael's nasal surgery - it was due to Lupus: "Lupus is an autoimmune disease and he also had skin involvement, which had destroyed part of the skin of his nose and his nasal surgeries and all were really reconstructive, to try and look normal. "The first [surgery] was to try and reconstruct from some scar tissue and obstruction that had happened with the skin there. It didn't work out very well and all subsequent attempts were to make it right."

Another doctor, Dr. Richard Strick who looked into MJ’s medical records for prosecutor Tom Sneddon, explained the reason for Michael’s nasal surgery – after the initial surgery the rest of it was due to Lupus:”Lupus is an autoimmune disease and he also had skin involvement, which had destroyed part of the skin of his nose and his nasal surgeries and all were really reconstructive, to try and look normal.
“The first [surgery] was to try and reconstruct from some scar tissue and obstruction that had happened with the skin there. It didn’t work out very well and all subsequent attempts were to make it right.” 

[the blurred scene of the MJ actor applying something to his nose]

Dr. Shepherd: It’s caved in on one side and the bridge is entirely missing. And this is one of the signs of extensive plastic surgery.

9:36 James Desborough: His brothers used to tease him about the size of his nose calling him “Big nose”.

[photos of MJ as a child and of Jackson 5]

It really left an emotional scar on him. And the minute he found out about plastic surgery he began to have work on his nose.

9:49 Narrator: Over the years Jackson visited the surgeons’ table again and again – changing not only his nose but almost his entire face.

[the picture of young Marlon Jackson is compared with the photos of MJ after his nose surgery]

Narrator: In the press he became known as Wacko Jacko. It was public property. But the autopsy reveals he did manage to keep one secret from the media for 25 years.

[Dr. Shepherd is looking at an X-ray and writes something in a note pad]

10:13 Dr. Shepherd: Jackson’s hair is not his own. He is wearing a wig. It is held on by semi-permanent glue and there are some sparse areas of his own hair on the side and back of his head.

[the MJ actor is shown with a bottle of glue and a brush in his hand]

Narrator: Other than these patches the King of Pop was almost entirely bald.

[the blurred picture of the MJ actor applying glue to his forehead]

Narrator: Despite being a tabloid target he had kept this hidden for a quarter of a century.

10:38 Dr. Shepherd: His scalp reveals reason for his baldness.

A question to Dr. Richard Shepherd participating in the program: How could he know about the glue on MJ's head if it was not mentioned in the autopsy report? When Karen Faye was cross-examined by Mr. Putnam for AEG she had to reveal that she had fixed Michael’s wig by a special procedure but refused to explain what it was. She actually asked Mr. Putnam not to reveal the intimate details she had evidently disclosed to him in her earlier deposition to him. Here is an excerpt from Karen Faye’s testimony on June 28, 2013: Faye: ..the process of his hair took a long time. … I told you last time I didn't want all the details at this point. Putnam: OK. ..And that's why, when it says "estimated five hours, but could be more or less," you're talking about five hours... the reason it's so long we're talking about is because of how much had to be done? Faye: Correct. Putnam: And, again, not going into details. There were certain things that had to be clipped into the scalp? Faye: More extensive than that, but, yes. Putnam: I was trying to not give all the details. However since the details about the glue are neither in the autopsy report nor in Karen Faye's testimony, did Dr. Shepherd learn them from the AEG lawyer?

A question to Dr. Richard Shepherd:
How could he know about the glue on MJ’s head if it was not mentioned in the autopsy report?
When Karen Faye was cross-examined by Mr. Putnam for AEG she had to reveal that she had fixed Michael’s wig by a special procedure but refused to explain what it was. She actually asked Mr. Putnam not to reveal in public the intimate details she had evidently disclosed to him in her earlier deposition.
Here is an excerpt from Karen Faye’s testimony on June 28, 2013:
Faye: ..the process of his hair took a long time. … I told you last time I didn’t want all the details at this point.
Putnam: OK. ..And that’s why, when it says “estimated five hours, but could be more or less,” you’re talking about five hours… the reason it’s so long we’re talking about is because of how much had to be done?
Faye: Correct.
Putnam: And, again, not going into details. There were certain things that had to be clipped into the scalp?
Faye: More extensive than that, but, yes.
Putnam: I was trying to not give all the details.However since the details about the glue are neither in the autopsy report nor in Karen Faye’s testimony,  are we to understand that Dr. Shepherd learned them from the AEG lawyer?

[the autopsy drawing shows scars on the back of MJ’s head]

Dr. Shepherd: There’s an area of scarring on the top and back of his head. And this scarring is consistent with the burn.

10:50 The caption on the screen dates MJ’s Pepsi burn as January 27, 1984.

[the full video of the accident is shown]

10:51 Narrator: In 1984 Jackson was at the height of his powers. His album Thriller had become the biggest selling album of all time. Filming a Pepsi commercial with his brothers would mark the start of his decline, when a pyrotechnic device set fire to his hair. He suffered severe second and third-degree burns to his scalp which left him needing to wear wigs for the rest of his life.

11:26 Ian Halperin Author, Unmasked, the Final Years of Micheal (sic) Jackson:

Michael never recovered from that. The Pepsi incident changed Michael’s career forever. Michael became extremely self-conscious about his appearance. He became extremely paranoid about the people around him. He felt damaged, he felt hurt, he felt betrayed.

[a blurred video of ‘MJ’ putting his jacket and a dark cloak on]

11:51 Narrator: The accident also triggered a habit that eventually claimed his life.  Recovering from his injuries he became hooked on painkillers. These were gateway drugs that led to multiple drug addictions.

[a blurred picture of ‘MJ’ shaking something from a vial of pills into his palm and swallowing it]

12:08 Emma Kenny, counselor & psychologist:  A gateway drug is something you can buy over the counter.  And because it is so hugely available it means that people who may be susceptible to wanting to having harder drugs can get involved in that process. So you may start on Paracetamol and then you may lead up until much more dangerous drugs.

12:28 Narrator: Over the years Jackson also became dependent on sedatives, alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs and even morphine.

[several pictures of MJ with fans screaming in the background]

12:40 Narrator: Without prescription drugs he could not function, sing, dance or perform.

[MJ speaks at a press-conference on March 5, 2009]

Michael Jackson at the press-conference: I love you. I really do. You have to know that.

Narrator: Six months before his death Michael Jackson announced a punishing schedule of 50 concerts.

Michael Jackson: I’ll be performing the songs my fans want to hear. This is it. I mean this is really it. This is the final – this is the final curtain call.

A small correction:  Before rehearsals began it was Randy Phillips who was telling everyone how excited Michael Jackson was about the shows and Michael Jackson, on the contrary was trying to tell his fans and the general public that he had never agreed to do 50 shows: "Michael Jackson was thrilled at selling 50 shows," said AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips in a statement.  Phillips' statements followed a widely publicized report from UK-based tabloid The Sun, which contended that the pop singer was less than thrilled about his long-term ties to the London stage. "I'm really angry with them booking me up to do 50 shows. I only wanted to do 10, and take the tour around the world to other cities, not 50 in one place," the tabloid reportedly quoted Jackson. "I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50." http://www.ticketnews.com/news/AEG-Live-confirms-Michael-Jackson-will-perform-all-50-concerts695019

Two small corrections:1) “Six months before his death” Michael Jackson did NOT announce any 50 shows. In December 2008 he announced nothing at all. In fact  until mid-March 2009 he  didn’t  even know of 50 shows himself.
2)
And it was the former AEG CEO Randy Phillips and NOT Michael Jackson who told everyone how excited MJ was about the shows:
“Michael Jackson was thrilled at selling 50 shows,” said AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips in a statement.
Phillips’ statements followed a widely publicized report from UK-based tabloid The Sun, which contended that the pop singer was less than thrilled about his long-term ties to the London stage.
“I’m really angry with them booking me up to do 50 shows. I only wanted to do 10, and take the tour around the world to other cities, not 50 in one place,” the tabloid reportedly quoted Jackson. “I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50.”
http://www.ticketnews.com/news/AEG-Live-confirms-Michael-Jackson-will-perform-all-50-concerts695019 

13:15 James Desborough: Before rehearsals began Michael Jackson was telling everyone how excited he was about coming out and reclaiming his crown as the King of Pop, and also showing his kids what he could do on the global stage.

13:34 Narrator: But behind closed doors the promoters AEG were concerned that Jackson wasn’t up to performing his trademark high-energy routines.

[the blurred picture of ‘MJ’ sitting in a car and swallowing a pill]

13:45 Narrator: They began to question health scares published by the press.

[snatches from some emails say: urgent attention… hospitalized…cancer… bleeding…anorexia].

Narrator: His personal doctor Conrad Murray assured them that apart from his insomnia Jackson was in good physical condition.

[the camera shows an excerpt from Murray’s medical records of August, 2008 with words “insomnia” and “great health” singled out. The text said:

“Patient complains of insomnia and difficulty to sleep. He has no evidence of mood changes or signs of depression. He is otherwise doing quite well and at this time is in great health.

Plan: 1) Restoril 30mg I po hs PRN 2) Follow-up as needed. Conrad R. Murray M.D.]

13:59 Narrator: But not everyone was so convinced.

[the camera shows the gargantuan Terry Harvey with a cigar sitting in a car]

Terry Harvey: Ha-ha-ha.

Narrator: Terry Harvey is a music promoter with close links to the Jackson family.

14:11 Terry Harvey:  How fit would someone have to be to perform for 2,5 hours in good shape? Do I think Michael didn’t have the energy and stamina for fifty nights? He didn’t have the stamina to do 30 minutes.

[the MJ actor is shown walking in a dark cloak in the corridor of an O2 arena]

14:29 Ian Halperin: Michael knew deep down – there was no way he’d be able to perform 50 shows.

[blurred picture of ‘MJ’ walking in a dark cloak]

Ian Halperin: Michael told people close to him – he didn’t know he could do two shows.

Someone should tell this cynical ass that if Michael Jackson was able to dance like he danced on June 23-24 AFTER TWO MONTHS OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, it means that he could have pulled ANY number of shows ON CONDITION he had enough sleep.

Someone should tell this cynical ass that if Michael Jackson was able to dance like he danced on June 23-24 AFTER TWO MONTHS OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, it means that he could have pulled ANY number of shows ON CONDITION he had enough sleep.

14:43 Narrator: So what was the truth about Jackson’s fitness?  Was he really up to the tour?

14:50 Dr. Shepherd [with the autopsy report in his hands]:

The report says he is 136 pounds in weight and he is 5 foot 9 [inches] and he is tall which gives a BMI of 20,1 which is normal. So though he appears slightly thin he is within the acceptable range. You might expect some furring up of the arteries in a man aged fifty but Michael Jackson had no evidence of this. And his heart was in good condition too, so for a man of his age he was in good shape.

15:15 Narrator: Yet Jackson was clearly in trouble at rehearsals.

[the fragment of This is it rehearsal dated June 19th shows MJ doing Billy Jean. He is shown mostly walking]

The date of June 19th the authors give for Billie Jean rehearsal is ridiculous. On June 19th MJ felt so bad that he couldn't even set his foot on the stage. Billie Jean was rehearsed at the very beginning of June at the Forum (as the seats around the stage show it). And Michael could still spin!

The date of June 19th the authors give for Billie Jean rehearsal is ridiculous. On June 19th MJ felt so bad that he couldn’t even set his foot on the stage.
Billie Jean was rehearsed at the very beginning of June at the Forum (as the seats around the stage show it).
Michael explained to the company that he wasn’t going “full out”, but in early June he could still spin!

Narrator: He was short of breath, stiff and unable to perform the routines he was famous for. In the autopsy Richard Shepherd has found a reason for Jackson’s lackluster performance.

15:34 Dr. Shepherd: Several X-rays were taken of Michael Jackson. They showed he had osteoarthritis in some of his fingers and his spine.

15:42 Narrator: The vertebrae in the spine are cushioned by areas of cartilage. In osteoarthritis the cartilage degenerates and the bones are left unprotected. This places pressure on the joint and in extreme circumstances the bones can grind together.

[the animation illustrates the process]

16:06 Dr. Shepherd: This is a condition that would cause him some pain and stiffness and might limit his movements.

16:12 Narrator: Osteoarthritis would explain why Jackson isn’t performing with his trademark sleekness

[a fragment from Billy Jean again]

The bones grinding each other was the reason for the "pajama" incident at the 2005 trial. However no one cared to explain it in the program

The bones grinding each other were the reason for the “pajama” incident at the 2005 trial. However no one cared to explain it in the program.By the way the autopsy report says that MJ was suffering from “Mild degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower lumbar spine facet joints” 

16:19 Dr. Shepherd: It is a degenerative condition which would only get worse. And though it is not uncommon for a man of 50 it can be triggered by an injury.

16:28 Narrator: In 1999 Jackson did suffer an injury to his spine.

[a video of the accident MJ had when a bridge fell during a Munich concert]

Narrator: During a concert in Germany he plunged 50 feet into an orchestra pit. Although he carried on performing he collapsed in agony soon afterwards. Osteoarthritis could explain why he was struggling with movement. But it couldn’t explain why he was struggling to breathe.

17:12 Dr. Shepherd: His organs were in good condition for his age. The exception is his lungs and they were like a battlefield. The lining of the airway showed a lot of damage and both lungs showed wide-spread inflammation and quite extensive scarring. For Michael Jackson it would have made it hard of him to exert himself and he would have fatigued more easily, and that’s the question I would want to ask – What caused all this damage?

17:36 Narrator: A possible explanation is written all over Jackson’s face. In his mid 20s he developed a symmetrical red rash around his cheeks [photos of MJ of the Thriller era with a red rash on his face], a classic symptom of another rare skin disease – Discoid Lupus which causes hair to fall out anywhere on the body and can damage the lips.

17:59 [photo of dead MJ on the gurney with a close up on his face]

18:00 Dr. Shepherd: We can see from the autopsy that Jackson had dark tattoos on his eye-brows and there were tattoos on his eyelids like eyeliners. And he also got tattoos in pink around his lips.

[photo of dead MJ on the gurney with a close up on his face]

18:12 Narrator: Lupus would also explain Jackson’s habit of using umbrellas.

[photos of MJ with an umbrella]

Narrator: The disease leaves skin sensitive to sunlight. And it doesn’t only affect the skin. It can reek havoc across the whole body.

18:29 Dr. Shepherd: Lupus is an autoimmune disease. And these diseases occur when the body attacks part of itself.

Lungs before white blood cells attack them

Lungs before white blood cells attack them

[animation of white blood cells attacking foreign invaders in the body]

Narrator: White blood cells usually attack foreign invaders in the body.

[animation of white blood cells attacking lungs in lupus]

Narrator: But in lupus these cells strike at the body itself including the lungs – leaving them heavily damaged.

Lungs after white blood cells attack them in Lupus

Lungs after white blood cells attack them in Lupus

18:55 Dr. Shepherd: A chronic disease would have episodes of remission and recurrence. And the recurrence can be triggered off by a number of things – stress, exertion and lack of sleep.

19:05 Narrator: But is there an alternative explanation for Jackson’s lung damage?

[a picture of empty vials and a syringe on the screen]

19:12 Narrator: The 25 years and the increasingly unstable and drug-dependent Jackson had been visiting the clinic of dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein.

[picture of the clinic and the door opening to it]

According to those who worked there these visits had become less and less about his skin.

19:32 Jason Pfieffer, Dr. Klein’s former office-manager: He would be in the office a couple times a week and have very minor procedures done. When he got to the office I would take him in the back door and put him in the procedure room and at that point I go get Dr. Klein’s nurse Ellen and say “Michael is here and he wants a shot”.

Firstly, Michael NEVER asked Klein for a shot of Demerol. Klein always said it was the drug of his choice and MJ never said that he wanted it. The  example is Klein's interview with Harvey Levin on November 5, 2009: Levin: Did he ever ask you for Demerol? Klein: No. Levin: He never said, “I want Demerol”? Klein: No Levin: There was a lot of talk that Michael would come to you for procedures, not because he necessarily wanted the procedures but he wanted the drugs that would put him under. Klein: No, because I did the procedures frequently with no anesthesia, I mean, no prior anesthesia. I wasn’t giving Michael drugs because he was a drug addict, I was giving Michael drugs because the procedures to rebuild his face were very arduous.

Firstly, Michael NEVER asked Klein for a shot of Demerol.
Klein always said it was the drug of HIS choice and MJ never said that he wanted it.
For example, see Klein’s interview with Harvey Levin on November 5, 2009:
Levin: Did he ever ask you for Demerol?
Klein: No.
Levin: He never said, “I want Demerol”?
Klein: No
Levin: There was a lot of talk that Michael would come to you for procedures, not because he necessarily wanted the procedures but he wanted the drugs that would put him under.
Klein: No, because I did the procedures frequently with no anesthesia, I mean, no prior anesthesia.
I wasn’t giving Michael drugs because he was a drug addict, I was giving Michael drugs because the procedures to rebuild his face were very arduous.

[the MJ actor is rolling up his sleep for a shot in his arm]

19:53 Narrator: On every visit he would receive at least one injection. The syringe was full of Demerol, a powerful medical version of Heroin.

[the nurse is shown making an injection]

20:07 Jason Pfieffer: Usually the effects were pretty quick. He might pass out, he might be just tired, he might be loopy.

[the head of the MJ actor falls back on the sofa]

20:16 Narrator: And Jackson didn’t always come to see Dr. Klein alone.

20:20 Jason Pfeiffer: If he was with the kids it would be a little bit of a distraction for him. The kids would usually sit in Dr. Klein’s office. They’d be running and screaming and joking and I’d just say it would be a lot of fun until Michael got really out of it.

20:37 Narrator: As the tour approached Jackson’s requests for these injections became more and more frequent.

20:44 Jason Pfeiffer: He would come in and he would demand to see Dr. Klein quickly and he would want a shot of Demerol as quickly as possible and you could tell that there was something going on.

[an injection is being made into the arm of the actor]

20:56 Narrator: By taking the drug Jackson risked severe lung damage, addiction and even death.

Secondly, in June the visits to Klein’s office were NOT getting more frequent – they were getting RARER. Michael went to Klein's office on June 1, 3, 4, 10, 16 and 22. And with every new visit the doses were getting less and less. On June 4 Demerol was not used at all and on June 16 and 22 MJ was given only 100ml of it. The program tells a lie about MJ's "frequent" use of Demerol in June and specifically on June 18th in an attempt to prove that MJ felt very bad the next day as he was "suffering from Demerol withdrawal", which real addicts experience several hours after the drug intake. However most of MJ's visits to Klein's office were in April and May, and in June 2009 they were once a week only. And on June 18th Michael did NOT visit Klein, so his bad health on the 19th and in June in general was NOT due to Demerol. For the dates of visits please see Klein's invoice submitted to AEG (cited above): http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/1027_klein_jackson_wm.pdf P.S. And of course MJ was in a rehab only just once about which he announced to the whole world in a radio and TV statement

Secondly, in June the visits to Klein’s office were NOT getting more frequent – they were getting RARER.
Michael went to Klein’s office on June 1, 3, 4, 10, 16 and 22. And with every new visit the doses were getting less and less.
On June 4 Demerol was not used at all and on June 16 and 22 MJ was given only 100ml of it.
The program tells a lie about MJ’s “frequent” use of Demerol in June and specifically on June 18th in an attempt to prove that MJ felt very bad the next day as he was “suffering from Demerol withdrawal”, which real addicts experience several hours after the drug intake.However most of MJ’s visits to Klein’s office were in April and May, and in June 2009 they were once a week only.
And on June 18th Michael did NOT visit Klein, so his bad health on the 19th and in June in general was NOT due to Demerol.
For the dates of visits please see Klein’s invoice submitted to AEG (cited above): http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/1027_klein_jackson_wm.pdf
And of course MJ was in a rehab on one occasion only. He simply announced it to the whole world twice – in a statement before treatment and after it in 1993.

[the photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney with a close up on his face]

Narrator: But Demerol is not what killed Michael Jackson.

21:12 The caption – AUTOPSY: The last hours of Michael Jackson [a break for a commercial]

21:18 [Dr. Shepherd is shown looking at an X-ray]

Narrator: Leading forensic pathologist Richard Shepherd is investigating the final hours of Michael Jackson’s life.

[the photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney with a close-up on his face]

21:29 Dr. Shepherd: The autopsy shows there are no significant injuries on the body and there is no evidence of any significant disease except in the lungs. And so we turn to the next stage. We look at the tell-tale chemical clues in the body – the toxicology report.

[the MJ actor is shown swallowing 2 pills in his bed]

21:44 Narrator: Jackson had well-publicized problems with prescription drugs.

[the MJ actor swallows pills in a car]

Narrator: He’d been in rehab several times and had admitted to addictions to painkillers.

[the MJ actor rolls up his sleeve for a shot]

And third, Dr. Klein was making intramuscular injections of painkillers in the RUQ and LUQ which (as was explained at Murray's trial) stands for Right and Left Upper Quandrants. He was not making them in the vein (as this programs shows)

And third, Dr. Klein was making  INTRAMUSCULAR injections of Demerol (and not in the vein as this program shows it). The injections were made into the RUQ and LUQ which  stand for Right and Left Upper Quandrants. After that Klein worked on wrinkles around  MJ’s eyes and other areas as this medical record for April 27  shows it

Narrator: In 2009 he was also having frequent injections of Demerol, a pharmacological equivalent of Heroin.

[the nurse is giving a shot to the MJ actor in the arm]

And by early June Jackson was struggling at the rehearsals for his This is it tour.

22:13 Emma Kenny, counseller & psychologist: Demerol is an incredibly powerful drug. So if you would turn up at a rehearsal on it the reality is you would be disorientated, you’d be dizzy,  you’d also struggle with your breath as  it creates a shortage of breath. Now this is literally the opposite of what’s required when you are performing.

22:27 Narrator: But in just 19 days time Jackson was due to embark on his record-breaking 50-date residency in London.

[picture of an ad of This is it film]

22:37 James Desborough: Michael Jackson’s mind was not ready. Though publicly he was telling people: “Yes, I can do this” it was clear that by the way he was not turning up for rehearsals, ignoring important production meetings this man was not ready for the This is it comeback.

This excerpt from the May 21, 2013 testimony of Shawn Trell, General Counsel for AEG, should remind James Desborough and some AEG people that Michael's contract didn't obligate him to rehearse AT ALL.  His only obligation was to provide a first class tour.  As to rehearsals NO tour promoter is allowed to distate MJ or any other Artist.  Shawn Trell: "Even the notion of it would be offensive."   John Meglen of AEG:  “It drove Franco Crazy that Celine Dion wouldn't show up for rehearsals.  I wasn't worried about Celine, I was more concerned about Franco and him having a nervous breakdown”.    Randy Phillips: "The only requirement an artist had is to deliver a class act show. Enrique Iglesias never showed up to rehearsals in the last tour. I thought it was odd, but Enrique Iglesias showed up in Boston, did an amazing show, got great reviews."

This excerpt from the May 21, 2013 testimony of Shawn Trell, General Counsel for AEG, should remind James Desborough and some AEG people that Michael’s contract didn’t obligate him to rehearse AT ALL.
His only obligation was to provide a first class tour.
NO tour promoter is allowed to dictate MJ or any other Artist what to do .
Shawn Trell of AEG: “Even the notion of something like that it would be offensive to an artist. No tour promoter or tour producer is dictating when somebody shows up.”
John Meglen of AEG: “It drove Franco crazy that Celine Dion wouldn’t show up for rehearsals. I wasn’t worried about Celine, I was more concerned about Franco and him having a nervous breakdown”.
Randy Phillips, former AEG CEO: “The only requirement an artist had is to deliver a class act show. Enrique Iglesias never showed up to rehearsals in the last tour. I thought it was odd, but Enrique Iglesias showed up in Boston, did an amazing show, got great reviews.”

22:50 Narrator: The situation became so desperate that the tour’s producer Kenny Ortega [photo of smiling Kenny Ortega on the screen] sent an impassioned email to the promoters.

23:00 Caption: Voice of Kenny Ortega [the words in bold type appear on the screen]:

My concern is he appeared quite weak and fatigued this evening. He had a terrible case of the chills , was trembling, rambling and obsessing. Everything in me says he should be psychologically evaluated. And I believe that he really wants this. It would shatter him, break his heart if we pulled the plug. He is terribly frightened .. It broke my heart. He was like a lost boy. There still may be a chance he can rise to the occasion if we get him the help he needs. Sincerely, Kenny

23:29 [MJ is going along the corridor in a dark cloak, the caption says it is June 24th 2009]

23:30 Narrator: The promoters issued Jackson an ultimatum   – shape up or they will pull the plug. $400 million in debt, for Jackson this was not an option.

23:45 James Desborough: It was clear that this was about the money being on the line. For Michael – he didn’t have a choice. He had to be there or he’d lose his home, his kids would be homeless and he would be in financial ruin.

23:59 [footage of Billy Jean with a caption saying that it is June 19th 2009]

[At this point I can't resist interrupting the transcript and posting a Youtube fragment of Billie Jean performed by Michael Jackson for This is it. Of course it was not on June 19th when Michael could not even go on the stage - it was at the beginning of June at the Forum stage. Michael is not dancing full-out as this is a rehearsal and not a show]

 Part II

24:03 Narrator: As this footage shows five days earlier Jackson had been struggling at rehearsals. He seems sluggish and not in control of his body.

24:14 [footage of MJ performing on June 24th].

Narrator: But the effect of the promoters’ threat was stunning. His next performance was described as ‘electric’ by members of the production team. He was agile, lively and like the Michael Jackson of old.

24:35 James Desborough: Suddenly he makes a miraculous recovery. He gets on stage, he performs 30 to 40 minutes and he is dancing, he is singing and performing in a way which makes them a lot happier.

24:51 Narrator: So how did a 50-year old man with osteoarthritis, lupus, scarred lungs and an addiction to Demerol manage to turn it around?

[footage of This is it rehearsal on June 24th].

Narrator: The clue is lying in Jackson’s body. He gets another narcotic.

25:10 Dr. Shepherd [with the autopsy report in his hands]:

Just for a start, Ephedrine is NOT a narcotic. Every cough and cold mixture has ephedrine as one of the ingredients.  However its sale is controlled in the US as due to its similarity in chemical structure to amphetamines it is used as a chemical precursor in the illicit manufacture of narcotics.  It is also a powerful stimulant, especially in a combination with caffeine.  There was no Ephedrine found in MJ’s home, however the police did find it in a combination with Caffeine and Aspirin (ECA) in a bottle with 14 pills and no name of doctor or patient on it.  Judging by the fact that Ephedrine is not for sale in California but is allowed in Texas (and other states) this medication could be easily provided by Murray. Propofol does not leave a patient groggy or give him a hangover, however benzodiazepines do and to counterbalance their effect Murray could feed the ECA mix to MJ energize him after the benzos he had allegedly used to “wean” MJ off of Propofol in the last three days. Ephedrine was found only in MJ’s urine and the time span between taking and excreting it is consistent with its administration in the morning prior to the June 24th rehearsal.  The bottle was found in Conrad Murray’s bag among other medications, so as a very minimum Murray knew about Ephedrine and as a maximum procured and administered it himself. Saying that Michael was “taking” things when all these medications (including Propofol and benzos) were GIVEN to him by a doctor is an unforgivable play with semantics.  And ECA is not “yet another drug”. It is the same ephedrine that was found in Murray’s bag and in MJ’s body.

Just for a start, Ephedrine is NOT a narcotic. Every cough and cold mixture has ephedrine as one of its ingredients.
However its sale is controlled in the US as it can be used as a chemical precursor in the illicit manufacture of narcotics.
It is also a powerful stimulant.
There was no Ephedrine in MJ’s home. The police found Ephedrine in a combination with Caffeine and Aspirin (ECA) in a bottle with 14 pills with no patient or doctor names. Judging by the fact that Ephedrine is not for sale in California but is allowed in Texas (for example) this medication could be easily provided by MURRAY.
Propofol does not leave a patient groggy while benzos do, and Murray needed to counterbalance them as benzos were HIS choice.
Since Ephedrine was found only in MJ’s urine the time span points to it being given in the morning of June 24th. The bottle was found in Conrad Murray’s bag among other medications, so as a very minimum Murray KNEW about Ephedrine and as a maximum he PROCURED and administered it HIMSELF.
And ECA is not “yet another drug”. It is the same and only ephedrine that was found in Murray’s bag and in MJ’s body.
* * *
P.S. Oh my God, how could I forget? David Walgren discussed this bottle with Ms. Fleak, the coroner’s investigator and said that the bottle came from Applied Pharmacy services and was therefore ordered by MURRAY! So it wasn’t MJ who was “taking” it, but Murray who was GIVING it to him! See Ms. Fleak testimony at 1:20 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w2pVcIdcsU

Extensive toxicological testing was performed on numerous samples taken from Jackson’s body. In the urine sample it was noted that a drug called ephedrine was present. Ephedrine is similar to the naturally occurring adrenalin in the body. And adrenalin is the hormone that prepares the body for fight or flight.

[the autopsy report showing traces of ephedrine is on the screen].

Dr. Shepherd: When Jackson took ephedrine it would have been to energize himself.

25:35 Narrator: Jackson had turned to yet another drug [photo of MJ’s house]. In his house police discovered tablets of ECA, a powerful stimulant made from caffeine, aspirin and ephedrine.

[picture of 3 pill bottles on MJ’s bedside. The narrator does not explain that it is Diazepam, Lorazepam and Flomax for the prostate]

Narrator: At high levels this drug can trigger a cardiac failure – the ultimate cause of Jackson’s death.

[picture of 3 pill bottles and a cream in the bathroom. No ECA again]

25:57 Dr. Shepherd: Because the ephedrine is present in his urine and not in his blood, it can’t be having an effect on Jackson’s body and so it can’t have contributed to his death.

26:05 Narrator: But the autopsy throws up a further narcotic surprise.

26:11 Dr. Shepherd: The toxicology analysis looked for but didn’t find Demerol and that shows that Jackson hadn’t been taking the drug for some time.

26:20 Narrator: Jackson made it through his make or break rehearsal by loading his body with stimulants and coming off the heroin-like drug Demerol.

[the MJ actor is shown in a car]

Narrator: But as he returned to his Carolwood mansion this strategy would have deadly repercussions. Because suddenly coming off Demerol is highly risky.

Emma Kenny likes elaborating on the effects of Demerol though it was not even found in MJ’s body or house. To learn more about Emma please see  what UK clinical psychologists think about her.  Their forum thread is called : “Therapy/Therapists media portrayal and Emma Kenny”, March 2013 •"The more I think about this the more enraged I get. When I searched on the internet 'Emma Kenny', it is all over the place. In newspapers, websites and news that this woman is a psychologist. In the programme is ‘The Year of Making Love’ it actually states 'Emma is a clinical psychologist' which she is not. Worst of all, she is doing nothing to correct people, newspapers, TV that this is not the case. Obviously she is making money out of this fact. She is making comment on people's lives and giving advice on a false pretext. It is completely unethical. • "Sadly, membership of the BABCP is open to anyone and costs about £60/year: it is different from being accredited by the BABCP but it is unlikely that your average layperson would know this. This isn't the first example I've heard of dodgy practitioners misrepresenting BABCP membership in this way ". http://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13708&start=90#p136849

Emma Kenny likes to make theories about something that was not even found in MJ’s body or house.
To learn more about Emma please see what UK clinical psychologists think about her. Their forum thread is called : “Therapy/Therapists media portrayal and Emma Kenny”, March 2013
•”The more I think about this the more enraged I get. When I searched on the internet ‘Emma Kenny’, it is all over the place. In newspapers, websites and news that this woman is a psychologist. In the programme is ‘The Year of Making Love’ it actually states ‘Emma is a clinical psychologist’ which she is not. Worst of all, she is doing nothing to correct people, newspapers, TV that this is not the case. Obviously she is making money out of this fact. She is making comment on people’s lives and giving advice on a false pretext. It is completely unethical.
• “Sadly, membership of the BABCP is open to anyone and costs about £60/year: it is different from being accredited by the BABCP but it is unlikely that your average layperson would know this. This isn’t the first example I’ve heard of dodgy practitioners misrepresenting BABCP membership in this way “.
http://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13708&start=90#p136849

26:41 Emma Kenny: The effects of withdrawing from Demerol can be very, very difficult. In fact to try to do it on your own is downright dangerous. You have issues such as fever, you feel a sense of cold turkey and irksome pains. And one of the biggest side-effects is insomnia.

26:59 Narrator: Jackson had been plagued by the sleeping disorder throughout his adult life.

[the MJ actor is shown in the dark of a car on his way home]

Narrator: Now he is full of stimulants and in withdrawal from Demerol. But his doctor Conrad Murray had no idea Jackson had been taking this drug, let alone that he had suddenly stopped.

[the Murray actor is dialing a number on his phone]

Narrator: Michael Jackson hid his drug habits well.

27:23 Ed Winter, Assistant Chief L.A. Coroner Department: When at the location connecting one of several searches we located a number of number of bottles of prescription medication, not only in Mr. Jackson’s name but in four or five aliases.

[photo of Lorazepam and Diazepam prescribed by Murray, and some drug prescribed in the name of Omar Arnold].

27:38 Narrator: Although the majority of these drugs were prescribed by Murray [picture of the autopsy report with Murray’s name stated for a series of benzos] some were recorded with other doctors [picture of another page stating the names of Klein and Nurse Lee].

27:49 Terry Harvey [smiling and making dance moves]:  … he was devious and the king of manipulation. He was the puppet master. He can tell you what you want to hear and look like it is real and guess what? You go – it’s okay, it’s all right, come on, let’s go.

28:02 [the Murray actor is making the bed for the MJ actor and is preparing a saline bag on the IV stand]

The program showed us only the names of doctors who prescribed “other drugs” for MJ placing it in the context of Michael being “a manipulator” and a “puppet master” thus suggesting that he manipulated them into giving him something illicit. However if you look at the whole page of the autopsy report listing the names of these doctors you’ll see that Arnold Klein prescribed Zanaflex (a muscle relaxer) and Predmozone that treats allergic disorders, skin conditions, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis and breathing disorders. And Nurse Cherilyn Lee prescribed only antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Azithromycin).

These were the medications prescribed by other doctors.
Arnold Klein prescribed Zanaflex (a muscle relaxer) and Predmozone that treats allergic disorders, skin conditions, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis and breathing disorders.
And Nurse Cherilyn Lee prescribed only antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Azithromycin).

Narrator: And Murray was right for manipulation. Like Jackson he was deep in debt. As the London tour didn’t go ahead he too would be financially ruined.

28:16 Narrator: One of his roles was to ensure Jackson could sleep, but the autopsy report suggests this would be problematic.

[the Murray actor is placing a protective pad on the bed]

28:26 Dr. Shepherd: He does have an enlarged prostate which is not at all unusual for a 50 year old man. And this might mean he had some difficulty in urination. It might mean he has to go to the toilet more often.

28:36 Ed Winter: Michael had a condom catheter that he used during his sleep time so that he didn’t have to wake up or be woken up to go and use the bathroom.

[‘Murray’ is taking off ‘MJ’'s overalls. 'MJ' gets into bed in his shorts]

28:53 Narrator: But Murray’s master plan to get Jackson to sleep also had a more sinister pharmaceutical element.

[‘Murray’ is shown attaching something to ‘MJ’s knee]

29:00 Dr. Shepherd: The drug that stands out in the toxicology report is Propofol. Propofol is an anesthetic agent which is normally only used in operating theatres and in intensive care units. It’s a very powerful drug. Due to its appearance and its effects it is sometimes known as “milk of amnesia”.

29:17 Narrator: Jackson had been using Propofol as a sleep aid for nearly a decade.

29:21 Ian Halperin: In early 2000 he was in a hospital. One time they administered Michael propofol and he said he really liked the drug  and became dependent on it and would get doctors to administer it to him.

29:41 Narrator: Over the years this dependency escalated.

29:47 Jason Pfeiffer: He called me up one Sunday night and said “Mr. Jason, I need an anesthesiologist”. And I said: “What do you need an anesthesiologist for, Michael?” And he said: “Well, I’ve got a media spot in the morning and I need to be fresh for him”. And I said: “This is crazy.” I said, “I don’t understand.” Never in my life had I heard a thing like this. Ever. I was just flabbergasted.

30:06 Narrator: By June 2009 Conrad Murray was feeding Jackson’s Propofol addiction in the star’s own house [‘Murray’ is shown drawing it into a syringe]. For Jackson it was the ideal drug.

30:20 Shepard: Propofol is a very useful drug as you get asleep quickly and and you wake up cleanly with no hangover. But the line between risk and use can be very narrow. And too much drug can cause fatalities.

30:33 Narrator: Murray has been giving Jackson Propofol for 60 nights in a row. But aware of the promoter’s ultimatum he has decided to wean Jackson off the drug. For the last 2 nights he sent Jackson off to sleep using drugs called benzodiazepines instead. And he administered them in an unusual way.

[the blurred image of ‘Murray’ doing something to ‘MJ’s knee]

30:58 Dr. Shepherd: The autopsy report shows an intravenous injection site below the knee. This is a very rare site for any medical resuscitation treatment, but it’s a common site for intravenous drug abuse. Unlike the arms, an injection site on the knees is hidden away and keeps the drug abuse secret.

All this talk about using an intravenous site below the knee to “hide drug abuse” is DISGUSTING.  The autopsy report showed punctures all over MJ’s body, so Dr. Shepherd's story about MJ trying to hide it is completely non-professional, same as Emma Kenny’s “sadness" ridiculous and fake. In his police interview Conrad Murray he was simply using a more prominent vein: Dr. Murray:  This particular night,  the IV was placed on his right or his left leg, but below the knee. Detective martinez: Towards  the back?  Dr. Murray: Wherever there was a more prominent vein.

All this talk about using an intravenous site below the knee to “hide drug abuse” is DISGUSTING.
The autopsy report showed punctures all over MJ’s body, so Dr. Shepherd’s  account is completely non-professional, same as Emma Kenny’s “sadness over his hiding the drug habit” is ridiculous and fake.
In his police interview Conrad Murray said that he was simply using a more prominent vein that night:
Dr. Murray: This particular night, the IV was placed on his right or his left leg, but below the knee.
Detective Martinez: Towards the back?
Dr. Murray: Wherever there was a more prominent vein.

31:17 Emma Kenny: When you are actually in the press you have to consider the fact that people are watching you all the time, you’re being observed, and your profile is very important to you. So it is not actually unusual for people to inject in areas like the penis, the groin, under the toenails for example, anything that would distract people around them from seeing that they had an issue.

[blurred image of ‘Murray’ handling ‘MJ’’s knee]

Emma Kenny: The reality is that this is just such a sad thing to say because we know that the user is aware of that problems and aware that they don’t want other people to know about them. It means that the user recognizes that they have an issue. They just don’t want to share that issue.

31:53 [Caption on the screen - 1:30 am June 25th]

Narrator: At 1:30 a.m. on the 25th of June, 2009, Conrad Murray gives Jackson a tablet he hopes will help him sleep.

32:00 Dr. Shepherd: There is Valium in the system. Valium is a benzodiazepine drug which is used to treat anxiety, but commonly causes some sedation. It is an addictive drug and long-term use can lead to physical dependence.

32:20 [Caption on the screen – 2:00 am June 25th]

Narrator: But 30 minutes later Jackson is still awake. Murray turns to a faster acting benzodiazepine sedative – Lorazepam.

[‘Murray’ is shown drawing Lorazepam into a syringe and injecting it into a saline bag] (!)

32:41 [Caption on the screen – 3:00 am June 25th]

Narrator: After an hour Jackson still hasn’t fallen asleep, so Murray tries a third benzodiazepine – Midazolam.

32:54 Dr. Shepherd: It may be a little unusual to find 3 different types of benzodiazepine at the same time. But it seems likely if the intent is to get someone to sleep that one would start with a long-acting Valium type drug, move to the medium-acting Lorazepam and then finally have to try the very short-acting Midazolam. So in this situation it does make sense.

And anesthesiologist Dr. Shafer said that the combinations of those benzos didn't make sense and Murray didn't understand what he was doing

And anesthesiologist Dr. Shafer said at Murray’s trial that the combination of those benzos didn’t make sense and that Murray didn’t know what he was doing

33:25 Narrator: Throughout the early hours Murray gives Jackson more and more benzodiazepines.

[‘Murray’ is shown drawing them into a syringe].

33:28 [Caption on the screen – 3:00 am June 25th]

33:33 Narrator: But they have no effect.

[‘Murray’ has a caring look on his face. He is shown walking about, thinking. Symphonic music is accompanying the scene].

33:48 Narrator: By 10 a.m. a desperate Jackson asks for his drug of choice – his milk. He wants Propofol [The MJ actor says: “My milk”].

Narrator: He wants Propofol. But Murray resists. [The MJ actor says: “My milk”]. Jackson protests, he can’t function without sleep and will have to cancel the concerts.

34:25 Narrator: At 10:50 a.m. Conrad Murray finally relents and prepares a dose of Propofol.

[‘Murray’ is shown drawing Propofol into a syringe]

Narrator: As this drug burns when it enters the body, Murray adds a local anesthetic – Lidocaine – to numb the pain.

33:42 [Caption on the screen – 10:50am June 25th]

Narrator: Jackson is unconscious at last.

34:57 [Caption on the screen – 11:05am June 25th

Sorry to interrupt the smooth narration, but the story of finding Michael unconscious at 11:05 is a bit inaccurate, I’m afraid. According to the testimony of Detective Myers at this time Murray was extremely busy with other things: At 10:34 – 10:43 am Murray spoke to his personal assistant Stacey Ruggles The period of 10:44 – 11.06 am is the only time he could go to the bathroom (my supposition) At 11:07 – 11:08 am Stacey Ruggles called him back At around 11:17 am Murray typed a message to the insurer Bob Taylor and sent it out At 11:18 – 11:49 am Murray called his Las Vegas practice. The call lasted for 32 minutes. At 11:49 -11:51 am  Murray sent a voicemail to his patient Robert Russell which lasts 3 minutes At 11:51 – 12:01 Murray called his girl friend Sade Alding. After 5 or 6 minutes she realized that Murray was not responding. She heard a cough and mumbling of voices (and not Murray’s yelling as in this program). At 12:12 pm Murray typed a message to Michael Amir Williams, assistant to Michael Jackson "Please call me right away". At 12:13 Williams called him back. “Where are you?” asked Murray. Williams: “I am in downtown”. Murray: “Get here right away. He had a bad reaction!” At 12:22 a bodyguard finally called 911 and 4 minutes later the paramedics arrived at the scene of the crime. SO NOT A SINGLE MINUTE WAS LOST BY MURRAY ON HIS PATIENT MICHAEL JACKSON

Sorry to interrupt the smooth narration, but the story of finding Michael unconscious at 11:05 is a bit inaccurate, I’m afraid.
According to the testimony of Detective Myers the morning Michael died Murray was extremely busy with other things:
At 10:34 – 10:43 am Murray spoke to his personal assistant Stacey Ruggles
The period of 10:44 – 11.06 am is the only time he could go to the bathroom (my supposition)
At 11:07 – 11:08 am Stacey Ruggles called him back
At around 11:17 am Murray typed a message to the insurer Bob Taylor and sent it out
At 11:18 – 11:49 am Murray called his Las Vegas practice. The call lasted 32 minutes.
At 11:49 -11:51 am Murray sent a 3 min long voicemail to his patient Robert Russell 
At 11:51 – 12:01 Murray called his girl friend Sade Alding. After 5 or 6 minutes she realized that Murray was not responding. She heard a cough and mumbling of voices (and not Murray’s yelling as in this program).
At 12:12 pm Murray typed a message to Michael Amir Williams, assistant to Michael Jackson “Please call me right away”.
At 12:13 Williams called him back. “Where are you?” asked Murray. Williams: “I am in downtown”. Murray: “Get here right away. He had a bad reaction!”
At 12:22 a bodyguard finally called 911 and 4 minutes later the paramedics arrived at the scene of the crime.
SO NOT A SINGLE MINUTE WAS LOST BY MURRAY ON HIS PATIENT MICHAEL JACKSON

Narrator: 15 minutes later Conrad Murray reenters the singer’s bedroom.

['Murray' is shown entering the room talking on the phone. He comes up to 'Michael’s bed and shakes ‘MJ’ by the shoulder with a telephone in his hand]:

“Michael! Michael! Michael!”

35:16 Narrator: Jackson is not breathing. But Murray thinks he can feel a pulse.

[‘Murray’ yells: "Michael!"  He does CPR on the bed and looks frantic].

35:34 Narrator: He searches for Flumazenil, a drug that reverses the effects of benzodiazepines. But there is no antidote for Propofol.

[The camera shows ‘Murray’ drawing something into a syringe and injecting it into some spot, and then shaking the body with his both hands and yelling "Michael! Michael!" Then he runs out of the room]

35:55 Caption on the screen: AUTOPSY: The last hours of Michael Jackson [a break for a commercial]

36:00 [With a telephone in his hand ‘Murray’ shakes ‘MJ’ by the shoulder and starts making CPR on the bed].

[He yells]: “Michael! Michael! Michael!”

36:12 Caption on the screen – 11:05am June 25th

Narrator: At 11:05 a.m. on the 25th of June 2009 Michael Jackson is found unconscious and not breathing.

[‘Murray’ is shown pressing the chest and yelling “Michael”!]

Narrator: But his personal physician Conrad Murray can feel a pulse.

['Murray' continues to press the chest on the bed and yell: “Michael! Michael!”. He runs out of the room]

36:36 Caption on the screen: Emergency call to LA 911

36:40 [‘Murray’ and a ‘bodyguard’ with a telephone in his hand are running back into the room. The ‘bodyguard’ is talking to a 911 operator. ‘Murray’ is doing CPR on the bed. The tape of the real call is being played].

Sorry to interrupt again, but I need to spoil again this rosy picture of “immediate help” being rendered to Michael Jackson.  Not only didn’t Conrad Murray call 911 himself but he didn’t allow Alberto Alvarez to do it either. First he instructed him to collect the vials of Propofol and other stuff into a bag and only then told him to call 911.

Sorry to interrupt again, but I have to dispute the version of “immediate help”  to Michael Jackson presented in the program.
Not only didn’t Conrad Murray call 911 himself but he didn’t allow Alberto Alvarez to do it either.
First he instructed him to collect the vials of Propofol and other stuff into a bag and only then told him to call 911.

Alvarez: Sir, we have a gentleman here that needs help. He’s stopped breathing, he’s not breathing and we are trying to pump him, but he’s not, he’s not…

Operator: Ok ok, how old is he?

Alvarez: He’s 50 years old, sir.

Operator: Ok. He’s not conscious, he’s not breathing?

Alvarez: Yes, he’s not breathing sir.

Operator: And he’s not conscious either?

Alvarez: No, he’s not conscious sir.

Operator: Ok. Alright, is he on the floor, where’s he at right now?

Alvarez: He’s on the bed sir, he’s on the bed.

Operator: Ok let’s get him on the floor.

[‘Murray’ is giving a sign to the ‘bodyguard’ to move him to the floor]

Alvarez: Ok.

Operator: Ok let’s get him down to the floor. I’m gonna help you with CPR right now, OK.

Alvarez: We need him… we need a…

Operator: Yes, we’re already on our way there. We’re on our way. I’m gonna do as far as I can to help you over the phone. We’re already on our way. Did anybody see him?

Alvarez: Yes we have a personal doctor here with him, sir.

Operator: Oh you have a doctor there?

Alvarez: Yes. But he’s not responding to anything to no… no… he’s not responding to the CPR or anything.

Operator: Ok. Ok. They’re on their way.

37:40 Narrator: By the time the paramedics arrive, Murray can no longer detect a pulse.

[The paramedics come in moving somewhat slowly, open their bag, take an oxygen mask and lean over the body. ‘Murray’ looks flushed and frustrated. It seems that it's him who hurries up the others:] “Come on! Come on!”

38:06 Narrator:Jackson’s body is rushed to hospital, but it’s too late.

[the photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney with a camera close-up on the face]

38:14 Dr. Shepherd: At 14:26 on June 25th 2009 Michael Joseph Jackson was declared dead at the UCLA MedicalCenter, Los Angeles.

[the photo of MJ’s dead body on a gurney continues to be shown]

38:27 Dr. Shepherd [reading from the report]: The autopsy report concludes that his cause of death was acute Propofol intoxication with a contributory factor in the death being benzodiazepines.

This is what the autopsy report says about MJ's lungs: "Scant secretions are found in the upper respiratory passages. The mucosa of the larynx is focally hemorrhagic. The lungs are  subcrepitant and there is dependent congestion. The visceral pleurae are sooth and intact. The parenchyma is moderately congested. The pulmonary vasculature is without thromboembolism".

This is what the autopsy report says about MJ’s lungs:
“Scant secretions are found in the upper respiratory passages. The mucosa of the larynx is focally hemorrhagic. The lungs are subcrepitant and there is dependent congestion. The visceral pleurae are sooth and intact. The parenchyma is moderately congested. The pulmonary vasculature is without thromboembolism”.

38:40 Narrator: Once in the bloodstream both these drugs spread around the body. When they reach the lungs they have a profound effect. They slow the rate the lungs inflate and deflate, so critically decreasing their ability to oxygenate the body.

[animation of lungs stopping to breathe is shown]

39:04 Dr. Shepherd: And you’ve got to remember that Jackson had really bad lungs. And these things combined of course the oxygen in his bloodstream to get to such a low level that his heart and his brain have stopped working, and he has died.

39:15 Narrator: Two months after his death the autopsy results were announced.

[a page of an autopsy report is on the screen]

A TV announcer: “The L.A. County Coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide.”

39:26 Narrator: The prime suspect was Dr. Conrad Murray.

[the camera shows a page of the autopsy report with the word “homicide” on it. This is followed by a video of MJ’s fans protesting at a court house]

39:32 Narrator: He was tried for involuntary manslaughter. At the trial the smoking gun was Propofol.

[a picture of Dr. Shafer testifying at the trial]

39:40 Dr. Shepherd: Conrad Murray states that he gave Jackson 25 mg of Propofol at 10:40 a.m. (But) the toxicology report shows there was far more than that in Jackson’s bloodstream when he died. So the question remains: How are we going to explain this discrepancy?

39:57 Narrator: In court Murray claimed that this anomaly was not of his doing [picture of prosecutor Walgren talking]. He suggested it was all down to the other person in the room – Jackson himself.

40:08 [the MJ actor is shown getting out of bed, grabbing a propofol bottle near by and taking something into his hand to open it].

Chernoff: When Dr. Murray left the room, Michael Jackson self-administered a dose, an additional dose of Propofol, and it killed him. And it killed him like that, and there was no way to save him.

40:28: [the MJ actor is shown injecting propofol by a syringe into the upper part of the IV set up and falling back unconscious]

Narrator: But the prosecution had a different version of events. A version that implicated Murray as guilty.

Walgren: Conrad Murray’s actions directly caused the death of Michael Jackson.

40:48 Narrator: They claimed Murray had coupled together a system that kept Jackson continually topped up with Propofol whilst he slept.

[‘Murray’ is shown cutting off the top of a saline bag with a kitchen knife]

Murray is shown using a knife to cut off the top of the saline bag.  The more ridiculous the description is the more people will think this "prosecution version" crazy

Murray  is shown using a kitchen knife. The more ridiculous  the program makes it look the more people will think that the prosecution version was just crazy

40:58 Narrator: Murray cut into the lid of a bottle of the drug.

[‘Murray’ is shown making a hole in the lid of a Propofol vial again with a knife].

41:04 Narrator: Once in the saline bag, the Propofol could then infuse constantly into Jackson’s bloodstream.

[‘Murray’ is shown putting the pierced propofol bottle into a bag with saline in it]

41:15 [the drawing of a makeshift IV set up shows a saline bag on the top, a long tubing and a port on its side for injections by syringes]

Narrator: Normally, saline coming down from the bag mixes with drugs injected at a port and washes them into the body.

[an animation shows saline going from the top and propofol being injected into the port on the right ]

The yellow part indeed had no propofol

The tubing from a saline bag had no propofol, only they don’t say that there was one more bag and one more tubing (which had it)

41:26 Narrator: The prosecution maintained the drug was already mixed with the saline.

the animation shows saline and propofol streaming together from the top]

41:30 Narrator: So there should be traces of Propofol in the tube above the injection port.

[the top part of the tube where propofol was supposed to be found is marked yellow]

41:37 Narrator: Despite testing, traces of the drug were never detected.

[flashes of several pictures of MJ’s room and the evidence, followed by the picture of MJ’s fans protesting near the court house]

41:44 Narrator: Yet this didn’t sway the jury.

Judge Pastor: “I’m advised that the jury has reached a verdict.”

The prosecution proved that there were TWO bags on the IV stand. One was with saline, the other one was empty with a used-up bottle of Propofol inside. Murray REMOVED and HID the tubing with Propofol, but left the other one (with saline) intact. Alvarez was instructed to remove the 2nd bag with Propofol and put it in the bag where it was found by police

The prosecution proved that there were TWO bags on the IV stand.
One was with saline, the other one was empty with a used-up bottle of Propofol inside.
Murray REMOVED and HID the tubing with Propofol, but left the other one (with saline) intact.
Alvarez was instructed to remove the 2nd bag with Propofol and put it in the bag where it was found by police

The courthouse clerk: “We the jury…. find the defendant Conrad Murray guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaugher” [MJ fans are cheering. One woman is shown saying: “Burn in hell”]

42:12 Narrator: The autopsy supports the court’s verdict. Conrad Murray failed in his duty as a doctor.

[MJ fans shouting ”Guilty, guilty!”. An excerpt from the autopsy report says: The standard of care for administering propofol was not met]

42:20 Dr. Shepherd: Propofol is a very powerful anesthetic. There is a very fine line between its proper effects and causing death. In hospital an anesthesiologist would have the patient attached to numerous machines which would monitor pulse and blood pressure, carbon dioxide levels and oxygen levels.

42:25 Narrator: But investigators found no evidence of any medical monitors in the mansion.

[the picture of MJ’s bathroom is shown]

Murray was sentenced to 4 years in prison for killing the King of Pop.

42:53 [picture of Michael closing the camera with his palm and pointing a finger at it]

Narrator: In a 40 year career Jackson had established himself as the most successful act of all time. But his success had long been underpinned by reliance on prescription drugs.

43:06 Jason Pfeiffer: It’s such a tragedy seeing him go from this huge larger than life figure down this road of drug dependency.

[fragment of MJ speaking at a press-conference in London]

Michael received more than TWO BOTTLES OF PROPOFOL that night - 100ml each. 200ml of Propofol is big enough for SEVERAL anesthetic procedures. The syringe found by police was a 10ml one. To inject 200ml of Propofol himself Michael would have had to make TWENTY syringe injections of straight Propofol or FORTY if mixed with Lidocaine. Even technically it was IMPOSSIBLE.

Michael received more than TWO BOTTLES OF PROPOFOL that night – 100ml each.
200ml of Propofol is big enough for SEVERAL anesthetic procedures.
And the syringe found by police was a 10ml one.
To inject 200ml of Propofol himself Michael would have had to make TWENTY syringe injections of straight Propofol or FORTY if mixed with Lidocaine.
Even technically it was IMPOSSIBLE.
And I am not even saying that Michael’s fingerprints were NOT found on any IV equipment 

Jason Pfeiffer: These drugs had turned him into just a shell of his former self.

43:20 James Desborough: He didn’t have a choice. He was around 400 million dollars in debt.

[the 2006 video footage of MJ at the World Music Awards talking to fans]

James Desborogh: “This is it” was this is it. It was his make or break comeback.

43:32 Terry Harvey: He was on a path of destruction.

[the video of MJ’s coffin carried by a car]

Terry Harvey: When you walk often in that Devil’s Dalliance some of us make it out, some of us don’t.

43:41 [the photos of Jackson 5].

Narrator: Jackson’s life had been full of turmoil and controversy [MJ’s photos]. In Conrad Murray he hired a doctor who ultimately failed him [photo of Jermaine]. From the moment they met Michael’s fate was sealed.

43:56 Dr. Shepherd: Michael Jackson was a man with numerous physical and psychological problems, and to overcome these he’d spiraled into drug dependency and addiction. He was using dangerous drugs in an untested manner. In some ways it’s a miracle that he lasted as long as he did.

[the picture of MJ fades away]

* * *

Here is a link to this morbid,  ridiculous and shameful show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tsUYjwvW7Ik

As a final note let me quote the words of anesthesiologist Dr. Barry Friedberg:

“When Conrad Murray found Michael Jackson with fixed and dilated pupils, he should have pronounced him dead. Everything after that was pure theatrics to attempt to mitigate his own negligence.”

“Dr. Murray failed to watch and monitor his patient and nothing else matters.

http://drfriedberg.com/press-releases/conrad-murray%E2%80%99s-girlfriend-seals-his-fate-says-michael-jackson-propofol-expert-dr-bar

And also this from Dr. Friedberg’s book:

Propofol is not physically addictive…. Physical addiction is defined by withdrawal or “cold turkey” symptoms if the agent is not supplied. The first Murray folly was the notion of propofol “addiction”. The second fallacious notion was attempting to “wean” Jackson from a potentional propofol addiction by giving him members of the benzo family. The third and lethal folly was giving Jackson two types of drugs well known to potentially stop breathing.

[Even] the propofol dose is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is observing and monitoring one’s patient. 

..giving multiple drugs with the well-known potential to stop breathing, failing to remain in observation, and failing to use a pulse oximeter are all clear predictors of a bad outcome. .. The only thing more reckless Murray could have done was taking Jackson up in an airplane and pushing him out without a parachute.

What would have prevented Jackson’s death? A knowledgeable, conscientious physician who both watch and monitored his oxygen – at the very least – absolutely would have.

IT WAS HOMICIDE.

The autopsy report said:

THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS ACUTE PROPOFOL INTXOCATION. A contributor factor in the death is benzodiazepine effect. The manner of death is HOMICIDE. Circumstances indicate that propofol was administered by another. The circumstances do NOT support self-administration of propofol

The cause of death is ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION. A contributor factor in the death is benzodiazepine effect.

The manner of death is HOMICIDE.

Circumstances indicate that propofol was administered by ANOTHER.

The circumstances do NOT support self-administration of propofol

*  *  *

Below is the UK independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries to whom complaints about the program can be sent:

http://www.ofcom.org.uk

This regulator is called OFCOM (Official Broadcasts Audience Research Board). They assess complaints under the Broadcasting Code.

The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.

These rules not only cover harm and offence, but also other areas like impartiality and accuracy, sponsorship and commercial references as well as fairness and privacy.

For fairness and privacy complaints go to http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/complaints-sanctions/fairness/

For more information about how Ofcom assesses complaints and conducts investigations go to http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/complaints-sanctions/standards/

146 Comments leave one →
  1. Mariam permalink
    March 15, 2014 6:44 pm

    “Michael Jackson paternity claim for Brandon Howard shown false: report”
    “FilmOn.com’s Alki David made the claim based on results from a DNA lab in Ireland that appears to be fake, says a report”
    “David, 45, is the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company and digital media entrepreneur whose companies include FilmOn.TV Networks, Channel 3 Dish Networks and more.” Daily news

    Channel 3??

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/michael-jackson-paternity-claim-b-howard-shown-false-report-article-1.1714154#ixzz2w4aK2kKB

    “He bought an old dental impression used by Michael Jackson” what is going on with this people? What kind of sickness is this? He seems he is making good money, how much is his profit from this dirty business? What else he bought about MJ? What did he buy about JJ &TJ?

    I read that B Howard song and dance like MJ and he lookalike MJ, to me he is not even close, there is a lot of kids out there dance and song like MJ much better than him, again his face also doesn’t look like MJ because comparing MJ’s picture with his, after MJ had a plastic surgery is silly. Peoples when they compare them self with MJ, I don’t like it.

    I read that Justine Bieber also comparing his problem he is going through now with MJ? To put the record street, Michael Jackson never had drug and alcohol problem when he was 19 and never behave badly in public or in private when he was young like them.

    In fact, he was appreciated and rewarded by the president of USA for being row model for youths.

  2. 29mj permalink
    March 1, 2014 3:51 pm

    First of all I want to thank you for your confidence that you share mine your thoughts . You should know that we think and feel the same. My words turn of mind and my heart and are real. I haven’t hidden thoughts. I am a direct person, open. In general, I’m a vigilante attitude in life , love and cherish human values, despise non-values in a sincere way. As much as you, I want to express my displeasure against lies, flattery , injustice because my belief is good defense , peace and faith. Our Michael was an extraordinary being faithful , sincere , honest , loving like no other of us . Many people who have been close to him ( including family – I’m sorry to say ) were below the expectations of Michael . Why I say this because I feel I have that feeling, intuition my personality – in fact this is my best asset prices which leads me to action , to make decisions in life. Gifted people are so special, so rare, so as they always feel can give much more humanity and that is why when they leave earth and gone in heaven, they think that have not achieved their goals in life. The reality contradicts their thinking because their mission, role, goals were over accomplished.
    They are being different from the majority and therefore are understood and accepted only by people who feel, think just like them. Hence it can be concluded interests of those researchers, authors who have the ability to cherish the true human values ​​and write the real history of these rare values. So, the history writed with good and bad opinions are always divided according to the perception, ability, personality, standards, limits each subject separately. My presence here on your blog, support the idea of this project of breathtaking beauty and value by to hundreds of people demonstrating, shows once more the statement “nothing in life is random”. My urge to all supporters of the great and unique Michael, as for those who do not like him is to be worthy, loving, honest, responsible for the facts and allegations! Sometimes I feel that focusing attention on some facts less relevant attracts too many details and we must heartily thank you. Again I admire and love your accomplishments and through which proved once again that you are worthy of respect, of great consideration! Forever respect, gratitude, for yours value abillity, for hard, difficult, immense work you do for Michael’s vindicating.
    God bless you. Forevermore from the bottom of our hearts a giant “Yes!!!” the light, truth, love and a definitive “No” the darkness, hatred, lies! LOVE = BEAUTY = VALUE = ART

  3. 29mj permalink
    February 28, 2014 10:37 am

    Hello, welcome my dears Michael’s lovers and Michael’s reasearchers
    I’m finding this link http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/02/steve_jobs_new_stamp_us_postal_service.html
    and I’m again shocked that some people keep discrediting Michael J using the same sources and methods despicable to lie again and again. I said there and I gave my opinion and source of truth. Even just recently. Please, please help there with the whole truth about our Michael J!!! Thank you and I hope I did the right. Love and peace! Big Hugs! All from & for LOVE!!!
    Helena, I love you so honestly! Helena, eternal gratitude for your tremendous support and valuable your Michael dedication, your giant intelligence wisdom!!! >>>xxx
    here is http://youtu.be/lJkqQ29fWnc – the source lies

  4. February 17, 2014 4:41 pm

    “MJJ which I likened to Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein – Galileo Galilei and other geniuses… of the world I shall send to Michael the following message:
    facebook – Love + Truth + Honesty + Modesty + Intelligence + Humanity = Value Human Being = Excellent quality nature of valuable human being = Michael Jackson and Michael’s lovers – FOREVERMORE LOVE & PEACE” – 29mj

    29mj, thank you very much for your love and support. God bless you for your kindness.

    To me Michael Jackson is also standing side by side with Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein, Galileo Galilei and people like them. The same great human being without whom it is impossible to imagine the history of humankind.

    And I absolutely agree with your “composition” of Michael and all those qualities he was made of:
    Love + Truth + Honesty + Modesty + Intelligence + Excellent quality + Humanity + Value of every human being + Peace = Michael Jackson

    It is an excellent formula of Michael and it is my biggest dream to see much more people like him.

    There was a time when I had a hope that Michael’s fans would follow his steps, but the further we go the less hope I have. Some people are indeed carrying Michael’s spirit, but some…. There is so much hate that it even baffles me.

    Yesterday I found what Taj Jackson wrote about it in 2010 – it seems to me that it is all the more true for today:

    Although my uncle strove for perfection, he would be the first to tell you that he was not perfect.
    He sometimes would make bad deals or business decisions or hung around and trusted the wrong people.

    If my uncle had one “flaw”, it was that he had such a pure heart and wanted to help others, even before himself.
    Where do you think my uncle got this pure heart from?
    You already know the answer.. His mother. Katherine

    However when it comes to my Grandma, it sometimes feels like there is no tolerance or support out there. Just criticism. Without people even knowing the whole story. The easiest thing to do is sit back and only criticize. My uncle was a victim of that his whole life.

    “Before you judge me, try hard to love me”

    Oh… and just for the record…I am not attacking anyone, or angry, or picking fights with fan clubs. I am merely expressing my point of view. If my tweets offend you that much, please unfollow me.

    What I did not expect was for certain MJ fans and fan clubs to spew or tolerate so much hatred and lies towards my family.

    Fans that stood by my uncle through thick and thin. The same fans that witnessed first hand how the media told lie after lie about MJ trying to destroy his character. The same fans that always had my uncle’s back.

    Now these fans are watching the Jackson families every move. Reading and contributing to tabloid sites. Hoping and praying that we as a family mess up or fail. Getting pleasure out of ridiculing us whenever they can either by twitter, facebook or on online message boards.

    Don’t these fans know that they have turned into the same thing that my uncle Michael loathed? – Negativity.

    Spreading lies, rumors, hatred and poisoning others.

    Yes these fans spread MJ love but not love in general.

    Taj was writing about that moment when Katherine was indeed vilified like no other (I hope now it is different), but it seems to me that the same hate and intolerance are pervading almost everything else now. I may be mistaken and am not going to judge anyone but love is what I definitely don’t see and this makes me infinitely sad.

    29mj, this is absolutely not intended for you, I am sorry. I just said it because I thought you would understand.

    Or am I mistaken and you have a different impression of what you see?

  5. 29mj permalink
    February 17, 2014 2:49 pm

    Heartily I love you Helena for your huge effort of work which you do it just of pure love to the truth, to Michael’s justice like as for your noble ♥, your wise judgment, wise reasoning. Everywhere pass the footsteps of Michael JJ – and I do it in every spare moment – a lot of web pages you will find my great respect,love for this giant man (GENIUS) of humanity MJJ which I likened to Mahatma Gandhi, Einstein – Galileo Galilei and other geniuses… of the world I shall send to Michael the following message:
    facebook – Love + Truth + Honesty + Modesty + Intelligence + Humanity = Value Human Being = Excellent quality nature of valuable human being = Michael Jackson and Michael’s lovers – FOREVERMORE LOVE & PEACE! >X
    This is one example.
    I love, honored to say: ” ♥ The Giant Michael JJ is My twin heart August 29! I love you so true, so much! Genius Michael JJ!!! I ♥ you honestly, heartily!!! >>>XXX
    Is a great honor to me to follow over everything a giant human being like ♥ Michael J Jackson!!!
    Thank you so much Helena and God bless you richly. May your kind and thoughtful spirit carry you all your life.
    ♥♥♥ for all Michael’s lovers, ♥♥♥ thanks especially for the truth researchers!!! > XXX

  6. February 8, 2014 5:18 pm

    you, Helena deserve as much as the great Michael!!! With all my love, Big Hugs! – 29Mj

    Hugs to you too! Thank you for your kind words – I hope very much they won’t go to my head. Speaking in support of Michael is a great honor to me. A great honor.

    And I think that every person supporting Michael should feel that way. Forget all your fears and all your shyness in the face of their power and arrogance, your doubts in the ability of truth to prevail and your despair at the amount of injustice we have to deal with – just do what needs to be done and know that it is a honor to stand by a human being like Michael Jackson.

  7. 29mj permalink
    February 8, 2014 4:23 pm

    Hello,
    Welcome! I have a lot of patience and following you closely. Once again a sincere I Love you! God’s blessings in your life, in your family!Because you, Helena deserve as much as the great Michael!!! With all my love, Big Hugs!

  8. January 29, 2014 2:12 am

    It means that Michal got scared to death after that 6/20 meeting where he heard Murray speak condecendingly to him and Ortega.He actually made an attemot to get away from his fate. Murray could not have been unaware of Michaels requests. And he did not have a signed contract yet. His plans and? the plans of others were in jeopardy.
    Thank you Marion for bringing out this info.

  9. Mariam permalink
    January 28, 2014 10:01 pm

    “Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction?” By the last tear(Nonlocal Unverse)

    “There is a section in the autopsy report about the diagnosis, on page 14/3:
    We know that Michael had multiple fractures, several bruises and puncture marks all over his body because of the resuscitation attempts. Apparently, it also produced some injuries in the lung(s) and the stomach. We do not know how many percent of the damages seen in Jackson’s lungs were caused by CPR and how much was there before he was killed. I wonder if any medical doctor would be able to give a scientific estimation in this matter. But it would be difficult to ignore the lung injury which was caused by CPR.” The 55 minutes Part 4 –The scenario

    I read such amazing post, which reviled that in fact MJ’s lung X-ray shows not only a lung infection he had, also was injury “it says that alveolar hemorrhage in the lung was caused by the resuscitation attempts” according to the Autopsy.

    Which Dr. Shepherd does not discuss about resuscitation (CPR) damaged MJ’s lungs

    The writer put interesting points about Murray too, that MJ was not trusting Murray to gave him propofol, becasuse MJ was looking for anstiolgist on June 19 & 20th, 2009 called to nurse Lee to find anesthesiologist for him. I also heard Dr. Klein’s interview by TMZ that MJ did ask him to fined anesthesiologist for him around that time.

    These facts itself could raise a lot of question . Why MJ needs another Dr. While Murray was with him? if Murray gave him propofol for the last 53 days, why MJ needed anesthesiologist on June 19th and 20? Which means that Murray never gave him propofol before June 20th ?

    He must started giving him after June 20th because MJ couldn’t find anesthesiologist and he was desperate to sleep and had pressure to rehears. Was that because the Dr. given order by PG & RP to get him on rehearsal and to gave him whatever MJ needs to do so? (Who will forgot that fames PG’s e-mail and June 20th meeting)

    Who knows what happened the last 6 or 5 days of his life? Who knows who did what to him in those days?

  10. January 28, 2014 4:41 pm

    Just happened to see a doc. on the murder of Sharon Tate and the friends staying in her and
    Roman Polanski´s house. She was in the late stages of her first pregnancy and Roman Polanski ,her husband had to go for a short trip to Europe. It was during his short absence the murders took place.The press was just awful,claiming Sharon and friends had been taking drugs,were involved with satanic stuff and so on. They en suspected that the husband Roman had arranged it. He was broken By this as was Sharons family to the point of mental breakdown. Since then Sharons mother has made it possible.,really By demand ,that family of victims be allowed presence at hearings for possible release of the culprits.
    How awful to loose your wife,unborn child, your sister ,daughter- and the get the press accusing the victims. Something familiar in this?.

  11. laura permalink
    January 28, 2014 4:12 pm

    However writes who knows English … I with google laugh or cry …

  12. laura permalink
    January 28, 2014 3:46 pm

    And thank you Helen-Marie :)

  13. laura permalink
    January 28, 2014 3:44 pm

    Thank you Helena

  14. January 27, 2014 7:53 pm

    Correction,DEA had received as of 2004 18.000 complaints about ephedrinet´s adverse effects.There are longterm effects as well as immidiate effects.

  15. January 27, 2014 7:07 pm

    I don´t think Michael´s physiology was such that ECA would not add to his stress reaction.
    Albeit it is safe ,lacking any scientific value, safe for healthy people when taken in subscribed doses.Michael was sort of too reved up most of the time as result of stress anyway.
    Ephedrine with caffeine is a stimulant,not as strong as the ones on DEA´s controlled list.
    The only fact we have is that a trace was found in his urine.No effort was made to asses it´s potential impact on his death .IHe may have tolerated it a couple of days ,but the third night bad effecs enhaced his insomnia. This is naturally speculation. But how come he had any of it in his body at all?When touring and much younger he needed 2 days to calm down and get rested for the next show.He had a stress sensitive constitution.
    Also I want to point out that people who have expierienced much pain in childhood have a lower treshold for pain throughout their lives,have some mercy if he in the pst used some prescibed ones
    .In itself ephedrine was not a cause of death but possibly exacerbated insomnia. By causing anxiety and palpitation.ie signs of arousal.To sleep well a person must not exercise for some hrs before attempting to sleep.- To return to the pain question, people with prolonged severe to moderate pain are between a rock and a hard Place. The non opiate pain medications carry risk when used for long periods as they can cause bleeding from the stomach . . Michael had that kind of pains..Therefor his at times resorting to opiate derivatives may have saved him from internal.often fatal bleeding.By 2004 the DEA had recived 18.000 reports of adverse effects.And here 38-40.000prople die of such complicatios.
    And it is difficult to find compelling proof.It was well planned.,FL´s Computer in the wrong hands. Sure the reponsible party had money to pay experts to clean it from implicating messages.- too bad you no longer can get info from wikileaks.That blog mentioned that T.barrack was behind everything that happened to Michael And TT was his employee or associate.You can look up on T.B´s busuness methods on Wiki, how to profit from people in disstress and then minimanage and micro scrutinize their work..And at least those 2,TB&TT knew of Michael long before the contract was composed.. I was startled to read that somebody had heard Murray speak Arabic.If true this person should be found.
    Proof are a most odd trial,and a stranger still instructuin to jury, they knen AEG HAD TO WIN.

  16. Helen-Marie permalink
    January 27, 2014 5:48 pm

    Laura, you may have missed the info I posted a few days ago. It seems to say that we the viewers have a say. Hope this helps.

    Independent regulator and competition authority
    for the UK communications industries.

    http://www.ofcom.org.uk

    Audience Complaints
    Complaints assessed under the Broadcasting Code

    Viewers and listeners in the UK have long enjoyed a rich heritage of broadcasting and quality programming. But sometimes you may see something on TV – or hear a programme on radio – which you find offensive or think is harmful.

    Every time Ofcom receives a complaint from a viewer or listener, we assess it under the Broadcasting Code to see if it needs further investigation. The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.

    Broadcasting Code
    These rules not only cover harm and offence, but also other areas like impartiality and accuracy, sponsorship and commercial references as well as fairness and privacy.
    For example, the Code has rules on what can be screened on TV before the 9pm watershed.

    If we find a programme has broken these rules, then it will be found in breach of the Code and Ofcom will publish this decision.

    In very serious cases, we will consider further action (e.g. fining a broadcaster).
    Broadcast Bulletin.

    Every fortnight Ofcom publishes its Broadcast Bulletin. This includes the latest decisions about the complaints we’ve received. If you would like to learn more you can read our current Broadcast Bulletin.

  17. laura permalink
    January 27, 2014 4:40 pm

    About complaint: I believe that we can’t do anything…read 1.6 of http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/complaints-sanctions/fairness/ : “Fairness and/or Privacy complaints may be made by an individual or by a body of persons (whether incorporated or not). However, Ofcom is normally under a duty not to entertain such a complaint unless it is made by “the person affected” or by a person authorised by him/her to make the complaint on their behalf: for further details on who can make a complaint, see the “Entertainment Decisions” text box below.”…

    We can only write to ch5, I believe…oder I don’t understand?

    I tw to Tajj…..

  18. Mariam permalink
    January 27, 2014 1:26 pm

    “This would be a very serious accusation and we don’t have enough evidence to claim it” Helena

    Yes, Helena we do not have enough evidence, but the motive and the circumstance is there.
    I still can’t get out of my mind that Why RP & TT was at Michael home June 24th evening? Very suspicious.

    Helena, do you think Murray did not know giving 200ml propofol within short time of period could be dangers? Plus all those drugs he gave him, do you think he (a Dr.) thought giving that much propofol without any monitoring was safe? I don’t think so, he must know that but he gave him anyway, why he gave him? That is my question. He didn’t even put on that useless little machine on MJ’s finger. All those things, makes me to think that he knowingly or deliberately did it.

    Dear W, I agree with you and your analysis does make sense to me. Murray possibly can do that, the guy recording MJ secretly while MJ was in comma, is possible he could do anything to MJ, he is not a trust worthy man and he was 100% in control. And as per the evidence MJ did not order ECA Murray did, so probably MJ never used it before. Actually, all drugs found in MJ system are prescribed by Dr. and given by Dr. which means that MJ did not take all those drugs himself but the Dr. gave or inject him. I don’t understand MJ’s fault at all. They blame MJ for his death as he did it himself because he was drug addict as per their accusation. I don’t understand and I don’t think I will.

    Helena, one thing I observed from Lopez testimony is, if in fact ECA was for MJ and if you see the order, still MJ was carful with caffeine and narcotic and trying to avoid them, that tells me and also support Nurse Lee record, MJ was not taking Demerol or any other drugs he is accused for quite some time.

  19. laura permalink
    January 27, 2014 11:26 am

    it would be interesting to know who paid for everything………………………………….

  20. January 27, 2014 7:35 am

    “I did not want to upset you, just tell me whether you could give your reports to people who could use it” – Eddith

    Eddith, don’t worry please, you didn’t upset me. As to “giving these reports to people to use them” I would very much like the Jacksons to read them as they are the first people who should know what AEG and Murray did to their Michael. And I would also like them to now trust Michael more than they did when he was alive.

    The Jacksons were the first victims of all this media trashing of Michael and as it often happens the relatives were the first to believe it. It is an old and wide-spread tradition:

    “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.” (Matthew 13:58)

  21. Eddith permalink
    January 27, 2014 5:42 am

    Hello !
    There is nothing complicated in my questions Helena
    I just wanted to know if all the investigative work you do on the death of MJ had opportunities to reopen a trial
    I know that many enjoy and tell lies is unfortunalety the bizness and we can do nothing
    I did not want to upset you, just tell me whether you could give your reports to people who could use it
    Sory for the misunderstanding
    Good day

  22. January 27, 2014 5:36 am

    I found an old transcript where Velez-Mitchell mentioned Josephine Baker..here..closer to the end than beginning: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0907/31/ijvm.01.html- Christy

    Oh, this?

    KING: The warrants to search the doctor`s offices cited your name as a suspected alias for Michael Jackson. What do you know about that?
    CHASE: I was just made aware of that from my publicist, Michael Fenn (ph) just recently. I think that is appalling.
    (END VIDEO CLIP)
    VELEZ-MITCHELL: In addition to her name, Michael used famous author Jack London — author of one of my favorite books “Call of the Wild;” his own son, Prince Jackson; Frank Tyson, an un-indicted co-conspirator in Jackson`s 2004 criminal indictment; and even Josephine Baker, a jazz singer from the 1930s.
    Some might say this is funny but Dr. Dale Archer, what really troubles me is the use of his own son`s name. To me, that strikes me as almost demented.
    DALE ARCHER, CLINICAL PSYCHIATRIST: Well, unfortunately, that`s what happens when you become addicted to narcotics. You will do anything for the high from that drug.
    This is very common, not only for rich and famous people, but for people across the board, they have multiple doctors and multiple names in order to keep getting that drug and keep getting high. They are the most highly addictive drugs on the planet.

    It is indeed a funny read. All these people including Firpo Carr, “a family friend and former family spokesman”, speak about Demerol and other narcotics claiming all the time that Michael Jackson died from these drugs – which he also allegedly bought in the name of his own son among other aliases?

    And as proof of it they provide the words of Nurse Lee?

    CHERILYN LEE, CLAIMS SHE TREATED MICHAEL JACKSON: He asked me, he said, “Can you find me a doctor? I don`t care how much money they want. I don`t care what it is they want. I want this drug.”
    DEEPAK CHOPRA, FRIEND OF MICHAEL JACKSON: I saw bottles of OxyContin. I knew he was getting shots. I knew his doctors were.
    (END VIDEO CLIP)
    VELEZ-MITCHELL: Those are eyewitness accounts of the lengths Michael Jackson went to for drugs. Now ABC News is reporting it was a lethal cocktail of OxyContin and Demerol that killed Michael.

    But Nurse Lee was actually talking about Propofol and said in her testimony that Michael was against any narcotics. How could they combine it with what Deepak Chopra said about the period of early 2000s?

    And no OxyContin or Demerol was ever found in Michael’s home and there was not a trace of them in his body!

    As regards this Josephine Baker thing you know what it reminds me of? Of an episode described by Frank Cascio in his book:

    When we reached San Francisco, we checked into the Four Seasons. The hotel reservation was under my name, but we had people refer to us as Mr. Potter (me), Mr. Armstrong (David), and Mr. Donald Duck (Michael).

    The next day we disguised Michael as an East Indian woman“.

    Look, guys, have you got any sense of humor left? And why do you believe everything you are told?

  23. January 27, 2014 4:31 am

    Eddith, in the US, there is no statute of limitations on murder. If the questions we ask here help to uncover evidence that Michael Jackson was murdered, by Murray or persons unknown, it is still possible to bring a case before justice.

  24. Christy permalink
    January 26, 2014 9:44 pm

    I found an old transcript where Velez-Mitchell mentioned Josephine Baker..here..closer to the end than beginning:

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0907/31/ijvm.01.html

  25. January 26, 2014 4:23 pm

    True it appears that correcting falsehoods re Michael in the press and improving certain memories have no effect. Still this story or case has importance for the future.if nothing can alter the course of event at present.It will be a mirror of society today and of many of todays people.

  26. January 26, 2014 1:58 pm

    “Since you find the truth here or police and lawyers have failed what would you do? You can change the course of things?” – Eddith

    No, I can’t.

    “Do you have enough contacts to prosecute the guilty?”

    No, I do not.

    “And the big question that will listen to you??”

    I don’t know.

    It’s been four and a half years since Michael left us and you are still torturing no take wrong if I think it is high time to grieve.I also loved him very much and I miss him leave the restin peace It was not love can not bear his fans torture themselves by asking all his questions ne wold tell you that it was the will of God to remind continue fighting for all children who suffer and hunt wrath of your heart

    I’m not sure I understood you but as regards leaving Michael in peace let me remind you that the Autopsy program with a ton of lies there was made by the UK Channel 5 and not by any of us. So I suggest that you send your plea to leave Michael alone to them and not to us.

  27. January 26, 2014 1:33 pm

    “One other reason it is off the market is that the molecyle closely resembles that of metamfetamine,ie ecstacy. They all are called symphatomimetic drugs acting ,causing, quick arousal.” -W

    W, if you give me time I will write a detailed post about ephedrine and ECA containing it as I have studied dozens of articles on this issue and have been to the bodybuilders’ forum and followed each of their links. This was done to be able to write just a short comment on ephedrine in this post.

    And after reading all that I know that ephedrine is indeed a powerful stimulant like natural adrenalin in our bodies, but it is absolutely not a narcotic. Its chemical composition is close to a narcotic methamphetamine and this is why it is sometimes used as raw material for illicit manufacture of this drug.

    This is why ephedrine is called a precursor for these substances. Other precursors (raw materials) can be innocent things like potassiym permaganate, for example.

    In chemistry, a precursor is a compound that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound. In biochemistry, the term “precursor” is used more specifically to refer to a chemical compound preceding another in a metabolic pathway.

    Chemicals frequently used in the manufacture of illicit narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are referred to as precursors. These chemicals have a large number of legitimate uses and a small fraction of the total production is sufficient to meet the requirements of the illicit drug industry.

    Some precursors:
    Acetic Anhydride
    Acetone
    Potassium permanganate
    Anthranilic acid
    N -acetylanthranilic acid
    Ethyl ether
    Ephedrine

    And ephedrine is not banned. It is sold in the US and other countries though there are several restrictions placed on it. Here is more detailed information on it from a site offering ECA:

    Ephedrine For Sale In USA: Is Ephedrine HCL Legal in the US?

    Is it legal to buy ephedrine for sale in the USA? The legal status of Ephedrine and Ephedra has been a matter of some controversy in the United States over the last decade. One of the byproducts of this controversy is that many individuals do not even know if it is legal or not to buy pure ephedrine HCL and diet supplements containing these ingredients.

    While ephedra was banned by the FDA in 2004, ephedrine for sale in USA is legal. However, it’s sale is controlled by certain regulations put in place by the federal government as well as individual restrictions by most states.

    When you buy ephedrine hydrochloride in the USA, you must purchase it in pill doses of less than 8 mg. Ephedrine HCL 25 mg products are strictly regulated across the country as doses that large can be unsafe when taken multiple times a day. Another restriction found in every state across the country is that you must provide your name, address, and purpose for taking ephedrine when you buy the product.

    This can be frustrating for those who do not like this information to be shared with the government, but the Congress mandates this to prevent individuals from buying more than a specific amount every month.

    The final restriction is that the drug cannot be marketed for its weight loss benefits according to the Food and Drug Administration. Instead, it has to be sold and labelled as a hayfever remedy or a nasal decongestant for allergies and colds.

    Beyond these stipulations, each state may place additional requirements or controls on the sale of the herbal supplement. If you are wondering whether ephedrine HCL is legal in your state, you can view the map provides below to find out.

    Fortunately, even if ephedrine is not legal for sale in your state or subject to restrictions, in most cases you can still buy ephedrine online from Canada. Purchasing ephedrine from Canada ensures that you are still getting a legal and government-approved product without paying the overly-expensive taxes and surcharges levied by most international suppliers.

    *Update: EphedrineDiet.org recently surveyed the laws of all 50 states in the USA to determine if there was any state that outright banned all ephedrine. In fact, not a single state had done so. Furthermore, possession of ephedrine HCL is legal across the USA with some variation in possession limits. While the policy below refers to whether you can buy this alkaloid OTC at your local pharmacy, even if it is not available for sale near you, the DEA has established that every American can import up to 7.5 g. of Ephedrine per month from Canada into the USA for personal purposes. You can click on your state name below for more information about the law in your state.

    – Source: http://ephedrinediet.org/ephedrine-for-sale-in-usa/

    Ephedrine HCL Laws In Nevada: You can find the supplement available over-the-counter in Nevada, but you must provide your name, address, and reason for using it when you buy.

    http://www.slideshare.net/EphedrineHCL/ephedrine-in-the-usa-which-states-is-ephedrine-hcl-legal-in

    The sale of Ephedrine in Nevada where Applied Pharmacy Services was registered and where Murray had his licence is not restricted, so technically the pharmacist probably didn’t break the rules – except the dosage of ephedrine in the mix – and this is evidently why Tim Lopez had to close his business later. The dosage (25mg) was not quite in accordance with the law.

    Another breach was that in the end Tim Lopez created a mix of ephedrine+caffeine+aspirin which seems to be illegal now. Caffeine potentiates ephedrine and makes the mix even more powerful. This mix was banned as its use was associated with serious side-effects for sportsmen, bodybuilders and those who extensively used it for weight loss – initially it was produced as a food supplement to be taken three times a day.

    Actually I don’t understand the proper status of ECA now as it is being offered all over Internet and no regulation agencies seem to be paying attention.

    Wiki says about ephedrine-containing products:

    The ECA stack is a drug combination used in weight loss and as a stimulant. ECA is an acronym for ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin, with variants of it including the EC stack, which removes the aspirin for those who can not tolerate it. Dietary supplements based on or including elements of ECA were popular through the 1990s and early 2000s, but the marketing of ephedra- or ephedrine-containing stimulant combinations for weight loss and bodybuilding is now restricted or illegal in the United States, Canada and Netherlands due to reports of heart attack, stroke, and death associated with these supplements.[1][2]

    Status in The United States

    In the United States, it is illegal to market products containing ephedrine or ephedra alkaloids as a dietary supplement.[1] In 2004, ephedra, a botanical source of ephedrine alkaloids, was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to serious safety concerns, injuries, and deaths linked to ephedra-containing supplements. However, ephedrine itself has never been illegal in the United States and is currently available over-the-counter. Reporting requirements and quantity limitations vary by state.[11]

    For ashtma ephedrine is given in the amount of 15-60mg three or four times a day. To bring about serious side-effects a person should take really much as the illustrative cases in this piece show it (though a long-term use of regular dosages is detrimental too):

    2.2 Summary of clinical effects

    Digestive disorders: nausea, vomiting.
    Cardiovascular impairment: tachycardia, severe hypertension and secondary myocardial infarction and/or stroke.
    Central effects: anxiety, tremor, irritability, hallucinations, psychotic states, seizures, intracerebral haemorrhage.
    Metabolic dysfunction: hyperglycaemia, hypokalaemia (intracellular shift).

    2.3 Diagnosis is based on history and/or the presence of nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, headache, elevated blood pressure. Ephedrine and its metabolites can be analyzed in blood and urine by gas chromatography.

    4.1.2 Description. The most important uses are:
    – as a bronchodilator
    – nasal decongestant

    – other uses: syndrome of Stokes-Adams; as a mydriatic and hypertensor in the spinal-anesthesia. It is also used as an herbal diet supplement under the name “Ma-huang” as an anorectic and CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant.

    4.2 Therapeutic dosage. Adults – 15 to 60 mg of ephedrine hydrochloride or sulphate 3 or 4 times daily as a bronchodilator

    4.3 Contraindications. Cardiovascular disease; hypertension; hyperthyroidism; phaeochromocytoma and closed angle glaucoma. Ephedrine should not be given in patients being treated with MAOI (or have stopped treatment in the last 14 days) (Dukes, 1988, Parfitt, 1999; Dawson et al., 1995). It should be used with caution in patients with prostatic enlargement or with renal impairment

    6.3 Biological half-life by route of exposure

    It has a plasma half-life ranging from 3 to 6 hours depending on urinary pH (Parfitt, 1999). No change in half-life from that seen with therapeutic dosing was observed in an otherwise healthy patient with massive overdose (Snook et al., 1992). The ephedrine concentrations in three fatalities were 3.49; 7.85 and 20.5 mg/L (Ellenhorn, 1988).However survival at levels of 23mg/L has been reported (Baselt and Cravey 1995)

    6.4 Metabolism

    Only a small amount of ephedrine is metabolized in the liver.

    6.5 Elimination by route of exposure

    It is largely excreted unchanged in the urine, with some deaminated metabolites and N-demethylated metabolites. Elimination is enhanced in acid urine. (Parfitt, 1999. Less than 10% of ephedrine is excreted as norephedrine. In normal subjects 70-80% of a dose is eliminated unchanged in the urine within 48 hours. 4% is present as norephedrine (Baselt and Cravey 1995)

    11. ILLUSTRATIVE CASES

    A 19 y-o woman ingested 1000 mg of ephedrine in combination with 10000 mg of caffeine. She developed severe toxic manifestations from the heart, CNS, muscles, liver and kidneys leading to multiorgan failure, cardiac arrests and died subsequently of cerebral oedema on the fourth day of hospitalization (Hedetoft et al., 1999).

    A 57 y-o woman had been taking a usual dose of ephedrine for bronchial asthma (50 mg 3 times a day) for more than 30 years. When her husband died she developed depression, for which she tried to use ephedrine as an antidepressant, increasing the dose to 500 to 1000 mg a day over the course of half a year. She developed paranoid psychosis with delusions of persecution and auditory hallucinations. Recovery was rapid after ephedrine was gradually reduced to 200 mg a day (Shufman et al., 1994)

    http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/pharm/pim209.htm#SectionTitle:6.3 Biological half-life by route of exposure

  28. January 26, 2014 12:23 pm

    “The case can be made that Murray deliberately killed Michael Jackson. The real question is why. Was it on orders from others, or did Murray kill him in a rage, angry because he still had no contract, no money, his practice shut down for a pipe dream?” VC
    Murray was resentful and upset with words MJ too. Why?

    VC and Mariam, I agree that a murder is one of the possible awful scenarios and psychologically Murray looks like a person who (in a fit of rage) was able to do a thing like that.

    As to the reasons why I know at least two reasons why 1) Murray could fly into an uncontrolled rage and 2) why his bosses could also be extremely resentful of Michael at that moment.

    1) For Murray it was essential to perform the “services requested of him by the Producer” and do it to AEG’s complete satisfaction as otherwise AEG would not sign the contract prepared for him on that very day, June 24th. Two signatures were still missing there – those of AEG and Michael Jackson.

    AEG wanted Michael to sign the contract and take upon himself Murray’s salary. However from the very start of it Michael wanted AEG to pay Murray’s salary (as Tohme said), so when hearing of that demand Michael could easily refuse to sign. And if he did Murray’s hopes for getting $300,000 for two months of his work would go bust and this could indeed send him into a fit of rage. He would regard Michael’s refusal as his “betrayal” of him.

    2) And for AEG it was essential to get the insurance that would bring them back at least $17,5 million if Michael didn’t perform (the rest of their losses could be covered by the assets of Michael’s company, the money collected by the “This is it” film, etc.)

    So for AEG at that moment nothing else was more important than the insurance – they even said in their emails of June 24th that it was a matter of utmost urgency. To obtain the insurance they were ready to meet each of the insurer’s requests and the insurer’s first request was Medical records for 5 years.

    Now do you remember what email Conrad Murray sent to the insurer agent at 11:17 in the morning of June 25th?

    He wrote that Michael denied him the authorization to release the medical records:

    Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:17
    Dear Bob
    I’m in receipt of your email. I spoke with Mr. Jackson and requested his authorization for release of his medical records in order to assist you to procure a cancellation insurance policy for his show however authorization was denied. I therefore suggest that someone from AEG should consult kindly with Mr. Jackson as to it’s relevance for he is of the opinion that such a policy is already secured in the US.
    As far as the statements of his health published by the press let me say they’re all fallacious to the best of my knowledge.
    Sincerely Conrad Murray
    Sent from my iPhone

    Can you imagine what a storm of fury this information created at AEG?

    However even if we know that both Murray and AEG had their reasons to be furious with Michael we still can’t prove that Murray did it deliberately either on his own or on anyone’s orders.

    This would be a very serious accusation and we don’t have enough evidence to claim it.

  29. January 26, 2014 11:32 am

    “But he has ordered …what did he do with all the propofol?” - laura

    Laura, a good question. Indeed, what did Murray do with all that propofol?

    I think that the signal to destroy it came from Murray when he called his girlfriend Nicole Alvarez who had received the medications in her house. Murray called her from the ambulance and the paramedics remembered him saying: “It is about Michael and it doesn’t look good”.

    His storehouses evidently had less to do with it because (I’ve checked it up) most propofol was delivered to Nicole Alvarez’s address.

    The storehouses are more interesting from the point of view of who was paying for them if Murray was in so dire straits that he couldn’t afford a better pulse oximeter (with a sound) than the basic one he actually had.

  30. January 26, 2014 8:12 am

    You can actually find on Wiki: Ephedra and also the .ECA- stack.

  31. Eddith permalink
    January 26, 2014 8:01 am

    Every day I read your comments which are very interesting, but i wonder what but ?
    Si you find the truth here or police and lawyers have failed
    What would you do ?
    You can change the course of things ?
    Do you have enough contacts to prosecute the guitty ?
    And the big question that will listen to you ??
    Lots of medical experts presented their theory during the trial and nothing has changed to be more
    Convincing you think I want you but I doubt it
    It’s been four and a half years since Michael left us and you are still torturing no take wrong if
    I think it is high time to grieve
    I also loved him very much and I miss him leave the restin peace
    It was not love can not bear his fans torture themselves by asking all his questions ne wold tell you that it was the will of God to remind continue fighting for all children who suffer and hunt wrath of your heart.

  32. January 26, 2014 3:43 am

    Mariam, thank you so much for the heartfelt and comprehensive post. It says all I and what I think most of us feel and think,and much is based on proven facts.Myself I have been thinking about a detail mentioned lately. The trace of ephedrine found at autopsy. That is just the the only fact about it ,but proves that somehow he had it in his body.Now ephedrine and the mix of it with caffeine and salisylate has not been on the market in most European countries for years,maybe not at all in this century.I found an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Ephedrine does have some immediate effects that are of little significance to most people in approved doses. How ever ephedrine is closely realted to adrenaline, the fight or flee hormone or substance,however you want to classify it.
    The article stated that is has no ,the ces mix, has no scientific value and better meds are available today for the purposes it was meant for.There are some individuals who are oversensitive to this kind of effect and to ephedrine. Adrenaline is acutely produced in a normal person in response to danger.I think Michael frequently was aware of danger and may well have been oversensitive to the effects of ephedrine. One other reason it is off the market is that the molecyle closely resembles that of metamfetamine,ie ecstacy. They all are called symphatomimetic drugs acting ,causing, quick arousal.There is a dearth of info on it here,but I´ll try to find out more over the next days or so.
    Didn´t Murray mention that Michael was addicted to orange juice? A very healthy habit unless ,well lets leave that for later..-S.c. home labs produced ecstacy from ephedrine as a base.

  33. Mariam permalink
    January 26, 2014 2:21 am

    “Murray in the first place who had to live up to his promise that Michael would perform well, that nothing was wrong with him and that Murray’s bosses (AEG) would be pleased” Helena

    This is the fact it bothers me most, that they ignored MJ, ignored his pain and suffering and ignored his stress, ignored who MJ was but they treated him like trash, two greedy people, Murray and AEG killed MJ, working for their own benefit only with the cost of MJ’s life. His wellbeing and life was nothing for them but money. How sad is that?

    Nobody could miss that MJ in fact was not well, anybody who never saw Michael before can tell he was not well the last two weeks of June. Nobody should miss that sine. So I don’t believe for a second that AEG, KO or Murray missed that. The fans didn’t, the people who were working in rehearsal didn’t and how RP, PG and Murray missed that? That is why I am wondering why they pushed him to death? Why let him die? Why? They must know that not only MJ was unable to do the show, they must knew that he was dying if they don’t stop that rehearsal, specially the Dr. for sure knew MJ’s situation, but why he just ignored that?

    This is what I think, AEG & Murray both knew that MJ is not well and it seems like they had a deal. Maybe I am mistaken by saying this, but their behaviour and the circumstances before and after MJ death tell me something.

    1. Why Murray ignored MJ’s situation? Why RP came to MJ’s house that night? What was that conversation between CM &RP a day before MJ died? That is very fishy to me

    2. Why AEG brought those video cameras and did record the rehearsal at the end? It was just rehearsal after all. Was that a plan to sell the movie even before he died? To me, they knew that MJ is not well and not able to do the show, may be they suspected he is not living longer, so they tried how they will get their money ($35b) back, so they were trying to find a way to cover their expenses because they knew the show was not going to happen.

    3. How come that security video lost or deleted? What was on that video? I think that video had important evidence recorded before and after MJ’s death and again I think AEG destroyed that video one way or another.

    4. Murray was extremely upset with AEG during his trial, because AEG betrayed him after MJ died, before who knows what was their deal? However quickly, when KJ sues AEG, again Murray’s and AEG relationship gets back. Murray’s tap from jail (TMZ reported about) makes me think what was happening between Murray and AEG. Now obviously Murray and AEG working together again to attack MJ’s legacy and attacking KJ. Obviously, KJ is sued both AEG and Murray for her son death and she is the enemy for both now, so they are collaborating once again to destroy Jacksons. Definitely, they did something together to MJ then and still now. It is just my opinion.

    5. PG,RP, TT and FD knew what Murray was doing at MJ’s house, they knew what kind of treatment Murray was giving him at MJ’s home/ They knew Murray is in MJ’s home at night, that is why RP went that night to MJ’s house June 24 evening, while didn’t they know how dangerous is propofol? Didn’t they know the risk MJ was in? Sure they did. Everybody knew how propofol is dangerous, so why they ignored all that?

    6. How about the FD’s computer? Why the computer data deleted or destroyed? What was in that computer? Why AEG’s lawyers get that computer even before the trial start? I think, that computer had again substantial evidence or secrets in it. Could there be a conversation between FD and AEG about MJ, about the whole deal and contract, about the Dr. and the treatment he is giving to MJ, who knows? But I can imagine how important was the information destroyed.

    “Murray main task was to put him on stage at all costs. “ laura

    I wonder what they think about him now. I mean the real them, not what they do or say in public or in court, I mean what is their soul and their inner person speak to themselves now. I am wondering how human being live with peace or harmony after they did what they did.

    “Jack Wishna – who cared about Michael – also said in an interview that he encouraged Michael to return from Ireland to possibly do a Vegas show but that they had to abandon the project because Michael was too fragile and unstable for the demands of a live show.” corlista1

    AEG should have done the same thing like Jack Wishna, postpone the show, humans think and care for fellow human being like that.

    “The case can be made that Murray deliberately killed Michael Jackson. The real question is why. Was it on orders from others, or did Murray kill him in a rage, angry because he still had no contract, no money, his practice shut down for a pipe dream?” VC

    Murray was resentful and upset with words MJ too. Why? Really? Maybe he thinks MJ put him in this situation, but his greediness, his own behaviour and poor decision in his life puts him in this situation not MJ. In fact it upset me that he is resentful with MJ and also makes me think that Murray deliberately killed MJ.

    “Considering AEG’s readiness to spare no cost and also their sudden desire to insure themselves against Michael’s death which they expressed immediately after June 19th, all this makes me think that they were afraid that Michael would not survive even until July 6 when the medical examination was to take place.” Helena

    That is exactly what I think, they knew it at least after June 19th. But still they were thinking about their money not MJ, which is the truth and the saddest part of this entire situation, thinking about their business only and ignoring MJ’s wellbeing.

    “Kenny Ortega’s role in that tragedy is very big” Helena

    I was saying that from the start even though people think he is an angel especially after AEG trial. Even MJ’s fans think he was trying to help MJ but he changed his gear after MJ death to sell the This is it movie. How about him assaulting and embarrassing MJ in front of all the crew, wasn’t it him who demanded that MJ should come for rehearsal every day even though he knew MJ was not well? Wasn’t it he who demanded and forced MJ to put that ear plug and to take off his sun glass against MJ’s will? Didn’t he shout at him and threaten him that he might lose his kids if he is not working hard? Even Murray mentioned how MJ was upset withKO I mean, if we believe Murray. What I think is KO was in a situation to help MJ than any other people at that time. If he insisted enough to AEG and demanded that MJ get help or get him to hospital and asked AEG to postpone the show, MJ would be live. Of course, AEG could fire him or listen to him and change their mind to do better plan. Unfortunately, KO also in that trap (Money)

  34. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 5:22 pm

    But he has ordered …what did he do with all the propofol?

  35. January 25, 2014 5:15 pm

    “Thank you from all my heart! I am and I will always be grateful, thankful and wish you lot success! Good Luck! God bless us! Wholeheartedly my love!”- 29mj

    29mj, I’m lost for words. Sometimes I doubt whether this blog is in any way helpful but your great words of encouragement are making me pull myself together and go on. Thank you very much….. God bless you and all Michael’s supporters too.

    P.S. I will need some time for a new post. Please be patient with me.

  36. January 25, 2014 4:57 pm

    “Murray gave him propofol for two months …” – Laura

    This is what Murray said.

    From the point of veiw of negligence and irresponsibility in handling Propofol it didn’t matter whether Murray gave it just once or for two months.

    But from the point of view of responsibility for destroying the evidence it was much more helpful for Murray to imply to the police that he had used up the whole stock on Michael within those two months.

  37. January 25, 2014 4:48 pm

    “I felt for a long time that Michael thought that his masks added an air of mystery but that he was also protecting himself from the masses of people that he was subjected to for decades.” – corlista

    Corlista, what you are writing is absolutely true. Let me also add to it that on the days Michael went to Klein’s office in 2009 the need for a mask within the next few days after that was a medical necessity. I hope to write a post about it.

    After Michael died I remember reports from some of the TII dancers that when rehearsals started Michael was timid, nervous, uncertain and wouldn’t speak up as others made important decisions and the dancers tried to support him to give him courage.

    Let me also add to it that Michael was timid not only because he had not performed for many years, but also because he was taken advantage of as one of the dancers said. As you say he was not allowed to take decisions and was humiliated in front of everyone. See what Kriyss Grant is very cautiously saying:

    Jackson was being ‘taken advantage of’
    Although Jackson was present and involved, Grant raised eyebrows when he stated in a recent interview that he felt early on that Jackson was being ‘taken advantage of’.
    “I just felt like sometimes they questioned Michael about stuff and I didn’t understand that because Michael is the artist,” he explains. “I felt like anything Michael says about entertainment, we should all just listen and follow his feelings. If he doesn’t feel right about something or if something’s not right, I felt like it should just go. He should just have that right to do that.

    “For me it was just questionable… I’m trying to find the right way to say it… If they really were pushing him to do this or if he knew what was supposed to be done. I just felt like at the bottom line, as an artist, you should have your say. If you don’t feel right about anything you shouldn’t do it. But I guess people are people, you know, and sometimes you run into little situations. But at the end it was pretty much solved. Michael got his way and things were sorted out. I didn’t mean anything else by it.”
    http://www.sawfnews.com/Entertainment/63069.aspxehearsals

    And here is another piece tweeted by Jennifer Batten about Kriyss Grant saying this: http://www.mj-777.com/?p=2253

    …He was 50, and he hadn’t danced like that in a long time. He had to familiarize his body with all those moves he used to do. I think he was scared; he couldn’t take the stage and appear fragile to us.
    The last rehearsal: He was his old self. He was interacting with us, giving us suggestions, making changes. In the beginning, he let everyone else run things. Then, he was like, ‘This is my show. We’re going to do it how I want to do it.’ I loved it. That’s something I always wanted to see. I thought he was being taken advantage of in the beginning because he was older. … And you could tell he had something to say, but he wouldn’t say it. But that last day, he took over. He knew what he wanted. The dancers were like, ‘Good, he’s speaking up.’ The dancers had Michael’s back.

    Just imagine it, the dancers were surprised and pleased by the fact that Michael finally spoke up! So how humiliated and timid must he have been if he was not able to speak up for 2 months?

    Why was there such a short rehearsal period before the July start date? They should have started practicing months before they did. Anyone who knew Michael knew his standards for perfection and doing something over and over again until it was perfect. He KNEW there wasn’t enough time.

    Exactly. There was too little time for rehearsals but even the little time they had was cut by more than two weeks – July 26th as the date of beginning the tour (in the contract) was changed into July 8th which was later put off by a few days.

    As to why they started so late there are numerous reasons for that including AEG’s desire to save up on the show – the shorter the period of rehearsals is the lower the costs are. I’ve also read that Kenny Ortega was busy with another project and they were waiting for him to join them only to arrange a mad race afterwards. Kenny Ortega’s role in that tragedy is very big.

    “weren’t there 2 women – Murray employees – who were seen removing things from one of his warehouses who refused to answer questions? We know Murray had Propofol delivered to “the instrument’s” apt via Fed Ex. Murray could have easily destroyed that evidence the day of or the day following Michael’s death before the investigation intensified.”

    Well, the investigation intensified in respect of Murray only a month later when the police finally went to Murray’s clinic, home, etc. So Murray had a whole month at his disposal. And the fact that he destroyed his stock of Propofol and other medications is indisputable – he was collecting it for the tour (and not rehearsals), so there must have been a lot there by the time Michael died. However nothing, absolutely nothing was found.

    The police never focused on it because it was their blatant mistake and they don’t like to accept responsibility for things like that. But the fact is still there – Murray destroyed all the evidence except those three bags in Michael’s house.

  38. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 4:46 pm

    It’s in italian :( “Dopo somministrazione orale l’efedrina viene rapidamente e completamente assorbita a livello intestinale. Una volta
    assorbito, il composto, che presenta un elevato volume di distribuzione, raggiunge il picco plasmatico dopo un’ora
    dall’assunzione. L’emivita plasmatica della sostanza varia da 3 a 6 ore a seconda del pH urinario ma i suoi effetti far-
    macologici perdurano per circa 1 ora. L’efedrina ed i composti ad essa correlati sono lipofili e possono attraversare la
    barriera emato-encefalica.
    Solo una piccola parte di efedrina viene metabolizzata ad opera del fegato; le principali reazioni che la sostanza subisce
    sono N-demetilazione (8-20%) e deaminazione (4-13%). La maggior quota di efedrina (circa il 53-74%) viene invece
    escreta in forma immodificata con le urine. L’escrezione urinaria, per la presenza di un amino gruppo ionizzabile, viene
    favorita dal pH acido delle urine…”
    “…reaching peak plasma concentrations after one hour
    intake.”
    source:http://www.iss.it/binary/drog/cont/Schede_E.pdf

    _ _ _
    VMJ: Google translation into English:

    After oral administration ephedrine is rapidly and completely absorbed in the intestinal tract. Once absorbed, the mixture that has a high volume of distribution, and reached the peak plasma after an hour by the assumption. The plasma half-life of the substance varies from 3 to 6 hours depending on urinary pH, but its pharmacological effects persist for about 1 hour. Ephedrine and compounds related to it are lipophilic and can cross the the blood-brain barrier.
    Only a small part of ephedrine is metabolized by the liver; the main reactions to the substance undergoes are N-demethylation (8-20%) and deamination (4-13%). The largest share of ephedrine (about 53-74%) is excreted in unchanged form with the urine. The urinary excretion for the presence of an amino group ionizzabile, is favoured by the acid pH of the urine…

  39. January 25, 2014 4:41 pm

    Greetings, hugs, thoughtfulness to everyone! Many thanks for all you do for incomparable man, artist Michael JJ, for real values ​​which promote on this blog. In particular, a special consideration for Helena! I am an ardent supporter of value! So, I’m here, again where I find these true values ​​and I feel the need to express my support and consideration for everyone of you.
    I read these wise, smart, professional reviews written with sincerity, responsibility, dignity, intelligence. Again I say that you the truth researchers about Michael are especial, valuable humans exactly as Michael! Yes, you are very special! Mind, my heart do fills silently reading these thousand lines, the coating of my own desire and fulfillment of its being the same as yours – to contribute to the defense a huge value of human nature Michael JJ. Meanwhile, these enchant my soul with yours extraordinary proof of love, the true value the notion of defense, justice and I know as well as your work is enormously difficult, requiring time and effort, knowledge, qualities, intelligence, common sense. Yes, this huge and responsible work requires first qualities, intelligence, skills and more sacrifices. Yes, and every these show how are made of honesty, love, gratitude, appreciate started from your clean soul, a dignity who elevates, ennobles you again and again with a special and rare quality of human value! Verily yes, those qualities that you own, you proved it! I have known many other people who appreciate you with all the sincerity of their pure hearts.
    Thank you from all my heart! I am and I will always be grateful, thankful and wish you lot success! Good Luck! God bless us! Wholeheartedly my love!

  40. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 4:07 pm

    totally agree

  41. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 4:05 pm

    I did researches about ECA…I must find them again…however why do said:” But Michael would not have died after the two times of getting ECA. “? The cause of died was propofol with the benzo, non the eca…eca does not cause death…

    “And his energy boost could be explained by finally getting a good night’s sleep under Propofol, for example.” MMmmm, I don’t believe… Murray gave him propofol for two months …

  42. January 25, 2014 2:57 pm

    “One mystery I’ve never seen discussed – Michael made regular visits to Arnie Klein, so why was Murray ordering benoquin? It’s a vitiligo treatment. Wouldn’t Michael be getting it from Klein, the morally-challenged but well-known dermatologist? A cardiolgist would never have cause to prescribe it.” – VC

    VC, a good question. Is it possible that Murray was ordering it for the tour where Klein was not to be available? Tim Lopez in his testimony said that he had to rework the formula of Benoquin – make it less greasy, etc., so all application of Benoquin prior to the tour could be only just a way to test it.

  43. January 25, 2014 2:28 pm

    “however, the “miracle” about Michael on the stage of the period before death had a name: eca…Murray opened the capsules and poured the content into food or beverages….and this has worsened the health of Michael….” – Laura

    Laura, the first part of your comment may be absolutely true but the second is not, I am afraid. The after-effect of stimulants (like caffeine, for example) is not seen immediately. They manifest themselves with time only. If you stimulate your body with much coffee for a week or even several weeks your health will not deteriorate bad enough to resemble Michael’s condition at the end of June.

    Supplements containing ephedrine are taken on a very wide scale by body builders and it takes at least several weeks (if not more) of ephedrine taking for them to feel the after-effects of it. Initially everything is fine and they feel strong, vigorous and their performance is enhanced and their energy is boosted.

    But Michael did not show any signs of energy boost from June 10th when Murray first received those capsules up to June 23rd. This means that ECA was not given to MJ by Murray within that period of time.

    Did he give it to Michael on June 23rd? Possible. Could he put it into his drink? Possible too. But Michael would not have died after the two times of getting ECA.

    And his energy boost could be explained by finally getting a good night’s sleep under Propofol, for example.

  44. January 25, 2014 1:51 pm

    “the insurance company demanded an additional medical visit before agreeing to insure the full 50 shows for which AEG had already sold the tickets. HOW COULD AEG RESOLVE SUCH A SITUATION? IT WOULD APPEAR THAT MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH WAS TRULY A GODSEND TO THEM, ALSO CONSIDERING THE HANDSOME PROFITS THAT FOLLOWED. DOES THIS NOT LEGITIMIZE SUSPICIONS OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT?”:http://www.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson/articles/SsT622Mak6i/THE+RECOVERY+PLAN+PART+2 I hope you understand my “english” …” – Laura

    Laura, yes, the idea is perfectly understandable and I am glad that you raised it. I absolutely don’t know how AEG could resolve that situation with two doctors in London supposed to subject MJ to a series of strenuous tests – his heart and lungs were to be tested under a physical exercise and his blood and urine were to be analyzed. Propofol was no problem as it evaporates from the system very quickly, but all those benzos were surely to be detected during the tests.

    So if Murray was really preparing Michael for the tests he should have been doing the reverse of what he declared – he was to resort to more propofol and less benzos not to have them detected in the blood and urine, and this is probably what he was really doing (in contrast to his version).

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if it was AEG who asked Murray to give Michael ephedrine to make him “dance his ass off” – for shooting the film or presenting him at a rehearsal to the UK doctors.

    If you read AEG’s emails for the end of June you will also see that Gongaware was insisting that the tests should be made in Michael’s home and they were ready to even fly the doctors into the US (which previously they thought too costly).

    But after June 19th even the high cost of bringing the doctors in no longer mattered. Considering AEG’s readiness to spare no cost and also their sudden desire to insure themselves against Michael’s death which they expressed immediately after June 19th, all this makes me think that they were afraid that Michael would not survive even until July 6 when the medical examination was to take place.

    This is what should be really looked into by all fans of Michael Jackson.

    However the fanbase is being vigorously distracted from these crucial problems and is guided into some relatively unimportant matters – like a dispute whether Cascio songs are fake or not (they are not). This makes me wonder – why has it suddenly become so burning an issue and why is it Frank Cascio and John Branca of all people?

    Let me make a guess.

    Is it because these two people will be very much needed in the forthcoming situation with Wade Robson? Frank Cascio may be one of the crucial witnesses about Michael’s innocence and Branca may be the Defendant in Wade Robson’s lawsuit.

    If the reputation of both is done away with now or if both of them grow sick and tired of this mess with MJ’s fans, there will be no one to talk for Michael in a possible trial (if the situation with Wade Robson goes that far).

    So this is probably why the overwhelming majority of fans are being distracted from the real issues of AEG and Murray now and led into portraying the Cascios and Branca as the worst of all liars.

    But they are not. It is AEG and Murray who are the worst of liars, only fans are discouraged from talking about it.

  45. January 25, 2014 12:58 pm

    Only 2 simple, verified facts show that his stories are fiction. The toxicology report. nr 1. My suspicion has been that the delay re the 911 call had to do with propofol. He hoped that if Michaels body still functioned to some degree (all tissues do not “die” at the same rate) the propofol would be metabolized. Little did he think that the bladder would be full of it and dosing derived from that amount. The nr 2 is the also verified phone and messaging timing on 6/25 am. Totally contradicts his 2 min of absence.” – W

    W, these facts are irrefutable but the media manages to dispute even them (or rather hide them from the public).

    And you are right – it is quite possible that Murray indeed hoped that propofol would break up while he was giving the dead body chest compressions and the heart was manually moving blood along the veins.

    “It is indeed surprising how Murray´s lies are repeated as if the truth when they can so easily be shown to be lies. …All the bias for Murray in press, bias against Michael in press, AEG trial etc.”

    The media bias for Murray and against Michael is so obvious and so shamelessly open that it is even amazing. The most straightforward facts are denied and replaced by irresponsible speculations presented as facts, and what’s so incredible about it is that this is happening in full view of everyone.

    They just wait until the truth revealed at the trial gets a little forgotten by the public and then return to the old lies making them even worse than before.

    The same was evidently taking place when Michael was alive and this is why he felt so frustrated and helpless in the face of this dirt – up to the point of screaming in “Scream”, “Money”, “Why do you trip on me?” and others songs. He did not understand it and couldn’t believe what was happening, same as we don’t understand and don’t believe our eyes now either.

    Michaael did try to overcome these lies by issuing statements, making interviews, telling the truth in his songs, but all his efforts were smashed and wiped away by a new ocean wave of lies.

    What is it and why is this happening? Is it only money which is motivating all these thousands of people involved in the process of lying? But wouldn’t they make as much money if they published a true (and sensational) report about what Murray really did to Michael that night? About the amount of Propofol he gave MJ and how long he was absent making phone calls?

    Or about AEG’s treatment of Michael up to Randy Phillips slapping Michael? Remember how few media outlets published that slap story and how long they kept silence until finally someone ventured to publish the truth?

    After seeing all this I have no doubt whatsoever that media owners have their agenda in respect of Michael and individual journalists can tell the truth about him only at the price of risking their career, job and their whole well-being.

    Look at Alan Duke of CNN – Mr. Putnam even found it possible to teach him a public lesson. He expressed his satisfaction with the way the AEG trial was covered by the press but called Alan Duke “woefully misinformative” though his reports were the most accurate ones and were just telling the truth as it was.

    Quote:

    While most news outlets put out accurate coverage, Putnam said CNN’s coverage was woefully misinformative, considering even gossip sites like TMZ and Radar Online were getting it right.

    http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/threads/130852-KJ-vs-AEG-Trial-outcome-Appeal/page15

    (the link is no longer working)

  46. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 11:44 am

    “The case can be made that Murray deliberately killed Michael Jackson. The real question is why. Was it on orders from others….” Certainly: “…as the situation was getting worse along with Michael Jackson’s deteriorating health (he was rapidly losing weight in the last weeks of his life and had missed many rehearsals), the insurance company demanded an additional medical visit before agreeing to insure the full 50 shows for which AEG had already sold the tickets. HOW COULD AEG RESOLVE SUCH A SITUATION? IT WOULD APPEAR THAT MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH WAS TRULY A GODSEND TO THEM, ALSO CONSIDERING THE HANDSOME PROFITS THAT FOLLOWED. DOES THIS NOT LEGITIMIZE SUSPICIONS OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT?” :http://www.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson/articles/SsT622Mak6i/THE+RECOVERY+PLAN+PART+2
    Aeg could not cancel the show for ill health, would have lost a lot of money … instead….

    I hope you understand my “english” …..

  47. laura permalink
    January 25, 2014 11:43 am

    I understand what you want said…but when on June 15th Murray said “he was happy with the result” he spoke of himself….however, the “miracle” about Michael on the stage of the period before death had a name: eca…Murray opened the capsules and poured the content into food or beverages….and this has worsened the health of Michael….

  48. January 25, 2014 11:38 am

    “06-01-09 – CM calls Lopez to follow up on his research for an energy boost product. Lopez sends CM samples. The quantity is not stated in court.
    06-15-09 – CM & Lopez discuss results energy boost product. CM said he’s happy with samples and results.” – Susan Joyce

    Susan Joyce, it is top important to be precise in what we say, and your statement is missing one point – the conversation between Murray and Lopez was indeed on June 1st but the capsules of the energy formulation were shipped on a later date, together with the next shipment of other medications which was on June 10th.

    Here is a quote from Tim Lopez’s testimony. They discuss this point at about 16:16:

    Ms. Brazil: Turning now to June 1st 2009 did you have yet another conversation with Conrad Murray concerning energy formulations?
    Mr. Lopez: Yes.
    Ms. Brazil: Did you make additional suggestions to Conrad Murray as to a product that might suit his needs?
    Mr. Lopez: Yes, I did.
    Ms. Brazil: Did Murray request that you send him some capsules so that he can try them out?
    Mr. Lopez: Yes, he did.
    Ms. Brazil: Do you recall when you shipped these items to him? In other words did you ship them with a later order June 10th, 2009?
    Mr. Lopez: Yes.

  49. January 25, 2014 9:30 am

    Part 2 of Tim Lopez testimony during CM’s trial.

    Within the first two weeks of May, CM asks Lopez about an energy formulation that isn’t a narcotic or prescription. Lopez said he had to research for something.

    05-14-09 – CM follows up with Lopez regarding the energy boost product. Lopez said he was still researching it.

    06-01-09 – CM calls Lopez to follow up on his research for an energy boost product. Lopez sends CM samples. The quantity is not stated in court.

    06-15-09 – CM & Lopez discuss results energy boost product. CM said he’s happy with samples and results.

    I have the tapes of the CM trial. If anyone needs a copy of a person’s testimony, please advise and I will post the link(s).

  50. January 25, 2014 5:38 am

    It is indeed surprising how Murray´s lies are repeated as if the truth when they can so easyly be shown to be lies.Only 2 simple, verified facts show that his stories are fiction.The toxicology report. nr 1. My suspicion has been that the delay re the 911 call had to do with propofol. He hoped that if Michaels body still functioned to some degree (all tissues do not “die” at the same rate) the propofol would be metabolized. Little did he think that the bladder would be full of it and dosing derived from that amount. The nr 2 is the also verified phone and messaging timing on 6/25 am.Totally contradicts his 2 min of absence.
    Add to this his ordering, so early, to empty his storage-why that timing?
    All the bias for Murray in press, bias against Michael in press, AEG trial etc makes me lean more and more towards the opinion of VCThere are further facts.I don´t need to repeat..
    Ephedrine has been drawn from the market here many years ago.Knowing the exact amount and metabolism could help to calculate the timing and amount of dose.Unfortunately I don´t have the appropriate sources at hand at this moment.
    Thank you bloggers and VMJ for great posts.

  51. January 25, 2014 2:53 am

    “It is mentioned in part 2 of the famous crime scene documentary, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy6rGUW5ems
    also Jane Velez-Mitchell mentioned several times during coverage of Michael’s death” – Christy

    Christy, I conscientiously watched this crime scene documentary all the time fuming at the way the media diligently repeats Murray’s lies and shows the room so well equipped with medical monitors which in reality were NEVER there. Why does the media always have to repeat what Murray said though it is a proven lie? The only thing which may more or less explain it is that the documentary was probably made before Murray’s trial.

    But as to the alias “Josephine Baker” you mentioned I didn’t notice it there. True, aliases were used because in his situation Michael could not buy even Aspirin without the media going wild about it, but none of the aliases were for the medication that could raise eye-brows and prove that Michael was buying, for example, Demerol. No, he was not.

    And Klein said on many occasions too that he never prescribed Demerol to Michael but only administered it in his office during medical procedures. And no Demerol was found in Michael’s house. In fact no narcotics were found in his home except a piece of rotten marijuana in some unused suitcase together with cigarettes (which Michael never smoked), so who this suitcase belonged to is also a question.

    What does some “Josephine Baker” mentioned somewhere by Velez-Mitchell matter in these circumstances? Nothing or very little. However if you find where she mentioned this name and in what connection I will be ready to look into it too.

  52. January 25, 2014 1:53 am

    How do we know Michael didn’t speak about bringing in another doctor again? Possibly replacing Murray, and Murray thinking about everything he had given up to work with Michael got upset. The man is clearly delusional and resentful of Michael. They charged Murray based on what they knew at the time, I was convinced it was manslaughter but maybe it should have been second degree.

  53. January 24, 2014 8:20 pm

    I’ve always believed that Murray was dosing Michael with that ECA stack in order to induce insomnia. I think it’s long past time that this case be reconsidered as murder, not involuntary manslaughter. The case can be made that Murray deliberately killed Michael Jackson. The real question is why. Was it on orders from others, or did Murray kill him in a rage, angry because he still had no contract, no money, his practice shut down for a pipe dream?

    June in LA is hot, yet the heat in the bedroom was turned way up. I believe it was a clumsy attempt to disguise the fact that Michael had been killed hours earlier, probably just before Murray called his employees to take items out of storage.

    One mystery I’ve never seen discussed – Michael made regular visits to Arnie Klein, so why was Murray ordering benoquin? It’s a vitiligo treatment. Wouldn’t Michael be getting it from Klein, the morally-challenged but well-known dermatologist? A cardiolgist would never have cause to prescribe it.

  54. Christy permalink
    January 24, 2014 5:57 pm

    It is mentioned in part 2 of the famous crime scene documentary, here:

    also Jane Velez-Mitchell mentioned several times during coverage of Michael’s death

  55. corlista1 permalink
    January 24, 2014 5:38 pm

    (Sorry, I don’t know how to set off former comments so I’m putting them in quotation marks.)

    “But he definitely didn’t want to speak of his diseases not to add to the “freak” image the media already created of him.”

    We also know that Michael cherished his image and worked relentlessly on it. He was beautiful, gifted, talented and brilliant. How often didn’t 1000s of us think he was “perfection?” He also cherished his childhood and was adored as a child. In adulthood he was the object of derision, scorn and hideous accusations. Why wouldn’t he want to be seen as forever young and beautiful? Health problem such as arthritis, enlarged prostate and hair loss – health issues which come with aging – were not parts of himself that Michael wanted to share with the world – nor should he have had to.\

    “Maybe he put it on to protect his lungs and his immune system.”

    I felt for a long time that Michael thought that his masks added an air of mystery but that he was also protecting himself from the masses of people that he was subjected to for decades. When you’re around thousands of people, grabbing at you, sticking their hands in your face, dancers, musicians, production people, maids, staff, sick children, et al you are very exposed. His performances demanded that he be healthy and have great stamina. Stadiums full of people depended on it.

    “…when Murray says you couldn’t say no to MJ. As Helena pointed out, everybody was pushing MJ around.”

    More CYA from CM. After Michael died I remember reports from some of the TII dancers that when rehearsals started Michael was timid, nervous, uncertain and wouldn’t speak up as others made important decisions and the dancers tried to support him to give him courage. Eventually he did take charge but then towards the end fell apart as Murray’s lethal concoctions took their toll on him. Jack Wishna – who cared about Michael – also said in an interview that he encouraged Michael to return from Ireland to possibly do a Vegas show but that they had to abandon the project because Michael was too fragile and unstable for the demands of a live show. Hardly the picture of a demanding diva.

    “Why can’t I choose?”

    Why wasn’t he allowed to choose Bush who he clearly wanted instead of Zaldy? Why didn’t he choose when rehearsals or the concert schedule began? Why was there such a short rehearsal period before the July start date? They should have started practicing months before they did. Anyone who knew Michael knew his standards for perfection and doing something over and over again until it was perfect. He KNEW there wasn’t enough time. If there’s one thing I have NO doubt: Murray, Phillips, Tohme, etc – they all knew he was in a compromised state. They all knew he was vulnerable and in no position to fight back. They ALL used him, treated him with disdain and looked the other away.

    “The (propofol) timing …is suspicious. Also Michael had not eaten his evening meal or had breakfast, which was unusual and not his usual pattern of behaviour.”

    Helen-Marie: I never considered the timing of the 10:40a Propofol that last day until you raised the issue about Michael needing to be at rehearsal that morning. In addition to Michael missing the magic rehearsal he was excited about, Murray jeopardized himself by giving Michael the drug that late in the morning after all the arguments that had occurred re CM getting MJ to rehearsal? Why?

    About Michael’s food not being eaten, every time I watch TII, I am bothered by the segment where he does Thriller and then Threatened. I’ve watched it very carefully (in the beginning because I love the way he dances to Threatened) but every time I’m struck by how unwell Michael looks. Fatigued. Vacant. Asking for a towel as he walks off the ramp with Travis indicating that he’s sweating. I’ve always thought he looked sick that night. Maybe he couldn’t eat?? Or worse…

    “Murray paid for two storage houses to keep some papers there though he could very well leave them in his clinic? Of course there was a stock of various medications there including Propofol and after MJ’s death Murray he got rid of it.”

    Yes, weren’t there 2 women – Murray employees – who were seen removing things from one of his warehouses who refused to answer questions? We know Murray had Propofol delivered to “the instrument’s” apt via Fed Ex. Murray could have easily destroyed that evidence the day of or the day following Michael’s death before the investigation intensified.

    “W, actually all the people who observed that sight knew that Michael had been long dead, and it was only Murray who was claiming things no one else saw. The paramedics placed the time of death at least 20 minutes before they arrived”

    Murray fooled no one! There was no pulse. There was no life in Michael’s body. There was no need for resuscitation and Murray knew it. It was all a show. Murray just didn’t want Michael’s home – where Murray had been in charge – to be the death scene. If Michael was pronounced dead in a hospital, Murray could always say Michael was alive when they put him in the ambulance. Dilated eyes happen at death but lividity and a cold body take approximately 1-3 hours. I have always believed Michael was gone by 11:30a, perhaps even earlier. I believe Murray hooked him up to a Propofol drip early in the morning and then 1) fell asleep or 2) having done it numerous times got careless and didn’t check on Michael for over an hour or more or 3) did a cursory check, thought he was sleeping and went off to his personal phone calls. Michael died helpless and alone.

    And a last comment — I am not a conspiracy theorist but another thing that has always seemed highly suspicious is how almost all the security tape from Carrollwood that night went “missing” The most famous man in the world dies under highly unusual circumstances and the police “lose” (or claim the tape is empty) of all but a few minutes of the hours recorded on that night? I find that very hard to believe.

    I apologize for such a long post but I couldn’t write in the last couple days and wanted to respond to such important issues. There is so much intelligent discussion here. Thank you.

  56. January 24, 2014 4:55 pm

    “We can’t know how many time Murray gave eca from April….” – Laura

    Laura, but this is exactly what we know. Murray did not give ECA to Michael in April, May and first half of June as he received it from Applied Pharmacies only on June 10th.

    And on June 15th Murray said “he was happy with the result”, though Michael did not show even a trace of the energy boost. This means that Murray did not give it to Michael even in the middle of June yet (at least until after June 19th) and most probably was happy with his own taking of ECA.

    As to capsules I finally understand the difference between them and pills – the capsules can indeed be divided and their contents spilled into a drink.

    Google translation is a marvel. I would have never guessed that you don’t know English! Speak to you tomorrow then :)
    Good night!

  57. laura permalink
    January 24, 2014 4:39 pm

    Certainly we cannot prove…but the above evidences would confirm my theory: Lee, Chase’s testimony….
    Excuse me, I use a long time to answer because I do not speak English.. :(
    Good Night! :) Tomorrow read all! And open the link of eca’s photo…by Lapd and Panish…

  58. laura permalink
    January 24, 2014 4:28 pm

    Thank you for the information about bag…Now I remember… :)
    Helena I believe important factor “Eca” because certainly “Michael’s health deteriorated due to Murray’s treatment of him”…with eca too…You said:” the pills could be very well presented to MJ as dietary pills or food supplement. This is the way they are widely advertised on the internet” No, was written “ephedrina, caffeina, aspirin” on the bottle.. they were capsules, no pills:http://www.psblaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Exhibit-500-383LAPD002484.pdf
    Michael didn’t drink caffeina and took eca?? It’s impossible…
    The ephedrine causes insomnia, whit caffeina more and more… Michael had symptoms which can be attributed to the side effects of this preparation, too..not only insomnia. :

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5506395_side-effects-eca-stack.html

    Eca in the day and propofol with benzo at the night ..:Murray drugged Michael …
    We can’t know how many time Murray gave eca from April….
    Excuse me, I use google’s translation too.. :(

  59. January 24, 2014 4:20 pm

    The link: http://sprocket-trials.blogspot.it/2011/01/dr-conrad-murray-prelim-day-5-part-i.html
    Helena, did you ever came to your mind that eca might be given to Michael without his knowledge ? Murray main task was to put him on stage at all costs . It takes a minute to open a capsule and pour the content into food or beverages for example … I believe this… – Laura

    Absolutely. This is absolutely possible as it was Murray in the first place who had to live up to his promise that Michael would perform well, that nothing was wrong with him and that Murray’s bosses (AEG) would be pleased.

    However at the moment we cannot prove that Murray put it into Michael’s drink without him knowing it and that is why I am looking at the whole range of possibilities including the one that Michael took it himself.

    But even if he did the pill was still from his doctor’s hands – that’s the main point. And it was his doctor who ordered it. And ordered it most probably for himself too which makes it even more interesting.

    Thank you very much for the link. I remember that the Trial and Tribulations blog did a perfect summary of preliminary hearings, only don’t remember Tim Lopez for some reason. Now it is long past midnight here so I will reread it tomorrow and will hopefully sum up a few things in a post.

    Thank you very much again.

  60. January 24, 2014 4:07 pm

    “There was something I was always wondering about..in regards to the aliases used to obtained the prescription meds, “Josephine Baker, etc” you believe that was Murry’s doing, right?” – Christy

    Christy, even Conrad Murray’s medical records of Michael for innocent things like chills and X-rays of a knee were made in the names of Omar Arnold and Paul Farance. But I don’t think this is a big deal. All celebrities use aliases and protect their names this way.

    As to Josephine Baker I don’t know who made a prescription in that name. Can you give a link, please?

    Here are Murray’s medical records discussed by Walgren and Elissa Fleak, the coroner’s investigator:

  61. laura permalink
    January 24, 2014 3:59 pm

    The link: http://sprocket-trials.blogspot.it/2011/01/dr-conrad-murray-prelim-day-5-part-i.html
    Helena, did you ever came to your mind that eca might be given to Michael without his knowledge ? Murray main task was to put him on stage at all costs . It takes a minute to open a capsule and pour the content into food or beverages for example …
    I believe this…

  62. January 24, 2014 3:04 pm

    “Did you read what I wrote in the second comment, about eca? About Lopez, Lee, Chase’s testimony? And did you opened the link about Eca? It’s not possible believe MJ took the ECA knowingly! The Baby Essential bag was the Murray’s bag?” – Laura

    Laura, yes, the Baby Essentials bag was one of the three bags where Murray hid his medications.

    There was 1) a small black bag, 2) a big blue one with a plastic grocery bag inside and 3) a bag with “Baby Essentials” on it which contained all propofol and other medications.

    I described the contents of the bags in this post: http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/conrad-murray-trial-week-2/

    Here is a short list of what was found in the “Baby essensials” bag:

    • Two full propofol 100ml bottles (people’s 142)

    • Four 20 ml propofol bottles unopened and three 20ml bottles opened (people’s 143) – 1) 20% full 2) less than half-full and 3) less than 20% full (15-20% full). So Murray used approximately 16 ml, 11 ml and 17 ml in the three of them.

    • Three Lidocaine bottles – one unopened, two with the silver caps opened (people’s 144)

    • Three 10ml Midazolam bottles – one cap removed, two unopened (people’s 145)

    • Four 5ml Flumazenil bottles – three unopened, one opened with the majority of it consumed (people’s 146)

    • Two bottles of Lorazepam – one unopened, one half full (people’s 147)

    • Bottle from Applied Pharmacies containing Ephedrine 25mg, Caffeine 200mg, Aspirin 80mg (people’s 148)

    • BQ Lotion (people’s 149)

    • Eye drops (people’s 150)

    • Medex T connector (a IV tubing device) (people’s 151)

    • A tourniquet (people’s 152)

    • Five business cards (people’s 153)

    After listening to Ms. Fleak again today I’ve added information to the old post that ECA came from the Applied Pharmacies. This is an extremely important point, especially in combination with what Tim Lopez said about it.

    And I think it is not that important whether eventually Michael took that ECA from Murray knowingly or not. After all it is a supplement advertised all over Internet as a diet pill (I have LOTS of information about it) and if it came from the official source of Applied Pharmacies and was suggested by Tim Lopez as “something natural, no narcotic, just a supplement enhancing performance” Michael could have no reason to doubt the legal pharmacist and doctor who eventually gave it to him to test.

    What is much more important is the following:

    1) the energy boost was given to Michael by a doctor (Conrad Murray)

    2) this doctor himself didn’t know the first thing about this supplement and relied on the pharmacist who “did his research” and “suggested” it

    3) so Murray was freely experimenting on Michael with this and that

    4) the time when Murray received those pills from Applied Pharmacies (on June 10th) shows that he either took the pills himself and didn’t give them to Michael (as evidenced by his weak state until June 23rd) or that he did give them to MJ but they didn’t work. The time also suspiciously coincides with the time when AEG and Ortega began to play tough love on MJ and exert pressure on both, including Murray

    5) Murray didn’t have a chance to give MJ many pills as Lopez supplied him with “some capsules” only (for testing them), so ECA could indeed be administered to Michael on one or two days at the most. After a very short administration of pills the bottle contained 14 pcs

    6) ECA could be very well presented to MJ as dietary pills or food supplement. This is the way they are widely advertised on the internet

    7) since the ECA pills were few in number, supplied from Applied Pharmacy in mid-June only and were given to Michael probably at the very end of it – just prior to his death – it means that the ECA pills were no reason for Michael’s insomnia from which he suffered for a much longer period of time

    8) and the most important thing is that even without those energy boosts Michael could very well dance, train for hours and perform in May and beginning of June (see Billie Jean for example). Michael’s health quickly deteriorated due to Murray’s “treatment” of him. At some point Murray began loading him with benzodiazepines at night which made Michael drowsy and lethargic in the morning and this required an “energy boost” to make him wake up and function in the daytime.

    Let me stress it once again – Propofol does not make a person drowsy, groggy and tired. It leaves a person invigorated and refreshed. If Murray had been giving Michael only Propofol Michael would NOT have been lethargic the next day.

    It was the BENZO treatment that was doing it to him.

  63. January 24, 2014 1:41 pm

    “Certainly Murray knew about ECA: during the fifth preliminary hearing of the Murray trial , it emerged from Lopez testimony, the chemist where Dr. Murray was purchasing propofol , that the doctor requested a preparation of energizing formulas, which could give great vigilance and NOT in need of prescription (he got capsules of ECA : ephedrine – caffeine – aspirin), saying the product were for himself.” – Laura

    Laura, sorry for missing your information earlier – have you got a link to the transcript of the pretrial hearings of Tim Lopez? Could you send it here please?

    I am totally amazed to hear from you that Murray said the energy boost was for himself.

    Let me explain why. Upon reading your request for proof that the ECA pills were in Murray’s bag I went to Youtube to check up Ms. Fleak’s testimony again which then brought me to Tim Lopez of Applied Pharmacies, and over there, after listening to what he said I began suspecting that Murray wanted those ECA capsules for himself.

    Deborah Brazil and Tim Lopez discussed those energy boosts several times and the third time she asked it became clear that Lopez delivered on June 10th “some capsules” he offered just for trying them (there was no invoice and evidently the bottle indeed had only “some” capsules) and the next time they spoke to each other on the phone (around June 15) Murray told him that “he was happy with them” and asked him about the price.

    Who was happy with them? Michael was happy with them? But how could he be if on June 12 he had a bad rehearsal according to Travis Payne and Ortega and on June 13 (Saturday) felt so bad that Murray even gave him a sick leave, only to cancel it the next day June 14th (on Sunday when Gongaware reminded him who was paying him money), and on Monday June 15th Michael appeared at the rehearsal weak and fatigued? And on the follow-up days he was getting only worse and worse?

    So it wasn’t Michael whom those energy boosters helped? He definitely wasn’t the one to show any boosts of energy during that period.

    But if not Michael then who? At this point it occurred to me that Murray’s phrase that “he was happy with them” could be understood literally – that HE (Murray) was happy with them. Staying awake by Michael’s side at night was tiring for him too, so it is quite possible that Murray wanted and evidently tried those pills for himself.

    So you can imagine how amazed I was when I read your information about Tim Lopez recalling that Murray said that this was exactly his purpose.

    Could you find a link to the pretrial hearings where Tim Lopez speaks about it, please?

  64. laura permalink
    January 24, 2014 1:00 pm

    Thank you very much Helena!
    Did you read what I wrote in the second comment, about eca? About Lopez, Lee, Chase’s testimony? And did you opened the link about Eca? It’s not possible believe MJ took the ECA knowingly !
    The Baby Essential bag was the Murray’s bag?

  65. Christy permalink
    January 24, 2014 12:58 pm

    There was something I was always wondering about..in regards to the aliases used to obtained the prescription meds, “Josephine Baker, etc” you believe that was Murry’s doing, right? I mean since he already proved how crooked he was.

  66. January 24, 2014 12:24 pm

    “maybe we’re not understanding, sometimes happens with a PC … At least on my part, I do not expect anything from you and fron everyone, because everyone does what can and feel, with maximum freedom… That’s why I explained also I thought my, but without any controversy or criticism… Ok?)” Rossana

    Ok. Rossana, I am really surprised that we have to talk about it for so long. You asked me whether I had written to Ofcom and I replied that I had not and explained in detail why not. You said that you only asked and I said that I only answered. You are not criticising me and I am not criticising you because neither of us have anything to criticise each other for.

    So why do we have to discuss it for so long? Is it really worth it? If you are dissatisfied with my too detailed answer I need to say that I never say just “yes” or “no”, but explain why too. And this explanation was meant not only for you but for all others as well.

    “You’re doing an important part ….(Y)”

    Thank you. I hope I am.

  67. January 24, 2014 12:12 pm

    “I also trust the observations of the EMT workers who came to Carolwood after midday to take Michael to the hospital,though they felt he was allready dead.” – W

    W, actually all the people who observed that sight knew that Michael had been long dead, and it was only Murray who was claiming things no one else saw. The paramedics placed the time of death at least 20 minutes before they arrived:

    “It just didn’t add up,” Mr Senneff said, adding that based on his dilated pupils, dry eyes and cold skin, Jackson may have been dead for more than 20 minutes by the time the ambulance arrived at 12.25pm. “My gut feeling was ‘this did not just happen, it’s been a period of time’.”

    The bodyguards said that “he looked dead”, the doctor to whom the paramedics spoke before taking MJ to the hospital agreed that he should be pronounced dead and it was only on Murray’s insistence why she said okay to taking him to the hospital. All doctors who saw MJ at the hospital said that there was no chance as MJ had long been brain dead.

    Murray presents himself as a hero that he was insisting on all those resuscitation effors long after the heart stopped, but every school graduate knows that some 4 or 5 minutes after that the brain dies and even if Michael’s heart had resuming beating he would have been a vegetable.

    Dr. Friedberg was probably the only one who was direct enough to tell the truth – Murray’s actions were solely for show.

  68. January 24, 2014 8:51 am

    “excuse me, where do you read that the ECA was in Murray’s bag? Do you have a link?” – Laura

    Laura, I am so happy that you asked me this question. I remembered that the bottle with Ephedrine/caffeine/aspirin was found in one of Murray’s bags but at the time we listened to the trial one essential detail got lost on us.

    Now I’ve watched that part of Ms. Fleak’s testimony again and found this essential point – the ECA mixture was not only in Murray’s bag but it had also been ORDERED BY MURRAY as it came from Applied Pharmacies!

    This revokes the whole message of that ugly channel 5 program – Michael was not “taking” this ECA on his own, but it was again prescribed and fed to him by MURRAY who had ordered this stuff from Applied Pharmacies.

    This is where they discuss it at Murray’s trial (at around 1:20):

    David Walgren, the prosecutor: “Label indicates it is from Applies Pharmacy Services, previously labeled as 118 containing Ephedrine 25mg, Caffeine 200mg and Aspirin 80mg. May this item be marked Peoples’ 148 for identification?
    Judge: Yes.
    Walgren: Placing 148 on the bottle. Was this found inside the Baby Essential bag, Ms. Fleak?
    Fleak, coroner’s investigator: Yes, it was”.

    So (as usual) the authors of the program presented what Murray was doing to Michael as if it was Michael himself – while it was the opposite case!

    Moreover, Murray tried to conceal the fact that it was him who had ordered the drug as the bottle had neither patient’s nor doctor’s name on it. It only had the label of Applied Pharmacy Services on it – the place from which only Murray could order it!

    What scumbags all these people are.

  69. January 24, 2014 7:30 am

    A little more on the events of 6/25 am..I also trust the observations of the EMT workers who came to Carolwood after midday to take Michael to the hospital,though they felt he was allready dead. As an MD was on the scene they deferred to him. It is their the daily work to see people in severe medical distress and in a perimortem state + some already dead.I trust their observations more than Murray´s thready pulse that nobody else felt. I will not repeat the EMT workers words or opininions as everybody following this blog already knows them.

  70. Rossana permalink
    January 24, 2014 5:31 am

    @Helena But in fact, maybe we’re not understanding, sometimes happens with a PC … At least on my part, I do not expect anything from you and fron everyone, because everyone does what can and feel, with maximum freedom… That’s why I explained also I thought my, but without any controversy or criticism… Ok? ;-) You’re doing an important part ….(Y)

  71. laura permalink
    January 23, 2014 4:21 pm

    Certainly Murray knew about ECA: during the fifth preliminary hearing of the Murray trial , it emerged from Lopez testimony, the chemist where Dr. Murray was purchasing propofol , that the doctor requested a preparation of energizing formulas, which could give great vigilance and NOT in need of prescription ( he got capsules of ECA : ephedrine – caffeine – aspirin), saying the product were for himself. However, MJ autopsy detected traces of ephedrine. C. Lee testified MJ liked to drink Red Bull but once understood that caffeine would have contributed to his insomnia , he drink no more. Also C. Chase confirmed the same.
    Chase during Aeg trial said the fridge at Carolwood was almost empty and only contained Coca Cola, Red Bull and Starbuck’s coffee drinks : she knew MJ did not drink its because of caffeine, which would have exacerbated his insomnia. It’s not possible believe MJ J took the ECA knowingly ! Did you ever came to your mind that it might be given to him without his knowledge ? Murray main task was to put him on stage at all costs . It takes a minute to open a capsule and pour the content into food or beverages for example … Please read here : MJ had symptoms which can be attributed to the side effects of this preparation :

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5506395_side-effects-eca-stack.html


    Obviously all the above cannot be proved and the same is that MJ took ephedrine knowingly IMO… indeed the above evidences would confirm my theory…

  72. laura permalink
    January 23, 2014 4:01 pm

    Hallo Helena :) My name is Laura and I don’t speak English….excuse me, where do you read that the ECA was in Murray’s bag? Do you have a link?

  73. January 23, 2014 4:45 am

    “@Helena I only asked you, infact, and personally I think we can try and fight at the same time … But of course we are free to do what we want, we can and we feel more right … Thank you …:-)” – Rossana

    Dear me, Rossana, I also only answered and explained why I didn’t write to Ofcom (though on channel 5’s website I did write a lot). And it isn’t even the problem of the choices we make – for me it is a matter of lacking energy for all of it. Doing research day and night and writing some 300 articles non-stop for 4 and a half years is a big job. I could have written 5 books x 600 pages each during this time.

    I am just trying to say that people should please not expect me to fight on the barricades too. I am doing all I can.

  74. Rossana permalink
    January 23, 2014 3:59 am

    @Helena I only asked you, infact, and personally I think we can try and fight at the same time … But of course we are free to do what we want, we can and we feel more right … Thank you …:-)

  75. January 22, 2014 4:21 pm

    “@Helena Do you write to Ofcom?” – Rossana

    No.

    Rossana, it is not because I have nothing to say to them but because I am more of a researcher than a fighter. Though sometimes I do write – when I have the strength or spare time left for it.

    But generally I see my main contribution in analyzing things and providing facts which I urge others to use in their letters of complaints. Sometimes I also involve myself in long and enduring public disputes in some websites but it always distracts me from going forward which I cannot afford. There are so many areas to explore that even following all those directions all at once is a big challenge.

    Everyone should do his/her share of the job and do what he/she is doing best. It seems to be that my little knack is in bringing the information together. One and the same person can’t be expected to look for facts, analyze them and then go and fight with their help all over internet. If it is the field for a lone fighter this battle will never be won.

    Like all of us I am only human and hope you understand.

  76. Rossana permalink
    January 22, 2014 2:13 pm

    @Helena Do you wrote to Ofcom?

  77. January 21, 2014 1:53 pm

    “Also Murray putting Michael to sleep at 10.30-10.50am would not allow him a decent sleep and time to come down for lunch at “exactly” 12.30 as was scheduled every day.” -Helen-Marie

    Helen-Marie, please forget about Murray’s version of giving a “little” of Propofol at “10:30″. At that time and later Murray was speaking on the phone and Michael received not 2,5ml (25mg) of Propofol, but more than 200ml (2000mg) of it.

    This amount is big enough to give MJ ‘sleep’ for the full night. And this amount was proven by the lab tests and computer simulations made by Dr. Shafer.

    Dr. Shafer made similar computer simulations when he was working on setting the dosages of propofol for its manufacturers when they were only introducing it to the market – so this information is coming not from some third-rate expert, but from the top researcher of Propofol, and actually almost the father of it (in terms of its usage).

  78. January 21, 2014 1:41 pm

    “The details of what actually happened am on 6/25 are not known. For sure Murray’s version is pure falsification. As Dr. Czeisler stated Michael would not have lasted even 1 week longer.” – W

    I trust Dr. Czeisler’s findings very much because he is the only scientist who seriously talks about the grave after-effects of prolonged insomnia, and if Michael did not really have any biological sleep for 60 days (with no REM phase), then he is right – without proper sleep Michael would not have survived another week.

    But the more I look into all the circumstances of May and June 2009 the more I doubt that Murray was indeed giving Michael Propofol for 60 nights. I’ve already mentioned some factors speaking to that, but not all of them.

    One of the points I mentioned was the fact that Murray destroyed part of his Propofol stock. Destroying the evidence is a separate crime for which Murray would have had to answer too, so it was even in his interests to imply that he had used up all of it during those 60 nights.

    Moreover if he had confessed to destroying the stock it would have brought into light the people who helped him to get rid of it, so Murray can be easily covering up for someone this way.

    Murray had TWO storage houses – one in California and the other one in Texas. Both were rented sometime in spring. Murray’s clinic in Texas was left to another doctor so Murray did not have to close it and move all the equipment, medications and medical records into a storage place. Everything stayed where it was.

    But if this is the case what for did Murray need two storage houses? The police found only some papers there. So are we supposed to believe that Murray paid for two storage houses to keep some papers there though he could very well leave them in his clinic? Of course there was a stock of various medications there including Propofol and after MJ’s death Murray he got rid of it. The stock was meant for London and not rehearsals in the US. And if there was a stock, it means he didn’t use all of it.

    There are some other indications that propofol was not used every night (some indications are very strong), but before I bring them all together I will refrain from talking about it.

    We should shake off the spell cast on us by Murray and stop listening to his fabricated stories. Instead we should do a totally independent investigation of what happened in May and June 2009. When it comes to lying Murray simply has no rivals, so it would be a terrible mistake to listen to what he says and follow his version and timeline of the events.

    We should prepare ourselves that the whole of his version could be a complete fabrication.

  79. Helen-Marie permalink
    January 21, 2014 8:23 am

    Something that has bugged me for a while now and watching the programme yesterday has reinforced, is the fact that Murray waited until mid morning to give Michael propofol which would put him to sleep for hours. Because didn’t Kenny Ortega say that Michael was due at rehearsals that morning and they were waiting for him when they heard that he had passed?

    Kenny also said Michael was very excited about attending because they were rehearsing the illusion/magic trick where Michael would disappear from one point of the stage and appear somewhere else. So why would he beg to be put to sleep when he knew he was due at rehearsals to run through something he was excited about?

    The timing has never sat well with me and is suspicious. Also Michael had not eaten his evening meal or had breakfast, which was unusual and not his usual pattern of behaviour.

    ———————————————————————————————————————–

    Kia Chase said at Murrays trial….
    She’d arrived at Jackson’s Los Angeles home on the morning of his death and made the children breakfast and also prepared for the singer one of his favourite morning meals – granola with almond milk. She said he did not come down to eat it, adding that he often dined in private, so she wrapped it and placed it in the refrigerator. She also noted that a white bean soup she made the day before was left there, uneaten.

    Chase testified that she then left the house to go to the market and returned around 10:30 a.m. By this time, she said, Murray would typically come downstairs to get Jackson a container of juice she had prepared in advance. But he did not do so that day, she said.

    “When I returned to the home, the children were playing, music was playing and everyone was enjoying themselves and I started getting ready to prepare lunch. ” Chase said, adding that Jackson preferred to eat that meal at 12:30 p.m. “exactly” and that she would adhere to that schedule, although sometimes exceptions were made.

    ————————————————————————————————————————–

    So, no evening meal eaten, no breakfast and no special juice that he would typically have around 10.30am every morning. Also Murray putting Michael to sleep at 10.30-10.50am would not allow him a decent sleep and time to come down for lunch at “exactly” 12.30 as was scheduled every day.

    I for one cannot sleep on an empty stomach and why would a doctor not encourage eating a light soup supper if someone had been rehearsing all day and they were going to take relaxants and sedatives to help them get to sleep? Unless, maybe because he was intending to give propofol as soon as Michael arrived back and needed an empty stomach to do so.

  80. Helen-Marie permalink
    January 21, 2014 7:36 am

    Helena, I finally got the courage to watch the programme yesterday, although I have to say it took me over 2 hours as I broke down within minutes of the opening shot of Michaels lifeless body on the gurney. Yes, indeed it’s everything that’s wrong about a programme of this kind, shocking, unnecessary and full of inaccuracies.

    What makes me so upset is that the researchers of the programme had exactly the same access to information as we do, including court transcripts from two trials and yet, not only they pad it out with inaccuracies and lies, they cannot even show a childhood photo of Michael without getting it wrong! Absolutely ridiculous and shameful.

    The inaccuracy that upset me the most was the statement from Dr Richard Shepherd regarding Michaels nose, “the bridge is entirely missing”, for this only adds to the lie the media started about his prosthetic or missing nose and Randy Phillips comment about getting his nose on before the announcement of the This is it concerts. As you have said there is no evidence whatsoever that this is true.

    It also looks like they employed the same researching skills for their character witnesses as AEG had done with Murray- very little, as even an internet search would pull up the scandals behind the liars they chose to interview.

    Portraying a person with medical needs as a drug addict is unforgivable. I know from my own suffering of chronic pain that you need certain drugs to be able to function and Michael was no different to any other human being in pain. To put on a brave happy face and face the world takes all the effort you have some days and when the balance is wrong you will seek advice and trust those in the medical field.

    Take it from me, pain leads to sleepless nights, which lead to harder to function days and the vicious circle gets harder and harder with every missed sleep. If Michael was suffering from chronic pain in his scalp and back and his lungs were struggling then it would have taken a small miracle to undertake what he did in the lead up to his death and it breaks my heart that no one saw this and no one cared enough to pull the plug and save his life, or was that the bigger plan?

    It has always troubled me that he’d agreed to go back on stage and not undertake an easier scenario like a short film which would have showcased his incredible talent and would have been much easier on his health.

  81. January 21, 2014 5:02 am

    Michael was whipped into control by the meds given to him. Obviously he had difficulty falling asleep, but not so deep. Once he was sedated by the first dose Murray was at lib to give whatever without Michael even knowing what he was given and how much he had been given prior..I have been wondering of late if Murray really was so ignorant, careless is for sure, and no notes is a glaring lack. I think they may have changed their (AEG) policy towards the end. Get the TII canned, and therefore the last pieces were taped first. This to confuse people of Michaels physical state.

    And as I have mentioned before Murray used to do stents before at his clinics and must have been well aquainted with the sedatives he eventually used on Michael. The details of what actually happened am on 6/25 are not known. For sure Murray’s version is pure falsification. As Dr. Czeisler stated Michael would not have lasted even 1 week longer. So whether he died on the 25th or a bit later would not have made much difference to the weird financial arraignments, awarding AEG all his earthly posessions.

    There is much research on insomnia, obviously Murray never read articles or checked it on the net.

  82. January 21, 2014 3:32 am

    “I dont believe these people either, for so many reasons, but particularly when Murray says you couldn’t say no to MJ. You could notice MJ politely trying to tell people that the earplugs they made him wear bothered him and a few other things., in This Is It… LIke Randy Phillips said himself, even when MJ was angry he was too polite to be rude.. because was such a peaceful person..” Nan

    Nan, I agree, the twisted portrait they are painting of Michael is probably the worst of all lies told about him. If you listen to Pfeiffer, Murray and Randy Phillips you get the impression of Michael of being almost a tyrant while all of them were just some frightened little rabbits who couldn’t say “no” to him.

    Nothing can be farther from the truth.

    Michael was humble, polite, intelligent and dignified. Like all of us he wanted to be heard and listened to, especially since he had every right to it.

    To Kenny Ortega who insisted on rehearsals he said Kenny should first build a house and he would then come and paint the front door. This was a totally proper answer. What was the need for Michael attending every rehearsal from the start of it and performing at every of them? No need at all. But you will note that Michael had to perform Billie Jean (for example) at the beginning of June already, a month before the tour began. Why? Because Randy Phillips insisted on it and wanted him to work harder!

    So who was the tyrant there? Definitely not MJ. Insisting on Michael coming to every rehearsal was a complete insult to him as even Shawn Trell said in his testimony about this type of a relationship with an artist. Any artist.

    Did Michael have the right to say “no” to Phillips and Kenny? Yes, absolutely, he had every right to do it, however he obliged and did come following their orders. And now they twist everything into its opposite.

    Look at Michael and at Randy Phillips and compare the language they used. Michael was always humble, polite and speaking of love calling on them to be human and humane – while Phillips knows nothing else but the language of threats, yelling and dirty swearing.

    Or look at Michael and Conrad Murray in those interviews of his. Michael was never seen infuriated while Murray springs from affected piety into uncontrolled rage within seconds. He constantly teaches and deprecates everyone around him – his lawyers and interviewers, and he manages to belittle even the paramedics and doctors who tried to resuscitate Michael (“they were slow”). He rebuffed and lectured Kenny Ortega on June 20th and was praised by Phillips for doing so (“the doctor was fantastic”).

    So does Murray produce the impression of someone who could be bossed by Michael? Absolutely not. Michael was fully in Murray’s hands and had no power over his actions. He could not even know what Murray was doing to him when was under sedation – and Murray recorded him, didn’t monitor him and spoke on the telephone for hours leaving his patient alone.

    Michael couldn’t say “no” to Murray giving him benzodiazepines which he never wanted. He couldn’t train at home, he couldn’t refuse the rehearsals, he couldn’t refuse even a small thing like wearing those ear-phones – so what are they talking of when they claim now “you couldn’t say “no” to him?”

    A claim like that is simply an insult to common sense and a terrible lie propagated by AEG/Murray and the media.

  83. January 20, 2014 10:38 pm

    @ Nan

    I agree that the whole ” you can’t say NO to Michael ” idea is trumped up by the media. Murray is also using that to his advantage along with the drug lies. The combination of drugs that Murray administered, Michael wasn’t in the proper state to make medication request anyway.

    The day when Michael hurt his back in 2005 and had to walk into court, sit uncomfortably for 8 hours – I really felt for him. I hurt my back a few months ago, I never would have thought it would be so painful. I can’t even imagine the amount of pain he was in with the condition of his spine.

  84. Nan permalink
    January 20, 2014 5:45 pm

    I was just reading the post that mentions Charles Thomson saying that things in the program are taken from people who are proven liars , like Murray and Jason Pfieffer.
    I dont believe these people either ,for so many reasons,but particularly when Murray says you couldn’t say no to MJ..As Helena pointed out , everybody was pushing MJ around.
    You could notice MJ politely trying to tell people that the earplugs they made him wear bothered him and a few other things., in This Is It…
    I dont believe MJ demanded that stuff that night,and Murray had to cave in. Everything Murray told the police and paramedics was self serving..
    If he was just giving MJ something without the drip, he wouldnt have left his side , because if MJ woke up , being the demanding person he supposedly was, he would have been angry Murray wasnt sitting there doing his one job..monitoring him., instead he is away on the phone for 40 minutes or longer.
    I think Murray gave it to him , because it enabled Murray to put MJ down so he could make his calls. He did say he often returned calls when MJ was ‘sleeping’.
    I dont remember where I saw it , but I am pretty sure MJ had a post it up that said ” no violence ever”
    I always think he had that up, as a way to deal with ALL these people making demands on him to get to rehearsal, do things, the way and pace they wanted, showing up at his house.
    LIke Randy Phillips said himself, even when MJ was angry he was too polite to be rude.. because was such a peaceful person..
    Everyone wants to blame the victim who can’t speak or defend himself. No wonder MJ was losing his faith in his fellow man.

  85. January 20, 2014 2:17 pm

    “Now that the world know about his damaged lungs and the lupus disease, they will understand that maybe he didn’t put on a surgical mask because he was weird. Maybe he put it on to protect his lungs and his immune system.” – Susanne

    Yes, information about Lupus was the second drop of truth in this program (the first was the burn incident) and it might help people to understand Michael.

    But I would still prefer to have this drop of truth in an accurate story and not in a bucket of dirt and lies about MJ. This truth was actually the only attraction of the program and without it it would have been totally uninteresting to its viewers.

    The authors knew it and used it as a carrot for a donkey. And this carrot allowed them to tell a whole lot of new lies about Michael – “$35 millions paid to 24 boys”, “new FBI files”, “MJ administering propofol himself”, etc.

    “Why didn’t he tell the world about it? Maybe because he was private and had integrity. Nobody on this planet tell everybody they meet in life and at work about their medical records and diseases.”

    Exactly. When people have diarrhea they don’t inform the whole world about it.

    P.S. If Michael’s lungs were indeed that bad it means that his Discoid lupus turned into Systemic Lupus as Discoid affects only the skin. But Michael was never diagnosed with Systemic Lupus while he was alive and could never tell anyone about it even if he wanted to speak out.

    But he definitely didn’t want to speak of his diseases not to add to the “freak” image the media already created of him.

  86. January 20, 2014 2:04 pm

    “death penalty was executed in Ohio and whose death agony lasted almost 25 minutes, because the authorities tried a new mixture to kill him? Now I read that this new mixture consisted of Midazolam and Hydromorphone” – Susannerb

    Susannerb, what a dreadful read. I’ve looked up Hydromorphone and its brand name is Dilaudid (a powerful narcotic). And Midazolam again seems to have given a paradoxical reaction of suffocation and all the rest of it…

    Though LawMed told me that it was an “excellent drug when used as indicated” Midazolam gives me the creeps. This is why I was absolutely amazed that Klein also gave Midazolam (1mg) during his cosmetic procedures. He probably wanted to blunt Michael’s awareness of shots around his eyes and make him less anxious but to me it still sounds as a terrible choice. And there is no doubt that Michael didn’t know that Klein was giving it to him.

    By now I have the impression that Michael was a victim of almost all doctors who “treated” him. And it is all the more surprising that the victim is chosen to bear all the accusations and other people’s guilt while those who did it to him are perfectly all right.

  87. January 20, 2014 1:14 pm

    “It was inevitable that Channel 5 would send the same standard letter to all who complained, after all, the programme has aired and the damage is done, what do they care? OFCOM on the other hand do take matters a little more seriously and yet in comparison to Channel 5 has received only a small percentage of valid complaints.” – Helen-Marie

    Helen-Marie, thank you for this top important information. I think that an independent UK authority is very much worth complaining to – even if the program aired a couple of weeks ago. After all it was also repeated twice after that (as far as we know) and some people could see it only recently. And the time when it was broadcast is probably not even that important.

    What’s important is that they are independent and seem to be really interested in making British TV programs fair and accurate. So with them it is probably worth having a try.

    And the more program inaccuracies our complaints list the better it is. This is why let me repeat what Charles Thomson said about the program – he made valid points which I did not cover:

    • Charlie Thomson

    If you want some ammo for when you do now complain, here’s some info:

    -The show spent a long time claiming Michael Jackson was addicted to demerol, but at the time of his death there was not only no demerol in his system, but no evidence in his body of the effects of long-term demerol addiction.

    -The show implied there was validity to Dr Murray’s claim Michael Jackson must have injected himself.
    1) Jackson’s fingerprints were not on any medical equipment at the scene.
    2) Experts said the amount of propofol in his system was so large that he physically couldn’t have done it himself. It was so massive, he’d have been unconscious before he could get anywhere close to injecting that much.

    -The timeline about the drugs Murray gave Michael Jackson, and the story about Jackson demanding his ‘milk’, is taken purely from Murray’s police statement – large swathes of which have been proven fictitious. To take information from an at least partially-fabricated document without providing any source or context to the views, and to instead present that information as fact, was outrageous.

    -Similarly, the claim Murray only left the room for a few moments comes solely from Murray. The paramedics who attended the house said Michael Jackson was dead by the time they got there and had been dead for hours. Lividity had already set in and his eyes were dry. The only person who claimed to feel a pulse was Murray, who insisted Jackson be transported to hospital for further resuscitation attempts. Paramedics felt this was futile and wanted to pronounce him dead at the scene.

    -The show confirmed Michael Jackson had vitiligo (which is indeed true and stated as fact in the autopsy report), and then stated that Jackson had also been bleaching his skin for years because he was obsessed with his looks. But they never stated explicitly that the bleaching was a prescribed treatment to even out his skin tone as a result of the vitiligo.

    -To demonstrate the scale of Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery, they kept showing a picture of him with an afro, compared to by the time he died. Fair enough. Except the picture they kept showing was actually his brother Marlon. This is demonstrative, at the very least, of extremely shoddy research – but also raises questions about the producers’ attitudes towards black males. Do they all look the same to Channel 5?

    -The talking heads were of extremely poor quality.

    *James Desborough, the ‘showbiz reporter’, has published numerous fabricated stories about Michael Jackson and got several facts wrong throughout the documentary.
    *Ian Halperin’s book on Michael Jackson contained many honking great factual errors. He claimed it was in Jackson’s contract to only perform 17 minutes per night at the O2, with the rest of the show performed by body doubles. Of course, that was complete nonsense. That was one of many complete fabrications in his book. To present him to viewers as an authority on Jackson when he has actually been widely discredited was extremely unprofessional and unethical.
    *Jason Pfeiffer took part in a story where he lied and claimed he had been Michael Jackson’s gay lover. He admitted subsequently that the story was fabricated and he’d made it up for money.
    1) Why would the programme makers even consider interviewing someone for a factual programme, knowing they had previously admitted lying about the very subject their show was about?
    2) If they decided to interview them anyway – which is extremely unethical – they should at least inform viewers of that history so they can make an informed decision about whether to believe that contributor.

    -The show peddled the myth that Michael Jackson’s drug problems began in the mid-80s with the Pepsi incident. That is a fallacy and it is unsupported by any evidence ever placed into the public domain. Throughout the 80s he is demonstrably completely in control of his faculties. When Jackson was using drugs, it was quite obvious. The change in him was massive. His addictions actually started in 1993. He had undergone continuing surgery to reduce the visual impact of the burn on his head, then embarked on the Dangerous Tour without taking enough time to fully recover. Additionally, the Chandler allegations then exploded. With all the stress, he became dependent on the pain medications he had been prescribed post-surgery. There is no evidence in existence that he ever had any drug problems before 1993.

    If I think of anything else, I will let you know. 8 hours ago • Edited • Like • 5

    Charlie Thomson Another one:

    -The pathologist repeatedly referred to Michael Jackson as using propofol for sleep, and at one point even described it was the ‘perfect’ drug for Jackson as it would send him to sleep immediately. This is completely incorrect. Propofol does not induce sleep, as was discussed at length during Conrad Murray’s trial. It induces unconsciousness. Patients sedated with propofol do not experience any REM sleep. 7 hours ago • Like • 3

  88. Susanne permalink
    January 20, 2014 11:41 am

    The world thought MJ was weird, strange and wacko because he wore a mask, among other things. Now that the world know about his damaged lungs and the lupus disease, they will understand that maybe he didn’t put on a surgical mask because he was weird. Maybe he put it on to protect his lungs and his immune system. Why didn’t he tell the world about it? Maybe because he was private and had integrity. Nobody on this planet tell everybody they meet in life and at work about their medical records and diseases.

  89. January 20, 2014 10:17 am

    Helena, did you hear the shocking news last week about the prisoner whose death penalty was executed in Ohio and whose death agony lasted almost 25 minutes, because the authorities tried a new mixture to kill him?
    Now I read that this new mixture consisted of Midazolam and Hydromorphone.

  90. Eddith permalink
    January 20, 2014 9:56 am

    Helena thank you for the translation link in the future I will translate envant posting my messages

  91. Helen-Marie permalink
    January 20, 2014 9:01 am

    Thank you Helena and Susannerb for your efforts in bringing the accurate details of this disgusting programme to light. Helena your never ending efforts to put right the inaccuracies spoken about Michael keep all here inspired. I wish I could do more and I am grateful for your efforts.

    I recorded the programme and pondered on whether I should put myself through the upset and agony that so many other Michael fans who have watched it noted. Today I am going to do so and will mindfully have your notes to hand and will analyse for myself the inaccuracies this programme has to offer.

    As of today Channel 5 has received 1084 online complaints, which does not include the letter from the estate or any other direct emails/letters of complaint.

    I have looked into the higher complaints commission that would be independent of Channel 5’s own customer complaints and found that only 18 complaints have been recorded by OFCOM which is the Official Broadcasts Audience Research Board.

    It was inevitable that Channel 5 would send the same standard letter to all who complained, after all, the programme has aired and the damage is done, what do they care? Ofcom on the other hand do take matters a little more seriously and yet in comparison to Channel 5 has received only a small percentage of valid complaints.

    Here is what they say: (sorry for the cut & paste!)

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Independent regulator and competition authority
    for the UK communications industries.
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk

    Audience Complaints
    Complaints assessed under the Broadcasting Code

    Viewers and listeners in the UK have long enjoyed a rich heritage of broadcasting and quality programming. But sometimes you may see something on TV – or hear a programme on radio – which you find offensive or think is harmful.

    Every time Ofcom receives a complaint from a viewer or listener, we assess it under the Broadcasting Code to see if it needs further investigation. The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.

    Broadcasting Code
    These rules not only cover harm and offence, but also other areas like impartiality and accuracy, sponsorship and commercial references as well as fairness and privacy.
    For example, the Code has rules on what can be screened on TV before the 9pm watershed.

    If we find a programme has broken these rules, then it will be found in breach of the Code and Ofcom will publish this decision.

    In very serious cases, we will consider further action (e.g. fining a broadcaster).
    Broadcast Bulletin.
    Every fortnight Ofcom publishes its Broadcast Bulletin. This includes the latest decisions about the complaints we’ve received. If you would like to learn more you can read our current Broadcast Bulletin.

    Complaints
    It is not possible for us to list every complaint we have received – but here is a list in alphabetical order of those programmes that received more than 10 standards complaints last week (we do not include fairness and privacy complaints in this list).

    The latest report covers complaints received between: Tuesday, 7 January 2014 to Monday, 13 January 2014

    Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours Channel 5 Tuesday, 7 January 2014 : 18

    Benefits Street, Channel 4, Monday, 6 January, 2014: 440 complaints (Please note: this report runs from Tuesday 7 January to Monday 13 January 2014. As of 8:00 am on 15 January 2014, the total number of complaints for Benefits Street as a series was 776 complaints).
    Celebrity Big Brother Channel 5 Sunday, 5 January 2014 : 16
    Celebrity Big Brother Channel 5 Monday, 6 January 2014 : 29
    Celebrity Big Brother Channel 5 Friday, 10 January 2014 : 20
    Celebrity Big Brother Channel 5 Saturday, 11 January 2014 : 53
    Celebrity Big Brother Channel 5 Sunday, 12 January 2014 : 45
    Hollyoaks E4 Wednesday, 8 January 2014 : 14
    Hollyoaks Channel 4 Thursday, 9 January 2014 : 14
    What Happens in Sunny Beach… Channel 4 Thursday, 9 January 2014 : 11

    Please Note

    Programmes that attracted fewer than 10 complaints are not recorded on this list.
    Inclusion or omission of a programme on this list is not indicative that Ofcom is investigating the broadcast.
    The number of complaints received is not an indication of how serious an issue is.
    All complaints are assessed against the Broadcasting Code.

    Current Investigations
    If Ofcom considers that a broadcast may have breached its codes, it will start an investigation As of 18 July 2011, the Investigations List will be published fortnightly in the Broadcast Bulletin
    For more information about how Ofcom assesses complaints and conducts investigations go to http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/complaints-sanctions/standards/
    For fairness and privacy complaints go to http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/complaints-sanctions/fairness/

    end.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    The autopsy programme received far less complaints compared to a programme about people on government benefits, which had 776 complaints and Hollyoaks which had 14 on each night of airing!

    Although I suggest that the masses now contact Ofcom with their grievances, I do feel slightly unsure as to what this will achieve now the programme has been aired. Although it continues to be available on demand, I doubt the average non Michael Jackson supporter would have any interest in looking for it on the website.

    So, if we are to assume that the maximum viewing damage has been done and the usual gutter press have had their views publicised for all to read, I’m afraid Michaels good name has yet again been tarnished and independent minds have had constantly repeated lies reconfirmed.

    Putting a small apology in the bottom column of a daily newspaper and a possible fine is all that’s in the future for channel 5 regarding this matter, oh and as a gesture of goodwill they may even take it off of ‘On Demand’.

    Maybe you should put a link to your site on every inaccurate story being made.
    Re-educate, it’s the only way we can clean up the mess that’s been left surrounding Michael’s name, thank heavens we all have you.

  92. January 20, 2014 7:22 am

    Friends, when looking through some videos from Murray’s trial I noticed that Demerol was given by Klein in the form of intramuscular injections and not into his veins. The injections were made in MJ’s face as “RUQ” and “LUQ”. This points to the place they were made into – the Right Upper Quadrant and Left Upper Quandrant (a quadrant is 1/4 of a circle).

    I’m talking of this to show that the re-enactment in the film of “Michael” rolling up his sleeve, having an injection in the vein and falling back on the sofa is completely untrue. It is meant for effect and show only.

    The injections were made right in the face (or somewhere in the upper quandrants muscles) and MJ must have been sitting in a special chair in the doctor’s operating room. After that Klein worked on the wrinkles under MJ’s eyes and the temples.

    Here is a piece of Klein’s medical records for April 27:

    To my great surprise I found that Klein was giving MJ Demerol in combination with 1mg of Midazolam too.

  93. January 20, 2014 6:56 am

    Merci Helena pour “la petite réponse” mais je reste sur mes idées
    Votre traduction est bonne désolée de ne pouvoir écrire en anglais pour vous éviter ce travail, si cela vous ennui dites le moi je comprendrais
    Bonne journée – Eddith

    Here is the google translation again:

    Thanks to Helena for “the little answer” but I remain on my ideas.
    Your translation is good sorry not to be able to write in English for you to avoid this work, if you are bored you can tell me I would understand
    Good day – Eddith

    Eddith, I am not “bored” – I simply don’t understand why I should translate another person’s questions to me or our audience though their author can perfectly do it by him/herself. ANYONE can translate from one language to another by technical means. And when it is a point for a discussion it is simply a matter of politeness. I don’t ask you questions or debate with you in Russian, do I?

    Here are some translators for texts (to help you and others):

    http://translate.google.com/

    http://www.bing.com/translator

    You can provide both the French original and the English computer translation if you are not sure that the computer one is correct. But this will spare our time and will be really helpful.

    Merci et bonne journée.

  94. Eddith permalink
    January 20, 2014 6:17 am

    Merci Helena pour “la petite réponse” mais je reste sur mes idées
    Votre traduction est bonne désolée de ne pouvoir écrire en anglais pour vous éviter ce travail, si cela vous ennui dites le moi je comprendrais
    Bonne journée

  95. January 18, 2014 2:06 pm

    Now here is my little reply to Eddith:

    “Murray has his share of responsibility for this tragedy” – Eddith

    What an understatement.

    Michael was a man who had character and person could not forced to do what he did not want to do that, we have seen throughout his career “we do not say no to Michael”.

    When people are in prison even the most strong-willed are forced to do what their jailers tell them to.

    All throughout the rehearsal period Michael kept repeating: “Why can’t I choose?” because in his cooperation with AEG he was not his own master. Here is the proof:

    1) He didn’t want to do a press-conference but Randy Phillips yelled at him so that “walls shook”, slapped him and threw him under a cold shower and Michael had to do as he was told.

    2) He had no obligation to do rehearsals but was forced to as he was threatened by AEG and Ortega that they would pull the plug and he would probably even lose his children if he did not come.

    3) When Michael said to his fans that he had not agreed to 50 shows he was cut off from everyone around him so that he could not even speak out.

    4) He wanted some respect for himself but was humiliated by AEG even in public as Randy Phillips openly declared to the press that Jackson will “dance his ass off” though he is 50.

    “He’s 50 but he’s going to dance his ass off,” says the confident, quick-talking Randy Phillips, chief executive of AEG Live and promoter of acts from Britney Spears and Prince. “If Mike gets too nervous to go on, I’ll throw him over my shoulder and carry him on stage. He’s light enough.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/4987420/Randy-Phillips-profile-Michael-Jacksons-promoter-is-making-all-the-right-moves.html

    5) When Michael was already in a bad state Phillips brushed aside all worries and instructed Ortega and the whole production company:

    “It is critical that neither you, me, or anyone around this show become amateur psychiatrists or physicians. “(Murray) said that Michael is not only physically equipped to perform (but) that discouraging him to (perform) will hasten his decline instead of stopping it.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/michael-jackson-full-doubts-hated-emails-reveal-article-1.1155107

    So they knew of his decline but told everyone to shut up.

    6) Randy Phillips yelled at Michael practically non-stop. The first time (we know of) was prior to the press-conference but this went on and on until the very end of it. Phillips spoke about it himself:

    Let me tell you a story: Michael had missed two rehearsals … the cast and crew were waiting and he was really late. He hadn’t left his house yet. So I called and yelled at him. We had a fight. He finally got there and I got there a little later. He was sitting in a chair, going over notes. He walked around the table and walked past me. But he didn’t want to be rude so he stopped. Put his arm on my shoulder, tapped it, then walked on. He was mad but he still didn’t want to be impolite. That was Michael.

    https://www.examiner.com/article/examiner-exclusive-aeg-s-randy-phillips-talks-this-is-it-michael-jackson-and-more-part-i

    7) And in addition to all that AEG suspected that Michael was faking his illness and would check in a hospital to stay away from rehearsals and even the tour. And evidently prevented him from going to hospital.

    This article refers to a “top member” of Michael’s entourage who was saying the following:

    Author Gerald Posner, claims that a top member of the pop singer’s entourage told him that Jackson wanted to cancel several shows without having to pay out his touring company.
    According to the advisor, who was not named in the report, Jackson intentionally took a large amount of prescription drugs to induce a trip to hospital.
    “Like a child who doesn’t want to go to school… Michael thought he could get away from his obligations if he had a ‘note from the doctor’,” the advisor reportedly said.
    Jackson’s contract with the company handling the 50-show tour stated that if the singer cancelled any concert, he would have to pay a penalty to the promoters, according to The Daily Beast.
    But most contracts have a medical infirmity clause, whereby if a performer is hospitalised no penalty needs to be paid.
    It was also reported that at least six other sources supported the claim that Jackson was looking for ways to reduce the number of concerts.
    The advisor also said that Jackson’s use of painkillers had increased over the past decade and he believed the performer mixed his pills in order to be sick enough to go to hospital.

    Posner has published 10 books examining a variety of subjects including the JFK assassination; the history of Motown; and the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia.
    His books, based on controversial subjects, have been highly praised by prominent reviewers and experts from around the world.http://www.news.com.au/news/michael-jackson-killed-himself-while-trying-to-make-himself-sick-insider-claims/story-fna7dq6e-1225744738244

    Who could be that “top person” I wonder?

    P.S.
    The medical infirmity point was not in the contract, but the force majeure point was there and could probably apply. However Michael did want those concerts and was not going to fake any illness as his partners thought. And they did think that way. Remember Kenny Ortega saying in his email a strange phrase that he believed Michael wanted those concerts?

    “Finally, it is important for everyone to know, I believe he really wants this.”

    Why was it important for him to assure Randy Phillips and others of it? Only in case they were of a different opinion.

  96. January 18, 2014 2:02 pm

    Guys, I should definitely start learning French as I constantly have to translate it into English. This is Eddith’s comment google translated by me from French:

    “Thanks to Helena for having responded to my com although I am still not sure of the “innocence” of Jermaine, or that the Jackson brothers would be back on stage if Michael had not died because he refused to remake of concerts with them. ( word of Michael himself)
    I read all your articles and I found that, of course, Murray has his share of responsibility for this tragedy, but Michael too. He knew his health problems and yet continued in this way, 50 years old and a father of three young children, he would have had to be more vigilant, and many doctors had warned of the danger ! I know he was looking for sleep and it is frustrating not to be able to get it, but why not make hospital treatment, care under supervision instead of playing doctor in his room? Everyone knows the dangers of therapy at home.
    I don’t understand why with his intelligence and his medical knowledge, he persisted, and refused listen to all those who told him that it was dangerous.
    Michael was a man who had character and person could not forced to do what he did not want to do that, we have seen throughout his career “we do not say no to Michael”.
    Murray is a bad doctor, AEG loved money more than anything and Michael too stubborn to admit that it was the wrong choice at the risk of his life
    The most unfortunate in this tragic end, it is the children who will have to live with that absence, and support the media continually.”

  97. Rossana permalink
    January 18, 2014 10:54 am

    Thank you, Helena … Even and especially for your work and for your fight, which is our and same fight of all who love and will always love Michael …

  98. January 18, 2014 10:35 am

    There has been little exploration of Murray´s previous expieriences with Propofol ,Versed and other meds used for sedation dring proceedures. Proceedures, applying stents, is what he allegedly did at his clinics.It is unknown if he administered the sedatives himself or used an anestetist.These pharmacalogical substances could not have been novel to him.-The abscense of notes is amazing.For a physicician,that is something you learn to do consistently in medical school and is considered fundamental for practice.It is advised that the doctor doing a proceedure not administer the stive necessary as that requires too much of his attention.

  99. Eddith permalink
    January 18, 2014 9:03 am

    Merci Helena d’avoir répondu à mon com bien que je ne sois toujours pas sûre de “l’innocence” de Jermaine ni que les frères Jackson seraient remontés sur scène si Michael n’était pas décédé car il refusait de refaire des concerts avec eux. ( parole de Michael lui même)
    Je lis tous vos articles et je constate que bien sûr Murray a sa part de responsabilité dans ce drame mais Michael aussi. Il connaissait ses problèmes de santé et pourtant continuait dans cette voie, à 50 ans et père de famille de trois jeunes enfants il aurait dû être plus vigilant d’autant que de nombreux médecins l’avaient averti du danger ! Je sais qu’il recherchait le sommeil et que c’est frustrant de ne pouvoir l’obtenir mais pourquoi ne pas se faire hospitaliser, soigner sous surveillance au lieu de jouer au docteur dans sa chambre ? Tout le monde connait les dangers d’une thérapie à domicile.
    Je ne comprends pas pourquoi avec son intelligence et ses connaissances médicales il a persisté et refusé d’écouter tous ceux qui lui disaient que c’était dangereux
    Michael était un homme qui avait du caractère et personne ne pouvait l’obligé à faire ce qu’il ne voulait pas faire, nous l’avons vu tout au long de sa carrière
    “on ne dit pas non à Michael”
    Murray est un mauvais médecin, AEG aimait l’argent plus que tout et Michael trop têtu pour admettre qu’il faisait le mauvais choix au péril de sa vie
    Les plus malheureux dans cette fin tragique ce sont les enfants qui vont devoir vivre avec cette absence et supporter les médias continuellement

  100. January 18, 2014 7:57 am

    “Excuse me, what is “Oblivion”?

    English is a foreign language to me too and I hope I’m using the word correctly. It means the act of forgetting, the state of being totally disregarded or forgotten, cessation of remembrance.

    Forgetting, ignoring, rejecting, evading them and never noticing them in the future will probably be better words.

  101. January 18, 2014 7:45 am

    Today our reader and part-time author MOA sent me a French article about MJ’s autopsy published by Le Monde on July 21, 2013. There are two absolutely remarkable things about it.

    The first is its timing. The author of the article suddenly decided to write about MJ’s autopsy 4 years after his death as if it were breaking news and did it right on the eve of the AEG defense opening their case at the trial (the first AEG witness was John Meglen who testified on July 22, 2013).

    And the second remarkable thing about the article is that another doctor quoted there repeated Dr. Shepherd’s current statement word for word.

    He said (in a Google translation from French):

    “With this lung problem, it would have been difficult for Michael Jackson to exert himself physically, and he would have been quickly fatiqued.”

    And Dr. Shepherd said:

    “For Michael Jackson it would have made it hard of him to exert himself and he would have fatigued more easily”.

    Such coincidences usually betray a common guiding hand.

    By the way the situation with Michael’s lungs could indeed be poor due to his pleurosy and lupus (which was evidently more extended than discoid lupus), but if this is the case then a lot of new questions arise towards Murray and AEG.

    Why didn’t Murray as a general practitioner notice that Michael had a severe problem with breathing and why didn’t he help him?
    Why didn’t anyone at AEG pay attention to Michael’s shortness of breath at rehearsals and despite that insisted on him working day and night?
    Why didn’t AEG allow Murray to give Michael a sick leave when even the negligent Murray thought that it was necessary?

    In short all of it amounts to an even more severe case of negligence for Michael and his ruthless exploitation on the part of Murray and AEG.

    Here is the French article (google translated into English):

    THE WORLD | 21.07.2013 to 16h48 • updated the 24.07.2013 to 13h56 | By Sandrine Cabut

    The summer series : autopsies famous (1/6). Friday, 26 June 2009, 10 a.m. The medico-legal institute in Los Angeles, dr. Christopher Rogers, head of the department of forensic medicine, is preparing to perform the autopsy of the case 2009-04415, whose case is summarized in a few lines : “The deceased is a black man of 50 years, who suffered a respiratory arrest while he was at home in the hands of his doctor. On the day of his death, the deceased had complained of dehydration and not being able to sleep. A few hours later, he stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated. The relief supplies were transported to the medical centre UCLA, where the death has been found. The deceased was on a variety of prescription medications, including clonazepam, trazodone, diazepam, lorazepam [sedatives] and flomax [treatment of adenoma of the prostate]. It is not known whether he was taking these treatments regularly. The deceased suffered from vitiligo, and had no history of heart problems.”

    The identity card specifies that Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29, 1958, 1.75 m, 61,7 kg, was pronounced dead on June 25, 2009 at 14 : 26, of a suspected accidental or natural cause.

    The news of the sudden death of the pop star, full preparation of a series of concerts after years of absence from the scene, has already made the rounds of the planet. The media refer to a “heart attack”. And then the hypothesis of a drug overdose is accurate, as far as we know the singer was addicted for a long time to painkillers and tranquilizers.

    THE VERDICT IS UNAMBIGUOUS

    But this is not until the end of August that the conclusions of the autopsy report shall be made public. The verdict is unambiguous. The death was due to poisoning, acute propofol, an anesthetic product. It is a homicide. At the request of the Los Angeles police department, the report remains confidential.

    Four years and two trials later, the last secrets surrounding the end of the life and death of “Bambi” are at their fingertips. The autopsy report, which has been one of the key elements in the conviction of his own doctor – cardiologist Conrad Murray – to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in November 2011, is now available. The entire document can be downloaded on the website Autopsyfiles. It is just as easy to find on the Web for pictures of the idol made after his death, and even, in the past few weeks, a series of amazing shots of the “crime scene”. The house of Louis XV style of Bambi appears congested with infusion equipment, oxygen bottles, orders, boxes of medication vials of propofol started…

    These photos, which say a lot about the distress of the musician and his addiction to drugs, are published in the media so that it stands, since the end of April, a new trial. The Jackson clan accused AEG, the producer of the last tour of the singer, having been negligent in hiring Dr. Murray to heal and be put under pressure.

    “THESE RESULTS ARE VERY ABNORMAL”

    The reading of the report of the autopsy had reserved a few surprises. In addition to the many scars (some due to the cosmetic surgery), and areas of depigmentation, it appeared that Michael Jackson was “tattoos dark around the eyes and eyebrows,” and “a tattoo rose in the region of the lips”. The reason for this? He had a tattoo to hide his vitiligo, an autoimmune disease responsible for depigmentation of the skin which he had for years. The front half of his skull was also the seat of a dark tattoo, and he wore a wig to conceal his baldness (without doubt the consequence of burning his scalp which occurred during a shooting in 1984).

    The king of pop suffered from pathologies that are relatively common among the middle aged man: polyps in the colon, osteoarthritis, adenoma of the prostate (treaty). More surprising, the microscopic examination of his lungs revealed numerous lesions. “These results are very abnormal. In life, such a pathology may be responsible for a shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and also a chronic cough”, analyzes the anaesthetist Richard Levy in an article dissecting the autopsy of the star (published in Forensic Research, in 2011). The practitioner adds : “With this lung problem, it would have been difficult for Michael Jackson to exert himself physically, and he would have been quickly tired.”

    This opinion is shared by Frederic Master, pathologist to the medico-legal Institute in Paris, who confirms that this type of injury causes of respiratory disorders to the effort : “The data of the autopsy showed that the singer was not in excellent condition. Lung disease and rheumatic lesions are compatible with a disease, chronic lupus. The diagnosis of this pathology auto-immune disease, which affects several organs, had been established a few years earlier at Michael Jackson, but this is not a certainty.”

    “AN OVERDOSE TO PROPOFOL SEEMED SCARCELY CREDIBLE”

    Would the singer be really able to ensure the choreography of his shows, supposed to start in the days that followed his death? One thing is for sure, he would have probably been able to live for a long time if his dependence on propofol had not caused his death. The toxicological examinations have allowed to detect elevated levels of the anesthetic, and the presence of benzodiazepines (sedatives or tranquillizers) that could also contribute to the death.

    “When it was learned that it was an overdose to propofol, it seemed scarcely credible,” recalls professor Francis Chast, head of the department of clinical pharmacy, university hospital, Paris Centre. Because, as the survey showed, the product was administered to Michael Jackson completely out of its indications and requirements. “The block, propofol is a drug of a high level of safety, it is rapidly eliminated, which makes it an ideal product for outpatient surgery. We sleep as soon as it is infused and we wake up very quickly after the stop, continues the pharmacologist. But it can only be used in the hospital setting, with a monitoring of cardio-respiratory and, where there is appropriate resuscitation equipment.”

    In fact, the dependencies propofol – “my milk”, as it was called by Michael Jackson in reference to the colour of this product are very rare. In addition, since the placing on the market of this drug, in the mid-1980s, a few dozens of cases which have been the subject of publications are those of the medical world : physicians, in particular, anaesthetists, and nurses block. Outside of Michael Jackson, a single case of abuse of propofol has been reported in a non-health professional, writes dr. Bruno Mégarbane in an article published in the journal Resuscitation, in 2010.

    Surveys conducted among caregivers show that the drug is often taken initially in order to sleep or to relax, and that it rapidly induces dependence. The “craving” (desire repeated and irrepressible to administer the product) “is intense and persistent, that may explain the installation of an addiction in some vulnerable individuals ,” noted Bruno Mégarbane. Among the health professionals, the misuse is often discovered at the time of death, or a complication, car accident, for example.

    Dr. Murray, who dealt with the problems of insomnia Michael Jackson for the past six weeks and gave him propofol “every night”, as emphasized in his article, Richard Levy, had all the elements to worry about this dependency, and prevent high risk of a fatal outcome.

    The original:

    LE MONDE | 21.07.2013 à 16h48 • Mis à jour le 24.07.2013 à 13h56 | Par Sandrine Cabut

    L’été en séries : autopsies célèbres (1/6). Vendredi 26 juin 2009, 10 heures. A l’institut médico-légal de Los Angeles, le docteur Christopher Rogers, chef du service de médecine légale, s’apprête à effectuer l’autopsie du cas 2009-04415, dont le dossier est résumé en quelques lignes : “Le défunt est un homme noir de 50 ans qui a souffert d’un arrêt respiratoire alors qu’il était à domicile entre les mains de son médecin traitant. Le jour de sa mort, le défunt s’était plaint de déshydratation et de ne pas pouvoir dormir. Quelques heures plus tard, il a cessé de respirer et n’a pu être réanimé. Les secours l’ont transporté au centre médical UCLA, où le décès a été constaté. Le défunt prenait plusieurs médicaments sur ordonnance, dont clonazépam, trazodone, diazépam, lorazépam [sédatifs], et flomax [traitement de l'adénome de la prostate]. On ne sait pas s’il prenait ces traitements régulièrement. Le défunt souffrait de vitiligo et n’avait pas d’antécédents de problèmes cardiaques.”

    La fiche d’identité précise que Michael Joseph Jackson, né le 29 août 1958, 1,75 m, 61,7 kg, a été déclaré mort le 25 juin 2009 à 14 h 26, d’une cause présumée accidentelle ou naturelle.

    La nouvelle du décès brutal de la star de la pop, en pleine préparation d’une série de concerts après des années d’absence de la scène, a déjà fait le tour de la planète. Les médias évoquent une “crise cardiaque”. Puis l’hypothèse d’une overdose médicamenteuse se précise, d’autant que l’on sait le chanteur accro de longue date aux antalgiques et tranquillisants.

    LE VERDICT EST SANS AMBIGUÏTÉ

    Mais ce n’est que fin août que les conclusions du rapport d’autopsie sont rendues publiques. Le verdict est sans ambiguïté. La mort est due à une intoxication aiguë au propofol, un produit anesthésique. C’est un homicide. A la demande de la police de Los Angeles, le compte rendu lui-même reste confidentiel.

    Quatre ans et deux procès plus tard, les derniers secrets entourant la fin de la vie et la mort de “Bambi” sont à portée de clavier. Le rapport d’autopsie, qui a été l’un des éléments-clés dans la condamnation de son médecin traitant – le cardiologue Conrad Murray – à quatre ans de prison pour homicide involontaire en novembre 2011, est désormais disponible. L’intégralité du document peut être téléchargée sur le site Autopsyfiles. Il est tout aussi facile de dénicher sur le Web des photos de l’idole réalisées après sa mort, et même, depuis quelques semaines, une série stupéfiante de clichés de la “scène du crime”. La chambre de style Louis XV de Bambi apparaît encombrée de matériel de perfusion, bouteilles d’oxygène, ordonnances, boîtes de médicaments dont des flacons de propofol entamés…

    Ces photos, qui en disent long sur la détresse du musicien et son addiction aux médicaments, sont publiées dans les médias alors que se tient, depuis fin avril, un nouveau procès. Le clan Jackson accuse AEG, producteur de la dernière tournée du chanteur, d’avoir fait preuve de négligence en engageant le docteur Murray pour le soigner et de l’avoir mis sous pression.

    “CES RÉSULTATS SONT TRÈS ANORMAUX”

    La lecture du compte rendu d’autopsie a réservé bien des surprises. Outre les nombreuses cicatrices (dont certaines dues à la chirurgie esthétique) et des zones de dépigmentation, il est apparu que Michael Jackson avait “des tatouages sombres autour des yeux et au niveau des sourcils” et “un tatouage rose dans la région des lèvres”. La raison ? Il s’était fait tatouer pour cacher son vitiligo, une maladie auto-immune responsable de dépigmentation cutanée dont il était atteint depuis des années. La moitié antérieure de son crâne était aussi le siège d’un tatouage foncé, et il portait une perruque pour dissimuler sa calvitie (sans doute la séquelle d’une brûlure du cuir chevelu survenue lors d’un tournage, en 1984).

    Le roi de la pop souffrait par ailleurs de pathologies relativement banales chez un quinquagénaire : polype au côlon, ostéoarthrite, adénome de la prostate (traité). Plus étonnant, l’examen microscopique de ses poumons a révélé de nombreuses lésions. “Ces résultats sont très anormaux. Dans la vie, une telle pathologie peut être responsable d’un essoufflement et d’une gêne respiratoire, et aussi d’une toux chronique”, analyse l’anesthésiste Richard Levy dans un article décortiquant l’autopsie de la star (publié dans Forensic Research, en 2011). Le praticien ajoute : “Avec ce problème pulmonaire, il aurait été difficile pour Michael Jackson de se dépenser physiquement, et il aurait été rapidement fatigué.”

    Cet avis est partagé par Frédéric Maître, anatomopathologiste à l’Institut médico-légal de Paris, qui confirme que ce type de lésions occasionne des troubles respiratoires à l’effort : “Les données de l’autopsie montrent que le chanteur n’était pas en excellent état général. L’atteinte pulmonaire et les lésions rhumatismales sont compatibles avec une maladie lupique chronique. Le diagnostic de cette pathologie auto-immune, qui atteint plusieurs organes, avait été posé quelques années plus tôt chez Michael Jackson, mais ce n’est pas une certitude.”

    “UN SURDOSAGE AU PROPOFOL NOUS A PARU À PEINE CROYABLE”

    Le chanteur aurait-il vraiment pu assurer la chorégraphie de ses spectacles, censés commencer dans les jours qui ont suivi son décès ? Une chose est sûre, il aurait sans doute pu vivre longtemps si sa dépendance au propofol n’avait pas provoqué sa mort. Les examens toxicologiques ont permis de détecter des niveaux élevés de cet anesthésique, et la présence de benzodiazépines (somnifères ou calmants) qui ont aussi pu contribuer au décès.

    “Quand on a appris que c’était un surdosage au propofol, cela nous a paru à peine croyable”, se souvient le professeur François Chast, chef du service de pharmacie clinique des hôpitaux universitaires Paris Centre. Car comme l’a prouvé l’enquête, le produit a été administré à Michael Jackson complètement hors de ses indications et des conditions requises. “Au bloc, le propofol est un médicament d’une grande sécurité, il est rapidement éliminé, ce qui en fait un produit idéal de la chirurgie ambulatoire. On dort dès qu’il est perfusé et on se réveille très vite après l’arrêt, poursuit le pharmacologue. Mais il ne peut être utilisé qu’en milieu hospitalier, avec un monitorage cardio-respiratoire et le cas échéant du matériel de réanimation.”

    De fait, les dépendances au propofol – “mon lait”, comme l’appelait Michael Jackson en référence à la couleur de ce produit – sont rarissimes. De plus, depuis la mise sur le marché de ce médicament, au milieu des années 1980, les quelques dizaines de cas qui ont fait l’objet de publications sont des personnes du monde médical : médecins, en particulier anesthésistes, ou infirmières de bloc. En dehors de Michael Jackson, un seul cas d’abus de propofol a été rapporté chez un non-professionnel de santé, écrit le docteur Bruno Mégarbane dans un article paru dans la revue Réanimation, en 2010.

    Des enquêtes menées chez des soignants montrent que le médicament est souvent pris au départ pour dormir ou se détendre, et qu’il induit rapidement une dépendance. Le “craving” (envie répétée et irrépressible de s’administrer le produit) “est intense et persistant, pouvant expliquer l’installation d’une addiction chez certains sujets vulnérables”, relève Bruno Mégarbane. Chez les professionnels de santé, le mauvais usage est souvent découvert au moment du décès ou d’une complication, accident de voiture par exemple.

    Le docteur Murray, qui traitait les problèmes d’insomnie de Michael Jackson depuis six semaines et lui donnait du propofol “chaque soir”, comme le souligne dans son article Richard Levy, avait tous les éléments pour s’inquiéter de cette dépendance, et prévenir son risque élevé d’issue fatale.

  102. Rossana permalink
    January 18, 2014 7:18 am

    Yes, of course, I have not offended @Helena … :-)
    I would like to see the video, and of course I could, but just can not do it for the moment … :-( I have seen only a few seconds …P.S.: Excuse me, what is “Oblivion”? Sorry, but I know English, but not too much, so I help me with the online translator…
    Anyway, I think they are all your great suggestions…(Y)

  103. January 18, 2014 7:09 am

    “@Helena, I do not even consider this channel, I can not even see it, nor I would ever … I asked for the parties or any other video, just to know if this shame on Michael also had a sequel … Even if, even if it concerned Whitney or the other, it would be terrible …” – Rossana

    Rossana, I absolutely didn’t mean that you shouldn’t watch it – anyone can watch it – I only expressed my opinion that the best treatment of this channel would be to forget about its existence. And I addressed it not only to you but to everyone else who would want to know my opinion.

    1) Oblivion is probably one of the best ways to treat these beasts.

    2) Another variant is telling them directly that we know what they are doing, so that they are informed about their failure to fool us.

    3) And one more way is going to their website and explaining to others what a million lies this channel told its viewers through its travesty of a documentary. But this only in case they do not moderate comments. If they do, then providing information to the general public this way will be closed and then the best solution will be to forget about them and their existence (variant 1) and watch BBC instead. The BBC series about Sherlock is excellent.

    And what we think about this program can be expressed in the other media – blogs, forums, etc.

  104. January 18, 2014 6:36 am

    “I would say the majority of the society doesn’t realize today when they are brainwashed by the media. And the media people know it and use it for their purposes. And behind the media there are often others who use the media to reach a gaol. So it’s not only always for profit, but also for a purpose to manipulate the masses in terms of opinions, views, decisions, choices, votes, etc.” –Susannerb

    YES, YES, YES!

    “So it would be a waste of time to send them responses with rebuttals. They know their agenda very well, and perhaps the sponsoring of a certain company increased in return for their service. But we have a chance to inform the public and to educate individuals about the truth. I think that will never be a waste of time.”

    I think that the majority of us even know what company it is. And I once again need to note that judging by the fraudulent article they started the program with and involvement of James Desborough in it this company has ALSO begun to explore the field of false molestation allegations against Michael.

    This is an extremely important thing to know and keep a mental note of.

  105. Rossana permalink
    January 18, 2014 6:29 am

    @Helena, I do not even consider this channel, I can not even see it, nor I would ever … I asked for the parties or any other video, just to know if this shame on Michael also had a sequel … Even if, even if it concerned Whitney or the other, it would be terrible … and unfortunately for the first happened … :-(

  106. January 18, 2014 5:49 am

    “So, I was wondering if they have aired, and if there are, in fact, other videos…” -Rosanna

    Rosanna, they are planning to make the same kind of bs about Whitney Houston and Anne-Nicole Smith.
    Forget about this channel. Oblivion is the best punishment for them.

  107. January 18, 2014 5:40 am

    Right, Rossana.
    I just found out that the program on Whitney Houston will be aired tomorrow and the one about Anna Nicole Smith on Tuesday.

  108. Rossana permalink
    January 18, 2014 5:24 am

    Ok, Susanne, so there aren’t other parts of Michael’s autopsy…That was what I wanted to understand…

  109. January 18, 2014 5:18 am

    @Rosanna: This means that this is an autopsy series of 3 parts (Autopsy: The Last Hours of….) The other two celebrities they air an autopsy program about are Whitney Houston and Anna Nicole Smith.
    It would be interesting to know if anyone has seen already the part about Whitney Houston and if it was done in the same way or more positive. It would be interesting to compare them.

    I agree with Helena. Though the content of this program is presented in a very simple way and doesn’t require much intelligence to understand, it was prepared in a very deliberate and purposeful way to reach the masses with a certain gaol – in the disguise of a scientific presentation. The authors knew very well what they did and what was necessary to do to convince the masses. It’s a typical way of brainwash. I would say the majority of the society doesn’t realize today when they are brainwashed by the media. And the media people know it and use it for their purposes. And behind the media there are often others who use the media to reach a gaol. So it’s not only always for profit, but also for a purpose to manipulate the masses in terms of opinions, views, decisions, choices, votes, etc.
    So it would be a waste of time to send them responses with rebuttals. They know their agenda very well, and perhaps the sponsoring of a certain company increased in return for their service.
    But we have a chance to inform the public and to educate individuals about the truth. I think that will never be a waste of time.

  110. Rossana permalink
    January 18, 2014 4:38 am

    @Susannerb If @Helena If you notice, below the video on You Tube, it says “Michael Jackson’s Autopsy Last Hours | Part 1″, because then it is explained that this is one of the first three documentaries of an hour… So, I was wondering if they have aired, and if there are, in fact, other videos…I hope I explained myself better …

  111. January 18, 2014 3:25 am

    “Answer of channel 5 to our claims, the very same to each fan”

    Friends, nothing else could be expected of them.

    The answer has many factual mistakes (the autopsy does not say that much about the lungs and Conrad Murray did not “explain” anything “during his trial” – he simply did not testify), but what immediately attracts attention is that the style of the answer is much more “scientific” than the program itself.

    So the program is for the ignorant masses while the answer is for the few who are truly informed.

    The answer has one other goal – to represent the program in a much better light and those who complain about it in a much worse light than they actually are. The answer looks so serious that if you read it only without watching the program, you will be surprised that “these rabid fans” complain about it at all.

    Its authors have now proven themselves that they aren’t just some misinformed ignoramuses – no, they know very well what they are doing.

    And if they know it, it’s no use explaining to them their “mistakes”. The lies they tell in their program in a direct or indirect way aren’t just their “mistakes” – they are their INTENT.

    The very idea of explaining the lifestyle of the deceased only on the basis of what was found in his body or on the bedside table is absolutely wrong because it does not take into consideration the key factor – that those medications were administered to MJ by another and that it was a homicide.

    And it is highly immoral to pretend that “he did it by himself” – no, he didn’t, and the trial proved it unconditionally. And it is highly unethical to explain anything on the part of Murray now trying to absolve him of his guilt – Murray had his chance to give explanations but he never used it, and now it is too late to change history.

    Changing history is what Channel 5 is trying to do and this is why the program is absolutely immoral.

    These people know what they are doing – they are whitewashing a criminal. And since they know, it is no use complaining to them. If any complaints are to be made they should be definitely not to them. A complaint works when the authors made unintentional mistakes, but it never will if these people are on a deliberate slander crusade.

    As someone who lives in the part of the world I live I know that it is no use complaining to skilled propagandists about the lies they propagate.

    The only way to talk to them is tell them that we know who they really are. And the only way to deal with the problem is to explain to everyone else what these people are doing and why.

    God bless us all in this fight.

  112. Nan permalink
    January 17, 2014 10:17 pm

    I just got the same email response from that station today also..I just emailed them back the 60 something page decision from the judges to uphold Murrays conviction and the Rolling Stone article stating that MJ was a vulnerable patient dependent on a doctor , who was in a position of trust, …MJ j WAS healthy for his age ,until he received health care from Conrad Murray , who had a carrot put in front of him , by AEG, ….
    This is just so very frustrating

  113. January 17, 2014 9:10 pm

    @Vindicatemj Answer of channel 5 to our claims, the very same to each fan:

    “Your Reference: VA/Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours/DT1/C12F (Please quote this reference in all further correspondence)

    Date: 17th January 2014

    Dear Correspondent

    Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours.

    Channel 5 is sorry that you did not think that it was appropriate for this programme to be broadcast but hopes that now it has been transmitted you can agree that it was a factual documentary which dealt with the subject appropriately and fairly.

    Michael Jackson, perhaps undeniably, is one of the great figures of popular culture in the western world. His death was tragic and unexpected. Given these incontrovertible facts, it was clearly in the public interest to explore the medical facts and to throw light on what might have caused his tragic early demise.

    You will have seen that the basis of the programme was two-fold: the facts which arose from the autopsy were revealed and examined and, secondly, Dr Shepherd provided his expert opinion about what those facts may have meant, given other facts from Mr Jackson’s life.

    So, as the autopsy stated, Mr Jackson suffered from osteoarthritis and had significant damage to his lungs including multifocal fibrocollagenous scars, marked diffuse congesting and patchy haemorrhaging and marked respiratory bronchiolitis, histiocytic desquamation and multifocal chronic intersticial pneumenitis, plus three other lung conditions. On any view of it, this represented poor health in relation to Mr Jackson’s lungs. However, the programme made it clear that, apart from issues with his lungs, in general terms Mr Jackson’s health was quite good for his age.

    In the programme, Dr Shepherd theorised about whether or not the cause of Michael Jackson’s lung damage was lupus. This was something he was entitled to do and his theory was backed up by medical and anecdotal evidence, all of which was clearly explained in the programme.

    The question of Mr Jackson’s relationship with opiates or opioids is more difficult, but the programme was clear and scrupulously fair in dealing with this issue. It informed viewers about various testimonies on this point: Jason Pfeiffer, the office manager of Albert Klein described regularly admitting Michael Jackson to a Dermatologist for injections of Demerol; during his trial, Conrad Murray explained that he had been giving Mr Jackson propofol for sixty straight days; Mr Jackson’s body was found to contain three different types of benzodiazepans; and the criminal investigation found large quantities of these in his bedroom. The programme made no claim that opiates or opiods were found in Mr Jackson’s body.

    However, it was not unfair for the programme to argue that the discovery of multiple benzodiazepans in his body, in conjunction with the many pill bottles also containing benzodizaepans in his bedroom (for intravenous and oral use) and his witnessed long term use of demerol and propofol suggested that Mr Jackson did, indeed, have a drug problem. This was extensively documented in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray.

    Channel 5 believes that the broadcast of the programme was entirely in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. Nevertheless, we are grateful to you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns and your comments have been noted for the attention of all relevant personnel.

    Thank you for your interest in Channel 5.

    Yours sincerely

    David
    VIEWER ADVISOR
    Please note that the contact details for Channel 5 Customer Services are as follows:

    Telephone: 0845 7 05 05 05 / 020 8612 7700
    Text telephone for use by deaf people: 0845 7 41 37 87
    E-mail: customerservices@five.tv
    Fax: 020 8612 7686″

    Sorry for the small size, if you download it and watch it in paint, for example… You will watch it better!

  114. January 17, 2014 6:54 pm

    And here is my email to the Series Director at Channel 5.

    Dear Mr. Bulling,

    I don’t suppose I am the first person to contact you about the above programme at 10 p.m. 7th January, 2014. I have taken it upon myself for the past four plus years to defend, protect and advocate for the truth, justice for, and innocence of Michael Jackson, who I have discovered was a great man, humanitarian, philanthropist, fighter for the environment and society, as well as a musical genius, of course.
    He was such a powerful influential historical figure that he stirred up all manner of dark shadows, jealousy, racist and evil entities, determined to taken him down.
    The media were the most threatening in that group, out to cash in on sensational stories about him, even though untrue.
    This is why I am protesting against this programme. Would you like it if a television company broadcast a programme showing the autopsy of a member of your family? Think of Michael’s family; his grieving mother now aged 83, his young children aged only 16, 15 and 11, and how they will feel.
    I may have read somewhere that it has been pulled, but if not, please consider doing so out of normal human decency.

    Yours sincerely,

    Nina Hamilton (Mrs). UK.

  115. January 17, 2014 6:49 pm

    I wasn’t going to do this but then after reading your long report/transcript, I had to send an email copy I have received from Channel 5 in reply to my email to them. I shall reply to their email to dispute the mistakes, and No. I do not agree, as they say!

    Date: 17th January 2014

    Dear Correspondent

    Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours.
    Channel 5 is sorry that you did not think that it was appropriate for this programme to be broadcast but hopes that now it has been transmitted you can agree that it was a factual documentary which dealt with the subject appropriately and fairly.
    Michael Jackson, perhaps undeniably, is one of the great figures of popular culture in the western world. His death was tragic and unexpected. Given these incontrovertible facts, it was clearly in the public interest to explore the medical facts and to throw light on what might have caused his tragic early demise.
    You will have seen that the basis of the programme was two-fold: the facts which arose from the autopsy were revealed and examined and, secondly, Dr Shepherd provided his expert opinion about what those facts may have meant, given other facts from Mr Jackson’s life.
    So, as the autopsy stated, Mr Jackson suffered from osteoarthritis and had significant damage to his lungs including multifocal fibrocollagenous scars, marked diffuse congesting and patchy haemorrhaging and marked respiratory bronchiolitis, histiocytic desquamation and multifocal chronic intersticial pneumenitis, plus three other lung conditions. On any view of it, this represented poor health in relation to Mr Jackson’s lungs. However, the programme made it clear that, apart from issues with his lungs, in general terms Mr Jackson’s health was quite good for his age.
    In the programme, Dr Shepherd theorised about whether or not the cause of Michael Jackson’s lung damage was lupus. This was something he was entitled to do and his theory was backed up by medical and anecdotal evidence, all of which was clearly explained in the programme.
    The question of Mr Jackson’s relationship with opiates or opioids is more difficult, but the programme was clear and scrupulously fair in dealing with this issue. It informed viewers about various testimonies on this point: Jason Pfeiffer, the office manager of Albert Klein described regularly admitting Michael Jackson to a Dermatologist for injections of Demerol; during his trial, Conrad Murray explained that he had been giving Mr Jackson propofol for sixty straight days; Mr Jackson’s body was found to contain three different types of benzodiazepans; and the criminal investigation found large quantities of these in his bedroom. The programme made no claim that opiates or opiods were found in Mr Jackson’s body.
    However, it was not unfair for the programme to argue that the discovery of multiple benzodiazepans in his body, in conjunction with the many pill bottles also containing benzodizaepans in his bedroom (for intravenous and oral use) and his witnessed long term use of demerol and propofol suggested that Mr Jackson did, indeed, have a drug problem. This was extensively documented in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray.
    Channel 5 believes that the broadcast of the programme was entirely in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. Nevertheless, we are grateful to you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns and your comments have been noted for the attention of all relevant personnel.
    Thank you for your interest in Channel 5.

    Yours sincerely

    David
    VIEWER ADVISOR

  116. January 17, 2014 5:45 pm

    I am sure that you are right Helena, in that Murray altered the nightly injected medications
    He did not even open the PDR for Versed .Or? Here it is advised to be given only by anesthetists.
    And the side effects among others, after coming around:Sudden confusion,disorientation, amnesia,poor attentionspan,poor muscle function with poor balance etc etc.I am sure these have been mentioned before.But it came to my mind when I read about the probability of this that Murray was in fact using them, in order to impair Michael for the benefit of AEG and according to plan. The night before June 23&24 he might have had.Propofol only.Thats whyhis performance on the last 2 days was good.To be brief: Michael was poisoned over monhts according to plan. -Murray produced a variety of misleading lies ..and WHAt about Blanket´s observation of RP on Carolwood grounds 24th at night. PDR is not that difficult to understand and I suspect some, like RP, Thome? also were able to read it..And construct a workable brew.Murray had some expierience from his clinics and had for sure worked with anestetists at times there..So only for that he should have known better.
    I am sorry to write about these foul things. Really I feel like Annie (below) cryin,crying.
    PS and thats why no notes.

  117. January 17, 2014 4:02 pm

    “Thank you for the arduous and difficult task of transcribing – and adding “correction notes” to this hideous show. Though I know you did it to show the truth, it must have been an agonizing task.” -corlista1

    Corlista, to tell you the truth all my posts are difficult to write as they mostly spring from pain and not amusement. Seeing constant injustice done to a good and innocent man who never did anyone any harm and brought people a whole universe of good and joy and is still being paid back with gross injustice only, is painful and makes me go on even when there is no more strength.

    But the most agonizing tasks are those where I see terrible lies and who is standing behind them, and others for some reason don’t. This brings a feeling that if I don’t do it no one else will. And moments like these are not for sparing oneself – these are the moments for steeling oneself for the job and doing it no matter what.

    However this has a price of its own. Now I understand how those who are professionally subjected to seeing a lot of dirt, blood and suffering – people in the medical profession, criminal investigators, soldiers in a battle – become rougher and have to do their job even in most impossible circumstances. They feel they have no right to break down, shut themselves to tears and simply do what no one else will.

    I am not yet that hardened because each photo of Michael on a gurney gave me a shudder but I tried not to stop there and ran forward. But I’m sorry that Susannerb had to subject herself to this. There is definitely a sacrificial element about it.

    But the truth is probably worth it.

  118. January 17, 2014 2:10 pm

    @Rossana: What do you mean by “other videos”? As far as I know the link Helena posted at the end of this post is to the only YT video of this program.

  119. January 17, 2014 1:49 pm

    Yes, Corlista1, it was agonizing. It was the most horrible thing I ever had to do for Michael – listening and writing down the lies, having Michael’s death photo in front of me.
    But this is how Michael’s own life was like at times – agonizing. And to refute lies, it shouldn’t be too much for us.

  120. corlista1 permalink
    January 17, 2014 1:05 pm

    Helena,
    Thank you for the arduous and difficult task of transcribing – and adding “correction notes” to this hideous show. Though I know you did it to show the truth, it must have been an agonizing task. It was painful for me to read. There are so many lies, distortions and sensationalized pretenses that I could not have endured actually watching such a slaughter. I have not a shred of doubt that AEG is behind this!! Just as those fake FBI files and Robson’s accusations came out at EXACTLY the same time as the AEG trial began. AEG is powerful enough to have massive connections behind the scenes and in dark corners where no one would ever know. They are the hit men; the people who produced this show are the cannibals. And who in the hell is Terry Harvey? I have read over 45 books about Michael and spent 1000s of hours reading articles, blogs and histories on his life. I have never heard of this guy. Sounds like another Stacey Brown “friend of the family.” Mercenary hatchet men who seem to take sadistic pleasure in the ruination of Michael Jackson.

  121. Rossana permalink
    January 17, 2014 12:17 pm

    Excuse me, there is other videos of this shame? Only to know…thanks…

  122. January 17, 2014 5:28 am

    “Was “Mr. Z” simply lucky for 59 days?” - Lopsided Man

    As a separate issue I need to say that we have no other proof that Murray gave Propofol for 2 months except Murray’s words. On the face of it it looks like there is no reason for Murray to lie, but of this I am not sure. Murray has several reasons for lying about Propofol:

    1) The autopsy analysis was to show traces of Propofol by all means so there was no use denying it. And once it was discovered it didn’t make much difference for Murray whether it was occasional use or every day.

    2) Murray knew that eventually the police would find out how much propofol Murray had ordered from Applied Pharmacies (15,5 liters or 4 gallons). So he was facing a dilemma – claim that he had used all of it on Jackson or admit that he had destroyed his stock.

    Destroying the evidence is a separate crime, so a more convenient variant for Murray was to imply that the whole of it had been used for Jackson. Once he admitted Propofol, it didn’t really matter whether it was every day or on occasions only.

    I think that he did not use the whole stock as most of it was for the tour proper (and not for rehearsals) and this gives us reasons to assume that Murray did NOT use it every night and the major part of Propofol was destroyed by Murray and his accomplices.

    I am even ready to assume that Murray used 1/4 of the stock and left the remaining 3/4 for the two and a half months in London (the first 31 concerts).

    This will be some 3,9 liters = 3900ml used within 60 days (minus Sundays).

    If divided by every night it would make around 75ml every night or 150ml every second night or 225 ml every third night. The latter variant is the one he gave Michael on the night he died (more than 200ml).

    Occasional administration of two 100ml vials of Propofol was probably one of his methods. The other method could be a combination of less Propofol and more Lorazepam/Versed on other nights. This supposition is proven by the fact that Murray ordered both 100ml vials and smaller 20ml vials.

    Murray was freely experimenting with Michael’s health and evidently intended 100ml vials for “pure” Propofol nights while 20ml vials were for the combinations with benzos.

    “Pure” Propofol left MJ well rested and full of energy the next day. If he received Lorazepam and Versed he was groggy, tired, dizzy and fatigued. Since with every new day in June Michael was becoming more and more disoriented, less coherent and began “trembling, rambling and obsessing” there are reasons to believe that Murray was giving him more and more of Lorazepam/Versed with every new night.

    All the symptoms he showed on June 19th are typical of benzodiazepines and not Propofol.

    In my on-going debate on a LawMed website its admin said to me:

    “The symptoms you describe in Jackson would be symptoms ANY person under the influence of a benzo might have. Withdrawal symptoms on the other hand would be severe anxiety, inability to sleep, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, depression, hallucinations and seizures, among others.

    PLEASE GET THIS: Jackson was a benzo addict. I do not care how he got there. Medically speaking it does not matter. Period.”

    I naturally disagree with LawMed that it “does not matter” how he got there – for us it matters VERY MUCH, but on the issue of the symptoms Michael was displaying I agree – all of them are the effect of benzodiazepines and not Propofol.

    And benzodiazepines were the drugs of MURRAY’S CHOICE.

  123. January 17, 2014 3:53 am

    “Despite the deeply flawed nature of the Russian roulette analogy the press is so fond of using (suggesting Michael was a reckless man), let’s carry it forward…” – Lopsided man

    Lopsided man, you yourself say that this analogy is deeply flawed. In this Russian roulette thing the chances of survival are minimal, while in having propofol the chances of survival are 100% – otherwise it wouldn’t be applied to millions of patients all around the world.

    No doctor will use Propofol if it were like a Russian roulette.

    Propofol as a medication is not dangerous when in the hands of a conscientious doctor. It becomes dangerous only when it is in criminally negligent hands.

    A knife is also safe when it is in the hands of a chef in a restaurant. But it becomes dangerous in the hands of a criminal.

    When people take a knife in the kitchen on a daily basis no one says about them that they are “playing the Russian roulette”, right? So why say it about Michael who was absolutely sure that he was given something which thousands of patients receive and that he was attended to by a competent and ethical doctor?

    Now we even learn that when making stents in arteries Murray was allowed to use propofol and he most probably did, so he could easily convince Michael that he was well familiar with the procedure. Michael said to Nurse Lee several times over that he was safe as long as he was monitored.

    It is absolutely not the same as “playing the Russian roulette”, so it is the analogy itself which is indeed deeply flawed.

    It is a typical argument of the AEG lawyers. However I wonder if they will say the same to patients who will undergo surgery under Propofol – “hey guys, don’t do that, you are in for a Russian roulette game”.

    They will NEVER say that because they know that it is a big LIE.

  124. January 17, 2014 3:29 am

    “any rational person in the legal exercise capacity may immediately understand from a mile away that’s all for profit (refer to Chanel 5). And there is something else…” - Barbra

    Barbra, yes, in the long run all of it comes to money, even if this program was done as a favor to someone else’s request – in a sort of a “marriage of convenience”. You know – you do a favor to me, I do a favor to you. Some people call it “having connections”.

    This is what Charles Thomson wrote about this Channel 5 program – it was sent to me by Justice4mj777:

    • Charlie Thomson Complaining about TV shows before they’ve aired is a completely pointless exercise. Fans have done this about UK TV shows in the past. All that happens is the complaints are rightly thrown in the bin, because it is ridiculous to complain about a programme you haven’t even watched.

    If you want some ammo for when you do now complain, here’s some info:

    -The show spent a long time claiming Michael Jackson was addicted to demerol, but at the time of his death there was not only no demerol in his system, but no evidence in his body of the effects of long-term demerol addiction.

    -The show implied there was validity to Dr Murray’s claim Michael Jackson must have injected himself.
    1) Jackson’s fingerprints were not on any medical equipment at the scene.
    2) Experts said the amount of propofol in his system was so large that he physically couldn’t have done it himself. It was so massive, he’d have been unconscious before he could get anywhere close to injecting that much.

    -The timeline about the drugs Murray gave Michael Jackson, and the story about Jackson demanding his ‘milk’, is taken purely from Murray’s police statement – large swathes of which have been proven fictitious. To take information from an at least partially-fabricated document without providing any source or context to the views, and to instead present that information as fact, was outrageous.

    -Similarly, the claim Murray only left the room for a few moments comes solely from Murray. The paramedics who attended the house said Michael Jackson was dead by the time they got there and had been dead for hours. Lividity had already set in and his eyes were dry. The only person who claimed to feel a pulse was Murray, who insisted Jackson be transported to hospital for further resuscitation attempts. Paramedics felt this was futile and wanted to pronounce him dead at the scene.

    -The show confirmed Michael Jackson had vitiligo (which is indeed true and stated as fact in the autopsy report), and then stated that Jackson had also been bleaching his skin for years because he was obsessed with his looks. But they never stated explicitly that the bleaching was a prescribed treatment to even out his skin tone as a result of the vitiligo.

    -To demonstrate the scale of Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery, they kept showing a picture of him with an afro, compared to by the time he died. Fair enough. Except the picture they kept showing was actually his brother Marlon. This is demonstrative, at the very least, of extremely shoddy research – but also raises questions about the producers’ attitudes towards black males. Do they all look the same to Channel 5?

    -The talking heads were of extremely poor quality.

    *James Desborough, the ‘showbiz reporter’, has published numerous fabricated stories about Michael Jackson and got several facts wrong throughout the documentary.
    *Ian Halperin’s book on Michael Jackson contained many honking great factual errors. He claimed it was in Jackson’s contract to only perform 17 minutes per night at the O2, with the rest of the show performed by body doubles. Of course, that was complete nonsense. That was one of many complete fabrications in his book. To present him to viewers as an authority on Jackson when he has actually been widely discredited was extremely unprofessional and unethical.
    *Jason Pfeiffer took part in a story where he lied and claimed he had been Michael Jackson’s gay lover. He admitted subsequently that the story was fabricated and he’d made it up for money.
    1) Why would the programme makers even consider interviewing someone for a factual programme, knowing they had previously admitted lying about the very subject their show was about?
    2) If they decided to interview them anyway – which is extremely unethical – they should at least inform viewers of that history so they can make an informed decision about whether to believe that contributor.

    -The show peddled the myth that Michael Jackson’s drug problems began in the mid-80s with the Pepsi incident. That is a fallacy and it is unsupported by any evidence ever placed into the public domain. Throughout the 80s he is demonstrably completely in control of his faculties. When Jackson was using drugs, it was quite obvious. The change in him was massive. His addictions actually started in 1993. He had undergone continuing surgery to reduce the visual impact of the burn on his head, then embarked on the Dangerous Tour without taking enough time to fully recover. Additionally, the Chandler allegations then exploded. With all the stress, he became dependent on the pain medications he had been prescribed post-surgery. There is no evidence in existence that he ever had any drug problems before 1993.

    If I think of anything else, I will let you know. 8 hours ago • Edited • Like • 5

    Charlie Thomson Another one:
    -The pathologist repeatedly referred to Michael Jackson as using propofol for sleep, and at one point even described it was the ‘perfect’ drug for Jackson as it would send him to sleep immediately. This is completely incorrect. Propofol does not induce sleep, as was discussed at length during Conrad Murray’s trial. It induces unconsciousness. Patients sedated with propofol do not experience any REM sleep. 7 hours ago • Like • 3

  125. January 16, 2014 7:11 pm

    First I want to thank you so much all for the very important information that you provide on this blog. I am and will always be follow this blog. I am and will always be in pursuit, support, appreciation of the precious people who offer honestly and openly an ocean of accurate information, documentation proven facts on this blog.
    Everyone owe Michael JJ honest love, respect, gratefulness!!!

    Oh my God, how right you are Helena! Logically judging, any rational person in the legal exercise capacity may immediately understand from a mile away that’s all for profit. (refer to Chanel 5) And there is something else, something very real and remember you, envy, their blind rage which increases once with increasing popularity, maintaining heights Michael’s masterpiece! These things lead to hatred, envy, rapid manufacture of other lies of those envious, devil, ugly people. Therefore, everything is handled, it is non value.
    Everything they have done is fake, to attract visitors, to increase their ratings and profit. It feels and can see from a mile away as everything, absolutely everything are fake. We will again succeed together to bring light over darkness lying, that we and God will light those dark thinking off Channel 5! I am convinced that there are very few people, yes, I told humans (not demons) interested in these horrible phishing about the most beautiful human nature among of the wonderful people who live on this earth – The Pure Michael J Jackson!
    God bless us all!

  126. Lopsided Man permalink
    January 16, 2014 5:21 pm

    “.because when his tongue blocked his air passage and Murray wasn’t by his side to correct the problem it would mean he suffocated for at least a month and a half..” – Christy

    Nothing adds up.

    Despite the deeply flawed nature of the Russian roulette analogy the press is so fond of using (suggesting Michael was a reckless man), let’s carry it forward….

    What if “Mr. Y” is playing Russian roulette with “Mr. Z”, using the same gun for 59 days, and on the 60th day, “Mr. Z” dies from a bullet to the head?

    What questions would we be asking?

    Was “Mr. Z” simply lucky for 59 days?

  127. January 16, 2014 3:46 pm

    “The main and hidden mission of CH5 is not just to make profit, but is also to clear Murray of his crime. They did not even simply say he made a mistake. That is amazing, instead they tried to show that MJ killed himself.” – Mariam

    Absolutely. It is not only money. The main two goals of this program are:

    1) to fully clear Murray of any guilt and make MJ responsible for his death
    2) to portray MJ extremely ill and make the viewers think that he would not have survived even another week.

    If these goals are fulfilled the parties benefitting from it will be naturally Murray and AEG.

    This is why all interested parties are taking Michael’s “addiction” out of all proportion.

    It always surprised me that when it comes to Michael Jackson his tiniest fault is turned into a giant one. There were and are lots of real drug addicts (now probably recovered) about whom no one is talking and who are the subject of much respect.

    Look at this news about Mick Jagger and Carla Bruni, for example:

    Published: 05th March 2013
    CARLA Bruni’s new single could cause a stir in the Sarkozy household – it’s all about the drug-fuelled parties she attended with her ex-boyfriend Mick Jagger.
    The model-singer had an affair with the Rolling Stone in the early 90s – while he was still married to long-suffering ex Jerry Hall.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4825500/carla-bruni-croons-about-drug-parties-with-mick-jagger-in-new-single.html

    So what? Nothing is happening and no one is talking.

    Or this news about Johnny Depp and his problems with alcohol, for example:

    Turns out there probably wasn’t much alcohol at Johnny Depp’s birthday earlier this month, seeing as the newly 50-year-old actor revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he has consciously quit drinking. The reason?
    “I just decided that I pretty much got everything I could get out of it,” he said. “I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.”
    The “Lone Ranger” star has remained “clear” for almost a year and a half now and says that he just doesn’t “have the physical need for the drug alcohol,” with his original decision to kick the stuff stemming from his own realization that he could manage just as well without it on a day-to-day basis.
    Guess he’ll be leaving all the drinking to Captain Jack Sparrow from now on!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/johnny-depp-alcohol_n_3472555.html

    So what? Johnny Depp is everyone’s favorite actor (mine too), so there is no talk and no sneer but only respect, interest and praise for him (which I wholly support).

    Or look at Betty Ford’s example:

    The wife of President Ford was born in 1918 and in 1978 [when she was 60], the Ford family staged an intervention and forced her to confront her alcoholism and an addiction to opioid analgesics that had been prescribed in the early 1960s for a pinched nerve. “I liked alcohol,” she wrote in her 1987 memoir. “It made me feel warm. And I loved pills. They took away my tension and my pain”. In 1982, after her recovery, she established the Betty Ford Center (initially called the Betty Ford Clinic) in Rancho Mirage, California, for the treatment of chemical dependency.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Ford

    So what? Betty Ford suffered from alcoholism and opioid dependency at least for 20 years until the age of 64 when she finally recovered and after that she lived almost 30 years more and died at 93. What a perfect example for us – Michael whose dependency was incompatible with Betty’s could have lived to be a hundred!

    Michael had a much lesser problem and he successfully beat it on his own, and he was clear of Demerol for the past years of his life – and they still call him names, sneer at him and trash him for nothing?

    It is unforgivable.

  128. January 16, 2014 2:58 pm

    May I just emphasize again that this statement is totally wrong Susannerb
    Narrator: “Six months before his death Michael Jackson announced a punishing schedule of 50 concerts.”

    Susannerb, a great observation. Though the program is so full of absurdities and lies that it is difficult to enumerate them all, this point is worth mentioning in the notes. I’ve included it into the note about Randy Phillips, thank you very much.

    Shall we also mention that the actor playing the role of MJ is always shown naked in the film though Conrad Murray said that he was sleeping in pajamas? I’m afraid pajamas were too boring for this film and did not give a chance to fixate themselves on MJ’s white naked skin.

  129. January 16, 2014 2:30 pm

    May I just emphasize again that this statement is totally wrong:

    Narrator: “Six months before his death Michael Jackson announced a punishing schedule of 50 concerts.”

    Six months before his death (that would have been Christmas 2008) Michael announced nothing at all. The contract with AEG was signed end of January 2009. There were rumors about a concert series, but the first official announcement of concerts was at the London press conference on March 5, 2009, and it was only about 10 concerts. Michael in fact never announced 50 concerts himself. Information about 50 concerts came indeed from Randy Phillips and it was after the London press conference. I think Michael became aware of this 50 concerts schedule only in April or May. At that time the stress started, Michael began to realize what’s going on, AEG began with their pressure and he began to deteriorate.

  130. January 16, 2014 10:38 am

    “His two comments contradict each other. He said he was in good shape for 50 years old and at the same time he said it is miracle he lasted up to age 50. He is lying and he is 100% in this dirty game but trying to pretend as he is professional and expert.” – Mariam

    Mariam, I think that Dr. Shepherd is indeed an expert but his interview was cut and pasted in such a way that his statements began to contradict one another.

    If someone asked me what I thought about the terrible accidents, lawsuits and all the media trouble Michael had to cope with in his life I would also say that I am amazed that he lasted that long.

    Or any of us could say the same about Murray giving Propofol in the unconscionable way he did – without proper equipment, allowing it to drip in an uncontrollable manner and routinely leaving his patient alone and speaking on the phone at that. Again it is a miracle that Michael lasted that long.

    So taken as it is, this statement doesn’t mean that Michael was “fatally ill”. If the autopsy report said that his body was in an excellent shape for a 50 year old man, then there is simply no denying it. And it wasn’t only Dr. Rogers who came to this conclusion – he had a team of pathologists working on this case. The autopsy report is signed by several people who had taken part in the autopsy process and their report is all that matters here.

    And Dr. Shepherd is just reading the paper – same as we are reading it. Therefore his conclusions are incompatible with the conclusions of the pathologists who did the job. It is just an opinion, and a severely redacted one at that.

    It is quite possible that the authors left only one statement out of ten made by Dr. Shepherd and that in the remaining nine he was talking about Michael’s excellent condition.

    This is a routine practice of media manipulators. They take a text, cut it into pieces, reshuffle the order in which they came changing the whole meaning of the text, throw away 95% of the content they don’t like and accompany the remaining part with their own comment (and sinister music), and here you are – the “product” is ready.

    “Journalism” can be extremely nasty when in dirty hands.

  131. January 16, 2014 7:26 am

    The google translation of the French comment is (guys, please have the decency to do it yourselves in the future):

    “All this is very interesting, thank you, but I still wonder what was the real role of Jermaine in this story. It is he who has presented Tohme to Michael, who had returned and that surprise is found next to Jermaine at the announcement of his death.” – Eddith

    The role of Jermaine (and Janet Jackson) was introducing Tohme to Michael at the time when there was a danger of foreclosure of Neverland in the hope he would help him. I don’t think there was anything else there. Unfortunately the Jacksons have proven themselves poor judges of human nature who are often mistaken in their assessment of people. Tohme and Terry Harvey are the examples.

    They were mistaken even about their own brother thinking him to be a weakling and an addict. They didn’t know a thing about him, even about the trouble he had gone through with all his hair restoration and about how his dependency started, not to mention more subtle matters.

    “Who benefits from the death of Michael ??? not only those we think there has only to see what has been happening since 2009.Many have seen their careers bounce!!”

    If their career bounced it does not mean they wanted his death. If he had been alive they could have still hoped for joint concerts with him and their careers could have bounced much more.

    Who benefitted by Michael’s death? No one did. Even if someone wanted him destroyed it didn’t work their way either.

  132. January 16, 2014 7:12 am

    Friends, I have more or less finished making notes to the post.

    Same as for many of us the picture of Michael on a gurney in the video got on my nerves very much, so I took the video away from the post and left only a link to it (to see it on Youtube if anyone wants it).

    I also added the words of anesthesiologist Dr. Friedberg, who said that when Propofol is administered nothing else matters except monitoring the patient. Even the amount of it and place where it is given are not that important.

    Monitoring is the essence of it all which was completely missing in Murray’s case.

    Dr. Friedberg reiterates what all of us know perfectly well – it wasn’t Propofol that killed Michael, but it was the horrendous manner in which Murray administered it that killed him.

    Here is one more quote from Dr. Friedberg’s book in addition to what I’ve already included there:

    “let me emphatically state that since its 1989 introduction to the North American market, tens (if not hundreds) of millions of patients have safely received. Why? Because someone was watching and monitoring them, two features apparently absent in Michael Jackson’s bedroom.

    Also administering propofol in a person’s home is not altogether different from giving anesthesia in a surgeon’s office operating room. Both are remote locations and can be made safe with observation and appropriate monitoring. Although I have never given propofol in a patient’s home, I have safely given it to patients for office-based elective cosmetic surgery for nearly two decades.”

    It is the first time I hear an anesthesiologist frankly saying what I always thought – it doesn’t even matter whether it was home or no home setting. What’s essential is the equipment and monitoring. He also emphasized one very important point:

    “Conrad Murray was practicing as a cardiologist with hospital privileges to catheterize & stent diseased coronary arteries under propofol sedation & pulse oximetry. Despite this knowledge, he chose to buy the cheapest pulse oximeter monitor for Jackson – one that made no sounds & had no alarms.”http://drfriedberg.com/blog/propofol-michael-jacksons-death.html

    Murray was indeed putting stents in coronary arteries and did it under propofol – so he was perfectly AWARE OF HOW TO DO IT. But he nevertheless ignored all the rules.

    Dr. Friedberg said it pointblank: “He could have given Propofol at home. And it wasn’t Propofol that killed Michael”. It was the manner in which it was done:

    In another interview Dr. Friedberg said that everything Murray did after finding Michael with fixed and dilated pupils was pure theatrics. He said: “IT WAS ALL FOR SHOW”:

    And this channel 5 program is ALL FOR SHOW too.

    Considering Murray’s extreme guilt, their attempt to whitewash Murray and shift all the blame onto Michael is a highly IMMORAL and even CRIMINAL thing to do.

    And I am not even talking about the number of lies in their program. All of it is ONE BIG LIE with little drops of truth in it which were inserted there for their own benefit – to give it more credibility and draw more people to their product.

  133. Eddith permalink
    January 16, 2014 6:36 am

    Tout ceci est très intéressant merci, mais je me demande encore quel était le vrai rôle de Jermaine dans cette histoire
    C’est lui qui a présenté Tohme à Michael qui l’avait renvoyé et qui surprise se retrouve à côté de Jermaine à l’annonce de son décès
    A qui profite le décès de Michael ??? pas seulement à ceux que l’on pense il n’y a qu’a voir ce qui se passe depuis 2009
    Beaucoup on vu leur carrière rebondir !!

  134. January 16, 2014 5:24 am

    Also thanks for the words of thruth and reason by detective Myers and Alberto Alvarez.

  135. Mariam permalink
    January 15, 2014 7:43 pm

    Thank you susannerb and Helena again for your hard work. I was trying today to review the autopsy report and Dr. Rogers testimony and I can’t imagine how time consuming and hard work this is. Thank you and God bless you both.

    Dr. Shepherd contradicts himself. He said “You might expect some furring up of the arteries in a man aged fifty but Michael Jackson had no evidence of this. And his heart was in good condition too, so for a man of his age he was in good shape” again at the end he said “In some ways it’s a miracle that he lasted as long as he did.”

    His two comments contradict each other. He said he was in good shape for 50 years old and at the same time he said it is miracle he lasted up to age 50. He is lying and he is 100% in this dirty game but trying to pretend as he is professional and expert. He is not truthful, decent Dr. as he trying to look like, actually his body language and his eyes tells you much more.

    He lies about MJ’s overall health; he also tried to show how MJ was addicted so that how his health is damaged because of that. Again said “The toxicology analysis looked for but didn’t find Demerol and that shows that Jackson hadn’t been taking the drug for some time” I thought they are all saying he is addicted for Demerol?

    Dr. Rogers is a Chief of forensic medicine, Depudy Medical examiner. He worked since 1988 for 25 years in forensic medicine. I believe Dr. Rogers testimony because he is more decent, experienced and the court and jurors believed him as truthful and respect his finding.

    So what is Dr. Rogers said about MJ’s overall health?

    Dr. Rogers: ‘He was healthier than the average of his age. He did not have heart disease, his coronary artery do not show any arterioles crosses build up” and even Dr. Rogers said, it is unusual because most of the people in his age has that but not him.

    Dr. Rogers: LUNG “found some chronic inflammation and scar in the lung” but he did not say that was life frightening or cause of his death, or he did not said it is affected/caused because of the drug Michael took or caused from his drug addiction as Dr. Shepherd trying to portrait Michael Jackson. In fact, the autopsy said as below abuts MJ body and organs and general observant of his health.

    Autopsy ”The KIDNEY are normally situated and the capsules strip easily revealing a surface that is smooth and dark purple” Normal.

    Autopsy ” The LIVER consistency is soft and cut surface is smooth. There is a normal lobular arrangement. The gallbladder is contains 10grs of bile and no stones. There is no obstruction or dilatation of the extrahepatic ducts. The periportal lymph nodes are not enlarged”

    The LIVER is the main organ that could be affected by long time drug abuse, yet the autopsy report makes all people(AEG, Murray, Dr. Shepherd, some MJ’s fan, all those tabloids , ch5 …..) are wrong who is trying to label MJ as a long time hopeless drug addict.

    But this is the fact and the truth we rely on and that is why we defending MJ. We have to believe the fact over tabloids sensational, because they are doctors, we could not believe all they said, we have to always check their motive and sincerity. Now days, doctors and professionals are doing anything for money and for fame; this is a sad reality in our time.

    For response to Dr. Shepherd “THE AUTOPSY DID NOT SHOW ANY TRAUMA OR NATURAL DISEASE WHICH WOULD CAUSE DEATH” therefore, chronic lung inflammation isn’t what killed MJ, “high blood concentration of propofol, as well as the presence of benzodiazepines” killed him, Murray killed him.

    The main and hidden mission of CH5 is not just to make profit only, but it is also trying to clear Murrays conviction of his crime which they are most likely sponsored by AEG. If you notice on the documentary, even though Murrays action is unacceptable by all medical people and millions of people in the world, most of all, the court convicted him as guilty for killing MJ, but Ch5, did not mention or condemned Murray or for his wrong doing. They did not say even simply he made a mistake. That is amazing, the Dr. who was sentenced for 4yrs for killing somebody did nothing wrong for Ch5 instead they tried to show that MJ killed himself.

    They actually try to show as Murray was a victim. Here is Pro-Murray comment:
    “Murray was right for manipulation”

    “But his doctor Conrad Murray had no idea Jackson had been taking this drug” Because MJ cleaned more than 10 years he was no more dependent or addict for Demerol, he had pain killers or Demerol or protopol for legitimate reason the last 10+years that proved in court in AEG trial
    “15 minutes later Conrad Murray reenters the singer’s bedroom.” Murray’s phone conversation is not only 15 minutes
    “smiling and making dance moves. he was devious and the king of manipulation” Ed
    I don’t understand these peoples, so what is normal for them? If dancing or smiling is a manipulation, what is not?

    But here is the testimony from Dr.Rogers and other experts from Murray trial.

    Dr.Rogers: “in mouth or oral air way nothing fined” No propofol or no Demerol no nothing, only “small amount of fluid, 70mg of dark fluids not showing tablet and capsule cannot be discerned”.
    Poor Micheal he did not even eat his lunch that day, found small amount of fluid in his stomach.

    Dr.Rogers: “the circumstances do not support self-administration of propofol” and he explained why based on Murray police report and also based on how propofol is working, how should be given propofol in order to make MJ sleep longer time.

    The conclusion of this pro-Muarry campaign is as per the court and the juror’s decision, Murray is guilty of killing MJ and there is no any prove and possibility that shows MJ took propofol either orally or by injection.
    And based on the autopsy result, Dr. Rogers said, it is homicide even MJ took all those drugs by himself. That was the autopsy result concluded.

  136. January 15, 2014 7:24 pm

    It was always suspicious that only Murray felt the pulse..Then he puts on the show of a desperate,though whimsical doctor.-This is such sad read that I can only thank Helena for her efforts and tenacity seeking the thruth.

  137. January 15, 2014 7:02 pm

    “Yes. I am sure that AEG were behind this programme, especially now as Katherine Jackson is appealing to a higher court for a second trial.”- Nina Hamilton

    Nina, I haven’t got a single doubt about it. This is a made-to-order job.

    “I read recently that Tohme Tohme is related to Randy Phillips”

    I also thought that way, but was later told that Phillips’ sister and and Tohme are unrelated (just the same family name).

    However this UK program is related to AEG by much closer ties – by the common absurd version of the events they tell, by whitewashing Murray whose interests fully coincide with AEG’s now, by the company that screened this program in 2013 and was AEG’s trusted press agent in 2009 too, by James Desborough who is in the center of this program and who wrote fabricated stories about MJ during the AEG trial for the Daily Mirror (sponsored by AEG according to Charles Thomson), by all those “coincidences” when these programs/articles appear just at the right moment when AEG needs it most, by the exclusive information to Dr. Shepherd which he could receive only from the AEG people, so on and so forth.

  138. January 15, 2014 6:43 pm

    une merde bourrée de fautes d’orthographe! -Trod
    VMJ: Translated from French: “a shit packed full of spelling mistakes!”

    Trod, English is a foreign language to me, so I’ll be grateful if you help me to correct them.

    I’m not yet finished with the notes to the transcript and will try to go over the whole thing again when it is completed.

  139. January 15, 2014 5:28 pm

    Yes. I am sure that AEG were behind this programme, especially now as Katherine Jackson is appealing to a higher court for a second trial. I read recently that Tohme Tohme is related to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG, and Phillip Anschultz is connected to the Bank of America, all rather chilling and seems to support a plot.

  140. January 15, 2014 5:26 pm

    une merde bourrée de fautes d’orthographe !

    VMJ: Translated from French:

    “a shit packed full of spelling mistakes !”

  141. Mariam permalink
    January 15, 2014 1:14 pm

    Terry Harvey is a back stabber and greedy who can sell his own family even for just 15min fame. He seems very entertained by Michael death and getting attention. If he is close to the family, he is very disrespectful to them and betrayed them, how can the person who knows the family or friend co-operate with this kind of dirty, dirty game, knowing that it is very painful to the family and torching them. What a man? What a human being?

    Unfortunately, Jacksons are always surrounded by those betrayers and greedy people and later they stabbed their back or sold them for just 15min fame or for attention, I don’t know why.

  142. Annie permalink
    January 15, 2014 7:19 am

    OMG! I’m cryin cryin cryin feel like My Heart Wants To Stop! God Help Me! Please Take This Pain Away! OMG! Noo! Noo ! I Can’t Breathh! Please! Please ! Why? Why? Why? Now! Michael ! Michael ! Michael!

  143. Michaelforever Love permalink
    January 15, 2014 7:11 am

    Indecency without end but the real shame is that some fans applaud this show full of garbage,lies and sensationalism of low rank.
    Frivolous,outrageous,ridiculous and shameful how the fans that have seen to teel the truth on who was and how lived Michael Jackson.
    Thank you so much with all my heart for your incredible jobs ever Helena.
    Your valuable job helps the spread relates and defeat this garbage that has tortured MJ’s life ,when he was alive and now when he is dead.
    Thank you,love and bless.

  144. January 15, 2014 7:07 am

    After seeing the program first, writing the text down and then reading it again, I see more and more that it is much worse than I expected it to be.
    It’s crystal clear that this “documentary” directly plays into the hands of AEG Live. It suits their agenda very well and reiterates their views in the civil trial. In no way the authors refer to any of the expert witnesses of the plaintiffs or to the testimony of direct witnesses who where present at the events. Like Helena said, almost every sentence could be replied to with a rebuttal. However, in the end it is a very minimized portrayal and there was not even much information in it except the superficial conclusion that MJ was a life-long drug addict who could not be saved anymore. The authors probably thought that this is the only necessary piece of information to stick in the minds of the viewers.
    It’s a disgusting piece of the worst tabloid style and I would really like to hear Dr. Rogers’ or Dr. Shafer’s opinion on it. They probably would just wave it aside, meaning this bullshit is not worth a comment – in a medical sense.
    But we are here to vindicate Michael, so we cannot leave it uncommented.

  145. Christy permalink
    January 14, 2014 9:10 pm

    Funny when the death first happened I was actually led to believe Michael was in a coma before dying..but with the lies watching the program would make me want to throw things at my computer screen–I am amazed Michael hung on for as long as he did but for different reason..because when his tongue blocked his air passage and Murray wasn’t by his side to correct the problem it would mean he suffocated for at least a month and a half..
    That pic with the bones rubbing together looked extremely painful..no wonder Michael hurt so much…

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