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Jackson's Maid -- He Binged On Drugs

7/14/2009 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonOne of Michael Jackson's former housekeepers told law enforcement the singer was often in such bad shape from drugs, his eyes would roll back in his head.

We've obtained documents from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department's 1993 investigation into allegations of child molestation. Kristina Fournier told deputies back then ... she saw syringes while she was employed at Neverland. Deputies asked her if she ever saw Jackson inject himself with a hypodermic needle -- she said no.

Fournier told deputies she was aware Jackson was under the influence of drugs and "under a doctor's care." Fournier said she saw doctors "come and go" at Neverland.

And Fournier said, on the subject of Jackson's drug addiction, "I think he had good periods and bad periods, and when he had a bad period, he had a bad period. Then he would get off (referring to drugs) and then it would start again."

Fournier said it was "well-known" among the Neverland staff that Jackson had a drug problem -- "Yes, and people would say, his eyes were rolling in the back of his head and he wouldn't know what he was talking about."


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76.

Della    

Yes, Michael is still a musical icon. You still consider Elvis the King. He was a drug addict. So what? Michael opened a lot of doors. Michael sold more records than any artist. No one has ever topped that. No matter what you say about his personal life. Stop confusing the two.

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77.

Ed    

Whatever anyone believes does not matter actually, but fact is that this whole circus around MJ does prove again we're living in an extremely sick and cold world. That much he has accomplished, but will the world learn from it this time? The answer is most likely no, not for a bit. In time the world will just shrug and will be waiting for a more extreme circus to come to town, which will prove the world can even be a colder piece of sh!t to live on. A world where each and everyone is hunting for his/her 15 minutes of fame, regardless if that'd be over the back of someone who can not, and never was able to, defend him-/herself.

For everyone dissing MJ for his drug (ab)use and molesting suspicions....take a look in the friggin mirror and ask yourself honestly the question "am I so perfect in everything I do?"

1741 days ago
78.

ben    

ooooooooooooooooooooo. 75 how do you know that. no, not anymore i do not consider Elvis the king now. hahhahahah-. I don't know what i wrote then to you, i was only a child baby. Now, for me, Michael is The King. Not The King of Pop, only the king. i love him very very much i loved elvis was a very respectfully man with everybody. i like the songs too, no, but Mike is THE BEST

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79.

MJ is ♥    

Enablers and handlers in his life including Rowe, Klein, benefited from this broken system of addiction and mental health care. In North America should be the one of the best in the world, clearly is not. A need is for more public education about stigma, mental health and addictions. MJ was unwell for a long time and should have received the treatment he needed without stigma and medical condition prejudices.

1741 days ago
80.

Tina    

This is all so crazy. This all goes back to the 1993 investigation. If law enforcement knew all this stuff with the drugs and the syringes, why has it taken 16 yrs for all of this to come out now. These doctors should have been arrested and sent to prison all those yrs ago. When is this going to stop. If you think for one moment that Michael Jackson was there only celebrity that did the doctor shopping Hollywood has everyone fooled. Why don't you ask Dr Drew Pinsky just how many celebrites he deals with every day that has the same problems that Michael Jackson had with the drugs. Enough is Enough.

1741 days ago
81.

bvidot    

I totally agree wtih the5thbeatle. ENOUGH ALREADY. We KNOW he was an addict!!!!!

And I also agree with bla bla bla. SO MANY are coming forward NOW - Where The F*** were these people THEN?????

This is my favorite (and Thanks TMZ for your reporting) we keep seeing this: "Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department 1993 investigation into allegations of child molestation". 1993. ALL THIS TIME the stupid Santa Barbara County Sheriff's didn't DO A DAMN THING ABOUT THE DRUGS IN THE HOUSE?????? Did someone pay them off????

1741 days ago
82.

Della    

I don't consider Elvis the King. People consider Elvis the King. I don't consider Michael Jackson the King of Pop. I love Michael Jackson. Always have. Always will. My point was that I'm sick of people descrating his memory. It's not about the messenger. It's about the message. He gave us a message through his music. People got too caught up in his personal life. Which was irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. He was just a vessel to spread a message. His music moved me. Still does. People who say it didin't are lying. Anyone who could wield that kind of power through song were special. Why wouldnt the media tear them down. He was getting too big. On a global scale. So I wasn't tearing you down. I was saying I still consider him an icon. He will always be that to me.All these puritanical people who don't have skeletons in their closets keep throwing stones.

1741 days ago
83.

D. Tektive    

See ya Michael!!! Gonna do drugs...pay the price.

1741 days ago
84.

Kaybee    

How can a person be afraid of needles and still self inject you ask? Quite simple. He was a junkie and needed a fix. The drug is more powerful then the fear.
BTW. I don't believe it is a disease. I believe it is a choice. The reason being that the person was not addicted BEFORE they took the first drug. They CHOSE to take whatever drug it was the first time, KNOWING that they could become addicted.

1741 days ago
85.

lilly    

Tell us somethng we dont know. In 1993 Michael Jackson PR people announced he was cutting his Dangerous tour short because he was going to seek treatment for his drug addiction. He did in the UK I think. So the news was already out there in the public and he admitted he had a problem. The reality is the police knew how bad it was and did nothing. That is the line of questioning you should be focusing on. Why didnt the police do anything about it? I will tell you - they were too caught up about going after him for child abuse. Anyone who reads anything about either case knows full well there was no case. It was his insurance company that wanted to settle the first time round even though Jackson and his lawyer wanted to go to trial. Evan Chandler for those who know him are aware he is the biggest con artist there is. There will be a special place in hell for Evan for what he did. He even tried to sue Michael Jackson again some time later and he hit his son over the head with a weight in 2006 over money.

The Jackson family should be employing the best PR person they can find. They need to come out and say exactly what was Michaels medical problems were (he was in a a great deal of pain from his medical conditions and had a dependency problem enabeld by those around him) and put paid to all these hangers on and their sordid stories. Full stop. All this rumor mongering is pathetic. The family need to get a grip on it and stop all the fractures with Joe and La Toya speaking out and making the situation worse.

Oh and by he way TMZ, why dont you also add that most of the housekeeping staff were paid for their juicy bits of information however when the police questioned them they soon discovered their stories were just that stories. None of them actually saw anything they just heard this was the case and therefore coudlnt be called on as potential witnesses if it went to trial. Shame on your Mr TMZ lawyer. It shows a personal bias which is not very becoming.

1741 days ago
86.

Joe Jackson    

If all these people were so concerned about his drug use, why didn't someone turn it over to CHILD SERVICES and have him investigated and have his KIDS TAKEN AWAY, JUNKIES can't raise kids! (regular drug testing after he conforms)
This way if MJ loved his kids as much as he said he did, he would clean up- PROBLEM SOLVED

1741 days ago
87.

Fred    

As I always say. I would LOVE to see every single move of some of these holier than thou stone throwers captured by the media. I'm sure you'd find out that a lot of these people constantly slamming MJ are closet homosexuals, practice perverse fetishes, are dirty or nasty living, or just plain evil individuals who probably mistreat their own kids and allow TV and game consoles to raise them. That's why they constantly come here to disrespect a dead man whom they don't even know. It makes them feel better about their own sick twisted existence. Well, have fun throwing stones. The man is DEAD. There's nothing worse that can happen to him on this earth. But there is worse that can happen to you and karma is a mofo. Spend some time getting your own pathetic life in shape instead of using Michael as a scapegoat to justify YOUR failures in life and as a parent. And if you aren't a parent, shut the hell up. How the hell can you say what kind of parent he was if you don't have one second of experience as a parent yourself? That's almost as idiotic as the racist white people trying to explain how it is to be black.

1741 days ago
88.

Babyfacemagee    

Doctors are out of control in this country. They are all brainwashed by "Big Pharma" and are instructed to 'first' put people on drugs instead of treating them in non-drug ways which are often much less risky and better for the long term. People have this bizarre trust of doctors without realizing that they are human beings with the same self-esteem and ego issues that everyone else has. Half the time when they tell you to go on a drug there are many drug-less options that are actually better.

People don't realize that the education of a doctor is molded by pharmaceutical companies in this country from the moment they enter med school. The med schools get huge grants from pharma companies, the textbooks the doctors study from are written and subsidized by pharma companies, the professors are using grant money from pharma companies. Once the doctors are out working they have pretty 'pharma reps' come to their offices mulitple times a week to push different drugs on them.

The doctors are wined and dined by these drug reps all in an effort to get them to write more prescriptions. The doctors are sent to conferences in exotic locations all paid for by the drug companies. When the doctors need continuing education points for their license guess who pays to send them to tropical islands or ski resorts to take classes...it's the drug companies.

Is it any wonder that DRUGS are the first thing doctors use each and every day for just about everything? The entire medical industry has become corrupted. It has become the pharmaceutical-industrial complex that runs doctor's behavior. Even the FDA is bought and paid for by "Big Pharma". The FDA gets half its money from pharmaceutical companies and the doctors that serve on the FDA board get lucrative jobs with pharmaceutical companies if they 'play the game' and approve drugs in a timely manner. The whole thing is one gigantic crock of BS. Wake Up America!

1741 days ago
89.

Lenn K.    

This just like Anna Nicole Smith, tooooo much and people are starting to dropoff because life does go on. TMZ, you got your pound of flesh, let it go.

1741 days ago
90.

kim    

Here are the concert dates....they are one michaeljacksonlive.com





FULL LIST OF DATES:
13TH JULY 2009*
16th JULY 2009
18TH JULY 2009
22ND JULY 2009
24TH JULY 2009
26TH JULY 2009
28TH JULY 2009
30TH JULY 2009

1ST AUGUST 2009
3RD AUGUST 2009
10TH AUGUST 2009
12TH AUGUST 2009
17TH AUGUST 2009
19TH AUGUST 2009
24TH AUGUST 2009
26TH AUGUST 2009
28TH AUGUST 2009
30TH AUGUST 2009
1ST SEPTEMBER 2009
3RD SEPTEMBER 2009
6TH SEPTEMBER 2009
8TH SEPTEMBER 2009
10TH SEPTEMBER 2009
21ST SEPTEMBER 2009
23RD SEPTEMBER 2009
27TH SEPTEMBER 2009
29TH SEPTEMBER 2009

7TH JANUARY 2010
9TH JANUARY 2010
12TH JANUARY 2010
14TH JANUARY 2010
16TH JANUARY 2010
18TH JANUARY 2010
23RD JANUARY 2010
25TH JANUARY 2010
27TH JANUARY 2010
29TH JANUARY 2010
1ST FEBRUARY 2010
3RD FEBRUARY 2010
8TH FEBRUARY 2010
10TH FEBRUARY 2010
12TH FEBRUARY 2010
16TH FEBRUARY 2010
18TH FEBRUARY 2010
20TH FEBRUARY 2010
22ND FEBRUARY 2010
24TH FEBRUARY 2010

1ST MARCH 2010*
3RD MARCH 2010*
6TH MARCH 2010*

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