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Who's to Blame in Jackson's Death?

8/25/2009 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe've been telling you for weeks Propofol killed Michael Jackson and authorities had their sights set on Dr. Conrad Murray. The affidavit to the Houston search warrant makes it clear -- Dr. Murray fueled Jackson with multiple drugs before he stopped breathing and Propofol was the crowning blow.

So the questions -- did Dr. Murray come clean when he spoke with the LAPD or is it even worse than we thought? Why was he on the phone for 47 minutes after Jackson stopped breathing? Why did he wait so long to call 911? Why did he refuse to pronounce Jackson dead at UCLA? Why did Dr. Murray disappear for a day?

And the bigger question -- is Dr. Murray the patsy -- taking the heat for years of prescription abuse at the hands of various doctors?

What do you think?

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91.

Joe    

THE ONLY PERSON TO BLAME FOR THIS IS MICHAEL. ALL MY DOCS HOOK ME UP WITH PAIN KILLERS, IM ADDICTED TO THOSE LITTLE WONDERFUL THINGS. IF SOMETHING WAS TO HAPPEN TO ME I DONT EXPECT THEM TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR IT BUT THEN AGAIN I SEEM TO CONVINCE THEM AND I NEVER SEE THE SAME DOC TWICE.

SORRY BOUT THE CAPS, KEY BOARD MESSING UP

1864 days ago
92.

maggie    

Madeleine, how refreshing to have an intelligent response to a post for once on this website.

When you ask what am I doing here - of course I'm interested or I wouldnt be reading it, but my comment to TMZ was that votes like this one are ridiculous and patronizing.

1864 days ago
93.

Saddenend    

Even though Tommy Mottola is no longer the chair of Sony, he still pulls a lot of strings there. He also has connections to the mob, as per Mariah Carey during her divorce.

Why do you think Mariah was so scared of him?

Why do you think Michael was so ANGRY at him? Because Mottola wanted a piece of "Invincible" and he wanted to be named "Executive Producer" as in most Sony releases under his reign.

Michael said NO and Sony dropped all promotion for Invincible (which has one of Michael's best songs on it, "Butterflies.")

He still sold 7-8 million copies with little promotion then. Now it's probably up to 10 million of Invincible alone.

About a year later, Tommy Mottola was OUT of Sony.




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82. SONY killed MJ! they are the first ones to blame! their hunger for money pressed him ( the black-mail version wouldn't be a surprise) to go on tour, though he couldn't do it! (for obvious health reasons)... why was Michael in debts, anyway? was it because of the conflict with sony? and because of his trials in 93 and 05? who was behind those accusations, anyway? what if SONY ordered all this crap? they were up to get his Beatles catalogue and his publishing rights! just follow the money and you will get your answears... and the doctors had interests to make Michael an addict: his addiction can be seen as an certain and a constant source of money for their pockets! He supposed to be in Rehab long time ago, and never thinking about going in this tour madness, especially in his condition! May God rest his beautiful soul in peace!

Posted at 10:42AM on Aug 25th 2009 by sorina

1864 days ago
94.

my 3 cents    

72. How sickening to hear that 77% think Michael was responsible for his own death. If this were a suicide - then obviously he'd be responsible - but this was a HOMICIDE!!!

Is it Jasmine Fiore's death her fault for marrying some jerk?
-by seeking the truth

How can you compare the death of Jasmine and MJ in the same comment?
She died from a sick jeolous bastard....
MJ died from an overdose........
Think before you write.

1864 days ago
95.

english    

79. what the HELL PEOPLE!!! leave michael jackson alone im a 11 year old boy and i am smarter than you dame people that make's comments about michael we should call you rat's and these dame doctors in calafornia they are screwing up all this mj wouldint be dead if these doctor's wouldint want MONEY!! money is the root of evil! so..... mj is the best and tmz you are the best god bless.

Posted at 10:38AM on Aug 25th 2009 by matt is piss

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No, you're just as stupid as the regular commenters here. Your hatred of spelling and grammar are the key giveaways. That, and your blind love for a dead pedophile. Stay in school, kiddo.

1864 days ago
96.

:(    

Addicts cannot reason for themselves...MJ was an addict and those 'doctors' seized an opportunity to make a profit off a rich addict. Again, doctors take an oath to heal...Dr. Murray was struggling financially and became MJ's pusher to get a steady cash flow. He had a choice of either saying no or continuing to inject---he chose the latter. Dr. Murray need to be prosecuted.

1864 days ago
97.

WillOTheWisp    



Whoever ordered the HIT! Dr. Murray, acting on orders and being threaten himself, overdosed Michael. The authorities know this, they just want to make sure they have all the right people.

Watch and see!

1864 days ago
98.

Jaynie    

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
But the end thereof are the ways of death.

1864 days ago
99.

:(    

AEG---they are the ones who had everything to gain from MJ death---they knew he would not make it through this tour. Get a med pusher doc and there you go.

1864 days ago
100.

Smooth Criminals    

It's a very complicated situation. There are some people that lump all people addicted to drugs together. I don't think people who get drugs to party with, legal or illegal, have the same motivation as someone who gets hooked during the course of medical treatment.

It's a doctor's responsibility to look out for patients who are being treated for pain and insomnia, and make sure they don't develop an addiction to the meds being prescribed.

I do wonder had Michael not had the medical problems and surgeries that he had whether he would have become an addict. I do wonder whether some of his doctors wanted to induce and support his addiction in order to keep themselves as important players in his life, much like a drug dealer who wants to keep his customers coming back for more.

I also think that the pharmacies should be held accountable as well. They have the responsibility to be gatekeepers as much as doctors do.

Even at the end of his life it seems as if Michael just wanted to get sleep in order to function. IMO Murray as a doctor had the responsibility to get Michael to the proper treatment he needed and not allow his addicted patient, who by definition had impaired judgment, to be dictating his course of treatment.

1864 days ago
101.

Miia    

I posted earlier today about all the votes that were just asked.
All of Michael Jackson's doctors should be prosecuted. Michael Jackson is just the tip of the iceberg, let this be a wake up call for all doctors in every state. I feel the DEA, didnt do their job properly either.The government shouldnt say anything about the cartel being drug pushers, its right here in our own back door, the only difference between the cartel and doctors, doctors have MD behind there name.

1864 days ago
102.

Sad    

If Dr. Murray goes free then California might as well change their medical laws, and by that I mean totally erase them so it’s ok for doctors to prescribe whatever medications – how much medications and which doses of medications people want and ask for.

To have the current medical laws is just a joke if no one is to blame when they not are followed.

1864 days ago
103.

Saddenend    

Tommy Mottola is part of the Mob. Here's a link from a Vanity Fair article from 1996. Mariah was frightened of him - and Michael wanted NO PART of Mottola in his business dealings.

"Senior CBS officials knew of "Walter's personal valet," as Tommy was dubbed, and were not ecstatic. Their pique swelled when Tommy showed up in a 1986 NBC report on Mob infiltration of the music industry. It increased further when Tommy invested in a racehorse syndicate operated by the ubiquitous Morris Levy, who was about to get slapped with a dime term on a federal extortion rap."

http://www.mariahdaily.com/infozone/magazines/articles/1996/vanityfair/

1864 days ago
104.

JO    

OK here are the facts:

1) Propofol (Diprivan) is classified as a "general anesthetic" to be used in surgery or surgical procedures while the patient is maintained by an artificial airway or ventilator. The blood pressure, heart rate, and respirations are to be monitor continuously. Diprivan/Propofol frequently cases apnea (stopping breathing) for times greater than or equal to 60 sec.
2) This drug is a central nervous system supressant; it lowers blood pressure to values lower than normal, slows heart rate, and slows and can stop breaths.
3) The main side effect/adverse reaction listed is apnea; where breaths cease.

I'm a nursing student and I know better than to give that drug...surely that doctor knew exactly what he was doing. Maybe he kept his mind on the prize; $300,000,000.

~~JO

1864 days ago
105.

my 3 cents    

It is well known and publicly that MJ had problems with SONY....This is fact, but that company would not have ANYTHING TO GAIN by the death of MJ.....Sorry that THEORY IS WRONG!!!

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