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Michael Jackson Bodyguard Fired

3/29/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alberto AlvarezTMZ has learned the bodyguard who says Dr. Conrad Murray asked him to help hide Propofol in Michael Jackson's house the day he died was fired from his job Friday by the Jackson family.

Alvarez had been working at the Jackson family compound in Encino since the singer died last June.

Alberto Alvarez is the bodyguard who called 911 from Jackson's house. Last week it was reported that Alvarez told LAPD detectives ... that before paramedics arrived on scene Dr. Murray asked him to put bottles of Propofol in a bag.

Alvarez -- who is sometimes referred to as Jackson's "logistics director" -- did not tell detectives about the alleged cover-up the day Jackson died, but rather two months later. The story about the alleged cover-up broke last Monday.

As for why Alvarez was fired, the Jackson family isn't talking.


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Some beleive, nanny doesn't deserve some negative comments she gets, well i do respect your opinion/s, but i beleive she's not all of a goody, goody. Before MJ's demise, which was a very long time ago, when i started hearing about her, i have to say i never thought of anything negative about her. But i have to admit, i always saw that form of CONTROL within her,(more than a nanny). Whether it was the wife/girlfriend thing, that i don't know, but i think that vacant position in MJ's life made it look that way.AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW!
As these stories have started to come out, soon after the passing, her doing the interview and what she said in the interview, i just started to see the negative bits that i've always had about her. It's like to me, the REAL her, not what we might've thot she was. Am not saying she wasn't supposed to say what she said or whatever, but my point is i think it came as a surprise to a lot of us, that the person a lot thought had MJ's best interests @ heart,went on to do an interview soon after his death! I think as much as some of us might see her as a good person to MJ, this was the least expected of her! I never thought she would do it that quick, but ay, SHE DID!
Having said that, i just don't think she had MJ's best interests @ heart, just like some of his employees we've seen lately. Well, because of all this i just think they got/rehired the wrong person in my opinion.(Not because she did the interview, BUT it's just a strong feeling that i have), that she's not what she seems to be. I beleive TIME WILL TELL, and we shall know who is who, but at the moment, NO! I don't feel her @all! especially for the kids.

Being Christian, NOI, whatever religion, does not make one a saint and neither does it make one evil/sinner/do bad. You are who you are, and it will always show. The true you will always come out (inner self)!

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Who is the nanny that was with the children at the house when MJ died?

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First, the reason I feel Alberto got fired was that he was the one that knew about the Taz gun Jermaine's kid was playing around with and the media storm it caused for Michael's younger son Prince. ( that's my take on it) Not that he told the truth. That would be a plus for the Jackson family, not a negative.

Second,that day was chaotic, Murray called on the guard,as we know him now as Alvarez, the one who made the fatal 911 call. Murray is the Doctor and tell the guard to put away some vials and tubes. Now a guard does what he is told, and maybe he didn't quite understand or maybe he did, what those vials "did" to Michael. Ok, he lies to the LAPD and later tells this story. This makes him look bad.
This could make him an assessor to the fact, if the story is true. Or not just another leak from Doctor Murray's Attorney's so as the heat is taken off of him and put onto the guard now.

Murray is a doctor, he's the one who holds the license, he didn't follow protocol. ( I am a RN) This is the Doctors fault and if the guard did what he was told, I don't feel this guard should take the heat on this.

One should be asking the LAPD what happened to the security tape that Jackson had in his bedroom. That seems to be overlooked and where did it disappear to? I'd be asking those questions to the guards. That tape holds the very "KEY" to this entire mess and would resolve what exactly went down that day in Jackson's bedroom.

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Thunder Thighs    


i beleive it's the lady called sister Rose. Don't know, but i think she was the one.

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I guess it was the lady called sister Rose. Don't know exactly, but i think so.

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dont beLIEve the hype...    

192. My my, dear old lopez has surfaced again (this time as 'juan') as the protector of Nanny Grace. I don't give one stuff about your childish insults.... that's an old ploy to attack first. The thing is, that is exactly what was claimed on the Michael Jackson Ustream and I'm only repeating what was said. I didn't say it was true, but you don't know that it's not.
Check it out yourself, lopez. There's a gang out there, trying their hardest to besmirch and clam up anyone who mentions saint Nanny Grace. Are you the leader?
Tell me this lopez: Is there truth to the claims everywhere that Nanny Grace is no longer at the Encino house???

"Miss Information" no, come to think of it, id like to call you "Miss Guided".

you are guilty of spreading tabloid gossip from one blog to another. thanks for coming clean.

Posted at 6:45PM on Mar 29th 2010 by juan lopez

Posted at 9:46PM on Mar 29th 2010 by bunny

Read more:

"THE PROTECTOR OF NANNY GRACE"...i have said nothing about the nanny. im totally flabbergasted by your recollection of what was said. please Miss Understood, you have dont it again.

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@#176:Daphne Lorincz

Your reason for her being fired sound more like it was an amicable way of parting (something light as well). But i don't think so, it seems to me, the firing was not so good. If you listen to her interviews, she says she was fired via email, and WASN'T even allowed to say GOODBYE to the kids. Read my post again on #168. If it was about her 2nd marriage, like you've said and nothing more, i'm so VERY sure, MJ could've allowed her to say goodbye to the kids, but NO, he didn't. That to me says a lot. Whatever it was, it didn't look pretty good. Like i always say, WE JUST DON'T KNOW, what exactly happened, but the point is, the way they parted wasn't all good.

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dont beLIEve the hype...    

230. Isn't it laughable that the same juan lopez who attacked me for spreading tabloid gossip about his precious Grace, also posted this utter fabrication:

"alvarez was hired because of his stripper cousin/girlfriend. he was hired to look after the dr. dr. murray was his boss, not Mike. C.L.

Posted at 5:51PM on Mar 29th 2010 by juan lopez"

Truth: Alberto Alvarez was a much trusted loyal employee to Michael Jackson for quite a few years.
In fact Michael's children thought so highly of Alberto that it was Prince who requested he be re-hired to be their bodyguard.

Murray only arrived on the scene shortly before Michael died. According to witnesses, Murray only started coming to the house after rehearsals at night during the last few days.

Posted at 1:49AM on Mar 30th 2010 by bunny

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are you crazy, or did I insult you? "my precious grace", you are freaking crazy! if anyone one here has any sense, and plenty of people here do, with the exception of YOU, of course, they can see that i never mentioned grace under any certain terms. your eyes are so flooded with tears of inadequacies, you presumed that it was I that made statements about grace. go back and re-read kiddo. again, you are "Miss Guided".

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dont beLIEve the hype...    

146. re Nanny, a well-known person on Ustream a couple of days ago claimed that the Nanny was doing lots of voodoo at Neverland and that's one reason MJ never wanted to ever go back there again...felt the grounds were holding something 'satanic'. Same person also claimed that the nanny is the one who sold info and videos and pics to TMZ and the paps and that she's now out of the house too. Maybe TMZ can verify this?

Posted at 6:26PM on Mar 29th 2010 by bunny

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this is what you said. then this is what i said.

147. are you serious Bunny. someone said this voodoo thing happened at neverland? OMG


Posted at 6:34PM on Mar 29th 2010 by juan lopez

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you see the posting order? 146 - 147. anything after that, im not sure. i guess thats when you started crying from embarrassment. "Grace", (except for this one) never appeared in any of my post. long story short, you FAILED!

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"THE PROTECTOR OF NANNY GRACE"...i have said nothing about the nanny. im totally flabbergasted by your recollection of what was said. please Miss Understood, you have dont it again.

Posted at 10:40AM on Mar 30th 2010 by juan lopez

No lopez, YOU have done it again you. I didn't say one word to you yet you took it upon yourself to jump on my comment and accuse me of spreading tabloid garbage, did you not and started calling me smart ass names? Well up yours lopez. I have as much right to add a comment on here as you do without you getting your knickers in a knot.
I'm only passing through as I sometimes you can calm yourself now and continue with the claptrap. And stay out of my business, thanks.

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On June 27, 2009, Detective Smith and Officer Martinez met with MURRAY and his attorneys for an interview. MURRAY stated that he was JACKSON's personal physician. MURRAY had been treating JACKSON for insomnia for approximately the past six weeks. He had been giving JACKSON 50 mg of PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN) diluted with LIDOCAINE (XYLOCAINE), every night via intravenous drip (IV) to assist JACKSON in sleeping.MURRAY felt that JACKSON may have been forming an addiction to PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN) and tried to wean JACKSON off of the drug.

On June 22, 2009, two days prior to his death, he gave JACKSON 25 mg PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN), along with LORAZEPAM (ATIVAN), and MIDAZOLAM (VERSED). JACKSON was able to sleep with this mixture of medications. On June 23, 2009, he gave JACKSON LORAZEPAM (ATIVAN) and MIDAZOLAM (VERSED) only, withholding any PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN), and JACKSON was able to sleep.
On June 25, 2009 at approximately 0130 hours, he again tried to induce sleep without the PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN) and gave JACKSON a 10mg tab of VALIUM. JACKSON was unable to sleep and at approximately 0200 hours, MURRAY injected JACKSON with 2mg LORAZEPAM (ATIVAN) after dilution, pushed slowly into his IV. JACKSON was still unable to sleep.
At approximately 0300 hours, MURRAY then administered 2mg MIDAZOLAM (VERSED) to JACKSON after dilution, also pushed slowly into his IV.JACKSON remained awake and at approximately 0500 hours, MURRAY administered another 2mg LORAZEPAM (ATIVAN), after dilution, pushed slowly into is IV.
JACKSON remained awake and at approximately 0730 hours, MURRAY administered another 2mg of MIDAZOLAM (VERSED), after dilution, into his IV.
MURRAY stated he was continuously at JACKSON's bedside and was monitoring him with a pulse oximeter.According to DR.MURRAY the pulse oximeter was connected to JACKSON's finger and measured his pulse and oxygen statistics.
JACKSON remained awake and at approximately 1040 hours MURRAY finally administered 25mg of PROPOFOL (DIPRIVAN), diluted with LIDOCAINE (XYLOCAINE) via IV drip to keep JACKSON sedated, after repeated demands/requests from JACKSON. JACKSON finally went to sleep and MURRAY stated that he remained monitoring him.
After approximately 10 minutes, MURRAY stated he left JACKSON's side to go to the restroom and relieve himself.MURRAY stated he was out of the room for about 2 minutes maximum. Upon his return, noticed that JACKSON was no longer breathing. MURRAY began single man cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at once. MURRAY also administered 2mg FLUMANEZIL (ANEXATE) to JACKSON and called JACKSON's personal assistant MICHAEL AMIR WILLIAMS, with his cellular telephone for help. MURRAY reached WILLIAMS and requested than he send security upstairs for an emeregency. MURRAY continued CPR, and after a few minutes without the security detail's response, he left JACKSON and ran to the hall and downstairs to the kitchen.
MURRAY asked the chef to send up PRINCE JACKSON, the eldest son, and returned to continue CPR.P.JACKSON responded upstairs and summoned the security detail. ALBERTO ALVAREZ went to the aid of MURRAY and called 911 via his cellular telephone.
MURRAY waited for the ambulance's arrival while conducting CPR, assumed care from the paramedics and accompanied them to the hospital.
MURRAY observed the treatment of JACKSON at UCLA Medical Center and assisted in notifying the family after JACKSON's death was pronounced.
MURRAY left the hospital after a while because he did not know that he was needed. MURRAY added that his doctor's bag was still at the residence and directed Officer Matinez to its exact location inside of JACKSON's residence. "

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I guess no one here now remembers that LAPD didn't even interview Alberto Alvarez and Michael Amir (Brother Michael) until the very end of August 2009?

I am really surprised by all the posts here now thinking Alvarez did something wrong because there was soooo much outrage here on TMZ when that story came out (it was reported on Radar originally).

I knew I'd find it if I looked so here you go. If you don't believe me go back here to posts under
--Jackson Death Certificate: 'Injection by Another'--

Posted Sep 1st 2009 7:00PM by TMZ Staff

and start reading around post 131 and 132 etc.

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Be sure to read this also and be sure to note the date of 08.27.2009:

Michael Jackson's Assistant & Bodyguard Say They Can Shed More Light On The Day Of His Death
Posted by Mitch Michaels on 08.27.2009

Two of Jackson's employees have more info, but the LAPD doesn't seem to want it...

Two of Michael Jackson's employees - personal assistant Michael Amir and security guard Alberto Alvarez - both say they have information that could shed new light on the events leading up to Jackson's death. Both were in the house on June 25th and Alvarez placed the 911 call that brought ambulances that afternoon.

Amir says he received a 4-second message from a panicked Dr. Conrad Murray at 12:13 PM, telling him to "come quick". It was nine minutes later that paramedics were called.

The pair's lawyer says both are eager to share info with the LAPD, but requests for meetings have been unsuccessful.

Credit: RollingStone

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And more:

EXCLUSIVE: LAPD Interview Michael Jackson WitnessesEXCLUSIVE: LAPD Interview Michael Jackson Witnesses
Posted on Sep 01, 2009 @ 09:03PM - 4 comments

Two key witnesses in the Michael Jackson investigation have finally been interviewed by the LAPD, has exclusively learned.

Alberto Alvarez, the security guard that made the 911 call, and Michael Amir, Michael Jackson's chief of staff, were interviewed Monday at the office of their attorney, Carl Douglas.

The two men were interviewed separately, and the interview was audio taped. A well place law enforcement source tells, "The information that was gained from both men was extremely helpful to the investigation. Both men were very thoughtful and honest with their answers, and both of their stories were consistent. Total time the two were interviewed was about 2 1/2 hours."

Two detectives from the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division conducted the interview, and the insider says, "Investigators were very impressed and thankful that neither men have spoken with the media, nor will they. There are no plans at this point for a follow-up interview, but if necessary, both will gladly comply. Alvarez and Amir's only interest was telling investigators what they knew."

Alvarez and Amir were there the day that Michael Jackson died. Alvarez was in the room with Michael Jackson and Dr. Conrad Murray in the crucial moments before the ambulance arrived.

Calls to Carl Douglas seeking comment were not returned.

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EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses Not Interviewed Because Only 3 LAPD Detectives Assigned to Jackson Case, Says Source
Posted on Aug 26, 2009 @ 05:28PM - 3 comments

One reason why Los Angeles police have yet to interview Michael Jackson's security guard and chief of staff is because only three detectives are assigned to the case, a source close to the situation tells
"There are only three detectives from LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division assigned to the case," the source said. "This is one of the reasons the investigation is still ongoing at this point."

Alberto Alvarez, who made the 911 call the day Michael died, has not been interviewed by police. Alvarez, a security officer, could be crucial to establishing the time line of events as police focus on Dr. Conrad Murray.

Murray administered various drugs and propofol to Jackson, who stopped breathing when the doctor left the room. Officials say Jackson died from a propofol overdose.

Michael Amir, described as the King of Pop's chief of staff, also has not been interviewed by police.

Alvarez and Amir are both represented by attorney Carl Douglas, who told the Los Angeles Times: "We arranged two separate occasions for LAPD investigators to meet with my clients. My clients came early wearing suits and ties. The first meeting was canceled and rescheduled. The second meeting I had to call them to inquire about the [detectives'] absence."

Establishing a solid timeline of events is crucial if police are going to make a case against Murray, whose attorneys are already disputing the authorities' version of when events happened.

Douglas did not return calls for comment.

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