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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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1636 days ago


It's too bad we didn't know this stuff would have killed the bastard sooner.

1636 days ago

a total fan    

Why? He wasn't forcoming with some very important information so how can he be trusted.

1636 days ago


Maybe I am one of the few people out there who doesn't glorify Jackson, but I really think that the doctor wasn't hiding things to cover his butt, I think he was hiding stuff to cover for Mj's drug use. I think he was trying to protect MJ's "reputation" in death.

1636 days ago

a total fan    

sorry meant to say he wasn't "forthcoming with some very important information"

1636 days ago


Did wacko jacko employ any black people???

1636 days ago


Hasn't MJ's bodyguard been out of a job for quite some time?

1636 days ago


Have to go to my boss, beLIEve me!

1636 days ago

a fan    

He was trying to help Murray cover up a murder. He should have been fired. If he had told the truth from the beginning , Murray might have been charged with 2nd murder.

1636 days ago


11. He was trying to help Murray cover up a murder. He should have been fired. If he had told the truth from the beginning , Murray might have been charged with 2nd murder.

Posted at 1:10PM on Mar 29th 2010 by a fan

Not true! He told LAPD in August. Murray wasn't charged until much later.

1636 days ago


The only reason I can think why he was fired because he talked about the whitening cream that MJ was using. However, that is old news. It really didn't have to be reported that MJ was using whitting cream since it was so obvious. I do believe that MJ had vitiligo now that MJ's doctor Arnold Klein confirmed it. It is sad that the media had to make this old news headlines again.

1636 days ago


Marissa, Conrad Murray knew Michael Jackson was dead. He was not trying to cover MJ's drug use, he was trying to cover his own behind. He was reckless in administering the drug to MJ and then he was reckless in his feeble attempts to save his life from that same drug that he shouldn't have been giving him in the first place. You don't have to be a fan to see that Murray killed Michael Jackson. I really hope they upgrade the charges. It will be a shame if this man doesn't spend significant time behind bars.

1636 days ago

a fan    

But it was too late. His testimony won't be credible but he didn't tell it from the beginning.

1636 days ago


TMMZ - How in the world do you keep coming up with this stuff. Keep it up though because it is truly entertaining. beLIEve

1636 days ago


I'm not as experienced in law as you and your crew Harvey, But maybe by firing the bodygaurd now... when he is called to testify during Murray's trial the defense can not claim that there is a conflict of interest?

1636 days ago
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