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Jackson's Demanding Personality On Trial

4/5/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It sounds crazy, but Michael Jackson's Coca-Cola addiction may become a building block in Dr. Conrad Murray's legal strategy.

TMZ broke the story that Dr. Murray's defense will be that Michael Jackson caused his own death by pumping a lethal dose of Propofol into his own body during the time the doctor was out of the room.

Sources familiar with the defense strategy tell us one of the missions is to show that Michael Jackson was a demanding celebrity who wanted what he wanted when he wanted it, even if it posed a danger to himself.

One of the ways the defense will prove its point is with the famous soft drink. Jackson consumed massive quantities of Coca-Cola, knowing full well it was laden with caffeine and would make it next to impossible to fall asleep.

Our sources say the defense has numerous examples of situations where Jackson hyped himself up with caffeine from soda and then used drugs -- including Propofol -- as the ultimate sleeping solution.

The upshot -- Jackson was a guy who wanted instant gratification ... so the notion that he would wake up when Dr. Murray was out of the room, become frustrated and self-medicate with Propofol is consistent with his personality.

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corey smith    

First...

1571 days ago
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Babs    

wow some people will say anything to save themselves. Dr. M. man up and tell the truth. each time you speak you tell a different story. that is what liars do.

1571 days ago
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niki    

What a disgusting defense. I hope no one buys it!

1571 days ago
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Don    

Holy S###!!!! Me and MJ have something in common. I love CocaCola too. I can not live with out the stuff! What's in HARVEY'S CUP?

1571 days ago
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Ben    

I guess it's different for everyone, but I, for one, drink about a 12-pack of Diet Coke every 2 days and sleep like a baby. It's never, ever affected my sleeping pattern. Also, I have several cups of super strong coffee per day. Still, at bedtime...zzzzzzzzzzzzz for me.

1571 days ago
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a fan    

That is just stupid.

1571 days ago
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Sue Wong    

Well, I understood that the cook was making healthy juices for MJ so which is the truth?

1571 days ago
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Just Me    

what a circus this is becoming. it makes me sick to think that his name will get dragged through the mud even in his death. RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1571 days ago
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a fan    

The truth is that Michael Jackson was terrified of dying.

1571 days ago
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LiberianGirl    

The GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH EVER! THANK YOU MICHAEL! COME BACK SOON ;)

1571 days ago
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a fan    

That is completely ridiculous.
MJ went thru all kinds of plastic surgery and dematological treatmenets to get his face to look good for the concerts. He was not about to kill himself. He wanted to be seen. He went thru a lot to make himself look good. And he didn't do it to die.

1571 days ago
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Isis    

What a CROCK LOAD OF BS! Realy TMZ, your desperation" is quite embarrassingly "telling"!!!

1571 days ago
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Just Me    

LOL Kooky!!! Only you!! BOING!!!!

1571 days ago
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N    

wow i smell alot of BS right now, tabloid junk.

1571 days ago
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LiberianGirl    

Your army of L.O.V.E is ready to fight with the evil. Come back and lead your army Michael. WE WILL BE THERE! WE PROMISE! LOVE YOU MOST!

1571 days ago
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