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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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a fan    

Come on Tmz. coulnd't you have come up with something better? did your guys fall asleep over there or what? this story is just stupid.


rip mj

1632 days ago
32.

Jackson Insider    

TO ME THAT IS JUST ANOTHER THING MICHAEL AND I HAVE IN COMMON

1632 days ago
33.

JodyNZ    

This is ridiculous, because its well known that Michael Jackson didn't drink pepsi because he didn't like the taste, came out when he was doing the pepsi commercials. So one would think he didn't like the taste of Coke either as they taste pretty much the same..

1632 days ago
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Linda Lovelest    

And to think that we thought Michael Jackson was a health freak with his health drinks! Coca Cola is the #1 WORST carbonated caffeinated drink to consume, and the high corn fructose, caffeine, and phosphoric acid are all real addictive killers. Definitely NOT a beverage to be drinking if you already have a problem with anxiety, insomnia, or have concerns about becoming a diabetic.

1632 days ago
35.

Glenda65    

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1632 days ago
36.

WTH    

If MJ self injected himself after waking up while still hooked up to an IV, where did he get the needle from? Doctor was out of the room for only 2 min, and in that time MJ woke, scrambled for the bottle of propofol on the end table, and injected it, and feel back to sleep within 2 minutes??????!!!!
Really? This is going to hold up in court? It was stated before that it was impossible that Mj self injected because of where the needle marks were, and the position of his body!! BS!!

1632 days ago
37.

Linda Lovelest    

In other words it didn't matter if something was bad for his health if Michael Jackson wanted it he was going to have it no matter what. Cokes or drugs what's the difference? He just couldn't say no to stuff that was bad for him. He thought he was invincible but he was really just self-destructive.

1632 days ago
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A.B.    

How weak. We have heard tales of heavy drug abuse, but now, if this story is truth, the defense has to resort to Coca Cola to show Michael Jackson was so impatient he couldn't wait one minute for his expensive doctor to come in and administer a dose of propofol? (That is, if he even woke up at all?)

Michael was a demanding perfectionist in his work, but I never heard of this extreme impatience failure before. It doesn't sound serious, more like those tabloid test-yourself: if you drink a lot of Coca Cola in spite of knowing it's not good for you, you're a demanding personality (so demanding, in fact, that you're likely to self-inject a lethal drug and die)!

1632 days ago
39.

beeleevr    

Will never work with a Los Angeles jury. We love Michael and this will never fly.

1632 days ago
40.

NORAH    

TMZ certainly thinks that we are effing idiots..addicted to coke to the point where Mj cannot sleep? hhmm well then the world should be like him then..coke is a brand name bcos millions love it.Besides I know since 70's MJ loved his orange juice. it s in his hand on many pics tMZ get your facts right..oh yeah .YOU DO NOT WRITE FACTS JUST LIES!EVERYONE WRITES LIES WHEN THE STORY HAS TO DO WITH MICHAEL JACKSON.

1632 days ago
41.

A.B.    

By the way - as far as I can remember, there was no Coca Cola on the nightstands in the room where he died. But there was a bottle of fruit juice, though. Michael asked his chef to make healthy fruit juices for him.

1632 days ago
42.

Simon    

As long as WACKO JACKO stays dead. That is all i care about. I'm glad that freak was wiped off the face of the planet and can't harm any more children and won;t be able to touch the little boys he bought as his children

1632 days ago
43.

Simon    

By the way - as far as I can remember, there was no Coca Cola on the nightstands in the room where he died. But there was a bottle of fruit juice, though. Michael asked his chef to make healthy fruit juices for him.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/05/michael-jackson-conrad-murray-manslaughter-trial-defense-coca-cole-caffeine-addiction/3#c26840874#ixzz0kCW6GRGx


healthy fruit juices!!!?????? LOL
WACKO JACKO was a fruit himself. ALOT of good those healthy fruit juices did him. LMAO

1632 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

44. As long as WACKO JACKO stays dead. That is all i care about. I'm glad that freak was wiped off the face of the planet and can't harm any more children and won;t be able to touch the little boys he bought as his children


Posted at 1:30AM on Apr 5th 2010 by Simon
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AND WHAT A FREAK YOU ARE SIMON...YOU GONNA BE THE NEXT YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT

1632 days ago
45.

Jackson Insider    

44. As long as WACKO JACKO stays dead. That is all i care about. I'm glad that freak was wiped off the face of the planet and can't harm any more children and won;t be able to touch the little boys he bought as his children


Posted at 1:30AM on Apr 5th 2010 by Simon


and so the brainwashing phenomenon is real ...Simon! you look like an old wasted crack...you piece of trash

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