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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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496.

Ricky    

He loved Skittles too. I learned that when I worked for Sony. I love Skittles and Coca-Cola too. Coca-Cola is crispier than Pespi.

1558 days ago
497.

sarah    

Deb,

u know what??

maybe i haven't done all of these things, but at least, i don't take it away for someone else who did. i actually acknowledge it and give them credit for it; NOT discredit everything they have ever done; NOT criticize and judge them; NOT condemn them of a crime they never committed.

by LOOKING UP TO HIM FOR INSPIRATION, i mean, FOLLOWING HIS EXAMPLE and trying to do some good for this world. whenever i have the chance and ability, i will try my best to donate money, save lives, inspire people and put smiles on their faces.

MJ is no saint, angel or God. he is a MERE HUMAN BEING. I'm not placing him on a pedestal. he sins and makes mistakes, just like we all do, but HIS CORE/ESSENCE/SOUL is PURE. HE IS A GOOD PERSON, WHO HAS DONE SOME GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, AND WHO WAS (and continues to be) USED AND ABUSED IN RETURN. why is this so hard for some people to comprehend and acknowledge??

what kind of sick pleasure do haters get out of putting MJ and his fans down?? out of jealousy?? well, maybe, they should get help for THAT!

so again, STOP POINTING THE FINGER, AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR!

1558 days ago
498.

Justthinking    

Maybe he NEVER WOKE UP.........

Didn't I read earlier that the calls Dr. Murray was making while Michael slept involved him starting to recall past clients trying to drum up new business in case he didn't take the expected sabbatical/tour? Why would he be trying to reestablish himself as someone's doctor while Michael slept soundly if something wasn't wrong. He was being paid alot more money by AEG/Michael than he could make in a regular practise - at least that it how I read it.

1558 days ago
499.

Justthinking    

He was a responsible parent. His kids were his world. I can not imagine him self-injecting himself unattended knowing the dangers of the propofol without constant supervision in his room.

It has been previously stated by his friend, Meiko, that Michael was very careful about the food heate eaten- reading labels and analyzing everything before eating. Knowing this, one would accurately be sure he would have been an expert on propofol and had read everything he could have on the dangers of propofol and known and respected the fatal consequences of taking it with other drugs.

More interesting is the insurance factor and what happens if his murder is deemed self-inflicted?

drug.

1558 days ago
500.

Justthinking    

I think regular use of Coca-cola is much safer than regular use of stimulants - prescription drugs/street narcotics -
to feel alert or awake, don't you think?

1558 days ago
501.

patricia mcclain    

Ihave drank coke for 55years and not one problem. coke corp. should be very upset to hear lies about their product.

1558 days ago
502.

janicebyrne01    

So what?? Even if Michael did drink lots of Coca-cola, it does NOT alter the FACT that Murray killed him. Why does Murray keep changing his story all the time.? This latest load of BS is just exactly that....BS. Murray says he stayed with Michael until he fell asleep, then left the room for 2 minutes and in that 2 minutes, Michael woke up and killed himself??? What a crock of BS that is. How convenient for Murray that there were only the 2 people there at the time and that one of them is now dead so it's Murray's word against...a dead man!!! Murray is a killer and he's also a coward. I've absolutely no sympathy for this lowlife. Murray is 100& guilty of killing his patient.

1558 days ago
503.

noyankhere    

no matter what i thought of the rather bizzare lifestyle choices and the weirdness that was micheal jackson.. his doctor took the hypocratic oath.. to protect the life of his patients.. he didnt .. all for the love of the big bucks he was getting and his own negligience.. dr conrad murray should have been struck off but it seems he is being protected by powers that be...to say that jackson took a fatal dose of medication that had already knocked him out is so ridiculous and fantastical it should be thrown out of court.. but i have a nasty feeling this smug son of a b//.i.t.c//h will get away with it..

1558 days ago
504.

Veronica    

Rumours, rumours and rumours. Now they want to give him another personality. Not long ago rumours spread he was the total opposite to that. Listen to MJ's closest friends and family to see who he was.
MJ loved his children, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, parents, close friends, his fans, trees, magic........ He loved life itself and would not jeopardize his life.
Focus on what a great talent he was, a musical genius, and one heck of a dancer. As if that was not enough, he was also one of the greatest humanitarians in the world all time (even after his death, 20% of his wealth goes to charity forever). Always kind and humble. And no matter what lies they spread about him, he remained greatful to God.
I believe he was an angel.

1558 days ago
505.

cynthia    

This doctor is desperate... Does not matter what Michaels habits were drinking coke is legal... lots of people indulge in comfort food and drink... On the other hand the doctor is lincensed to dispense or not to despense perscription drugs based on his expertise. So now he is saying Michael made him do it. RIGHT!

1558 days ago
506.

Tessa    

If a person suffers from insomnia, then they suffer from insomnia. You cannot blame the Coca Cola now can you, and now they are saying he injected himself. Should he have been able to inject himself - me thinks not. Blah de blah.

Dr Murray's defense sounds ridiculous. However he is only doing what defense lawyers do - defend.
Dr Murray is in the wrong and that is it really. A dead man cannot defend himself so it is really pointless.

Struck him off the medical list and take away his licence. What's the hold up. He messed up big time. He looks credible, doesn't he. The worst kind to know. It's still all about the money.

1558 days ago
507.

lyn    

This is a question for Harvey: Have you thought about putting conradMurray in a file of his own? I find it offensive and insensitive thathe is filed with Michael Jackson, he is accused of killing him! He hascaused enough despair and pain to that family? as a fan of Michaeljackson it makes me sad that i have to see him and hear the BS thatcomes with him - it makes me furious

1558 days ago
508.

aly    

The Jackson family knew long before Dr. Murray entered the picture Michael was an addict. It is very unfortunate but Michael did not want to get help and Michael is the ONE that is responsible for his death not Dr Murray.

1557 days ago
509.

Thunder Thighs    

My half sister told me about this doctor saying MJ was demanding, well excuse me, but that doctor has the choice to say "NO", and again MJ was already sleeping when that doctor got there, so now we have heard the doctor had put an IV in MJ's leg, then He injected himself, now he demanded the drug, so which is it? But even my doctor being just a GP he will not give me anything just because I ask for it, no matter how much I demand it,and a cardiologist should have even more control, and he never should have brought it into the house to begin with, he must have introduced MJ to the drug, and as for all the stuff around the house, excuse me, but we all accumulate things, even I don't always throw things out right away, so that could just be thing building up, that does not mean he uses them all. And the drugs he had there were brought to him by someone, but what about the coroner?He said MJ was in very good health, except for the propofol! So that tells me that whatever was there, was obviously not used anymore, and just had not been thrown out yet. And that doctor could have placed all that crap in there too, I mean he knew he was going to do this, so he had to make sure to create some doubt. Don't you think it is rather odd, how he has no other family, or friends, in his corner? There is a reason for that, and these people do not know everything about him! He is a slime ball, and a patsy as MJ's dad has said, and a big time coward.

1557 days ago
510.

Love you Michael    

You were his doctor and personal nurse. so you know that he was a drug addict. You were not one of those around MJ. His nurse said he was NOT addicted to drugs he just wanted to sleep. DR Murray WAS responsible for the murder of MJ and should be given a prison sentence. His actions are irresponsible for a doctor knowing the dangers the drug posed and to leave the room for so long and is nothing short of CRIMINAL negligence. The zeal and fervour to continue to assassinate MJ character is sickening and wont solve the problem by continuing to murder his character, MJ haters you already killed him with your venomous tongues NOW LAY OFF you cant touch him now, so this constant raving with a "plethora of billingsgate" will get you nowhere.

1557 days ago
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