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Michael Jackson Concert Tours on Trial

1/1/2011 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Michael Jackson's weakened state during various concert tours throughout his life -- as well as preparations for the London concerts that never took place -- could become powerful evidence in the defense of Dr. Conrad Murray.

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Sources connected with the criminal case tell TMZ ... there's "compelling evidence" that MJ was in weakened health whenever he went on tour. Specifically, people who went on various tours  -- including the "Bad" and "Dangerous" concerts -- say Jackson was frequently "dehydrated, medicated, and sleep-deprived." 

Just like with Dr. Murray, Jackson had a doctor who accompanied him during rehearsals and tours, attending to his needs.

The point ... the grueling concert schedules reduced MJ to a physical mess, prone to relying on and demanding drugs to sleep.
 
The "This Is It" London tour was especially grueling, because AEG added dozens of concert dates for Michael, who was already in an extremely weakened state and terrified he would fail.

All of this dovetails into a defense theory ... that Jackson felt enormous pressure to rehearse for the "This Is It" tour, and when he couldn't sleep he relied on Propofol to do the trick. The defense believes when Murray walked out of the room and Jackson woke up, he accidentally infused himself with a fatal dose of the drug out of frustration and fear. 


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586.

Itchy    

Feeling Dyslexic.
Comment was meant for 685

1359 days ago
587.

Daphne     

well, most of the posts too are from her pretend sidekick UW, "I'm moving to Utah to marry some lame dude I met on TMZ's website." Crackin up. Deb - tellit...blah, blah, blah.

Posted at 8:37 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by katie10

OK katie10, I'll give u a few points. Your comment is funny. LOL x 4.

1359 days ago
588.

Daphne     

hey, there's a new story up, go ask the same damn questions over there. looks like OHWELL is on that story now too,

Posted at 5:40 PM on Jan 3, 2011 by katie10

LOL, your comment is funny.

1359 days ago
589.

MiMi    

WillO Has been POOFED along with my cloner!


Hmmmmmmmmmm

ROFL....

1359 days ago
590.

WillOTheWisp    

Seems I remember your posts being poofed and that you were also banned not all that long ago.
As much as I hate to mention his name, UnWell can back me up on this one.
Posted at 1:32 PM on Jan 2, 2011 by MiMi


Ha-ha!

Listen a.s.s. wipe, DEB;

I was never ‘poofed’ (dumb fVck!) and never banned (menopausal bit#h!), I was only ‘erased’ by the bitc#es that hate to hear the ‘TRUTH’, which is alright by me!!

You’re not as smart as you think, you stinky a.s.s. Witches, who likes it in the bend of their lubricated fat a.s.s. knees, since you have NO freaking hormones!

Ha-ha!

Life is a wonderful thing when you can except others opinions without ‘ERASING’ them!!!

Brazilian nut face biatches!!!! Ah-ha-ha-ha!!!

1359 days ago
591.

WillOTheWisp    

Seems I remember your posts being poofed and that you were also banned not all that long ago.
As much as I hate to mention his name, UnWell can back me up on this one.
Posted at 1:32 PM on Jan 2, 2011 by MiMi

Correction!

Ha-ha!

Listen a.s.s. wipe, DEB;

I was never ‘poofed’ (dumb fVck!) and never banned (menopausal bit#h!), I was only ‘erased’ by the bitc#es that hate to hear the ‘TRUTH’, which is alright by me!!

You’re not as smart as you think, you stinky a.s.s. Witches, who likes it in the bend of their lubricated fat a.s.s. knees, since you have NO freaking hormones!

Ha-ha!

Life is a wonderful thing when you can "accept" others opinions without ‘ERASING’ them!!!

Brazilian nut face biatches!!!! Ah-ha-ha-ha!!!

1359 days ago
592.

JAS78    

According to the police report, Dr.Murray said that he only left MJ alone for two minutes to go the bathroom. If that is so, how did MJ wake up from sedation - not sleep, reach for syringe load it up with Propofol (assuming it wasn't filled already), and inject himself without Murray seeing him do that all in a 2 minute time-frame? BS! Whether or not a patient is addicted to drugs, has money/power to get what he/she wants is irrelevant.
Murray was obligated to provide a standard of care and comply with the ethical and legal responsibilities of a physician. Not to mention, recognizing and staying within the limits of his field of practice and/or expertise! Fact is, from his own mouth came proof to establish negligence - he left his (sedated) patient alone while he went to the bathroom...

1359 days ago
593.

Daphne     

Fact is, from his own mouth came proof to establish negligence - he left his (sedated) patient alone while he went to the bathroom...

Posted at 11:30 AM on Jan 4, 2011 by JAS78

U got that right.

1358 days ago
594.

Cherwood    

This story already has some GREAT posts--I'm SO proud of MOST of you! Clearly the defense is scrambling for an alibi, but there is none....Murray administered the Benzos and the Propofol, when he should've simply referred Michael to a sleep specialist--IF Michael asked him for help with the Insomnia to begin with....
And I don't care if I'm the only one who thinks it, but I maintain that there's NO PROOF that Michael ever asked for Propofol in the first place, so if this is the defense's theory, then the burden will be on THEM to prove that. I believe that one of the culprits KNEW about the stories that Michael had taken something to go to sleep during the HIStory Tour, and they used that info coupled with the already prevalent opinion that he was an addict--pretty easy to prove, right? Especially since even many of his fans believe that LIE........
Thing is, if he was an addict and did beg for Propofol, I'd have no problem accepting it and I'd still love him because my love for him is UNCONDITIONAL. However, there is NO PROOF to back up these claims, and you can't conclude something as fact based purely on HEARSAY.....
-#1: WillOTheWisp, what are you referring to? The fact that TMZ is regurgitating what Michael's enemies /Media said about him all along?
We all know that Neil Ratner was his Physician on the HIStory Tour, and that he CONSTANTLY battled with Dehydration--matter of fact, I'm sure that's what he planned to use Murray for....but the theory that Ratner "took him up and down" on a daily basis using Propofol for sleep meds is pure HEARSAY!! I'd be willing to bet that none of these people on the Tour actually SAW Ratner doing this--they only said they saw MEDICAL EQUIPMENT such as the IV, hospital bed,, etc. From what I've been told, these things are used for REHYDRATION purposes, so there's NO PROOF that they were there for the Propofol. Matter of fact, Ratner never said he gave Michael Propofol either.....
So this story proves NADA imo, except the fact that the Defense is grasping at straws.....
You know they don't have to do anything but sit back and let the Prosecution prove their case....that's IF Murray was in fact innocent, but since he admits to everything but giving Michael too much Propofol....well, you know the rest.........
The only DENIAL I see is anyone who believes what Murray or the Media says about Michael, given the track record....Oye.
-#5: JLS, loved that post! I agree, we need to know who their source is for these so-called "Tour allegations" especially in this case where there's just WAY too many people looking to cash in on Michael's mega fame....
As for Harvey, I would HOPE he isn't falling for this crap, as he's a lawyer he should know that the defense will do anything it can when cornered....and especially in a high profile case such as this....
-#8: Carmen--FACT: your post hit the nail on the head!
-#9: Unbelievable--my sentiments exactly....your name fits your post perfectly--it's UNBELIEVABLE how spot on you are!!
Of course we have to expect the defense to go off on this scavenger hunt in order to make it look good, but please.....spare us....
-#10: Hey FlowerPower! Thanks for posting that article....
Now to get some of the dimmer bulbs on these boards to READ it.........
............................SIMMERING........................

1358 days ago
595.

MJROX    

Apparently all you fools who think MJ "checked out" have never experienced Propofol. One doesn't have time to even count to 98 from 100, let alone inject one's self, then pristinely replace the vial on the night stand! After surgery, you can't even recall your own name or SEE straight, let alone have enough coherence to insert a wee needle into your own vein or tube.
Plus, the position of the I.V. drip was in his femoral artery, making it impossible to get out of bed to reach the vial, or a syringe.

If you are going to have an opinion at least know what the heck you are talking about! For MJ to have "offed" himself, he would have needed to defy the very laws of physics. Now, I know Mike was a genius, but even HE couldn't have pulled that one off.
May Mr Murder be found guilty & ROT for 4 years. That is still too good for what he did to MJ!
Love you forever, brother Mike!

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