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Stripper Says Dr. Murray Wanted Sleep As MJ Died

4/18/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A stripper who received a call from Dr. Conrad Murray just hours before Michael Jackson died told LAPD detectives the doc "sounded tired and he was like I'm gonna get some sleep whatever."

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The stripper, Michelle Bella, met Dr. Murray at the Spearmint Rhino gentleman's club in Las Vegas in 2008.  The story of how they met is hilarious, but first the important stuff.

Bella told detectives ... on June 25, 2009, Dr. Murray left a message on her phone at about 8:30 AM.  According to sources with direct knowledge of the case ... Bella told cops Murray had mentioned Michael Jackson to her before and said, "I mean his schedule was obviously, you know -- I know that he was like up all hours because of his work so when -- so when he called, you know, he sounded tired and he was like I'm gonna get some sleep whatever."

The interview is significant -- TMZ broke a story on July 27, 2009 that "Authorities believe Dr. Murray may have actually fallen asleep during the time the drug [Propofol] was administered and may have awakened to find Jackson already dead from heart failure."

Now the hilarious part.  Bella told cops about the magic moment when she met Murray at Spearmint Rhino  -- "He came in there with his scrubs and he was there with like a client of his."  Bella, who says she was studying to be a chiropractic assistant, says, "We were just sharing some like, you know, medical knowledge and this and that and I know he was intrigued with me."

Murray must have been intensely impressed with her medical knowledge.  According to the transcript, Bella says she "sat with him for about roughly like an hour and a half and he paid me $1,000." 

Dr, heal thyself!

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16.

cindee    

MINI MIMI and MYMJ5
Cher is absolutely right.Mrs jackson is being manipulated
by degenerates mainly Howard Man that Johnson woman
and of course Joe and Randy Jackson
This is a tragic story of family greed that's turning uglier and more vulgar as the days go by Of course Michael wanted to take care of this elderly mother and he made sure of that in his Will he wanted to continue to support Kathrine, even in death like the beautiful son he was.
MJ's debt-ridden Estate(Branca and McClain are taking less then most Estate Attorneys) has made every attempt to make her
comfortable the house expenses are all taken care of katherine gets a big allowance also a separate allowance for PPB the list is long of things The Estate has already paid for...I ask myself what the hell would have katherine done if "Michael didn't pass away" Hayvenhurst was already days away from repossession at the time of MJ's death not to mention his own personal debt,that is in the hundreds of millions..But Katherine and Joe continue to scheme push and squeeze every dime they can get out of The Estate just like they did when Michael was alive...
What I don't agree on, is that KJ doesn't understand! She's not
the Sweet Old-Lady that everyone makes her out to be
PLEAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZE

LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER MICHAEL RIP

Mrs. Jackson has made a mockery out of her christian ministry

1287 days ago
17.

love mj    

"Dr, heal thyself" is right. Murray the 'I'm gonna get some sleep whatever' jackass! A man's life was in your hands and you agreed to give him the propofol. You deserve to spend 20 years in jail, fool!

1287 days ago
18.

mj fan forever    

THIS CREATES ONE MORE REASON WHY THEY CAN AND SHOULD INCREASE HIS CHARGE!!!! AS IF IT WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH, HE THOUGHT TO HIDE THE PROOFS!!! MURDERER IS A TOTAL INCOMPETENT RECKLESS WITHOUT SCRUPLES, WITHOUT ETHICS, WITH NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE AND DOES DESERVE TO ROT IN JAIL BEFORE THAT IN THE HELL!!!!

1287 days ago
19.

nosy_parker    


MightyMad

Yeah... that story was really hilarious...

Please stop using words if you don't understand their meaning, TMZ.


lol

1287 days ago
20.

Siggisis    

More strippers.... surprise, surprise! :-P

A middle aged couple here in Denmark were brutally shot dead last week while taking a stroll in a forest. Eighteen shots, I think between the two of them!
The perpetrator(s) have not been found yet; but the police is now working with the theory that the motive was revenge. The deceased man was a Dr. - a surgeon, and allegedly a lot of patients have complained about failed operations. Severely failed. Now the doc and his wife are dead - possibly shot by a disgruntled patient!

Dr. Murray is lucky to be alive considering the strong feelings of Michael´s fans!

1287 days ago
21.

love mj    

ro, PhD 3 hours ago

Since Conrad Murray had ONLY one patient--Michael Jackson--there's really no excuse for him sleeping on the job. It's not like he was an overwhelmed medical resident working 100 hours a week.

Michael Jackson had severe anxiety that could have been treated with nonaddictive antianxiety drugs such as Buspar or SSRIs. He should not have been treated long-term with benzodiazepines (such as Xanax), let alone given Propofol. None of his doctors correctly diagnosed and treated his anxiety, or he would still be with us today.

I'm a psychologist who will have lots more to say as the Murray trial progresses. Follow my twitter feed for more info.

J. Sarayda Shapiro, PhD
http://twitter.com/ManInMirrorNews

Dr. Shapiro,

I agree with you 100%. I also believe Michael's anxiety was increased by the number of shows he was expected to perform.

You are a voice of reason.

1287 days ago
22.

aston    

A "gentleman's club"?

Some gentleman.

1287 days ago
23.

love mj    

What doctor tries to impress strippers by wearing scrubs to the strip club?

Murray, I hope they give you a cell for life!

Mighty Mad is correct. There is NOTHING hilarious about this situation.

1287 days ago
24.

JLa    

One question: If Murray was indeed so tired why go to a strip club instead of going and sleeping in your bed at home?
Also if you are such a careing person Dr. Murray why can you not support your own flesh and blood children. You cry and say you are broke but you hand out $1000 to a stripper you just met?
Dr. Murray broke HIPAA laws by speaking to someone about his patient. Where did Michael Jackson's privacy and patients rights go? Dr. Murray was flaunting his patients name around. Remember he even told some of his girlfriends about medication he was giving his patient.
Murray is just a proven liar how can we believe anything that comes out of his mouth. Didnt he swear a while back that he did not go to a strip club that, that story was a lie?? He is a dumb@$$.
Justice for MJJ

1287 days ago
25.

rosh    

MJ was a drug addict and brought this upon himself. I could care less what a paid stripper or porn has to say about anything!!!

1287 days ago
26.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I love Michael, but I think Dr. Murray is being hung out to dry because he took on an impossible job. One way or the other Michael was going to eventually die from a drug overdose whether Dr. Murray was in the picture or not. Maybe Dr. Murray deserves a suspension or fine of some sort from the medical board for even taking on the job of procuring and administering drugs to an addict, but criminal charges are overkill.

1287 days ago
27.

kris    

BEEN OVER THIS, LOCK HIM UP OR LET HIM GO, M J WAS A JUNKY SORRY TO SAY, AND HE'S BEEN KILLING HIMSELF FOR YEARS, NOW MOMMA JACKSON WANTS TO HOLD SOMEONE ACCOUNTABLE,FOR HIS DEATH......THE MAN KILLED HIMSELF, FOR A LONG TIME AND COMING. RIP M J, U ARE MISSED.

1287 days ago
28.

Amy    

Hahahaha of course he "was intrigued" with her...she was most likely (at least) TOPLESS! She sounds like she's well on her way to becoming a doctor- so smart, LOL!

1287 days ago
29.

dlucas    

Is it me or is it that the only witnesses they have didn't even witnesses anything? And they are all unintelligent hookers, ex girlfriends and strippers? Not the most reliable bunch of people! Is this the best they have against this guy??? Not to mention that every witness has nothing but heresay. If it were a normal persons case none of them would even be aloud to speak and it would all be considered admissable.

1287 days ago
30.

HumanNature    

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER CAN PAY $1000 FOR A STRIPPER BUT CAN'T EVEN PAY CHILD SUPPORT!!!

1287 days ago
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