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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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get it right    

Tom G 21 minutes ago

The only MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE she knows is:

MSContin < Hydrocodone < Oxycodone < OxyContin < Heroin < Oxymorphone etc etc...lmao

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Yeah I was thinkin' the same thing. LOL Walks in with his scrubs - code for "Dr. Feelgood"'s in the house. Oh but wait... HE paid HER. Ok, that goes back to the "Finch 18" shirt in that pic of Con a while back... much the same thing... an advert for his preference of his present(yet to hit the media) next baby mama in age and IQ level.

Does Con's wife REALLY exist? I mean, anybody ever hear one word about her (other then she's supposedly a doc too), or a pic? Anything??

Truth be known, I had always had the feel that Con is gay... closet gay, hence the blatant rampant hetero guy whore 'for the public'. Something in his mannerisms one time when TMZ posted a video of him shopping for clothes - and, in his walk.

Reminds me: Anybody know if he's managed to move out of the L.A. Mall... yet? LMAO

1253 days ago
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jack-55d79    

It sounds quite sleazy, but Dr Condrad Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician, and technically an employee. So if he was working excessive hours his employer had had some responsibility for that. It's not like he was a junior doctor used to working extreme shifts. But propofol is known as a powerful drug that should be administered in a hospital and under close supervision.

Conrad Murray clearly played a huge part in MJ's death. But if had it been another doctor prepared to administer propofol in such cir***stances the result probably would have been the same. In hindsight MJ could have fired Murray and got another doctor prepared to take those risks, for that pay, and that patient. Doctors get star-struck too. Doesn't mean it's right, but I don't think it is uncommon.

Dangerous drugs, long hours, an exceptionally famous patient etc. are a recipe for disaster. Regardless of strip clubs. It was as if Michael Jackson sought doctors prepared to give him what he wanted. So I don't think any one person was wholly responsible for MJ's death, but lots of people contributing, includin MJ, Conrad Murray and others.

1253 days ago
48.

get it right    

honesty 11 minutes ago

I am more interested to see the phone records and any actual texts, but if the DA has latched on to her, then she is important to the case. As for the comments about how smart she is, granted she may not be Einstein, but if she tells the truth, and has back up evidence, she is worth her weight in gold.

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... k, but then you have Sade Anding with her diatribe of "coughing in the background" during THEIR call - 'like's, you know's and whatever's' (in addition to her "woman scorned" now, on top of his "tipping" her as his waitress two plus grand), and call placed BY HIM to HER in the timeline.

BOTH these 'girls' credibility is worth chit, but somehow the DA is supposed to make chit into gold. Yeah. Good luck with that. This case will get thrown out as intended from the get go. The DA as much at fault as the "defense".

1253 days ago
49.

get it right    

... wait... Sade Anding - that was HER call to HIM. Sorry bout that. Somebody else can waste their time digging up 'fitting' the timeline. Not wasting whatever free time I find for myself on investigating any of this anymore. The trial is straight up bullchit.

1253 days ago
50.

aston    

I'm so tired of all those ads. Who on earth ever clicks on them?

1253 days ago
51.

get it right    

.... mod's off their game - sleepin' it off after a night at the Rhino Club... you know, like "sources" posting articles in the wee hours an' all that whatever.

LOL

1253 days ago
52.

Siggisis    

get it right 18 minutes ago
... wait... Sade Anding - that was HER call to HIM. Sorry bout that. Somebody else can waste their time digging up 'fitting' the timeline. Not wasting whatever free time I find for myself on investigating any of this anymore. The trial is straight up bullchit.

No. It was Murray´s call to her. She said he rang "out of the blue" - they hadn´t talked in a while.

1253 days ago
53.

get it right    

sorry... meant to say: like "sources" and posting articles from those "sources" in the wee hours after a ight of investigative partying at the Rhino. On a SUNDAY. LOL

who knows... could be the ads are the staff supplemental income attempts. LMAO

1253 days ago
54.

get it right    

Siggisis 3 minutes ago


No. It was Murray´s call to her. She said he rang "out of the blue" - they hadn´t talked in a while.

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Ah... well there ya go. Had it right the first time, but really... what's it matter anymore. These 'witnesses' fall far short of credible. "Calls" that weren't recorded, he said she said useless crap. This idiot bimbo they SUDDENLY come up with now claims it was a voice mail left for her. Care to make a wager that she deleted it AGES ago? ... I mean, WHO holds on to voice mails for 2 yrs. If she had, and produces it.... please. LOL

1253 days ago
55.

wow    

Most people would understand if Murray fell asleep. They needed two people to monitor MJ. The guys I work with on a 12 hour night shift are always falling asleep and they're much younger than Murray. They're definitely not as attentive as the female staff.
I'm not excusing Murray. This was a life or death situation and he should have insisted on back up help plus he should get enough sleep during the day to stay awake and alert at night.

1253 days ago
57.

Siggisis    

wow 9 minutes ago
Most people would understand if Murray fell asleep. They needed two people to monitor MJ. The guys I work with on a 12 hour night shift are always falling asleep and they're much younger than Murray. They're definitely not as attentive as the female staff.
I'm not excusing Murray. This was a life or death situation and he should have insisted on back up help plus he should get enough sleep during the day to stay awake and alert at night.

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Well, I suppose he regarded all the strippers he called his back up help...

1253 days ago
58.

Ulja    

Behind the bars he will have enough time to sleep and study better the medicine whatever.

1253 days ago
59.

nosy_parker    

MJ looks pensive on that photograph.

1253 days ago
60.

rosh    

Who cares what a "stripper" has to say? She's a stripper and that's what they all do is LIE!!

1253 days ago
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