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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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61.

Zoe    

There's nothing funny about this - it just continues to get more sad. Put this a-hole away, already.

1193 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

mj Peter Pan can have a description of 'patient'.
patient drug abuse liar, patient puppet for katherine,
and patient refusal to sleep and protect his abused 13 year old boy friends. just not a smart, needy, real hospital patient.

1193 days ago
63.

Barb.A.    

I hope TMZ check this out as some of their stories appear to not have been checked out. Seems odd that an adult would use the words "like" "whatever" and "you know" that many times in one conversation.

1193 days ago
64.

Ulja    

Who knows why he needed those girls to whom he kept calling up in that ill-starred day. He was tired? Because of what? Of thorough preparation for medical procedure?Lol

1193 days ago
65.

Hannah H.    

From TMZ : "TMZ broke a story on July 27".

TMZ, ALL YOUR "BROKEN STORIES" ARE ENDLESS AND PERFECT LIES!

1193 days ago
66.

Jenny    

THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERISTING AND IM GOING TO WATCH IT TILL THE END. GOING TO BE ALOT OF WEIRD AND STRANGE STUFF.

1193 days ago
67.

aston    

Are strippers credible? Well, I guess just as credible as the idiots paying to gaze at them (and more). I wouldn't trust men buying women. There's something that just don't "get" - such as other people's feelings.

Seriously, though - it comes down to the individual.

1193 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

Michael Jackson was a lot like Elvis Presley. He had no respect at all for his employees or cared that they needed their own personal time. Michael wanted everyone to be at his beck and call at all hours. How pathetic is it that he needed a doctor at his house all the time just to "rock" him to sleep. He would sleep most of the day a lot of times.
Some dad he must have been.Jody 4 hours ago
....surely, jackson was an easily knocked out-by-propofol 'patient' who didn't weaken himself with any drugs,...but miraculously, he woke up many times in the morning to show off to mj kids how manly and mentally strong he was.

1193 days ago
69.

Pegasus    

Siggisis:

It seems that Everyone on Murray's side, keeps changing their story in one way or another - it just shows their lack of credibility and that of Murray. Just a thought! Murray still HAS NO DEFENSE!!!

1193 days ago
70.

Hannah H,     

From TMZ : "TMZ broke a story on July 27".

TMZ, ALL YOUR "BROKEN STORIES" ARE ENDLESS AND PERFECT LIES!

1193 days ago
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MICHAELITO DE LOS COJONES, VETE A TOMAR POR EL CULO CABRÓN, SAL DE MI ORDENADOR, SAL DE MI LÍNEA DE INTERNET!!!
YA TE DIJE ANTES, INYÉCTATE PROPOFOL PERO DE VERDAD

1193 days ago
72.

Eleonora49    

Its so disgusting what Dr Murray did. Poor Michael died in silent pain and all Murry cared about was talking to a stripper.I really think it's so wrong, but I see it every day. Our world is so changing and really not for the better. It's every where, quality of life is going away.Pretty soon we are going to send little children down into the Coal mines to work again and it's sad whats going on. No one seem to see it or care about it. A lot of states have no full time Jobs anymore. The days with good pay are over too. Teacher are getting laid off. Bus stops cut. Law enforcements cut. Ect, etc. Next theyre taking money off of the old because you can take no more off of the young or the dead. It is sickening....

1193 days ago
73.

Ulja    

In case one doctor falls asleep or something else happens with him there should be always an assistant while anesthesia is .

1193 days ago
74.

nadia    

this SEEMS LIKE HOAX PEOPLE ...wake up .. its not real

strippers contacted murray ...WOW !!! ...

IF YOU HAVENT READ ALL OF THE STRANGE " COINCIDENCES " ON WHAT DR. CONRDAD MURRAY HAS DONE THIS PASTS YEAR AND PEOPLE DONT THINK ITS WEIRD ..

the BLIND IS JUST LEADING THE BLIND


love you sexy mj <33

1193 days ago
75.

dd    

Thats right give a stripper a 1000.00 dollar tip while owing your children thousands in back child support...AND BOO HOO I live in Vegas and there are plenty of people who work all night, you adjust your sleep schedule accordingly, or don't take the damn job.

1193 days ago
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