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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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121.

sofi    

Sure he wanted sleep,too much f*****g wore him out,how could he pay attention to Michael?

He stuffed poor Michael with the propofol then went to the stripper,probably slept at her house,or he returned back to Michael's house,where he fell asleep and woke up when poor Michael was already dead.

What doctor leaves the side of his patient to satisfy his sexual appetite?

He should rot in jail for killing Michael,so far his defence team has come up with a lot of excuses have you read the latest?
That fingerprints on the syringe that was found months ago do not belong to murray?

1095 days ago
122.

Joanne    


Murray was playing play boy on the phone while Michael was dying
I hope he will play the playboy in prison

Please Guilty Murray

1095 days ago
123.

Cathy    

Murray has got to be one of the biggest quacks on the face of the earth. The fact that Michael was presumably unaware of this is almost unbelievable - and extremely unfortunate. The idea that this man even had a medical license is just crazy. No matter what happens in terms of prison time or not, this man's medical license should be pulled permanently. He has no business treating any sick person ever again.

1095 days ago
124.

sue    

michael we love and miss you more!!!sue from tampa

1095 days ago
125.

Pegasus    

Just so everyone knows:

That was not the real MiMi who posted any of that. The real MiMi has not posted now for several weeks.

1093 days ago
126.

POKIE    

Sounds to me like the wrong man fell asleep! This would almost be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Murray is such a disgrace to the medical field, he shouldn't even be addressed as a Dr. He makes me sick to even looking at him let alone thinking of him conducting any medical services on anyone. Michael deserved way better than Murray. I don't believe Michael wanted him for a Dr. That was someone else's decision, more than likely, AEG.

1090 days ago
127.

Mary White    

This is not even a laughing matter. I see noting funny about it. Somehow there is always a stripper involved with these rich guys?? Now that the trials are about to begin, I hope Kathrine Jackson and Howard Mann will be strong and do well. I feel so bad for Kathrine.... sad days to come re-living the time of his death...

1086 days ago
128.

VICKY    

THIS SIMPLY IS A CASE OF THIS DOCTOR JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE DOCTOR WHO WAS WITH M.J. WHEN HE DIED.
IT COULD OF BEEN A HUNDRED OTHER DOCTORS AT ANY TIME OR ANYPLACE. THIS DOCTOR WENT FOR THE BIG DOLLARS JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE DOCTORS....AND TOOK HIS CHANCES, BUT HE LOST. WRONG PLACE AND WRONG TIME. NOT MURDER. NOT EVEN 2ND DEGREE MURDER. SEEMS JUST TO FIND MALPRACTICE AND
ACCIDENTAL DEATH. TAKE THE DOCTORS LICENSE FOR
3 YEARS. SENTENCE HIM TO TIME SERVED. M.J. WAS LUCKY HE LIVED AS LONG AS HE DID. HE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS OWN DEATH A THOUSAND TIMES MORE THAN THIS DOCTOR WHO ONLY KNEW M.J. A SHORT WHILE.
GOING FOR THE BIG BUCKS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY
MAKE YOU A MURDERER.

1003 days ago
129.

pammie    

murray got paided a lot of money.His job that night was to rid michael jackson.michael wasn't the only one paying murray.the reason he needed to talk to some one is cause of his conscience.he knew michael had to die that night or he wouldn't get paided.i'm not saying it's sony but if the shoe fits.yes murray did indeed kill michael.he needed money.

979 days ago
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