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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

AEG Live Co-CEO:

Murray Wanted Too Much $$$

9/28/2011 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Gongaware -- AEG Live Co-CEO Testifies, Day 2
Updated 9/28/11 at 8:50 AM

0928_Paul_Gongaware_trial2Paul Gongaware took the stand again today -- claiming Dr. Conrad Murray requested an astronomical salary for his services to MJ.

* Gongaware said it was Michael who asked him to hire Dr. Murray... but Murray was asking for $5 million ... way too much money.
* But Michael insisted he wanted Murray so he called him again and this time offered him $150 thousand a month -- per MJ's instructions.

Paul also told Dr. Murray's defense attorney he was on the lookout for any drug use by MJ, saying he noticed a "slight slur" in Michael's speech during their interactions.
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Paul Gongaware -- AEG Live Co-CEO Testifies, Day 1:
MJ Wanted 21 Extra Shows

Updated Yesterday, 9/27/11 at 3:45 PM



AEG Live's Co-CEO Paul Gongaware just took the stand ... telling prosecutors Michael was the one who demanded 21 extra shows.

* Gongaware claims the first 10 shows sold out nearly instantaneously and Michael wanted to add another 21 bringing the total to 31.
* Gongaware says Michael was obsessed with beating Prince's record of 21 shows at the O2 arena. 
* He said even after selling out 50 shows, there were still 250,000 people waiting for tickets.


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16.

mj fan forever    

SOLD OUT INSTANTLY NOT AT ALL NEARLY GONGAWARE SAID AND HE WAS NOT AT ALL OBSESSED HE WANTED TO BEAT THE RECORD AND THEN??? HE COULD AND CAN AFFORD IT HE IS GREAT MUCH MORE THAN PRINCE OR ANYONE ELSE!!!!

1067 days ago
17.

Michelle2012    

Question ?

Have any of you been on 'protofol' ?

1067 days ago
18.

Hollie    

please don't cover this.

1067 days ago
19.

gayforliztaylor    

Laurita: 5 hours ago

how can they say MJ trusted his life to Dr Murray??? This Dr. was on payroll to keep MJ high! He was not treating him for anything and he sure as hell wasn't detoxing or rehabilitating MJ! MJ has so much money and with that came power. The power to have a dr on payroll to keep you high. Not just keep you high and give you some drugs but to hook you up to a frickin' IV to have a consistent amount of the drug in his system! WTF......does no one see that? Sure Dr Murray is no angel but how can everyone be angry at him? MJ did this to himself! He was the irresponsible drug addict that didnt think of his children when he was paying a dr to keep him hooked up to an IV to stay high while his kids were in the home. That is just sick! So sad and sick. So tragic that this wonderfully talented man that came from a disturbed upbringing died giving his own children a disturbed upbringing. There's nothing normal about knowing your dad died cuz he paid a dr to keep him high w/an IV
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mj WAS BORN with an ADDICTION TO EXCITEMENT, MISERY, 12-14 YEAR OLD BOYS, chemicals numbing him, self-mutilation/multiple voices/power/personalities. that's why he could not sleep and shrank from 150 pounds to 120 pounds!he lied to his kids so i don't care how he good he portrayed himself. he was scared nor wary of drugs, crime, suffering and death. he needed mental treatment.
he had no business destroying himself to do rehearsals...let alone concerts.

1067 days ago
20.

gayforliztaylor    

Laurita: 5 hours ago

how can they say MJ trusted his life to Dr Murray??? This Dr. was on payroll to keep MJ high! He was not treating him for anything and he sure as hell wasn't detoxing or rehabilitating MJ! MJ has so much money and with that came power. The power to have a dr on payroll to keep you high. Not just keep you high and give you some drugs but to hook you up to a frickin' IV to have a consistent amount of the drug in his system! WTF......does no one see that? Sure Dr Murray is no angel but how can everyone be angry at him? MJ did this to himself! He was the irresponsible drug addict that didnt think of his children when he was paying a dr to keep him hooked up to an IV to stay high while his kids were in the home. That is just sick! So sad and sick. So tragic that this wonderfully talented man that came from a disturbed upbringing died giving his own children a disturbed upbringing. There's nothing normal about knowing your dad died cuz he paid a dr to keep him high w/an IV
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mj was recorded 15 years with the same druggy, deep, genuine deep gutteral voice. he knew he got high from this unnecessary drug abuse.


mj WAS BORN with an ADDICTION TO EXCITEMENT, MISERY, 12-14 YEAR OLD BOYS, chemicals numbing him, self-mutilation/multiple voices/power/personalities. that's why he could not sleep and shrank from 150 pounds to 120 pounds!he lied to his kids so i don't care how he good he portrayed himself. he was scared nor wary of drugs, crime, suffering and death. he needed mental treatment.
he had no business destroying himself to do rehearsals...let alone concerts.

1067 days ago
21.

get it right    

VERIFIED LEGIT forensic analysis of the recording, and photo plz, ty!
Murray started ordering and receiving mountains of Propofol - TO HIS G/F HOUSE, AND HIS OFFICE - in APRIL. 1. AEG goomba said hired Murray MAY 8th. 2. Goomba testifying instructed Murray to "get done what needs to be done." 3. "MJ Recording" was MAY 10th.
And, OF COURSE, DiLeo died a couple weeks ago, and the Vegas pharma dude moved to the other side of the world.
Hey Murray! With your condescending eyeball rolling f*ckfaced DEAL when Ortega was on the stand --- CHOKE ON THAT FAKE AZZ Booo hooo hooo BULL**** with the tissue during your BS PAID FOR praises by your "fans" MF'er. That's all! For now. G'Nite :)

1067 days ago
22.

Grump    

It's irrelevant if MJ wanted to beat Prince! This is stupid, I want to know why Dorker Murky is innocent? Pfft.. WE ALL KNOW HE'S is GUILTY!

1067 days ago
23.

gayforliztaylor    

correction:

that's why he could not sleep and shrank from 150 pounds to 120 pounds!he lied to his kids so i don't care how good he portrayed himself. he was not scared nor wary of drugs, crime, suffering and death. he needed mental treatment.
he had no business destroying himself to do rehearsals...let alone concerts.

1067 days ago
24.

gayforliztaylor    

no one feared the plastic surgery sedatives and what they did to mj's mentality and fitness. eventually, he literally could not stay away from face injections and drugs.
his friend just said to joy behar that mj refused to stop getting face work at dr. klein's clinic.

1067 days ago
25.

HumanNature    

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ASKING AT THIS POINT IS WHY WOULD CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER HAVE A RECORDING OF MJ BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SOMETHING ON HIS CELL PHONE?????


WAS HE GOING TO USE THE RECORDING TO "BLACKMAIL" OR EXTORT MONEY FROM MJ?????


THE "QUACK" DID REQUEST $5 MILLION FOR SERVICE BUT WAS QUICKLY SHOT DOWN!!!!

1067 days ago
26.

MiMi    

Justice4MJ

1067 days ago
27.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

all of you sickos defending MJ should try inviting some kids that aren't yours over to your house to sleep in your bed and see what happens.

1067 days ago
28.

lur    

I have a question: If Conrad Murray was sending that much Propofol to his g/f's house and then injecting MJ on a regular basis, why is this not being treated as a drug deal case? I look at it as if you were doing heroine and a friend comes over and injects you and kills you, that would be looked at as manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance? Why is Murray getting such a small charge when it is an open shut case! Murray was just a drug dealing sociopath. he doesnt believe he killed MJ, but he was putting a knife in his heart slowly but surely and as a doc he should have known that

1067 days ago
29.

me    

get over it he was a perv and you all now it let him burn in hell

1067 days ago
30.

gayforliztaylor    

jackson abused himself repeatedly. there was a similar phone recording in 1997 when he was mentally and physically poisoned. no wonder he kept begging for lethal amounts of druga and crying to bashir about needing children. he was insane since the early 1990s. look at his face.

1067 days ago
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