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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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61.

sherrymurph    

seems to me, Murry should not be the only one on trial! He was there only at nite to help mj sleep-what mj did during the day Mr Murray had no clue. Security did and so did Dr klien!They stated so! So how can Murray beheld resposeable for an od if no one informed him another doctor was also shooting him up with drugs?

1071 days ago
62.

sherrymurph    

also-this whole mess is no ones fault except mj's! he and his security did bully plp for narcotics-and this goes back to neverland ranch!Today-seemed like secuity guys were covering their ass! they were probably mj's day drug runners!MJ asked-he received-no one forced anything on him-but if he did not get it-he brutilized or made your life miserable! Great guy!

1071 days ago
63.

Pegasus    

Nancy Grace on Dr. Drew - Conrad Murray Was Under Charged

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/09/28/drew-nancy-grace-murray.cnn

1071 days ago
64.

Pegasus    

Nancy Grace on Dr. Drew - Conrad Murray Was Under Charged

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/09/28/drew-nancy-grace-murray.cnn

1071 days ago
65.

stanaman    

Well at least Prince's record remains intact. Michael Jackson was a drug addict with pedophilic tendencies. Dr. Murray was merely his supplier, he didn't "kill" him like his wacked out fans are insisting. There's no denying he was immensely talented, and we'll probably never see another performer of his 'star power', but as a human being he was rotten to the core.

1070 days ago
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