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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

Kenny Ortega:

"Something Was Wrong" With MJ

9/27/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kenny Ortega -- Michael Jackson's Choreographer Testifies
Updated 9/27/11 at 1:50 PM

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Michael Jackson's friend and choreographer, Kenny Ortega, just took the stand for the prosecution -- claiming Michael was ill in the days leading to his death ... and Dr. Murray berated him when he expressed concern.

* Ortega -- creator and director of "This Is It" -- says Michael was "very excited" about the show.
* Ortega said in mid to late June, 2009 Michael missed several rehearsals.
* On Friday June 19th, Ortega noticed Michael "wasn't right" and that something was going on. Ortega said it "troubled him." He said Michael seemed lost and was "incoherent."
* Ortega says he sat with Michael as he watched the rehearsals -- rubbing Michael's feet because the singer was freezing cold. Michael left early that day.
* Ortega says he was so worried about Michael, he sent an email to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips (below) -- saying Michael needed psychological help. 

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*Ortega says he was confronted by Murray during a meeting at Michael's home on June 20th. Murray  told him he was upset Ortega didn't let him rehearse, berating him for acting like a doctor (video below).
* Ortega says on June 23, barely 4 days after Michael was sick, he came to rehearsals full of energy. Ortega said "it was a different Michael."
* On June 25th, Ortega got a phone call from AEG Live Co-CEO Paul Gongaware saying an ambulance had taken Michael to the hospital. Paul called later and told Ortega, "we lost him."
* During cross examination, Ortega told defense attorney Ed Chernoff, Murray was in charge of Michael's schedule leading up to his death.
* When asked whether he thought Michael was abusing drugs, Ortega said yes.
* Ortega said right before June 19th, Michael "went missing for about a week."
* Ortega stepped down subject to recall.

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46.

PRO US    

"Ortega says he sat with Michael as he watched the rehearsals -- rubbing Michael's feet because the singer was freezing cold. Michael left early that day."

Was that in Ortega's job description to rub his clients' feet? How much do foot rubbers get paid in Hollywood?

1085 days ago
47.

aston    

OhWell, just go **** yourself.

1085 days ago
48.

mymjj5.    

kenny ortega and AEG talked about concern for michael but took no action.

They're all just a group of lying no good dogs. That email is confirmation of it.

1084 days ago
49.

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

1084 days ago
50.

Janar    

Proxy Vote: 1 day ago

If so many people knew something was wrong, why didn't they do something BEFORE he died?
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That's my point from the very begining.

1084 days ago
51.

sofi    

* Ortega says he was so worried about Michael, he sent an email to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips (below) -- saying Michael needed psychological help.
*Ortega says he was confronted by Murray during a meeting at Michael's home on June 20th. Murray told him he was upset Ortega didn't let him rehearse, berating him for acting like a doctor

Kenny i am deeply dissapointed.YOU DON'T ABANDON A FRIEND! when you see he isn't well and why did Michael need psychological help for being upset that he had to cancel the London concerts because he got sick? WHO WOULDN'T BE WORRIED?

Why did your leave your friend Kenny because murray told you he was Michael's doctor and you weren't,unless AEG told you to back off but honestly Kenny do you sleep at night after what happened to poor Michael? If i were you i WOULDN'T!

1084 days ago
52.

sofi    

Hi marcia,seems like we agree alot,so let me ask you do you agree with what i've written in my recent post?

1084 days ago
53.

rita sousa    

assim se foi o maior cantor que o mundo ja teve o unico porque so ficou aqueles que vao passando nao tem mais um michael so michaelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

1076 days ago
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