TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Dr. Murray Defends Actions

I Didn't Kill Michael Jackson!

11/11/2011 8:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111_conrad_muray_today_videoDr. Conrad Murray says he doesn't feel guilty about the death of Michael Jackson ... insisting, "I didn't do anything wrong."

The "Today" show is finally airing an intense sit-down interview with Murray that was conducted before the guilty verdict was handed down in his manslaughter case.

During the interview, Murray COMPLETELY CONTRADICTS the story he told police about what he was doing when Michael Jackson was dying on June 25, 2009.

Murray told NBC, he put MJ to sleep that fateful day ... and left the room to talk on the phone, because he didn't want to wake Michael up.

But when Murray spoke with cops, he told them a different story -- that he left the room to use the restroom ... and he was only gone for two minutes.

Murray's admission seems to change the timeline -- the NBC report says Murray was outside talking on the phone for "far longer than the two minutes he acknowledged."  

When asked if he regretted leaving the room that day, Murray thought about his answer and replied, "I regret that Michael has passed."

237 COMMENTS

No Avatar
91.

Melinda Reyes    

Yes he did allot of things wrong... So glad he got what he deserved.

1045 days ago
92.

ckendly    

Murray doesn't feel he did anything wrong .... Propofol in the bedroom!!!! I had felt some pitty for his situation but this man definitely needs his medical license revoked on this entire earth!!!! Who wants their doctor airing all their private info anyway. Should have talked in the court room. Go away!!!!!!

1045 days ago
93.

SuzyCreamCheese    

There is a price for being such a dumbass. Do your time!

1045 days ago
94.

writenow    

Please God, make him go away.

1045 days ago
95.

Siggisis    

Your Mom: When will MJ get to actually rest ?

When all the people who can make money off of him are dead and gone and turned into dust. Then they wíll all be forgotten, but Michael´s genious will live on. His legacy never dies as long as there are humans on this planet. They can´t take that away from him, however much they try to drag him through the mud and practically crucify him.

1045 days ago
96.

mac the knife    

your mom.. you got it!

it's actually GREAT Murray has been Yapping his face off! He being an egotistical FOOL 'unwittingly" hung himself. GREAT! he's given grounds to really have his licenses revoked in all states(where he practices) what's more-- after his sentence hasbeen served? NO MEDIA WILL BE INTERESTED IN WHAT HE'LL HAVE TO SAY.. (& this is when he can earn real $) bec.. people have already figured out what truly happened throiugh his blatant lies.
last but not least.. he's giving Walgren more ammo to really throw the book at him..

He's really PI**ed the judge off.. who obviously doesn't like him to begin with by violating the gag order!
and Chernoff is trying to get him a lenient sentence.. like house arrest? LOLOLOLOL..fat c hance on that one!

1045 days ago
97.

jarrod_sinclair@yahoo.com    

When the news broke that Michael Jackson was died.First thing out of my mouth was:They will hang his doctor for it.Public so easily forgot that Michael Jackson was a drug addict.Jackson clan pay out the nose to lawyer and public relation firm to keep them looking good in the eyes of the public.Just like the Kardashian clan does.If the public was so narrow minded and blind to issues...they would see the truth staring back at them.Sucker's and fool's will always go to make up a crowd.

1045 days ago
98.

HesCrazy    

Conrad Murray
lacked ethic, he was a poorly trained MD, or should I state Ex-MD. he was nothing more than a back alley Physician, how many other patients has this poorly trained ex-physician murdered. he basically had a license too kill...

1045 days ago
99.

Pegasus    

..Jackson doctor defends self in NBC interview
..By Associated Press
.Posts .By Associated Press | Stop The Presses! – 4 hours ago
....
EmailPrint.....

Conrad Murray, AP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's doctor, who refused to testify at his trial, said in an interview broadcast Thursday that the singer lied to him about his medical history and never revealed he had an addiction problem.

"I would hate to put blame on Michael as an individual," Dr. Conrad Murray told the "Today" show in the interview done days before the doctor's conviction.

"I only wish maybe in our dealings with each other he would have been more forthcoming and honest.to tell me these things about himself," he said.

Interviewer Savannah Guthrie asked: "Do you think he lied to you?"

"Definitely," Murray said.

"About what?" she asked.

"Certainly he was deceptive by not showing me his whole medical history, doctors he was seeing, treatments that he might have been receiving." Murray answered.

"Did you really not know he had an addiction problem?" Guthrie asked.

"Absolutely not," said Murray. "Did not have a clue."

Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter for supplying the insomnia-plagued Jackson with the powerful operating-room anesthetic propofol to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his big comeback.

During the interview, Murray was shown video of bottles of medications from other physicians arrayed on Jackson's bedside table, suggesting Murray's suspicions should have been raised.

"I cannot prevent Michael from seeing other doctors for whatever reason," the doctor said.

"You must have realized the reason he hired you was to give him this drug, propofol," Guthrie said.

"No, not at all," Murray replied. "I met Michael with propofol. This was not something I introduced to Michael."

Experts testified at Murray's trial that propofol should not have been administered in Jackson's home, but the doctor disagreed.

Murray revealed Jackson was under the influence of propofol during a recording found on the doctor's cell phone. Murray said the recording, in which the heavily drugged Jackson talked in a slurred voice about his goal of building a major children's hospital, was made by accident.

Murray, 58, described Jackson as "a desperate man, desperate" during his final hours.

Asked by Guthrie how it felt to be blamed for Jackson's death, he said, "I loved Michael too. I'm as much of a fan as any of the others. To be blamed for his death has not been an easy thing."

"Are you the cause of Michael Jackson's death?" Guthrie asked.

"No, I am not," Murray said.

The interview with the Houston cardiologist was being aired Thursday and Friday. Other excerpts were released Wednesday.

Under questioning by Guthrie, Murray said it was not necessary for him to monitor Jackson in the hours before he died because he had given the pop star only a small dose of propofol. The doctor said that was the reason he didn't mention to arriving paramedics that Jackson had been given the drug.

Guthrie asked, "Well, you told them about the other drugs, but you didn't tell them about propofol?"

"Because it had no effect," Murray said. "It was not an issue."

The coroner, however, found that Jackson, 50, died of acute propofol intoxication complicated by other sedatives.

During the trial, Murray's defense tried to show that Jackson gave himself an extra dose of propofol while Murray was out of the room, but prosecution experts said there was no evidence to support what one witness called the crazy theory.

Asked by Guthrie if he became distracted that morning by phone calls, emailing and text messages, Murray said, "No I was not."

"When I looked at a man who was all night deprived of sleep, who was desperate for sleep and finally is getting some sleep, am I gonna sit over him, sit around him, tug on his feet, do anything unusual to wake him up? No," Murray said.

"You walked out of the room to talk on the phone?" Guthrie asked.

"Absolutely, I wanted him to rest," Murray replied.

Other doctors testified at Murray's trial that leaving a patient alone after administering an anesthetic was an egregious deviation from the standard of care expected of a physician.

In one exchange during the interview, Murray suggested that if he had known Jackson had a problem with addiction to medications he might have acted differently. Experts, however, testified that Murray should have researched Jackson's medical history before he undertook his treatment for insomnia.

On the day Jackson died, June 25, 2009, Murray said he believed he had weaned the singer from propofol, the drug Jackson called his "milk."

But when Jackson could not sleep, Murray told "Today," he gave the entertainer a very small dose of propofol.

In retrospect, he said he probably should have walked away when Jackson asked for propofol. But he said he would have been abandoning a friend.

Meanwhile, the disclosure that MSNBC was airing a do***entary about Murray brought outrage Wednesday from the executors of Jackson's estate, who said Murray is getting a prime-time platform to smear Jackson's reputation without fear of cross-examination.

The executors, John Branca and John McClain, demanded the program entitled "Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship" be cancelled. The network said it had no comment.

The do***entary was aired Thursday in Britain under the title, "The Man Who Killed Michael Jackson." It follows Murray over two years leading up to his conviction and includes interviews with the doctor and footage of his legal team preparing their case.

Murray is portrayed as a well-meaning doctor entrapped by Jackson in a situation he never anticipated

"I went there to take care of a healthy man, who said he was fine, to just keep surveillance in case my kids get sick or I get the flu, help us to choose right, better foods, and wash our hands so we don't get infected," Murray said. "But once I got in there I was entrapped."

On Twitter, Jermaine Jackson branded the do***entary "shameless."

Murray is being held in Los Angeles County Jail awaiting sentencing Nov. 29 and could face up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.

..

1045 days ago
100.

Jen    

You can tell a lot about a person by the people that surround them or don't surround them in the case of Conrad Murray who had no one but his elderly mom in the court with him. Where was his girlfriends support, grown children, aunts/uncles other family members, friends etc? That speaks volumes to his character if no one wants to support you in a time like this! I saw clips of the do***entary and honestly at times, he looks scary and you begin to see the real CM, not all soft spoken and professional like they've tried to portray for months.

Michael on the other hand always had the support and love of his famiy in court to see that justice was done. He will always have love of the world.

1045 days ago
101.

HesCrazy    

Conrad Murray assumed that his lies would be believed, I bet he's in a state of shock..he was not expecting for the Medical community to stand up for the victim ( Michael Jackson) his actions were so horrible and without regards for his patient, hopefully the judge and courts will look into giving this man more time. Michael Jackson had his problems true, but Conrad Murray preyed on his weaknesses for the gain of money, believe it or not there are good physician that are not in the Medical Field just for money, there are those who are truly hurt by the actions of this unethical immoral person who was a poorly trained physician. hopefully as I stated earlier, Conrad Murray deserve more time.

1045 days ago
102.

Pegasus    

DAVID WALGREEN - WHERE ARE YOU? WE NEED YOU AGAIN! PLEASE TAKE MURRAY DOWN AGAIN! Thank You from All MJ Fans, Family, and most of all His Children!

1045 days ago
103.

Pegasus    

Seriously doubt if Murray being in jail is doing little if anything to him mentally speaking. He is so Smug and Arrogant to the point to where he actually believes his own lies about himself. Sure hope that he is experiencing a Serious Walk Up Call in jail!

1045 days ago
104.

mac the knife    

pegasus: don't worry about Walgren. Actually, Murray has a lot to worry having the DA's office very quiet over this Doc-mentary etc..that's the way smart work.. I bet t hey are watching Murray et co so closely.. better believe it!

now.. I know MJ fans wants to slap down Murray over all his blatant lies.. but look at the bright side.. Murray has made sure.. HE W ILL NEVER HAVE A LIFE.. EVER!

HE'LL BE PARIAH FOR T HE REST OF NATURALLY BORNE DAYS..

same token.. all those greedy sids who hurt Mj like the Chandlers, arvizos etc.. THEY'VE BEEN HAUNTED.. EVAN CHANDLER BLEW HIS BRAINS OUT.. he ven ended up with an incurable illness.. Jordan hasn't spoken to his mother June. and after MJ's death & now after all these latest discoveries on Mj.. more it proves.. Jordan was Never molested by MJ..

the arvizos.. A FAMILY OF GRIFTERS!

THEY ARE ALL DOOMED!

1045 days ago
105.
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web