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Michael Jackson

Former Manager Says Propofol Use Began in 1999

11/13/2011 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jackson took Propofol as early as 1999, a former manager claims in a new book -- and says Jackson was late to his 30th anniversary concerts because he was drugged up. 

Frank Cascio, a former personal assistant to Jackson who eventually became his close friend and manager, writes that he first noticed Jackson taking Demerol in 1993 during his "Dangerous" tour. He says Jackson was first introduced to the drug in 1984, after Jackson burned his head during a Pepsi commercial shoot. 

In the book, an advanced copy of which was obtained by the AP, Cascio claims Jackson took Propofol in 1999 after a stage accident in Munich.

Cascio says he spoke to Jackson's siblings about his drug use in 2001 and they tried to approach Jackson about it -- but MJ "simply pushed them away."

Writing about Jackson's death, Cascio says Michael "died in his endless quest to attain some inner peace."


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mj fan forever    

FRANK CASCIO IS JUST A DIRTY LIAR!!!!!! MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!!!! HE WANTED PORTRAY HIM LIKE A DRUG ADDICT TO SELL HIS GARBAGE BOOK TRA*********HE CORONER HAS ALREADY CERTIFIED MICHAEL JACKSON HAD ABSOLUTELY NO ADDICTION NO ADDICTION SO ALL WHAT THIS DISGUSTING EXPLOITER SAYS ARE JUST DURTY LIES!!!!! SHAME ON HIM DISGUSTING CHARACTER!!!!!!!

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Stiletto    

He wanted "inner peace"? I guess he had nightmares from all those "outer pieces" of 10 year old booty flesh he went after.

He WAS a drug addict. He WAS a pedophile. He WAS a great singer/dancer...he WAS all these things.

Now he is worm bait...and his "fans" are deluded nutcases.

894 days ago
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Mina    

All these haters should try to moonwalk ONE day in MJs shoes and see if they would survive. I hope MJ has finally found the peace that escaped him here on Earth. God bless Michael.

To all haters saying he was a drug addict. Eff you. Go and read the autopsy-report before you make outrageous claims.

To all tha haters that are saying he was a child molester. Eff you! Go on and read about the cases before you make your judgement. I trust the two grand juries in 1993, that viewed the "evidence", and called the case nonsense.

I trust the court that aqcuitted MJ on all charges in 2005 by a jury.

Everyone is entitled to your opinion but i Have zero respect for idiots making statements when they have not bothered to even look into the facts.

894 days ago
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severine gelig    

I can not stand (probably wrongly) that mansion on Michael "close friend ".... Nobody has surrounded and loved as to save him emotionally, psychologically ... and give all the love he had need ... they are not friends, not.

894 days ago
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Siggisis    

They ALL come forward after his death claiming to have been his "close friends", when in fact Michael had one loyal and close friend, Elizabeth Taylor, period.
All the other bottom feeders are out for a buck and make up or share way too private info. Including his slimy killer, Murray. Incredible, just incredible how low people are willing to sink for money.

894 days ago
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Susie    

The Jackson Family is just as much to blame for Michaels death as anyone else within his inner circle. They all knew of the doctors who gave him these medications for other then they are prescribed for, ie anesthisiologists, dermatalogists, medical doctors and also the horrendous amounts he was given, all more then reason to have those doctors investigated. BUT NOT ONE CAME FORWARD! Why ? Because they did not want to anger Michael and cut off their cash flow. He paid for all of them except sister Janet. Even Janet did not move in and get him help, and also notify the proper authorities about these doctors. Michael would NOT be dead today and would not have died in the horrible shape he was in if it wasnt for his family failing for 20 some odd years to step in and safe him.
They can say Murray goes to jail, justice has been served, but IT HASNT. The Jackson family needs to go to trial for the last zillion years of letting Michael kill himself while they all sat back, knew every detail of it, who was giving him meds, what was illegal, and did not do a damn thing about it.

A 51 yr old Grandmother

894 days ago
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What I Think    

Wacko Jacko was a d*mned dirty junkie.

894 days ago
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reily    

That sounds like as close to the truth as it will get ..he was avery disturbed man. Just too many ghosts in his head. He killed himself for sure, Murray is a fall guy.
His family is going after Murray because it is a lot easier than looking in the mirror and accepting that they did nothing to stop him killing himself, better to blame someone else.

894 days ago
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emma    

Everyone is trying to cash in. lovely

894 days ago
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Sandra     

No surprise!!

894 days ago
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Heidi    

All these 'so called' friends & associates are now coming forward with their lies to make bucks off of Michael Jackson's media attention.... I guess since MJ is no longer here, these bottom feeders figure it's their time to make $ without him here to defend or deny what they say...... These people were 'not' his friends or close to him, if so they wouldn't be doing this..... Very sad & even more so for the 'media' to keep publishing these stories!!!!!!!

894 days ago
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mj fan forever    

MICHAEL JACKSON SUFFERED FROM INSOMIA LOSER!!!!! HE WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT NOT EVEN TO PROPOFOL HE JUST WANTED TO SLEEP!!!! I DO THINK A LOSER LIKE THIS MORON SHOULD TRY TO SEEK "THE INNER PEACE" STAYING SILENT BECAUSE HE HAS NO "DETAIL" TO SHARE JUST DIRTY LIES TO SELL A BOOK FULL OF GARBAGE LIKE HIM TO DISCREDIT MICHAEL JACKSON TO MAKE MONEY AND MOREOVER THIS LOSER WANTS TO APPEAR LIKE A KIND OF "WISE PERSON" WHO SO TRIED TO SAVE HIM BUT FAILED THESE ARE JUST DIRTY LIES!!!!! THIS LOSER SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAVE HIMSELF BY BEING A STUPID MORON WHO IS WILLING TO SAY WHATEVER FOR MONEY!!!! MICHAEL DID NOT PUSH THEM AWAY HE WAS IN CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY HE WANTED TO BRING GREEDY UNNATURAL MOTHER KATHERINE WITH HIM IN LONDON AND WENT TO THE ANNIVERSARY WEDDING OF JOE AND KATHERINE IN 2009 ALONG WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!!! MICHAEL ABUSED FROM PAINKILLERS AFTER THE PEPSI INCIDENT BUT IN 1993 WENT TO REHAB ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S ADVICE AND SINCE THEN HE NEVER MORE ABUSED OF THE DRUGS - THE CORONER ESTABLISHED THAT THROUGH THE BRAIN TESTS WHICH ALLOW TO KNOW ANY EVENTUAL ADDICTION OR ILLNESS DURING TEH LIFE!!!! IF MICHAEL JACKSON NEEDED MEDICINES WAS BECAUSE HE HAD VITILIGO AND LUPUS HE HAD NO ADDICTION!!!!! THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE HIM APPEAR GUILTY WHEN HE IS NOT AT ALL MICHAEL JACKSON SUFFERED ONLY FROM INSOMNIA NOTHING ELSE HE WAS HAPPY TO LIVE AND WAS POSITIVE ABOUT THE FUTURE!!!!! THIS MORON LOSER LIKE THE OTHERS INCLUDED THE JACKSONS SHOULD BE ASHAMED IF THEY HAD A LITTLE BIT OF DIGNITY AND THEY DON'T HAVE!!!!! THIS MORON IS JUST A DISGRACE EXPLOITER WHO WANTS TO SLANDER MICHAEL JACKSON TO MAKE MONEY JUST LIKE HIS DISGRACEFUL FAMILY!!!! SHAME!!!!!

894 days ago
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Paul    

In 2005, Michael had a long process. Every day he was in court and had to listen to the terrible accusations. MJ was acquitted. G now lives. Nobody helped him as MJ. Others celebrities also knew the child, including known American comedian. This comedian persecuted MJ, telling terrible jokes. That such people to shape public opinion. This media has created a false picture of MJ and the so-called experts. MJ has vitiligo, a skin disease he had. Now it is a fact confirmed. Who now apologize for the years of lies?. Comedian after the death of Michael silent. Why?. No jokes. Very strange. Come on Mr comedian.

894 days ago
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mac the knife    

I said it before & I will say it again.. the real one who cared & loved Michael was BILL BRAY.. who NEVER WROTE A BOOK.. even when t hey had a falling out in the mid- 1990's.

I knew BB-- I could easily tell how much he cared & loved MJ even though I could tell too.. he never tolerated MJ's nonesense. BB was there during all the 'key' moments of MJ's life.. esp during the later yrs.. even when MJ's genitals was photographed by LAPD.. when Mj went to rehab in London.. etc.. often BB was the only companion of MJ.. the sad part was.. when MJ's life was going off the rails.. BB was getting old & even sickly to really protect him from all the sharks & s***bags.

I will always remember them when I last saw them on the set of SCREAM at Universal.. BB was positively sentimental & I shall always remember MJ laughing aloud & his laugh was like peals of bells. he had quite a laugh-- sounding so musical.

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