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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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Pegasus    

Bookie Betting Johnny Depp Will Play Michael Jackson in Biopic - Forbes
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Paddy Power out of the U.K. has Depp at 4 to 1 to play Jackson.

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mymjj5.    

Bookie Betting Johnny Depp Will Play Michael Jackson in Biopic - Forbes
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Paddy Power out of the U.K. has Depp at 4 to 1 to play Jackson.
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That JD angle for him to portray michael has been around for a while........it's silly. if there's an inkling of truth to it, Johnny should not do this. After TII & (hopefully TII2) there shouldn't be any films about his life. The fans had the pleasure of the original for decades. No need for an actor to tell us the Michael Jackson Story...(jmo)......it's needless over saturation of his life...(imo)

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Pegasus    

Dr. Conrad Murray's Video Interviews Could Haunt Him At Sentencing HearingDr. Conrad Murray's Video Interviews Could Haunt Him At Sentencing Hearing
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WENNBy Jen Heger,
Radar Legal Editor

Dr. Conrad Murray's decision to participate in a do***entary about the Michael Jackson death trial could be used at his sentencing hearing on November 29, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The convicted felon sat down with the Today Show before being found guilty of killing Jackson on June 25, 2009.

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“I don't feel guilty, because I did not do anything wrong, I am very, very sorry for the loss of Michael... Michael is a personal friend. It's heartfelt. It's been painful," Murray told Savannah Guthrie.

Murray's interview with Guthrie, and a British reporter, as well as the do***entary which aired in the U.S. on MSNBC last Friday, could be played by the District Attorney at the sentencing hearing.

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"The DA is considering playing excerpts of Murray's interviews. It's admissible, and completely legal. It's very compelling evidence, as Murray told the investigating officers a very different series of events that took place, than what he revealed during what was aired on television,” a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com.

“Walgren hasn't decided if he is going to play the interviews, but it only makes his case stronger that Judge Pastor should sentence Murray to four years in state prison because of his inability to tell the truth, on a consistent basis."

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the executors of Jackson's estate, John Branca and John McClain, blasted NBC for airing the do***entary. The executors fired off a letter to the network which said, "No sooner was Conrad Murray ordered led away in handcuffs after his conviction on manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson than we discovered your MSNBC network inexplicably will showcase him in primetime Friday night as if he is worthy of celebrity.

DO***ENT: Michael Jackson Estate Fire Off Blistering Letter Over Conrad Murray Do***entary

“Dr. Murray's victim, Michael Jackson was a loving father, an incredible talent and someone who had much left to give the world. Dr. Murray is a convicted felon who a judge felt compelled to have placed in handcuffs and jailed immediately after the jury delivered its verdict. He is not someone NBC Universal should be giving a platform on a prime-time pedestal."

The do***entary also highlighted the bickering between Murray's lawyers, Ed Chernoff and Michael Flanagan. RadarOnline.com was first to report that during the trial, things had gotten so bad between the two lawyers, that Chernoff, who lives in Houston, moved out of Flanagan's Southern California home. Chernoff had been staying with Flanagan to save his client money.

During one shocking scene of the do***entary, Flanagan says, "F**k you," to Chernoff during an argument over the defense strategy. Murray criticized Flanagan by saying, "I take offense when my damn attorney is not prepared for that man," referring to prosecution witness Dr. Alon Steinberg.

Stay tuned to RadarOnline.com for developments on this story.

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New York,London and Abu Dhabi.AN Investor group comprised of Sony Corporation of America(SCA) in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson,Mubadala development company,PJSC,Jynwei Capital Limited,the Backstone group's GSO,Capital Partners LP and David Geffen(the Group) announced today the execution of a definitive agreement,whereby the Group will aquire EMI Music Publishing from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citigroup.Inc(Citi) for a total of 2.2 billion.

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions,including regulatory approvals.Following the acquisition Sony/ATV Music Publishing and it's strong and experienced management team will help oversee EMI Music Publishing on behalf of the Group.Sony/ATV Music Publishing is co-owned by subsidiaries of SCA and trusts formed by the Estate of Michael Jackson.EMI Music Publishing is a world leading popular music publisher with a vast collection of musical compositions and a roster of highly talented song writers.

Read more:www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111114005616/en/Sony-Corp-UK-Regulatory-Announcement-INVESTOR-GRO.

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