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Bank Media Honcho

Snag in Brutality Lawsuit

He's a Bath Salts Addict

10/15/2012 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Deutsche Bank honcho who claims LAPD officers beat the holy hell out of him back in May contacted police 2 days before the alleged beating and confessed he was addicted to bath salts. 

TMZ obtained audio ... recorded moments after Brian Mulligan flagged down a Glendale police officer on May 13th -- claiming a helicopter was following him.

FYI -- Mulligan is the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the bank.

In the audio -- released by the LAPD -- the officer can be heard explaining to Mulligan that there were NO helicopters, and Mulligan was just imagining them.

Mulligan then admits he had recently taken a hallucinogen called "White Lightning" -- a commercial name for "bath salts" -- and appeared to be under the effects of the drug.

When pressed, Mulligan says the last time he took the drug was "two weeks ago" ... but admitted he'd used the drug 20 times since purchasing the stuff at a head shop.  He said the first time he experimented he felt like his face was melting off.

Eventually, Mulligan calmed down ... and the cop let him go. 

As we reported, Mulligan claims LAPD officers beat him to a bloody pulp on May 15th -- just two days after the helicopter conversation -- and filed a $50 million claim against the City of L.A.  The bath salts revelation could torpedo his case because a jury could well believe Mulligan was out of control and LAPD used reasonable force to subdue him.

So far, no lawsuit has been filed, and we're told both of Mulligan's lawyers -- Valerie Wass and J. Michael Flanagan -- have since dropped him as a client.

47 COMMENTS

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1.

KnuckleDragger    

Um...ya' got something stuck to your nose, dude!

648 days ago
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LDB    

He has that druggie look

648 days ago
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pbtos    

2weeks dafter? when isn`t a choper flyn LA

648 days ago
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pbtos    

chops with out LA cops backup?WTF

648 days ago
5.

Jen    

Seriously?? Bath salts?? What happened to just smoking a joint?

648 days ago
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lynn    

So has anyone actually figured out what "bath salts" are yet? The stuff they sell in head shops is labelled "incense" but it seems to be what people are referring to. Where did bath salts come from?

648 days ago
7.

Jason     

Finally a nice police officer.

648 days ago
8.

Wow ...    

That explains a lot.

648 days ago
9.

taz    

I will never understand what possesses a person to ingest an unknown substance made by people you wouldn't even allow to cook your food. This guy will probably be naked-face-eating within the week, trust!

648 days ago
10.

zlul    

Somehow I doubt he'll lose this case. Even if he was addicted to bath salts, they have no evidence he was on bath salts at the time of the attack.

Secondly, how exactly are the cops going to explain why they took him to a hotel and beat the crap out of him in one of the rooms?

648 days ago
11.

Jay W.     

Deutsche Banks finest!

648 days ago
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tamara    

Guess he doesn't watch the news much. It makes you eat people. yikes that was creepy

648 days ago
13.

Krysalys    

You're right, your lawyer WILL kill you.

648 days ago
14.

L    

Was his face melting off in a good way or a bad way? LOL

648 days ago
15.

static    

I knew there was more to the story, serves the miserable prick right.

648 days ago
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