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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.

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John    

Fail TMZ..

The bath salts part means crap because they clearly covered up the fact they beat him etc.. if he was wild to the point of that then they needed to beat him because of bath salts then they had no excuse to cover it up...

people doing the right thing have no reason to lie..

648 days ago
17.

Canadasux    

Holy F*K! What are people doing to themselves using sh*t like this?

648 days ago
18.

Sociopaths are Sad    

So here's this guy .. with a job most people would kill for .. especially in this economy .. can probably get any ho gold digger he wants and even some really nice women too. But he doesn't want that .. he wants some new thrills .. he takes bath salts. And .. he tries to get $50 million from the city of LA in the process. SOCIOPATH is what he is. Classic, classic white collar SOCIOPATH.

648 days ago
19.

anya2u    

Well Somebody needed to beat some sense into him. He should be thanking whoever did.

648 days ago
20.

john    

Why are all bankers such dirtbags these days? Especially every one of the Real Estate Morons!!!???
They used to be held in such high esteem.
I guess thats where all the used car salesman low lifes went.

648 days ago
21.

MIKE    

Its no wonder the banking system's are f@#ked up !

648 days ago
22.

nephilyxxx    

I know who can play this guy in a tv movie martin short

648 days ago
23.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

That's really bizarre.

648 days ago
24.

Stacy    

I am so suprised that a "White Collar" fake pos didn't get caught (about the dope) sooner. You know that people close to him suspected he was doing something, come on now really?! THANK YOU helicopter Angel! or karmara what ever you prefer.

648 days ago
25.

CriticXtreme    

Proof positive kids that most businessmen and their companies have committed crimes to get the success that they have. He's on the pauzze drug at your safety and expense. Eff banks.

648 days ago
26.

Kev the Realist    

Great chracter reference for Deutsche Bank. I hope for their sake they fire his ass. He probably has a secuities license and drug use is a moral turpitude violation so why are they being silenty about this. Also, how come main street media has not picked up on this. He is a senior executive with the Bank. Come on guys get real, he is as much an addict as the normal coke head rappers TMZ favors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

648 days ago
27.

David    

And...how does this affect the lawsuit? If I was on the jury, it wouldn't affect my decision to award a huge compensation to this guy.

648 days ago
28.

offtheproperty    

His a multi-millionaire greed-head banker who's robbed the American middle-class blind who now wants to take more from the taxpayers of California because he's such an A-Hole to be running around on Bath Salts. This Jack-azz should be shot immediately.

648 days ago
29.

Spicy mag    

since he was on drugs. Now they can say somebody other than the police beat his ass, he was in no state to identify them. He can't win.

648 days ago
30.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

What in god's name possesses a man in his position to ingest some unknown substance purchased at a head shop? And the fact his lawyers dropped him says tons about the guy...lawyers basically never drop a client unless the client is an absolute loser. And this guy certainly does seem a likely candidate for that label. So sad, and he'll probably lose his well-paying job, too.

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