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Michael Jackson

Drug Addict On Trial

4/2/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson's intense and decades-long addiction to powerful prescription drugs will be front and center in his family's wrongful death trial ... which kicks off today.

Katherine Jackson and Michael's 3 kids are suing AEG Live, claiming the company negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray ... who killed MJ with a massive overdose of Propofol.

TMZ broke numerous stories after MJ's death ... revealing how Jackson had at least 19 aliases to score Rx drugs from various doctors.  It was well known in L.A. and Beverly Hills medical circles that MJ would doctor shop to find professionals who would open their surgery centers to give him Propofol.  The doctors -- and dentists -- would justify the drug by saying they needed to put him under for minor procedures, such as acne removal.

We reported in one case ... a famed doctor used a gynecologist's office -- run by a doc who specialized in vaginal rejuvenation -- to perform a minor acne treatment under full anesthesia.

The Jackson family will argue AEG Live had a duty to monitor Murray.  The problem is ... Jackson's the one who found Murray in the first place and that Murray administered Propofol long before the doc signed on to the "This Is It" tour.

AEG has a slew of doctors on its witness list ... to make the case that Jackson's addiction was in full bloom long before it entered the picture.

Katherine and the kids are asking for more than $40 BILLION in damages.

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1smartdumbgirl    

Conrad is not totally to blame her. If he is in jail, then all the other doctors he utilized should be too. Addicts have ways to get people to say yes, they learn it to get what they want. It spirals out of control and nobody talks because everyone is in too deep by then and everyone is confused. Anyone who is put under way too many times will die. To hold one person responsible for the actions of many is wrong. Mj had fault in this too. He allowed the IV to be placed, he sought out many docs. He does have some fault whether his fans want to see it or not.

529 days ago
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1smartdumbgirl    

Money does not heal wounds nor bring back the dead.

529 days ago
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Warrior4MJ    

You guys should think twice about all the stuff spread in the internet about Michael Jackson & his family. Most ppl forget how loving & caring Michael was, what his true message was. And mostly what he all gave to us! We should be thankful - and not abandon him. Always think about him as a true humanitarian with a pure heart! Not weird, not wacko!
Since his passing this crap became worse. Leave his family alone; stop judging in a false way. It’s painful & it’s disgusting. For reading the truth about the trial check following links. Then make your conclusions. Thank you! L.O.V.E. <3

No.1 http://teammichaeljackson.com/archives/8230#.UYEkW1ESAqE.twitter
No.2 http://teammichaeljackson.com/archives/8197#.UYEhXcf6BiE.twitter

517 days ago
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Robyn Hope    

Of course he was addicted !
I was a huge M.J. fan, still am, but never a fan of his private life - you'd have to be deluded not to see that he was seriously addicted - and YES, one can be a fan of his art and not like his personal shena****ns.

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