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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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61.

wacko was a loser    

Since AEG can bring up the fact wacko paid to get off for his crimes against little boys. There are more we don't know yet. You will now. They are testifying at the trial. Also, a few drug dealers we didn't know about. woo hoo!

465 days ago
63.

nan    

From what I heard on CNN, 40 BILLION was a clerical typo..
That amount is ridiculous, jmo,

465 days ago
64.

Myriam    

Michael Jackson was NOT a drug addict, at the autopsy the doctors said his liver was in very good condition, a drug addict has always a liver in bad condition. Stop all these lies, Haters shut up

465 days ago
65.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson was NOT a drug addict per CORONER'S REPORT so what??!! EVERY celebrity has aliases to impede media to know their medical history and Michael Jackson would be a drug addict for this?!?! Thing is that the CORONER already ESTABLISHED THAT HE WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT so AEG cannot prove the opposite to save their disgusting asses!! This is all due to Katherine Jackson's enormous greed, now Michael Jackson has to be put on trial again because both sides have no scruples and again bashed by the media, with his children involved in this trash forced to testify to satisfy Katherine's need to seek money all the time...of course with the pathetic excuse they so want it !!! This is just disgusting!!!

465 days ago
66.

Parker    

Sorry...I hope they throw this lawsuit out....AEG, hired him...and the doctor he wanted...It is not thier job to babysit some drugged out pedophile...If thats the case every drug addict would be anle to sue the company they work for. At some point MJ had to take responsibilty for his actions..and that was death..he was a grown man..and these MJ fanatics are as delusinal as Lindsay Lohan!

465 days ago
67.

Charles     

Katherine Jackson and Michael's 3 kids suing, I wonder if Katherine would be suing if she actually had to pick up the tab? I'm sorry Michael was hooked on drugs but his family are bigger addicts when it comes to money and need more help then he ever needed.

465 days ago
68.

wacko was a loser    

Did some deranged mj fan say they hope the suit is thrown out? Are you that stupid to not know the trial has started? No wonder you are clueless about the truth about your pedo god. how embarassing for you to be that ignorant.

465 days ago
69.

Swtpea    

I love Michael Jackson but he was an adult and made his own decisions, bad as they were. As much as I think Conrad Murray was irresponsible and negligent as a doctor to administer propofol without Michael being monitored, I still feel ultimately it was up to Michael to decide.

465 days ago
71.

bernergirl    

His networth at the time of death was 600 million, where did they get this billion number???

465 days ago
72.

Bell    

For those of you idiots calling MJ a drug addict or pedophile where is your proof? Where are your facts? The FBI. Gov website is full of great information on investigation on MJ. No proof was ever found. He was also proven innocent acquitted of charges. Also feel free to look up his autopsy report he was proven to be healthy at 50 with no damage to his organs other than what the propfol did to him.

465 days ago
73.

Stacy    

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465 days ago
74.

JuanRambo    

$40 Billion, Seriously... That's over doing it... $200 Million up to $1 Billion would of being cool & not laughable...

465 days ago
75.

Cricket    

Let the circus begin. I think $40 billion is ridiculous.

465 days ago
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