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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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" Ali go to school you fool and Wacko was a loser" everyone could see your the same fool sitting behind your parents computer stuffing yourself with chips, cookies because you have nothing better to do but make fun of others to make yourself feel better. Your just a failure! Your on this site every single day. I feel sorry for you.

535 days ago


How much more GREEDY can one family get!

535 days ago

wacko was a loser    

I find it hysterical that wacko was a nut bag and so are the few fans he has left. This one is out there and probably a danger to herself and others: Scary **** this one is on at all times:

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Haha Topix? Hey Ali glad you have given a perfect description of yourself. You old hag haha what a loser. Btw my real name is Bella.

535 days ago

wacko was a loser    

Breaking news: Tom Sneddon will be called to testify for AEG.

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Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit — Juror Questionnaire Asks About Drug Use & Molestation Case

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 @ 12:52PM | By jenheger


Prospective jurors in the $40 billion Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit that his mother, Katherine, filed against concert promoter, AEG Live, have been given a 29 page questionnaire to fill out – consisting of 122 questions ranging from the King of Pop’s molestation trial to his alleged drug abuse – is reporting.

The lengthy questionnaire is being given to potential jurors in hopes of finding a fair and impartial panel to hear the case – as part of their defense strategy, AEG is going to present alleged evidence and witnesses to back up their claim that Jackson became dependent on drugs during 2005 when he stood trial on child molestation charges – and that it was around this time his downward spiral into addiction began.

Read The 29-Page Juror Questionnaire

Two groups of 35 potential jurors will be extensively questioned Tuesday as attorneys on both sides begin the grueling process of whittling down the jury pool to the eventual 12 who will sit in judgment.

Question 77 asks, “Have you ever heard/read/seen in the media any stories linking Michael Jackson and prescription drug dependency? If yes, please explain.”

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The questionnaire also asks if jurors are familiar with sleeping pills, Propofol, Diprivan, Valium, or Ativan, and if they know anyone who has been addicted to drugs or alcohol.

The molestation trial features in question 108, “Have you heard/read/seen anything about a 2005 trial/allegations in which Michael Jackson was accused of molesting a child? If yes, please explain.”

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

Katherine Jackson is expected to attend the trial every day and Michael’s two oldest children, Prince Michael, 16, and Paris, 14, are expected to testify. Jackson’s youngest child, Blanket, will not take the stand.

As previously reported, Jackson died just two weeks before his This is It world tour, organized by AEG Live, was set to have kicked off at London’s O2 arena in the summer of 2009 – it was to be the Thriller singer’s much anticipated comeback.

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Attorneys for Jackson’s family maintain that AEG is liable for his death as the concert promoter hired Dr. Conrad Murray to be Jackson’s personal physician throughout the tour — Murray used the powerful surgical anesthetic Propofol to help treat the singer’s insomnia.

In November 2011 Murray was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, and was sentenced to four years in county jail.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson’s Kids: Three Years After His Death

Jury selection could take three weeks, with the trial potentially lasting up to three months.

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Juror Questionaire

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Where can we watch the trial???!!! Team Jackson all the way!

535 days ago


Greed at it's finest right here. Dragging those poor kids to testify smh. Of course the kids will lie and say they never seen their dad do drugs ect. After all the money would be benefiting them to never work a day in their lives. So greedy they already make millions off Michael what more do they need.

535 days ago


I also think this case is a waste of the justice system time really for this dumb greedy family. When there's a lot of other things they can be doing. Justice legal system is a fail.

535 days ago


Why do they have to air everything with this Jackson family. They're nothing but attention seeking whores. I wouldn't be surprised if these kids turn out the same. To bad their dad is dead because everything he taught them is just going to go down the drain.

535 days ago

Dose Of Reality    

The fans wanted this trial because they wanted "answers" and all they'll get is a bunch of stuff they don't want to hear or accept.

If anybody is to be accused of damaging those kids I'll give you a hint at those responsible.
Hint: Their last name is Jackson.

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