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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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286 COMMENTS

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121.

HumanNature    

NOBODY KNOWS "SH!T" ABOUT THE KING!!!!!


JUST ALLEGATION, SPECULATION, RUMORS, INNUENDOS, GOSSIP, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY "LIES


LET THE TRIAL BEGIN AND SEE WHERE THE "POOP" LANDS!!!!!

RIGHT ON AEG ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!

546 days ago
122.

Poopsi47    

Aeg knew michael could not do this tour, He was mess, frangil, sometimes drunk miss alot of rehersals

546 days ago
123.

OhWell    

We reported in one case ... a famed doctor used a gynecologist's office

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Ah-Ha,


Proof MJ WAS A Shemale.

546 days ago
125.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" PLEADING THE FIFTH


SPEAKS "VOLUME" TOWARDS AEG!!!!!!!!


THOSE DAMNING "EMAILS"!!!!!


SHOWS THAT AEG WAS IN "CHARGE AND ENLARGE"!!!!!!!


THE "QUACK" TOOK HIS ORDERS FROM RANDY PHILLIPS/CEO AEG!!!!!!!!

546 days ago
126.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK' DID NOT TAKE THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE!!!!!!


NOW, HIS CLOAKING BEHIND THE "FIFTH"!!!!!!!


WHATCHA HIDING "QUACK"??????

546 days ago
127.

MiMi    

Will Katherine Jackson Regret Suing AEG Over Michael's Death?


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Jury selection began today in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit his mother Katherine recently brought against concert promoter AEG. If all goes according to plan, the festivities should last about three months, at which point the lucky members of the general public chosen to hear the case will get to decide whether or not to give Katherine and the rest of MJ’s surviving family members the billions (not a typo) she’s asking for, or whether to point the finger at the deceased pop star for essentially being an enabler in his own death.

It’s easy to see why Katherine decided to file this lawsuit. His tragic death not only deprived the world of arguably the greatest entertainer of all-time, it deprived his children of a father and his surviving family members of lucrative revenue streams. There’s no calculating exactly how much money he would have made had he lived another forty years, but suffice it to say, the figure likely would have been in the multiple billions.

Unfortunately, proving he would have made a lot of money and proving concert promoter AEG is responsible for that lost revenue are two different arguments entirely. Katherine and her lawyers will attempt to argue the company is responsible because it allowed Dr. Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter, to take care of MJ. AEG, on the other hand, will argue Murray was Jackson’s personal doctor well before the singer signed a touring contract and even more disappointingly, Jackson was a habitual prescription drug abuser who shopped doctors and used all kinds of aliases in order to feed his addiction.

There’s a possibility Katherine and all of Michael’s kids will make a lot of money form this lawsuit. There’s also basically a guarantee that they will spend the next few months of their lives listening to all of the ways Michael screwed up during his life. Considering how wealthy they already are, a potential victory might not even be worth it.

http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Katherine-Jackson-Regret-S...

546 days ago
128.

HumanNature    

I MEANT "HE'S"


TYPO

546 days ago
129.

Mother Nature    

So many fingers pointing in so many directions.

This is going to be an interesting trial!

546 days ago
130.

Faye    

HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THIS FAMILY NEED!!!!!! MJ has been dead nearly 4 yrs. I don't think his kids are interested in suing AEG, this trial or the money

546 days ago
131.

HumanNature    

JUSTICE 4 MJ

546 days ago
133.

Pegasus    

Murray is

546 days ago
134.

Pegasus    

Murray is SUCH A LIAR!!!!! Won't take the stand at his own trial - but chooses instead to talk to someone in the hopes of getting a book deal. Why didn't he speak up at his own trial? God knows, he was given the opportunity! Now, he is going to plead the fifth at the AEG trial but chooses instead to speak in an interview. Right! What about him leaving Michael so that he could talk to his girlfriend?

546 days ago
135.

Luz    

Michael''s death cir***stances has brought a lot of awareness on the pressures and conditions artists are handled by the honchos, and it will bring positive change on that. Again, even after death, Michael is changing the world to make it a better place.

546 days ago
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