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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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jackmama311    

drug fueled pedophile.

513 days ago
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michaelbundy    

40 billion? Are you serious? I know the guy made a lot of money but I'm pretty sure he never cracked the billion dollar mark. Even if he didn't die I'm pretty sure he wasn't going to make 39 billion in the remainder of his life.

513 days ago
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Ace    

40 Billion won't be much in a few years with inflation, they should have asked for a even Trillion.

513 days ago
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LAPartyMcSage    

Yeah, but it took a Big Pharma med quack to poison MJ to sleep forever. Jackson was enabled by his MD pusher. When (insert magic mineral supplement here) could have saved his life.

513 days ago
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Swords Woman    

Let me, as a recovering drug fiend, tell you all something. When we are in the throws of our disease, we will say & do anything to get that next fix. MJ WAS a DRUG ADDICT, & although the doc was wrong for fueling his addiction...knowing damned well he had a problem, MJ was responsible for his own actions...Period! Knowing the truth about addiction as I do, & now being a counselor at a treatment center, I see this time & again with patients.

513 days ago
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942903    

$40 Billion is just ****ing ridiculous.

513 days ago
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Danielle123    

Thank you for finally using the terms addict and addiction for all of these delusional MJ fans 🙌. MJ sought out Murray as well as a plethora of other doctors who would give him the high dosages he wanted. His mother needs to accept that, his children need to accept that and his fans need to accept that.

513 days ago
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pix    

I am on AEG side on this suite. The guy was a drug addict on a death wish. I have sympathy for the kids not MJ a drug addict.

513 days ago
10.

ray    

SERIOUSLY, why are you still forcing this drug addict pedo on us?

513 days ago
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iHawkk    

What the hell....40 billion! Greedy bastards

513 days ago
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obvious    

the verdict is in...a drug addict .....will molest.

513 days ago
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wacko was a loser    

This suit is such a joke. 40 billion?? Wacko wouldn't have made 400 bucks he was constantly on drugs and didn't show up for rehearsals. Hope this suit exposes him more.

513 days ago
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tresh    

Every single doctor that prescribed MJ drugs should receive the same punishment as any drug dealer from the street!

513 days ago
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LK    

KATHY DESERVE SQWAT & THE KIDS WILL BE JUST FINE .
THIS FAMILY IS JUST GREEDY & SICK AS KATRASHINES !! SMH .
THEY WILL LOSE THIS COURT CASE & IT WILL JUST MAKE MJ LOOK WORSE THAN HE ALREADY DID . AEG WILL END UP FORKING OVER A VERY MUCH SMALLER AMOUNT OF CASH . IF ANY .

513 days ago
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