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Debbie Rowe

To Testify About

MJ's Shocking Drug Use

7/25/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Debbie Rowe will testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case that MJ was a SECRET, hardcore drug addict for decades -- testimony that could severely damage the Jackson's case.

Sources connected with the trial tell TMZ ... Rowe will be called by AEG Live Tuesday or Wednesday ... and she'll testify that in the '80s and '90s ... she knew Michael was abusing some prescription meds, but had no idea his habit was so out of control.

We're told Rowe will point the finger at her former boss, MJ's go-to doc, Arnie Klein.  Rowe will testify she learned after the fact that Klein had a standing order ... when Michael came to the office he should be injected with Demerol and Vistaril (which makes the Demerol stronger). 

Rowe will say Michael kept the extent of his drug abuse a secret from her -- something that will clearly help AEG, because the company is arguing it had no reason to know Michael was a drug abuser.

Rowe will say she saw Michael on TMZ coming out of Klein's office days before he died -- looking totally out of it.  We're told she will say she called Klein after Michael died and said, "What the f**k did you give him?  He's dead and it's your fault."  She then hung up on him.

Rowe's testimony will further help AEG because she'll say she had no idea Michael was secretly going to surgical offices specifically for the purpose of getting high and going to sleep.

She'll also say she's the only person in Michael's world who could control him -- that she's the only one (including Michael's family) who would say "NO."

The testimony could be critical.  If the jury believes Michael could hide his hardcore drug use, AEG would have no reason to sound an alarm or take preventative action.

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Charles    

I have mixed feelings about Debboe Rowe's testimony. The main one is, if she knew of Michael's out-of-control addition --- why didn't she take the kids away from him? By not DOING anything she enabled Michael to continue using. Michael may have been a phenomenon talent and his fan base may be in the thousands --- but nothing will ever change my opinion that he was a strung out druggie who "put on a show" for the world to see he was a good father. No REAL father would do such a thing, knowing how his children looked up to him.

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vinyl    

Is anyone having trouble "liking" other posts? I click "like" or "hate" and nothing happens.

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63.

Cindy    

She is in a tough position. She still wants to see her daughter, but her testimony might make the family angry.
She is in a no-win position.

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Ronald    

Is she going to 'oink' her testimony?

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Madisonk22    

Cant say this is a surprise. too bad they cant leave him dead and buried. I feel bad for his family but I cant see them wining the wrongful death suit. anytime you have someone rely on doctors and pharmaceuticals for sleep, and to basically function.. you run the risk of having something like this happen. he made choices that were risky and unfortunately it led to his untimely death.

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Karen    

The kids are not even Michaels........ he is not the biological father of ANY of his kids. If they were, they'd look like OBAMA.

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sieben13    

Here goes her chance for another big pay day .

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Jean    

I dont understand, what is news about his drug use?

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bb    

How much is AEG paying Rowe to testify is my question....

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Emily    

I think Ms. Rowe's time would be better spent caring for her little girl, who attempted suicide a while ago. Maybe, if were a little more involved with her children, they wouldn't be in the mess they're in.

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Tamera    

Debbie already confirmed she WASN'T testifying for anyone.

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Goddess    

Rowe should not be allowed to testify in any court until she clean-up her own habits. It takes one to know one.

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sc1432    

If Michael was that hardcore into drugs and was abusing and did for years and years someone would notice of the physical changes of mind and body when your that strung out.
Debbie had NO CONTROL over MJ or he may be alive today. None of this takes away from the fact that Conrad Murray was a HUGE contributor to Michaels downfall to death.
If the family noticed and they did not do anything legal to get someone to order MJ into a program to get clean then something is wrong with them.

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DAPPADAPPADOO    

I bought a voice activated radio for my car. When you say "ROCK" it plays rock. When you say "BLUES" it plays blues. Yesterday some kids ran in front of my car and I yelled "EFFING KIDS" ...and it played Michael Jackson.

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gbtw    

why would she sign her kids over to someone like that? did she not know beforehand? was money always more important? she will have credibility issues, true or not. too bad nobody thinks of doing the right thing until after someone is dead. all his doctors can rot in hell, along with anna nicole smith's doctors.

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