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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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anya2u    

Doesn't seem to me that she had any control over him at all. If she did say "no" he obviously didn't listen. Maybe she did, though, and that's why he got rid of her.

401 days ago
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Max Smart    

How about giving her a chance to get on the stand and testify before you try to tell us what she is going to say? I realise that TMZ likes to think of themselves as the world's foremost MJ newsbreaker, but I very much doubt that even Harvey can time travel to the future.

401 days ago
3.

Karma    

I highly doubt he would take orders or listen to Debbie Rowe she was only around to have his kids and when that was no longer possible/ desirable she was shut out.

MJ was responsible for ALL his actions, drugs, little boys, monkeys, surgery, masks, dolls and baby pics in his bedroom. He was a sick man who's dark side is ignored by his "fans" This trial is a massive waste of time brought about by a money hungry clan who like MJs fans refuse to see the truth about what kind of demon MJ really was.

401 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

Jackson lawyers are so fake. Who are they fooling?
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
(AEG Live has said no one was allowed in Michael Jackson’s bedroom.)
“Every time I went there, I went into his bedroom,” she said.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish asked whether Katherine Jackson ever visited the Carrolwood Drive mansion. She said yes, and she went into his bedroom.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She said she called AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and Tohme Tohme and told them he couldn’t do the shows the way they had them scheduled.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
It was then that Panish asked Mrs. Jackson about whether her son could perform the 50 scheduled “This Is It” shows.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She said she thought it was funny, but it was just a joke. She said 50 isn’t that old, and you necessarily don’t feel old at 50.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
He moved on, asking her about a deposition clip that was played in which she described her son saying he didn’t want to be on stage at 50.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Katherine Jackson looked pained as she described her son as humble.
Panish asked if she was OK. She said yes.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish then asked Mrs. Jackson about losing her son and she started to break down. “That’s the worst thing that can happen to a person.”
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
“He gave me everything,” she said. Panish asked about gifts. Cars, jewelry and a mobile home were mentioned as MJ's gifts to his mom.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
He then asked whether she was financially dependent on her son. “Michael took care of me, my every need, my every want,” she said.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish then read a poem that Michael Jackson wrote for his mother. She said it made her cry when she first received it.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She said she didn’t notice that her son was especially thin, but added that he was wearing a jacket at the party.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
It wasn’t actually their anniversary, she said. “I think Janet just named it that so we could have a party,” she said.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish asked Mrs. Jackson about seeing her son at a party in May 2009. It was billed as a 60th anniversary party for her and Joe Jackson.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She mentioned speaking to him again about it when he was living in Las Vegas. “He promised, he kept saying, ‘I’m OK,’” Mrs. Jackson said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
“When we went out there, Michael was fine,” Katherine Jackson said. She said she could never prove that he had a problem.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She said she went to his house one time because her children were pushing for an intervention. She didn’t want to go, she said.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Mrs. Jackson said she knew he was taking pain pills. She said she dropped in on him unannounced and never saw any signs of misuse.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish asked whether she ever saw her son abuse medications. She said she didn’t, but she heard about it from her other children.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She said her son trusted his doctors and mentioned Dr. Allan Metzger was one of his primary care physicians.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She mentioned that Michael Jackson’s scalp had been burned, he had back pain. She also mentioned his Vitiligo.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
The questioning then turned to darker issues, with Panish asking Mrs. Jackson about her son’s pain and medical conditions.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Mrs. Jackson said her grandchildren loved Neverland. Strangers didn’t believe them when they said they had giraffes and elephants as pets.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
The Neverland video also showed the train station, which Michael Jackson named Katherine in honor of his mother.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
It also featured the candy stand. Mrs. Jackson said that her son finally had his candy stand, an allusion to his childhood game.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
After this, Panish showed a clip of Neverland Ranch, complete with music that played at the property. The video showed the rides, zoo.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish: “Did he get the door slammed in his face?”
Katherine Jackson: “Lots of times. They never knew who it was.”

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Katherine Jackson said she didn’t recognize him until he said, “It’s me mother.” They then went out and knocked on people’s doors.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
He also wore a disguise when they went out to speak to people about being Jehovah’s Witnesses, Katherine Jackson said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
One time was on the set of his short film “Ghost.” She visited the set and was greeted by a white man. It was MJ, in makeup.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She recounted a couple incidents in which her son Michael disguised himself and she didn’t realize it was him.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Mrs. Jackson said he surprised her by fixing up that room in that way. He also put up a plaque with a poem to his mom that's still there.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She discussed her son remodeling Hayvenhurst for her, and taking family photos and blowing them up to hang in his dance rehearsal space.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish asked whether success got to her son’s head. “No,” she replied. “Michael was the most humble person around.”

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She mentioned that Michael lived at the family home at Hayvenhust until he was 30 years. He practiced dancing in a room above the garage.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Michael Jackson would write notes about how many records he wanted to sell from each album. She said his notes would come true.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish then asked her about MJ’s practice of writing notes. He “wrote notes to himself all the time,” she said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Katherine Jackson said her grandson Prince is a better student than Michael was, though. Panish played a clip from “The Wiz.”

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
She told the jury that her son liked art and that some of his drawings had been sold. She mentioned his songwriting as well.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
“My son is not lazy,” Katherine Jackson said. “You don’t get to be the biggest” _ she paused for several seconds _ “by being lazy.”
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Panish asked Katherine Jackson whether her son sat around and watched TV. No, she said.
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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
It was a friend’s pit bull that they were watching, and the dog bit off a chunk of Randy’s arm, Katherine Jackson said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 19 Jul
Katherine Jackson also related why her son disliked dogs. She said it was because one badly bit his brother Randy when they were children.

401 days ago
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KARMA K    

Wonder if this will affect her relationship with her daughter,Paris! I think Debbie should keep her mouth shut! It will only make her look worse,because she was married to MJ, had 2 of his kids and the needle pusher! Now she claims to no nothing about his drug use, and she was his nurse and was told what meds to give him! I think the law suit is BS,,and katherine should get nothing,and Debbie should STFU, for her kids sake!

401 days ago
6.

TheRealDeal    

And the crazy heifer turned over custody of her two kids to a drug abuser? Man, this sick saga just keeps getting better and better. Debbie Rowe is a horrible excuse for a human being, she should never get custody of Paris. A pedophile for father, a greedy cow for a mother, it's no wonder Paris is where she's at today.

401 days ago
7.

CN    

Since Debbie is spilling the beans on Arnie Klein, she might as well publicly acknowledge that he's Prince's bio dad. Or not. It's obvious at this point.

401 days ago
8.

gayforliztaylor    

Jackson denied that he held the kids over the balcony. He held Prince twice above a window.
He made the kids wear huge green Mardi Gras MASKS while he talked in a high pitch Caucasian female voice. He had photos of the kids in tabloids but then he claimed that stalkers were going to
chase after him & kill them all.
He said no one remembered the kids' faces and he "protected & educated them about self-respect". LMAO
He couldn't raise kids for a decade with nannies.
Bodyguards were on the news being sycophants to cash in on interviews. Jacko expected bodyguards & Katherine to care for Wacko's kids? LMAO

Everyone, including Jackson, deceived Debbie.
She couldn't take her years back with the kids, despite all the money in the world.

Jackson was unable to take care of himself.
He was drugged up during concert rehearsals (not concerts), lived half his life in search of Demerol to escape his pathological need to manipulate many people in his life.
He took sedatives to enjoy coma, which he insisted was real sleep.
He realized he lied about Propofol because
he refused to tell anyone that he'd rather die than
admit he failed to rehearse (not do concerts),
was mentally ill,, neglecting his kids, & fearful of media humiliation in 2009.
That's why he begged AEG to keep him onstage.

He butched his nose to get the painkiller Demerol & Propofol. It's clear that he didn't get his nose disfigured because he looked better.

He had the intelligence of a perverted teen pedophile & hoped he could spend the rest of his life sleeping around boys in his bedroom.

At Neverland, because Jackson refused to have criminal background checks to protect his own children's safety, there would've been many court cases, both from business people & Neverland families.
He got fooled by himself & didn't know when a lie ended & the truth began.
The pathetic drug-free test & physical exam were obviously for tricking AEG, then he got the criminal "friend doctor" to inject Propofol. He was lucky to live that long because he was a monster to his kids. Jekyll & Hyde.
If Debbie was so selfish, she wouldn't have let him be a father. He BETRAYED HER with his lies because he took advantage of her fame worship of him. MJ fought her to get the kids away from her. He went to Ireland & Bahrain & avoided any contact between her & the kids.
If MJ was such a loving person, he wouldn't have had fake marriages to make him look like he enjoyed female sex. One marriage was to the daughter of pedophile Elvis Presley.

401 days ago
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hellowendy1126    

Vistaril does NOT make Demerol stronger. it's an anti-emetic or anti-vomiting drug that is injected with Demerol because pain medication can make you nauseous or throw up. the only thing it does is make you drowsy, which i guess can make you feel like the Demerol is stronger.

401 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

Katherine Jackson said she had heard from her other children that Michael Jackson was abusing prescription medication, but she didn't know what to believe. She said she visited him in Las Vegas a few years ago to ask him about it.

"He promised, he kept saying, 'I'm OK,'" she told the jury. "Sometimes the mothers are the last to know."

She said she told her son, "I don't want to hear on the news that you're not here anymore."

She did not say when the meeting occurred.

Under questioning by Putnam, she said it had been difficult to see and hear unflattering descriptions of her son.

"It hurts to sit here and listen to all these things," Jackson said. "To listen to how sick my son was and nobody was trying to help him."

She said an email written by Paul Gongaware, a top AEG Live executive, that described her son as lazy was especially hurtful.

"My son is not lazy. You don't get to be the biggest," she said, pausing, "by being lazy."

She broke down as she described the day her son died and learning the news from another of her son's managers, Frank Dileo.

"I just started screaming," she said, crying and clutching a tissue in one of her hands.

Katherine Jackson said she had never met Murray before her son's death. She said she saw him pacing at the hospital and had to inquire who he was.

"My son needed another doctor, not Dr. Murray," she said.

The former cardiologist was convicted in 2011 and remains jailed.

Putnam asked Katherine Jackson about her decision to sue AEG Live. She said she didn't discuss it with her children or her grandchildren before filing the lawsuit.

"This was your decision alone," Putnam said.

She said it was.---

She lied so much to protect the pedophile's squeaky clean image.

He wasn't lazy to her?
We're expected to believe her and
think he wouldn't go to rehearsals because he "nonchalantly didn't want to show he was dying" ?
He'd become humiliated when the media would've found out his inability to moonwalk & lip synch.

Didn't he refuse to hire a doctor for sleeping disorders?
We know why... The doctors would've sent him into the psychiatric ward and called the police for his Propofol abuse.

401 days ago
11.

NOT ELMO    

i'm waiting for paris jackson to turn 18 to make my move.....lol

401 days ago
12.

Googie    

Debbie Rowe's testimony will be interesting. I believe that while she lived with Michael, she had some influence on him. She was he mother of his children & he listened to her more than the rest of his greedy family.
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Will be waiting to hear what she says on the stand.

401 days ago
13.

KellyBFan    

drug addicts & pushers, alcoholics, pedophiles, rapists, wife beaters, child abusers, whores, etc ... hey, those are hollywood's and the media's icons and models for the american people

401 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    


ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 23 Jul
"I know we don't hire doctors," Meglen said. He was not involved in a day-to-day details.


ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 23 Jul
"AEG does not pay doctors," Meglen said. "We do not hire doctors, we could advance on behalf of artists."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 23 Jul
Regarding the Rolling Stones, Meglen said the doctor worked for the band, which means worked for principals and band members.
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"AEG paid the per-show operating expense to CDA production who in turn paid the doctor," Meglen said about Celine Dion.
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Meglen said he does not know if Dion's doctor set her schedule up.
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"AEG did not have a contract with Celine's doctor," Meglen said. They did not negotiate the doctor's payment, could not fire the doctor.

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Panish: Is it common at the executive committee to talk about the artist's doctor?
Meglen: No, that's not common
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He said just because Murray agreed to money offer by MJ via Gongaware does not mean a deal was consummated.
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"We do not consider a deal done until there's an executed contract," Meglen said.
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"Our policy is we do not have a deal until we have a signed contract," Meglen explained.
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Panish: You never proposed a MJ show when he was alive?
Meglen: I asked if Michael was interested in doing a Celine-type show and he said no

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 23 Jul
Meglen said there were no endorsements deal for the This Is It tour. Bina said she had no more questions at this time.

401 days ago
15.

SJP    

Weird that she's testifying for the opposite side her precious Paris testified for. But Debbie loves money so I'm sure AEG bought her. BUT I DO BELIEVE EVERY WORD SHE SAID. So at least finally money has made her speak the truth! As opposed to all the lies and silence she's been using since being on Jackon's pay roll.

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