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Debbie Rowe

Breaks Down

Docs Competed to Drug MJ

8/14/2013 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson
's ex-wife Debbie Rowe just broke down in tears while testifying in the MJ wrongful death trial, claiming the singer's doctors held a "pissing match" to outdo each other by giving Jackson the "better" drugs ... a competition that fueled his deadly drug addiction.

On the stand, Rowe pointed the finger at two doctors specifically -- Dr. Arnie Klein and Dr. Steven Hoefflin -- claiming MJ trusted them to prescribe his pain medication, and they consistently tried to one-up the other by giving MJ increasingly stronger doses of painkillers.

Rowe said Dr. Conrad Murray then "got in there and killed him." She added, "I was probably one of the only ones who said no to MJ."

Rowe said MJ had a notoriously low tolerance for pain, which paved the way for the abuse of painkillers like Demerol and Diprivan.

Rowe called Klein and Hoefflin idiots for going back and forth at the same time, trying to outdo each other and not looking out for MJ's best interest.

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msteve    

The Jackson family needs to move on so those children can move on. It isn't IEG or the doctor's fault MJ is dead it's his fault. He was an addict and eventually died because he took too many drugs for too long. MJ did this to himself and to his children. The only people I feel sorry for are his children who keep getting this thrown in their faces and not able to properly heal.

401 days ago
2.

Dak    

I like her. She was the most loyal friend Michael ever had. Hands down. She did everything for him. He wanted to be a single father. This was the person he could trust most in this world.

401 days ago
3.

janet    

The kids whether biological or not. More than likely not is stilll his legal children. They are set no matter what happens.

401 days ago
4.

News Flash     

Who gave the baby doll Propofol? It wasn't breathing.

401 days ago
5.

Googie    

If the Katherine Jackson & the greedy Jackson clan had not sued AEG, Debbie Rowe would not have testified. Debbie Rowe has & would have kept quiet for the sake of her kids, but Jackson are greedy.
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Thank you Jackson for making it possible for us to hear Debbie Rowe's truth.

401 days ago
6.

Fred Farkel    

She is clearly giving honest testimony and the jury will clearly have work to do.


TEAM DEBBIE.

401 days ago
7.

Viv    

Diprivan is NOT a painkiller. It is the brand name of Propofol, which is a sedative used to sedate patients who are intubated. Check your facts, TMZ.

401 days ago
8.

Stephanie    

Michael Jackson killed HIMSELF.

401 days ago
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miss b    

Looks like the Jackson family lost this one,now will they have to pay for AEG's lawyers?

401 days ago
10.

Donka Do Ball    

Is there any point when MJ is responsible for his own actions? I understand holding Murray liable for his gross negligence, but going after AIG seems a bit of a stretch except that have deep pockets.

401 days ago
11.

HumanNature    

AEG STILL KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!


AEG DREW UP THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT FOR CONRAD MURRAY!!!!


AEG DICTATED TO THEIR EMPLOYEE, CONRAD MURRAY!!!!!


THOSE DAMNING "EMAILS" FROM AEG SAID IT ALL!!!!!

401 days ago
12.

HumanNature    

TMZ


STOP MISLEADING YOUR READERS


Propofol (Diprivan) - This medicine causes a person to relax or sleep (be unconscious) before and during a surgery. Also given to people in an intensive care unit (ICU). This medicine is a type of anesthetic.


Meperidine (Demerol) - Treats pain. This medicine is a narcotic pain reliever.


TMZ WROTE:

Rowe said MJ had a notoriously low tolerance for pain, which paved the way for the abuse of painkillers like Demerol and Diprivan.


THESE DRUGS ARE NOT IN THE SAME CATEGORY OF DRUGS


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401 days ago
13.

chicagoannie    

I looked thru those 150 scene pics - I'd say Debbie is right. Klein and the other one's names are all over dozens of different prescriptions. God, he was a mess. I don't know how MJ was even able to walk around. Doctors with integrity don't feed an addict's drug problem.

401 days ago
14.

Humannature    

And TMZ Crashes Again.

401 days ago
15.

mj fan forever    

FIRST OFF Michael Jackson was NOT a drug addict as the Coroner stated and testified and she does NOT have a say in regarding Michael Jackson's health!!! And what does it mean a "low tolerance for pain"??!! Michael Jackson suffered a serious burn scalp which led to a serious pain!!! She was always a nobody in Michael Jackson's life and now is on the stand with her fake tears for AEG in order to help them to avoid to pay out. Pathetic!!! Another money-grubber willing to do and say anything for money!! NO surprise there.

401 days ago
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