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Debbie Rowe To Testify

MJ Abused Propofol

12 Years Before Death

8/14/2013 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Jackson was not only addicted to powerful drugs 12 years before he died ... at least twice in the late 90s doctors misused a drug similar to Propofol so MJ could sleep through the night ... and we've learned that's exactly what MJ's former wife Debbie Rowe will tell the jury today.

Sources familiar with Debbie Rowe's testimony tell TMZ ... Rowe -- who will be called to the stand by AEG Live -- views herself as a hostile witness, because she feels AEG is largely responsible for MJ's death.

We've learned Rowe will testify ... in 1997 doctors administered Diprivan (a form of Propofol) to Michael in a Munich, Germany hotel room.  We're told Rowe will say the drug was administered specifically so Michael could sleep.  There was a full medical staff present and MJ slept under the influence of the drug for 8 hours.  This occurred on 2 days, either consecutive or 1 day apart.

The testimony is significant because AEG is trying to show MJ was the master of his own fate and had misused Propofol for years.

But we've learned Rowe will also say while she was married to MJ she never saw him as a raging drug addict.  She will testify he was addicted to Demerol ... which he used to deal with the pain and anxiety from scalp surgeries after being horribly burned.  She says when she left Michael in July, 1997, he was not an out-of-control addict.  In fact, he had gone to rehab and was open about it.

As TMZ first reported, Rowe injected Michael in the buttocks with Demerol and Vistaril several times while she worked for Dr. Arnold Klein -- MJ's closest doctor and confidante.  Rowe had no idea in the last months of MJ's life Klein injected the singer with Demerol scores of times.

We've learned if asked ... Rowe will say she was horrified when she saw a TMZ video of Michael looking totally out of it as he left Dr. Klein's office days before he died.  The day MJ passed, Rowe will testify she called Klein and said, "You killed him.  What did you give him?" 

We're told Rowe wants to tell the jury ... when the "This Is It" tour was announced and she heard the breakneck concert schedule, she told her shrink, "They're [AEG] gonna kill him."

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Jordan    

This trial was over with for Katherine Jackson before it ever started. No evidence that AEG is responsible for her sons death, And saying MJ last 2 tours lost money i do not know how she will ever prove he would have been worth 40 billion at the time of his death when he was over 600 million in debt.

436 days ago
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News Flash     

MJ was a grown man and responsible for his own addictions. People need to stop blaming others for his disobedience.

436 days ago
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Jordan    

When AEG said that Celine Dion Was a better investment than MJ. In the Context of making money Celine Dion in the Same Time Spand as Michael Jacksons last 2 Tours, Celine Grosses over $60...0 billion for AEG, and Michael lost over $550 million, so in that context Celine was much Bigger than Michael Jackson.

436 days ago
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News Flash     

Face it MJ was a nut case. 5150

436 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

MJ how in the hell did you ever have sexxx with Tonya Harding?....You could have had any women you wanted to have kids with?...RIP your songs will always be a part of us and they will live on forever! Thank you!

436 days ago
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chuckie    

Debbie Rowe needs to get a life.if she knew MIchael was in danger why did she tell HER SHRINK would she not have told police considering if was illegal or did she just want to wait to try inch her way back into prince & paris' life at their hardest point.

436 days ago
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Jordan    

By her own admission Debbie Rowe Injected MJ with Demerol for no reason, so she helped in killing Michael Jackson and she should be prosecuted for involuntary manslaughter.

436 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

She willingly had babies for a drug addict. SUPER!

436 days ago
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Kookla    

Good for Debbie !

436 days ago
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News Flash     

MJ "allegedly" abused his own penis, sticking it in every hole in the house. All the door knobs were removed, all that showed were holes for MJ to hit. He was one perverted SOB "allegedly."

436 days ago
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News Flash     

Debbie Rowe is the only sane one in the bunch. She injected him because she was a nurse. I don't believe they had sex. He liked little boys to much.

436 days ago
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dale12    

Randy Jackson has said that his brother, MJ was a drug addict. And for years they had tried to set up interventions for MJ, but never succeeded.

436 days ago
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uruseless    

She looks like Dr. Arnold Klein in drag.

436 days ago
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don pablo     

She was nothing before she met Michael Jackson. He made her independently wealthy, and she's still miserable.

436 days ago
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don pablo     

I just want to know how he passed the physical, and why the good doctor Murray didn't do his job. Remember, first do no harm. 2nd, learn CPR, lol.

436 days ago
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