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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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61.

DrDeMarzo    

"The day MJ passed"??? Passed what? Where? I'm so sick of this term being used when someone dies. Guess what? He didn't "pass" to anywhere, he DIED. He's DEAD. He ceases to exist. He's dust. DEAD. Deal with it and stop using this term to make believe he still exists somewhere. He doesn't. Just because you're so afraid of the reality of death please don't heap this religious B.S. on the rest of us intelligent people. OK, now that I got that off my chest I can go pass into my breakfast, then I'm going to pass into the shower.

351 days ago
62.

Laura    

These sleazy Dr.'s have to accept their responsibility, including Conrad Murray, but Michael was responsible for his own life. He allowed this to go on.

351 days ago
63.

SweetBabyRay    

Justice will be served by the power of Debbie's wolf-moon shirt.

351 days ago
64.

Dana    

1) It has already been determined that you CANNOT become addicted to Propofol. 2) Murray was neglectful in so many ways in this whole situation regardless.

351 days ago
65.

janet    

Jackson had 19 known different names for his drugs. His butt cheeks were so scarred and crusty from so many injections couldn't get a needle in if you tried.


Jackson was a hard core pharm junkie for over 25 years.

351 days ago
66.

gayforliztaylor    

MJ was left to deal with mental illness in the late 1980s.
He started dressing & butchering his nose to look very young & feminine. He hid his sexuality and said kids were "pure" and "all god-like & pure". Apparently, he didn't see anything wrong with murderers & thieves in the news & in his bedroom.
Gavin Arvizo, Evan Chandler & Murray's lives were not his business to judge, according to him.
They didn't bother him.
No one could harm anyone. He was MJ.
Katherine agreed.

Unfortunately, MJ spent all his money on fake sycophant friends, little boys, lawyers, fraud medical & cosmetic doctors, and last but not least the greedy granny Katherine. K

MJ & Katherine could never say no buying fake affection with money.... Look who Katherine's husband was/is.

We're supposed to let kids live in peace with their loving caregivers. We're not supposed to have a brain-damaged troll share his bed with the kids and make his 3 kids pay his doctor.

351 days ago
67.

Gretel    

Any celebrity can find a physician who is a hanger-on who will be a yes-person and do whatever they want done just to be part of their celebrity. Elvis had Dr Nickopolus (sp?), Anna Nicole Smith had the lovely Dr Erosovich (sp?) prescribing drugs in at least three people's names and poor Anna Nicole was so drugged up for so long the amount of prescription drugs in her system would have killed an elephant, and it was her "normal." She was also tended to by a nurse and her husband who I think was an EMT and that poor shell of a woman not only was OD'd but she had a viral pneumonia and abscesses from injection sites in her buttocks. Jacko is just another celeb who found a hanger-on in many other people before Conrad Murray who liked the perks and prestige of being connected to him who would feed his addiction and do whatever MJ asked them to do for their shot at being caught up in the celebrity whirl. It certainly isn't surprising, and it certainly won't be the last.

351 days ago
68.

Barbarascy    

I think the responsible parties for Mr. Jackson's death have already been dealt with. The good doctor is in prison and Michael Jackson is dead. It seems to me that Mr. Jackson had some issues and he sought drugs to help him deal with them. I do believe he had some very serious pain issues with those scalp burns. I have seen pictures and I totally believe that. I think that Mr. Jackson thought that he would be safe because he was dealing with licensed physician. He was wrong and paid the price. When its all said and done Michael Jackson participated in his own demise with the help of a corrupt doctor.

351 days ago
69.

nan    

Wasnt Paul Gongaware , who is with AEG involved in the last tour?
What did he thin Murray was there for , when the man was requesting millions of dollars to be mj doctor , and yet other doctors familiar with his last tour wanted much less but were demanding mj be " clean " of drugs.
I think AEG knew something was up and they are PARTLY responsible for MJ death by enabling and controlling Murray., creating a conflict of interest with his physician and his manager also

If anyone is awarded money , it should be his children , because I think they are the only ones with clean hands in this entire scenario

351 days ago
70.

Bfrankyall    

Jeez being a celebrity sounds like it totally sucks. Hounded by paparazzi, pressured to stay young & thin and so objectified. How sad. All that money can't buy happiness. You might still have a mountain in Maui (a la Oprah) but u gotta sit there alone, in a world of paranoia about who is trying to take your picture, who's trying to steal your money and who is only in your life cause you're famous. I'd prefer my anonymity, my debt and a life I find rewarding rather than being a weird shell of a person living in a world of isolation...just sayin

351 days ago
71.

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351 days ago
72.

Buck Boy    

Michal Jackson killed himself. Whitney Houston killed herself Elvis Presley killed himself. I am so sick and freaking tired of the Jackson's blaming the world for everything. Debbie Rowe is the only honest one of the bunch but for her to say AEG is going to KILL him.....Did they put a gun to his head and force him to sign? ONLY then?

351 days ago
73.

PJ    

OMG...is she ugly.

351 days ago
74.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I know she has a few million dollars but Ms Rowe's shirt looks straight off the Walmart rack.

351 days ago
75.

Grandma S     

I knew when Michael said he could not do all those shows, that AEG was not happy , and then Michael was dead , hum . His children need money to be taken care of and then help with their adult life. Yes AEG had him killed

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