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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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76.

gayforliztaylor    

Most huge celebs had no trouble with their personal issues. They didn't have big psychotic childish episodes that went on for decades.

MJ couldn't deal with having dwindling finances & no worship.
He thought crowds were going to bow down to him & idolize his child obsession.
He thought he could collect $20 million for just lip synching & imitating his old moonwalk.

No normal intelligent doc was allowed near him.
He knew he'd be in prison if he bribed more real doctors to agree with his dangerous lies.

Murray did not communicate with AEG because he was also mentally disturbed.
No one survived with no sleep for 3 weeks & he knew Murray was no sleep doctor.
He was just desperate for cash because Katherine & her mooching nephews/nieces were being kicked out of Hayvenhurst with no house payment.

Even after Ortega asked Murray & MJ why MJ was sick & not talking, no one admitted there was Propofol.

MJ passed the drug test, then he started to inject Propofol. He knew exactly what he was doing. He was a hypochondriac. The nurse gave him the medical book that clearly stated that Propofol was not an REM sleep sedative and it was a deadly sedative if anyone didn't use it in the hospital for rare operations/procedures. He read it & refused to listen to her. He continued callling her to give him Propofol.

He promised huge money to get Murray to do exactly what he wanted.
Nobody injected Propofol to do concerts in history. If everyone knew it was being used, there would've been no concert plan or rehearsal.

406 days ago
77.

Lips    

Well duhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loved MJ I really did and still do he was and will forever be the King. In my opinion the worlds greatest entertainer ever. But he had issues and dealt with them in all the wrong ways. I have enver once thought he did anything to those boys, He was a child himself. He just never grew up. For him it was all about having fun, the kids and his fans. WHyhis family won't let go of all of this is beyond me. They helped kill him. They stood by and let him do whatever he wanted to do as long he footed the bills for thier way of life.

406 days ago
78.

sped    

No creo que se tenga que juzgar si tomaba para el dolor o para dormir, mucha gente lo hace y nadie dice nada. Uno es dueño de si mismo, pero en este caso hubo negligencia por parte del doctor que se encuentra en prisión y por parte de AEG que solo vieron En Michael una forma de ganar dinero sin pensar en su salud.
La gente habla por hablar y los medios sensacionalistas como este se aprovechan de la ignorancia de los demás y hacen gala del sensacionalismo que les caracteriza.

AEG y Murray son responsables de la muerte de Michael, aun así sería bueno dejarle en paz y poner fin a este circo que no va a resucitar a Michael.

406 days ago
79.

chicagoannie    

What is with the urine collection bottle - half full and red? Why was MJ's urine being collected - looks like kidney failure to me. Those pics are very sad. So many different kinds of drugs, IV stuff, oxygen tanks. And the entire place is mess. Wow. Looks almost like a hoarder's place.

406 days ago
80.

BH90210    

This MJ wrongful death case against AEG is such BS.

It's a travesty and a COMPLETE waste of taxpayer resources (since we pay the court costs) of this lawsuit.

MJ was a huge talent. But a huge drug addict. Huge. Take some effing responsibility for yourself and quit blaming everyone else for your own actions.

406 days ago
81.

patti    

Wow, a photo really is worth a thousands words or, in this case, untold millions. The disorder is typical of what you would find in any house where a drug addict lives. In this case, it is a direct reflection of the chaos in the mind of Michael Jackson. Because of his fame, money and influence, nobody could reign him in. Like most addicts he was his own worst enemy and his fate was an inevitable one, the only person to blame is Michael himself.

406 days ago
82.

tmz addict    

GOOD TO KNOW!!!!!!!! WHAT ABOUT STARVING AFRICAN BABIES

406 days ago
83.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

No way is AEG responsible. He has been swirling down the toilet for oodles of years. Sorry everyone....but it's true.

406 days ago
84.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Why hasn't someone tried to help make over this woman? She always looks so homely.

406 days ago
85.

Kimberly    

His money got in the way of his getting good help. Beyond that, the house looks more like a Burglury scene. What a Sad mess for someone who only needed to be Truly loved. He's testing that now, thank goodness he's out of here.

406 days ago
86.

Kimberly    

His money got in the way of his getting good help. Beyond that, the house looks more like a Burglury scene. What a Sad mess for someone who only needed to be Truly loved. He's getting that now, thank goodness he's out of here.

406 days ago
87.

gayforliztaylor    

Was he a child when he called Sony a company of racism enablers?
You'd think a child-like man would do what he wanted if he didn't enjoy fame & music recording.
MJ was adult enough to demand more money & had no trouble making concert decisions. He had no trouble making anyone pay Evan Chandler to go away.

He also claimed he didn't worship little boys.
He supposedly was a 44 year old boy, taught to share his bed with any boy.
He demanded a bunch of boys in his bedroom.
If MJ was private, why was the boy Frank Cascio with him, even after he witnessed MJ getting drug sick & sliding under water in a hot tub in 1993?

He wanted to hug 12 year old murderers at the juvenile detention center.

The fake friends sad he did nothing wrong & that he just trusted a few kids in his bed.

If that was true, how come kids were hooked up to IV bags inside the Neverland theatre and he had his own Demerol injections at his bed, and a bunch of kids followed him around to his bed?
If other famous people wished to do the same as he did, they'd be locked up in prison.

No woman wanted to live with him even after the sham marriages.

406 days ago
88.

Terry    

Why are we even having a trial? We should be celebrating the fact that the world is a much safer place for children now that he's burning in hell.

406 days ago
89.

Gary    

I wonder what else MJ abused 12 years ago??

406 days ago
90.

dennis    

Looks like Deb has been abusing the buffet table

406 days ago
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