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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

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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Snake is the best word I can find to describe this woman. An opportunist of the worst kind, I've always said it! Never fooled me. Isn't this the same woman that sent a tape to TMZ crying because people were commenting negatively about Michael? And trying to build a relationship with her daughter? And now she's going to testify that Michael was a hard core drug user? Blaming everyone else and portraying herself as the naive victim? I would feel more respect for her if she came out and told the truth plain and simple. She knew what was going on in that office, she was the one who injected Demerol to Michael on Klein's orders and saw the frequency of the injections. And she knew exactly what the deal was when she accepted to be the surrogate for Michael's children. She knows way lot more, but she's mumz. Waiting for the best opportunity to make money with it.

437 days ago


Good God, the only thing I ever think of when looking at her is: get some self respect, you look like jabba the effin hutt already!!! I mean really, a linebacker in drag. With all that money you made by selling your children to MJ, you can't afford a personal trainer?

437 days ago


If she's going to testify for AEG for sure is not going to be to glorify Michael. And for sure AEG will make her compromising questions that she will have to answer. If she was subpoenaed she could very easily take the fifth, like Murray did

437 days ago


Debbie you are an absolute FAT UGLY MESS!!

You had an agreement with Michael and yet you keep appearing!! You should go back under that rock and continue to slither through life!!

437 days ago


i can't get over how much debbie rowe looks like a fat man in a blonde wig

437 days ago


Hulk Hogan has really let himself go.

437 days ago


I was not a Mike fan; but it's safe to safe... the greed of doctors killed Mike. U.S. doctors are not as good as many other countries either and they could not diagnose a simple disease... at least 90 percent of them. The country should send more doctors to jail; while hiring more. Or they could work at walmart. I think they should make it easier for doctors to study overseas; so it's cheaper to go to school and study exotic illnesses. The school system in the U.S. is largely ineffective. Though we have a few bright spots. In the end; democracy in the U.S. is about greed and evil.

437 days ago


What's Momma Jackson gonna do for more money after Debbie Rowe brings out the real MJ

437 days ago

the truwth    

Debbie Rowe needs to cut the crap, stop thinking of herself first and money and put her daughter at the forefront of her mind.

437 days ago


ALL addicts are out of control. MJ was nothing but a druggie and because of his addiction it ended his life. Not much difference then the guy on the street taking drugs.

437 days ago


Let's wait and see what she testifies.

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437 days ago


TMZ.. Please get her birth certificate.. I need actual proof that this is in fact a female!!

437 days ago

the truwth    

All these people claiming they were looking after Jackson yet him filling up with drugs.

Why did Jackson have so many doctors, why if he had sleep, pain and addiction problems why did he choose not to seek specialist advice? Why were doctors who were treating him for injured feet or general ailments suddenly sleep or addiction experts?

Dr. Sasaki has just testified about Jackson was requesting Percocet (135 tablets in a month) and doesn't know what other doctors may have given him from March to Aug 1993. A period in which Jackson was sleeping alone with young children.

437 days ago

the truwth    

How can Katherine argue AEG hired Murray, as he was already her son's payroll? Murray was her son's chosen personal doctor, since 2006.

The contract was not signed, it was the only one with a stipulation Jackson had to sign the agreement for it to be implemented. Murray was already treating Jackson and sourcing Propofol before AEG were involved negotiating a contract. And being pedantic Murray was contracted to look after Jackson on the tour, which hadn't actually hadn't begun.

437 days ago
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