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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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121.

jack    

Millions and all gone to waste. Imagine all the help the children from Hati, africa, bangladesh that could have been fed, but no it all went down the toilet.

374 days ago
122.

Grace    

How is this woman even credible? She abandoned her children for a quick buck and now is back for some more cash.

374 days ago
123.

RoadRig    

that's mj's #1 doctor feelgood right there. what a hypocrite!!!

374 days ago
124.

misty10    

I think MJ's addiction started when his hair caught on fire during the Pepsi commercial. He was in a tremendous amount of pain at that time. Even if he was in debt, people perceived that he had a lot of money and doctors and other people will do anything if they think they will get a lot of money for doing it.

374 days ago
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Laura R    

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

Was that yhe same time period that he hung his infant son off of balcony?

373 days ago
126.

Grace    

You're all idiots! You name the bad things he's done (I forgot none of you make mistakes do you) but what about the good stuff he's done, like charity work etc etc. Does that all get forgotten, and you blame Michael for taking the drugs, how do you know he wasn't forced? Or was that out of it hasn't given consent for more drugs, people should really get the truth first! N he wasn't a pheadophile. He was nothing of a sort!! N his 'death' haha that's a joke as well. All for publicity! I am a MJ fan a big one. How do you know she's telling the truth?

373 days ago
127.

tatashib    

Hey, monsters! Why Michael Jackson is obliged to all of you something?
And what you gave him? Except different the dirt, lies and pain, nothing. I read the testimony of witnesses, and the eyes climb on a forehead from your the suffocating snake "love". It not you, biting each other, have to demand something. This is Michael Jackson should require. It you took away from him everything. Otherwise, he would have lived. But if he made the wise decision to get away from you to survive and live, then who has the right to condemn him for it – for the desire to live. God gives the opportunity to make a mistake, and God gives you the opportunity to correct it!

373 days ago
128.

mjlover4life    

As always she did not let MJ down
and it's public knowledge that he used it while touring the HIStory tour but the way media will have you know he did it every night of the tour, (no possible way the way he hung from that Cherrie Picker was he on drugs, he would have lost his ballance and fell , and in 1999 he had a bridge collapse and hurt his back D.R. said only 2 times it was used and he had an operating room staff in the room while doing so, 2 times. and the autopsy report proves he wasn't addicted to NOTHING

373 days ago
129.

Nancy    

https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=49474828060...2313

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