Conrad Murray went to prison for killing Michael Jackson (a manslaughter charge) but he’s insisting he didn’t kill him; that Jackson did it himself, because he was drug addict. He’s got an especially detailed defense. Here’s what he told Daily Mail, via Extra:
I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson… I never gave Michael anything that would kill him.
You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night. Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean it. There were clothes strewn everywhere.
I tried to protect him but instead I was brought down with him.
Dude, don’t even. Yeah, MJ was a grown man, but you were his doctor and he was your patient, and good doctors don’t usually let their patients die. Maybe you didn’t personally give them to him, but he should not have been left alone with drugs that you knew were possibly lethal if left with someone who isn’t a doctor. Also, you should have immediately called 9/11 instead of his bodyguards and then his damn children. I blame Conrad Murray 100%. I know he didn’t do it on purpose, but he did it.
Regardless, he’s out of prison now.
November 25, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson‘s family has been through years of crap. Mother Katherine Jackson just wants to know what happened to her son and who to hold accountable. Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, went to prison for manslaughter, but there was still the matter of who was responsible for Murray. The Jacksons sued AEG Live, the people behind Jackson’s big comeback tour that never happened. And today, the jury ruled against them. The Jackson family lost. From TMZ:
The Jackson family just LOST their bid to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson’s death.
The jury ruled AEG Live did hire Conrad Murray. That’s huge. The jury then ruled Conrad Murray was NOT unfit or incompetent to treat MJ. Katherine and the kids lose.
So here’s the thing. The question that ruined Katherine’s case was whether Murray was competent to handle Jackson when he was hired, and the jury said he was. Ironically, a jury in the criminal case ruled Murray then went off the rails and did things that ultimately killed MJ. But because he was competent at the outset — the Jackson family lost.
The jury foreman just explained the logic behind the verdict. They felt Murray was competent to do the job for which he was hired — to be a good general practitioner. Jurors felt Murray had gone to a good school and was qualified. The juror added, “That doesn’t mean we felt he was ethical. Had that question been in there, it could have been a different outcome.
Sounds like this was based on semantics, really.
October 3, 2013 at 7:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson‘s diary is being used as evidence in court, evidence of Jackson wanting to continue a career and a desire to earn money. And what do these particular diary secrets reveal? Michael Jackson wanted to be some sort of film superstar. From Huffington Post:
According to the New York Post, the “Thriller” singer unveiled his deepest desire in his secret diary, writing: “If I don’t concentrate (on) film, no immortalization.” The King of Pop wanted to emulate his entertainment heroes, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and be “in the likes of Chaplin Michelangelo Disney. These men Demanded Perfection Innovation always. [sic]“
Huh. Weird how there was nothing in there about wanting to do a song with Timbaland after death.
And yes, Michael Jackson’s manslaughter trial seemingly has no end. They should Captain E.O. this shit for prosperity.
September 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson has been dead for a few years now, but that won’t stop money hungry companies from trying to make money off him. In fact, he’s coming out with a new album, according to Timbaland! In a YouTube video, Timbaland revealed that he was using Jackson’s vocals on a new track called ‘Chicago’ and described the song as “two kings working together”. He later set the video to private, of course (LOL). Newsflash to Timbaland: You make good beats, but you are far from Michael Jackson’s level, let’s get that straight.
Here’s more from Idolator:
Timbaland unveiled a new Michael Jackson project in a cryptic YouTube video this afternoon (August 27). The 39 second video appears to be a heavily edited preview of a longer interview but it’s possible to glean some interesting information. For starters, the super-producer not-so-humbly describes the endeavor as “two kings working together”.
He also reveals that the first single will be a song called “Chicago”. It’s unclear if he’s referring to a completely new track or an old demo but it’s exciting to know that new music from MJ is on the horizon. In the clip, Timbaland says “we spoke on the phone” — perhaps a reference to a planned collab while Michael was still alive? Watch up top.
Huh. I guess Michael Jackson fans would be interested in hearing new stuff from their idol, but if it’s a Timbaland remix, it hardly counts as unreleased material. Poor Michael is probably rolling in his grave. Between this and Bieber wanting to buy his Neverland ranch, he can’t get any peace even in the afterlife.
August 28, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Poor Michael Jackson must be spinning in his grave like a whirling dervish given all the bullshit that’s gone down since his death. Not only has his family gone bonkers as they fight over his money and his estate, but his poor kids are suffering and now Justin Bieber wants to buy his Neverland ranch. Does it ever end?
From The Sunday People:
Justin Bieber is looking to buy his idol Michael Jackson’s beloved Neverland so he can escape the madness of central Los Angeles, the Sunday People can reveal.
The troubled pop teen last week sent his team to view the sprawling ranch in the sleepy Californian town of Los Olivios, two hours’ drive from where he currently lives.
Bieb’s management are desperate for him to live somewhere quieter, away from the temptation of nights out and women. They are worried about his meltdown, which has been going on since March when he had a bust up with a British photographer.
The star is looking at four ranches in total, but Justin, 19, has told his bosses he wants to turn Jacko’s old home back to its former glory.
A source close to the Baby singer revealed: “Justin has been caught up in a fair amount of trouble lately so the best thing is for him to get out of central LA and live a quieter life.
“His team genuinely fear for him and want him to calm down and be happy. They’ve found the ideal solution, which is to move him to a ranch hours out of the city where he won’t be constantly hounded.
“Neverland is up for sale so it’s a no-brainer for Justin, he would love to live there. Michael Jackson is his idol. The only issue is that it is rundown and would need a fair amount of work.”
Here’s the thing: Justin might need to stay out of trouble, but what makes anyone think he won’t turn Neverland into a place to bring all his hoodlum friends to cause trouble? It’s not LA that’s the problem, it’s that little shit stain of a “superstar” who is surrounded by enablers on a daily basis because they don’t want to lose their jobs. When baby cries, gotta change his diaper or give him food! Make sure to keep him happy… or he might spit on you! Please.
I doubt this will happen, but if it does… well, I don’t know what, then. He’ll probably burn that place to the ground – figuratively speaking, but perhaps literally, too.
August 12, 2013 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
“Dr.” Conrad Murray has been in prison for nearly two years after being found guilty of manslaughter over the death of Michael Jackson, but it’s looking like his time behind bars may be coming to an end and he’ll be released in October, about halfway through his four-year sentence.
The early release is apparently a reward for Murray’s “good behaviour” and also the overcrowding of California jails. That’s right – let’s let a bro convicted of manslaughter out of jail before we let the low-level “drug” criminals (read: marijuana) go. Really love the criminal justice system there. Let’s not forget that he’s not only had solitary confinement this whole time (which might seem like a punishment but has actually spared him the ass raping he surely would have had otherwise) and has had a TV and mobile phone. So really, it’s been a paid vacation that he gets to leave whenever he feels like it. Lesson learned, I’m sure.
Here’s more about Murray’s release, according to The Mirror:
Insiders revealed the family felt the medic “should serve his time for the crime”.
Katherine Jackson said: “It is not right I will never be able to see my son again, while his mother can see him.”
Murray has been in solitary confinement – but with a TV and a mobile phone in his cell – since he was jailed in November 2011.
Last night a source close to the doctor said: “He has been a model inmate and the authorities have granted him an early release due to that good behaviour and the overcrowded California jail system.”
Well, that’s just wonderful. Ain’t life wonderful and super fair?