Michael Jackson’s Death Ruled a Homicide but Dr. Conrad Murray Only Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, WHY??? Part 2Posted by Rose in Arnie Klein, Beverly Hills, Celebrity Trials, Dr. Arnold Klein, Dr. Conrad Murray, Dr. Conrad Murray, Edward M. Chernoff, High Proflie Trials, Hollyweird Criminal Justice, Hollywood, Hollywood Criminal Justice, Michael Jackson, Nancy Grace
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Joe Jackson’s federal complaint goes on to say in part that.
“At 10:40 a.m. Dr. Conrad Murray claimed he administered 25 mg of Propofol (Diprivan) diluted with Lidocaine (Xylocaine), through an I.V. drip. Murray said Michael Jackson finally went to sleep. After approximately 10 minutes, Murray stated he left Michael Jackson’s bedside to go to the restroom to relieve himself. He claimed he was out of the room for approximately two (2) minutes until 10:52 a.m. At approximately 10:52 a.m., Murray claimed he returned to Michael Jackson’s bedside and noticed Michael Jackson was no longer breathing. Dr. Conrad Murray claimed he started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by hand. Murray said he administered 0.2 mg of Flumazenil (Romazicon) to Michael Jackson, which is an anti-overdose medication for benzodiazepines, but which has no effect on Propofol. Murray stated he called for assistance on his cellular telephone to Michael Amir Williams, a security guard at the Carolwood house. [He] said that while he spoke to Williams and told him the nature of the emergency, Williams did not respond by coming to his aid. [H]e continued his CPR while waiting for Williams. After a few minutes Murray claimed he went downstairs to the kitchen where he asked the chef, Kai Chase, to send Michael Jackson’s son, PJJ, Jr., to his father’s bedside. PJJ, Jr., responded to Murray’s call and called house security assistance. Alberto Alvarez, a security guard, went to aid and saw Michael Jackson on the bed lifeless. If this is true then I don’t know of any parent or grandparent that would not go WTF were you doing to traumatize a child like this?
The complaint goes with a time line and states that Murray claimed that after only a few minutes Alvarez called 911 on his cellular telephone for help. Murray then returned to Michael Jackson’s bedside. Murray claimed he continued his CPR on the bed in which he had found Michael Jackson.
Then we have what Joe Jackson is alleging is a cover-up by Murray. My first thought is did this come straight from the police reports of talking to persons at the home?
Alberto Alvarez told police that before he called 911 Murray instructed him to conceal bottles of Propofol, place them in a bag, and clean up the room. Murray’s conduct of attempting to conceal the multi-state supply of drugs and the use of their facilities in Texas and Nevada to obtain medications was an extreme departure from the standard of care. Alberto Alvarez told police Murray asked him to call 911 only after the drugs were concealed. The Los Angeles Fire Department recorded the 911 telephone call at 12:22 p.m., which was approximately one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes from the time Murray claimed he found Michael Jackson not breathing at 10:52 A. M. Murray told the Detectives several times that it was around 11:00 a.m. that he found Michael Jackson not breathing.
Then we have outlined for us the time line take two after the police confronted Murray with his own cell phone records.
Murray altered his version of the June 25, 2009, events upon the police discovering that he spent forty-seven (47) minutes talking on the telephone between 11:18 a.m. and 12:05 P.M. on June 25, 2009. Murray felt he could change his story because he kept no medical records documenting his treatment. This is another Do What moment for me!
Murray claimed in his new version of the events that he discovered Michael Jackson was not breathing while he was talking on the telephone with his girlfriend at 12:05 p.m. The story changed from going to the bathroom for two minutes (2) after ten (10) minutes of observing Michael Jackson at 10:40 a.m., to talking on the phone with several people from 11:18 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. for 47 minutes. Murray the Complaint claims; ”…Eliminated his careful observations of Michael Jackson and substituted telephone conversations with others where he didn’t notice that Michael Jackson had stopped breathing.”
Next comes what Joe Jackson alleges was found in the autopsy report.
The Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Michael Jackson on June 26, 2009, and reached conclusions on September 18, 2009. The Report concluded Michael Jackson died from acute Propofol intoxication contributed to by the “Benzodiazepine Effect.” Michael Jackson had a “polypharmacy” of drugs in his system. Seven (7) of them were detected in the toxicology screen. Flumazenil (Romazicon) was detected in the I.V. …There were lethal levels of Propofol (Diprivan) in Michael Jackson’s body. Murray had claimed he only administered 25 mg of Propofol to Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009. However, the Coroner’s Toxicology Report showed lethal amounts in his system where administration had to exceed more than five (5) times that amount. Murray told Dr. Cooper at the UCLA emergency room that prior to June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson had not been ill, Michael Jackson was suffering from chronic pneumonia, chronic respiratory bronchitis, anemia, and brain swelling. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Autopsy Report documented Michael Jackson’s underlying illnesses. Jackson’s autopsy findings identified a total of nine (9) drugs in his system: Propofol (Diprivan), Lidocaine (Xylocaine), Diazepam (Valium),Nordiazepam (Calmday), Lorazepam (Ativan), Midazolam (Versed), Ephederine (Ephedra), Flumazenil (Romazicon), and Flomax (Tamsulosin Hydrocloride). The LA County Coroner concluded Michael Jackson died from acute Propofol intoxication and “Benzodiazepine Effect.”
Michael Jackson had neurological, pulmonary, and anemia signs over several weeks prior to his death. In May and June, 2009, Michael Jackson was confused, easily frightened, unable to remember, obsessive, and disoriented. He had impaired memory, loss of appetite, and absence of energy. He was cold and shivering during the summer rehearsals for his show, and as shown in photographs and motion pictures of him, he uncharacteristically wore heavy clothing during the rehearsals, while other dancers wore scant clothing and were perspiring from the heat. Others had to give him jackets or shirts to keep him warm and he needed a heater to control the shivering.
THE AEG CONTRACT DID DR. CONRAD MURRAY WORK FOR AEG OR MICHEAL JACKSON?
On January 26, 2009, AEG Live, LLC., entered into a written agreement with Michael Jackson whereby Jackson agreed to perform the provisions of a contract between AEG Live, LLC and the Michael Jackson Company, LLC. The agreement was an “artist loan out agreement” where the Michael Jackson Company agreed to supply Michael Jackson to perform various concerts and shows for AEG from July 26, 2009, through September 30, 2009. On approximately May 3, 2009, AEG Live complained to Michael Jackson that he was not participating in the show’s preparations. AEG believed Jackson’s failure to rehearse was because he was under the influence of drugs and medications from various doctors, including Dr. Arnold Klein in Beverly Hills, California, and he was an addicted. AEG demanded Jackson cease seeing Dr. Klein, that he no longer receive medications from Dr. Klein, and that he have a new doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray. On May 8, 2009, AEG telephoned Murray in Las Vegas, and stated that AEG was interested in hiring Murray to be Jackson’s personal “concierge” physician and to exclusively treat Jackson during the planned shows which had been expanded from the original dates to dates through March, 2010. AEG stated it wanted Murray to “wean” Jackson off medications, reduce his dependence on medications, and get Jackson to attend rehearsals and perform. AEG said it would hire Murray and pay him $150,000.00 per month for 11 months commencing May, 2009, through March, 2010, for a total of $1,650,000.00, along with other benefits, travel, and expenses. AEG stated it would pay for all of Murray’s equipment, supplies, personnel, and treatments administered to Jackson. AEG and Murray agreed Murray would start immediately. AEG Confirmed the Murray Agreement in Writing. On May 8, 2009, AEG confirmed the agreement stating AEG would provide Murray with Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment and a nurse during his services. On May 8, 2009, Dr. Murray accepted the contract’s terms.
JUNE 18, 2010 THE DEMAND AS DESCRIBED IN BOTH JOE JACKSON’S FEDERAL SUIT AND KATHERINE JACKSON’S STATE SUIT:
On June 18, 2009, Michael Jackson did not appear at rehearsals. He continued to show both the signs and symptoms of the benzodiazepines and Propofol which Murray administered each night to get Michael Jackson to sleep. Jackson was unable to communicate with his friends and wasn’t making sense. On June 18, 2009, AEG’s agents traveled to Michael Jackson’s house at Carolwood in Beverly Hills, California. Michael Jackson was present, and they said they were there for a “drug intervention.” Murray attended the meeting at AEG’s direction… …At the June 18, 2009; meeting AEG demanded Michael Jackson stop seeing Dr. Arnold Klein and stop taking the drugs Klein gave to him. AEG said Klein’s drugs made him sleepy and prevented him from rehearsing. AEG demanded Michael Jackson take only the medications being given to him by Conrad Murray and to do what Murray said for him to do. AEG demanded Jackson show up for rehearsals. AEG stated that if Jackson missed any further rehearsals, they were going to “pull the plug” on the show, Jackson’s house, the doctor, and all the expenses for which they paid. There would be lawsuits and Jackson’s career would be over. They said he needed to work with Murray to get to sleep at night. They stated there would be no further failures to perform on his part or everything with AEG was over. AEG told Murray he had to make sure Jackson got to rehearsals. Unless Jackson got to rehearsals, the shows would be cancelled and Murray’s employment would be terminated. It was Murray’s job to assure Jackson was at rehearsals, and Murray was to attend rehearsals with Jackson. They said it was to be “tough love” and that they had read Jackson the “riot act.” Murray agreed each of AEG’s demands. On June 18, 2009, at 1:11 p.m., the very day of the “Riot Act” meeting at Jackson’s house, AEG sent Murray a written agreement regarding his services to AEG. Murray had been rendering his services to AEG under the May 8, 2009, oral Agreement, and AEG never instructed Murray to cease his services despite the fact Murray and AEG both knew Murray had not received the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment, the nurse, or other equipment AEG had promised. The written Agreement delivered to Murray on June 18, 2009, at 11:11 p.m. provided the “term” of Murray’s services was May 1, 2009, through completion of the concert series. In addition to the housing, insurance, travel, equipment, and premises where Murray would perform services, AEG was the only one who could fire Murray. Murray was to perform the services as AEG directed, and Michael Jackson had no right to terminate the Agreement. It was AEG who directed, controlled, oversaw, and supervised Murray’s services. The Agreement provided that Michael Jackson was to sign the document, which was never a part of the prior discussions between Murray and AEG and was not part of the May 8, 2009, confirmation of their oral agreement. The Agreement stated AEG would provide Murray with Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation equipment and a nurse. However, AEG never provided the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation equipment or a nurse.
When Jackson got to the rehearsal at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on June 18, 2009, at 9:30 p.m., a few hours after the “Riot Act” meeting, he was furious. He had no choice but to accept AEG’s dangerous demands or suffer severe economic consequences. He “stormed” into the building visibly upset. There were no smiles from Jackson like usual, and Jackson was acting scared to death. At AEG’s direction Murray went to the rehearsal that day to observe Jackson. Murray sat down and talked on the cell phone. Murray took directions from AEG, and he remained at the rehearsal until AEG excused him. On the evening of June 18, 2009, Murray attended to Jackson and gave him a cocktail of Valium, Ativan, Versed, and Propofol in order to get him to sleep. The “cocktail” Murray provided was similar to the medications he had given Jackson for the prior five (5) weeks, and Murray sought to make sure Jackson slept so he could attend rehearsals the next day. Murray administered Propofol…. Jackson appeared for rehearsals on June 19, 2009, at the Forum. Conrad Murray was also present at rehearsals on June 19, 2009, at AEG’s direction. Michael Jackson was upset, not coherent, and seemed drugged and disoriented. There were no rehearsals over the Father’s Day weekend. Jackson continued to receive treatments from Murray over the weekend. Jackson did not appear for rehearsal until Tuesday of following week, June 23, 2009. When he appeared for rehearsal, Jackson was disoriented and freezing cold. His assistants had to give him several shirts to wear under his long heavy coat because he was so cold. Jackson had to have a heater at rehearsals to unsuccessfully attempt to control his cold-shivering while everyone else in the June heat of the Staples Center was warm. Jackson’s shivering and disorientation continued on June 24, 2009, the last day before his death. On June 23, 2009, AEG forwarded Murray by e-mail a revised copy of the Agreement. On June 24, 2009, the night before Michael Jackson died; Conrad Murray signed the Agreement and faxed it to AEG.
Murray, Acres Home, and Global violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. sections 12181 et. seq. by aiding, abetting, participating in and acquiescing in AEG’s interference with Michael Jackson’s medical treatments and medical decisions based on Michael Jackson’s disability of being addicted to legal prescription medications. AEG directed and controlled Jackson’s medical treatment through a pattern of discrimination based on his status as a disabled person. Murray aided, abetted, participated in, and acquiesced in AEG’s denial of Michael Jackson’s equal access to AEG’s services and public accommodations based on his disability, and AEG preconditioned Michael Jackson’s access to its services and accommodations based on his acceptance of dangerous medical treatments. AEG, in concert with Murray, Acres Home, and Global, retaliated against Michael Jackson because of his addiction and status as a disabled person by coercing him with threats of economic damages and termination of AEG’s services unless Michael Jackson submitted to dangerous medical treatments.
PER KATHERINE JACKSON LAWSUIT AGAINST ONLY AEG AND ITS EMPLOYEES MINUS DR. CONRAD MURRAY:
At the time of Michael Jackson’s death, Michael Jackson was in a contract With AEG that covered the production of a lengthy tour of live shows – the “This Is It” Tour~ featuring Michael Jackson. At the time of his death, Michael Jackson was under the immediate care of a doctor selected by, hired by, and controlled by AEG; indeed AEG demanded and required that Michael Jackson be treated by this particular doctor to ensure that Michael Jackson would attend all rehearsals and shows on the tour AEG had an employment contract with this doctor that, among other benefits, paid him $150,000 per month with his sole and exclusive job being to make sure Michael Jackson got to rehearsals and shows. Due to AEG’s actions and inactions, three loving children lost their father, a loving mother and father lost their son, the Jackson siblings lost their brother, and the world lost its most celebrated entertainer. AEG, through AEG LIVE, LLC, entered into a written agreement dated January 26, 2009, with the Michael Jackson Company LLC (THE AEG-JACKSON AGREEMENT). The agreement was an “artist loan out agreement” whereby Michael Jackson would perform a certain number of concerts and shows for AEG. The agreement was signed by RANDY PHILLIPS and Michael Jackson The AEG•JACKSON AGREEMENT provided that AEG would have the exclusive right to manufacture and sell Michael Jackson merchandise associated with the Tour In exchange for these and other revenues associated with the Tour, as well as for the privilege associated with sponsoring the This Is It Tour, AEG advanced Michael Jackson substantial sums of money, which it was to recoup through revenue from the Tour If, however, Jackson failed to perform, or fal1ed to generate the revenue to cover the advances, then AEG ~would have the right to collect the advance against security provided by Michael Jackson and his company, Michael Jackson LLC The assets from which AEC “could seize from Michael Jackson include the Sony/ATV song catalogue owned by Jackson (which includes iconic songs, by the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson family, and many more) Indeed, AEG was even entitled by the contract to recoup from Jackson the production costs for the Tour Itself if the Tour were not to be successful. By virtue of THE AEO-JACKSON AGREEMENT, AEO came to control much of Jackson’s life. The home Jackson lived m was provided by AEG, his finances were dependent on AEG, and his assets stood as security if he failed to perform. Jackson’s physical health was also a focus of the AEG-JACKSON Agreement. The Agreement specifically provided that Jackson would assist AEO to purchase life insurance that would benefit AEG upon Jackson’s demise, and that Jackson would agree to medical examinations for the acquisition of that Insurance The contract also required Jackson to purchase cancellation insurance at his own expense and name AEG as the beneficiary. Right here my question if AEG had Michael Jackson so insured as to prevent ANY financial lost to them then why did they also need the Sony/ATV song catalogue?
Katherine Jackson’s Complaint goes on to say; “In early May 2009, AEG complained to Michael Jackson that he was missing rehearsals and states It was because of a negative health condition related to prescription medications. AEG instructed Michael Jackson to stop seeing and taking medications from his current doctor and to instead start seeing a doctor that AEG would provide. Next question would this not send up red flares of prescribing medications to a KNOWN addict? If so why are there no charges of this against Dr. Murray?
Mrs. Jackson’s complaint goes on to state almost exactly the same allegations as the federal complaint filed by Joe Jackson contains about the contract with Dr. Murray although it adds a couple of perks that the federal suit does not have listed; “…along with other benefits, travel, and expenses, including a large house In London and health insurance”. This California goes into the June 18th meeting and the threats made by AEG to Michael Jackson again stating there would be lawsuits, they would ruin him and the Sony/ATV song catalogue was again mentioned.
Katherine Jackson’s suit as does Joe Jackson’s suit state that AEG and Murray had the contract and that; “AEG could fire Murray If he did not perform to their liking. Murray was to perform the services as AEG directed, and Michael Jackson had no right to terminate the Agreement. It was AEG who directed, controlled, oversaw, and supervised Murray’s services.”
Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit also mentions the trauma to Michael Jackson’s oldest son by having to stand by and watch the death of his father. IF that is true then it is unforgivable in my opinion, can you imagine the nightmares this child most have?
Tomorrow’s article will deal with the answers by both AEG and Dr. Conrad Murray.
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