On Wednesday night, October 5, 2011, Dr. Drew, which airs at 9 PM EST & PST and 8 PM CST and MST, sat down with Attorney Lauren Lake about the one topic that’s been the elephant in the room during the entire Murray trial: Michael Jackson’s alleged addiction. Lake contests that Michael Jackson’s ability to make those around him rich and powerful made his closest friends and confidants sell him out, enabling his habit for their own gain. Harsh words! Now that’s some real talk!
Lake took a hard line, saying this about the prosecution’s attempt to paint Dr. Murray as the sole accomplice to the King of Pop’s alleged addiction:
“We have to say the unpopular thing. The thing that people don’t want to hear is that Michael Jackson was addicted. He had a problem! In this very moment as we still try to cover up his addiction… is the very problem that lead to his death. Everyone around him didn’t want to believe it and they didn’t want to own it, because he made them money.”
On Wednesday night, October 5, 2011, on the Joy Behar Show, which airs right after Dr. Drew at 10 PM EST & PST and 9 PM CST and MST, Joy spoke to Mark Geragos, former attorney for Michael Jackson, and sleep expert Michael Breus to discuss the effects of insomnia on Michael Jackson. Joy’s experts broke down Michael’s behavior to try to determine if his insomnia made him crazy, and if the defense’s case that Jackson died from a “self-administered dose of Propofol” holds water.
Joy asked if Michael’s insomnia could be part of the defense’s strategy, to which Geragos answered:
“Part of what the defense is trying to say or suggest is that look, this is somebody who was desperate to get to sleep. That’s one of the reasons that he ingested the Propofol, that Dr. Murray was there trying to ween him off of it.”
Breus talked about some of the dangers people today face if afflicted with insomnia:
“The reason that there are so many people out there on medication is, insomnia, because it’s so complicated, many people don’t actually ever see a sleep specialist because of it. I end up seeing patients who’ve already been placed on multiple medications before because their general practitioner has said, ‘well try this, well try that.’”
Who’s responsible for telling a star when they’ve gone too far? Murray’s the one on trial, but how much of the blame does he deserve? Shouldn’t a doctor be the voice of reason in a situation like this? What do you think? Did Michael Jackson’s insomnia cause his own death, or is Dr. Conrad Murray still guilty of feeding his addiction to sleep medications?
Visit our Download Section and pick up all of the documents related to the case of Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson, throughout the trial.
We encourage all of you to join other posters to discuss all of the cases we cover. Diamond Girl runs the community part of the site and remember discuss the evidence don’t attack other posters. If you read a post that upsets you just scroll past that comment http://community.rosespeaks.com/ I seldom step on the forums that belongs to the members and is in great hands with Diamond Girl and she will be having a robust discussion there that all of you are invited to join
October 8, 2011
All Rights Reserved, do not reproduce in whole or in part without the express written consent of the author.