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Conrad Murray Protests His Innocence, Calls Michael Jackson an Addict on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 11th 2011 1:00PM
Michael Jackson's former doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death on Nov. 7. Before the guilty verdict, Murray sat down with Savannah Guthrie for a revealing 'Today' interview that touched on many of the fundamental details presented at the trial.

In the interview, Murray admits that after administering Jackson the surgical sedative Propofol, Murray left the room to talk on the phone for far longer than the two minutes he initially admitted. "I wanted him to rest ... I could not see him from where I was talking," Murray said, later admitting that if Jackson stopped breathing, he would not have been able to hear it.

Murray didn't offer any new answers for the reason he didn't call 911 right away, tell the paramedics Jackson had taken Propofol, and told Jackson's security guards to hide vials of drugs. When Guthrie asked why that behavior shouldn't be interpreted as a cover-up on wrongdoing, Murray responded, "If that's the way it appears to you, I think, unfortunately, you have the wrong perception."

Murray contended that Jackson was deceptive drug-addict who didn't keep him fully in the loop about the various prescriptions he was receiving from other doctors. He described Jackson's final few hours as "desperate" and relayed his haunting last words. "'Please, please, let [me] have some milk,' because that was the only thing that would work." Milk is the nickname of Propofol.

Watch both parts of the interview below:

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You the pusher man. I would not want to be known as the one who killed Michael Jackson. If you do serve time good luck in the slammer : -( Your fellow inmates are going to light up your ass first chance they can get.

November 16 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You the pusher man. I would not want to be known as the one who killed Michael Jackson. If you do serve time good luck in the slammer : -( Your fellow inmates are going to light up your ass first chance they can get.

November 16 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
zygi & paris

Conrad, you knew that Michael was an addict when you agreed to accept the position. That has totally nothing to do with, your killing him. In fact, since you knew that, you should have been more careful, when administering a drug, that is illegal to dose outside of the operating suites. You, knowingly, also invented some way to get the profolol, and would be still doing so, if Michael had not died. The question here, is not whether MJ was an addict, but, that you did not take care of him, as you were hired to do. You deserve punishment for your actions.

November 16 2011 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Regardless if MJ was an addict or not, Conrad was still his drug dealer!!!

November 15 2011 at 1:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

What it do @Bigsuspicious: look an hear folks mike was stuck in that Never NeverLand world,that I don't want to grow up shyt. I think mike was afraid of getting old he didn't want to past 50 he never had a real kids life I'm a put it like this mike likes to dream not day dream but dream, tha Dr may be wrong all hell he was just eating.I don't care how u put it mike like the high mike died from tha high his choice of drug he had bread like that to get it..... Follow me @bigsuspicious ,tagged,FB,Myyearbook,aim, yahoo, gmail....#PENAGON RYDAZ ,YA,Selfmade,

November 15 2011 at 7:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let me just say this how do you expect to believe a word that comes out of someone who lies. When you lie to the paramedics who could have helped saved MJ and lied to the police because let's face it he did not want to incriminate himself based on that evidence alone how can he turn round and lie to the public or so called journalists who are ready to pay him big money for an interview. He looks like something has been bothering him then again I may be wrong. OK yes I am a MJ supporter but let me get in neutral position WHY WOULD YOU HAVE SURGICAL POWERFUL DRUGS ORDERED TO ONE OF YOUR GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE?

The case is closed and he was found guilty end of. Based on logic, witnesses and science, Anyone who turns round and says MJ was a drug addict need to go and read his autobiography HIS ONLY autobiography Moonwalk until then all this ignorance needs to stop. If you want real truth ask his nephews or family members who set up Jackson Truth Media

November 14 2011 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


November 13 2011 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ya Know as bad as I'd like to believe that he actually knocked the little guy off and realy feel badly for Mikes circumstances . We should all back up a bit and look at facts ,The dummy stood to make a lot more keeping mike alive and face it folks ,ya don"t bite the hand that feeds ya especially when the hand is wrapped with a 150.000 a month .Unless he's got a really fat checking account somewhere cause if you've not noticed THE MEDICAL PROFESSION is all about the pay-check. People have had colds since the dawn of time ,But just recently every sniffle needs a flu shot ,cause YOU CAN DIE!. Every store public service area has A complimentary Sanatiser. because YOU CAN DIE! There are pills for every damn thing ,even specalized plugs for nose bleeds,and we all know how embarasing that is .OUT on a date,Licking your icecream and your snot box starts leaking Thank god for flow arrest. Icecream cones are natorious for nose bleeds. I guess the point is the only ones who stood to make more off him dead than alive is ,WELL.. go figure... Was it not Janice Joplin Who sang (nothin left to lose) or Jimi Hendrix,who left us in a purple haze? Even The KING Punctuated Love Me Tender, with A self inflicted early Midnight Train to not Georgia I, it seems to be kind of a trade mark of greatness.Mike you'll shurely be missed Your style and dedication to your fans never equaled, but the bottle in the bag told, You don"t look stupid Doc , I'll buy scared . I got scared once then I got stupid But there was company there too And anyone should know how weak A lacquer thinnered Mind is, A lawyer neglects to mention a few points of law Special Public Defenders they call them...I missed the wedding of the century. Lucky you didn"t have one!!! Doc. Im gonna say a little Prayer for ya... Good luck!!!

November 13 2011 at 9:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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zygi & paris

Yes, you are correct in saying that Conrad stood to make a lot of money by keeping him alive. But, what happened, is that he got cocky. He started putting his needs first, which was enjoying himself. All of the people that you mentioned, died by their own hands. Michael died from an overdose of a drug that was not legal outside of the hospital. Which, means, that Conrad went to great lengths to get the drug to administer to MJ that killed him. Put it into perspective, and you will see the difference. Doc, I am going to say a little prayer for you too. I pray that you get everything that you deserve. RIP Michael Jackson.

November 16 2011 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He needs to stop with this foolery. You took a oath as a doctor and you violated that oath. I don't care what he was begging for you should have never given him that drug or anyone else for that matter. Your actions were deliberate and reckless and you need to accept that you participated in the death of this man. People that have addictions are suffering already and as a doctor it is your responsibility to help and protect your patients from harm. This whole thing is about greed, money and pure evil and yes you deserve to go to jail. Would you have given drugs like this in this manner to anyone else who could not have afforded to pay you? I think not. You call this man a deceptive drug addict, so why would you entertain the pleads and request of a "deceptive drug addict". It is so easy for this man to talk negatively and say things about a man that is no longer here to defend himself. Your fake tears and solemn looks don't fool anyone, you are just upset that you killed him and that all of this came out and now life as you once knew it is all over.

November 13 2011 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Liam Doherty

Q: What do you get when you put a liar, a bunch of circling corporate promoters, and a vulnerable pop star with a billion dollar song catalogue indexed as collateral in an unprecedented, lock-tight contract together?

A: A hideous scenario of almost epic levels of exploitation, deception and abuse waiting to happen.

Best thing about this scenario of course is that no-one cares because it's Michael Jackson and no-one gives a damn about him anyway right? Just an addict right? Drugs for kicks and a high life mixing it up in nightclubs in St Tropez right?

Except he wasn't.

What Michael Jackson was desperate for was the one thing you and I do every night. Sleep. Such a simple thing, it gets taken for granted. But without it. the body and mind cannot repair their vitality and things go horribly wrong rather quickly.

Unfortunately for Jackson he didn't meet someone who understood that bodily crisis; he met someone looking out for their own.

During the recently screened interview, Murray, previously a silent, crying defendant in court, now bolshily contradicts the story he told police about his actions while Jackson was dying on June 25, 2009. Murray told the "Today" programme he put Jackson to sleep and then left the room to talk on the phone because he didn't want to wake up the sleep-deprived Jackson. In contrast, he had told cops he had only left Jackson alone for a couple of minutes to use the restroom. Perhaps the longest "two minutes" in history?

Reasons for not mentioning propofol to anyone? Apparently it just "wasn't important" according to Murray.

So in the end what do we have?

The same (mostly) American and British media that played a critical and undeniable role in propelling Jackson to the state of acute, traumatized anxiety he had to live with for over two decades, now sanctions his killer's right to speak -- even while he refused it in court and accepts no responsibility for the death of a human being.

Upshot? When mainstream media (with notable exceptions) decides to monster an innocent man -- and by that I mean Jackson -- they do it with bells on.


November 13 2011 at 6:55 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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