Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe will reportedly testify in court that the star kept his drug abuse a secret from her.
Debbie Rowe’s testimony in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit could “severely damage” the Jackson family’s case.
Debbie is Michael’s ex-wife and mother of his children Paris and Prince. She is expected to appear in court next week to give evidence about Michael’s drug use. The late star’s mother Katherine Jackson is suing AEG Live for negligence in the hiring of Conrad Murray, who was Michael’s doctor during preparations for his comeback concert series.
AEG has reportedly asked Debbie to confirm that the superstar kept his drug habit a secret.
“She’ll testify that in the ‘80s and ’90s… she knew Michael was abusing some prescription meds, but had no idea his habit was so out of control,” reports TMZ. “A testimony that could severely damage the Jackson’s case… Rowe will say Michael kept the extent of his drug abuse a secret from her – something that will clearly help AEG, because the company is arguing it had no reason to know Michael was a drug abuser.”
The website also alleges that Debbie could lay blame on her former boss, Michael’s doctor Arnie Klein. Debbie met Michael while she was working as a nurse in the dermatology physician’s surgery.
Apparently she will testify that she saw the popstar leave the doctor’s office days before he died and when she heard of his passing, she allegedly phoned Klein and said, “What the f**k did you give him? He’s dead and it’s your fault.”
Debbie will also reportedly tell the court that she was the only person in Michael’s life who would say no to him.
“The testimony could be critical. If the jury believes Michael could hide his hardcore drug use, AEG would have no reason to sound an alarm or take preventative action,” adds the website.
Last week, AEG’s lead counsel Marvin Putnam claimed Michael’s mom Katherine was unaware of his true condition, just like executives at AEG.
Michael died in 2009, and Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after administering a fatal dose of anaesthetic propofol. The singer is believed to have used the drug as a sleeping aid.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Thursday, 25. July 2013