“I told the truth!” – Michael Jackson’s doctor breaks his silence
Two months into the real-life soap-opera surrounding Michael Jackson’s death, the pantomime villain of the piece has finally broken his silence.
Dr Conrad Murray, the 50-year-old singer’s personal physician, today released a one-minute statement on YouTube (see above) thanking his “supporters” and insisting that he’s “told the truth” about his role in the murky affair.
Murray – whose connection with his marbles may be as tenuous as that of his late client – is facing a potential manslaughter suit on charges of giving Jackson a lethal dose of the painkiller Propofol, on the morning of his death.
He claims to now be afraid to make telephone calls or use email, and makes a good job of looking sad and vulnerable in an apparent effort to elicit public sympathy.
Like any American public figure facing an awkward meeting with a jury, Murray also makes a reference to God and the religious faith that he apparently hopes will help him survive the coming weeks and months.
For some reason, he’s disabled the “comments” section in the YouTube posting, preventing viewers from sharing their thoughts.
Elsewhere, it was today confirmed that the King of Pop will finally be buried next Saturday, on what would have been his birthday, at the Forest Lawn memorial park in Glendale. Family and friends have said they want a dignified, private ceremony, away from the public eye. I think they'll be lucky.Tagged in: conrad murray, michael jackson, youtube
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