Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

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Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 26, 2011, 11:09:28 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson was unconscious backstage before a London news conference for his "This Is It" concert series, and he appeared drunk during the announcement itself, an attorney said in court on Monday.
 
The revelation came during a hearing in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Jackson's former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, a day before opening arguments are scheduled to start.
 
Murray's defense lawyers wanted a video of the news conference shown to jurors in the trial, but the judge in the case ruled against it. The defense team is widely expected to argue Jackson was a drug addict whose habits led to his death.
 
Nareg Gourjian, an attorney for Murray, said in court on Monday that the "Thriller" singer's March 2009 news conference in London to announce a series of concerts in the city began 90 minutes late because "Jackson was unconscious on the sofa."
 
Gourjian said Jackson appeared "hung over," citing the chief executive of concert promoter AEG Live which was organizing the shows. He argued it was "readily apparent from watching the video that Mr. Jackson was under the influence."
 
But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, who is presiding over Murray's trial, ruled against showing the tape to jurors. Pastor said the video was irrelevant because it occurred months before Jackson died.
 
Pastor also denied a request by prosecutors to present evidence that investigators sought four times to contact Murray, after the doctor met with Los Angeles police detectives two days following Jackson's death.
 
The involuntary manslaughter case against Murray stems from Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, at age 50. Medical examiners determined Jackson died of an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and sedatives.
 
Prosecutors said Murray caused Jackson's death by giving him propofol as a sleep aid at the singer's Los Angeles mansion and not properly monitoring him.
 
Murray has pleaded not guilty, and his defense attorneys are expected to seek to show Jackson administered a fatal dose himself while Murray was out of the room.
 
Attorneys for both sides are scheduled to begin opening arguments on Tuesday before a jury of seven men and five women. Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/jackson-appeared-drunk-news-conference-lawyer-204951246.html

They have nothing else to defend Murray so they will lie and lie and lie.. What f#%$#$ losers. What kind of Lawyers are they? They did get their Bar IN A CRACKER JACK BOX?


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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 26, 2011, 11:30:03 PM
These first few lines made me laugh out loud because if I was Michael, I do believe that sometimes it would take a driink or two to get through some of the bullshit he had to go through.  I just wish he had lost a litle bit of his nice just one time and told people like who ever this attorney is to kiss his ass.  /toldya/ Sorry.  but that’s the first thing that came to mind from reading this.  If he was drunk then I say GOOD for him.
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 02:24:48 AM
hi everyone :)
I agree the O2 press conference was weird......but drunk......I don't buy that, he was walking straight though  moonwalk_/ hahahah
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 02:41:08 AM
If Murray can't use the O2 press conference, what else is he supposed to do, he has nothing really to defend himself with, it feels like this trial isn't for or about Murray trying to prove that his innocent, it's like this trial has nothing to do with him at all.
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 02:55:13 AM
so now eyes are directed towards O2 announcement, where, IMO, it all begins.  /bravo/

the show starts to rewind  lolol/

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 03:29:31 AM
One person that would know im sure,is Dermot o Leary,he was on stage with Michael,and Michael leaned over to speak to Dermot,so i guess he would know for sure,if Michael had been drunk....... xx
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 03:47:53 AM
Oh, I just watched something similar on CNN. Something along the lines of Michael's conference being delayed for 90 minutes (I think?), because he had passed out (or something... ) and had difficulty getting off of a sofa (I remember this clearly), backstage. (I have to be more alert.) There's a lot more being said about the trial, in the news.

Hmmm, not sure about all of this. But, it is going to be really interesting to see how all this plays out. I hope the right decision is made.

/overreacting/

Sorry.

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 07:34:37 AM
Elvis appeared DRUNK at his last stage performance...........another similarity .. elvis_/ elvis_/
 
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 08:27:00 AM
Yeah, right! He probably drank too much Propofol before going onstage!  beerchug
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 09:55:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson was unconscious backstage before a London news conference for his "This Is It" concert series, and he appeared drunk during the announcement itself, an attorney said in court on Monday.
 
The revelation came during a hearing in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Jackson's former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, a day before opening arguments are scheduled to start.
 
Murray's defense lawyers wanted a video of the news conference shown to jurors in the trial, but the judge in the case ruled against it. The defense team is widely expected to argue Jackson was a drug addict whose habits led to his death.
 
Nareg Gourjian, an attorney for Murray, said in court on Monday that the "Thriller" singer's March 2009 news conference in London to announce a series of concerts in the city began 90 minutes late because "Jackson was unconscious on the sofa."
 
Gourjian said Jackson appeared "hung over," citing the chief executive of concert promoter AEG Live which was organizing the shows. He argued it was "readily apparent from watching the video that Mr. Jackson was under the influence."
 
But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, who is presiding over Murray's trial, ruled against showing the tape to jurors. Pastor said the video was irrelevant because it occurred months before Jackson died.
 
Pastor also denied a request by prosecutors to present evidence that investigators sought four times to contact Murray, after the doctor met with Los Angeles police detectives two days following Jackson's death.
 
The involuntary manslaughter case against Murray stems from Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, at age 50. Medical examiners determined Jackson died of an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and sedatives.
 
Prosecutors said Murray caused Jackson's death by giving him propofol as a sleep aid at the singer's Los Angeles mansion and not properly monitoring him.
 
Murray has pleaded not guilty, and his defense attorneys are expected to seek to show Jackson administered a fatal dose himself while Murray was out of the room.
 
Attorneys for both sides are scheduled to begin opening arguments on Tuesday before a jury of seven men and five women. Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/jackson-appeared-drunk-news-conference-lawyer-204951246.html

They have nothing else to defend Murray so they will lie and lie and lie.. What f#%$#$ losers. What kind of Lawyers are they? They did get their Bar IN A CRACKER JACK BOX?

yeah i really buy all of that. as, mj has a 40 yr history of being so unprofessional during press confrences, etc. (being sarcastic)
what a joke. hope god makes them choke on their lying tounges!

i know that is harsh. dont wish death upon anyone. but these lies anger me. imagine how poor mj felt with 30+ years of tabloid lies!
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: September 27, 2011, 10:09:29 AM
Every day something new. I don´t believe it,he seemed strange but not drunk at the O2 arena. /toldya/

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 04, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
I want to know WTF this lawyer idiot is drinking to have said this!!!???
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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 04, 2011, 03:53:31 PM
This is too absurd to even comment....the haterade continues ::)


...scratch that...I will say one thing....this is a horrible defense tactic when the majority of the jurors on the trial have had an issue with alcoholism in some form. That fosters apathy, not resentment. Poorly played defense team! (get over yourself Nareg Gourjian, you didn't get to play lawyer back in 2005, and doing a poor job this time around)

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 04, 2011, 05:14:50 PM
Now they're making the man an alcoholic.  :roll:

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 04, 2011, 08:58:40 PM
from passed out to nearly manic in 90mins. is that even possible?
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Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 04, 2011, 10:01:48 PM
Michael wasn't unconcious backstage before the announcement.  I walked in through the back area from the car.  There was another rumor from the guys that were with him in the car before going there (the delay) but I'm not going to repeat it.

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Re: Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer

  • on: October 05, 2011, 01:47:53 AM
I still don't think it was him at the O2, so little wonder the footage wasn't allowed into evidence.