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#1  Сообщение Trueamore » 25 июн 2014, 23:28

Michael Jackson's legacy five years later: Music, family and 'What if?'

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in a desperate search for sleep as he prepared for a comeback tour that he hoped would pull him out of deep debt and restore his reputation as the world's top entertainer.

Events of the past five years revealed how that desperation ultimately killed Jackson, while his wealth and fame have been secured in the wake of his death.

Jackson's final days

Michael Jackson left the United States with his three young children soon after his June 13, 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges. He quietly returned to the country in late 2006, after spending a year exiled in Bahrain and several months in Ireland.

Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard spent the next two years as Jackson's bodyguards, which they detail in a just-published book "Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days."

When Jackson stepped off the private jet in Las Vegas, his entourage consisted only of his children and their nanny.

"He was all alone," Whitfield recalled in a CNN interview. "It became an unreal thing. Something's not right. This is a joke."

The guards, who sometimes went for months without pay, often used their own money to fund the household when Jackson's credit cards were declined.

Lawsuits and debt collectors hounded Jackson. The guards often drove the singer to lawyers' offices for depositions where he would have to answer questions for hours.

His managers were "beefing with security" and "doing deals behind his back," Beard told CNN. "The guy was mentally exhausted."

Whitfield and Beard revealed that Jackson did have a secret distraction, known only perhaps to some of his more obsessive fans. Jackson had girlfriends. The guards' book details short visits Jackson would make to hotels to visit with two women known to them only as "Friend" and "Flower."

The King of Pop would have make-out sessions with a woman behind a curtain in the backseat of his SUV as his guards drove, they said.

"When we actually saw that he really does like girls, we were high-fiving," Beard said. "We knew it! To be able to see him kissing it was 'Yes!' Seeing it for our own eyes."

The women, who the guards believed to be from Europe, never visited his home and never met Jackson's children. He would always return home from his dates before Prince, Paris and Blanket would wake up in the morning, they wrote. They remained a secret part of his last years.

Jackson instructed his guards to keep his brothers, sisters and father away, although his mother was always allowed to pass through his gates, they said. Jackson's relationship with most of his family seemed "null and void" in those last two years, Beard said.

It was Beard's cousin who recommended Dr. Conrad Murray when Jackson asked for a doctor to visit his rented home in Las Vegas to treat daughter Paris for a cold.

Beard and Whitfield didn't work for Jackson after he moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and signed a contract with AEG Live. They weren't fired, just ignored when Jackson's manager hired a new Los Angeles security team, Whitfield said. Murray, however, did move with Jackson to become his full-time physician as he began rehearsals for his comeback tour.

Testimony and evidence presented at Murray's manslaughter trial and the AEG Live trial revealed Jackson's physical and mental deterioration over May and June 2009 -- a period where he was getting nightly infusions of the surgical anesthetic propofol to put him to sleep.

Murray told investigators that he used propofol every night for 60 nights to treat Jackson's intractable insomnia, with the exception of two nights just before his death. Pharmacy records showed Murray ordered four gallons of the drug for Jackson's use.

A Harvard Medical School sleep expert, hired by Jackson lawyers, made a startling conclusion about how the drug affected the entertainer in his last weeks.

Michael Jackson may be the only human ever to go two months without REM -- rapid eye movement -- sleep, which is vital to keep the brain and body alive.

"The symptoms that Mr. Jackson was exhibiting were consistent with what someone might expect to see of someone suffering from total sleep deprivation over a chronic period," Dr. Charles Czeisler testified at the wrongful-death trial.

Jackson could not do standard dances or remember words to songs he sang for decades at rehearsals, according to e-mails sent between show producers and choreographers. He became paranoid, was talking to himself and hearing voices, and experienced severe weight loss, Czeisler said. "I believe that that constellation of symptoms was more probably than not induced by total sleep deprivation over a chronic period."

If the singer had not died on June 25, 2009, of an overdose of the surgical anesthetic, the lack of REM sleep may have taken his life within days anyway, Czeisler said. Lab rats die after five weeks of getting no REM sleep. It was never tried on a human until Murray gave Jackson nightly propofol infusions for two months, he said.

Whitfield and Beard said that while they would have not been able to protect Jackson from Murray's treatments if they had been with him in Los Angeles, they might have been able to protect him from the troubles that robbed him of sleep.

"There was no one there just to step up and say he needed to rest," Whitfield said.

Murray served two years of a four-year jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter, while a jury in the civil wrongful death trial of concert promoter AEG Live decided he was competent to treat the singer.

The Jackson family

The world's first unshielded look at Michael Jackson's three children came at the televised memorial service on July 7, 2009. We saw Blanket, then 7, holding a doll of his father. Prince, 12, stood silently while Paris, 11, insisted on speaking about his father.

"Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," Paris said, triggering a cascade of tears on faces around the world.

Paris, now 16, is living away from her two brothers at an undisclosed school, a move made after she cut her wrists in a suicide attempt a year ago.

Prince, a 17-year-old honors student at a private school in Los Angeles, and Blanket, a home-schooled 12-year-old, live with their grandmother Katherine Jackson, in a gated luxury neighborhood in Calabasas, California.

The family's relationship with the men named in Jackson's will as executors of his estate was rocky from the start, with both of the singer's parents challenging them for control in the first months after his death.

That turbulence is gone five years later, evidenced by a message posted on patriarch Joe Jackson's website last week: "I would like to thank the Estate of Michael Jackson for taking care of my wife Katherine and my grandchildren Prince, Paris and blanket."

The peace between Joe Jackson, 85, and the executors coincidentally -- or not -- came just as the estate purchased the home they had previously been renting for the family. Joe Jackson does not live there and is not a direct beneficiary of the estate.

Katherine Jackson, 84, remains active. She attended most days of the criminal trial of Conrad Murray and the civil trial of her lawsuit against the concert promoter AEG Live.

She is assisted in overseeing Michael Jackson's children by her grandson T.J. Jackson, who was appointed as a co-guardian after she went missing for several days during a bizarre family power struggle in July 2012.

Four of Michael's brothers -- Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon -- reunited onstage in recent years. The Jackson brothers recently completed a residency in Las Vegas and are touring the world, singing their Jackson 5 hits and some of the music Michael made without them.

Sister La Toya Jackson has built a reality TV career since her brother's death, appearing on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" and her own "Life With La Toya."

Janet Jackson, one of the world's top selling recording artists, continues to work on music projects after her marriage to a Qatari billionaire announced last year.

Michael's Music

Michael Jackson's music did not stop with his death.

Columbia's Epic, Jackson's label for three decades, released two posthumous albums under a longterm contract with the singer's estate to mine the large archive of music left behind. The first LP released in December 2010 -- titled "Michael" -- was met with some negative reaction from fans and Jackson family members who complained some of the vocals were not Michael's voice

The second album -- "Xscape" -- was a global hit and more accepted by fans. The album, produced from nearly-completed Jackson tracks that current producers "contemporized," sold over 2.3 million copies in the first three weeks of its release in May. It remained in the top 10 on album charts in United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom a month later.

The single "Love Never Felt So Good," which included tracks added by Justin Timberlake, was certified gold and a top 10 single in the United States the week leading up to the fifth anniversary of Jackson's death. That makes Michael Jackson the only artist to chart in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 in five different decades. Michael did it in six decades when you count his Jackson 5 singles.

The highlight of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was a Michael Jackson "hologram" performance of one of his new songs -- although technically it was not a "hologram" nor Jackson, but a video illusion created to appear as a live performance.

Another telling measure of Jackson's popularity today is measured by social media. The 75 million "likes" to his Facebook fan page is more than Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

Jackson is 35th and rising this week on Billboard's "Social 50" chart -- which is becoming a more important ranking for artists in the music industry as album sales fall. Timberlake is one position below at 36. The chart is based mostly on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram followers and conversations.

Cirque du Soleil's "Immortal World Tour," built around Jackson's music and choreography, is ranked as the ninth top grossing tour of all time. The live show has grossed $360 million since its premiere in October 2011. At least 3 million people in 135 cities in 27 countries over four continents have seen it.

Cirque du Soleil is also regularly selling out it's Las Vegas residency show "Michael Jackson ONE," which premiered last summer.

"This Is It," the documentary based on video of Jackson's last weeks of preparation for his never-to-be comeback tour, became the biggest grossing documentary, with box office sales of $263 million just months after his death.

If Michael were alive today

Michael Jackson would be approaching 56 this summer had he not died. His autopsy revealed that Jackson was in good health when he overdosed from a combination of the propofol and sedatives while preparing for his comeback tour.

Would Jackson have completed his tour, which called for shows around the world after the first 50 concerts in London? Would he still be performing? Would his comeback have lifted him from the huge debt that burdened his last years?

An entertainment industry expert testifying for Jackson's mother at the AEG wrongful death trial said he was "reasonably certain" Jackson would have performed 260 shows around the world as part of his "This Is It" tour. He would have earned $890 million over the three years of concerts in Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Australia, said Arthur Erk.

An AEG expert witness, however, disagreed. He testified that even if Jackson had not died on June 25, 2009, he may not have survived the London shows because of his use of propofol to treat his insomnia.

Erk testified that he would have expected Jackson would do four more world tours before his 66th birthday.

Michael Jackson planned to focus on making movies after his "This Is It" tour, according to trial testimony. His first discussions with AEG Live -- which led to the concert contract -- were about making a film about Egypt's King Tut with AEG, witnesses said.

Jackson planned to buy a large estate in Las Vegas with part of his profits from his three-year contract with AEG Live, according to testimony. But did he plan to live in Las Vegas and perform there, instead of traveling on tour in his later years?

Whitfield and Beard, the former bodyguards who worked for Jackson most of his last two years, said that while Jackson said he wanted to do shows in Las Vegas, he would have found a permanent home elsewhere.
"He likely would have stayed out of the country," Beard said.

Jackson, who had endured the child molestation trial in California, believed people in the United States were "mean" to him, Whitfield said. "Those were his words. 'It's so mean here and how wonderful people are in other countries.' The way I took it, the dude is out."

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#2  Сообщение Trueamore » 25 июн 2014, 23:31

Michael Jackson remembered five years later: After King of Pop's death, his influence still resonates in music

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson sounds more alive than ever.

The style he patented back in the 1970s and 1980s has staged a comeback on the pop charts in the last year, channeled through the pervasive hits of Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, and Daft Punk. They all reference the sumptuous, disco-era dance beats, spiraling falsetto vocals, and plush production that would have fit right in with the peak style of Jackson’s greatest solo albums: 1979’s “Off The Wall” and 1983’s “Thriller.”

On Mars’ current tour, he styles himself with the Afro, wide lapels and velvet suits fans will remember from a far younger Michael J.

All this stands in stark contrast to the brand of pop which dominated the scene in the year of the icon’s passing, 2009. Then, far more angular dance sounds ruled, pounding through hits like the Black Eyed Peas’ percussive “Boom Boom Pow,” or the new-wave-tinged Lady Gaga singles “Poker Face” and “Just Dance.” Those songs ranked as the No. 1, 2, and 3 hits of 2009, according to Billboard.

Less than 18 months after Jackson’s passing, his estate released his first posthumous album, “Michael.” It earned tepid reviews and no small number of accusations of exploitation.

The material wasn’t top rank but another factor in the resistance may have been that it was simply too soon.

By contrast, the “new” Jackson album, “Xscape,” released last month, has earned more respect and had greater commercial impact. It features nine never-before-released tracks, updated by top producers of today, like Rodney Jerkins and StarGate. In May, the disc opened at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 list, missing the top slot (snagged by the Black Keys) by just a few thousand copies. It did earn the pole position in the U.K., a feat it matched in six other European countries. “Xscape” remains in the U.S. Top Twenty, buoyed by a single “Love Never Felt So Good,” a song with special resonance.

Originally recorded at a session back in 1983, the cut sounds like a lost track from “Off the Wall,” complete with a cascading string section, a thumping disco beat and a balletic Jackson vocal. Even the modern production that updates the song can’t obscure its connection to a storied past. Tellingly, the song bolted into the U.S. Top Ten in May, earning first week digital sales of over 100,000 copies.

The success of the song made Jackson the first act in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to score Top Ten hits in five different decades, going back to the ‘70s. If you include his work with the Jackson 5 like “I Want You Back,” from December of ‘69, his streak would stretch to six decades.

No doubt the success of “Love” has had as much to do with the context of pop today as with the affection and nostalgia surrounding Jackson five years after his passing. To young audiences, “Love Never Felt So Good” could have been a new Timberlake single. That’s ironic since Jackson has served as JT’s strongest influence since his days with N’Sync.

Ultimately, that circular relationship has served the Jackson legacy well. It makes the sound he pioneered back in the day seem like the cutting edge of pop today.

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#3  Сообщение Trueamore » 25 июн 2014, 23:36

Why Michael Jackson was a style icon

Michael Jackson was more than a genius musician and fabulous dancer, he was a trendsetter and style icon. He set himself apart from the artistes of his time, taking risks and making bold sartorial choices that often paid off and were eventually followed by the rest of the world. And his style was so androgynous, it has inspired both, men and women. Various pop stars today swear by his influence on their art and appearance, from Chris Brown and Usher in the US to AR Rahman, Prabhu Dheva and Remo D'Souza closer home. Gone too soon, on June 25, 2009, his legacy continues to live on in popular culture, music and fashion. On his fifth death anniversary, we rewind to his most memorable style statements.

Metallic mayhem MJ would explode on stage in iridescent and metallic outfits that were futuristic to the core. Fast forward to today, and you'll see iridescent and metallic colours having a big draw in retail stores.

Military Jackets MJ made a veritable uniform out of an array of military jackets at the height of his career in the mid-90s. The trend is religiously followed even today. Reigning popstars Rihanna and Beyonce declare their love brazenly.

Suit up Jackson also pulled off minimalist and retro styles with elegance. Tuxedo suits, stark white socks, pegged pants and black shoes are signature Michael Jackson. From leather suits and cropped pants to fedora hats and skinny ties, hipster and metrosexual fashion today heavily borrows from Jackson's trademarks.

Sequinned glove The single white glittering glove is one of his crazy 'look at me' statements that has gone on to become a stage item with artistes like Usher, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

Bold stripes He burst onto the music 70s scene in fringed shirts, bell bottoms and platform shoes. He pulled off zebra stripes and psychedelic prints on stage. Come 2014, you can't walk down the street without spotting one of the latter two.

Aviators and wayfarers He almost always stepped out — in real life and in his cinematic videos — with a pair of aviators or wayfarer shades perched on his nose. Fashion historians give him credit for making these two styles of sunglasses popular with teenagers. Considering his massive teen following, we aren't surprised.

Black and white MJ knew the power of a classic white shirt over cropped black pants. Even AR Rahman channelled his black-and-white ensemble in the video for Vande Mataram.

Punk biker With his album Bad out in 1987, he went all badass in a black buckled jacket, studded belt, thick black eyeliner and skinny jeans — all bonafide men's wear trends today.

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#4  Сообщение Liberian Girl » 27 июн 2014, 03:43

MICHAEL’S “ADDICTION” or Who Needs Enemies With Friends Like These?

Five years after Michael Jackson’s death the most painful thing the media and public say about him is not even the allegations about ‘boys’ – this will slowly fade away with every new book telling us what a big kid Michael himself was – but a lie that Michael was a drug-addict.

He was not. There was a time when he did get addicted to Demerol – in 1993 when he went to a rehab and in the 2000s when he relapsed due the bridge fall and other circumstances – but both times he managed to overcome the habit, and even though technically he could be called an addict he was definitely a recovered one.

However MJ’s drug-addiction is still propagated by too many people including his family and this is where it hurts most. The public is inclined to think that if the family holds to this opinion then who should know better than they do?

The Jacksons were indeed always ready to ‘save’ Michael from addiction, but their problem was that they had too little contact with Michael and the majority of them didn’t see him for years, and as the AEG trial showed none of them actually knew what exactly Michael was to be saved from.

All of it was mostly rumors, gossip, hearsay and media spin. They seemed to be constantly under the impression that the Demerol thing was still going on and in the absence of true information were hanging on every wild story told by the media and “well-wishers”.

The recent book by Michael’s bodyguards (“Remembering the time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his final days”) says that Joe Jackson who hadn’t seen his son for several years greeted one of them with the words “You’re probably one of those putting needles in my son’s arm”.

And this was said at a time when Michael had just come from Ireland and was clean as a whistle! This episode alone tells us all we need to know about how little Joe and the family knew of the real Michael and how poor their opinion of him was. And even though their actions were prompted by genuine concern for his well-being there may be still little excuse for an ignorance like that.

But the most outrageous family spokesman trumpeting about Michael’s “addiction” is actually not a member of the family, but a certain Terry Harvey who presents himself as an insider and close family friend and who repeatedly makes his appearance in the media to tell horrendous stories about Michael.


His previous performance was in the Autopsy program made by the UK Channel 5 and recently rebroadcast in the US. Over there Terry Harvey starred together with Conrad Murray and Michael’s worst detractor James Desborough (the one who invented a series about fake FBI files).

And the most recent event (which triggered off this post) occurred only a couple of days ago when he again spoke on behalf of the family in an article about Prince Jackson. The boy looked very nice there, shared his plans for the future and said that they were still having a tough time without their father who was the best father anyone could have.

Of course it is very tough for them and of course Michael was the best.


The V-sign is amazing

In the photo Prince looks slimmer and not in the least like Michael, but his two fingers in a V-sign strike you as the exact replica of Michael’s fingers held in the same gesture. This was actually the first thing I noticed and it was amazing.

In short everything would be fine about that article if only it didn’t introduce Terry Harvey as a close friend of the Jackson family and he didn’t go again into his old mantra about Michael being a drug addict.

Considering that Terry Harvey knows of Michael even less than the family as he met Michael just several times in the spring of 2009 it’s high time everyone understood that his repeated stories about Michael are fictional and are simply a chance to make loud publicity for himself.

If it were not for the aura of being a ‘Jacksons’ close friend’ no one would ever care about Terry Harvey and what this disgrace of a man thinks about MJ, but since he is evidently a friend of Joe Jackson he is making extensive use of his association to speak about things he has absolutely no idea of.

Here is the article about Prince Jackson and Terry Harvey also finding his way into the story:

He was the best father anybody could have’ Prince Jackson opens up about dad Michael
IT’S been five years since Michael Jackson passed away, but his son Prince has admitted that it’s still tough for the famous family.

By: Kirsty McCormack

Published: Sun, June 22, 2014

The 17-year-old, who has entered the limelight since his father’s death, revealed it was still “tough” coping with the loss and told how the last thing he and Michael had planned was a trip to London.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Prince said: “My dad always said he loved London.

“He really wanted to go there and show what he could do. He was looking forward to showing us around.”

The King of Pop was scheduled to play several dates at London’s O2 Arena, but sadly he died of a cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009 – three weeks before the tour was due to begin.

“It’s tough. This will be the fifth anniversary of his death. Yeah… yeah,” Prince added.

“He was the best father anybody could have. He raised us the right way and there is nothing anyone can do to make us forget about him.

“He was always concerned about humanity. He helped many charities. In his songs his message was simple — love. We will continue to spread his message.”

Prince’s life nowadays is worlds away from how he lived when his father was alive – especially as the superstar used to hide Prince’s face behind a mask, along with his other two children Paris and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II.

The teenager has not only found work as a TV presenter but he’s also acted in US TV show ’90210′ and attends several celebrity events.Prince and Paris, pictured here as children, are still coping with their grief five years on [SPLASH]

Speaking at the after party of the US premiere of ‘True Blood’ in Los Angeles this week, he said: “I don’t expect to walk into roles because of who I am. I want to learn my craft.

“My plan is to work for TV companies, doing what I did for Entertainment Tonight,” he added.

“I had such great fun working for that show and doing interviews. I learned a lot. The feedback I got was really great, too. I want to get more experience.”

The youngster hopes to direct films one day, but is keen to do more acting before taking on that role.

“We all love movies and I would like to be a director one day. But to be a good director you have to know how an actor works and feels on set,” he explained.

“I want to learn my craft and experience being in TV shows and possibly movies before I even consider going behind the camera.

“It is not a job to be taken lightly. You need to put your time in to learning something properly before overseeing others.”

Meanwhile, his 16-year-old Paris isn’t looking for a job in the industry and is currently recovering following a suicide attempt.

Close family friend Terry Harvey — who worked alongside the Jacksons for many years — revealed to the newspaper that the family’s trauma is still very raw.

“Paris was her daddy’s princess,” he said. “They had a special relationship which was torn apart. She saw her father’s dead body — it still gives her nightmares.

“That is the type of trauma a young girl never recovers from. It is five years ago but to most of the family it still feels like it happened yesterday.”

Paris – who tried to take her own life last summer – has been attending a private boarding school in Utah after being admitted to hospital.

According to family friends, she has recovered well in recent months, but Terry says Michael’s physician, Conrad Murray, is to blame.

Conrad was convicted of involuntary man-slaughter in November 2011, but spent just two years in prison.

“Conrad Murray has a lot to answer for,” Terry stated. “He has wrecked so many lives and yet the family and I agree he has shown no remorse, only self-pity. That family has been through hell because of that man.

“He even tried to get Prince and Paris to testify for him in the criminal trial, thinking they supported him. What monster would do that?”

Terry added that he had tried to encourage Michael to go to rehab before his London shows.

“He needed rehab, not London shows, and a year getting healthier and off those crazy drugs,” he said.

“His father Joe and I were telling people that Michael needed to go to rehab and not on tour. We were trying to save Michael Jackson.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/4 ... est-father

Let me ask a question - which “crazy drugs”? There was no Demerol or any other narcotics in Michael’s system and the only ones he had were Propofol which was never used by Michael outside performances and was given to him by a doctor, and Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine which was fed to Michael by Murray almost by force. He said it himself that Michael didn’t like it because it was ineffective for his insomnia.

Propofol does not form an addiction and can be stopped at any minute without producing any consequences for the patient, while Lorazepam is addictive and according to some medical experts Michael did grow dependent on it, however Lorazepam was the drug of Murray’s choice and therefore any dependency on it should be his fault and none of Michael’s.

What else was found in Michael’s system? Nothing of importance – no narcotics for sure. However back in 2009 our friend Terry Harvey in cooperation with James Desborough who was working for the News of the World at that time came up with a totally crazy story about the reasons for Michael’s death and cited a ridiculous number of narcotics allegedly found in Michael’s home and in his body.

Remember how at the time of Michael’s death the media went absolutely wild with allegations about a whole assortment of narcotic drugs Michael allegedly died of? If you read Terry Harvey’s story you will know who was one of the first to trigger off that hysteria.

Most of the articles of that period are no longer available however I did find some (translated into other languages). The one below was Google translated into English from Vietnamese but originally it comes from a US source. The Google translation had its imperfections of course, and this is why the story was shortened, but the imperfection of text can be very well compensated for by the photos. Oh, these photos…

The story is attributed to Terry Harvey who gave an interview to the News of the World on July 19, 2009:

Terry Harvey: “Michael was poisoned “
Monday, 20/07/2009 11:14 AM (GMT +7)

According to the News of the World, the autopsy report shows that Michael was murdered.

Police told Michael’s family that their investigation will focus on one or several people who took care of Michael’s treatment in his final days. In the near future a criminal trial will be open to hear who is responsible for Michael’s death.

This means the doctor who was treating and caring for Michael will be included in the list for the investigation. Police are conducting an investigation in order to quickly find the guys who injected high doses of pain medication into Michael’s body.

Last week, La Toya Jackson – Michael’s sister said to the News of the World that she knows who killed her brother. And the amazing thing is yesterday, 19/7, Terry Harvey – a longtime friend of the Jackson family also gave an exclusive interview to the News of the World.

Terry said: “According to the survey results Michael died from an overdose of painkiller Diprivan and many other poisonous drugs. The investigators found very much of the drug in his stomach. The body of Michael had a lot of scars from injections “.

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Terry Harvey with Joe Jackson

“The authorities told the family that these drugs are the cause of Michael’s eath. The police notified Michael’s family that they are coordinating their investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration.”Google screen shot about drugs allegedly found in MJ's home 2

Terry said: “I could see that Joe was prepared to file a lawsuit against anyone who is believed to have caused the death of his son.”

Terry added: “Michael was in the habit of taking drugs for a long time”


For those who cannot read the text in the picture let me dechiper the top No. 5 section of it. It is preceded by a notice:

“These drugs were found at Jacko’s home. They are ranked by their potency – with 5 the strongest.

METHADONE. Synthetic morphine weans off junkies off heroin.

DEMEROL. Narcotic pain relief injected into Jackson.

PROPOROL. Anesthetic should only be used in hospital.

FENTANYL. Pain relief usually for terminal cancer patients.

OXYCONTIN. Branded “Hillibilly Heroin” after it killed 300 in US.

DILAUDID. Painkiller used after surgery and for cancer pain”.



Shall I remind those who missed the whole story that NONE of these drugs were found in Michael’s home (except Propofol of course)? There were no narcotics whatsoever – neither in his home, nor in his system.

Of course there is always a chance that the crazy drugs in the list were not named by Terry Harvey and were added to the story by the tabloids which are always ready to embellish the story.

However a month prior to that, immediately after Michael’s death crazy rumors about a huge assortment of narcotics in Michael’s home were circulating all over the media and this information was claimed to have also come from a close “friend” of the family.

One of the stories goes back to June 28, 2009 and says that a “close member” of the Jackson family said that Michael allegedly received a daily shot of Oxycontin and Demerol and that it was an injection of Demerol that sent him into a cardiac arrest which half an hour later led to his death.

The source was not named however Stacy Brown was mentioned in connection with the family “concerns about his use of painkillers, especially Demerol” of which he allegedly received “one injection per day always administered by a doctor”.

None of it was true of course.


Stacy Brown is another “friend” of the Jackson family

Singer’s medical history a blur, says biographer
AGENCIES Jun 28, 2009, 03.40am IST

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson had a long and intricate history of health problems, say people who knew him but it has always been difficult to separate the rumours from his medical history.

”It’s always been a subject of confusion,” said J Randy Taraborrelli, a Jackson biographer who knew him for 40 years. ”His doctors have generally not betrayed him, so there is no way to be conclusive about this kind of information.”

A celebrity website citing an interview with an unidentified ”close member” of the Jackson family, reported the entertainer was injected with Demerol about half an hour before he went into cardiac arrest.

A senior law enforcement official told a news channel that Jackson was ”heavily addicted” to the painkiller Oxycontin and was injected daily with that medication, along with Demerol.

Stacy Brown, co-author of the 2005 book, ‘Michael Jackson: the Man Behind the Mask’, said the singer’s family had been very concerned recently about his use of painkillers, especially Demerol that had been one of the concerns for a long time. He said Jackson was receiving one injection per day, always administered by a doctor.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... son-family

The fraudulent story about “Demerol injected half an hour before he went into cardiac arrest” was widely circulated in the press and the media claimed that it were some “Jackson’s aides” who allegedly told the story to the emergency room staff at the hospital:

Michael Jackson death caused by a Demerol shot?
June 26, 2009

New reports are in that say Michael Jackson may have died from a Demerol overdose. Many news agencies and websites are reporting that Michael Jackson died from receiving an overdose of Demerol. Toxicology results will take 4 to 6 weeks to confirm cause of death.

The Sun reports an Emergency Room source at UCLA hospital said Jackson aides told medics he had collapsed after an injection of potent Demerol. A Michael Jackson source said: “Shortly after taking the Demerol he started to experience slow shallow breathing. His breathing gradually got slower and slower until it stopped.”

The Jackson family also reportedly believes Michael may have died from Demerol. A close member of Michael Jackson’s family has told TMZ that Jackson received a daily injection of a synthetic narcotic similar to morphine, Demerol, and yesterday he received a shot at 11:30 AM. Shortly after the Demerol shot was given 911 was called.

Attempts were made by Michael Jackson’s personal Doctor, Dr.Conrad Murray, to save Jackson’s life before paramedics arrived. The paramedics tried to revive Jackson but were unsuccessful. Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center where additional attempts were made to save his life. Michael Jackson never regained consciousness. He was pronounced dead at 2:26 on June 25th, 2009.

http://www.examiner.com/article/michael ... merol-shot


6/26/2009 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A close member of Michael Jackson’s family has told us Jackson received a daily injection of a synthetic narcotic similar to morphine – Demerol – and yesterday he received a shot at 11:30 AM.

Family members are saying the dosage was “too much” and that’s what caused his death.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/26/jackson-f ... sed-death/

Putting two and two together we realize that out of the two possible liars this particular lie was told by Stacy Brown. This doesn’t surprise us in the least as we have long known him to be an unscrupulous and cynical scoundrel – since the time he and Bob Jones wrote their fictional book about Michael.

However Terry Harvey is not any better. About a month after Michael’s death, on July 19, 2009 when James Desborough published his News of the World article admitting that the autopsy report revealed no narcotics in Michael’s system, Terry Harvey named by the article a “close friend of the family” called Michael a “junkie who is no different to a drug addict living in a crack house”.

Considering that the autopsy showed no trace of narcotics the article was more restrained than the previous hysterical stuff but Terry Harvey nevertheless called Diprivan/Propofol a “a heavy-duty painkiller” (though it isn’t), Vistaril, an anti-allergic drug for treating rash and itching was called “a daily injection of a painkiller” and Prilosec prescribed for heartburn/stomach ulcers was included into a sinister “cocktail of pills” together with some anti-depressants.

Calling Michael a “junkie who is no different to a drug addict living in a crack house” on the basis of this is an unspeakable lie – none of these medicines are even remotely close to narcotics and all of them, except Propofol, may be found in the homes of any of us.

I doubt that Terry Harvey is unaware of the fact that there is nothing wrong with those pills, so the only other option is that his goal was to deliberately smear Michael’s name. This was done evidently in the hope that an average reader would be too lazy to look up the names of the pills and would believe the term “junkie” in respect of Michael without double checking.

Let me ask a question at this point – if Terry Harvey is really a “close friend” of the Jackson family who needs enemies with friends like these?

Here is the shortened variant of James Desborough/Terry Harvey’s story:

Michael Jackson’s death to lead to murder charges within days!
By James Deasborough

July 19th, 2009

News Of The World http://WWW.NOTW.CO.UK

THE death of Michael Jackson is to become a MURDER investigation, the News of the World can reveal.

An autopsy on the superstar has shown he died from an injected overdose of heavy-duty painkiller Diprivan.

Police have told his family they will press charges against one or more people within DAYS and there will be a criminal TRIAL.

It could involve whoever administered the injection and anyone who made it available to the star.

Last week La Toya Jackson told the News of the World she knew who had murdered her brother.

Yesterday’s astonishing development was revealed by Terry Harvey, a long-time friend of the Jackson family, in an exclusive interview with us.

Terry said: “The autopsy shows that Michael died of a drug overdose with Diprivan and a range of pills in his stomach. He had needle marks on his neck and all over his body.

“The family are working with the DEA and Los Angeles Police Department to work out which doctor prescribed Michael these drugs and how far back this serious problem runs.

Respected music promoter Terry, currently working with girlband TLC, said:

“The family is speaking about whether there is enough evidence to take a private lawsuit against the promoters or the doctors involved.

“Once the criminal charges are announced, the family will file for a wrongful death lawsuit.

“Joe Jackson has made no secret of his efforts to step in to get Michael to rehab while he prepared for his London shows. The question is how much did the concert organisers know about his drug problems and who was feeding him the drugs?

“I can see Joe filing a lawsuit against anyone who is found to have caused fatal harm to his beloved son.

“He and the rest of the family are serious about getting to the bottom of his son’s death and insists it’s foul play. It’s no secret that AEG appointed a doctor to look after Michael’s welfare.”

Terry is also the first member of Jackson’s inner-circle to confirm the star’s horrendous, long-term addiction to prescription drugs.

He said Jacko died a JUNKIE thanks to daily injections of Diprivan (or Propofol) and another painkiller Vistaril, plus swallowing a cocktail of pills including anxiety drug Xanax, anti-depressants Prozac and Zoloft and anti-indigestion drug Prilosec.

Terry added: “Michael had a long-term drug habit. He was no different to a drug addict living in a crack house.What he wanted was served up to him. He didn’t go to the stores to get his fix, it was brought to him. He started in 1984 after he got burned filming that Pepsi advert. But in recent years it spiralled out of control and he was even self-injecting.

“By the end he knew how to administer these drugs himself as he had so much medical knowledge. Now he’s dead everyone is washing their hands of it. I don’t believe that Michael injected himself in the neck though.

“The jury is out on everyone in his inner circle. I believe some of them actually got him drugs. These people should be thrown into jail.”

Terry, who is friends with Joe Jackson and Michael’s brother Tito, got close to the star’s aides in his final days after agreeing to promote a one-off Jackson 5 reunion in 2010.And he is adamant that Michael needed to go to rehab before returning to the stage in London this month and begged 50-year-old Jacko’s associates to let him step in.

Terry, 49, said: “I toldthem Michael had a drug problem. I said we need to ‘get him off the junk’.

“They said my concerns were meritless and changed the subject. I didn’t hear a word afterwards.”

Terry told how Jacko’s dad tried to get Michael to go to rehab in March.

He said: “Joe wanted to get his son cleaned up as he was so keen to do the family show deal for 2010.

“He knew he wasn’t ready for these summer shows in London. Joe called him on the phone and said to Michael, ‘Let’s get it together. Let us help you and clean the house’. Michael said ‘OK’ to appease his dad but he didn’t even take his words in.

By that stage he was an addict.

“He still thought he was the biggest star in the world. He did what he wanted. He felt he wasn’t ready to go.

“Joe went to the house at least three times to intervene, but couldn’t get through to his son.”

Concerned Terry even offered to take care of Jacko. He said: “I begged Joe to get me into the house. I wanted to fight off all the enablers and keep them away.

“We had suspicions who was getting him prescription pills, but it was important to stop it first and deal with them later.

“MJ needed to be looked after one-on-one. Aside from the drugs Michael knew that these shows were too much for him.

He needed the money, but it was all too much too soon. I knew in his heart he didn’t want to and more importantly couldn’t do these shows.”

Terry told how Jacko called him after the O2 shows were announced.

He said: “Michael came on the phone and said, ‘I only signed up for 10 shows. I didn’t sign for 50. You are gonna have to rearrange the schedule to two shows a week.’ Michael could only do two shows a week due to the strain on his voice let alone the physical stress of doing two hours on stage.”

Two weeks ago AEG boss Randy Phillips told the News Of The World Jacko was lazy and had turned up for just two weeks of the four months of rehearsals.

But Terry said: “The TV has been showing clips of his rehearsals and from what I can see Michael wasn’t even singing live.

“He was struggling with his dance moves. I was told he had his vocals sequenced on stage so if he didn’t want to sing live they just switched on the tape.”

Days before his death Jackson postponed his 02 debut from July 8 to July 13 blaming the “size and scope” of the production.

Terry added: “Michael knew he had to do these shows as he was in so much debt.

“The concert company put a lot up front and wanted to get a return on their money. The shows and the pressure got bigger than he could handle. “Michael pushed himself to the edge as he didn’t want to let the fans down.”

http://rashmanly.com/2009/07/20/michael ... thin-days/

We thank Terry Harvey for a confirmation that Michael agreed to do only 10 shows and that 50 shows were an unexpected shock to him, but as to all the rest of it there will be some questions.


None of the medicines enumerated by Terry Harvey needed to take Michael to a “rehab” as none of them are narcotic substances. All of them except Propofol are perfectly legitimate drugs which may be taken by any of us for our various health conditions (I for one am prescribed two of them).

Diprivan/Propofol is of course a highly unconventional drug to be given for sleep and in a home setting too, but even Propofol is not a narcotic and therefore does not require any rehabs, clean-ups or whatever. There is no craving for it the moment it is gone, it evaporates from the system five minutes after it stops dripping and absolutely nothing happens after that.

If Michael had been given an adequate treatment for insomnia the need for Propofol would have never arisen at all. When not under the pressure to perform Michael never used Propofol even if he scarcely slept. This we know from the bodyguards who saw him wandering from the studio to the kitchen deep in the night but who still didn’t see any doctors giving him any IV for almost three years they worked for him.

So the plan to place Michael in a “rehab” Terry Harvey is constantly speaking of could be a well-intentional one, but totally out of place and missing the whole point. Moreover any talk about it was extremely damaging to Michael.

Terry Harvey repeatedly boasts that he was trying to “save” Michael by telling Michael’s associates that Michael was a “drug-addict”, but let us remember that statements like these are actually a double-edged sword – if it was he who convinced AEG executives that Michael was missing rehearsals and lacked energy due to his “drug-addiction”, now Terry Harvey should please bear his share of responsibility for AEG’s vile harassment of Michael due to their belief that he was an addict.

Fortunately they never admitted that they considered Michael an addict and now it is too late to change the tune. But all of us still know that their story is a lie – they did consider him a “junkie” and this was exactly the reason why Randy Phillips allowed himself to treat Michael with no respect – slap him and throw him into a cold shower, declare a “straight jacket” and “tough love” for him, arrange “intervention meetings” and threaten to pull the plug if he didn’t do as he was told, and all of it finally came to a point when they were threatening to ruin Michael and even deprive him of his children if he didn’t attend one single day of their damned rehearsals.

All these AEG’s steps were not only harsh and brutal, but they were also wrong as they were overlooking Michael’s real health needs and were not addressing his real problem – his inability to sleep.

Sorry that I have to say it but Terry Harvey’s repeated stories about Michael being a “junkie” could have influenced AEG’s attitude towards Michael and therefore, though indirectly, could contribute to his death.

And the worst part of it is that Terry Harvey had absolutely no idea what was the matter with Michael Jackson and simply sprang to a conclusion that he was a “junkie”. Cynical characters like him seldom consider any opportunity other than the one that comes first to their minds and which they are accustomed to think about other people.

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After Michael’s death Terry Harvey reserved for himself the role of the main spokesman for the Jacksons.

In the September 13, 2009 article by Diane Dimond he managed to throw under the bus not only Michael Jackson but the whole of the Jackson family:

When I got to Vegas, Joe Jackson met with me and said, ‘Get me a Prevost (a million-dollar tour bus), put $50,000 in cash in the glove box, and I’ll make sure the Jackson 8 come together.’ ” This effort is confirmed by others in the meeting. “I was right there,” Terry Harvey, a music promoter for Tito Jackson, told The Daily Beast. “I absolutely heard it.” Asked why Joe Jackson would get involved, Harvey responded: “Because they are a dysfunctional family if you want to know the truth. They all have their own agendas.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... l-war.html

On October 25, 2009 after a short piece of Michael’s rehearsal of June 23rd was released for TV he expressed his scepticism about Michael’s ability to sing:

Michael Jackson’s family claims that the late singer’s film This Is It features stand-ins, not the real star.

US concert promoter Terry Harvey said: “From what I can see, Michael wasn’t even singing live in a full segment. He was struggling. I was told he had his vocals sequenced on stage so if he didn’t want to sing live, they just switched on the tape.”

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/ent ... 65333.html

On November 1, 2009 Terry Harvey called Michael a “zombie hampered by drugs”. This diagnosis was all wrong though the signs of ill health displayed by Michael were quite real – he was not himself, was dragging his feet, was listless and lacking energy.

However the reason for it was not narcotics as Terry Harvey habitually assumed but one or several of a multitude of other reasons – a heavy depression or lack of sleep, or the burden of his financial problems, or the benzodiazepines fed to him by Murray and making Michael dull and sleepy in the daytime, or all of it taken together.

But by voicing only one version of the story and a wrong one at that and speaking on behalf of Michael’s family too Harvey was doing Michael irreparable harm – his stories were looked upon as first-hand information from the Jacksons and were therefore readily believed by the public. Little did they know that the family was also in the dark as to what was going on with Michael and most probably also listened to this Oracle Terry Harvey in the same way the public did.

Here are the November 2009 views from Terry Harvey. The source was naturally the News of the World:

King of Pop Michael Jackson used golf cart to whisk him to and from his car during This Is It tour rehearsals, because he was so drugged and exhausted he could barely walk, it has been revealed.

In the new movie This Is It, the late singer is shown as a master at work as he leaps around the stage at Los Angeles Staples Center.

However, aides have revealed behind the scenes he was a wreck who could hardly stand.

“Everyone in the house knew Michael was not himself, and was clearly under the influence of drugs. I was amazed at how he looks on film, because in the flesh he was a shadow of himself. He was thin, almost anorexic, pale and didn’t seem to have enough energy to walk across the room, let alone dance,” News of the World quoted concert promoter and friend Terry Harvey as saying.

“He had a sharp mind, but he was deluded, hampered by the drugs. He didn’t know what he was saying to people. To make his life easy he would just say ‘yes’.

“He was walking around in a daze like a zombie,” Harvey added.

Harvey also said: “To me that movie is all smoke and mirrors. Michael was struggling with his dance moves and schedule.

“Michael was not fit enough – he couldn’t pull off a tour if his life depended it. They took the best bits of the video and made it into this movie.

“The rehearsals were long days, and Michael was tired. He hadn’t been on stage for over 10 years and wasn’t used to the physical demands of long days. Some days he didn’t even turn up to rehearsals,” Harvey added.

A source close to the production said: “Michael was exhausted. Some days he barely said a word. He slumped down in a chair and would just get talked at. During one rehearsal he nodded off.”

One friend said: “The hard work needed was just too much for him, and his mood became very dark by the end. He was a gibbering wreck.

“He shouted out, ‘They are pushing me and I can’t take it anymore. They are gonna kill me’.” (ANI)

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/ent ... 68540.html

The fact conveyed to us by this other friend is priceless. So in his frustration with AEG’s pressure on him Michael shouted: “They are pushing me and I can’t take it anymore. They are gonna kill me’!”

If Michael shouted it the amount of pressure he was under explains why he had to resort to Propofol even before the tour started. Due to those insulting demands to make his appearance and rehearse every day though rehearsals were never his obligation even by their contract, due to the disdain almost openly shown to him as a “drug-addict” and due to the neglect for his real health problems, Michael lost his sleep, the remaining stamina and all confidence in himself.

He was filled with anxiety and fear, and the constant “interventions” everyone was harassing him with were only adding to the insult of it all.

Michael didn’t need any “interventions” – he needed qualified help from a sleep specialist. But most of all he needed peace and quiet for himself, and everyone leaving him alone, and letting him get ready for the show the way he saw fit.

On August 22, 2010 Terry Harvey again collaborated with his favorite guy James Desborough. He continued to degrade Michael in the eyes of the public by calling him a “drug-addicted wreck”. The article suggested that this scumbag was making “research” for a book…

News of the World
By James Desborough, US Editor, 22/08/2010

PARANOID Michael Jackson believed he suffered heart attacks and had cancer and brain tumours in the six months before he died.

The hypochondriac King of Pop even thought he had HYPOTHERMIA and FROSTBITE – in sunny Los Angeles.

But his delusions were caused by his mind and body being ravaged by his addiction to prescription drugs and painkillers, according to aides.

One said: “He was a mental wreck and always felt he had a disease. He was terrified of the sun as it irritated his vitiligo (skin condition) prompting him to claim he had cancer and brain tumours.

“At other times he said he was freezing cold and might have frostbite. On reflection his body and mind were just wrecked by drug use.”

Murray’s defence will argue Jacko hid the full extent of his pill-popping from him. But today we can reveal family friend and prosecution witness Terry Harvey will challenge this.

Terry, who first told the world that Jacko’s death at 50 was from an overdose of painkiller Propofol, said: “I discovered Murray knew about Michael’s drug problems for a long time.

“Michael was a drug-addicted wreck and complained for months about being too ill to perform his shows.”

Terry, 50, who uncovered the revelations while researching a book about Jacko’s death, added: “I expect at Murray’s trial all those secret things I have discovered will come to the fore.”

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz ... error.html

On May 13, 2013 (during the AEG trial) Terry Harvey’s fruitful cooperation with James Desborough continued. This time Terry Harvey shared with the public the news that the concert with AllGoodEntertainment which he was pushing on Michael for the summer of 2010 could only be held “on condition he went to a rehab”.

So in addition to all Michael’s troubles with AEG Terry Harvey was also setting him conditions! We learn that “getting clean was part of their contract” and that Terry Harvey was ‘for months” telling Tohme, Dennis Hawk and Dileo about Michael’s addiction issues, only they “didn’t want to know”.

They did know it all right and this is why they saw their primary task in keeping Michael in full isolation from friends, fans and even lawyers (like Peter Lopez) whom they evidently considered to be Michael’s “enablers” and by doing so they only aggravated Michael’s acute feeling of loneliness, isolation, insecurity and helplessness. Remember how he asked Karen Faye to be always present during rehearsals so that he could always see her? This is how lonely he felt in that hostile environment of theirs.

And let Terry Harvey not imagine that he didn’t make his own contribution to Michael’s isolation and misery at the time. He did.

However by they year 2013 Terry Harvey’s story about how he was “saving” Michael Jackson acquired the notes of warm consideration and deep concern for his frail state. The story is naturally told by Terry’s twin brother James Desborough again:

By James Desborough, Christopher Bucktin

Long-term Jackson family friend Terry Harvey claims the singer had laid down vocals over several months to work as back-up material for shows.

And the promoter insists he made Jackson’s managers Dr Tohme Tohme, Frank DiLeo and contract lawyer Dennis Hawk aware of his dangerously frail state.

He says he warned Di Leo, who died in 2011: “You are going to kill Michael.”

Harvey, claims the singer recorded show vocals weeks before his rehearsals.

He said: “On This Is It there were moments where he wasn’t singing, his energy levels were down and anyone who worked with him in the past could tell Michael was a way off from 100 per cent. We found out Michael was in the studio recording tracks for the show and even new albums in his last months. You can put your voice in a sequencer and backing track for live shows, so if you don’t want to sing you mime and fans don’t realise.”

Harvey and partners AllGood Entertainment offered Jackson a Dallas 2009 comeback show, on the provision he went to rehab. But the singer chose AEG’s gigs in London.

It prompted a lawsuit with AllGood which they lost in 2010. But today Harvey claims AllGood plan to refile their £200million lawsuit against AEG for stealing the Thriller star from their grasp.

Harvey claims he spoke to Jackson in his last few weeks over the deal with AllGood.

He said: “It was part of the contract for Michael to get clean. His mother Katherine and father Joe knew that, and we made it clear to everyone close to him.

“For months we told Michael’s lawyer at the time Dennis Hawk, his managers Frank DiLeo and Dr Tohme Tohme he needed rehab.

“I told Frank, ‘He needs to get clean first’, but he didn’t want to know. It was an open secret in close circles that Michael had addiction issues.”

Harvey claims Jackson had agreed to do a one-off return gig in Dallas but was lured away by AEG execs.

Harvey, 53, who lives in Oklahoma, said: “Michael’s comeback was tailor-made for one show. He didn’t need to slug it out for 50 nights. The This Is It sales figures prove our formula – they made $200million from a rehearsal, so we would have made more – and Michael would have taken the lion’s share.

“There is a feeling that Michael’s death turned about to be a good business decision for AEG. It hurts me to say that, because people forget Michael was not just a commodity, but a troubled human being, with a lot still to offer, who was dedicated to his three kids. The only reason he did this was so that his kids could see him perform.”

AllGood, who have worked with stars such as Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder, are set to refile their £200million law suit in the next few weeks.

“We feel there is a strong case,” said Harvey. “The company were not given access to the emails that have come up in this case.

“We have depositions from senior AEG executives, who insisted that Michael was healthy enough to do ‘100 shows’ in the days before the rehearsals. The emails in the Jackson case suggest they had knowledge of problems. People knew Michael had a long term drug condition.

“His employees saw him unable to walk after visiting doctors – it was even on the news, but no one stepped in. I think AEG will lose to Katherine Jackson.”

The Jackson family claim that as Jackson’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray was responsible for administering the fatal anaesthetic, AEG should be held responsible as they were his employer. AEG deny responsibility.

Murray, paid £100,000 a month by Jackson, got four years jail for involuntary manslaughter.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... ng-1886104

I fully agree with Terry Harvey that the AllGoodEntertainment proposition to Michael of one concert on a pay-per-view basis was a much better and lucrative option than the AEG tour of 50 shows, however the ultimatums he set to Michael were completely groundless not to mention the continuous damaging effect his silly stories about MJ needing a clean up had on the general public.

In November 2013 (after the AEG trial) together with his inseparable friend James Desborough Terry Harvey made a TV appearance in the Autopsy program made by Channel 5 where he was featured in the following episodes:

Terry Harvey: He did things that no one else could do. He was untouchable.

Narrator: His personal doctor Conrad Murray assured them that apart from his insomnia Jackson was in good physical condition, but not everyone was so convinced. [the camera shows the gargantuan Terry Harvey with a cigar sitting in a car]

Terry Harvey: Ha-ha-ha.

Narrator: Terry Harvey is a music promoter with close links to the Jackson family.

Terry Harvey: How fit would someone have to be to perform for two and a half hours in good shape? Do I think Michael didn’t have the energy and stamina for fifty nights? He didn’t have the stamina to do thirty minutes!

Terry Harvey [smiling and making dance moves]: … he was devious and the king of manipulation. He was the puppet master. He can tell you what you want to hear and look like it is real and guess what? You go – it’s okay, it’s all right, come on, let’s go. He was on a path of destruction. When you walk often in that Devil’s Dalliance some of us make it out, some of us don’t.

Let me remind you that Terry Harvey allows himself to talk this way of Michael Jackson though the most he saw of him was a couple of times when they discussed their AllGoodEntertainment proposal. All he had was a visual observation of Michael – and Michael was evidently listless, tired and disinterested. No facts, no nothing. Just Harvey’s impression of him.

All the other talks were held in Michael’s absence – initially with Frank Dileo in the winter of 2008/09 when Patrick Allocco of AllGoodEntertainment thought that Frank Dileo was Michael’s manager, and then with Joe Jackson and Leonard Rowe who met Michael just on one or two occasions trying to sign Leonard Rowe in as Michael’s manager.

This was all the “data” available to Harvey, except probably some stories from Joe Jackson who didn’t know anything of his son either.

However people like Terry Harvey are never abashed by the absence of small things like facts and are capable to make the most of the little they think they know and to the best advantage for themselves too. Indeed who would know Terry Harvey if it were not for his constant tales about Michael Jackson told in cooperation with his suspicious friend James Desborough? The tales everyone unfortunately believed and probably even the Jackson family in the first place too.


Since Terry Harvey is so desperate for the attention to his persona let me disclose Terry Harvey’s little secret.

From a lovely interview dated March 5, 2008 and titled “Talking with Grammy Winner Steve Pageot” we learn that as early as April-March 2008 Terry Harvey and Frank Dileo were passing themselves off as Michael Jackson’s “managers” and were even signing management deals with other performers by making use of Michael’s name. The deals included “being in talks with Michael” to bring those singers into one studio with him for a new album.

Still oblivious of the fraud Steve Pageot’s was telling the story in his March 2008 interview:

Question: What artists are you currently listening to for your own pleasure?

Steve Pageot: Right now, Michael Jackson. I love listening to Michael, you know. Actually, I just signed a management deal with Michael Jackson’s managers, Frank DiLeo and Terry Harvey. So they’re managing me now, and we’re in talks to bring me into the studio for Michael Jackson’s next studio album.

http://makingthemogul.com/2008/03/talki ... ve-pageot/

No matter whether Michael intended or didn’t intend to record something with Steve Pageot, the two con artists were surely not Michael’s managers in 2008, so all their promises and management deals were a clear fraud.

Do I need to say that Michael never knew of the activity Terry Harvey and Frank Dileo were involved in behind his back? If he had known he would have never talked to any of them a year later when one approached him together with Joe and Leonard Rowe with a deal for AllGoodEntertainment and the other was proposed by AEG as a sort of a manager for him.

The next trick of the pair was evidently the concert to be arranged by AllGoodEntertainment. When Frank Dileo asked for a $150,000 down payment for enlisting Michael in the deal the money was promised to him but only after signing the contract. Frank Dileo could never guarantee that as he was a nobody for MJ then, so evidently Terry Harvey as another “manager” of Michael approached Leonard Rowe and this is how the new stage of negotiations started.

When Michael fired Tohme AEG made a smart counter-move by bringing Frank Dileo over to their side and this is probably how Terry Harvey and Dileo found themselves on the opposite sides of the barricades.

If you ask me what I think of all these games around Michael I will say that they look disgusting to me. At least for some of the participants in the game Michael was nothing but a prized toy or a valuable commodity. He was not even allowed to be his own master.

And how could he trust anyone in circumstances like these or understand who had his best interests at heart if most of these people were thinking only of themselves when dealing with him?

And please don’t tell me that Terry Harvey was genuinely concerned about Michael’s health. Michael’s parents and siblings were concerned – it simply couldn’t be anything different, but with people like Terry Harvey as a go-between them and Michael they didn’t have a single chance to ever understand what was really wrong with him.

I now live in hope that one day Michael’s family will publicly disavow any connection with this terrible guy Terry Harvey and this will put a stop to his incessant public trashing of Michael.

My other big dream is that the Jackson family will finally understand that when they relied on the opinion of scumbags like Terry Harvey and Stacy Brown about their son and brother whom they for sure dearly loved, they not only allowed themselves to be fundamentally deceived, but they also grossly let Michael down by sharing the views, opionions and mode of thinking of these cynical liars.

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#6  Сообщение Trueamore » 28 июн 2014, 23:41

The immortality of Michael Jackson

By Bryan Monroe


Editor's note: Bryan Monroe is Washington editor/Opinion for CNN. He was previously the editorial director for Ebony and Jet magazines and helped lead a team in Biloxi, Mississippi, to the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. You can follow him on Twitter @BryanMonroeCNN. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

Michael Jackson wanted to live forever.

Just a year and a half before his death, I conducted what ended up being the last major interview with the reclusive Jackson in his suite at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. And his words stopped me.

"Let's face it. Who wants mortality? Everybody wants immortality," he told me that warm September afternoon. "You want what you create to live, be it sculpture or painting or music. Like Michelangelo said, 'I know the creator will go but his work survives. That's why to escape death I attempt to bind my soul to my work.' That's how I feel. I give my all at work. 'Cause I want it to just live."

Most of us remember where we were when we heard that he was dead.

I was mowing the lawn at my house outside Chicago when I got the first call.
In fact, I got several calls and texts with the bulletin -- first from TMZ and then from the Los Angeles Times -- that he had died. But it wasn't until I heard CNN's Wolf Blitzer announce it at 6:28 p.m. ET that I finally believed it.

Michael Jackson was dead.

Sure, I was shocked when I heard the news that the King of Pop had left the world. But, in a way, I was not all that surprised. Jackson, even as troubled as he was, had given his all to the world during his 50 years on the planet. And now he was in the hands of history.

Just before that interview for Ebony magazine, I watched his youngest son, Blanket, then 7, politely greet me at the hotel room door and his father quickly correct him -- "Blanket, you shake with your right hand, not with your left" -- and in that moment I saw what those kids meant to him. It was indeed his children -- Prince, now 17, Paris, now 16, and Blanket, now 12 -- who gave us those dozen or so extra years of Michael Jackson's life.

Jackson was a true father, and those kids were his heart. He lived for them. They gave his later life meaning. Never mind those images of a newborn Prince Michael II dangling from that hotel balcony in Berlin, or pictures of the kids wearing masks while being shuttled around by their dad. Away from the cameras and publicists and crowds, Jackson was about as regular a father as someone like him could be.

That's why it was even more tragic that he died just four days after Father's Day.

So, five years later, it is those kids who stand to benefit most from his immortality. If the lawyers and accountants and Uncle Sam get out of the way -- The Associated Press reported that more than $91 million of the $600 million his estate has earned since his death has gone to taxes and licenses, and another $32 million went to lawyers and the executors of his estate -- the three children and his mother will do quite well for the rest of their lives.

As a musical wonder at age 8, he and his brothers defined a genre of music in the '70s. When he left the Jackson 5 and went on his own in the early '80s, he did it again with his "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" albums, shattering just about every record held to date.

He sold out concerts around the world, rescued a stalled music industry and single-handedly put MTV on the map -- "Nobody had ever seen anything like that," legendary superproducer Quincy Jones once told me, after the "Thriller" video debuted on the fledgling music network. "That album sold something like a million and a half copies per week after we put that video out."

Still, when Jackson died, he had amassed nearly a half billion dollars in various debts -- to banks, bodyguards and other creditors, Forbes reported. That debt had largely been wiped out in the first year following his death, due to huge posthumous CD sales and film proceeds.

In the last year alone, his estate has seen a slew of projects:

-- "Xscape," a new album of never-before-released Michael Jackson songs reproduced by executive producer L.A. Reid debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. charts last month.

-- "Michael Jackson One," a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil extravaganza featuring his music and dance moves, and "The Immortal World Tour," a slick companion show that is now traveling the country, with more than 500 performances so far.

-- Numerous books, documentaries and the film "This Is It" have tried to capture Jackson's life. The latest book, "Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days," by two of his bodyguards, just hit bookstores.

Even a makeup-stained chair, allegedly from Jackson's rented Holmby Hills mansion where he died, just went on sale on eBay with a starting price of $30,000.

In death, everybody still wants to get paid by Michael Jackson.

In the past five years there have been lawsuits -- his mother, Katherine Jackson, sued promoter AEG Live, claiming more than $1 billion in damages. She said the promoter was liable for the star's wrongful death, but a jury ruled against her last year and she collected nothing.

There have been tragedies -- Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, who took his death the hardest, found herself in a hospital bed last year after reportedly trying to slit her wrists. She later recovered.

And there has been drama. Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted on involuntary manslaughter charges for causing the star's death as a result of an overdose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol. He was released in 2013, two years early, due to prison overcrowding.

But through it all, Michael Jackson somehow lives on.

Thinking back to that last conversation with him, I didn't know when I sat down next to him on that burgundy couch that his last words to me would be prophetic.

"To escape death I attempt to bind my soul to my work."

Michael Jackson, through his work, wanted to live forever. And, based on what has happened in the five years since he died, he might just make it.

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#7  Сообщение Trueamore » 03 июл 2014, 23:28

Michael Jackson's Death Anniversary: A Look Back at the King of Pop's Music and Fashion


June 25 marked the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. It seems like the King of Pop died only a short time ago. His legacy will be immortalized through his music and his influences on pop music, music videos and especially fashion.

Latin Post reflects on Jackson's musical and fashion influences, from sequined jackets and his family to his hologram.

After Jackson died in June 2009, sales of his music on iTunes and in stores surged. Jackson's "Essential Collection" catapulted to the top of the album charts, and the "Man In The Mirror" single returned to the UK top 10 singles list, the Guardian reported. Four months later, young and old saw the documentary "This Is It," which captivated audiences once more.

More recently, at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, a holographic Jackson performed a single from his posthumous "Xscape" album. Reactions were mixed: People thought it was creepy, a head scratcher, magnificent or that Jackson needed a proper introduction that night.

Perhaps Jackson knew how he had changed the world. In 2007, he told Ebony magazine music was his outlet, a "gift" he could give "to all of the lovers in this world." Katherine E. Krohn wrote in 2010's "Michael Jackson: Ultimate Music Legend" that Jackson knew he would live forever through his music.

The King of Pop's family knew of his scope. La Toya Jackson recently released a statement saying, "Five years ago today, we all lost the most INCREDIBLE father, brother, son and the most talented performer this world has ever known!" ABC News reported.

"Michael was all about love and peace, and in honor of my brother, I ask you to please do something kind for someone today, and BLAST and DANCE to all the beautiful music he left us all." Latoya added that she would do the same, ABC News reported.

In 2010, Entertainment Weekly released its list of Jackson's 10 best music videos. At No. 10 was "The Man In The Mirror"; "Scream," with Michael and his sister Janet, was at No. 8; "Remember the Time," featuring Iman, Eddie Murphy, and Magic Johnson was at No. 7; "Beat It" was No. 2; and No. 1 was "Thriller."

The fashion in those videos is tame compared to what he wore in real life. Jackson rocked bright red-moto jackets, the sparkly glove and the gold suit.

Jackson reportedly loved wearing one shirt combined with a red zipper jacket. The calypso shirt's neckline is sleeveless, and on its chest is a figure of baby cherubs, inscribed in French, "n'y a plus que l'amour. Sauf amour." In English, it means, "nothing is greater than love. Only love."

Even Lady Gaga was enamored of Jackson's sense of style. Early this year, Gaga said she would open a museum dedicated to displaying Jackson's fashion. In 2012, she purchased 55 of Jackson's possessions at auction, including his jacket from the 1983 hit "Thriller" and his famous Swarovski crystal-encrusted glove.

Gaga said Jackson's legacy should be preserved and remembered. She treasures her own tour clothes, so she has spent millions to make sure hers and Jackson's are secured. She added that she needed financial backing to develop the museum for the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after having a heart attack at age 50 on June 25, 2009; he would be 55

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