Quantcast
"Don’t incite me to testify. Consider this as an imminent nuclear warning. Enough is enough."
FIRST IRAN, THEN NORTH KOREA, NOW DR. MURRAY
MJ's Physician Threatens to Drop “Nuclear” Bombshell Should He Be Forced to Testify

Dr. Conrad Murray upstaged the court proceedings yesterday from his jail cell. It started when TMZ posted the audio of a recent voicemail to “a friend”—though it sounds more like he’s reading a statement—that begins as a plea to AEG and the Jacksons to stop telling lies about him but soon segues into a threat.


"Please stop,” Murray says in part. “If you don’t, let this serve as my final warning to both sides. Don’t incite me to testify. Consider this as an imminent nuclear warning. Enough is enough." He then claims that Michael had severed all relationships with the members of his extended family before he passed and explained the reason for his action”


Presumably, the heart of Murray’s threat has to do with this implied revelation, but it isn’t clear what he means by “members of his extended family.” Is her referring only to blood relatives, or does that term also include Randy Phillips and other AEG execs?


Murray was subpoenaed to testify in the civil trial but he pled the Fifth because he doesn't want to incriminate himself in any upcoming legal proceedings.


Meanwhile, in downtown L.A., AEG’s John Meglin returned to the stand yesterday for his second day of testimony.  The CEO of Concerts West, the division of AEG Live that was in charge of Michael Jackson’s tour, Meglin is the first witness to be called by AEG’s defense team.


He disagreed with Phillips, who’s his boss, on several points, as lead defense lawyer Marvin Putnam attempted to poke holes in the statement by CPA Arthur Erk that MJ could’ve earned as much as $1.5 billion touring the world had he lived.


Referring to an email in which Phillips claimed there was enough demand in England alone to sell out more than 200 shows, Meglin said, “He believed that. I don’t believe that.” (The 750k tickets put on sale for 31 of the 50 scheduled O2 shows in March 2009 sold out in just two hours.)

 

Meglin also disagreed with Phillips’ opinion that Jackson was the biggest artist ever: “I do myself personally believe that that is not true. In my opinion Celine Dion, is right up there with Michael Jackson and, to me, she is bigger.”


Say what? We’d love to score some of whatever Meglin’s smoking.

ANALYZING THE ACMS
A few firsts among the ACM Awards noms. (2/26a)
LIVE NATION EYES
SUMMER RESTART
Rapino's ready for festivals to return. (2/26a)
DODGING BULLETS AND DIVINE PURPOSE
Kamasi Washington answers our questions. (2/26a)
iHEARTMEDIA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS UNITS
Radio giant makes a shift. (2/26a)
FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PT. 1
Social justice through the lens of jazz (2/23a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)