Janet Jackson has kept quiet about the death of her brother Michael for close to five months, but now she breaks her silence and places the blame squarely on Dr. Conrad Murray. In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, it comes as no surprise that Janet says she believes Dr. Murray was responsible for her brother’s death, working as Michael’s personal physician and admitting to giving propofol to the late pop icon. Jackson died from acute propofol intoxication, according to the L. A. Coroner’s Office, but Dr. Murray denies responsibility for his death claiming that he neither prescribed or administered anything to Jackson that should have killed him.
Janet stated, “He was the one that was administering … I think he is responsible.”
Murray was hired to treat Michael in the months before he died in June of a drug overdose, and is currently the main focus in a manslaughter investigation of the King of Pops death. Police have referred the case to prosecutors to determine if criminal charges should be filed. But Janet feels that in the very least Murray should no longer be allowed to practice medicine. Recounting the morning her brother died, Jackson says she was completely shocked when she learned of her brother’s death.
“I was at my house in New York. You know, another day. Another morning. And I get a call … [my assistant] said, ‘Your brother’s been taken to the hospital. It’s on CNN right now. I called everyone’s. There’s a line busy or — someone wasn’t picking up. I spoke to mother. I spoke to Tito. I spoke to my nephew Austin. I spoke to my sister La Toya. I told them to call me when they got to the hospital. And I remember thinking nobody’s calling me back, so I tried calling again, and that’s how I found out that he was no longer … I couldn’t believe it. It just didn’t ring true to me. It felt like a dream. It’s still so difficult for me to believe. It’s, you know, you have to accept what is. But it’s hard. You have to move on with your life. You have to accept what is and I understand that.”
You can’t administer the drug that killed him and not take some sort of responsibility when he dies from the injection of that drug. His defense is ridiculous. Hippocratic oath states first to ‘do no harm.’ Murray obviously did a lot of harm and should be locked up, not just have his license revoked. Janet Jackson’s full interview will air on ABC Wednesday night.