Nurse testifies: “MJ begged for sleep aid, then fired her after refusal”


I bet you Cherilyn Lee (pictured above), is glad she refused to give Michael Jackson propofol, if she hadn’t; she might be sitting where Conrad Murray is today; on trial for the pop star’s death.

Lee testified in the Conrad Murray trial today, how the sleep-hungry singer begged her to give him the powerful anesthetic two months prior to his death, then fired her when she refused.

The nurse who stood by her professional ethics, was called to the witness stand today by defense lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray, but her testimony often worked against the physician, whose now on trial for involuntary manslaughter going on week five.

Lee, a nurse practitioner in holistic medicine, recounted to jurors how Jackson, 50, asked for the anesthetic propofol by its brand name, Diprivan, during a meeting at his house in April 2009.

“He looked at me and said: ‘What I need is something that’s going to help me fall asleep right away, (and) the only thing that will help me do that is Diprivan,” Lee recalled of the house call. It was her last trip to Jackson’s home and the last time she saw him alive.

She said that after learning about the surgery-strength drug she was surprised he requested it. She said she quickly expressed to him her concerns. “He said: ‘No, I just need somebody to come here, and I will be safe. If it was monitored. As long as I’m being monitored,” she recalled.

She described the singer as “upset” over his insomnia and convinced that propofol – which he said he had received during a prior surgery, was the answer to his woes.

Lee said she ultimately refused to give him the medication, and that was the last time she ever saw Jackson in person, despite a history of giving him intravenous nutritional supplements. Defense lawyers hope her testimony will cast Jackson as a challenging patient who was blind to the dangers of the strong anesthetic.

In the meantime, Murray, 58, has pleaded not guilty and faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted. He contends Jackson gave himself extra drugs without his knowledge, causing a perfect storm that fueled the “Thriller” singer’s overdose and death.

The media is contending that the jury may have this case and ready to deliberate by the end of next week.

So stay tuned.

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18 thoughts on “Nurse testifies: “MJ begged for sleep aid, then fired her after refusal”

  1. The media is contending that the jury may have this case and ready to deliberate by the end of next week.

    he’s GUILTY!!!!

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  2. He contends Jackson gave himself extra drugs without his knowledge, causing a perfect storm that fueled the “Thriller” singer’s overdose and death.

    The defenses defense is so dumb, if MJ could of administered the drug to himself he wouldn’t of been calling around to find someone to give it to him and monitor him. Dumbasses!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • He contends Jackson gave himself extra drugs without his knowledge, causing a perfect storm that fueled the “Thriller” singer’s overdose and death.

      The defenses defense is so dumb, if MJ could of administered the drug to himself he wouldn’t of been calling around to find someone to give it to him and monitor him. Dumbasses!!!!!!!!!!!
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      COSIGN!

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      • He contends Jackson gave himself extra drugs without his knowledge, causing a perfect storm that fueled the “Thriller” singer’s overdose and death.

        The defenses defense is so dumb, if MJ could of administered the drug to himself he wouldn’t of been calling around to find someone to give it to him and monitor him. Dumbasses!!!!!!!!!!!
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        Random, the ONLY reason he was calling around for it was because he needed a doctor to purchase it. If he could have found a way, clearly he would have. It’s a shame what a mess he was, and how little his family did to stop it. But of course, HERE THEY ARE, screaming bloody murder. I’m surprised they don’t have more trouble sleeping at night than MJ did, they should feel guilt for not intervening.

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      • It’s a shame what a mess he was, and how little his family did to stop it. But of course, HERE THEY ARE, screaming bloody murder. I’m surprised they don’t have more trouble sleeping at night than MJ did, they should feel guilt for not intervening.
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        oh well, shoulda, woulda, coulda, is NOT going to bring Michael back so why even mention how his family might be feeling after the fact???

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      • @UncleEd,
        Michael paid the ultimate price with his life. and now what price is Murray going pay for essentially letting this man die?

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  3. So the nurse knew better and had enough ethics not to give this to him, but the so called DR did not., no comparison

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  4. Bravo Cherilyn. Another reason nurses consistently rank #1 in America’s most trusted professions.

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  5. I wonder what was on MJ’s mind that he couldn’t sleep at night? Live a clean healthy life and you sleep well at night.

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    • I wonder what was on MJ’s mind that he couldn’t sleep at night? Live a clean healthy life and you sleep well at night.
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      sometimes mo money equals more problems.

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  6. I hate to hear all this about Michael. Probably the greatest talent of our time. Continue to RIP MJ! 😦

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  7. I feel sorry for murray. i believe his in tentions were good and he needed the money but now he’s fucked for compromising his professional ethics.

    Let this be a lesson people, always bring integrity to your professional roles in life, for that alone you will be judged.

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  8. Michael was complete out of control with durgs and should have had some real medical attention. Murray let greed take over and now will pay dearly with his life and profession.

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  9. say good bye to the “gravy train” Murray your ride is OVER. Please exit when the ride comes to a complete stop!

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  10. Dr. Murray what you did was unethical; you apparently did not follow the proper medical procedures and do what is expected of doctors now you will pay dearly. Maybe next time if there is one you’ll think twice.

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