Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has threatened to help a fan of the King of Pop kill his disgraced physician. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of administering the propofol dose that killed Jackson in 2009 and he has spent the past two years behind bars. He was released earlier this month (Nov13).
And after the medic revealed in a recent interview that he and his former boss would joke about Rowe's looks, the former nurse, who is the mother of the late pop star's two eldest children, has hit back.
She tells TMZ.com that Murray should watch what he says and look out, because within 18 months "a Jackson fan will shoot him dead, and I'd buy the bullet. I wouldn't shoot him but I'd buy the bullet."
Commenting on Murray's remarks about her looks, she adds, "If I had a dog as ugly as him, I'd shave its a**, make it walk backwards and put a wig on it... At least I can breed. He can't even write prescriptions anymore."
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe broke down in tears during a taped interview for a U.S. TV news show recently as she lashed out at those who let the King of Pop die. The former nurse, who now helps to run a horse ranch in California, agreed to sit down and talk to Entertainment Tonight and she struggled to contain her emotions when she was asked for her thoughts about her former husband's 2009 drug-related death.
Rowe, who is the mother of Jackson's eldest kids Prince Michael and Paris, believes too many people turned their backs on Jackson when he needed their help as his drug dependency spiralled out of control.
Fighting back angry tears, she says, "All the people that claim to be so close to him, not one person tried to stop it... If I know something's wrong, I'm gonna try to stop it."
Rowe admits she would have liked someone to use the media to shine a light on Jackson's problems, adding, "There were more people involved that saw him falling apart. God forbid one of them take out a camera (sic)... and give it (footage) to someone like Entertainment Tonight and stop it. I think they were too selfish."
The former nurse admits she'll always have fond memories of her time with the King of Pop, adding, "He told me my life was gonna change and it did and he's taken such good care of me."
During the candid interview with the reclusive former Mrs. Jackson, which aired on TV in America on Wednesday (06Nov13), Rowe also opened up about her relationship with her children's guardians, T.J. and family matriarch Katherine, insisting stories about them all not getting along are completely untrue.
She explains, "T.J. is an amazing man. He has an amazing family... I love Mrs. Jackson... We all may not care for her family... but she is my children's grandmother."
Debbie Rowe is set to become Paris Jackson's co-guardian, according to a U.S. report. The 54-year-old mother of Michael Jackson's eldest children, Paris and Prince, will replace the pop superstar's nephew, Tito Jackson Jr., as co-guardian with Katherine Jackson.
Tito was appointed co-guardian of the King of Pop's three children last year (12).
A lawyer formerly associated with the family's legal matters tells the New York Post that an upcoming hearing on 15 October (13) will deal with the removal and appointment of a guardian.
The new arrangement would reportedly pave the way for Paris to leave Katherine's home and move in with her mother in Palmdale, California.
However, the financial agreement would stay the same for all parties. Katherine currently receives $86,000 (£57,330) a month from Michael's estate, with approximately $20,000 (£13,330) going to Paris' expenses.
A source says, "Debbie will get whatever Paris may need in terms of resources, but (Katherine) will continue to be in control of most things, including when and how some of the monies are disbursed."
Paris has been undergoing psychological treatment in California since her alleged suicide attempt in June (13).
The jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case has ruled AEG Live executives are not liable for the King of Pop's death. The 12-person panel agreed the promoters hired disgraced medic Dr. Conrad Murray to take care of Jackson's medical needs ahead of his ill-fated This Is It comeback dates, but ruled that he was not "unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired".
As a result of the verdict, which was delivered on Wednesday (02Oct13) after three days of deliberations, AEG Live executives will not have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to the Jackson family. An expert had estimated that economic damages could be more than $1 billion if AEG Live was found liable for the pop superstar's passing.
The wrongful death trial lasted five months and featured a procession of expert witnesses, Jackson associates and staff and personal testimonies from his children and mother Katherine, who was in court for the verdict, which was read at 3.40pm local time in Los Angeles.
She claimed AEG Live bosses negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray and pushed her son way beyond his physical limits for his This Is It tour. The promoters' legal team maintained throughout the trial that Jackson pressured AEG to hire Murray as his personal physician. Attorneys for the promoter argued that Jackson and Murray deceived their client by concealing that Jackson was receiving the surgical aneesthetic propofol in his home as a sleep aid.
The pop superstar died of an overdose of propofol. Murray is set to be released from jail later this month (Oct13) after serving two years for involuntary manslaughter. He was convicted after a jury found him guilty of administering the fatal does of propofol which claimed Jackson's life in 2009.
Speaking after the verdict was announced, Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe revealed she was "confused" by the ruling.
She said, "If they (AEG Live) hired him (Murray), they should bear some of the responsibility. I don't understand."
Sandra Bullock, who is no stranger to photographers wanting to take pictures of her and her kids, celebrated the possible passage of a law to prevent paparazzi from trying to photograph the children of celebrities. She told the media that "children should not be sold." Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, both parents themselves, set this in motion to get the law passed. The fines aren't light either, starting at $10,000 and escalating as high as $30,000.
Celebrities and photographers have always had some kind of love/hate relationship, with the celebrities accepting it for the most part. The photographers have been really crossing a lot of lines over the years, though. They've begun taking pictures of their kids, like Michael Jackson's daughter Paris and others. These kids should be allowed to have a childhood, even if their parents spend nearly every waking moment in the public spotlight. They shouldn't have to worry about the flashbulbs going on around them as well.
It's stressful on the kids and it may have played a part in Paris Jackson's suicide attempt. It's not out of the realm of possibility that many of these kids will find themselves in therapy as they get older due to this constant glare of the spotlight. It just can't be healthy to one's psyche. It doesn't make one feel normal. They live a life of excess, yes. They can go wherever they like due to their parents' wealth. But that should not be held against them by photographers who are just looking to get a buck.
A clearer line has been drawn and hopefully it will become etched in stone. We'll see if those photographers, many of them freelancers who need to get some kind of exclusive to get paid, heed it. Overall, it's a good law.Hopefully it will bring peace to Suri Cruise. Goodness knows, we've had our fill of photos of her parents.
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Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is threatening to sue the person who is allegedly selling information about and photographs of her daughter Paris as she recovers from a suicide attempt at an exclusive boarding school. TMZ.com reports Rowe is furious after learning someone at the school is profiting from leaking stories and snaps.
One was posted on Twitter.com last month (Jul13), shortly after the troubled teenager arrived at the school, where she is reportedly studying under a pseudonym.
Rowe has reportedly told friends, "These people, including some websites, are screwing with my daughter's ability to get better."
Paris was hospitalised in June (13) after attempting suicide by taking pills and slitting her arm with a meat cleaver.
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe struggled to keep her composure on Thursday (15Aug13) as she told a Los Angeles court that their daughter, Paris Jackson, has had "no life" since the pop superstar's death. The former nurse wept as she described the terrible impact Jackson's 2009 passing had had on their two children, especially 15-year-old Paris, who allegedly attempted suicide in June (13) and is still receiving treatment for her emotional issues.
Rowe took to the stand for a second day on Thursday during her testimony as a defence witness for AEG Live bosses in the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit filed against them by Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children.
She tearfully told jurors at Los Angeles County Superior Court about her daughter's struggle to cope, saying, "Their father is dead. I almost lost my daughter. She is devastated. She tried to kill herself. She is devastated. She has no life. She doesn't feel she has a life anymore."
Rowe was married to Jackson for three years from 1996 and the pair had two children together, Prince Michael, 16 and Paris. She was called to testify by lawyers for AEG Live executives in a bid to prove that Jackson had been struggling with substance abuse issues for years before they signed a contract for his ill-fated This Is It London residency.
Bosses at the concert promoters are also fighting accusations that they were responsible for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of inadvertently killing the superstar by giving him an overdose of surgical anaesthetic Propofol, insisting he served as the singer's personal doctor and was not directly employed by them.
The case continues.
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe broke down in tears on Wednesday (14Aug13) as she testified about the pop superstar's longrunning substance abuse issues, revealing doctors would compete to prescribe the King of Pop with the "better" drugs. The former nurse opened up about the singer's personal problems during her testimony as a defence witness for AEG Live bosses in the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit filed against them by Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children.
Rowe, the mother of the star's eldest two kids, tearfully told jurors at Los Angeles County Superior Court that the Thriller hitmaker, who had suffered serious burns to his scalp while filming a Pepsi Cola commercial in 1984, struggled with an "incredible" fear of pain and had such a low tolerance for drugs, it didn't take long for him to become hooked on painkillers like Demerol and Diprivan.
She singled out medics like dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein and plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Hoefflin for enabling the singer, alleging that they would do anything to keep Michael as their patient and would try to outdo one another by issuing stronger doses.
Rowe, who was present during a number of the star's treatments with both Klein and Hoefflin, said, "These idiots were going back and forth the whole time, not caring about him."
She then described Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of inadvertently killing the superstar in 2009 by giving him an overdose of surgical anaesthetic Propofol, as the one who "got in there and killed him".
Lawyers representing AEG Live executives called Rowe, who was married to Jackson for three years from 1996, to testify in a bid to prove that Michael had been struggling with substance abuse issues for years before they signed a deal for his doomed This Is It London residency. They are also fighting accusations that they were responsible for hiring Murray, insisting he served as the singer's personal doctor and was not directly employed by the concert promoters.
The case continues.
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial was halted on Wednesday (24Jul13) after a blogger was ejected from the Los Angeles courtroom for allegedly taking pictures of the jurors on his cell phone. William Wagener, who has been a regular spectator at the proceedings, was asked to leave the court after bailiffs spotted him breaking the rules and using his camera phone.
He was banned from returning to the courtroom for the rest of the day and lawmakers have yet to decide if he'll be allowed to return for the remainder of the case as the King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children sue concert promoters at AEG Live over the superstar's death in 2009.
Wagener claims he took the photo by accident and has argued a permanent ban will impede his ability to report on the case.
The Jackson family is suing AEG Live amid allegations bosses ignored signs the superstar was suffering from poor health leading up to his ill-fated This Is It residency in London. They also claim company executives were negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to care for him
Executives at AEG Live maintain Jackson personally hired Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter relating to his client's death.
The case continues amid reports suggesting the King of Pop's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is set to testify.
Troubled teen Paris Jackson has released a message to fans via her biological mum Debbie Rowe, thanking them for their love and support following her apparent suicide attempt. Michael Jackson's daughter was stretchered out of her Calabasas, California home in the early hours of the 5 June (13) after paramedics responded to an emergency call regarding a "possible overdose".
The 15 year old, who also allegedly had cuts to her wrists, was later transferred to UCLA Medical Center, where her father was pronounced dead in 2009, and she has been recovering in hospital for the last few weeks.
Now her mum Rowe has taken to Twitter.com to issue a statement on her daughter's behalf, which reads, "My daughter has asked that I extend a huge thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers and support", adding, "She is strong like her father."
Paris was forced to skip the Las Vegas premiere of Cirque du Soleil's new King of Pop tribute show, Michael Jackson ONE, on Saturday (29Jun13) as she continued her treatment, but her uncle, Jackie Jackson, revealed the teen should be discharged in no time.
He told Eonline.com, "She's doing wonderful right now. She's getting better. She should be out (of the hospital) soon."
Paris' grandmother, Katherine Jackson, and her brothers, Prince Michael and Blanket, attended the event in her absence.