Testimony ... Debbie Rowe is set to give evidence, reports say
DEBBIE Rowe is to tell Michael Jackson’s wrongful death case that the singer was a secret hardcore drug addict for decades, reports claim.Rowe, 54, will be called by AEG Live to testify she knew Jackson was abusing prescription medication in the 1980s and ’90s.
She will also say she had no idea his habit was so out of control, according to US gossip site TMZ.
Rowe – Jacko’s ex-wife and mother to Prince, 16, and Paris, 15 — is said to heap blame on Jackson’s former doctor Arnold Klein, claiming he had orders to inject the star with Demerol and Vistaril every time he came to the doctor’s office.
Rowe will also say Jackson kept his drug abuse under wraps – a statement thought to help AEG who argue it had no reason to know of the star’s habit.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s mum Katherine, 83, told an LA court her son was “sick” and “being pressured” by the promoter as he prepared for his 50-date comeback tour.
She claimed the company failed to give him proper medical attention in his final days.
Mrs Jackson told the court: “My son was being pressured. He asked for his father.
“My son was sick. Nobody said, ‘Call the doctor. What’s wrong with him?”
When defence lawyer Martin Putnam said he did have a doctor, she replied. “My son needed another doctor, an outside doctor, not Dr Murray.”