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Nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee was in tears Tuesday when she testified that Michael Jackson brushed off her warning on propofol that eventually led to the singer's death.
According to the Associated Press, Lee tried to get Jackson on holistic sleep aids in the months leading to his death. Jackson, who had experienced Dipravan (a brand name for propofol) once during surgery, insisted that it was the only things that would induce the sleep he needs.
Lee's testimony was almost never heard due to her overwhelming emotions. At one point, the nurse felt dizzy upon entering the witness box and began tearing up. "This is just very sensitive for me," Lee said. After a 20 minute break granted by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, she was able to continue.
Lee went on to recall a meeting with Jackson regarding propofol at his rented mansion two months before his death. When she did research to find out more about the drug, she later told the King of Pop that it was too dangerous to be used at home, even asking the singer, "What if you didn't wake up?" Jackson shrugged off the concerns, saying the drug is safe and he would have a doctor on hand to monitor him.
During cross-examination, Lee revealed that she told Jackson, "No one who cared or had your best interest at heart would give you this."
The other powerful testimony came from Randy Phillips, the head of AEG, the concert giant who was behind Jackson's "This Is It" shows in London. Phillips explained how Jackson was excited at the opportunity to restart his career in London and settle down with his children.
"It was emotional," Phillips said. "I cried." Defense attorney Ed Chernoff then asked, "did he cry?" "Yes," Phillips responded softly.
Phillips also said that Jackson wanted his own doctor to travel with them along with other lavish amenities in order to proceed with the concerts. He also said that they tried to dissuade Jackson from bringing his own doctor, but later succumbed to Jackson's request and hired Conrad Murray.
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