MJ’s Timeline Reloaded- 2009 part 1

By The Last Tear
 

Timeline 2009:

  • January 14:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

As soon as Michael understood that he would be on tour, he had to go to Dr. Klein who worked on his face. Suffering from skin disease, Michael had no choice in this matter.

  • January 26:

Meeting at the Carolwood mansion : Michael (with Blanket and Dr Tohme Tohme by his side), meets an AEG delegation headed by Philip Anschutz, its billionaire founder, AEG’s chief executive Tim Leiweke, Randy Phillips, who heads up AEG Live and Paul Gongaware. Michael signs a deal for 31 concerts in London next summer and he also accepts to submit to a rigorous medical check-up.

  • January 30:

Christian Audigier visits Michael at his Carolwood home.

  • February 06:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills

  • February 07:

Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.

  • February 10:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills

  • February 13:

Michael hosts a party for Prince’s 12th birthday at the Carolwood home.

  • February 18:

The Medias reveal that Michael is in secret talks with AEG Live to stage his pop revival with up to 30 dates at the O2 arena in London.

  • February 21:

Michael hosts a party for Blanket 7th birthday at the Carolwood home.

  • February 27:

Michael goes shopping with Christian Audigier in L.A.

  • March 01:

In an interview to hollywood.tv, Christian Audigier reveals that Michael is about to go to London to give a press conference on march 05 in order to announce a new tour next summer!

  • March 03:

Michael lands via private jet of Harrod’s owner Mohammed Al-Fayeds at Luton Airport, London with Prince, Paris, Blanket and manager Dr Tohme Tohme. They check in the hotel Lanesborough, Park Lane.

  • March 04:

MJJ Productions, file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on against Julien’s Auction House. It claims founder Darren Julien promised to send Michael an inventory of sale items, but that Jackson hasn’t given permission to move them all. The suit claims many of the items are “priceless and irreplaceable” and describes the attempt to sell them as “malicious, fraudulent, extreme, outrageous and without any legal justification whatsoever.”MJJ Productions authorized the auction house to remove the items from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, according to court documents, but not to sell them without Jackson’s permission. See the lawsuit here.

  • March 05:

Michael announces his last concerts in London beginning on July 08 during a short press conference at the O2 Arena. The event named “This Is It”. The touring deal with concert promoter AEG Live was arranged by a Colony Capital associate Dr Tohme Tohme who has been Michael’s manager and president of MJJ Productions for a year. As part of the deal, AEG’s corporate parent, Anschutz Corp., agreed to invest in a pet project of Mr. Jackson’s, a 3-D feature film based on his song and music video “Thriller.”People close to the Star say that he is eager to return to work. “Between Anschutz and us, he’s got plenty of capital,”(sic) said Tom Barrack, Colony’s chief executive. “He’s serious, he’s focused, he’s healthy and he’s listening.”To obtain insurance for the tour, AEG arranged for an independent physician to conduct a five-hour physical exam of Mr. Jackson. “He passed with flying colors,” said AEG’s Mr. Phillips.”For the first time in his life, Michael Jackson has people around him who believe in him and look after him,” said Dr. Tohme (sic) “And are trying to help him and advance his career.” (sic)

  • March 06:

Michael goes to see the musical “Oliver” at the Royal Theatre in London with Prince, Paris, Blanket as well as Mark Lester and his children Lucy, Harriet, Olivia & Felix.

  • March 08:

Michael and his entourage fly back to Los Angeles.

  • March 11:

Pre-sale begins on Ticketmaster for Michael’s concerts. 40 dates are added.

Michael goes shopping in L.A.

  • March 13:

Tickets for Michael’s 50 live dates at London’s O2 arena sell out within 4 hours on Ticketmaster

  • March 19:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

  • March 23:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills with Blanket.

  • March 25:

In a letter addressed to AEG’s Randy Philips, Michael names Leonard Rowe as his authorized representative in all matters concerning his endeavors in the Entertainment Industry.

Murray is trying to order the Safsite IV tubing that should be used in conjunction with a pump (as he had ordered in years prior, the tubing, not a pump as far as we know). Gatorgirl http://tl.gd/dqst2g

  • April 1:

Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting with Dr Tohme.

  • April 3:

Michael hosts a party for Paris’s 11th birthday at the Carolwood home.

Grace attends the party and soon after she is “terminated” by Dr Tohme.

Recently, we have seen a mail on a Facebook page. I don’t know how reliable this information is. Nevertheless, here it is and I hope people who recognize it will give more information.

 

Paul Gongaware, the right hand of Randy Phillips, came in the picture to look at the money and see if he could “cut the expenses” as he said in his testimony (day 1 and 2 Murray’s trial).

The blog Vindicate MJ has studied AEG’s “contract”. VMJ found out that it was like a slavery contract; AEG Live and ultimately AEG wanted to possess and to control Jackson’s wealth while the artist would work for them as a slave. According to the “contract” the artist had to pay for everything (Find the articles here).

In fact, Gongaware was controlling MJ’s money for the benefit of AEG. We see here again how Tohme worked with and for AEG while he was Michael’s “manager”.

In his statement to the police (June 27, 2009) when Murray wondered if MJ could “afford” having two doctors (re Dr. Adams), he talked as a watchdog for AEG.

Actually, Paul Gongaware had been Jackson’s Dangerous tour manager. He was involved in the History tour too and got to know Michael very well. Probably, he had shared his knowledge about MJ with AEG Live. Also he was the one who suggested that they filmed the This Is It rehearsals in LA. He was responsible for the TII shows scheduling. Michael did not like the schedules. There are a few links about Gongaware on the Internet. Here it is the first one and the second.

Gongaware testified on day 1 after Ortega but this video is nowhere to find. According to mjfan club notes, on day 1 Gongaware said:

In other testimony today, Paul Gongaware, co-CEO of AEG Live, testified about his own meeting with Michael Jackson in the early stages of rehearsals.

“He was a little bit off. His speech was just very slightly slurred and he was a little slower than I’d known him to be,” Gongaware said of the meeting.

Gongaware said that Jackson had come from his doctor, but he couldn’t remember if Jackson had come from Murray or his dermatologist, Arnold Klein.

It was Gongaware that hired Murray to be Jackson’s personal tour physician. He said that Jackson insisted on Murray, despite Gongaware’s urging that a British doctor be hired since the concerts would be taking place in London.

Gongaware recounted Jackson pointing to his own body and saying, “this is the machine, we have to take care of the machine. This is what I want. I want Doctor Murray.”

Murray originally asked for $5 million a year, Gongaware said.

“I told him there was no way that was going to happen,” he said. “Michael couldn’t afford it.”

Negotiations temporarily stalled at that point until Jackson told Gongaware to offer Murray $150,000 a month.

Murray originally refused that offer as well until Gongaware told him that the offer came directly from Jackson (source here).

Let’s watch Gongaware’s testimony on day 2.

  • April 4:

Michael goes to Las Vegas where he and Kenny Ortega attend the show “Le Rêve” at the Wynn resort

  • April 6:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

Also Conrad Murray sent his first order to Applied Pharmacy:

10-100 ml bottles of propofol
25-20 ml bottles of propofol
9-1 L bags normal saline
10-30g tubes of benoquin

Out of this order he removed several bottles of propofol in his Las Vegas office and requested the rest be shipped to Santa Monica. Gatorgirl http://tl.gd/dbpsl2

  • April 9:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

  • April 10:

Michael goes to the Bel Air Hotel for a business meeting.

  • April 12:

Michael spends Easter Sunday with the kids at his home in Carolwood.
Nurse Cherilyn Lee visits Michael to help his sleeping problem.

  • April 13:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

  • April 13/14/15:

Auditions take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to select the dancers for Michael’s upcoming concerts. Michael attends the final call back on the 15th along with his choreographer Travis Payne and creative director Kenny Ortega. They select 6 men (with 4 understudies) and 2 women (with 2 understudies) on a 2-year contract to perform “national” and “international” venues on the “This Is It” tour

  • April 14:

LOS ANGELES – A collection of Michael Jackson’s possessions from Neverland Ranch is safe from the auctioneer’s gavel now that Michael Jackson and Julien’s Auction House have reached a settlement to their dispute over whether 2,000 items were ever intended for sale. Specific terms were not disclosed. But, in short, Jackson keeps his things, while Julien’s keeps its exhibition, which was open to the public and originally meant to promote next week’s sale.”There was so much interest from so many of Jackson’s fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Dr. Tohme and Julien’s Auction House have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson’s fans for many years to come,” read a joint statement from Jackson spokesman Dr. Tohme R. Tohme and auction organizer Darren Julien. Jackson’s production company, MJJ Productions, sued Julien in early March, seeking to halt the sale by arguing that Jackson hadn’t authorized it. A judge blocked one effort by MJJ Productions to cancel it earlier this month, and another was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday for an injunction.”I believe both sides are pleased with the resolution,” Julien said Tuesday by telephone. Julien has said he spent $2 million organizing the sale, which another auctioneer estimated could have fetched $12 million after its April 22 start. The exhibition in Beverly Hills costs $20 to attend, and auction catalogues — a $50 single volume and $200, five-volume boxed set — were still selling, Julien said. The statement also said MJJ Productions and Julien’s Auction House would be making a “substantial” donation to MusiCares to benefit artists in need. Julien said all of Jackson’s possessions, which the auction house took directly from the Neverland Ranch property, would be returned to Jackson. He would not say where they would be taken.

Michael has a meeting with Leonard Rowe & Joe Jackson at his home in Beverly Hills and signs the letter addressed to Randy Philips of AEG to advise him that he has appointed Leonard Rowe as his representative.

  • April 15/17:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.

  • April 18:

Dr Allan Metzger visits Michael & the kids at their Carolwood home. He gave a prescription for Clonazepam (number issued 30 tablets and number remaining 8, dosage 1 mg, 1 at bedtime. Read about Clonazepam here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonazepam)

  • April 19:

Nurse Cherilyn Lee visits Michael at his home in Carolwood. She observes MJ overnight.

Lee’s testimony helps us to understand Michael’s state of mind and his thoughts in the last months of his life. Briefly, what she said is as following:

January 29, 2009: Ms. Lee met for the first time MJ’s family. She treated the children who had colds. She spook to MJ too. Jackson wanted to know about her treatments and asked to use them. She had to do his lab tests first.

Feb 1, 2009: She came back to do the lab tests. Blood tests, physical tests etc. MJ did not talk about sleeping problems. Lee noticed that MJ drank too many Red bulls. He said that he did not take medications only sometimes a sleeping pill. He wanted more energy. He looked good. HE WAS VERY HEALTY. He said to Ms Lee: “Whatever you tell me to do, I’ll do it. I want to stay healthy”.

Feb 2 and 3 Lee came back and they started nutritional treatments. Nutritional IV on Feb 3.

Feb 5 the lab results came back.

Feb 10: MJ wanted a low vitamin C, B, magnesium, calcium IV treatment.

Feb 16: meeting at MJ’s house and more nutritional treatments. They discussed the lab results. Lee advised no red bull drinks. For the first time MJ talked about sleeping problems.

Feb 27 Lab tests again because she wanted to see the results of the nutritional treatments and the B12 shots, MJ was much better.

March 9: MJ came back from London. A member of security called Lee and asked her to come to MJ’s home. MJ was tired after his trip to UK. More nutritional treatments. Second lab result was discussed.

March 13: medical checkup. MJ felt much better.

March 16th + 20th: nutritional IV. No complaints, MJ felt good.

March 24: she came in the afternoon and suggested natural medication for sleeping problem but MJ said that that would not work for him.

March 26: she came to the house at 6 am. More nutritional treatments. MJ asked her to follow him to London.

Eastern Sunday, April 12: someone called Lee. She came by. MJ complained about his sleeping problems. She wanted to do sleep study and do more tests. But MJ said that he did not have time for these. He wanted medication to sleep.

April 19: Lee went to MJ’s house in the morning. She gave him nutritional treatments. He asked about Diprivan (Propofol). She did not know this product. She called a doctor and asked him about it. The doctor said this drug should not be used outside the hospital. She told that to MJ. After she left, she went to her office and found out more about Diprivan. Later, she went back to MJ’s house and showed him all she had found out about Propofol and it’s side effects. MJ said: “Doctors have told me it’s safe if I am monitored”. MJ mentioned his surgery when Propofol was used. It was around 11 pm. He slept until 3 am. MJ had a nutritional IV going while he slept. He slept for 3 hours. He asked again about Diprivan. He asked her to find someone to give him Propofol.

The second video from 0:45:25 to 0:45:40:

Lee: ” … but what if you don’t wake up?”

MJ: “I’ll be OK. I only need someone to monitor me with the equipment while I sleep”.

June 21: Fahim Mohamed called Lee during the morning. Fahim told him that MJ wanted to see her. MJ was with him. She could hear MJ: “tell her what’s wrong with me, what’s happing to me, one half of my body is warm and the other half is cold.” She told Fahim to take MJ to the hospital.

From mid February to April, Michael was looking for a solution for his insomnia. He listened to Cherilyn Lee’s advice and let her treat him. As we read and heard, he wanted her opinion about “treatment” with Propofol and that the doctor had said it would be OK if the patient was monitored. MJ asked also Dr. Metzger about this on April 18. This means that Michael wanted a second opinion and had not trusted entirely the “doctors” who told him about “safe” Propofol treatment. Unfortunately none of them (Dr. Metzger, Cherilyn Lee) understood that Jackson was in a difficult situation. He had to create his gigantic tour; also he had to watch his back so as to avoid being stabbed in the back by Tohme and AEG because he was in conflict with them. He needed all his energy to function 200%. Since nobody offered him a solution, he walked into Murray’s trap.

As Gatorgirl has pointed out, this would mean that in April there was no use of Propofol:

Seems up until this point no propofol was given or these events would not have taken place—(she means Dr. Metzger visit and his prescription and Cherilyn Lee visits and treatments; even Murray’s prescription for oral Lorazepam on April 28th) so why was Murray ordering propofol and tubing for IV administration weeks and months prior? http://tl.gd/dqst2g
  

  • April 20:

Michael starts the rehearsals for the “This Is It’ concerts at Center Staging in Burbank, California with Kenny Ortega & Travis Payne.

Miko Brando, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins & Karen Faye are back in the MJ TEAM.

  • April 21/22/23/25/27/28/30:

Michael goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills

Also on April 28:

Murray sent his second order to Applied Pharmacy:

4 boxes of 10-100 ml of propofol (40 bottles in total)
1 box of 25-20 ml of propofol
1 tray of 10-10 ml vials of lorazepam
2 trays of 10-2 ml vials of midazolam
Gatorgirl http://tl.gd/dbpsl2

Murray gives a prescription for oral Lorazepam. Number issued 30 tablets, remaining 9, dosage 2 mg, once at bedtime.

Here it is the lists of the drugs given to MJ by Dr. Metzger, Dr. Klein and Murray. We have already mentioned Temazepam in 2008.

To be continued …

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