A Secret Conrad Murray Video is Released
Today marks the three-year anniversary of when the world lost the King of pop Michael Jackson.
On Monday, an unreleased video of Dr. Conrad Murray was leaked, with the embattled physician making some questionable claims and request, reports TMZ.
Dr. Murray was Michael Jackson’s personal physician at the time of his death, and was eventually charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Videotaping his message just two months after the King of Pop’s death, Murray attempted to sway the public’s negative opinion of him by explaining his close relationship with the star:
“For you to have known Michael as closely as i did, you, too, would have problems adequately describing the relationship. Michael had lots of acquaintances, but he and I knew our relationship was purely one of a true friendship.”
Murray claims that Jackson deceived him about the medication he was taking.
“I can find no words satisfactory to summarise my affection for Michael. Despite our relationships and conversations, I am now made aware through recent media reporting that he failed to share with me any problems involving his alleged addictions with medications,” he says in the excerpt.
In this video, Murray angrily speaks and says he was not aware of Jackson’s drug problems. This turned out not to be true, as he later claimed to have knowledge of the issues.
He asks the public not to “throw stones.”
“We must also be conscious that no man nor woman with the exception of the innocent child is absolutely free of hidden skeletons. Therefore, the next time you look in the mirror, before passing judgement or condemning someone, take a good look at yourself, and if you aren’t 100 percent sure that, when scrutinized, no fault can be found, then you would have earned that right to criticize.”
TMZ writes that Murray’s lawyers decided to “bury” the video because they thought it would portray him in an unfavourable light.