Was There a Conspiracy to Kill Michael Jackson?
Posted by Jacqueline
“This is It”…. Let’s Kill Michael Jackson!
Most of you know about Michael being diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus back in the mid-1980s. Let’s put the pieces together, see how this affected Michael and lead to his death.
By now most of us know what vitiligo can do to your skin and how Michael dealt with this but there were other factors involved. In regards to psychological damage, vitiligo can have a significant effect on the mental health of a patient. Psychological stress may even result in an individual becoming more susceptible to vitiligo. Patients who are stigmatized by this condition may experience depression and similar mood disorders.
What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune connective tissue disease that can affect any part of the body. It most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness (called flares) alternating with remissions. Common initial and chronic complaints include fever, malaise, joint pains, muscle pain, fatigue, and temporary loss of cognitive abilities.
People who sufferer form lupus might have some dermatological symptoms with 30% to 50% suffering from the classic malar rash (or butterfly rash) associated with the disease. Some may exhibit thick, red scaly patches on the skin. There might be a loss of hair with mouth, nasal, and vaginal ulcers. Lesions on the skin are also possible manifestations. The most commonly sought medical attention is for joint pain, with the small joints of the hand and wrist usually affected, although all joints are at risk. Lupus arthritis is less disabling and usually does not cause severe destruction of the joints.
A person with lupus may have inflammation of various parts of the heart, such as pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. Lung and pleura inflammation can cause pleuritis, pleural effusion, lupus pneumonitis, chronic diffuse interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary hemorrhage, and shrinking lung syndrome. Neuropsychiatric syndromes can result when lupus affects the central or peripheral nervous system. The most common neuropsychiatric disorder people with lupus have is headache, although the existence of a specific lupus headache and the optimal approach to headache in lupus cases remains controversial. Other common neuropsychiatric manifestation of lupus include cognitive dysfunction, mood disorder, cerebrovascular disease, seizures, polyneuropathy, anxiety disorder, and psychosis.
Avoiding sunlight is the primary change to the lifestyle of lupus sufferers, as sunlight is known to exacerbate the disease.
It was about seven years after Michael was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus that his real troubles began. In 1993, Evan Chandler, the father of his then 13-year-old child, Jordan Chandler, accused Michael of being a pedophile. In December of that year, Michael was served with a warrant for a strip search of his body, as police wanted to verify Jordan Chandler’s description of Jackson’s genitals, and details of patches of vitiligo. The search report concluded that there were some similarities between Chandler’s description and Jackson’s body, but this was not a definite match. Included in the inconsistencies was an inaccurate claim of circumcision. Jackson’s autopsy report confirms that he was uncircumcised and shows no signs of foreskin restoration.
In Michael’s words, “It was the most humiliating ordeal of my life…But if this is what I have to endure to prove my innocence, my complete innocence, so be it.” It was bad enough dealing with the psychological damage of having vitiligo and lupus but now Michael had to deal with this and the media was having a “hay day” trying to prove Michael guilty.
Some people said that Michael began taking painkillers, Valium, Xanax and Ativan to deal with the stress of the allegations made against him. A few months after the allegations became news, Jackson had lost approximately 10 pounds in weight and had stopped eating. With the stress of the trail, the strip search and the media, was vitiligo and lupus taking it’s total on Michael?
By January 1, 1994, the prosecution departments in California spent about $2 million, two grand juries had questioned and two hundred witnesses, but Jordan’s allegations could not be corroborated. Michael’s insurance company settled the civil suit out of court with the Chandler family and its legal team for $22 million against Michael’s and his lawyers’ wishes. Michael knew that in doing this it would make him look guilty. It was their opinion that Michael’s health had deteriorated to such a degree that he could not endure a lengthy trial.
In late 1995, Jackson was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during rehearsals for a televised performance, which was subsequently cancelled. Some people claimed that the incident was caused by a stress-related panic attack, while actually medics cited irregular beats, gastro-intestinal inflammation, dehydration, and kidney and liver irregularities. In none of hospitalizations, including this one, did medics find drugs in Jackson’s system! Was his health failing because of having lupus?
This was also the year that Michael merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony’s publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Jackson retained half-ownership of the company, earned $95 million upfront. (Click Here) Seven years later, 2001, Michael informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony. Jackson made allegations in July 2002 that Mottola was a “devil” and a “racist” who did not support his African-American artists, using them merely for his own personal gain. He charged that Mottola had called his colleague Irv Gotti a “fat black (the n-word)”. Michael was on the “War Path” and made his feeling towards Sony known to the world.
In 2003, Martin Bashir conducted a series of interviews with Michael, as part of a documentary for ITV. Following the broadcast, several media personalities accused Bashir of “yellow journalism”, claiming that he deliberately doctored the recordings in order to paint Jackson in an unflattering light, as well as emphasising the allegations of child molestation made against Jackson. The New York Times called Bashir’s journalism style “callous self-interest masked as sympathy.” Or was this the start of the conspiracy that Michael often talked about? Soon after the documentary was broadcasted, Michael was accused of four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor, one count of abduction, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive.
Thomas W. Sneddon Jr. was the district attorney of Santa Barbara County, California, who prosecuted Michael in 1993, again was after Michael’s blood in this case. It was a well-known fact he would do almost any thing to put Michael behind bars. Thanks to Thomas Arthur Mesereau, Jr. and Robert Sanger, Michael did not go to jail.
Michael was not in the best of health during the trail:
February 15 – Questioning of potential jurors was postponed until February 22, after Michael Jackson was hospitalized with flu like symptoms.
March 21 – Court was delayed for 45 minutes, after Michael Jackson showed up late again complaining of back trouble. After meeting with attorneys and the doctor, Melville resumed the court into session without threatening to revoke Michael Jackson’s bail.
With the stress of the trial, could lupus been a factor in Michael’s poor health at this time?
On Dec. 22 2008, The Washington Post reported that Michael was suffering from a rare respiratory condition called Alpha-1-anti-trypsin, an occasionally fatal genetic condition. He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, which his doctors have had a lot of trouble stopping. It’s the bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him. Michael “can barely speak” and “the vision in his left eye is 95 percent gone. Jermaine Jackson didn’t deny the reports, telling Fox News, “He’s not doing so well right now. This isn’t a good time.”
Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, treated Jackson at Lenox Hill in 1999. “The liver can also be affected, causing cirrhosis… Treatment for mild or moderate cases involves infusions of a specific medication. In advanced stages, a lung transplant may be necessary.”
That was about six months before Michael died. With this in mind, how could Michael sign a contract to do a tour, This Is It, that states…
“Upon Promoter’s- request, Artist shall be required to undertake physical examination(s) by an independent physician and shall provide related health and medical information as reasonably requested by Promoter’s insurance and/or such independent physician, with a right to have his own doctor present ‘and to receive copies of any and all medical reports prepared by such independent physician. The applicable insurance companies and physicians must agree to hold such medical reports in the strictest confidence
Artistco hereby represents and warrants that Artist does not possess any known health conditions, injuries or ailments that would reasonably be expected to interfere with Artist first class performance at each of the Shows during the Term.
Michael Jackson passed a physical that was coordinated by AEG, and he formally signed the contract stating that he had no health problems that would prohibit him from honoring his agreement with AEG.”
For some reason this does not add up. Michael had been in poor health for years. We all knew that. Was some one pushing him to the edge? That first the This Is It tour was only going to be ten shows but by the time Michael died 40 more show had been added.
Was Michael worth more dead than alive?