Family tried to get Jackson off meds

AFP-JIJI

Michael Jackson’s family tried several times to carry out interventions on the singer to help him fight drug addiction, but he denied having a problem, a trial heard Thursday.

His mother, Katherine Jackson, told police a few months after his June 2009 death about the attempts to convince her son to do something about his drug abuse, a detective said.

Detective Orlando Martinez, citing an interview with her in September 2009, told the court: “Mrs. Jackson said the family tried to help him but he would have nothing to do with it.”

Jackson’s mother accuses AEG of negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray — who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 over her son’s death — and ignoring signs the singer was deeply unwell, in their pursuit of profits. The 50-year-old singer died from an overdose of the powerful sedative and anesthetic propofol, administered by Murray to help him deal with chronic insomnia.