Janet Jackson Holds Physician Responsible for Brother’s Death

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John Kennedy / November 17, 2009

In an upcoming ABC News special broadcast, Janet Jackson has revealed that she too believes that Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is responsible for her late brother’s death.

Following Michael’s death, Murray claimed he gave the pop icon propofol, but denies issuing anything that could kill him. A manslaughter investigation against Murray has been launched.

“He was the one that was administering,” Jackson told ABC’s Robin Roberts about Murray. “I think he is responsible.”

Jackson also added that she thinks Murray should lose his medical license.

Like many around the world, Jackson admits to still being in disbelief regarding her brother’s death in June.

“It just didn’t ring true to me. It felt like a dream,” she said. “It’s still so difficult for me to believe. It’s, you know, you have to accept what is. But it’s hard. You have to move on with your life. You have to accept what is and I understand that.”

Jackson says she found out about her brother’s death after her assistant called her the morning of June 25 and said he’s “…been taken to the hospital. It’s on CNN right now.”

Jackson called relatives, but no one answered. After her family arrived to the hospital where Michael was, she found out soon after that her brother was dead.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

The program is scheduled to air Wednesday. –Linda Hobbs