Producer Says Michael Jackson Responsible For His Own Death

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/ August 8, 2013

Michael Jackson’s tour producer claims Jackson’s own actions led to his death.

Kenny Ortega, who was in the midst of producing Jackon’s “This Is It” tour when the pop star died, was called as a witness for the defense in the Jackson wrongful death trial.

TMZ reports that Ortega said of Jackson: “I don’t think he was being very responsible.” Ortega worked for AEG Live, the company producing Jackson’s tour and the defendant in the trial. Ortega’s testimony also contradicts that of Jackson’s mother Katherine, who claimed AEG hired Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray.

Ortega claims Murray was adamant about Jackson’s drug intake, and became angered when Ortega intervened.