As we mentioned yesterday, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for today, where Dr. Conrad Murray will face his involuntary manslaughter charge for Michael Jackson's death.
As the trial begins, it looks like we've already got two of MJ's crew who are NOT on Dr. Murray's side: Michael's bodyguard Alberto Alvarez and This Is It director Kenny Ortega.
Here's what Ortega had to say about Murray's behavior when MJ got sick during a rehearsal day for the London comeback concerts:
"[Murray] was upset that I had sent Michael home the night before and didn't allow him to rehearse."
And more from Ortega:
“Dr. Murray told me that this was not my responsibility and asked me to not act like a doctor or psychologist … and leave Michael’s health to him."
“It was scary. I didn’t know what was wrong, but I knew there was something going on."
And here's what Ortega had to say about MJ's vastly improved condition during two rehearsals before his death:
“It was like the Michael we all knew and loved."
Sounds strange, and pretty sketchy.
Guess we'll see what happens as Dr. Murray's preliminary hearing gets underway today.
[Image via WENN.]
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