Michael Jackson had 19 aliases for acquiring drugs, documentary reveals

The pop star had been taking propofol in enormous quantities prior to his death

Updated: August 29, 2022 - 8:14pm

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Late pop star Michael Jackson reportedly maintained 19 separate aliases for securing prescription drugs, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

A new documentary "TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson" details the late pop star's battle with drug abuse and highlights the roles that doctors played in enabling the fatal habit.

Apart from Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his death, the documentary points to other medical professionals who assisted Jackson in illicitly fueling his drug addiction, according to the New York Post.

Winter determined that the pop star had been taking propofol in enormous quantities prior to his death. 

"The way that Michael went about getting all these drugs was doctor shopping. He had multiple, different doctors that he was involved with and he would go to 'Doctor A' and ask for a sedative, and then he would go to 'Doctor B' and may ask for the same one," Dr. Harry Glassman, his plastic surgeon, said in the documentary, per the outlet.

“Michael is responsible, to a great extent, for his own demise, but he certainly had a lot of help from the medical community," he continued.

Late dermatologist Arnold Klein features prominently in the documentary as one of the people to whom Jackson regularly turned to secure various drugs. Winter alleged that Klein kept a notebook of Jackson's 19 alias and to which he prescribed each drug.

Murray claims in the film that he was unaware Jackson secured prescriptions from other doctors, per the Post.

“He made it look as though I was his sole physician," he said. "If I had known that Michael was going to a dermatologist’s office or any doctor and being shot up or dripped up with opioids on a daily basis, there would be a two-step dance."

"One, he has a problem; two, I’ll take you to where you need to be treated and if you fail to do that, I am out,” he asserted.

The film debuts Sept. 6 on Fox.

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