Michael Jackson’s personal assistant took the stand today in the Conrad Murray trial, and talked about a mysterious cream he says the doctor wanted to retrieve right after the singer’s death. Michael Amir Williams testified about the day Jackson died, saying “we were making small talk about how horrible it was, just tearing (up).” The doctor then said “there’s some cream in Michael’s room or house that he wouldn’t want the world to know about … so he requested I or someone else give him a ride back to house to get it.”
The New York Daily News reports that Williams says he lied to get his way out of complying with Murray’s “odd” request: He told the doctor that police had taken his car keys, and then he ordered Jackson’s security team to lock down the house. Other key moments from court today:
- TMZ reports that Kathy Jorrie, the attorney for concert promoter AEG, testified that Murray requested a CPR machine be present during Jackson’s London “This Is It” performances. When she asked why, he cited the strenuous nature of the concerts and Michael’s age. The day before Jackson died, however, Murray told her the singer was in “perfect health.”
- The Los Angeles Times also reports on Jorrie’s testimony, and notes that she says she asked Murray to help her collect Jackson’s medical records for the last five years for insurance reasons. Murray told her that the records from the three years he had been treating the singer would be “very tiny” because Jackson was in such excellent health.