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{VIDEO+PICS} Michael Jackson's ex-maid claims singer was found 'dead' twice in 90s as she calls singer a 'messed-up, depraved junkie'

Decades before Michael Jackson passed away from a drug overdose, his former maid says workers at his Los Angeles estate had found the singer 'dead' on two separate occasions.

According to revelations made by Adrian McManus, who worked as Jackson's personal maid in the 1990s, she and other staffers on the Neverland estate would come upon the singer passed out after taking dozens of pills prescribed by his medical staff, who would spend hours locked in a room with the singer.

Speaking to the Mirror Sunday, McManus recalled one occasion in 1993 when she knocked on the door to Jackson's room but received no response.

Trial: Michael Jackson's family are seeking £26.5 billion in compensation from Jackson¿s last concert promoter AEG Live
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Bombshell claims: Michael Jackson's (left) former maid Adrian McManus (right) revealed that his staff would sometimes find the singer passed out and looking 'dead' after taking drugs

The housekeeper went in and discovered the pop star lying on the bed motionless with his eyes open. McManus recalled that Jackson was very pale and appeared not to be breathing.

'My heart sank as I thought he was dead. I called his name for several minutes,' she told the British paper. 'I feared that he was gone for ever, but then he came to suddenly. He didn’t say a word, but burst into tears.'

The maid considered calling for help but didn't because she had been warned in the past by Jackson not to involve 'outsiders' in the goings on in his estate.

A few weeks after this incident, McManus said the singer's security guard discovered him motionless at the edge of a swimming pool.

The sentry thought his famous employer was dead after he was unable to detect a pulse, so he called his colleague who revived Jackson by performing CPR, the paper reported.

'Michael made his guards train in CPR so they knew what to do,' McManus explained.

'Drug den': The housekeeper recalled that in the 1990s Jackson would keep bags full of drugs in the house and in his wardrobes

'Drug den': The housekeeper recalled that in the 1990s Jackson would keep bags full of drugs in the house and in his wardrobes

Describing the scene at the Neverland ranch in the 1990s, McManus revealed that Jackson's palatial home was clattered with bags crammed with drugs, which were also scattered in bottles among his clothes.

'It is a shock that people didn’t realize he had such issues, as it was common knowledge in the 1990s,' McManus told the Mirror.

Harsh words: McManus said that Jackson's drug addiction was well known among his employees, calling the signer a 'messed up, depraved' junkie s who was 'manipulative and demonic'

Harsh words: McManus said that Jackson's drug addiction was well known among his employees, calling the signer a 'messed up, depraved' junkie s who was 'manipulative and demonic'

'Michael was not a pop hero, but a messed-up, depraved junkie, who was manipulative, twisted and demonic. I still have nightmares thinking about Neverland.'

This is not the first time that Jackson's former staffers have come out with tales of drug abuse by the singer.

In 2008, TMZ reported that another one of Jackson's housekeepers, Kristina Fournier, told law enforcement in 1993 that she saw syringes on the Nederland property and spoke about doctors coming and going into the house.

Fournier said it was 'well-known' among the staff that Jackson had a drug addiction problem and would often go through 'bad periods.’

'His eyes were rolling in the back of his head and he wouldn't know what he was talking about,' she maid said at the time.

McManus spoke out about her experiences working for the 'King of Pop' one day before Jackson’s ' mother, Katherine, is expected to file a $40billion wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoter AEG Live.

The suit claims that the company that was in charge of Jackson's 2009 This Is It tour was negligent in hiring Dr Conrad Murray to oversee the singer's medical care as he prepare for the show.

The 50-year-old singer died on June 25, 2009, from a lethal dose of the anesthetic Propopol that was administered by Murray. In 2011, the physician was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Legal action: Jackson's mother, Katherine, is expected to file a $40million wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoter AEG Live

Legal action: Jackson's mother, Katherine, is expected to file a $40million wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoter AEG Live

Lawyers acting for Jackson's children, Paris, Prince Michael, and Blanket, and their grandmother Katherine, 82, contend that pressure from AEG led to Jackson’s death from an overdose of surgical anesthetic in June 2009, two weeks before his This Is It concerts were to begin at the O2 Arena in London.

After a judge ruled that there was sufficient evidence to warrant a jury trial, the family’s lawyer Kevin Boyle said: ‘The truth about what happened to Michael, which AEG has tried to keep hidden from the public since the day Michael died, is finally emerging.

‘We look forward to the trial where the rest of the story will come to light.’

The family are demanding $10.2billion for loss of future earnings by Jackson, and nearly $40billion in other damages.

Manslaughter: Jackson's personal doctor Dr Conrad Murray is serving a four-year prison sentence after being found guilty of manslaughter in 2011

Manslaughter: Jackson's personal doctor Dr Conrad Murray is serving a four-year prison sentence after being found guilty of manslaughter in 2011

 

Friends: Michael Jackson with his chimp, Bubbles

Friends: Michael Jackson with his chimp, Bubbles

Ruling: Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled in February that the Jackson family lawyers had shown enough evidence to warrant a trial

Ruling: Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled in February that the Jackson family lawyers had shown enough evidence to warrant a trial

AEG, which denies any liability for the star’s death, says the huge figure is based on speculation and that Jackson’s career was on a downward spiral.

Legal analysts say the billions being claimed are unlikely to be awarded and are a legal tactic to get publicity for the case.

A senior AEG lawyer said the company would argue at the civil trial, which is expected to last two to three months, that Jackson’s addiction to prescription drugs made him responsible for his own death.

The company is also likely to bring up Jackson’s ‘shopping’ for doctors to prescribe him drugs, as well as his acquittal on child molestation charges.

In a TV documentary to be broadcast on Friday, AEG lawyer Marvin Putnam says: ‘I don’t know how you can’t look to Mr Jackson’s responsibility. He was a grown man.

‘Mr Jackson is a person who was known to doctor-shop. He was known to be someone who would tell one doctor one thing and another doctor something else.’

He said Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial was  relevant because it ‘resulted in an incredible increase in his drug intake’.

‘We’re talking about Michael Jackson,’ adds Mr Putnam. ‘This is a man who would show up in pajamas.

‘This is a man who would go to public events with a monkey named Bubbles.’

At Murray’s trial it emerged that the doctor was paid $155,000 a month to help Jackson get enough rest to perform at the O2.

But AEG will argue that Murray was hired by Jackson, not the promoter.

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Comment by Tylah Cenci on May 3, 2013 at 10:27pm
Mrs. Jackson believes she can win a law suit against the promoters of the This Is It tour for not checking the background of the doctor. A lot of ugly things about Michael's past was going to come up, it was inevitable. If it's proven that he had a serious drug problem long before this tour, can she be successful in this case? This is interesting. She should have kept a closer eye on her son and not just some doctor
Comment by barbara glover on April 30, 2013 at 1:46pm

@TIG u are so correct she is looking for some money she is an ass hole

Comment by barbara glover on April 30, 2013 at 7:57am

she is looking for money dis woman

Comment by Vana on April 30, 2013 at 7:48am

This story may be true but the timing is suspect.  I am sure someone is willing to pay this woman to say anything to damage the family's lawsuit.  Yes MJ hired the doctor and never paid him.  But someone said he passed a medical physical with "flying colors" before he died.  They added more shows than he agreed to.  He was being overworked and no one cared about MJ's health.  Conrad Murray is an incompetent doctor.  He didn't know CPR.

Comment by CLIFF BAILEY on April 30, 2013 at 12:51am
I hope when he gets out of jail he will tell his side of the story
Comment by chris j on April 30, 2013 at 12:09am

Michael been a drunkie for so long everybody know but they didn't say anything now the poor doctor have to be serving time and loose his license for the drunkie who kill off himself. Poor conrod I hope all the truth come to light about that drunkie Michael Jackson and free up conrod Murray

Comment by O.N.E. on April 29, 2013 at 8:58pm

LET THE MAN REST IN ($&*#$@ PEACE!!!!!

GIVE US REAL #(&^!# NEWS!!!!!!!!

NOT BULLSHIT DISTRACTION PROPAGANDA!!

Comment by Nayeli Ahnna on April 29, 2013 at 8:29pm

I say she was paid to say this one day before his mother wins the wrongful death suit! smh! What some people will do not to pay ....leave him alone and pay up to the fam....give them what was his! Liars.

Comment by Boots on April 29, 2013 at 7:06pm

chops. Everybody is trying to get paid at his expense.  She even tried to look like him except she ate all the food in his house.

Let him rest you ungrateful woman wannabe jackson stewwpss

Comment by barbara glover on April 29, 2013 at 4:29pm

my dear lady u looking for attention we know is life story aready u want money

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