Late Liz Taylor ‘was to claim that MJ drugged docs for more painkillers’

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 20:32 PM IST

Washington: Late actress Elizabeth Taylor was reportedly going to be a defence witness in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray.

The ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ actress, who died in March aged 79, was believed to claim that Jackson drugged his doctors to force them to give him more painkillers.

Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of giving Jackson Propofol that led him to his death, was thought to be hoping that the actress’ evidence would clear him of charges and prove that the pop star knew how to hook him up to an intravenous drip.

“Her testimony was dynamite for the defence. An insane story we uncovered was Michael considered himself a self-taught doctor and slipped tablets into drinks to drug his physicians,” Contactmusic quoted a source close to Murray’s lawyers as saying.

The trial is scheduled to begin on September 26.

ANI