Debbie Rowe to testify for AEG in Jackson wrongful death trial

July 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's ex-wife is expected to testify next week as a witness for AEG Live at the late singer's wrongful death trial in Los Angeles, TMZ said.

Debbie Rowe is the biological mother of Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Paris and 16-year-old son Prince. She married Jackson in 1996 and they divorced in 1999.

Jackson's family is suing AEG Live for allegedly failing to properly supervise Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician hired to care for Jackson as he prepared for a string of comeback shows in London.

Murray is serving a four-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter for administering lethal amounts of sedatives and anesthesia to Jackson in an effort to help Jackson sleep. The pop star was 50 when he died in 2009.

TMZ said Rowe is expected to testify Tuesday or Wednesday that Jackson secretly abused prescription drugs for decades leading up to his death.

She also will likely tell the court she believes her former boss, dermatologist Dr. Arnie Klein, frequently gave Jackson drugs via injection up until days before he died.

In addition, Rowe is expected to testify that no one in Jackson's life -- except for her -- ever said "no" to the singer, TMZ reported.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Sherri Shepherd to pay $4K per month for her disavowed child
Jessa Duggar posts baby bump selfie at 22 weeks
Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley welcome baby girl
Tiger Woods denies affair with Amanda Boyd
Maci Bookout shares first photos of daughter Jayde