Michael Jackson family members are reportedly quite shocked by Debbie Rowe’s claim. She claimed that she stood by as a doctor unethically prescribed the superstar dangerous painkillers.
Michael Jackson family is stunned
Rowe, who was married to Jackson from 1996 to 1999, appeared in the new documentary “TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson,” detailing how she once worked for famed Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who gave the pop king Demerol — an addictive and powerful opioid.
“I was basically as bad as [Klein],” Rowe, 63, shockingly states in the doc — airing on Fox. “I regret that. I will regret it. And I am so sorry that I participated in it.”
Rowe first met Jackson in the mid-1990s at Dr. Klein’s Los Angeles offices, where he was being treated for vitiligo. The ex-claims raised eyebrow and have reportedly distressed Jackson’s elderly mom, Katherine, 92, and his brother Randy, 66.
“Debbie’s decision to speak to this show about what she knew about Dr Klein . . . has dumbfounded some of the older Jackson family members,” an anonymous insider told the Sun on Tuesday. “Debbie has not been this open with some of the brothers for sure, so for her to speak on a TV show is bewildering.”
The source, who describes themself as a “Jackson family friend,” says Katherine is particularly aggrieved.
“She is very upset,” they declared. “She and her aides cannot understand why Debbie has decided after all these years to break her silence on that part of her life.”
The insider added: “The feeling always was that Debbie was there to help Michael as his nurse. Now her comments have made some of them look at her in a different way.”
Rowe worked as an assistant to Dr. Klein, a dermatologist who was known for treating a bevy of Hollywood’s biggest stars — including Elizabeth Taylor.
Klein purportedly prescribed numerous patients powerful drugs which they did not need. Rowe revealed that: “There were times he would write prescriptions for things that had nothing to do with what we were treating them [patients] for.”
Rowe later claimed that she had been artificially inseminated and never had sex with the King of Pop. She now purportedly has a friendship with Paris, 24, but the status of her relationship with Prince, 25, is unknown.