In the ongoing wrongful death trial brought by Katherine Jackson against Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) for the death of her son, pop icon Michael Jackson, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) David Fournier was brought before the jury as a witness for the defense. Fournier testified that he had sedated or monitored Jackson 35 times under various physicians from 1993 to 2003 for various cosmetic procedures. Often he administered propofol (the drug which killed Jackson in an overdose) and other narcotics in larger than usual doses because Jackson had a high tolerance for the drugs, ostensibly because he abused them over a long period of time.
Fournier, who considered Jackson a friend after their many years of association, also said Jackson lied to him about his drug use when he questioned him directly. Jurors heard earlier that in 2003, Dr. Alimorad Farschian treated Jackson for Demerol addiction and had placed in … (Continued…)