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Over the weekend, we reported that Conrad Murray claimed, once again, that he didn’t kill Michael Jackson, that Michael accidentally killed himself. Murray has been saying this for years now. But this particular interview with The Mail,  Murray had faaaaaar more than that to say. In the lengthy interview, Murray attempts to “clear” his name by describing the friendship he and Michael shared. And because the two were so close for the icon’s final years and Michael trusted him, he was privy to some of the most intimate details of Jackson’s life. And I do mean in-tim-ate. This interview answers many of the questions we’ve had about Michael Jackson for decades now, including why he was so adamant about bleaching his skin, the biology of his children, his sexuality and the abuse Jackson had suffered at the hands of his family and others he had once trusted. You can check out some of the highlights below.

Michael’s drug use 

Murray says that when he initially went to work for Michael in 2006, he was already using propofol. When he came to his home to help him prepare for his comeback tour, he realized that Michael had a personal stash of the drug which Murray did not supply.

He told me there were doctors in Germany that gave it to him. I didn’t agree with this at all, but Michael wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to. He would always find a way.

So I acquired propofol and gave it to him over a two-and-a-half month period as I weaned him off it, which I finally achieved three days before he died.

I would never have recommended propofol to Michael. 

But when I  got there he was on it – he called it “milk” – and he needed to get off it. I wanted to help my friend.

How he and Michael were able to develop such a close friendship. 

He liked me because I wasn’t starstruck. The children loved me. We shared similar backgrounds.

He had a very unhappy childhood and was beaten and abused by his father. I came from poverty and didn’t meet my father until I was 25. We were both forgotten little boys.

 Michael had a lot of lingering pain. He would sing the song The Little Boy Who Santa Claus Forgot to me and say, ‘That’s our song.’

 I protected him. I am only  speaking now because I have been unfairly vilified.

He told me he believed he had been sexually assaulted by one  doctor while he had been under sedation. You name it, he had experienced it.

The prediction Michael made that came true in a very tragic way.

You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.

I asked him, “Michael, what do you mean?” and he smiled and said, I am clairvoyant.

Skin bleaching 

Murray said Michael craved porcelain skin and he helped apply the cream he used. He rubbed it on Jackson’s back.

He transformed himself because he wanted to obscure where he came from. He wanted to look different from his family. He wanted porcelain, flawless skin. Those were his words.

More quotes about Michael’s children, his sexuality and the plastic nose on the following pages.

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