Janet Jackson said Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson‘s live-in doctor at the time of his death, is responsible for the demise of her brother, and should no longer be permitted to practice medicine.
“He was the one who was administering,” the Control singer said. “I think he should be responsible.”
Janet said of this past June 25 — the day Michael Jackson died — that she was at her New York home, when an assistant watching CNN informed her that her brother had been hospitalized. She said she then dialed a series of relatives, including mother Katherine, brother Tito, nephew Austin and sister LaToya to confirm the news.
“I told them to call me back when they got to the hospital. And I remember thinking, nobody’s calling me back, so I tried calling again and that’s how I found out he was no longer… I couldn’t believe it.
“It just didn’t ring true to me,” she said. “It felt like a dream… its still difficult for me to believe. Its, you know, you have to accept what it is.”
She said of Michael that “a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about him.”
Though he has not been charged, Murray has been in the spotlight since Jackson’s June 25 death, which has been ruled a homicide by authorities. Much of the ensuing controversy has been centered around Propofol, a strong anesthetic Jackson was taking. Murray, through his attorney, has said he didn’t give the Thriller singer anything that “should have” killed him.
The interview, In The Spotlight, hosted by Robin Roberts, airs on ABC Wednesday at 10/9c.