Jackson's Ex-Wife Rowe Cries On Witness Stand
Michael Jackson's ex-wife has told a court how doctors tried to outdo each other when prescribing pain medication to the singer.
Debbie Rowe broke down in tears on the witness stand during the civil hearing - describing how two doctors he trusted lost sight of his care.
The star's mother Katherine Jackson claims in her lawsuit that AEG Live failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of giving her son an overdose of anaesthetic in 2009. AEG denies any wrongdoing.
Ms Rowe said: "Michael had a very low pain tolerance and his fear of pain was incredible. I think the doctors took advantage of him that way."
She said she was with Jackson when he received treatments from his longtime dermatologist Dr Arnold Klein and from another physician Dr Steven Hoefflin.
"These idiots were going back and forth the whole time, not caring about him," Ms Rowe told jurors.
Ms Rowe, who also worked with Dr Klein, is the mother of the singer's two oldest children, Prince and Paris Jackson. She and the pop star were married from 1996 to 1999.
She said she told another one of Jackson's doctors, Allan Metzger, that she was concerned that Dr Klein and Dr Hoefflin were giving the singer too many medications.
"The only physician who ever did anything, the only physician who cared for Michael was Allan Metzger," Ms Rowe said.
She said Jackson respected doctors immensely because they went to school and vowed to do no harm to patients.