Dr. Conrad Murray, who served two years in prison for manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson is speaking out for the first time since his release.
He told 60 Minutes Australia that he takes no responsibility at all for Jackson's death and says only the superstar was to blame for taking drugs.
He said, “I loved Michael. I loved Michael Jackson!”
Dr. Murray was asked, “Was he a pedophile?”
He was asked point blank if Michael was a child molester, but he fell silent for 14 full seconds before answering, “I'm not prepared to answer that question. Not now!”
The 60 Minutes Australia reporter then asked, “Are you deliberately muddying the waters?”
“You asked me a question and I’m not prepared to answer,” he replied.
He said Michael had a dark side few people saw, “Michael has a huge dark shadow.”
He also claims to speak with Michael beyond the grave. He said the singer spoke to him when he was found guilty of manslaughter.
Dr. Murray said, “The last time Michael spoke to me was on the day of the verdict of the civil trial. Michael touched me. He touched me on my shoulder. He touched me and spoke to me.”
In an separate interview with a British newspaper, he claims that Michael is not the biological father of any of his three children, Paris, Prince Michael or Blanket.
He also revealed details of Michael's deteriorating health. He describes Michael as incontinent and said his "bedroom smelled bad because he allowed no one to clean it."
The interviews have outraged Michael's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who was quoted as saying, "I wouldn't shoot him, but I’d buy the bullet.”