Sade Anding, Nicole Alvarez, Michelle Bella & Stacey Ruggles: The Women of Dr. Conrad Murray Testify!
Play on, player.
That was our main takeaway from day seven of the Conrad Murray trial. How do you even find time to practice medicine when you’re juggling that many chicks?
Come to think of it, he didn’t really practice it very well, as Michael Jackson found out the hard way. ALLEGEDLY. According to prosecutors. Anyway, moving on …
Murray’s shady connections to Sade Anding, Nicole Alvarez, Michelle Bella and Stacey Ruggles don’t prove anything, but you have to wonder what a jury thought.
Let’s break down what each had to say about Conrad:
Sade Anding: She met Murray while working as a waitress in Houston, and testified that she was on the phone with the doctor the morning of June 25, 2009.
They were chatting happily when he apparently realized Michael Jackson was unconscious … and he dropped the phone, not even bothering to hit End Call.
“I started telling him about my day,” Anding said. “That’s when I realized he was no longer on the phone…I heard mumbling of voices and I heard coughing.”
She eventually hung up. Then called back. Twice.
He did not answer. Anding said Dr. Conrad Murray publicly referred to her as his girlfriend, but only once, in order to deter other women’s advances. Player.
This calls into serious question, once again, Murray’s timeline of events.
Michelle Bella: She met Murray at a “social-type club” in February 2008, and said she received an unrelated text from Murray the morning of June 25, 2009.
The D.A. tried to bring up a voicemail Bella got from Murray on June 16 regarding going on tour with Jackson, but the defense blocked that line of questioning.
Nicole Alvarez: She was Murray’s live-in actress girlfriend and the mother of his youngest child. She was “speechless” upon meeting Jackson back in 2009.
She recalled accepting seven FedEx packages addressed to Murray – the Propofol he was ordering for Jackson – and said Murray called her on that fateful day.
“I remember him telling me that he was on the way to the hospital in the ambulance with Mr. Jackson, and for me not to be alarmed,” Nicole Alvarez said.
Strangely, Alvarez said that, as an actress, she always had to keep her “instrument” maintained. When asked what she was referring to, Alvarez replied:
“Myself. Myself. As an actor, your instrument is yourself.”
Okay then. Very good to know.
Stacey Ruggles: She worked for Murray at his Houston clinic since 1997, and testified that the doctor called his office several times the day Jackson died.
The last call came in at 11:07 a.m., she said. On cross, Ruggles said the clinic was not turning a profit because of Murray’s dedication to helping the poor.
He definitely likes to spread the love around, for sure.