The decision to hire Dr. Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's alone, and the star kept AEG out of the loop, the imprisoned doctor says in a voicemail.
We take a break from North West picture debut coverage to update you on this ongoing saga, which took a surprising new twist thanks to Murray:
TMZ has obtained the audio of what Murray recently told a friend, and if it were testimony in the singer's wrongful death trial, it would be a bombshell.
Because, according to Murray, Jackson felt the concert promotion company was run by a bunch of snakes ... who he tried to keep at arms length.
Doing time for involuntary manslaughter, Murray claims, matter of factly: