Debbie Rowe took the stand at the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial today, making for an insightful and profoundly emotional experience.
Jackson's ex-wife was ordered to testify by AEG Live, who the icon's family is suing for billions, citing the concert promoters alleged liability for his demise.
The Jacksons say AEG was negligent by ignoring warning signs, pushing MJ more than he could take, and hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to oversee his health.
On the stand, Rowe found herself explaining Jackson's relationship with his doctors, and with drugs, which turns out to be the centerpiece of the case.
Through tears, she lamented his longtime battle with addiction, saying, "His fear of pain was incredible and I think the doctors took advantage in that way."
"Michael expected doctors to do no harm. Unfortunately, some doctors decided when Michael was in pain they would try to help him, and so he listened."