Jacko Doc Writes 'Dear Barack' Letter

By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 7:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – A British doctor friend of Michael Jackson fired off a letter to President Obama—or "Barack," as she calls him—pleading for tougher laws for "unethical doctors" who ply patients with drugs. Dr. Susan Etok, who says she turned down more than $800,000 from the King of Pop for controlled substances, tells the president that the Jackson family supports stronger protections. According to her, no one doctor killed him; rather, it was multiple doctors supported by "organizations that had an interest in Michael's finances."