In a shocking decision, her cousin Marsha Stewart put the item up for sale alongside other items in what appears to be an attempt to cash in and drain any income from the global singing star.
The Memorabilia Expert team in Las Vegas is hoping to get at least $ 2,500 for the bag of fluid, which was used by Jackson and administered by Dr. Conrad Murray in June 2009 during his daily propofol intake.
The disturbing lot comes from a materials auction from MJ’s father, Joe Jackson.
His niece and Michael’s cousin Marsha admit that she took the bag from Jackson’s bedroom days after his death while visiting with Daddy Joe.
The “white milk liquid” Propofol had “dissolved later”, but Marsha claims that “Michael’s DNA” remains there because there are traces of bloodstains in the plastic tubes.
She claims the IV was “the last one he had in his arm when he died” – although it is understood that LAPD detectives removed medical equipment from the crime scene hours after the death. by MJ on June 25, 2009.
Joe and Marsha kept the medical supplies at home until his death in June 2018.
Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was later found guilty of manslaughter after it was discovered he had given the star an excessive amount of medication, including the surgical anesthetic propofol.
Marsha confessed, “Shortly after Michael died, I went to the sunset house,
“I was able to come in and go to the bedroom. When I entered the room, there was a bed with juice, it looked like a sandwich… and I noticed that.
“It was over at the pit and what I did was take it and put it in my purse.
“It actually belonged to Michael Jackson and there was a little milk-white liquid in it, which later dissolved, but it’s actually Michael’s DNA on it – that’s what that made me grab it, the blood.
“It was one of the IVs – the last in fact – that he had in his arm when he died. ”
Equally disturbing is the text the auctioneers used to help sell the item on their website.
It reads: “Now could it be the IV that was used to deliver the lethal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson?”
“This IV was probably not the one that was used to deliver this dose, however, more than likely could have been used during his many treatments with Propofol. ”
Memorabilia Expert founder Kieta, who has only one name, said: “This is the IV bag that was taken from Michael Jackson’s room after his death and it is important to note that this came directly from the cousin of Michael.
“It is Joe Jackson’s property that provenance is really important with this piece.
“For me, I think with Michael Jackson we have to embrace him whole, it’s his iconic pop status as well as the issues he had with addictions and not being able to sleep, pushing himself to play.” for his fans and his art.
“The IV bag – although perhaps morbid to some – I don’t see it as kissing it as part of Michael Jackson.
“Addiction is close to many families – it knows no age, race, or gender. The IV bag is important to Michael Jackson and how he ended up dying. It’s a controversial piece but it’s still part of Michael. ”
The Braun-branded IV drip isn’t the only unusual lot in about 60 items from Joe’s memento collection on sale.
A pair of Director’s prosthetics can be purchased for a minimum of $ 250 and the slippers the singer wore during his last days at the Carolwood mansion are on sale next door, a silver Zac Posen jacket and signed photos are in the collection. .
Stewart, who is part of the Jackson family, and was very close to Joe Jackson, as well as the rest of the family.
According to the Joe Jackson Estate’s legally binding contract, Marsha Stewart was his niece and Michael Jackson’s cousin.
She is also seen in videos of the Jackson family reunion and stands side by side with the family during the grueling court hearings in Los Angeles.
Towards the end of her life, she was also Joe Jackson’s babysitter.
She decided to sell the items including the belt MJ has worn on BAD touring shoes in recent days, Joe’s wigs and jackets, photo collections and famous hats are also on sale.
Jackson died at the age of 50 in June 2009, just before giving a series of return concerts in the UK, starting July 13.
He scored seven number one UK numbers as a solo artist and won a total of 13 Grammy awards.