Nurse details anesthetic treatments on Jackson

ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer
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In this Feb. 22, 1998 file photo, pop star Michael Jackson arrives at the Kimpo Airport in Seoul to attend the inauguration ceremony for President-elect Kim Dae-jung and also discuss plans for a benefit concert to aid starving North Korean children. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

In this Feb. 22, 1998 file photo, pop star Michael Jackson arrives at the Kimpo Airport in Seoul to attend the inauguration ceremony for President-elect Kim Dae-jung and also discuss plans for a benefit concert to aid starving North Korean children. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A medical practitioner who administered anesthesia to Michael Jackson over a 10-year period says the entertainer had a high tolerance for medications.

David Fournier, a nurse anesthetist, testified on Thursday that he was no longer asked to work with Jackson after refusing to participate in a medical procedure in 2003.

Fournier says Jackson was acting goofy and was slow to respond to standard questions before a scheduled cosmetic surgery procedure.

It was canceled after Fournier refused to administer anesthesia.

Fournier is testifying as a defense witness in a negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother against AEG Live LLC, the promoter of Jackson’s comeback shows.

The company denies it is liable for Jackson’s death.

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