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Janet Jackson has finally come out and said, in no uncertain terms, who she thinks is responsible for her brother's death: Dr. Conrad Murray.
"He was the one that was administering," Janet says in an ABC News interview. "I think he is responsible."
Murray, who was Michael Jackson's personal doctor at the time of his passing, is currently being investigated on manslaughter charges after it came to light that a lethal dose of the painkiller propofol was the cause of Michael's death.
As for how she's dealing with the loss, Janet admits she's taking it pretty hard.
"It's still so difficult for me to believe," she tells ABC's Robin Roberts in the interview. "It's, you know, you have to accept what is. But it's hard. You have to move on with your life. You have to accept what is and I understand that."
She says that she and Michael were "incredibly close" and shared "a lot of similarities," including "his love for children."
Other topics in the interview include what it was like growing up as a Jehovah's Witness under the controlling watch of Joe Jackson, her solo musical career and the last time she saw Michael. The interview airs Wednesday night.
Janet Jackson will be appearing on ABC again on Sunday when she will deliver a "special opening performance" for the American Music Awards. A Los Angeles Times blog reports that the AMAs are banking on her being a big hit for their viewers.
“We’re thrilled about having Janet Jackson open this year’s show,” American Music Awards producer Larry Klein said via a press release. “She is an incredibly dynamic performer, and I think the audience will be excited to see what she has in store.”
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