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Doctor's love life cited in Michael Jackson case


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors in the case against Michael Jackson's doctor say they want to show jurors that his complicated love life distracted him from the pop star's treatment.

In motions filed Thursday, Los Angeles prosecutors also say Dr. Conrad Murray violated doctor-patient confidentiality by trying to impress three girlfriends with the fact that he was treating Jackson. They say he disclosed medical information to them while withholding it from authorities at the critical time of Jackson's death and was distracted by phone conversations with the women when Jackson was dying.

Defense attorneys have moved to bar from evidence "sexually scandalous information" including his patronage of strip clubs where he met women.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death. Jury selection resumes May 4.

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