LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man who drove the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death to court each day says a documentary film crew essentially "owned" the physician during his six-week trial.
Louis Perry says he drove producers to an upscale department store at the behest of the documentary's producer and the physician emerged with new suits. Perry says the producer, Leon Lecash, also took Murray out to expensive, booze-filled dinners to high-end restaurants.
Lecash wrote the Los Angeles Times, which first reported Perry's comments, that the meals and other items were legitimate production costs.
Perry, who owns Kadima Security Services in Los Angeles, says he refused to allow his likeness to be used in the documentary, which airs Friday night on MSNBC.
Murray remains jailed while he awaits sentencing.
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