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Kirk Johnson, Prince’s Bodyguard, Testifies In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Kirk Johnson, Prince’s former bodyguard, was in a deposition on Wednesday at Carver County Courthouse. The late rock and soul music icon’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit after Prince died of a fentanyl overdose in April of 2016.

The deposition took place for seven hours and according to Johnson’s attorney, F. Clayton Tyler, it was a difficult process for Johnson who described Prince as being a “close friend.”

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“This was a traumatic event for my client,” the attorney said. “He feels very sad over the loss of a good friend of his. To have to come back and go through this and re-litigate this whole matter has been very difficult.”

The lawsuit which was filed against Walgreens, Dr. Michael Schulenberg and Trinity Medical Center, in Moline, Ill., where Prince was treated under emergency circumstances after suffering from an opioid overdose. Walgreens was implicated because the drugstore filled the prescription. His family accused the hospital of improperly diagnosing the overdose and subsequently mistreating him which resulted in his untimely death. Doctors at the hospital gave him two doses of Naloxone, a drug given in order to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Prince’s doctor, Dr. Michael Schulenberg, is named in the lawsuit as a defendant as well. Law enforcement agents say Schulenberg admitted to prescribing oxycodone to Johnson just days before Prince passed away. Kirk Johnson intentionally gave Prince the drug from the doctor. Schulenberg denied the charge. He did, however, pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation which alleged the drug was prescribed illegally.

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It was never proven where the counterfeit drugs were purchased.

Schulenberg’s attorneys stated that the doctor stands behind the care Prince received before his death. Kirk Johnson claimed he is still affected by the singer’s death.

 

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2 Comments

  1. I am sorry but if it is not obvious then allow me to explain. In Atlanta someone very close to Prince had disappeared for a small time then reappeared at the airport. Where did he go? If there were some crazy gang that laces oppiods for the soul purpose of distributing them with people unaware of their potency then it’s killing folks then that is where they came from. ….. The person that was not in attendance until the airport probably had something to do with the old switcheroo scheme there fore leading to Prince unnecessary death. Murder in other words.
    If prince knew what he was taking is the mystery that needs to be discovered. We really need to see how long the fentenyal and how much was stored in Prince body. Cause if there was more than 1 day of the drug in his system then the said distributers had nothing to do with it. I believe the distributing parties mentioned above played a role in the whole scheme but unaware.

    Thank you

  2. I formally believe the laced medicine was purposley given to Prince by someone VERY close to him
    Him or Her for Sure had the Hands that played the devil’s imp.

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