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New book claims Michael Jackson wanted to marry Emma Watson before his death

Book claims Jackson had "fallen in love" with her

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A new book from Dr Conrad Murray – Michael Jackson's doctor who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 after Jackson died from a painkiller overdose in 2009 – claims that Michael Jackson wanted to marry actress Emma Watson before his death.

The book titled 'This Is It', claims that Jackson had "fallen in love" with the Harry Potter actress, with Murray also claiming that Jackson had a cardboard cut-out of Watson in his home.

According to The Metro, Murray writes in the book: "Michael told me he was almost as consumed with British actress Emma Watson. He had “fallen in love with her” when she was in her first Harry Potter film in 2001, when she was just 11. Emma was his second choice for a bride if things did not work out with Harriet."

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Harriet is the goddaughter of Murray and the daughter of Oliver! child star Mark Lester. Murray claims that Jackson became besotted with the Harry Potter child star, but later moved on when he "fell in love" with Harriet.

The Metro continues to state that Murray added: "This was the closest Michael ever came to answering my own unasked questions about the paedophilia allegations that had haunted him for years.

"I never challenged Michael. That is because I instinctively knew that when it came to very sensitive subjects, Michael could as quickly shut down, as he had been forthright. But one thing was clear: the way Michael spoke about the young girls was not an innocent crush, but an unrequited love."
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