September 27th, 2011
07:49 PM ET

Bullying Doesn't Stop After Student's Death: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, a shocking revelation from the family of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer who took his life just nine days ago. According to his sister, the bullying didn't stop even when Jamey was dead. She shares what happened during a school dance just days ago tonight on AC360°. Plus, opening statements in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, who's accused of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2007 death. Jurors heard audio of a drugged and rambling Jackson. We'll play part of it for you. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

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  1. Lori - CA

    Funny Rediculist.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    it is kinf of amazing how just one letter wrong can make such a difference ...

    September 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  3. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    LOL Anderson! Thanks!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. An excellent program tonight. AC360 is the best!!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  5. Lori - CA

    Good night Anderson. Good night Everyone. Sweet dreams.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Very funny, Isha....... I love that you joking Anderson about Rhinna!!!!!!! 🙂 LOL!!!!

    Good night Anderson, everyone and my friends!!!!!!!
    See you on Thursday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Anderson expressed not like tattoo and me too, I don't like tattoo, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! I agree with you, I love his funny expression face!!!!!! LOL!!! He is right! 🙂

    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you Thursday night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  7. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    'Good Girl Gone Bad"

    September 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  8. Janis

    This hour has gone quickly. Good night everyone. Still contemplating the bullying. Still dumbfounded and sad.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I like Rihanna, too!!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  10. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Thank you & good night Anderson & Team 360.

    Good night fellow writers – great conversation!

    Yeah, the Ridiculist – i hope it's really funny tonight as Jamie's story and MJ trial very sad.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  11. lisal -canada

    if they had bathtubs full, they were possibly getting stocked up for the tour – the stress and mixed up sleep cycles during a world-tour must be crazy upside down – I think he had a very non-regular sleep-wake cycle developed over the years

    September 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  12. Janis

    I imagine if you are so famous, that you could shop around for a doctor who would do what you wanted as a drug addict. Most wouldn't, but fame can be very powerful to other people and he was probably paid very well.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  13. Lori - CA

    How much is needed to put one out? He was drinking it?

    September 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  14. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    J. Toobin is absolutely right abut the Dr. Not telling the para-medics that he had given Deprivan!! I don't know if Narcan would have worked at that point or another drug or action would have brought him back, but the Dr. SHould have Said what he had given!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Excellent point Starr but I have a feeling that by the time the paramedics got there he had been dead for some time. We'll probably never know the entire events of that day.

      September 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
      • Starr, formerly know as vincent

        Agreed Sharon. We will probably never know the truth of it.

        September 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  15. Barb, San Diego CA

    "Gay" is the new "witch", as in "witch hunt".

    And it's not just actually-gay kids who may be the victims. How many kids are accused of being 'gay' because they don't 'measure up' to someone else's image of what "feminine" or "masculine" is? How many kids have felt pressured into teenage sex to "prove that they aren't gay"?

    Any kid who doesn't fit in is vulnerable to being attacked and ganged up on– and if their bullies persuade others that their victims are gay, will these kids then be left to the wolves "in the name of Christian morality"?

    September 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  16. lisal -canada

    in the video, michael looked like his mind was working but his body was full of toxins and trying to keep up with his mind – his body seemed to be slurring.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  17. Paula, Colorado

    Sad to hear Michael Jackson in a drugged state.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  18. Ann, Mississippi

    This story literally left me weeping in front of my t.v. I am angered, saddened, and stunned by the level of cruelty Jamey and his family have had to endure. Jamey seemed like an incredibly bright, intuitive, and loving young man. How anyone could have enough hate in them to make this wonderful person feel that their life was worthless is beyond me. I am so inspired by the strength and poise of his sister. Their parents should be proud of the remarkable children they raised. It all seems like such a waste...I can only hope that his story brings more awareness to the impact of bullying and to the power of words. The hate has to stop before we lose more Jameys.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • Brian, Pittsburgh

      Ann from Mississippi, I too have been reduced to tears in front of the television due to this senseless loss of life... Pardon my typing as it's difficult to type when crying... when will our society recognize the behavior we are encouraging in each other?!?! The people who JEERED and BOOED the gay soldier in the recent GOP (oops, sorry, TEA PARTY) debate are most likely the parental figures of the bullies who oppressed Jamey until his death... I could cry every day thinking about this but am trying to think of a way to channel my energies so that others will know and have hope that IT GETS BETTER!!!!!!

      September 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  19. Sharon Hastings

    Dr. Murray was participating in a sort of musical chairs for doctors. He happened to be caught standing at the end. Doesn't excuse him for his actions but he was in a terrible situation and when he saw what was going on he should have gotten out. He isn't responsible for Jackson's self medicating without telling his doctor but is responsible for giving him such powerful drugs in a home setting without proper monitoring.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Interesting way to look at it, but you are right in the end, there should have been proper equipment & Supervision!

      September 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  20. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    It could indeed be problematic if MJ took other sedatives Without letting the doctor know. The "mix" of sedatives woud leaved him very vulnerable to Any other sedative that would drop his blood pressure like a stone.

    I am very curious as to "how" MJ delivered Deprivan to himself (unless the Dr. left the vial in the IV or close by).

    September 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  21. kevin

    what if your employer is a bully?

    September 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      You can always consult an attorney and discuss "toxic work environment". This is a buzz word that has serious legal ramifications and companies do not want to be charged with that.

      September 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
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