Video, documents detail Prince's anguished final days
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Apr 22, 2018,
Apr 22, 2018, 1:52
There's also photos from inside Prince's Paisley Park vault and a Sinéad O'Connor police interview from May 2016 where she alleged that Prince had a history of drug use and violence towards women. The show featured never before released audio and video of prince.
The documents show that Johnson contacted Schulenberg again on April 18, and expressed concern that Prince was struggling with opioids. He is on his back, his head on the floor, eyes closed. The walls are decorated with several albums, depictions of Prince and other memorabilia.
While Metz said that there is "no doubt" that the actions of those around Prince would be eyed suspiciously, "suspicions and innuendo are categorically insufficient" to file charges. As a result, and by Minnesota law, evidence gathered in the case then becomes public.
During Thursday's press conference, Metz said that Schulenberg had reached a civil settlement with federal authorities for providing the prescription. "He might have some other issues I think".
That evening Schulenberg spoke with Prince's management, about arranging chemical dependency treatment for Prince, Metz said. "Can you call me?" He offered to perform "some lab testing at a future date".
The 69-year-old music icon believes Prince was "isolated" as he had no children following the death of his son Ahmir a week after his birth in 1996, and no partner.
Federal prosecutors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration alleged Schulenberg, a family physician who saw Prince at least twice before he died, violated the Controlled Substances Act when he wrote a prescription in the name of someone else on April 14, 2016.
Prince kept his counterfeit Vicodin pills - which would later be discovered to contain fentanyl - in a vitamin C bottle, this according to new photos obtained by The Blast.