Michael Brown Blames Alleged Flight Attendant Choking on "Involuntary Intoxication"

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Who doesn't like a little wine with their sleeping pills? [Not a recent photo]
Lawyers for ex-hand surgeon Michael "Suitcase Full of Dildos" Brown claim that the former creepiest commercial pitchman "suffered involuntary intoxication" and does not recall assaulting flight attendants in January.

In papers filed in a Miami federal court last week, Brown's lawyers say clinical and forensic psychologist Stanford Drob examined the former coke-hoovering wife-beater and found his behavior "consistent with the type of drug induced dissociative episodes that are document, if relatively uncommon, side effect of certain sedative agents, including Restoril, which Dr. Brown reports he had taken prior to his flight on British Airways [sic]."

Drob also concluded that "[t]he side effects of Restoril may have also been precipitated or exacerbated by" Brown's alcohol consumption. Brown allegedly has no recollection of the incident.

Brown's lawyers state that while they do not "intend to argue voluntary intoxication as an affirmative defense," they reserve "the right to present evidence" that Brown took the prescribed medication "and one glass of wine prior to takeoff."

The lawyers helpfully filed a medication guide for Restoril, which warns that "you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing," including "sleep-driving," and "having sex." The guide also states that "you have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicine that make you sleepy with Restoril."

The guide also states that a person considering Restoril should tell their doctor about health conditions, including any "history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts."
According to Texas Medical Board records, Brown was previously diagnosed with "adjustment disorder with depressed mood, Bipolar disorder type 2, and depressive personality disorder with obsessive-compulsive features." (It's unclear if the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders at the time included coding for "Batshit Insane.") He also wrote a letter to his then-infant daughter that he had driven to a field with a pillow and a pistol with the express purpose of committing suicide.

A counselor at the Sante Center for Healing rehab facility recommended the Browns check into another rehab facility, Passages, in 2010, according to court records. The counselor's notes reflect that was Rachel was concerned about Brown's alcohol consumption; at Passages, the Browns were to have attended classes for "understanding addiction" and "staying sober."

In a document containing the counselor's notation "Michael prepared this," Brown appears to have written of his wife, "I believe she uses my drinking as a scapegoat for her behavior...she provokes problems by her behavior, then capitalizes on the fact that I may have had a drink...."

Seems strange that, if alcohol consumption was of major significance in 2010, Brown -- who we hear has, like, a medical degree or something -- would knowingly combine alcohol with a drug, especially when the drug's safety information expressly warns against it. We're not sure how that rises to "involuntary" intoxication.

Apparently, federal prosecutors agree: in their response to Brown's filings, write that "it borders on the absurd to suggest that the defendant's ingestion of the Restoril and alcohol was 'involuntary' as a matter of law (or, for that matter, was involuntary in any sense of the word)."




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31 comments
Cityslicker
Cityslicker

Putting aside the gesture in the photo.....has anyone noticed he's wearing a "WIFE BEATER" T-Shirt?  Figures...This man had it all, now it sounds like he's loosing it all. 

Sex, Money, & Drugs....the root of all evil!

ms1593
ms1593

I really love reading about this guy

Jeff Rice
Jeff Rice

CYA............. your in a tail spin now.

Nicole Ponder Bradford
Nicole Ponder Bradford

Oh, how the gossip-monger in me LOVES to read about Michael Brown! I wish Ann Rule would write a book.

Kevin Ivey
Kevin Ivey

LOL. Are the Astros and others still taking his Ad $$?

Kiley Vaught
Kiley Vaught

Yes, phony and scary! You know he put his wife in the hospital beating her with a baseball bat. Texas has the best scandals, I swear!

Noelle A. Perry
Noelle A. Perry

involuntary intoxication. so someone put a gun to his head and forced him to take sleeping pills and drink? you gotta give the guy points for originality.

Carlos Ignacio M
Carlos Ignacio M

How could be be an ex-hand surgeon? What did the hand become? Maybe he can perform surgery on himself and become an ex-jerk surgeon.

Kiley Vaught
Kiley Vaught

Case in point ... ALWAYS trust your instincts! I remember his commercials and I used to get a cold chill after watching them. The people in the ad with him look terrified.

Peggy O'Neill
Peggy O'Neill

this is going to get even goofier that originally thought...

Oa Brown
Oa Brown

wow, elderly folks shoot the bird in photos, too? never thought i'd see the day.

Gino Zevallos
Gino Zevallos

He looks like those latino "vatos" that ALWAYS have to give the middle finger when posing for a photo.

Yamel Ramirez
Yamel Ramirez

There a scandal every day in Houston involving this guy.

Dawn Prince-Moody
Dawn Prince-Moody

As a human, should Brown know not to be violent towards women? Obviously he's a nutbar, doctor or not.

Raheel Ramzanali
Raheel Ramzanali

What if I told you one man choked in the biggest moment of his life while exposing a suitcase full of dildos? ESPN's 30 for 30 presents, Hand Job.

allison_b216
allison_b216

Ah, my favorite Houston "celebrity" This guy's life would make a great Lifetime Movie.

stevek77536
stevek77536

@allison_b216  Or maybe he could be in a remake of "Midnight Cowboy".  Roger Ebert: "Ratso is well named. Like a rat, he makes his own way in the city, hated, asking no favors, living the life he knows."  Or maybe not, Ebert again: "But Ratso has a measure of humanity."

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