Former Michael Jackson nurse, Cherilyn Lee, who specializes in herbal or alternative medicine, is telling anyone who will listen that her friend was not a prescription drug addict.

She claims Michael was simply an insomniac, a tormented soul who just wanted to get a good night's sleep.

She also claims that Michael recently begged her for Diprivan, a powerful short-acting sedative that is only administered intravenously in a medical facility. This was her proof that Mike only needed a little rest.

Nevermind that there are many powerful sedatives available by prescription that don't require starting an IV every time they're administered.

Note to Cherilyn: We don't believe you!

People don't spend $48,000 a month on sleeping pills. And they don't obtain thousands of scripts using aliases and employee's names unless they're addicts. Good try though.

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