AEG CEO Randy Phillips was called to the stand Wednesday by attorneys representing Katherine Jackson.
The head of AEG Live told a jury on Tuesday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt.
A top AEG executive took the stand Tuesday as attorneys for Katherine Jackson presented emails in which he called Michael Jackson “lazy” and suggested that AEG executives misrepresent how much the singer would earn from his planned comeback tour.
Michael Jackson’s Mother In Tears At AEG Trial As E-Mails Reveal He Was ‘Weak and Fatigued’ Before Shows
Katherine Jackson listened while e-mails between AEG executives describing how her son looked in the days before his death were reviewed.
Months before a contract was signed with Michael Jackson, AEG was looking to protect its investment against the possibility of cancelled shows in the singer’s planned tour.
Michael Jackson’s doctor was not the only person working on the singer’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour without a fully executed contract, a corporate attorney for concert promoter AEG Live LLC testified Monday.
An AEG vice president testified Thursday that the entertainment and sports conglomerate never had a signed agreement okaying Dr. Conrad Murray as Michael Jackson’s physician.
The head choreographer for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour testified Tuesday that he did not have any doubt about Jackson’s ability to perform in the days before his death, but that the singer was not in great shape and at one point appeared to be on drugs.
Michael Jackson’s doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer’s mother told a jury Tuesday.
A police detective has testified that Michael Jackson’s mother told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers.
The doctor convicted of involuntarily killing Michael Jackson appeared to be on trial again Wednesday as a lawyer for Jackson’s mother tried to show the physician’s desperate financial situation drove him to extremes in his treatment of the superstar.
The first day of testimony began Tuesday in Michael Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit.
The Jackson family seeks billions from mega promoter AEG.
The most complete account of Michael Jackson’s final months is about to unfold in a cramped Los Angeles courtroom Monday, nearly four years after the pop superstar’s death.
Six alternate jurors have been selected for a civil trial over Michael Jackson’s death, setting the stage for opening statements next week.