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Michael Jackson Trial Will Highlight Struggles

Post  Panda on Mon 29 Apr - 7:26

Michael Jackson Trial Will Highlight Struggles


Largely off-limits testimony about the King Of Pop's
addiction issues is about to be heard as a civil trial gets under way.



2:56am UK,
Monday 29 April 2013

Michael Jackson was preparing to perform in the UK when
he died












  • Detailed accounts of Michael Jackson's final months are set to be
    heard during a civil trial that will pit the singer's family against the
    organisers of an ill-fated comeback tour.


    Lawyers for Jackson's family will try to convince a jury in Los Angeles that
    the company promoting the King of Pop's 2009 comeback concerts is responsible
    for his untimely death.


    They will attempt to prove that AEG Live hired and controlled Conrad Murray,
    the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's demise.


    AEG Live denies any wrongdoing. It contests it did not hire or supervise
    Murray and claims that Jackson had prescription drug problems for years before
    entering into any agreement for the "This is It" London concerts.


    It also argues it could not have foreseen that Murray posed a danger to
    Jackson.
    Dr Conrad Murray is serving a four-year prison
    sentence

    Jackson, 50, died of an overdose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol
    and a cocktail of other sedatives in Los Angeles in June 2009.


    A jury of six men and six women has been selected to decide the civil
    case.


    Opening statements later today will provide a roadmap for the trial that
    promises to delve into Jackson's addiction struggles and issues previously
    unexplored in the criminal case.


    Many of those in the singer's inner circle are expected to testify during the
    trial, which could last around three months.


    Some of the stars listed on the witness list include Quincy Jones, Diana
    Ross, Lou Ferrigno and Spike Lee. Both of Jackson's ex-wives, Lisa Marie Presley
    and Debbie Rowe, and his three children - Prince, Paris and Blanket - are also
    listed as potential witnesses.
    Jackson's children Prince, Blanket and Paris
    could testify

    Murray is not being sued but is also on the witness list, although he has
    said in prison that he will refuse to answer questions for fear of jeopardising
    his
    appeal process
    .


    Unlike Murray's trial, which was broadcast live, the civil case will play out
    without cameras in a courtroom with only 45 public seats.


    AEG Live has said in court filings that Jackson's family is seeking $40bn in
    damages, but one of the family's lawyers denied that figure.


    "We've never asked for $40 billion," attorney Brian Panish said. "The jury is
    going to decide what the loss is."


    Mr Panish accused AEG Live of trying to "prejudice everybody against the
    Jacksons", adding that the case is not about money.


    He said: "It's about getting the truth. We'd like to get out all the
    evidence. The evidence is going to speak for itself that AEG had a lot of
    involvement and they completely deny responsibility."

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 29 Apr - 9:35

Hmmm - it seems to me that it's an attempt to blame everyone except those actually responsible - now where have we heard that one before?

It's as obvious as the bizarre nose on his face that Michael had some serious psychiatric issues. I put the blame squarely on all the so-called doctors who agreed to change his appearance from that of a perfectly normal guy to that of a circus freak - not to mention his relatives who insisted there was nothing wrong with what he was doing.

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Post  Panda on Mon 29 Apr - 9:59

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Hmmm - it seems to me that it's an attempt to blame everyone except those actually responsible - now where have we heard that one before?

It's as obvious as the bizarre nose on his face that Michael had some serious psychiatric issues. I put the blame squarely on all the so-called doctors who agreed to change his appearance from that of a perfectly normal guy to that of a circus freak - not to mention his relatives who insisted there was nothing wrong with what he was doing.
For all his talent Michael never enjoyed a normal childhood or adolescence so it's no wonder he never grew up to be a normal adult.His children seem O.K. but how will they turn out?
It's very sad that they are growing up in a dysfunctional Family and having to see and read all the dirty linen about their Father being in the public domain.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 29 Apr - 11:03

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Hmmm - it seems to me that it's an attempt to blame everyone except those actually responsible - now where have we heard that one before?

It's as obvious as the bizarre nose on his face that Michael had some serious psychiatric issues. I put the blame squarely on all the so-called doctors who agreed to change his appearance from that of a perfectly normal guy to that of a circus freak - not to mention his relatives who insisted there was nothing wrong with what he was doing.

I agree. Michael, imo, was a very attractive young black person, but he came to look like a macabre, very pale, skeletal white person.

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