Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson will close out the three-day
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The Jackson's upcoming performance came up this week during testimony in the wrongful death suit filed by Jackson's mother and children. The case could be worth billions if jurors determine that AEG played a role in the singer's death.
Michael’s wrongful death trial during the testimony of
Although Michael Jackson came to fame as lead singer in a group with his four brothers, he had a strained relationship with his family. Randall Sullivan, author of "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," said many family members looked at the singer as their meal ticket.
"The persistence with which they exploited him was breathtaking and was relentless, and it was right until the moment of death and after," Sullivan said in an interview. "He was the one really talented person, and they all lived off him and took advantage of that talent to best of their abilities forever."
Attendance at the Jacksons' tour last year was disappointing, and they failed to sell out the Greek Theatre.
Several Jackson siblings sent a letter to the executors of Michael Jackson's estate last year, accusing them of fraud, forgery and abuse of their mother.
The letter claimed the executors were manipulating Katherine Jackson and affecting her health. The letter also claimed Michael Jackson's will, which cut out his siblings and left his estate to his children, his mother and charity, was a fraud.
In court Tuesday, Randy Phillips, AEG Live's chief executive, also testified that he met with Jackson in Las Vegas in 2007 at the singer's behest, to discuss touring. Jackson also said he wanted to do a TV mini series on King Tut and star in movies. AEG owns a film production arm.
During one meeting, Jackson showed AEG executives a 20-minute special-effects laden film he had financed, called "Ghost."
Phillips said Jackson was "animated, clear." AEG made a proposal to Jackson, which included starting a tour in London. AEG later received a call from a Jackson representative saying he was not ready to go back on stage.
The next year, Jackson began negotiating with AEG again, paving the way for the “This Is It” concerts in London. Jackson died after being administer a fatal dose of the anesthetic
Philips and another AEG Live executive are defendants in the lawsuit. The Jacksons say AEG negligently hired and supervised