| May 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
A ranking AEG executive testified Tuesday at the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial that he didn’t pay attention to the tour budgets that he approved, even though he was the tour manager.
Paul Gongaware said he didn’t read through the...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:55 PM
An email from a ranking AEG executive that was shown in court Wednesday could be among the most telling pieces of evidence in answering a central question in the Michael Jackson wrongful death suit: who employed Dr. Conrad Murray?
“Frank and I...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:03 PM
About six weeks after Michael Jackson’s death, an AEG executive told a producer for the “This Is It” documentary to delete footage of the singer looking too “skeletal.”
Witnesses in the Jackson family’s wrongful-death...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The attorney for Michael Jackson’s family in its wrongful-death lawsuit said Thursday a doctor testified in a deposition that he injected Jackson with morphine while the singer was touring Asia and that he told a current AEG executive Jackson was...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Michael Jackson lost $26 million on the first leg of the HIStory tour in the mid-1990s and was in debt for sound, lighting and other expenses, according to testimony Friday in the wrongful death suit his family has filed.
Paul Gongaware, now co-CEO of...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:34 PM
A few months before Michael Jackson’s death, AEG executives were told that the performer had passed a medical exam “with flying colors,” an in-house attorney for the company testified Wednesday.
Shawn Trell, senior vice president and...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:59 AM
An email shown to the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death lawsuit revealed the top attorney for AEG called the pop star "the freak" before he signed multimillion-dollar contracts for his London concerts. The revelation came during the last 15...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
An AEG executive sent an email shortly before Michael Jackson died, saying the firm had requested a meeting with his doctor “to remind him that it is AEG, not MJ who is paying his salary. We want him to understand what is expected of him."
| May 17, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A professional concert tour director testified Friday in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial that a doctor's demand for $5 million to serve as the singer's tour physician "raised a red flag."
Marty Hom, who has spent 25 to 30 years as a tour...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The promoter and producer putting on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert series was paying his manager $100,000 a month, the only time entertainment giant AEG made such an agreement, a company lawyer testified Monday.
Shawn Trell, senior...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Michael Jackson tour director Kenny Ortega wrote in an email to the president and chief executive of AEG Live that the singer "could have hurt himself," according to court testimony.
The email, in which Ortega said the singer was in frail mental health,...