CEO Testifies About Emails on Jackson Condition

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts says he didn't bring in a mental health professional for the singer despite two high-level workers on the tour suggesting it was necessary.

AEG Live LLC CEO Randy Phillips told jurors Thursday about a series of emails he received six days before Jackson's death that described the singer's health as "deteriorating" and describing him as incapable of rehearsals.

Phillips and AEG Live are being sued by Jackson's mother, claiming they negligently hired the doctor convicted of giving Jackson an overdose of an anesthetic.

AEG denies it hired the physician or pushed Jackson to rehearse.

An email displayed in court showed Phillips wrote to Jackson's business manager that the singer may have already breached his contract five days before his death.

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