MJ wrongful death suit / kitkat gegen AEG

  • Im Grunde kann es AEG egal gewesen sein, ob Michael die Konzerte gibt oder nicht. Geld hätten sie auf jeden Fall gesehen. Hätte er die Konzerte gegeben, dann über die Eintrittsgelder etc, wenn nicht, hätten sie Michael verklagt wegen Vertragsbruch oder was auch immer. Nun ist Michael gestorben, dann macht man halt einen Film. Man hat schon den Eindruck, dass da irgendwie "vorgesorgt" wurde. Egal was passiert, irgendwie verdient man Geld mit Michael... :eklig

    Ich könnte da echt so kotzen. Und zu allem Überfluss kommt jetzt auch noch dieser Robson um die Ecke mit seinen Anschuldigungen. Was ist das nur für eine komplett kranke Welt??? :never :zorn

    Soweit ich es in Erinnerung habe, waren die Konzerte nicht abgesichert, die Versicherungspolice wurde nicht wirksam, weil Mike's ärztliche Unterlagen der letzten Jahre der Versicherung nicht vollständig vorlagen. Dann hätte es einen jahrelangen Prozess von AEG gegen Mike gegeben. Ob die dann ihr Geld bekommen hätten ist schon fraglich. Auf jeden Fall wären sie zunächst auf ein paar Millionen Dollar an Kosten sitzengeblieben. Um dieses Geld sicher und schmerzlos zu retten, spielte ihnen Michaels Ableben sehr gut in die Hände.

    ....und der Robson soll sich mal gehackt legen...dem glaubt ja noch nicht mal die Blöd:spinnen

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  • :ja..Karen Faye ist jetzt im Zeugenstand...

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    She says her relationship with MJ grew over the 27 years she worked with him to a brother and sister relationship.

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    Karen Faye MJ's long time Hair and Makeup artist takes the stand.

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    She said hello to all the Jackson supporters in the hall. Court is scheduled to start at 9:30a this morning.

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    Mrs. Jackson andTrent Jackson just arrived. She is wearing a flower dress and a purple jacket along with patent leather mary jane shoes.


  • Jacksons vs AEG - Day 8 - May 9 2013 - Summary

    Katherine Jackson was in court.

    Karen Faye Testimony

    Jackson direct

    Karen Faye MJ's long time Hair and Makeup artist takes the stand. (ABC7). Faye starts out by listing some of her famous clients, including Michael Jackson, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening and Smokey Robinson. (AP)

    Faye spends several minutes describing what she does. She talks about having to get close to someone when she’s doing their hair, makeup.(AP)

    She says her relationship with MJ grew over the 27 years she worked with him to a brother and sister relationship. (ABC7) Faye and Jackson became "very close" starting in the early 1980s, she said. "It was almost like a brother and sister relationship. If I was having trouble, I could call him and he could call me. You talk, you share, you become very close, and imagine that over 27 years."(CNN)

    Faye spent about 90 minutes testifying about her close relationship with Jackson, who hosted her wedding at his Neverland Ranch and enlisted her to travel around the world with him. She breezily described Jackson's meetings with Princess Diana and other dignitaries, his Super Bowl performance, and other larger-than-life moments from the singer's life. Jurors and spectators laughed at times as a parade of photos and videos shot during Jackson's performances were played. "I was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was just very normal," she told jurors. "I found myself working with this magical person." She said Jackson was like a brother to her. Even after she gave birth to her daughter, Jackson enlisted her for another tour."I said, 'I can't go all around the world with you. I'm a mother now,'" Faye recalled."Michael never took no for an answer. 'Yes you can, it'll be great for her,'" she recalled him saying. (AP)

    She’s asked about the 1984 Pepsi commercial shoot accident. She says she worked with Jackson after that to mask his injuries.(AP)

    Jackson’s scalp was badly burned, she tells jury. “I had to figure out, along with him, how to hide his injury,” (AP)

    Faye, a Pittsburgh native, tells jury she traveled the world with Michael Jackson. “I found myself working with this magical person.” (AP)

    Panish asks Faye to describe Jackson: “He was a gentleman. He was elegant. He was brilliant.” _ she says as she starts to break down. (AP) After a couple more questions, Faye starts to cry. She gets emotional describing Jackson’s creativity and relationship with his fans. (AP)

    The jury is shown a photo of Jackson doing Faye’s makeup, brush touching her face. Panish asks her how Jackson did. “I didn’t like it at the time, but now that I look at it, I look pretty good.” _ Faye says of Jackson's makeup job.Lots of laughter. (AP)

    Panish next shows Faye and jury photos of just Jackson where she did his hair and makeup. One of images is an Annie Leibovitz shot for Vanity Fair. “Who’s Annie Leibovitz?” Panish asks. “Really?” Faye responds. There’s laughter. Panish in a continuation of his self-deprecating questioning of Faye, responds to her Leibovitz quip, “Hey, I don’t get out that much.” (AP)

    One picture shows MJ with tape on his fingers...Karen explains that it was a trick to get the audience to follow his hands. She says she knew he couldn't wear the glove forever. (ABC7)

    Lots of photos are shown, including a smoky image of Jackson standing on tippy-toes. Debate ensues over what brand the shoes are. Panish asks if they’re Air Jordans. No, Faye responds. Judge names another brand. Nope, Faye says. Faye says fans in the courtroom would know the brand of shoes. Before Panish can stop them, two or three voices call out, “LA Gear!” (AP)

    Jurors viewed a series of photos of Faye and Jackson together through the years, including one taken in January 1996, the day after Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Jackson.
    Jackson was upset because just before filing, Presley called him and begged him not to file for divorce, she said."She begged and begged, saying please don't file," Faye said. Jackson promised not to file, only to see "the next morning it was all over the press that she filed before him." The photo of Jackson out with Faye "was to give the press something to talk about" with Faye being "the mysterious blonde." (CNN) "Lisa Marie Presley was calling Michael the day before (the photo) was shot, begging him not to divorce," she testified. "So he promised her he wouldn't file for divorce. But the next morning, it was all over the press she had gone ahead and filed. He was devastated." (NYDailyNews)

    Panish moves to videos of Jackson performances. He starts off with a performance of “Man in the Mirror” in Bucharest from “Dangerous” tour. In the video, fans are screaming, some being carted out on stretchers. Panish asks Faye if this is common for a Jackson concert.
    Faye: “You obviously have not seen a Michael Jackson concert in your life.”
    Panish: “I’m not answering that. I get to ask the questions.” (AP)

    Part of Jackson's 1993 Super Bowl halftime show was viewed, including his rendition of "We Are the World" and "Earth Song." "It was a very big deal, sir," Faye said. "I think it started the trend of having a big artist at the Super Bowl."(CNN)

    They viewed several minutes of Jackson's "Thriller," which Faye pointed out was a short film, not just a music video. A clip from a Jackson concert in Bucharest, Romania, showed jurors how fanatical his fans were, dozens of them fainting as he sang "Man In the Mirror."
    When his 1995 MTV awards performance was shown, Faye noted, "He can moonwalk in a circle."Jackson's stamina during a show was remarkable, she said. "Some dancers would pass out, but Michael would be fine. He was able to do it."(CNN)

    Faye tells jury she was responsible for keeping Jackson hydrated during shows. She says she’s never seen another performer like MJ. “Michael would do five songs to the dancers’ one. I never saw anything like it.” _ Faye says of Jackson’s performances. (AP)

    A vintage video of Michael Jackson’s hair catching on fire during the third take of a 1983 Pepsi commercial was played for jurors as a Karen Faye testified about the devastating migraine headaches the pop singer endured because of the injuries.

    “I never saw anything like that in my life," Karen Faye testified. "This was someone I knew and he was on fire." (LATimes)

    She says when MJ was burned shooting the Pepsi commercial he did not know it and just kept singing. His friend Miko had to tackle him. He suffered migraines after that injury. He had several surgeries to try to repair the damage to his scalp. (ABC7)

    “He was dancing. He didn’t know he was on fire,” Jackson’s trusted makeup artist Karen Faye testified, describing the footage. “His hair was gone.There was smoke coming off his head.” (NYPost)

    Faye recalled that when Jackson's hair caught on fire, he continued dancing down the stairs, having no idea he was burning. Finally, a friend of his ran onto the stage and wrestled him to the ground to put it out."All his hair was gone and there was smoke coming out of his head." Jackson, she said, suffered intense migraines while the burns were healing, Faye said. (LATimes)

    "His hair caught fire, but he kept dancing," she said, as jurors watched the infamous video of pyrotechnics igniting Jackson's head as he danced down stairs on a stage. "I was screaming and Miko (Brando) got through somehow and had to wrestle him to the ground, because he had no idea he was on fire. Miko put the fire out with his hand."The fire burned off a section of hair, which doctors tried to repair with surgery to stretch his scalp, she said. Jackson suffered migraine headaches after that, she said. (CNN)

    Instead of suing Pepsi, she said, Jackson asked Pepsi to build a burn center at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City where the singer was treated. "Everybody thought he'd sue Pepsi because it was a mistake," the makeup artist said.(LATimes)

    Jackson attorney Panish played a video of MJ falling several stories during a concert in Munich. Faye said Jackson fell three or four stories when a prop he was standing on collapsed. “When I saw what happen, I thought he could be dead,” Faye said.But Jackson, she said, pulled himself up and continued performing. "I can't disappoint the audience," she said he later told her. When he finished, he collapsed and security took him to the hospital, she said. (LATimes)

    Later, a bridge suspended above a stage collapsed as Jackson danced on top of it during a show in Munich, Germany, she said."When I saw what happened, I thought he could be dead," Faye testified. But Jackson held onto his microphone, stood up and finished the song. "He said 'I can't disappoint the audience,'" she said. So he finished the show finale but collapsed in the dressing room when it was over, she said. "He suffered back pain from that moment on," she said.(CNN)

    The fall, she said, left Jackson with back pain that flared when he was under physical or emotional stress. (LAtimes)

    She said MJ had so much adrenalin while performing 2 hours that it took him a day or two to calm down and rest. On the early concert tours there was enough time between concerts for him to get rest but later tours got longer and show got closer (ABC7)

    Jackson "was so buzzed by his own adrenaline after a show" it would "take him 24 hours to relax his body and, sometimes it would take two days to be able to sleep," said Faye.
    "As the tour went on, shows got closer and closer, and he would have trouble sleeping," she said. "It would start out OK, but it would get worse and worse. He tried to find ways to deal with it."Dealing with it involved a series of doctors, she said.
    "Michael always believed that a doctor had his best interest at heart," Faye said. "He believed if he got something through a doctor that it was safe and OK for him to use it."(CNN)

    She says Jackson trusted the advice of doctors to help him sleep and deal with pain from injuries and performances. (AP)

    He was doing a short film for the Adams Family - and suffering pain because of scalp surgery. Debbie Rowe would come with pain meds. (ABC7)

    Faye says during the "Dangerous" tour, promoters asked that she give Jackson injections of pain medications, but she refused. She says a tour manager who later became a top AEG executive then enlisted a doctor to treat Jackson.(ABC7)

    That Pepsi burn touched off Jackson’s reliance on painkillers -- though Faye said she really didn’t grasp it until his “Dangerous” tour in 1992-93. Faye said there were always two doctors around Jackson on that tour, willing and able to give him as many painkillers as necessary.(NYPost)

    “I came to learn there was a balance of medication,” Faye said. “They [medication] had to be strong enough to overcome Michael’s pain but not so strong that he couldn’t perform.” (NYPost)

    On one concert tour, Rowe asked Karen to carry pain medication and learn to give an injection. Karen said no. (ABC7) "Debbie Rowe asked me to learn how to give injections," she said. "I thought about it and said 'No.' I am not qualified to handle any kind of medications."(CNN)

    Despite being asked by tour promoters, Faye said she refused to give the performer injections for pain. She said Paul Gongaware, a promoter who later became a top executive with AEG Live LLC, then brought in doctors who treated Jackson in 1993 on his "Dangerous" tour, which she told jurors had to be halted early due to the singer's prescription drug addiction.(AP)

    A Doctor was added to the tour in Bangkok. He met Karen in the lobby of the hotel with the medication she refused to carry. The package had vials and syringes. The Doctor told her she might not have gotten into the country with the package. (ABC7)

    When the tour was on its way to Bangkok, Thailand, Faye was asked to carry a package she was told contained medicine patches for Jackson's pain, she testified. She refused to travel with it, she said.Faye testified that the tour doctor -- Dr. Stuart Finkelstein -- later told her "I'm glad you weren't carrying it. It has vials and syringes. If you had brought this in, you might not be here." The implication was she could have been arrested for smuggling drugs. Gongaware, now the Co-CEO of AEG Live, was in charge of logistics for the "Dangerous" tour and was involved in the incident, Faye said. (CNN)

    In Singapore she saw MJ stumbling and fell into a tree in his dressing room. She was afraid for him and told the Doctor. She told the doctor he couldn't go on in that condition but the Doctor said he could go on. She was afraid for his life. (ABC7)

    Karen Faye testified that before a concert in Bangkok, Michael Jackson was having a hard time walking, seemed to be in a daze and stumbled over a potted tree in his dressing room before finally being led on stage to perform. (LAtimes)

    Faye testified that while backstage in Bangkok, she turned to someone she knew as “Dr. Forecast” and urged him not to let the wobbly Jackson take the stage.

    "I put my arms around Michael and said, `You can't take him.' "

    “Forecast replied, 'Yes I can,' " she testified.

    The makeup artist testified the man, who she said was “an insurance doctor,” backed her up against a wall and put his hands on her neck, choking her until she couldn't breathe.

    "He said, `You don't know what you're up against,' " Faye testified.

    The doctor, whose full name was not mentioned, took Jackson on stage to perform, she said. (LATimes)

    Later in the tour in Singapore, Jackson stumbled into his dressing room before a show, she said. "He was having a very hard time walking," she said. "He was glazed over. He fell over a tree."
    She told the tour doctor -- whom she identified as Dr. David Forecast -- that "Michael can't go on."
    His show opened with him being thrust onto the stage by a "toaster," which requires him to "curl up and be shot up" from a small enclosure under the stage, she said.
    "His arm could be severed," Faye said. "I feared for his safety, I feared for his life. I told Dr. Forecast 'You can't make him go out. You can't take him.' And he said 'Yes, I can.'"
    The doctor "backed me up against the wall and put his hands around my neck and said 'You don't know what your doing,'" she testified. "I nearly fainted, and he grabbed Michael and took him to the stage." (CNN)

    She said Dr. Forecast marched a disoriented Jackson to the stage, but the concert was cancelled nonetheless. (NYDailyNews)

    Faye said she never witnessed the singer's treatments, but he appeared to become more dependent on prescription drugs in the years following the "Dangerous" tour. she said she worried every time she saw a doctor arrive to treat Jackson."I was always worried that Michael was in pain," Faye said under questioning by Brian Panish, an attorney for Jackson's mother. She said Jackson had a low pain tolerance except while performing.(AP)

    MJ on tour when the first allegations of Child Molestation hit the papers. MJ under a lot of stress. The world thinks he is a pedophile. That tour ended when Elizabeth Taylor came to Mexico to accompany MJ to a rehab facility. (ABC7) The tour, though, would soon come to an end in Mexico City, when Elizabeth Taylor flew down to take the singer to a rehab facility outside London, she said."Everyone knew Michael had a problem," Faye said. (LATimes) The tour ended early when it reached Mexico City "because everybody knew Michael had a problem," she said. Elizabeth Taylor came down to Mexico to get Jackson, and "we all went home."Faye later flew to England to join Michael at a rehab facility, which she described as a beautiful country home.(CNN)

    Witness Karen Faye also recalled how Jackson's reliance on medications coincided with the first time he was accused of child molestation in the early 1990s."Michael had to go on stage every night knowing that the whole world thought he was a pedophile," Faye said, shaking her head and crying. (AP)

    Faye also recalled an odd incident before Jackson performed at Madison Square Garden in fall, 2001.When she went to his hotel room to make up his face before a show, Faye testified that a doctor stopped her and said: “I just gave Michael a shot, he’s going to be asleep for the next five or six hours.” “I said that can’t be, he’s set to perform,” Kaye said she responded.She eventually got into Jackson’s room, woke him up and fed MJ bagels to keep him awake and ready to perform, that makeup artist testified.(NYPost)

    The media put Michael Jackson "on display" during his molestation trial, Faye said, wiping tears. During that trial, MJ would wake, play classical music, watch 3 Stooges-anything that made him happy- before heading to court. Michael Jackson took care with his hair and dress but couldn't eat during the trial and lost weight, Karen Faye said. (LATimes) Faye cried as she described dressing him and washing his hair. They would get on their knees and pray, then hug each other and cry. They would play classical music and watch "Three Stooges" videos.While Jackson tried to be brave, “he couldn’t eat. He was afraid," she testified. "The pain got worse. He got thinner. " (LAtimes)

    She was with him during the trial. She would do his hair and makeup for the "red carpet" at the courthouse. He wouldn't eat or drink during the trial for fear he had to go to the bathroom one of the guards would have to escort him. He was too shy. (ABC7)
    Faye also described working with Michael during the 2005 molestation trial that ended with his aquittal. She would go to Neverland Ranch each morning before daybreak to help him wash and dress, she said.
    "I wanted people to think he still looked good and was still strong," she testified. "I'd wash his hair in the shampoo bowl (and) blow it dry. We'd play classical music and watch 'The Three Stooges.'"
    She said it was a particularly difficult time for the superstar.
    "He was losing weight," she said. "He couldn't eat because he didn't want to throw up because he had to watch all these people he loved and cared about tell all those lies."
    He also refused to drink in the mornings because he hated using the courtroom bathroom, she said.
    He eventually got so frail that one morning he fell and had to go to the hospital, she said. That event led to the infamous "pajama" incident, in which Jackson arrived at court in his nightclothes because a judge threatened to send him to jail if he didn't appear immediately.
    "There was no time (to change him)," she said, crying and dabbing tears with a tissue. "He went into court without his hair done in his pajamas." (NYDailyNEws)

    Jackson's condition worsened during the singer's 2005 trial on child molestation charges, Faye said. Although he was acquitted, the pressure of the case and media attention took its toll, she told jurors."He couldn't eat," she said. "He was afraid. He was in pain. He got thinner. His physical pain, his back pain, it all kicked in." (AP)

    Karen Faye said MJ asked her to be on the "This is It" tour and she said yes. (ABC7) Jackson attorney Panish asks who Faye negotiated with. She says AEG executive Paul Gongaware negotiated her rate to work on tour.(AP) Gongaware signed Karen Faye’s contract, which was finalized in May 2009. She was with Jackson a lot during "This Is It" preparations. (AP)

    Faye, said she was concerned when she first saw the schedule for Jackson's 50 "This Is It" shows at London's O2 arena. "On looking at that, I said, 'He can't do this,'" Faye testified. "The shows are far too close together. I knew what he needed between shows. I thought he might last a week." When she raised the matter with show director Kenny Ortega, "he kind of fluffed it off," she said. "Michael's adrenaline and what it takes for him to perform with that much effort and what he himself puts into a show, he needed a lot more time to at least get some rest and sleep, and to be healthy and maintain that kind of longevity," she said. (CNN)

    Panish asked Faye whether Jackson ever expressed concerns about the “This Is It” production. She says yes, but AEG objects. The attorneys went into a lengthy sidebar on whether Faye can tell jury what Jackson’s concerns were. AEG argued it’s hearsay. Katherine Jackson's attorneys had to tell Faye not to automatically say what other people told her, especially if AEG objected. (AP)

    Faye testified that MJ wanted to do the Tour for his children. they had never seen him perform. He also wanted to do it for his fans. (ABC7)

    Jackson appeared "very, very excited" in early production meetings, but "the first time he actually got up on stage and rehearsed, I saw the change in him.""The turning point was when he had to get up on stage and actually start performing," she said. (CNN)

    She said the first time MJ went on stage to perform at the This is It rehearsals, she saw a change in him. (ABC7)

    She said MJ's skin was very dry, his eyes were dry, he was losing weight, and he kept repeating himself. (ABC7)

    She testified that MJ was showing signs of paranoia. That MJ had to see her when he was on stage always. He would repeat over and over (ABC7)

    She had concerns about MJ and expressed those concerns to Kenny Ortega. (ABC7)

    Jackson tried to avoid rehearsing for "This Is It," Faye testifies"They had to make him rehearse," she says. Eventually, "they had to make him rehearse," she said. "They're insisting to the point of going to his home." (CNN)

    She said Director Kenny Ortega and AEG CEO Randy Phillips insisted MJ rehearse.She overheard Paul Gongaware from AEG yell into the phone to MJ security to get MJ out of the bathroom.(ABC7)

    AEG executives continued to push Jackson, Faye said. She testified she overheard a phone conversation in which AEG executive Paul Gongaware told Jackson's assistant to get him out of a locked bathroom and to a rehearsal. Faye described Gongaware, AEG Live's co-CEO, as "angry and kind of desperate" in the conversation. She testified Gongaware told the assistant to do "whatever it takes."Faye said the only people she saw insist that Jackson rehearse were Gongaware and tour director Kenny Ortega. (AP).

    At one point, Jackson locked himself in a bathroom at his home, refusing to leave for rehearsals at the Forum. AEG Live Co-CEO Paul Gongaware, who was in charge of the production, was "angry and kind of desperate to get Michael to the Forum," she said.
    She overheard a phone call in which Gongaware was telling Jackson's security guard "to get him out of the bathroom. Do you have a key, do whatever it takes," she said Gongaware screamed. (CNN)

    After a meeting between MJ, Ortega, and Phillips, Faye was told not to follow MJ's instructions anymore. She should show tough love. (ABC7) She said that after Jackson missed several rehearsals, Phillips told her to ignore the singer's instructions. (AP)

    She became more concerned for MJ's health in the last few days. She forwarded several emails to producers and included her own concerns. Faye said Randy Phillips told her that he had read her emails and tried to do everything he could for MJ. That was at the funeral. (ABC7) Faye testified that Phillips told her at Jackson's funeral that "he tried to do everything he could."Did she believe him, Jackson lawyer Brian Panish asked.
    "Sir, Michael Jackson is lying in a casket only a few feet away from me," she said. "I had no words to respond. That's not everything you can do." (CNN)

    Faye said she informed Ortega, Jackson's manager and AEG Live co-CEO Randy Phillips about her concerns about Jackson's health during the preparations for the shows. She said Jackson was frustrated and after a costume fitting days before his death repeatedly asked her, "Why can't I choose?" (AP)

    Faye, choking back tears, read portions of an email from one of Jackson's fans that she forwarded to his now deceased manager, Frank Dileo. It described the singer as a skeleton."If we do nothing, he will die," the fan wrote. "I know people who work for him cannot tell him anything. I know his own family tried to help him but he won't listen."Faye said she wrote Dileo that she agreed with the assessment, but the manager never responded in writing. By this point, Jackson was often cold to the touch and was becoming increasingly paranoid. Faye said he became obsessed with her being within sight when he was rehearsing onstage. (AP)

    Michael Jackson appeared paranoid, repeating himself and shivering from chills in his final days, Karen Faye testified. "This was not the man I knew," Karen Faye testified. "He was acting like a person I didn't recognize." (CNN)

    At a rehearsal in mid-June, Jackson was talking to himself, she said. "When I was around, he was repeating himself an awful lot, saying the same thing over and over again." (CNN)

    Faye, who had to touch Jackson when she put on his makeup, said it was "like I was touching ice." At one rehearsal, she covered him with blankets and put a space heater next to him, she said. (CNN)

    Faye said she raised her concerns once in June with AEG CEO Randy Phillips. He told her, "Yeah, this is bad. It's not so good. I had to scrape Michael off the floor in London at the announcement because he was so drunk," she said.(CNN)

    danke, ivy :)

  • Das ist ja noch schlimmer, als ich es mir in meinen schlimmsten Träumen vorgestellt habe...möge AEG pleite gehen und diese miesen Geschäftemacher, die Mike auf dem Gewissen haben, sich ihr Brot aus der Mülltonne suchen, bis sie dann endlich zur Hölle gehen und da bis in alle Ewigkeit schmoren.

    Sorry, das musste jetzt einfach raus....:heulsuse

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  • Friday, 10th May 2013

    Karen Faye Continues Her Testimony

    Karen Faye, Michael’s longtime make up and hair artist, continued her testimony on Friday.

    She said she was alarmed by Michael’s frail figure during his last days. Michael Bush, Michael’s costume designer for nearly 25 years, appeared upset after he finished up a June 2009 fitting inside Michael’s bathroom at Staples Center, Karen Faye said.

    “He said, ‘Oh my god, Turkle. I could see Michael’s heartbeat through the skin in his chest,’” Faye recounted.

    Turkle was Michael’s nickname for Karen. She was emotional as she described the moment. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos then asked her about Bush’s tone of voice at the time.

    “It was like, ‘Oh my god,’” Karen said. “He was pretty much in shock.”

    Around the same time, she said she tried to warn Michael’s manager, Frank DiLeo, about his health.

    “[Frank] was saying pretty much, ‘I got it under control, don’t worry about it,’” Karen said. “I said, ‘But he’s losing weight rapidly.’ … I said, ‘Why don’t you ask Michael Bush to verify taking in his pants and how much weight he’s actually losing?’” Karen said DiLeo went to speak to Bush and she overheard the manager say, “Get him a bucket of chicken.” “It was such a cold response,” she said. “I mean, it broke my heart.”

    The plaintiffs have a court order for emails DiLeo wrote during preparation for the comeback concerts but were told by AEG’s attorneys that the manager’s computer had disappeared, the Jacksons’ lawyer Kevin Boyle said. He said the emails could include exchanges between DiLeo and AEG executives and that they may be able to recover copies from an attorney who worked with DiLeo before the manager’s 2011 death.

    Karen, who began working with Michael in the early 1980s, said she felt the singer, “did not have enough muscle mass to do a concert” as he was prepping for his ‘This Is It’ concerts.

    She said Michael realized he didn’t look good in a video that was filmed to be used on giant screens during the concert series. At his request, she said, she assisted technicians retouching the singer’s image on the footage. But the makeup artist said that although she was asked, she did not help retouch the posthumous ‘This Is It’ documentary.

    “Everybody was lying after he died, sir, that Michael was well,” Karen said to the Jacksons’ attorney, Brian Panish. “And everybody knew he wasn’t. I felt retouching Michael was just a part of that lie.”

    During cross-examination by an AEG attorney, Karen clarified and said she had been torn about working on the documentary.

    “My initial feeling was that I didn’t want to lie, and the second, my other thing that was tugging at my heart, was that if this movie was going out, I wanted him to look good.”

    Karen said she helped prepare Michael’s body for his casket.

    She also testified that she told a drug therapist after the ‘Dangerous’ tour that she worried that his use of pain killers could be fatal. She said under cross-examination by defense attorney Marvin Putnam that Michael went into a rehab program in England that was recommended by Elizabeth Taylor.

    “I said I was afraid Michael could die,” Karen said in recalling different stages of the ‘Dangerous’ tour. “Personally, there were times when he was OK and times when I was worried.”

    She had also testified on Thursday that Debbie Rowe, the nurse for Michael’s dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein at the time, was present during the ‘Dangerous’ tour with a bag of medications.

    The makeup artist said she parted ways with Michael during 1996-97′s HIStory World Tour, due to problems with the tour manager, as well as jealousy from Debbie Rowe, the performer’s wife at the time. After a few years, Karen said, she returned to working with Michael, and Rowe apologized.

    In other testimony on Friday, Karen said she expressed her drug abuse concerns about Michael’s health with his oldest sister, Rebbie, after the woman reached out to her requesting information about the singer. Karen said she could not recall the time period when the conversation occurred. She said she also had more abbreviated discussions about the same topic with another two of the singer’s other siblings, LaToya Jackson and Randy Jackson. She said that in later years Jackson’s family members unsuccessfully tried to get him to return to rehab.

    “I never knew them to be successful, sir,” Karen told Putnam. “I’m sure they were trying to help him in any way they could.”

    She said she did not discuss Michael’s drug problem with him personally.

    “I just avoided that issue like the plague, sir, the molestation and the drug areas,” she told Putnam today.

    Asked by Putnam if Michael ever sought drugs from her, she replied affirmatively.

    “He asked me one time if I had pain killers,” Faye said. “I said no, I didn’t.”

    She also testified that she never saw Michael use drugs.

    Karen said she did request prescriptions for Latisse, which is used to lengthen eyelashes, and the hair growth drug Propecia in her name, so that she could give them to Michael. She also inquired about but never received Botox as a possible remedy to Michael’s onstage sweating that often caused problems with his hair extensions.

    She said she became concerned during Michael’s 2005 trial and acquittal on molestation charges that he was using drugs again, saying she based her assumptions on his appearance and his demeanor. She said she got up early every morning to get him ready for court. She said he told her he had extreme back pain, in large part because of a 1999 concert accident in Munich, when a bridge prop on which he was standing unexpectedly descended into the orchestra pit. She said he was hospitalized for part of the molestation trial, because of the back pain that likely dated from the Munich accident. She said she decided again to avoid confronting Michael about possible drug abuse.

    “It was my job and my duty as a friend to make that time … calm and peaceful,” Faye said. “I didn’t want to confront him with anything. No matter what he was doing, I could never blame him for that because of the pain.”

    Despite emotional testimony from Karen, who at times clenched a tissue and wiped her eyes, the overall mood in the courtroom was kept light by her frequent quips. During cross-examination, she sighed at questions and told AEG attorney Marvin Putnam:

    “I’m 60 years old, sir, and you’re talking about a 30-year span. I’m going to do the best I can. … How old are you, sir?”

    After jurors and observers laughed, Faye asked slyly, “Is that hearsay?” …. referring to multiple hearsay objections from AEG.

    “You go, girl,” said one fan in the courtroom who gave the thumbs up sign.

    When Putnam brought up Karen’s blog and Twitter account — on which she has insisted that she was paid by AEG and once wrote, “AEG owned Michael” — she stood firm.

    “I’ve stated the truth as far as my experience,” she said.

    Source: LA Times & MJWN


  • Da werde ich ja bestätigt, was meine Meinung über DiLeo angeht. Ein Aßgeier, ein geldgieriges Schwein, der von Michael wie alle immer nur das eine wollte. Sein Geld.

    Schade, dass ich nicht an ein Leben nach dem Tod glaube.

  • Update zu Anträgen der Parteien:

    May 11 Update

    Michael Bush Deposition

    Michael Bush is one of the witnesses that is late added by Jacksons. AEG wants to depose Michael Bush before he testifies. IT's not clear if Jacksons actually plan to call him to stand.
    Michael Bush ist einer der letzten aufgelisteten Zeugen der Jacksons. AEG möcht ihn vernehmen bevor er aussagt. Derzeit nicht klar ob Jacksons ihn planen aufzurufen.


    AEG und die Jacksons haben Unstimmigkeiten zur Nutzung von Murrays Polizeinterview (aus dem Strafprozess) in diesen Prozess. AEG will das IV einbringen um Murrays Geisteszustand/Verfassung zu zeigen und das er sagte für Michael zu arbeiten. AEG sagt Murrays Glaube, dass er für Michael arbeitete widerlegt die Behautpung der Jacksons, dass er unter Druch von AEG stand. Die Jacksons bezeichnen das IV als ausschließbares Hörensagen und die Jury solle entscheiden ob Murray von AEG oder Michael eingestellt wurde.
    AEG sagt die Jacksons nutzen Ausschnitte des Interviews (Aussagen von seiner Behandlung von Michael), so wäre es unfair, wenn sie es nicht nutzen dürfen. AEG sagt, sie wollen das IV nicht als Wahrheit oder Beweis einbringen, wer Murray anstellte. Es soll ein Beweismittel für Murray`s Geisteszustand/Verfassung sein.

    Conrad Murray police interview

    Jacksons and AEG is arguing over Murray's interview with the police on June 27 2009. (This is the interview that was shown during the criminal trial).

    AEG wants to use the interview to show that Murray said Michael asked him to be on his team, and Murray believed that he was the employee of Michael Jackson. AEG says this will show Murray's state of mind. AEG says Murray's state of mind can show that AEG and Murray never entered into a contract and it rebuts that Murray had conflict of interest or divided loyalties.

    AEG points out that Jackson experts use other parts of the interview (that Murray gave Michael propofol for 6 weeks, Murray talked with AEG people at the hospital and how Detective Martinez learned 3 bags of Propofol from Murray and so on) but oppose AEG using this part of the interview. AEG calls it unfair.

    AEG states statements that show state of mind, emotion, physical sensation, intent, plan, motive is admissible when they are used to show the person's state of mind and and explore or prove act of conduct of that person.

    Jacksons respond to this calling Murray's interview inadmissible hearsay. Jacksons also argue that Murray's belief that he was MJ's employee is irrelevant and whether Murray was employed or independent contractor of Michael or AEG needs to be determined on the basis of several objective factors. Jacksons also ask Murray's statement about employment to be excluded because it can mislead the jury. Overall Jacksons argue that it's the jury that should determine whether Murray was hired by AEG or Michael.

    AEG responds pointing out Jacksons arguing Murray's state of mind being irrelevant is outrageous. AEG argues that Murray's statements aren't hearsay because they won't be offered as truth , they will be just offered as evidence.

    AEG states that they don't plan to use the statements to argue or prove that Murray was Michael's employee. They say that the statement shows that Murray did not consider himself to be contractually bound to AEG Live. Similarly AEG argues Murray's subjective belief as who he was actually working for is relevant to determine whether in fact Murray could have felt the pressure claimed by Jacksons. AEG argues Murray could not have felt pressure from a conflict he did not know existed. AEG states Murray's statement shows Murray did not believe he was in the service of AEG Live at the time he treated Michael, is admissible to show his state of mind.

    (Note: These last set of documents also again reference that "Murray was at most an independent contractor is the law of the case")
    Anmerkung: Der letzte Satz der Dokumente ist wieder gekennzeichnet mit "Murray war im höchsten Fall unabhäniger Unternehmer ist das Gesetz des Falles"

    Quelle: Ivy, MJJC

  • In 2nd week of Jackson civil case, jury hears about singer’s talents, roots of his addiction
    By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, May 11, 4:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:


    Jackson’s mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson’s planned comeback concerts didn’t properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who a criminal jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson’s June 2009 death. AEG’s attorney says the case is about personal choice, namely Jackson’s decision to have Murray serve as his doctor and give him doses of a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid. Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are at stake.


    — Jurors heard about Jackson in life and death from a pair of women who knew him and from coroner’s officials who pieced together how he died. Jackson’s mother skipped morbid testimony about Jackson’s autopsy, but listened as her son’s friend and makeup artist told jurors about watching him perform, and gradually become more dependent on prescription drugs.

    — Jackson’s longtime makeup artist Karen Faye testified that she overheard AEG co-CEO Paul Gongaware tell the singer’s assistant to do “whatever it takes” to get the superstar out of a locked bathroom and to a rehearsal. Faye said Gongaware and another AEG official pushed Jackson to perform despite his emaciated appearance and signs of paranoia.


    — A black-and-white photo of Jackson’s lifeless body lying on a table before his autopsy. The image was shown in open court for less than a minute.

    — Faye repeatedly break down in tears as she described how Jackson trusted his doctors but became more dependent on prescription medications in the early 1990s when he was on his “Dangerous” tour and facing his first bout of child molestation allegations.


    — “Michael would do five songs to the dancers’ one. I never saw anything like it.” (Makeup artist and hair stylist Karen Faye, describing Jackson’s stamina and ability to put all pain aside while he was performing.)

    — “When I hugged him, he just felt like marble. But when I hugged, when I saw him briefly in 2006, he didn’t feel like that anymore. He felt thin.” (Dancer and choreographer Alif Sankey, who contrasted Jackson’s appearance and build when she met him while shooting the “Smooth Criminal” video with the final years of his life.)


    — Wade Robson, a choreographer who testified in Jackson’s defense at his child molestation

    trial, filed court paperwork stating that he was abused by Jackson over a seven-year period, according to his attorney. He has not stated how much he is seeking from Jackson’s estate.

    — A 20-minute preview of the Cirque du Soleil show “Immortal” based on Jackson’s career and music was previewed at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. The show is scheduled to open June 29.


    — Jurors will hear from AEG Live’s first witnesses, a pair of choreographers who worked with Jackson and who will be called out of order to accommodate their touring schedule.

    — Deputy Medical Examiner Christopher Rogers is expected to resume testifying and may offer an estimate of how long Jackson would have lived if he hadn’t received an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.


  • Choreographer: No signs Jackson was ill in 2009
    Associated PressBy ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press – 2 mins 12 secs ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An associate choreographer who worked on Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts testified Monday that she didn't see
    any signs that the pop superstar was ill or might die in the final days of his life. "I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass
    away," Stacy Walker told jurors hearing a lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against concert promoter AEG Live LLC. "It just never crossed my mind."

    Walker, who is testifying for AEG, said Jackson appeared thinner than he had been in previous years and wore multiple layers of clothes while
    rehearing for his "This is it" shows planned for London's O2 arena. She said despite Jackson missing multiple rehearsals, she was convinced
    based on his performances the last two days of his life that he was ready for the series of shows.

    Previous witnesses have testified that Jackson was shivering and appeared unprepared. Walker said she never saw any of that behavior, although she
    acknowledged that her job was to work with other dancers and not Jackson directly."I wasn't looking for things at the time," she said. "I wish I was."

    Walker was the first witness called by AEG in a trial filed by Jackson's mother, Katherine, against the concert promoter. Her suit claims AEG
    didn't properly investigate the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death and that its executives missed signs
    that the singer was unprepared for the "This is it" shows.AEG denies all wrongdoing, and contends Jackson hid struggles with
    addiction. Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, which he had been using as a sleep aid.

    Walker was called to the witness stand Monday because she is slated to leave the country for work. The trial is expected to last several more
    weeks.AEG is expected to call choreographer Travis Payne, who worked with Jackson directly in preparation for the "This is it" shows, and tour
    director Kenny Ortega is also expected to testify.Jurors last week heard from a dancer and also Jackson's longtime makeup
    artist, who testified that the singer appeared thin and at times unprepared for the concert tour.

    Stacy Walker sagt gerade aus, dass ihr nichts aufgefallen ist. Sie hat aber auch nicht wirklich darauf geachtet und wünschte sie hätte es getan. Hat auch mehr mit den Tänzer als mit Mike gearbeitet. Aber auf Basis der letzten 2 Proben vor seinem Tod, war sie der meinung er packt das. Travis Payne folgt-im Anschluss wieder Karen,weil Travis und Stacy nach Japan müssen (MJ Immortal) dann wohl Ortega.

  • ..der nächste Tag..
    ..hier die Tweets über Rogers Aussage (auch von unten nach oben)

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 17m 

Rogers testified that Jackson’s organs didn’t show any sign of lasting damage. With that, he’s done testifying.

Rogers sagt, Jacksons Organe zeigten keine Zeichen von Dauerschäden. Aussage beendet

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 17m 

    Rogers did say that Jackson’s body had some fat, but that most of his weight appeared to be in the singer’s muscles.


    Rogers sagt, MJs Körper hatte etwas Fett, aber das meiste Gewicht schienen die Muskeln auszumachen

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 17m 

Koskoff doesn’t state how much weight might have been added to Jackson based on IV treatements by paramedics, hospital staff.


    Rogers gab nicht an, wieviel Gewicht durch eine IV Behandlung durch Notfallärzte hinzugekommen wäre.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

    Plaintiff’s attorney Michael Koskoff asks Rogers about whether hospital treatments might have added weight to Jackson’s body.


    Der Anwalt der Kläger, Koskoff, fragt Rogers ob die Behandlung im Krankenhaus eine Zunahme des Gewichts von MJs Körper hätte ergeben können.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

Rogers said he’s only worked one other propofol overdose case. That person was a medical professional, he said.
Er sagt, er habe erst an einem weiteren Fall von Propofol Überdosierung gearbeitet. Das war ein professioneller Mediziner.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

Dr. Rogers testified that propofol shouldn’t be given in a home setting, and when someone is sedated they need to be continuously monitored.


    Rogers bestätigt, dass Propofol nicht in einer Sitzung zu Hause gegeben werden sollte, denn wenn man sediert ist muss man konstant überwacht werden.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

Rogers testified he was interested in role of prescription drugs in Jackson’s death based on finding propofol and other meds at the scene.


    Er war interessiert an der Rolle, die die verschr.pflichtigen Medikamente bei MJs Tod spielten, basierend auf dem Finden von Propofol und anderen beteiligten Medikamenten.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

There was more testimony about the condition of Jackson’s lungs, which were damaged in a way that might lead to pneumonia or other problems.


    Es gab noch mehr Aussagen über den Zustand der Lungen, die beschädigt waren so dass es zu einer Pneumonie oder anderen Problemen hätte kommen können.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

Dr. Rogers said Jackson’s body didn’t have characteristics of someone who starved to death. Rogers said Jackson’s health appeared excellent.
    Er sagt, der Körper hätte keine Zeichen gehabt, von jemand der zu Tode gehungert wäre. (verhungert wäre) Sagt, MJs Gesundheit schien excellent.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

“He looked thin in comparison to most people,” Rogers said. He says Jackson did not appear emaciated. Says singer didn't appear emaciated.

    Er sah dünn aus im Vergleich zu den meisten Leuten. Er sagt, MJ erschien nicht abgemagert

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

Rogers testified that Michael Jackson’s Body Mass Index was within the normal range. A BMI figure below 18.5 would be underweight.

    Er bestätigt, dass der BMI im normalen Bereich lag. Ein BMI unter 18.5 würde Untergewicht bedeuten.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

    Cahan also asks about Jackson’s weight at the time of his death. He weighed 136 pounds, with a Body Mass Index of 20.1, Rogers tells jury.


    Er wurde über MJs Gewicht zum Todeszeitpkt. gefragt. Er wog 136 pound, Bodymassindex von 20.1.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 19m 

Cahan also asked whether he ever concluded that any other doctors contributed to Jackson’s death. “I don’t believe so,” Roger said.

    Cahan fragte auch, ob er etwas bemerkte, woraus er schloss, dass andere Ärzte mit an MJs Tod beteiligt waren. "Das glaube ich nicht" sagte Rogers.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 19m 

    Rogers says he became aware that dermatologist Arnold Klein was treating Jackson.
    Er bekam mit, dass Dermatologe A. Klein MJ behandelte.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

    Cahan also asked Dr. Rogers whether he knew about other doctors treating Jackson before his death. Rogers says yes.

    Cahan fragt, ob Rogers etwas davon wisse, dass andere Ärzte MJ vor seinem Tod behandelt hätten. Rogers sagt ja.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 18m 

    Rogers noted that propofol was the main drug that killed Jackson, but told jury that other drugs (benzodiazepines) were present.

    Rogers sagt, das Propofol das Hauptmedikament war, was MJ umbrachte, aber sagte der Jury auch, dass andere Medikamente beteiligt waren. (gefunden wurden)

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 19m 

In response to a Cahan question, Rogers says Jackson’s death was considered a polypharmacy death. That means it involved multiple drugs 

    Rogers sagt, Mjs Tod war ein "polypharmacy" Tod, was bedeutet, dass viele Medikamente beteiligt waren.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 19m 

    AEG lawyer Kathryn Cahan did the bulk of the afternoon questioning of Rogers. She focused on prescription drug aspect of Jackson’s death.


    Kathryn Cahan übernahm die Befragung Rogers und konzentrierte sich auf die Aspekte der verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamente im Zshng. mit MJs Tod.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 20m 

Rogers testifies that he found no conditions during Michael Jackson’s autopsy that would affect his long-term survival. ‪#JacksonTrial


    Er sagt er fand während der Autopsie nichts, was ein langes Leben von Mj beeinträchtigt hätte.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 20m 

Dr. Christopher Rogers, a deputy medical examiner, began testifying last week, but was interrupted to take other witnesses.
    Rogers begann mit der Aussage letzte Woche, wurde aber wegen einem anderen Zeugen unterbrochen.

  • ..weiter gings mit Travis Payne

    Travis Payne - tweets von unten nach oben...

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 5m 

    The choreographer also testifies that he never saw Jackson drink alcohol or take any medications. He says he saw no signs of addiction.

    Er sagt, er sah MJ nie Alkohol trinken, oder Medis nehmen Er sah keine Zeichen von Abhängigkeit.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 5m 

    Payne says dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein and nurse Debbie Rowe were only medical professionals of Jackson’s that he met.

    Debbie Rowe und A. Klein waren die einzigen aus dem Medizinischen Bereich, die Payne bei Michael traf.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 6m 

    Travis Payne also worked with Jackson on “One Night Only” show that was canceled after incident in which Jackson fainted on stage.

    Er arbeitete auch mit bei der One Night Only Show, die abgesagt wurde, weil MJ auf der Bühne zusammenbrach.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    Payne worked privately with Jackson on “This Is It” rehearsals. He says he didn’t see any signs of drug abuse by Jackson at this time.

    Payne arbeitete privat mit Mj bei den TII Proben. Er sagt, er sah keine Zeichen von Drogen Missbrauch bei Jacksen zu der Zeit.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    On the “HIStory” tour, Payne said Jackson rehearsed both with and without his backup dancers.

    Bei der HIStory Tour probte Jackson sowohl mit als auch ohne Hintergrundtänzer.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    “On the “Dangerous” tour at that tour, I was really very ecstatic. I was working with my idol,” choreographer Travis Payne, on Jackson.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    Payne says it was goal since being a child to be a dancer and work with Michael Jackson. The “Dangerous” tour was realization of that dream.
    Es war schon immer sein Ziel, Tänzer zu sein und mit Mj zu arbeiten Bei der Dangerous Tour war er sehr aufgeregt, weil er mit seinem Idol arbeitete.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    He helped choreograph moves for Jackson’s song “Dangerous” and “Jam” on the “Dangerous” tour, Payne testified.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 7m 

    He then worked as a dancer and choreographer on Jackson’s “Dangerous” tour. By that point, he’d developed a rapport with Jackson.

    Danach arbeitete er als Tänzer und Choreograf bei der dangerous Tour, und es entwickelte sich ein engeres Verhältnis zu Mj. Er half bei der Choreo von Dangerous und Jam auf der Tour.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 8m 

    Many witnesses have told jury that Jackson called his music videos films. Jackson treated them more like films than videos, they’ve said.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 8m 

    Payne first worked with Jackson on the “Remember the Time” film/music video. He was a dancer in the film.
    Er arbeitete bei Remember the Time mit, als Tänzer in dem Film.. Er sagt, Mj nannte seine Vids Filme.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 8m 

    Travis Payne worked on the “Michael Jackson Experience” video game. In the game, he taught players Jackson’s dance moves.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 8m 

    Travis Payne took the witness stand and began explaining his experience. He tells the jury about working on tours, music videos, vid games.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 8m 

    We're on an afternoon break. Choreographer Travis Payne has taken the stand and I'll address his testimony first.

    Travis Payne erzählt über die Arbeit bei Touren, an Musik Videos, Video Spielen. Bei MJ Experience“ lies er die Figuren Mjs Dancemoves machen.

  • ...die restlichen McCartney Tweets von Paynes Befragung gestern: (unten nach oben..)

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne will resume testifying in the morning. He has to wrap up by tomorrow, because Wednesday’s he leaving country for work.

    Morgen sagt Payne weiter aus, Mittwoch verlässt er das Land wegen einer Arbeit

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne said Jackson’s goal was to sing every song in “This Is It” live. Jackson had used vocal-assist tracks on previous shows, he said.

    Er sagt Jacksons Ziel sei gewesen, jedes Lied bei TII live zu singen. In den vorherigen Shows habe er vocal unterstützende tracks benutzt.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    AEG attorney Jessica Stebbins Bina asked Payne whether he thought Jackson could have finished “This Is It” show. Payne said yes.Jessica Stebbins Bina (AEG Anwältin) fragt, ob Payne denke, MJ hätte die TII Shows hätte beenden können. Payne sagt ja.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    He also ate lunch with Jackson on many days. He said MJ’s appetite depended on the day.

    Er ass auch oft mit MJ zu Mittag. Er sagt, MJs Appetit hing vom jeweiligen Tag ab.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne was then asked about his one-on-one rehearsals with Jackson at the singer’s home. These were scheduled for 5 days a week.

    Er wurde über seine Proben befragt, die er alleine mit MJ bei ihm zuhause machte. Diese waren 5x die Woche vorgesehen

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    When Payne was describing the illuminated “Billie Jean” costume, he looked out into the audience and nodded at Katherine Jackson.

    Als er das BJ Kostüm beschrieb, sah er ins Publikum und nickte Katherine zu.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne also shown an email in which he described a costume for “Billie Jean” in which the clothing material would light up.

    Er zeigt auch eine email in der er ein Billie Jean Kostüm beschreibt, wobei das Material leuchten würde.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Jackson wanted a torch in the Italian Baroque design. Actually, he wanted two, in case one broke, Payne tells jury.

    MJ wollte eine Fackel in italienischem Barokdesign. Eigentlich wollte er zwei, falls eine kaputt gehe.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne spent several minutes describing details of the “This Is It” show, including a torch and costume that would light up.
    Er beschreibt mehrere Minuten Details der TII show, darunter auch eine Fakel und ein Kostüm, was leuchten würde.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne attended an April meeting at Michael Jackson’s home. Said he saw no signs of impairment, drug abuse by the singer.

    Payne nahm im April an einem Meeting in MJs Haus teil. Er sah keine Zeichen von Beeinträchtigung oder Drogenmissbrauch bei dem Sänger

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    The choreographer said Jackson explained to him that having AEG would be a good thing for the “This Is It” shows.

    Jackson erklärte ihm, AEG dabei zu haben wäre eine gute Sache für die TII Shows

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Payne testified “This Is It” would be different from Jackson’s previous tours. AEG would be a partner, not a sponsor.

    Er sagt, TII war anders als die vorherigen Touren. AEG war der Partner, nicht ein Sponsor.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    Travis Payne served as an associate director for the “This Is It” shows. He wouldn't be dancing in the concerts, he said.

    Payne war Co-Direktor bei TII. Er sollte bei den Konzerten nicht tanzen.

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    “I believe he missed performing. I believe he missed direct contact with his fans,” Travis Payne says about Why Jackson wanted to tour.

    „Ich denke, er vermisste das Performen, er vermisste den direkten Kontakt mit seinen Fans“

    Anthony McCartney ‏‪@mccartneyAP‬ 12h 

    After mid-afternoon break, Payne resumed testifying about how he came to work with Jackson on “This Is It” preparations.
    Nach der Pause sagt Payne noch was dazu, wie er dazu kam mit MJ an TII zu arbeiten