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Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#481  Сообщение Admin » 14 май 2013, 02:30

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Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1h
Court is about to resume. Deputy Medical Examiner Christopher Rogers is afternoon witness. Choreographer Travis Payne is in the courthouse.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP23 m
Dr. Christopher Rogers just finished testifying. Choreographer Travis Payne is the next witness.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP30 s
We're on an afternoon break. Choreographer Travis Payne has taken the stand and I'll address his testimony first.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP18 s
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 ‏@mccartneyAP41 s
Travis Payne worked on the “Michael Jackson Experience” video game. In the game, he taught players Jackson’s dance moves.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP32 s
Payne first worked with Jackson on the “Remember the Time” film/music video. He was a dancer in the film.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP47 s
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 ‏@mccartneyAP1m
He then worked as a dancer and choreographer on Jackson’s “Dangerous” tour. By that point, he’d developed a rapport with Jackson.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP52 s
He helped choreograph moves for Jackson’s song “Dangerous” and “Jam” on the “Dangerous” tour, Payne testified.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
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.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
“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 ‏@mccartneyAP1m
On the “HIStory” tour, Payne said Jackson rehearsed both with and without his backup dancers.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
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.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
Travis Payne also worked with Jackson on “One Night Only” show that was canceled after incident in which Jackson fainted on stage.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP4m
Payne says dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein and nurse Debbie Rowe were only medical professionals of Jackson’s that he met.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP4m
The choreographer also testifies that he never saw Jackson drink alcohol or take any medications. He says he saw no signs of addiction.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP3m
Here's the latest @AP story on Jackson vs AEG case, updated with coroner's testimony on singer's health: http://bit.ly/13VTM5u

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
The following tweets reflect testimony from immediately after the lunch break in Jackson vs AEG case

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
We’re on an afternoon break. Dr. Christopher Rogers just finished testifying. Choreographer Travis Payne is the next witness.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP3m
Dr. Christopher Rogers, a deputy medical examiner, began testifying last week, but was interrupted to take other witnesses.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers testifies that he found no conditions during Michael Jackson’s autopsy that would affect his long-term survival. #JacksonTrial

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
AEG lawyer Kathryn Cahan did the bulk of the afternoon questioning of Rogers. She focused on prescription drug aspect of Jackson’s death.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
In response to a Cahan question, Rogers says Jackson’s death was considered a polypharmacy death. That means it involved multiple drugs.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
Rogers noted that propofol was the main drug that killed Jackson, but told jury that other drugs (benzodiazepines) were present.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
Cahan also asked Dr. Rogers whether he knew about other doctors treating Jackson before his death. Rogers says yes.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers says he became aware that dermatologist Arnold Klein was treating Jackson.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Cahan also asked whether he ever concluded that any other doctors contributed to Jackson’s death. “I don’t believe so,” Roger said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
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.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers testified that Michael Jackson’s Body Mass Index was within the normal range. A BMI figure below 18.5 would be underweight.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
“He looked thin in comparison to most people,” Rogers said. He says Jackson did not appear emaciated. Says singer didn't appear emaciated.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Dr. Rogers said Jackson’s body didn’t have characteristics of someone who starved to death. Rogers said Jackson’s health appeared excellent.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
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.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers testified he was interested in role of prescription drugs in Jackson’s death based on finding propofol and other meds at the scene.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Dr. Rogers testified that propofol shouldn’t be given in a home setting, and when someone is sedated they need to be continuously monitored.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers said he’s only worked one other propofol overdose case. That person was a medical professional, he said.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Plaintiff’s attorney Michael Koskoff asks Rogers about whether hospital treatments might have added weight to Jackson’s body

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Koskoff doesn’t state how much weight might have been added to Jackson based on IV treatements by paramedics, hospital staff.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers did say that Jackson’s body had some fat, but that most of his weight appeared to be in the singer’s muscles.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP2m
Rogers testified that Jackson’s organs didn’t show any sign of lasting damage. With that, he’s done testifying.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP1m
That's it for updates from this break. Here's our latest story, I'll update at the end of the day: http://bit.ly/13VTM5u
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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#482  Сообщение Trueamore » 14 май 2013, 22:50

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/jackson- ... tor-visits

JACKSON DESCRIBED AS 'LOOPY' AFTER DOCTOR VISITS

Michael Jackson appeared "a little loopy" after visits with his longtime dermatologist, a choreographer who worked one-on-one with the pop superstar told a jury Tuesday.

Travis Payne said he witnessed Jackson's unusual behavior after the singer visited Dr. Arnold Klein, who Payne believed was performing cosmetic treatments on the singer so that he would be comfortable performing onstage again.

"Sometimes in rehearsal, Michael would appear just a little loopy," Payne said, adding that the singer appeared to be "assisted or under the influence of something."

Payne was working for AEG Live LLC, the company promoting Jackson's the "This Is It" tour, which was canceled after Jackson's June 2009 death.

The choreographer is testifying for AEG, which is being sued by Jackson's mother. Katherine Jackson claims AEG failed to properly investigate Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's death, and that the concert promoter also missed or ignored signs of Jackson's poor health.

AEG denies it hired Murray, and claims Jackson was private about medical treatments and hid the depths of his prescription drug addiction. Jackson died from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, which Murray was giving him as a sleep aid.

The company also did not hire the dermatologist, Klein.

Klein is listed as a potential witness in the case but it is unknown whether he will testify. His treatment of Jackson, which included Demerol shots, have been scrutinized both during Murray's 2011 criminal trial and the current civil case.

Payne, the choreographer, said he witnessed Jackson's unusual behavior several times in the weeks before his death. The singer also appeared groggy during some morning sessions, Payne said, and Jackson occasionally complained he was having trouble sleeping.

Payne said he did not think that Jackson had a problem abusing prescription medications. He acknowledged that Jackson missed rehearsals and he saw the singer shivering or appear cold in some of his final rehearsals.

He told the jury he thought Jackson was thin, but told the jury he wasn't aware of an email that AEG executives sent seeking to remove footage of Jackson rehearsing from the "This Is It" film in which he was described as looking like "skeletal." The email was not displayed for the jury.

Payne told jurors he met Murray twice, but both encounters were brief.

He worked with Jackson beginning in the 1990s and testified that he never saw Jackson drink alcohol or take any medications. The singer also never discussed his medical treatments, Payne said.


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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#483  Сообщение Trueamore » 14 май 2013, 22:56

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/s ... -1.1343221

Lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, raises question of whether footage was taken out of a documentary featuring the late singer

Potentially significant footage of Michael Jackson filmed shortly before his death may have been scrapped intentionally before editors started work on a posthumous documentary, a lawyer suggested to jurors Monday.

A lawyer for the King of Pop’s mother raised the possibility during cross-examination of a choreographer testifying in Katherine Jackson’s negligence trial against concert promoter AEG Live.

Lawyer Kevin Boyle alleged that AEG executive Randy Phillips asked colleague Paul Gongaware to toss any potentially damaging rehearsal recordings before sending some 100 hours of raw footage to Sony Pictures for the making of the “This Is It” film.

“Did Mr. Phillips ever tell you he instructed Mr. Gongaware in writing to take out footage that (made Jackson) look like a skeleton?” lawyer Kevin Boyle asked choreographer Stacy Walker.

“He didn’t tell me that,” Walker replied.

Boyle didn’t elaborate on the written exchange in court, but a source told the Daily News that Katherine’s lawyers plans to show email evidence of the alleged request later during the civil trial.

The source confirmed Katherine’s side has not recovered any video footage showing Michael in a compromised physical condition.

The jurors likely will decide whether any such video ever existed and, if it did, whether executives conspired to hide it.

Katherine, 82, is suing AEG for millions — possibly billions — claiming the concert giant negligently hired and supervised the personal doctor convicted of overdosing her son on June 25, 2009.

AEG has denied any wrongdoing, saying it was Michael’s decision to hire the now-disgraced personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Testifying tearfully on the tenth day of the civil trial in Los Angeles Monday, Walker said she knew Michael for years and didn’t suspect he was on the verge of death as he completed “great” rehearsals on the two nights that preceded his passing.

Her boss, Travis Payne, the lead choreographer for “This Is It,” also took the witness stand Monday and said he had no reservations about the King of Pop’s ability to perform in the weeks before the 50-date concert series was scheduled to start in London.

He said he was rehearsing with Michael five days a week, much of the time at the singer’s rented estate, and that Michael even hoped to perform without any lip-synching.

“Mr. Jackson told me he wanted to sing all the songs live,” Payne said. “He had not always done that in the past.”

Payne said Jackson used “partial-assist” tracks during prior live performances that would play under his live singing.

“He said that he wanted to sing everything live,” Payne reiterated. “I think that this was a goal that he had set for himself. He wanted to deliver live performances to his fans.”

Still, at the time of his death, Michael was not strong enough to perform his entire show live, Payne conceded.

“By June 25, he had not reached the goal of being able to do both (dancing and live signing),” Payne said.

Asked if he thought Jackson would have reached his goal “over time,” Payne said he believed he would have.


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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#484  Сообщение Trueamore » 14 май 2013, 23:00

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
AEG attorney Jessica Stebbins Bina began day by asking Payne about how Jackson seemed at rehearsals in June.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
Payne told jury that at times Michael Jackson was lethargic and needed “support” to rehearse.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
The choreographer said at one point, he and others tried to bring in a top physical therapist who works with Olympic athletes to help MJ

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
Payne said Jackson didn’t want the physical therapist to work with him, thought it would be a violation of his personal space.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
Stebbins Bina asked Payne whether he ever met Conrad Murray. The choreographer says he met Murray twice.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
Payne says the first time was at Jackson’s Carrolwood Drive home. The men passed on a stairway and Jackson introduced them briefly.

Anthony McCartney ‏@mccartneyAP 1h
Payne says the second time was at the Staples Center, after a rehearsal and Jackson was leaving for the day. Both meetings were brief.


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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#485  Сообщение Trueamore » 14 май 2013, 23:30

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 17m
Payne said AEG didn't want to pay what he regarded as his standard operating cost. Jackson said to pay him what him and his agent requested

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 17m
Payne said he was concerned about MJ missing rehearsals. He didn't know why he wasn't showing up, but MJ was also working on album and book

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 17m
Payne said Mr. Jackson explained to him he had trouble sleeping. He's not sure how much weight MJ had lost.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 17m
Payne told the jury he advised MJ he was looking thin and MJ said he was getting down to his fighting weight. "I had no reason to doubt him"

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 16m
Payne said there was one day when MJ was cold. He thought the frustration had MJ on edge, but he took it that he was fighting a cold.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 16m
"There were times he was tired and had to be not convinced but supported," Payne recalls.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 16m
Payne said that in April, May, June, MJ missed 5 rehearsals with the whole group. He said one time Ortega sent MJ home.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 14m
Bina shows an email from Ortega to Gongaware on Jun 14: "We're you aware that MJ's doctor didn't permit him to attend rehearsal yesterday?"

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 14m
Email continues: "Are Randy and Frank aware of this? Please have them stay on top of his health situation."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 14m
Email continues: "Without invading MJ's privacy, it might be good idea to talk to his doctor to make sure everything MJ requires is in place

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 14m
Email continues: "Who is responsible for MJ getting proper nourishment/vitamins/therapy everyday?"

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 13m
Email continues: "Personally, I feel he should have a top Nutritionist and Physical Therapist working with him on a regular basis."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 13m
Email continues: "The demand in this guy are mentally and physically extraordinary! The show requirements exhaust our 20 year olds."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 13m
Email continues: "Please don't underestimate the need to stay on top of this."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 12m
Another part of the same email chain, from Gongaware: "Frank and I have discussed it already and have requested...

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 11m
Gongaware email: "... a face-to-face meeting w/ the doctor... We want to remind him that it's AEG not MJ who's paying his salary"

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 11m
Gongaware email: "We want him to understand what is expected of him. He has been dodging Frank so far."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 10m
Payne said his understanding was that AEG was paying Dr. Murray's salary not Michael. The doctor was there 2 oversee many things, Payne said


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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#486  Сообщение Trueamore » 15 май 2013, 23:16

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 21h
Payne explained he didn't have much of reason to question Dr. Murray since he thought that a doctor selected to work with MJ was top notch.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 21h
Payne said he met Dr. Murray at the Carolwood house. "I was going up the steps, Dr. Murray going downstairs, Michael introduced us."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne was coming up from the basement to the middle floor. Studio was at the basement. Payne said he never went 2 the top floor of the house

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
On June 19, Payne said he believed he was looking at someone who had blankets and heater. No one else was cold. He had flu-like symptoms.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
On June 23/24, as to how MJ performed, Payne though it was in process, not at show standards, but MJ was rehearsing.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"He was having his process, I didn't expect him to be like he would in front of a crowd," Payne explained.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said the performance would float, some days were good, some days were not good. The last two days were good.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"I thought he was in his way to the goals he set himself," Payne told the jury. He didn't have any question that MJ would be able to perform

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne described the day MJ died: He was headed to rehearsal at MJ's home, got a call from his mother who said she saw reports on the news

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne heard news on the radio, called Staples Center spoke to Stacy Walker, she said they were rehearsing. He was told to go to Staples

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"We were optimistic of his arrival," Payne said explaining they were expecting MJ to rehearse at the Staples Center.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said Ortega got a series of calls. He remembers Kenny say 'tell me something that will make me know it's you and that this is true'

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
" I remember him (Kenny Ortega) collapsing in his seat and crying," Payne testified.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said he never saw MJ drink alcohol or take medication. "Sometimes, in rehearsal, Michael would appear just a little loopy," though

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
He recalled Michael being under the influence of something; said it happened mostly when MJ would come to rehearsals after seeing Dr. Klein

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne also said he appeared groggy in the morning sometimes, which he attributed to lack of sleep.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne mentioned one day in particular at a meeting with Andre Crouch and singers, MJ seemed a little out of it.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said that his understanding was that Michael was undergoing cosmetic procedures so he could feel great and do a good job.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne didn't deem MJ being loopy as a problem with drug addiction. He said that from what he observed he was not concerned at all.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Bina played clip of "This Is It" from Jun 4 showing the green screen and making of "Drill" and Michael talking about the cool moves, dancing

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said the idea was to show the rehearsals and how things came together. The footage himself wasn't altered, but there was editing

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said they picked the best of the rehearsal to include in the documentary. He wanted to reshoot some scenes but was not allowed.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Attorney Brian Panish cross examined Payne. He asked if MJ ever performed the entire show from beginning to end. Payne said no.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne purchased copy of his deposition and watched it prior to coming to testify. He talked to Stacy Walker yest but not about her testimony

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne's impression was that MJ loved being a father. He said he saw the beauty of their relationships, loyalty one another.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"When we rehearsed, we had meals togethers," Payne recalled, talking about MJ and all three children.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne thought the relationship between MJ and Prince was awesome, Michael was a proud father, great to see how they interacted.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Prince wanted to be a director, Michael would point out things to him during rehearsal should that be his career, Payne remembered.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
As to Paris Jackson, Payne said be saw a very protective young lady, smart, astute, with knowledge of the production, very hands on.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said Paris seemed beyond her age, she was the female of the house, had lots of responsibilities, loved it, protective of the family.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Paris was coming to find out MJ's global success, Payne said, adding that she would bless the food they ate.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish: Was Paris a Daddy's girl?
Payne: Yes, I believe so

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said Paris was the most vocal of the children, always concerned about things in the house, asked what they wanted 2 eat, handled a lot

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Blanket was the most quiet of the 3, Payne said, but was always very close by, in the rehearsal room. Michael guided and mentored him.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said he would be proud if MJ was his father and agreed the children suffered a tremendous loss.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne always carries a video camera with him and shot videos of rehearsal. AEG took the footage that Payne shot and never returned to him.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Email from Randy to Paul: "Make sure you take out the shots of MJ in that red jacket... He looks way too thin and skeletal."

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said he was not aware of the email. He said MJ looked thin, but not skeletal. He doesn't know if Paul/Randy took any the footage out

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
As to MJ's relationship with Katherine, Payne said there's no secret MJ loved his mother very much. It is kind of common knowledge

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Karen Faye is a make up artist. She designed the make up, was always there when Michael was there, Payne testified.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said Faye and MJ had a long term working relationship. They spent a lot of personal time together.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Faye was concerned and frustrated how Michael looked. She went to Payne kind of in an aggressive way. Payne told her to report to Ortega.


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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#487  Сообщение Trueamore » 15 май 2013, 23:43

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne was hired and paid by AEG. His contract was with AEG.
Panish: Who could fire you. AEG?
Payne: I'm sureъ

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said he wanted MJ to have a physical therapist, nutritionist, massage, have his family around. He said this was a different scenario

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"This was the first time MJ was working with AEG," Payne testified, saying he had always been hired by MJJ production before.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said this was the first time MJ was not the sole producer of the show.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish asked if Payne remembers receiving a text message from Karen Faye asking him why he was lying to the media after MJ died.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"I do not remember receiving text message from Karen Faye asking why I was lying to the media," Payne explained.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish: Were you upset when MJ died?
Payne: Yes

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish shows a picture of Payne at the red carpet premiere of "TII" documentary. He agreed he was happy about the premiere.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said he wasn't privy to details of what was expected of Dr. Murray. AEG was producer/promoter, but MJ was the star, had to be happy

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish asked Payne if defendants' attorney approached him during lunch to show him some documents. He said yes, saw parts of his depo.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish confronted Payne saying that yesterday he said he was with MJ at a dance studio on May 19, that they were up on their feet, danced.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish: Sir, MJ was not with you May 19, 2009, was he?
Payne: No
Panish: He was at the doctor
Payne: If you're saying, I'm not disputing

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Payne said that on May 19, MJ was having a cyst removed at Dr. Klein's office, so he could not have been rehearsing with Payne.

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
Panish then said on Jun 22 MJ wasn't there either, "wasn't he?"
Payne said he didn't know. Panish said MJ was at another doctor's office

ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 18h
"We're human, sometimes we make mistakes," Payne explained, saying he's not disputing that MJ was or wasn't there on those dates.

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Payne said there was always something for MJ to do. "He needed to come to rehearsal, it was part of the job."

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Payne said MJ had hard time picking up some of the material. Email from Ortega to Gongaware: "He has been slow at grabbing hold of the work"

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"Prior to June, I notice Mr. Jackson was thinner than I recognized him," Payne said, noting he never saw sudden weight change in MJ.

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Payne started working without a signed contract. This was the first time he was hired by a company other than MJJ. He was being paid by AEG.

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Panish showed Payne's written contract. It is between Payne and AEG, beginning April 1, 2009. The contract said only AEG could cancel it.

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Second time Payne saw Dr. Murray was the night before MJ died at Staples Center. "I wanted Michael to go home and go to sleep" Payne recalls

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Payne said he felt that Dr. Murray didn't look like a doctor to him and didn't feel he was an official doctor who should be working for MJ

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Payne knew MJ had sleeping problems and that Dr. Murray was treating him for that. Ortega also knew; Payne thought Gongaware was aware too

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Payne said they received 5,000 applications for dancers, about 2,000 showed up 4 the audition. He didn't know how many doctors AEG screened

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"In the moment I had no inkling of what was revealed after Mr. Jackson passed," Payne said.

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Payne saw MJ tired and fatigued. He agreed that those symptoms could be signs of drug addiction.

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Payne was aware that MJ was losing weight during rehearsals and he had not seeing him lose weight like that before.

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"He was not in great physical shape and was sore," Payne said.

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Payne felt that the reason MJ was groggy was because he was getting some sort of sleeping medication. "He just seemed assisted"

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Payne said some people were concerned about the goals not being met, including Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware.

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Payne said that he thought MJ was under some type of sedative after the came back from Dr. Klein's office; he would have cosmetic work done

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Payne learned what Demerol was after MJ died. He also remembers a mention of Demerol in the song "Morphine".

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"He was losing weight, he was sore, working up his stamina. Lack of sleep and proper nourishment were starting to show," Payne explained.

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Panish asked if MJ knew the lyrics of his songs. "I think he did, he knew most of them, but he wanted to have a TelePrompTer for safety"

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Michael asked for the TelePrompTer, he didn't want to make any mistake, 2 refresh his memory. Also to use for sequence of songs, Payne said

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Payne agreed that it was very unusual for MJ to have TelePrompTer with the lyrics of his own songs. He never used it before.

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Payne said a body double was requested for MJ. Misha Gabriel was MJ's body double, but shorter than him.

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Some of the scenes in the documentary are with the body double, Payne testified.

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Payne remembers at the Culver Studios in Smooth Criminal there was a stunt and Misha was asked to jump thru glass plate.

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Payne said most it the time, MJ was present at rehearsals. "It wasn't s big deal," he expressed.

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Panish showed an email from the band leader. "MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time."

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Email cont'd: "Once he's healthy enough and has more strength I have full confidence he can sing the majority of the show live."

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Email cont'd: "His voice sounds amazing right now, he just needs to bring it back up."

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Payne was aware that AEG was considering in mid June pulling the plug on the show. He said MJ looked exhausted and paranoid on Jun 19

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Payne went to MJ's house on June 20. He was cold and had to light the fireplace and rub his hand and feet to warm himself up.

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Panish showed a picture of MJ on June 24 rehearsing Thriller. Payne said MJ improved but was not at his best yet.

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Payne knows of one incident, June 19 at the Forum, where MJ had to be wrapped around in a blanket and be in front of a heater.

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Panish: Around June 20, was Ortega in the mindset that MJ was not ready for this?
Payne: Yes

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Payne said MJ was not ready, it was not the MJ he knew. He died four days later. But he didn't see anything that alarmed him on June 23/24

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Panish: Did you see that MJ was getting pressured to get everything done in the last days?
Payne: Yes

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Payne said he could sense something was wrong, but didn't know what it was.

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Payne said he had not seen MJ in the condition he saw him on June 19. Last two days were better.

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Payne cried when he said he never doubted MJ and that part of his responsibility was to help getting him there, ready for the tour.

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Bina in re-direct asked: Do you think you could get him there?
Payne: Absolutely!

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Payne said MJ was present a significant amount of the days he was scheduled to work.

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As to Gongaware email regarding what was expected of Dr. Murray, Payne said the inconsistencies with MJ missing rehearsals warrant a talk

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Payne said he thought Dr. Murray was there to care for his patient, making sure right nutritionist was there, to get him ready for the show.

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Payne never discussed with MJ about his doctors or personal affairs. Payne and Faye were professionals with each other, but not friends.

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"Production felt he wasn't coming to rehearsals enough, and that was frustrating to some of the staff," Payne testified.

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"I had a concern we needed to create a show Michael would enjoy doing it," Payne explained.

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Payne cried saying he had been through so much and the rough part was behind them. He was pleased to show the fans what the show was to be

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Payne says neither Katherine Jackson nor Michael's children were present at the premiere of "This Is It."

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In re-cross, Panish notes that none of MJ's brothers are part of this lawsuit.

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Payne said he saw MJ cold once at his house, MJ asked him to feel his hands, another at Staples -- MJ was wrapped in a blanket, w/ heaters

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Payne's understanding was that Dr. Murray was to provide what the artist needed, as far as nourishment, rest.

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As to Gongaware's email, Payne said he took to understand that Mr. Jackson needed to have proper nourishment, care, masseuse.

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Payne believed the doctor needed to assure comfort of the star so they could have productive rehearsals.

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With that Payne ended his testimony as was excused. Trial resumes only on Thursday afternoon. Court is dark tomorrow, a juror has a funeral



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Re: Кэтрин Джексон против AEG Live

#488  Сообщение Trueamore » 15 май 2013, 23:50

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/14/showb ... ar_twitter

Choreographer: AEG considered 'pulling the plug' on Michael Jackson's comeback

AEG Live considered "pulling the plug" on Michael Jackson's comeback concerts 11 days before the pop icon died, the show's choreographer testified Tuesday.

Travis Payne, who worked closely with Michael Jackson in his final days, earlier testified that in Jackson's last rehearsals before his death, he was "not at show standards but he was rehearsing, he was processing."

Payne was called as a witness by AEG Live to counter Jackson witnesses who testified in the ongoing wrongful death trial that Michael Jackson was emaciated, paranoid and so ill they feared for his life as rehearsals continued until shortly before his death on June 25, 2009.

The trial, in which Jackson's mother and three children contend AEG Live is liable in his death, is in its third week in a Los Angeles courtroom. The lawsuit accuses the concert promoter of negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.

The Jacksons contend AEG Live executives ignored warning signs, including Jackson's weight loss, because they did not want to delay the premiere of the "This Is It" concerts set for July 2009.

'Pulling the plug' on comeback

"It was 'We've got to get this together or the plug may be pulled,' " Payne testified under cross examination by a Jackson lawyer Tuesday.

Jackson was having trouble learning some of his dances in the final weeks, he said.

The jury saw an e-mail from show director Kenny Ortega saying Jackson had "been slow at grabbing hold of the work."

He also asked that a teleprompter be placed near the stage to help him remember song lyrics, something Jackson had never used before during a concert, he said.

An e-mail written by "This Is It" band director Michael Bearden to Ortega 11 days before Jackson's death was displayed in court.

"MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," Bearden wrote. "He can use the ballads to sing live and get his stamina back up, Once he's healthy enough and have more strength I have full confidence he can sing the majority of the show live. His voice sounds amazing right now, he needs to build it back up. I still need all big dance numbers to be in the system so we can concentrate on choreography."

But Ortega sent Jackson home without performing at the next rehearsal three days later because he was ill.

"I don't have a dog in this race, so I don't want to be painted as a guy who's trying to mask anything," Payne said when Jackson lawyer Brian Panish suggested he was downplaying concerns about Jackson's health in the days before he died.

"Mr. Jackson just explained to me that he had trouble sleeping, that he was tired, and that satisfied me," Payne testified.

He told Jackson, "You're looking thin," and Jackson responded, "Well, I'm getting down to my fighting weight," according to Payne, who added, "I didn't have a reason to doubt him."

"Sometimes in rehearsal Michael would appear a little loopy, under the influence of something, but mostly when he would come to the rehearsals from the dermatologist," Payne testified. That happened two to four times in the weeks before his death, he said.

"Michael was undergoing personal cosmetic procedures, so he could feel great and do a good job," Payne said.

Medical records showed Jackson visited his Beverly Hills dermatologist nearly two dozen times in the two months before his death, receiving injections of the powerful painkiller Demerol.

"Sometimes he was tired and lethargic and had to be, not convinced, but supported throughout rehearsals," Payne said.

Payne, though, said Jackson's rehearsals the last two nights were "impressive" when he "was able to do chunks of the show."

"He was not at show standards, but he was rehearsing, he was processing," he said. "I didn't expect him to be as if he was in front of a crowd. The last two days were pretty good."

Was he ready to perform for an audience? Panish asked.

"I thought he was on his way to the goals he had set for himself," Payne answered. "All I saw was improvement and getting closer to the goals."

One of those goals was for Jackson to be able to sing all of his songs, while dancing, without the aid of pre-recorded tracks, Payne testified Monday. Jackson had relied on recorded vocal tracks in previous tours, but he didn't want to use them in London, he said.

Michael's kids: Enlightened and loyal

Payne was often inside Jackson's home rehearsing with him during his final weeks. He got an intimate view of what he called "the beauty" of Jackson's relationship with his three children.

Payne saw "their loyalty to their father" and their father "enlightened them and taught them," he testified. "I was very proud to see Michael as such a loving father."

His description of the close relationship Paris, 15, and Prince, 16, had with their father four years ago could foreshadow the significance of the children's testimony later in the trial.

Paris, who was 11 at the time, was "a very retentive young lady who was very, very smart, very astute," Payne testified.

"She had full knowledge of the day-to-day operations, from the time of lunch and what it was going to be, she was hands on -- far beyond her age," he said. "She had a lot of responsibility, which I think she welcomed.

Payne said she was "the female of the house" and "a daddy's girl."

"She really loved her father," he said. "At that time, she was coming to find out his global successes and presence, so she would wear her Michael Jackson T-shirt, headband and bag," he said.

It was Paris who would bless the food when they were having lunch with their father at home, he said.

"She was always the most vocal of the three children and was very concerned about many of the details of the house, was the temperature correct, what do you want to eat," Payne testified. "She just handled a lot for her young age."

Jackson's relationship with son Prince, then 12, was "awesome," Payne said.

"It was great to see how they interacted," he said. "Prince wants to be a director, so Michael would share conversations with him about that process and point out things during our rehearsals."

Blanket, who was 7 his father died, liked to watch his father rehearsing his dances with Payne in the basement studio of their home, Payne said.

"He was quiet, but always right there with his dad," he said.


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#489  Сообщение Trueamore » 15 май 2013, 23:55

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/busin ... d=all&_r=0

Negligence Is Debated in Jackson Death Case

After only two weeks of testimony, no side has a clear advantage in the civil trial pitting the mother of Michael Jackson against A.E.G. Live, the promoter of his attempted comeback concerts, over the question of who was responsible for Jackson’s death.

But both sides have chosen the same weapons: Jackson himself, his problems with drugs and the wrenching details of his last days. What’s most surprising is that even with so much written and revealed about Jackson since his death four years ago, there is still more to learn.

Martin S. Putnam, A.E.G.’s lead lawyer, promised in his opening statement that the case would reveal “ugly stuff” about Jackson’s private life. And witnesses called by lawyers for Jackson’s 83-year-old mother, Katherine, have testified at length about Jackson’s addiction to medications, his physical deterioration and his belief that he was talking to God.

The case hinges on the fairly limited questions of whether A.E.G. hired Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who administered the powerful anesthetic that killed Jackson in June 2009, and if it was negligent in doing so. Dr. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a separate criminal trial in 2011 and is serving a four-year prison sentence.

Lawyers for Mrs. Jackson have said that they may seek up to $5 billion in damages. But the greater risk for both A.E.G. and the Jackson family is the potential damage to their reputations as the details of Jackson’s life and final days are revealed, in perhaps even greater detail than at Dr. Murray’s criminal trial.

“It’s all downside for A.E.G.,” said Bill Werde, the editorial director of Billboard magazine. “And this trial affects A.E.G., as well as the touring and broader music industry. Every time people see headlines about these incredibly sad details of Michael Jackson’s life, it makes this seem to be an uncaring business that exploits stars, even to their peril.”

Witnesses last week included two women who had worked for Jackson for decades, both describing him as a sensitive artistic genius haunted by physical pain. One, Karen Faye, his makeup artist since the early 1980s, said that Jackson became more dependent on prescription drugs over the course of his career.

The other woman, the choreographer Alif Sankey, tearfully recounted how, less than a week before Jackson died, she had begged Kenny Ortega, the director of “This Is It,” Jackson’s attempted comeback concerts, to take him to the hospital after Jackson appeared ill and said that God was speaking to him.

“I had a very strong feeling that Michael was dying,” Ms. Sankey said. As she testified, the only other sound audible in the small courtroom was the tapping of journalists on their laptops.

On Monday another choreographer on “This Is It,” Stacy Walker, who was called by lawyers for A.E.G., testified that she saw no signs that Jackson was in bad shape before he died.

“I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass away,” Ms. Walker said, according to a report by The Associated Press.

The evidence in the case has included e-mails from A.E.G. executives which the Jackson lawyers say show that the company was acting as Dr. Murray’s employer. One message, sent to Mr. Ortega less than two weeks before Jackson’s death, says of Dr. Murray: “We want to remind him that it is A.E.G., not M. J., who is paying his salary. We want to remind him what is expected of him.”

A.E.G., a global sports and entertainment company controlled by the billionaire Philip F. Anschutz, denies that it hired Dr. Murray, saying that he had been selected by Jackson and that his $150,000-a-month salary was to come out of Jackson’s earnings for the tour.

What damage the case could cost Jackson’s reputation — and his valuable estate — is unclear. The estate has flourished, even though his faults and indiscretions have already been widely publicized, and some entertainment and estate experts say that the details revealed in this trial are likely to elicit more sympathy for Jackson, not less.

“I don’t think this will negatively impact Jackson’s earning potential through music or consumer product licensing at all,” said Martin Cribbs, who has represented the estates of Einstein and Gandhi. “What truly separates a legend from just a star is when their body of work supersedes who they were as an individual.”

In a court filing last May, the estate said that it had had gross earnings of $475 million since Jackson’s death.

Jackson got more headlines last week when a choreographer, Wade Robson, said that Jackson had sexually abused him as a child. Lawyers for the Jackson estate — which is not a party to the A.E.G. case — immediately excoriated Mr. Robson’s claims as “outrageous and pathetic,” and Mr. Putnam told reporters that the claims were irrelevant to the current Jackson civil suit.

Also this week, a California state attorney filed a response to an appeal by Dr. Murray, whose lawyers have argued that the judge in the case made legal errors in not sequestering the jury and not allowing jurors to hear evidence about Jackson’s troubled finances. In the filing on Monday, Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. Wilson wrote that there were no errors, and that Dr. Murray’s lawyers had forfeited opportunities to object to the judge’s rulings, according to The A.P.

By the standards of Los Angeles celebrity trials, the Jackson suit seems a quiet affair. The judge, Yvette M. Palazuelos, has banned cameras, and the 45 seats in the courtroom are occupied mostly by lawyers and reporters. A daily lottery for the two or three seats guaranteed for the public draws the same small circle of Jackson superfans. There was one notable guest: Judge Lance A. Ito, who presided over O. J. Simpson’s murder trial in 1995, sat briefly in the gallery last week.

But the trial, which is expected to last at least three months, will draw more attention as potential witnesses include stars like Diana Ross and Quincy Jones, who may testify to Jackson’s professional drive or his physical condition.


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#490  Сообщение Lina » 16 май 2013, 08:04

Trueamore писал(а):http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/14/showbiz/jackson-death-trial/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

Choreographer: AEG considered 'pulling the plug' on Michael Jackson's comeback

AEG Live considered "pulling the plug" on Michael Jackson's comeback concerts 11 days before the pop icon died, the show's choreographer testified Tuesday.

Travis Payne, who worked closely with Michael Jackson in his final days, earlier testified that in Jackson's last rehearsals before his death, he was "not at show standards but he was rehearsing, he was processing."

Payne was called as a witness by AEG Live to counter Jackson witnesses who testified in the ongoing wrongful death trial that Michael Jackson was emaciated, paranoid and so ill they feared for his life as rehearsals continued until shortly before his death on June 25, 2009.

The trial, in which Jackson's mother and three children contend AEG Live is liable in his death, is in its third week in a Los Angeles courtroom. The lawsuit accuses the concert promoter of negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.

The Jacksons contend AEG Live executives ignored warning signs, including Jackson's weight loss, because they did not want to delay the premiere of the "This Is It" concerts set for July 2009.

'Pulling the plug' on comeback

"It was 'We've got to get this together or the plug may be pulled,' " Payne testified under cross examination by a Jackson lawyer Tuesday.

Jackson was having trouble learning some of his dances in the final weeks, he said.

The jury saw an e-mail from show director Kenny Ortega saying Jackson had "been slow at grabbing hold of the work."

He also asked that a teleprompter be placed near the stage to help him remember song lyrics, something Jackson had never used before during a concert, he said.

An e-mail written by "This Is It" band director Michael Bearden to Ortega 11 days before Jackson's death was displayed in court.

"MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," Bearden wrote. "He can use the ballads to sing live and get his stamina back up, Once he's healthy enough and have more strength I have full confidence he can sing the majority of the show live. His voice sounds amazing right now, he needs to build it back up. I still need all big dance numbers to be in the system so we can concentrate on choreography."

But Ortega sent Jackson home without performing at the next rehearsal three days later because he was ill.

"I don't have a dog in this race, so I don't want to be painted as a guy who's trying to mask anything," Payne said when Jackson lawyer Brian Panish suggested he was downplaying concerns about Jackson's health in the days before he died.

"Mr. Jackson just explained to me that he had trouble sleeping, that he was tired, and that satisfied me," Payne testified.

He told Jackson, "You're looking thin," and Jackson responded, "Well, I'm getting down to my fighting weight," according to Payne, who added, "I didn't have a reason to doubt him."

"Sometimes in rehearsal Michael would appear a little loopy, under the influence of something, but mostly when he would come to the rehearsals from the dermatologist," Payne testified. That happened two to four times in the weeks before his death, he said.

"Michael was undergoing personal cosmetic procedures, so he could feel great and do a good job," Payne said.

Medical records showed Jackson visited his Beverly Hills dermatologist nearly two dozen times in the two months before his death, receiving injections of the powerful painkiller Demerol.

"Sometimes he was tired and lethargic and had to be, not convinced, but supported throughout rehearsals," Payne said.

Payne, though, said Jackson's rehearsals the last two nights were "impressive" when he "was able to do chunks of the show."

"He was not at show standards, but he was rehearsing, he was processing," he said. "I didn't expect him to be as if he was in front of a crowd. The last two days were pretty good."

Was he ready to perform for an audience? Panish asked.

"I thought he was on his way to the goals he had set for himself," Payne answered. "All I saw was improvement and getting closer to the goals."

One of those goals was for Jackson to be able to sing all of his songs, while dancing, without the aid of pre-recorded tracks, Payne testified Monday. Jackson had relied on recorded vocal tracks in previous tours, but he didn't want to use them in London, he said.

Michael's kids: Enlightened and loyal

Payne was often inside Jackson's home rehearsing with him during his final weeks. He got an intimate view of what he called "the beauty" of Jackson's relationship with his three children.

Payne saw "their loyalty to their father" and their father "enlightened them and taught them," he testified. "I was very proud to see Michael as such a loving father."

His description of the close relationship Paris, 15, and Prince, 16, had with their father four years ago could foreshadow the significance of the children's testimony later in the trial.

Paris, who was 11 at the time, was "a very retentive young lady who was very, very smart, very astute," Payne testified.

"She had full knowledge of the day-to-day operations, from the time of lunch and what it was going to be, she was hands on -- far beyond her age," he said. "She had a lot of responsibility, which I think she welcomed.

Payne said she was "the female of the house" and "a daddy's girl."

"She really loved her father," he said. "At that time, she was coming to find out his global successes and presence, so she would wear her Michael Jackson T-shirt, headband and bag," he said.

It was Paris who would bless the food when they were having lunch with their father at home, he said.

"She was always the most vocal of the three children and was very concerned about many of the details of the house, was the temperature correct, what do you want to eat," Payne testified. "She just handled a lot for her young age."

Jackson's relationship with son Prince, then 12, was "awesome," Payne said.

"It was great to see how they interacted," he said. "Prince wants to be a director, so Michael would share conversations with him about that process and point out things during our rehearsals."

Blanket, who was 7 his father died, liked to watch his father rehearsing his dances with Payne in the basement studio of their home, Payne said.

"He was quiet, but always right there with his dad," he said.


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