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AEG Live co-CEO testifies in Jackson lawsuit trial

May 28, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A top executive of the company that was producing Jackson’s “This Is It” tour has acknowledged he negotiated a deal for the doctor, Conrad Murray, who the pop star had chosen to accompany him. AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware testified Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in a Los Angeles trial in Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson’s negligent-hiring lawsuit, that he never investigated Murray’s background and merely accepted Jackson’s recommendation. (AP Photo/ Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, file) ** MANDATORY CREDIT. NO SALES, ARCHIVE OUT **

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top executive of the company that was producing Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour acknowledged reluctantly Tuesday that he negotiated a deal for the doctor that the pop star had chosen to accompany him.

But AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware testified his only role in the matter was negotiating the price of Login to read more

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