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Jermaine Jackson

Wade Robson Is

'Full of S**t'

5/13/2013 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

051313_jermaine_jackson_launchJermaine Jackson didn't mince words when we asked him about the recent molestation allegations made against his brother Michael by choreographer Wade Robson ... saying simply, "He's full of s**t."

JJ points out ... not only did Robson testify under oath that MJ never touched him, but Wade and his mother helped Jermaine write his book a few years back.

As TMZ first reported, Robson filed docs on May 1 asking a judge to allow him to file a creditor's claim against Jackson's estate ... claiming sexual abuse. A lawyer for the estate calls the claim "outrageous and pathetic."

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Pegasus    

Billboard - Michael Jackson Related Stories

http://www.billboard.com/artist/310778/michael-jackson

337 days ago
77.

mike p    


I have created a facebook page for people who believe Wade Robson and want to show your support, please like the page and help spread the word !!!! /http//facebook.com/waderobsonsupporters

I started this page to give moral support to someone who I feel was a victim of abuse by MIchael Jackson, however what I am seeing is quite disturbing. A possible child abuse victim is being called liar, money hungry whore, stupid, etc. I ask if this was a person in your community, friend, neighbor, co-worker and you called him these names, what would people think of you. I have recieved many posts and messages from MJ fans but this one was the most troubling
https://www.facebook.com/waderobsonsupporters/posts/394491807330974
Take a look and see what supporters of Wade are faced with.

337 days ago
78.

Pegasus    

Court urged to reject appeal of Michael Jackson doctor


Published May 14, 2013

Associated Press

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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. Jurors hearing a civil case on Wednesday May 1,2013 against Jackson's concert promoter that Murray was more than $500,000 in debt and his finances were severely distressed. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File) (AP2013)


LOS ANGELES – The involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor should not be overturned because there were no serious errors made by the judge overseeing his criminal case, a state attorney wrote in a filing urging a court to reject his appeal.

Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. Wilson wrote in a response Monday to Conrad Murray's appeal that the former cardiologist's own lawyers forfeited several opportunities to object to a judge's rulings in the case.


"The record shows that (Murray) was playing Russian roulette with Mr. Jackson's life over the course of several months."

- from the written statement of Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. Wilson


Wilson's filing also states jurors were presented overwhelming evidence that Murray's actions caused Jackson's death and his conviction should be upheld.

Rulings cited by Murray's attorneys as legal errors by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor were not mistakes, but rather kept the jury focused on whether the physician was responsible for Jackson's June 2009 death, Wilson wrote.

Murray remains jailed after being sentenced to four years behind bars for providing Jackson with the anesthetic propofol, which the singer overdosed on in his bedroom.

"The record shows that (Murray) was playing Russian roulette with Mr. Jackson's life over the course of several months," Wilson wrote.

His attorney Valerie Wass appealed the conviction in April, arguing that Pastor erred by not allowing jurors to hear evidence about Jackson's troubled finances, his contract with concert giant AEG Live LLC, and by not sequestering the jury and allowing television coverage.

Wilson wrote that none of those rulings were errors, or would warrant overturning Murray's conviction.

"The argument is nothing more than the reflection of a criminal defendant who harbors no sense of responsibility or remorse for taking the life of a human being," Wilson wrote.

"Of course I disagree," Wass said Monday night. "I believe there were serious errors made."

She said Wilson's filing didn't address her argument that the prosecution theory about how Jackson overdosed was incorrect and how additional forensic testing could demonstrate that.

Wilson's filing however noted that Murray's three-person legal team had access to evidence in the case for months before the trial, and in some cases conceded they hadn't thought to raise certain issues.

Wass said she would raise what she said were omissions in Wilson's response in a subsequent filing.

Jackson's finances and his relationship with AEG and Murray are the subject of a civil lawsuit being heard at a courthouse down the street from where Murray was convicted. The case brought by Jackson's mother against AEG claims the concert giant failed to properly investigate Murray before allowing him to serve as a tour doctor, and ignored signs of Jackson's poor health.

AEG denies wrongdoing, and a deputy medical examiner who conducted Jackson's autopsy told jurors Monday that the pop singer appeared to be in excellent health when he died.

Allowing the criminal jury to hear evidence of Jackson's massive debts and pending lawsuits would have been a distraction, and a mistake, Wilson wrote.

Pastor was right to be concerned that presenting evidence of Jackson's financial troubles "would result in a salacious sideshow of Mr. Jackson's finances and lawsuits and run the risk of distracting the jury from its task of deciding (Murray's) guilt," she wrote.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/14/court-urged-to-reject-appeal-michael-jackson-doctor/#ixzz2TIekXUVB

337 days ago
79.

Daybreaker    

"I thought he was thinner than he was in the past, but I didn't have any reason to be alarmed," Payne said.
He briefly discussed Jackson missing rehearsals, but has not yet addressed Jackson's appearance in his final days. Payne resumes testifying Tuesday.


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If people who worked with the Pedo King every day before he died, was not alarmed. The rabid fans who followed the Pedo King for 30 plus years said he was not a drug addicted. AEG would have no reason to wonder why they have to watch out for the Pedo King's health, especially when he had a seemingly caring doctor friend looking out for him?


I'll say case dismiss. The Jackson has to paid all court fees and compensate for AEG's time and lawyers fee. In addition, a big fine for the Greedy Jackson Mama for wasting the court time. And the ambulance chasing personal injury lawyers should be disbarred.

BTW, Have you seen Arnie's love child on the young and the restless, or whatever that day time soap is called. He looked like he needs some exercise. NBC, lets sign him up with the Biggest Loser!!!!

337 days ago
80.

Cry Baby    

Historical Events on 25th June (Part 2)
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1998 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
2007 - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
2008 - Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky.
2012 - 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey


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What??? No mention of the Pedo King's death???? Whoa............

337 days ago
81.

Pegasus    

Jackson described as 'loopy' after doctor visits
Associated PressBy ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press – 1 hour 37 minutes ago...
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.FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Stacy Walker, a choreographer who worked with Jackson in his ill-fated “This Is It” shows, told a civil jury in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday May 13, 2013, that she did not see any signs that the singer was ill or might die in his final days and weeks. Walker is AEG’s first defense witness in a civil case filed by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, who claims the concert giant failed to properly investigate or supervise the doctor convicted in 2011 of causing the singer’s death. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts …

.FILE - In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Stacy Walker, a choreographer who worked with Jackson in his ill-fated “This Is It” shows, told a civil jury in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday May 13, 2013, that she did not see any signs that the singer was ill or might die in his final days and weeks. Walker is AEG’s first defense witness in a civil case filed by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, who claims the concert giant failed to properly investigate or supervise the doctor convicted in 2011 of causing the singer’s death. (AP Photo/ Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, file) ** MANDATORY CREDIT. NO SALES, ARCHIVE OUT **View Photo.
FILE - In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson …



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson appeared "a little loopy" after visits with his longtime dermatologist and was considering using a teleprompter to help him perform some of his songs during his ill-fated comeback concerts, a choreographer who worked one-on-one with the pop superstar told a jury Tuesday.

Travis Payne said he expressed concerns to the director of the "This Is It" shows that Jackson might be misusing prescription medications and was exhibiting troubling signs of insomnia, weight loss and paranoia in his final days.

Some of the behavior occurred after Jackson's visits with dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who Payne believed was performing cosmetic treatments on the singer so 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."

Jackson's condition and missed rehearsals led to talk within the last 10 days of Jackson's life that AEG Live LLC, which was promoting "This Is It," might cancel the concert series.

Payne was working for AEG and said he relayed his concerns about Jackson's possible prescription drug use to tour director Kenny Ortega. Jackson was struggling to get into shape for the shows, and Payne said his voice coach suggested using a voice track for fast-paced songs until the singer's stamina improved.

He said Jackson wanted to use a teleprompter during the shows as "extra security," but it was an aid the performer had not used in his two previous tours.

The choreographer testified 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's unknown whether he will testify. His treatment of Jackson, which included Demerol shots, has been scrutinized both during Murray's 2011 criminal trial and the current civil case.

Under cross examination, Payne acknowledged that some of Jackson's behavior, including grogginess, lethargy, insomnia and occasional paranoia, were possible symptoms of prescription drug abuse. He also said that despite testifying earlier that he worked with Jackson one-on-one five days a week, he couldn't recall how many rehearsals the singer actually attended.

Payne's testimony was similar to two plaintiff's witnesses, dancer Alif Sankey and makeup artist Karen Faye, who testified last week that Jackson was in poor health and paranoid in the weeks before his death and they alerted Ortega about it.

"You could sense that something was wrong, you just didn't know what it was?" plaintiff's attorney Brian Panish asked. Yes, Payne replied.

The choreographer had remained composed throughout most of his testimony, occasionally smiling and politely trying to answer questions. But after several hours of testy exchanges with Panish, his voice quivered and he dabbed his eyes with a tissue.

"I don't have a dog in this race," Payne said at one point. "I'm just trying to have a conversation with you and tell the truth."

337 days ago
82.

Pegasus    

Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

8:08 p.m. PDT
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Jackson too incoherent to take the stage, choreographer says


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Michael Jackson rehearses in 2009 at Staples Center for his ill-fated This Is It shows. (Kevin Mazur / Associated Press / June 23, 2009)


By Corina Knoll
May 14, 2013, 6:59 p.m.

During preparations for his anticipated “This Is It” performances in London, Michael Jackson at times seemed “under the influence of something” during rehearsals and once couldn’t take the stage because he appeared incoherent, the pop singer’s choreographer testified Tuesday.

Travis Payne, who worked with Jackson on his Dangerous and HIStory world tours and was back aboard for the comeback concerts, said Jackson had trouble picking up some of the show’s choreography and requested a teleprompter to help him with lyrics — something the singer had never done before.

Payne said he was aware that Jackson had problems sleeping and chalked up the singer’s sometimes erratic behavior to sleep aids or sedatives from his dermatologist visits.

“You have to understand that one always says hindsight is 20/20,” he said. “In the moment I had no inkling of what, ultimately, what was revealed until Mr. Jackson’s passing.”

Payne also testified that Dr. Conrad Murray lacked a certain authenticity despite being tasked with providing Jackson with whatever he needed to rehearse for his upcoming comeback concert series.

“My understanding was that Dr. Murray was to provide whatever the artist needed as far as nourishment, the ability to rest well, so he could have productive rehearsals,” Payne said.

But something about Murray felt off, Payne said. “He didn’t feel like an official doctor,” he said.

Although Murray is serving jail time for involuntary manslaughter, his role in Jackson’s 2009 death has resurfaced in the wrongful death civil suit the music legend’s mother, Katherine, and three children brought against concert promoter AEG.

In the trial that began more than two weeks ago and is expected to last four months, the Jacksons accuse AEG of negligently hiring and controlling Murray, who administered the fatal dose of propofol to Jackson.

AEG attorneys were allowed to interrupt the plaintiff’s case to accommodate the traveling schedules of a couple of their witnesses, including Payne.

Some of Jackson’s rehearsals were rocky enough that the process frustrated many involved with the show, which AEG considered canceling in mid-June, Payne said. “It was, we’ve got to get this together or the plug may get pulled.”

Still, Payne said Jackson’s performances in the final days of his life were impressive, and it felt “like we were definitely on an upswing.”

“I never doubted Michael because he was the architect of this and he wanted to do it, so part of my responsibility was to help him get there,” Payne said, his voice racked with emotion.

The belief in Jackson’s legacy as a performer coupled with hesitation about his health has been a running theme of the trial. On Tuesday, an email from “This Is It” band director Michael Bearden to Ortega and Payne was shown to the jury.

“MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," Bearden wrote June 16, 2009, a little more than a week before Jackson's death. "He can use the ballads to sing live and get his stamina back up, once he’s healthy enough and has more strength I have full confidence he can sing the majority of the show live.”

Dismissed as a witness after spending the entire day on the stand, Payne nodded to Katherine Jackson and her daughter Rebbie as he exited the courtroom. “God bless you,” he said.

Later, a group of Jackson fans clapped for the family’s attorneys as they walked down the hallway

337 days ago
83.

Pegasus    

Debbie Rowe Attempts To Reconcile With Prince Michael Jackson

Posted on May 15, 2013 @ 3:18AM | By radarstaff

Paris, down. Prince, next.

Michael Jackson‘s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, has reached out to her biological son, 16, in an attempt to reconcile after years of estrangement, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Rowe – who was married to Jackson from 1996 to 1999 – recently invited Prince Michael to join his sister, 15, at her Palmdale, Calif., ranch, about an hour outside Los Angeles.

“Debbie is anxious to spend some quality time with Prince,” a family insider told RadarOnline.com.

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Shares Images From Her Schoolgirl Life

“She personally made the invitation to Prince for him to go up to Palmdale at her ranch. The ranch is the perfect place for mother and son because it offers privacy from prying eyes.”

However, “Prince made it known that he isn’t ready to hang out with his biological mother — just yet.”

Said a source: “He is open to the idea, but wants to do it on his terms, which Debbie understands and fully supports.”

The insider added that Prince Michael “just doesn’t feel that he needs a mother figure in his life right now because he has his grandmother and aunt LaToya.”

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Is Getting More Gorgeous By The Day

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Paris and her mother have bonded over recent weeks — so much so, she told her 83-year-old grandmother Katherine that she plans on spending a large chunk of her summer vacation at the ranch, where Rowe breeds horses.

“She might go to summer school for the first month of vacation, but will be with Debbie on the weekends and plans on being with her mom in July and August,” a source said.

“Paris wants to spend as much time as possible with Debbie and this is the perfect time.”

Rowe gave her pop star husband sole custody of the children in the divorce.

336 days ago
84.

Pegasus    

Debbie Rowe Attempts To Reconcile With Prince Michael Jackson

Posted on May 15, 2013 @ 3:18AM | By radarstaff

Paris, down. Prince, next.

Michael Jackson‘s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, has reached out to her biological son, 16, in an attempt to reconcile after years of estrangement, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Rowe – who was married to Jackson from 1996 to 1999 – recently invited Prince Michael to join his sister, 15, at her Palmdale, Calif., ranch, about an hour outside Los Angeles.

“Debbie is anxious to spend some quality time with Prince,” a family insider told RadarOnline.com.

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Shares Images From Her Schoolgirl Life

“She personally made the invitation to Prince for him to go up to Palmdale at her ranch. The ranch is the perfect place for mother and son because it offers privacy from prying eyes.”

However, “Prince made it known that he isn’t ready to hang out with his biological mother — just yet.”

Said a source: “He is open to the idea, but wants to do it on his terms, which Debbie understands and fully supports.”

The insider added that Prince Michael “just doesn’t feel that he needs a mother figure in his life right now because he has his grandmother and aunt LaToya.”

PHOTOS: Paris Jackson Is Getting More Gorgeous By The Day

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Paris and her mother have bonded over recent weeks — so much so, she told her 83-year-old grandmother Katherine that she plans on spending a large chunk of her summer vacation at the ranch, where Rowe breeds horses.

“She might go to summer school for the first month of vacation, but will be with Debbie on the weekends and plans on being with her mom in July and August,” a source said.

“Paris wants to spend as much time as possible with Debbie and this is the perfect time.”

Rowe gave her pop star husband sole custody of the children in the divorce.

336 days ago
85.

Ace    

**** off haters, u guys r just ficking jealous of Mike be honest... You guys have no idea how he really is and was. U dont know him, dont just believe what the ficked up media says... With money u can dp anything u want.. You *******s call him a pedo, did u ever see him doing tht? Only by complaints from others, if they really were sexually abused by Mike, WHY THE **** WOULD THEY ASK THOUSANDS OR MILLIONS OF MONEY FOR? BOY ARENT GIRLS TO LOSE THEIR VIRGINITY MOTHER ****ERS.... ALL THEY R DOING THIS FOR MONEY... HHow the **** did Wade become a choreographer? He wouldnt hv gpt tht chance if MICHAEL WASNT THERE..... FORST TRY TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND THEN JIDGE PEOPLE...... FIRST CHECK UR YOURSELF BEFORE U JUDGE OTHER

336 days ago
87.

Pegasus    

Music News

Michael Jackson in 2006
© AP / Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson planned lip-syncing and body double for live comeback

May 15, 2013, 7:40 AM EST

WENN

Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback shows in London would have featured a lookalike onstage and lip-syncing from the legendary performer.

Bing: Jackson, AEG trial continues

The singer was booked for a string of 50 sell-out shows at London's O2 Arena in 2009 but passed away in June that year just weeks before the run of gigs was due to begin.

The star's mother Katherine has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against bosses of concert promoters AEG Live, who were behind Jackson's "This Is It" shows, alleging they were negligent in ignoring her son's life-threatening health issues as he was not well enough to perform.

Now the hearing in Los Angeles has been told Jackson was so out of shape he planned to lip-sync some songs and use an auto-cue machine to prompt him on his lyrics. A jaw-dropping stunt in which Jackson appeared to leap through a pane of glass would have featured a lookalike to fool fans.

Choreographer Travis Payne told the court on Tuesday he received an email from another worker on the This Is It shows stating: "Michael Jackson is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time."

336 days ago
88.

MJMedia09    

AEG is CORRUPT and trying to distract from their possible ROLE in MJ's MURDER. To me AEG is PROVING they were involved cause you don't have to go this route if you weren't guilty. iT'S A DESPERATION move. Strange how they had NO PROBLEM with Michael WHEN THEY SOLICITED HIM 2 TIMES for the Concert. NO PROBLEM WITH HIM at all $$$$$. But now that he is DEAD, they need to prove he was a "monster." Youtube MJMedia09Returns for a more detailed analysis of this case the 1993 and 2005 LIES.

336 days ago
89.

Pegasus    

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

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 7:59 AM EDT, Wed May 15, 2013


Travis Payne, shown in a 2011 photo, testified that Michael Jackson looked thin and had told him he was tired.


Travis Payne, shown in a 2011 photo, testified that Michael Jackson looked thin and had told him he was tired.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: Jackson was having trouble learning dances, choreographer Travis Payne says
NEW: "It was 'We've got to get this together or the plug may be pulled,'" Payne says
Payne testifies in the Jackson wrongful death trial
Jackson was "on his way to the goals he had set for himself" before his death, Payne says

Los Angeles (CNN) -- 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.


Jackson family takes on AEG in court
'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.

Witness: Jackson was paranoid, talking to himself in last days

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.

Days before death: 'God keeps talking to me'

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.

Autopsy reveals Jackson's secrets

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.

336 days ago
90.

tuckryry    

It is TOTALLY possible that Wade Robson repressed the details and the pain....as a child, especially a young man having to face the court, there is a level of shame/embarrassment that comes into play and for him to want to deny what happended. It is very common for adults to start facing the past when you have your own child and that is what he has stated....I don't know why so many people are trying to protect a MJ!

335 days ago
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