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5/17/2013 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Wade Robson surfaced in Hawaii with his wife and son on Friday ... sportin' an Aloha shirt and some flip flops following his "Michael Jackson molested me as a kid" media blitz. 

We broke the story ... Wade recently sold his Santa Monica condo and skipped town to live with his wife and kid in her hometown on the island. 

Wade shouldn't get too comfortable though ... he's gonna have to fly back to L.A. at some point to follow up on his claim against the Michael Jackson Estate.

In the meantime, it's 80 degrees in Hawaii right now ... with a slight chance of awesome.

Aloha.

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46.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson manager's e-mails found, could be key in AEG trial

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 10:29 PM EDT, Fri May 17, 2013


Michael Jackson's family is seeking billions in damages, equal to what the pop star might have earned had he lived.


Michael Jackson's family is seeking billions in damages, equal to what the pop star might have earned had he lived.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Frank DiLeo's laptop couldn't be found after Jackson's lawyers subpoenaed it
AEG's lawyers represented DiLeo's estate in the fight to stop the subpoena
Another lawyer kept a copy of the manager's e-mail file
Jackson lawyers argue AEG forced Michael Jackson to take DiLeo as his manager

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A cache of e-mails believed lost when Michael Jackson's last manager's laptop disappeared could become key evidence in the wrongful death trial against AEG Live.

Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother and three children don't know what they'll find in Frank DiLeo's e-mails, but they are hoping it will support their contention that DiLeo was beholden to the concert promoter and not to Jackson.

Jackson changed managers twice in the last three months of his life. In late March 2009, he hired Leonard Rowe -- one of his father's friends -- to replace Tohme Tohme, the manager who initially negotiated the deal with AEG for his "This Is It" tour.

Jackson lawyers argue that AEG Live forced Jackson to take DiLeo, who had worked for him off and on for decades, as his manager in May 2009 because they did not want to work with Rowe.

Their contention is part of their larger argument that AEG Live executives were liable for Jackson's death because they hired, retained or supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

AEG counters that it was Jackson who chose and hired Murray, not them. AEG lawyers argue that Jackson was responsible for his own death and that drug addiction led to his bad decisions.

The coroner ruled his death, which came near the end of preparations for a series of comeback concerts, was caused by an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol that Murray was using to treat Jackson's insomnia.

AEG Live contends its executives had no way of knowing the doctor was using propofol in the privacy of Jackson's bedroom.

The Jacksons are seeking billions of dollars in damages, equal to what Michael Jackson might have earned if he had not died on June 25, 2009. The Los Angeles trial began three weeks ago and is expected to continue into July.

The lawsuit contends AEG Live ignored warning signs about Jackson's health in his last weeks, and instead of getting him help they pressured Jackson and Murray to have him at rehearsals. DiLeo would have been part of that pressure, they contend.

"Get him a bucket of chicken," DiLeo said on June 19, 2009, in reply to concerns about Jackson's weight loss, makeup artist Karen Faye testified last week. "It was such a cold response, it broke my heart," Faye said through tears.

The next day -- June 20, 2009 -- DiLeo left a voice mail on Murray's cell phone. "I'm sure you're aware he had an episode last night. He's sick. Today's Saturday. Tomorrow, I'm on my way back. I'm not going to continue my trip. I think you need to get a blood test on him. We got to see what he's doing?"

DiLeo's e-mails were recovered after what the judge called "a lot of red tape and kind of cloudiness," that included the AEG's lawyers also representing the estate of DiLeo, who died in 2011, in fighting the Jacksons' subpoena for them.

"Because (DiLeo's widow) didn't have litigation counsel, we're representing her for the limited purposes of responding to that subpoena," AEG's lead lawyer, Marvin Putnam, told the judge.

Soon after an Ohio court ordered DiLeo's estate to give his laptop and e-mails to the Jackson lawyers, the AEG lawyers -- in their other capacity representing the DiLeo estate -- reported that they could not locate the computer or e-mails.

Jackson lawyers, however, learned that the DiLeo estate's previous lawyer -- Pennsylvania lawyer David Regoli -- kept a copy of the e-mail files. For the past several weeks, however, the AEG lawyers argued he had no authority to provide them to the Jacksons' lawyers for use in the case against AEG.

But in a phone call to the court this week, Regoli said he advised DiLeo's widow, Linda DiLeo, that "in my opinion, it was a conflict" for AEG's lawyers -- from the Los Angeles firm O'Melveny and Myers -- to represent her in the matter.

"She said that she never signed anything with O'Melveny and Myers to authorize them to represent her, and as of this moment they are not representing her anymore," Regoli said.

Linda DiLeo then rehired Regoli, which allows him to send the e-mails on to the Jacksons -- after removing any that are personal or not relevant to the case.

"I think I can give the court my assurances that I'll go through the do***ents that I have and I'll go through the e-mails, and anything that is related to the subpoena, I would obviously turn over," Regoli said.

As for the missing laptop, there was a simple explanation. Linda DiLeo "had told me her daughter had given it to a friend who needed a computer," Regoli said. "It wasn't a very new computer."

While the Jackson lawyers wanted to explore how AEG's lawyers came to represent the DiLeo estate in Ohio, the judge declined exploring the matter.

"All we know right now they're not representing her, and that's enough for us," Judge Yvette Palazuelos said.

The trial's fourth week starts Monday morning with AEG's chief counsel, Shawn Trell, on the witness stand. Jackson lawyers are expected to grill him about the contract negotiations with Michael Jackson and Murray.

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47.

Fauxto    

This recent article by Joe Vogel about the case is very enlightening: http://www.joevogel.net/michael-jackson-delayed-allegations-and-witch-hunts

491 days ago
48.

lady j    

Maybe he is a dirtbag for his timing & trying to sue- but how do u all know he wasn't molested???but I ask all u MJ fans this- especially all u die hard MJ fans- would u leave your kids alone with Michael Jackson??? Or let your kids stay the night with him???

491 days ago
49.

jwoolman    

Go to YouTube and search for
Wade Robson body language
and you'll find interesting analyses of his body on interviews.
To summarize: liar, liar, pants on fire.
I also noticed he uses the subjunctive (would/could) construction a lot, which very often appears in statements by people who are lying in English (other languages are different in their use of the subjunctive). For instance, in response to a direct question, liars often say "I would never do that" etc instead of the simple "No, I didn't do that" type of response typical of non-liars. The "would" group in police investigations often ends up being the perpetrator... (google for the words police statement analysis). He also didn't really say anything specific but just parroted the interviewer in key points, which is not how real victims of abuse tell their story. Matt Lauer wasn't a very good interviewer- he kept asking leading questions (really including the answer he expected) and including several questions at once, which is not the right way to get someone to tell their story. This is why Robson was able to slide by just repeating Lauer's words unchanged, not really providing any real information.

491 days ago
50.

IKnowthismuch    

Wonder what low income housing complex he is living in, $36K profit, lawyer bills, etc. won't last far in Hawaii on NO INCOME. He lost his dance studio, he had no contracts for any entertainer to stage their show - doubt after seeing Demi Levato on Elen that she needed any stage help stetting that up with two backup singers and a band. No money ain't coming in - and of all thinks PINK crocs on a little boy - smdh!

491 days ago
51.

EnquirerLover    

And they didn't think Jimmy Savile did wrong either. This man has a family and is obviously finically comfortable. Why subject yourself to this criticism if it didn't mean some form of redemption.
and security too. How I see it, if he came out against a priest he would've been heroic. So I ask, what's the difference?

491 days ago
52.

Ace620    

Stay strong and thank you for speaking your truth.

491 days ago
53.

Sara    

That's exactly what he wanted attention now you guys are writing news about him like he's something he's full of BS!

491 days ago
54.

scoopie    

As great an artist as MJ was (and I met him back in the 80's), he had a very rough childhood and I don't doubt that this is true. He didn't mean to harm anyone, just trying to 'fix' his perceived loss, which money can't fix.

491 days ago
55.

jay123424    

Bless. All the MJ fans swarming these articles. Must be awful for a deluded illusion to be ****tered

491 days ago
56.

claudiamartelly    

I am a MJ fan and my response to Aivy is I would never let my child alone with any adult male/female that I don't know. Although I am a fan, I don't know him personally. That's why I base my belief on FACTS (police/FBI reports, witness testimonies, court do***ents, and physical evidence which there is none). Parents who left their kids with him just after meeting him for one day obviously had motives. And that is MONEY. So, if you believe MJ was a pedophile, you must also believe that the parents were pimps, and all 600-700 staff members at neverland were accomplices, and the Ranch was basically a brothel, and The FBI and the police totally didn't get the memo after intense investigation.

491 days ago
57.

jay123424    

Heres some FACTS for you about MJ - All found in legal court docs
- Books of naked boys locked away in his filing cabinet
- Photographs of naked boys (one of which bedded him))
- 3 semen stains from 3 males
- Numerous nudist magazines full of naked boys
- Books that have been confiscated off pedophiles time and time again
- and not to mention 6 ALLEGATIONS

491 days ago
58.

Dee    

TMZ has had an article on this "man" every since this supposed story broke. Seems to me he's getting some of what he wanted.

491 days ago
59.

Pegasus    

National

Jury hears differing versions of Jackson’s health from defense witnesses in 3rd week of trial


(Joel Ryan, File/ Associated Press ) - File - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces at a press conference that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July 2009. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.

(Joel Ryan, File/ Associated Press ) - File - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces at a press conference that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July 2009. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.
(Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jurors hearing Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against AEG Live heard from a pair of defense witnesses who gave varying assessments of Jackson’s health as he rehearsed for the “This Is It” show. The testimony by choreographers Stacy Walker and Travis Payne in a Los Angeles courtroom on May 13-14, 2013, was the only evidence in the trial’s third week that focused on the pop superstar.



By Associated Press,


Updated: Saturday, May 18, 9:15 AM

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 LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

THE CASE

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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.

WHAT HAPPENED

— Jurors heard from AEG Live’s first two witnesses, a pair of choreographers who worked on Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows. Stacy Walker told the panel she never saw any signs Jackson was impaired or ill during rehearsals. Her colleague Travis Payne, who rehearsed one-on-one with Jackson, acknowledged he couldn’t say how many times the pair actually rehearsed and said he was concerned the singer was under the influence of prescription medications in the weeks before his death.

— An AEG accounting executive testified about the budget for “This Is It,” which was planning on paying Murray up to $1.5 million for the first few months of the shows. The former cardiologist was never paid because Jackson died before signing his contract.

WHAT THE JURY SAW

— Payne shift from a composed, sometimes-smiling witness to one who fought back tears toward the end of his day-and-a-half of testimony. His devotion to Jackson was evident from his wardrobe, which included a black blazer with an emblem stitched onto each sleeve containing the letters “MJ” and golden wings.

— Lots of courthouse hallways and downtown Los Angeles. Friday’s session featured a four-hour lunch break due to witness availability issues. The trial’s third week featured only three days of live testimony and the jury was kept waiting or sent out of the room numerous times while attorneys argued legal issues.

QUOTABLE MOMENTS

— “Sometimes in rehearsal, Michael would appear just a little loopy,” Payne said of Jackson’s demeanor after visiting his longtime dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who is not a party to the case.

— “I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass away,” choreographer Stacy Walker said of Jackson. Walker testified for AEG and said she never saw signs Jackson was under the influence of medications or was ill.

OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

— A state attorney urged a court to reject an appeal by Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray, stating there were no legal errors by a trial judge and the physician’s own attorneys failed to raise issues at the appropriate time. Murray has shown no remorse for playing “Russian roulette” with Jackson’s life.

WHAT’S NEXT

— A corporate attorney for AEG Live will testify, reflecting a shift in the trial focus away from Jackson and toward a central issue in the case — whether Murray was hired by the concert promoter.

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60.

claudiamartelly    

Lady J the fact that you brought up his physical appearance to suggest that he is pedophile is RIDICULOUS! You are basically saying that everyone that looks like Frankenstein and has a different lifestyle is a criminal. I didn't even bother reading the rest of your comment. You stupid stupid girl. Just Dumb, dumber than dumb and dumber. Go get an education, if you can't go live in the wild with Monkeys, you'll probably will be considered smart there. I highly doubt it though.

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