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MJ's Ex-Housekeeper

Key Witness in Wade's

Molestation Lawsuit

5/18/2013 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Neverland housekeeper who graphically described seeing Wade Robson naked in a shower with Michael Jackson ... will play a huge role in whether Robson wins a cent from MJ's Estate in his new civil lawsuit, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the case tell us Wade's lawyers are dissecting Blanca Francia's testimony during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial.

During the trial, Francia -- who worked at Neverland in the late '80s -- testified she witnessed Jackson showering naked with a 7 or 8-year-old Wade.

We obtained a transcript of the testimony in which Francia describes seeing Michael's underwear on the floor outside the shower, as well as Wade's child-sized neon green underwear.

She said she couldn't see what Michael was doing exactly because the shower door was fogged up, but said she heard him laughing.

Ultimately, Francia's testimony wasn't enough to sway the jury -- MJ was acquitted -- partly because Wade himself also testified, but insisted Michael never touched him.

TMZ broke the story ... Wade is planning to argue that MJ's companies -- MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures -- had a duty to protect him because they were involved in recruiting him from Australia to work with Michael.

According to sources, Wade wants to use Blanca's testimony to show Michael abused him as a child. We're told Wade's lawyers are also trying to contact her to see if she will cooperate in the new case.

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316.

HumanNature    

Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor


NO BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE "QUACK"!!!!!!


RANDY PHILLIPS STATED IN AN EMAIL THAT HE CHECKED OUT THE "QUACK"!!!!!!


NICE THAT AEG DREW UP THE CONTRACT!!!!!


THEY ARE LIABLE!!!!!

417 days ago
317.

HumanNature    

Wade wants to use Blanca's testimony to show Michael abused him as a child. .


THIS "BS" IS SO ROTFLMAO!!!!!!


I HOPE THAT MJ ESTATE MAKE THE "GRAVE ROBBER" PAY THEM FOR BEING A "DUMB AS DIRT" NUISANCE!!!!!!

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318.

Pegasus    

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Emails show AEG lawyer called Jackson a 'freak'
Associated PressBy ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press – 1 hour 25 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. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts …

.FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London, announcing plans to appear at the London O2 Arena in July. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed.

The emails were presented by Brian Panish, an attorney for Jackson's mother in her lawsuit claiming AEG was negligent in hiring the personal physician who was later convicted of killing the pop superstar.

The lawsuit also says AEG pushed Jackson too hard despite signs that he was in poor health.

The emails were sent Jan. 28, 2009, roughly four months before the singer's death.

In the exchange, AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told his boss that he was going to Jackson's home to sign contracts for the "This Is It" shows later that year in London.

Ted Fikre, the general counsel for Anschutz Entertainment Group, wrote back in two minutes.

"Does this mean you get to meet the freak?" Fikre replied, according to the emails.

"Apparently. Not sure how I feel about that. Interesting for sure, but kind of creepy," replied Trell, who had spoken approvingly while testifying on Tuesday about his only meeting with Jackson,

Katherine Jackson was seated in the front row of the courtroom when the emails were displayed, and she passed Trell on her way out at the end of the day. They did not acknowledge each other.

"That email just exemplifies that AEG had no respect for Mr. Jackson.," Panish said outside of court. "All he was was a vehicle to make money and to promote their concert business to catch up to Live Nation."

Live Nation is the chief rival of AEG Live.

Jessica Stebbins Bina, a trial defense lawyer for AEG, said the emails were shown merely to embarrass AEG.

"We are four weeks into trial and we have yet to hear one piece of substantive evidence," said Marvin S. Putnam, an attorney who is leading AEG's defense.

He said Katherine Jackson's lawyers have instead opted to attack AEG Live with "side issues and characterizations."

Panish said after court that he would show more evidence of AEG's disdain for Jackson.

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319.

HumanNature    

AFTER AEG "CRUSHES" THE GREEDY JACKSONS!!!


THE WACKO FAMILY WILL HAVE TO JOIN PAPA JOE!!!


SELLING MJ's COLOGNE AT THE MALL!!!


iPad

417 days ago
320.

HumanNature    

WHAT DO YOU CALL AEG?????


VULTURES!!!!!

417 days ago
321.

HumanNature    

THE LAW IS GOING TO CONVICT AEG!!!!!


WATCH!!!!1

417 days ago
322.

SUNFLOWER    

Will Mama Jackson be able to see a quarter even if she wins over AEG??? Not likely. She may have a better chance to win the Power Ball. AEG will certainly appeal and drag the case out for years to come. Mama Jackson will have to live for another 20 years to see the end of the tunnel.

But being a JW, she may not be allowed to buy any lottery. If she is, she may have to donate a good chuck to her church. what a stupid thing she is doing, suing somebody for a stupid church?

417 days ago
323.

SUNFLOWER    

Hi OhWell, did you enjoy your show tonight/?

Don't know why these two rabids on board are still so die hard for the diddler and think that God would be on their side, when they are so dumb!

417 days ago
324.

yaegerj    

Why during this trial is all these things coming up. So what deal did the accuser set with the housekeeper? Also, is not the housekeeper doing some damage to himself, since he signed a confidentiality agreement to not share things that went on in the home, truth or lie.

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325.

Dose Of Reality    

You mean to tell me AEG wanted Jackson to fulfill his contractual obligations so that everyone, including Jackson, the venue and hundreds of staff make money? What monsters!


You mean to tell me that when Jackson showed signs that he was in no way able to put on the shows he promised, even with lip syncing, they showed concern? Vultures!!! And then they wanted to mitigate everyone's losses? How could they?


You mean to tell me that AEG's primary responsibility was to be MJ's savior and not to be a concert promoter? Devils!


Murray was a hired killer and not someone that MJ insisted on?
MJ had enough experience with propophol to insist that it be mixed with an other drug so it "wouldn't burn" when it was given to him, with his knowledge, night after night for weeks. I can't wait for the evidence that MJ wanted Murray to be dismissed and that he was given drugs against his will.


Fans call Wade greedy but not the Jacksons?
They want money for stuff MJ was contracted to do but couldn't. They also want money for earnings based on assets the estate still own.

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326.

Dose Of Reality    

DuckNature

Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor


NO BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE "QUACK"!!!!!!

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How about a background check on MJ?


A drug using physical and psychological mess clearly not able to perform, even with lip syncing.


*** Finger Snaps ***

417 days ago
327.

Dose Of Reality    

DuckNature

AEG sought life insurance on 'basket case' Michael Jackson
Pegasus
THAT'S A "GOOD" ONE!!!!!
JURORS WILL CLEARLY SEE THAT AEG WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY!!!!!!!
"DRUG OVERDOSE" INSURANCE POLICY!!!!!!!
THEY KNEW!!!!!!!

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So they knew MJ was at risk of overdosing......
That's their fault and not the person who has the potential to overdose?

417 days ago
328.

Pegasus    

latimes.com


Thursday, May 23, 2013

6:18 p.m. PDT

Michael Jackson trial: AEG email could bolster family's case


Michael Jackson in 2009 announcing his "This Is It" concerts in London.


By Jeff Gottlieb
May 23, 2013, 1:41 p.m.

An AEG executive sent an email shortly before Michael Jackson died, saying the firm had requested a meeting with his doctor “to remind him that it is AEG, not MJ who is paying his salary. We want him to understand what is expected of him."


The email was shown to the jury Thursday in the wrongful death suit filed by Jackson’s mother and children against Anschutz Entertainment Group, the promoter and producer of his ill-fated “This Is It” concert series in London.

A key issue in the lawsuit is who employed Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered Jackson the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. The email appears to boost the Jackson family's case that Murray was employed by AEG and, therefore, his loyalty was to the firm. It was shown during the fourth day of testimony by Shawn Trell, AEG Live’s senior vice president and legal counsel.



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AEG says that Jackson hired Murray and that any payments it was supposed to give the doctor were advances to the singer.

But Trell testified Thursday that negotiations about Murray's contract were between the doctor and AEG and that neither Jackson nor his representatives saw the three or four drafts.

“You could have said Mr. Jackson, 'We believe something as personal as hiring a doctor, you should hire your own doctor with your own money,' " asked Brian Panish, one of the Jackson’s attorneys.

“Yes,” Trell replied.

Panish asked him if anything stopped the firm from telling Jackson to negotiate a deal with Murray and then advance him the money, as it had for production costs and to pay for the cost of Jackson’s mansion.

“Nothing,” Trell replied.

Murray was supposed to receive $150,000 a month, but AEG never paid him. Murray signed the contract the day before Jackson died in June 2009. Neither AEG nor the singer signed it.

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329.

Pegasus    

Emails show concern for Jackson deterioration
Associated PressBy LINDA DEUTSCH | Associated Press – 1 hour 17 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. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts …

.FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London, announcing plans to appear at the London O2 Arena in July. Emails displayed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, show that a lawyer for AEG Live LLC's parent company described Jackson as a "freak" in an email message on the same day the singer signed a multimillion dollar contract to perform a series of comeback concerts in 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)View Photo.
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson is shown at a …


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court.

"I have watched him deteriorate in front of my eyes over the last eight weeks," said John Hougdahl in an email to Randy Phillips dated June 19, 2009. Jackson died five days later.

"My laymen's degree tells me he needs a shrink to get mentally prepared to get on stage," said Hougdahl, "and then a trainer to get him in physical shape."

He reported on Jackson's rehearsal performances saying, "He used to do multiple 360... spins back in April. He'd fall on his ass if he tried now."

The email was presented by a lawyer for Katherine Jackson in her lawsuit against the entertainment giant's parent company, AEG Live LLC, for negligence in the hiring of Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of killing the pop superstar with an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.

Attorney Brian Panish presented several emails during questioning of AEG Live general counsel Shawn Trell. Trell's marathon four days of testimony ended only when Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos finally cut him off and excused Trell from the stand.

Trell, who specializes in contracts, provided details of Jackson's concert deal and identified a number of emails from people expressing concern about Jackson's health and ability to go forward with a plan for 50 concerts. One of the more famous emails from director Kenny Ortega described Jackson in his last days as "a lost boy."

The lawsuit says AEG pushed Jackson too hard despite signs that he was in poor health.

When Trell was questioned about the possibility of Jackson being pushed too hard, Katherine Jackson, the star's mother, seated in the front row, became tearful and was escorted from the courtroom by her daughter, Rebbie, who has accompanied her every day. Mrs. Jackson did not return for the rest of the day's court session.

Jessica Stebbins Bina, a trial defense lawyer for AEG, questioned Trell about witnesses who described Jackson as ill and emaciated in his last days.

"Did Mr. Jackson die of being too thin?" she asked.

"No," said Trell.

"Did Mr. Jackson to your understanding, die of being sick?" she asked.

"No," said Trell, confirming the star died of acute propofol intoxication.

Trell said he never heard of the drug until after Jackson's death and had no idea Murray was giving it to him.

Bina asked if AEG Live had ever provided medical supplies to Jackson or his doctor and Trell answered no.

He confirmed that Murray's contract with AEG was never signed and identified do***ents showing that Phillips objected to hiring the doctor for $150,000 a month, but "Michael insisted."

The trial was recessed until Tuesday when AEG executive Paul Gongaware is scheduled to testify.

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