People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray -- AEG Live Co-CEO: MJ Wanted 21 Extra Shows
People vs. Dr. Conrad MurrayAEG Live Co-CEO:Murray Wanted Too Much $$$
9/28/2011 8:50 AM PT
Paul Gongaware -- AEG Live Co-CEO Testifies, Day 2 Updated 9/28/11 at 8:50 AM
Paul Gongaware took the stand again today -- claiming Dr. Conrad Murray requested an astronomical salary for his services to MJ.
* Gongaware said it was Michael who asked him to hire Dr. Murray... but Murray was asking for $5 million ... way too much money. * But Michael insisted he wanted Murray so he called him again and this time offered him $150 thousand a month -- per MJ's instructions.
Paul also told Dr. Murray's defense attorney he was on the lookout for any drug use by MJ, saying he noticed a "slight slur" in Michael's speech during their interactions.
Paul Gongaware -- AEG Live Co-CEO Testifies, Day 1: MJ Wanted 21 Extra Shows Updated Yesterday, 9/27/11 at 3:45 PM
AEG Live's Co-CEO Paul Gongaware just took the stand ... telling prosecutors Michael was the one who demanded 21 extra shows.
* Gongaware claims the first 10 shows sold out nearly instantaneously and Michael wanted to add another 21 bringing the total to 31. * Gongaware says Michael was obsessed with beating Prince's record of 21 shows at the O2 arena. * He said even after selling out 50 shows, there were still 250,000 people waiting for tickets.