MJ was forceful businessman, says AGE Live CEO

Washington, June 13 (ANI): The CEO of AEG Live LLC has testified that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not as the drugged-up performer.

The company's president and CEO, Randy Philips, told the jurors on Wednesday that Jacko was a far more complex figure than has been portrayed during the trial of a case filed by the late singer's mother, Katherine, against AEG Live over her son's death, the Fox News reported.

According to Phillips, based on meetings he had with Jackson in 2008 and early 2009, he found the late singer to be a "sophisticated man who had control of his life."

Phillips claimed that the portrait of the King of Pop's that's been presented to the jury during the seven-week trial has been inaccurate.

Jackson was described by both sides in opening statements as struggling with prescription drug addiction throughout his life.

Phillips also asserted that he disagreed with the descriptions of Jackson as according to him the man he dealt with was forceful, kind but determined.

Jurors were told by Phillips that Jackson never told him he was having trouble sleeping.

He said that he didn't see signs that Jackson was struggling with prescription drugs when he met with the entertainer to discuss options for his "This Is It" comeback concerts scheduled for London's O2 Arena in 2009. (ANI)

Latest News

  • Switchfoot found 'family halfway around the world' in India

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Coming all the way from the US to regale their Indian fans, members of the hugely popular alternative rock band Switchfoot felt they had found a "family" far away from home on their maiden tour of the country, says frontman Jon Foreman, who is drawn to Indian classical music. It was amazing to be able to sing along with Indians in Mumbai... People really like rock and roll down here. …

  • Anupam Kher's acting school announces repertory

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares has announced a repertory from April 18 to May 2. …

  • Luxury store Ekaani opens first store in Delhi

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Luxury store Ekaani, a one-stop shop for gifting solutions from foreign brands like Versace and Roberto Cavalli, has announced the launch of its flagship store in the capital. Saurabh Garg with Minica Garg in association with Sunayana Chibba hosted the launch of Ekaani in south Delhi's Defence Colony area. Ekaani is the latest venture by the renowned Brijbasi Group. The store brings best of gifting solutions from various renowned luxury brands like Rosenthal, …

  • I don't understand sensibility of our censors: Naseeruddin Shah

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) While the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is getting stricter by the day, versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah says he fails to understand the sensibility of the censors. "I don't understand the sensibility of our censors. …

  • SRK shoots at London's Madame Tussauds for 'Fan'

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was more than happy to have shot for his upcoming film "Fan" at the Madame Tussaud's museum in London, which also houses his wax statue. …

  • 'Helen' not biopic of actress Helen: Poonam Pandey

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Actress Poonam Pandey, who made her Bollywood debut with the bold film "Nasha", will next be seen in a movie titled "Helen". She has clarified that the project is not a biopic on the yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Poonam told IANS: "Helen is not a biopic on the great Helenji. Helen in our film just draws a feeling from the great dancing actress. …

  • '...Byomkesh Bakshy!' gets U/A certificate

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy", which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts. Shravan Kumar, CEO of the CBFC, said: "A screening was held for Examining Committee, which recommended the grant for U/A with excisions. No request for constitution of Revising Committee has been made by the producers as on …

  • My films are commercial, but different: Akshay Kumar

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who will next be seen in "Gabbar Is Back", says his films have always been commercial and his choices of films has always been different. "My films are commercial. I don't give any speech (on social issues) in my films. "Gabbar Is Back" is directed by popular southern actor Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. …

Loading...