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Michael Jackson's Oldest Son Prince Plans On Testifying At Wrongful Death Lawsuit Trial

Prince Jackson

Mar. 15 2013, Published 7:38 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's oldest son, Prince, plans on testifying at the wrongful death lawsuit trial of his superstar father, is exclusively reporting.

"Prince absolutely plans on testifying," a family insider tells Radar. "His grandmother, Katherine, filed the lawsuit against AEG, which was the concert promoter for Michael's comeback concerts that were scheduled to take place in London. Katherine contends that AEG was responsible for her son's death because they were responsible for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to be his physician.

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"Prince very much wants to take the stand and plans to tell jurors about specific conversations he had with his father about AEG. Prince will also testify about the fateful day his father died, as he was an eyewitness to the efforts that were made to save his life. There are no plans for either Paris or Blanket to testify though."

As previously reported, Katherine suffered a huge legal setback this past week when a California court dismissed all of her claims against AEG and its president, Tim Leiweke.

Celebrity Justice

Additionally, all but one of her claims against the remaining defendants were dismissed and the California Court of Appeals ordered Michael’s medical records unsealed.

Those remaining defendants have filed legal documents with the Court of Appeal in California to dismiss the one claim, on the question of whether AEG Live negligently hired Murray, Jackson’s long time personal physician.

As has previously reported, Murray was convicted in 2011 for the involuntary manslaughter death of Michael after administering a fatal dose of propofol to help the pop singer sleep. Murray hadn’t formally signed his employment contract with AEG at the time of Michael's death.

If the case proceeds to trial on April 1, "jurors will be very interested in what Prince has to say. He is a very well spoken and intelligent young man," the source said.

"When Michael was alive, he treated his oldest son as an adult. Michael consulted Prince on business decisions. Prince is extremely mature and considerate young man."



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