AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell continued to give evidence yesterday...Associated Press report
The day began with Trell correcting his evidence from the previous day, having checked Kenny Ortego did signed a contract in April 2009.
AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips sent an email to parent company AEG executives that Jackson had missed
rehearsals and didn't appear ready for his comeback. A few hours later John Branco was said to have emailed and offered to enlist a spiritual and substance abuse specialist to help Jackson.
This was said to be the day Phillips and others met with Jackson and Murray at the singer's home. Shortly after the meeting Phillips emailed Ortega and wrote...
"This doctor is extremely successful — we check everyone out — and he does not need this gig so he (is) totally unbiased and ethical," Phillips wrote.
Trell had testified no checks had been carried out on Murray, questioned about the email Trell said...
"I know this statement is not accurate, but you'd have to speak with Mr. Phillips about what he thought or meant in saying it,"