ABC7 Court News summary
The president of AEG Live, Randy Phillips, got his first chance to explain what was behind the alarming emails he sent, which have been ammunition for the plaintiffs. Phillips had written that Jackson was "locked in his room drunk and despondent" and that the singer was an "emotionally paralyzed mess, riddled with self loathing and doubt now that it is show time."
He testified Jackson's anxiety was not about performing. He said Jackson was concerned that his popularity had faded and there weren't going to be any people at the press conference. Phillips said Jackson later was ecstatic when he learned 3,000 people were waiting for him.