Rebbie and Randy Jackson head into court Monday. (Daniel Robertson/StartraksPhoto.com)The late Michael Jackson, in 1989 (Steve Graniz/WireImage)With jury selection complete, opening statements began Monday morning in the new trial of Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live.
Katherine, also representing Michael Jackson's children, Michael Jr., Paris-Michael Katherine, and Prince Michael, is suing the concert promoter for the pop star’s wrongful death, claiming that the company is liable since AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray as Michael's personal physician.
The downtown L.A. courthouse was a media circus Monday, as Katherine – who was greeted with well wishes from fans outside the courthouse – and other family members, including siblings Rebbie and Randy, headed into court. Jurors will earn $15 a day to listen to what's expected to be several months of testimony.Read More »from Opening Statements Begin in New Michael Jackson Trial; Questions Remain About What Will Be Revealed