Michael Jackson (Getty Images)"omg! Insider" has confirmed that Sharon Osbourne has been added as a witness for the plaintiff. Radar Online first reported the news, following Osbourne's revelation on her morning talk show "The Talk" earlier this week that she had conversations with "certain people" that work at AEG Live that they had knowledge that Michael Jackson "was not well," but pushed forward anyways because "they didn't care, because it's business," and that they'd "still make money."
Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson's $40 billion lawsuit trial against AEG Live kicked off with jury selection on Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court, with no members of the Jackson family present during the routine first day of proceedings.
The family is suing the concert promoter for negligence in the improper supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray over the health of Michael Jackson during preparation for his "This Is It" tour prior to the singer's death in 2009.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, two groups of 35 prospective jurors had been taken in and each asked to answer a 24-page questionnaire of around 120-questions to determine their knowledge and bias surrounding the case.
Once the selective jury pool is whittled down to 100, those folks will be asked to return to court on April 10 so lawyers on both sides can continue with the final jury selection. Jury selection is expected to take a lengthy amount of time, due to widespread media reporting and strong opinions surrounding the late King of Pop.
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