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On a day which saw the beginning of jury selection in a trial that will pit the family of Michael Jackson against concert promoter AEG Live, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Thomas Mesereau to share his unique insight in a live, face to face interview.
The criminal defense lawyer who acquitted the late pop star in his molestation trial, Mesereau spoke of specific documents that he suspects will make it difficult for AEG to counter claims of wrongful death:
"Apparently there are emails from his [Jackson's] choreographer, Ken Ortega, warning AEG that he's not well, he has serious physical problems, serious psychological and emotional problems, he's asking for professional help, and I'm informed that there are some emails from AEG basically telling [Dr. Conrad] Murray you better get him to rehearsals," stated Mesereau. "I think the issue is well founded by the siblings and I think it's going to be a big issue for the plaintiffs. And I think AEG is going to have a tough time explaining it."
Asked by the host if Jackson should bear some of the responsibility himself, based on a history of cancellations and high-maintenance behavior, and the guests noted that AEG knew exactly what to expect when they joined forces with the "King of Pop":
"If they thought he was that flaky and they thought he was that disturbed, why did they enter into a contract with him to do all these concerts?" he asked Piers Morgan. "They invested over 30 million dollars before the concerts even began. If they thought he was that bad and they thought his reputation was suffering from all these other issues, why in the world did they go into business with him? I think it's an uphill battle for AEG."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Morgan and Mesereau preview a case which is predicted to lock-up Los Angeles for several months.
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