AEG executive claims he didn't know MJ abused drugs

Washington, June 4 (ANI): An AEG executive testified on Friday that when he managed Michael Jackson's tour in 1996 and 1997, the singer never showed any indications of abusing drugs or travelling with a doctor.

Sources told CNN just days after the King of Pop's death that Jackson travelled with almost a mini-clinic and a doctor who used a surgical anaesthetic to put him to sleep after shows during his "HIStory" tour, CNN reported.

The co-CEO of AEG Live, Paul Gongaware was the top producer of Jackson's comeback concerts when he died of an overdose; he was also the person who negotiated the deal to pay Dr. Conrad Murray 150,000-dollars-a-month to be Jackson's physician for the 'This Is It' tour.

Jackson lawyers have argued that Gongaware should have known about the dangers of hiring the doctor because of his personal experience with Jackson.

However, AEG Live lawyers said that the executives had no way of knowing about Murray using propofol to treat Jackson's insomnia, as the singer was very good at keeping his secrets. (ANI)


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