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Diana Ross and Lisa Marie Presley on witness list for Jackson wrongful death trial


Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother are planning to call Diana Ross, director Spike Lee and singer Lisa Marie Presley to the witness stand as they prepare to battle concert giants AEG Live over the King of Pop's death.

Katherine Jackson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters of the doomed "This Is It" comeback concerts in a bid to have them held responsible for his passing.

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The Jackson family matriarch claimed they were negligent in ignoring life-threatening health concerns and accusing them of hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for causing the superstar's death in 2009.

Jury selection began on Tuesday in a Los Angeles court, and it has now been revealed who is set to take to the stand for the prosecution.

Motown legend Ross, producer Quincy Jones, filmmaker Lee and Jackson's ex-wife Presley, as well as the tragic superstar's three young children all appear on the witness list, which has been obtained by editors at ETonline. The late singer's famous siblings also look set to be called, in addition to the star's choreographer, Kenny Ortega.

Katherine Jackson is reportedly seeking more than $40 billion from AEG Live executives for loss of future earnings and other damages.

Apr 4, 2013 9:24PM
Another circus trial on the way and another group will be taken to the cleaners by a jury that will believe MJ was a saint. MJ was a sick, perverted drug addict that for all intents and purposes killed himself.
Apr 4, 2013 12:21PM
The only person responsible for Michael Jackson's DEATH  is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was a 40+ year old ADULT at the time of his DRUG overdosing demise. His personal physician shouldn't have given in to Michaels demands ; the physician has already been tried for his crimes. The catalyst behind this law Suit is GREED not justice.
Apr 4, 2013 10:53AM
The need for attention syndrome, not to mention the money, extends past the cadaverous Peter Pan. Celebrities families love the limelight, as did their infantile thinking son. It's more a disease than they seem to know yet perhaps it will boost his music sales. Ned suggests they look into becoming more like the rest of the normal world. Grief might diminish more quickly if they do.
Apr 4, 2013 10:48AM
I say the world lost one of the most talented and famous drug addicted pedophiles on the plant SEE YA!!!! And mommy wants to be paid for that. What a proud mother she must be ......!
Apr 4, 2013 10:14AM
I think it is very sad that his family has blamed everyone but themselves. You can't tell me they had no clue he was doing the things he was doing. I asume they weren't a close family. Unless they needed something he had, how often did they stop in to see him and the kids?
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