November 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has heard Michael Jackson's younger brother describe what he said were multiple efforts by the singer's family to do interventions and get him off prescription drugs.
Randy Jackson detailed more than a half-dozen interventions by the singer's siblings, and occasionally with interventionist doctors, who tried to convince the superstar to go into rehab.
Randy Jackson said his older brother always refused attempts to get him into rehab and told his siblings that he had no problem with prescription drugs.
The videotaped testimony was played Friday for jurors by lawyers for AEG Live LLC, which is being sued by Jackson's mother. She claims the company negligently hired the doctor later convicted of giving the "Thriller" singer a lethal overdose of an anesthetic in June 2009.
AEG denies any wrongdoing.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.