Royal wrote his own compositions for the star
The sheikh accusing Michael Jackson of breach of contract wanted to revive the pop singer’s career with songs he had written himself.
As previously reported the King Of Bahrain’s son, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, claims he loaned Jackson money and built him a recording studio as an advance for two albums, a stage show and an autobiography.
Now the sheikh is suing Jackson for £4.7m for unfulfilling the alleged music contract which would have paid off the loans.
According to the BBC the sheikh invited Jackson, along with his children and staff, to Bahrain so he could relax after being cleared of child abuse charges – the singer stayed for six months.
Before his stay the sheikh sent Jackson his own musical compositions and set him up with a recording studio at his Neverland ranch.
The sheikh claims that as well as two albums, a stage show and autobiography Jackson also agreed to record a charity song for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The sheikh says that the pop singer didn’t attend the studio for the final recording, and the track never got a release – despite him having paid £1.5 million.
Jackson denies all these claims, saying the sheikh’s case is based on “mistake, misrepresentation and undue influence” and that no projects were finalised – and any payments were “gifts”.
The case continues today (November 18), and the court has applied for Jackson to give evidence via a video link during the 12-day hearing.