Pop star's lawyer wants him to testify via video
Michael Jackson‘s lawyer has claimed that the pop star is too sick to travel from the US to London to testify in a lawsuit in which it is alleged he owes $7 million to an Arab sheik.
Jackson‘s lawyer, Robert Englehart, is attempting arrange for him to testify via video link from the US.
“It would be unwise for him to travel, given what’s he’s got now,” Englehart said. He would not specify what is ailing the singer.
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 $7 million for failing to fulfill the alleged music contract, which would have paid off the loans.
A lawyer for the sheikh said the medical evidence presented by Jackson‘s legal team was unsatisfactory, reports the Associated Press.
The judge in the case said he would decide by Thursday (November 20) whether or not Jackson will be required to travel to testify after the hearing opinions of medical experts.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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