Randy Phillips, the president and CEO of AEG Live, revealed in testimony at the trial of Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, yesterday that the company had no plans to cancel or postpone the singer's scheduled concert dates in London, despite the fact that the singer missed rehearsals and seemed unprepared to perform in the weeks leading up to his death in 2009. Phillips made it clear that his company's contract with the singer would have made it very difficult to pull the plug on the shows.
Murray's attorneys have been trying to make the case that the King of Pop was anxious about the gigs, which fed into an anxiety they say led him to take the overdose of sedatives that caused his death.
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