— “When I hugged him, he just felt like marble. But when I hugged, when I saw him briefly in 2006, he didn’t feel like that anymore. He felt thin.” (Dancer and choreographer Alif Sankey, who contrasted Jackson’s appearance and build when she met him while shooting the “Smooth Criminal” video with the final years of his life.)
OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM
— Wade Robson, a choreographer who testified in Jackson’s defense at his child molestation
trial, filed court paperwork stating that he was abused by Jackson over a seven-year period, according to his attorney. He has not stated how much he is seeking from Jackson’s estate.
— A 20-minute preview of the Cirque du Soleil show “Immortal” based on Jackson’s career and music was previewed at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. The show is scheduled to open June 29.
— Jurors will hear from AEG Live’s first witnesses, a pair of choreographers who worked with Jackson and who will be called out of order to accommodate their touring schedule.
— Deputy Medical Examiner Christopher Rogers is expected to resume testifying and may offer an estimate of how long Jackson would have lived if he hadn’t received an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.