Witness: AEG Spent $24 Million on Jackson Concerts

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AEG denies it hired Murray and says it bears no liability for Jackson’s death.

Hollander also testified that Jackson was responsible for 95 percent of production expenses if his comeback shows were canceled. Budget documents indicated the production was more than $2 million over budget.

Hollander was the first AEG executive to testify in the lawsuit. The company’s general counsel Shawn Trell began testifying on Monday.

Plaintiff’s attorney Brian Panish questioned Trell about a July letter sent to Jackson’s estate asking for more than $30 million in reimbursement, including $300,000 for Murray’s services.

Trell said it was a mistake to include Murray’s payments as production costs.

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