Faye’s emails described Jackson as emaciated, paranoid and unable to perform. She told jurors Friday that while the singer’s performances dramatically improved in his final two rehearsals, she was still not convinced he would be able to perform the 50-concert schedule of “This Is It,” let alone its premiere.
Katherine Jackson claims AEG executives missed signs about the singer’s health and failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of administering a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
AEG denies it hired Conrad Murray, the former physician convicted of giving Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. The company also denies it pushed Jackson to rehearse.
Faye told jurors that she was never pressured by AEG executives Randy Phillips or Paul Gongaware to get Jackson to rehearse.
The stylist testified earlier in the trial that she overheard Gongaware tell Jackson’s assistant to get him out of a locked bathroom and to a rehearsal. Gongaware denies that conversation ever happened.