Today marks four years from the day Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 … and time for his son to speak on his behalf.
Prince Jackson, the King of Pop's 16-year-old, will be taking the stand this week to testify in Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson's $40 billion wrongful death lawsuit trial against AEG Live.
In court Monday, Jackson lawyers said that Prince will take the witness stand after a medical expert concludes his testimony, reports CNN. That is expected to happen on Wednesday.
Prince will be the only one of Michael's children to testify in the trial, which is trying to determine if the concert promoter was negligent in the hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray to watch over the star during preparations for his 2009 "This Is It" tour. Paris, who was deposed in the case and was expected to take the stand, won't be doing so because she's undergoing psychiatric treatment following her suicide attempt earlier this month.
So what is Michael's eldest child expected to say under oath? He will talk about the iconic star's final days.
Prince was home with his father when he died from "acute propofol intoxication." (Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for recklessly using the powerful anesthesia without proper monitoring equipment to help the singer sleep, leading to his death.) At the age of just 12, the child followed the ambulance carrying his dad to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
During his taped deposition in March, Prince refuted testimony from the family chef, Kai Chase, that his father came home from tour rehearsal and was so exhausted that Prince had to help him up the stairs. The teen maintained that never happened and that he'd be unable to help his dad, although the star weighed a frail 136 pounds when he died.
Since Michael's passing, Prince, who has a girlfriend, has dabbled in the entertainment business himself. He appeared in an episode of The CW's "90210" and was a special correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight."
The trial, which is taking place in Los Angeles, is currently in its ninth week. Lawyers for both sides stated it would last into August.
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