New York, Sep 25: Michael Jackson's family lawyer has alleged that AEG Live concert promoters were so hell-bent on getting the iconic singer on stage, that they pushed his doctor, Conrad Murray, to give him ample doses of drugs.
While telling the jurors why the promoters should be held liable for Jackson's 2009 death, the attorney, Brian Panish, said that there was no question AEG wanted the King of Pop in their arena in London, the New York Post reported.
Panish asserted that AEG wanted Jackson so badly that they would do whatever it took to get him stage and they told that to Murray.
Panish said that AEG officials told Murray, who was convicted of manslaughter for giving Jackson anesthesia as sleep medication, that "they wanted him to have everything he could have".
The lawyer insisted that the officials knew that Murray had an unlimited supply of prescription medication.
Panish claimed to the jurors that the concert promoters had sold out so many tickets so fast and they were excited about how much money they were going to make, but they also feared losing all the revenue if the 'Thriller' hit maker failed to perform.
According to the family's lawyer, the promoters didn't have appropriate insurance to cover all the production costs. (ANI)