Michael Jackson home movies, starring Prince, Paris and Blanket, shown in court
Published 27/06/2013 | 14:29
Private videos of Michael Jackson's family life have been played in court by his son, Prince, during a lawsuit against concert promoters AEG over the singer's death.
Prince, 16, gave evidence in the case which claims AEG negligently hired Conrad Murray, the doctor later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Michael Jackson an overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol.
He began his testimony by showing jurors roughly 15 minutes of private family photos and home videos, including footage of Prince and his sister Paris as babies and them with their younger brother Blanket one Christmas morning.
Jackson's three children are plaintiffs in the case against AEG, which their grandmother Katherine Jackson filed in August 2010.
AEG denies it hired Murray or bears any responsibility for the entertainer's death.
Prince Jackson told the court that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death in June 2009, but wasn't happy about the terms of the ill-fated shows.
He added that he saw Dr Murray performing CPR on his father, and recalled being told by Murray at a hospital that his father was dead.
Prince described growing up on Neverland Ranch and told the jury that his father was always working, but his children had no idea he was a global superstar.
"We always listened to his music, but we never knew how famous he was," he said.