Michael Jackson's Mom Faces Cross Examination In Court

Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, took the stand last week in her family's suit against concert promoter AEG Live. According to NBC News, the 83-year-old said it hurt her to hear her son's name run into the ground.

"The most difficult thing is to sit here in this court and listen to all the bad things they say about my son," she said.

She added during cross-examination that "listening to people call her son a freak . . . it hurts to sit in court and hear all these things. It's hard for me listening to how sick my son was and nobody was helping him. He was not a freak."

Jackson also said that she pleaded with AEG CEO Randy Phillips to ease up the schedule for Jacko's "This Is It" tour.

"I told him Michael can't do those shows, you have to change the schedule," she said. "If they spaced them out, he could have done a million shows."

Jackson's family is seeking $40 billion in the wrongful death suit.

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