Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother are planning to call Diana Ross, director Spike Lee and singer Lisa Marie Presley to the witness stand as they prepare to battle concert giants AEG Live over the King of Pop's death.
Katherine Jackson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters behind the Thriller hitmaker's doomed This Is It comeback gigs in a bid to have them held responsible for his passing.
The Jackson family matriarch claimed they were negligent in ignoring life-threatening health concerns and accusing them of hiring Conrad Murray, the medic who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for causing the superstar's death in 2009.
Jury selection began on Tuesday (02Apr13) in a Los Angeles court, and it has now been revealed who is set to take to the stand for the prosecution.
Motown legend Ross, producer Quincy Jones, filmmaker Lee and Jackson's ex-wife Presley all appear on the witness list, which has been obtained by editors at ETOnline.com, as well as the tragic superstar's three young children. The late singer's famous siblings also look set to be called, in addition to the star's choreographer Kenny Ortega.
Katherine Jackson is reportedly seeking more than $40 billion from AEG Live executives for loss of future earnings and other damages.