Michael Jackson's Brother To Testify About Proposed Memorabilia Tour

Michael Jackson rehearses for his planned shows in London at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 23, 2009 Michael Jackson rehearses for his planned shows in London at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 23, 2009

Michael Jackson’s brother Randy is expected on the witness stand to testify about why a proposed memorabilia tour may not be the best deal for the King of Pop’s estate.

Randy Jackson, an accountant and a lawyer are among those scheduled to testify Friday in Los Angeles. Another probable witness is concert promoter Leonard Rowe, who has been critical of the company that would oversee the exhibit, AEG Live.

Jackson’s mother, Katherine, has opposed the AEG deal for several reasons.

AEG wants to time the tour to the opening of a film based on footage of Jackson’s final rehearsals that will be released in October.

A judge wants to hear testimony about the proposed deal so that he can decide whether to give it his approval.

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