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Jackson lawyer blasts 'ruthless' promoter at trial

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Michael Jackson's mother accused the promoter of his doomed final tour of sacrificing the troubled star in a "ruthless" pursuit of profit in the months before his 2009 death. 

Rebbie (L) and Randy Jackson, siblings of Michael Jackson, attend the Jackson vs AEG Live case on April 29, 2013 in Los Angeles. Their mother Katherine accused the promoter of the "King of Pop's" final tour of sacrificing the troubled star in a "ruthless" pursuit of profit in the months before his 2009 death.

At the opening of a trial pitting Katherine Jackson against AEG Live, her lawyer Brian Panish alleged the promoter was negligent in hiring doctor Conrad Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of causing Jackson's death.

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