Via The Sun:
Michael Jackson’s death has been declared an accident — by his own ghost, a court heard.
Jacko, 50, was said to have told Lionel Richie’s ex Brenda that he inadvertently killed himself.
The claim was revealed in LA by Randy Phillips of gig giants AEG — blamed by Jacko’s family for the Thriller star’s demise.
They are alleging negligence and blame the company for hiring doctor Conrad Murray — since jailed for giving Jackson a fatal sedative overdose in 2009.
But AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips stunned the wrongful death trial by claiming Jacko had insisted from beyond the grave that his death was an accident — and cleared Dr Murray.
He told jurors at Los Angeles County Superior Court: “Brenda called me to tell me that she was in communications with Michael, either through a medium or directly”.
She said Michael told her it wasn’t Dr Murray’s fault — that he had accidentally killed himself.
Many in the court burst into laughter, but judge Yvette Palazuelos let the testimony stand.
Phillips, who once managed chart star Lionel, was responding to questions about an email he sent in August 2009 suggesting Murray was not to blame for Jacko’s death at 50.
He wrote to an AEG colleague: “I think I know what MJ died of and this would exonerate Conrad”.
Phillips said he could not recall what he meant. But after questioning he offered up the spooky explanation.
A Jackson family lawyer objected, calling it triple hearsay as Phillips was relaying a conversation with Brenda, who had spoken to a medium who allegedly contacted the late singer.
But the judge rejected this.
Black or White singer Jacko was pals with Lionel, 63, and Brenda, and godfather to their adopted daughter Nicole, 31. Case continues.