Photos: Two sides of Michael Jackson seen in trial
Two sides of Michael Jackson have emerged during the start of a trial involving a lawsuit over his death. The superstar was repeatedly called an addict by lawyers on both sides of the lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live.His financial struggles also were put on display during the proceedings that resumed Tuesday.
Jackson's words and music also rang through the courtroom as a lawyer for plaintiff Katherine Jackson tried to show jurors his loving relationship with her and his children.
Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. A year later his mother filed the negligence lawsuit against AEG, claiming the company failed to properly investigate a doctor who was giving propofol to him. The former physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and remains jailed.
See some of the major players in the trial and past photos of Michael Jackson.