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Continued: Michael Jackson's mother tearfully describes son's death, her concerns about comeback concerts

  • Article by: ANTHONY MCCARTNEY , AP Entertainment Writer
  • Last update: July 19, 2013 - 6:20 PM

She said an email written by Paul Gongaware, a top AEG Live executive, that described her son as lazy was especially hurtful.

"My son is not lazy. You don't get to be the biggest," she said, pausing, "by being lazy."

She broke down as she described the day her son died and learning the news from another of her son's managers, Frank Dileo.

"I just started screaming," she said, crying and clutching a tissue in one of her hands.

Katherine Jackson said she had never met Murray before her son's death. She said she saw him pacing at the hospital and had to inquire who he was.

"My son needed another doctor, not Dr. Murray," she said.

The former cardiologist was convicted in 2011 and remains jailed.

Putnam asked Katherine Jackson about her decision to sue AEG Live. She said she didn't discuss it with her children or her grandchildren before filing the lawsuit.

"This was your decision alone," Putnam said.

She said it was.

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