Jackson Will Testify in UK Trial

King of Pop will claim prince's $7M advance was gift
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 6:26 AM CST
Jackson Will Testify in UK Trial
Michael Jackson is expected to testify in a civil trial over his failed business partnership with Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, FILE)

(Newser) – Michael Jackson will appear in a London court next week in a civil trial over his soured partnership with Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah, the Guardian reports. The Sheikh reportedly gave Jackson a $7M advance for several joint business ventures that never came to fruition, including building Jackson his own "oasis of calm" in Bahrain where he could write and record hits.
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