Jacko too sick to appear in London court for sheikh lawsuit

November 19th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): An attorney for Michael Jackson has claimed that the singer is too sick to appear in court to testify in a lawsuit with an Arab sheikh.

The singer’’s lawyer Robert Englehart told the High Court in London on Nov 18 (08) that Jackson is awaiting test results on a mystery illness and wants to give his testimony via video link from the U.S.

Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain is suing the Thriller hitmaker for 7 million dollars, reports Contactmusic.

The sheikh says Jackson reneged on a contract for an album, a candid autobiography and a stage play, after accepting millions of dollars in advance.

However, the pop star has denied the claims, insisting any monies given to him were as a gift.

Judge Nigel Sweeney has now adjourned the case until Nov 20 (08) to allow time for medical experts from both legal teams to discuss Jackson’’s condition.

However, if no satisfactory outcome is reached, Jackson could be forced to appear in court in person. (ANI)

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