During his opening statement, prosecutor David Walgren played part of an audio recording of Michael Jackson discussing his upcoming "This Is It" tour.
Walgren says Jackson was “highly under the influence of unknown agents” when Murray made the recording on his iPhone on May 10, 2009.
Here is a transcript of the recording:
“We have to be phenomenal. When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. Go. Go. I’ve never seen nothing like this. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world. I’m taking that money, a million children, children’s hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson’s Children’s Hospital.”
Walgren says there is more on the recording, and promises the entire thing will be played later in the trial.