The head of concert promoters AEG Live has admitted in court in
he believes a legal action filed by Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is a
"baseless extortion" attempt.
Katherine Jackson claims the concert promoters failed to investigate the doctor who was later convicted of causing her son's death in 2009.
AEG Live are being sued for $40 billion.
Randy Phillips says AEG bears no responsibility for
The BBC is reporting when asked on Tuesday by Katherine Jackson's lawyer whether he thought the case was a "baseless extortion, a shakedown of AEG Live", Phillips answered: "Yes."
AEG Live claims it was not responsible for the hire or supervision of the doctor and has called the legal action "preposterous". AEG denies hiring
and agreeing to pay his fee as an advance to Michael Jackson.
He was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter.