Jackson To Testify Via Video Link
LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON will testify in a Las Vegas court today (18May07) in a bid to stop a planned charity auction of his belongings going ahead.
The Thriller star and his family are suing bosses at Universal Express, who are planning to hold the Jackson Family Memorabilia Auction later this month (30-31May07) in Nevada's Sin City.
The singer wants to halt the auction, claiming he is the rightful owner of the goods, and will appear in the Clark County Courthouse, Nevada, via video link to give evidence.
Florida businessman Richard Altomare, who bought the artifacts from a former Jackson business associate as part of a bankruptcy case, is reportedly threatening to put embarrassing items - including portraits of naked kids and sex toys - in the auction.
Altomare expects the memorabilia to collect $100 million (GBP50 million).