She is currently recovering in hospital after a failed suicide attempt earlier this month.

But Paris Jackson was still called upon to testify in her family’s wrongful death suit against AEG Live regarding her father Michael’s death.

The 15-year-old, who is suing the concert giant along with her grandmother Katherine, 83, and siblings, was questioned by video from the UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

 
Called to trial: Paris Jackson, pictured in 2011 in Las Vegas, testified by video from hospital on Tuesday in her family's wrongful death trial against AEG Live regarding her father's death

Called to trial: Paris Jackson, pictured in 2012 in Beverly Hills, testified by video from hospital on Tuesday in her family’s wrongful death trial against AEG Live regarding her father’s death

Katherine’s lawsuit claims AEG failed to properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who is serving a four-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter over the 50-year-old star’s death, and pushed the superstar to rehearse and perform a planned series of 50 comeback shows titled This Is It.

Lawyers acting for Paris, Prince Michael, their brother Blanket, 10, and Katherine contend that pressure from AEG led to Jackson’s death from an overdose of surgical anaesthetic in June 2009, two weeks before his This Is It concerts were to begin at the O2 Arena in London.

Both Paris and her brother Prince are listed as potential witnesses in the case, which is in its sixth week of trial.

The Jacksons’ lawyers were allegedly gearing up to ensure Paris wasn’t forced to testify after her recent suicide bid, so today’s proceedings came as somewhat of a surprise.

Marvin S. Putnam, a defense attorney for AEG Live, said Paris and Prince Jackson were deposed in the case because they are named plaintiffs. He said Paris’ testimony was not a ‘grilling’ but urged privacy for her and her family.

‘There’s a real person involved here,’ Putnam said. ‘There’s a 15-year-old girl and something incredibly tragic has happened that none of us know why and I think it would really be in everyone’s best interest and particularly in her best interest if rather than blowing this up into something else, that they were given a little bit of privacy to deal with something that has to be a tragic, tragic moment for all of them.’

‘She’s 15,’ he said. ‘Someone should give her a break.’

According to TMZ, legal papers reveal the famous offspring are asking for $10 billion for all of the future earnings they claim their father would have generated if he had he lived.

According to the website the family want an additional $50 million for various other damages.

AEG, which denies any liability for the star’s death, says the huge figure is based on speculation and that Jackson’s career was on a downward spiral

Legal analysts say the billions being claimed are unlikely to be awarded and are a legal tactic to get publicity for the case.

 
Depressed: Paris, pictured in May, is said to have attempted suicide after discovering that she and her older brother Prince didn't share the same biological father

Depressed: Paris, pictured in May, is said to have attempted suicide after discovering that she and her older brother Prince didn’t share the same biological father

Just days prior to her suicide bid, Paris was reportedly told that she does not share the same biological father as Prince.

Then, over the days that followed, Paris spiralled into depression and was admitted to the UCLA medical centre hospital after cutting her wrists and taking an overdose of pills on June 5.

Whilst the teen is said to be feeling better, she could remain in hospital for another month.

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