Michael Jackson is seen doting on his three children in touching never-before-seen photos and home videos released on Wednesday.

The moving images were shown as Prince Michael Jackson became the first member of the Jackson family to give live testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG.

Prince narrated as the images of his father, who died in 2009 aged 50, lavishing attention on Prince, Paris and Blanket were shown to the jury by Jackson family attorney Brian Panish.

 
Doting father: Michael Jackson lavishes attention on his children in never-before-seen photos and home videos

Doting father: Michael Jackson lavishes attention on his children in never-before-seen photos and home videos.

Prince credited his father with instilling in him a desire to learn and to help others. Along with the photographs, family videos have been entered into evidence, some taken by Michael Jackson himself, as he filmed his children and asked them what they want to be when they grew up.

Speaking on the stand, Prince revealed that after telling his father he wanted to be a movie director and architect, Michael gave him tips on how he could one day make films.

Paris and Prince Michael II, or Blanket as he is more commonly known, also figure prominently in the still photo and video exhibits.

 
Passing on the musical talents: Michael was seen teaching Prince the piano in one of the touching shots

Passing on the musical talents: Michael was seen teaching Prince the piano in one of the touching shots

 
Behind the scenes: The moving images were shown as Prince Michael Jackson became the first member of the Jackson family to give live testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG

Behind the scenes: The moving images were shown as Prince Michael Jackson became the first member of the Jackson family to give live testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG

 

 
Birthday time: Prince, Paris and Blanket are seen sporting birthday hats as they enjoy a party

Birthday time: Prince, Paris and Blanket are seen sporting birthday hats as they enjoy a party.

During his testimony, Prince said that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wanted more time to rehearse and had several tense phone conversations with promoters of his This Is It shows that often ended with the singer in tears.

The 16-year-old said his father remarked after one of the conversations, ‘They’re going to kill me’, but did not elaborate further.

The testimony came in a lawsuit claiming AEG negligently hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.

AEG denies it hired the physician or bears any responsibility for the entertainer’s death.

Cuddling up: One of the images shown was this cute shot of Prince with Paris as a baby

Cuddling up: One of the images shown was this cute shot of Prince with Paris as a baby

Close bond: Paris and Prince, who are only one year apart in age, have always been incredibly close

Close bond: Paris and Prince, who are only one year apart in age, have always been incredibly close

Wearing a black suit with a dark grey tie and his long brown hair tucked behind his ears, Prince testified that he saw AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips at the family’s rented mansion in a heated conversation with Murray in the days before his father died. The teenager said Phillips grabbed Murray’s elbow and ‘looked aggressive’.

Michael Jackson wasn’t at home at the time and was probably rehearsing, Prince said.

Murray’s attorney Valerie Wass and AEG defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam later denied outside court that the meeting Prince described ever happened.

Putnam said Prince would be re-called to the witness stand during the defense case later in the trial.
‘I think as the testimony will show when he is called in our defense that’s not what happened,’ Putnam said. ‘He was a 12-year-old boy who has had to endure this great tragedy.’

For the first time, the teenage publicly provided details about the day his father died. Prince testified that he saw Murray performing CPR on his father, who was hanging halfway off a bed. It appeared his dad’s eyes were rolled up in the back of his head, Prince told jurors.

Prince’s eyes appeared red as he recalled being told by Murray at a hospital that his father was dead. Prince said he never saw Murray’s treatments of his father.

‘I was 12. To my understanding he was supposed to make sure my dad stayed healthy,’ Prince testified.

Prince said none of the household staff were allowed upstairs at the mansion, and the singer kept his bedroom locked while receiving treatments from Murray.

During cross-examination, Putnam played a clip from a deposition of Prince in which the teen said he discovered the bedroom was locked when he and his siblings were playing hide-and-seek and couldn’t get inside.

Prince also said his father gave him and Paris a stack of $100 bills on a few occasions to give to Murray, telling him Murray wouldn’t take the money from him, and the doctor wouldn’t take the full amount from the children.

The teenager said his understanding was that the money was meant to tide Murray over until he got paid by AEG Live.

Prince’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson, sat in the front row of the courtroom during his testimony.

She held a tissue and removed her glasses several times.

The testimony began with the teenager showing jurors roughly 15 minutes of private family photos and home videos.

The trial is expected to last several more weeks.

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