The child molestation trial of Michael Jackson has resumed in California with his videographer on the stand.
On Wednesday, prosecutors were preparing to question the Jackson's former wife, Debbie Rowe, who is expected to talk about a video she made supporting him.
Jackson's former videographer testified that two men whom prosecutors have named as the singer's unindicted co-conspirators became his managers in late 2002, a few months before they allegedly took part in a conspiracy to hold the family of Jackson's accuser captive.
Prosecutors asked Hamid Moslehi about Dieter Wiesner and Ronald Konitzer on Tuesday to try to link them more closely to the singer.
The mother of Jackson's accuser has testified that the German businessmen helped coerce her family into taking part in a videotaped interview rebutting a damaging documentary.
On cross-examination, Jackson defense attorney Thomas Mesereau, Jr., tried to show that Jackson was a victim of Wiesner and
Konitzer, not a close associate.
Jackson is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in February or March 2003, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold his family captive to get them to rebut "Living With Michael Jackson," in which the singer tells an interviewer he lets children sleep in his
bed, though not in a sexual way.
Moslehi said when he shot the rebuttal video and other footage to be used in a TV show defending Jackson, Wiesner and Konitzer promised him a percentage of net profits.
He said he received no profits, nor was he paid for his work. He said he received only a small part of $250,000 in invoices and has a suit pending against Jackson.
Moslehi said he filmed the accuser and his family three times and that after the third taping, he gave the accuser's mother
$2,000 as a loan because he felt sorry for her.
The defence contends that the mother has a history of trying to obtain money from celebrities and others, and that the family is now targeting Jackson.
The mother took the Fifth Amendment to avoid questions about alleged welfare fraud, and jurors heard that the family obtained a $150,000 settlement in a lawsuit against a department store.