"The story of Jackson's ill-fated comeback attempt has been told in news reports, a manslaughter trial and a feature-length documentary. But a cache of confidential AEG emails obtained by The Times offers a darker picture of the relationship between the down-on-his-luck idol and the buttoned-up corporation taking a bet on his erratic talents."
"'MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent,' Phillips said in an
email to his boss at Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Los Angeles
company staking a fortune on the singer. 'I [am] trying to sober him
up... I screamed at him so loud the walls are shaking... He
is an emotionally paralyzed mess riddled with self loathing and doubt
now that it is show time.'"
You can read more in the Los Angeles Times HERE.