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Makeup artist for Michael Jackson says singer pressured to rehearse

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A makeup artist who worked with Michael Jackson for nearly three decades says an official at AEG Live was pressing the singer to rehearse, despite his not feeling well.

Karen Faye is the latest person from Jackson's inner circle to testify at a trial in which his mother is suing the concert promoter, saying AEG is to blame for his death in 2009.

Faye says she was worried about Jackson's health and agreed with a fan who felt the singer might die if he was pushed too hard to prepare for the "This Is It" concerts.

Faye says the only people she ever saw push Jackson to rehearse when he didn't want to were tour director Kenny Ortega and the AEG official, Paul Gongaware.

AEG denies it has any liability for Jackson's death.

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