Bankim Thanki QC, lawyer for Sheikh Abdulla (who is suing Michael Jackson for $7M), spoke int eh High Court yesterday.
"The idea was to create a new recording label to kickstart his musical career.
The idea was to relaunch his career from a base far away from his well-publicised criminal trial."
Mr Thanki claimed that Sheikh Abdulla wrote a song that Jackson recorded the day after his trial ended in California in 2005.
The sheikh wanted to release it as a charity single to help victims of the Boxing Day tsunami the previous year.
Jackson is expected to give evidence via videolink from Los Angeles.
The case continues and is expected to last 12 days.