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In deposition, Brooks cannot recall hospital deal

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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- While Garth Brooks says an Oklahoma hospital pledged to name a women's center for his late mother in return for $500,000, a deposition he gave shows the singer couldn't remember what he had been promised.

Brooks testified Friday that the Integris (in-TEHG-rihs) Canadian Valley Regional Hospital promised in 2005 it would honor Colleen Brooks. In a deposition unveiled Monday, he said he couldn't remember what hospital President James Moore told him about the donation.

Under cross-examination, Integris lawyer Terry Thomas showed Brooks a deposition in which the singer said he couldn't remember whether the alleged deal was for a new women's center, or the re-naming of an existing one.

Thomas suggested that renaming an existing center could still happen.

Brooks sued in 2009 to get his money back.

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