Judge Rodney Melville, who is presiding over the pre trial hearing in the Michael Jackson child molestation case, is reported to have admitted on Friday that the global media interest in the case would make it very difficult for Michael Jackson to get a fair trial.
This came about as the media lawyers fought to make more details of the case public, whilst the prosecution and defence teams unified to keep further details from entering the public domain.
Judge Melville ruled against making further documents public; on the grounds that it could prejudice a fair trial for Jackson, when his case comes to court in September.
The defence team pushed to have the case dismissed through lack of evidence. The next hearing is scheduled for July the 9th, unless the defence get their way and have it thrown out.
After that there will be another session on the 16th of August, when the judge will decide what evidence can be shown to the jury.
A handful of fans reportedly turned up to the hearing; protesting Jackson's innocence, and declaring that he was put on earth to do something special.
It seems that some have already made their minds up.