I understand that Michael Jackson issued a statement on Thursday; in which he castigated the individual/individuals responsible for leaking the details of his 1993 settlement terms, in the case accusing him of child molestation.
As noted previously on this site, Jackson had agreed to pay $15M to a boy who claimed the singer molested him.
It seems that Jackson paid the money to protect his career. As I noted previously this action, in my view, only stored up trouble for the future.
Jackson is reported to have said that the leaker is disrespecting both himself, and the Santa Maria Court gag; which is trying to prevent trial by media.
The irony is that the gag, which was imposed by Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville, may have in fact been breached by Jackson's statement about the leak.
It was unclear whether Thursday's statement by Jackson was subject to the gag order.
Dear oh dear, what a mess!