It seems that money is a major factor in the background of the Michael Jackson case.
In testimony at the Santa Barbara court house, the stepfather (Mr Doe) of the boy accusing Michael Jackson of molestation admitted that he asked for payment from Jackson; for participation in a video interview, which was meant to restore Jackson's reputation.
Not wishing to leave any potential revenue source untapped, he also admitted to asking for money from a British journalist who was covering the Michael Jackson case.
Mr Doe also admitted that he felt that his family might have been held at Neverland under duress.
In another development, Judge Rodney Melville has agreed to let Michael Jackson file a request to make a public statement about the case.