Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Untruths and Sensationalism

Michael Jackson issued a statement yesterday, saying he would answer "untruths and sensationalism".

He also, rather unnervingly, admitted that he had reached financial settlements with people in the past; in order to avoid the embarrassment of going to court.

That policy certainly seems to have backfired!

The latest report about payoffs was posted here yesterday, concerning the $2M allegedly paid to the son of an employee in 1990; in order to stave off allegations of molestation.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Buying Peoples' Silence

It seems that, if reports are to be believed, Michael Jackson has tried to buy another person's silence.

Michael Jackson is alleged to have paid $2M, to the son of an employee at his Neverland Ranch in 1990; again to avoid child molestation charges.

This payola culture, if true, seems to be a habit with Jackson. He is alleged to have paid another accuser between $15M to $20M in 1993.

The report will be aired tonight on "Dateline NBC" TV news magazine.

In the report I understand that the retired Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Jim Thomas, says that he investigated Jackson in 1993; in connection with one claim, and stumbled upon this accusation.

The accuser alleged that Jackson fondled him. However, the payoff disbars the accuser from discussing it publicly.

Paying off people to buy their silence is self defeating:
  • It encourage others to try to extort money

  • It sends the wrong signal to the world, ie that there is something to hide

  • It is financially unsustainable
The trial in Santa Barbara, this coming January, should put an end to this once and for all; irrespective of whether Jackson is found guilty or innocent.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

No Discount

Judge Rodney Melville has refused, for the second time, to lower Michael Jackson's bail from $3M.

It seems that the judge took the decision, based on evidence that Jackson was planning to flee to Brazil with his accuser's family. That would be a very bizarre holiday trip!

Judge Melville noted that the bail reflected Jackson's wealth, and fondness for travel.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Who Nose The Truth?

It seems that Michael Jackson's ear and nose are now on trial.

As noted on this site, Dr Werner Mang claimed that he had used part of Jackson's ear to rebuild his nose.

This operation was, allegedly, performed with Dr Stephen Hoefflin.

Now Dr Hoefflin claims that this is not correct. He claims that he has not performed surgery on Jackson for many years, and has no firsthand knowledge about anything Jackson has done more recently.

Now isn't this all getting rather silly?

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Appearances can be deceptive; it seems that Michael Jackson's nose contains parts of his ear.

That at least is what Dr Werner Mang, a celebrity plastic surgeon, is reported to have said. Dr Mang claims that Jackson's nose was in such a poor state, that parts of Jackson's ear had to be used to hold it together.

Dr Mang is concerned that Michael Jackson has overdone the plastic surgery, just a tad, and has issued a public warning that no more "cuts" should be made.

Mang is reported to have theorised, that Jackson wants to turn himself into a white woman.