Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, October 09, 2004


I understand that Michael Jackson's defence team have subpoenaed Raymond Chandler, the author of "All That Glitters".

This of course means that he will not be able to speak in public about the case.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Personal Animosity

The motion to dismiss Tom Sneddon, as prosecutor in the Michael Jackson trial, was partly unsealed yesterday.

It seems that Jackson's team feel that Sneddon's case is personal. Sneddon, in their view, has quote:

"abandoned his role as public prosecutor, and is motivated by personal animosity toward the singer."

They believe that Sneddon's handling of the investigation has revealed a conflict of interest, that prevents the singer from obtaining a fair trial.

They go on to allege that Sneddon has a vendetta against Jackson, which dates back to the 1993 molestation investigation which failed.

Thursday, October 07, 2004


It is reported that a judge has approved a class action suit against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden, for allegedly selling seats with obstructed views of Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert in 2001.

The suit could cover over 7000 ticket holders, who were not warned that they would have an inadequate view.

The suit was filed by Dana Gross, who paid $98.50 plus service charges for each of six tickets to see Michael Jackson in September 2001.

She is asking for a modest compensation of $14M!

To venture a non legal opinion, if I may, but does this not seem to be a teeny weeny bit excessive?

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Wild Rumours and Salacious Allegations

Attorney Theodore Boutrous, who is acting for the media in the Michael Jackson case, has pressed for more information to be released to the media/public.

He reportedly filed for access to sealed documents on Tuesday, under the First Amendment.

Boutrous is reportedly to be of the opinion that Judge Rodney Melville "has been applying incorrect legal standards".

It seems that, in the opinion of Boutrous, Michael Jackson's fame is not enough to shield him from the media scrutiny that would normally accompany a case of this magnitude.

The "wild rumors and salacious allegations" that surround the case will be, in the opinion of Boutrous, diminished if more information is placed in the public domain.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Horrible Conspiracies

Michael Jackson's defence team have filed a motion, under seal (of course!), requesting that Tom Sneddon (the DA) be disbarred from the case.

It is reported that other motions have also been filed, again under seal.

It is speculated that the motion to disbar the prosecutor, is based on allegations of personal involvement/conflict of interest. This probably arises from Sneddon's involvement in the 1993 failed child molestation case.

It is thought by legal specialists that the chances of the motion succeeding are not exactly high.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Michael's Competitive Streak

The stories circulating in the media about Omer Bhatti, being Michael Jackson's son, have taken a new twist.

It seems that, according to reports, Bhatti is the son of a Norwegian woman and a Pakistani man. However, Jackson's involvement happened because he was so "taken with the boy" who does a very fair impression of Jackson; and decided to "adopt" him.

It seems that, if the reports are to be believed, Jackson is competing with his father by trying to have more children than him.

This is all getting rather daft, isn't it?

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Paternal Wisdom

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Joe Jackson came out in support of his son Michael.

He blamed the media for not telling the truth; and noted that once you get to certain level in "celebrityhood", the media then try to "tear you down".

Fair comment in my view.