The defence team in Michael Jackson's trial are pushing to have details of prior litigation brought by "Jane Doe", mother of Jackson's accuser, made public.
They argue that "Jane" is a "liar" and a greedy opportunist; who has a history of launching lawsuits, aimed at extorting money from people.
It is reported that "Jane" obtained $137K from a United States department store which she sued in 2001, she claimed that security guards had assaulted her and her two sons.
"Jane" and her family also reportedly sued Los Angeles child welfare officials, seeking financial damages over the leak of a confidential memo; this said a departmental investigation had found there was no evidence to suggest Jackson had sexually assaulted the boy.
It is also reported that the defence team want to raise issues concerning "Jane's" medication, and alleged extra marital activities.
Needless to say the prosecution team, keen not to destroy the credibility of their witness, want this evidence blocked.
Judge Rodney Melville will consider the request at a hearing, on February 10.
Sounds like this is going to get nasty.