Michael Jackson's lawyer, Tom Mesereau, outlined his planned defence strategy yesterday.
Seemingly he will be aiming to attack the mother of the boy accusing Jackson of molestation.
Mesereau will allege that she gave conflicting court testimony, hid money to collect welfare and got cosmetic surgery with money her cancer patient son had received from celebrities.
Tom Mesereau's road map was outlined, as he sought to admit evidence relating to the credibility of the family of Jackson's accuser; including the lawsuit they filed claiming J.C. Penney security guards beat them, held them against their will and groped the mother after the boy left a store without paying for clothes.
Mesereau told the court that the day after the alleged beating by guards, the mother returned to the store and hugged employees; she the reportedly filed the lawsuit, and later amended it to add the groping claim.
It also seems, according to Mesereau, that the woman testified in the J.C. Penney case that her husband had never hit her; but later alleged, in her divorce, that he had beaten his family for years. She then, for good measure, accused her ex-husband of inappropriately touching her daughter.
Judge Rodney Melville has agreed to allow jurors to hear about the lawsuit, he was left with little choice given the fact that it had been widely reported about for several weeks.
However, Judge Melville criticised Mesereau for the up front level of disclosure ahead of the trial.
"You almost laid out your whole case, not for me, but for other people," referring to the courtroom of observers and reporters.
Seemingly the media trial of the century, will be tried by the media; with the jury as hapless observers.