The defence in the trial of Michael Jackson have been dealt a severe blow with the testimony from Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory, saying that Janet Jackson (nee Arvizo) refused money from a mystery millionaire.
This evidence contradicts previous claims that Janet was trying to get money out of Jackson. The revelation came during court proceedings yesterday, when Masada who first introduced Michael Jackson to Arvizo took the stand.
Masada said that a "particular person" had offered money to Arvizo's family, after seeing a documentary about Gavin who was suffering from cancer at the time.
Masada said that Janet Arvizo rejected the money and only asked for "friendship and prayers". He also said that Mrs Arvizo had once called him from Jackson's Neverland Ranch in tears, saying the family were being held hostage there.