Stan Katz, the psychologist who first told the authorities about claims that Michael Jackson molested Gavin Arvizo, testified yesterday.
He said that it would be "extremely rare" for a child that age to make a false allegation.
Katz was prohibited by Judge Rodney Melville from testifying directly about the credibility of Jackson's accuser, or whether he believes the molestation occurred. However, Katz said children over five rarely fabricate claims of molestation.
He then went on to elaborate that accusers, who appear to be truthful, sometimes change their stories and embellish or exaggerate; contrasting this with those who lie "children who make false allegations are usually consistent, almost scripted."
Katz admitted that he has done no research on civil suits involving teenagers in abuse cases, but said: "I don't recall any adolescent or preadolescent making claims for profit."