Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, said yesterday that the reason that she briefly left the courtroom during the trial last week was to use the rest room; not to avoid hearing graphic testimony.
Katherine Jackson, made the statement through a spokeswoman; quote:
"Accusing me of leaving due to graphic testimony when I simply went to the rest room is not fair, not accurate,".
Her spokeswoman said that Katherine Jackson had stepped out during a break, when attorneys were meeting in the judge's chambers. However, when she tried to re-enter the jury had already been seated; she then had to wait until the next break.