Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Youth Pastor Tells Of Abuse

Jason Francia, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper, gave a tearful and emotional testimony in court; as he described how Jackson had molested him three times, between the ages of seven and 10.

Francia, now 24 and former youth pastor, said:

"This is so much harder than I thought..It's embarrassing then, and its embarrassing now."

Francia said that he had undergone five years of psychological counseling, following the alleged abuse. He testified that Jackson had twice fondled him through his clothes, and that on the third occasion he put his hand into the then 10-year-old boy's shorts.

The final molestation took place when they were both playing video games in the amusement arcade at Neverland.


"He reached on my leg, then he reached up to my privates,".

Francia won an out of court settlement from Jackson in 1994, rumoured to be around $2M.

He said the he did not remember how the alleged abuse ended, and that he avoided thinking or talking about it.

Rather incongruously he said that he didn't believe that his mother, who is due to testify, knows about it yet.

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