Jay Leno has finished his 30 minutes of testimony in the Michael Jackson trial.
He was called by the defence to corroborate the contention that Gavin Arvizo, and his clan, had targeted celebrities; trying to "grift" them out of money.
However, in an embarrassment for the defence, Leno testified that the Arvizos never asked him for any money, and that he never sent them any.
Don't the defence and prosecution ever check what their witnesses are going to say, before they put them up on the witness stand?
Leno did confirm that Gavin Arvizo had called him a number of times, about five years ago, leaving a number of voice messages. These said that Leno was the greatest, and that he was Gavin's hero.
Sometimes too much praise can annoy, and it seems that Leno became annoyed at the calls. He told a friend of his, who also knew the Arvizos. She said that she would take care of it, and as if by magic the calls stopped.
The defence had suggested that Leno had told police about the calls; this turned out to be nonsense.
In other words this appearance, as far as the defence were concerned, was a damp squib.