Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, gave an interview to the Today show on MSNBC yesterday.
She said that the trial took everything out of Jackson, both physically and mentally.
"One of the reasons why it devastated him, he would tell me, 'Mother, when they say 'call your next witness,' and I look around and I'm surprised. It's people that I've helped, and they're up there trying to make money off of me by lying. I don't understand how people can do that.'"
"he'd been proven not to be a child molester, and they know he's not. But some people just believe what they believe and I can't stop that. But I wish they would stop and think about it. That he is not a child molester. He is not a pedophile. He doesn't give liquor to children. These kids were bad kids."
Mrs Jackson said that she feels sorry for the Arvizos:
"I feel sorry for them, too. From what I hear about their past, I feel sorry for their future if they don't change their way."
However, she was less forgiving about Tom Sneddon:
"My son is a better person than he is. What he did to my son, my son would never do to anyone else."