The jury that cleared Michael Jackson of child sex abuse has been accused of serious misconduct including, smuggling books and videotapes into the jury room.
The allegations come from Stacy Brown, who used to be a friend of Jackson and a spokesman.
He has been approached by two of the hapless members of the jury; who want to make a fast buck out of their brush with celebrity, by writing a couple of books.
Isn't there a law against members of juries profiting from the verdicts?
Brown is quoted as saying:
"That jury would have acquitted him even if they had a videotape (of the alleged crime)".
It seems that one juror allegedly sneaked a video of Court TV broadcasts, widely considered biased towards the prosecution, into the deliberation room.
A medical book had also been smuggled into deliberations, to show that "Jackson fit the book`s definition of a paedophile to a T"; but Eleanor Cook, who had brought the book into the room, was later "intimidated" into voting for acquittal.
Three of the female jurors were such fans of Jackson, that they allegedly gushed "Not my Michael..." when the panel discussed the sex abuse charges.
Brown alleges that he was told that the women formed a bond and their "minds were made up about one-third of the way through the trial."
He also alleges that Cook had also admitted that she frequently winked at Jackson's mother, Katherine, across the courtroom.
Seems to me the verdict should be thrown out, and a retrial ordered.