Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials

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The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Defamation

The Anti-Defamation League has asked that Michael Jackson apologise for allegedly calling Jews "leeches" during a "private" telephone call, which was recorded two years ago.

The supposedly "private" call was aired on ABC's "Good Morning America", and is allegedly a voice message left by Jackson for his former adviser, Dieter Wiesner.

The message allegedly accused Jews of leaving performers penniless.

A transcript of the message reads:

"They suck them like leeches ... I'm so tired of it. I'm so tired of it.

They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything and end up penniless. It's a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose
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Abraham H. Foxman, the director of the Anti-Defamation League, said:

"Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak, and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews."

Dieter Wiesner is suing Jackson for $64M.

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