A lawsuit against Michael Jackson, alleging molestation in 1984, has been dismissed.
Jackson proved that he was in California when Joseph Bartucci Jr., a New Orleans-area man, claimed that he was kidnapped and molested for nine days in 1984.
Bartucci claimed that he was forced into a white limousine on May 19 1984, during the New Orleans World's Fair, and driven to California while being molested, held at gunpoint and cut with steel wire and a razor blade.
Bartucci claimed that the emotional and physical trauma had caused him to forget everything that happened until 2003, when he saw a Court TV show about child molestation charges brought against Jackson in California.
U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon said that Wayne Nagin, who kept Jackson's appointment calendar in the spring of 1984, had given a sworn statement saying that Jackson was rehearsing in California for his Victory Tour from May 20-27 1984.
Judge Fallon also said that Charilette R. Sweeney of Encino, California swore that she had known Jackson since 1976, and remembered talking to him on May 13, 17 and 20 1984, about getting an award from President Reagan on May 14 of that year.
Judge Fallon wrote:
"This evidence conclusively demonstrates that Mr. Jackson was in California from May 19 to May 27, 1984, and could not have been in New Orleans to participate in the events alleged".