Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Distressful Tape

Michael Jackson's former lawyer, Mark Geragos, gave testimony yesterday in his (Geragos's) court case against XtraJet for allegedly secretly taping him.

Geragos said that he went to "almost paranoid lengths" to guard Jackson's privacy, after Jackson was secretly taped on a private jet headed to Santa Barbara to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.

Geragos said that taping was one of the worst experiences of his 24 year legal career. He said that he obtained a court order preventing XtraJet's then-owner, Jeffrey Borer, from selling the footage after hearing about it in the media.


"I can't think of any act more distressing to me at a professional level than what was done here."

Geragos then said that after the incident, he started to meet with some clients under freeway overpasses and in hotel rooms to prevent possible spying.

Borer and co-defendant Arvel Jett Reeves were indicted by federal prosecutors in the case. Under a plea deal, both admitted they installed two digital video recorders to record "a professional entertainer" and his lawyer.

Borer was sentenced in October to six months of home detention, three years probation, and was ordered to pay a $10K fine.

Reeves was sentenced in July to eight months in prison, six additional months in a halfway house and ordered to pay a $1K fine. Reeves testified on a videotape shown in court Monday that no sound was recorded on the tapes.

Jackson, was initially a plaintiff in the civil lawsuit against XtraJet. However, he has now dropped out of the case.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Jackson's Ex lawyer Sues Airline

Mark Geragos, Michale Jackson's ex lawyer, has launched legal suit against a charter jet company.

Opening statements were submitted yesterday in the non-jury trial against XtraJet.

Geragos is suing XtraJet, alleging that employees of the company secretly taped him and Jackson while they were on a flight to Santa Barbara, California in 2003.

This was when Jackson was flying from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, to surrender on child molestation charges.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge will decide the outcome.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Randy Hospitalised

Michael Jackson's brother, Randy, has been hospitalised in Switzerland after suffering a heart attack.

According to reports from the Jackson camp, Randy is "exhausted".