Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Business of The Trial

Santa Maria is keen to cover the costs of hosting the circus, that will come to town for Michael Jackson's trial.

The costs are estimated to hit around $5K per day.

To this end, it is offering to rent empty offices to the media during the course of the trial.

Offices near the courthouse are being offered on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

In addition to office space, the town is also offering 12 parking spaces for TV satellite trucks.

The spaces are on a "first come first served basis", so get them while they're hot!

Friday, October 29, 2004

Prince and Paris

Michael Jackson's children, Prince and Paris, are going to be allowed to see their mother Debbie Rowe.

The judge in the access case, has ruled that they can meet their mother; after an absence of 4 years.

Rowe, despite being paid a large sum of money to hand them over to Jackson when they were born, has now decided that she wants to be a part of their lives.

They will meet "mommie dearest" before Jackson's trial.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Sneak In Sneak Out

It seems that Michael Jackson may keep his forthcoming visit to London a low key affair, by just "sneaking in, and sneaking out" according to his spokesman.

The visit has been criticised by some Labour MP's and child welfare groups who, forgetting the time honoured principle that a man is innocent until proven guilty, want the Home Secretary to ban his visit because of the allegations of child abuse.

Mark Tami, Labour MP for Alyn and Deeside, has written to the Home Secretary appealing for him to step in to stop the visit.

It seems that Home Office is refusing to discuss Jackson's visit, but has told reporters that anyone entering the UK is assessed in the same way.

In brief, the rules on immigration mean that civil servants will determine whether any individual could be refused entry; "..if there is a reason that their presence is deemed to be not conducive to the public good..".

In my view, until he is proven guilty, he should be allowed to enter the UK; after all, we allow a good number of alleged terrorists to reside here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Lost The Plot

It seems that Michael Jackson has finally lost the plot.

Reports indicate that he wants to be able to approve court sketches drawn of him during his trial, and he even wants to handpick the court artist.

Apparently Jackson does not want to be made to look strange!

His worry is that he will be made to look like a freak; and he therefore wants the artist to portray him in a flattering light, much like a mediaeval monarch.

Needless to say the court are treating this request with the contempt that it deserves.

To vent my spleen for a minute, on this subject, it would seem that Jackson clearly has lost touch with reality.

He is facing charges for child molestation which, even in the rarefied and self centered world of the celebrity, should be a significant worry to him. Yet his prime concern is how a sketch artist will portray him.

He needs to get a serious grip on reality, and focus on priorities here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Is Michael Crazier?

Blender magazine has asked actress and "amateur psychologist" Juliette Lewis who she thought was crazier, Courtney Love or Michael Jackson.

She opined that "Michael might win".

Juliette had better watch out, given Jackson's predilection for litigation; he may decide to sue her for alleged medical mis-diagnosis.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Bills Bills Bills

Seemingly Michael Jackson's life is nothing but bills these days. As if he did not have to pay out enough in legal fees, to defend himself against child molestation charges, he also seems to have been saddled with an enormous bill for accommodation.

The Mirage have reportedly sent him a bill for $250K, in respect of damages allegedly inflicted on a villa that he and his chums stayed in a year ago.

Jackson stayed there under the name Jonathon Parker, and apparently "trashed it". The carpeting was wasted, and contained an assortment of food and drinks.

Jackson and his buddies left the villa when his arrest warrant was issued.

May I ask what on earth he has Neverland for, if he doesn't live in it?

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The King is Dead, Long Live The King

It seems that in the eyes of music executives, Michael Jackson is no longer the king of pop.

The ongoing spat between Jackson and Eminem, over Eminem's "disrespectful video" about Jackson "Just Lose It", has polarised the Jackson camp and the rest of the music world.

Jackson has demanded that the video be pulled from all of the music networks. Only Black Entertainment Television has complied, the rest have "cocked a snoop" at the request.

Even MTV, once Jackson's best buddies in the music world, have ignored his request.

It seems that in the eyes of MTV, and the rest, Eminem is the new king of pop.