Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, November 26, 2004

Tom Joyner Show

The Tom Joyner Morning Show featured the Marc Schaffel lawsuit filed against Michael Jackson, for the alleged debt of $3M.

The show expressed disbelief at the sum, noting that it would be unlikely that someone would allow a debt to get to that level in the first place.

Listen to the show here Tom Joyner Morning Show

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Psychiatrist Called In

The defence team in the Michael Jackson case have asked for a psychiatrist to be brought in.

They have asked the judge to order mental evaluations for relatives of the boy, who says Jackson molested him. They claim that they won't be able to effectively cross-examine a psychologist, if they don't have access to his reviews.

It seems to me that if a psychiatrist is to be employed, he could also be used to examine Jackson; that's only fair isn't it?

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Family Problems

Jermaine Jackson, Michael's older brother, has filed for divorce from his wife Alejandra.

The divorce papers cite "irreconcilable differences", as being the reason for the ending of the 9 year old marriage.

It is proposed that the couple's children; Jaafar, 8, and Jermajesty, 4, will live with their mother in Encino, California.

Jermaine and Alejandra married on March 18, 1995, and separated on November 15.

Jermaine Jackson has three children from a previous marriage to Hazel Gordy, daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy. He also has two children with another woman.

Christmas must be a nightmare!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Death Threats

Adrian Poffley, a Canadian man, has pleaded guilty to e-mailing death threats to Michael Jackson.

Poffley was given a year's probation, and a conditional discharge, by the court in Kitchener Ontario.

The first threat was sent to the Santa Monica courthouse on 16 August, where Jackson was facing charges of child molestation.

The mail said:

"Jackson will not make it to his car..This is a promise. By the way, bulletproof vests are weakest under the arm...Maybe next time.."

Poffley then sent another threat to Jackson, after he left the court, which said:

"The cop in the green suit and blue shirt was in the way. Maybe next time."

Seemingly Poffley had not been taking his medication. Not surprisingly he is now banned from sending emails.

Monday, November 22, 2004

MTV Frets Over Eminem

Eminem had planned to dress up as Michael Jackson, during the opening ceremony of Europe's music awards at Rome's Tor Di Valle.

However, MTV (the organisers) were afraid that this would be too offensive.

However, Eminem still performed "Just Lose It" whilst surrounded by children.

In the song, Eminen acknowledges Jackson's recent charges, singing:

"Come here little kiddie, on my lap. Guess who's back with a brand new rap? And I don't mean rap as in a case of child molestation accusation."

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Bizarre Information Request

I am not a lawyer, and therefore appreciate that what may seem bizarre to the layman may in fact be perfectly normal for a lawyer.

However, I must confess that I concur with the prosecution team in the Michael Jackson child molestation case; where they accuse the defence of abusing the judicial process.

It seems that the defence have been demanding the medical records of the alleged victim and his family; including gynecology and ultrasound records for his mother, and information on his 3 month old brother.

Precisely what use, or relevance, to the case is the gynecological records of the mother?

The defence did, seemingly, respond to the prosecution lambasting them. However, their response is sealed under the gag order.

We are therefore left to speculate as to what on earth they need this information for; other than to humiliate, and intimidate the witnesses.