Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Juror's Integrity In Tatters

Ray Hultman, one of the jurors from the Michael Jackson trial, has been accused of plagiarism.

Hultman and the two co-writers of his book about the trial, called "The Deliberator", have allegedly taken a description of Jackson's clothes worn during the trial word for word from Vanity Fair.

The alleged stolen quote was:

"Up close, Michael Jackson's appearance is amazing. He wears a black pageboy wig, and his face is caked with white makeup, which conceals a prosthesis that serves as the tip of his nose. One person, who has seen him without the device, says he resembles a mummy with nostril holes."

These were first written by Maureen Orth in an article in April 2003 for Vanity Fair.

If true, then it further destroys what is left of Hultman's already dubious integrity.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Jackson Fined

Michael Jackson was fined $10K yesterday, for failing to appear in court to answer another sex abuse case.

This one is from Joseph Bartucci, who says that Jackson assaulted him in a limousine in 1984.

Bartucci claims that he repressed the memories of abuse until 2003, when he saw news coverage of child molestation charges against Jackson.

Jackson's lawyers say this is another attempt to exploit his wealth and celebrity, they doubt that the accusations will go to trial.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Another Court Case

Michael Jackson finds himself involved in yet another court case today.

This time US District Judge Eldon Fallon will be hearing why Michael Jackson should not be held in civil contempt, or have a default judgment entered against him.

Neither Jackson nor his attorney appeared at a hearing last month, in a federal civil case that accuses Jackson of sexual assault during the 1984 World's Fair.

The hearing was a procedural matter, in which Jackson was supposed to show that he had legal representation.

Brian Oxman, a spokesman for the Jackson family, says that the allegations made in the lawsuit are false. He called the plaintiff, Joseph Thomas Bartucci Junior, one of many people who have tried to take advantage of Jackson's wealth and celebrity.

Bartucci claims he was lured into Jackson's limousine by one of Jackson's employees, then held against his will for days and sexually assaulted during a drive to California and back.

Bartucci was 18 at the time and claims he repressed the memories until 2003, when he saw media coverage of child molestation charges brought against Jackson.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

More Self Publicity From The Jury

Ray Hultman, an ertswhile member of the Michael Jackson jury, is intent on creating as much publicity as possible for his forthcoming book about the trial.

Hultman has continued his media tirade against Jackson, by saying that in he was shocked by Jackson's ghost-like features during the trial.


"Up close, his appearance is amazing. He wears a wig and his face is caked in white make-up, which hides the prosthesis that serves as the tip of his nose.

One person who has seen him without the device says he resembles a mummy with nostril holes

Monday, August 15, 2005

Court T-V Drops Case

Diane Dimond, an anchor for Court T-V during the Michael Jackson trial, has dropped a restraining order against Bobby Joe Hickamn who insulted her.

Dimond had claimed that Hickman incited people to attack her. According to court documents, she felt so threatened that Court T-V hired three guards to protect her.

Dimond and Hickman also sued each other over legal fees.

A settlement between the two was reached this week, but both parties declined to comment on details.