Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, January 27, 2006

Jackson Revival

Michael Jackson's back catalogue is to be re-released by Sony over the next 5 months.

The releases will be on a new new dual format of CD/DVD, one side music the other video.

The first single to be re-released is Thriller, with another 19 singles to released over the subsequent 5 months.

Some music experts have expressed doubts over the dual format, noting that this may in fact confuse people; seemingly it is not clear as to which side is the video, and which the music.

The last album reissue of Jackson's back catalogue, The Essential Michael Jackson, was a damp squib in the US. It sold only 8,000 copies, in its first week, and only reaching number 128 in the chart.

However, it is expected that die hard fans of Jackson may just soak up enough of these re-releases to make it worthwhile.

The real issue that Jackson needs to face is that he has to start producing more new music, that appeals to the public as whole, if he is to relaunch himself. There is still no sign of his charity single, meant to help the victims of hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jackson Experiments With Crossdressing

It seems that Michael Jackson cannot now even go shopping, without causing some form of media stir.

This time he was seen taking a shopping trip to a Bahrain mall, wearing a black abaya robe and veil hiding his face; these are clothes traditionally worn by women.

He was with three children, whose faces were covered by dark scarves.

Jackson was at the Marina Mall in Manama, the Bahraini capital, holding a child by the hand. On the way out via a back door, he shook hands with security guards.

He was wearing an abaya, a robe with long sleeves, under which his trousers, white shirt and shoes could be seen. His head and face were wrapped in a black veil, and he had black gloves on his hands.

Jackson was accompanied by a woman, also in an abaya and with a scarf partially covering her face, who had the two other children.

The woman's identity was not known.

The woman asked photographers to respect their privacy, needless to say that call went unheeded!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Repressed Memories

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon is seeking more information about repressed memories, before deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit by Joseph Bartucci Jr. who claims that he was molested by Michael Jackson over than 20 years ago.

Jackson's lawyer, Charles F. Gay Jr., has asked Judge Fallon to throw out the suit by Bartucci, because the alleged incident happened more than 20 years ago.

Bartucci claims that he was lured into Jackson's limousine in 1984, and held for nine days during which he was sexually assaulted.

Jackson's attorneys are quoted as saying:

"They have no facts or evidence to support the claim of repressed memory."

Judge Fallon has asked Attorney Louis Koerner, who represents Bartucci, to depose Dr. L. Mulry Tetlow, a psychologist who agreed that Bartucci had repressed the memory.

Lawyers for Jackson claim that Bartucci was a party to 18 civil suits and criminal complaints over the past 17 years.

That being said, Jackson is no stranger to taking legal action either.