Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, March 18, 2006


There seems to be some confusion as to the fate of Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch.

Foxnews.com reported that Jackson has permanently shut Neverland, and laid his 60 employees.

However, Raymone Bain - Jackson's spokesperson, is quoted as saying:

"It is public knowledge that Mr. Jackson currently resides in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain.

He therefore decided to close his house and reduce his workforce. This is a common practice when a residence is vacant for an extended period of time."

Reports indicating that Neverland has been closed or 'shut down' for good are inaccurate

It is really a matter of personal choice as to who you believe, the Jackson PR machine or the independent media.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Jackson Finally Pays His Workers

Michael Jackson has finally deigned to pay the $304K of back wages owed to his 69 staff at Neverland.

I doubt that he would have bothered had it not been for the intervention of the State of California, who have fined him $100K and closed Neverland.

Dean Fryer, a spokesperson for the state's Department of Industrial Relations, is quoted by MTV yesterday as saying:

"We have confirmed that Michael Jackson's representatives are processing the wages ... and will be distributing payroll directly to the employees tomorrow."

It is pathetic, and thoroughly reprehensible that he did not pay them when the monies were orginally due.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

24 Hours

Michael Jackson has been granted a 24 hour reprieve to pay the £200K wages that he owes his staff who work on his Neverland ranch.

The staff have not been paid since December, and Jackson faces being sued by Calfornian authorities if he doesn't honour his debt.

He has been given until 1700 California time today to find the money.

Jackson's spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, said that Jackson does not comment on matters involving his finances because he considers them to be private.

She also pooh poohed the stories about Jackson moving to Britain:

"He's not purchased a house in London, he's not been scouting schools for his kids, he has no intention to moving to London

This is totally erroneous and they need to stop it

With Jackson the story changes everyday, it is all but impossible to know what to believe anymore.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jackson Misses Funeral of Jackson

Michael Jackson and his sister Janet decided to absent themselves from the from the funeral of an ex-Jackson Five drummer, Johnny Jackson (no relation), who died in a stabbing on March the 1st.

Five members of the Jackson family did attend the funeral held in Indiana, Johnny played in the Jackson Five for 15 years.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Michael Jackson In Britain

Michael Jackson has been living in Britain, apparently for the past month, this somewhat contradicts other reports that he had been staying with his family in California.

If the reports are true, then he has been staying at Cliveden in Berkshire, a magnificent stately home and backdrop to the Profumo sex scandal of the early 60's.

The reports claim that he has asked if it is up for sale, which it isn't. Given the fact that he cannot afford to pay his workers at Neverland, you would wonder where he thinks he will get the money from to be able to buy a stately home.

Jackson and his entourage were staying at Spring Cottage on the estate, which was where orgies involving; call girls, a Russian spy and leading names including John Profumo and Christine Keeler took place.

Allegedly Jackson also stayed in the Cotswolds and visited Scotland.

The rumours also claim that Jackson has asked about schooling his children in Britain.

One of Jackson's spokesmen is quoted as saying:

"Michael has been in the UK for several weeks now. It is very unlikely he will return to the US. Europe and Britain in particular feel like a safe haven to him at this time."

As with all stories concerning Jackson, this I would say should be taken with a hefty pinch of salt.