Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, June 10, 2006


World famous spoon bender, and one time friend of Michael Jackson (until he persuaded him to do the Bashir interview), Uri Geller has said that he thinks that Jackson may leave Bahrain for Britain.

However, Geller fears that Jackson will be pursued by the British media.


"It is possible. Knowing Michael Jackson, it's definitely possible.

But Michael has been built up and then demolished by the British tabloids so I don't know how easy it would be for him to live there.

He would be hounded and watched all the time. It would be very tough for him

Geller persuaded Jackson to do the Bashir interview for why then?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Election Day

Voters in Santa Barbara County went to the polls yesterday to elect a successor to Thomas Sneddon, the district attorney who prosecuted Michael Jackson in 2005.

Sneddon, who has held office for six terms, is not seeking reelection.

The three candidates were; Assistant District Attorney Christie Stanley (endorsed by Sneddon), Doug Hayes (endorsed by the North Santa Barbara County Women's Political Committee) and Gary Dunlap (endorsed by the Michael Jackson Fan Club).

In April, Dunlap made a direct appeal to Jackson fans in a letter, warning that if Stanley were to win:

"Michael will probably be best advised to never return to his beloved Neverland.

When I win, I will change that

How lame to allow one issue to determine who becomes DA.

Dunlap was a consultant to Jackson early on in the molestation trial. Oddly though, before that he had sued Jackson (so he claims).

Common sense seems to have prevailed, and Dunlap came last with 14% of the votes cast; Stanley won with 69%.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Pay Up

Doubtless Michael Jackson will be amused to learn that he is not always on the receiving end of lawsuits.

This time the boot is most definitely on the other foot as the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, which prosecuted Jackson last year, has had a lawsuit filed against it by Annette L. Reichart for back pay for work on developing a database of documents and images in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case.

Her lawyer, Brian Oxman, is reported to have said that Reichert was hired to create a searchable database of evidence for Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon and his staff.

Oxman, who is rather interestingly an attorney for the Jackson family, said that Reichert performed her duties but was not fully compensated.

Reichert is allegedly owed over $40K, and deserves $100K more for giving up other work; at least that is Oxman's view.

DA Tom Sneddon retorted that Reichert worked on the prosecution's case for a period of time. However, she disappeared in the middle of the prosecution, "leaving us high and dry" he said.