Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, October 06, 2006

Parental Eviction

Michael Jackson has quashed reports that his parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, might be evicted from their Los Angeles home.

It has been reported that Jackson's parents are facing foreclosure on their home in Encino, California, and that they have asked their son Randy to beg Michael for financial help.

Given his own financial problems, I would have thought that this was a long shot.

Needless to say, this being the Jackson clan, nothing is ever simple. Reports indicate that Randy wants the $3M he lent Michael, during his child molestation trial, back.

The National Enquirer quotes an "insider" as saying:

"Randy claims that he was the only one who kept Michael afloat, by handling his finances as Michael was desperately fighting to keep himself out of jail on child abuse charges."

Michael's publicist Raymone Bain has ridden to the rescue stating that the eviction stories are "absolutely untrue", and that he isn't "aware" of any claim by Randy against Michael.

The trouble is, Michael being unaware of a claim and there being a claim may well be two different issues in Michael's world.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Home Detention

Jeffrey Borer, the former owner of a private jet company, was sentenced yesterday to six months home detention and three years of probation for secretly videotaping Michael Jackson as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in the 2003 child molestation investigation.

Borer also was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and serve 150 hours of community service.

Borer and co-defendant, Arvel Jett Reeves, admitted that they installed two digital video recorders to record Jackson and his lawyer on the trip to Santa Barbara in November 2003.

Reeves was sentenced in July to eight months in prison, and ordered to spend six additional months in a halfway house and pay a $1,000 fine.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Rowe and Jackson Settle

Michael Jackson has settled his legal battle with ex wife Debbie Rowe, over visitation rights for their two children.

Rowe filed legal papers to reinstate her rights in 2003, after Jackson was arrested on child molestation charges.

Rowe's lawyer Marta Almli said:

"We're still dealing with the details but it addresses all of the disputes between the parties. I can't say anything about the terms of the settlement but I don't think it would have happened if both parties didn't agree it was appealing to both of them."

Jackson's attorney said:

"My client is very satisfied with the results. Hopefully (Jackson and Rowe) can both get on with their lives now and be through with this litigation."

It is rumoured that one of the main inducements to Jackson to wrap this up, was the threat of having to undergo a psychiatric examination. Rowe's lawyers had already lined up Dr. Mary Lund.

Hands up all those who think that there will be no further litigation between Rowe and Jackson?

Can't see any.