Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Suit Stopped

A lawsuit filed by the family of Manuela Gomez Ruiz, who died at a hospital soon after she was moved to make room for Michael Jackson, has been stopped by Judge Rodney Melville.

The Ruiz family had sued Jackson and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, claiming that she was kept from critical care after she had a heart attack on the same day Jackson was brought in with flu-like symptoms during his 2005 child-molestation trial.

Judge Melville on Tuesday allowed challenges to the complaint filed by attorneys for Jackson and the hospital, who had argued the facts of the case didn't justify the complaint.

Melville has given the plaintiffs' attorney, James McKiernan, 30 days to redraft their complaint.

The original complaint cites the "outrageous, circus-like atmosphere they orchestrated during the last hours of Manuela Ruiz's life and its obvious emotional and mental lasting effects upon the plaintiffs."

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bain Lashes Out

Michael Jackson's spokesperson, Raymone Bain, has lashed out at Roger Friedman the internet columnist.

Bain claims that Friedman's recnet story about Jackson "homeless, wandering, carting around three school-aged kids" and alleging that Jackson had developed a friendship with "former imprisoned crack addict and Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry" was lies.

Bain wrote to Friedman, and the contents of the letter has needless to say entered the public domain.


"All of this is a complete lie. You continue to write untruths which can be verified as untruths. I do not know why you do not check to determine the accuracy of your sources. And, I do not know why you have such venom for Michael Jackson.

But, let me state for the record: Michael Jackson has neither met, nor does he know former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr. While former Mayor Barry and I are friends, and, while we have oftentimes indicated our desire to have lunch, because of schedule conflicts, I have not seen him in at least two years.

Michael Jackson is not homeless, carting around with three school-aged kids. ... While where Mr. Jackson is currently residing is his own private business, Mr. Jackson will never be 'homeless' as long as he owns the 3,000 acre estate called Neverland Valley Ranch, which to my knowledge, and at this date, he has not sold.

Mr. Jackson has a tutor for his children who is certified and qualified. As we are in the summer months, and most children in the United States are on vacation until classes begin later in the month, the same applies to Mr. Jackson's children.

I will let Mr. Jackson's attorneys deal with other issues you have raised should they see fit

It will be interesting to see if Jackson makes good on Bain's threat to sue.