Diane Dimond was on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now program to talk about the Michael Jackson molestation charges and was biting her tongue to keep from lashing out at Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com, who all but identified the 12-year-old alleged rape victim in his column Wednesday night and a subsequent appearance on Fox News Channel’s Hannity and Colmes show, providing details that only one person, who has in the past been clearly identified by full name, could fit the description to. When guest host Aaron Brown asked Dimond about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, Dimond responded, “I will tell you that I’ve covered this story for so long and covered a lot of child molesting stories and I want to say it does us absolutely no good to reveal this child’s identity and, remember, this is a child. This child…” When Brown assured he wasn’t asking for the identity, Dimond added, “I understand. It’s out there, it’s already on the Web site with other news organizations. And I don’t want to go there, but, yes. What you just heard, I’ve heard, too. I get it from top law enforcement sources that there was alcohol involved. And that Neverland was used as a lure.” Later, she got into an argument with Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman. Check out a transcript here.
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