In light of the Michael Jackson documentary aired on ABC Thursday, The Smoking Gun has the court document that first raised allegations that the singer was involved in inappropriate behavior with a young boy. The September 1993 declaration was sworn by a 13-year-old California boy who sued Jackson for, among other things, sexual battery, willful misconduct, and emotional distress. The child’s declaration includes a graphic account of alleged sexual encounters with Jackson at the performer’s Neverland Ranch and various hotels. Four months after the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit was filed, the two sides announced that the matter had been settled, though terms were not disclosed. Check out scans of the 4 page document here.
Michael Jackson May Appear On 60 Minutes Sunday
February 8, 2003 – According to the Drudge Report, Michael is so upset with the Martin Bashir documentary aired on ABC and ITV1, he wants to come on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday night to refute the image portrayed in the special. Executive Producer Don Hewitt on the verge of saying “yes,” sources say.
Jermaine Jackson On Fox Wire
February 8, 2003 – Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine Jackson will be on Fox Wire with Rita Cosby on the Fox News Channel at 9 PM EST. He’ll be talking about the Martin Bashir special about his brother and more.
Jackson Questions Documentary’s Ratings
February 8, 2003 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday, “The Michael Jackson documentary last night easily won the ratings race with 26 million people watching. Yeah, yeah. After hearing this, Michael said, ‘Yeah, but how did it do with boys ages 8 to 12?'”