CBS News Legal Analyst Trent Copeland and former prosecutor Anne Bremner disagreed on whether Jay Leno’s testimony in the Michael Jackson trial helped or hurt the pop star in a segment on ‘The Early Show’ on Wednesday. Watch it via cbsnews.com below the cut.
Jay Leno’s Wednesday ‘Tonight Show’ Jacko-logue
May 26, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “You know, everybody’s talking about these ‘Star Wars’ fans dressed in strange costumes. You’ve seen them? They look like aliens, creatures from outer space or something? I’m sorry, that was outside the Michael Jackson trial yesterday. I’m sorry I was in Santa Maria. … Actually I ran into Michael Jackson in the lobby. Just before I went into court. Did I tell you this? I ran into him. And ironically, he was on his way into the little boy’s room. What are the odds? … You know it’s interesting, I was sitting in the witness chair yesterday. Michael Jackson is no more than six feet away from me, closer than you are right now. I thought to myself, ‘You know something? I think he’s had some work done.’ … I read in the paper today that Jackson’s legal team was disappointed with my testimony. In fact, Tom Mesereau, Michael’s lawyer, called me last night and said, ‘For Michael’s next molestation trial, we’re not having you back.’ … Actually, you know the strangest thing about testifying yesterday? After the trial, O.J. Simpson picked me up in his Bronco, took me to Robert Blake’s house where we had an Italian dinner. It was surreal. … A Newhall, California woman was arrested for driving her Toyota Corolla with nine kids in it. Including two kids in the trunk. Nine. That’s when you have too many — when you’ve got spare kids in the trunk. In fact today, Michael Jackson offered to buy the vehicle ‘as is.'”
Jackson Eyes Move To Europe
May 25, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “There’s a rumor going around that if Michael Jackson is acquitted, he’ll move to Europe. When asked why, Michael said, ‘Three words – Vienna Boys’ Choir’.”
Jackson’s Future: He’ll Move To Europe
May 25, 2005 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that as the Michael Jackson child molestation trial gets closer to a verdict, most likely he believes will be an acquittal, the singer’s next move will be to leave America. Sources who are in the know tell Friedman that Jackson is already planning an almost instant move to Europe or Africa, and he suggests Paris or London would be his most likely choice. Read more.