Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Two jurors in the Michael Jackson case now say they’ve changed their mind. They now say Michael is guilty. I believe the legal term for this is called ‘book deal.’ … No, the two jurors said they now have second thoughts. Did you see them? I’m surprised these people had first thoughts. … Oh, now they say he’s guilty? Why is it in California it’s always the jury that’s the last to know? Why do we have that problem? I’m not a lawyer, okay? I have no legal training. But it might have been nice if they’d mentioned this while they were deliberating. Don’t you think? … Can we at least get these morons to give us back the ten bucks a day we paid them for jury duty? Can we get that back, possibly?”
Jurors Turn On Jackson
August 11, 2005 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Have you heard this? Two of the Michael Jackson jurors now believe he’s guilty. Gee… if only they could have done something about it.”
Jackson Flip Flop Jurors Draw Ire Of Colleagues
August 9, 2005 – Angry Michael Jackson jurors tell The New York Daily News they are “stunned” that two panel members, Eleanor Cook, 79, and Ray Hultman, 62, now say the singer should have been found guilty of molesting a boy. “They’ve really changed their tune,” said juror Susan Rentschler. “I don’t know about Ray, but I think Elly wants attention and she’s trying to sell a book.”
Jackson Land Deal Reports Denied
August 8, 2005 – The Gulf Daily News reports that Michael Jackson has not bought any property in Bahrain. “He has no plans at the moment to buy any property here. The reports have all been false,” an official source said.