The New York Daily News reports that at Dr. Werner Mang’s famous clinic in Germany, he told celebrity interviewer Daphne Barak how he stole a sliver of cartilage from Michael Jackson’s ear and transplanted it in the tip of his nose. And he issued a stern warning to his former patient: “Michael Jackson should never again have aesthetic surgery for the face. It’s dangerous.” While Mang said the work done on Jacko early in his career turned out fine, in the following years, Jackson underwent another half-dozen operations in the Santa Monica, California clinic of Dr. Stephen Hoefflin.
Michael Jackson: Stop Calling Me ‘Wacko Jacko’
August 20, 2004 – Michael, responding to a recent TV movie about his life and legal troubles, said in a statement he was tired of being “vilified” and taunted as “Wacko Jacko” in the public eye. “It is unfortunate that for years we have been targets of completely inaccurate and false portrayals,” he said. “We have watched as we have been vilified and humiliated. I personally have suffered through many hurtful lies and references to me as ‘Wacko Jacko’.”
Pressure On Michael Jackson DA To Step Down From Case?
August 19, 2004 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com is continuing to wonder if Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon will have to step down from prosecuting Michael. Sources tell him Sneddon did know that private eye Bradley Miller worked not for Jackson – and seized materials from Miller’s Los Angeles office anyway. Judge Rodney Melville may conclude that those materials are privileged and cannot be part of Sneddon’s case. Read more.
Conflict Of Interest For Jackson Accuser’s Psychologist?
August 17, 2004 – Observers of Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial on Tuesday (August 17) were flabbergasted by what happened when crucial witness Stan Katz took the stand. Katz is the psychologist who had sessions with Jackson’s accuser and first told authorities about the molestation allegations. “This boy spilled his guts to the psychologist and that’s what started the whole ball rolling,” says ‘Celebrity Justice’ Executive Producer Harvey Levin.
Did Jackson Family Dressed In White Upset Judge?
August 17, 2004 – Court TV’s Diane Dimond told ‘Access Hollywood’ that Michael Jackson and family wearing white to the Santa Maria courthouse on Monday may not have sat well with the judge. “[The judge] wasn’t happy with Michael Jackson after his first arraignment when he jumped on top of the car and I hear he wasn’t happy with the little demonstration out here yesterday either,” Dimond said.