CBS News Legal Analysts Mickey Sherman and Wendy Murphy offered some insight on possible strategies the defense and prosecution might use in the Michael Jackson trial on ‘The Early Show’ on Monday (February 28). Watch the segment via CBSNews.com below the cut.
Accuser Knew More About ‘Birds And Bees’ Than Jacko
February 28, 2005 – During a January 19, 2004 interview with Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department officials, The Smoking Gun has learned Michael Jackson’s accuser was asked at the interview’s conclusion about conversations he had with Jackson concerning girls and any related guidance offered by the King of Pop. The then 13-year-old boy replied that Jackson would “always, like, try to give me” advice about “the birds and the bees,” but “He didn’t know much. I knew more than he did.” Read more.
Diane Dimond On Jackson Case Timeline
February 27, 2005 – CourtTV’s Diane Dimond is providing a timeline for the Michael Jackson child molestation prosecution, where the King of Pop invited the accuser to Miami in September 2002 for a news conference to rebut controversy following the Martin Bashir documentary. Though it was decided there wouldn’t be a news conference, Jacko allegedly introduced the accuser and his brother to “Jesus juice” (white wine) and “Jesus blood” (red wine). And under an alcoholic haze, the district attorney of Santa Barbara County says, a desperate Michael Jackson did the most despicable, intimate things to the older boy.
8 White, 3 Hispanics And 1 Asian In Michael Jackson Trial
February 26, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “In the Michael Jackson trial, it looks like we now have a jury. There are eight white people, three Hispanics and one Asian guy. Eight white, three Hispanic and one Asian guy. That sounds like the worst basketball team in history, doesn’t it?”