The New York Daily News reports that when Michael Jackson arrived at the Santa Maria courtroom, his camera-shy brother Randy seemed to have won Michael’s confidence over the outspoken and publicity-friendly Jermaine. But Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman said there is no rift between the brothers. “Jermaine is loved and revered by all members of the Jackson family,” he said. “He is always welcome.”
Michael Jackson Excited For Kentucky Derby
May 1, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Oh, how many are ready for the Kentucky Derby? You excited about that tomorrow? I know Michael Jackson’s going to watch. Huh? Bunch of 3-year-olds running around. Oh, yeah, I’m way off base. Well, Michael Jackson entered a a not guilty plea today up in Santa Maria to ten charges against him. Ten charges. That’s one per finger. Eww. [Audience groans] I’ll tell you, Michael is taking no chances. Today at his hearing, he would only answer questions with Dick Cheney at his side. Yeah. Well, you see, after the hearing today, Jackson’s family went to a pizza parlor to eat. See, I don’t think he gets it. Is this really the time to go to Chuck E. Cheese?”
Michael Jackson Cleans Up His Act
May 1, 2004 – Michael’s biographer, Randy Tarabolenni, who watched the entire arraignment on Friday at the Santa Maria courthouse tells ‘Extra’ he was impressed with Jackson’s demeanor and says, for the first time, the King of Pop is listening to his advisors. “Michael, for the last 15 to 20 years has pretty much done what he wants to do his way.”
DA Changes Dates Of Michael Jackson Accusations
April 30, 2004 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports new details on Michael’s child molestation case, including word that Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon changed the dates of the alleged acts from occurring between February 7th and March 10th, 2003 to now February 20th and March 12th, 2003; that Frank Tyson or Vincent Amen will not be taking immunity and testifying for the prosecution, and that the accuser’s mother mother arrived and remained in a wheelchair during the grand jury proceedings even though a source said, “There was nothing wrong with her.” Read more.