Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com writes, “It’s now time to stop the madness and declare a mistrial in California vs. Jackson. What happened on Friday in the Santa Maria courthouse should not have happened at all. Whether or not Michael Jackson is guilty of child molestation is no longer the issue. The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office is now potentially guilty of exploiting a disturbed woman’s condition to get a conviction. It’s wrong, and it’s not going to achieve anything but tarnishing the reputations of their well-intentioned staff.” Read more.
Jackson Accuser’s Mom Faces Tough Cross
April 16, 2005 – Before Friday’s proceedings in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, CBS News’ Vince Gonzales reported on plans for the tough cross-examination of the mother of the singer’s accuser. Watch the segment via CBSNews.com below.
Jackson Must Make Beatles Sale
April 14, 2005 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that the deal Michael Jackson is being offered to get out of his financial mess must be signed in the next few days. As part of the deal, sources say Jackson will be selling most of his 50 percent interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing, aka the Beatles catalog. In return, all his debts will be paid off, including $270 million in loans from Bank of America. Read more.
Jackson Allegedly Reaches Up Macauley Culkin’s Shorts
April 13, 2005 – Dennis Miller joked during his CNBC program on Tuesday evening, “Michael Jackson’s former chef testified Friday that he saw the pop star reach up Macauley Culkin’s shorts as he was delivering French fries to Jackson one night. Of course, at the Neverland Ranch, that’s called a Happy Meal.”