Michael Jackson’s mother Catherine Jackson alleged during an interview with German magazine Bunte that the U.S. legal system discriminates against black people, and she is fearful of a racial motive behind the King of Pop’s arrest over allegations of child abuse.
Catherine also suggested her 45-year-old son may have been tricked. “I wonder whether somebody could have set a trap for him and hidden false evidence in his house,” she said. She added he was doing fine and was optimistic. “He’s not worried because he’s innocent. He is very strong.”
Uri Geller Praying For Jacko’s Innocence
November 21, 2003 – The Mirror reports Michael Jackson’s friend Uri Geller said last night he was praying that the star was innocent of child molestation charges. “Seeing Michael Jackson in handcuffs was so surreal, almost unbelievable,” Geller said. “I have spoken to him twice before warning him that if he doesn’t change his behavior he is going to end up in jail. But he has a childlike mind in a 45-year-old body and he doesn’t understand. He just looked at me in pain, as if he was thinking he wasn’t able to give unconditional love to a child anymore. I still want to believe, I pray, that Michael Jackson is innocent, and hope he is able to prove beyond doubt that he is innocent in court.”
How Jackson Could Have Avoided Trouble
November 21, 2003 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Thursday night, “Michael Jackson was arrested today. You know the interesting thing is that this all could have been avoided if he would have stuck to grabbing his own crotch.”