Ratner and Tucker: Inside Info on Jackson-Friedman

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Friedman’s sources are improving….at least for this week. 😛 Check out the latest from his “column”: [b]’Rush Hour’ Actor, Director: Inside Info on Jack[son] [/b] [i]Monday, February 23, 2004 By Roger Friedman[/i] ‘Rush Hour’ Director: ‘I Knew the Mother Would Set Up Jackson’ Chris Tucker, the star of the two “Rush Hour” movies, and Brett Ratner, the director of the same two films, are suddenly at the center of the Michael Jackson child molestation case. I’m telling you this exclusively. Tucker, it appears, plays a major role in the case along with his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his 5-year-old son. The two, I am told, often babysat the 13-year-old accuser as well as his brother and sister… One byproduct of parking her children with so many different people: lots of witnesses who can describe her then 12-year-old son’s relationship with Jackson, as well as the boy’s attitude and mental state if he were approached by a potential molester. The boy, for example, was a frequent guest on the set of Ratner’s comedy, “Rush Hour 2” which starred Tucker and Jackie Chan. This was long before the boy and his family logged time at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch… What will come out in testimony, if there is ever a trial in this case, will be the story of how Tucker and his girlfriend/fiancee flew with the boy and his family from Miami back to California on Feb. 7, 2003, after the boy and his brother appeared on the Martin Bashir TV special, “Living With Michael Jackson.” … One major bombshell: contrary to previous reports in other places, it will come out in court that it was Tucker’s girlfriend — and not Jackson employee Marc Schaffel — who accompanied the mother on her interview with Los Angeles County Child Protective Services one year ago. Some reports had named Schaffel as a witness to the interview. “They’re wrong,” my sources said…. “I always had a weird feeling that the mother would set Michael up,” Ratner told me yesterday. He’s directed several of Michael’s music videos, including “You Rock My World.” [sic] “I always liked the father. But the mother was an opportunist.” …. :ohmy :nav [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=14415]Read FULL Article here[/url] :4pinned [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=14415]Your Comments?[/url]

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