[Jackson] Source: Family Was not Coerced into Making Video – FOX

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Disney Saved by Mary Poppins Friday, August 13, 2004 By Roger Friedman [b][Jackson] Source: Family Was not Coerced into Making Video[/b] Monday will be quite a day for Michael Jackson in court. His arch nemesis, Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon, will have to testify about whether he knew in advance that a private detective whose office he raided was an employee of Jackson’s attorney Mark Geragos and not Jackson himself. Jackson is planning to be in court for this occasion. Yesterday, Sneddon’s office — as always happens days before a scheduled hearing — leaked a story claiming that the “conspiracy” that Jackson is alleged to have concocted against his 14-year-old accuser and family was based on a videotape. The tape, according to the leak, shows the accuser and family being coerced to say Jackson was a great guy who’d done no harm to him. This was done, they say, in response to the negative press they had all received from the documentary “Living with Michael Jackson,” which aired on Feb. 6, 2003. This dog may not hunt if it ever comes to trial. The videotape to which Sneddon is referring was made on Feb. 20, 2003, in front of a lot of people: two videographers, a production crew, private investigator Brad Miller, and Vincent Amen, who picked up the accuser’s mother at her boyfriend’s house, according to sources, and brought her to the video shoot. Possibly a dozen people were there as one of the videographers conducted a “Q&A” session with the family regarding the nature of Jackson’s relationship with them. “Don’t you think if they were uncomfortable they would have said something?” asked one of the people who was present but asked for anonymity. “How about the mother’s boyfriend, a U.S. Army major who knew everything that was going on? He didn’t even think enough of this to come and watch.” After the shoot, Amen, according to my sources, drove the family back to the home of the mother’s boyfriend and not to Neverland or any other place where they could have been sequestered by Jackson. Sneddon, by the way, claims in his revised court filing that Jackson first began to conspire against the 14-year-old and/or molest him on that very night — the same night Amen deposited the entire family at the boyfriend’s house after a long day of filming. :nav Source: [url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,128903,00.html]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,128903,00.html[/url] [url=http://forums.mjeol.com/showthread.php?t=474]Your comments?[/url] :popcorn

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