Mother of Michael Jackson’s Accuser to Testify Fri Aug 20, 2004 08:48 PM ET SANTA MARIA, Calif. (Reuters) – The mother of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of child molestation was ordered by a judge on Friday to testify in a pretrial hearing in the case after the pop […]Continue Reading
Ontario man charged in Michael Jackson threat Broadcast News Friday, August 20, 2004 KITCHENER — A Kitchener, Ont., man has been arrested for allegedly threatening singer Michael Jackson. Waterloo Regional Police say they got a call from police in Santa Barbara, California about an e-mailed death threat. The message was […]Continue Reading
Neverland manager says search excessive By LINDA DEUTSCH AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Thomas A. Mesereau, lead attorney for Michael Jackson, arrives at the Santa Maria, Calif., courthouse, Friday Aug. 20, 2004, for a pre-trial hearing in the child molestation case against the pop star. (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool) SANTA MARIA, Calif. […]Continue Reading
Defense Tells Judge about Flawed AG Investigation MJEOL Bullet #183 Attorneys for Michael Jackson blasted the investigation done by the Attorney General(AG) of California, Bill Lockyer as flawed from the outset In court documents released late yesterday (August 19), the defense says that prosecutors knew full well that Jackson wasnt permitted to speak to representatives of the AGs office regarding this matter.
They also say correctly that Jackson never made a formal complaint against the Santa Barbara Sheriffs Department (SBSD). Much of the information is blacked out in the motion, but enough is there to confirm that the AGs investigation really was completely one-sided.
From the defenses Objection to Notice of Motion and Motion of Jim Anderson:
The prosecution knows that Mr. Jackson was not permitted to speak to representatives of the Attorney Generals office regarding this matter due to the on-going criminal case. Mr. Jacksons counsel would not permit such an interview. As such, this purported investigation was flawed from the outset. (see Objection and Response to Notice of Motion and Motion of Jim Anderson [redacted])
[b]Jackson lawyer: State probe ‘a sham’ [/b] 8/20/04 By SCOTT HADLY NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER In a Santa Maria courtroom Thursday, Michael Jackson’s lead defense attorney, Thomas Mesereau, blasted as a “scam and a sham” a state investigation into allegations that Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies manhandled the entertainer when he […]Continue Reading