Showbiz gossip Aug 26 2004 By The Evening Chronicle Much has been written about the Michael Jackson child abuse claims, but little has been heard from the mother of Gavin Arvizo, the teenager who has accused Jackson of molesting him. A reporter who spoke to Janet Arvizo says a longer interview was cancelled after her then boyfriend, Major Jay Jackson, who is now the father of a baby with her, demanded more than $15,000 for a more lengthy chat. Jay Jackson was asked about those negotiations when he appeared at a preliminary hearing in Santa Barbara last week and now the boy’s mother has been ordered by Judge Rodney Melville to give evidence in person on September 17. It will be the first time since the initial interview Arvizo has spoken publicly about the allegations. She has been accused of lying under oath by the singer’s lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, who claims the charges are part of an extortion plot by the family. The reporter involved says when she spoke to Arvizo shortly after Martin Bashir’s documentary was shown in Britain, Arvizo gushed about Jackson, saying her son called him “daddy” and was hoping to travel the world with him. She shrugged off suggestions that some people found it irresponsible for her to let her children stay overnight at the star’s Neverland ranch without any other adults to watch over them. Source: http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk

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