Controversy Brewing Over False Statements from Dimond, Court TV MJEOL Bullet #194 A controversy is brewing between Diane Dimond of Court TV and Karen Faye, Michael Jacksons long time friend and makeup artist. On August 18 2004, Court TVs Crier Live ran a video report from tabloid reporter Diane Dimond in which Dimond claimed the Attorney General of Californias investigators received information from informants that Faye falsified the huge bruise on Jacksons arm. Not only were these defamatory statements false, but they were statements which paint Faye as a criminal.
This is what was said by Dimond during the Aug 17 report:
DIANE DIMOND [video report]: Court TV has learned, exclusively, much time was spent trying to find and question this woman: Karen Faye, Michael Jacksons loyal, long-time make-up artist.
Shes seen here in a recent Fox special. According to confidential sources close to the investigation, informants told the AGs office it was Faye who had actually applied makeup to create the bruise seen here on Jacksons arm. And that it was all smoke and mirrors.
Without providing the names of any of these informants or the name of the source(s) who exclusively told Court TV that the AG was searching for Faye, Dimond rather recklessly left a serious allegation of illegal activity hang out there for the public.