Defense Rebukes Unlawful Raid on Personal Asst MJEOL Bullet #206 In newly released court documents stamped September 29 2004, Michael Jacksons attorneys state that the search of Jacksons personal assistant was overbroad, an invasion of the defense camp and blatant trampling on Jacksons rights. They say that the information seizedincluding three folders labeled Mesereau and a fax to Tom Mesereauis protected by attorney-client privilege. Not to mention many items that were taken which fall outside the scope of the search warrant.
This motion came just days before Jacksons attorneys filed a motion yesterday (Oct 4 2004) to have the Santa Barbara District Attorneys Office thrown off this case. That motion was filed under seal by attorney Robert Sanger. More on that in upcoming news.
The defenses Motion to Suppress Materials Seized Pursuant to Search Warrant Number 5135 show that prosecutors and police just cant seem to keep their grubby little hands (and eyes) off of the defenses work product.
The raid on Jacksons personal assistant, whose name is redacted from the motion, occurred at her home where she administers the business and personal affairs for Mr. Jackson out of the office at her residence.
She has been Jacksons personal assistant for nearly 14 years. The office is a part of her home but everything related to MJJ Productions is maintained in the office area.