Jackson accuser’s mom ‘a liar’ – News24

Jackson accuser’s mom ‘a liar’ 02/02/2005 07:34 – (SA) News24.com Los Angeles – Prosecutors want to block lawyers for Michael Jackson from telling the jury at his child molestation trial about prior lawsuits filed by the family of his young accuser, documents showed on Tuesday. Prosecutors asked the California court to bar mention of any prior litigation by the mother of the 13-year-old boy who has accused Jackson of abuse. Jackson’s trial started on Monday with jury selection. Jackson’s team has alleged in pre-trial hearings that the boy’s mother, known in court documents as Jane Doe, is a “liar” and a greedy opportunist who has a history of launching lawsuits aimed at winning financial settlements. Doe obtained a $137 500 settlement from a United States department store which she sued in 2001, claiming security guards had assaulted her and her two sons. Many previous cases And in May, the family sued Los Angeles child welfare officials seeking financial damages over the leak of a confidential memo, which said a departmental investigation had found there was no evidence to suggest Jackson had sexually assaulted the boy.