[b]Jackson Accuser’s Poor Performance[/b] March 14, 2005 [img]http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2003/06/11/image558108.gif[/img] (CBS) If prosecutors were hoping that Michael Jackson’s accuser would come to the witness stand Monday and cement into place their case, they surely are disappointed, and perhaps even mortified, by the young man’s courtroom demeanor and testimony. The alleged molestation victim Continue Reading
Anyone familiar with the history of shoddy reporting, including “specials” on Jackson run on the likes of Primetime Live, will know why this news is being posted here. – Admin [b]ABC Ousts Top ‘Primetime Live’ Executive[/b] NEW YORK (AP) — ABC ousted the top executive behind “Primetime Live,” which has Continue Reading
[b]Potential Surprise Witness in Jackson Trial[/b] Sources: Former Teacher of Alleged Victim Claims Boy Said ‘Nothing Happened’ By JIM AVILA, BETH TRIBOLET and EILEEN MURPHY March 14, 2005 Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the molestation trial of Michael Jackson have interviewed a former teacher of the alleged victim, and Continue Reading
MARCH 14 2005 (12:45PM) — The accuser is already being argumentative and unresponsive on the witness stand today. Reports say that he is being a smart aleck and has already irritated Judge Rodney Melville by not directly responding to some defense questions. Court TV’s Savannah Guthrie reported that the accuser Continue Reading
Accuser Transforms Under Cross-Examination MJEOL Bullet #252 First short day of cross-examination of accuser shows combative accuser MARCH 14 2005 — What a difference a few questions make. Michael Jacksons accuser, Gavin Arvizo, began cross-examination (cross) late Thursday, March 10 2005 by Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau. Some observers claim that the accuser, under direct examination, came off as engaging and well spoken if not a little upset. But under cross, just in those approximate 30 minutes of defense questions, he suddenly transformed into an insincere, combative young adult with an undertone of vengefulness. Cross is scheduled to continue today in court as Mesereau will have his first full day to thoroughly ask the accuser questions that the prosecution has, up until now, been able to avoid. He has reportedly already contradicted earlier testimony from his sister and brother. For example, the accuser and his brother have different recollections of what they claim was the first time Jackson allegedly abused the accuser. The accuser and his sister have two different recollections of where and when she was allegedly given alcohol. He says vodka in the kitchen, she says wine in the wine cellar. Good lord. One shocking revelation that not too many people are aware of is the fact that two of the alleged co-conspirators took the family evidently by their request to meet with Jamie Masada and civil attorney Bill Dickerman at the Laugh Factory, a comedy club owned by Jamie Masada. Now, remember what the prosecution is alleging. Theyre claiming that the family was kidnapped and held hostage during that timeline. They went to meet with these two after they had left the Calabasas Inn. From the transcript of the cross-examination:
1692 1 Q. And you’ve already left the Calabasas Inn 2 and gone by The Laugh Factory and met with an 3 attorney, right? 4 A. I believe so. 5 Q. So after you meet with an attorney, you 6 suddenly come up with a story that you were 7 masturbated by Michael Jackson, correct? 8 MR. SNEDDON: Object. Argumentative, Your 9 Honor. 10 THE WITNESS: No, because — 11 MR. SNEDDON: Excuse me. 12 THE COURT: Overruled. 13 You can go ahead and answer. 14 Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Correct? 15 A. No, because I did not tell the attorney 16 anything about what Michael was doing. 17 Q. But you’re saying it started after — 18 A. Yes, I did not tell the attorney anything 19 about alcohol or anything like that.