Bob Jones, Stacy Brown, June Chandler Cross-examination of Jones begins on pg 5540 (A)
5541 23 Q. Well, in response to the prosecutor’s
24 questions, you said you had reservations about that
25 statement —
26 A. Yes.
27 Q. — correct?
28 And what are your reservations about that
5542 1 statement?
2 A. That I just don’t recall exactly seeing
3 that. I truly don’t.
4 Q. And would you agree when you’re working with
5 a co-writer and a publisher to prepare a book about
6 Michael Jackson, there’s pressure to make things
7 sensational when you can, right?
8 A. Yes.
9 Q. And your publisher and others want a book
10 that can sell, correct?
11 A. My co-writer. The publisher wasn’t involved
12 in that particular end of it.
13 Q. Okay. And certainly, having worked with
14 Michael all those years, you’ve seen numerous
15 attempts by numerous people to sensationalize
16 aspects of Michael’s life, right?
17 A. Correct.
Cross-examination of Brown begins on pg 5583 (B)
5583 17 Q. Okay. And approximately when did he tell
18 you he intended to write a book?
19 A. It was about January, a few months before he
20 was terminated.
21 Q. And you’ve been interviewed by the sheriffs
22 in this case, right?
23 A. That’s correct.
24 Q. And you told the sheriffs that Bob Jones
25 told you he’s broke and he needs to make some money,
27 A. That’s what —
28 MR. AUCHINCLOSS: Objection; hearsay.
1 THE COURT: Sustained.
Cross-examination of Chandler begins on pg 5658 (B)
5659 7 Q. Now, in response to the prosecutor’s
8 questions, you said you entered into a stipulation
9 regarding custody of your son Jordie, correct?
10 A. Correct.
11 Q. And in response to the prosecutor’s
12 questions, you said you did it because Michael
13 Jackson told you to do it, right?
14 A. One of the people. He was one.
15 Q. Well, do you remember signing a sworn
16 declaration regarding that stipulation?
17 A. I remember signing something about custody
18 of Jordie.
19 Q. Do you remember signing a sworn declaration
20 in which you said the only reason you signed the
21 stipulation was because your ex-husband wouldn’t
22 return Jordie to you if you didn’t, right?
23 A. Correct.
24 Q. And you said further, you thought the
25 stipulation was merely for a one-week visitation
26 period, right?
27 A. Correct.