Friend testifies accuser’s family never complained about Jackson’s behavior

[b]Friend testifies accuser’s family never complained about Jackson’s behavior[/b] By Quintin Cushner/Staff Writer A former close friend of the family accusing Michael Jackson of false imprisonment and child molestation testified in Superior Court in Santa Maria today that the family never complained about the entertainer’s behavior. Witness Azja Pryor said Continue Reading

King: Lawyer called mother a wacko

Larry King barred from testifying for Jackson defense By Quintin Cushner/Staff Writer Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville today barred talk show host Larry King from testifying for the defense in Michael Jackson’s child-molestation and conspiracy trial. Dressed in a dark suit, purple shirt and his trademark black eyeglasses, King briefly Continue Reading

May 19 2005 Trial

MAY 19 2005 (1:00 PM ET) — Defense witness Azja Pryor is now on the stand. After a 402 hearing earlier today, the judge ruled not to allow Larry King to testify in front of the jury. King had a conversation with Larry Feldman, the attorney who represented the accusing Continue Reading

Accuser’s Disturbing Behavior, Lying Under Oath, Coaching Kids – MB#267

[b] Accuser’s Disturbing Behavior, Family Lying Under Oath, Mother Coaching Kids – MJEOL Bullet #267[/b] MAY 19 2005 — The defense continues to blaze through the prosecution’s “case” by hammering away at the credibility of the accusing family; showing that not only have they lied in the past, but they have also lied under oath to the jury in this “case”. Through witnesses, which included an adorable little cousin of Jackson’s, Rijo Jackson, and actress Vernee Johnson, the defense is painting a much different picture of the two Arvizo brothers than what prosecutors wanted the jury to see. Witnesses taking the stand yesterday included actress Vernee Watson Johnson who testified that she met the Arvizos and visited the accuser in the hospital. She says she didn’t trust Janet Arvizo. She testified about the children calling her and telling her they wanted to visit her, and she could actually hear the mother telling them what to say in the background. Another stunning revelation is that Johnson says the mother would coach her kids to request sleepovers at her house, reports the Santa Barbara News-Press in an article titled “Actress Wary of Accuser’s Mother”. From that article:

Ms. Johnson, who met the children through her acting class in Los Angeles, told jurors the woman coached the kids to request sleepovers. “(The brother) would call, and I could hear (the mother) in the background saying, ‘Tell her you love her, tell her you love her.’ And then he’d ask to spend the night. I heard her telling (him) to ask me.” (see Actress wary of accuser’s mother)

Actress wary of accuser’s mother

[b]THE JACKSON TRIAL: Actress wary of accuser’s mother[/b] 5/19/05 By DAWN HOBBS NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER Veteran film and TV actress Vernee Watson Johnson testified Wednesday that she did not trust the mother of Michael Jackson’s accuser and pulled the plug on a fundraiser for the family because she suspected the Continue Reading