Michael Jackson visits Tokyo children’s home

[b]Michael Jackson visits Tokyo children’s home[/b] TOKYO (Reuters) – Pop star Michael Jackson visited a Tokyo children’s home on Sunday and told a group of 140 excited children “I love you” in Japanese. The 47-year-old entertainer, who appeared in public on Saturday for the first time since his acquittal on sex-abuse charges last year to receive a music award, was greeted by about 100 fans as he arrived in a black van. Inside the Seibi Gakuen children’s home, Jackson watched a 15-minute performance of traditional music and dance by children in kimonos before speaking briefly on stage. “I’m very happy to be here,” said Jackson, wearing sunglasses and a white T-shirt under a black double-breasted suit with gold buttons and a single red armband.

Jackson thanks fans on Tokyo trip

Last Updated: Saturday, 27 May 2006, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK [b]Jackson thanks fans on Tokyo trip[/b] Michael Jackson thanked fans and “all the people who believed in me” in his first public appearance since his acquittal on child abuse charges. Jackson, 47, received an honorary “Legend Award” at MTV’s Japan Music Video Awards in Tokyo. [b]”I thank all the people who believed in me. I believe in you,” he said. “I thank my children, Paris, Prince, and Blanket, who have been there for me.”[/b]


Michael Jackson Accepts MTV Japan’s “Legend Award”

May 25, 2006 MICHAEL JACKSON TO VISIT TOKYO, JAPAN MARKS FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE JUNE 2005 WILL RECEIVE MTV JAPAN’S “LEGEND AWARD” AT THE MTV JAPAN VIDEO MUSIC AWARD’S CEREMONY SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006 Washington, D.C. …….. Music Superstar Michael Jackson will visit Tokyo, Japan, in what will mark his first official public appearance since June 2005. On Saturday May 27, 2006, Mr. Jackson will receive MTV Japan’s “Legend Award,” at the MTV Japan Video Music Award’s ceremony, for his extraordinary and record-breaking career in the music industry.

Man Set Afire At Age 6 Claims Fraud By Neverland Ranch Employee

POSTED: 3:31 pm PDT May 22, 2006 LOS ANGELES — A man who drew headlines when he was set afire by his father at age 6 claims in a lawsuit that he was defrauded out of ownership of an Inglewood condominium by a man he met at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Dave Dave was known as David Rothenberg when, in 1983, he was doused with kerosene by Charles Rothenberg and burned over 90 percent of his body in a Buena Park motel room. The boy’s disfiguring injuries brought him international news attention and, in 1985, he was befriended by the pop star, according to attorney Brian Oxman, a longtime Jackson family lawyer who is now representing the plaintiff. Dave, now 28, was named as a potential character witness during Jackson’s trial in 2005 for the alleged molestation of another young boy who visited Neverland Ranch. The entertainer was acquitted of all counts, and Dave never had to testify.

Tabloid-addicted Media Bash Jackson, Downplay Fraud Case? – MB#308

Tabloid-addicted Media Bash Jackson, Downplay Fraud Case? – MB#308 The testimony of Mercy Dee Manrriquez and signed documents prove Arvizo committed welfare fraud and perjuy MAY 21 2006 – Janet Arvizo is set to stand trial on felony charges of welfare fraud and perjury. Arvizo, the mother of the kid who made false allegations of molestation against Michael Jackson, is claiming she isn’t guilty of committing the crimes as charged. Jackson was acquitted of all charges by the conservative Santa Maria jury almost a year ago. Arvizo appeared at a court hearing Friday (May 19 2006), waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and is set for arraignment on June 21 2006. Coincidentally, her trial is about two months before the Santa Barbara DA’s office is scheduled to go on trial for allegedly committing various acts of misconduct in an unrelated case. Never one to miss an opportunity to sit around like pitiful, gossipy hens, the ‘usual suspects’ – Jim Moret, Harvey Levin and Diane Dimond — appeared on Nancy (dis)Grace’s show to regurgitate damn near every unfounded or unsubstantiated piece of non-news they could find with the name ‘Jackson’ attached to it.

Mother of accuser in Jackson case to face welfare fraud trial

Mother of accuser in Jackson case to face welfare fraud trial ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES – The woman whose son claimed Michael Jackson molested him at Neverland ranch was ordered Friday to stand trial on felony charges that she stole $8,000 from the government through welfare fraud. The 37-year-old woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Superior Court and was set for arraignment June 21 on a count of welfare fraud and four counts of perjury by falsely applying for welfare. She answered “yes” when asked by the prosecutor if she waived her rights. She was released without bail. The woman did not speak to reporters as she left and a call to her attorney seeking comment was not immediately returned.