According to WPIX of New Jersey, the father of the young boy who accused Michael Jackson of molestation was found dead. Evan Chandler, the boy’s father, was found dead on November 4, 2009 at approximately 5: 35 p.m. According to reports, Evan Chandler died from a self inflicted gun shot Continue Reading
The Trial…Words From Michael’s Lawyer
Attorney Tom Mesereau, Jr, is highly respected in his field. Widely recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Mesereau has been selected by his peers as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” and has been listed as one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Attorneys in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. These are just a couple of his accolades.
Mr. Mesereau represented Michael Jackson in his 2005 child molestation trial (he replaced attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman), and has very poignant insight on Michael, and the trial.
DK: Deborah Kunesh
TM: Tom Mesereau
DK: What kind of client was Michael? What was it like working with him?
TM: He was a very delightful client to work with. He was very cooperative, he listened, he was very respectful of me, and attorney Susan Yu and our staff. The worst thing I can say about him is that sometimes he was inaccessible. Sometimes he was difficult to find, and I think part of it was he was so terrified and fearful of this process, but he was a delightful person to work with.
by Thomas A Mesereau Jr.
Forum Column, Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 1st, 2009
The Michael Jackson trial was unique. More accredited media covered these proceedings than the O.J. Simpson and Scott Peterson trials combined. When the verdicts were reached, people in every capital around the world were riveted to their radios, computers and televisions. The “King of Pop” was more popular than anyone, including Elvis Presley.
Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Macaulay Culkin, George Lopez and lesser-known celebrities testified. Larry King testified outside the presence of the jury. The trial lasted five months with more than 140 witnesses appearing. Twenty-four-hour coverage, including actors re-enacting the proceedings, emphasized the trial’s popularity.
Exactly how many things did the media get wrong regarding the death of Michael Jackson? Newly revealed autopsy details show the media narrative of Jackson being an unhealthy, impotent, chronic drug abuser is a tale only fit for a know-nothing tabloid. And every spotlight-chasing loser who found their way in Continue Reading
I first met Michael on a hillside in Colorado in 1984. He was on the famous Victory Tour with his brothers.
Michael was the first to come running over to help when I slipped going up a steep muddy hill. I was fine, but a couple of lenses got covered in mud. That was the first time Michael took a liking to one of my brown Scottish tweed sports jackets, so I took it off and gave it to him. He seemed pleased by my gesture and immediately put it on, put both arms out and twirled around in the bright sunlight while I photographed him running and jumping. On stage that night he glittered in sequins. I flew back to New York with the photographs.
The momentum of the Victory Tour kept building, so I joined Michael in Philadelphia for more photos. The same thing happened again. This time it was a gray Harris tweed jacket. I saw him looking closely at the colors in the tweed. They seemed to fascinate him, so again I gave him my jacket. Sometime later I was amused to see a news clip of Michael actually wearing the jacket, running into a limo, mobbed by fans.
Dr Steven Hoefflin, Michael Jackson’s former plastic surgeon, has released a statement in response to the lawsuit being brought against him by Dr. Arnold Klein for defamation of character, claiming it’s part of a larger conspiracy. In addition, RadarOnline.com has obtained secret documents revealing the behind-the-scenes war between Hoefflin, various Continue Reading
By SUZANNE MA (AP) – 3 hours ago
Thousands of Michael Jackson fans danced the rain away in a Brooklyn park on Saturday at a party hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee, marking what would have been the 51st birthday of the late pop star.
Google Gets a Michael Jackson makeover! Google homepages around the world are showing a new logo in honor of the King of Pop’s birthday, August 29th. Check out some screenshots below:
After the Coroner’s office released the official cause of Michael Jackson’s death Friday (Aug 28 2009), the California Attorney General has launched an independent investigation into the case. The Coroner found Jackson’s main cause of death is “acute propofol toxicity” which, experts say, points the finger directly at Murray.
A.G. Jerry Brown released a statement saying that the LAPD asked Brown’s agents to initiate an investigation into “several” doctors whose names came up during the course of the Jackson death investigation.
From the press release:
Reports say that police met with Bureau of Narcotics and Drug Enforcement Administration representatives on August 20 2009 about this issue.
Breaking News: Coroner: “Acute Propofol intoxication” main cause of death w/ other medications (given by Conrad Murray) a contributing factor. The Coroner has also ruled the death a homicide. Update 3:39PM : Contrary to unsubstantiated reports, it appears there were no illegal or illicit drugs in Jackson’s system, according to Continue Reading