~The epitome of western celebrity obsession …a 21st century lynching…I think this trial will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in journalistic history~
~Michael’s wistful desire to heal the world with love, music and artistry clashed horribly with the barbaric way he was exploited. The world is a far better place because of him.
~Financial advances had been offered for book deals to a number of individuals with the expectation that the thematic direction would be Michael Jackson’s being sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. After he was acquitted, tabloids continued to offer significant monetary bounties for people who would come forward with reports of any improprieties by Michael Jackson. Some of his “friends” conspired against him, and some of his employees shopped the tabloids for the best deal for “secret information” of one kind or another. The more money on the table, the more sordid the allegations became. It was the profiteers who lost from Michael Jackson’s innocence, from his legal vindication. Literally billions of dollars would have been made by tabloids and mainstream media if Michael Jackson had gone to prison. Stories under their control, not his, would have been cranked out across many years in the future. Many relished the prospect of sheer enjoyment of a prospective triumph over the man-the mega star- who had made himself so unavailable to them. On a slow news day, they could always design a story about the misery and sorry plight of Michael Jackson in jail. Topics would include brutality directed at him by other prisoners, mysterious pen-pals and secret marriages, furtive visitors, downward spiraling health, jail-bred idiosyncrasies, and suicide watches. When would he finally end it all. And just think-they would savor writing the words…he once was king~
~To contribute to making Michael Jackson’s situation as bad as possible-for his image, his reputation and his feelings-this was the most publicized trial in world history~
DEFENDING A KING
~It is never too late for truth to prevail, especially if the unproven allegations still cast shadows of guilt over someone’s character. Then, and only then, can real freedom and justice prevail~
June 26, 2009
(“I never meant to lie and destroy Michael Jackson but my father made me tell lies. Now, I can’t tell Michael how much I’m sorry and if he will forgive me. Now, for the first time, I can’t bear to lie anymore. Michael Jackson didn’t do anything to me…it all was my father’s lies to escape from being poor.”
Jordan Chandler)…Tom Mesereau disclosed, at a Harvard Lecture after the trial, that he had witnesses who were going to say that Jordie told them that molestation by Michael Jackson never happened, and that he would not speak to his parents again for what they made him say. Jordie sought and got legal emancipation from his parents in a court of law and then disassociated from them. DEFENDING A KING Dr. Karen Moriarty
“If I go through with this I will win big time. There is no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever.”
re: Case 1993
Michael expressed his disagreement with the insurance company that paid the settlement in 1993 despite protests from Michael Jackson and his legal team. Michael Jackson could not control or interfere with his insurance carriers’ demand to settle the dispute. The prosecution (Sneddon) has no evidence because the fact is the 1994 settlement was undertaken at the direction and insistence of the insurance company, Michael Jackson had no choice in the matter. sbspbhcaccess.org
(The media led the public to believe it was Michael Jackson’s decision.)
Excerpts from recorded telephone conversation between Evan Chandler and Dave Schwartz:
Chandler: I had a good communication with Michael. We were friends. I like him and I respected him and everything else for what he is. There is no reason why he had to stop calling me. I sat in the room one day and talked to Michael and told him exactly what I want out of this whole relationship. I’ve been rehearsed about what to say and what not to say.
Schwartz: What has Jackson done that made you so upset?
Chandler: He broke up the family. The boy has been seduced by this guy’s power and money. I am prepared to move against Michael Jackson. It’s already set. There are other people involved that are waiting for my phone call that are in certain positions. I’ve paid them to do it. Everything’s going according to a certain plan that isn’t just mine. Once I make that phone call, this guy is going to destroy everybody in sight in any devious, nasty, cruel way that he can do it. And I’ve given him full authority to do that.
~I have been trying for ten years to get this information out to the public. During the investigation, I stepped forward and provided this information to the defense investigation team. When the case settled, the information that I provided which would have come out in a court trial, did not reach the public. I was at a loss as to how to go about getting this information out to the public’s attention so they could know what I have known all along-that Michael Jackson was innocent of the allegations of child molestation~
~Withholding news: For instance, they did not report that the TWO grand juries, one in Santa Barbara and the other in Los Angeles could not find a single credible piece of evidence to indict Michael Jackson of child molestation charges. Network and cable TV producers did not interrupt their normal programming to advise the world that, NO EVIDENCE COULD BE FOUND TO INDICT MICHAEL JACKSON OF CHILD MOLESTATION, countering their initial reports and allegations. The media instead let that news go unreported and/or did not place the same significance about bringing the information to light as they had to the more salacious accusations, and they allowed all the allegations of child molestation to be reported. The earlier reports were allowed to remain embedded in the minds of millions of Americans and others throughout the world~
When questioned by Attorney Tom Mesereau, June Chandler testified that she never suspected anything inappropriate going on between Michael Jackson and her son. She told the jury that Michael was a part of their small family. When Mesereau asked if she ever helped Jordie with his homework, when he asked about Michael playing video games with Jordie, Ms. Chandler acknowledged that yes, Michael had helped with homework and had been a good friend to her son. CONSPIRACY
MY NAME IS TOM MESEREAU, AND I SPEAK FOR MICHAEL JACKSON. I’M ON HIS SIDE.
Opening words before cross-examination of Gavin Arvizo
~The amount of power and money it had taken to establish this place (Neverland) was keenly evident. The fact that Michael was clearly the wealthiest inhabitant of the Los Olivos area was a fact to be pondered. People had to wonder why the Santa Barbara DA used more law enforcement to raid Neverland than was ever used to catch a serial killer in the history of the United States. When Tom Mesereau would later question why the police force would need as many as seventy people to do an inventory of Neverland, he would point out that, at the time of the raid, Michael was not even on the premises. That Michael’s ranch needed to be raided by a small army of law enforcement, seemed excessive~
~Jesus Salas, employed by Michael Jackson for 20 years as a personal house manager. He told jurors that Michael’s property was visited by children from all around the globe, and estimated that he’d seen hundreds of thousands of children visit Neverland, each of them having the time of their lives. Jesus Salas said that as much as Michael enjoyed playing and having fun with kids, the pop star often liked to be left alone in his dance studio or in his recording studio to work on his music. Salas said that Michael would spend hours on end doing his creative work- allowing the day to day operations at Neverland to be handled by his employees. Salas confirmed that Jackson let his employees take care of the twenty-seven hundred acre property, mentioning that Michael had a full security unit on the grounds because there were no fences around Neverland. For the record, Jesus Salas told the jury that even though intruders were sometimes caught on the property, none of the Neverland security people carried a gun. Michael didn’t want any weapons at Neverland. Michael was more concerned about children’s safety~
After testifying, Bob Jones and Stacy Brown, in the last days of the trial, just before the verdict, released Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask. Many people never passed the inside flap, reading a statement that said: “Jackson’s arrest on child molestation charges could…bring down the curtain on show business’ longest running freak show”. The book was poison. The book was vicious. In the end, the effort to place it into the hands of readers around the world failed miserably.
~Leno…Judge Melville ruled that Jay Leno could indeed make public jokes about the trial. Leno would make more jokes about Jackson during the trial than he ever had before, fueling the court of public opinion. “Michael Jackson’s lawyer said he will not play the race game, mainly because he can’t figure out what race Michael is.” People seemed eager to help Leno out. People loved making jokes about Michael Jackson. The Tonight Show went back to its old tricks, the list of Jay Leno’s jokes about Michael Jackson became even longer. Everything the media was reporting became daily fodder for Leno’s team of producers. But no matter how much the trial seemed like a joke, the life and reputation of Michael Jackson was really on the line. The prosecutorial team was not laughing about seeing Michael Jackson put behind bars. They wanted the entertainer to serve hard prison time~
Fans stayed the course with Michael Jackson through his worst ordeal. Michael’s strength came from the people who loved him and admired his work. No other entertainer could have drawn people from so many walks of life: every creed, race, and nationality was represented. People of all ages and religious denominations had flown in and had dedicated themselves to Michael. The fans who were there created a synergy that was undeniable.
This journey back has been profoundly painful. What is written here is a small portion of what is available to those who seek the truth. All that is placed here is a continuing effort to hold to the goal of PAYING MICHAEL FORWARD in a repository of Michael’s life and legacy. We feel gut-wrenching pain as we look back on the brutality delivered with glee and complete lack of humanity or remorse. We see here both law enforcement and media criminal behavior, lacking in accountability and ethics, under no restrictions or penalty. Further study will also reveal that this behavior lives on. June 13, 2005 at 2:25 PDT in Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Barbara…MICHAEL JACKSON WAS UNANIMOUSLY FOUND NOT GUILTY ON 14 COUNTS. 1993 Two Grand Juries could not find a single credible piece of evidence to indict Michael Jackson of the child molestation charges.
We must continue to actively defend Michael Jackson by delivering the facts and truths to the world. A media obsessed with the destruction of Michael’s life and legacy is alive and well with uncontrolled force. Michael has taught us that we, the people of the world, are empowered by our VOICE AS ONE strength.
DREAM IT. BELIEVE IT. SEE IT. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU BECOME
IF YOU DON’T AIM FOR SOMETHING YOU’LL NEVER KNOW IF YOU COULD HAVE HIT THE MARK
We are aiming with everlasting love for you, Michael.