Official June 2 2005 Thread: Closing Statements

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Official June 2 2005 Thread: Closing Statements

Post by got2makeitright » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:12 pm

Originally posted by maintenant
I 100% agree with you, senecajackson! They've been digging their own grave since day one. :thumbsup

mes has started

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Post by megan23 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:14 pm

just thought I would everyone know...Mez has started just heard on KOP message board

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Post by whisper » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:16 pm

Originally posted by megan23
just thought I would everyone know...Mez has started just heard on KOP message board
I was just about to post that.

Yeah, according to the hated CTV, Mesereau has begun.

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Post by sistahlamb » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:23 pm

It's about damn time!!!!!

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Post by A.Beautiful.Mind » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:27 pm

Prosecutor: Jackson Sexually Abused Teen

By TIM MOLLOY, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments of
Michael Jackson's child molestation trial Thursday that the pop star targeted a vulnerable cancer survivor, brought the little boy "into the world of the forbidden" and molested him.

Waging a broad attack on Jackson and his defense, Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen charged that the singer's attorney failed to keep promises made to the jury in opening statements and that the defense's only strategy had been to attack the credibility of the accuser's mother.

The defense was to respond later in its closing argument. The jury has been told it will get the case Friday.

Zonen told the panel that Jackson has a pattern of going after susceptible boys and when he brings children to his Neverland ranch he separates them from parents and authority and fills their days with candy, video games and other amusements.

Jackson followed the same "grooming process" with his accuser and the boy's brother, he said.

"At night they entered into the world of the forbidden. They went into Michael Jackson's room, which is a veritable fortress," Zonen said.

He said that in Jackson's room the boys learned about human sexuality "from someone who is only too willing to be their teacher."

Jackson's efforts to lower the boys' inhibitions included showing them pornography, appearing naked before them and simulating a sex act with a mannequin, he said.

"This case is about the exploitation and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old cancer survivor by an international celebrity," Zonen told the eight-woman, four-man jury.

Zonen dramatically read jurors a statement from Jackson attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr.'s opening statement in which the lawyer said, "I think an opening statement is a contract."

He said Mesereau had invited jurors to judge him on the basis of whether he kept the promises.

"Let's begin that judgment," he said, listing a series of alleged inconsistencies.

Zonen said Mesereau claimed that the mother was involved in shakedowns of several celebrities including Jay Leno. But the prosecutor noted that Leno testified that the boy may have called him but the "Tonight Show" host never remembered being asked for money.

Zonen also said Mesereau had told jurors he would show that the mother asked Mike Tyson, Adam Sandler and
Jim Carrey for money.

"Did you see any of them come in here?" Zonen said. "There's no evidence she received anything from the three of them."

The 46-year-old entertainer is charged with molesting the 13-year-old boy in February or March 2003, plying him with wine and conspiring to hold his family captive to get them to rebut damaging aspects of the documentary "Living With Michael Jackson." In the documentary, Jackson held hands with the boy as he talked of allowing children into his bed for what he said were innocent sleepovers.

The prosecutor also acknowledged that the accuser's mother fraudulently underreported income on an application for welfare. He said she did it when she had separated from her husband and had three children to care for.

"That was a mistake. It was fraud. She shouldn't have done it," Zonen said. "That was the only thing she's done in her life that she clearly shouldn't have done."

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Associated Press Writer Tim Molloy contributed to this report.

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:31 pm

"That was the only thing she's done in her life that she clearly shouldn't have done."
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Post by whisper » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:32 pm

Lisa Daniels (msnbc): Surprise surprise. The computer magically stops working when Mesereau gets up to present his powerpoint presentation.

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Post by sistahlamb » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:33 pm

Whatever.

Did he forget the fact that she was getting welfare when she had previously gotton thousands of dollars from that JC Penny scam at that time and the last thing she neededwas welfare???

F**king bastards.

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Post by sistahlamb » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:34 pm

Man that sucks that Mez's computer stopped working.

How much U wanna bet one of those desprate prosecutors intentionly f**ked it up???

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Post by whisper » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:37 pm

But I have to make the point that by the time Lisa Daniels got on the air we don't know if the computer was up and running. She'd have to run out the courtroom, get to the msnbc booth, get mic'ed up and wait for the network to let her on the air. So for all we know, there's no longer a problem, or the problem may have been fixed while she was in front of the camera bumping her gums.

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Post by EuphoricNostalgia » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:37 pm

Originally posted by whisper
Lisa Daniels (msnbc): Surprise surprise. The computer magically stops working when Mesereau gets up to present his powerpoint presentation.
Okay, clearly...this is a sabotage! :extremely
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Post by sistahlamb » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:52 pm

Update f/MJNO:

I just heard on Studio B with Shepard Smith on the Fox News Channel right before the commercial break that things are getting very interesting. Hopefully something good.

Also:

Surpise!! surprise!!

News on the trial just stopped on Coart T.V.

Another computer problem I suppose!!!

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Post by Thriller2005 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:54 pm

It really shouldn't matter, as long as the message is comes through to the jury from the defense. A presentation doesn't make a difference, except if they come in with sloppy presentation, but since there's an technical error, it won't matter.

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Post by frozen rose » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:54 pm

ha! I'm glad Court tv is down. I had enough of them already! :lol:
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Post by senecajackson » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:58 pm

Originally posted by frozen rose
ha! I'm glad Court tv is down. I had enough of them already! :lol:
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Exactly! They need to stop reporting!! :lol:
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