'Abrams Report' legal panel predicts a 'not guilty'
Tuesday's edition of 'The Abrams Report,' hsot Dan Abrams, regular guests, and NBC News Correspondent Mike Taibbi dared to make predictions on Michael Jackons’ fate.
Below is what they said:
Former sex crimes prosecutor Bill Fallon: I am convinced they're going to come back not guilty against Jackson. I think they might think there was a conspiracy but it just wasn't proven against Jackson.
I predicted with you before that I thought the guilty verdict would only be over the alcohol. And I think that if we got the Jesus juice in and it ended up coming in through the stewardesses and I'm not even sure they testified to that.
I thought there was going to be a hung jury on the sexual assault case. I said this on your show numerous times. I think the only hope for a guilty here was the 1990 victim who I think is more important than this victim, is more important than the brother and the only hope the prosecution has.
Criminal defense attorney Daniel Horowitz: I would have confidence in a victory [if I were the defense lawyer in this case]. Let me tell you, if it wasn't for the prior bad acts that came in-- the prior molests that really were not challenged that heavily by Mesereau-- this case would be a slam-dunk, two-hour deliberation. The jury would come out the door and hug Michael Jackson. Given the past conduct, I think that may taint this deliberation... but I still say not guilty...
Dan Abrams, Abrams Report host: Let me tell you what I'm going to have to do. I'm going to be going out there for the closing arguments. I don’t think this is not going to be a quick deliberation. I mean I'm basically packing up my life and going out there because I think we're going to be out there for a while as this jury deliberates, but I agree with everyone. I don't expect to see guilty on any of the counts.
NBC News Correspondent Mike Taibbi: I can only say this: The only prediction I'll make is that within two weeks I’ll be working out of my 30 Rock office and walking my dog at night in New York City.