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Post by whisper » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:29 am

Official hearing thread.

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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:31 am

So what's on the agenda today?
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Post by whisper » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:51 am

>> MSNBC : Valez-Mitchell talks about Jan 12 hearing

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Valez-Mitchell says the judge has pretty much been ruling in the favor of the prosecution, so the hearing may be open as prosecutors have requested
-talks about secrecy
-says defense is arguing that it is unfair if you have a parade of these disgruntled ex-employees trying to tell the alleged stories of these boys without Jackson having a right to confront or defense against these accusations
-(my note: in some cases, none of these people have even alleged or accused Jackson of anything. So prosecutors want to call people to talk about speculation in some instancs where the actual person has never even accused Jackson of anything)
-says defense says only 1 of these people are even scheduled to testify
-says a lot of people are saying that prosecutors have a weak case if they have to go back so far
-talks a little about the mother's scam for money
-says this family's credibility is at issue

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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:56 am

I like her comments.
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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:10 am

Also I wanted to add:
Originally posted by whisper

-says defense is arguing that it is unfair if you have a parade of these disgruntled ex-employees trying to tell the alleged stories of these boys without Jackson having a right to confront or defense against these accusations
once again, if their jacked up stories are true, Jackson should have been indicted. Stupid. What would them coming forward in '05 do?

Disgruntled ex employees. pfst. Yeah, that makes them REAL credible.
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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:24 am

This can be moved if need be.

Journalist who made documentary subpoenaed
By Quintin Cushner/Staff Writer

Prosecutors have subpoenaed the journalist whose documentary led to charges that Michael Jackson was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.

Television reporter Martin Bashir has been ordered to appear March 1 at Superior Court in Santa Maria to answer questions about his controversial program "Living with Michael Jackson."


"The witness is material on the issue of the production, editing and displaying of the video documentary," Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville wrote in certifying the prosecution's subpoena.

Bashir produced the program for Granada TV, but is currently employed by ABC News. He was served with the subpoena Jan. 4 in New York City by staff from the New York County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Court documents released Tuesday did not reveal if the journalist has agreed to appear. If he complies with the subpoena, the prosecution will pay him the standard $20 a day plus expenses for his appearance as a witness.

Bashir's documentary aired in England on Feb. 3, 2003 and three days later in the United States. The program showed Jackson holding hands with the boy and included the singer's acknowledgment that he shared a bed with children.

After Bashir's documentary aired, a public backlash against the singer ensued. Jackson and his representatives tried to control the negative publicity by gathering positive statements from the accuser and his family as part of a "rebuttal video."

Prosecutors allege that as Jackson worked to secure the testimonials, he kept the accuser and his family at his 2,700-acre Neverland Valley Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley against the will of the accuser's mother. Jackson also allegedly molested the boy and gave him alcohol during this time.

Jackson, 46, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of engaging in lewd acts with the unnamed boy and four counts of administering alcohol to help him with the alleged molestations. He also has pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge involving child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion, and a count of attempted child molestation.

The defense vehemently denies the accusations, and has argued that the accuser and his family were treated well by Jackson.

Jackson is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 31.

A hearing has been scheduled for today to determine if past uncharged allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer are admissible at trial.

* Staff writer Quintin Cushner can be reached at 739-2217 or by e-mail at qcushner@pulitzer.net.

Jan. 12, 2005

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How dumb. So exactly what's Bashir gonna say? What CAN he say?
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Post by DirtyDiana87 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:27 am

They are gonna call him to testify. Oh boy!

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Post by DirtyDiana87 » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:30 am

I agree with Heaven Sent. This is unreal.

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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:41 am

Like that helps the prosecution. Bashir is already on record saying "positive" things about Michael so how the hell does Sneddon feel that bolsters their case?

And Martin, IF he agrees to testify can't say he was suspcious of Michael because then question arises: why didn't he do/say something?
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Post by MJPowerOfLove » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:04 pm

damn, again this mutant :(
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Post by Tabloid Junkie » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:09 pm

Originally posted by MJPowerOfLove
damn, again this mutant :(
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Anyways....Bashir betrayed MJ after the documentary was aired. But if Bashir saw any misconduct, I'm sure he would have addressed that....so in other words...this means nothing.

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Post by RottenBlackRoses » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:17 pm

this is all f.ucked up.........I SO HATE THAT GUY!!!!!!!!! MIchael should've never trusted him. And yeah that was very smart of Michael recording Bashit saying really good things about him lol. Michael ain't stupid ..Bashit gonna look like an idiot. I like to kick that bitch in his shit.

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Post by MethadonePretty » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:26 pm

What exactly is he going to say that isn't already well documented on tape?

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Post by tickle » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:32 pm

The operative words there are "a public backlash ensued." Now we're suppose to believe MJ said, 'well they're accusing me of awful things, quick, let me grab this boy."
This is bull___. Mike is innocent and will be exonerated. If Sneddon was a man he'd
send Janet and the kids home and admit he had a dog that just wouldn't hunt.

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Post by A.Beautiful.Mind » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:48 pm

I'm not worried in the slightest. Martin Bashir has already released an account of his experience with Michael. After the "take two" documentary, bashir released a statement declaring that he never suspected any illegality on Michael's part. If Bashir is subpoenaed, and if he contradicts himself then his testimony should be classed as objectionable.

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