Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Found any positive articles or new about him? You can read and reply to the latest MJ news items. This forum is for actual news articles about MJ with source information.

Moderator: Global Moderator

Post Reply
User avatar
whisper
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 9130
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:00 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by whisper » Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:38 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson's defense team

Saturday, October 16, 2004 Posted: 0017 GMT (0817 HKT)


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- One of the attorneys representing pop superstar Michael Jackson in his child molestation case has left the defense team, sources familiar with the case said Friday.

Los Angeles attorney Steve Cochran, a longtime Jackson representative, was one of five lawyers defending Jackson against a 10-count indictment that includes charges of child molestation.

Cochran was one of two lawyers retained when Jackson changed his defense team last April, replacing lead attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman. Jackson kept Cochran and Santa Barbara attorney Robert Sanger.

Following Thursday's court hearing, attorneys met privately with Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville.

The judge was advised of Cochran's departure during the meeting, sources said.

Cochran has represented Jackson on a variety of legal matters, having first served as one of the attorneys helping to defend him against allegations of child abuse in 1993.

He has also represented many celebrities, including Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears, Forest Whitaker and Paul Rodriguez, and he is an attorney for NBC-Universal Studios.

Jackson representatives were expected to release a statement on Cochran's departure later Friday.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/15/jackson.case/


User avatar
whisper
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 9130
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:00 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by whisper » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:00 pm

Date: Friday, October 15, 2004

STATEMENT OF MICHAEL JACKSON REGARDING ATTORNEY AND FRIEND, STEVE COCHRAN

Mr. Michael Jackson releases the following statement regarding longtime attorney and friend, Steve Cochran:

“I would like to thank Attorney Steve Cochran for all of the hard work he has done on my behalf. Unfortunately, he has taken a temporary leave of absence, for his own confidential reasons, from my Defense team, but will continue to collaborate with me, Tom Mesereau and other members of the team.

“I have known Steve Cochran for many years, and he is a wonderful person and dedicated lawyer. He continues to be my friend and close advisor.

“My Defense team will continue to be led by Thomas Mesereau, Jr. I have the greatest faith and trust in Tom, and the other members of my team.”

Source: http://www.mjjsource.com/index.php/pres ... ve-cochran

~Vicky~

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by ~Vicky~ » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:02 pm

Oh wow, that makes me feel a lot better.

Thanks for posting! :D

DarkChild
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 2516
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:00 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by DarkChild » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:05 pm

Well...at least it's nothing bad he left and him and Michael are still on good terms :)
[align=center][/align]



[align=center]a week in the life of my music...[/align]



[COLOR=\\\"Navy][align=center]Big <333 for Elliot Yamin!!!!1111[/align][/COLOR]

Purdy Young Thang
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 1169
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:19 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by Purdy Young Thang » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:17 pm

Yeah. And T-Mez is still there. :D WOO!
Image Image Image Image



:love :love :love :love

love you always

dangerous
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 2098
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:00 am

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by dangerous » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:37 pm

i hope everything is well with him, for now, he remains as my avatar :laugh :inlove
[align=center]Image[/align]

HeavenSent
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 10007
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:00 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by HeavenSent » Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:28 am

:laugh Ashley, your dedication is admirable, lol.


I am sorry to see that man go too! I wish him the best.
[align=center]Image[/align]

A.Beautiful.Mind
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 1423
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:00 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by A.Beautiful.Mind » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:31 am

I wish him the best too. It's good that he hasn't left for reasons of any disagreements with the other member of the defense team though.

~Jamie~
[align=center]

Michael Jackson
[/align]



[align=center]Planet Earth, gentle and blue

With all my heart, I love you.[/align]



[align=center]I LOVE YOU[/align]





[align=center]Justice has Prevailed



http://insideabeautifulmind.blogspot.com/[/align]


Tabloid Junkie
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 2350
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:00 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by Tabloid Junkie » Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:25 am

Well...at least Cochran isn't going around bashing MJ...and they are still friends :)

Labomba
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 1899
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:00 pm
Contact:

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by Labomba » Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:50 pm

:(
[align=center]GENTLE AUTUM RAIN

MICHAEL JACKSON

QUOTEDear Alexander Flex,

Our daddy says we can't talk to gray people.

Sucking on $150 Lollipops,

Prince, Paris, and Blanket.

/laugh.gif\\\\' border=\\\\'0\\\\' style=\\\\'vertical-align:middle\\\\' alt=\\\\'laugh.gif\\\\' />  /crackingup.gif\\\\' border=\\\\'0\\\\' style=\\\\'vertical-align:middle\\\\' alt=\\\\'crackingup.gif\\\\' />

GALLERY of MJJUNITED | MJJUNITED.COM



LOOK DIANE DIAMOND'S NEW CARRIER!!!!!

http://www.velleity.com/models/d/diane_ ... amond.html[/align]

minnie michael
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 1369
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:00 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by minnie michael » Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:00 pm

at least he is stil Mike's close friend just wish all of lawyers try their best to help Mike..that's all matters.. :console




TO Michael,



i believe in you , i support you, i love you, please forever believe in me, Michael, i am your super-duper fan in a place far away from you, but distance canot stop me from supporting you, Michael..remember, when you look up the blue sky, you can see countless of your loyal fans\\\' smile faces, i am one of them..



forever..loyal to you..



yours fan..forever.. :thumbsu

mj_fan_for_life31
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:00 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by mj_fan_for_life31 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:22 pm

Well at least he has the others, don't be said you guys. Keep the faith...

Love,

K.M.A.
Prince Charming :wink

Tiger Lilly
Hero Member
Hero Member
Posts: 3134
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:00 pm

Attorney leaves Jackson\'s defense team (Oct 16 2004)

Post by Tiger Lilly » Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:39 pm

[quote]Originally posted by *Ã

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests