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MJJsource Responds to Us Weekly Report
Us Weekly magazine reported on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, that Michael Jackson is about to become a father of quadruplets. MJJsource denies the validity of this report.
There will be no further comments on this matter from MJJsource.
Source: MJJ Source
|Excerpts From the Transcript of the July 9, 2004 Hearing|
5 "... (the settlement) agreement was a settlement of a negligence claim in
6 which he admitted doing nothing wrong.
7 As the Court knows better than I do, civil
8 settlements of this nature are often done where the
9 negligence claim is settled so that insurance
10 companies can fund the settlement. There was never
11 any admission by Mr. Jackson that he ever did
12 anything negligent or anything wrong at all.
13 There was public comment in the media,
14 again, about this 11-year-old case to the effect
15 that somehow he admitted negligence, which was
16 completely false. It was a technical legal way of
17 settling a case so insurance companies could fund a
18 settlement and he could get on with his personal
19 life and his business life.
20 I don't believe that the Court's gag order
21 precludes Mr. Jackson from commenting on an
22 11-year-old civil settlement. He has been involved
23 in other civil cases as well, and I do not believe
24 your gag order -- and please correct me if I'm
25 wrong. As I read it, it does not preclude him from
26 talking about other cases he's been in in his
28 Now, I would remind the Court that we have
1 asked repeatedly for the prosecution to inform us if
2 they intend to introduce any evidence of alleged
3 similar facts under 1101, and they have stated on
4 the record they have not so notified us.
5 The question is, if somebody leaks this
6 document from an 11-year-old case in an obvious
7 attempt to prejudice this case, given the gag order,
8 is Mr. Jackson precluded from saying anything about
9 that 11-year-old case?
10 And Mr. Auchincloss has attempted to suggest
11 that these statements all relate to this case, and
12 that is untrue. I can go through them one by one
13 and show the Court how they relate to that '93 case
14 where he also denied any wrongdoing with respect to
15 any alleged act of child sexual assault or
17 THE COURT: I don't think you need to do
19 Let me cut you short here, because you're --
20 you're really missing the whole point.
21 The -- you were not the lead attorney at
22 the time that a lot of work was done on the gag
23 order with counsel contributing suggestions. And
24 the one that was finally adopted was, I think,
25 pretty agreeable to everybody, considering that
26 there was going to be a gag order, you know, given
27 that fact, and we got to an order that was accepted.
28 And the order prohibits a witness, and Mr.
1 Jackson certainly comes within that potential, from
2 discussing evidentiary matters, and he in fact was
3 discussing a matter which you have just acknowledged
4 may or may not be evidence in this case, which is
5 exactly the problem, because the Court has yet to
6 rule on whether or not, if that evidence is
7 proffered, it will be admissible. So he's
8 discussing potential evidence.
9 Not only that, he addressed the jury venire
10 directly. He addressed the community. And so he
11 violated, in a sense, the gag order.
12 There is a thin line here, you know. The
13 Court certainly does not want to prohibit any
14 individual from stating their innocence, being
15 allowed to say, "I'm innocent," you know."
Source: MJJ Source
Michael Wins ESPN Poll
Michael Jackson defeated U2 in the final round of ESPN's poll to find the biggest Pop Icon if the last 25 years.
The King of Pop had previously defeated Madonna and Guns 'n' Roses in previous rounds.
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