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New Claim Against Michael Jackson Arises  
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1012 times:

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Entertainment/ap20040413_2293.html

Los Angeles Police Investigate New Abuse Claim From Late 1980s Against Michael Jackson

LOS ANGELES April 13 — Detectives are investigating a new allegation of child abuse against pop star Michael Jackson involving a person who claims to have been victimized in the late 1980s, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Jackson has pleaded innocent to child molestation charges involving another alleged victim in Santa Barbara County. Jackson attorney Benjamin Brafman said he was unaware of the Los Angeles Police Department investigation.

"We have never been informed by the LAPD of any investigation that they are conducting of Michael Jackson," he said. "I would point out that since I have been involved in this case I have addressed literally dozens of completely baseless rumors on a daily basis, and this appears to be just another one of them."

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office asked the LAPD to investigate the new allegation a month ago, said Mary Grady, commander of the department's public information office.

"The victim alleges the acts took place in the city of Los Angeles in the late 1980s," she said.

The allegations are being investigated by the Child Protective Section of the department's Juvenile Division. Grady declined to elaborate on such details as the age or sex of the alleged victim.

Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons declined comment.

"This is a matter under investigation by the LAPD," she said. "We are not the investigative agency."

Santa Barbara County prosecutors did not immediately return calls for comment Tuesday evening.

Steve Cron, a defense attorney who has represented clients accused of molestation, said the new alleged abuse would be within the statute of limitations if it occurred in 1988 and later. He said the accuser could also help prosecutors in the Santa Barbara case show a pattern of abuse, though the amount of time since the alleged acts could hurt the accuser's credibility.

"The questions are asked: Why didn't this allegation surface earlier? Why didn't he report it to someone a long time ago? How accurate is his recollection? How accurate is his ability to relay the events to someone else?" Cron said.

Also Tuesday, an appeals court rejected a request by several news agencies to lift a gag order placed on the parties by the judge in the Santa Barbara case.

An attorney representing news organizations, including The Associated Press, said in a filing last week before the state Court of Appeals that the order imposed unconstitutional "prior restraint" on attorneys and potential witnesses. He asked that it be immediately lifted.

Jackson and his attorneys also oppose the order on grounds that it blocks their ability to address false rumors and news reports.

At a hearing earlier this month, the judge made what he said was a final change to the policy: He said attorneys wishing to respond to news reports could submit to him in writing what they wanted to release, and that he would rule on whether the statements violated the gag order.

Jackson was charged by the Santa Barbara district attorney late last year with committing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child and administering an intoxicating agent to the child. Jackson has pleaded innocent. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 30.

The pop singer reportedly reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a boy who accused him of molestation in 1993. No criminal charges were brought in that case.







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User currently offlineN901FRWOLF From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Ok, this is just getting WAAAAY out of hand. I am no fan oMJ, but not for a minute do i beleive he did this. This smells of "I want money" by the "victims".

Sounds cold, i know, but comes on...the 80's? How obtuse to they think we are?



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Poor JCS, I hope you didn't need that much therapy after that whole ordeal.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 967 times:

As much as I do not like Jackson, come on these greedy people. Give him a break! Can't they come up with other things from other individuals?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Ok, this is just getting WAAAAY out of hand. I am no fan oMJ, but not for a minute do i beleive he did this. This smells of "I want money" by the "victims".

How ridiculous. You dismiss it because the person is rich and famous?


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Isn´t there a deadline after which an accusation won´t be persecuted? In Germany the only crime which can be persecuted forever is murder.

Jan


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 950 times:

It's that lottery mentality.

Why can't they just leave him alone?



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Why can't they just leave him alone?

Because the moron continually allows himself to be put in these situations!!!

I mean, he could be as pure and innocent as the driven snow: but so long as he continues to associate himself both publically & privately with little children (at times unsupervised).... this is gonna happen. End of story.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 936 times:

ConcordeBoy:
So lets trash the man based on innuendos and heresy?  Confused

That's not the way justice is supposed to work.



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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Hey why not superfly, it works on Bush.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 932 times:

So lets trash the man based on innuendos and heresy?

So was I imagining the 45yr-old plus dude telling the world "nothing's more loving than to share your bed with children"

Despite whatever context variation he may have meant: that alone corroborates my previous post. Plenty more where that came from.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 928 times:

ConcordeBoy:
No one doubts that man is strange, but I am not convinced the man is a child molester.

I guess these kids parents calculated that slipping and falling down at Wal-Mart wont yeild enough dough.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Galaxy5:
What in the hell does Michael Jackson and W Bush have to do with each other?
Two different professions.  Insane



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 924 times:

No but didn't he rip off the music for one of his songs back in the 1980's from Queen?

That I could condemm him for.


That seems to happen a lot to Queen.

[Edited 2004-04-14 23:08:40]


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 917 times:

L-188:
Your thinking of Vannela Ice.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Oh i dont know superfly, im just trying to do what you guys do, and infuse Bush into this discusion, You know its probably his fault.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Your thinking of Vannela Ice.

Could be, insert wiseass remark about both Michael and Vannela being white guys here  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 898 times:

but I am not convinced the man is a child molester.

But that's just it Superfly! ...the man could be 100% innocent, but so long as he continues to associate himself with multiple children to which he is not related, accusations/lawsuits are going to fly!!!

That goes to answer your original question:
"Why can't they just leave him alone?"


User currently offlineN901FRWOLF From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 893 times:

777236ER

Yes, because i remember the original case back in about 1993. As soon as he offered money, the kid shut up. The evidence in all of this is so circumstantial that i have seen. Also, I despise tort cases. Worse laws ever created.

I bet these kind of "charges" would dissapear with tort reform.



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 873 times:

ConcordeBoy is correct: Michael's strange set of rules are why he is in this mess.

I believe in "innocent until proven guilty" . . . but I also believe that where there's smoke, there's fire.




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