Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
Sounds like another OJ Simpson event about to start.
LOL... sure looks like it...maybe the media will call it the MJ event or something like that.
"I love my community and I have great faith in our justice system. Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court. I deserve a fair trial like every other American citizen. I will be acquitted and vindicated when the truth is told," Jackson said.
How the hell is he so sure that he'll be acquitted??!
Just goes to show, if you have lots of money and fame, you can get away with anything.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12102 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
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The trial will begin in a few hours. Jacko is facing 10 charges of Child Sex. The trial is expected to last till Americas Autumn season. I'm currently watching BBC World and a parent has said that she would trust her 3 child, two of them girls to be alone with Jacko.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
> "...maybe the media will call it the MJ event or something like that."
> "The court car park is full of media trucks with big satellites."
Although I'll certainly not predict the trial outcome, I will predict that Dan Abrams, Greta Van Susternerenern (sp?), et al will experience perpetual erections during this, and to a similar but lesser degree, the Robert Blake (Beretta) circus. I understand to a point an above-average public interest in celebrity affairs, but don't understand the media's seemingly perverted addiction to such. Ratings, I guess? I, for one, won't be watching the nonstop coverage and reporting of every new "breaking detail", which usually only consists of a rehash of day-before-yesterday's events and interviews with countless legal experts that only come out from their caves for TV exposure or when a check is waived under their snouts. Regards...Jack
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
I am constantly amazed by these parents who let their kids ALONE with MJ after the first accusations came out in 1993. Those accusations were never completely resolved, and disappeared only after MJ paid off his accusers. I personally wouldn't get within a mile of this nut, let alone allow my kid (if I had one) to be romping with this nut job at his so-called ranch.
So just who are these parents? And why are they getting a free pass on parental responsibility? Or common sense?
Jackson may be innocent, or he may be severely mentally ill. But it appears that many of these parents are either just plain STUPID, or are money hungry grubs expecting large cash settlements at the expense of their kids.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13076 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
I am very concerned with what will be the excessive coverage of this trial. More people are interested in Michael Jackson's personal life than things going on in their government that really affects their lives. I am quite sure the Bushies will like this as they won't have so much of the TV media looking at them or Iraq. It looks like I am going to have to stay away from the news after the headlines, and tune to C-Span or to non-news programs or to the net for any real news. Unfortuntly ratings of such trials soar from those of prime ad targets ages/demographics.
MJ is a world famous person. He is facing very serious charges, only murder could be considered so serious. There are issues as to the accuations and the accuser. There have been too many questions raised by MJ himself in his beheavor. He apparently bought peace from or paid off other accusers. As a person with some 'unique' beheavors, and strange upbringing, he makes it easy to accuse. Let's face it, most guys in his position would be going after Beyonace' not boys. While he has tried to eradicate his skin color to white, he is still a person of African ancestery and fear that his defense counsel may play the 'race card' here like OJ did. I also fear that a fair trial for him and for the accusers if they are true in their charges, will be extremely difficult.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Gone are the days when there would be a media frenzy about someone like OJ Simpson, and we on this side of the Atlantic could be ever so condescending about American justice because we didn't have a clue who OJ was!. Now, we're likely to be with you in the 24 hour thing.
Makes you proud, doesn't it? I think it's all your fault, you know. Damn Yankees.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
That, and at least she's sure to have a job for the next few months
Thats just it.
The woman exists in this odd symbiotic relationship to our media cretins: Scott whatsisname, Jacko, OJ, etc.
If it weren't for freakish media-fed legal cases, GVS would vanish in a big botoxed poof !
FLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
I read in the newspaper today that the same family which is accusing MJ of the molestation sued JC Penney many years ago, their claim was that security guards sexually molested and beat up the mother and two boys to the point of broken bones after the guards had caught the boys stealing loads of clothes. Even though alot of the ordeal was on CCTV and there where many store staff also watching and where there while they were interviewed and there was no hospital reports of broken bones JC Penney settled out of court to save the companies name from getting ripped to pieces. The paper asked JC Penney a few weeks ago what they thought of the family, there response was something along the lines of this family is just out to sue everyone for all they can get.
IMO from reading many articles in different newspapers there just is alot of coincidences with regards to this family.
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