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The Michael Jackson child molestation trial touched upon almost everything we ponder: celebrity, fabulous wealth, the media, sensationalism, law, image, race, sex, eccentricity, a whole lot of cosmetic surgery, and oh yeah, he’s a singer or something. We followed it.

For coverage after the verdict see here.

Michael Jackson Trial: Unhinged Fan Receives Restaining Order
As jury deliberations continue in Santa Maria on the fate of Michael Jackson — the erstwhile King of Pop, who if convicted on any of the ten felony counts against him would likely end up eating lunch with Charles Manson…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 10, 2005 12:42 PM

“WACKO JACKO” TO RECEIVE WACKO VERDICT?
In a trial that seemed to lower the bar for weirdness with every passing day, it should come as no surprise that jury deliberations have taken an unexpected…
Posted to Culture by copygodd on June 10, 2005 01:05 AM

Michael Jackson Trial: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Publicist Scorned
Originally, Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask, An Insider’s Story of the King of Pop, by 30-year Jackson PR man Bob Jones (who was fired unceremoniously last year by Michael’s brother Rand) and journalist Stacy Brown, was…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on June 7, 2005 11:39 AM

Michael Jackson Trial: Jesse Jackson Mind-Melds With MJ
Now that all the boring stuff of the trial is over and a verdict and vast media attention is within smelling distance, the Rev. Jesse Jackson could not restrain himself from winging to Santa Maria to lend Michael Jackson…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 6, 2005 05:09 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Is His Body Trying to Tell Us Something?
As the jury returns today for its first full day of deliberations in the Michael Jackson trial, contrary to what his spokesperson Raymone Bain said on the matter, the King of Pop IS clearly “falling apart.” Jackson visited the emergency room…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 6, 2005 11:42 AM

Michael Jackson and Bigfoot
The latest news in what the media is calling The Trial of the Century both sides are preparing their closing statements. As you already know, Bigfoot was accused of molesting several small shrubs. Although the defense was able…
Posted to Culture by Brooke Lee on June 6, 2005 08:24 AM

Michael Jackson Trial: Jackson’s Fate Now With Jury
Michael Jackson’s defense attorney Thomas Mesereau concluded his closing argument today with outtakes from the Living With Michael Jackson film, in which Jackson stated he would “slit [his] wrists” before he would harm a child. In the 30 minutes of…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 3, 2005 04:42 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Mesereau’s Closing
After Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen wailed on Michael Jackson in the prosecution’s closing argument yesterday, lead Jackson defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr.’s began his final defense of the beleaguered King of Pop. “This is not a popularity contest…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 3, 2005 12:52 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Closing Arguments Begin
Closing arguments in the Michael Jackson child molestation and conspiracy trial — a trial which commenced with opening statements on February 28 — began this morning in Santa Maria with Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen speaking for the prosecution. Zonen…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 2, 2005 01:31 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: “He said don’t tell nobody – it’s our little secret”
In a surprise move, the rebuttal phase of the Michael Jackson trial ended on Friday in hushed darkness with the prosecution showing a July 6, 2003 videotape of Jackson’s then-13 year-old accuser quietly, somberly and seemingly reluctantly telling law enforcement…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 31, 2005 12:24 PM

A Long Memorial Day Weekend In Store For Michael Jackson Fans
. . . nevermind, they’re already here. Written by Joe Wilson SANTA MARIA, Calif. (PoopyCaca.com) – The end is near for Michael Jackson fans who have spent the last thirteen weeks in their vintage Thriller T-shirts, glued to Court…
Posted to Music by PoopyCaca on May 28, 2005 02:49 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: “I’m going to deny the request to bring in the evidence of the blemished penis”
The defense wrapped up its testimony yesterday in the Michael Jackson child molestation and conspriacy case with Chris Tucker, and the rebuttal phase of the trial began. Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville ruled this morning that jurors could view a…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 26, 2005 02:49 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Defense Rests After Tucker Testimony
Comedian-actor Chris Tucker wrapped up his testimony for the defense in the Michael Jackson trial today and the defense then rested its case shortly after 11 am PT after calling 50 witnesses over a surprisingly short 15-day period.
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 25, 2005 03:39 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Leno Denies Family Asked Him For Money
On the stand in the Michael Jackson trial yesterday, Jay Leno — the penultimate defense witness, preceding actor Chris Tucker — contradicted previous defense assertions that Jackson’s accuser and his family had asked him for money when the boy was…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 25, 2005 10:03 AM

Michael Jackson to Emigrate?
I knew this was coming…
Posted to Culture by RJ on May 24, 2005 06:29 PM

How To Instantly Godwin A Michael Jackson Thread
I made a commitment to myself and my blog readers a long time ago to stay far away from referring to Mr. Jackson until the conclusion of the present affair unless the situation positively demanded it, and other than the…
Posted to Culture by The Proprietor on May 20, 2005 01:47 PM

Michael Jackson Blogs – Well, sort of
Have you ever wondered how Michael Jackson works his moves on the tikes? Here you go, in his own words even.* Who knew Boobah on the TiVo and some laced Hi-C was all it took to wiggle a rugrat…
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on May 15, 2005 02:13 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Prosecution Motion Dangles
In an interesting legal maneuver in the Michael Jackson trial, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville has not yet ruled on a motion by Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen for permission to ask witnesses for the defense…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 13, 2005 05:36 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Media Perceptions
In the course of ongoing reporting on the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, I have received a steady stream of comments from well-intentioned Jackson supporters who have stated as a matter of fact that the media is highlighting the…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 12, 2005 06:23 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Culkin Says He and MJ “part of a unique group of people”
Former child star Macaulay Culkin, 24, is on the witness stand in the Michael Jackson trial today, and has denied that the singer ever did anything improper to him, calling the accusation “absolutely ridiculous.” He added, “I’ve never seen him…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 11, 2005 02:04 PM

Seduction of Michael Jackson by Maya
…Quincy Jones, a close friend of Michael Jackson spoke about how untold amount of fame and success can ruin a man if…
Posted to Culture by swingingpuss on May 11, 2005 01:33 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Grifters, Lickspittles, and Boys Boys Boys
I’m back on the MJ trial beat, having purged the debilitating sludge built up in my system over ten weeks of numbing, debased testimony, which has cast an ugly shadow across virtually everyone within the drama’s lurid light: sketchy accusers,…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on May 10, 2005 07:14 PM

Which Circle of Hell is Reserved for Jacko?
Good lawyers may get Jacko out of earthly punishment, but according to Dante there’s hell to pay.
Posted to Culture by Dave Nalle on April 30, 2005 03:53 PM

Weekly BlogScan: Michael Jackson Trial, Blog’s-Eye View
Prometheus 6 refuses to comment. But elsewhere in the blogosphere, others have not been so restrained.
Posted to Culture by DrPat on April 29, 2005 10:35 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: “An example of a prurient interest in nude boys”
So said Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen when he argued this morning for the admissibility of two books of pictorial essays containing pictures of nude boys that had been seized from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch by the Los Angeles Police…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 29, 2005 04:02 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Rowe Rowe Rowe Your Testimony
It can be said without much fear of contradiction that Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s ex-wife and mother of his two oldest children, did not testify as expected over a total of about three hours Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Yesterday she…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 28, 2005 04:48 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Rowe Takes Stand
Minutes ago Michael Jackson’s second ex-wife (’96-’99) and mother of his two eldest children (Prince, 8, and Paris, 7) took the stage, er, witness stand in his child molestation case. She identified herself as Deborah Rowe Jackson, but said…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 27, 2005 05:32 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Self-Delusion
As we await the potentially incendiary testimony of Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s second ex-wife (’96-’99) and mother of his two eldest children (Prince, 8, and Paris, 7), as early as today, I have a few idle observations: Elton John, who likes…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 27, 2005 02:01 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Can They All Be Lying About Everything?
Those who are inclined to see Michael Jackson as an innocent lover of children using his hard-earned millions to create a dream world where they can roam free of the world’s stultifying rules and restrictions have had plenty of succor…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 23, 2005 01:52 PM

Those Playful Jacksons!
um, satire: In a jaunty recreation of an Olsen twins film plot, LaToya Jackson showed up as the defendant at Michael Jackson’s trial yesterday, injecting a little levity into the fourth day of Janet Arviso’s stream-of-consciousness…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 19, 2005 09:05 AM

Rockwell Testifies Jackson Was Inspiration for ’80s Hit.
–WARNING: SATIRE AHEAD– In a stunning courtroom development, prosecutors put one-time Michael Jackson protege “Rockwell” on the stand to testify against the former “King of Pop”. Rockwell, whose real name is Kennedy William Gordy, testified that Michael Jackson was the inspiration…
Posted to Culture by copygodd on April 15, 2005 06:22 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: “I’m telling you there was only a leg wax”
Okay, so Janet Ventura-Arviso-Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson’s accuser, is a loon, a celebrity butt-sniffer, and probably a grifter. But does that mean Michael Jackson didn’t molest her son? I think the conspiracy charge involving child abduction, false imprisonment and…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 15, 2005 06:16 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Mothers, Why?
Apart from Michael Jackson’s guilt or innocence, the enormous question hanging over the trial proceedings like a poisonous cloud is why on earth did parents — and in particular, mothers — essentially turn their young boys over to the care…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 12, 2005 12:37 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: One Compressed Nutshell
Every mainstream media story on the Michael Jackson trial (and any other ongoing story, for that matter) has to at least take into account the possibility that the reader hasn’t been following the arc of the greater story (doesn’t know…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 8, 2005 04:37 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Explosive Oral Testimony
Tuesday, a former maid, the mother of one of his accusers, testified she saw the cleanly Jacko shower with an 8 year old boy, Wade Robson, who is now a choreographer. Yesterday court was recessed while Jackson attended the funeral…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 7, 2005 05:14 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: Deja Vu
Testimony in the Michael Jackson trial has resumed today with former house manager at Jackson’s Neverland ranch, Jesus Salas, telling jurors he saw three boys tour the wine cellar with the singer and come out drunk. “When I saw…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 4, 2005 04:43 PM

Profile of a Pedophile: Michael Jackson and Beyond
It seems that there is no end to the number of sick and disturbed individuals weaved into the very fabric of our society intent on exploiting and hurting children. We have children abducted from their beds, front yards and neighborhoods…
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on March 30, 2005 03:39 PM

Pedophiles R Us: King Released From Prison in U.K.
Other than the enticing mid-’60s orchestral pop tune “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon,” I was barely aware of Jonathan King, who was something of a legend in U.K. music as a performer, producer, songwriter, TV presenter, record executive, and pop…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on March 29, 2005 04:30 PM

Jackson (Michael) to Jackson (Jesse)
Michael Jackson was interviewed by Jesse Jackson yesterday, Easter morning, on his syndicated radio show “Keep Hope Alive with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.” The reverend and the pop star have known each other for 36 years since the Jackson Five performed…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on March 28, 2005 08:28 PM

Jackson Smacked By Today’s Court Ruling
The Michael Jackson case took a pivotal turn today when Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville — after hearing arguments by District Attorney Tom Sneddon and heated opposition by defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. — ruled in favor of the presecution,…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on March 28, 2005 06:23 PM

Don’t convict of strangeness
Its not against the law to be weird, strange, or a fruitcake like wacko Jacko is. But, does that necessarily equate child molester or is he an easy target? Its difficult to be…
Posted to Culture by Denise Jones on March 28, 2005 04:01 PM

Peterson’s son Elian Gonzalez abducted by Jackson 5–El queso existe!
Today, in a shocking twist of fate, Scott Peterson discovered that he had murdered Terri Schiavo, leaving Laci Peterson in a brain-dead coma. Peterson is now taking legal action to have his sentence reversed, on the basis that all the…
Posted to Culture by Leoniceno on March 26, 2005 08:10 PM

Another Jacko Backo Attacko?
A wan Michael Jackson, trembling and in seeming agony, arrived at about 8:35 am PT for his trial today, five minutes late, suspended limply between bodyguards and accompanied by a phyician in surgical scrubs, before being lowered gingerly into his…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on March 21, 2005 04:53 PM

Michael Jackson Trial: The Housekeeper Did It
Okay, it’s true, I’ve taken the week off thus far from the MJ affair, the limits of my tolerance having been reached for morbid psychological disorders and tawdry testimony touching upon (no pun intended) groping, masturbation, pornography, alcohol, emotional manipulation,…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on March 18, 2005 06:24 PM

Our new Howard Hughes – Michael Jackson
I remember years ago reading about the final days of Howard Hughes. A genius whose life touched us in many ways; not the least of which included aircraft and cinema. Genius that slowly, but surely, crossed the line into madness….
Posted in Blogcritics on March 12, 2005 02:19 PM

Theater review: Michael Jackson’s court entrance, 3-10-2005
With his legendary career in the entertainment industry, Michael Jackson is supposed to be the master thespian, spinning his webs of seductive drama. However, Jon Lovitz could have done better than Jackson with this cheesily choreographed entrance into court this…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 11, 2005 01:29 AM

Breaking News: Jacko a No-Show
Michael Jackson didn’t arrive on time for his trial this morning and an angry Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville issued an arrest warrant and said he would also revoke Jackson’s $3 million bail unless he appeared in court within…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 10, 2005 12:09 PM

Jackson Trial: A Small Industry
We mentioned last week that enterprising locals are making bucks on the Michael Jackson trial renting out parking spaces and vantage points, and restaurants and stores are doing record business as well. Specialists are also raking in the dough. Sketch…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 9, 2005 06:37 PM

Jackson Trial: Punch, Counterpunch, Potty Break
Yesterday the 14 year-old younger brother of Michael Jackson’s accuser took the stand and made some shocking accusations: “I saw directly onto the bed,” the boy testified about the first of the two 2003 incidents. “I saw my brother was…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 8, 2005 05:25 PM

Michael Jackson Sued for Non-Molestation.
The strange sad saga of Michael Jackson continued today when former child-star Emmanuel (Webster) Lewis announced he was suing Michael Jackson for non-molestation. “I’m so tired of hearing ‘Michael did this to me,’ and ‘Michael did that to me’,” said…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 8, 2005 01:33 PM

MJ Trial: Drinking Wine Spodyody, Laughter and Forgetting, Eating MJ
The Michael Jackson trial continued yesterday with testimony from the 18 year-old sister of the alleged victim of sexual abuse, who said she and her two brothers were given alcohol by MJ in the wine cellar of his Neverland Valley…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 4, 2005 12:16 PM

Peter Pan vs Captain Hook
An attorney for Michael Jackson has hinted to the jury, that Jackson may take the stand. When considering past statements by Jackson…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 3, 2005 06:40 PM

Jacko Trial: Back to the Bashir Doc
After opening statements in which prosecutor Tom Sneddon characterized Jackson as Jeffrey Dahmer and defense attorney Thomas Mesereau painted a portrait of St Francis of Assisi, the main action has centered around TV reporter Martin Bashir’s documentary Living With Michael…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 2, 2005 10:57 AM

Michael Jackson and the Freedom of the Press
The case against Jackson tests little-known media law.
Posted in Blogcritics on March 1, 2005 10:09 PM

Michael Jackson being sued, yet again
This time, someone died…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 25, 2005 08:51 AM

Michael Jackson Jury Selected Quickly
The jury for the Michael Jackson trial has been chosen with very surprising rapidity: only five total court days and 2 1/2 days of questioning by attorneys. The process of choosing eight alternates is under way. The panel ranges in…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 24, 2005 11:56 AM

Backo to Jacko: Jury Selection Resumes Today; Grand Jury Testimony Revealed
Is it just me or does jury selection for the Michael Jackson case — which resumes today after a week’s hiatus because Jacko is a delicate flower (he was given intravenous fluids at Santa Maria’s Marian Medical Center for what…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 22, 2005 11:49 AM

The Michael Jackson Trial: With friends like these…you’d better get new ones.
Some celebrity friends of Michael Jackson could be called to testify on his behalf.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 15, 2005 11:31 AM

Michael Jackson and the Grammys; Famous Friends to Testify
Watching the generally quite entertaining and sometimes even moving (Melissa, Kanye, Alicia, Southern rock) Grammy show last night, my wife and I had remarkably similar thoughts when Usher came on and busted out the flowing, acrobatic dance moves that at…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 03:21 PM

Jacko Trial Delayed, Media Wants In, “Dude, you dress like a pedophile”
Jury selection for the Michael Jackson trial was delayed a week in deference to the death of lead defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr.’s sister. Meanwhile, the media, chafing at the restrictions and gag orders laid down by Santa Barbara Superior…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 9, 2005 01:50 PM

Jacko Purrs to Geraldo, Gags Ex
In an interview recorded two weeks ago that will air Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on the FOX News Channel’s “At Large With Geraldo Rivera,” Michael Jackson says, “The bigger the star, the bigger the target. I’m not trying to…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 4, 2005 02:21 PM

“They’ve given you a number and taken away your name”
In the jury pool for the Michael Jackson case.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 3, 2005 07:14 PM

Justice for Jackson?
Molestation case = entertainment?! The Michael Jackson trial coverage isn’t really adding up.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 1, 2005 02:45 AM

Michael Jackson Trial Watch
With the trial of Michael Jackson kicking off today in Santa Barbara a number of blogs have sprung up around the blogosphere to keep us all up to date with the latest trial developments. The latest of these is Michael…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 1, 2005 12:04 AM

MJ Trial: Let the Circus Begin
Jury selection — which could last a month or more — begins today for the Michael Jackson trial on charges of “lewd acts on a child under the age of 14 and conspiring to commit the crimes of abduction, false…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 31, 2005 12:11 PM

Jacko Media Frenzy
The media machinery is scarcely able to control its glee with the approach of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial at the end of the month, most giddy of all are Court TV for obvious reasons, and E!, well, also…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 12, 2005 04:14 PM

Jacko: “Propensity”?
Goddamn, this whole Michael Jackson thing depresses me. There is no upside to any of it: either he really is a flat-out depraved pervert Skeletor pederast of the most manipulative motherfucking kind, or he is a misunderstood childlike freak who…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 15, 2004 04:51 PM

Michael Jackson: Mounting Evidence
Michael Jackson’s fingerprints: why are they on his stuff?
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 12, 2004 12:50 AM

Michael Jackson : The Ultimate Collection
It is difficult to listen to and view Michael Jackson’s The Ultimate Collection box set without a profound sense of tragedy.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 9, 2004 05:17 PM

Review: Michael Jackson The Ultimate Collection
Michael Jackson’s The Ultimate Collection is every fan’s dream. This 5 disc box set includes 4 full length discs of all the usual favorites including hits from the Jackson 5 era up through his most recent release, Invincible. It also…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 6, 2004 11:04 AM

Neverlands
Michael Jackson isn’t the only Peter Pan who lives at Neverland.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 5, 2004 10:16 AM

Bad Week for Michael Jackson
First, MJ is sincerely not digging the new Eminem video, wherein Em, masquerading as the King of Pop, undergoes various indignities and ends by chasing his nose around the dance floor. Jackson complained about it publicly and asked the cable…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on October 15, 2004 04:34 PM

MJ Asks Cable to “Just Lose It”
A couple of days ago I was in the car and did something I rarely do anymore – flip through the radio dial just to see what was on – and as I hit a Top 40 station the… Posted in Blogcritics Archives on October 13, 2004 11:18 AM

Jacko Denied Bail Reduction
Interesting insight into the Michael Jackson case in the form of a denial from the judge to a petition from Team Jacko to reduce bail: In a written ruling, Judge Rodney Melville cited the pop singer’s vast wealth as the…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on September 2, 2004 04:43 PM

Investigative Panel Declares Michael Jackson a “Lying Piece of Shit”
Okay, I’m paraphrasing: The singer claimed his shoulder was dislocated and his wrists and back hurt during his arrest on 19 November 2003. Santa Barbara Sheriff Jim Anderson said an inquiry by the California Attorney General and the Bureau…Posted in Blogcritics Archives on August 25, 2004 12:05 PM

Jackson Allegations Revealed
The prosecution in the Michael Jackson case is shooting for the moon, alleging twisted and nefarious behavior almost beyond belief. Are they overreaching? Michael Jackson held a teenage boy and his family virtual prisoners at his Neverland ranch as…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on July 28, 2004 09:31 AM

The Duke Asks – “Is Michael Jackson The Greatest Anarchist Of Our Time?”
Insomnia leads The Duke in the baffling direction of these here musings about the political worth of Michale Jackson.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on July 15, 2004 10:07 PM

I can’t remember the last time I paid $25M to shut someone up for something I didn’t do
Can you? But Michael Jackson did, according to this report from Court TV: Michael Jackson paid out approximately $25 million to settle a civil suit by a boy who accused him of molesting him in 1993, according to the confidential…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on June 16, 2004 11:51 AM

CA DA Seizes NJ Man’s Michael Jackson Collection
Asbury Park N.J. businessman Henry Vaccaro had a nice little hobby. He collected Michael Jackson memorabilia. It consists of various highly-sought after items. And about a month ago it became even more highly-sought-after, when Santa Barbara’s D.A. swooped in to…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on May 3, 2004 12:47 AM

Jackson Conspiracy Charges Update
We discussed Michael Jackson’s appearance in court yesterday. Here is new information on the conspiracy charges that were added to the counts against him: A conspiracy charge against Michael Jackson signals a new direction in the case, one that…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on May 1, 2004 01:39 PM

Micheal Jackson Appears in Court
Jackson pleads not guilty to charges, including some new ones: Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to an indictment charging him with child molestation and a conspiracy count alleging child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The indictment also included…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on April 30, 2004 12:36 PM

On the Jackson Front
Times are tough for Michael Jackson: a grand jury says he has to stand trial, his career is in limbo, and tawdry details came out about the charges against him. The grim details: US broadcaster ABC has revealed details…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on April 25, 2004 04:29 PM

Jacko’s ’93 Accuser May Be Called Before Grand Jury
The prosecutor in the Michael Jackson child molestation case may call witnesses from the ’93 case, which ended in a large settlement being paid to the accuser, but no charges against Jackson: The Santa Barbara News-Press, citing sources it did…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on March 20, 2004 05:02 PM

Lisa Marie: Hints But No Allegations
You know that Lisa Marie Presley got a very generous binding offer to shut the hell up about her life with Michael Jackson when the couple divorced. In an Australian TV interview she hints but doesn’t doesn’t reveal anything in…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on March 15, 2004 02:33 PM

Jackson seizure list
The Santa Barbara courts yesterday released more information about what items were seized in two searches relating to the Michael Jackson child abuse case. The information release is probably an attempt to quell growing media appetite for any legal documents…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on March 3, 2004 06:40 AM

Michael Jackson: Thriller
This time, at least, 26,000,000 fans can’t be wrong.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on March 1, 2004 07:39 PM

Michael Jackson’s accuser horribly sick
I thought I’d express my deepest feelings for cancer-sick Gavin Arvizo once again. It’s really sad to be so sick. Especially as sick as Gavin. Cancer is really very horrible, it seems. Just look at the pictures published by the… [Edit] Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 17, 2004 02:15 PM

More Jacko news, this about his finances
Michael Jackson’s people are busy denying rumours in the New York Times yesterday that Jacko has major financial problems, and will struggle to make a $70 million payment which is due as part of a long standing loan agreement next…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 13, 2004 08:19 AM

Other Jackson news
Not wanting sister Janet to steal all the headlines – more Michael Jackson news yesterday as police confirmed that they had searched the home of one of Jacko’s business associates – one Marc Schaffel – as they continue to search…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 3, 2004 06:01 AM

Former Jackson Producer’s House Searched
Like a layer of snow (though the persistent cold is debilitating, the snow, ice and sunshine sure are purdy) obscures the details of what lies below, rendering only indistinct outlines, so does the gag order in the Michael Jackson case…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 1, 2004 02:32 PM

Jackson Camp Responds
The Jackson family – after 40 years in showbiz and with a who’s who list of friends and acquaintances – has chosen … … Firpo Carr to speak for them regarding the scabrous allegations made against Michael in the new…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 31, 2004 02:50 PM

Explosive New Jackson Allegations
Maureen Orth, who is clearly not a fan of Michael Jackson, has a new neutron bomb of allegations against him in the March issue of Vanity Fair, most expolsive of which is that he seduced boys by giving them Coke…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 30, 2004 11:10 AM

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014.Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted.Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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