As long as Tom Sneddon has a hole in his ass, Michael is INNOCENT! (saw that on a protest card at MJ's trial by a fan; thought it was pretty funny
) Geez, i don't think i need to stress that anymore. Haters I can deal with; they're just a little headache. The media and the money-grabbing schmoes are the ones I can't stand. They make me sick.
I have recently read into what happened during Michael's trial, since I want the full story. I learned so many shocking things I never knew. Like that the prosecution wanted to have a slide show shown of Michael's genitalia and a drawing of his naked body back from the 1993 allegations! Luckily, the judge saved the day and didn't allow it, saying it would be an "unfair surprise" for the jury. I'll say! I don't know what would've been more humiliating for Michael at that point: when he'd been photographed nude in 1993 via good ole D.S. himself, or have his genitals shown for the whole court room to see. I can only imagine the embarrassment and humiliation Michael was spared due to the judges likeness for sanity.
Here's another thing I didn't know. Tom "Hurricane" Mesereau (aka Mez, the man who pretty much saved Michael's life from jail and was his guardian angel) wanted to take the entire jury to Neverland and show them the grounds, see the animals and the rides and the art and such. I thought it would've been great...or maybe hurt the defense in the end. Again, the judge denied the request and instead allowed sort of a video tour of Neverland.
A strange one here. As a prank sort of, a local radio station came to the trial dressed as...pandas...yes. I said pandas. They seemed to have different opinions. Some had signs that said "We love you MJ!" Others had one like "Michael Jackson petted me and I LIKED IT!"
Really? Was that whole thing REALLY necessary? Albeit plain out STRANGE is more like it!
You know that MANY fans came to show support for Michael? Well, one fan spray-painted an angel on the sidewalk outside the court house and let's just say the authorities weren't too happy. But I hope it put a smile on Michael's face for once.
One more shocking thing. Prince and Paris were, at some point, on the witness list to testify! Um...I'm pretty sure they were like 8 or 9 at the time. WAY too young, and WAY too much pressure, especially when all their daddy can do is sit back and pray for a speedy end. It was the same way with the Conrad Murray trial! Luckily they didn't testify in THAT either.
I seriously wish I could watch most of the trial. The REAL version. Fortunately, the trial was acted out some time later, but UNFORTUNATELY I cannot find the entire thing.
Was it a miracle that Michael didn't testify? I'm so confused because I see SO many pictures of him on the stand yet he did NOT testify! If he had testified, would it have hurt him? I don't know. We never will but thank God for the jury who looked past all those lies and that trash.
I was fairly young when this trial came about and I am thankful I had no idea what was going on because the whole thing is just traumatic. As soon as I'd heard that he came to court in PJs because he'd been hurt, I knew then that this poor man was innocent of whatever he did (hey, I was 7 when it happened).
I praise Tom Mesereau and Susan Yu and ALL of the people involved in bringing justice to Michael. GOD BLESS AND KEEP THE FAITH!!!