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Michael Jackson has been acquitted. Tom Mesereau suddenly rested after a short rebuttal from D.A. Tom "Vendetta" Sneddon, not because he thought that his client had been devastated, but rather because the evidence was so flimsy that no reasonable jury could convict his client. The jury was thorough and careful, rendering a verdict after more than 20 hours of deliberation over eight court days. I am pleased because I am, along with Geraldo Rivera, one of the select few who believes Mr. Jackson to be actually innocent of these crimes.
"Unsurprisingly, Mr. Sneddon, while initially trying to restrain himself, has engaged in jury bashing and has made statements about Mr. Jackson that border on the libelous."
Unsurprisingly, Mr. Sneddon, while initially trying to restrain himself, has engaged in jury bashing and has made statements about Mr. Jackson that border on the libelous. To me, this sore-loserism is further proof that Sneddon is on a vendetta. Others in the punditry and the media have undertaken to say that Mr. Jackson is guilty because he is "weird" or "a freak." To paraphrase Jackson’s own song, Leave Him Alone! He is selling Neverland (it may already be sold as of this writing), and is negotiating a deal to be a Vegas headliner, àla Celine Dion, at the new Wynn hotel. This will cure Michael Jackson’s money problems once and for all, and will secure his retirement.
As for the accuser’s family, I am unsurprised that they are attempting a civil suit to fleece Michael Jackson. The only comfort that Michael Jackson has is the fact that there are perhaps 3 people in all of California that believe anything that comes forth from any of these people. Unlike the O.J. civil trial, these people will lose and lose huge.
It says something that Geraldo Rivera, himself an accomplished attorney and no pushover (he is one of the strongest supporters of the O.J. victims), has so come down so firmly for Michael Jackson’s actual innocence. This is a man trained by both his law practice and his investigative journalism to spot phonies and B.S., yet he came off believing Michael Jackson’s every syllable. I came to know Geraldo’s position after the end of the trial; I feel vindicated in continuing to support Mr. Jackson’s actual innocence.
Justice was accomplished in California. The innocent was acquitted. Happy day!