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#21 eloisel

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:22 PM

Wow - Not Guilty on all counts and lesser charges.

It pretty much had to be all or nothing.  Either the accuser and his family was believable or they weren't.  Obviously, they weren't.  Now, what happens to them?

From what Jermaine has been saying, Michael will become a recluse.  I have a feeling there will be some truth to that.  If I were Michael, I'd burn Neverland to the ground and move to another country.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:23 PM

Smiley, on Jun 13 2005, 04:21 PM, said:

OI! I just heard he and Russel Crowe are heading out for pints and a bit of a foit!

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Well in that case, keep Crowe away from phones...lol
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:25 PM

Fire, sow salt and a few other purification ceremonies.  I think the vibes that place has collected definitely need something to release and remove them...
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:25 PM

eloisel, on Jun 13 2005, 04:22 PM, said:

Wow - Not Guilty on all counts and lesser charges.

It pretty much had to be all or nothing.  Either the accuser and his family was believable or they weren't.  Obviously, they weren't.  Now, what happens to them?

I seriously hope the accuser's brother is prosecuted for Perjury...along with the accuser himself.

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From what Jermaine has been saying, Michael will become a recluse.  I have a feeling there will be some truth to that.  If I were Michael, I'd burn Neverland to the ground and move to another country.

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Now now, this is Jacko we're talking about. While burning Neverland down, and moving to another country might be a logical thing to do...That is the very reason Jacko isn't going to do it.
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#25 szhismine

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:26 PM

i'm not surprised that he was found not guilty, i knew he would be. the story never added up for me, something seemed to be missing. but i am surprised that he wasn't found guilty on administering alcohol to minors. :blink:
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:26 PM

Damn.  Well, I'm not happy.  So I hope I'm at least wrong about him, because I'd seriously hate for a child molester to go free...  :angry:

The word "travesty" is coming to mind, though...

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:27 PM

I, like Shal, don't know what to say.
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:28 PM

Hi there!

This just in:

From Yahoo News and Associated Press:

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Michael Jackson Acquitted on All Counts
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SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A jury acquitted Michael Jackson on Monday of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch, vindicating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta. Jurors also acquitted him of conspiring to imprison his accuser and the boy's family at the storybook estate -  a total legal victory but one that may do little to improve his bizarre image.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:30 PM

eloisel, on Jun 13 2005, 04:22 PM, said:

Wow - Not Guilty on all counts and lesser charges.

It pretty much had to be all or nothing.  Either the accuser and his family was believable or they weren't.  Obviously, they weren't.  Now, what happens to them?

From what Jermaine has been saying, Michael will become a recluse.  I have a feeling there will be some truth to that.  If I were Michael, I'd burn Neverland to the ground and move to another country.

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Well, Michael still has those MASSIVE financial problems to deal with. I don't know how close to bankruptcy he is, but I hear he's not doing as well as he should be. I don't even want to think about the legal costs.  :fear:

So Michael is innocent. Fine. He needs to do one thing....

STAY.

AWAY.

FROM.

KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He HAS to curb whatever obsession he has with kids and go into seclusion for a LONG time.

But I don't think he's learned his lesson. :(
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:38 PM

I have some mixed feelings about the verdict.  I wasn't convinced of the validity of the plaintiff and his family's complaints but I do think Michael Jackson used very bad judgment in acting with the kids the way he did.

I certainly hope he or those around him will keep him away from children for his own sake and the kids.

Given the way the local law enforcement was after him, he might want to move far away from that part of California.

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#31 eloisel

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:40 PM

Well, it remains to be seen what the Jackson camp does - they've definitely closed ranks around him.  From the looks of MJ, he was heavily sedated.  When he raised his hand to wave at the audience, his hand was shaking and he had to pull it back.  He was probably quite numb.

MJ has children and at some point they will have friends.  If  MJ has any sense, when his children's friends are around, MJ will make certain that a film crew is documenting every single minute of any type of contact he has with them.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:40 PM

shambalayogi, on Jun 13 2005, 05:38 PM, said:

I have some mixed feelings about the verdict.  I wasn't convinced of the validity of the plaintiff and his family's complaints but I do think Michael Jackson used very bad judgment in acting with the kids the way he did.

I certainly hope he or those around him will keep him away from children for his own sake and the kids.

Given the way the local law enforcement was after him, he might want to move far away from that part of California.

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ditto.

I also note that the jurors seem to have been very careful in their deliberations.  We still live in a beyond reasonable doubt society (Thank God!) so...  I think there were plenty of doubts.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:41 PM

Digital Man, on Jun 13 2005, 04:30 PM, said:

Well, Michael still has those MASSIVE financial problems to deal with. I don't know how close to bankruptcy he is, but I hear he's not doing as well as he should be. I don't even want to think about the legal costs.  :fear:

So Michael is innocent. Fine. He needs to do one thing....

STAY.

AWAY.

FROM.

KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He HAS to curb whatever obsession he has with kids and go into seclusion for a LONG time.

But I don't think he's learned his lesson. :(

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Couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, though, Jacko has a habit of firing those who say "No" to him, or disagree with him...so I don't see him changing anytime soon.
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:43 PM

I really have no comment. *shrug* I never knew whether he was guilty or not and frankly didn't care. The fact that he's now largely reviled and bankrupt is punishment enough.
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:46 PM

Too bad MJ can't get any relief for the attorney's fees he has had to pay to defend himself against those scam artists.

I don't know about being bankrupt, though.  He owns so much that I imagine he can liquidate some of his assets - such as the Beatles and Elvis music rights - that he can get out of his current situation.  Will be interesting to see what will happen with him.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:47 PM

LORD of the SWORD, on Jun 13 2005, 04:41 PM, said:

Unfortunately, though, Jacko has a habit of firing those who say "No" to him, or disagree with him...so I don't see him changing anytime soon.

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Well I hope he at least changes his undies. :p They must be soiled beyond belief from all the crapping in his pants he must have done, in anticipating this verdict. :p
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:48 PM

Josh, on Jun 13 2005, 04:43 PM, said:

The fact that he's now largely reviled and bankrupt is punishment enough.

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That depends who you talk to. MSNBC reporters say he's still popular in Europe & Asia-although his popularity in the U.S. is no longer what it was.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:49 PM

No wonder MJ paid off the kids from before.  Even with his day in court, even found NOT GUILTY - there will always be people who will insist he is.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:51 PM

Digital Man, on Jun 13 2005, 04:47 PM, said:

Well I hope he at least changes his undies. :p They must be soiled beyond belief from all the crapping in his pants he must have done, in anticipating this verdict. :p

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Ah, but some weirdos actually LIKE that sort of thing. Sitting down with his own soiled undies just might turn him on. LOL
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:54 PM

Well, a "not guilty" verdict doesn't necessarily mean he didn't do it. It just means that the prosecution didn't prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt. It doesn't surprise me, given the lack of integrity of everyone involved.

I just hope, for the sake of all those kids who will no doubt wind up sleeping over at Neverland in the future, that he actually isn't guilty.
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