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  1. lynande51 permalink*
    May 17, 2012 8:43 pm

    @ Truthprevail
    Here is a link to the Court of Appeals ruling on Michael’s appeal against Paramount Pictures corp, Hardcopy, Diane Dimond,Stephen Doran, Victor Gutierrez, KABC AM Radio, The Ken and Barkley Show and others. He sued for defamation and slander. Fans will often say that Victor Gutierrez’ book was banned in the US because of this. That answer is only partly true. It could never have been released in the mainstream bookstores due to it’s pornographic nature. Secondly Gutierrez himself was sued for slander not a video tape. You can’t sue a videotape but you can sue someone that says there is one and it is incriminating when no such tape existed.The solid answer to rebutt questions about the tape is simple. Gutierrez said it was one of Michael’s own security videos. Michael did not have video security of his bedroom. James Van Norman had cameras installed outside of his bedroom so Michael could see who approached it. He had the sensors to alert him when someone was approaching no video surveilence equipment was installed in that bedroom.That occured after 1994 when he went ot work at Neverland in response to a fan that actually managed to get inside the house and hide in a crawl space. A young German girl.
    Here is a link to the Appeal Decision and the Case Summary of the case. One of the documents listed is a Declaration by Tom Sneddon that helped Diane and the other media people and outlets off the hook. I don’t have the Declaration but it would be available if I lived in Los Angeles anf could go to the Los Angeles County Superior Court Archives.

    Case Summary

    Case Number: BC119778
    MICHAEL J. JACKSON VS DIANE DIMOND, ET AL

    Filing Date: 01/12/1995
    Case Type: Other Compl-not Tort or Complex (General Jurisdiction)
    Status: Verdict 04/09/1998

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    Future Hearings
    None

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    Documents Filed | Proceeding Information
    Parties

    BARKLEY ROGER – Defendant/Respondent

    CHRISTENSEN MILLER FINK JACOBS ET AL – Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    DIMOND DIANE – Defendant/Respondent

    DORAN STEPHEN – Defendant/Respondent

    GOLDMAN ROBERT E. ESQ – Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    GUTIERREZ VICTOR – Defendant/Respondent

    JACKSON MICHAEL J. – Plaintiff/Petitioner

    KABC-AM RADIO INC. – Defendant/Respondent

    KATTEN MUCHIN & ZAVIS LAW OFFICES OF – Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    MINYARD KEN – Defendant/Respondent

    PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP – Defendant/Respondent

    ZOELLER JEAN E. LAW OFFICES OF – Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    ——————————————————————————–

    Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information
    Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)

    Click on any of the below link(s) to see documents filed on or before the date indicated:
    10/16/1997 06/03/1997 10/30/1996 05/21/1996

    04/22/2009 Miscellaneous-Other (Criminal History Assessment )
    Filed by Clerk

    06/18/1999 Satisfaction of Judgment
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    01/19/1999 Order (ORDER MODIFYING PROTECTIVE ORDER RE DISCOVERY FROM VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    01/19/1999 Ex-parte Request for Order (EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR MODIFI- CATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER RE DISCOVERY FROM VICTOR GUTIERREZ; DECLARATION OF STEVE COCHRAN GRANTED)
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    01/11/1999 Remittitur (AFFIRMED IN FULL. )
    Filed by Clerk

    11/19/1998 Appl for Writ of Execution & Ord
    Filed by Clerk

    11/19/1998 Writ issued (TO LOS ANGELES )
    Filed by Attorney for Creditor

    08/03/1998 Remittitur (**VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL** )
    Filed by Reviewing Court

    06/10/1998 Judgment (JUDGMENT ON SPECIAL VERDICT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/08/1998 Notice of Motion (EMERGENCY MOTION FOR CURATIVE INSTRUCTION )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/01/1998 Application-Miscellaneous (FOR A FINDING OF WILLFUL FAILURE TO APPEAR AT TRIAL BY DEFENDANT VICOTR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/31/1998 Proof of Service (PROOF OF PERSONAL SERVICE OF APPLICATION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/31/1998 Proof of Service (PROOF OF PERSONAL SERVICE OF (PROPOSED) ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/30/1998 Application-Miscellaneous (FOR ORDER COMPELLING DEFENDANT VICTOR GUTIERREZ TO COMPLY WITH NOTICE TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE AT TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/27/1998 Notice (OF MOTION FOR USE OF QUESTIONAIRE TO FACILITATE JURY SELECTION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/20/1998 Motion in Limine (TO PRECLUDE EVIDENCE OR MENTION TO THE JURY DEFENDANT GUTIERREZ’S PETITION FOR BANKRUPTCY )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/19/1998 Notice (NOTICE OF LODGING (2 VIDEOTAPES AND 1 AUDIOTAPE) )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/02/1998 Reply/Response (TO PLFFS REPORT AND AGENDA RE FINAL STATUS CONFERENCE; )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/25/1998 Notice (OF PLAINTIFF’S REPORT AND AGENDA FOR FINAL STATUS CONFERENCE; EXHIBITS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    12/03/1997 Order (ORDER RE PLAINTIFF’S EX PARTE APPLICATION TO ADVANCE THE TRIAL DATE )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    12/03/1997 Ex-parte Request for Order (EX PARTE APPLICATION TO ADVANCE THE TRAIL DATE; NOTICE OF RELIEF FROM BANKRUPTCY; DECLARATION OF STEVE COCHRAN )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/29/1997 Notice (OF BANKRUPTCY STAY (11 U.S.C. SECTION 362(a)). )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/28/1997 Notice of Ruling
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/27/1997 Report of Referee (TENTH REPORT OF DISCOVERRY REFEREE REGARDING (A) MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY AND (B) SANCTIONS IN CONNECTION WITHT HE EIGHTH AND NINTH DISCOVERY REFEREE (AND ORDER))
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    Click on any of the below link(s) to see documents filed on or before the date indicated:
    TOP 10/16/1997 06/03/1997 10/30/1996 05/21/1996

    10/16/1997 Ex-parte Request for Order (TO AMEND THE JOINT PRETRIAL STATSEMENT WITH AN ADDITIONAL WITNESS (SUPPLEMENT) )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/15/1997 Reply/Response (TO SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM BY GUTIERREZ RE MOTION TO QUASH SUBPEONA ON MICHAEL JACKSON )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/15/1997 Declaration (OF GEORGE MASTRAS, JR. RE NOTICE OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S EX PARTE APPLICATION TO AMEND )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/15/1997 Report of Referee (Tenth report of discovery referee regarding(A) motion to compel responses to discovery and (B) sanctions in connection with the eighth and ninth discovery reports )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/14/1997 Notice (OF MEMORANDUM RE RIGHT TO JURY TRIAAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/14/1997 Notice (OF SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM BY GUTIERREZ’ RE OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO QUASH SUBPENA ON MICHAEL JACKSON )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/14/1997 Ex-parte Request for Order (TO AMEND THE JOINT PRE TRIAL STATEMENT WITH AN ADDITIONAL WITNESSES )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/14/1997 Brief (RE VICTOR GUTIERREZ’S WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/10/1997 Order (ORDER ON MEDIA REQUEST TO PERMIT COVERAGE )
    Filed by Interested Party

    10/10/1997 Request (COURT TV’S MEDIA REQUEST TO PHOTOGRAPH, RECORD, OR BROADCAST )
    Filed by Interested Party

    10/09/1997 Opposition Document (GUTIERREZ TO MOTION TO QUASH NOTICE TO JACKSON TO APPEAR )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/09/1997 Joinder (BU GUTIERREZ TO MOTION BY MEDIA TO TELEVISE TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/08/1997 Proof of Service (OF MMICHAEL J. JACKSON’S NOTICE OF MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF NOTICE TO APPEAR )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Proof of Service (OF ORDER SHORTENING TIME ON MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF NOTICE TO MICHAEL J. JACKSON TO APPEAR AT TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Motion to Quash (SERVICE OF DEFENDANT VICTOR GUTIERREZ’S NOTICE TO MICAHEL J, JACKSON TO APPEAR AT TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Order (ORDER SHORTENING TIME ON MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF NOTICE TO MICHAEL J. JACKSON TO APPEAR AT TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Points and Authorities (MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO MEDIA REQUEST FOR TELEVISION COVERAGE OF TRIAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Notice (O SET OF ALL REPORTS OF DISCOVERY REFEREE AND ORDERS OF THIS COURT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/08/1997 Ex-parte Request for Order (SHORTENING TIME ON MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF NOTICE TO MICHAEL J. JA CKSON TO APPEAR AT TRIAL; DECLARA- TION F G. MASTRAS, JR. )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/07/1997 Opposition Document (TO MOTION IN LIMINE RE SHIELD LAW )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/07/1997 Opposition Document (TO MOTION IN LIMINE RE 1993 ALLEGATIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    09/30/1997 Motion in Limine (TO PRECLUDE EVIDENCE OF THE SUPPOSED TRUTH OF THE STORY AT ISSUE )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/30/1997 Motion in Limine (TO PRECLUDE EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO PUBLICIZED 1993 ALLEGATIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/24/1997 Report of Referee (EIGHTH REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/24/1997 Notice of Ruling
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/24/1997 Report of Referee (NINTH REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/22/1997 Notice (OF SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT RE REFEREE’S 9TH REPORT CONCERNING CHANDLER DEPOSITIONX )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/08/1997 Motion for an Order
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    08/07/1997 Ntc to Prepare Reporters Transcrpt
    Filed by Plaintiff

    08/07/1997 Ntc Elect Proceed 5.1
    Filed by Plaintiff

    07/28/1997 Notice of Appeal
    Filed by Plaintiff

    07/15/1997 Stipulation and Order (STIPULATION AND ORDER RE COSTS AWARDED TO DFTS PARAMONT, DIAMOND, DORAN, KAPC-AM RADIO, INC, ROGER BARKLEY & KEN MINYARD ($52,500.00) )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/11/1997 Stipulation and Order (STIPULATION AND ORDER RE EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PLAINTIFF TO FILE MOTION TO STRIKE OR TAX COSTS PURSUANT TO CRC 870 )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/08/1997 Points and Authorities (MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/08/1997 Notice (OF ERRATA OF DEFENDANTS RE OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    07/07/1997 Stipulation and Order ( STIPULATION RE EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PLAINTIFF TO FILE MOTION TO STRIKE OR TAX COSTS PER CRC 870 AND ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/02/1997 Opposition Document
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    06/20/1997 Stipulation (STIPULATION RE EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PLAINTIFF TO FILE MOTION TO STRIKE OR TAX COSTS PURSUANT TO CA RULE OF COURT 870 [Extended to July 7, 1997] )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    06/13/1997 Motion for Reconsideration
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    Click on any of the below link(s) to see documents filed on or before the date indicated:
    TOP 10/16/1997 06/03/1997 10/30/1996 05/21/1996

    06/03/1997 Notice of Entry of Judgment (AND ORDERS GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    06/03/1997 Memo of Costs
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/30/1997 Summary Judgment (JUDGMENT BY COURT UNDER CCP 437c +COSTS IN THE SUM OF $52,500.00* *PER STIP & ORDER 7/16/97)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/30/1997 Order (ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/19/1997 Opposition Document (TO PROPOSED ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/15/1997 Proof of Service (by hand delivery in connections with judgment by court, etc… )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/01/1997 Report of Referee (SEVENTH REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE RE PUNITIVE DAMAGE DISCOVERY AND ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/24/1997 Declaration (SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF JONATHAN H. ANSCHELL IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/24/1997 Reply/Response (TO PLAINTIFF’S RREVISED OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/17/1997 Points and Authorities (REVISED MEMORANDUM OF P’S AND A’S IN OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/17/1997 Declaration (SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF JEFREY I. ABRAMS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/ADJUDICATION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/03/1997 Points and Authorities (REVISED MEMO OF P’S AND A’S IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/28/1997 Proof of Service (OF THE PARAMOUNT DFT’S REPLY )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/20/1997 Reply/Response (THE PARAMOUNT DFTS’ REPLY )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/20/1997 Reply/Response (THE KABC DEFENDANTS’ REPLY )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/20/1997 Declaration (SUP. DECL. OF J.H. ANSCHELL IN SUPPORT OF THE DFTS MOTIONS FOR SJ OR SA FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/20/1997 Notice (SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX OF FEDERAL AND NON-CALIFORNIA AUTHORITY )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    03/17/1997 Declaration (OF HOWARD L. WEITZMAN IN SUPPORT OF MICHAEL J. JACKSON’S OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/ SUMMARY )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Brief (MICHAEL J. JACKSON’S MEMO. OF POIN & AUTHORITIES )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Declaration (OF LAUREN WEIS AND HOWARD L. WEITZMAN )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Declaration (OF JEFFREY I. ABRAMS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Declaration (OF JEFFREY I. ABRAMS FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Declaration (OF JEFFREY I. ABRAMS FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Declaration (OF JEFFREY I. ABRAMS FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Notice (OF LODGING OF THE VIDEOTAPE OF THE 1/8/95 INTERVIEW OF VICTOR GUTIERREZ BY DIANE DIMOND FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Notice (OF LODGING OF THE EARLY & LATE EDITIONS OF THE 1/7/95 LONDON SUN )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Notice (OF LODGING OF THE VIDEOTAPE OF THE 1/8/95, INTERVIEW OF KEVIN SMITH BY STEPHEN DORAN FILED UNDER SEAL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Proof of Service (P/S OF OPPOSITION TO MOTIONS FOR SMA/MSA BY ALL DFTS EXCEPT DORAN )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Reply/Response (RESPONSIVE SEPARATE STATEMENT OF DISPUTED AND UNDISPUTED FACTS IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO MSJ/MSA BY DFTS KABC-AM, BARKLEY & MINYARD )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/13/1997 Reply/Response (OF MICHAEL J. JACKSON’S SEPARATE STATEMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    02/27/1997 Declaration (OF JONATHAN H. ANSCHELL )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Points and Authorities (IN SUPPORT OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Declaration (OF JACK GONTERMAN )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Declaration (OF THOMAS SNEDDON )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt
    02/27/1997 Notice (OF LODGING )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Declaration (OF JONATHAN H. ANSCHELL IN SUPPORT OF MOTION OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION, DIANE DIMOND AND STEPHEN DORAN FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE,SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF CAUSES OF ACTION)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Declaration (OF JONATHAN H. ANSCHELL ATTACHING EXCERPTS OF DEPOSITION TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP.,DIANE DIMOND AND STEPHEN DORAN FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF CAUSES)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/27/1997 Proof of Service
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    01/21/1997 Ntc to Prepare Reporters Transcrpt
    Filed by Appellant

    01/21/1997 Notice to Prepare Clerk Transcript
    Filed by Appellant

    01/09/1997 Notice of Appeal
    Filed by Respondent

    12/18/1996 Points and Authorities (POST-HEARING MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES (FILED UNDER SEAL) )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    12/18/1996 Notice (OF FILING BOOK BY DEFENDANT GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    12/18/1996 Objection (TO COURT’S OFF-THE-RECORD CONTACT WITH DISCOVERY REFEREE )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    12/12/1996 Reply/Response (REPLY MEMO OF P’S & A’S IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS AGAINST V. GUTIERREZ AND COUNSEL )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    12/09/1996 Opposition Document (TO MOTION FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    11/13/1996 Notice-Change-Firm Name / Address
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    11/06/1996 Notice (OF ENTRY OF ORDER GRANTING ISSUE AND EVIDENTIARY SANCTIONS AGAINST DEFENDANT VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    Click on any of the below link(s) to see documents filed on or before the date indicated:
    TOP 10/16/1997 06/03/1997 10/30/1996 05/21/1996

    10/30/1996 Order (ORDER GRANTING ISSUE AND EVIDENTIARY SANCTIONS AGAINST DFT VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/30/1996 Reply/Response (TO PLAINTIFF’S OBJECTION TO PROPOSED ORDER; REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/25/1996 Reply/Response (TO PARAMOUNT’S AND KABC’S OBJECTIONS TO PROPOSED ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/23/1996 Objection Document (THE PARAMOUNT AND KABC DEFENDANTS OBJECTIONS TO PLFS NOTICE OF RULING AND PROPOSED ORDER RE ISSUE AND EVIDENTIARY SANCTIONS AGAINST VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/10/1996 Reply/Response (MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TERMINATING SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    10/10/1996 Declaration (OF ROBERT E. GOLDMAN IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION BY GUTIERREZ TO MOTION FOR TERMINATING SANCTIONS AND MONETARY SANCTIONS FILED UNDER SEAL)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/08/1996 Opposition Document (TO MOTION FOR SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/08/1996 Opposition Document (OPPOSITION BY GUTIERREZ TO MOTION FOR TERMINATING SANCTIONS AND MONETARY SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    10/04/1996 Ex-parte Request for Order (CONTINUINGHEARING AND REFERENCE TO DISCOVERY REFEREE )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    09/30/1996 Notice of Motion (FOR TERMINATING SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/30/1996 Notice (OF LODGING OF DISCOVERY MOTIONS AND VICTOR GUTIERREZ’S SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    09/13/1996 Notice of Change of Address (AND TELEPHONE NUMBER )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    07/25/1996 Opposition Document (TO MOTION FOR SUSTAINING OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE’S RECOMMENDATIONS RE DEPOSITION OF VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/18/1996 Notice (OFPARTIAL WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION RE OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE’S RECOMMENDATIONS RE DEPOSITION OF VICTOR M. GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    07/12/1996 Notice (OF CHANGE OF FIRM NAME )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    07/09/1996 Notice of Conference Date
    Filed by Clerk

    06/28/1996 Proof of Service (OF EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    06/28/1996 Order (ORDER MODIFYING PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY FROM VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    06/28/1996 Ex-parte Request for Order (FOR MODIFICATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY FROM VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    06/24/1996 Stipulation (AND ORDER FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER RE DISCOVERY PRODUCED BY VICTOR GUTIERREZ )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    06/05/1996 Report of Referee (SIXTH REPORT OF THE DISCOVERY REFEREE (AS MODIFIED) )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    06/04/1996 Declaration (DECLARATION OF ROBERT E. GOLDMAN IN SUPPORT OF VICTOR GUTIERREZ’S MOTION RE SUSTAINING OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE’S RECOMMENDATION RE DEPOSITION OF VICTOR M. GUTIERREZ)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    06/03/1996 Reply/Response (MEMORANDUM POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/31/1996 Reply/Response (BY VICTOR GUTIERREZ RE OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE’S RULINGS RE FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH DISCOVERY REPORTS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/30/1996 Opposition Document (BY VICTOR GUTIERREZ TO MOTION BY PLAINTIFF JACKSON FOR SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/30/1996 Proof of Service (P/S FOR MEMO OF P’S & A’S IN OPPOS TO DFT GUTIERREZ’ OBJECTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/30/1996 Opposition Document (DFT GUTIERREZ’ OPPOSITIONS TO MOTION BY PLF FOR SANCTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/30/1996 Proof of Service (FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO OBJECTIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/29/1996 Points and Authorities (MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE RECOMENDATIONS )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/29/1996 Declaration (OF ZIA F. MODABBER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    Click on any of the below link(s) to see documents filed on or before the date indicated:
    TOP 10/16/1997 06/03/1997 10/30/1996 05/21/1996

    05/21/1996 Notice (OF LODGING OF EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER COMPELLING DEFENDANT TO APPEAR FOR DEPOSITION )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/14/1996 Notice of Hearing (DFT GUTIERREZ’ NOTICE OF MOTION & MOTION RE SUSTAINING OBJECTIONS TO DISCOVERY REFEREE’S RECOMMENDATION IN THE 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH DISCOVERY REPORTS (FILED UNDER SEAL) $14.00 PAID)
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/23/1996 Request for Arbitration (FIFTH REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE AND ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/23/1996 Request for Arbitration (FOURTH REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE AND ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    02/26/1996 Report of Referee (RECOMMENDATION OF THE DISCOVERY REFEREE RE: CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DISCOVERY RESPONSES (AND ORDER) )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    02/26/1996 Report of Referee (THIRD REPORT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE (AND ORDER) )
    Filed by Referee

    02/20/1996 Stipulation and Order (STIPULATION RE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    01/20/1996 Stipulation
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    05/22/1995 Notice of Change of Address
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/18/1995 Answer to Complaint
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    05/04/1995 Answer to Complaint (Answer To First Amended Complaint )
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/20/1995 Proof of Service (SUMMONS ON FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT; NOTICE OF CASE ASSIGNMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/20/1995 Proof of Service (SUMMONS ON FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT, NOTICE OF CASE ASSIGNMENT )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    04/14/1995 Answer to Complaint
    Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respnt

    04/11/1995 Proof of Service
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/24/1995 Rtn of Service of Summons & Compl (proof of service of summons on Fir first amended complinat and first amended complaint )
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/10/1995 Summons Issued
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    03/10/1995 Amended Complaint
    Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnr

    01/12/1995 Complaint

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    04/09/1998 in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Jury Trial – End of Trial

    04/08/1998 in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Jury Trial – Jury Deliberating

    04/07/1998 at 09:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Jury Trial – Full Day of Trial Held

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    Ruling on Submitted Matter – Granted in Part

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    Final Status Conference – Completed

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    Ruling on Submitted Matter – Granted

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    12/16/1996 at 08:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Motion for Sanctions – Submitted

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    Motion for Sanctions – Off Calendar

    10/30/1996 in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Court Order – Completed

    10/15/1996 at 08:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Motion Hearing – Granted in Part

    09/06/1996 at 08:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Further Status Conference – Completed

    08/01/1996 at 08:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
    Motion Hearing – Motion Denied

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    Further Status Conference – Completed

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    Motion Hearing – Granted in Part

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    03/07/1996 at 08:30 am in Department 44, REGINALD A. DUNN, Presiding
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    Status Conference – Completed

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    http://vindicatemj.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/diane-dimond-victor-gutierrez-case.pdf

    Sometime just before the beginning of Conrad Murray’s trial I belive Diane Dimond stated on Twitter I think that this case was an “urban Myth”. So much for legal documentation and urban myths.

  2. Truth Prevail permalink
    May 17, 2012 7:41 pm

    BTW when MJ sued Diane Diamond what was it for? and when was it i read somewhere Sneddon got involved

  3. mjjyo permalink
    May 17, 2012 7:29 pm

    Was Michael who has suffered, from first time to last time, by this harassment, by only this one that continued for 13 years started 1993 by BASHIR.
    There was all kinds possible of harassments to destroy a man named Michael JACKSON who was / IS ABLE TO RECEIVE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

    For this, I want to and I must to say you BASHIR:

    To Mr. Bashir!
    Guests can go to hell?
    Please go to.
    Is the location that works best for you.
    Sneddon even when taken together?
    He is the best for you.
    Then Dan ABRAMS, Diane DIMOND and Nancy GRACE also,
    ARVIZOs certain.
    Chandler waiting.
    Yoshimi

  4. sanemjfan permalink
    May 10, 2012 1:07 pm

    This isn’t directly related to MJ, but I saw an amazing parallel in this story to MJ, and the way he was treated.

    This story is about Lavar Arrington, a former NFL superstar linebacker who also played for Penn. State University. (He was very vocal when the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegtions rocked the university last fall.)

    He’s also been very vocal about player safety, as player concerns over the long term affects of concussions have dominated the NFL over the last few months. In this op-ed, he wrote at his disappointment at how his previous interviews over concussions were cut and pasted recently, and made him look like he’s an irresponsible parent who forces his sons into football without any regard for their safety.

    Look at the precautions that he takes before each interview to make sure his words aren’t taken out of context, and how his precautions have now allowed him to contradict the image that is being portrayed of him! It should sound very familiar to you guys!

    The stories surrounding the issues of concussions in football have been the biggest topic discussed since the recent passing of my friend Junior Seau. He is the latest example of former professional players linked to an on going debate over the effects of brain trauma based off of repeated blows to the head in football.

    I did an interview in December about this very topic. It has since re-aired and my part in the piece has been taken and used in other media outlets.

    Here’s the problem with the interview: I was inaccurately portrayed in the story to fit the angle of the story, which was geared to perpetuate a growing concern of the safety and well being of children that participate in the sport of football.

    Because this is such an important topic to me I felt it would be appropriate to clear things up a bit.

    When I was contacted to do the interview, it was my understanding that they wanted to talk to me because I had been studying the fundamentals of football and how to teach and learn them in an attempt to create a product that would make the game I love safer while, improving the quality of the game. Over four years I conducted interviews with some of the greatest football coaches and players, to collect information that would eventually lead to a training platform that I created.

    My purpose was clear then and is still clear now, and that is to help.

    Xtreme Procision is the name of my brain child. It came from the thought process of being extremely precise in how the fundamentals of football are taught, learned and ultimately executed on the field. I’m more focused on coming up with solutions rather than indulging in complaining about the problems that exist.

    My issue with the interview that aired was they were more focused on making this a story to scare people and to be as provocative as possible, even if it compromised the true story that was being told by people within the report.

    They weren’t interested in using my reasoning for being comfortable with my children playing football. Instead they took small pieces of my interview, edited in a way that showed me being passionate about my children and football, painting a picture as if it would be okay if my children got injured in the process, which just isn’t true.

    I’m not a very trusting person as I have been part of these types of stories in the past. So every time I do a one on one interview, I bring my own crew to film the entire interview, just in case I later feel like I was taken out of context.

    So I figured instead of being a victim and watching my credibility be destroyed for the sake of a story I thought I’d post the entire interview I did and let you be the judge. I’m a caring father and a caring person, I’m not some guy who lives in the woods and feeds my children raw meat in hopes that I’m raising animal like football players.

    Take a look and judge for yourself. Surprise, things aren’t always what they seem.
    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/09/lavar-arrington-controversy-sadly-sometimes-out-weighs-the-truth-in-media/

    Pretty smart, huh? And just think: if he has to record his own interviews because of the dishonesty of the SPORTS media, just imagine how awful the TABLOID media can be!

    But of course we already know how bad the tabloid media is! You’ll have to open the link to watch the video of his interview.

  5. Truth Prevail permalink
    January 28, 2012 11:13 pm

    @Sanemjfan

    Those “Molestation Jokes” in my opinion were no jokes they were just straight up hateful and uncalled for and i did not find them funny That jerk also claimed michael made up vitiligo and that didn’t exist that’s what he said.

    There is a BIG difference in comedy and pure hatred and what katt said was just hateful. What Chris Tucker and Eddie Murphy said that was just comedy But insulting someone specially about something they clearly have no knowledge about is insulting.

    A real comedian is someone who can make his/her audience laugh without picking on an individual or insult them.

  6. Truth Prevail permalink
    January 28, 2012 5:51 pm

    This might be off topic but i was just checking paris jacksons twitter page and i noticed she is following Katt Williams That guy is such a jerk does she not know what nasty things he said about her father their is comedy and then theirs Insulting specially the nasty stuff he was accusing Mike of.

    • sanemjfan permalink
      January 28, 2012 10:19 pm

      @Truth Prevail
      Yes, I too have noticed that she is following Katt Williams, and I’m disappointed because Katt has NEVER publicly apologized or retracted his statements! If he had done so, and she followed him, I would understand, but he never did, and I assume that Paris has no clue what Katt said about her father!

      Don’t get me wrong, a lot of comedians said jokes about MJ, but Katt took it to another level with those molestation jokes! It was way over the top, especially compared to the jokes said by Chris Tucker and Eddie Murphy, who MJ enjoyed and eventually befriended and did music videos with.

  7. hana permalink
    July 15, 2011 4:15 pm

    Publicy humiliating others for your own personal gain will only come back to you tenfold.

    Don’t worry folks, Bashir’s career will soon be over. His show’s ratings are crap and he’s hated by millions around the world. Where will he go after MSNBC? He can’t go back to England because he was thrown out for slanderous reporting and he will never again get a major interview with a major celebrity because everyone knows what a snake he is. He’s been turned down by david Beckham, Charlie Sheen, Madonna, charles manson, etc…Nobody is interested in his agenda-driven journalism. He is not a reporter who’s after seeking the truth and presenting the facts in an objective manner. He’s just a narsissictic cunt who’s only after humiliating people with his condescending attitude and out of line questioning. Sorry, Bashit, but your days of exploiting vunerable celebrities is almost over.

  8. July 15, 2011 3:50 pm

    Shelly, for your question on post July 15 2011, No, that whole post by Rosario was deleted .It was under her videoclip, you know when a window shows up.I don´t even know how it came to be there. It was secretly filmed from the side and I don´t know who might have filmed it.And it
    was shocking though quite brief.It was by pure chance I saw it,rather strange.

  9. July 15, 2011 8:53 am

    Oh I saw the silliest retweet yesterday. Tweet said: The Today Show interviewed Martin Bashir about journalistic integrity. He said he has been “a victim of tabloid journalism”. #KARMA #IRONY

    What a nut the man hasn’t got a clue…smh

  10. July 15, 2011 3:52 am

    Martin’s reward for being a snake in the grass.

    February 27, 2004
    Bashir Interview Wins Award
    ‘Living With Michael Jackson,’ the controversial Martin Bashir interview, has won program of the year in the Royal Television Society’s TV journalism awards in Great Britain.

    The ninety minute documentary broadcast last year became infamous after Bashir apparently gained Michael Jackson’s trust only to betray his confidence by producing a slanted, unfair tabloid piece, expertly cut and pasted and peppered with Bashir’s voice-overs. In ‘Living With Michael Jackson,’ Bashir expressed mock concern regarding Michael’s children, engaged in creative editing and reveled in sleazy innuendo.

    The Society must have been giddy past all sense over the ratings the “documentary” produced, saying that the production showed “great journalistic enterprise.”

    Source: AOL News / NY Post / MJFC / Special thanks to Amy for bringing this to our attention.

    Martin’s utter gall and the hypocrisy of those around him. Willful ignorance and lies.

    Martin Bashir: Rupert Murdoch A Combination Of Jack Abramoff And Whitey Bulger

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/14/martin-bashir-rupert-murd_n_898462.html

    I hope Murdoch drops a dime on this pretentious schmuck’s villainous journalistic activities.

  11. shelly permalink
    July 15, 2011 2:08 am

    @kaarin22

    Do you have a link for that video?

  12. R.J permalink
    July 15, 2011 1:34 am

    I am still utterly shocked and disgusted by how Bashir played Michael for a fool. He presented MJ to the world as an unfit father and practically paved the way for the second allegations to happen. I am not surprised that NBC gave Bashir his own show after the documentary; it was like a thank you gift for ruining Michael’s life. Not noly that, but a few days after Michael died, the news outlet had the nerve to air the mock-umentary again and again. I have every right to believe that Bashir is nothing but a shyster: a man with no moral integrity whatsoever. Journalism has been reduced to nothing but biased reports soley for entertainment purposes and the people who run it are a bunch of snakes who feed off of nothing but lies, lies, and more lies. It’s just sickening to think about!!!

    Btw I’m new here and have followed this blog for sometime now.

    • lcpledwards permalink
      July 15, 2011 7:31 am

      @ RJ
      Thanks for the compliments, and welcome to the blog! Feel free to leave a comment or question on any post you like, and we’ll answer it ASAP!

      By the way, I’l be posting another post Bashir pretty soon, so stay tuned!

  13. May 25, 2011 12:18 am

    In that horror clip, see below description ,taken during a break, and I am sure Martin Bashir did not know he was being taped.Martin Bashir approaches Michael in disguise
    like an assasin towards an unsuspecting victim and launches a deadly verbal attack to destroy Michael´s psyche.It lasted a few minutes only ,but will forever be inscribed in my memory.
    Journalistic ambition only can not be cause for such venom, the motive is more sinister ;Envy of Michaels weath,fame and artistry and succsess. Too bad it cannt be seen anymore.It tells all about Bashir.

  14. May 24, 2011 7:15 pm

    Just by chance,I really don´t understand myself what led me to a brief CLIP of absolute HORROR -an interaction between Martin Bashir and MJ taken suring a break and not meant for public display.For some reason I don´t even understand, as I don´t know Spanish, I listened through a videoe by Rosario(no longer there)May 18th (?) and after that video was over there appeared a window for a vid. of MJ and Bashir which I clicked on.I have never seen anything like it.Words fail me.To try and be brief:MB feigns concern over “MJ`s sadness and
    loneliness”. MJ attempts to respond-MB goes for a throatcutting verbal assault-MJ almost breaks down in tears,this in no way stops MB.Like a 100% bully he goes on.. finally attempting to diffuse the mood by base humor.It was more complex than that,maybe one day I`ll
    find the words to tell it.

  15. Hana permalink
    May 24, 2011 1:17 pm

    Thanks for posting that article Steve. I honestly can’t help but wonder why Michael didn’t go after this man for damages. His film litteraly ruined his life and almost sent him to prison for 20 years. He constantly insinuated through voiceovers that Michael was a child molester and was guilty of abusing children which ultimately led to a police investigation and false child molestation allegations. Michael definielty should have went after him and Granada tv for defamation of character and possibly slander.

    • May 24, 2011 8:09 pm

      “I honestly can’t help but wonder why Michael didn’t go after this man for damages. His film litteraly ruined his life and almost sent him to prison for 20 years. Michael definielty should have went after him and Granada tv for defamation of character and possibly slander”.

      Hana, I think that Michael was so frail after the trial and suffered so much financial damage from it that another suit would have killed him. Besides, in spite of his acquittal he probably didn’t believe in justice any longer. No wonder that Thomas Mesereau (!) advised him never to return to Neverland and leave it as soon as possible – he said to Michael that “they” wouldn’t leave him alone.

      And by the way I have proof of it.

      It turns out that Tom Sneddon didn’t sit idle after the 2005 trial and went on with his vendetta against Michael in the years following the trial too! In Nikki’s blog there is a link to an article saying he persecuted Michael for drug-trafficking this time. I was amazed to see that Tom Sneddon didn’t leave Michael alone even after he had been beaten in court – this desire to get him at all costs borders on insanity!

      Michael Jackson Framed In A Drug Scandal
      2005-11-30 17:19:04

      Santa Barbara’s district attorney Tom Sneddon is heck bent on bringing Michael Jackson down on any cost. I did not think it was possible for any individual to be in news so often and for all the wrong reasons, but then Michael Jackson is not just any individual.

      [..] Tom Sneddon failed to convict Michael Jackson on child molestation charges in the June and perhaps that has irked him and incited him further to make sure that Jackson is behind the bars.

      Now Sneddon is probing a case that might land Jackson behind the bars for 20 years. The new allegation is drug trafficking. Jackson, it seems has a 40 pills-a-day habit and he is now being accused of illegally importing anti-depressants and painkillers from the US to his hideaway in Bahrain.

      The entertainer after clearing the sex abuse charges in June fled the US. But Santa Barbara’s dogged district attorney is now checking claims Jackson obtains medications using fake prescriptions. He is also checking whether Jackson has been taking US drugs to his new home in Bahrain.

      US police are investigating claims by former aides of the star who say the 47-year-old is hooked on pills. Former Neverland security guard, Chris Carter claims that he collected prescriptions at pharmacies for Jackson under different fictitious names, including his own.
      The new investigation led by Tom Sneddon centres around a huge stash of drugs found at Jackson’s Neverland ranch, when the police were probing the child molestation claims made against Jackson in 2003.

      Sneddon declined to comment on the reports last night, but Jackson’s supporters accused him of conducting a witch-hunt against the singer.

      A source close to the Jackson family revealed to Britain’s The Sun newspaper that Jackson would fight this allegation in the court. And added that none of them (Jackson’s family and well-wishers) were aware how Jackson can cope with another investigation.

      The source also remarked that Sneddon was obsessed with bringing Jackson down. And stated that this was not justice, this was a witch hunt.
      http://www.curlio.com/new_showarticle.php?id=7794&page=last

      The original source of the article is no longer available, and I am not surprised that it isn’t – leaving traces of such a vendetta is embarrassing even to the media.

      Michael Jackson replied to the new allegations as any normal person would:

      “In response to the claims, Jackson’s lawyer BRENT AYSCOUGH says, “Mr Jackson uses an amount of prescription drugs, but does not take anything illegal or obtain anything in an illegal manner.”
      http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/story/jackson-slams-illegal-drugs-report

  16. ares permalink
    May 24, 2011 12:48 pm

    Thank you Teva. I finally managed to open the link. The article proves again that the dude is a bloody bastard (sorry), Am not going to say anything more since i don’t have anything positive to say about him.

  17. Teva permalink
    May 24, 2011 3:26 am

    @David

    The credit goes to Steve the poster below me he provided the link.

    @Ares
    It is an interview someone did with Bashir about his career. The interview hints at Bashir being the catalyst for the 2005 trial, which he denies, and the promises he made to MJ in order to gain his trust. Bashir is very nonchalant and takes no responsibility for his actions in fact he say that Michael knew what he was getting into from the being . I will just let you read this little excerpt for yourself.

    “But does Bashir deny the accusation that certain assurances were given to Jackson in order to secure the interview? “He wasn’t promised anything. In the first interview I did with him I asked him whether his father beat him and he started to cry. How could he possibly say that he thought it was going to be a soft interview after that? ” ”

    Here is what the Gaurdian writer had to say

    “While trying to land some of his biggest interviews, Bashir has been accused of using subterfuge and sycophancy; it was claimed that he persuaded the notoriously private Michael Jackson to allow him access to his personal life by convincing him that the interview would be far gentler than it eventually turned out to be.

    Furthermore, it was alleged by the star’s defence team at the subsequent trial that Bashir had obtained the interview, in part, by writing in a letter that seeing Jackson with his children made him “want to weep”, while also promising to introduce him to UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

    It is not the first time that his technique has been the subject of comment. Former colleagues in Britain say that he throws his “heart and soul” into his subjects, getting under their skin, befriending them.One journalist wrote of his “lavish levels of sycophancy and insincerity”. Bashir’s supporters say it is simply part of his exceptional drive. Steve Anderson, who was controller of news and current affairs at the ITV network when Bashir landed the Jackson scoop, described him as more than a journalist. “I wonder in the end if his real skill is of someone who might otherwise have been a psychologist. He really seems to be someone who is able to get into people’s heads, and get their trust,” he said, in a 2003 Guardian profile.”

    SICKENING!

  18. ares permalink
    May 24, 2011 1:43 am

    The link doesn’t work for me . What it says Teva.

    • lcpledwards permalink
      May 24, 2011 2:05 am

      @ Teva
      Thanks for that link! I’m going to include it in a future post on Bashir! Stay tuned!

  19. Teva permalink
    May 24, 2011 1:37 am

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/dec/04/mondaymediasection6

    Sickening – I want to vomit.

  20. Steve permalink
    May 23, 2011 6:12 pm

    Has anyone seen this interview with Bashir?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/dec/04/mondaymediasection6

    • lcpledwards permalink
      May 24, 2011 3:28 am

      Steve, thanks for that article! I’ve never seen that before, and I’ll be sure to incorporate it into a new post that I’m going to do on Bashir.

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