PHANTOM ‘VICTIMS’ of Michael Jackson
Thanks to David and Suzy we have lots of information on Michael Jackson’ s phantom or non-existent victims. Two such ‘victims’ were already mentioned in the Skepticism post but Michael’s detractors want all of them neatly grouped together, so let us do it – but first let’s see what events preceded the appearance of those so-called victims.
NOVEMBER 19, 2003. The PRESS CONFERENCE of County District Sheriff Tom Sneddon and County Sheriff Jim Anderson
The press-conference was held the next day after the surprise raid of Neverland of which Michael Jackson knew nothing as he was in Las Vegas at the time, recording “One more chance” and getting ready for the release of his new album.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson opened the press-conference and said an arrest warrant for Mr. Jackson had been issued. The previous day approximately 70 policemen raided Neverland ranch from 8:30 in the morning to 11:00 p.m. Two more search warrants had been served.
The basis for this investigation regarding Mr. Jackson involved allegations of child molestation, 288(a) of the California penal code.
The bail amount on the warrant had been set at $3mln dollars. Mr. Jackson would be given an opportunity to surrender himself to the custody of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s department within a specified period of time.
Then the Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon took the floor. He compared the new case with the one in 1993 and said that there was a big difference between the two:
- “Number one, it is different because the law in California has changed, and it was changed specifically because of the 1993-94 Michael Jackson investigation. The law in California at that time provided that a child victim could not be forced to testify in a child molest proceeding without their permission and consent and cooperation. As a result of the Michael Jackson case, the legislature changed that law, and that is no longer the law in California”.
- “Secondly, as you all know, or most of you know, either from being involved, or knowing about that investigation, there were never any charges brought in that investigation. No warrant issued”
(I am quoting it just in case someone forgot that Michael was never charged in 1993).
Michael Jackson was arrested the next day after that, on November 20, 2003 when he flew from Las Vegas specifically to put himself in the hands of the police, was handcuffed, kept in a feces-smeared toilet for 45 minutes, later released on a $3mln. bail – but still no charges were brought against him.
Six days later, on November 26, 2003 the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services released an official statement that the accusations made by the Arvizo family were unfounded.
The official memo issued by DCFS was based on their 2-week long probe conducted jointly by the DCFS and the police half a year ealier, in February 2003 (immediately after Bashir’s film aired) and quoted the mother of the accuser say that Michael was like a father to the children, that none of them ever shared a bed with him (he always slept on the floor) and the sister had never seen anything inappropriate between the brothers and the entertainer.
The Smoking Gun explains what “unfounded” accusations actually mean:
” The joint probe by DCFS and the Los Angeles Police Department ran from February 14-27 and, the memo states, the “investigation by the Sensitive Case Unit concluded the allegations of neglect and sexual abuse to be unfounded both by the LAPD-Wilshire Division and the Department.”
“When an investigation is closed, child welfare officials can summarize their findings in one of three ways. If evidence is found to support abuse charges, the case is marked “substantiated.”
A case is termed “not substantiated” when evidence discovered is not sufficient to support allegations (though the charges may, in fact, be true).
Finally, a matter is branded “unfounded” when officials determine there is no merit to the allegations.” http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/dcfsmemo1.html)
Tom Sneddon however insisted that there would be charges made against Michael Jackson:
- “There is a warrant outstanding and I can assure you that within a very short period of time, there will be charges filed against Mr. Jackson. Multiple counts. That’s different” [from the 1993 case].
The November 19, 2003 press conference held by Tom Sneddon and Jim Anderson was magnificent in many ways: the raid preceding it had been put off for several weeks and was finally appointed for the time exactly prior to the release of Michael’s new album (the official pretext was ” because of all the visitors who had come up here for the Halloween”), Tom Sneddon was in a great mood, made jokes about Michael, and finally said there could be other possible victims.
Since this was probably the main goal of the show Sheriff Jim Andersons invited the nation to participate in the process of finding such victims:
- “…we would encourage the public to come forward if they have any information whatsoever that would lead us to believe there are other victims in the community…to contact us so that we can follow up on that information”.
So two years prior to the 2005 trial both D.A. Tom Sneddon and Sheriff Jim Anderson were desperately in need of self-declared victims to support their flimsy Arvizo case and were waiting for the public to help the prosecution…
On November 25, 2003 Nancy Grace was already reporting on Court TV about the numerous calls from potential victims that had come in for the five days since the press-conference:
- “I found it peculiar when I first heard of it, but after we learned that the sheriff had issued a public statement asking any potential victims to come forward, it’s my understanding there are report they have received many, may dozens of phone calls. Are they legitimate, don’t know. But I think the district attorney and the sheriff have to filter through them and determine if there are any other charges that should be coupled with this young boy”.
Now that the public was invited to take part in the witch hunt and ‘victims’ were encouraged to come in, let’s see who answered the trumpet call.
Among those ‘dozens’ of callers mentioned by Nancy Grace there was a certain Terry George, a British businessman, who now owns a telephone sex company.
Our Suzy has left the following comment about the man:
“I remember Terry George, selling a story to the British Tabloids. He claimed Michael forced him to “phone sex” when he was 13 and Michael was 19.
How do you force somebody to phone sex? Anyway, the guy was an obsessed fan, IMO. There are photos of the two posing like MJ would pose with any fan. On that the guy looks about 17-18 and Michael is about 23-24.
Terry told the tabloids that after this MJ rejected him and he was trying to get to him in hotels or wherever he was but he just cut him off. Now, the twist is that Terry is gay man and IMO this is exactly the reason why Michael cut him off! Not that he had a problem with gay people, but I think this guy was trying to make moves on him and Michael was disturbed by it, because he was not gay.
“Funny”, how Mr Terry George only remembered this “molestation story” and sold it to tabloids after the Chandler case broke. Another twist to the story is that he owns a phone sex company….. And “funny” how despite of being “molested” by Michael as a boy he was running after him all around the world trying to get to his hotels when he was 17-18. Of course, tabloids pay cash for stories like this”.
I’ve been to Terry George’s site.
Over there he claims that he was summoned to the 2005 trial, however even the link itself disproves this statement as it adds WRONG to the very end of it: http://www.terrygeorge.co.uk/about/michael-jackson/article/_Terry-George-at-Jacksons-trial-WRONG/.
Now we know that Terry George never testified at the 2005 trial. It seems that Tom Sneddon wasn’t terribly happy with this witness – the joyous guy practically imposed himself as a molestation victim on the chief prosecutor but he was still not impressed and not interested… Why?
If we look up Terry George’s biography we will learn that from the age of 12 this boy, who says about himself that he was “never the shrinking violet”, had a hobby of interviewing famous people.
Terry says that he was a star-struck lad and brags that the tapes of his interviews were important enough to be broadcast on local radio. To us it means that all of them were meant for open air discussion. Terry’s interviews were advertized as follows:
- “Many of his interviews were not only personal scoops for the star-struck lad but chats thought to be important enough to be broadcast by local radio stations. Amongst those caught on tape by Terry were a selection of ‘superstars’ as diverse as Michael Jackson, with whom he became friends (read separate account on this web-site), Omar Sharif, Paul McCartney, Boy George, Les Dawson, Dick Emery and over three hundred other big names from show biz.”
So when Terry brags on his site that “the prosecution believe a phone conversation between Mr George and Jackson in 1979 could be key evidence”, he refers to that completely official tape of an interview with Michael Jackson presented on the radio. No wonder Tom Sneddon could never use it for his purposes.
But how do we know that Terry has nothing else but that official interview?
Because Terry was very meticulous in what he was doing and valued every conversation he had with a (any) star. And if he was recording every precious little bit, his alleged conversation with MJ involving “masturbation” should have been recorded by all means and would have been the gem of his collection! It could have been sold to the media at an astronomical sum, or used for blackmailing MJ and seeking “compensation” from him.
And if Terry had had an incriminating tape it would have surely landed in the hands of Tom Sneddon.
But since it did not, it means that there was NOTHING to show or listen to.
As simple as that.
The rest of the information on his site is a poor attempt to portray Terry and Michael as “friends” which is naturally a great tool for promoting a night gay club Terry ran at the beginning of his career.
As regards that alleged “masturbation”, he is simply wagging his tongue about it – you will not find a single shread of evidence on his site to prove his words! There is NOTHING except some crap showing “how important he is” and some newspaper cuts proving that Michael and the Jackson 5 did perform in his hometown back in the 70s.
That is ALL.
In short Terry George is a man who made his career solely on boasting his fictional “friendship” with Michael Jackson and spreading false allegations against him.
It was about characters like him that Michael once said: “I’ve seen lawyers who do not represent me and spokespeople who do not know me speaking for me.”
By the way this boy Terry George was the one mentioned in the FBI files. There was nothing but a newspaper cut about him in the file and no further action was taken by the FBI as there was nothing to investigate, as we see.
Judging by Terry’s later professional interests I wonder which of the two young men wanted to rape the other over the telephone back in the 70s… No wonder Michael avoided him like the plague after that.
In mid-April 2004 the allegations were made by Daniel Kapon. It was in the very midst of the Arvizo investigation, so the timing of this accusation is telling half the story as it is another clear answer to Tom Sneddon’s call. The press reported the case in June 2004.
This “victim” was never allowed to testify as his claims could ruin the whole Sneddon’s case against Michael Jackson, flimsy as it was. However after the trial was over, the 20-year old Kapon decided to try his luck in a civil suit and filed it in October 2005.
Our David has written the following about this guy:
“On June 1st, 2004, Daniel Kapon sold a videotaped story of where he said he was “molested” by MJ from ages 3 to 9 years old to British Tabloid “News Of The World” for $500k. In addition to molestation, he also accused Jackson of forcing him to “take drugs and drink alcohol”, as well as making him undergo “cosmetic surgery”, and falsely “imprisoning” him.
And, (worst of all!) Kapon goes on to allege Jackson plagiarized him, stealing song ideas from him for 10 years from 1987 to 1997. At age 9, he all of a sudden “forgot” about his 6 years of molestations and plastic surgeries, only to have the repressed memories “recovered” under the treatment of notorious MJ hater Carole LIE-berman. Kapon also hired – you guessed it! – Gloria Allred to represent him in a CIVIL TRIAL! Lieberman reported it to the cops, as she’s required to do by law, and of course they completely dismissed this baseless claim!
But what’s really disturbing about this is the fact that his false claims were ENABLED and ENCOURAGED by Carole Lieberman and Gloria Allred! These two money hungry, attention loving quacks would have immediately dismissed such baseless claims if they were thrown at anyone else other than MJ”.
Let’s have a closer look at Daniel Kapon:
By Jennifer Vineyard
“Michael Jackson and his camp are dismissing as “malicious” and “false” claims by an 18-year-old man who has sold his story of abuse to a British tabloid.
News of the World purchased Daniel Kapon’s half-hour videotape, on which he alleges Jackson had drugged, molested and videotaped him during trips to the Jackson family home in Encino, California, as well as at Neverland Ranch. Kapon claims the abuse started when he was 3 and continued for six years. A Jackson spokesperson said the tape was being offered for nearly a half a million dollars when it first surfaced a month and a half ago.
“This appears to be a malicious attempt to undermine Mr. Jackson’s right to a fair hearing on the charges presently pending,” Jackson’s lawyers said in a statement. “We have to question the timing and purpose of this false allegation being raised at this time. We believe that this smear campaign is driven by money-hungry lawyers seeking to capitalize on Mr. Jackson’s current legal situation.”
Kapon claims his allegations were prompted by a repressed memory that was recovered while under a psychiatrist’s care. That psychiatrist is said to be Dr. Carole Lieberman, and Kapon’s lawyer is said to be Gloria Allred. Lieberman and Allred previously filed complaints against Jackson with the Department of Children and Family Services following his infamous baby-dangling incident (see “Michael Jackson Tells Attorney To ‘Go To Hell’ “). Lieberman declined to comment, and Allred was unavailable for comment”.
Another source, “THE THAINDIAN NEWS portal” reported in January 2008 a different version of the alleged molestation period. Now it was extended from 6 years to 12 years as Kapon claimed that “Jackson started molesting him when he was 2 years old and sexually assaulted him up to the age of 14″.
Jackson “forced him into drugs and alcohol and subjected him to unnecessary cosmetic surgery, burned, tortured and beating”. Kapon also accused the 49-year-old singer of “stealing his song ideas”. In addition to that Kapon alleged that he was father of MJ’s children as he wanted to “continue Kapon’s blood line”!
“In his deposition, he said that Jackson had him ejaculate into a jar and later used his semen to impregnate ex-wife Debbie Rowe.”
“He was obsessed with geniuses and blood lines and he told me that he wanted to continue my blood line, which he believed to be related to the Rothschilds,” said Kapon.
After reading things like that one would assume that Kapon was placed in a corresponding mental institution to freely express his ideas there, however this would be a totally wrong conclusion to make. Not only weren’t his crazy allegations dismissed the next day, but the court needed full FOUR YEARS to sort out this madness and take it to a trial stage. The lawsuit was dismissed only in 2008 and only after the plaintiff .… failed to show up for the commencement of the trial.
Here is what the Thaindian News says about it:
January 15th, 2008
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A lawsuit filed against pop star Michael Jackson by a 22-year-old man has been dismissed after the applicant failed to show up for the commencement of the trial.
Daniel Kapon had filed a lawsuit against the pop star, stating that Jackson had molested and sexually assaulted him for 12 years. The case however was dismissed after he failed to show up.
“I think the judge realized how crazy the lawsuit was,” E!News quoted Jacksons attorney Thomas C. Mundell, as saying.
In the original lawsuit filed in January 2006 in Orange County, and then refiled in Los Angeles in March, Kapon accused Jackson of a litany of sins, including child molestation, assault, battery, false imprisonment, plagiarism and fraud.
However, Jacksons lawyer claimed, “These are not good-faith deposition answers. They are the ravings of an unbalanced celebrity stalker.”
For another source of information on the same episode please go here.
To most of us the clinical nature of Daniel Kapon’s fantasies is so obvious that they do not require any debunking, but for those few who are still unconvinced here is a sample date for them to check and compare.
It is a quote from Kapon’s 2005 lawsuit saying that defendant Michael Jackson “battered” the plaintiff’s mother while the plaintiff was “in close proximity to him” and claiming that this notable event took place on December 21, 1999.
The real timeline shows that in December that year Michael Jackson was in New York recording songs for his new album and on December 20, 1999 he left there for Neverland together with his kids and nanny.
It is no wonder that with a client like Daniel Kapon his attorney Barry Fischer finally lost all patience and dropped him saying that he “could no longer prepare for trial in such circumstances” (our thanks to Shelly for the court papers on Daniel Kapon’s litigation).
David gives a very detailed account of Daniel Kapon’s case the way it is described by Diane Dimond:
“Once in the doctor’s office, they found a small, scared-looking young man I’ll call “Donny”. His story was not only dramatic but graphic. In a nutshell, he told them over the course of several years, when he was between the ages of ten and fourteen, his father had repeatedly driven him to Neverland Ranch and left him there for days at a time. Jackson, he said, had bought is father a new car to make sure he always had a reliable way to get to Neverland from his suburban L.A. home. At first he and Jackson just had fun at the ranch playing with all the games and riding the amusement park rides. But then over time, he said, Jackson gave him alcohol served in soda cans and drugs that made him “zone out”.
Donny told the investigators it got to the point where he didn’t mind because that way he could be “out of his body and not care what was really happening.” Asked to describe exactly what had happened, he told them about various sex acts, including penetration, that were performed upon him by the star.
The interrogator reported that the young man’s story kept changing. His original claim, that he’d been between ten and fourteen years old at the time of the molestation, switched in mid-interview. No, Donny said, he’s actually been three to seven years of age. Then later he reportedly said the sex abuse occurred when he was fifteen years old. There were other discrepancies, too. But Santa Barbara authorities didn’t leave it there. They traced the mother’s claim of being attacked in the parking lot and found it to be nothing more than an altercation between two neighbors, fighting over some perceived slight. They found the boy’s father and learned much more.
Donny’s dad told investigators he had never met Michael Jackson and certainly had never taken his son to Neverland – ever. He called his ex-wife “a certifiable psycho” who’d actually lost custody of Donny when he was just three years old. The father had raised the boy himself and the mother had no contact with him until his eighteenth birthday. She’d apparently hired a private detective to track down her son at his college and reentered his life.
Donny’s tale was described by insiders as “a tragedy, pure and simple.” A lonely, impressionable boy who so longed for motherly love that he allowed himself to be virtually brainwashed into believing an unstable parent’s incredible story.
Asked later what he thought of the Donny story, Santa Barbara district attorney Thomas Sneddon told me, “The story was pure voodoo. But that poor, poor kid.”
For more details of this totally incredible case please go to David’s post here.
THE USA TODAY (AP) http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-04-18-jackson-follow-up_x.htm?csp=34 reported on April 18, 2006 that in “a December 2005 motion asking for dismissal” Jackson’s lawyers spoke about a certain Joseph Bartucci.
Who is Bartucci?
Joseph Thomas Bartucci is the mysterious 1984 ‘victim’ to whom Michael’s haters often refer as the ‘early case of molestation’. This guy claimed that he had been kidnapped by the pop star and molested in New Orleans for nine days from May 19 to May 27 in 1984.
During those traumatic days Bartucci alleged that “Jackson would cut him, lick the blood off of his arm, and proceed to snort coke of the laceration – all while raping him”. The awful details include Bartucci being forced into a white limousine, held at gunpoint there and cut with steel wire and a razor blade.
Nothing but sheer horror, I would say, however a minor obstacle to the case is that all this time Michael Jackson happened to be in California which was a fact proven by his lawyers.
Well, firstly he was rehearsing for his Victory tour with every hour being well documented by various appointments and secondly, he couldn’t leave California because he was to receive an award from President Reagan at the time.
Despite this apparent obstacle the accuser claimed emotional and physical trauma which he recalled only when he saw a Court TV show in November 2003 about the charges brought against Jackson – i.e. after Tom Sneddon’s call for new “victims” to come forward.
Okay, so how much time passed since the alleged molestation took place?
According to Bartucci it took him 20 years to recall the “event”!
Bartucci’s lawsuit even specifies:
- “Until November 29, 2003 Joseph HAD NO KNOWLEDGE that his injuries were caused by the wrongful actions, sexual assault, sexual battery, and abused inflicted on him by Jackson”!
The lawsuit further says that Joseph Bartucci brought an action against Michael Jackson “once he DISCOVERED the fact of his abuse and his injuries”!
So even the fact of the alleged “injuries” was discovered somewhat accidentally!
Does it mean that even of his INJURIES Bartucci didn’t know for twenty years either?
The case would be laughable if it weren’t that tragic….
Bartucci’s lawsuit was filed in 2004 prior to the Arvizo trial, evidently in the attempt to prejudice the jury against Michael Jackson. However the judge in the case agreed with Jackson’s lawyers that Bartucci was a “professional litigator.” The lawyers proved that Bartucci had been involved in 18 civil and criminal suits over the previous 17 years and included four damage suits filed by Bartucci, with at least one of them raising allegations of sexual abuse against a minister.
The case was so ridiculous that Bartucci’s lawyer dropped him three weeeks after filing it and even the Smoking Gun called Bartucci nuts and/or full of shit:
DECEMBER 1–Three weeks after filing a “recovered memory” lawsuit on behalf of a man who claims he was sexually assaulted by Michael Jackson in 1984, a New Orleans lawyer has asked a federal judge to allow him to withdraw from the case.
In the below motion, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Stephen Murray stated that “circumstances have arisen which necessitate” him dropping Joseph Thomas Bartucci, Jr. as a client. Since the specific reasons for his withdrawal “are highly sensitive in nature,” Murray requested permission to file a separate sealed motion describing those reasons. That sealing request was approved yesterday by Judge Eldon Fallon.
While Murray does not want to publicly detail why he’s seeking to so quickly ditch Bartucci, TSG will venture a guess that he’s come to the conclusion that his client is nuts and/or full of shit.
However the most interesting information about Joseph Bartucci was found in the Smoking Gun documents concerning his 1996 stalking arrest:
NOVEMBER 10—Meet Joseph Thomas Bartucci, Jr. He’s the Louisiana guy who last week sued Michael Jackson over an alleged sexual assault dating back to May 1984 (Bartucci claims the memory of that decades-old attack had been repressed until recently).
While we doubt his case will last long in the federal system, in case he ever does make it to the stand, he’ll probably be asked to recall the details of his 1996 arrest for stalking a woman in Rapides Parish. According to court records, Bartucci took a plea to a reduced count of harassment and was fined, sentenced to probation, and hit with a 90-day suspended jail term. Bartucci is pictured below in a mug shot snapped by sheriff’s deputies. (4 pages)
I did look into those 4 pages and besides the fact that he was charged with “willfully, maliciously and repeatedly following and/or harassing and threatening Tanya Rimel, with the intent to place her in reasonable fear of serious bodily harm” and was sentenced to serve 90 days for “harassing teleph language”, the case also cited Bartucci’s date of birth – which was November 8th, 1965.
Bartucci’s year of birth means that in 1984 when the alleged molestation took place the poor ‘kid’ was 18-19 years old!
Looking at the Smoking Gun mug shot of this not too frail guy it is impossible to imagine that the small and thin Michael Jackson would be able to force him into a limousine, keep him at gunpoint for nine days and “molest” him cutting him with “steel wire and a razor blade”!
What is totally incomprehensible to me is that Michael’s detractors could believe his allegations for so long!
So who is crazy here?
As the final touch to Joseph Bartucci’s story here is an article sent to us by Lynette. Over here Bartucci’s ex-girlfriend says he planned to falsely accuse MJ, successfully sued a reverend on the same charges “devastating the minister and his family” and calls Bartucci “a total con man and a liar”:
November 14, 2004
Jackson Accuser Accused
The following article was published on the web site of Celebrity Justice on November 11, 2004:
The ex-girlfriend of Michael Jackson’s latest accuser is speaking out and labeling her ex a con man.
Hope Horne, of Pineville, Louisiana, spoke exclusively to “Celebrity Justice.” She told us Joseph Thomas Bartucci, Jr., is her ex-boyfriend, and sje claimed that long before Bartucci filed a lawsuit accusing Jackson of graphic sexual molestation, she knew he was planning to do it.
“When I was watching ‘Celebrity Justice,’ I was just shocked,” Horne said. “I couldn’t believe he went through with it. He told me a couple of months before that he was going to sue Mr. Jackson, and I told him he was full of it. I am speaking out because I don’t want to see this con man ruin a person who already has enough on his plate.”
“CJ” has learned that Bartucci filed another suit in 2001, accusing a Louisiana reverend of sexual molestation, claiming the minister “demanded that the plaintiff’s masturbation was necessary in order to purify and avoid going to hell.”
Attorneys for both sides say that the suit settled out of court with the terms confidential. Bartucci’s lawyer on that case told “CJ” that his client seemed truthful, but the reverend’s lawyer said it was a totally meritless suit that devastated the minister and his family.
“I’m angry that he’s doing this,” Hope told us. “I feel hurt that he’s doing this and glad that maybe I’ll see justice served. He’s a total con artist and a liar.”
Hope says she’s surprised that Bartucci is also facing a civil suit, in which a woman claims he used “fraudulent conduct” and “obtained title” to her insurance policy. That woman’s lawyer claims Bartucci faked a convulsion during a deposition, about which Hope said, “It does not shock me at all.”
As for the Jackson case, Bartucci claims the abuse happened in 1984 when he was 18 and he repressed the memory of it until 2003 when he saw a Court TV episode and then decided to sue.
So what’s Hope’s theory on why Bartucci is accusing Jackson of sexual assault, cutting him with a razor blade and puncturing his chest with steel wire? “He’s trying to get a quick buck,” Hope said. “He thinks Michael Jackson will pay him off and shut him up.”
We tried, but couldn’t find Mr. Bartucci for comment on all this. We also repeatedly called the attorney representing Bartucci on the Jackson suit, but could not reach him.
Source: Celebrity Justice / MJFC
As a result of the worldwide search for additional victims Tom Sneddon finally came up with a package of five of them which the Smoking gun ironically calls “the Jackson 5”.
However the ‘victims’ weren’t as closely knit as the Jackson 5 – out of the five of them three turned out to be witnesses for the DEFENSE – Macaulay Culkin (click on his name for a separate post), Wade Robson and Brett Barnes .
All of them vehemently denied any abuse. The remaining two, or rather one and a half, turned out to be the only more or less suitable candidates for the victim role.
Jordan Chandler wasn’t actually a witness as he did not come to court. He was the boy to whom Michael’ s insurance company had paid $15,3mln. in a civil suit, but their confidential agreement did not preclude him from testifying in a criminal trial.
He had been approached to testify in the 2005 case, but he flatly refused to do so adding that ‘he had done his part’ . His refusal was so adamant that he threatened to sue the investigators if they insisted on him going to court. It was only his mother June Chandler who used her right to testify and took the stand. It turned out she had never seen anything improper and never witnessed any molestation.
The other ‘victim’ was Jason Francia who said he remembered being tickled on 3 occasions. It is interesting that back in the 90s he had been repeatedly interviewed by the police and at the time was so angry with their insinuations that he confessed “he wanted to strike them on the head”. However 12 years later he suddenly recalled those tickling episodes. It is documentarily evidenced that the jury laughed when listening to his testimony…
This article is just one of the examples – it was cited during the trial by the Wilmott Forum:
JACKSON CASE ROCKED: JURORS LAUGH, MOCK PROSECUTION WITNESSES
Jurors in the Michael Jackson case were overheard during a break in the trial mocking a 24-year old witness who claimed he was molested by Michael Jackson when he was 7 and 9-years old, sources claim.
Specifically, a Juror was overheard by two reporters [one fron UK’s SKY TV] saying, “Oh boo-hooo, Michael Jackson tickled me.” That statement was followed by laughter from other Jurors.
The comment was also heard by a bailiff.
Court officials are investigating.
The report was first broadcast on Los Angeles’s top-rated radio outlet KFI, by reporter Laura Ingle.
Jurors 8 and 9 have been observed laughing during the latest witness testimony, frequently cupping their mouths and talking during testimony.
‘VICTIM’ #6, etc.
I am not closing the list as the number of volunteers to play the role of MJ’s “victims” may be endless – all it depends on is these people’s imagination, greediness and the state of their mental health.
One of the examples of such a volunteer was a Canadian boy who accused MJ of molestation in 1995. The case seemed so serious that Diane Dimond herself went to report it to Canada – only to find out to her sheer disappointment that it was a scam.
We have also found out that the man who was her “informer” in this case was later put to jail by the Canadian police for – you guessed it – chid molestation! This is another proof that pedophiles are for some reason extremely interested in falsely accusing Michael Jackson of these crimes. Probably because they hope to use him as a poster boy for their “movement”? Or because he refused the “honor” of being one of them which is why now they are taking revenge on him?
Here is Diane Dimond’s report about the Canadian set-up. Let us remember that she was talking with a real ped-le who had most probably infiltrated Neverland!
Now that we’ve searched the whole world for the so-called victims of MJ and still found nothing, the question is – were these people’s stories worth the 20 years of Michael Jackson’s brutal harassment?
Honest answer, please!
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UPDATE August 25th, 2010: Another “Phantom Victim” from Diane Dimond and Ray Chandler,
by D. Edwards
I have found another phantom victim! I was reading Diane Dimond’s “Be Careful Who You Love”, and on page 149 she talks about a German woman who calls Evan Chandler in December 1993 to complain that MJ had molested her son as well.
At first, I thought that this may have been the 3rd phantom victim (with Jordie Chandler and Jason Francia being the first two ‘victims’) that Sneddon and Garcetti alluded to in their press release in September 1994, but I was wrong because they claimed that the 3rd phantom victim was “molested” 3 times (twice in L.A., and once in Santa Barbara). The German woman claimed her son was “molested” once in Germany. According to Dimond and Ray Chandler (who also mentioned her in his book “All That Glitters”), the woman called Evan to tell him about her son, and Evan offered to fly her to the USA to get her son psychiatric help, but she declined. And in 2004, Court TV went searching for her, and found her but she refused to give an on camera interview. I wonder if Sneddon ever flew to Germany to try to interview her son, the same way he flew to Australia and the Philippines to interview Brett Barnes and the Quindoys, respectively.
Here is an excerpt from the press release from September 1994:
The investigation also revealed the existence of a third alleged victim who has been in psychological therapy since his disclosure to police in early November of 1993. He has alleged that Michael Jackson molested him on three occasions. Two of those occasions allegedly occurred in Los Angeles County beyond the statute of limitations, and the third occasion, within the statute, allegedly occurred in Santa Barbara County. In light of the primary alleged victim’s decision not to testify, and because of the third alleged victim’s reluctance to testify and in consideration of his psychological well-being, no charges relating to the third alleged victim will be pursued at this time.
Here is the excerpt from “Be Careful Who You Love”, page 149-150:
The Chandlers’ telephone never stopped ringing. So many fierce phone calls came in – day and night – that police finally installed a tape recorder in an attempt to trap, and then confront, some of the worst offenders. The device didn’t automatically turn on with each phone call; it was up to either Evan or Nathalie, to switch on the recorder if need be.
In December 1993, before his dental partnership dissolved, Chandler was busy with a patient when his receptionist urged him to take a call from a woman in Stuttgart, Germany.
The woman’s first name was Ulrike (last name withheld), and in shaky English she told Evan Chandler that they had something in common – a son who had been forever changed after spending time with Michael Jackson. Dr. Chandler gave her his home phone number and in a series of phone conversations, some of which Chandler recorded, an emotional Ulrike revealed details of a 1992 summer trip she and her six year old son had taken to an outdoor festival in Munich.
It was a chance encounter on the street between a young fan and an international celebrity, she explained. Ulrike said that when Jackson spotted her little boy and learned his name was also Michael, they reportedly hit if off like old friends. She said Jackson was surrounded by bodyguards and was wearing black pants, a red shirt, and his usual black fedora and he invited the boy to his hotel room. The child was completely dazzled by the pop star, and when his mother translated the invitation, the overjoyed boy begged for permission to accept. Ulrike said she agreed and walked with them to Jackson’s hotel. She was told to pick up her son in the hotel lobby in no more than two hours.
Ulrike is heard explaining on one recording that when her boy came back “he was not the boy I borne.” All he could say when asked about the visit was that it was “nice”. Asked what he and Jackson did together the child meekly replied that they had “just danced a little.”
“He became weird, started to cry a lot, and then when he started school last year….he had to drop out of school because he couldn’t concentrate anymore, not at all. Anyway, after that, I just don’t know, I just got the feeling that something was wrong with my child,” Ulrike said during one of the transatlantic telephone calls with the Chandlers.
“I finally asked him, ‘what’s going on?’ and he actually said, ‘I don’t think anymore that Michael is great and I don’t really like him much any longer. And then the boy told me, ‘that guy was so weird. We had danced together and then he touched my penis. And he tried to kiss – he called it, ‘a spittle-kiss’ because it’s a wet kiss. Anyway, he (Jackson) tried to give him that and he didn’t like that. He said, ‘That wasn’t nice, Mommy, you don’t do that. I have never seen you do that I don’t like it at all.’ He doesn’t trust almost anybody anymore, that is, particularly men he doesn’t trust anymore.”
Evan Chandler asked more than once if he could fly Ulrike and her son to America so the boy could “talk to specialists like my son talked to.” Chandler also surely knew how beneficial it would be to his case if another complaining child stepped up. But Ulrike declined the offer, saying she would find help for her son in Germany.
In the spring of 2004, when a Court TV producer tracked down Ulrike in a low-rent neighborhood of Stuttgart, he discovered her husband had recently died and she declined to go on camera to speak about Michael Jackson.
When asked about Ulrike, a California law enforcement official said, “We heard about a lot of German children who spent a lot of time with Jackson.” But no one specifically remembered Ulrike’s story.
I think that last sentence says it all! You’re telling me that MJ spent time with all these German kids, and only ONE PARENT complained about MJ molesting their child, yet NOBODY in law enforcement even “remembered” this kid? Are you kidding me? Well, I guess this answers the question that I posed earlier: Sneddon must NOT have flown to Germany to interview the kid or his mother because he didn’t believe their story! Why would this parent call Evan Chandler, instead of calling the cops in either LA or Santa Barbara? Personally, I think it was a prank caller who is on the same level as Rodney Allen, the guy from Canada who conned Dimond to flying there to interview a “victim” in 1995.
Here is Ray Chandler’s account of the phone call, from “All That Glitters”, page 180. There are two huge discrepancies here: first, he says that the German mother called Evan on October 8th, 1993, when Dimond says the phone call happened in December 1993! And second, Dimond says the mother initially called Evan at his office, but Raymond says she initially called him at home! They can’t even match up their dates and locations!
It was midday and Evan and I were sitting in the den discussing recent events when the phone rang. Attached to the phone was a recoding machine installed by the police to catch death threats. It was set to begin rolling with the first ring.
Evan rarely answered the phone. At his office there was staff to do it. At home, I screened most calls. But this time Evan was sitting next to it and answered out of reflex.
“My name is Kirsten Danzig,” the caller said, in a heavily accented but understandable voice. I’m calling from Germany. I wanted to speak with Dr. Chandler.”
“Because my son, too, was molested by Michael Jackson.”
“Did he touch his penis?” Evan asked – the crucial question.
“Yes,” Kirsten answered. “And he tried to kiss him.”
Kirsten relayed how she and her eight-year-old son had met Jackson in Munich, and that at Michael’s request she let her son go alone with him for a few hours.
“My son was changed,” Kirsten said, sobbing. “He’s not the son I’ve born……He told me, ‘Mommy he touched me but it was not a touch from a mother or a father, he touched me very strange.’ And then he showed me where he touched him. You know, I felt so bad and I feel guilty, I feel so guilty! I left him alone.”
Evan and Kirsten talked at length about the long-term effects of such an experience for a child and the need for them to get immediate help. Evan offered to buy her and her son airline tickets to the United States to come talk to Feldman and the D.A. Kirsten said she would consider it, but a therapist advised her that the trauma of going public would be devastating for her son, so she decided not to come forward. (Therefore her real name has not been used.)
Feldman was not concerned. His case was more than solid without her.
Just to reiterate what I said earlier, the fact that nobody in law enforcement “specifically remembered” this kid, and that Sneddon didn’t fly there to track him down, shows how much “faith” they had in this kid’s story!
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, huh? Well, consider this another flame extinguished!
Updated by vindicatemj on 26.08.10
David forgot to mention that it was another hater of Michael Jackson who extinguished the fire started by Ray Chandler and Diane Dimond.
Ray Chandler said “Feldman was not concerned. His case was more than solid without her” .
And the haters’ favorite source Victor Gutierrez says that opposite – in his book he says that Larry Feldman expressed his concern that the police were unable to find another victim to corroborate Jordan Chandler’s story:
- Tuesday, January 11 (1994) “That same afternoon I met with Jordie’s attorney Larry Feldman, to find out more about the status of the case. During our conversation, Feldman expressed to me his uneasiness about the difficulty of finding more children to testify against Jackson.”
Whatever is the case with Larry Feldman the fact that neither Tom Sneddon of Santa Barbara D.A. department, nor Gil Garcetti of Los Angeles D.A. department, nor the Sheriff Jim Thomas of Santa Barbara, all of whom were investigating the 1993 case, ever used the “evidence” of this German woman, shows its true worth.
Diane Dimond and Ray Chandler are capable to provide us with hundreds of fiction stories like that.
Unfortunately their effect may often be very harmful even if they are proven lies – colorful lies are more interesting than the boring truth and therefore get easier imprinted in people’s minds. This is why I would advise David not to provide huge texts from haters’ books – someone gullible might take them for real, though the situation described above is clearly FALSE.
If there had been a grain of truth in that story Tom Sneddon would have sent a squadron of policemen to fetch the boy and his mother, paying their full fare to Santa Barbara and back. He and Gil Garcetti were simply dying to have new ‘victims’ to come up with their stories and were extending criminal investigation by months in the hope that some new incriminating circumstances would be disclosed.
See how they were stretching the period of investigation again and again hoping for some luck with more allegations:
- “Mid March was time again for the Los Angeles District Attorney to promise the investigation would be completed next month. Since the beginning of the case seven months earlier, it was going to be completed next month. First the D.A. predicted it would be done by mid October. October came and went and no end was in sight. So it was announced it would be completed next month, November. Then before the end of the year, December. Then early 1994, January. Then next month, February. There was no decision in February, or March. Gil Garcetti announced on March 15, that he expected a decision on whether or not to charge Michael in about six weeks. “In a month or so we will have the investigation wrapped up and within 2 or 3 weeks after that a decision will be made”. So now it was going to be completed next month, April. Okay, maybe May. If they still didn’t have any evidence by then to indict him, they could always delay it until June”.
- Then “a Santa Barbara judge extended the term of the Santa Barbara grand Jury on April 11, which had reached the end of its ninety day term”… (Lisa Campbell, “The King of Pop’s Darkest Hour”).
Even when the case was closed in September 1994, it still remained technically open for the duration of the statute of limitation of six years, in case the boy ever changed his mind and decided to cooperate with the prosecutors. Or in case some new circumstances came into public view.
And after all that Diane Dimond says that all this time Tom Sneddon and Gil Garcetti had a ready victim for them and THEY NEVER CARED?
Who do they take us for?