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  1. October 2, 2013 6:33 pm

    Thank you Victor Guitirrez, Nambla, Evan, Jordan and June Chandler,Thomas Sneddon the great diane diamond, the arvizio family and your charming sons ironing their pants, the snake Marin Bashir,and now even Joy Robson and her son little marvel of a dancer (now completely caputt?).And the great corporation AEG. WHAT I MEAN IS GO TO HELL AND ROT:

    You all lack the 3 sc non-historical values: Love, thruth and justice. And you will destroy this world if you go on. No -ism will work if these qualities are lacking.

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  2. Myuu permalink
    October 2, 2013 6:07 pm

    Now after reading this, I wonder if events would have turned into a better twist if it was Louis Theroux who was able to interview Michael instead of Bashir. Michael could have his comeback earlier and perhaps, he wouldn’t have suffered in his last years. 😦

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  3. June 15, 2013 6:24 pm

    Was Michael who has suffered, from first time to last time, by this harassment, by only this one that continued for 16 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.
    Yoshimi

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  4. MJ Fan permalink
    June 15, 2013 6:14 pm

    Just Kill this Bashir. This asshole took away MJ from us.

    He was going to perform for this is it and I really wanted to go for that concert. I wanted to see legend perform live but this bashir son of b***h. Instead of MJ it should have been bashir, he should have died of shame.

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  5. 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

    ——————————————————————————–
    Future Hearings
    None

    ——————————————————————————–

    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 )
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    https://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.

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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

    @kaarin22

    Do you have a link for that video?

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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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  25. 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!

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  26. 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!

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

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

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

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

    Sickening – I want to vomit.

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  29. 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

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  30. stacy2 permalink
    April 27, 2011 4:14 am

    It makes me sick to my stomach that this cock roach is still on the air. His immoral tabloid ass really needs to crawl back under the bridge where he came from. He’s not respected in the world of journalism which is evidenced by people like Madonna, David Beckham, charlie sheen, charles manson, and chris brown who all turned him down for interviews. They all know about him and know what he’s like. Just give him another 2 years and I can guarantee you his career will be over. His show is already doing poorly in the ratings.

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  31. hana permalink
    April 26, 2011 12:58 pm

    Something I’ve noticed about the Bashir documentary is that towards the end of the film, the part where Bashir is interrogating Michael about his friendship with Gavin, he says “I think the problem for most people is what happened in 1993”. He definitely believed MJ was guilty. If you believe someone is innocent, then why would you make this statement? He then sarcastically corrects himself and says “Or what didn’t happen”…It’s a shame that Michael wasn’t aware that this prick was just another anti-Jackson reporter like Diane Dimond, Maureen Orth, and Victor Gutierrez. He had an agenda from the beginning to exploit the man and build a career out of his expense. I think Michael said it best: “I am bewildered at the length at which people will go to portray me so negatively”

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  32. lcpledwards permalink
    April 22, 2011 6:54 am

    As we can see from this article, even non-fans are starting to see Bashir for the fraud that he is! This guy totally ripped Bashir, and its good to see this written on a non-MJ website, because it brings exposure to people who would never visit an MJ site. Here is a quote: http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/04/21/msnbcs-martin-bashir-learns-andrew-breitbart-is-no-michael-jackson/

    For those of you who are not familiar with Bashir, he made his name in 2003 with a “news” special called Living with Michael Jackson. After spending eight months as part of Jackson’s entourage, Bashir conducted a series of interviews with the pop singer. The final edit of the interview was widely seen as an example of yellow journalism, deliberately skewed to make the entertainer look like a bad parent and child molester.

    It was obvious that Bashir exploited the friendship he developed with the singer to further his own career. Following the broadcast, The New York Times called Bashir’s journalism style “callous self-interest masked as sympathy.”

    Jackson and his personal cameraman who also taped the sessions released their own version of the interview, which showed Bashir complimenting Jackson for the “spiritual” quality of the Neverland Ranch, contradicting the journalist’s previous statements that it was a “dangerous place” for children. Bashir is also seen describing Jackson as a wonderful father and says that Jackson’s relationship with his children “almost makes him weep.“

    Remember, that was from a conservative political website, not an MJ fan site!

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  33. lynande51 permalink
    April 22, 2011 6:07 am

    Hypocracy thy name is Bashir. Here he is critisizing a man, a fellow journalist, for selectively editing a video to tell a slanted side of a story?????? Excuse me Martin I am now as confused as a person can get. Wasn’t it you that used that very practice in Living With Michael Jackson? So much so that he had to endure a 5 month long trial?5 months where he was consistantly burdened every hour of every day with the possibilty of going to prison for a crime you helped him be falsely accused of?????. every hour of every day he was in fear of losing his life , his freedom and his children.No that must have been a different Martin Bashir this one does not believe in that practice and now even condemns it. Yeah right. There should be a law against people like you.

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  34. hana permalink
    April 22, 2011 12:59 am

    Bashir strikes again:

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  35. April 8, 2011 6:51 pm

    I received an email today going back to the MSNBC website and OMG are there ever loads of anti-Bashir comments posted there including my own but from what I can see, MSNC are impervious to criticism and viewer feedback and won’t get Bashir fired even if he’s costing them ratings so if you want to contact the sponsors listed, please feel free to go right ahead:

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  36. April 6, 2011 9:57 am

    Ratings: Martin Bashir’s New Daytime Show Off To Slow Start At MSNBC

    by Mark Joyella | 4:01 pm, March 30th, 2011

    When Martin Bashir announced he was bolting from ABC’s Nightline for his own daytime show on MSNBC, he called it “a rare and special opportunity,” telling The Washington Post’s Lisa De Moraes “I cannot wait to get started.” It’s been a slow start. Bashir made those comments last summer, and his MSNBC show, Martin Bashir, didn’t debut until February 28.

    So how’s it going? On the basis of viewership, not very well. Nielsen ratings released Tuesday show Bashir struggling against the competition, with CNN’s 3 p.m. CNN Newsroom crushing Bashir among viewers 25-54 (262,000 to 89,000), and Bashir’s name did not appear in a lengthy news release MSNBC put out detailing the network’s ratings performance.

    New shows can take time to develop a following, of course, and it’s still early. In an interview with NBC’s in-house NBCUniversal Direct, Bashir described the intensity of preparing the program each day, especially his end-of-show commentary, “Clear the Air:” “At the end of the show, I’ve been writing an op-ed piece every day, this is the fourth week, so it’s been murderous to try and do that.”

    Bashir may get a boost by taking his show to London for the Royal Wedding, and he hopes to try and find “ways to deliver stories that resonate with Americans–from London.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ratings-martin-bashirs-new-daytime-show-off-to-slow-start-at-msnbc/

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  37. lcpledwards permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:28 am

    Here is a scathing analysis of Bashir from November 2001! You just have to wonder how differently things would have turned out for MJ if he had done a simple Google search on Bashir before agreeing to the interview, and if he had stumbled unto this article! There’s NO WAY he would have worked with Bashir if he had done so!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2001/nov/04/features.review7

    It made him. Bashir is a textbook example of a media figure who is praised for having done something without any appraisal of how he did it. You’d have thought TV executives might say: ‘He was shite in A, B and C; what on earth makes you think he won’t be shite in D?’ Not a bit of it. Instead, bewitched by celebrity, they stun their colleagues by suggesting: ‘Call me left field but how about that bloke who did Di?’ Thus it is that one of the least curious of people is employed, seemingly in perpetuity, to ask people questions. That a man who named his cat Lloyds after his first bank finds himself in a position where he can tell Michael Barrymore ‘to grow up’.

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  38. March 16, 2011 9:09 am

    Guys, you won’t believe it but Martin Bashir is preaching Gospel and humility to us now! See what Louise has sent us
    : http://www.tv.com/watch-martin-bashirs-staggeringly-stupid-op-ed-comparing-mel-gibson-to-japan-with-commentary/story/25366.html

    Watch Martin Bashir’s Staggeringly Stupid Op-Ed Comparing Mel Gibson to Japan [With Commentary]by Seth Abramovitch 03/14/11 05:33 PM

    I never liked Martin Bashir. He’s smarmy, built a career on ruining Michael Jackson’s life, and once told a room of journalists that Asian women give him a boner. I guess his accent tricks the right people into thinking he has something intelligent to say, because he is a continued unwelcome presence in my home: First, as co-anchor of Nightline (ugh, Ted Koppel how I miss thee), and now manning the desk of his very own show on MSNBC, called simply, Martin Bashir.

    “Clear the Air” is that part of Martin Bashir where the host gets something off his chest, via a pre-written editorial. It’s the kind of segment which Rachel Maddow (and, in happier times, Keith Olbermann) could deploy to devastating effect. Bashir, not so much. I’ve transcribed the entirety of today’s “Clear the Air,” which I’ve taken the liberty to annotate in parenthesis, for your reading terror.

    MARTIN BASHIR: “It’s time to Clear the Air, and on Friday morning, one man might have been tempted to think that he was incredibly fortunate that the story of his own unstable and volatile behavior would also be buried underneath the horrific earthquake in Japan—news which has dominated this and every broadcast. [I’m sorry: Is Martin Bashir about to introduce a Charlie Sheen segment using a mind-bogglingly insensitive Japanese earthquake metaphor that plays on the word “buried?” That simply cannot be, right?]

    But just two weeks after the Academy Awards, Mel Gibson [Psych! It’s not about Charlie Sheen at all. He totally had you going] who’s collected not one but two of those precious Oscar statuettes [you can’t impress Martin with your shiny awards], picked up three new awards: 16 hours of community service, 12 months of counseling, and three years probation [another great metaphor!].

    Friday’s award ceremony [they should rename this show Metaphors-R-Us!] took place in Court 803 at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse, and though there were plenty of cameras outside, there was no red carpet, no champagne, and only the company of other petty criminals. [Ugh, shut up, Martin Bashir!] For a fabulously wealthy and extraordinarily talented man, this was no way to crown a career. [Who, besides Whoopi Goldberg gives a rat’s ass about how Mel Gibson’s career will be crowned at this point?]

    A disputed incident in January of last year was the cause of Mr. Gibson’s appearance. His girlfriend and the mother of his youngest child claimed he’d punched her teeth out during a row at their home. But the strongest evidence didn’t come from dental records, but tape-recorded conversations which took place between them a few months later. In between some racist slurs and full-blown sexism [as opposed to a “full-blown half-wit,” which is what you are], Mr. Gibson says, “I’ll put you in an f-ing rose garden. You need an f-ing bat in the side of the head,” amongst other foul and fearful comments [you would know]. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Gibson’s performance was typically convincing, whether he meant it or not. And so on Friday, he plead no context to a charge of spousal battery.

    There are some who are now saying that his career is finished, his character radioactive. Strangely enough, it’s almost exactly what’s being said of that region in the northeast of Japan, where explosions have occurred at a nuclear power plant [I swear to god he said this. The (unembeddable) video is linked below if you don’t believe me].

    Yet somehow, there’s every confidence that just three days after the earthquake, the Japanese people will rebuild their land and restore their nation. Indeed, there’s no doubt about it. But there’s much less confidence in Mel Gibson’s ability to salvage his own career [millions displaced + tens of thousands dead + the threat of another Chernobyl = getting Lethal Weapon 5 back on track. Yup, nothing wrong with that math].

    Which leads us [leave me out of this] to ask a somewhat difficult question: Is it easier to rebuild a devastated country than it is to restore a devastated character. I’m not sure of the answer, but perhaps the key to recovery starts with the word “humility”—something that the Japanese know all about. [Now is the part where Martin teaches us all about Japanese culture. Did you know they consider a compliment to belch after a meal? Tee-hee!] They live humbly with Mother Nature [make it stop] knowing that just as there have been many earthquakes in the past, so they’ll be many more in the future [since you know nothing about anything, I’ll ask that you please stop talking now].

    And Japan is known for being the best-prepared nation on earth for an earthquake. [I guess you’re going to keep talking.] And that’s probably because there’s a level of humility…Mr. Gibson is well-known to be a man of deep, personal faith. And maybe now is the time, either during his community service or counseling, for him to start humbly rebuilding his world. [You mean, like the Japanese are “humbly” about to rebuild theirs?]

    His film, The Passion of the Christ, focused on the New Testament gospel accounts. But here’s a quotation from the Old Testament, from the prophet Micah, which may seem perfectly appropriate for Mr. Gibson: “‘And what does the Lord require of you,’ asked the prophet. ‘To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?’” And if the Japanese can do it, then why not Mel Gibson, too?” [That’s some big talk from the guy who tricked Michael Jackson into thinking he was making a documentary that would humanize the singer for the world, and instead craftily edited together a portrait of a lunatic recluse and dangerous child predator, using only circumstantial evidence and damning innuendo. Pretty big, indeed.]

    As far as I’m concerned, this editorial is grounds for not only Bashir’s immediate termination and lifetime suspension from U.S. airwaves, but for his complete expulsion from our planet— preferably via some kind of single-occupant spacecraft, launched into the dark abyss, where we’ll never again be exposed to his musings on the true nature of celebrity redemption as it compares to the unerringly humble, possibly radioactive peoples of a devastated Japan.

    Watch the full “Clear the Air” segment here:
    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/bashir-mel-gibson-to-exercise-some-humility/6uri8u6

    There are many great comments on this article. Here is only one of them:

    Thank you, Seth Abramovitch, for your wisdom in recognizing and writing about the smarmy Martin Bashir. Bashir’s effrontery in even discussing Japan’s pain in this way is lacking in sensitivity and borders on cruelty. But, that should be no surprise. He has made a name for himself in falsifying information to get a story such as faking bank statements to get the interview with Princess Diana. His one-sided smarmy documentary about Michael Jackson, clearly a hatchet job edited to show Jackson in the worst light as proven in Jackson’s own footage in the Maury Povich hosted “Michael Jackson, the Footage You Were Never Meant To See” is another example. Abramovitch mentions the sexist remarks about Asian female journalists but does not mention Bashir’s racist behavior in a recent interview with Sean Combs. Thank goodness Charlie Sheen had the good sense to say no to an interview with the completely untrustworthy and manipulative Bashir. The list of unethical behavior goes on including incidents with Joe Arapaio, the Church of Scientology, and George Best. Bashir has even kept evidence from a crime scene and has been censured in his native UK. Now he is over here wreaking havoc. Disney/ABC woke up and jettisoned this guy. I hope MSNBC will too. I don’t plan on watching MSNBC any time soon as long as Bashir is still there. At least it seems Bashir’s peers in the industry are aware of his true colors.

    beinginformed
    Posted 03/15/2011 18:35:13

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  39. lynande51 permalink
    March 12, 2011 5:04 am

    And here just when I was starting to think Charlie needed hopitalization he goes and does something completely sane.LOL

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  40. lcpledwards permalink
    March 12, 2011 1:28 am

    Well, with all of the negative things that actor Charlie Sheen has said and done in the last few weeks, let’s look at WISE decision that he recently made!

    When deciding who NOT to grant an interview to, take a wild guess who he refused? LOL!

    It’s good to see that Sheen and other celebrities and musicians have learned from MJ’s and P.Diddy’s mistake!

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/03/exclusive-charlie-sheen-turned-down-martin-bashir-interview

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  41. lcpledwards permalink
    March 9, 2011 3:25 am

    Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day where the accomplishments and sacrifices of women are celebrated around the world? http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

    I had never heard of this holiday until I noticed a lot of my female friends on Facebook talking about it in their statuses. But the name was very familiar to me, and the reason is because it reminded me of the International Children’s Day that MJ wanted to establish, and Bashir used this desire in order to trick MJ into thinking that his documentary would help him establish it.

    Mesereau alluded to this several times in his opening statement and cross examination of Bashir, who of course didn’t answer the question because he hid behind the Journalist Shield Law:

    24 MR. MESEREAU: To obtain that statement from him, you told

    25 him that you believe in his vision of an

    26 international children’s holiday, correct.

    27 MR. BOUTROUS (Bashir’s lawyer): Same objections, Your Honor.

    28 The shield law and the First Amendment.

    1 THE COURT: Overruled.

    2 Do you wish to answer that question.

    3 THE WITNESS (Bashir): I don’t, Your Honor.

    4 MR. MESEREAU: Objection noted, Your Honor.

    5 THE COURT: Noted.

    What a coward, huh?

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  42. David permalink
    February 27, 2011 5:43 am

    On February 24th, Bashir was a guest on the Jimmy Fallon show, and had the audacity to gloat about his “30 journalism awards” and other worthless accomplishments, and when Fallon brought up his MJ interview, Fallon actually “complimented” MJ by saying that Bashir “humanized” MJ for him! Bashir then made a backhand comment that painted MJ as an irresponsible spend-a-holic by referring to the “$6.9 million dollars that he spent in 23 minutes” at that store in Vegas. Fallon then asks Bashir if there were things that he left out of the documentary, and if he was happy with how it came out, and Bashir said “absolutely not”, like the lying bastard that he is! (FYI: There was about 10 hours of footage shot over the 8 months of recording, and we all know how heavily edited it was, including his negative commentary.) He then goes on to talk about the “absolute privilege” it was to interview him!

    But even worse, he says that he’s not a “sycophantic interviewer” because of his British background, but that is EXACTLY the type of technique that he used to trick MJ! A sycophant is a “self-seeking, servile flatterer”, or to put it in plain English, a BUTT-KISSER!! We’ve all seen the rebuttal documentary where Bashir is shown praising all things MJ, only to do a 180 degree turnaround once his cameras started rolling again!

    The most insulting thing that Bashir said is that there were “some people” (a euphemism for MJ fans) who regarded MJ as a “messiah or god” who “objected” to his style of interviewing. That is what he, Dimond, Orth, etc. typically do: they get sympathy for themselves by portraying themselves as victims, and all MJ fans as “rabid”. (For example, Dimond said that after MJ died, her website crashed from “death threats” when in reality they were just angry emails from MJ fans who were critical of her reporting.)

    If you feel inclined to, please leave a comment on his blog! Be respectful, use proper grammar, and stick to the facts!

    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/martin_bashir_part_1_22411/1302703

    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/martin_bashir_part_2_22411/1302704

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  43. February 22, 2011 12:01 am

    Has anyone else heard anything about Bashir covering the Murray trial? sigh…smh

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  44. lcpledwards permalink
    February 20, 2011 8:14 pm

    @ Hana
    It wouldn’t surprise me if Bashir forged that letter from Princess Diana, although there is no way for me to prove that he did forge it. However, as I mentioned in the article, he forged those bank statements showing payments into her brother’s account, which scared her into thinking that the tabloids were bribing her family for dirt, and that convinced her into doing the Bashir interview. I’ve found 4 additional articles recently that corroborate this:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/city-firm-backs-claim-of-forgery-in-panorama-1304398.html

    Mr Bashir worked on the Venables programme with the same designer who claimed to have made up documents to the presenter’s orders in the run- up to the Princess of Wales interview. The BBC has admitted two bank statements were falsified. So far, it has refused to explain why they were created, except to stress they were not used to secure the interview with the Princess.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/accountants-back-bbc-forgery-claim-1304368.html

    A claim that the BBC Panorama programme used a fabricated financial document in an investigation into the business dealings of Terry Venables, the England football coach, received backing from a firm of City accountants last night.

    Partners at Arthur Andersen said there was “substance” behind the claim that the document was faked. Senior sources at the firm, who are receivers to Landhurst Leasing, a company at the centre of the investigation, said they had been unable to locate the loan document used in the programme.

    http://socyberty.com/people/martin-bashir-cunning-behind-the-smile/

    Bashir played his ace, which also happened to be a forgery. He had bank statements made up which showed payments into the account of Charles Spencer’s head of security – from a press source. This was all the evidence the family needed and Diana was persuaded that an interview with Bashir on national television was her best way forward. There is no doubt that Bashir is a highly skilled operator. He’s charming, compassionate and has a gift for friendship. At this point in her life Diana needed friends, people she felt she could really trust and Bashir slotted into the role.

    She revealed that there were three people in her marriage, the third was Charles’s long time mistress Camilla Parker Bowles. She also confessed that she had a lover, a major in the prestigious Guards regiment, Major James Hewitt.

    This was a public scandal that wasn’t going away. It worked immediately for Bashir and eventually for Charles who was allowed to marry his mistress.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/reporter-who-has-upstaged-michael-jackson-but-what-exactly-is-martin-bashirs-game-527022.html

    But six months after the broadcast, the BBC said that it had been investigating suspicions, raised by Panorama journalists, that Bashir procured the royal interview under false pretences, by feeding on the fears of Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer. Central to the accusations were two false NatWest bank statements, made up for Mr Bashir by a BBC graphic designer, one of which showed a £4,000 payment from News International, publishers of the News of the World, to a former employee of Earl Spencer.

    The earl feared that his family’s privacy was being breached and there were suggestions that the statements led him to encourage the Princess of Wales to put the record straight, through Mr Bashir. The reporter was cleared of wrongdoing, but the BBC admitted the documents were created “for graphic purposes in the early part of [an investigation into the Royal Family and security services].”

    It is not the only time Mr Bashir has been accused of misrepresentation. He and his team were also censured by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission for misleading the father of a runaway teenager to secure an interview.

    Read more: http://socyberty.com/people/martin-bashir-cunning-behind-the-smile/#ixzz1EWzNoUtP

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  45. hana permalink
    February 20, 2011 6:35 pm

    Lol why would princess diana write bashir praise letters after his interview practically destroyed her marriage? i am willing to bet a million that bashir wrote the letter himself to trick mj into doing the interview just like how he used forged documents to trick princess diana into doing that interview with him..The guy is a total lowlife and calling him a journalist is an insult to real journalists.

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  46. lcpledwards permalink
    February 19, 2011 6:51 am

    Well, looks like Bashir will be starting with MS-BS, oooppps, I meant MSNBC on Feb. 28th!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/martin-bashir-msnbc-show-_n_825412.html

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  47. lcpledwards permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:58 am

    @ Figlia
    Thank you for the compliments! There’s more work from me and the rest of us coming soon!

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  48. figlia permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:06 pm

    David,congratulation for this amazing post. It really is a very thorough research. So you know, a greek Michael Jackson blog has translated it and it is also posted in the official Michael Jackson greek forum.Well done. Your work is spreading.

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  49. lcpledwards permalink
    January 6, 2011 4:41 am

    So let’s get this straight.. …………..Martin Bashir leaves Nightline for MSNBC in August 2010…… ..
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/22/martin-bashir-leaving-abc_n_655633.html

    ……and then Nightline subsequently earns the top ratings in its time slot for the first time ever?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/nightline-wins-fourth-qua_n_804619.html

    Is that a coincidence? I think not!

    Bashir is nothing but a sleazy, two-faced, deceitful, lying, tabloid trash peddling, yellow journalist !

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  50. Olga permalink
    December 6, 2010 1:26 am

    Analysis of Living with MJ transcripts

    http://allforloveblog.com/?p=4694

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  51. visitor permalink
    December 5, 2010 12:03 am

    @Dialdancer
    I know why he didn’t sue. I was making a rhetorical and angry observation. I just can’t bare the amount of injustice that he faced.

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  52. Dialdancer permalink
    December 4, 2010 10:17 pm

    Visitor 1 Dec 2010 said:

    “Michael should have sued Bashir, the Arvizos, Sneddon everyone .I don’t know why he didn’t do it. I think some times he was extremely passive and people took it as a sign of quilt.”

    How well do you think a civil suit against Sneddon and the Avrizo’s family would have gone in Santa Barbara with Sneddon still welding power and promising to bring up any type of criminal charge against MJ and start all over again? It was in his power to do so and something he did test to see if he could make happen.

    Just because Michael was found not guilty does not mean he received a fair trial. Had it been fair then there would have been a pre-trial so all the evidence that refuted the timeline and allegations, DNA & FBI lab results would have been presented and not hidden during the Grand Jury.

    Michael was not passive about his legal rights. That belief that he would not or did not fight was Media imaging. (Things not reported or worded in a specifically unflattering way) He like the rest of us was not a lawyer or a legal genius. He like us had to depend on others to properly advise, prepare and defend.

    Michael was involved in 3 civil suits during 2003-2006 two of which he initiated; one had to do with Bashir’s film. How many ways is one person suppose to stretch themselves during a short period of time, how much physical and emotional energy is one suppose to have? How much money? It costs millions to sometimes end up losing the case. Michael had approx 5 legal firms working on various cases.

    A good legal client is one who is actively involved in their own defense. Finding and recalling information for 4 legal cases is a lot and is not the sign of a passive (weak) person.

    As you begin to read the previous topics, the comments made by others and the information they’ve left behind you will find some of the reasons why Michael did or did not take action against some of the people you named.

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  53. Julis permalink
    December 4, 2010 3:20 pm

    I encourage all of you to visit mj-777.com. There is an amazing write-up on the home page about events in 2003.
    Afterwards spend some time readding all the well researched pieces on there and you will all realise that it was a huge conspiracy to hurt Michael, by a number of people. The co-conspirators are still working hard to sully his name and destroy his legacy. Thanks to his fans and persons like Mr. Thompson, the truth will eb revealed.

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  54. visitor permalink
    December 1, 2010 1:43 pm

    Bashir hadn’t seen anything because there wasn’t anything to see. If he had seen something then why didn’t he tell it to the police, why didn’t he open his mouth in the court and say what he saw? Why of camera he said that Neverland was a wonderfoul place and Michael was a amazing father? Why did he praise the work that Michael did helping sick children and then in the documentary said otherwise. And most improtant that people tend to forget. IF MICHAEL HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE OR TO BE AFRAID, WOULD HE OPEN HIS HOUSE AND LET SOMEBODY FOLLOW AND RECORD HIS EVERY MOVE FOR 8 MONTHS ?? But ofcourse no body makes logical questions when it comes to Michael.

    Michael should have sued Bashir, the Arvizos, Sneddon everyone .I don’t know why he didn’t do it. I think some times he was extremely passive and people took it as a sign of quilt.

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  55. lcpledwards permalink
    December 1, 2010 1:30 pm

    @ Suzy
    That comment wasn’t really directed at you because I know what you were trying to say. That was a good point to make because it completely refutes the notion that Bashir was justified in twisting the documentary because he saw inappropriate activity at Neverland.

    It was directed more at Bashir himself to show what a jerk he was to try to all of a sudden “defend” MJ after he died with those weak and pathetic statements that he made. He said more in those two minutes then he did during Mesereau’s entire cross examination!

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  56. Suzy permalink
    December 1, 2010 8:29 am

    @ David

    I don’t say Bashir really defended him here, I just say I don’t think he thought he was guilty of anything. The reason why he made his documentary suggest he was guilty, was not because he thought so. It was – pure and simple – because that’s what stirred controversy and it’s controversy that sells.

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  57. lcpledwards permalink
    December 1, 2010 7:14 am

    Bashir’s words were so weak and ineffective that he should have just kept his mouth shut! To say the phrases “he was never convicted” and “I never saw any wrongdoing” are invitations for criticism. Haters will say “well, just because you didn’t see anything doesn’t mean it didn’t happen!” and “Just because he wasn’t convicted doesn’t mean he was innocent! OJ Simpson was never convicted of murder!!”

    What he should have said was “I never saw any wrongdoing BECAUSE THERE WAS NO WRONGDOING TO BE SEEN!” (Same thing with Lisa Marie Presley’s answer to Oprah’s question about the allegations). He should have also said “He was RIGHTFULLY ACQUITTED in a court of law”, which is much more forceful and effective.

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  58. Suzy permalink
    December 1, 2010 6:49 am

    Bashir admitted after Michael’s death that he never saw anything improper and that he didn’t think he was quilty of molesting children: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k8THqOPZywY

    Too bad this is not what he suggested in his documentary.

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  59. Teva permalink
    December 1, 2010 6:13 am

    @lynande51

    Chacon, Abdool, Bashir etc all had the moral obligation to report Michael Jackson to child protective services, but Bashir is a bigger culprit. If you believe MJ molested Gavin Arvizo then Bashir has some responsibility because he suspected impropiety and did nothing. To make matters worst if he had reported Michael to DFCS Gavin would NOT have been molested. Of course this is if you believe the prosecution and follow the timeline. Furthermore, he was armed with a videotape, he had incriminating evidence. That videotape was the first piece of evidence played for the jurors. I find this incredible! Bashir could have prevented Gavin from becoming a victim because Gavin said he was molested after the LWMJ aired. Did his conscience bother him?

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  60. lynande51 permalink
    December 1, 2010 4:47 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I have been spending my day off reading some of the Trial Documents and Transcripts. It is beyond my comprehension why so many adults claimed to have known about the abuse and NEVER, NOT ONE OF THEM REPORTED IT UNTIL AFTER THE CHANDLER ALLEGATIONS!! I know that the anti Michael Jackson groups would like us to believe that they were afraid to be fired or they were threatened, but somebody has to be honest. According to the Quindoy’s Michael only paid a little above minimum wage at the ranch would that have been worth it to watch this and not stop it? Look at the size of some of these people? Do you expect me to think that Ralph Chacon or Kasim Abdool couldn’t break Michael Jackson in half? What about everybody getting together and going to the police or even Tom Sneddon wouldn’t there have been safety in numbers? I think it was Ralph Chacon that was a substitute school teacher a mandatory reporter and yet he did nothing? When you look back at them and see a common thread of lawsuits and paid interviews is it that hard to believe that they are liars as well? What I did this afternoon was take a percentage of workers that worker there and the number of workers that said they saw something, and did it for monetary gain, I got 0.5 percent of employees from Neverland that spoke up isn’t that crazy? You can’t tell me that if Michael was so haphazard and careless that others wouldn’t have seen it. Give me a break.

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  61. Teva permalink
    December 1, 2010 2:27 am

    IMO Martin Bashir is not just underhanded, but unscrupulous. After reading Ron Zonen’s Frozen In Time explanation of Bashir’s involvement he gave the impression that Bashir went to do this positive documentary on Michael Jackson, but after witnessing questionable pratices by Michael he could not continue in the same vein, but he had to highlight the truth. My problem with that is – if Basir was really so concern about Neverland being a dangerous place for young children why didn’t he report Michael to DCFS himself. Did he do that? To me that would have been the righteous and moral thing to do. Anytime someone suspects child abuse the authorities should be contacted. However, Mr. Bashir chose not to do that (as far as I know), but to turn a quick profit.

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  62. lcpledwards permalink
    November 24, 2010 8:32 am

    @ Amerie
    I have re-worded the article, and replaced “flop” with “disappointment”. “Flop” is too strong of a word, and it fits the media’s stereotype that MJ was “washed up”. I also emphasized that it was entirely Sony’s fault for the album’s poor performance. Thank you for the constructive criticism.

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  63. Amerie permalink
    November 24, 2010 7:56 am

    Fact check thought. Michael found out their was a conflict of interest. Branca was rerpresenting Sony as well as him. They found out he was in on private business negotiations involving his own music and also leaving Sony. They stopped all promotion on the album–leading to what others considered low sales. All these events transpired before the album was released. Michael didnt think the album was a flop– it was #1 every where else but the U.S — alittle media speculation creeped up in your article I see.

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  64. Reba permalink
    October 4, 2010 3:00 am

    First of all, if would of been wise to have gotten to know Michael a little even if you hadn’t even known him personally then you would know that he was not the type to molest a child..To expose Michael like this is a sick game. The media and especially Mr. Bashier is the one with the problem, NOT Michael Jackson because I know in my heart that Micahel Jackson is innocent and he would NEVER molest a child.. Mr. Bashier is sick and he is a SOB big time…Mr. Bashier is the liar, cheater, and no good person here NOT Michael Jackson. I know in my heart that Michael is innocent. Mr. Bashier and everyone else who tried to expose Michael to be someone he is not…Shame on you…Is your career really worth trying to take an innocent man down. A man who is so caring and was kind enough to let you observe his life for a while. Now Michael is gone and I blame all of you media idiots who will suck blood…You day will come…You have taken away our beloved Michael…

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  65. Julis permalink
    September 27, 2010 12:49 am

    Brilliant work and excellent article David. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication.
    Martin Bashir and his ilk are a plague on humanity. They will do anything for money and this has been proven over and over. Why is there still such a big audiance for ther trash?? I have stopped reading, watching and buying their filth years ago. It is so unneccasry to my existance.
    Another questionI have is, where are Michael’s relatives?? Yes his wonderful mother recently filed suit against AEG but are they not aware of all this evidence against so many other people who have and who continue to sully Michael’s good name?
    Taking the high road is applaudable but Michale deserves better, his voiced has been silenced but the fight must go on. He deserves justice.

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  66. Dialdancer permalink
    September 27, 2010 12:47 am

    Along with all else he did Sneddon read emails from the computers which were seized. The was a person assigned to this was called a Special Master. This person was suppose to determine which documents were confidential and had nothing to do with the case and which were not confidential. Anyone who believes that Sneddon, the man who called Katherine Jackson to testify before the Grand Jury would not read all the emails need not have children….even. The emails which went into the court documents were cherry picked as to not raise any more of a fuss than there already was. In one of the documents published there is a statement from Evvy Tavasci, personal assistant for MJJ Production. She tells how Bashir tricked Michael and got around not showing him the finished product.

    Starting on page 27.
    http://www.sbscpublicaccess.org/docs/ctdocs/042605lodgeddocsevvy.pdf

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  67. Suzy permalink
    September 8, 2010 4:17 pm

    Unfortunately Michael had a lot of people around him who betrayed him . Uri Geller might have been one of them, but so was Klein, so he is the last person to go to CNN and accuse other people of anything, IMO. Michael would be mortified about what he has done to his name since he died. He is such an attention whore.

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  68. lcpledwards permalink
    September 8, 2010 3:56 pm

    One more thing that I noticed after reading through Mesereau’s opening statement: he confirmed that Uri Gellar really was paid by Bashir! According to Mesereau:

    “Uri Geller also wanted money to go to charity, but he also wanted a personal service fee. He wanted a percentage of the net proceeds, and he worked that out with Bashir, not with Michael.”

    The question is this: did Geller ask to be compensated BEFORE or AFTER he agreed to help Bashir get an interview with MJ?

    If Gellar asked to be compensated BEFORE he agreed to help Bashir, then that means that he had a financial incentive to convince MJ to trust Bashir, and he certainly could not have been objective (i.e., if he had any doubts about Bashir, he would have ignored them in order to profit from the documentary.) This is what Dr. Arnold Klein asserted when he interviewed Larry King last year, which prompted Geller to sue him & CNN.

    But if Gellar asked to be compensated AFTER he agreed to help Bashir & AFTER MJ agreed to the interview, then that is somewhat more acceptable, because it means that he was truly objective when he evaluated Bashir’s character and recommended him to MJ.

    This little tidbit of information gives more credibility to Dr. Klein’s assertion that Geller “sold” MJ to Bashir, and personally I think it’s more plausible that Geller asked to be compensated BEFORE he agreed to convince MJ to trust Bashir. But I guess we’ll never know for sure…………….

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  69. lcpledwards permalink
    September 5, 2010 6:24 am

    Hey everybody, I added in excerpts from Mesereau’s opening statement that further describe Bashir’s deception of MJ. I know, I know, I should have included it originally.

    I’m sorry! I’m such a terrible researcher! LOL!

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  70. Suzy permalink
    August 28, 2010 8:24 am

    @ David

    Fantastic revelation once again. Thanks!

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  71. lcpledwards permalink
    August 28, 2010 12:55 am

    Hey guys, I found some new info on NBC and Sony! In January 2003, Andrew Lack was hired by Sony to replace Tommy Mottola. http://www.sony.com/SCA/press/030110a.shtml

    Lack was the President and Chief Operating Officer of NBC since June 2001, and President of NBC News for eight years prior to that. In 1993 NBC hired him to help increase the ratings of their fledgling news program, Dateline NBC. Their ratings were down after they were caught manipulating a story by rigging explosions in a report on truck safety! General Motors sued them for libel and defamation, and NBC settled out of court, and FIRED several journalists and producers who were associated with the story.

    Whoa, talk about journalistic integrity, huh?

    (Open the links below for more info on this scandal:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dateline_NBC#General_Motors_v._NBC

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2005-06-13-lack-usat_x.htm)

    The reason that this is very important is because as the head of NBC, he gave the go-ahead for those horrible Dateline NBC episodes that aired after MJ rejected their interview offer after the Bashir documentary aired. If they had no problem slandering a major corporation like GM, then they certainly had no problem in slandering MJ, who was himself a walking, talking corporation!

    This is an excerpt from Maureen Orth’s 2003 article on MJ: http://sinhablar.com/news/orth4-2003.html

    This past January, however, Tommy Mottola was out as Sony chairman. Ironically, his replacement is Andrew Lack, the former president of NBC, who, shortly before accepting Sony’s offer, had given the go-ahead for Dateline NBC to do a show for the February ratings sweeps on Michael Jackson’s collapsing face and the downslide of his career. This action of Lack’s was alluded to by Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother, on a TV talk show on which he extolled the closeness of the Jackson family while at the same time letting slip that Michael had never met Jermajesty, Jermaine’s son.

    MJ always thought that some of his enemies paid Janet Arvizo to make those false claims, and he never ruled out Sony. The fact that Sony hired the President and COO of the network that has done the worst reporting on MJ, instead of hiring a record executive with years of experience, only confirms MJ’s suspicions. Lack approved that Dateline NBC episode in order to boost NBC’s ratings and their revenues, and couldn’t have cared less about MJ’s feelings. So it’s very plausible that he could have paid Janet Arvizo to make those false charges against MJ so he would go to jail and Sony could get control of the catalogue, thus boosting their profits. It’s what any good businessman would do!

    And here is another example of Sony’s corruption: in 2002-2003, they were involved in a scandal known as “payola”, where they would pay radio stations to play the music of their artists, regardless of the demand for their music by the public. This scandal was made public during 2005.

    It’s amazing that while they were paying radio stations to play the music of such “legends” as Jennifer Lopez & Jessica Simpson, they refused to even market MJ’s “Invincible” album.

    MJ was right: the music business is the most corrupt business ever!

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,163537,00.html

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  72. Beatriz permalink
    August 16, 2010 5:22 am

    Thank you David and Helena for this amazing work! You really clarify a lot about this disgusting person…

    I just want to add that Diddy was not good eather (sorry for my English limitations). He said after the interview that didn’t like the way Bashit conducted it, but why he gave the opportunity to MB in first place and second the hug he does in the beginning of it it’s very disgusting.
    Thanks again!

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  73. Carl S permalink
    August 14, 2010 6:01 pm

    some very very interesting points in this item.First to the writer i wish to say i am very impressed you have stood up and said that bashir IS responisible for Mjs death.He knows this,but hasnt got the bravery to admit it (the fact that he has done interviews and re-cut his documentry shows this,he is not attempting to edit out the offensive material to try and make michael look better,he is doing it in an attempt to cover his own back,too little too late).The youtube interview with sneddon on this page was very enlightening.His body language during questions about the vendetta are an indicator that he is being rather evasive.He tends to look nervous when asked these questions and begins speaking with a stutter,Yet other comments he seems very quick off the mark.Particularly when mentioning he is a family man/pillar of the community.This is a rather laughable attempt to make himself look like a “good man”.Are we not often told in reports on serial killers that they were “pillars of the community”?Its shows the “public persona”and private are very different.Veritas is underway people.You are all part of this battle,one we intend to win.And that is why these people are stumbling over themselves.They all know they are about to be exposed.L.O.V.E to you all

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  74. ares permalink
    August 10, 2010 11:43 am

    You have done a wonderful job.Keep it coming

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  75. Suzy permalink
    August 10, 2010 10:57 am

    @ David

    I don’t think there was something specific that aroused Bashir’s suspicion. He went there with an agenda IMO. He wanted to MAKE it look suspicious!

    Like he admitted after Michael’s death he never saw anything suspicious.

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  76. David permalink
    August 10, 2010 9:29 am

    You know, in retrospect it’s easy to say that MJ used bad judgement by letting Gavin and Star sleep in his bed, because had he not done that than Bashir’s suspicion would not have been aroused. But it’s very possible that Bashir would have found some way to insinuate that MJ was acting improper with the kids that visit Neverland.

    Also, even if Gavin and Star were forced to sleep in the guest houses, they could have still LIED and said that MJ hopped in his golf cart in the middle of the night, and snuck into their guest room and molested them, and then drove back to the main house, and Sneddon and the media would have STILL believed them over MJ. So it was only inevitable that after the 1993 allegations, Sneddon would have prosecuted MJ over ANY allegation that came from Neverland.

    Since we all know that Diane Dimond and Rodney Allen were in cahoots in that failed 1995 allegation from the Canadian kid, it makes you wonder why they let the Canadian cops interview the kid, knowing that they were not prejudiced against MJ. Instead of hopping on a plane and flying to Canada to “investigate” the kid, if she would have flown him to LA to interview with the cops, then she would have gotten the results that she wanted. I’m surprised -but very happy!- that they were that careless!

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  77. Suzy permalink
    August 6, 2010 8:50 pm

    Besides Bashir’s shameful practices you know what’s shameful? That a so called “reputable” newspaper as The Independent (not a tabloid!) repeatedly calls Michael by his tabloid name, “Wacko Jacko”. That’s how low “reputable” journalism has sunk…..

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  78. Suzy permalink
    August 6, 2010 8:07 pm

    Thank you David!

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  79. David permalink
    August 6, 2010 7:13 pm

    @ Suzy,

    The link to the article that mentions the forgery is in the sentence “If Bashir had any integrity”, in the paragraph that starts with “Another interesting point is that Bashir spent 5 YEARS trying to interview MJ….”

    I’m sorry about that! I didn’t include the link in the same paragraph that it was referenced in. Sorry for the confusion!

    Guess what guys? I found ANOTHER article on Bashir’s falsified statements that I truly wish I had found earlier while researching this piece. In this excerpt, it is confirmed that the bank statements were indeed FALSIFIED, but they were not used to help secure the interview with Diana. Whatever!

    “Mr Bashir worked on the Venables programme with the same designer who claimed to have made up documents to the presenter’s orders in the run- up to the Princess of Wales interview. The BBC has admitted two bank statements were falsified. So far, it has refused to explain why they were created, except to stress they were not used to secure the interview with the Princess.”

    http://community.mjeol.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3332&p=61177

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  80. Suzy permalink
    August 6, 2010 10:29 am

    @ David

    “This article mentions how Bashir hired a graphic artist to falsify the bank statements of Diana’s brother’s head of security in order to blackmail her into doing the interview (Bashir acknowledged their existence but insisted that they had never been used, and the disk that they were saved on just “disappeared”)”

    Which article?

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  81. David permalink
    August 5, 2010 2:58 pm

    Hey, here is Bashir’s “farewell message” to the viewers of ABC!

    This guy has some nerve! Here is a summary of his message:

    He talks about the privilege of being invited into someone’s home as a stranger, and uses a Bible verse about entertaining strangers who are really angels. He then states that he’s not angelic (DUH!!!), and that he no longer feels like a stranger, but as a “friend”.

    When you hear this garbage, and then you think about how MJ invited Bashir into his life “as a stranger”, thinking that he could be trusted, thinking that he was a “friend”, and then you look at all the ways Bashir backstabbed MJ, it’s enough to make your blood boil!

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  82. prof susurro permalink
    August 4, 2010 7:13 pm

    since my post is linked in the comments here, I just wanted to point out that neither the post “Gone in a Minute: Corey Haim and CSA” nor the majority of commenters mention MJ. When a few people did, they were asked (like everyone else bringing in outside information) to cite their source and stick to published facts. The post and the thread asked people to stop pathologizing, speculating, gaping, etc. and to recognize and honor the humanity.

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