THE DOCUMENTS seized by Tom Sneddon from Evvy Tavasci’s computer
The more you look into the 2005 court documents, the more discoveries you make. This time a couple of small discoveries were made in the papers “seized” from Evelyn Tavasci’s computer during the raid of her premises on September 15, 2004.
Evvy Tavasci was Michael Jackson’s personal assistant and the raid itself was already mentioned in this post. At the time we didn’t know what documents Sneddon laid his hands on, and focused only on the fact that the prosecution illegally took from Evvy Tavasci three folders labeled “Mesereau” violating the attorney-client privilege this way.
But as we go down the court documents list we come across another paper dated April 26, 2005 holding the documents from Evvy’s computer that were submitted to the judge and determined by him to be “not privileged communication” (i.e. not subject to client/attorney privilege). And it is these documents which open to Michael Jackson’s supporters some new horizons.
EVVY TAVASCI’S WITNESS STATEMENT
The first two papers are more or less known to us.
One of them is Evelyn Tavasci’s witness statement made in February 2003 and prepared for a lawsuit brought by Michael and MJJ Productions against the company that produced Bashir’s documentary – Granada Media Group Ltd.
Evvy’s statement describes the way Bashir cheated Michael out of his rights of approval for the documentary and broke what he himself called a “gentleman’s agreement” with Michael Jackson.
Well, it takes two make a gentleman’s agreement and Michael Jackson was the only gentleman in the deal, so no wonder the agreement did not work.
Bashir repeatedly gave promises and broke his word, and in general played games with Michael and his assistant like a cat does with a mouse. All of it is far from gentleman’s behavior and I wish the trustful and well-meaning Michael hadn’t realized it so late.
The impression you get of the document is that Bashir is not only petty and mean, but is also an exceptional coward – the one who is able to sling dirt at his victim only from behind his back.
If you want to destroy someone you should at least have the courage to do it openly, but Bashir was all sweets and honey to Michael speaking of “the human aspect and correct and passionate portrayal of Mr Jackson as was his goal” and when the camera was off admired Michael for his attitude towards children, however when no one was looking he was scribbling his ugly comment, turning the story upside down and hiding it all until the very last moment.
Evelyn Tavasci’s statement is absolutely impassionate and speaks of facts only, but it is the best document to show what a despicable creature Bashir is.
You will find it here: Evvy Tavasci’s statement February 2003
THE BLUEPRINT FOR ROBSON/SAFECHUCK’S STORIES
The second paper taken from Evvy’s computer and admitted by the judge is an article from the now defunct News of the World sent to her by a fan with a pertinent note: “The lies are getting more outrageous by the minute, aren’t they? Check out this latest lies… It isn’t even worthy of being called a story. ”
The article is indeed an fantastic account of “abuse” of a certain Daniel Kapon who allegedly suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson.
We had several posts about the Kapon but what surprised me most is that the matter surfaced again in April 2005 – at the time when there was absolutely no need for bringing that story to the attention of the judge.
A year prior to that, in April 2004 the Santa Barbara police and Tom Sneddon himself investigated the case and said that the story was “pure voodoo”. The Los Angeles police also handled it for two months and on June 2, 2004 made an official statement fully clearing Michael of any suspicion – their extensive investigation showed that there was no evidence of any crime and the case was closed.
Media Relations Section
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Los Angeles: On May 28, 2004, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division officially concluded their 2-month investigation into allegations of child abuse against Michael Jackson.
The person making the allegations claimed the acts took place in the City of Los Angeles in the late 1980’s. After an extensive investigation, which included hours of interviews with the person making the allegations, Detectives concluded there was no evidence that any crime occurred. No charges will be sought.
This news advisory was prepared by Lieutenant Art Miller, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.
For Release 2:50 pm June 2, 2004
But if the case was found bogus already a year prior to that, what was the point of “seizing” this tabloid article from Evvy’s computer and submitting it to the judge as if it were something meaningful?
The only answer I can think of is that the prosecution wanted to bias the judge and make him think that there might be a pattern here, though Sneddon perfectly knew the story to be pure science fiction. The added advantage of having this piece in the court documents is that new generations of people unfamiliar with the story will one day come across Kapon’s lie and wonder why so horrid a case was disregarded at the 2005 trial.
So a short reminder about Kapon’s story is a necessary vaccination against such an outcome and also a chance to bring together the facts scattered in the earlier posts – this one about Kapon and this post about other phantom victims of MJ.
There is one more reason why Kapon’s case is relevant today. Actually it is even funny to see how much it resembles the Robson/Safechuck allegations and how incredibly easy it is to make a fictional story of abuse, create a victim out of thin air and keep the judicial system busy with this nonsense for half a decade.
Crazy as his story was, Kapon and his mother nevertheless did their research and tried to make their tale fit a certain pattern commonly associated with pedophilia behavior. To make it more credible they sprinkled it with recognizable elements taken from the Chandler case and foul media stories.
This is what Robson and Safechuck are also doing now, evidently drawing inspiration from cases like Kapon’s and probably even using his story as a blueprint for their lies.
Kapon’s tale started when D.A. Tom Sneddon and Sheriff Jim Anderson held their press conference in November 2003 and called for more “victims” to come forward. It was at that moment that Daniel Kapon suddenly recovered from repressed memory and recollected that since age 3 he had been abused by Michael Jackson.
According to Diane Dimond’s book in late winter 2003 Carole Lieberman, the psychiatrist who helped him to “recover” his memories approached the Santa Barbara police with the news that her 18-year old client recollected that he had been repeatedly abused by the man whose head Tom Sneddon was after.
Danial Kapon recorded a video tape of his testimony for the Santa Barbara police to study, alleged that he had been abused for 6 years (reminds us of Robson/Safechuck, right?), said that now, all of a sudden, he had a photographic memory of what happened and worked himself up into so emotional a state that in the course of the narration even cried at some point (a reminder that Jason Francia did the same too).
Kapon’s initial recollections were of some sadistic acts allegedly committed and filmed by MJ and another man who directed him what to do, while the abuser was “demonically laughing” and “deriving pleasure from Kapon’s pain”. The media reported it as follows:
Daniel said he was never taken to MJ’s bedroom to be abused—but to a chilling bare room without an ounce of comfort.
He recalled: “I wouldn’t be in his bedroom. He’d do the sadistic acts, sometimes taping it, in a darkly lit room. He’d just be getting his kicks.
“The room had bare walls and had two camera lights and a chair which he’d make me sit in.
“There might have been a bed too. It was dark.
“I recall a director-type, an older guy with white hair. He would be holding the video camera and directing, telling Jackson what to do and sometimes they’d collaborate.”
He added: “It seemed as if he was deriving pleasure from my pain.” Then he claimed Jackson would “be laughing demonically while this was happening.” “I had no control over my body but I was still conscious. “They drugged me. I was given a goblet of red wine. I suspect it had something in it.” And he described the sinister change in Jackson’s personality once he was in private. One minute they might be walking through grounds of the star’s Neverland Ranch in California.
Once inside and out of sight of others, Jackson would turn off the charm like a tap. Daniel said: “In public, Jackson was charming, but when I was alone with him he was a freak. His whole demeanour changed. You have to have a totally whacked-out demeanour to even consider doing the things he’s done to me. He was acting demonic, he was acting crazed. Very sadistic.”
At this point, Daniel breaks down and asks to stop filming. When it resumes, his first words are: “He was verbally abusive, cursing, very crazed for power.”
Diane Dimond’s book explains more:
In a nutshell, he told them over the course of several years, when he was between the ages of ten and fourteen, his father had repeatedly driven him to Neverland Ranch and left him there for days at a time. Jackson, he said, had bought his father a new car to make sure he always had a reliable way to get to Neverland from his suburban L.A. home.
Even from the start of it the “demonic laugh”, “chilling bare room” and “sadistic acts” as part of the story looked sheer voodoo, but the rest of it had easily recognizable elements impressed on us by the media – amusement in Neverland, the boy “left alone for days at a time”, a car given as a gift to the parent, etc. all of which made the description extremely easy for anyone who at least once read the stories by Maureen Orth.
The police took the case seriously, but when the investigators began interviewing Kapon he couldn’t explain even the time when the whole thing happened – the initial period of “abuse” was from the age of ten to fourteen, but then it suddenly switched to age three to seven, and then it switched to the age of fifteen, and then it became clear that Kapon had never met Michael Jackson at all.
Diane Dimond explains:
Santa Barbara called in one of those specially equipped people to speak to young Donny, and after several hours it was determined that “there is nothing correct about this….it is bogus.”
The interrogator reported that the young man’s story kept changing. His original claim that he’d been between ten and fourteen years old at the time of the molestation, switched in mid-interview. No, Donny said, he’s actually been three to seven years of age. Then later he reportedly said the sex abuse occurred when he was fifteen years old. There were other discrepancies, too. But Santa Barbara authorities didn’t leave it there.
They found the boy’s father and learned much more.
Donny’s dad told investigators he had never met Michael Jackson and certainly had never taken his son to Neverland – ever. He called his ex-wife “a certifiable psycho” who’d actually lost custody of Donny when he was just three years old. The father had raised the boy himself and the mother had no contact with him until his eighteenth birthday. She’d apparently hired a private detective to track down her son at his college and reentered his life.
Donny’s tale was described by insiders as “a tragedy, pure and simple.” A lonely, impressionable boy who so longed for motherly love that he allowed himself to be virtually brainwashed into believing an unstable parent’s incredible story.
Asked later what he thought of the Donny story, Santa Barbara district attorney Thomas Sneddon told me, “The story was pure voodoo. But that poor, poor kid.”
Well, if Tom Sneddon says so, we can indeed be sure that the case was “pure voodoo”.
But that was only the beginning of the story. The problem is that after the police investigation was over, the matter was taken up by the media. The News of the World acquired Kapon’s video tape (allegedly for half a million dollars) and on May 31, 2004 presented him as a “new victim” whose case was only to begin to be investigated.
A special touch to the story was that they broke it as something novel after the case was closed on May 28, 2004. Their publication was made three days after that – on May 31, 2004 so the journalists knew perfectly well that they were printing a lie.
The lie was an extremely damaging one as very few people read the official LAPD statement, but several million people read the News of the World article assuming that this was only the start of the case. And since no one told them of its outcome the general feeling was that “it was hushed up due to a secret payout”. The story was reprinted by several other tabloids and up till today is circulating on some MJ haters’ sites confusing people’s minds.
But even this was no end to the story. The next turn to this saga came a year later, in October 2005 when Kapon filed a civil suit against Michael Jackson. According to Kapon’s lawyer Michael Mattern since the police closed the case Kapon “was in therapy” and you won’t believe it – while working with his psychologist he “recalled more details of the molestations”!
This time the demonic approach that was a flop with the public was amended and was replaced by a recollection of more standard allegations known to everyone since the leakage of Jordan Chandler’s declaration in February 2003 – things like “masturbating”, “sticking one’s tongue down the throat” and all the rest of that filth.
And it wasn’t only the nature of the “abuse” that changed as a result of the therapy, but the time of molestation was also extended – from six years to twelve, so now it was stretching from the age of two to age fourteen. The story was acquiring more and more decorative details and evidently under the impression of Scott Thorson’s experience with Liberace Kapon was now saying that Michael Jackson forced him to undergo the “unnecessary cosmetic surgery procedures”.
The media said about the lawsuit:
The suit, which alleges the molestations started when Kapon was two and lasted until he was 14, claims Jackson molested Kapon by“sticking his tongue down plaintiff’s throat, masturbating plaintiff, and anally penetrating plaintiff by force.” The suit also claims Jackson plied Kapon with drugs and alcohol; burned, tortured and beat him; and even forced Kapon to go through “unnecessary cosmetic surgery procedures.”
Fantastic as the story was with every new page of the lawsuit Kapon was making it even more idiotic helping the audience to rid themselves of their last illusions. The lawsuit, for example, alleged that Jackson had copied and plagiarized Kapon’s melodies and had been doing it since he (Kapon) was age two!
His lawyer Michael G. Mattern even began compiling a list of songs plagiarized from Kapon and was not in the least surprised that Jackson had to steal ideas from a two-year old. He said that “Daniel was a gifted child, very bright and had some musical talent.”
The proof of it is here in case you think that I am joking:
A lawsuit filed in October in Orange County Superior Court alleges Jackson “copied and used songs authored by” Kapon without his permission. The alleged plagiarism started in 1987, when Kapon was two and Jackson released Bad, and ended with 1997’s Blood on the Dance Floor. The suit doesn’t specify the tunes Kapon supposedly composed, doesn’t say how much Kapon seeks, and doesn’t ask what would seem the most obvious question: Did a two-year-old really help write some of pop’s biggest hits?
Mattern filed the suit against Jackson, his MJJ Productions and three different Sony companies. It also names SBC Communications, where Kapon’s mother was an employee at the phone company’s Anaheim office; Jackson and his associates allegedly “battered” Kapon’s mother there. Mattern says he’s compiling a list of specific songs Jackson plagiarized from Kapon. He’s not surprised that Jackson would steal ideas from a two-year-old.
Melodies at two? Stupid, stupid Mozart.
From the financial point of view now it looked like Michael’s albums “Thriller”, “Bad”, “HIStory” and “Blood on the Dance floor” were actually the product of Kapon’s genius and not Michael Jackson’s and this naturally affected the amount of damages he wanted in his lawsuit.
But the biggest surprise of it all is that though the matter is perfectly clear to us as a case of schizophrenia or open mockery of the judicial system or both, the same was absolutely not clear to the judge who didn’t throw out the case.
Encouraged by the initial success Kapon grew inspirational. There was no stopping him now and in his deposition he also claimed that “his mother married Jackson multiple times” and “the ceremonies were attended by Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Beyonce Knowles and Diana Ross” (for details see here please).
It also turned out that Michael Jackson was “madly in love with his mom” and that Kapon “fathered Jackson’s two oldest children, Paris and Prince Michael, by masturbating into a jar so his semen could be used to impregnate Jackson’s ex-wife Deborah Rowe.”
His deposition said that “Jackson specifically wanted Kapon to be the father of the two children”, as he was “obsessed with geniuses and blood lines and he told me that he wanted to continue my blood line, which he believed to be related to the Rothschilds”. Another interesting detail is MJ wanted Kapon to have sexual intercourse with Rowe, but “it did not work out.”
In an additional deposition Kapon also claimed that “he saw Jackson dining with Castro in New York City” which is suggesting to us that Castro was openly making visits to the US and met Jackson there, but it was only Kapon who saw them together.
Why are you laughing?
The matter is serious, guys. The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu was diligently sorting out this trash from October 2004 to 2008 (!) evidently thinking that if he threw out the craziest parts the rest would be still worthy of attention.
As a result the judge threw out Kapon’s allegations of “childhood sexual molestation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, plagiarism, conversion, breach of contract, accounting, fraud, negligence, civil conspiracy and unfair business practices”, but ruled that the case could go to trial “on allegations of battery, willful misconduct, assault and false imprisonment”(Kapon claimed confinement at Neverland Ranch for “multiple periods” from 1987 to 1991 too).
The lawsuit ended only when Kapon didn’t appear at the opening of the trial and couldn’t be found by his lawyer or anyone at all. His dear mom said that her son was homeless and was living somewhere in a car.
Of course it is astonishing today to see this schizophrenic case going that far. But if you come to think of it Kapon’s story is only just a little bit crazier than the current tales of Robson and Safechuck.
Robson is also telling us a purely science fiction story that he was “anally raped”, but “didn’t realize it was abuse” until age 30 when some good therapist explained to him what it was. And the judge didn’t throw out the case either the moment he saw this incredible lie.
And Safechuck is no better as he says he kept silent because he was terrorized by Jackson. The most of the terror was in 2005 when Michael was frail, financially struggling and crashed by all those accusations. The terror also continued when Michael was already dead and his Estate was riddled with debts. However five years later when the Estate began generating millions in profit, Safechuck suddenly recovered from his terror and began claiming money – same as Kapon who was claiming it in 2005-2008.
In stories like these the persons who amaze you most are the judges. Robson/Safechuck’s matter has been dragging since the beginning of the AEG trial in April 2013 (and it is nearly 2016 today) and in Kapon’s case the judge was also struggling with his lies for nearly four years since 2005. And the matter would have dragged on and on if Kapon had not stopped the game himself by realizing that there would be no settlement and his lies would not stand up to the scrutiny of court.
However so much meticulousness may also be an advantage – sometimes it is better to give people all the rope to hang themselves with and from this point of view if Robson/Safechuck case were taken to a trial it would serve them right and could probably teach them a good lesson.
THIRD DOCUMENT. SNEDDON & NDAA
The final document from Evelyn Tavasci’s computer interesting to us is a couple of messages exchanged between two MJ fans whose correspondence was sent to Karen Faye. Karen forwarded it to Evvy with a note that “if this is true about these websites it seems this violates Michael’s civil rights”.
The gist of it is that one of Michael’s fans (Judy) made an extensive Internet research and noticed a connection between the IP address of a certain association called NDAA and some questionable anti-Michael sites.
She also said that Tom Sneddon was the Vice-President of the group.
Here is her email:
The NDAA is something I’ve been interested in, as they have IP addresses leading to their website which match some questionable anti-Michael sites. If you want that info, let me know.
Also, Sneddon was the VP of that group; I don’t know if he still is. And they are very pro-Bush.
Just thought I’d add my 2-cents.
What is NDAA? I looked it up and found that NDAA is the National District Attorneys Association which has its headquarters in Virginia, USA. It was this very organization that met on July 20, 2004 two thousand miles away from their headquarters, in Canada, and created a small scandal when a local journalist reported Sneddon’s speech there.
The speech was mentioned in one of the previous posts and now it’s time we learned some details of it.
Robert Matas of the Canadian “Globe and Mail” was present at the NDAA session and heard Sneddon strongly advising other prosecutors to silence the opposing party. Sneddon himself employed a method of obstructing those involved in the MJ case by sending out orders to them saying that he intended to call them as witnesses , and this kept Michael’s supporters off TV.
Here is the full story:
Jackson prosecutor lashes out at media
VANCOUVER — From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2004 12:00AM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009 12:29PM EDT
Santa Barbara county prosecutor Tom Sneddon Jr. has been pilloried in the media for his handling of criminal charges against global entertainment icon Michael Jackson. He has felt the barbs but bitten his tongue, only occasionally breaking his silence.
But on a lazy summer morning in another country 2,000 kilometres away from home, Mr. Sneddon let loose with a tirade against the media and against lawyers who have criticized him.
Sounding as if he were licking his wounds, he said yesterday at the National District Attorneys Association summer conference in Vancouver that he has not responded to incorrect information or misinformed comment in order to ensure a fair trial.
Offering advice to prosecutors on handling high-profile cases, he cautioned against assuming the media would be fair. “They go with what they have to go with to beat the competition,” he said. “It’s a frenzy, driven by competition. Not a lot of rules apply.”
He suggested prosecutors (called district attorneys in the United States) hire public-relations firms if they are involved in high-profile cases.
Mr. Sneddon also strongly advised them to obtain court orders prohibiting those involved in the case from speaking publicly. “We sent letters to some people saying we intended to call them as witnesses in order to keep them off TV,” he frankly admitted.
Mr. Sneddon has been the district attorney in Santa Barbara county since 1982. A decade ago, he spent more than a year investigating lurid allegations of sexual molestation against Mr. Jackson after a youngster claimed Mr. Jackson had sex with him several times during a five-month relationship.
The case ended abruptly in 1994 after Mr. Jackson reportedly reached a $15.3-million (U.S.) settlement with the boy’s parents.
After the investigation was suspended, Mr. Jackson wrote a song apparently about Mr. Sneddon. The lyrics for D.S. on Mr. Jackson’s HIStory album say “Dom Sheldon” is a cold man out to get him dead or alive. “He out shock in every single way. He’ll stop at nothing just to get his political say.” Sheldon has been widely described as a pseudonym for Mr. Sneddon. Some say it sounds as if Mr. Jackson actually says “Sneddon” in the song.
When this news was published in the Canadian press Ron Zonen interfered and explained that Sneddon was “misquoted” and that was the end of the story.
However now the story is back and with the smashing news from a dedicated MJ fan that “the IP addresses leading to the NDAA website match some questionable anti-Michael sites”. Interesting, isn’t it?
Another MJ fan (Pascale) also got interested and asked for details, so Judy answered her with a more detailed message which was later forwarded to Evvy Tavasci and this is how we learn of that correspondence.
In the second email Judy explained her method – she copied 3000 pages from anti-Michael sites and managed to obtain their IP addresses. Then she put them in the numerical order and this is when she noticed that the anti-Michael sites matched some IP addresses leading to NDAA.
Her message has some other interesting details:
Subject: Re: Trial Date sets for January 31, 2005
Yes, the whole thing is serious.
I cannot convey to you the importance of what is happening to Michael. Even should the case be thrown out of court, he will still be in danger. And I think he knows this.
I have been working on info, more than 3,000 pages so far, of websites which are clearly anti-Michael. I first got the URLs of the sites, and put the IP addresses to them together in numerical order.
I have included some pro-Michael sites as well. I am sure now that some folks working on Michael’s sites also worked on creating some anti-Michael sites.
Whether or not these people are innocent of wrongdoing, I don’t know. But you might want to look into MindAtlas Mark Baker (out of Australia); as his people did many of heal the kids sites, etc. Also many ugly sites against Michael.
I think Michael was working with these people (or Sony was?) and then the tide turned against him.
What I’ve got to send to you is in draft form, and it is not very clear. That is because I was trying to take it from my large file which has a lot of IP addresses linking anti-Michael sites with major media players, etc.
I want to send you the completed version when I get done. Basically, look for NDAA and see the IP addresses that it shares.
Sorry it is such a mess at this time. Hackers are messing up my comp left and right and even when I am on it. That should be “on them” because they have infiltrated all comps in our house. Look up “war driving” on the net and you can see just one way they are doing this.
Randy Williams is a comp person who has created many of the sites.
I know too much now, Pascale. You don’t want to get involved unless you are willing to face a nightmare. But this is a very important issue, as freedom of speech and Michael’s life are concerned.
There is something very fishy about NDAA as they are an American group, yet they met in Canada. My husband agrees that this is unusual (he attends medical groups all the time).
NDAA’s address in Virginia is questionable; look up 99 canal street Alexandria VA on the web to see what I mean.
Also, for the past month or so almost every single day there is at least one VA car wherever we go. We live in GA. That is not normal.
God Bless you.
There are so many things that ring true here that I suggest we take the matter seriously, especially since now it is part of the world history – I mean part of the 2005 court documents.
First of all, Judy speaks of certain “war driving” and after learning what it is I see that she is no novice to the digital world and must know what she is talking of. It is so complex a subject that I don’t risk explaning it and have to quote Wiki in amazement at the possibilities of new technologies:
Wardriving as the act of searching for wi-fi wireless networks by a person in a moving vehicle, using a portable computer, smartphone or personal digital assistant (PDA). Wardrivers use a Wifi-equipped device together with a GPS device to record the location of wireless networks.
Some portray wardriving as a questionable though, from a technical viewpoint, everything is working as designed: many access points broadcast identifying data accessible to anyone with a suitable receiver. It could be compared to making a map of a neighborhood’s house numbers and mail box labels. There are no laws that specifically prohibit or allow wardriving, though many localities have laws forbidding unauthorized access of computer networks and protecting personal privacy.”
Obviously, a person familiar with the intricate way hackers located her whereabouts and messed up her computer was not a simple PC user like us and could indeed obtain the IP addresses of NDAA and anti-Michael sites, so her astonishing information about the matching IP addresses can indeed be true.
Initially it may sound improbable, but on second thought you will realize that it was not necessarily Sneddon who did it with his own hands – it was enough for some people who took care of the NDAA official website to use the same computers for also maintaining anti-Michael sites and their IP addresses would be the same.
But then it means that bullying Michael and misinformation of the public was generated not solely by the prosecution in the Santa Barbara county, but by someone associated with the prosecutors’ headquarters, and this shows that hatred and lawlessness around Michael Jackson was surrounding him from all sides.
This is probably why Thomas Mesereau advised Michael to leave the country as soon as possible after the trial, without waiting for Sneddon to bring some other charges against him (for drugs, taxes or whatever).
It would be exceptionally interesting to look at the list of those IP addresses enclosed with the email, however this crucial part of the correspondence was naturally not disclosed by Sneddon and not submitted to the judge, so there is no way we can analyze this information and have to take it as a supposition only.
The other Judy’s findings are no less interesting. For example, the analysis of those IP addresses led her to a surprising discovery that one and the same people may be standing behind pro and anti-Michael sites.
This confirms my own impressions collected during the six years of having to deal with Michael’s haters – some sites and their authors are Michael’s detractors successfully masquerading as his “fans”. This way the organizers of the circus are killing two birds with one stone – on the one side they spread hate and lies about Jackson, and on the other side they test the produced effect, monitor fans’ opinions, send them after wrong people and guide them in the direction they want to.
It never ceased to amaze me how some Michael’s friends who really supported him were vilified in the worst manner possible while his real enemies were ignored and even praised – and very often this was done by the hands of most ardent Michael’s fans, led by some double-dealers who in the long run discredited them in the eyes of the public as “rabid”. If only these ardent fans knew who was standing behind all those campaigns…
Another Judy’s point is that anti-Michael sites are connected with major media players. This news is actually no news because it is just a variation of the well-known liaison between Tom Sneddon and Diane Dimond, as well as Tellem International – the public relations company that was spreading the prosecution version despite the gag order imposed by the judge.
Let me remind you what the Veritas Project said about Tellem International’s activity just prior to the 2005 trial:
“Ask anyone in the public relations business (other than Susan Tellem, of course) whether or not there is any issue with a public relations firm representing a District Attorney’s office and you might get more than your share of stares and questions. Yet, Sneddon and Ms. Tellem insist that Tellem International is merely handling media requests and concerns for the sake of efficiency. In addition, Ms. Tellem offered her services for free. Wow! Score one point for benevolence! Not.
Tellem, via its prime connections to Sneddon’s Girl Friday Diane Dimond and other major media outlets like Fox, has been instrumental in spreading poisonous and venomous stories about Jackson. Even worse, the firm also managed to sponsor jury tainting stories that have been carried by such illustrious news programs as the Dan Abrams show and Catherine Crier Live.
When Tellem is not taking personal swipes at Jackson attorneys and supporters, they are pushing the envelope of professional ethics. Consider one of their prime acts as representatives for the prosecution: “In addition, Tellem used AP as a breaking news tool since the DA’s office had no budget for BusinessWire or other fast acting national distribution service. When a story needed telling, Tellem contacted AP, and they put it on the wire immediately.”
You remember that at the NDAA session in Canada Sneddon strongly advised other prosecutors to resort to public relations companies in their “competition” with the media, explaining it by the need to have a fair trial.
But in combination with Sneddon’s orders to keep Michael’s supporters off TV, the end result was a total dominance of prosecution lies over the truth and the media used by Sneddon as his toy. Any competition was out of the question as all information about Michael was pro-prosecution and largely false. And the truth was twisted at all levels – from a puppet journalist like Dimond and up to the official news agency like the Associated Press that came to Sneddon’s help at his first request.
Essentially this is what authoritarian regimes also do to their media (only on all type of news), so if you guys allow people like Sneddon to take over, you will not even notice how the slide down the hill will begin.
The only thing Michael Jackson’s fan was probably not right about was her suspicion that there is something “fishy” about NDAA and that its address was wrong.
I’ve checked it up – the address is correct and NDAA is a thriving organization which invites all American prosecutors to join their association as their representatives “regularly meet with the Department of Justice, members of Congress and other national associations to influence federal and national policies and programs that affect law enforcement and prosecution”:
National District Attorneys Association
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) was formed in 1950 by local prosecutors as a central point to advance their causes and issues at national level. NDAA representatives regularly contact the members of Congress, department of justice, and other national associations. It is the largest and oldest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. NDAA aims at representing the views of prosecutors to influence federal and national policies and programs that impact law enforcement and prosecution.
The NDAA’s mission is “to be the voice of America’s prosecutors and to support their efforts to protect the rights and safety of the people.”
The governing body of the NDAA consists of a board of directors made up of state directors appointed to the board by the current and past officers of the prosecuting associations of the states.
The NDAA’s members come from the offices of district attorneys, state attorneys, attorneys general and county and city prosecutors with responsibility for prosecuting criminal violations in every state and territory of the United States. The interests and concerns of the members of the NDAA are heard in the deliberations of the nation’s largest, primary and most influential organization of prosecuting attorneys. These concerns play a vital role in the formulation of national policy and legislation affecting prosecutors.
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Being part of the association and no small member of it (the fan said that he was Vice-President) Sneddon must have also regularly met with the Department of Justice and members of Congress “to influence the national policy” and this is the worst part of it – he was a powerful voice and “a mentor of other District Attorneys throughout the country”, as the current Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley said about Sneddon after his death in January 2014.
Even in retirement Sneddon did not lose his power – in 2008 he was invited to a post of the NDAA interim executive director. This is how Sneddon described his nomination:
NDAA’s “Voice of America’s Prosecutors” remains strong, effective and clear
July 1, 2008 | Sneddon, Thomas W., Jr. |
WHAT’S THIS? Another interim executive director? Why? Well, it is actually quite simple. Dean of Education Mary Galvin did a valiant job of holding down both jobs for an extended time period and was working herself to death trying to wear both hats simultaneously, So, one morning in August, I am enjoying my morning coffee, reading my sports page and plagued only by my choices for the day’s activities. Will it be a round of golf, or a little softball with the guys, working on my trip to Italy, or perhaps a walk along the beach with the dog? Then Jim Fox called. “Tom,” he said in his best Irish brogue, “would you be interested in being the interim executive director of NDAA?” After talking to my wife and NDAA President Joe Cassilly, I accepted. …
And this is what the NDAA President said about Sneddon:
As we re-energize our association
July 1, 2008 | Cassilly, Joseph I. |
I am excited to see where NDAA is headed as we re-energize our association. We have recently brought in Tom Sneddon as interim executive director. Tom is the retired DA from Santa Barbara, California.
Given that we know to what lengths Sneddon went in defaming and vilifying Michael Jackson, all of it is very sad of course, however now we at least understand why all efforts to make Sneddon answer for his malicious prosecution of Jackson were futile, don’t we?
I thought it necessary to draw your attention to this information because Karen Faye, Evvy Tavasci and evidently Michael Jackson himself must have been perfectly aware of it, and we also need to know it to see his situation in its full complexity.
As to possible links between NDAA and Michael Jackson’s hater sites, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed and one day we will learn whether such a connection really existed.
Happy New Year, guys and let the truth prevail over lies in your and my place and on the whole planet too.