December 23, 2010


Nov 19, 2002. Michael is in Germany, staying
at Adlon Hotel of Berlin. He had arrived to receive “Artist of the Century” award and also to testify in a $21 million lawsuit against him, brought by a Promoter, over some cancelled concerts.

Michael Jackson fans set up camp in front of the Hotel for days, day and night, screaming his name, singing his songs, yelling "Sony Sucks". Fans chanted that they would like to see Michael’s children. Always gracious to his fans, Michael brought his children to the balcony to wave at fans. He briefly dangled Blanket over the balcony which landed him in the land of Pharaohs.

"They were chanting they wanna see my child. So I was kind enough to let them see.
I was doing something out of innocence." -MICHAEL JACKSON

Nov 20, 2002 Michael released the following statement:

“I offer no excuses for what happened. I made a terrible mistake. I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionaly endanger the lives of my kids.”

Nov 21, 2002 LA psychiatrist Carole Lieberman filed a complaint against Michael with Santa Barbara's Children and Family Services.

"It is a clear-cut case of child endangerment. In addition to the obvious physical danger the child was in, he is also living in psychological danger with Michael as his single parent. As a psychiatrist, I was alarmed at the way that Michael had dehumanized him, putting a towel over his head and holding him like a rag doll. The child hit his legs on the railing and Michael showed no evidence of being aware that the child could be in pain. The child, flailing about, was in obvious emotional distress, dangling from a height with
no support. He ultimately lifted him back up by putting his hand directly over the baby's crotch. Instead of showing any human connection, attachment or concern for his child, Michael smiled and waved to his fans below. He doesn't have the psychological make-up to be a father and this isn't any way to raise children.”

Nov 26, 2002 Attorney, Gloria Allred filed a complaint against Michael Jackson with California Department of Social Services.

“Given the height of the balcony and the fact that Mr Jackson was only holding the child with one arm as he held the child over the side, the child was at risk of falling and being injured or killed.”

Dec 04, 2002 Michael tells Gloria Allred to “GO TO HELL”

Dec 04, 2002 Former NBA star, Charley Barkley tells Gloria Allred to "shut the hell up" during CNN's "TalkBack Live". Following is an excerpt from the Program:

HOST: You might remember last month, when Michael dangled his infant son over a balcony at a hotel in Berlin. And the incident prompted attorney Gloria Alred to ask for an investigation into whether Michael endangered his youngest child. Here's what Michael had to say to Gloria.


HOST: Gloria, you heard it. Michael Jackson says you can go to hell. What do you say?

ALLRED: Well, he wants me to go to hell but I want Michael Jackson to go to parenting classes to learn how to protect rather than endanger his babies.

BARKLEY: First of all, lady, you act like you ain't got nothing better to do than worry about Michael Jackson and his kids. He's apologized. He said that he's wrong. You just want to be on television and talk about Michael Jackson. It's none of your business, basically. He made a mistake and he apologized.

ALLRED: Mr. Barkley...

BARKLEY: Every time some high profile case breaks out, you jump on television. Why don't you go back to your office, wait on another case, and shut the hell up?

Jan 11, 2003 Dieter Wiesner & Ron Konitzer take over Michael's management

Jan 24, 2003 Kathryn Milofsky of Granada TV UK sent ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ transcript to Marc Schaffel, with a pre-warning that the Program would be damaging to Michael. Marc Schaffel, Ron Konitzer and Dieter Wiesner came up with the idea of producing a rebuttal tape.

Feb 03, 2003 Living with Michael Jackson broadcasts in UK

Feb 04, 2003 Janet Arvizo sold an interview to London Daily Mail for $4,000. She defended Michael in the interview.

Feb 04, 2003 Gloria Allred filed a complaint against Michael with the Department of Child Welfare Services.

“I urge the Child Welfare Services to interview any child who has been in Mr. Jackson’s home and/or bedroom without the presence of their parents. It is highly inappropriate for a young child to sleep in the same bedroom with Mr Jackson, especially in light of prior accusations against him. I am deeply disturbed by these new revelations and Mr Jackson’s seeming total lack of understanding of the true significance of his behavior.”

Feb 06, 2003 Tom Sneddon dismissed Bashir Program as “much ado about nothing”. Sneddon stated “Sleeping in bed with a kid is NOT a crime." When asked if he would be watching the Program, he replied “Absolutely not. I got a life. Why should I watch?”

Feb 06, 2003 Tom Sneddon issues a Press Release:

“After conversations with Sheriff Jim Anderson, it was agreed that the BBC broadcast would be taped by the Sheriff’s Department. It is anticipated that it will be reviewed.  We encourage anyone who may be a victim or has credible evidence that a crime may have been committed contact the Department of Social Services Hotline or Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department”

Feb 06, 2003 Jordy Chandler’s 1993 deposition is leaked on the Smoking Gun website

Feb 06, 2003 Living with Michael Jackson by Martin Bashir airs in USA

Feb 06, 2003 Bell Yard Communications issues a statement on behalf of Michael.

Michael is devastated and feels utterly betrayed by the British television program, Living With Michael Jackson, presented by Martin Bashir and broadcast in the UK
on Monday, February 3, 2003, which he regards as a gross distortion of the truth and
a tawdry attempt to misrepresent his life and his abilities as a father.

In a number of crucial respects Michael is concerned that Martin Bashir and Granada TV have broken the trust he placed in them. In particular, he felt he had obtained their assurance that his children would not be featured in the broadcast program. Michael repeatedly asked Bashir to stop filming his children, and was promised by him that the footage of his children would be taken out in the final edit but, Bashir said, shooting should not be stopped because "it would break the continuity of filming".

Michael is deeply upset that the program sensationally sets out to use two or three pieces of footage giving a wholly distorted picture of his behavior and conduct as a father.

Michael feels particularly devastated that he has been treated so badly by Martin Bashir, whom he let into the Jackson family home on a number of occasions over eight months, in the belief that Bashir wished to make a genuine documentary of his life.

Michael believes that what was eventually broadcast was a salacious ratings chaser, designed to celebrate Martin Bashir and which was indifferent to the effect on Michael personally, his family and his close friends. Michael originally consented to grant Bashir extended access to the Neverland Valley Ranch, his family and Michael himself,
because he wanted to give the world a faithful representation of the truth about his life.
Michael believes that the program Bashir has produced is a travesty of the truth.

Michael would never have consented to participating in this film if he had been aware of how Bashir was going to falsely portray him. Michael believes that this program was intentionally produced and edited with a view to broadcasting sensationalized innuendo.

Michael feels deeply angry that the program could have led viewers to conclude that he abuses children. Michael Jackson has never and would never, treat a child inappropriately or expose them to any harm and totally refutes any suggestions to the contrary. Michael would never betray the trust that a child, or their parents, might place in him.

Michael was today moved to make the following personal statement: "I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told. Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was `the man that turned Diana's life around.  I am surprised that a professional journalist would compromise his integrity by deceiving me in this way. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before; that someone, who had got to know my children, my staff and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair program..  Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. I also want to thank my fans around the world for the overwhelming number of messages of support that I have received, particularly from Great Britain, where people have e-mailed me and said how appalled they were by the Bashir film. Their love and support has touched me greatly."

These comments are excerpts from a videotaped statement from Michael Jackson, which shall be released after the airing of the Bashir television special in the United States.

Debbie Rowe, Michael's ex-wife and the mother of two of his children reacted today: 'It breaks my heart that anyone could truly believe that Michael would do anything to harm or endanger our children: they are the most important thing in his life.'"

Feb 08, 2003 Ed Bradley arrives at Neverland to interview Michael for 60 Minutes. While Michael is getting ready, he receives a call from Marlon Brando who informed him that Jordan Chandler deposition was leaked online.  Michael cancels the interview.

Ed Bradly did meet Gavin and his family. Bradly appeared on CNN's Larry King Live
on Feb 8, 2004 and he had this to say of the encounter:

LARRY KING: You met the mother and the kid, what did you think when you heard it was that mother and that kid?

ED BRADLEY: I was stunned because they were there to tell me that day what a great person he was. We sat in the kitchen having coffee, doughnuts and sodas.  The mother and the kids said they were willing to go on TV to say what a great person Michael was.

Feb 10, 2003 Michael Jackson releases a Statement:

“Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that this would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me he was ‘the man that turned Diana’s life around’. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before…that someone, who had got to know my children and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair program.  I am bewildered at the length people will go to portray me so negatively”

Feb 11, 2003 Carol Lieberman files a complaint, advises that Michael’s children are taken away from him.

"There was an unmistakable sense that something sexual had occurred, as evidenced by his body language and his submissive demeanour towards Michael. You claimed there were no first-pers­on witnesses to give account of Mr.Jackson­'s alleged child abuse. But indeed, the whole world has witnessed him dangling his baby from a balcony and now has witnessed in a two-hour documentar­y what should be sufficient evidence of child abuse to motivate CPS to remove his three children immediatel­y!" -CAROLE LIEBERMAN

Feb 14, 2003 Sneddon gave an interview to Diane Diamond where he stated that if another victim came forward, the case would be re-opened.

Feb 14, 2003 A school official from LAUSD (Gavin Arvizo School) called into Department of Child and Family Services Hotline to complain about “neglect by mother and sexual abuse by an entertainer”.

Feb 14, 2003 The Los Angeles Family Service starts an investigation.

Feb 16, 2003 Vincent Amen- Michael Jackson employee- dropped Janet Arvizo to her apartment. There, Amen found, slipped under the door, a business card of Tom Sneddon.

Feb 17, 2003 The Los Angeles Family Services calls Janet Arvizo to schedule an interview with her and her children on February 20.

Feb 18, 2003 Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department started an investigation which was NOT made public because of Sneddon’s Press Release, dated Feb 06, 2006: “The act of sleeping in the same bed with a child without either a touching and the required mental state would NOT satisfy the statutory requirements”. Michael had stated that he slept on the floor, while Gavin and his brother slept in the bed so Sneddon had no case.

Feb 19, 2003 Janet Arvizo and her children praised Michael during an interview to be used in rebuttal video. Later, they will claim that they were held captive and forced to say "nice things" about Michael.

In below video, Janet Arvizo didn't even know that they camera was rolling
when she defended Michael on her own volition!!!

Feb 20, 2003 Three social workers interviewed Gavin and his family where they defended Michael and stated that no abuse took place.

Alas, for TV networks, Bashir’s documentary had more sizzle than Michael’s video that exposed Martin Bashir as a two faced, manipulative excuse of a journalist ingratiating himself to Michael whilst steering him into talking about certain topics which were misconstrued by duplicitous editing and innuendo laden voice-overs.

To secure the Michael Jackson interview, Bashir had promised that he would introduce Michael to UN secretary general Kofi Annan to advocate an international children's holiday. This is indicative of Bashir’s knowledge of Michel’s genuine desire to help the children of the world. The documentary was edited surreptitiously to create an impression of malevolence about Michael with boys that didn’t exist.

The rebuttal video did little, If at all, in stopping the causal chain of events, activated by Bashir’s Program. Friends need no explanation, enemies won’t believe anyway. Michael’s supporters continued to support him whilst his detractors remained critical.

Feb 21, 2003 Janet Arvizo defends Michael to Fox News' journalist Rita Cosby who came to the ranch to meet them.

Feb 21, 2003 Janet Arvizo asked Vincent Amen to drive her to the Laugh Factory
to meet the club owner, Jamie Masada. What Amen didn’t know was that Masada had arranged his personal lawyer, William Dickerman to come to the club to meet Janet.

Dickerman brought in Larry Feldman- Same attorney that represented Jordan Chandler
Larry Feldman brought in Stan Katz- Same psyhologist who interviwed Jordan Chandler

Feb 24, 2003 LA Police & Department of Child and Family Services ended their joint investigation with a conclusion that allegations are unfounded. Case closed

Feb 25, 2005 Janet Arvizo meets with Dickerman & Masada at Laugh Factory
Feb 28, 2003 “This man has so much money that he thinks he can erase people’s minds. It is pathetic. The court injunction is a diversion tactic. It is shielding the real question? what is Jackson doing letting young boys sleep in his bedroom? When I was at Neverland I saw eight-year-old children wearing make-up. Is that normal behavior? We will not hand over our footage.” –MARTIN BASHIR
Mar 10, 2003 Gloria Allred meets with LA District Attorney, Steve Cooley to discuss with him “why Michael Jackson was never criminally prosecuted for the 1993 incident”

“BASHIR: The reason that has been given for why you didn't go to jail (in 1993) is because you reached a financial settlement with the family?"

JACKSON: Yeah, I didn't want to do a long drawn-out thing on TV like O.J.  and all that stupid stuff, you know, it wouldn't look right. I said look, let's  get this thing over with. I want to go on with my life. This is ridiculous,  I've had enough, go.”

This statement by Jackson answers the question hanging in the air since 1994. Was there at the minimum a connection in Mr. Jackson's mind between payment to the child to settle a civil suit and his being spared from a criminal prosecution which might result in his going to jail? The answer if one listens to Jackson's own words in the Bashir-Jackson exchange seems to be yes.

The "long drawn out thing on TV like OJ" to which Mr. Jackson was apparently referring was the criminal trial of Mr. Simpson, since the civil case was never televised.

The question that arises is, was the payment of the civil settlement an effort on Michael Jackson's part to obstruct justice in the criminal case?” –GLORIA ALLRED

Apr 16, 2003 Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department ended its investigation with a conclusion that “based on the interviews with the children and their father, it was determined that the elements of criminal activity were not meant. Case Closed

May 15, 2003 Stan Katz interviews Janet Arvizo

May 16, 2003 Stan Katz interviews Janet Arvizo

May 29, 2009 Stan Katz interviewed Star, Davellin & Gavin

Jun 05, 2003 Jamie Masada and William Dickerman meet with Stan Katz

Jun 11, 2003 Stan Katz interviews Janet Arvizo, Star & Gavin

Jun 12, 2003 Katz and Feldman made an oral complaint to Department of Children and Family Services with information about alleged sexual misconduct by Jackson.

Jun13, 2003 Katz spoke to a detective from the Santa Barbara police department about his interviews with Gavin Arvizo.

Jun 13, 2003  Katz & Feldman report the allegations of the family to the Santa Barbara County Sherriff. District Attorney Tom Sneddon instructs Feldman not to file
a civil suit before he has completed a criminal investigation.

Jun 13, 2003 Tom Sneddon reopens the child molestation case.




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