Thursday, March 10, 2005

 

Face to face

It takes a lot of guts to stand up and testify against the person you're accusing of committing a heinous crime against you, especially if you're 15 years old.
Michael Jackson's young accuser came face-to-face with the singer for the first time since leaving the Neverland Ranch two years ago and described watching sexually explicit images with the singer in his bedroom.

The 15-year-old was not asked about the molestation allegations before court ended Wednesday, but testified about seeing adult Internet sites with Jackson and others after the singer suggested he and his brother sleep in his room on their first visit to Neverland in 2000.

With an expression that appeared to verge on a sneer, the young cancer survivor said yes when District Attorney Tom Sneddon asked him if he recognized the defendant.

As I've said many times before, this entire trial hinges on whether or not the jury likes this kid or not. From what I gather, and from the scuttlebutt around the legal circuit, this kid could put a smile on the face of Kim Jong Il by simply beind himself, and that's he's rather upbeat and open to answer questions. But, as we all know, the whole thing can go up in smoke if there's one, single, solitary lie told while he's on the stand. Jackson's defense attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr., is as good as it gets, and he'll pick up on that in two seconds flat and turn the trial around before we know it.

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