LATEST: Michael Jackson is considering taking to the stand to deny
allegations he molested a teenage cancer victim - despite the fact he's not on
the defense witness list.
The THRILLER star's attorney THOMAS MESEREAU strongly hinted in his
opening statement yesterday (01MAR05) that Jackson is so furious about the 10
felony charges against him, he's prepared to invite the prosecution to
cross-examine him in
Mesereau said, "Michael will tell you one time he got a very bad feeling
He added, "Mr Jackson will freely admit that he does read girlie magazines
from time to time."
And the troubled singer's spokeswoman Raymone K Bain has confirmed
Mesereau's statements were made to suggest to jurors that the 46-year-old may
She says, "They have not made a decision yet. But clearly they have spoken
Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a 13-year-old
boy and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.
He has pleaded not guilty.