Jackson Back In Court To Face Accuser's Mum

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON is back in court in Santa Maria, California, after showing up with members of his family for a face-to-face with the mother of the boy he is accused of molesting.

Dressed all in white again, the King of Pop, his mother KATHERINE and his siblings entered the courthouse on time earlier today (17SEP04) to watch as his legal team quizzed the woman who once allowed her son to have sleepovers with him.

It marks the first time Jackson has seen the woman, named in court as JANE DOE, since he was charged with molestation last November (03).

Jackson, who is scheduled to stand trial in January (04), was met with cheers from about 50 fans as he arrived at court.

At the pre-trial hearing, which began yesterday (16SEP04), the defense is attempting to persuade judge RODNEY MELVILLE to disallow as evidence some items taken in a search of Jackson's Neverland Ranch and from the office of a private investigator.

The accuser's mother is to testify about whether she knew Jackson's private investigator BRADLEY MILLER worked for former Jackson lawyer MARK GERAGOS.

The pop star's legal team is out to show that Jane Doe and prosecutors should have known Geragos had hired Miller, and that items taken from Miller's office in a raid could not be admitted at the trial because of the attorney-client privilege of confidentiality.

Jackson has pleaded not guilty to child molestation, conspiracy and administering an intoxicating agent, alcohol.

17/09/2004 18:53


Tags: Michael Jackson - Katherine - Rodney Melville


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