Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Refused To Wear Clothes From His Child Molestation Trial
Michael Jackson asked his stylist to dispose of all the clothes he wore during his infamous child molestation trial because they brought back bad memories.
The King of Pop was arrested in November, 2003 and charged with seven counts of child molestation after allegedly having inappropriate relations with a 13-year-old boy.
The case went to trial in January, 2005 at a court in Santa Maria, California, but the Thriller hitmaker, who maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, was eventually acquitted of all charges five months later (May05).
Costume designer Michael Bush dressed Jackson every day of the legal battle, and he admits it was a challenge staying true to the singer's eccentric look, while also making him appear professional.
He tells the New York Post, "If Michael stepped into the courtroom in a (generic) Men's Warehouse black suit, it'd look like he wasn't himself. We went crazy once and did an electric blue one, but even Michael said, 'We can't go that far.'"
The time period was so emotionally taxing for Jackson, he refused to ever wear the clothes again - even though most of the outfits included one-of-a-kind pieces.
According to Bush, he said, "I never want to see those again."