Celebs above the law?

  1. Michael Jackson shows up late for court in jammies and slippers
    http://www.canada.com/news/national/...2-2af92a457fb9

    Okay, Michael Jackson is just creepy to me.. but I understand that many think he is very talented..etc..etc..Fine

    I'm not one to follow any celeb trials but this article struck me as total manipulation. If Jackon were a common citizen that didn't show up for his trial I imagine he would be in jail and his bail revoked. Also I think it's odd that his back problem occurred the morning that his accusors were to testify. Strange.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Sounds like contempt of court. He needs to go to jail.
  4. by   URO-RN
    Quote from Tigerlily
    If Jackon were a common citizen that didn't show up for his trial I imagine he would be in jail and his bail revoked.

    You betcha. We wouldn't have an hour to show up at court. Bail would be revoked as soon as the judge glanced over at the defendant's table and did not see our butts in the chair. :stone
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think he is very emotionally unstable, period. He scares me, actually. After the baby-dangling incident in Germany (His OWN FREAKING CHILD, for heaven's sake)--- I believe he is capable of causing harm either himself or others, maybe even violently, especially when stressed or pressured (like now). They better watch him CAREFULLY. A tragedy is in the making, I think.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 11, '05
  6. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I think he is very emotionally unstable, period. He scares me, actually. After the baby-dangling incident in Germany (His OWN FREAKING CHILD, for heaven's sake)--- I believe he is capable of causing harm either himself or others, maybe even violently, especially when stressed or pressured (like now). They better watch him CAREFULLY. A tragedy is in the making, I think.
    I agree Deb. He is still trying to run away and is panicking because he can't escape any more. It has to be a very overwhelming feeling. In someways I feel a little sorry for him, but, really not because he brought it on himself completely.
  7. by   smk1
    i think it is emotional issues manifesting as physical ailments as well. The flu thing i let go because having had it this year, i know how fast and hard it hits. (worst I can remember with fever far higher than i have ever had). This new back pain thing is taking it a bit far, i bet he is in pain, but i think it is stress and he needs a pysh evaluation. I also think that if he is going to have so many "medical" issues delaying this trial he needs to hire a private nurse or doc to treat his issues as they come up. I would be so mad if i were on that jury! These people have lives to get back to!
  8. by   mattsmom81
    Yes he has brought this on himself totally. What grown man admits to sleeping with boys and defends it?

    Sadly, if the testimony of these boys can be successfully deemed questionable, money motivated etc, there will be little real 'evidence' and he may be found not guilty.

    There's toooo many behaviors present in MJ associated with pedophilia for me to think he is innocent, but the trick is proving he is guilty. Hope the prosecution can do so but I have my doubts.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I just hope this man is handled w/care. I can easily see him "going off" without much provocation. He has all the markings here, of a potential powder keg about to go off.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Michael Jackson has some serious issues, but he should never be above the law. And apparently he has been a few times.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Well that is part of the problem...he got away w/outrageous and (likely) illegal behaviors before. He thinks he can again and again. I hope this time they can prove him WRONG. Already, his brother is attempting to play a "race" care on his behalf.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    His brother is another one who needs his head examined.

    Heck the whole family could use some group therapy, really.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    their common thread is their controlling and very mean-spirited father. Long story there from what I have read.
  14. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Jo Anne
    You betcha. We wouldn't have an hour to show up at court. Bail would be revoked as soon as the judge glanced over at the defendant's table and did not see our butts in the chair. :stone
    Wasn't there a time when you showed courtesy and respect to professions (and indeed to people) by showing up on time or early?

    If I was accused of such horrenderous crimes, even if I broke a leg, I'd be in court to get my name cleared. Especially if I was famous, because my reputation is being ruined.

    Something doesn't really add up here....

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