Jackson Won’t Share Bed With Kids Again
Something good has come of the Michael Jackson trial, at least: A promise from Jackson’s attorney that his famous client will no longer sleep with young boys.
Basking in the jurors’ decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson’s lawyer said Tuesday the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys. “He’s not going to do that anymore,” attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. told NBC’s “Today.” “He’s not going to make himself vulnerable to this anymore.”
Jackson was found not guilty Monday of child molestation, conspiracy and other counts. Jurors said the accusations of a young boy and his family were not credible Ã¢€” a total legal victory that triggered jubilation among the pop star’s fans and embarrassment for the district attorney’s office. But Mesereau said the singer was still recovering from the ordeal. “He’s going to take it one day at a time. It’s been a terrible, terrible process for him,” Mesereau said Tuesday.
A raucous welcome greeted Jackson as he returned to his Neverland Ranch on Monday afternoon. As a convoy of black SUVs carrying him and his entourage pulled through the gates, his sister La Toya rolled down a window, smiled widely and waved. The crowd responded with a euphoric cheer. “All of us here and millions around the world love and support you,” proclaimed a banner strung across a fence by the compound in Los Olivos that Jackson said he created to provide himself with the childhood he never enjoyed. “It’s victory,” said Tracee Raynaud, 39. “God is alive and well.”
Apparently, this is the same God worshipped by a visible minority of Roman Catholic priests.