Forget it. This 1993 mess again? It makes me sick.
From Mary Fischer's 1994 GQ article:
Others close to the case say the decision to settle also probably had to do with another factor -- the lawyers' reputations. "Can you imagine what would happen to an attorney who lost the Michael Jackson case?" says Anthony Pellicano. "There's no way for all three lawyers to come out winners unless they settle. The only person who lost is Michael Jackson."Pellicano and the lawyer Brett Fields were very disappointed with the turn of events when Michael's new team of lawyers decided to settle instead of fighting. So I wonder if when AP says Michael "did something far worse to young boys than molest them”, whether he could mean something totally different than what people first associate to or what this journalist wants us to associate to. I mean what if he kind of blames Michael for not fighting to clear his name and he means Michael let these kids get away with extortion and that's what he means by it? I know it could be far-fetched, but the way it is worded is rather weird."Remember, this case was always about money," Pellicano says, "and Evan Chandler wound up getting what he wanted."
Writing a book? How believable are you if when you've been convicted on 76 charges? No one is going to belive a damn thing that is said in that book.
And the best thing for us to do is stop discussing these sad types and what they are saying, here. We should just ignore them and don't give them any attention. Cos that's all they're after.
You are the sun shining bright | You are the clouds in the sky | You are the leaves on trees | You are a bird flying by
You are the waves in the 7 seas | You are that little shining light | You are forever in the sky | You are forever shining bright
I love you, I miss you. You inspirited me, you inspired us.
You are forever in my heart!
(written bij: Sunflowers)
He is famous for illegally taping people and I think that's why he's in jail too (in another case, not Michael's). He always maintained based on everything he found he believed Michael was innocent. He personally questioned Jordan about the allegations and Jordan told him nothing happened and his father only wants money.
Now, all of a sudden, almost 20 years later, while he's in jail and writing a book, he changes his tune....
You can see Pellicano in this video:
So... don forget to add comments on the articles on the net.
I will sit this one out. No attention from me.
I intially posted that I wouldn't say anything about this. But this is so ridiculous that I have to say something. It really makes me mad that this keeps happening over and over. And people fall for it every single solitary time. Why doesn't anybody, besides fans, find it seriously odd that some of those around Michael wait for years and years to claim that they saw or found out about things going on and yet did nothing about it at all when it really counted. Pellicano did not spend all of the last 18 years in jail. He did have a time when he was free and could have given evidence of Michael's so-called wrongdoing to law enforcement. I can't believe that so many otherwise very intelligent people get suddenly so messed up in the head where Michael Jackson is concerned that they can't see how absurd this is. The people making these claims all the time had ample chances to get up in a court of law and do their civic duty if they were/are telling the truth. But they do nothing until Michael has died and they want some fame or cash or both. And we're supposed to believe everything they say years later after they had time to do something about whatever they claim and blew it. Don't they care how it makes them look to folks with the least ounce of good sense? It doesn't seem like it to me. Personally, I don't buy anything now. It's too late now for this crap. This is all just my opinion.
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-"Michael was so different and unique as both an artist and a person, that many people couldn't wrap their minds around him. He didn't fit into the boxes we like people to fit into. So instead they reduced him, caricatured him, exploited him, and denied him of his complexity, depth, humanity, and artistry." -
Related to the Pellicano case:
Anita Busch Deposed as Lawsuits Against Michael Ovitz, Anthony Pellicano Revived (Exclusive)
Published: April 29, 2011 @ 2:59 pm
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By Sharon Waxman & Diane Garrett
Former Hollywood journalist Anita Busch is pushing ahead with a lawsuit against Michael Ovitz and AT&T for damages stemming from the Anthony Pellicano wire-tapping scandal, TheWrap has learned.
In her complaint Busch accused the power broker and other defendants of “threats and assaults on (her) life,” stemming from a notorious incident in which a dead fish and a rose was left on her windshield with the note “Stop!”
The threat and the federal investigation that flowed from it riveted Hollywood and the rest of the country for the better part of a year until the private investigator behind it all, Anthony Pellicano, ended up in jail.
Also Read: Ovitz Rejects Anita Busch's Lawsuit, Says "She Knew the Risks"
That lawsuit and numerous others were suspended by a judge during criminal proceedings, but the stay has been lifted over the course of several months, leading to the flurry of renewed legal action.
"The civil action is proceeding now," Eric George, an attorney for Ovitz, wrote to TheWrap. "Much of this litigation was kept on hold for a lengthy time, first while the criminal action was pending, and then while the civil proceedings continued to be reassigned to one judge after another."
Busch was briefly deposed earlier this month but left early due to illness, according to someone close to the case.
A multitude of other lawsuits, including by actor Keith Carradine and Hollywood lawyer Steven Kolodny, have also been revived, along with a class action suit against AT&T for wiretapping.
“They’ve been filed, we’ve been in court. But all of them were stayed while the criminal action was taking place,” said attorney Mark Geragos, who represents Carradine, Kolodny and the class.
Said Geragos: “We’re on track to do discovery, and to get a trial date. We believe we’ll win at trial and the damages will be substantial. ”
Read also: Pellicano, Christensen Guilty, Wish I Cared More
The law provides for a $5,000 penalty for every instance of wire-tapping, which in this case could add up to a hefty sum, apart from other damages being sought.
Geragos said that numerous other civil lawsuits had already been settled out of court, but declined to give details, citing confidentiality agreements.
In her complaint, the former journalist claims that threats and assaults orchestrated by the private investigator – famously including a dead fish on her windshield -- “brought her illustrious career to a halt.” She is seeking unspecified damages for threats, having her computer hacked and, the complaint says, her life threatened.
The complaint (read it here) was filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Nov. 25, 2008. It identifies Ovitz as one of 100 John Does.
It lists familiar names from the trial: Mark Arneson, a 29-year LAPD veteran and Rayford Earl Turner, former employee of SBC Telecommunications (which bought AT&T).
The complaint outlines a series of incidents involving Busch, including menacing phone calls, a car that attempted to run over her, computer tampering, and the dead fish.
The class action lawsuit is against AT&T, while Kolodny is suing the law firm of Dennis Wasser. Keith Carradine is suing his ex-wife Sandra Will Carradine, who dated Pellicano and then allegedly wire-tapped her ex.
In December, 2008, a federal judge sentenced Pellicano to 15 years in prison and ordered him and two other defendants to forfeit a total of $2 million.
The disgraced private detective -- once among Hollywood's favorites -- was convicted of 78 crimes, including wiretapping, racketeering and wire fraud.
He had been accused of bribing police to run the names of celebrities including Garry Shandling and Kevin Nealon through law enforcement databases, and of tapping others' telephones.
Officials began investigating the investigator after Busch, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a former editor of The Hollywood Reporter, found a dead fish with a rose in its mouth -- and a note reading, "Stop" -- after she wrote articles about one of Pellicano's clients, industry power player Michael Ovitz.
At the trial, Pellicano clients including Ovitz, comedian Chris Rock and manager Brad Grey, who now is chairman of Paramount Pictures, testified that they did not know of Pellicano's illegal activities.
As for the alleged true target of the investigation, Hollywood uber-lawyer Bert Fields -- who had hired Pellicano on his cases -- nothing ever came of speculation that he would be charged.
"It's obvious what $ony is trying to do to me, I need to say no more. It's evil." - Michael Jackson
To much money involved to let Michael rest in peace. I say this he said he would f Michael over how come he never did? You guys should read up on the things he did to people yet he did nothing to Michael? I think his name is going to come up in that NOTW thing because he defends Murdoch in this interview
Is it Me or Reuters is always the first to publish this kind of rubbish about MJ?
When It's something positive about Michael, Reuters ignores or takes a thousand years to write about it.
Newsweek is not good for MJ as well. Look at the lies they wrote about Michael when he... you know.
The press is pathetic and coward.
PS: This thing should be somewhere else (maybe "the controversy' section).