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Molestation Talk

Banned from Manslaughter Trial

8/29/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A judge has ruled that witnesses will NOT be allowed to discuss Michael Jackson's child molestation case during Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said any testimony relating to the molestation case is irrelevant -- and would be distracting and misleading to the jury.

The judge also banned Arnie Klein from testifying -- after prosecutors argued the defense would try to blame the dermatologist for the death ... and take away attention from the man on the hot seat -- Dr. Murray.

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warrior777    

My comment is: Happy Birthday dear sweet Michael Jackson. I always pray that God will continue to vindicate you. So God gave you a birthday present today. No discussion of molestation charges at the Conrad Murray trial. So there, to all the bashers.

Unfortunately, I have to hold my nose while writing this. This website stinks with all the haters. Are you guys getting paid? It is so hard to believe that you all have nothing better to do than to bash Michael Jackson. How dare you.

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warrior777    

TMZ: your website is so disgusting. These comments are so disgusting. Don't you have ANY boundaries when it comes to comments. I haven't looked at your website in months because of these MJ bashers every time you write a story. These are so hateful. Why don't you do something about it. Maybe you will get some of your viewers back. This is so disgusting. A sane person would touch this website with a ten foot pole. Why don't you have some respect. Please do something. This is so hurtful.

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ILoveMustard    

I'm not saying that Murray shouldn't be prosecuted but for some reason MJ fans come off as if MJ has no responsibility for his own death. Any drug addict is responsible for their own addiction and the results of it. Dr. Murray, and any other doctor that gave him drugs (that he very much wanted, as any long-time prescription addict would) should be held accountable. But to imply that MJ was of sound mind, or was unaware the he was being given meds he didn't need or anything along those lines is just crazy. That's like saying the drug industry and the drug dealers are totally and solely responsible for addicts but the actual addicts themselves are just victims through no fault of their own. Give me a break. MJ was clearly an addict - and if anyone says that he looked healthy and ready for a tour when he was working on This Is It - you must be one delusional person to not have seen how sickly he looked and how sickly he had looked for a very long while. He was a child molester, he was a freak. And I'm sorry but all of you out there with all of your MJ avatars must be just as much of freaks as he was.

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64.

MiMi    


Oh look. It's OhPOOF wishing MJ a Happy Birthday.


No suprise there as we already knew that you actually LOVE him.


LoL

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65.

kim    

TMZ, your system still sucks. still lets more than 1 person have the exact same nic. And I am not talking about the person going thru a masker that hides behind a keyboard. lololololol.

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66.

Cesar     

great decision by the judge, the point of the trial is to judge Murry...the trial for mj already happened

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67.

Sleepwalker    

Instead of Grave Dancing on M.J's memory for money gain,try out for Dancing With The B/C list Stars!

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68.

HumanNature    

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER STILL DOES NOT HAVE/HAS A DEFENSE!!!!


AND THE JUDGE DID NOT MAKE AN "ERROR" IN HIS RULING!!!!

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69.

Pegasus    

Dr. Conrad Murray Dealt Crushing Blow In Upcoming Michael Jackson TrialDr. Conrad Murray Dealt Crushing Blow In Upcoming Michael Jackson Trial
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Posted on Aug 29, 2011 @ 07:00PM print it send it
Splash News/Getty Images/WENNBy Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Dr. Conrad Murray's criminal defense team has been dealt a crushing blow when the judge presiding over his involuntary manslaughter trial, ruled that Michael Jackson's dermatologist and long time friend, Dr. Arnold Klein won't be allowed to testify.

Dr. Murray wasn't in court for the pre-trial hearing on Monday in Los Angeles.

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Judge Michael Pastor agreed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office -- which opposed the defense's attempt to call Dr. Klein as a witness in the trial.

Judge Pastor stated that Dr. Klein's testimony isn't relevant to the case, and that it could confuse the jury.

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“Dr. Murray's lawyers were planning on asking Dr. Klein about Demerol that he allegedly prescribed to Michael Jackson in the days before he died. The defense was going to contend that Dr. Murray didn't know that Dr. Klein was giving Michael Jackson Demerol, at the same time he was giving him Propofol, to sleep," a source close to the case tells RadarOnline.com.

Judge Pastor also ruled that no testimony would be allowed regarding past allegations of child abuse and molestation involving Michael Jackson.

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However, the two doctors that gave Michael Jackson Propofol in medical settings will be allowed to testify at the trial. The singer’s former nurse Cherylin Lee will also testify and in do***ents filed by Murray’s high powered defense attorney Nareg Gourjian, they claim she will discuss Michael asking her for Propofol on April 19, 2009, just two months before he died.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on September 8, with opening arguments most likely to take place the last week in September.

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PRO US    

Look at that picture of Michael Jackson and tell us that he was not a beautiful bald black gay man who desperately wanted to be a sexy hirsute white woman. Loved your lipstick and fake hair rug and white skin bleach and bag of bones you toted around, Michael. Loved your appreciation and overconsumption of drugs like propofol. Michael, you were the best! Did you really have sex with that 400 pound guy, Michael? Love you Michael. Loved your lip synching and your grabbing your crotch. That was really classy, Michael. And your not talking to anyone in your family over the last 2 years of your life, you really loved your family, Michael! And loved your Hebe me line in Brazil, Michael. What were you, a Jehovah witness or a Muslim, did you even know what you were or were you too stoned all or most of the time? Did you ever touch either 1 of your wives, Michael? What was that with all those young boys in your home and in your bed, Michael? Were you just a little boy in your own mind or were you a pervert, Michael? Many said you couldn't sing or dance anymore, Michael. Is that why you decided to check out, Michael? Or did Dr. Conrad kill you? Were you a freak Michael or should everyone be proud to have a son like you, Michael? Are you really dead, Michael or are you alive and singing with Elvis and your ex-wife, his granddaughter? How sick, I mean, beautiful, and normal was that marriage, Michael? Were you a creep, Michael? Michael? Were you gay, Michael? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Did you love children, Michael? How did you love them? Maybe, we don't want to know. Maybe, we'd prefer to delude ourselves and think you were normal and nice and moral. Ya, that's the ticket. You were so good. Barfing.

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Pegasus    

Michael Jackson's Parents And Children Join Fans To Celebrate His 53rd BirthdayMichael Jackson's Parents And Children Join Fans To Celebrate His 53rd Birthday
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WENNBy Radar Staff

As defense lawyers prepared to gather in court for the upcoming trial of Michael Jackson's former doctor, Conrad Murray, Jacko’s mother Katherine, joined fans to celebrate the King Of Pop's birthday.

Jacko would have turned 53 on Monday if he had lived and friends, family and fans gathered over the weekend to commemorate the special date in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

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The small Midwest town is determined to keep the legacy of it's most famous resident alive so locals came out in force to celebrate the late Thriller singer's birthday.

Michael's children were kept away from the cameras while he was alive but the trio has been increasingly in the public eye since their father passed away 26 months ago.

PHOTOS: Katherine Jackson Holds Memorial For King Of Pop In His Hometown

Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, posed with fans and signed autographs at the local memorial for their father.

"We've adjusted over the past year," Paris told ABC News. "I think coming here and seeing our dad's old house and all the fans coming out, I think it's really sweet that they did that."

PHOTOS: Prince And Paris Jackson Out And About

Meanwhile, Michael's dad, Joe Jackson, said he was happy that the birthday party was going on not only in Indiana, but "all over the world."

The Jackson family moved from Gary to California in 1969 after the Jackson 5 struck it big but have kept strong roots in the community.

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Janet Jackson announced on Monday that she will not be attending a tribute concert for her brother on October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, because it clashes with the Dr. Conrad Murray trial.

“Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me,” she said in a statement, according to an AP report via the Palm Beach Post.

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maizieful    

TMZ YOU DELIBERATELY POSTED THAT PICTURE OF MICHAEL JACKSON AND IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME.. IT'S THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR WHY I SELDOM READ OR COMMENT ANY LONGER ON TMZ...YOU SHOULD BE KICKED TO THE CURB..OBVIOUSLY SLANTED AND INTENTIONAL..WON'T BE CHECKING IN AGAIN YOU SLIME.

1059 days ago
74.

angeleyes    

The facts of the matter are that Dr. Murray, who was responsible for the health of Michael Jackson FAILED and he is responsible for the DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON - end of story - no matter what fabricated story the defense comes up with it's a lie - that's what defense lawyers do - they float out imaginery plots to confuse a jury - just like the Casey Anthony trial - pure BS - and no substantiating evidence - and a dumb ass jury bought it - don't let this happen to Micheal - He would not let it happen to you!

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warrior777    

Where are you Harvey??? If all these people hate Michael Jackson, why don't they give reasoned arguments? all these comments are totally childish. Why don't you do something? This blog is TRULY DISGUSTING. I haven't made a comment in many months, because the comments are actually embarrasing. Would any intelligent person read these? Harvey, think about it.

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