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Michael Jackson

Lawyer Calls BS

On Jermaine Jackson

9/11/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges tells TMZ ... Jermaine Jackson's claim of a plan for Michael to bolt the country if convicted would have been for nothing ... because MJ never would have had the chance to flee even if he wanted to.

Tom Mesereau tells us ... Santa Barbara Police told him several years after the trial that they were extremely concerned about possible violence if MJ was convicted. Mesereau says the cops were particularity concerned about the Nation of Islam.

As a result of those concerns, Mesereau says he was told if Michael had been convicted, he would immediately have been taken into custody and helicoptered to a prison facility in Lompoc, CA.

The upshot -- there would have been no opportunity for escape.

But more fundamentally, Mesereau says Jackson never talked about fleeing and says he obeyed the law throughout the trial.


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namers    

Today we should mourn the death of 3000 Americans.

1056 days ago
2.

Raejean    

Surprise, surprise and imagine that-Jermaine Jackson guilty of telling a whopper! (sarcasm)

1056 days ago
3.

Tom    

Bubbles did it

1056 days ago
4.

What I Think    

I wonder if MJ would have been wrinkled up like his brother if he hadn't had his skin pulled tighter than a guitar string?

1056 days ago
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Barb. A.    

I'll say it again, Jermaine is known for his wild stories. Everyone knows that if you are found guilty of a crime you go straight from the court room to jail, therefore no chance of escape. Well everyone except Jermaine knows this. LOL

1056 days ago
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myob    

jermaine is always full of bs....its crazy though because i live in lompoc,ca 10 minutes away from where he would have been imprisoned...but thats not possible because Michael IS INNOCENT

1056 days ago
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dimes    

What the hell happened to his face? He looks like a prune.

1056 days ago
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CloBird    

I have trouble believing much of what Jermaine has to say because most of what he says is rubbish.
Educated people who are aware of how the court system works already knew that Jermaine made absolutely no sense.Michael would have been remanded into custody upon conviction.Also,there was the issue of Michael's passport,which he had to turn over to the state;he was not free to leave the country.
Jermaine,in his thirst to make money seeks to stir up controversy so people will buy his book.His lack of moral understanding is evident in his statement.Jermaine doesn't seem to realize that he is making Michael look guilty to those who are inclined to believe every bad thing they read or hear about him.To many people,running away is admitting guilt.Michael was facing charges,not running away.Mesereau knew that the charges were false and that he could exonerate Michael.Michael turned himself in and made all court appearances.Jermaine's claim that the family was going to spirit Michael away without Michael's knowledge is just another ignorant thing spouted by someone who should learn to think before speaking or writing.

1056 days ago
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StevenB    

Just because it wouldn't have possible doesn't mean the Jacksons weren't planning it. No one has ever accused them of genius.

As for The Pedo of Pop abiding the law throughout the trial - BS, as evidence for the arrest warrants issued against him for repeatedly disobeying court orders.

1056 days ago
10.

Jackazz flatts    

Why are folks still following the Jackson idiots? They are bottom feeders who should be shining shoes

1056 days ago
11.

HumanNature    

THANK YOU, MR. TOM MESEREAU


FOR SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT!!!!


AS ALWAYS, GERMAINE IS A STONE COLD LIAR AND HATER TOWARD HIS OWN BROTHER, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON!!!!


GERMAINE IS JUST ANOTHER JEALOUS, HATEFUL CAIN THE MAN-SLAYER!!!!

1056 days ago
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Spencer B in MD    

Where's the Cliff Robertson Story?
RIP Cliff.

1056 days ago
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Cheetara    

Goooood gravey...this is a HORRIBLE picture of JJ (Sorry Jackson fans)

1056 days ago
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Googie    

Some words that come to mind when describing Jermaine Jackson:
Pathetic, desperate, delusional, no talent, wannabe relative of a superstar.
There are other Jackson family members who have talent, but Jermaine is not one of them.

1056 days ago
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