Michael Jackson’s lawyer rejects jurors’ claims

Two of the 12 say they’ve changed their mind about the not guilty verdict…

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's lawyer THOMAS MESEREAU has attacked two jurors who are now claiming they believe the star was guilty.

The singer was acquitted on all 14 charges in his child molestation trial earlier this year, but two jurors have recently told American television they felt otherwise about the allegations and claimed they were pressurised by other jurors to change their minds.

However declaring their comments "embarrassing and outrageous", Mesereau said: "These people voted not guilty 14 times. ... Now, nearly two months after being discharged, they're changing their tune. I think it's laughable."

With the jurors now touting for book deals, another member of the jury who spoke to the Los Angeles Times stated that the pair had their say during the case, and denied any coercion occurred.

“(The two) were clear in expressing their feeling he might be guilty but totally clear that the evidence wasn't there and reasonable doubt prevailed," explained Susan Drake.

Read More On This Artist

Michael Jackson Merchandise
More News
Man confesses to filming up women's skirts at Glastonbury Festival
Leon Bridges announces first UK tour
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks tease collaborative album with new song 'Collaborations...
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan takes up full-time role at TNA Wrestling
Take That's Mark Owen reveals X Factor judge interest
Refused to return with new album 'Freedom' - hear comeback single 'Elektra' now
Mel B's management denies claims her husband is to blame for her X Factor exit
Wolf Alice announce UK tour including biggest headline shows to date
Nas to release a new album this summer
Alexandra Burke posts new video online - watch
Jamie xx announces UK live dates and shares 'Gosh' video - watch
Michael Cera teams with The Unicorns' Alden Penner for EP and UK tour - listen
Ariana Grande fan arrested at Connecticut concert after demanding a meeting with the singer
Mariah Carey unveils her new single 'Infinity' - listen
Frankie And The Heartstrings announce third album 'Decency' – hear 'Save It For...
Richard Russell and Lee 'Scratch' Perry's new single for sale via 'system of...
Editors plot UK and Ireland tour for October
Elbow release new track 'What Time Do You Call This?' - listen
Alan Wass, friend and collaborator of Pete Doherty, dies in hospital age 33
Hot Chip share Auto-Tune-heavy track 'Burning Up' - listen
R Kelly pulls out of Arizona gig at the last minute following pay dispute
John Cooper Clarke and Phill Jupitus join Glastonbury Theatre & Circus line-up

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM