Roger Friedman has a story today on Fox411 about the Jackson trial. That’s Michael Jackson for those of you who might have just come back from vacation. On Mars. Friedman goes on at length about this and that, Jackson’s former publicist, key witnesses blah blah, a book proposal, underage boys blah blah blah, “prior acts,” the mother of the boy who received $20 million in ’93, judges, attorneys, Jackson’s maid, etc, blah blah.
Then he gets to the part about Victor Gutierrez and his book Michael Jackson Was My Lover, the book concerning Jackson’s 1993 accuser, Jordie Chandler, that was so hot that the Gloved One took Gutierrez to court. And, oh yes, it’s also the book for which World of Wonder has optioned the movie rights.
What’s really interesting is that every boy [district attorney Tom] Sneddon would like to paint as a victim of Michael Jackson comes from a book written by Victor Gutierrez.
The book, “Michael Jackson Was My Lover,” was not published in the U.S. because Jackson won a libel suit against the author.
Gutierrez’s writing is much more pornographic than anything the police say they found at Neverland.
The boys mentioned in the book are actor Macaulay Culkin, Britney Spears choreographer and MTV star Wade Robson, Pepsi commercial actor Jimmy Safechuck and the less well-known Jonathan Spence and Brett Barnes.
Gutierrez, it is rumored, made up a lot of his material after stitching together bits and pieces of speculation from the maid who worked for the Chandlers, the family at the center of the 1993 case.
Sneddon doesn’t have a boy who is not named by Gutierrez, or one who has spent any time with Jackson.
The judge himself ruled out testimony about Safechuck and Barnes. Culkin, Robson and Spence categorically deny anything inappropriate ever happened to them at the hands of Jackson.
The most interesting witness allowed by Judge Rodney Melville could be June Chandler. She hasn’t seen her son in 11 years, and he hasn’t spoken to her or his younger sister in that time.
June Chandler’s desperation to appear as a her son’s defender and champion on the stand is understood. But she received $1.5 million from Jackson in 1994, and defense attorney Thomas Mesereau could make her feel worse than she already does in his cross-examination.