What a scene: Michael Jackson directing the cameras inside the courthouse as he passed through security. “Get the wide shot,” Jackson said, and directed the cameraman to pick up the scene of Jackson’s crazed fans waving signs while he came through the metal detector. His bony hand extended toward the cameraman and waved him to the angle he desired.
“He thinks it’s a music video,” said a Jackson insider. “He seems to have no idea this is a serious matter.”
Attorney Dickerman apparently wrote several letters to Mark Geragos, Jackson’s lawyer, including one on March 26, 2003, demanding the return of his client’s possessions after Jackson’s team moved her and her children — including the 12-year-old boy at the center of the case — out of their apartment and into Neverland.
“This was before there was any idea of child molestation, and right after the Martin Bashir interview aired on Feb. 6,” the source said. “The family had been taken to Miami and then back to Neverland. There was talk of Michael getting them an apartment nearby, so his people emptied her apartment. The mother went to Dickerman because she said she felt she was being held captive.”
Dickerman’s letters to Geragos would be entered as evidence in the case, certainly, but according to my sources he still hasn’t been contacted by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office.
Feldman, who secured a $20 million settlement from Jackson for another family 10 years ago, immediately sent the child in question to the same psychiatrist who advised in the decade old case.
As for today’s crazy scene in Santa Maria, viewers were treated to a taste of Jermaine Jackson’s sense of entitlement as he passed through the metal detector. He complained to the policeman doing security that he and his mother shouldn’t be subjected to such common treatment.