2005 ~ The Trial, Geraldo Rivera Interview, “The Essential Michael Jackson”, “The Dangerous Tour in Bucharest” DVD, “From The Bottom Of My Heart”(I Have A Dream)
- January 19 :
After the leaks of the Grand Jury transcripts to the media, Judge Melville gave Michael permission to react.
- January 30 :
Michael released a video statement approved by Judge Melville.
Michael arrived at court without his family and friends due to a lack of space in the courtroom.
- February 1 (day 2) :
Michael went to court where Jury selection continued.
- February 2 :
Michael’s lawyers attended a court hearing for Debbie’s visitation rights.
- February 5 :
Fox News aired Michael’s interview with Geraldo Rivera + an interview of Katherine at Hayvenhurst
- February 13 :
Michael celebrated his son Prince’s 8th birthday at Neverland.
- February 14 (day 3) :
Michael went to court where Jury selection resumed after a break due to Mesereau’s sister death.
- February 15 :
Jury selection is once again delayed after Michael got sick on his way to the courthouse. He was taken to the Marion hospital where he spent the night.
- February 16 :
Katherine, Joe & Jermaine visit Michael at the hospital before he went back to Neverland to rest.
- February 21 :
Michael hosted a party for Blanket’s 3rd birthday.
- February 22 (day 4) :
Michael went to court where Jury selection continued.
- February 23 (day 5):
Michael went to court where the 8 members of the Jury were selected.
- February 24 (day 6):
Michael went to court where the 8 alternate members of the Jury were selected.
- February 25 :
Michael went to court to attend the last preliminary hearing before the trial started.
- February 28 (Day 1 of the trial)
Michael went to court with Katherine & Jermaine. District attorney Thomas Sneddon Jr gave his opening statement followed by Thomas Mesereau’s.
- March 1 (Day 2):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Jackie. Mesereau completed his opening statement. The prosecution opened his case by showing the Martin Bashir documentary to the Jury before calling Bashir as the first witness. His testimony was followed by the one of Ann Gabriel.
- March 2 (Day 3):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Jackie. Ann Gabriel was cross examined by the defense.
- March 3 (Day 4):
Michael went the court with Jackie & Katherine. The prosecution showed a video of the Neverland search to the Jury. Albert Lafferty testified followed by Davellin Arvizo.
Michael went to court with Katherine, LaToya & Jermaine. The prosecution showed the rebuttal interview of the Arvizo family made by Michael’s team. Davellin Arvizo was cross examined by Mesereau.
- March 7 (Day 6):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe & Jermaine. Mesereau finished Davellin Arvizo’s cross examination. The prosecution presented the audio interview of the Arvizo family to the Jury before calling it’s next witness: Arvizo himself.
- March 8 (Day 7):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe & Jermaine. Mesereau cross examined Arvizo.
- March 9 (Day 8):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe, Jermaine & Tito. Mesereau completed the cross examination. The next witness was Gavin Arvizo.
- March 10 (Day 9):
Michael arrived 1 hour late, dressed in pajamas with Katherine, Joe, Jermaine & Tito because a terrible back-ache caused by a fall, took him to the emergency room of the hospital. Gavin’s testimony resumed.
- March 11 (Day 10):
Michael did not attend today’s hearing which was dedicated to motions.
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe, Jackie & Tito. Mesereau cross-examined Gavin.
- March 15 (Day 12):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe, Jackie & Tito. Mesereau completed Gavin’s cross examinations. The following prosecution witnesses were Steve Robel & Jeff Klapakis.
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. The prosecution showed to the Jury the erotic material found during the Neverland search.
- March 17 (Day 14):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Kiki Fournier & Fritz Coleman.
- March 18 (Day 15):
Special motions hearing without Michael & the Jury.
- March 21 (Day 16):
Michael was once again taken to the hospital because of back pain. He then went to court with Katherine, Joe & Jackie where a doctor explained the health state of Michael to the judge who agreeed to let him go home. Testimonies of detective Conn Abel, flight attendent Lauren Wallace & child molestation specialist Anthony Urquiza.
- March 22 (Day 17):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimony of Louise Palanker.
- March 23 (Day 18):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Robert Cooley, Craig Bonner & Dr Antonio Cantu.
- March 24 (Day 19):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Joe, Jackie & Marlon. Testimonies of Dr Antonio Cantu & Lisa Hermann.
- March 25 (Day 20):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies about Michael & Gavin’s DNA found on the same adult magazine.
- March 27 :
Michael gave a radio interview to Reverend Jesse Jackson.
- March 28 (Day 21):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimony of George Lopez.
- March 29 (Day 22):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Jaimie Massada & Cynthia Ann Bell.
- March 30 (Day 23):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Cynthia Ann Bell was cross examined.
The next prosecution witnesses were Stanley Katz & William Dickerman
- April 1 (Day 24):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Jeff Klapackis, Jack Green, Larry Feldman & Jesus Salas.
- April 3 :
Michael celebrated his daughter Paris 7th birthday at Neverland
- April 4 :
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Jesus Salas was cross examined. The next witness was Jason Francia. Back at Neverland, Michael was welcomed by many fans and Karen Faye whom had decorated the ranch gates with rose petals. To thank them, he invited them to his home where they meet Prince, Paris & Blanket and each received a signed box set of Michael’s Ultimate Collection.
- April 5 (Day 26):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Joe. Jason Francia was cross examined. Then his lawyer Chriss Kallman & his mother Blanca Francia testified.
- April 6 :
Michael attended the funeral of his old criminal lawyer Johnnie Cochran.
- April 7 (Day 27):
- April 8 (Day 28):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Tito. Adrian McManus was cross examined. Testimony of Phillip Lemaeque.
- April 11 (Day 29):
Michael went to court with Katherine, Tito & Jackie. Testimonies of Bob Jones & Stacy Brown (who were writing a book on Michael) followed by Duane Swingler & June Chandler (Jordan’s mother)
- April 12 (Day 30):
Michael went to court with Katherine & Jackie. Testimony of Jay Jackson (Gavin’s stepfather)
- April 13 (Day 31):
Michael went to court with Katherine. Jay Jackson was cross examined. He was followed by his wife Janet Arvizo Jackson who plead the 5th amendment to avoid questions about her welfare fraud.
- April 14 (Day 32):
Michael went to court with Katherine. Janet Arvizo Jackson’s testimony continued.
- April 15 (Day 33):
- April 16 (Day 34):
Michael went to court with Katherine. Mesereau finished Janet’s cross examination. The next witnesses were her mother Maria Ventura, Michael Davy & Janet Williams.
- April 20 (Day 35):
Michael went to court with Katherine. Testimony of Brian Barron.
- April 21 (Day 37)
Michael in court with Katherine. Cross examination of Brian Barron then Judge Melville heard several motions without Michael & the Jury.
- April 25 (Day 38):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimony of Kaseem Abdul. Brian Oxman was fired by Mesereau.
- April 26 (Day 39):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Cynthia Montgomery & Hamid Moslehi.
- April 27 (Day 40):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Jackie. Testimony of Debbie Rowe Jackson.
- April 28 (Day 41):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Jackie. Cross examination of Debbie & then testimony of her lawyer Iris Finsilver.
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Jackie. Testimony of Ian Drew. The prosecution showed the Jury a book on children found at Neverland in 1993
- May 2 (Day 43):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of detective Craig Bonner & Beverly Wagner.
- May 3 (Day 44):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Steve Robel, John Duross & Rudy Provencio.
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. The prosecution rests its case after Rudy Provencio’s cross examination.
- May 5 (Day 46):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Jermaine. The defense opened his case with the testimonies of Wade Robson & Brett Barnes (who stayed at Neverland with their families)
- May 6 (Day 47):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Joy & Chantal Robson + Marie & Karlee Barnes.
- May 9 (Day 48):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Jermaine. Testimonies of Francine Contreras, Gayle Goforth, Violet Silva, Ramon Velasco & Joe Marcus.
- May 10 (Day 49):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Cross Examination of Joe Marcus.
- May 11 (Day 50):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimony of Macauley Culkin. The defense then showed the Jury the outtakes of the Bashir interviews.
- May 12 (Day 51):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Carlos Velasco & David LeGrand.
- May 13 (Day 52):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Randy. Testimony of Mark Geragos.
- May 16 (Day 53)
Michael in court with Katherine & Randy. Testimonies of Dr Jean Seamount, Tiffany Haynes, Carole Mc Coy, Kathryn Bernard, Maria Gomez, Shane Meredith, Brian Salce, Russ Birchim & Angel VIvanco.
- May 17 (Day 54):
Michael in court with Katherine & Randy. Cross examination of Angel Vivanco followed by the testimonies of Irene Peters, Karen Walker & Simone Jackson (Michael’s cousin)
- May 18 (Day 55):
Michael in court with Katherine & Randy. Cross examination of Simone Jackson followed by the testimonies of her brother Rijo , their mother Michelle Jackson (Michael’s aunt), Christian Robinson & Vernee Watson-Johnson.
- May 19 (Day 56):
Michael in court with Katherine. The judge refused to allow the testimonies of Larry King & Michael Viner because they are “hearsay”. The next witness was Chris Tucker’s girlfriend Azja Pyor. The defense then proceded by showing to the Jury a video presentation of Neverland.
- May 20 (Day 57):
Michael in court with Katherine & Randy. Mark Geragos completes his testimony.
- May 23 (Day 58):
Michael in court with Katherine. Testimonies of Mercy Manriquez, Michael Radakovitch, Marion Arvizo & Connie Keenan.
- May 24 (Day 59):
Michael in court with Katherine. Testimonies of Jay Leno, Sulli McCullough, Monica de los Santos, Mary Holzer, Anthony Ranieri, Karen Brando, Prudence Brando, Dr Philip Esplin, Julio Avila, Leslie Wraggs, Arlene Kennedy & Chris Tucker.
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. The defense rests its case after Chris Tucker’s cross examination. The prosecution then opened it’s rebuttal with the testimonies of Timothy Rooney & Jesus Salas.
- May 26 (Day 61):
Michael in court with Katherine & Joe. Testimonies of Christine Klausner, Gearge Erwin & William Dickerman.
- May 27 (Day 62):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Randy. Testimonies of Steve Robel & Craig Bonner. The prosecution rests it’s rebuttal by showing the Jury a video of Gavin’s police deposition in July 2003. The defense declines to make a rebuttal so Judge Melville declares the testimonies over.
- May 31 (Day 63):
Special hearing where the Judge & the lawyers determined the rules of Jury deliberations. Neither Michael, nor the Jury attended court.
- June 1 (Day 64):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe & Randy where Judge Melville gave the Jury the rules of Jury Deliberations.
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe, Randy, Jermaine & Tito. Ron Zonen gave his closing statement followed by Tom Mesereau who didn’t have time to finish.
Frank Tyson spoke for the first time to defend Michael in an interview to Prime Time Live on ABC.
- June 3 (Day 67):
Michael in court with Katherine, Joe, Janet and LaToya.
Tom Mesereau completed his closing arguments.
- June 3-13 :
- June 13 :
- June 14 :
Michael’s acquittal was seen everywhere in the media. Mesereau gave an interview to Larry King. Michael, Grace and the kids left Neverland and went to San Diego to stay at Deepak Choprah’s home.
Michael’s passeport was returned to him as well as his $3 million bail.
- June 19 :
Michael, Grace & the kids discretely leave the US and flew to Paris where they checked in the Crillon Hotel.
- June 29:
Michael, Grace & the kids left Paris and go to Manama , the capital of Barhain as guests to Prince Abdullah (a friend of Jermaine)
- Early July :
Grace took Prince & Paris to Los Angeles where they got to see Debbie for the first time in years at a Beverly Hills Hotel.
- July 11:
Fortress Investments sued Michael for $48 million, for the $437 million loan they gave him last November in order to pay back his $272 million debt to the Bank Of America.
- July 20:
In New Orleans, Judge Fallon was furious that neither Michael nor any of his layers attended a court proceeding in the Joseph Bartucci case.
Judge Melville ordered Sneddon to give back any material belonging to Michael from the raid at Neverland except the 1993 body pictures
- July 25:
Sony released a new double CD Greatest Hits titled ‘The Essential’ as well as the live DVD of The 1992 Dangerous Tour in Bucharest’ .
Michael chose to film his HBO Dangerous Tour concert special in Bucharest in order to highlight the plight of Romanian orphans.
- August 3:
It was rumored that Michael gave an exclusive interview to the version of OK Magazine.
Two jury members were about to publish a book about Michael caused a great controversy
- August 18:
Court Hearing in the Joseph Bartucci case in New Orleans. Judge Eldon Fallon fined Michael $10,000 for failing to be represent at a previous hearing. Michael’s new attorney was Charles Gay & Bartucci’s new attorney was William Pigg.
- August 20:
Michael had lunch at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai with a Bahraini delegation.
- August 23:
Janet Arvizo was charged with a five counts complaint of welfare fraud by the Los Angeles District Attorney.
- August 29:
He spent one week in Dubai with Prince Abdullah & top Arab motor sport personality Mohamed Ben Sulayem.
- September 6:
Raymone Bain announced that Michael had wrote a new charity song named “From The Bottom Of My Heart” for the victims of the hurricane Katrina in New Orleans . He wanted to record the song within the next two weeks with other recording superstars and will release it on 2 Seas Records, a label owned by Prince Abdullah & Jermaine Jackson.
- September 16:
Michael phoned Linda Deutsch from the Associated Press through Raymone Bain.
- September 23:
Michael was at the Dorchester Hotel in London to give a deposition for Marc Schaffel’s suit. He’s accompanied by his lawyers Thomas Mesereau & Michael Sydow while Schaffel was accompanied by his lawyer Howard King & Dieter Wiesner.
- October 6:
Michael was at the Dorchester Hotel in London with Grace, Prince, Paris , Blanket, Raymone , Thomas Mesereau & Prince Abdullah.
- October 7:
Michael was mobbed by his fans when he went out of his hotel to go to the legendary recording studio of Abbey Road
- October 8:
Michael & Grace took the kids to see the stage show of Billy Elliot. They were accompanied by Mark Lester & his family.
- October 9:
Michael went to Madame Tussaud wax museum with his kids, Raymone, Grace & Prince Abdullah.
- October 12:
Michael took Prince, Paris & Blanket to Harrods where they were greeted by owner Mohamed Al Fayed.
- October 16:
Michael & Grace took Prince, Paris & Blanket to see the movie Wallace & Grommit.
- October 18:
Michael & his entourage left London .
- October 20:
Michael had once again been summoned to appear in court – but this time as a juror. Thomas Mesereau informed that Michael would not be be able to attend because he was seeking permanent residency in Bahrain
- October 27:
Michael’s lawyer Brent Ayscough confirmed that Michael had filed a counter suit against Marc Schaffel , accusing him of concealing and misappropriating funds and he had also settled a lawsuit filed by an antiques dealer whom alleged had not fully paid for $380,000 worth of goods.
While in Barhain, Michael coordinated the recording of FTBOMH in Los Angeles with artists such as R Kelly, The O’Jays, Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Shirley Caesar, James Ingram, Babyface. He also renamed the song “I Have A Dream”.
- November 5 :
Michael & the kids were back in Dubai where they stayed at the Royal Mirage
Michael had to be escorted by the police after mistakenly entering a ladies room in the Egyptian Court of Ibn Battuta Mall (Dubai)
Michael attended the Dubai Desert Rally racing tournament at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi hotel in Dubai with close friend and renowned UAE rally driver Mohammad Ben Sulayem and Saeed Hareb, managing director of the Dubai International Marine Club.
- November 15 :
Michael & his kids arrived in Muscat (Oman) where they stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
Michael’s longtime head of security Bill Bray died at the age of 80.
- November 19 :
Michael & his kids stayed at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat
- November 21 :
Michael’s former business partner & adviser Dieter Wiesner filed a civil complaint against Michael & his society Triumph in Los Angeles demanding $64 million for fraud & breach of contract of MJ Net Entertainment.
- November 22 :
A new controversy arose when US TV show Good Morning America played excerpts from phone recorded message left by Michael to Marc Shaffel in 2003 which contained an anti-semetic words
- November 24 :
Michael, Grace & the kids had dinner at the American Ambassador’s residence in Oman for Thanksgiving.
- December 1 :
In response to tabloid reports claiming Tom Sneddon was investigating Michael reported use of illegal drugs, Michael’ s lawyer Brent Ayscough said that Michael used an amount of prescription drugs, but does not take anything illegal or obtain anything in an illegal manner.
- December 19 :
Court hearing in the Debbie Rowe’ s children visitation rights case in Los Angeles.
On the eve of the deadline date for the reimbursement of Michael’s $270 million loan to Bank Of America, Fortress Investments accepted to give one more delay to Michael.
- December 22 :
Michael spent $40,000 on Christmas shopping at Ashraf’s Department Store.
- December 23 :
Michael spent $35,000 on Christmas shopping at the Panasonic Store. He has invited the Cascio and Lester families to spend the holidays with him in Bahrain.
- December 24/25 :
- Michael took 18 people to see King Kong at the Seef Mall Movie Theatre.
Later, they went the to the International Italian Circus and they spent Christmas’s eve all together.
- December 30 :
Michael & his guests returned to the to the Seef Mall to see the new Harry Potter movie.
- December 31 :
Michael & his guests spent New Year’s eve at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain where they had rented 3 luxury villas
1993~ MJ’s 1st Christmas at Neverland, Heal LA, Superbowl, Oprah, “Give In To Me”, “Watzupwitu”, “Will You Be There”, Shoe Patent, Dangerous Tour, “Dangerous”
- Early January:
Back from Japan, Michael celebrated his first Christmas at Neverland with Elizabeth Taylor
- January 9 :
Michael and Oprah Winfrey made a photo shoot to promote their upcoming TV Special for ABC.
Michael started rehearsing for his upcoming “American Music Awards” and “Superbowl” performances.
- January 16:
Michael attended the NAACP Image Awards with Katherine in Pasadena, California.
He received the Best Video Of The Year Award for “Black Or White” and the Entertainer Of The Year Award.
Patti Labelle sang “Will You Be There” with Michael joining for the last verse.
- January 18:
Michael appeared at the Pre-Inaugural Celebration for Bill Clinton and joined other celebrities (including Diana Ross) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to sing “We Are The World”.
- January 19:
Michael sang “Gone Too Soon” & “Heal The World” at the 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala.
- January 25:
Michael opened the American Music Awards ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with a performance of “Dangerous”. He also received three awards including the first ever International Artist Award presented by Elizabeth Taylor & Eddie Murphy.
- January 26:
Michael attended a press conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to accept a check for $100,000 from the NFL and Frito Lay (Sponsor of the Superbowl) and $500,000 from Best Foundation for his Heal The World Foundation.
Heal LA was launched at this event.
- January 31:
Michael performed a medley of “Jam”, “Billie Jean”, “Black Or White” and “Heal The World” at the Superbowl Halftime Show in the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California before an audience of 100,000 in the stadium and 133 million on TV.
- February 8:
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine with Oprah Winfrey.
- February 10:
Michael Jackson Talked to Oprah is telecast live from Neverland Valley around the world attracting around 100 million viewers. During the interview, Michael revealed that he suffered from a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of his skin. He also showed his ranch to the world, premiered the video of “Give In To Me” and improvises a beat box on “Who Is It” after doing the Moonwalk. Elizabeth Taylor made a surprise appearance to support her friend.
- February 24:
Michael attended the Grammy Awards with Brooke Shields where Janet presented him with the Grammy Legend Award. Following the presentation, Michael & Brooke attended the Polygram Party at A&M Studios and later appeared at the Sony Party in Century City .
- February 26:
Michael was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
He talked about Elizabeth Taylor in a video for the Arts & Entertainment Network.
- Late February:
Michael invited Jordan Chandler, his sister Lily & mother June to Neverland for the first time.
- March 9:
Michael attended the Soul Train Awards with Bill Bray where he won two awards + the Humanitarian Award Of The Year presented by Eddie Murphy. He also performed “Remember The Time” seated in a gold chair because he twisted his ankle the night before
- March 11:
Walking on crutches, Michael attended an American Film Industry dinner in honor of Elizabeth Taylor at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles .
- March 27:
Michael gave five-minute speech in front of 1200 teachers and politicians at a conference in the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles which was sponsored by the Milken Family Trust.
- Late March:
Michael took Jordy, Lily & June Chandler to Las Vegas & Disneyworld.
“Who Is It” is released in the while “Give In To Me” is released in the rest of the world.
- April 11:
Joe, Katherine, Jemaine, Tito, Randy & Jackie gave an interview from Hayvenhurst to ABC’s Day One program.
- April 15:
The video to “Watzupwitu”, a duet between Michael & Eddie Murphy premiered on FOX & BET.
- April 26:
As part of Heal L.A drive, Michael visited Los Angeles South Central with Caroline Bingham & Adrian Grant.
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine with Eddie Murphy.
- Early May:
Evan Chandler invited Michael to spend time with his son at his house
Michael was with Former President Jimmy Carter, were in Atlanta for “Heal Our Children/Heal The World” initiative, to promote “Atlanta Project Immunization Drive”. Afterward, Michael joined Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Emmanuel Lewis & Lisa Marie Presley in the front row during the Kids Celebration at OMNI.
- May 9:
Michael checked in the Hotel de Paris in with Jordy, Lily & June + Bob Jones.
- May 10:
Michael dined with Prince Albert De Monaco.
- May 12:
- May 13:
Michael & the Chandlers left Monaco By helicopter and in Nizza transfers to a plane to Paris where they spent three day visiting Disneyland .
- May 16:
Michael & the Chandlers returned back to Los Angeles.
- May 18:
Michael received two awards at the BMI Pop Awards Dinner at the Regency Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles .
- May 19:
Michael received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Norris McWhirther, the Editor of the Guinness Museum of World Records in Los Angeles.
- May 24:
“Will You Be There”, the eighth single from Dangerous was released worldwide.
- May 27:
ASCAP presented Michael with three awards for Dangerous.
Michael invented and received a United States Patent. This creation provided a new design for shoes which allowed him to create the desired anti gravity visual effect during his performances… Smooth Criminal.
Michael was on the cover of LIFE magazine with an exclusive cover story of Neverland.
- June 5:
Michael was interviewed by Rick Dees on the Radio Sation KIIS FM in Los Angeles .
- June 10:
Michael made an appearance at an afternoon rally at a middle school in Los Angeles to launch a new DARE program.
The American Friends of Hebrew University awarded their 1994 Scopus Award to Michael Jackson.
Michael started working on a short film named “Is This Scary” with Stephen King and Mick Garris for a song scheduled to appear on “The Adam Family Values” soundtrack.
Evan Chandler & his attorney Barry Rothman set a plot to extort money from Michael. During a phone call to Dave Schwartz (Jordy’s stepfather), Evan threatened to destroys Michael if he didnt get what he wanted. Michael’s attorney Bert Fields hired private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
- July 9 :
Dave & June Schwartz played the tape conversation to Pellicano who then visited Jordy & Lily at Michael’s Century City condominium.
- July 11:
Chandler & Rothman asked June To let Jordy stay with Evan for a “one week visitation period”
- August 4:
Evan & Jordy met Michael & Pellicano in a suite at the Westwood Marquis Hotel (this was the last time Michael & Jordy ever saw each other)
Later that evening, Pellicano went to Rothman’s office where he & Chandler made their demand for $20 millions
- August 13:
During another meeting in Rothman’s office, Pellicano proposed a counter offer : a $ 350 000 screenwriting deal but Chandler rejected
Rothman made a counter demand: a deal for three screenplays or nothing but Pellicano refused it
- August 16:
On behalf of June Schwartz, attorney Michael Freeman notified Rothman that he will be filing paper early the next morning that will force Chandler to turn over Jordy.
Reacting quickly Chandler took Jordy to psychiatrist Mathis Abrams. During a three hour session, Jordy (under drug sodium Amytal) lied and accused Michael
Abrams, who was required by law to report any such accusations to authorities called a social worker at the Department of Children’s Services who in turn contacted the police
- August 17:
The Los Angeles Police Department officially opened a criminal investigation against Michael Jackson based on accusations of child molestation made by Jordy Chandler
- August 21:
Michael arrived in Bangkok, Taiwan for the third leg of his Dangerous World Tour.
The Los Angeles Police Department served search warrant on Michael’s Neverland Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara and on his condominium in Century City .
- August 23:
Michael attended a Pepsi Tour Press Conference at the Oriental Hotel.
- August 24:
Michael gave a concert in Bangkok while the media revealed that Michael is under criminal investigation for child molestation which became one of the biggest scandals af all time and dominated newspapers, magazines, TV shows and tabloids for many months to come
Michael’s criminal lawyer, Howard Weitzman read a statement to the press on behalf of Michael while Anthony Pellicano revealed the accusations are the result of a failed attempt to extort money from Michael
- August 25:
Michael’s second concert in Bangkok was rescheduled to August 26 because Michael was suffering from acute dehydration
Elizabeth Taylor flew to to be with Michael.
- August 26:
Michael’s concert was is again rescheduled for August 27 (MJ released an audio-taped message to his fans)
Brett Barnes & Wade Robson appeared on CNN to defend Michael
Michael finally performed his second concert in Bangkok .
- August 28:
Michael arrived in Singapore.
- August 29:
Concert in Singapoure on Michael’s 35th birthday;
- August 30:
Joseph, Katherine, Jermaine, Tito & Rebbie Jackson gave a press conference to support Michael & announce the Jackson Family Honors
Police searched Michael’s hotel room at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
The second concert in Singapore was cancelled when Michael collapsed backstage moments before the show is due to begin suffering from a severe migraine.
- August 31:
Michael underwent a brain scan in hospital and he released a second audio-taped message to apologize for the late cancellation of his concert.
Attorney Gloria Allred was retained to represent Jordy Chandler.
- September 1:
Michael performed his second concert in Singapore
- September 2:
Many attendees at the MTV Video Music Awards expressed well wishes for Michael.
- September 3:
Michael arrived in Taipei with Elizabeth Taylor. Joe, Katherine, Jermaine, Jackie, Rebbie & the 3T also arrived in Taipei to support him.
- September 4:
Michael performed concert in Taipei .
- September 5:
Michael went shopping at Toy’s R Us in Taipei with the 3T.
- September 6:
Michael performed his second concert in Taipei .
- September 7:
Michael & the 3T arrive in Fukuoka, Japan then boarded a bus to Huis Ten Bosh, a theme park, where they stayed for two days.
- September 9:
Michael returned to Fukuoka .
- September 10:
Michael was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
He performed in concert in Fukuoka .
- September 11:
Second concert in Fukuoka .
- September 12:
Michael arrived in Moscow, Russia
- September 13:
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.
MJ went shopping in Moscow and toured the Kremlin museum ad armory.
- September 14:
Gloria Allred mysteriously resigned from representing Jordy and was replaced by Larry Feldman.
A civil suit against Michael was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Michael recorded a video, marching with Russian army soldiers.
- September 15:
Michael performed in concert in Moscow .
- September 17:
Michael arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel with his friend Dominic Cascio and his children Frank & Eddie.
- September 18:
Michael visited Jerusalem.
- September 19:
Michael performed in concert in Tel Aviv.
- September 21:
Second concert in Tel Aviv.
Two detectives went to Manila to question Mark & Faye Quindoy.
- September 22:
Michael arrived in Istanbul, Turquy with Frank & Eddie. He went to the theater To watch Jurassik Park
- September 23:
Michael performed in concert in Istanbul .
- September 24:
Michael arrived in Tenerife with the Cascios.
- September 26:
Michael performed in concert in Tenerife. Minutes before the show he met with Laurent Hopman, the president of the French fan-club.
- September 27-October 6:
Following the cancellation of the South African concerts due to continued violence there, Michael took a break and went to Switzerland with Frank & Eddie.
They stayed at Elizabeth Taylor’s chalet in Gstaad for several days and then visited Geneva .
- October 6:
Michel arrived in Buenos Aires with Frank & Eddie.
- October 8/10/12:
Concerts in Buenos Aires .
- October 13:
Michael arrives in Sao Paulo, Brasil
- October 15/17:
Concerts in Sao Paulo .
- October 18:
Michael arrives in Santiago, Chile
- October 21:
Michael’s first concert in Santiago was cancelled due to a back injury.
- October 23:
Michael performed in Santiago .
- October 24:
Michael arrived in Mexico
- October 27:
Michael met the President of Mexico.
- October 29:
Michael performed his concert before 100,000 people in Mexico
- October 31:
Second concert before 100,000 people in Mexico
Michael’s grandfather, Samuel Jackson died at the age of 90.
- November 2:
Michael canceled his third Mexican concert due to a severe toothache.
- November 5:
Michael attended a party for children at the Hard Rock Café.
- November 7:
Third concert in Mexico
- November 8:
While the Jackson family was in Phoenix for Samuel Jackson’s funerals, the police search the Hayvenhurst home.
- November 9:
Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky flew to to join Michael.
Fourth concert in Mexico
- November 11:
Michael performed the 69th and last concert of the Dangerous World Tour in Mexico.
- November 12:
Michael left with Liz & Larry, stopping off in Canada and Iceland and finally landed at Luton airport in England. Liz & Larry flew on to Gstaad while Michael went to London .
Michael announced in an audio-taped message that he canceled the rest of the tour in order to seek treatment
- November 14:
A spokesman for Pepsi Co announced their relationship with Michael Jackson was over.
Following Elton John’s advice, Michael checked in a private detox clinic in London .
- November 16:
Police obtained a strip search warrant for Michael Jackson
- November 23:
“Dangerous”, The Short Films was released on VHS
- November 24:
The administration of Michael’s music catalogue ATV moved from MCA Music to EMI Music Publishing.
Los Angeles Superior Court judge, David Rothman set March 21, 1994, as the date for the civil suit against Michael to begin, denying a request from Michael’s attorneys to delay the proceddings until the criminal investigation was completed.
- November 29 :
Michael was on the cover of People magazine.
- December 02 :
Katherine and Jermaine appeared on CNN’sShowbiz Today and Hard Copy to defend Michael
- December 06 :
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.
- December 10 :
Michael left London and returned home to Neverland.
- December 14 :
Six members of the Jackson family appeared on BET live from Hayvenhurst to support Michael.
- December 15 :
Blanca Francia, Michael’s former personal maid gave a deposition in the civil lawsuit and sold her story to tabloid TV show Hard Copy claiming that her son Jason was a victim
- December 20 :
Attorney Johnnie Cochran joined Michael’s legal team with Howard Weitzman. Cochran replaces Bert Fields.
- December 22 :
Live from Neverland and around the world, Michael made a 4 minutes statement where he claimed his innocence and revealed that earlier this week he was forced bt the LAPD and SBPD to submit to a photo session of his body
- December 28 :
Concert promoter Marcel Avram filed a $20 million breach of contract against Michael claiming Michael’s true condition was concealed on signing the contracts for the Dangerous Tour.
- December 30/31 :
Michael appeared in public for the first time since returning home at Treasure Island Las Vegas with friends Steve Wynn and Michael Milken.
Here is the concert full length in longer videos:
~1992~ Crowned ‘KING’, “Remember The Time”, “In The Closet”, “Jam”, “Who Is It”, Dancing The Dream, Dangerous Tour, Pepsi Commercials, Heal the World, “An American Dream
Deepak Choprah introduced Grace Rwamba to Michael and she was hired as a secretary at MJJ Productions.
Michael is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The single of “Remember The Time” was released.
- February 2:
Fox, BET & MTV simultaneously premiered the 9 minute short film for “Remember The Time”.
- February 3:
Michael held a press conference at Radio City Music Hall in New York to announce his new endorsement deal with Pepsi + his new world tour to raise funds for his newly formed Heal The World Foundation.
- February 5:
Michael was in Washington D.C to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from NABOB (National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters) Reverend Jesse Jackson presented him the award.
- February 10:
Michael departed from Los Angeles for a one week tour of Africa (with Brett Barnes)
- February 11:
Michael was welcomed by 100 000 people when he arrives in Libreville. President Omar Bongo presented him with a Medal Of Honor at the Ambassador’s Hall in the Presidential Palace.
- February 12-18:
The town of Oyen welcomed Michael and he is crowned “King Of Sami” by tribal chief Amon N’Djafolk.
In Dar-Es-Salaam, Michael was the guest of President Ali Hassan.
- February 19:
Michael arrived in London with his young Australian friend Brett Barnes at the Dorchester Hotel
- February 20:
Michael appeared on the cover of Jet magazine with Eddie Murphy & Iman.
Michael & Brett visited Hamleys Toy Store and Rock Circus on Piccadilly Circus
- February 21:
Michael visited Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
- February 22:
Michael visited Benny Hill at the Royal Brompton Hospital
- February 23:
Michael returned back to Los Angeles .
- March 16:
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine with an interview in Africa .
- March 29:
Michael filmed the video for ‘In The Closet” directed by Herb Ritts and featuring Naomi Campbell.
He had dinner with the winner of a MTV Contest.
- April :
The single of “In The Closet” was released.
- April 20:
Michael was in Chicago to film the video for “Jam”: featuring Michael Jordan, Kriss Kross and rapper Heavy D
- April 23:
The “In The Closet” video was premiered on FOX, MTV & BET.
Michael was on the cover of Ebony magazine. Michael met Jordan Chandler. Grace Rwaramba was hired at MJJ Productions.
- May 1:
Michael was in Washington to accept a Point Of Light Award from President Bush. While in Washington , Michael visited a little girl, Raynal Pope, who was mauled by dogs.
- May 6:
Michael covered the funeral costs of Ramon Sanchez who was killed by a stray bullet during the LA riots.
Michael rehearsed for his new tour & recorded the video for “Who Is It”
- June 3:
- June 18:
“Dancing The Dream”, a book of poetry & essays from Michael Jackson was published by Doubleday.
- June 19:
The Jam video was premiered on FOX, BET & MTV.
- June 23:
Michael arrived in London to hold a press conference about his Heal The World Foundation
- June 24:
Michael & his entourage arrived in Munich. Traveling with him are Brett Barnes, Bob Jones, Bill Bray, Wayne Nagin, Karen Faye, Michael Bush & the whole tour crew.
- June 25:
Michael filmed the video for “Give In To Me” with Slash in Munich .
- June 26:
Michael presented a check to the Mayor of Munich for the city’s needy children at the capital’s City Hall.
- June 27:
Michael kicked off the Dangerous World Tour at the Olympic Stadium in Munich .
- June 29:
Michael visited the Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam to donate $200, 000.
- June 30/July 1:
The new Jackson/Pepsi commercials “Dreams” and “Ill Be There” are aired on TV.
The single “Jam” was released in US, while “Who Is It is” was released in Europe .
- July 4:
Concert in Rome
- July 6/7:
Concerts in Monza
- July 11:
Concert in Cologne
- July 13:
The “Who Is It” video is premiered on BBC but Michael withdrew it the day after.
- July 15:
Concert in Oslo
- July 17/18:
Concerts in Stockholm
- July 20:
- July 22:
Concert in Werchter
- July 25:
Concert in Dublin
- July 26:
Michael visited Disneyland Paris for the first time with Brett Barnes.
- July 29:
Michael arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in London with Mickey & Minnie characters. Later he donated checks in the Dorchester Hotel.
- July 30:
Concert in Wembley.
Michael met Prince Charles backstage before his second Wembley concert and presented him with a check for $200, 000 for the Prince’s Trust.
Michael canceled the third Wembley concert at the last minute.
Concert in Cardiff
Concert in Bremen
Concert in Hambourg
Concer in Hameln
Concert in Leeds
Concert in Glasgow
Concerts in Wembley
Concert in Vienna
Concert in Frankfurt
Michael spent his 34th birthday in Regensburg at the castle of Princess Gloria Von Thurn And Taxis .
Concert in Ludwigshafen
“Jam” was released in Europe .
Concert in Beyreuth
Michael phoned to Ryan White’s mother during her appearance at the Maury Povich US TV Show.
Concert in East Berlin
Michael canceled his concert in Gelsenkirchen because of severe throat problems.
Concert in Lausanne
Michael canceled another concert in Basel
Concert at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris .
Concert in Toulouse
Concert in Barcelona
Concert in Oviedo
Concert in Madrid
Concert in Lisbon, Portugal
September 28 :
Michael in Bucharest, Romania
September 30 :
Michael officially launched his Heal The World Foundation at an orphanage in Bucharest in presence of the prime minister of Romania.
Michael’s concert in Bucharest was broadcast live on radio & TV to 61 countries in the world
Michael arrived in Istanbul
Michael consulted a Harley Street specialist regarding throat problems. Michael had to cancel the rest of the European tour in order to rest.
Michael flew back home.
cable TV network HBO broadcast another version of the Bucharest concert earning the highest cable TV ratings in history
Michael was on the cover of TV Guide.
Inside a hanger at New York ’s John F Kennedy Airport , Michael witnessed the loading of 43 tons of medical supplies flown by Heal The World & Americares.
At the Billboard Music Awards, Michael accepted two awards through a video presentation filmed earlier with Phil Collins at Neverland.
Michael arrived in Tokyo and checked in to the Capitol Hotel.
At a press conference at the American Consulate, Michael accepted a check for $100,000 for Heal The World.
Concert at the Tokyo Dome.
Michael visited Sega Enterprises and discussed a new project.
Michael visited Disneyland Tokyo.
Concerts at the Tokyo Dome.
Michael flew to Nagasaki-Ken to visit the amusement park Huis Ten with Tito’s children, the 3T.
Michael returned to Disneyland Tokyo with the 3T.
Last concerts at the Tokyo Dome with Slash playing the guitar