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Don Cornelius: “You think you may be a big movie star one day?” Michael Jackson: “Yes I’d like to give it a try.” 1976 ~♥~

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LaToya Jackson : June/July 2011 “Michael was murdered”


LaToya Jackson on HLN July 22, 2011 speaking about Michael’s murder:

“Follow the money trail..”

LaToya Jackson on The View July 21, 2011:

LaToya Jackson on GDLA June 30, 2011:

LaToya Jackson on Piers Morgan June 2011:


2006 ~ MTV Japan MTV Awards, SMAP Japan variety show, The Michael Jackson Company, Shaffel vs. Jackson Trial, music with Will I Am, World Music Awards, MJ moved back to US (Las Vegas)

  • January 7 :

Michael went to see the movie ‘Oliver Twist’ at the Dana Mall with Grace & the kids

  • January 13 :

Michael was invited by the Al Gosaibi family to their wedding celebrations and he surprised everyone by showing up at the marriage ceremony. Michael, his children, & Grace have now moved into a mansion in Sanad, about 10km south of Manama.

  • January 18 :

In a recent investigation by federal authorities, it was concluded that the animals at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch were not being mistreated.

  • January 23 :

Neverland’s veterinarian Dr Martin Dinnes revealed that lawsuit over unpaid bills has been settled.

  • January 25 :

Michael was seen at a shopping mall in Manama, disguised as a Bahraini woman and accompanied by Blanket, Prince, Paris & Grace.

  • January 26 :

Michael, Grace & the kids flew to Hamburg in to visit the Shleiter family but upon arriving to their house, fans and reporters arrived after hearing the news of his arrival on the radio.

  • January 30 :

Unable to go out because of the fans & reporters in front of the house, Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids left Hamburg and flew to Venice.
They landed in Marco Polo airport and traveled to Florence where they checked in to Weistein Excelsior Hotel

  • February 3 :

They left Florence and went to the Neapolitan Riviera resort of Sorrento where they stayed at The Villa Savarese.

  • February 8 :

They left Sorrento and went to Roma.

  • February 11 :

They flew from Roma to London .

They stayed on and off at Cliveden in Berkshire.

February 13:

Michael hosted a big party for Prince’s 9th birthday.

  • February 15 :

The California Court of Appeal ruled that Debbie Rowe’s parental rights were not terminated by an earlier court order and that she can pursue custody of Prince & Paris.

  • February 21 :

Michael hosted a big party for Blanket’s 4th birthday.

  • February 23 :

Thomas Mesereau confirmed that he was no longer Michael’s attorney but they remained close friends.
Michael, Grace & the kids moved from Cliveden to the Buckland Manor Hotel near Broadway and they visited Mark Lester at his home in Cheltenham.

  • March 2:

Michael, Grace & the kids went back to Cliveden.

  • March 6 :

Jermaine Jackson appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live to refute claims from Stacy Brown that he was planning a damaging book on Michael.

  • March 9 :

Following complaints from Neverland employees who hadn’t been paid since December 23, authorities decided to close the ranch and ordered Michael to pay $69,000 in fines for allowing his insurance to lapse + $100,000 in fines for not paying the employees and $306,000 for the 3 months wages of the 69 employees

  • March 11 :

Michael, Grace & the kids return to Manama. Michael had dinner with Prince Abdullah at The Hunting Lodge.

  • March 12 :

Michael watched the Bahrain Grand Prix from the VIP tower and he then attended the official Formula One after party at Manama where he met DJ Whoo Kid.

  • March 13 :

Michael had dinner with Prince Abdullah, DJ Whoo Kid & John Legend and they discussed musical collaborations with 50 Cent & Kayne West.

  • March 16 :

Employees of Neverland were summoned to the ranch in staggered groups, given back pay for 12 weeks and were told incorrect info including the ranch had been shut down by Michael.

  • Early April :

Michael attended a private party in Bahrain where he met Arab singer Ragheb Alama.
Michael’s lawyers filed a Petition for Review with the California State Supreme Court. They ask the State Court to review an earlier decision that helped clear the way for Debbie to argue for custody rights to Prince & Paris.

  • April 03 :

Michael hosted a big party for Paris’ 8th birthday.

  • April 13 :

It was announced that Michael has restructured his finances. “Following negotiations with several leading financial institutions, Mr. Jackson has concluded refinancing with affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, the lender that currently holds secured debts that were previously held by Bank of America,” the statement said.

Qays H. Zubi Attorneys & Legal Consultants were part of an advisory team that included Bahrain-based financial adviser Ahmed Al Khan, it said.

The music catalog that Jackson co-owns, known as Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, includes 200 Beatles hits and is thought to be worth $1 billion. The deal ultimately would require Jackson to sell half of his 50 percent share in the catalog to Sony, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations.

  • April 18 :

It was announced that Michael had hired English music mogul Guy Holmes as new manager who is also named CEO of Two Seas Records, the label founded by ruler Sheik Abdulla Hamad Al-Khalifa & Jermaine Jackson. Michael was currently writing a new album which was due for release late next year on 2 Seas Records.

  • April 19 :

Michael Jackson met with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Safriya Palace in Safriya ( Bahrain )

  • May 22 :

Michael was in London to give a second deposition for the Marc Schaffel’s lawsuit.

  • May 23 :

Michael talked briefly to Showbiz Reporter Fiona Cummins at the London offices of Harrods where he wa s visiting Mohamed Al Fayed.

  • May 24 :

The California Supreme Court declined Michael’s appeal against ex-wife Debbie Rowe regarding her parental rights.

  • May 26 :

Michael arrived in Tokyo, Japan with his children and Grace.
They were joined by Raymone Bain.

  • May 27 :

Michael (accompanied by Raymone) attended the MTV Japan Awards ceremony at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium in Tokyo where he was presented with the MTV Legend Award.

  • May 28 :

Michael visited an orphanage in Tokyo with Grace, Prince, Paris & Raymone.

 

  • May 29 :

Michael had business meetings in his hotel and then went out shopping

  • May 30 :

Michael & Grace took the kids to the Tokyo Disneyland.

  • May 31 :

Michael made a surprise appearance on widly popular SMAP variety show in Japan.

  • June 1 :

Michael & Raymone Bain signed an agreement appointing her as his personal general manager and president of his new company, The Michael Jackson Company

June 2:

Michael, his children, and Grace left Tokyo.

  • June 12 :

Michael who is in Versailles, France with Anton Grace & the kids gave a deposition in the Prescient case.

  • June 14 :

Michael, Anton, Grace & the kids went to Disneyland Paris where they checked in to the New York Hotel.

  • June 23 :

Michael, Grace, Anton & the kids left Disneyland Paris & flew to Cork in Ireland.

  • June 27 :

In what is the first of a sweeping restructuring of his personal and business affairs, Michael severed ties with his long-time accounts and business managers, Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, with Bahrani attorneys Qays Zu’bi and Grahame Nelson, and Gut Records executive, Guy Holmes.

He has also established ‘The Michael Jackson Company, Inc.’, with plans to phase out MJJ Productions.In other related matters, he has named Spokesperson Raymone K. Bain as General Manager, and has retained N.Y.-based L. Londell McMillan and The McMillan Firm, known for business restructurings and turnarounds, to oversee legal matters pertaining to his business affairs. Michael had previously announced plans to record an album which he predicted would be released in 2007.

His recent Japan tour was the first in what would be a line of public appearances, and he was reviewing numerous offers to tour musically, which he planed to embark upon within the next several months.

Michael, who was in Ireland on personal business, planned on relocating to Europe in the near future. He was continuing to build his management team and other appointments would be forthcoming.

  • June 28 (Day 1 of Shaffel VS Jackson civil trial):

A jury was selected in Santa Monica and Suprior Court.  Judge Jacqueline Connor allowed Michael ‘s lawyer, Thomas Mundell & Schaffel’s lawyer Howard King to give mini opening statements.

  • June 29 (Day 2):

Howard King opened his case by showing the Jury part of Michael’s videotaped deposition then he calls his first witness Allan Whitman.

  • June 30 (Day 3):

The defense called Evelyn Tavasci, Michael’s assistant for 15 years

  • July 3 :

Debbie sued Michael at Los Angeles Superior Court for failing to pay her what he promised after their divorce. She was seeking an immediate payment of $195,000 + $50,000 in living expenses.

  • July 5 (Day 4):

Testimonies of Marc Schaffel & Al Malnik.

  • July 6 (Day 5):

Marc Schaffel was cross examined by Thomas Mundell and the Jurors got to see more of Michael’s videotaped deposition.

  • July 7 (Day 6):

End of Schaffel’s cross examination. Howard King showed the Jury more of Michael’s depositions + audio clips of Michael’s voicemails left on Schaffel’s answering machine.
He then rests his case and the defense called her next witness Raul Perez.

  • July 10 (Day 7):

The defense called Michael’s former lawyer Zia Modabber.

  • July 11 (Day 8):

Zia Modabber was cross examined by Schaffel’s lawyer. The defense then calls forensic accountant Jan Goren.

  • July 12 (Day 9):

Jan Goren was cross examided. The defense rests its case and Howard King gave his closing arguments.

  • July 13 (Day 10):

Thomas Mundell gave his closing arguments and the case went to Jury deliberations.

  • July 14 (verdict day) :

In a split decision, Santa Monica civil court jury awards $900,000 to Schaffel in his complaint and $200,000 to Michael in his cross-complaint. F. Marc Schaffel originally sued for $3.8 million, but his claims were later reduced to $1.6 million, and his attorney ultimately asked the jury for $1.4 million in unpaid loans and expenses before deliberations began Thursday. Michael’s attorney had said Schaffel owed the Michael $660,000.

  • August 7 :

In what could be one of the biggest conspiracies in entertainment history, documents had been sent to Michael Jackson, and his representatives, which revealed a deliberate plan by some former attorneys as well as associates and advisors, to force Mr. Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy. The documents revealed that former attorneys actively solicited other attorneys, vendors and creditors to “join in a petition to place the client in involuntary bankruptcy.” Mr. Jackson who, on June 27, 2006, announced sweeping organizational changes, has instructed his legal team to investigate and file claims against those responsible for conspiracy, bad faith, and self dealing. These efforts may also result in civil and/or criminal charges, where appropriate. In addition, there was a strong possibility that these documents would be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General for review and possible involvement.“Mr. Jackson is neither shocked or surprised by these revelations,” says Raymone K. Bain, Michael Jackson’s General Manager. “Based on the timing of events that have impacted his personal and professional life in recent years, he has long been suspicious that some of those whom he entrusted to act on his behalf, and to advise him with respect to his personal and business affairs, may not have always acted in his best interests.”

  • August 29 :

Prince, Paris, Blanket & Grace threw a surprise birthday party for Michael at the luxurious Luggala Castle, in Co. Wicklow where they had neen staying for the past few weeks.

  • September 29 :

Michael & Debbie had reached a confidential settlement over their 3 years long dispute regarding Debbie’s visitation rights on Prince & Paris & money compensation.

Michael who was still in Ireland with Grace & the kids had recently met with hip hop producer Ron Feemster & his uncle/manager Charles Stanton to discuss possible collaboration on his his album.

He also asked Teddy Rilley and Will I AM from the Black Eyed Peas to work on new songs for him.

  • October 15 :

Michael agreed to let US journalist Billy Bush from Access Hollywood visit him at the Grouse Lodge residential recording studios in remote Westmeth, Ireland where he was staying with his children and Grace, and working on new music with producer Will I AM.

  • November 2/3 :

NBC aired Michael’s interview on Access Hollywood.

  • November 12 :

Michael arrived in London with Grace & the kids and they checked in to the Hempel hotel.

  • November 13 :

Michael was joined by Raymone and they had dinner at the Nobu restaurant with billionaire retail tycoon Sir Philip Green.  They then went to the Oxford Street branch of Topshop which Sir Philip opened up especially for Michael at midnight.

  • November 14 :

Michael went to the Guinness Book Of Records office in London to collect his certificates of records sales.

  • November 15 :

Michael attended the World Music Awards ceremony at Earl Court where Beyonce presented him with the Diamond Award for the Thriller sales and he performed a few lines of ‘We Are The World’.

  • November 16 :

Michael went to Royal Albert Hall with Grace, Raymone, and his children to see Mary Poppins

  • November 18 :

Michael & his entourage left London & went back to Ireland.

  • December 21 :

Michael’s attorneys filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the company Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, claiming negligence and breach of fiduciary duty

  • December 23 :

Michael, his children, and Grace arrived in Las Vegas on a private plane from Dublin (Ireland)

  • December 24/25 :

Michael went to shopping at the Forum Shop at Caesars.

He moved into a house owned by Luke Brugnara where he celebrated Christmas with Prince, Paris, Blanket & Grace.

  • December 30 :

Michael, along with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson & Raymone attends James Brown’s funerals held at the James Brown arena in Augusta, Georgia and made a speech.


Michael’s Interview With Geraldo Rivera – January 19, 2005. It aired on February 5, 2005..

On January 19, 2005 Michael Jackson was interviewed by Geraldo Rivera. It was aired on TV on February 5, 2005.

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#2  During the interview MJ revealed that he was working on a song to benefit the victims of the Tsunami disaster. He also talked about making music, movies, and how he sees himself:

#3  This part of the interview includes video inside Neverland, his passion for giving, and dedication to charities:

#4  This video will make you feel inspired:

#5  Geraldo defended MJ’s innocence.  The facts are undeniable:


~ 2003 ~ “Living With Michael Jackson” ~ Prince turns 6 ~ “The Footage You Were Not Meant To See” ~ Blanket’s 1st Birthday ~ Paris turns 5 ~ “Michael Jackson: Private Home Movies” ~ MJ went to Gary, Indiana ~ “One More Chance” ~ “What More Can I Give” ~ Number Ones ~ Neverland, Not A Home Anymore ~ 60 Minutes Interview ~

  • Early January :

In Miami, Michael gave an interview to tabloid The Globe where he spokes for the first time of his pain from the spider bite and he showed a picture of his leg.

  • January 5 :

Michael visited Maurice Gibbs (one of the Bee Gees) at a Miami hospital

  • January 11 :

Dieter Wiesner & Ronald Konitzer officially took over Michael’s management in a written agreement. The first project is to fire Michael’s previous managers Trudy Green & Howard Koffman. They also worked on a project named MJ Universe.

  • January 12 :

Michael gave his final interview to Martin Bashir in his Miami Hotel. The same day, he heard that Maurice Gibb had died from an heart attack.

  • January 15 :

Michael was present to pay a last respect to Maurice Gibb at the Miami Chapel with his brother Barry.

  • January 16 :

Michael, Prince & Paris had dinner with the Malnik family in Miami.

  • February 1 :

The Cascios joined Michael in Miami (Frank, Aldo & Marie Nicole). Mark Lester was also there. Wiesner & Konitzer tried to block the airing of Martin Bashir’s documentary after obtaining the final transcript.

  • February 3 :

Living With Michael Jackson, the Martin Bashir Documentary premiered on ITV

  • February 4 :

Gavin’s mother, Janet Arvizo agreed to give an interview to the London Daily Mail

Michael called Gavin and asked him to come to Miami to do a press conference, following the advise of Marc Schaffel. Debbie also recorded an interview for him.

  • February 5 :

Gavin, his mother Janet, brother Star & sister Davellin went to Miami on a private Jet with Chris Tucker. Once arrived, they checked into the Turnberry Isle Resort where Michael & his friends stay.

Debbie gave a long interview to journalist Ian Drew in the presence of her lawyer/friend Iris Finsilver, Marc Shaffel, his assistants Christian Robinson & Rudy Provencio, as well as Michael’s new spokesman Stuart Backerman.

Scheffel also hired David LeGrand, a new layer based in Las Vegas

  • February 6 :

Jordy Chandler’s 1993 deposition was leaked on the Smoking Gun website which created a new controversy.

In Miami, Wiesner & Konitzer asked Janet Arvizo to sign a complaint against Granada Television, the company which produced LWMJ.

Living With Michael Jackson was aired on American’s network ABC.

  • February 7 :

Michael decided to cancel the press conference and return to Neverland to give an interview. He left Miami in a private Jet with Prince, Paris, Blanket, their nannies Grace & Patricia, his physician Dr Alex Farschian, Marie Nicole & Aldo Cascio, the bodygards Mike LaPerruque, Chris Carter & Danny Crawford as well as Gavin, Star; Davellin & Janet Arvizo.

  • Febryary 8 :

CBS Entertainment (Ed Bradley & Jack Sausman) arrived at Neverland in order to interview Michael for their show 60 Minutes but Michael canceled the interview when he heard about the leak of the Chandler deposition.

Bradley met Gavin & his family (who volunteered to give an interview to defend Michael) as well as Mark Geragos, Michael’s newly hired criminal lawyer who came to Neverland to meet with Michael. Gavin’s mother signed a release stating that Michael’s relation with Gavin was never innappropriate.

With the outtakes from the Martin Bashir interviews captured by Michael’s cameraman Hamid Moslehi, Michael asked his team (Schaffel, Wiesner & Konitzer) to produce & sell a rebuttal TV documentary.

  • February 9 :

David LeGrand hired his girlfriend, Ann Gabriel as a consultant for Michael’s PR Team.

  • February 11 :

Michael’s friends, Mark Lester, Robert Evans, Miko & Karen Brando (with their children Prudence & Shane) were in Neverland to support him.

Wiesner & Konitzer (with his family) also stayed at the ranch to work on the TV rebuttal.

  • February 12 :

After an argument with Wiesner & Konitzer, Janet Arvizo asked Jesus Salas (a Neverland employee) to taker her & the children to her parent’s house in El Monte . He took the family out of Neverland in the middle of the night.

  • February 13 :

Michel hosted a Spiderman theme party for Prince’s 6th birthday at Neverland.

Frank Cacsio/Tyson arrived at the ranch and he called Janet Arvizo on the phone (recording the conversation) to ask her to come back to Neverland.

  • February 14 :

The Los Angeles Family Service opened an investigation on Michael Jackson’s relationship with Gavin based on a phone call made from his school.

Janet & her children went to stay to her boyfriend’s apartment, Jay Jackson.

  • February 15 :

Ann Gabriel was fired by Mark Geragos after wanting to appear on show Access Hollywood as Michael’s Spokesperson.

  • February 16 :

Bradley Miller (Geragos’ private investigator) went to Jay Jackson ‘s house to record a tape interview of Gavin, Star, Davellin & Janet where they defended Michael.

Shortly after, the Arvizos were taken back to Neverland by Michael’s chauffeur Gary Hearn, Janet asked Michael’s bodygard Chris Carter to take her back to her boyfriend’s apartment, leaving her children at the ranch with Michael.

  • February 17 :

LA Family Service called Janet Arvizo to set an interview between her children & social workers on February 20.

  • February 18 :

Santa Barbara Police Department opened an investigation on Mchael Jackson based on a letter from Gloria Allred & Carol Lieberman.

  • February 19 :

Hamid Moslehi went to Neverland to pick up Gavin, Star & Davellin and take them to his house, while Vinnie Amen (a friend of Frank) picked up Janet Arvizo & Jay Jackson.

In the presence of Wiesner, Brad Miller, Christian Robinson & Jay Jackson, Janet & her children taped a long interview where they defended Michael.

After the taping ended, Vinnie took the family back to Jay Jackson’s.

The interview was supposed to be included in the TV rebuttal but Moslehi asks for $400,000 that he is owed for the Bashir outtakes.  Schaffel & Wiesner refused.

  • February 20 :

Michael left for Miami with his children and they stayed at Al Malnik’s mansion.

3 social workers went to Jay Jackson’s home to interview Gavin & his family. Once again they defended Michael and said nothing inappropriate ever happened.

Chris Tucker’s girlfriend Azja Pryor was there to support the family and after the interview, she took the children to Neverland. Vinnie took Janet Arvizo to a federal office in LA in order to obtain birth certificates of the family that would be needed to get visas & passports for a planned trip.

TAKE 2 : “The Footage You Were Not Meant To See” was aired on FOX TV.  It included the outtakes of the Bashir interview & the interviews of Debbie, the Jackson family, Karen Faye, Hamid Moslehi & Jamie Massada.

  • February 21 :

Janet Arvizo was back at Neverland and she defended Michael to Fox News’ journalist Rita Cosby who came to the ranch to meet them.

Following the advice of her friend Jamie Massada, Janet consulted a lawyer named William Dickerman.

Michael hosted Blanket’s first birthday party at the Malnik’s house in Miami.

  • February 25 :

Franck & Vinnie took Janet Arvizo to the Laugh Factory where she had a second meeting with Dickerman.

After that, they took the family to the Calabasas Inn where they stayed for 5 days in order to obtain the Visas and look for a new apartment, all  paid by Michael for the family.

  • March 1 :

The family’s apartment was emptied at the mother’s request and their belongings were put into storage (paid by Michael)

  • March 2 :

Franck & Vinnie took the Arvizo family back to Neverland where they met with Michael & his children who are back from Miami.

  • March 3 :

Michael’s cousins, Rijo & Simone Jackson arrived at Neverland.

  • March 5-9 :

Michael & his children stayed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Brazil trip was canceled.

  • March 9 :

On his way back to Neverland, Michael invited several fans that he knew well (Joanna Thomae, Jen Winings or Ahmad Elatab) to spend the day with him at the ranch and on a shopping spree at the local Toys ‘R Us. They were all  present with Michael & Gavin.

  • March 10 :

Vinnies took Gavin to the hospital for a urine test. On the way back, he left Janet Arvizo at her boyfriend’s and took Gavin back to Neverland.

  • March 11 :

Vinnie took Janet Arvizo to the Los Angeles family court where she obtained an increase of her ex husband’s child support.

  • March 12 :

Janet Arvizo called Frank & Vinnie to ask them to take her children to their grandparent’s in El Monte because they were supposedly sick.

The family officially moved into Jay Jackson’s apartment and stops all contact with Michael & his team.

  • March 14 :

Michael was ordered to pay $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram for the cancellation of the Millenium Concerts.

  • March 26 :

William Dickerman sent a letter to Mark Geragos asking for the Arvizo family’s belongings to be returned.

Michael went to Acapulco, Mexico with the Malnik family, Brett Ratner & Chris Tucker for a movie project.

  • March 29 :

Michael returned to Neverland.

  • March 31

Michael & his children went back to Miami where they are the guests of Al Malnik.

  • April 1 :

Michael & Chris Tucker visited lawyer Willie Gary in Stuart, Florida

  • April 2 :

Michael, Chris & Brett have dinner at the Forge Restaurant in Miami with Al Malnik & Serena Williams.

  • April 3 :

Paris celebrated her 5th birthday in Miami

  • April 6 :

Michael made a surprise appearance at the Palm Beach Film Festival Grand Gala Awards Show joining Chris, Brett, Robert Evans & Al Malnik at the centre table.

  • April 16 :

The Santa Barbara Police Department closed their investigation with no elements against Michael. Dickerman sent the family to consult Larry Feldman (the lawer who negotiated the civil settlement between Michael & the Chandlers )

  • April 24 :

“Michael Jackson : Private Home Movies” aired on Fox TV. Michael hosted this two-hour special from his cinema in Neverland.

  • May 1 :

Michael was in Aventura, Florida

  • Early May :

Michael returned to Acapulco for a three days stay.

  • May 9 :

Michael filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking unpaid royalties for his Motown recordings.

  • May 15 + 29 :

Larry Feldman sent Gavin, Star & Davellin to consult Stanley Katz. (the psychologist who analyzed Jordy Chandler)

  • May 17 :

Wearing Seventies clothes and an afro wig, Michael attended a party at Miami’s Forge night-club for owner Al Malnik’s 70th birthday with Aldo Cascio, Chris Tucker, Brett Ratner & Wiesner among others.

  • May 20 :

Michael arrived in Indianapolis with his cousins Rijo, Simone, Elijah & Levon. He was present to give a deposition in court following a lawsuit brought by Steeltown Records boss Gordon Keith.

  • May 21 :

Before he is able to give his deposition, Michael became sick and returned back to LA.

  • May 27 :

Michael took Prince & Paris to Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

  • May 30 :

Michael attended a party at Robert Evans’ house to celebrate the launch of Brett Ratner’s book.  Later, Michael was at a MTV Movie Awards post party at Ron Burkle Beverly Hills Mansion in Beverly Hils where he met Puff Daddy & Paris Hilton among others.

  • June 9 :

Michael attended the National Cable Telecommunications Association conference in Chicago with Chris Tucker to support his brother Marlon and his channel MBC.

He then went to Indianapolis.

  • June 10 :

Michael gave his deposition in Indianapolis before going to Merville.

Michael hired Charles Koppleman as a new business adviser.

  • June 11 :

Accompanied by Karen Faye and his cousins Elijah & Levon, Michael returned to his hometown Gary. Michael first went to the City Hall where Mayor King presented him with a Key to the city. After the presenting, Michael returned to his childhood home 2300 Jackson Street that now belongs to a cousin of Joseph Jackson. Later, Michael went to Roosvelt High School and in the evening he attended “Salute to the Troops”, an event held at the Baseball Stadium.

The lawsuit between Myung-Ho Lee and Michael settled out of court.

  • June 12 :

Michael attended a Rainbow/PUSH Coalition breakfast planning meeting with Reverend Jesse Jackson in Chicago.

  • June 13 :

After weeks of plotting, Feldman & Katz reported the allegations of the family to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff. District Attorney Tom Sneddon asked Feldman not to file a civil suit before he has completed a criminal investigation.

Michael was back in Los Angeles.

  • June 15 :

Michael invited the Wolfs, a German family who’s home had been destroyed, to Neverland.

  • June 16 :

Michael was one of the 3000 people who attended a memorial service for Gregory Peck in Los Angeles.

  • June 24 :

Michael made a surprise appearance at the BET Awards in Hollywood to present James Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Early July :

After Katherine Hepburn died, Michael spent time with her family.

  • July 04 :

Michael, Grace, Prince, Paris & Blanket spent Independence Day with the Malnik family and Brett Ratner at Miami Beach.

  • July 12 Michael went on a boat in Santa Monica where the ashes of Barry White were thrown in the sea.
  • July 26 :

Michael organized Joe Jackson Day in Neverland (attended by Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Janet & LaToya). After too many people showed up, he decided to leave the ranch with his children and go to Monterey to spend the week end.

  • August 29 :

Michael celebrated his 45th birthday at Neverland with family & friends.

Michael invited a young singer named Nisha Kataria to live at Neverland for 6 weeks in order to record a song with her. Dieter Wiesner became her manager.

  • August 30:

Michael attended a fan-club party for his birthday with the Cascio family, Omer Bhatti, Prudence Brando, Karen Faye & Dieter Wiesner among others. The show was hosted by Steve Harvey and at the end Michael gave a long speech to thank his fans and announce his future plans.

  • September 6 :

Michael invited a group of fans to spend the day with him, Grace & the children at Neverland.

  • September 8 :

Michael went to Montreal.

  • September 10 :

Michael went to Toronto to study new 3D techniques. He gave a telephone interview to DJ Rick Dees of US radio station KISS FM.

  • September 12 :

Michael returned back to Neverland.

  • September 13 :

Michael opened the gates of Neverland for a special charity day with many celebrities such as Mike Tyson, Rodney Jerkins, Chris Tucker, Nick & Aaron Carter.  Michael made a 5 minute appearance to thank everyone for coming.

  • October :

Michael invited the whole Jackson family to Neverland for a special photoshoot including Prince, Paris, Blanket, Omer Bhatti, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie, Jermaine, LaToya, Randy, TJ, Auggie among others. For the occasion Michael met his half sister, Joh Vonnie for the very first time.

  • October 1 :

During a charity event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Michael presented the Medical Visionary Award to his Dr Alan Metzger in recognition for his work to aid LUPUS patients.

  • October 15 :

Michael attended his brother Tito’s 5Oth birthday party with all the Jackson family.

“One More Chance”, the single from the forthcoming Number Ones compilation premiered on radios.

  • October 25 :

Michael was in Las Vegas to receive the keys of the city from Mayor Goodman and promote “What More Can I Give”. He was accompanied by his friend Mark Lester & manager Dieter Wiesner.

  • October 27 :

What “More Can I Give” was made available as a download on the Internet.

In the evening, Michael premieres the video of the song during the Radio Music Awards where Beyonce also presented him with the Humanitarian Award.

  • November 8 :

Michael attended a Celine Dion concert in Las Vegas.

  • November 15

During the Charity Awards, Michael accepted a Oneness Award via satellite because he was in Las Vegas recording the video for “One More Chance” in Las Vegas .

  • November 18 :

“The Number Ones” CD & DVD were released .

Tom Sneddon chose this day to raid Neverland with a search warrant accompanied by 7O members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

Other searches were done, Bradley Miller (Mark Geragos’ private investigator) & Hamid Moslehi (Michael’s videographer) ‘ houses.

Michael who was in Las Vegas issued a statement through his spokesman Stuart Backerman.

  • November 19 :

While the news of the Neverland search was covered by every media around the world, DA Tom Sneddon & Sherriff Jim Anderson gave a press conference to announce that they have a stop warrant against Michael in connection to new allegations of child molestation made by a 12 year old boy. Media learned that the boy accusing Michael was Gavin.

  • November 20 :

Michael arrived at the Santa Barbara airport in a private Jet with Grace & his attorney Mark Geragos where he was handcuffed and taken to the Santa Barbara County main jail.  Michael posted a $3 million bail.

Geragos gave a press conference refuting those allegations while Michael returned to Las Vegas where the Jackson family (Joe, Katherine, LaToya & Tito) arrived to support him.

  • November 21 :

Michael’s mugshot was on the front page of every newspapers in the world. A media frenzy exploded in America & Europe with talk shows being dedicated to this new controversy.

  • November 24 :

Michael & Mark Geragos sued Extra Jet for illegally taping them during their flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.

  • December 15 :

Michael stopped all contacts with Dieter Wiesner, Ronald Kontizer & Marc Schaffel. Following Jermaine’s advice, he hired the services of extremist group Nation Of Islam to protect him. The media reported that he wanted to convert to Islam which was not true.

  • December 18 :

Prosecutors formally charged Michael with seven counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, and two counts of administrating an intoxicating agent to a child for the purpose of committing a crime during a timeline going from February 7 to March 20 2003.

Mark Geragos denied all allegations during a special interview at the Larry King Show.  Jermaine also claimed that Michael was mistreated by the police during his arrest.

  • December 20 :

Michael returned to Neverland for the first time since it was searched for a private get together entitled “You Are Not Alone” which about 600 friends & family attend

Michael who does not consider Neverland as his home anymore, moved in a rented mansion in Beverly Hills with Grace & the kids.

  • December 24 :

Michael celebrated Christmas with Prince, Paris, Blanket & Grace.

  • December 25 :

From the Beverly Hills Hotel, Michael gave an interview to Ed Bradley (shown on CBS’s 60 minutes 3 days later) in the presence of Mark Geragos, Leonard Muhammad & Grace.

  • December 30 :

Stuart Backerman resigned because of the presence of the Nation Of Islam.

  • December 31 :

While the media declared that the NOI had taken over Michael’s business, a worried Debbie decided to filed for visitation rights.

The Santa Barbara Sheriff Jim Anderson gave a press conference to deny Michael’s claim that he was mistreated by the police during his arrest.

Michael spent New year’s eve at his Beverly Hills mansion with his friend Mark Lester who came to support him.


1999 – In London with Mohamed Al Fayed ~ Bollywood Awards ~ Benefit Charity Concerts ~ Thriller, Awarded Best Video Ever ~

  • January 13 :

The Japanese pop group J-Friends released the single “People Of The World” composed by Michael.

  • January 14-25 :

Michael went to Sun City, with Prince, Paris & their nanny Grace Rawamba.

On the 15th, he attended the Bar Mitzvah of the son of his friends Dean & Darren Cohen.

  • January 26 :

On his way back home, Michael stopped by an hospital in Miami to be treated for a small fracture to his right wrist

  • January 28 :

Michael took Prince to the emergency room of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles because of a viral infection.

  • February :

Michael asked Carole Bayer Sager to work on his new album and she introduced him to Rodney Jerkins, the young R&B producer.

Michael asked Rodney to produce songs with him.

  • Mid March :

Michael returned to Sun City.

  • March 20 :

Michael went to Munich to announce the Michael Jackson & Friends Benefit Concerts during the German TV Show Wetten Dass.

  • March 23 :

Michael went to Cape Town in to give a press conference with Nelson Mandela about the benefit concerts.

  • Late March :

Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace checked in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City where Michael started recording new material with Rodney Jerkins.

  • April 03 :

Michael hosted a party for Paris 1st birthday.

  • April 10-12 :

Michael spent the weekend in London with Mohamed Al Fayed. He attended an English football match at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, and made a surprise visit to Liberty Radio where he gave an interview to tabloid Daily Mirror.

  • April 12-14 :

Michael stopped in Paris before going back to London.

  • May 1 :

Michael received a charity award at the Bollywood Awards held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York .

  • May 10 :

Michael attended a private screening of The Matrix movie in Manhattan .

  • May 17 :

Michael attended a private screening of Star Wars Episode 1 in Manhattan with Prince Michael Jr & Uri Geller.

  • June 1 :

Due to Prince Michael Jr’s sickness, Michael canceled his participation in the Pavarotti & Friends Charity Concert in Modena.

  • June 9 :

Michael was in Munich with Prince, Paris & Grace to hold a press conference for Michael Jackson & Friends.

  • June 10 :

Michael was in Paris.

  • June 11 :

Michael was New York where he met with Sony executives.

  • June 13-20 :

Michael rehearsed for the concerts in Los Angeles .

  • June 21 :

Michael arrived in Seoul with Grace & the kids.

  • June 25 :

Michael performed the first charity concert in Seoul. Backstage he spent time with Boys 2 Men & Mariah Carey.

  • June 26 :

Michael, Grace & the kids arrived in Munich .

  • June 27 :

Michael performed his second concert in Munich. During Earth Song, a technical problem occurred and the central section of The Bridge Of No Return collapsed.  Michael’s feet and back were injured (he was taken to the hospital after the show)

  • June 29 :

Michael, Prince, Paris & Grace arrived in Paris and check in the Plaza Athenée Hotel.

  • June 30 :

Michael & his friends went to see the Matrix movie on the Champs Elysées.

  • July 3-4 :

In a studio near Paris , Michael posed for a top secret photoshoot with French photograph Arnaud Bani, his make up artist Karen Faye & stylist Michael Bush.

  • July 5-13 :

Michael, Grace & the kids stayed at Disneyland Paris where they were joined by Debbie.

  • July 14-24 :

They went to Sun City. On the 18th, they attended Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

  • July 25-27 :

In London, where Michael meets Mohamed Al Fayed & Prince Naseem.

  • Early August :

Michael resumed the recording sessions of his new album in New York City and moved in a beautiful Fifth Avenue Townhouse with his friend and assistant Frank “Tyson” Cascio.

Rabbi Schmuley Boteach visited Michael at this townhouse and they became friends.

  • August 15 :

Michael met the Dalai Lama in NYC.

  • August 29 :

Michael was back in Neverland to celebrate his birthday.

Michael decided to cancel the Millenium concerts due to take place in Hawaii & Seoul on the 31st of December.

  • September 4 :

Michael went to Sun City to accept an award and present a check to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.

  • September 9 :

Michael & Elizabeth Taylor interviewed in Talk magazine

  • September 11-14 :

Michael was in Disneyland Paris with Grace & the kids. Debbie joined them.

  • October 1 :

Michael attended a jewish service in New York with Uri Geller & Schmuley Boteach.

  • October 8 :

Debbie officially filed for divorce and signed a confidentiality agreement.

  • October 11-early November :

Michael & the kids were at Neverland.

  • November 12 :

Michael planned to star as the lead actor in a film named The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Poe.

  • November 25 :

Michael & Schmuley Boteach took their kids to see the movie Toy Story in New York for Thanksgiving.

  • November 30 :

To celebrate “Thriller” as the best video ever, Michael interviewed with MTV and appeared on the cover of TV Guide with exclusive pictures/interview.

  • December 4 :

Michael attended Whitney Houston ‘s Fund Raising Event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York with his old friend Gregory Peck.

  • December 20 :

After recording over 75 songs for his new album, Michael took a break in the recording sessions and went back to Neverland.

  • December 24/25 :

Michael celebrated Christmas with Prince & Paris at Neverland.


1999 Michael to Barbara Walters..

“Barbara:  Michael, if this little boy says, “Daddy, I want to go on stage.” After what you’ve been through?
Michael:  I’d say, “Hold on, now. Hold on. If you do go that way, expect this…expect this…expect that.” (counts on his fingers)
Barbara:  You’d lay it all out?
Michael:  I’d lay it all out. I’d say, “See you’re gonna get all this, (points to one of the cameras) and all this (points to another camera) and all this (points to a third camera) You ready to do that?” “Yeah, I can’t wait.” Then I would say, “Go…and do it better than I did.”