~ 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.
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 :
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 :
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 :
- 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 :
- May 21 :
Before he is able to give his deposition, Michael became sick and returned back to LA.
- May 27 :
- 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.
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 :
- 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.
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.
1995 ~ HIStory Album, Neverland World Children Congress, “Scream”, “Childhood”, “You Are Not Alone”, MTV Video Music Awards, “Earth Song”
In order to avoid a new controversy, Michael decided to settle a new lawsuit by Bianca Francia who claimed false allegations against Michael regarding her son Jason back in 1990. She withdrew her complaint.
- January 20-24 :
Michael & Lisa Marie welcomed King Nana Amon Ndoufou in Los Angeles .
- February 6 :
Michael & Lisa Marie visited lawyer Johnnie Cochran at his new office in L.A.
- February 23 :
Michael previewed several new songs from his new album at the NARM convention where he was presented with an Humanitarian Award.
- March 2 :
Michael attended little Craig Fleming’s funeral.
- March 28 :
Michael hosted a party at Neverland to celebrate the end of the recording of his new album “History”.
- April 18-20 :
Michael & Lisa Marie welcomed 46 youths from 17 countries to Neverland for the World Children Congress.
- May :
- May 15-20 :
Michael & Janet recorded the video for Scream, directed by Mark Romanek.
- May 19 :
“Scream”, The first single from the album HIStory was officially launched on radios worldwide.
- May 25 :
Michael, Lisa Marie, & her daughter Danielle went to the Six Flags Amusement Park in Los Angeles .
- May 29 :
“Scream” was released worldwide.
- Early June :
Michael recorded the video for “Childhood” directed by Nicholas Brandt in Los Angeles .
The HIStory Album teaser began airing in US theatres and on TV around the world.
- June 14 :
Michael & Lisa Marie interviewed on ABC’s Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer. The “Scream” video was premiered. A new controversy arose about some lyrics to the song “They Don’t Care About Us” that would be anti-Semitic which Michael categorically denies.
- June 16 :
Michael was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Michael appeared at the VH1 Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to perform “We Are The World” with Boys 2 Men and he also received an award from Morgan Freeman for his charity efforts.
- July 10
Michael & Lisa Marie attended the opening of the Magic Johnson Sony Theatre in Los Angeles .
- July 12 :
Michael & Lisa Marie recorded the video for “You Are Not Alone” and they also appeared on the cover of Jet magazine.
- July 25 :
Michael attended a press conference in New York City to announce the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards nominations and a special HBO concert planned at the Beacon Theatre on December 10.
- July 26 :
ABC aired a special feature called Michael Jackson Changes History during which Michael interviewed with Bill Bellamy and premiered the video for “You Are Not Alone”.
- July 31-August 6 :
After an argument with Lisa Marie, Michael flew to Disneyland Paris.
- August 15 :
“You Are Not Alone” was released as a single and directly reached number 1 on the Billboard.
- August 17 :
Michael conversed with his fans on an Internet chat.
He recorded the video for “Earth Song” directed by Nicholas Brandt.
- September 7 :
Michael attended the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City . He opened the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley, including “Dangerous” & “You Are Not Alone, and accepted an award with Janet for “Scream”.
September 23 :
Michael performed “You Are Not Alone” at the BET 15th Anniversary Special in Washington.
October 31 :
Michael performed “Dangerous” & “You Are Not Alone” at the Soul Train 25TH Anniversary Special.
Early November :
The single & video of “Earth Song” were released in Europe.
November 4 :
Michael was in Munich, Germany where he performed on the show ‘Wetten Dass’. MJ performed “Dangerous” and “Earth Song”. Backstage, he met Laurent Hopman and Anton Schleiter, son of son of Hamburg-based Sony music exec Wolfgang Schlieter.
Mid November :
Michael & Sony merged their song cataloges. The new joint publishing venture is estimated at $600 million
December 4 :
Michael rehearsed the HBO concert at the Beacon Theatre with French artist Mime Marceau and they welcomed the media.
December 6 :
Michael collapsed while rehearsing the concert and he was rushed to the Beth Israel Medical Center. He was suffering from gastro-enteritis, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Janet visited him, cancelling her appearance at the Billboard Awards.
Lisa Marie also visited Michael, and she asked for a divorce. Michael decided to postpone the concert.
December 18 :
Michael was at Disneyland Paris taking with him the Cascio kids (Frank, Eddie, Dominic Jr, Aldo & Marie Nicole)
- January 1 :
Michael attended Barbara Streisand’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas with friend Mike Milken.
- January 5 :
Michael gave a moving speech at the NAACP Image Awards Ceremony and also presented the award for Best Choreographer to Debbie Allen.
- January 12:
Michael won the trial for “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” & “We Are The World”
- January 17:
Michael invited a group of disadvantaged children to spend the day at Neverland on Martin Luther King’s birthday.
- January 25:
Michael & Jordy’s lawyer reached an agreement to settle the civil case. The Chandlers agreed to withdraw their complaint against a confidential financial compensation and the trial was cancelled.
- February 2:
Michael attended a concert of The Temptations at the Sheraton Desert Inn of Las Vegas with his date Lisa Marie Presley
- February 9 :
Santa Barbara ‘s District Attorney, Thomas Sneddon Jr & Los Angeles ‘ District Attorney Gill Garcetty both set up a Grand Jury to determine if there is enough evidence to indict Michael and put him through a criminal trial. Miko Brando was among the first to testify.
- February 14:
Michael went to a Denver courtroom to testify that he did not steal the song “Dangerous” from Crystal Cartier as she proclaimed.
- February 15:
Michael won this new trial against him
- February 19 :
The whole Jackson family (except LaToya) were reunited at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas to rehearse & tape The Jackson Family Honors TV Special which was broadcast a few days later to the whole world. Michael did not perform but he presented two lifetime achievement awards to Berry Gordy & Elizabeth Taylor .
- Late February :
Michael started to record a new album at the Hit Factory Studio in New York City .
- April 12 :
Michael went to Planet Hollywood in NYC
- April 14 :
Michael went to see the Stomp at the Orpheum in NYC
- April 18/19 :
Michael was in Orlando
- April 28 :
Michael accepted a Caring For Kids award during the Children Choice Awards at the City Center in New York City (where he rents a three bedroom suit at the Trump Tower )
- May :
Michael started working on a remake of a musical named The Seven Faces Of Doctor Lao with special effect specialist Stan Winston.
- May 25 :
Michael & Lisa Marie Presley arrived at Casa de Campo de Campo in Dominican Republic .
- May 26 :
- June 5 :
Michael took Lisa Marie & her children, Benjamin & Dannielle, to Disneyworld in Florida .
Michael also visited Shaquille O’Neal to talk about a musical collaboration.
- June 20 :
“Big Boy”, the first ever Jackson 5 single was re-released by Ben Brown, the owner of Steeltown Records along with prevously unreleased material from the 1968 recording sessions at his studio.
- June 23:
Michael visited Cab Calloway in a New York Hospital .
- July 11 :
Medias found out about Michael & Lisa Marie ‘s wedding.
- July 26/27 :
Disguised in Cheik Arab, Michael attended Janet’s concert at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
- August 1 :
Lisa Marie confirmed that she was indeed married to Michael.
- August 5 :
Michael & Lisa Marie arrived in Budapest and made their first public appearance together causing a media frenzy.
- August 6 :
- August 7 :
Michael recorded a film for his forthcoming album with a whole army of russian soldiers
- August 9 :
Michael & Lisa Marie flew back to New York where Michael resumed the recording of his new album.
Michael & Lisa Marie were on the cover of many magazine around the world (Jet, Hello, Paris Match ect…) with the exclusive pictures taken by photograph Dick Zimmerman.
- August 27 :
Michael organized the wedding of Miko Brando & Karen Hamilton which took place at Neverland but he had to leave when he learns the tragic death of Dee Dee Jackson ( Tito’s ex wife and mother of the 3T) who was found dead in her swimming pool by her current boyfriend Donald Bohana.
- September 2-6 :
Michael & Lisa Marie visited France (Nice, Cannes , Paris & Disneyland) and spent time with Prince Al Waleed who wanted to launch a production company with Michael.
Michael & Lisa Marie opened the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony
- September 24 :
Tom Sneddon & Gill Garcetti admitted that there was not enough evidence to charge Michael with any charges
- October :
Michael & Lisa Marie were on the cover of Ebony with an exclusive interview of Michael by Robert Johnson.
- October 8 :
Michael & Lisa attended an Elvis Presley tribute gala in Memphis with Janet & Rene and Lisa’s mother Priscilla Presley
Michael started recording a duet with Janet.
- December 10 :
Adrian Grant visited Michael in Chicago where he was recording songs with R Kelly.
- December 24/25 :
Michael enjoyed the holidays with Lisa Marie & her children at Neverland.
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.