On September 24th 2015, Judge Beckloff denied MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures demurrer to have Wade Robson’s civil case thrown out. On the 9th of October 2015 the companies filed their response – DEFENDANTS MJJ PRODUCTIONS, INC.’S, AND MJJ VENTURES, INC.’S ANSWER TO THE THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT OF WADE ROBSON – and included a demand for a trial by jury. It’s early days yet, but a trial by jury would favor Wade’s case. More on that later, but a trial is not a foregone conclusion. There are possible motions for summary judgment by either side to consider, and Judge Beckloff is reportedly keen to see both sides negotiate a settlement to avoid a long and costly trial*. Continue reading
Lies run sprints. The truth runs marathons.
That’s what Michael Jackson reminded us when he was accused of child molestation. It was, of course, mere rhetoric on Jackson’s part to fire up fans to come to his defense – in his heart he must have known that over time his secrets would be revealed. Or was he totally delusional and did he really think that the vows taken by the boys he was intimate with would truly keep them quiet forever? I’m leaning toward the latter, his narcissism surely gave him confidence that he could silence them well into adulthood. He was certainly manipulative enough.
Michael Jackson has had many employees over the years. Most we’ve never heard of, some are notorious, but there is a group of core loyal employees who made sure his life ran smoothly with minimal disruptions and maximum pampering.