Celebrities Set to Defend Michael Jackson
By James Wray Feb 15, 2005, 10:44 GMT
Michael Jackson is set to call a variety of celebrity witnesses to his defense during his trial.
Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Wonder, spoon-bender Uri Gellar and street magician David Blane are all ready to testify in defense of the star.
Also set to be a called, by the prosecution this time, are Jackson's two children, Prince Michael and Paris, who have seldom been seen in public.
One commenter suggested that Jackson hoped to awe the jury with the big names who would be defending his character
The task of setting a jury continues with the roll call of witnesses being read to them to see if they had any feelings about those on the list.
Jackson has pleaded not guilty to four charges of molesting the boy and four counts of administering alcohol to help him carry out the alleged lewd acts. Other charges he faces are conspiracy in child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion, and a charge of attempted child molestation.