TRIAL by media leaves me cold. Call me old fashioned but I believe the courts have a job to do and that it’s up to a jury to decide guilt or innocence, based on the evidence before them.
An excerpt from the piece:
The Channel 4/HBO two-part documentary Leaving Neverland about Michael Jackson abuse claims is a case in point. For every post supporting his accusers you will find another dismissing their accusations.
I inadvertently got caught up in the visceral nature of the argument on Twitter when, having read an article about one of the accusers on Forbes.Com entitled What You Should Know About the New Michael Jackson Documentary, I tweeted the link observing: ‘…This is an interesting read. Just putting it out there… For the record, the jury is still out on #Michael Jackson in my opinion. Doubt we’ll ever know the full truth, one way or another.’
The intention was to create a debate as there is little doubt in my mind that Jackson lived an unnatural life for an adult – how far that went I will never know. I wasn’t there and all attempts at prosecution failed.