Jackson Doesn't Want Accuser Called 'Victim'

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    Because, of course, nothing happened to the child... :rolleyes:

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    Jackson Doesn't Want Accuser Called 'Victim'
    Wed Jan 19, 2005 09:03 PM ET
    By Steve Gorman and Dan Whitcomb

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Jackson have asked a judge in his child molestation case to bar prosecutors from referring to his young accuser or the boy's family as "victims" in front of a jury, saying that it violates the pop star's right to a fair trial.

    Jackson's attorneys also want Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon and his deputies prevented from telling jurors that they represent "the people," for the same reason when trial begins on Jan. 31.

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7375428
     
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    By now, I would think the "innocent" plee would be very questionable.
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