By The Last tear (Lou)
That one may smile and smile and be a villain
Hamlet, act 1 scene 5
In a world stricken by a pandemic disease, the powerful and just Black Lives Matter movement that was relaunched worldwide after George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis reminds us that we cannot tolerate racism anymore.
George Floyd, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, Michael Brown, Michelle Shirley, Redel Jones, Kenney Watkins, Stephon Clark, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, … – and the list is sadly very long – these African-Americans who made the national / international news, were killed mostly by the police (or armed people playing police) between 2012 and May 2020 in different places in the US.
If these people are now recognized as victims of racism in the US, the ruination of Michael Jackson by his haters should also be recognized as a racist act. Indeed, if Jackson was a white celebrity, his enemies would not dare to treat him like they did and still do! In fact, Jackson’s downfall has had several uses for his haters. One of them was and still is to divert people’s attention from the real predators to Jackson and all the lies and nonsense about him.
As we know, Neverland a home that MJ built for his children and himself and allowed unpriviledged and critically ill kids and their families – several African-Americans among them – enjoy themselves there, was turned to a “crime house” by Sneddon and Co., the media and the rest of the haters. Actually, Robson & Safechuk, their families and Dan Reed needed also this made up “crime house” to tell their lies and false narratives.
But Jeffrey Epstein did easily build a pedophile paradise in the island Little St. James that he bought in 1998 and brought young girls from all of the places to his clients and no one said anything against it until it was impossible to be ignored – see the differences on how the police and the lawmen treated en innocent black man but did nothing against a real predator:
Locals say Epstein was flying in underage girls long after his conviction for sex crimes—and authorities did nothing to stop him. “It was like he was flaunting it,” says an employee at the airstrip on St. Thomas. “But it was said that he always tipped really well, so everyone overlooked it.”
 According to Fox News, Epstein had a dedicated team of workers on the island who trafficked girls as young as 12 to his clients. To get there, Epstein would fly the underage girls into St. Thomas, and then he would ferry them over to his private island via a boat named Lady Ghislaine, one former employee told Bloomberg.
According to permit records obtained by NBC News, while Epstein’s legal team was busy negotiating a notoriously lenient plea deal for their client in the fall of 2007, Epstein was preoccupied with orchestrating major renovations on the island. (He would eventually plead guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution from a minor, thus dodging federal sex-trafficking charges, and serve just 13 months in jail.) During this time, Epstein reportedly ordered the construction of a spa, a living room that would connect to a ground theater, a new kitchen, and two new guest rooms. Altogether, he sought to expand his residence by nearly 20,000 square feet — a transformation that turned his main house into a mansion. 
 According to New York Magazine, Epstein planned to build a compound on Great St. James but was issued a stop-work order in December for not obeying environmental regulations.
On August 12, 2019, just days after Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail cell – where he was being held on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking – the FBI raided Little St. James to search for evidence pertaining to the case against him.
Then, on January 15, 2020, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George filed a lawsuit alleging that Epstein and his associates lured girls and young women to the island, where they were forced into sexual servitude and prevented from leaving. 
If you haven’t read this article about how Epstein lived in prison, please do!
For ‘client’ Jeffrey Epstein, an unlocked cell in a Florida jail
By Lori Rozsa
July 20, 2019 at 12:23 a.m. GMT+2
PALM BEACH, Fla. — In 2008, a supervisor at the county jail here alerted staff members to the needs of an inmate serving an 18-month sentence for sex crimes involving a minor. Jeffrey Epstein, he wrote in a memo, was a first-time offender “poorly versed in jail routine,” and “his adjustment to incarceration will most likely be atypical.”
“For the time being, I am authorizing that his cell door be left unlocked and he be given liberal access to the attorney room where a TV will be installed,” Capt. Mark Chamberlain wrote in August of that year.
The memo does not indicate how long the cell door was to be left unlocked, but it and other documents obtained through public-records requests shed new light on the apparent deference granted to the wealthy financier while in the custody of Palm Beach County, as well as on the conditions of his confinement. 
Epstein’s time in jail has come under scrutiny in recent months amid criticism that his sentence did not match his alleged crimes: He was suspected of molesting dozens of girls, some as young as 14. A fresh wave of scrutiny followed his arrest this month by federal authorities in New York on charges similar to those he faced in Florida more than a decade ago.
In Florida, Epstein and his attorneys struck a deal with federal prosecutors that allowed him to plead guilty in state court to two felony offenses, including procuring a person under 18 for prostitution. Under an arrangement with state prosecutors, Epstein served his sentence in the custody of county authorities rather than in a state prison.
Epstein was soon transferred to the lower-security Palm Beach County Stockade, records show. At the request of his attorneys, he was housed in the “T-dorm,” an area reserved for inmates who must be separated from other inmates. In February of the following year, he was moved again. “It has been agreed upon by his legal staff that Inmate Epstein will pay for the security staff to supervise him in this previously unstaffed housing unit, the infirmary at the Stockade,” an official from the sheriff’s office wrote in an email.
The case was brought back to public attention by a Miami Herald investigation last year. Epstein, 66, was arrested July 6 in New York. Federal prosecutors called him a “serial sexual predator” and alleged that he sexually abused dozens of children there and in Florida from 2002 to 2005.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty. His attorneys have argued in court that the new charges are an unwarranted “redo” of a case he settled years ago. 
Gauger told the documentary crew that Epstein’s sentence was ultimately shortened by five months. He “was given gain time because of his good behavior, just like any other inmate,” he said.
Epstein was placed on house arrest, at his Palm Beach waterfront estate. He reported to a parole officer for the next year, records show.
After his sentence was completed in July 2010 — 18 months, with the time in the stockade, on work release and on parole — Epstein left Florida. He did not return until January.
He checked in regularly as a sex offender with the Palm Beach sheriff’s office, as he was required to do, and his attorneys notified the office when Epstein was shopping for a helicopter.
Epstein had friendly email exchanges with sheriff’s officers. At one point, he emailed to let them know he was coming to town. He asked a captain, Lawrence Wood, how he was doing.
“I’m good,” Wood replied in January 2011. “I hope you had a good holiday, if you need something when you fly in you can always call. Have a good day.”
Wood was not available for comment, Barbera said, citing the internal investigation.
On July 3, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell was charged in the US. Prosecutors allege that between 1994 and 1997 Ms Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14. very interesting dates in her case: 1994-1997 and in Epstein case 2002 -2005. We will of course follow theses cases.
We know now for fact that Martin Bashir never intended to do a fair and truthful documentary (Living With Michael Jackson, LWMJ) about MJ in 2002. We know for fact that the scene in LWMJ when Gavin Arvizo was sitting next to MJ holding his hand and leaning on him was orchestrated and staged by Martin Bashir. The Arvizos had left Neverland long before that day and that scene. They came in because Bashir wanted it. The source of this information is Aphrodite Jones.
She revealed that Martin Bashir instructed Gavin Arvizo to place his head on MJ’s shoulder, and hold his hand, just before shooting what would be the most controversial scene of the entire documentary.
Mr. Thomas Mesereau has described how this deceitful documentary was born (sources here and here):
“A journalist, British journalist, named Bashir, Martin Bashir, wanted to do a documentary on Michael Jackson. He wanted it to be scandalous, and he wanted to get rich. And that’s what he did. But he knew that getting close to Michael Jackson may not be easy. After all, so many people around the world want to get near him. They want opportunities they believe he carries with him.  So Martin Bashir decided the best way to get to Michael Jackson is a form of flattery. “I will misrepresent to him my true intentions, and I will find that little point of vulnerability that will get him to me so I can work with him and get this project that’s going to make me wealthy.” Bashir had interviewed Princess Diana of England sometime previously. He knew Michael Jackson was a great fan and friend of Princess Diana.  She and Mr. Jackson had a friendship and a camaraderie, because he saw that he had pursued a similar life. Bashir concluded that, “I’ll get to him through his love and affection for Princess Diana.” Bashir knew that a psychic in England named Uri Geller, who’s been on T.V. doing things, he thought Uri Geller could get to Michael Jackson. And it turns out he could. He called up Uri Geller and he was gushing with flattery. He said he admired what Michael had done for children around the world. He specifically referred to Michael’s visits to sick children in hospitals around the world. He said, “I so admire this. We need to promote it better. We need to do a documentary that will show the world what kind of a person Michael is, and we will focus on children.”
And he had some specific ideas. He told Uri Geller that Michael Jackson has always wanted an International Children’s Day, much like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. And he told Uri Geller that he wanted to bring Michael Jackson to meet Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations, and he was hoping by doing so, that Michael would visit Africa and help children with AIDS. He told Uri Geller, “I can accomplish that,” and Geller was very interested.
Geller arranged a meeting between Michael Jackson and Martin Bashir in London. And Bashir gave the same routine that I just described: “You are misunderstood. What you’ve done is so phenomenal. The world needs to know. I’m the one best positioned to do this project so the world really will understand who you are and what you’ve accomplished.” And he showed him a letter, somewhat crumbled up letter, from Princess Diana commending him for the way he had conducted her interview. Everything was sugar and spice and everything nice. Unfortunately, it was false. It was deception par excellance. The meeting was arranged. Michael met with Mr. Bashir. He agreed to do the documentary because he believed what I just told you. 
Michael asked him if he could see the footage before it was broadcast, because Michael has been in this business his whole life. He has seen what the media can do to anybody. They can take footage and remove it. They can take footage and connect it. They can take words and replace them. They can do whatever they want and make you look terrible if they want, and it had been done to him often throughout his career. He didn’t want that to happen in this documentary. Martin Bashir assured him he would have full editorial control, and that was a falsehood. Michael wanted any money he received to go to charity. Bashir assured him it would. Uri Geller also wanted money to go to charity, but he also wanted a personal service fee. He wanted a percentage of the net proceeds, and he worked that out with Bashir, not with Michael. 
Just showing some events in time and space:
- June 11, 2002 at a dinner in London, Uri Geller introduced Martin Bashir to MJ.
- From May 2002 to January 2003: Martin Bashir stayed with MJ and interviewed and filmed him during eight months.
- LWMJ was shown first in the United Kingdom on ITV (as a Tonight special) on February 3, 2003, and in the United States 3 days later on ABC, introduced by Barbara Walters.
- February 26, 2004 Martin Bashir was approached by a US broadcaster in a deal worth $1m (£530,000) a year. Bashir and James Goldston his co-worker in LWMJ joined ABC news in 2004 (in summer) in effort to remake
- In 2004, Victor Gutierrez was hired by NBC to work on Arvizo case with a monthly salary $ 25 000. In December 2004, ABC asked him to work with Martin Bashir as his advisor.
We have now gathered several articles about Martin Bashir in a page in the blog. You find them here.
Martin Bashir is a false and manipulative person who before meeting Michael Jackson, had already planned to destroy him; he lived several months with Jackson and lied to him every single day, he and his LWMJ helped Tom Sneddon, the DA, to re-open the investigation against MJ. Why such a “competent” and “capable” person would need Victor Gutierrez’ help to cover the Arvizos’ case? Why Gutierrez? I guess that ABC gave free hands to Bashir to choose his assistants and it was him who chose Gutierrez. Could the reason of this choice was that they were in this together since at least 1998-99?
In part 2 of this blog, I suggested that Gutierrez and Bashir knew each other in the 80’s when the former was a sport photographer and the latter a sport reporter – I referred to a fan who had done research about these two. Since I do not have a proof to turn my suggestion to a fact, I just say that: during 1993-96, Gutierrez and Bashir could not fail to discover each other because of Princess D’s interview and the Chandlers’ case and the pair of Dimond and Gutierrez.
I will now share some excerpts from several interviews that Victor Gutierrez have done. Please, do not forget that Victor Gutierrez is a big liar and he has said and written a lot of disgusting lies about Michael Jackson. When we read his interviews or writings, we have to separate the lies from the course of events.
In an interview with El Mercurio (February 28, 1999), Gutierrez said this:
– What’s been your most interesting journey in your, uh, profession?
-One for England. When I wrote about Jackson, I was on the front page of the papers for four days in a row, even at the Daily Mirror. I was invited to be a guest star on BBC Channel 4 and I was very struck by a studio full of people applauding me for my journalistic achievement. I was also applauded at Oxford University, where I gave a speech to journalism students. It bothers me that in Chile they say “this guy is crazy” or “this is not journalism”, because the truth is that I have my limits.
Right, the Oxford University!!! And yes, of course, people in Chile are right to question Gutierrez! But what is important to keep from this part is that after Chandlers’ case in 93, Gutierrez was in touch with the English tabloids also the English mainstream media such as BBC Channel 4. He was very pleased with his “journey” in England.
In the same interview we see also a picture of Gutierrez who has spread many dollar bills around himself. He also said that National Enquirer gave him 50 000 dollars to help them with the Chandlers’ case. Hard Copy offered him 10 000 dollars. He said that he cashed $ 300 000 by lying about MJ. Later, in the interview he said that he lost most of the money because MJ sued him and that he had to pay a lawyer.
In another newspaper – we don’t see the name of the paper or the date but it is in late 1997- beginning of 98 because Gutierrez had fled to Chile and was waiting for the jury’s verdict in MJ’s lawsuit against him. In this short piece, we discover another aspect of Gutierrez life, something that was totally unknown: Gutierrez a magician!
VG will reveal famous tricks: I don’t care about Chilean magicians at all
The journalist, who is currently facing a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson for assault / insults for a book he wrote, will appear this Sunday on Julio Videla’s program Juntémonos.
Controversial and fast-paced, the journalist Victor Gutierrez is in the country to reveal some of the secrets behind the tricks of the great magicians, such as the levitation of people.
Victor Gutierrez achieved fame a couple of years ago thanks to his book with an unauthorized biography of Michael Jackson, where he revealed the intimate details of a minor who was allegedly sexually abused by the black / colored singer. The controversy led him in the United States to a scandal that has him on trial, which began last March 23, and for which he could have to pay $110 million.
But now he’s off to other work: a book about the sexuality of the first lady of the United States, Hilary Clinton, and what brought him to our country: unmasking magic tricks, which he will narrate this Sunday on Megavision’s Juntémonos program. “I’m not here to spoil the children’s enthusiasm, because they are in another country, more concerned about more violent things.
Wouldn’t you like to demonstrate some great trick in Chile?
What we want to do is to make the Virgin of St. Christopher disappear here, invite people, charge admission and then against how we made her disappear.
What motivated you to investigate magic tricks?
What I want is for these magicians to renew themselves and do something different. I’m tired of the levitation, the boxes and the explosions.
And you’re not afraid that Chilean magicians will be angry with you for revealing their secrets?
I don’t care about Chilean magicians at all because they are not important magicians, nobody knows them. No Chilean magician has ever been to Las Vegas, and when they go there, they play their little games and admire and copy things there. All Chilean magicians are experts at comparing tricks there and here they resell them to the channels for ten times more.
One of the tricks VG will be showing this Sunday is the effect of levitation
Gutierrez referring to LWMJ and how it saved his “credibility” and how it was a ”vindication”: In elmercurio.com on February 5, 2003 (two days after the broadcast of LWMJ in the UK):
The one who breathes with relief is Víctor Gutierrez. “It was a very big wound for me, this whole case, because they took my crest” (Jackson sued him for US $ 2.7 million). “But I am happy for my credibility and that of the children who spoke for my book”, he says, satisfied by the late recognition he will receive now.
In elsalvador.com on February 6, 2003 (the day that LWMJ was broadcasted in the US):
The journalist commented that the making of the documentary plays in his favor, since it increases his credibility -because it was a “serious work” – and that of the children who spoke for his book.
In elmercurio.com on November 20, 2003:
In Chile, the journalist Víctor Gutiérrez, who lost a litigation with the singer for the book Michael Jackson was my lover, says: I’ve been trying to explain this story for 10 years, which among journalists, police and prosecutors (in the US) is something that is known. It is time for the truth to be known. And it is also a vindication to my work. The publication, which is discontinued, yesterday was transacted on the Amazon.com site to US $ 2,475. Beyond the data, Gutiérrez believes that justice is finally done.
Gutierrez about the 2005 trial and the Arvizos: In elmercurio.com on February 5, 2003:
In addition, the Chilean is willing to cooperate if the US justice resumes the investigations against Jackson. Tom Sneddon, the District Attorney after the case denounced by the boy Jordan Chandler in 1993 (and registered by Gutierrez), declared that he would watch the documentary with great interest. Living with Michael Jackson will be broadcast this Friday in the US and Sneddon hopes that after him, new allegations will occur.
In elmercurio.com on March 31, 2005:
A month ago Chilean journalist Víctor Gutierrez began his mornings attending the court where Michael Jackson is sitting in the dock. Go to the star every day. Presence the case lives and direct in Santa María, California. The musician’s lawyer knows him: he has it between his eyes. Also the prosecutor, who has been told that much of his research is based on Chilean publications.
In elmercurio.com on November 20, 2003:
In Chile, journalist Víctor Gutierrez says that a Latino child would be the victim of the singer… The journalist from Chilevisión and Plan B, the first to link politicians with the Spiniak network in Chile, said: the minor who denounced the singer is a Latino boy who appears in the documentary Living with Michael Jackson, who caused a commotion in February.
In lacuarta.cl on April 12, 2005:
– How is the Arvizo case currently?
– There were private investigators who persecuted Arvizos in the school. All these children are intimidated, even parents are scared; they are reminded that they have been paid money to not speak, they have also been threatened.
NBC and Victor Gutierrez (source: mjjr.net http://mjjr.net/content/mjcase/players.html)
NBC produced two salacious Dateline NBC specials about the Jackson case. The most recent one featured interviews with Jim Thomas and Ray Chandler and was heavily slanted in favour of the prosecution’s version of events.
The special was produced by none other than Victor Gutierrez, who was hired by NBC to cover the Jackson case even though he still owes Jackson $2.7 million dollars from a defamation of character lawsuit that Jackson filed and won against him. Conflict of interest anyone?
Biography – thoughts – part 1
The young Victor Gutierrez with a penchant for man-boy love life dreamed of living in the US where pedophiles had an organization (NAMBLA founded in December 1978) and they had also the right of marching in the streets. In a 1986 gay pride march in Los Angeles, Harry Hay, gay rights activist, wore a sign proclaiming “NAMBLA walks with me”. At that time, NAMBLA and pedophiles proclaimed to be a part of the gay and lesbian community in the US. However, several gay and lesbian organizations demanded their exclusion. There were a few lawsuits and several internal and external fights. Finally, in 1994 they were excluded. In next part of Words, facts and thoughts, we will explore more this matter.
In 1984, Gutierrez worked as photographer for the newspaper “La Tercera”. He went to Los Angeles to report the Olympics games. After the games, he went back to Santiago to collect his salary and to move to LA.
After a short and intensive course at a school, he became “journalist”. He found a job at a Hispanic tabloid in LA. In 1987, he did an interview with a future teller that predicted that on October 12 at 13.30 another earthquake would happen in Los Angeles. On October first, a powerful earthquake had already shaken the city. The “news” appeared on the front page of the Spanish tabloid. On October 12, many Latin Americans left the city to save their lives but no earthquake happened. People who believed him, were angry but the tabloid hired Gutierrez because 150 000 copies of the paper were sold.
Sooner than later, Gutierrez was in touch with NAMBLA. In several occasions, he has told that in 1986 he participated in a NAMBLA conference in LA. Since the organized pedophilia had already targeted Michael Jackson, Gutierrez realized that this was a golden opportunity to get rich and famous.
Gutierrez worked hard to intrude inside Jackson’s entourage and to find accomplices. He talked among others to Blanca Francia, Adrian MacManus, Kassim Abdul, Melanie Bagnall, Ralph Chacon, Estela Rodriguez, Jonathan Spence, Wayne Safechuck, Joy Robson, Wade Robson, Evan and Ray Chandler, June and Dave Schwartz, Margaret Maldonado.
Some of these people collaborated closely with Gutierrez like Blanca Francia and the Chandlers. As to the Robsons and the Safechucks – as we know – this collaboration has materialized years later.
Gutierrez has always implied that the Latin Americans – “Latinos” as he called them – were his “natural allies”. In fact, he has had a strong connection with the Latin American community in the US.
Besides all the people mentioned above, Gutierrez also approached several tabloids and mainstream media – not only in the US but also in other countries – above all Diane Dimond with whom he collaborated closely. Together, they faked a “videotape story” in 1995. Jackson sued them all, Paramount Pictures, Diane Dimond, the radio station KABC-AM and his employees and Victor Gutierrez. You will finds several documents here and here at Turning the table on the chandler allegations , especially this one and this one.
Meanwhile, Gutierrez wrote his pro NAMBLA book Michael Jackson Was My Lover in 1996 and published it in both English and Spanish. Finally, only Gutierrez was convicted by the jury and the judge in April 1998 and was ordered to pay 2.7 million to Jackson. Gutierrez who had declared himself bankrupt in 97, fled to Mexico and then to Chile. In 1998 in Chile, he was pondering if he should go back to LA before the verdict. It is not clear if he had done that.
Far from beloved LA, “wounded” and without his “crest” as Gutierrez described himself in 1998 after losing the battle to MJ – “It was a very big wound for me, this whole case, because they took my crest” – he wondered how he could take revenge on MJ. As he had to leave the US, he turned his face to the British tabloid allies and above all to Martin Bashir.
Their unison seemed perfect as they were one evil soul but into two bodies. They had the chance to be one! Their first issue was to find a link to Jackson. Who could be this link? Soon they found the answer: Uri Geller.
According to Mr. Mesereau, Bashir approached Geller and could convince him to arrange a meeting with Jackson. Had Bashir failed with Geller, my guess is that Gutierrez – the magician, expert in levitation and so on – would have jumped in to establish a connection with Geller.
But there was another issue: they needed a “victim” too. Who would play this part? The answer was tricky. Since 93 and the Chandler case, Jackson who wanted to protect himself, would not let in easily. The only way to get close to him was through the charities that helped sick and destitute children and their families. In fact, MJ helped and supported several of these charity organizations. Who would use a sick child to hurt and to strike another person?!
The “victim”: “I need money, I want money”
We know that Janet Arvizo lived with her parents in El Monte (in LA) in a majority Hispanic community until she married David Arvizo. She moved with him but she never forgot her community. In fact, in 2000, Janet Arvizo approached the Mid Valley News, an El Monte newspaper. She said she couldn’t pay her son’s medical bills. She told them it was $12,000 per chemo treatment. That was a lie because Gavin’s treatments were being paid by the insurance company. David Arvizo was Teamster at Von and he and his family had all the medical benefits. She asked them to help her raise money. She wanted an ad in the newspaper Mid Valley News. They did put an ad in the newspaper. That was sometimes in October 2000.
Arvizos timeline (source Mr. Mesereau opening statement and closing argument)
In the 1990s
Gavin Arvizo, at a very young age, made a false claim of abuse against his mother in the 1990s to the Department of Children & Family Services. He then withdrew the claim. He was very young. He was very street smart. He’d been schooled by his parents, David and Janet.
In July 1999, Janet Arvizo sued J.C. Penney in West Covina in Los Angeles County. .. She claimed that she was the victim and her children were the victim of battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress. Almost a year later, she amended that complaint to add sexual assault by a security officer. What did she say the security officer had done in the J.C. Penney public parking lot. She said her breasts were fondled, her nipple was squeezed 10 to 20 times, she was punched with a closed fist by a J.C. Penney security guard, she was molested in her vaginal area, and she was called racial slurs. That is the case where she was testifying under oath. That is the case where the prosecutor says she lied. She has admitted lying in that case. Her son was ill. The lawsuit was settled. The family got a total of $152,500.
On July 19th, 2000, Gavin requested to meet Michael Jackson. MJ learned about this child’s illness and was very upset and very concerned. He arranged for a gift basket, toys, to be sent to the hospital.
On August 27th, 2000, the Arvizo family first came to Neverland and met MJ for the first time.
On September 21st, 2000, the Arvizos visited Neverland. They enjoyed the rides. They stayed over. It was the whole family.
In October of 2000, Janet, through Gavin, approached Michael Jackson, and said, “We have no means of transportation. We’re poor. We can’t do it.” And Michael gave them an SUV.
In mid 2000, Fritz Coleman, a newscaster, was approached by Janet and Gavin Arvizo. Janet told him her son was seriously ill with cancer. He arranged a fund-raiser at The Laugh Factor around the end of the year. When questioned about where the money went, Mr. Masada first said, “Well, we delivered it to the hospital.” But the hospital has no record of cash being paid, because you didn’t need to pay anything. The Teamsters insurance policy paid every medical expense. Fritz Coleman doesn’t know where the money went either. It has disappeared in thin air.
On December 18th, in the year 2000, the deposition in the J.C. Penney case.
December 22nd, 2000, the Arvizos obtained $2,000 from actor and comedian Chris Tucker, claiming they were destitute and needed the money for medical bills.
In May 2001, Gavin’s father, David and mother, Janet Arvizo separated – according to Janet Arvizo’s 2005 testimony – because David physically abused her and the children.
On September 24th, 2001, the Arvizo family reached an out of court settlement with the J. C. Penney department store.
On October 1st, 2001, Janet Arvizo reported her husband to the police claiming assault, terrorist threats, et cetera. She told the police in Los Angeles that Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Fritz Coleman will help her in her suit against her ex-husband.
On October 4th, 2001, Janet Arvizo brought a video and photos of celebrities she knew to show the police. The police then tried to raise money for her and her family.
On October 31st, 2001, Chris Tucker took the Arvizos to Knott’s Berry Farm. They had asked him for help because of Gavin and their being destitute.
On October 31st, 2001, Janet Arvizo went on disability so she could receive $104 per week, didn’t disclose the money she had raised, didn’t disclose the J.C. Penney settlement.
November 9th, 2001, Janet Arvizo buys a new car for $23,000.
November 15th, 2001, Janet Arvizo applies for welfare and food stamps. She reports no assets. She omits her disability income. She never mentioned her Washington Mutual Bank account, her City National Bank account or the $152,000 J.C. Penney settlement.
On November 20th, 2001, five days after she applied for welfare and food stamps, she filed her arrest report on her husband with L.A. welfare to help her get expedited public assistance.
In December 2001, the LAPD, the Los Angeles Police Department, had a drive to get Christmas presents for the Arvizos because they were destitute and can’t pay their medical bills.
From January until September, Janet Arvizo received a monthly welfare check.
In October of 2002, Janet Arvizo reapplies for welfare, falsely claimed she has not received any assistance in the prior three years and has no assets.
On December 2nd, 2002, the Arvizos moved into a new home on St. Andrews Place in Los Angeles with Mrs. Arvizo’s fiance, who she has since married. His name is Jay Jackson. He is in the Army. He has paid her rent, she has not disclosed the rent, and she was taking her welfare checks and depositing them into his account to hide them.
On December 22nd, 2002,moving along that year, Janet Arvizo signed an income and expense statement under penalty of perjury in her divorce action, and she omitted any assistance her boyfriend/fiancé was giving her from that declaration, which was under penalty of perjury.
In spring 2002, the Arvizos spent a few days at Neverland with the actor Chris Tucker to celebrate the birthday of latter’s infant son. Michael Jackson was not present.
In autumn 2002, the Arvizos were called back for the Bashir documentary. They were allowed to go to Neverland and they did at least 7-10 times during that period.
On January 3rd, Janet’s boyfriend paid her back rent at the Soto Street address, which is the studio apartment she brought people to show them how poor they were living. She kept it for that purpose. The family wasn’t living there at all.
On January 10th, 2003, she signed a welfare eligibility report under penalty of perjury. She falsely claimed she had not received cash or other benefits.
On February 3th, 2003, LWMJ was shown first in the United Kingdom on ITV (as a Tonight special) and on February 6th, 2003, in the United States on ABC. The prosecutor Tom Sneddon began an investigation. There was media frenzy.
The Arvizos were trying to get away from the media and trying to find Michael Jackson. They called the actor Chris Tucker who was just planning to visit his brother in Miami, and he offered the Arvizo family to charter an airplane and take them with him to Miami to meet Jackson. MJ and the Arvizos returned to Neverland together on February 7-8 by Jackson’s chartered airplane.
Janet Arvizo’s main complaint was she didn’t profit from the Bashir documentary that became world famous. She had joined Michael Jackson in a suit in England with Michael Jackson paying the fees and it was done through MJ’s attorney David LeGrand, who had obtained legal counsel in England.
A broadcaster approached the Arvizos at their home, and Jay Jackson wanted $15,000 for a photo and article (on February 4, 2003). Jay Jackson made this statement, “Michael Jackson can give us a house. Michael Jackson can pay for college. Michael Jackson can pay for benefits. That’s not enough. We want big money.”
Rebuttal video as an aswer to Bashir’s video: on February 8th, 2003, Ed Bradley at 60 Minutes arrived at Neverland with his film crew. Janet and her children want to be in the rebuttal video. She is happy. She wants a piece of this production.
On February 13th, 2003, Janet Arvizo has a phone conversation with Frank Cascio that is recorded, without her knowledge. She said in that phone conversation that She didn’t like those German people, she was referring to Dieter and Konitzer. She said to Frank Cascio, “I love you so much. You don’t know how much I love you, your little sister and your little brother.”
On February 16th, 2003, Janet Arvizo and her family were taped by Investigator Brad Miller saying, “Michael’s wonderful. He never did anything improper.”
On February 20th, 2003, Janet Arvizo and her kids did a video, freely, voluntarily (the rebuttal); they wanted it. The kids wanted to be on camera. They wanted to be actors. The mother wanted to be on camera. The hitch was they wanted lots of money. They arrived at the home of the videographer in Los Angeles. Janet seemed happy as a lark, excited, and interested; but delayed it so she could talk to someone whom she thought was an attorney. She didn’t want to sign a document releasing rights. She wanted rights. She wanted money if they were going to be filmed. So they went through a lot of discussion like that.
On February 21th, 2003, Janet Arvizo interview with the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services. She meets Bill Dickerman for the first time.
In March 2003, Janet Arvizo meets her lawyer Dickerman who wants that she talks to lawyer Larry Feldman, Chandlers’ lawyer in 1993.
In April of 2003, Janet Arvizo goes to Lawyer Larry Feldman. She hires him.
On April 16th of 2003, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department closes their case investigating Michael Jackson. They conclude no criminal activity has gone on.
In May 15th of 2003, Larry Feldman gets Janet and the children to talk to a psychologist that he uses as an expert witness in other cases. In other words, lawyers often will have experts they want to use and the experts get paid, and they’re kind of in bed together.
Not until May 29th, 2003, does this psychologist suddenly claim he has a reasonable suspicion there was molestation. It’s not till the very end of May that they come up with these false claims.
On June 5th, 2003, the psychologist meets with Lawyer Feldman and Lawyer Dickerman. They’re all collaborating. Nobody goes to the police. Janet doesn’t go to the police. The kids don’t go to the police. Psychologist Katz and Lawyer Feldman go to the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services on June 13th to report this.
After the broadcast of LWMJ in the US on February 2003, Tom Sneddon began again his investigations against Michael Jackson but he could not charge him of any crime because there was not an accuser. Sneddon and his men in the district attorney office depended desperately on Janet Arvizo and her decisions.
On the other hand, Janet Arvizo would like check all her options. She would choose an alternative that would give her a lot of money. She still hoped on MJ until March 2003 but she lost her hopes when the rebuttal video did not give her a dime. Also, the “Germans”, Dieter and Konitzer, who had taken the management of MJ’s businesses, did not want to include the Arvizos. At that moment, Janet Arvizo met Larry Feldman who showed her what to do. Janet wanted money and the Chandlers case outcome were ideal but the civil case could not go before the criminal one since Tom Sneddon had changed the law after 1993.
The Arvizos claimed that the alleged molestation happened between February 7th and March 12th of 2003 but the Arvizos and the DA Sneddon had to change these dates to after February 20th because Michael Jackson was not even at Neverland and had alibi for the period of February 7th and March 12th. Changing the dates did not help the DA and Arvizos since at that time almost the whole world watched Jackson, the Arvizos and Neverland.
The Arvizos claimed that they were « imprisoned » from February 14th, 2003 to March 10th in Neverland but the evidence showed the contrary. In fact, Janet Arvizo visited many shops and boutiques and spent hundreds of dollars at MJ’s cost.
An excerpt from Mr. Mesereau’s opening statement:
“… when she allegedly learned of these molestation claims, she didn’t go to the police, she went to a lawyer. And I just mentioned to you that she was in touch with various members of the Los Angeles Police Department during this period of so-called false imprisonment, this period of a so-called conspiracy by Michael Jackson and his associates. One of those police officers will testify that Janet said to him, “Something big is happening, and I got a lawyer.” That’s number one. Number two, as I said to you yesterday, she realized at some point that going to a lawyer first doesn’t look too good. And that’s when she began to claim that she learned about it from the police, not the lawyers. The problem is, that the lawyers are the ones who eventually went to the police. So you’ll have to figure that one out.
Janet Arvizo told the Santa Barbara Sheriffs in one of her interviews, “You know, my kids have till the age of 18 to file civil suits.” And she was correct, because someone underage who has a claim is not held to what is called a statute of limitations the way adults are….And she told that to the police, just as she told the police that she had hired lawyers. Why did she tell that to the police. And why in her police interviews, as we will prove, did she repeatedly say, “I need money, I want money,” or words to that effect…. Ladies and gentlemen, we will prove that Janet and her children are using this case to win a civil case… We will also prove that her lawyer, Larry Feldman, who the prosecutor acknowledged had sued Mr. Jackson a long time ago, a lawyer very well known in Beverly Hills, California, we will prove to you that this lawyer was having lunch with CNN talk show host Larry King and told him, “She wants money.””
Janet Arvizo and lawyers:
- Michael Manning in Janet Arvizo’s civil divorce action and criminal proceedings with David Arvizo.
- Lawyers represent her in the J.C. Penney case against J.C. Penney and Tower Records.
- Bill Dickerman had a first meeting with Janet Arvizo on the 21st of February, 2003. He introduced her to Larry Feldman.
- Larry Feldman
“There’s going to be great celebration in Los Angeles among this group if he is convicted of one single count in this case. You heard Mr. Feldman testify. He spent an enormous amount of money in the early ’90s litigating and getting a settlement against Mr. Jackson. He didn’t want to do it again. He told the grand jury in Santa Barbara he didn’t want to spend that money again. He grudgingly admitted that if Mr. Jackson is convicted in this courtroom, he will not have to spend huge sums of money establishing liability in a civil courtroom. It will be established.” (Mr. Mesereau – opening statement)
Biography – thoughts – part 2
Victor Gutierrez knew for sure that in hour of need he could always rely on his friends in the Latin-American community. That was “his community” and he knew that it would not fail him. Far from LA as he lived in Chile at that time, he wanted to find a new “victim”. We said in the part 1 of this biography – scenario, the new “victim” had to be able to get close to MJ.
Did Gutierrez’ friends in El Monte saw the ad in the newspaper Mid Valley News About Gavin and his family in October 2000 and sent a word to Victor? Did Gutierrez find the family being a perfect candidate? Their history with J.C. Penney, the fact that they were celebrity stalkers and the child was very sick, all these “qualifications” were probably enough for Gutierrez. Also, Gavin had already asked to meet MJ in July 19, 2000. The family met Jackson in August 27, 2000.
The hitch was that Gutierrez lived far from LA and could not “advise” the Arvizos like he did with Evan Chandler in 92-93. He had to depend on Tom Sneddon and his office and his friends and allies.
The other issue was that the criminal case had to go first because Sneddon himself had changed the law. The Arvizos who first and foremost wanted money, had to understand this procedure. They had to be patient and help the DA to convict Jackson. Once the criminal case was over, the Arvizos could have a civil one and certainly a settlement with several millions of dollars! To convince Janet Arvizo and her kids was probably difficult since we know that in her police interviews, she repeatedly said, “I need money, I want money,” or words similar to these. We also know that after LWMJ broadcast in UK and US, Sneddon could not prosecute MJ because the Arvizos did not accuse Jackson. Sneddon had to wait until the Arvizos made up their mind. In fact, Janet Arvizo discussed her options with regard to a civil settlement with his lawyer Bill Dickerman. Since Dickerman had not enough experience, he sent her to Larry Feldman.
In an interview, Aphrodite Jones talks about how Martin Bashir suggested that a kid should come to Neverland while he would shoot him and MJ together. Jackson wanted to choose between David, a child who was burn by his father and Gavin Arvizo. Martin Bashir chose Gavin! And we know how he choreographed the scene.
Why did Martin Bashir choose Gavin Arvizo? Probably, for the same reason that he chose Victor Gutierrez as his assistant in 2004 when he covered the trial for ABC!
Please watch the video and listen to Mrs. Jones:
Did Janet Arvizo and her children get their big money? Probably not; they got a home, education and job perhaps. But their fate and future will be banded to that DA and his men until their last breath. As to Jordan Chandler, he emancipated from his parents, took his money, shaded and joined the world of shadows. In the end, it was all about money and nothing else.