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Accuser's brother: Jackson showed us porn
(Agencies)
Updated: 2005-03-08 10:38

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The brother of Michael Jackson's accuser testified at the singer's child molestation trial Monday that Jackson showed them Internet sex sites, gave them wine, slept in bed with them and appeared before them naked and sexually aroused at the pop star's Neverland ranch.

Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., Monday, March 7, 2005, following the sixth day in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation. [AP]
Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., Monday, March 7, 2005, following the sixth day in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation. [AP]
"Me and my brother were watching a movie and Michael walked up naked," the 14-year-old witness testified. "Me and my brother were grossed out. He sat on the bed and said it was natural," then left the room.

District Attorney Tom Sneddon asked if anything was notable about Jackson's appearance, and the boy, using a slang term, said Jackson was aroused.

Jackson, 46, is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy cancer survivor at Neverland, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the family captive.

The brother testified extensively about alcohol allegations, saying Jackson referred to wine as "Jesus juice."

He recounted an incident that he said occurred while the family was on a private jet with Jackson as they returned to Santa Barbara from a trip to Miami. He said that during the flight, Jackson offered him wine from a soda can.

"He leaned over and he handed it to me. I thought it was Diet Coke so I didn't want to be rude. It smelled like rubbing alcohol. I asked him what it was and he said it was wine," the boy testified.

He said he then saw Jackson lick his brother on the head for about six seconds.

During the flight, Jackson made a crank phone call to a woman in which he made remarks about genitalia, the boy testified. He said that on the flight he also saw his brother with a watch and jacket, items that the prosecution alleges were bribes to keep the 13-year-old silent about the wine.

Upon their return to Neverland, he and his brother slept in Jackson's bed with another boy and Jackson, he said. They drank alcohol repeatedly with Jackson during the rest of their stay at Neverland, he said.

Jackson was always present when they drank wine, and most of the drinking occurred in Jackson's office, bedroom or wine cellar, he said.

The defense contends the boys memorized security codes to enter the wine cellar and other areas without permission. But the boy said the cellar could not be opened without a key and he did not know where it was.

The witness also described making crank calls from the ranch, dialing random numbers. "If the phone number didn't exist, he would have us take a drink of wine," the witness testified.

The witness said that on one visit to Neverland, Jackson showed him and his brother sexually explicit Internet sites.

"Michael told us not to tell no one what we did not to tell our parents what we did," he testified.

He said that Jackson's assistant Frank Tyson and Jackson's children Prince Michael and Paris were also present.

The boy said that at one point while looking at an image of a woman's breasts, Jackson joked, "Got milk?" He said at another point Jackson whispered in the ear of his sleeping son. Using a vulgar term for female anatomy, Jackson allegedly said, "You're missing some ..."

The brother fidgeted with his hands as he testified and acknowledged he was nervous.

Earlier in the day, the jury heard an audiotape in which the accuser's siblings and mother effusively praised the "King of Pop" as a father figure who took them in after years of abuse by the mother's ex-husband. The tape was used by the defense in an attempt to impeach the credibility of the accuser's 18-year-old sister.

The sister, hunched over in her seat, cried on the witness stand as the tape was played.

"At that point I still liked Mr. Jackson and I was just latching onto something," she said of her comments on the tape. "I had 16 years of abuse and I didn't know what a father was."



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