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California / Jackson Molestation Trial / Orth, Toobin Interview #784937

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Santa Maria, California: Ted Rowlands) Jim Avila) The judge's ruling in the Michael Jackson molestation trial allowing the prosecution to enter evidence of the entertainer's past sexual misconduct involving five other boys examined; details given about the likely testimony about prior abuse. [In 2004, on "Larry King Live," actor Macaulay CULKIN†- says nothing happened at Jackson's house.] [Alleged victim's relative Raymond CHANDLER†- talks about the relationships.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Vanity Fair"'s Maureen Orth & CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the Jackson case; courtroom sketches shown. [From Santa Maria, ORTH - says allowing emotional evidence of prior abuse will hurt Jackson's case; comments on the evidence.] [In studio, TOOBIN - says California changed the law, but this is a shocking use of the law because three of the victims don't claim to be victims; reiterates this is a legally questionable ruling.]

Brown, Aaron;
Rowlands, Ted

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