Accuser's Brother: Jackson Showed Us Porn

The brother of Michael Jackson's accuser testified at the singer's child molestation trial today (March 7) that Jackson showed them Internet sex sites, gave them wine, slept in bed with them and appea

The brother of Michael Jackson's accuser testified at the singer's child molestation trial today (March 7) 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.

"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, Calif., 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.

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.

The brother 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 during questioning by District Attorney Tom Sneddon that he was nervous. The boy also testified that Jackson gave him the security code to enter his bedroom without setting off an alarm and that he later acquired another code for all the locks at Neverland from a security guard.

Defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. contends the boys used the codes to run amok at Neverland and enter rooms without permission. 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 Mesereau in an attempt to impeach the credibility of the accuser's 18-year-old sister by trying to show inconsistencies between her testimony and other statements. "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."

The tape was recorded on Feb. 16, 2003, by private investigator Bradley Miller, who was working for former Jackson attorney Mark Geragos. It was made during a time that prosecutors say the family was held against its will and forced to make favorable statements about Jackson to rebut a damaging TV documentary that aired on Feb. 6, 2003. The documentary showed Jackson and the boy together, and the pop star saying he let children sleep in his bedroom.

On the tape, Miller asked the mother to describe the relationship of the family with Jackson. "Because of what I endured for 17 years I would be very sensitive," she said, referring to questions about whether anything inappropriate happened. She said it did not. "People are trying to taint this as something it isn't," she said.

The sister of the accuser wept and wiped her eyes with a tissue as the 45-minute tape played. She heard herself talking about extreme abuse by her father. "He broke my tailbone ... He threw us against the wall and yanked our hair," she said.

She cried the hardest when she heard her mother claim that the father killed their pet ferret because "anything me and the children loved [the father] took away and hurt." When they met Jackson, the mother said, "I knew Michael was going to protect us."

The issue of the alleged abuse by the father has been raised in an attempt to show inconsistency. During the course of a lawsuit by the family against the J.C. Penney department store chain, the mother denied any abuse by her husband, then claimed abuse during their divorce.


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