Opening Statements Begin in Michael Jackson Trial Jurors hear opening statements in the Michael Jackson trial. The defense portrayed the pop star as a victim of an extortion scheme. Prosecutors told the jury that Jackson lured boys to his Neverland Valley Ranch to give them alcohol and showed them pornography.
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Opening Statements Begin in Michael Jackson Trial

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Opening Statements Begin in Michael Jackson Trial

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Opening Statements Begin in Michael Jackson Trial

Opening Statements Begin in Michael Jackson Trial

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Jurors hear opening statements in the Michael Jackson trial. The defense portrayed the pop star as a victim of an extortion scheme. Prosecutors told the jury that Jackson lured boys to his Neverland Valley Ranch to give them alcohol and showed them pornography.