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Mesereau Statement Re: FALSE reports

Attorney Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr., issues the following statement
regarding Mr. Michael Jackson:

“I am very disturbed by the false, erroneous, and self-serving reports about
the relationship between Michael Jackson, my law partner, Susan Yu, and
me.

“At the conclusion of the criminal trial in Santa Maria, CA., Michael Jackson
was acquitted 14 times. The jury acquitted him of 10 felonies and 4 lesser-
included misdemeanors. Michael Jackson was completely vindicated and
exonerated by these verdicts.

“Shortly thereafter, Michael Jackson, and his beautiful children, moved to
the Middle East. Attorney Susan Yu and I were asked to help him during
this difficult period of transition. Michael and his children were exhausted
by the terrible, unjust prosecution, and needed to start a new chapter in their
lives.

“Because Michael Jackson was our client, and is our friend, Attorney Susan
Yu and I agreed to help him, and his family, during this time of transition.
For approximately seven months, we assisted Michael Jackson in this
effort.

“We never intended to assume these obligations on a permanent
basis. For example, my love is Criminal defense. I will be in trial in
the State of Alabama during April and June, in two Capital murder cases,
in which I am representing the client free of charge. I am also assisting
in the development of a free legal clinic for the poor at a prominent
African American church in Los Angeles. Attorney Susan Yu has
other clients that she needs to attend to as well.

“We are still in communications with Michael Jackson, and his assistants,
and remain close friends. Mr. Jackson completely understands the
situation and is grateful to us for helping him with the transition. The
speculation that surrounds this situation is nothing but shallow tabloid
reporting.

“People should leave Mr. Jackson and his family alone.”

Source: MJFC / Raymone Bain

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