Michael Jackson molestation trial's defense list full of Hollywood stars
UPI News Service, 02/15/2005
Some of the biggest names in show business are on Michael Jackson's list of potential witnesses for his child molestation trial in California.
Kobe Bryant, Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Nick Carter, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and magician David Blaine were all named Monday in a Santa Maria courtroom as potential defense witnesses.
The stars were asked to help Jackson's accuser through the Laugh Factory, a comedy club in Los Angeles, when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, Celebrity Justice reports.
Bryant's name appeared in documents from a 2001 interview with the mother, who said Bryant, Jackson and other celebrities "are helping her. They are our friends."
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