I promised I wouldn’t comment on the Jackson trial because I’m sick of hearing about it. But now that the jury is on parade, I’m struck by the comments of the jury foreman, Ray Hultman:
Jurors may have acquitted Jackson of all charges of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor, but not all of them were convinced the King of Pop had never molested a child.
… Prosecutors presented testimony about Jackson’s allegedly improper relationships with several boys in the early 1990s, including the son of a maid who testified that Jackson molested him during tickling session between 1987 and 1990. Another, Brett Barnes, took the stand to deny that he was molested during sleepovers at Neverland.
But Hultman said he believed it was likely that both boys had been molested. He said he voted to acquit Jackson in the current case because he had doubts about his current accuser’s credibility.
“That’s not to say he’s an innocent man,” Hultman, 62, said of Jackson.
Did Tom Sneddon just try the wrong case, or was the jury just starstruck?