Saved by the Sneeze: Flu Delays Michael Jackson Trial
In a rare convergence of sickness and convenience, Michael Jackson's trip to a Santa Maria, Calif. courtroom was interrupted Tuesday by a nasty case of the flu. The Associated Press
says the King of Pop was scheduled to be in the courtroom for continued jury selection, but his entourage was redirected to a nearby hospital so the felled singer could be treated for flu-like symptoms.
The AP says that a group of nearly 50 fans and reporters gathered outside the hospital. The AP does not say where these fans came from or why they continue to follow a performer who reached his creative apex 20 years ago.
Jackson's illness will delay legal proceedings for three or four days. Judge Rodney Melville noted that several members of the jury pool were also suffering from the flu.
Jackson is standing trial for allegedly molesting a minor at his Neverland Ranch. -- Mac
Posted by Mac at February 15, 2005 03:51 PM