Jackson’s Lawyer Defends Bed Sharing
Michael Jacksons lawyer Greg Geragos has defended the superstar sharing a bed with children, stating it reflects his upbringing.
Geragos said that Jackson " who faces allegations of abuse against a teenage boy " grew up regularly sharing a bed with his brothers in their childhood home and as such sees it as a normal thing to do without having any sexual motive.
"His mind doesn't think like that," said Geragos. "He was raised in a small house in Gary, Indiana. The boys all shared beds. What he's saying is that this is the way he was raised. He's very honest about it.
"I don't think that Michael's...mind works the way that people have tried to imply - that there's something about sex here," he added. "There's nothing about sex in any of this."
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson has again surrendered his passport to officials in California. It was originally seized in November after he was charged with child molestation, but it was returned to him so he could fulfil promotional duties in the UK over Christmas.
Two days after the trip was due to commence, following reports that the jaunt had been cancelled, Santa Barbara District Attorney Thomas Sneddon told Jackson to provide proof that he was travelling or return his passport.
It is unclear whether the star actually travelled abroad but a spokesperson for Sneddon has announced that the passport has now been returned to the authorities.
Michael Jackson is due to appear in court on January 16 to face the child abuse charges.