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#611  Сообщение Admin » 11 мар 2017, 15:37

PHOTO OF MICHAEL JACKSON IN EXHIBITION IN LONDON
ФОТО МАЙКЛА ДЖЕКСОНА НА ВЫСТАВКЕ В ЛОНДОНЕ


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Chiswick-based artist Robert Ellis has spent his life photographing pop legends and rock stars for prestigious publications such as the New Musical Express and Melody Maker.
And now an exhibition of his work is display at local vinyl cafe Rhythm & Brews, which will run for 3 months. The walls are now adorned with a fascinating selection of images, ranging from Mick Jagger strutting his stuff on stage, to David Bowie, Genesis, Blondie, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Prince.
Robert and Stella with some of the photographs in the background
There is also a striking image of a ten-year old Michael Jackson looking pensively into the camera.
“Every picture tells a story and when I look at them, each and every one tells me something, the good, the bad and the ugly.”
“I remember when Michael Jackson came to London and the Churchill Hotel was besieged by fans outside. He desperately wanted to go to Hamley’s toy store but there was no way he could move. He even asked me if I could take him, it was quite sad.”
Robert said he built up a good relationship with the bands. “They were all special to me, they lived in a bubble and they allowed me into that bubble. I felt very privileged to be allowed in. The Who were the first band that picked me, they’d heard about my work and though I was at that time an unknown, they asked me to take pictures and then that introduced my work to other bands such as Genesis and ACDC. I worked with Paul Mc Cartney for ten years when he was with Wings.”
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Robert, who was born in Devon, has lived in Chiswick with his wife Stella, since 1981.
He began working as a photographer for NME in 1971 when it was changing from a pop to a rock newspaper in the midst of the rock revolution. In 1975, he moved to its rival, Melody Maker, in the same role. He specialised in tour, not studio photography, though he did have his own studio for many years close by St Paul’s Cathedral. All the way until the early nineties, though based in London, Robert was mostly on the road with bands, hopping from tour to tour.
In 1976 he met his wife-to-be Stella, a German sociology student and they toured together with the bands. They have now celebrated forty years together and nowadays Stella looks after the business side of things. When she started travelling with Robert on tour with the bands she found it a very difficult life, but soon got used to the ‘jargon’ and the personalities involved as well as the constant travel. In 1981 Robert began working with the then new magazine ‘Kerrang’ and founded his own photo agency REPFOTO, to manage the licensing of images in the media. This was more successful than he had imagined. Robert finally retired from active photography in 1993 due to the impossible work load. In 2000 he registered the repfoto website and began the gargantuan task of digitising his archive of tens of thousands of images.
In 2014 he launched The Rock Library to publish books of his work. He is currently working on book number eight on the band Status Quo. The bands so far covered include Genesis, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, and The Who.
The cafe on Arlington Corner is the brainchild of Ann Khoshaba (pictured above with Robert) who ran the Cinnamon Cafe in Pitshanger Lane, Ealing for six years.The music is all from old vinyl records played on an old fashioned record player and you can take your own in if you want. They also serve snacks, cakes and drinks.
Ann was inspired to host the exhibition when Stella told her about Robert’s work. Stella is a keen crafter and when Badger & Earl closed, she used to visit Rhythm & Brews with her friend Susan, to continue their hobby and chat.
Things have changed so much in the music industry, as Robert notes, many of those he photographed are now dead. They were, he says ‘ special people’.
“It’s all different now, with these big arenas and the internet. I don’t think the fans have the same relationship. In the old days the bands slogged it out for years in clubs before they made it big and the fans followed them. The relationship with the fans is very sanitized now.”

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#612  Сообщение Admin » 07 май 2017, 21:09

'They're trying to murder me': Michael Jackson sent chilling letters predicting that he would soon be killed

"Они пытаются убить меня ": Майкл Джексон посылал леденящие душу письма, предсказывающие что его скоро убьют

  • In notes to a friend before he died Michael Jackson said he would be murdered
  • He sent the messages to German businessman and friend Michael Jacobshagen
  • In 13 messages Jackson said 'they are trying to murder me' and 'I am scared'
  • Jacobshagen told an Australian television show that Jackson called him crying

Michael Jackson predicted he would be murdered in handwritten notes he gave to a friend weeks before his death of a drugs overdose in 2009.

The letters will bolster the belief of many, including Jackson's daughter Paris and sister La Toya, that the King of Pop was unlawfully killed.

In the 13 messages he declared: 'They are trying to murder me' and 'I am scared about my life.'

Their existence has been revealed for the first time by German businessman Michael Jacobshagen, 34 – who maintained a two-decade-long friendship with the star – in an interview with broadcaster Daphne Barak for Australian TV show Sunday Night.

Jacobshagen tells Barak how a tearful Jackson called him from a Las Vegas hideaway. The star was preparing for a tour at London's O2 but begged his friend to fly from Germany to the US to be with him.

'He was in emotional meltdown saying, 'They are going to murder me,' ' Jacobshagen recalled. After he flew out and spent three days with the troubled star, Jackson handed Jacobshagen the notes. Jacobshagen said that the notes kept telling him 'they' were trying to murder Jackson.

The singer never clarified who 'they' were but some notes refer to concert promoters AEG, which was organising concerts in London that he was shortly due to perform.

One said: 'AEG. Make so much pressure to me… I'm scared about my life.'

The Thriller singer was found dead just weeks later.

The official cause of death was an overdose of the sedative propofol. His personal doctor Conrad Murray served two years of a four-year jail sentence after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of the drug.

But Jacobshagen claims Jackson had been using propofol for more than a decade to treat his insomnia.

He says he has gone public with the notes now to support Jackson's daughter Paris, 19, who recently claimed her father was murdered. The interview will be broadcast next month in Australia, the US and other markets to coincide with the anniversary's of the star's death.

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#613  Сообщение Admin » 07 май 2017, 22:06

INDONESIAN DESIGNER INSPIRED BY MICHAEL JACKSON

ИНДОНЕЗИЙСКИЙ ДИЗАЙНЕР ВДОХНОВЛЕН МАЙКЛОМ ДЖЕКСОНОМ


A young talented designer from Indonesia, Soetjipto Hoeijaja presented his last collection inspired by Michael Jackson.
Modern, eccentric and genderless, stylish nuance like this can be a ne reference for those of you who sees Black or White (clothing) boring!
Accessories are important and he went to No’om for that who gave exactly what he needed: Leather, silver buckles, belts and even a mini red crown to complete the King of Pop look.
Anyway, here the designs:


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#614  Сообщение Admin » 18 май 2017, 17:55

Netflix Landing ‘Bubbles,’ Film About Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Companion: Cannes


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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is closing up a whopper of a deal this morning to acquire Bubbles, a package built around the Isaac Adamson spec screenplay that topped the 2015 Black List that tells the offbeat story of iconic singer Michael Jackson from the perspective of his beloved chimp Bubbles. Oscar nominated director T!!!! Waititi(Two Cars, One Night and Thor: Ragnarok) is set to co-direct the stop motion animated film with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox). This one landed high on Deadline’s Hot Titles list and becomes the first big auction in the Cannes marketplace: the package deal will land someone near $20 million in heavy bidding, I’ve heard. The film will be produced by Andrew Kortschak and Walter Kortshak of End Cue and Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries, alongside exec producers Isaac Adamson and Lee Stobby. CAA is brokering this deal, and Rocket Science is handling international on the first major hot package of Cannes. Stay tuned. Netflix is making a splash at Cannes with its first two festival competition entries Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories, and now the streaming service is about to land the first big auction pre-buy.
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#615  Сообщение Admin » 19 май 2017, 01:11

MICHAEL JACKSON REMAINS INVINCIBLE
МАЙКЛ ДЖЕКСОН ОСТАЕТСЯ НЕПОБЕДИМЫМ


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A series of exhibits at MoAD look at Michael Jackson through the lens of “mental colonialism,” an at the construction of narrative in Africa.
So many books have been written about Michael Jackson (more than 1,000), so many movies made (at least 250), and so many art exhibits produced (hundreds) that it seems almost impossible for anyone to create a unique take on the acclaimed “King of Pop.”
But along comes Todd Gray — Jackson’s first official photographer — and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), where Gray has analyzed Jackson from a perspective that’s utterly original and counterintuitive: the idea that Jackson lived his life under the shadow of “mental colonialism.” Jackson’s life, Gray argues, was loosely connected to the long history of physical colonialism that — like the other colonialism — has left a legacy that continues to throttle millions of people around the world.
Museum of the African Diaspora is pleased to present Todd Gray: My Life in the Bush with MJ and Iggy. Stemming from the archival images of Gray’s time as Michael Jackson’s personal photographer through the 1980s and his experience living and documenting rock & roll in Los Angeles, these works problematize images and demonstrate the ways in which we highlight and obfuscate black cultural roots in our collective social memory.
Gray’s practice is not only based on the creation of a photograph, but is also deeply invested in exposing the intentional choices inherent in the production of an image and how that might be a reflection of social conditions. Gray performs the implicit choices of inclusion and exclusion, by explicitly presenting his process in image making, using found local thrift store frames and collaging images upon faces. This exhibition seeks to question notions of image making, the act of viewing, and the complicated engagement between image and viewer.
“Todd Gray: My Life In the Bush With MJ and Iggy” is a very specific exhibition of art and will not please all.

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#616  Сообщение Admin » 19 май 2017, 13:48

CZESŁAW CZAPLIŃSKI’S PHOTO OF MICHAEL ON SHOW IN WROCLAW


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Czesław Czapliński, a polish photographer and author of “I love you Poland” is showing one of his photo of Michael Jackson in Wroclaw, Poland.
The Exhibition called “Faces of Art” is taking place at Gallery Foto-Gen from May 12 to June 3, 2017.
If you want to learn more about Czesław Czapliński, his photos and his book, please read our article from 2014 HERE
Address:
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Culture & Art Center in Wroclaw
pl. Bishop Nankiera 8
50-140 Wroclaw
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#617  Сообщение Liberian Girl » 20 май 2017, 05:42

Breaking: Jane Doe abuse case against Michael Jackson got dismissed

In a surprise development, just 2 weeks before the demurrer hearing Jane Doe dismissed her sexual abuse case against Michael Jackson. Right now, our information is very limited – Jane Doe’s lawyers filed the request for dismissal and the case was dismissed without prejudice – meaning technically it can get refiled. We will try to get more information and especially check the status of the other cases of Robson and Safechuck.
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In the meantime, I can’t help but wonder why this dismissal, why at this time right before a demurrer. If you read our previous blog posts, you will know how skeptical we have been about Jane Doe. To us it has been clear she had been recruited by the lawyers in an attempt to force a settlement. Personally I don’t think the lawyers ever intended to take this to a trial.

Lately Estate had also mentioned they may challenge Jane Doe using a pseudonym. If she hoped she could make a quick buck while staying anonymous, now she knows that won’t happen. So not wanting her identity become public could be another reason to dismiss the case.

And finally the demurrer. In our last blog post we wondered if these latest demurrers would be the end of Safechuck and Jane Doe cases. As we repeatedly wrote, they are trying to claim non-existent relationship between them & the MJ Companies, that the MJ companies are some sort of children related companies and so on. They are desperate. It seemed like Judge knew this too, giving Safechuck only 15 days to amend his complaint the last time round. So in short, it looked like the judge was getting ready to dismiss Safechuck and Jane Doe cases for good. So is this a preemptive move? To pull the case before the judge dismisses it for good?

Hard to know what the reasons are. Of course technically speaking they can refile the case. So this could also be a "back to the drawing board" situation to come up with more logical legal arguments. Who knows? As I mentioned in the beginning, we will try to get more information but keep in mind we might not be able to learn much. Dismissal request form doesn’t require to list a reason why.

PS: I also want to address a possible speculation. Some might speculate this dismissal by Jane Doe might mean a settlement with MJ Estate. Given this was dismissed as “without prejudice” and Jane Doe may refile if she wants, it shows that there was no settlement. When parties settle, the cases get dismissed “with prejudice” – in other words in a way that they cannot be brought again.
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#618  Сообщение Admin » 24 май 2017, 01:15

NO MJ SONGS IN THE SO CALLED “MOVIES”

В ТАК НАЗЫВАЕМЫХ " ФИЛЬМАХ " НЕТ ПЕСЕН МАЙКЛА


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The new Lifetime and Netflix movies about Michael Jackson and his pet monkey, Bubbles, won’t feature any of MJ’s music if they know what’s good for them.
Sources close to Michael Jackson’s estate tell TMZ the new flicks, ‘Searching for Neverland’ and the recently announced animated feature, “Bubbles,” are not authorized — therefore, they’re not allowed to use ANY of Michael’s materials … especially his music.
We’re told MJ’s estate is holding off on legal action for now, but if they hear anything like, oh let’s say “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Beat It,” “Rock with You,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” or any of his hits … they’ll round up the lawyers.
The reason they’re not heading to court now? The estate reps haven’t seen the movies. ‘Searching for Neverland’ drops next week, though, so things could change by Monday.
Here’s the real question … can a movie about Michael Jackson even exist without his music, his videos or his pictures? We think not. Soooo, good luck with that, guys.

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#619  Сообщение Liberian Girl » 14 июл 2017, 00:49

Альбом с неизданными песнями Майкла Джексона выставлен на аукцион

На аукцион выставлен новый альбом короля поп-музыки Майкла Джексона, сообщает Billboard.

Согласно листингу лотов пластинка имеет номер 236 - «Michael Jackson Personally Owned Unreleased Last Album». Его обладатель получит компакт-диск с надписью «Bible», сделанной Джексаном. Лот описывается как копия последнего альбома Майкла Джексона, принадлежащая артисту. Диск содержит 12 готовых треков с прописанным вокалом.

Отмечается, что три из 12 треков ранее выпускались на посмертном сборнике Джексона в 2010 году. Остальные же 9 композиций никогда не издавались. Диск был получен от личного друга и помощника Джексона.

Стартовая цена лота составляет 50 тысяч долларов, организаторы торгов рассчитывают на то, что ценник поднимется до 1 миллиона долларов. Покупатель не сможет тиражировать и распространять запись, так как не будет обладать правами на саму музыку.

Трек-лист альбома:
«Monster»
«Breaking News»
«Stay»
«Keep Your Head Up»
«Everything’s Just Fine»
«Black Widow»
«Burn Tonight»
«All I Need»
«Water»
«Let Me Fall in Love»
«Ready to Win»
«Soldier Boy»

Аукцион пройдет с 19 по 28 июля. На нем также будут представлены предметы, принадлежащие Курту Кобейну, Бейонсе, Rolling Stones и U2.
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#620  Сообщение Liberian Girl » 25 июл 2017, 04:02

Celebrity Justice: Secrets From the Juries That Acquitted O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and Robert Durst

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People v. Michael Jackson in Santa Barbara, People v. Robert Durst in Galveston and People v. O.J. Simpsonin Los Angeles. Three celebrity trials, three not guilty verdicts.

All of the above cases, in 2005, 2003 and 1995 respectively, were complete media circuses. Reporters camped out at the courthouses day and night, stories ran on the front page of newspapers both national and local daily and updates from the trials played out on the evening news every night. During the Jackson and Simpson trials devoted fans picketed the legal proceedings to show their unwavering support.

With each not guilty verdict there was a public uproar. Everyone had an opinion on how the trial should have gone done or how the jury should have ruled. In the years since there have been countless hours of television and movie programming dedicated to deciphering how (and why) the cards fell the way they did—to Emmy-winning results. But the one thing so many people neglect to analyze is the experience of the regular people whose lives were upended by their service on the jury.
Starting this Saturday, Oxygen, which is in the middle of a complete rebranding to become the new network for crime lovers, is tapping into just that. The Jury Speaks is a four-part special that brings together members of the jury from the trials of Durst, Jackson and Simpson, as well as the acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin. E! News spoke with Lionel Cryer, juror on the Simpson case; Robbie Nelson, juror on the Durst case; and Paulina Coccoz, juror on the Jackson case, to find out what life is really like when the fate of a celebrity is in your hands.

Each of their experiences are separate, but they all had a similar motivation for participating in the Oxygen series: To clear the air about what really went down during some of the most-watched trials in recent history. As Nelson explained, the only question she's ever received from people who know she served on the Durst case is, essentially, how could you not convict him?

"Until you're in that jury seat and in the deliberation room and they gives you specific orders on what you can judge that person on, you just won't understand," she said. "In the past I had calls to do interviews and I've always chosen not to do them. But when I got the call from Oxygen I thought, you know what, it's time. I want the jury's side to be heard."

As with any trial, whether it's a run-of-the-mill DUI conviction or the murder trial of one of the most famous athletes of all time, the selection process is the same. Jurors are randomly summoned and must report to the courthouse for questioning—and there's no way to predict whether you're being called for a one-day project or a trial that will take months. All three jurors recall reporting for their very first day with no idea the responsibilities that were about to befall them.

"I had heard about the trial coming up through the news but I had no clue that's what my jury summons was for," says Nelson. "It was pretty much immediate that I realized I was there for the Durst case; they sat us down and told us they were trying to seat the Durst trial and I just thought, Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into?"

For Coccoz, her aha moment was one that also found her completely starstuck. "In the beginning when we reported we all assumed it was for something big, but we didn't really know what," she told E! News. "But a few days into questioning I walked through the metal detector and there I was staring straight at Michael Jackson. He was wearing the same color scheme as I was and we were just staring at each other and our outfits. That's the moment I realized what I was there for."


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At the Simpson trial, Cryer wound up connecting the dots before the official reveal. Like the others, he knew that O.J.'s trial was imminent but arrived to the courthouse completely in the dark—it took several callbacks and some very leading questionnaire topics to tip him off.

"There was a point where the light bulb went off in my head as I was reading questions and I just said to myself, this is about O.J.," he says. "Then later we were in the jury room, there must have been about 300 of us, when the door opened and Judge Ito, the defense attorneys and the prosecutors all walked into the room. We all knew then and there."
While the process may seem typical at the outset, the interviews that jurors on a high-profile case are subjected to take a decidedly...let's just say thorough turn. Potential selectees can sit through interviews and questionnaires for hours and even days, answering everything from what they do for work to what kinds of biases they might have. And it's definitely not a cakewalk.

"The interviews were so long and there were hundreds of people who showed up that it took at least a week," Coccoz says of the Jackson selection. "We were split into groups and had to do all sorts of questionnaires and it was just exhausting. I remember the day I was selected I was so drained that I wasn't even sure if I was actually selected."

It's at that moment of selection that the realities of serving on a celebrity jury really begin to sink in. And, more importantly, that the rules come down. The sequestration of the Simpson jurors was so taxing and restrictive that it has become the stuff of legends. As soon as the trial started the entire group was sent to live at a hotel without access to, essentially, the outside world. They were allowed to make phone calls and to see family and friends and even to read the newspaper, but not without some very large caveats: Phone calls were to be made with the supervision of security guards (who even dialed the number for the jurors), time spent with loved ones happened during pre-arranged visiting hours and the LA Times would arrive completely cut up, a primitive form of redacting.

"Being sequestered was probably one of the hardest things in my life, especially taking into account I had no experience with jail," says Cryer. "To be sequestered in a hotel with sheriffs overseeing you on a daily basis, keeping in mind they all work in the jail system, initially it felt like jail. And the deputies sort of treated us like prisoners."
During the other two trials jurors were allowed to stay at home for the duration of the proceedings, but were still subjected to strict rules governing their daily lives. For Nelson and the rest of the Durst jury that meant staying away from any and all media, staying off the Internet entirely and not discussing anything about the case with family and friends. For Coccoz, the rules of the Jackson had a much stronger affect.

"The rules changed my whole world," she says. "I couldn't be a waitress anymore and I ended up working in a market. They had to constantly hide me in the back because of people knowing who I was and making comments. So I was basically sequestered."

The trial processes also presented some security obstacles: The sheer volume of reporters who flooded each town to cover the case and the legions of fans staking out the courthouse each day meant that jurors couldn't just come and go as they pleased. The Simpson jurors were all protected by the sheriffs who oversaw their sequestration, but in Santa Barbara and Galveston the jurors described the scene at the courthouses as quite scary. To protect them and keep them from being bombarded by the media they were sent to nearby locked parking lots and shuttled into the courthouses through back entrances.


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Ironically, these jurors hadn't even made it to the true hard part yet. To start they would have to sit through upsetting and at times very gruesome evidence and testimony. It's been years since the trials (decades in the case of O.J. Simpson) but each juror admits that there are certain moments of the proceedings that have never left their memories. During the Durst case it was the day the prosecution showed the evidence photos of Morris Black's dismembered body. For the Jackson case, the testimony of Martin Bashir, the journalist who made the documentary that led to the child sexual abuse charges, was the most memorable—his lawyer invoked his First Amendment privileges and objected to almost every single question from the prosecution.

When Cryer thinks of the Simpson trial, he has three points that stick out above everything else: The cut on O.J.'s finger, for which an explanation was never sufficiently given; the testimony of forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, who claimed that there had been a second perpetrator at the scene and that evidence may have been tampered with; and police officer Mark Fuhrman, who Cryer believes planted the bloody gloves.

The deliberation process famously comes next and it's here where the celebrity jurors report feeling the most emotional weight. The seriousness of any criminal trial, whether it be murder or sexual abuse, cannot be overstated, but a famous trial brings an extra layer of scrutiny. "Looking back, there was so much pressure on us as jurors," says Nelson of the Durst deliberation. "The prosecution so wanted a conviction out of us. But there were so many points that they couldn't prove and questions they couldn't answer. At the end of the day you're sitting in the deliberations and asking yourself, can you send someone to prison beyond a reasonable doubt, for the rest of their life? That was the hardest part."
For Cryer's part, he was initially selected to be an alternate, a position that brought him great relief because it meant that although he would be sequestered and would sit through the entire trial, he would not be part of the deliberation or the verdict. But as the case famously began to deteriorate and jurors began to drop like flies, he was quickly moved up to the official panel. "I was not excited," he cautions. "I looked around at all the people I was going to be making this decision with and I thought, this is going to be quite a ride."

The deliberation in the Jackson trial seemed to weigh on Coccoz the most. She developed a case of anxiety through dealing with the trial process and reports having a full-on meltdown the weekend before the jurors were due to deliver their decision.

"I walked into the room while my husband was watching the news and it just hit me like a ton of bricks," she recounts. "I realized how many people were waiting on my decision. I dropped to my knees and just thought, I can't do this anymore."

Once all three not guilty verdicts came down the jurors were released back to a life that was normal in principle but not in practice. Each of the three cases had been followed obsessively by the news media and by people across the country and the jurors themselves were immediately put at the center of it all. Nelson and her fellow Durst jurors were instantly inundated with requests for interviews on the morning shows and questions from reporters, with some of them flying out to New York immediately. Coccoz describes attempting to get back into the swing of things without even remembering what "normal" was. And Cryer couldn't even return to his own home the day the trial ended because of the media camped outside of it; he spent that first night in a hotel.

One of the most unique aspects of a famous trial, especially one that involves a celebrity on the stand, is that the story never really goes away. The public will never get tired of rehashing what went down in the courtroom but more than that, the narrative of the crime constantly changes—no thanks to the popularity of the true crime genre, of course. It's impossible to forget all the memories of the trial and it's (almost) impossible not to go down the rabbit hole of whether you made the right decision. Each of these cases, Robert Durst, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson, have seen developments since the original verdicts that threatens second thoughts.
"I have not watched The Jinx," says Nelson matter-of-factly. "Anything that has aired [on Durst] since the trial I have not seen at all. It's not that I've done it on purpose, it's just that we all have to live with our decision and we can't go back and change it. So what's really the point?"

The Jackson case was rocked by the singer's death in 2009, which is still mysterious to this day. "I was deeply affected by Michael's death," Coccoz muses. "I was really hoping that he would overcome his obstacles. It was difficult for me to understand why somebody, now that he had his life back, wasn't living it to the fullest."


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The Simpson trial suffered a myriad of shockers, from the possibly tongue-in-cheek confessional book If I Did It to last year's documentaries and the FX drama. Taking all of this new evidence into account, as well as the developments that were brought to light during O.J.'s civil trial, has caused Cryer to have something of a shift in opinion.

"I've been re-living the trial through all these programs and they caused me to have a better perspective than I did with the evidence presented at my trial," he says. "In my trial I think the prosecution had an overzealous means of thinking they had a locked case, a guilty verdict. They overlooked basic things about how they conducted the investigation. If you're dealing with a celebrity of that magnitude you have to make sure nothing can be called into question."
But at the end of the day, what has most affected all of the jurors is that same issue they would have if they had sat through trials that no one knew about: The plight of the victims. In the Durst and Simpson cases, despite the fact that they weren't able to come to guilty verdicts, it didn't change the fate of Morris Black, Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. It's this fact that leaves Lon Cryer the most emotional.

"I don't want to lose sight of the main point, that two people were brutally murdered," says Cryer somberly. "I would like to give those families closure, which I wasn't able to do. I have had a bad feeling over the years for not providing that closure."

The Jury Speaks premieres Saturday, July 22 at 9/8 central on Oxygen.

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