Most people disregard the fact that Michael Jackson was acquitted in the court of law on June 13, 2005 by a jury. This is taken by people as another paramount example of his celebrity status, which allegedly bought him his way to freedom. However, there are many details which people fail to acknowledge in regards to Jackson's court acquittal, and that is the fact that there were nearly a 100 witnesses for the prosecution, and there were only 50 witnesses for the defense, yet they still managed to triumph over the prosecution. Half of the witnesses for the prosecution were caught in their spin of lies, and while being cross examined, their stories collapsed on the stand.
Gloved One's Trauma
There's no doubt that Michael Jackson had trauma after the trial in 2005, when he was being tried for allegations of child molestation made by 13 year old Gavin Arvizo. Jackson's demeanor did not fit that of a snarky, arrogant, and narcissistic pedophile celebrity, who bought his way out of the courtroom. There's no way. Not only did Jackson's face reflect his trauma, but so did his actions — Jackson moved out of the United States to various places after his acquittal in 2005, such as; Bahrain, Ireland, Oman, and England. Jackson did not want to stay in the United States — but hey, who could blame him! After all, Jackson received disgusting coverage at the trial (not only the trial) when he was in the United States, with many 'journalists' were making fun of Jackson, and his appearance at the trial.
The gloved one's pity at the people who ruined his life was evident, and Jackson staunchly denied every single allegation, and it was indeed proved in court, that the whole time it was Jackson who was telling the truth, and the extortioners who wanted money from him. Why is it so hard to believe Jackson, when it's so easy to believe the word of two men with no proof and multitudes of shady stories in their background? Jackson deserves the same chance for the truth.
The Importance of An Acquittal
Acquittals are far more important than most think. Most think that Jackson bought off everyone involved in legally prosecuting him and investigating him for molestation. This is not true, and it's obvious that Jackson was acquitted. Shouse Law (SL) writes the following on the difference between an acquittal and a not guilty verdict:
While an acquittal is a general term for a not guilty verdict, there is a subtle difference between the two terms under criminal law. Not guilty means that a defendant is not legally answerable for the criminal charge filed against him/her. An acquittal is a finding by a judge or jury that a defendant is not guilty of the crime charged.
So basically, when someone says that the jury regretted their decision later (some of them) and thought that Jackson was guilty, this has no significance in the matter at hand, because Jackson was actually acquitted, which means that the jury and the judge believed him to be innocent (or not guilty; same thing) of the charges against him, i.e. molestation of Gavin Arvizo and several other allegations of molesting young boys. Key Difference (KD) also elaborates on what an acquittal is:
Acquittal means legally freeing the accused, when he is found innocent by the court, after considering all the facts and evidence submitted in this regard.
This article which this was taken from, had no relation with Jackson. What does it mean? An "acquittal" is when someone was found innocent in court after the facts and evidence was submitted in front of the jury and judge. It's also entirely ignorant that some say Jackson's acquittal was nothing, but if they were actually inside of the courtroom, witnessing the testimonies firsthand, then it would make much more sense that Jackson was fairly acquitted. To railroad Jackson based on a few books, sleepovers with children, and allegations of improper conduct on his part by just a handful (or less) of boys who have shady families, doesn't make any potent sense.
The Aftermath of An Acquittal
After Michael Jackson was acquitted on June 13, 2005 he moved to various different regions across the globe, aside from the United States. Jackson was disgusted at the way the media and handled things with him there, and decided to move to somewhere else, such as Bahrain, Oman, London, Ireland, and plenty of other areas. Undoubtedly, Jackson was traumatized after the trial in 2005 and decided to live his life as a father to his children, and focus on them. After a long hiatus, Jackson decided to return and make a comeback tour event This Is It which he announced in London, and returned to the United States in Los Angeles to rehearse for his upcoming London tour in 2009. Unfortunately, the pop sensation couldn't make it to the tour, and died from a cardiac arrest at his home in Beverly Hills, due to Propofol administered by his Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson's legacy should be in good reputation, due to this acquittal but is not, because of the ongoing onslaughts against him.