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Dec 4th, 2002, 02:15 AM
Pop entertainer Michael Jackson leaves court.

Jackson in court on crutches
after spider bite

Suspect not one of his pets

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Dec. 3 — Superstar Michael Jackson turned up on crutches in a California courtroom Tuesday after a close encounter with a spider. Jackson, whose bizarre appearance and baby-dangling antics have made headlines around the world for the past three weeks, was resuming testimony in a $21 million lawsuit over canceled millennium concerts.

‘It is a spider bite. It is real bad. If I showed it to you, you’d be shocked. It hurts very much right now as I speak.’
BUT IT WAS the self-styled King of Pop himself, dressed up in a white satin vest and tie, who again provided most of the drama.
Explaining the crutches and the white athletic sock he was wearing on one foot, Jackson told reporters; “It is a spider bite. It is real bad. If I showed it to you, you’d be shocked. It hurts very much right now as I speak.”
Jackson, who keeps tarantulas at his Neverland Valley ranch near the central California town of Santa Maria where the suit is being heard, said his foot had swollen up after being bitten by a common spider during a fumigation of his home. The suspect was not one of his pet tarantulas.
Jackson, 44, wearing pink lipstick and rouged cheeks, later got playful with the courtroom photographer whose close-up pictures of the singer last month shocked fans and prompted a media frenzy about the effects of plastic surgery on his nose.

During a lull in testimony, he pulled goofy faces at the photographer and used his fingers to make horns above his head.
Jackson signed autographs and chatted with fans outside the courtroom but brushed aside reporters’ questions about the incident in Berlin last month in which he briefly dangled his baby son over the balcony of a fourth-floor hotel to show the boy to waiting fans.
“It is my child. I love my children,” said Jackson, who has already termed the baby incident a “terrible mistake.”
In court, Jackson was grilled over an alleged telephone call in late 1999 which is emerging as central to the breach of contract lawsuit brought by German concert promoter Marcel Avram. Avram claims that Jackson agreed to headline 1999 charity shows in Seoul, South Korea and Munich, Germany, followed by New Year’s Eve concerts in Australia and Hawaii — but backed out of the millennium events.
Jackson has testified that it was Avram himself who canceled the millennium events in a telephone call. “I definitely know I got that call because it pretty much shook me up,” he said. Avram’s lawyers say the call never took place.

Dec 4th, 2002, 02:20 AM
Uhmmmmmm...... unclear........ did Whacko Jacko bite the spider? Or did the spider bite Michael? Exactly why would the spider want to bite Whacko? Don't spiders have better taste?

Dec 4th, 2002, 02:23 AM

Dec 4th, 2002, 03:03 AM
You really wonder where it all went wrong watching those old clips of the Jackson 5.....obviously somewhere....

Dec 4th, 2002, 03:08 AM
I spider bite is nothing to joke about. I got one a month ago and it turned my arm veins black and it itched and tingled continuously!!! I thought my arm was going to fall off!.

Dec 4th, 2002, 03:30 AM
OK, I don't want to come off as some sort of know-it-all, jump to any sort of conclusions, or throw stones at anyone. But I think, maybe, it's possible that Michael is a hypochondriac.

Dec 4th, 2002, 05:41 AM
Man I don't cry over anything, but this is so sad. What happened to Micheal?:sad: :sad: I could take his early operations, but the latest one he just looks half dead with the whole nose and face. Lord help him!!!:sad: :sad: :sad:

Dec 4th, 2002, 06:10 AM
A spider bit Michael Jackson? Poor spider :sad:

Dec 4th, 2002, 06:15 AM
Poor spider...could have been poisoned by now.:sad:

I'm just wondering why MJ kids seemed to be all-white....no trace of MJ's original color.:confused:

Dec 4th, 2002, 07:59 AM
lol@BasicTennis :)

Dec 4th, 2002, 10:39 AM
oh.. my dear Michael Jackson,

he keeps giving us strange and funny and sometime weird news. However I still like him and his music :)

Dec 4th, 2002, 10:46 AM
oh..yeah...love is blind.:rolleyes:

Dec 4th, 2002, 11:17 AM

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