“The judge in Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial ruled Thursday against allowing CNN host Larry King to testify for the defense, saying his testimony would be irrelevant,” the AP summarizes. “Judge Rodney S. Melville ruled after listening to King’s account of a conversation with an attorney, Larry Feldman, who represented the accuser’s family. Without the jury present, King said that Feldman told him the accuser’s mother was out for money and referred to her as ‘wacko.’
More: “Feldman testified earlier for the prosecution and denied saying such things about his clients. After listening to King’s account, the judge ruled that King’s testimony would not impeach Feldman’s own testimony and King left the court.”
> King was at a Beverly Hills restaurant with Feldman because “he and a producer were trying to get Feldman to appear on Larry King Live.’”
> “King was outside the courthouse more than a half-hour before the trial was to resume at 8:30 a.m, the AP said earlier.
> “Larry King won’t testify at all,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said. The judge determined that “vague hearsay of hearsay” isn’t admissible in court. “[This was] so far from the judgement of the actual accuser…that the judge kept it off-limits.”
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