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Posted: 11/23/2003 12:19:45 AM EDT
Oh, PLEASE...



apnews.myway.com/article/20031122/D7UVVB5G0.html

Vigils Held Worldwide for Michael Jackson

Nov 22, 6:47 PM (ET)
By GILLIAN FLACCUS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson fans held candlelight vigils around the world Saturday to support the pop megastar as he faces allegations of child molestation.

Faisal Malik, 29, a Los Angeles fan who helped organize a gathering near Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said he believes the performer is innocent.

"No other entertainer ever has opened his house so much to people," Malik said in a telephone interview. "True charity comes from the heart."

Rallies were scheduled through the weekend in more than a dozen cities, including New York, Budapest and Rome. Others were planned over the next week in China and Australia.

Jackson surrendered to Santa Barbara County authorities on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued alleging that he committed lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14. Authorities have said they expect to file formal charges sometime after Thanksgiving.

After posting $3 million bail, Jackson flew to Las Vegas, where he had been working on a video. But his attorney, Mark Geragos, told the Los Angeles Times he planned to meet with Jackson at the star's Neverland ranch near Santa Barbara on Saturday.

Geragos, who has said Jackson denies the charges, did not return repeated calls Saturday from The Associated Press.

In Paris, about 60 fans gathered on the Champs Elysees and marched through crowds of shoppers to the Arc de Triomphe. They held candles and banners with slogans of support and sang "We Are the World," the 1985 African famine relief anthem written by Jackson and Lionel Richie.

"It's really hard for us," said Pascale Hatot, a 37-year-old fan from the suburbs of Paris. "I haven't been able to sleep or eat for three days."

Supporters in Rome gathered at the foot of the Spanish Steps just after darkness fell. They held candles and a sign in Italian that read: "Michael: Accused but not guilty!"

"There is an interest to see him fall as a man and as an artist," said Fabrizio Basili, a 30-year-old man from Rome who wore a black shirt bearing the image of Jackson's face. "His album 'Number Ones' came out with some of his great hits, and the same day the accusations came and this is why we're suspicious."

Media reports have said Jackson's alleged victim is a 12- or 13-year-old cancer survivor who visited him at Neverland, where the singer was known to hold sleep-overs for children and share his bed with youngsters.

Stuart Backerman, a spokesman for the Jackson family, said the pop star was feeling "very positive" despite the allegations against him.

"He's fine. He's fighting mad, that's what he is. He's outraged at these allegations. But he is doing fine," Backerman said Saturday.

Backerman said Jackson had received hundreds of supportive e-mails and was buoyed by his fans' loyalty.

"Michael Jackson has said in the past that his fans are his most precious resource. Clearly, the demonstrations around the world reinforce his long-standing feelings for his fans," Backerman said. "He's grateful."
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 12:22:03 AM EDT


"It's really hard for us," said Pascale Hatot, a 37-year-old fan from the suburbs of Paris. "I haven't been able to sleep or eat for three days."





Oh please! cut the bullcrap!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 12:52:32 AM EDT
They Keep saying he didn't do it because he was fishing with Scott Peterson, just ask Mark he'll tell yea!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 2:04:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:


"It's really hard for us," said Pascale Hatot, a 37-year-old fan from the suburbs of Paris. "I haven't been able to sleep or eat for three days."





Oh please! cut the bullcrap!


The saddest part is that Pascale Hatot, and many like him/her, are dead serious.

Link Posted: 11/23/2003 3:50:13 AM EDT

Faisal Malik, 29, a Los Angeles fan who helped organize a gathering near Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said he believes the performer is innocent.

"No other entertainer ever has opened his house so much to people," Malik said in a telephone interview. "True charity comes from the heart."

Rallies were scheduled through the weekend in more than a dozen cities, including New York, Budapest and Rome. Others were planned over the next week in China and Australia.



What crap!!! They should cut off his head and put it on a stick in front of "Never neverland". I can't belive there are so many people that support a wierdo like that.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:33:16 AM EDT
Bread and Circuses. The people choose to wrap themselves in inconsequential thoughts and activities.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:59:10 AM EDT
Some people don't have anything really productive to do with their life...You know like posting on gun boards. So they do stupid stuff like hold candlelight vigils for a child molester.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 5:26:45 AM EDT
We should give michael a chance!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 6:39:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:


"It's really hard for us," said Pascale Hatot, a 37-year-old fan from the suburbs of Paris. "I haven't been able to sleep or eat for three days."





Oh please! cut the bullcrap!

Keep up the "fast" for a couple of months to demonstrate your Love for MICHAEL.And if you get thirsty...drink riverwater.Is michael jerkson related to billy klinton?They seem to have a common ground.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 7:22:09 AM EDT
Once again, a news story proving that there are a great many people that shouldn't be allowed oxygen.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 7:32:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 8:07:00 AM EDT
Kinda reminds me of all the wailing and candlelight vigils when Kurt Cobain did a 12 guage lobotomy.
Another loser.

Nick
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