Bill Cosby will stand trial for sexual assault charges beginning on June 5th in Pennsylvania.
Kevin Steele, the Montgomery County DA, is really drumming up evidence against Bill Cosby from every angle. In papers filed last Thursday, it’s revealed that the DA plans to use pages out of Bill’s 1991 biography, “Childhood,” to show jurors the ongoing obsession with Bill Cosby and Spanish fly. According to the Kevin, he states that Bill wrote about Spanish fly, stating that it’s “an aphrodisiac so potent that it could have made Lena Horne surrender to Fat Albert.”
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Meanwhile, Bill and his legal team are fighting to get statements he made during a civil lawsuit with Andrea Constand (who is not his criminal accuser), tossed from this criminal trial. The defense has tried before (and failed) to get rid of evidence gained in Andrea’s lawsuit. They argued that the only reason Bill Cosby and his team settled in October 2006 was that the DA at the time, Bruce Castor, promised he could settle and wouldn’t have to worry about prosecution.
Montgomery County judge, Steven O’Neil, hopes to have the jury selection process begin in late May 2017. They will be selected from various counties, including Allegheny County and Norristown.
The trial is expected to last approximately two weeks.
1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. “Billie Jean” is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Ben” in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of “Smooth Criminal.”
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ “borrowed” the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for “Thriller” was “Starlight.”
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ’s closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
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16. MJ’s estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.
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