As she moved from the emotion of her earlier testimony to specifics Monday, Michael Jackson’s mother come across as a contentious and forgetful 83-year-old who contradicted herself while trying to defend her son.
Asked about reports that she and her other children had staged an intervention effort at Michael’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County in 2002, Katherine Jackson testified that her son didn’t know why his family had driven there and made it sound as if the visit had turned into a social gathering.
“We just saw he was OK and was upset, and … there was no deep discussion or anything,” she said under questioning.
She said that neither she nor her other children questioned the singer about his use of prescription medication.
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