Printer Friendly

STAR WITNESS; I watched Jacko grope Gavin as he lay sleeping, brother tells jury.

Byline: JUSTINE SMITH

A BOY told yesterday how Michael Jackson fondled his older brother's private parts in his underpants while they lay together on a bed.

Star Arvizo, now 14, said he watched from the staircase of Jacko's bedroom as the singer stroked his brother Gavin with his left hand while touching himself with his right hand.

He said: "My brother was outside the covers and I saw Michael's left hand in his underwears and his left hand in his (Jackson's) underwears.

"Mr Jackson was on his back. Gavin was curled up facing to the left away from Mr Jackson. Michael was wearing socks, underwears and an undershirt.

"Michael's left hand was in my brother's pants and his right hand was in his pants. He was rubbing himself. He had his hand in his pants and was stroking up and down."

Blushing and clearly embarrassed, Star continued: "He had his eyes closed. Gavin was asleep. He was kind of snoring. I watched a couple of seconds, about four. I didn't know what to do. I went back to the guest room."

Listening to the boy's evidence, Jackson sat taut in his chair, his hands clasped together in his lap and his jaw clenched. He denies four counts of molesting Gavin.

Star told the jury he saw Jackson molest his brother a second time two days later. He said: "The same thing happened, but my brother was on his back as well. My brother was asleep, Michael was masturbating. He had his left hand in my brother's underwear." Jackson's father Joe, who was in court for the first time, screwed his eyes shut as Star opened and closed his hand in a squeezing motion to show what the singer did to his brother.

Earlier, Star told how Jackson had asked him if he masturbated.

"He was asking me if I ever masturbated and I said no. Then he said to me, 'Everyone does it, you should try it, it's OK'."

Star also described how he saw the singer naked and aroused.

He claimed he and Gavin were watching a movie in a bedroom at Neverland when Jacko walked in.

"He told us it was natural and he walked back downstairs. I was grossed out. He had a hard-on."

Star also alleged Jacko, 46, pored over websites of nude women with the boys on their second visit to the star's California ranch in 2000.

The boy said he and Gavin slept that night in Jackson's bed, but the star slept on the floor.

Star said: "Michael told us not to tell anyone what we did - not to tell our parents what we did."

He added that Jackson showed them adult magazines from a black briefcase. Jacko's legal team fought to stop a picture of the case being shown to the jury at California's Santa Maria court.

Believing they had won, Jacko raised his hands and said: "Thank you, thank you, judge."

But he looked furious when the slide was shown on a projector of the black case containing at least four adult magazines.

The trial continues.

CAPTION(S):

UNNERVED: Jackson takes a court break yesterday; CLOSE: Gavin, left, and Star with a friend
COPYRIGHT 2005 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2005
Words:531
Previous Article:PC PREDATORS; Jailed.. the depraved policemen who used their jobs and uniforms to snare women.
Next Article:GROSSED OUT; He is 'disgusted at singer's erection' Gavin's brother tells of naked Jacko.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters