Michael Jackson Acquitted On All Charges

A jury acquitted Michael Jackson on Monday of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch, vindicating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta.

Jurors also acquitted him of conspiring to imprison his accuser and the boy’s family at the storybook estate — a total legal victory but one that may do little to improve his bizarre image.

The jury also found Jackson innocent of getting the boy drunk before molesting him and conspiring to imprison the accuser and his family at his Neverland ranch.

Screams of joy rang out among a throng of fans outside the courthouse.

Associated Press