August 5, 2010
Now that you know the outcome of Ray Chandler subpoena I suggest
having a closer look at the documents unsealed by the Superior
Court of California concerning this matter: http://www.sbscpublicaccess.org/ctdocs.php
(type Ray Chandler in the search section and you
The short of the previous post about Ray Chandler subpoena:
Ray Chandler was summoned by the Defense as a custodian
of documents to prove their authenticity in court but
the mere idea of it horrified him so much that he used every
possible and impossible pretext to avoid the procedure. In fact
the terror of it was so big that not only did Ray Chandler refuse
to appear in court but he also claimed he was covered by the
Protective Order which gave the right to Michael Jacksons
witnesses not to disclose to anyone that they had been supboenaed
at all. Yes, the right he did have, but the cynicism of this
decision is incredible.
I wondered what this Protective Order was all about. Though
its exact reason is still unknown to me we can nevertheless
get some idea of it from the very text of the document. It will
also be correct to start our minute study of the Superior Court
documents with this paper as it is dated July 9, 2004 and chronologically
comes first in the succession of documents preceding Ray Chandler
subpoena (see pages 27-28 of the 70-page long Ray Chandlers
Motion to Quash the subpoena):
Superior Court of the State of California
for the County of Santa Barbara The People of the state of California,
(Plaintiff) vs. Michael Jackson, (Defendant)
Case No. 1133603
Protective Order regarding Defendants Subpoenas Duces
Good cause appearing, it is hereby ordered that the clerk of
the court permit Defendant Michael Jackson, by and through his
counsel, to subpoena materials without disclosing the nature
of the subpoena, the person or items sought by the subpoena,
or the response to the subpoena and any materials returned therewith.
It is further ordered, without limiting the generality of the
1. The clerk of the court shall segregate and keep confidential
and not disclose to the People any materials pertaining to the
subpoena, including returns, documents, and other materials
returned in response to said subpoena.
2. The clerk of the court shall permit Counsel for the defendant
to subpoena materials to the court on days and times at which
the case itself is not on calendar for other purposes.
3. Persons or entities subpoenaed by the defendant shall not
disclose directly or indirectly to the People the fact that
they have been subpoenaed or the nature of the subpoena.
4. Any appearance, objection, compliance, or other communication
by a party subpoenaed by the defendant shall be filed under
5. Any hearings involving the materials pertaining to the subpoena,
including returns, documents and other materials returned in
response to the subpoena regarding compliance, privacy or other
issues shall be held in camera.
6. This order does not affect the right of any party whose records
are subpoenaed to assert any applicable claims of privilege.
7. Subject to the resolution of any issues of privilege that
may be asserted, the clerk of the court shall permit counsel
for the defendant to inspect and copy the subpoenaed materials.
8. A copy of this order shall be served with each subpoena to
which it pertains.
Dated July 09 2004 - Rodnye S.Melville, Judge of the Superior
I dont know what you think of this document, but my impression
of it is rather painful. Its last point says it all it
will be served with each subpoena, so that the subpoenaed person
will immediately know (right there on the spot) that his privacy
will be protected in every way independent of whether he complies
with the subpoena, objects to it or just appears before the
judge. No one will ever know that he or she has been subpoenaed
all the movements of a witness will be filed under seal.
Even any hearings of the materials in connection with the subpoena
will be made in camera (in the chambers of the judge with no
onlookers or the jury attending). The only thing which is required
of a witness is to come, please come, dont be afraid to
come, dont think of the publicity consequences of your
decision your privacy will be well taken care of, only
The unwillingness of many to take part in this nightmarish process
was evidently so huge that even Michaels true friend,
MaCauley Culkin, was not too enthusiastic to go to court, as
he said in a interview with Larry King, and would have avoided
it if his conscience had ever allowed it (see a post about his
testimony in court which he did give and turned into another
of his hits:
Macauley Culkin as Michael
Jackson´s true friend
I can imagine Ray Chandler laughing at obtaining this protective
order together with the subpoena and rejoicing at the opportunities
it offered. Well, he did make good use of those opportunities.
It was because of this document that Ray Chandler demanded hearing
of his documents in camera only
And it was
this order which allowed him to keep everything so hush-hush
that no one really knows about his refusal to testify in court
even now and the information about it is practically impossible
If it werent for just a bit of luck we would have probably
never known about the outcome of Ray Chandler subpoena either.
Moreover, if he hadnt made the mistake of babbling about
the subpoena himself at various TV shows we would never
have known about it at all.
Thank God we do.
How much cynicism should a person have to spread lies
about Jackson for years, and when subpoenaed to speak
about these lies in court, first refuse to do so under
various pretexts and then demand protection of his privacy
under the protective order shielding the witnesses of a person
he is so shamelessly slandering only to resume his
lies again immediately after escaping the subpoena?
Infinite, immeasurable, indescribable...
Thank you Helena for your generosity
sharing your investigation!