August 14, 2010
When you read the ton of Ray Chandlers papers against
the subpoena he received from Michael Jacksons defense
team, you have to occasionally pinch yourself to remind you
that it is the DEFENSE which insists on the Accuser coming
to court and accusing the Defendant there.
Since the idea is difficult to grasp, Ill repeat it.
Michael Jacksons Defense team knows that Accuser Ray Chandler
has written a tell-all book All That Glitters where he describes
the Defendants alleged crimes. They also know that the
Accuser claims that the book is based on authentic documents,
and that is why ask him to come to court and accuse the Defendant
there (and not in the book).
The previous two parts of this post however showed to us that
the Accuser didnt like the idea and categorically
refused to go to court and present his documents there, saying
that they were irrelevant, and that the same
information could be obtained from other sources
like Evan and Jordan Chandler (who didnt want to go to
court either), and that it was invasion of his privacy
and that Ray Chandler was a journalist who was protected
from testifying in court and disclosing his sources by the Shield
This was followed by a sort of a tug of war between the parties
where the Defense insisted that Ray Chandler wasnt a journalist
while he insisted that he was. So this is exactly where we are
at the moment.
The next document in this tug of war is Michael Jacksons
objection to Ray Chandlers objection to the Subpoena which
is dated November 5, 2004 and called MR. JACKSONS
OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO QUASH CHANDER SUBPOENA AND DECLARATION
The full document is here
and I will cite only some excerpts from this 24-page document
which is trying to persuade Ray Chandler to be so kind to come
and make his accusations against Michael Jackson in court:
Mr. Jacksons Objection and
Opposition is based on the following grounds:
(1) Petitioner is not a journalist nor engaged in any news gathering
activities as a reporter, editor, publisher, or person connected
with or employed upon a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical
publication, and he is not entitled to protection under the
(2) Petitioner is a witness to the 1993-94 events
who cannot withhold unpublished information, and he is acting
as a recently admitted attorney who is promoting his brother
(3) Petitioners objections to Mr. Jacksons subpoena
are without foundation because there is no invasion of privacy,
no overbreath, and no undue burden in requiring petitioner to
respond to the subpoena.
. On September 19, 2004, Mr. Jackson served the
subpoenaed party with two (2) subpoenas. The first was a Subpoena
Duces Tecum where the response was due on October 5, 2004. The
second was a subpoena for personal appearance at trial, and
the production of documents where the response is due on January
On October 25, 2004, the subpoenaed party served a Motion to
Quash and Application for In Camera Review. The motion challenged
the subpoena because the subpoenaed party seeks protection under
the California Shield Law contained in Evidence Code section
1070. However, Petitioner is not a journalist. He is an attorney
who has never engaged in news gathering or otherwise worked
for a news organization
and he doesnt satisfy section
1070s definition of a journalist..
In addition, petitioner was a witness to the events in
1993 and 1994 when his brother, Evan Chandler, and his nephew,
Jordan Chandler, made claims against Michael Jackson. By his
own admission he does not gather news because he is a recently
licensed attorney who practices law in Santa Barbara, and on
both the cover of his book and his self-promotion web site,
he states he was a witness to the events of which he writes.
Petitioners own web site states that he is a
witness to the events:
The 1993 Michael Jackson scandal has remained a closely
held secret for over ten years. Other than speculation and innuendo,
the facts have never been revealed until now. Inside
All That Glitters, Ray Chandler, the boys uncle, provides
the hard evidence. From the day the boy met Michael, through
six months of frenzied publicity, and into the scarring years
that followed, this is a story told by one who witnesses
the events as they unfolded, and he has the proof to back
Did the King of Pop sexually molest a thirteen-year-old boy
in 1993? In this account, the master of invention is unmasked
(Exhibit 2) (emphasis added).
In his declaration attached to his motion, petitioner
From late August through December of 1993, I lived in
the home of Evan and Jordan Chandler in Los Angeles. During
that time I talked extensively with Evan Chandler, Jordan Chandler,
June Chandler (Jordans mother), and other persons directly
and indirectly connected with the molestation allegations
Petitioner is a witness to the events of which are relevant
to this legal proceeding
As a witness, he
cannot withhold unpublished information regarding the events
Pinch yourselves, guys you are reading the paper provided
by the DEFENSE, not prosecution.
It is the Defense which is demanding the Accusers documents.
And it is the Defense which is using the Accusers own
words to prove to him that he qualifies for an accuser.
And it is the Accuser who fiercely denies such a fact.
The situation is completely absurd and now that you have awakened
to the absurdity of it, lets move on.
In his Memorandum, petitioner requests
the court to delay ruling on his motion until it determines
the admissibility of the allegations involving the 1993 case.
While petitioner is correct there has been no determination
by the court regarding whether such matters will be admissible,
Mr. Jackson is in the position of having to prepare for trial.
In the past two (2) weeks, the government has disclosed approximately
22, 000 documents relating to 1993 case, and it is necessary
for Mr. Jackson to conduct his defense in a reasonable manner,
which necessitates information from petitioner.
Petitioner challenges the relevance of the subpoenaed
documents by claiming they have nothing to do with the current
case. However, with the government disclosing 22,000 pages of
information regarding the case, with petitioner being a witness
to the events involving that case, and petitioner having documents
and statements from the persons involved in that case, the subpoenaed
documents are beyond question relevant and material to the proceeding.
So the government already disclosed a mammoth amount of documents
about the 1993 case even there had been no ruling about it from
the judge yet
no surprise though
when it comes
to Michael Jackson no one really expects things to be fair
Petitioner contends there are other sources
who might be an equal source of information that is in petitioners
possession such as his website or Jordan Chandler. However,
the unpublished information which the petitioner seeks to withhold
is, by definition, not published on his website. Further, he
makes no showing of what Jordan Chandler does or does not have
in his possession or whether Jordan Chandler is amenable to
Petitioner states that newspapers, public pleadings, and
magazine articles are not necessary to be produced. Mr. Jackson
agrees, and he does not seek such documents. Rather, he seeks
information that is not publicly available.
Wait, guys, so the Defense team does NOT even know what incriminating
documents Ray Chandler may have on Michael Jackson?
And in spite of it they still insist that he discloses EVERYTHING
Which means that they are SO sure of Michaels innocence
that they feel they can handle ANY document he might have in
Because only a COMPLETELY innocent man will behave in a confident
and insistent manner like that?
And this is just another of our proofs of his total innocence
adding to the MOUNTAIN we already have?
Petitioner claims such documents
are not relevant to the subject matter at hand and none
of these documents contain any information regarding any claims
of child molestation or defenses of such claims.
No, we really have to pinch ourselves again
Is it me who
is dumb, or is something terribly wrong going on here?
Why do the papers to which Ray Chandler refers in his book
as hard evidence and proof to back
up the events as they unfolded all of a sudden become
irrelevant and not containing any
claims of molestation or defenses of such claims?
What do they contain then? Anecdotes on the issue of child
Let us make a mental note of it and move on if we stop
at every paragraph the way this text compells us to it will
be a never-ending story
Petitioner claims the documents
would invade his privacy and reveal personal financial information.
Michael Jackson is not interested in his personal financial
He is only interested in documents that
have a reasonable possibility the information will materially
assist his defense, which outweighs petitioners
This material assistance to the defense issue was
cunningly interpreted by Ray Chandler as positive statements
by Jordan or Evan Chandler in support of Michael Jackson which
he said they would not find in his portfolio.
However we know that there is only one way in which
the accusers information can materially assist the Defense
if it turns out to be false and the Defense proves it.
And in this respect the Defense was looking for Ray Chandlers
documents not because they hoped to find Michael Jacksons
glorification there but because they wanted to check their AUTHENTICITY
and overall importance.
THIS was the only reason why they wanted to see Ray Chandler
Same as the only reason why the Defense was so incredibly fearless
in their demand for the Accusers documents was their confidence
in Michaels complete INNOCENCE.
HOWEVER, THE EFFORTS OF THE DEFENSE
TO PULL RAY CHANDLER INTO THE COURTROOM WERE DOOMED TO FAIL
FROM THE VERY START.
This was found out in the reply to the Defenses Opposition
paper which Ray Chandlers team made three days later,
on November 8, 2004. The document is called THIRD
PARTY RAYMOND CHANLERS REPLY TO DEFENDANTS OPPOSITION
TO MOTION TO QUASH.
It may be found here and it presents undeniable proof that Ray
Chandler was indeed protected by the California Shield Law and
was therefore immune to the Defenses pleas to come to
court and accuse Michael Jackson there.
Ray Chandler finally laid out his last card which had remained
hidden until the very last moment:
The protection of the California
shield law are not restricted to a journalist employed
by a media outlet. The Code uses the phrase or other person
connected with or employed (by the media) (underline added),
and it specifically included publishers as well as reporters.
Defendant has incorrectly identified the publisher of Raymond
Chandlers book as Windsong Press Ltd. of Gurnee, Illinois.
The correct publisher is Nevada Corporation (doing business
in California) that is also named Windsong Press. Raymond Chandler
is the sole owner of this publishing company, which holds the
copyright of his book. As such Chandler is not only a journalist
by way of authorship of a non-fiction book, he is also connected
with or employed by the publisher.
So instead of taking his documents to court and
having an honest talk there, our good old uncle turned them
into a fiction book and set up a publishing company to hide
behind its walls with the only purpose to say whatever
he wanted and never have to prove his lies in court
How very prudent and cowardly
How very intricate and simple
And how very effective
Killing two or more birds with
Openly telling lies and never having to answer
for them in such a terribly legal way
No wonder he was a lawyer and knew how to bypass law
The rest of his revelations in this final document (which, as
you remember, he never expected to be made public) are also
sensational but can in no way surpass the blow he has just delivered
to Michael Jackson and his team. Speaking about gathering information
about the 1993 case, Ray Chandler reveals that:
he purposefully placed himself in
the position to gather such information with the intent to disseminate
it which turns his story about Evan Chandlers
sobbing on the phone and imploring Ray to come after he was
attacked by a journalist into a blatant lie. Now he says
that he purposefully placed himself in the position of
a resident in Evans house (what a troupe of clowns
these Chandlers are).
the issues raised in his book include
unethical and possibly criminal activities among members of
the bar and other state-licensed professionals, unethical and
possibly criminal activities on the part of certain media, and
information on child abuse. Which means that there
are certain lawyers and media outlets which may be equally
slandered by Ray Chandler in his book and they cannot sue him
either as the good old uncle is covered by the shield
law (those who have the book please check it for his other victims
youll surely find Mary Fischer there, as well as
even after the publication of the
book he has continued to gather information regarding the molestation
of his nephew. This way he admits he dedicated
his whole life to harassing Michael Jackson and unwittingly
discloses that he and the other members of the gang did not
have any direct evidence of Michaels guilt
otherwise he wouldnt have spent ten or more years
of his life gathering newspaper clips about his alleged misconduct
(it is absolutely incredible that so many people have
chased Michael for decades Tom Sneddon, Ray and
Evan Chandler and Diane Dimond to name only a few!)
Ray Chandler also reveals that though he harassed Michael Jackson
all his life he was not,
and has never claimed to be, a witness to either the molestation
of Jordan Chandler or the alleged extortion attempt by Evan
Chandler against Michael Jackson. This explains why defendant
has subpoenaed Raymond Chandler only as a custodian of records,
and not as a percipient witness. Well, this statement
of Ray never being a witness naturally contradicts his own words
in numerous TV interviews and on the cover of the book saying
that this is a story told by one
who witnessed the events as they unfolded.
But adding just one more lie to the whole pile of them is no
longer significant to many of us here
Finally he sneers at Jackson and his defense team by accepting
the fact that the only way that
the documents may reasonably assist the defense is to impeach
the credibility of a prosecution witness. So he
knows that this is the only way, but feels quite relaxed
and sure of himself as he knows equally well that the
Defense will not have access to him and his documents
now and will therefore never be able to impeach
his credibility in court.
After hearing both sides and finding out that Ray Chandler
was actually a publisher and was covered by the Shield law,
the judge put an end to his subpoena the same day (Nov.8,
2004) and sealed all the documents pertaining to it by
And since Ray Chandler was also covered by the Protective order
of July 9, 2004 regarding Defendants Subpoenaes, which
allowed the subpoenaed people not to disclose the fact
of the subpoena to anyone at all, he shamelessly applied for
that status and immediately received it as it was the
Defense which subpoenaed him, not Prosecution.
Reviewing the battlefield we can say that:
1.Everything is quiet now
2.No one really knows that Ray Chandler refused to come to court
and produce his hard evidence against Michael Jackson
which laid the basis for his slanderous All That Glitters book
3.The good old uncle can safely go on with his lies on every
TV, radio and media channel
4.He should not be afraid to answer for what he says as he is
protected by the California Shield law
5.His book can still be on sale making profit for the author
and publisher and can still disseminate lies about Michael Jackson.
Happy end for Ray Chandler?
YES, except that he never thought these
documents would be unsealed and somebody would look in
Thank you Helena for your generosity
sharing your investigation!