Dutch fans hope for Jackson comeback
14 June 2005AMSTERDAM — Michael Jackson's most loyal Dutch fans hope the singer will make a comeback after being found not guilty of child abuse charges on Monday.
14 June 2005
AMSTERDAM — Michael Jackson's most loyal Dutch fans hope the singer will make a comeback after being found not guilty of child abuse charges on Monday.
"We had expected the acquittal, yet we are speechless and thrilled for them," chairperson Janneke van der Linden of the Dutch Michael Jackson fan club told news agency ANP.
The jury in his trial in California took seven days to return unanimous not guilty verdicts on the 10 charges Jackson faced.
He has been cleared but has been ruined, Van der Linden said. "I don't think he walked out of the court laughing," she added.
The Dutch internet-based fan club MJ Online was more upbeat. "Our best wishes have been seen to Michael Jackson, the Jackson family and his fantastic legal team last night," chairperson Wesley Noorhoff said.
"MJ Online and Michael's fans have never doubted for a moment that a moment about Michael's innocence. We are delighted that his innocence has now been confirmed after a long trial. Hearing the words not guilty over and over again was emotional and fantastic," the club said in a statement on its site.
"Michael needs the next few weeks to recover from this difficult period. We believe he will make a come-back, it's just a question of how," MJ Online added.
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Subject: Dutch news