- Reporter's Notebook: Who is Michael Jackson?
Ten years ago, a child molestation case dissolved after Michael Jackson reportedly made a multi-million dollar settlement with the potential witness. But state law has since changed and, yesterday, the Santa Barbara District Attorney, armed with a cooperative victim, filed multiple charges, any of which could mean 8 years in prison for the 45-year old singer. Todd Gold, author of Man in the Mirror, talks about what it all means for an American cultural icon with fans all over the world.
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