Jackson accuser appears before grand jury
SANTA BARBARA, California (CNN) -- A 14-year-old boy who accused singer Michael Jackson of molesting him when he was 12 has testified before a grand jury, a source familiar with the case told CNN Thursday.
The boy testified Tuesday, the source said. No details about what the boy told the jurors were disclosed.
The boy's psychologist, Dr. Stan Katz, also has appeared, the source said.
After holding daylong sessions Monday and Tuesday before adjourning for a state holiday Wednesday, grand jurors resumed work with a half-day session Thursday.
Vans believed to be carrying the grand jury members were seen entering the grounds of a sheriff's training facility in Santa Barbara County where the sessions are being held.
More testimony is scheduled for Friday, according to court officials.
Larry Feldman, the attorney who represented a boy who accused Jackson of molesting him in 1993, appeared before the grand jury Monday, according to a source. Feldman has counseled the mother of the most recent accuser.
The family in the 1993 case accepted a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement from Jackson in a civil suit. The singer was never charged in connection with those allegations.
Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory and the man who claims to have facilitated the introduction of Jackson to the latest alleged victim, testified before the grand jury for about 30 minutes Tuesday, another source familiar with the case told CNN.
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon charged the 45-year-old Jackson late last year with seven felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and two counts of giving the child an "intoxicating agent." (Full story)
Prosecutors say the incidents took place in February and March 2003. Jackson pleaded not guilty in January. (Full story)
Prosecutors say the incidents took place in February and March 2003.
The grand jury's entire session, which began Monday, is expected to take approximately two weeks, according to court sources.
If Sneddon obtains the indictment he is seeking from the grand jury, he would not have to present evidence at a preliminary hearing to determine if the case should go to trial.
CNN's Dree De Clamecy and Michel Brewer contributed to this report.