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Late Arrival

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Michael Jackson’s attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr., and Deborah Opri, the attorney for Jackson’s father, wait for Jackson to arrive at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. Jackson, on trial for child molestation, was late getting to court after going to a hospital with complaints of back pain. The judge issued a bench warrant giving him an hour to get to court, which Jackson failed to meet. (Christina Barany / Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson’s attorneys, Thomas Mesereau Jr. and Susan Yu, wait for Jackson’s arrival at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. After Jackson was late in arriving for his child molestation trial, the judge issued a bench warrant requiring Jackson to appear in an hour. Jackson did not meet the judge’s deadline. (Hector Mata AFP/Getty Images)
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An anti-Michael Jackson protester demonstrates outside the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. (Joshua Gates Weisberg AFP/Getty Images)
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A Michael Jackson supporter waits outside the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. (Joshua Gates Weisberg AFP/Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson and his father, Joseph Jackson, arrive late for Michael Jackson’s trial on child molestation charges at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. Jackson, who arrived disheveled and in pajama bottoms, had been at a hospital with back pain complaints. Trial judge Rodney Melville issued a bench warrant that threatened Jackson with arrest if the pop star did not get to the court by a designated time. (Kimberly White AFP/Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson enters the Santa Barbara County Court after arriving late for his trial on child molestation charges. (Kimberly White AFP/Getty Images)
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Michael Jackson arrives late for his child molestation trial at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria. (Kimberly White AFP/Getty Images)
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A disheveled Michael Jackson arrives late for his child molestation trial at Santa Barbara County Court in Santa Maria with his father, Joseph Jackson, and a bodyguard. (Joshua Gates Weisberg AFP/Getty Images)
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A disheveled Michael Jackson, wearing a jacket over pajamas, enters the Santa Barbara County Court in Santa Maria for his trial on child molestation charges. Jackson arrived late after going to a hospital with complaints of back pain. The trial judge issued a warrant threatening the pop star with arrest. (Kimberly White / Pool)
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