- Early Year :
Michael takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to a family day at Hayvenhurst.
This is the first time since 1988 that Michael, Janet & LaToya spend time together at Hayvenhurst.
- Early January :
Michael, who is in Miami , gives an interview to tabloid The Globe where he speaks for the first time of his pain from the spider bite and he shows a picture of his leg.
- January 5 :
Michael visits Maurice Gibbs (one of the Bee Gees) at a Miami hospital
- January 11 :
Dieter WIesner & Ronald Konitzer officially take over Michael’s management in a written agreement. The first act is to fire MIchael’s previous managers Trudy Green & Howard Koffman. They also work on a plan named MJ Universe which Is supposed to relaunch Michael’s carrer.
- January 12 :
Michael gives his final interview to Martin Bashir in his Miami Hotel. The same day, he hears that Maurice Gibb has died from an heart attack.
- January 15 :
Michael pays a last respect to Maurice Gibb at the MIami Chapel with his brother Barry.
- January 16 :
Michael, Prince & Paris have dinner with the Malnik family in Miami.
- February 1 :
The Cascios join Michael in Miami (Frank, Aldo & Marie Nicole). Mark Lester is also there. Wiesner & Konitzer try to block the airing of Martin Bashir’s documentary after obtaining the final transcrpit.
- February 3 :
Living With MIchael Jackson, the Martin Bashir Documentary is premiered in on ITV and gets phenomenal ratings!
- February 4 :
A huge controversy arises in over Michael’s admission that he loves to share his bed with children & his interview with Gavin Arvizo.
Gavin’s mother, Janet Arvizo agrees to give an interview to the London Daily Mail where she defends MIchael against $4000!
Michael calls gavin and asks him to come to MIami to do a press conference. Following Marc Schaffel’s idea he also calls Debbie to ask her to do an interview for him.
- February 5 :
Gavin, his mother Janet, brother Star & sister Davellin go to MIami on a private Jet with Chris Tucker. Once arrived, they check in the Turnberry Isle Resort where MIchael & his friends stay.
Marc Schaffel convinces Debbie to come to his house and do an interview for MIchael by promising her that she will get to see her children. Debbie gives a long interview to journalist Ian Drew in the presence of her lawyer/friend Iris Finsilver, Marc Shaffel, his assistants Christian Robinson & Rudy Provencio, as well as MIchael’s new spokesman Stuart Backerman.
Scheffel also hires David LeGrand, a new layer based in Las Vegas
- February 6 :
Jordy Chandler’s 1993 deposition is leaked on the Smoking Gun website which create a new controversy.
In Miami , Wiesner & Konitzer asks Janet Arvizo to sign a complaint against Granada Television, the company which produced LWMJ.
LWMJ is aired on American’s network ABC.
- February 7 :
Janet & JD attend the NBA all-Star Weekend in Atlanta
Michael decides to cancel the press conference and return to Neverland to give an interview. He leaves Miami in a private Jet with Prince, Paris, Blanket, their nannies Grace & Patricia, his physician Dr Alex Farschian, Marie Nicole & Aldo Cascio, the bodygards Mike LaPerruque, Chris Carter & Danny Crawford as well as Gavin, Star, Davellin & Janet Arvizo.
- Febryary 8 :
CBS Entertainment (Ed Bradley & Jack Saussman) arrive at Neverland in order to interview Michael for their show 60 Minutes but MIchael cancels the interview when he hears about the leak of the Chandler deposition.
Bradley does get to meet Gavin & his family (who volunteer to give an interview to defend Michael!) as well as Mark Geragos, MIchael freshly hired criminal lawyer who came to Neverland to meet MIchael and make Gavin’s mother sign a release stating that Michael’s relation with Gavin was never innapropriate.
With the outtakes from the Martin Bashir interviews captured by Michael’s cameraman Hamid Moslehi, MIchael asks his team (Schaffel, WIesner & Konitzer) to produce & sell a rebuttal TV documentary.
- February 9 :
David LeGrand hires his girlfrend Ann Gabriel as a consultan for Michael’s PR Team.
Gavin, Star, Davellin, Marie Nicole, Ann & Silvana Ruiz go shopping close to Neverland.
- February 11 :
Janet Arvizo gets a body wax in a beauty shop close to Neverland.
Michael’s friends, Mark Lester, Robert Evans, Miko & Karen Brando (with their children Prudence & Shane) come to Neverland to suport him.
Wiesner & Konitzer (with his family) also stay over at the ranch to work on the TV rebuttal.
- February 12 :
After an argument with Wiesner & Konitzer, Janet Arvizo asks Jesus Salas (a Neverland employee) to taker her & the children to her parent’s house in El Monte . He accepts to take the family out of Neverland in the middle of the night…
- February 13 :
Michel host a Spiderman theme party for Prince’s 6th birthday at Neverland.
Franck Cacsio/Tyson arrives at the ranch and he calls Janet Arvizo on the phone (recording the conversation) to ask her to come back to Neverland in order to avoid the media frenzy.
- February 14 :
The Los Angeles Family Service opens an investigation on Michael Jackson’s relationship with Gavin based on a phone call made from his school…
Janet & her children go to her boyfriend’s appartment, Jay Jackson.
- February 15 :
Ann Gabriel is fired by Mark Geragos after wanting to appear on US TV show Access Hollywood as Michael’s Spokesperson.
- February 16 :
Bradley Miller (Geragos’ private investigator) comes to Jay Jackson ‘s to record a tape interview of Gavin, Star, Davellin & Janet where they defend Michael.
Just after, the Arvizos are taken back to Neverland by Michael’s chauffeur Gary Hearn but once arrived, Janet asks Michael’s bodygard Chris Carter to taker her back to her boyfriend’s appartment leaving her children at the ranch with Michael…
- February 17 :
LA Family Service calls Janet Arvizo to set an interview betwwen her children & social workers on February 20.
- February 18 :
Santa Barbara Police Department opens an investigation on MIchael Jackson based on a letter from Gloria Allred & Carol Lieberman…
Janet & Gil go to the Fashion Week in London
- February 19 :
Hamid Moslehi goes to Neverland to pick up Gavin, Star & Davellin and take them to his house while Vinnie Amen (a friend of Franck) pick up Janet Arvizo & Jay Jackson.
In the presence of Wiesner, Brad Miller, Christian Robinson & Jay Jackson, Janet & her children tape a long interview where they defend MIchael.
After the taping ends, Vinnie takes the family back to Jay Jackson’s.
The interview is supposed to be included in the TV rebuttal but Moslehi asks $ 400 000 that he is owed for the Bashir outtakes which Schaffel & Wiesner refuse.
- February 20 :
Michael leaves for Miami with his children and they stay at Al Malnik’s mansion.
3 social workers come to Jay Jackson’s to interview Gavin & his family. Once again they defend Michael and say nothing innapropriate ever happended.
Chris Tucker’s girlfriend Azja Pryor is there to support the family and after the interview she takes the children to Neverland while VInnie takes Janet to a federal office in LA in order to obtain birth certificates of the family that they will need to get visas & passeports for a planned trip in …
TAKE 2 : The Footage You Were Not Meant To See is aired on FOX TV. It includes the outtakes of the Bashir interview & the interviews of Debbie, the Jackson family, Karen Faye, Hamid Moslehi & Jamie Massada.
- February 21 :
Janet Arvizo is back at Neverland and she defends MIchael to Fox News’ journalist Rita Cosby who came to the ranch to meet them.
Following the advice of her friend Jamie Massada, Janet consults a lawyer named William Dickerman.
Michael host Blanket’s first birthday party at the Malnik’s house in Miami.
- February 25 :
Franck & Vinnie take the mother to the Laugh Factory where she has a second meeting with Dickerman.
After that, they take the family to the Calabasas Inn where they stay for 5 days in order to obtain the Visas and look for a new appartment paid by Michael for the family.
- March 1 :
The family’s appartment is emptied at the mother’s request and their belongings are put into storage (paid by Michael)
- March 2 :
Franck & Vinnie take the family back to Neverland where they meet MIchael & his children who are back from Miami.
- March 3 :
Michael’s cousins, Rijo & Simone Jackson arrive at Neverland.
- March 4 :
LaToya gives her first interview on US TV since 1997 appearing on CNN’ s Larry King Live to announce an upcoming album titled “Starting Over”.
Later that week she also appears on The View.
- March 5-9 :
Michael & his children stay at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Brazil trip is cancelled.
- March 9 :
On his way back to Neverland, Michael invites several fans that he know well (Joanna Thomae, Jen Winings or Ahmad Elatab) to spend the day with him at the ranch and on a shopping spree at the local Toys ‘R Us and they all witness the complicity between Michael & Gavin.
- March 10 :
Vinnies takes Gavin to the hospital for a urine test. On the way back, he drops Janet at her boyfriend’s and takes Gavin back to Neverland.
Janet is recording her new album in L.A with Lewis & Jam.
- March 11 :
Vinnie takes Janet to the Los Angeles family court where she obtain an incrase of her ex husband child support.
- March 12 :
Janet calls Franck & Vinnie to ask them to take her children to their grandparent’s in El Monte because they are supposedly sick.
The family officially moves in Jay Jackson’s appartment and cuts every contact with Michael & his team..
- March 14 :
Michael is ordered to pay $5,3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram for the cancellation of the Millenium Concerts.
- March 23 :
Janet attends the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party in West Hollywood.
- March 26 :
William Dickerman sends a letter to Mark Geragos asking for the family belongings to be returned.
Michael goes to Acapulco in Mexico with the Malnik family, Brett Ratner & Chris Tucker for a movie project.
- March 29 :
Michael returns to Neverland.
- March 31
Michael & his children go back to Miami where they are the guests of Al Malnik.
- April 1 :
Michael & Chris Tucker visit lawyer Willie Gary in Stuart (Florida).
Janet attends the Mercedez Benz Fashion Show in L.A.
- April 2 :
Michael, Chris & Brett have dinner at the Forge Restaurant in Miami with Al Malnik & Serena Williams.
- April 3 :
Michael hosts a party for Paris 5th birthday at Al Malnik’s home in Miami with Prince, Blanket, Grace and the Malnik family.
- April 6 :
Michael makes a surprise appearance at the Palm Beach Film Festival Grand Gala Awards Show joining Chris, Brett, Robert Evans & Al Malnik at the centre table.
- April 16 :
The Santa Barbara Police Department closes his investigation with no elements against Michael. Dickerman sends the family to consult Larry Feldman (the lawer who negociated the civil settlement between Michael & the Chandlers )
- April 17 :
During a shopping spree in Santa Monica ( California ) with Prince & Paris, Michael meets his sister LaToya!
Janet is recording her new album in L.A with Lewis & Jam.
- April 24 :
Michael Jackson : Private Home Movies airs on Fox TV. Michael hosts this two-hour special from his cinema in Neverland.
- May 1 :
Michael is spotted on a shopping spree in Aventura ( Florida )
- May 2 :
Janet, JD & LaToya attend the annual Barnstable-Brown pre-Derby Party.
- May 3 :
Janet, JD & LaToya attend the Kentucky Derby race.
- Early May :
Michael returns to Acapulco for a three days stay.
- May 8 :
Janet & Gil go to the gay bar Splash in NYC.
- May 9 :
Michael files a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking unpaid royalties for his Motown recordings.
- May 13 :
Janet & JD attend the premiere of Matrix 3 in NYC.
- May 15 + 29 :
Larry Feldman sends Gavin, Star & Davellin to consult Stanley Katz. (the psychologist who analysed Jordy Chandler)
- May 16 :
Janet celebrates her 37th birthday with JD in NYC.
- May 17 :
Wearing Seventies clothes and an afro wig, Michael attends a party at Miami’s Forge night-club for owner Al Malnik’s 70th birthday with Aldo Cascio, Chris Tucker, Brett Ratner & Wiesner among others.
- May 20 :
Michael arrives in Indianapolis with his cousins Rijo, Simone, Elijah & Levon. He came to give a deposition in court following a lawsuit brought by Steeltown Records boss Gordon Keith.
- May 21 :
Before he is able to give his deposition, Michael is taken ill and decides to fly back to LA.
- May 27 :
Michael takes Prince & Paris at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
- May 30 :
Michael attends a party at Robert Evans’ house to celebrate the launch of Brett Ratner’s book. Later, Michael show up at a MTV Movie Awards post party at Ron Burkle Beverly Hills Mansion in Beverly Hlls where he meets Puff Daddy & Paris Hilton among others.
- June 9 :
Michael attends the National Cable Telecommunications Association conference in Chicago with Chris Tucker to support his brother Marlon and his channel MBC.
He then returns to Indianapolis.
- June 10 :
Michael finally gives his deposition in Indianapolis before going to Merville.
Michael hires Charles Koppleman as a new business adviser.
- June 11 :
Accompanied by Karen and his cousins Elijah & Levon, Michael returns to his hometown Gary. Michael first goes to the City Hall where the Mayor King presents him with a Key to the city. He then, Michael returns to his childhood home 2300 Jackson Street that now belongs to a cousin of Joseph Jackson! Later, Michael visits Roosvelt High School and in the evening he attends “Salute to the Troops”, an event held at the Baseball Stadium
The lawsuit between Myung-Ho Lee and Michael has been settled out of court.
- June 12 :
Michael attends a Rainbow/PUSH Coalition breakfast planning meeting with Reverend Jesse Jackson in Chicago.
- June 13 :
After weeks of backgound plotting, Feldman & Katz finally report the allegations of the family to the Santa Barbara County Sherriff. District Attorney Tom Sneddon asks Feldman not to file a civil suit before he has completed a criminal investigation…
Michael is back in Los Angeles.
- June 15 :
Michael invites the German family Wolf to Neverland.
- June 16 :
Michael is one of the 3000 people who attend a memorial service for Gregory Peck in Los Angeles.
- June 24 :
Michael makes a surprise appearance at the BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to present James Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
LaToya also attends the ceremony and poses with Michael backstage.
- Early July :
After Katherine Hepburn dies, Michael supports her family.
- July 04 :
Michael, Grace, Prince, Paris & Blanket spend the Independance Day with the Malnik family and Brett Ratner in Miami Beach
- July 12 :
Michael goes on a boat in Santa Monica where the ashes of Barry White are thrown in the sea.
- July 26 :
Michael hosts the Joe Jackson Day in Neverland (attended by Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Janet, JD & LaToya) but after too many people show up, he decides to leave the ranch with his children and go to Monterey to spend the week end.
- August 29 :
Michael celebrates his 45th birthday at Neverland with family & friends.
Michael invites a young singer named Nisha Kataria to live at Neverland for 6 weeks in order to record a song with her. Dieter Wiesner becomer her manager.
Michael attends a fan-club party for his birthday with the Cascio family, Omer Bhatti, Prudence Brando, Karen Faye & Dieter Wiesner among others. The show is hosted by Steve Harvey and at the end Michael gives a long speech to thank his fans and annonce his future plans…
- September 1 :
It is announced that Janet has signed on to portray Lena Horne in an upcoming ABC TV biopic.
- September 6 :
Michael invites a group of fans to spend the day with him, Grace & the children at Neverland.
- September 8 :
Michael goes to Montreal.
- September 10 :
Michael goes to Toronto to study new 3D techniques. He gives a telephone interview to DJ Rick Dees of US radio station KISS FM.
- September 12 :
Michael goes back to Neverland.
- September 13 :
Michael opens the gates of Neverland for a special charity day with many celebrities such as Mike Tyson, Rodney Jerkins, Chris Tucker, Nick & Aaron Carter. Michael shows up for 5 minutes to thank everyone for coming.
- September 29 :
Janet is presented with an humanitarian award during a private gala with JD, Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine & Jimmy Jam among others.
- October :
Michael invites the whole Jackson family to Neverland for a special photoshoot including Prince, Paris, Blanket, Omer Bhatti, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie, Jermaine, LaToya, Randy, TJ, Auggie among others. For the occasion Michael meets his half sister Joh Vonnie and her daughter Yasmine for the very first time
- October 1 :
During a charity event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Michael presents the Medical Visionary Award to his Dr Alan Metzger in recognition for his work to aid LUPUS patients.
- October 15 :
Michael & Janet attend his brother Tito’s 5Oth birthday party with all the Jackson family.
Janet & Rene’s divorce dispute is settled out of court.
One More Chance, the single from the forthcoming Number Ones compilation is premiered on radios.
- October 18 :
Janet & JD attend Usher’s 25th birthday party with Jimmy Jam.
- October 25 :
Michael is in Las Vegas to receive the keys of the city from Mayor Goodman and promote What More Can I Give. He is accompanied by his friend Mark Lester & manager Dieter Wiesner.
During a private ceremony, Michael is named Godfather of Mark Lester’s children and Mark Lester is named Godfather of Michael’s children.
- October 27 :
What More Can I Give is made available as a download on the Internet.
In the evening, Michael premieres the video of the song during the Radio Music Awards where Beyonce also presents him with the Humanitarian Award.
- October 31 :
Janet & JD celebrate Halloween in Atlanta.
- November 3 :
It is announced that Janet will perform at the upcoming Superbowl half time show.
Janet choses Gil as her new creative director she attends the dancers’ auditions.
- November 8 :
Michael attends a Celine Dion concert in Las Vegas.
- November 15
During the Charity Awards, Michael accepts a Oneness Award via satellite because he is busy shooting the video for One More Chance in Las Vegas .
- November 18 :
The Number Ones CD & DVD are released in the .
Tom Sneddon chooses this specific day to raid Neverland with a search warrant accompanied by 7O members of the Santa Barbara County Sherriff.
Other searches are done at Bradley Miller (Mark Geragos’ private investigator) & Hamid Moslehi (Michael’s videographer) ‘ houses.
Diane Dimond is the first “journalist” to report the news for Court TV.
Michael who is filming the video for “One More Chance” in Las Vegas issues a statement through his spokesman Stuart Backerman.
Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya, Jeffre & Jermaine visit him at Villa One at the Mirage Hotel where he has a nervous breakdown.
Janet is working on her new albulm with Dallas Austin when she hears that Neverland has been raided by the police.
- November 19 :
While the news of the Neverland search is covered by every media around the world, DA Tom Sneddon & Sherriff Jim Anderson give a press conference to announce that they have a stop warrant against Michael in connection to new allegations of child molestation made by a 12 year old boy. Media learn that the boy accusing Michael is Gavin.
Michael is asked to leave the Mirage Hotel with Grace & the Kids.
- November 20 :
Michael arrives at the Santa Barbara airport in a private Jet with Grace & his attorney Mark Geragos where he is handcuffed and taken to the Santa Barbara County main jail. He is allowed to walk free after posting a $3 million bail, posing for a mugshot and being advised of the charges against him.
Geragos gives a press conference to refute those allegations while Michael returns to Las Vegas.
- November 21 :
Michael’s mugshot is on the front page of every newspapers in the world. A media frenzy explodes in America & Europe with tons of talk shows being dedicated to this new controversy.
- November 24 :
Michael & Mark Geragos sue Extra Jet for illegally taping them during their flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.
- November 25 :
Janet hosts Thanksgiving dinner at her Malibu house with Katherine, LaToya, Rebbie, Austin, Jermaine, Brandi, 3T among others.
- December 15 :
Michael cuts every contacts with Dieter Wiesner, Ronald Kontizer & Marc Schaffel. Following Jermaine’s advice, he hires the services of extremist group Nation Of Islam to protect him The media say that he wants to convert to Islam which is not true.
- December 18 :
Prosecutors formally charge Michael with seven counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 and two counts of administrating an intoxicating agent to a child for the purpose of committing a crime during a timeline going from February 7 to March 20 2003.
Mark Geragos denies all these allegations during a special interview at the Larry King Show featuring also Jermaine who alleges that Michael was mistreated by the police during his arrestation.
- December 20 :
Michael returns to Neverland for the first time since it was searched for a private get together entitled “You Are Not Alone” which about 600 friends & family attend (including Janet & LaToya).
Michael who does not consider Neverland as his home anymore, moves in a rented mansion in Beverly Hills with Grace & the kids.
- December 24 :
Michael celebrates Christmas with Prince, Paris, Blanket, Eddie, Aldo & Dominic Jr at his rented home in Coldwater Canyon.
- December 25 :
From the Beverly Hills Hotel, Michael gives an interview to Ed Bradley (shown on CBS’s 60 minutes 3 days later) in the presence of Mark Geragos, Leonard Muhammad & Grace.
- December 30 :
Stuart Backerman resigns because of the presence of the Nation Of Islam.
- December 31 :
While the media declare that the NOI has taken over Michael’s business, a worried Debbie who can’t get in touch with Michael & her children decides to files for visitation rights.
The Santa Barbara Sherriff Jim Anderson gives a press conference to denies Michael’s claim that he was manshandled by the police during his arrestation.
Michael spends New year’s eve at his Beverly Hills mansion with his fiend Mark Lester who came to support him.