Michael Jackson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jay Leno is done testifying at the Michael Jackson trial -- and his half-hour of testimony may not have been as helpful as the defense had hoped.

He was called as a defense witness to help support the contention that the accuser and his family had targeted celebrities, trying to bilk them out of money.

But Leno testified that the boy and his family never asked him for any money, and that he never sent them any.

He did say that the boy had called him a number of times, about five years ago, leaving a series of voice messages saying that Leno was the greatest and that he was the boy's hero. Leno became annoyed at the calls, and told a friend of his who also knew the boy's family. She said she'd take care of it -- and the calls stopped. And, Leno eventually did call the boy and speak to him when the child was in the hospital, fighting cancer.

The defense had suggested that Leno notified police about the calls -- but Leno indicated that hadn't happened.


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