Saturday, May 18, 2024

Michael Jackson: Sanity Prevails, Disbarred Lawyer Brian Oxman Loses Lawsuit Against State Bar


Remember the good old days when Brian Oxman was fired in the parking lot of the Santa Maria courthouse by Tom Mesereau? Oxman always presented himself on TV as “the Jackson family lawyer” or spokesman. He was neither. Randy Jackson forced Mesereau to put Oxman on Michael’s defense team in the 2005 child molestation trial. I was there the day Oxman fell asleep in court.

Flash forward: Oxman was disbarred last year by the California State Bar Association. His wife, also a lawyer, was suspended for 18 months. Oxman had nothing to lose, so he sued the Bar. Today, his case was dismissed, according to L.A.’s Westside Today.

Oxman was disbarred for mixing funds from a trust account with his own, then obstructing the investigation. He sued the Bar, and all its Board of Trustees. Again, what did he have to lose? So the whole thing was thrown it, and that’s it, he can’t practice law ever again.

A nice flourish as we get to the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. He is no doubt smiling widely in heaven over this one.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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