The younger brother of the boy accusing Michael Jackson of abuse has told a US court that he twice saw the star molest his brother at his Neverland ranch. Star Arvizo is 14 years old and said that Jackson plied him and his brother, Gavin, with alcohol, showed them pornography and walked around naked.
Jackson denies 10 charges of child abuse and false imprisonment, but, if the pop idol is convicted by the court in Santa Maria, California, he could face up to 21 years in prison.
As his trial began its second week, Jackson watched from the dock as Star Arvizo became the first key prosecution witness to reveal details of the alleged abuse.
The teenager said that in February 2003 at the Neverland ranch, he found Jackson fondling his brother, aged 13 at the time, while lying on a bed. Star told the court: “Michael told us not to tell anyone what we did.” The witness then listed a string of events detailing explicitly each encounter, which he alleges took place in Jackson’s mansion.