Jackson ex-wife begins testimony

Prosecutors today called Michael Jackson’s ex-wife to testify in the pop star’s child molestation trial.

Prosecutors today called Michael Jackson’s ex-wife to testify in the pop star’s child molestation trial.

Asked for her name, she identified herself as Deborah Rowe Jackson, although she said she preferred to be addressed as Ms Rowe.

Asked by prosecutor Ron Zonen how she knew Jackson, she said, “We’ve been friends and we were married.”

She said she knew Jackson for 20 years before they were married, but when asked about the marriage she said, “We never shared a home.”

Prosecutors expect Rowe to testify that she was pressured to praise Jackson in a video. The mother of Jackson’s accuser has claimed that a video she also she recorded was done from a script.

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