Her appearance is expected to take place next week, given that the prosecution has informed Judge Rodney S. Melville that it will rest by next Friday.
Rowe and Jackson were married in 1996 in Sydney, Australia, after they announced that Rowe, who worked as a nurse for Jackson's plastic surgeon, was carrying his child, Prince Michael, who is now 7. Their other child, Paris, was born a year later. (A third child, Prince Michael II and known as Blanket, was born to a surrogate mother in 2002.) All live with Jackson.
In another new development in the lengthy trial, prosecutors lost a key battle when Judge Melville decline their request to allow testimony from a domestic violence expert to explain why the mother of Jackson's accuser lied under oath in a previous case. The Jackson trial is not about domestic violence and "it would be a mistake to allow it," the jurist said Thursday of the prosecution's attempt to portray her as a battered woman.
Jackson, 46, is accused of molesting a 13-year-old cancer patient in February or March 2003. He also is accused of conspiring to hold the boy's family captive to get them to make a rebuttal video following the airing of a damaging TV documentary in which the boy appeared with Jackson. In the documentary, the singer said he let children sleep in his bed, but that it was non-sexual.