Michael Jackson Breaks Silence, Gives Thanks
06/27/2005 AT 08:00 AM EDT
"Your love, support and loyalty made it all possible. You were there when I really needed you. I will never forget you," says the statement, which went up on Sunday.
"Your ever-present love held me, dried my tears, and carried me through. I will treasure your devotion and support forever. You are my inspiration." It is signed, "Love, Michael Jackson."
Last week, Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, told NBC's Today that when the words "not guilty" were announced in the courtroom, "I just hugged (Michael) and cried and he hugged me. And I said, 'At last they saw the truth.'"
She maintains that her 46-year-old son is 100 percent innocent. As for those who might not agree with her, she said: "Some people believe what they want to believe. I can't stop that."