The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case has scheduled a pretrial hearing Friday that is expected to focus what parts of the case will remain out of the public's view.
Jackson, 45, will not attend Friday's session. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of committing a lewd act upon a child, administering alcohol and conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.
Prosecutors and Jackson's new defense lawyer have consistently sought to keep documents under seal, reports the Associated Press which, along with other media outlets, has sought to have the information released. Among the documents being requested are portions of a grand jury transcript, a grand jury indictment and at least 47 sealed search warrants.
Other anticipated items on Friday's agenda include Jackson's legal team asking Judge Rodney Melville to toss out some of the charges against the star.
Meanwhile, ABC News is reporting that the mother of Jackson's accuser allegedly witnessed and did nothing to stop her children from drinking alcohol at Jackson's Neverland Ranch when Jackson was not on the premises.
No word from either camp about the allegations.