Jackson to Face Accuser's Mother in Court
The woman's appearance is expected to bring her face to face with Jackson himself, Reuters reports.
The defense wants the mother – described only as "Jane Doe," to protect her identity – to confirm that she knew private investigator Brad Miller was working for former Jackson lawyer Mark Geragos and told police, which would then make the evidence subject to attorney-client privilege.
Jackson, 46, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 31 on a 10-count indictment that charges him with child molestation and conspiracy. He has pleaded not guilty.
Speaking on TV's The Insider, the mother, who was not shown, said: "God handpicked me and the kids because he knew we weren't gonna fall of any of their money. ... (There's) gonna be justice more than anything – and that's what we're trying to do here."
Jackson's attorneys, acting on a gag order in the case, did not comment on her remarks.
The mother also told the TV show that she feels guilty for allowing a friendship to develop between her son and Jackson and that she overlooked apparent danger signs.
"I have no intelligence, and I was just going with my heart what to do," she said. "And I had to play like everything was okay."