Reelz, TIME special explains infamous Michael Jackson court outfit
'Celebrities on Trial' goes inside some of the most high-profile celebrity cases
In a new one-hour special, TIME Presents: Celebrities on Trial, viewers will be taken inside some of the most high-profile celebrity criminal cases, with Michael Jackson’s 2005 court case getting the treatment in an exclusive clip.
The video documents one of Jackson’s most peculiar actions, showing up to the courthouse in pajamas. One of the late singer’s lawyers Tom Mesereau explains that Jackson had been at the hospital after injuring his back and had been ordered by the judge to be in court within an hour or face having his bail revoked.
“I didn’t want that to happen, so I told Michael to come to court the way he was dressed,” Mesereau says in the clip. “Don’t risk losing bail and risk being in jail throughout the rest of the trial.”
Other criminal incidents put in the spotlight in the special include Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen.
TIME Presents: Celebrities on Trial premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Reelz.