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Editor's Note: As part of's new Crime section, we are archiving some of the most interesting content from This story was first published in 2005.

(Court TV) -- From the witnesses lawyers chose not to call to evidence ruled inadmissible, some of the most intriguing details of Michael Jackson's molestation trial never made it to the jury. A look at what the jury didn't hear:

The blemished penis
The judge nixed photos and drawings of Michael Jackson's private parts. The images were collected during the 1993 investigation into the singer's allegedly inappropriate relationship with then-13-year-old Jordie Chandler. Prosecutors hoped Chandler's drawing of Jackson's distinctive blemishes, allegedly corroborated by search-warrant photos, would prove Jackson was not 'shy and modest" with sleepover guests.

The missing sleepover guests
Prosecutors scored a major victory when the judge allowed evidence about Jackson's alleged "bad acts" more than a decade ago. A parade of witnesses testified they saw the singer putting his hands in inappropriate places on the bodies of five different boys, actor Macaulay Culkin among them, but jurors heard nothing about two of the boys. Prosecutors say Jackson "groomed" the two with special attention, but the judge denied the evidence because no witnesses actually saw Jackson touch them.

Cash for silence, but how much?
Jackson never faced charges or admitted wrongdoing in any of the alleged prior bad acts. Jurors learned, however, that Jackson settled with 1993 accuser Jordie Chandler, who did not testify, and a 1994 accuser, who told jurors Jackson groped him during tickle games. But the judge ruled that the dollar amounts the boys and their families received, about $20 million and $2.4 million, respectively, would not be divulged.

Private lessons
Former Neverland employee Charlie Michaels claimed she saw Jackson and Jordie Chandler practicing dance moves in the singer''s studio when Jackson grabbed the boy's genitals. Demonstrating his famous crotch-grabbing dance move on the boy was presumably a pretense to touch his groin, from the prosecution point-of-view, but the judge ruled out Michaels' testimony.

A late-night lubricant request
Former Jackson security guard Kassim Abdool told jurors that he saw Jackson and Jordie Chandler frolicking in a Jacuzzi and sharing a lingering embrace under a Peter Pan display. But jurors were not allowed to hear about an uncorroborated story  the time Abdool claims he delivered a jar of Vaseline to the sweaty, naked pop star, who was entertaining Chandler in his bedroom.

King of Talk silent
Talk show host Larry King was set to testify that he met last year with Larry Feldman, the civil attorney representing the accuser and his family. King said that during their breakfast meeting, Feldman revealed that he thought the accuser's mother was a "wacko" who was only in it for the money. The judge found his proposed testimony inadmissible.

Macaulay's marijuanalogues
Actor Macaulay Culkin testified that the charges against his "childlike" friend were "absolutely ridiculous." Prosecutors were not allowed to question the "Home Alone" star about his own pending charges. Culkin was pulled over for speeding last year in Oklahoma City and was nabbed for possession of marijuana and prescription drugs.

The bodyguard
Former bodyguard Chris Carter was expected to testify that he confronted the accuser one night about being drunk, and the boy allegedly told him, "Michael said if I can handle it, it's OK. It's part of being a man." Carter, who is facing armed robbery and bank-robbing charges in Nevada, promised to plead the Fifth if called. Prosecutors decided not to call him.

JCPenney redux
The defense lost its bid to call two security agents involved in the 1998 scuffle outside JCPenney, which resulted in a $152,000 settlement for the accuser's family. Dexter Mason and Paul Krugman were expected to testify that the mother apologized and hugged them the next day, in an attempt to support the defense's claim that the family's suit against JCPenney was fraudulent. The judge ruled that he would not allow attorneys to relitigate the JCPenney case.

Chef's other interest
Attorneys bickered over the proposed testimony of Angel Vivanco, an assistant chef at Neverland who became close with the accuser's 16-year-old sister during the time the family was allegedly held captive. In the end, Vivanco was not questioned about what prosecutors called a "quasi-sexual" relationship with the minor sister, nor about her alleged statement to him that her mother was "a psycho."

The writer who escaped the stand
Journalist Ian Drew was asked by the Jackson camp to interview the accuser and his family in spring 2003 for a positive story about Jackson's friendship with the boy. But Drew said a Jackson aide canceled the interview because of the family's "escape" from Neverland. When questioned outside the presence of jurors, Drew said he wasn't completely certain the word "escape" was used. The judge ruled that his testimony could not be used.

The librarian and the profiler
The defense wanted to call librarian Mary Minow to analyze the singer's book shelves and testify about the artistic merits of such books as "Boys Will Be Boys" and "The Boy: A Photographic Essay." But prosecutors argued that if Minow was in, then former FBI Special Agent Ken Lanning, who specializes in pedophile profiling, should be allowed to testify that Jackson's reading materials, some of which was seized during a search by police (pictured), could also be used to arouse young boys. Both sides agreed to pull their witnesses.

Diana's cousin, the duke
Michael Jackson's hide-and-seek games with the 5-year-old son of a duke did not come in when the judge denied testimony from Alexander Charles David Francis George Edward William Kimble Drogo Montagu, who also goes by Alexander Montagu Manchester -- the 13th Duke of Manchester and cousin of Princess Diana. The duke claims that after a family visit to Neverland, Jackson would call his Newport Beach, Calif., home at all hours, crying and asking to see his "hide and seek" partner.

Celebrity character witnesses
The defense's star-studded witness list promised appearances from such Jackson pals as Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. But prosecutors threatened to conduct the same kind of pornography showdown with these celebs that choreographer Wade Robson endured. They also threatened to introduce evidence that Jackson shared his bed with children while addicted to Demerol and that LaToya Jackson once stated she saw a $1 million payment in hush money to one boy's family. The defense opted to pare down its list. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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