Did Jackson Accuser's Mom Fool Jokesters?
January 4, 2005
Justice" has learned that two jokesters may have
been fooled in a fundraising scam, believing they were
helping the cancer-stricken boy who has accused Michael
Jackson of molestation.
"CJ" Executive Producer Harvey Levin told
"Extra" that both the star of "The George
Lopez Show" and "Rush Hour" star Chris
Tucker rallied around the young boy at The Laugh Factory
fundraisers four years ago in Los Angeles.
"There were benefits for this boy, donations made
to this boy and both comedians were involved,"
Levin told us.
Jamie Masada, owner of The Laugh Factory and the man
who befriended the boy and introduced him to Jackson,
expressed concern just after the Jackson arrest. He's
now been quoted as saying, "Anything we raised
we gave directly to the hospital." The funny thing
is, insurance covered all of boy's the medical bills.
"It doesn't make sense that a check would go to
a hospital, when the hospital was already paid,"
"Celebrity Justice" has also learned that
LA weatherman and comedian Fritz Coleman was targeted
by the accuser's mom and asked to plug an October 2000
Masada and Coleman declined comment, and neither Lopez
nor Tucker were available to talk, but when it comes
to the fundraising scandal, all could be subpoenaed
to give a very public performance at Michael Jackson's