Allegations of child molestation are wreaking havoc on Michael Jackson’s career, but not everyone is suffering. In the O.J. days, reporters like Greta Van Susteren and attorneys like Marcia Clark had to work the trial all the way through before landing their own shows. These days, there’s no wait! Five stand to reap the benefits of Jackson’s misfortune.
First to call treatment of brother Michael a ”lynching,” making him a media favorite who’s getting more airtime than he did when he was in the original Jackson 5.
She got the scoop on the Jackson raid and landed a Court TV gig (”It’s what got me the show,” she boasts) as well as numerous network and cable appearances. Book deal pending.
With high-profile clients (”Free Winona,” Scott Peterson, Jackson), Geragos has become the go-to guy for celebs who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
LEONARD MUHAMMAD, NATION OF ISLAM
Previously unknown son-in-law of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan; his sudden role as Jackson’s adviser has upped his national profile.
The more wild Jackson behaves, the less wild Kobe looks. Outrage at his post-arraignment Teen Choice Awards stint was trumped only by that over Jackson’s post-arraignment party.