Michael Jackson holds up a peace sign as leaves Santa Barbara County Jail after being booked on child molestation charges in Santa Barbara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003. His attorney Mark Geragos is at lower left. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

—2001: The “Invincible” album is released with a respectable 2.1 million copies sold, but only two minor hits.

—2002: Third child, Prince Michael II is born.

—2003: Faces charges of child molestation. Posts $3 million in bail and throws up the “V” sign, while standing on a black Suburban, before leaving the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif.

—2004: Jackson pleads not guilty to child molestation charges in January.

—2005: In June, Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges.


The entrance to pop star Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch home is seen in this Dec. 17, 2004 photo, in Santa Ynez, Calif. Jackson has closed the house on his Neverland Ranch and laid off some of the employees there but has not completely shuttered the sprawling estate, the pop star's spokesman said late Thursday March 16, 2006. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

—2006: The main house on the Neverland Ranch closes after Jackson faces financial hardships.

He also makes his first public appearance since his trial.

—2008: "Thriller 25" and fan-curated compilation "King of Pop" are released.

—June 25, 2009: Jackson dies at the age of 50.

Donovan Brown, Wesley Brown,

Donovan Brown, 6, sits on his fathers, Wesley Brown, shoulders, as a crowd gathers to dance and sing to the music of Michael Jackson in the wake of his death at the Apollo Theater in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Friday June 26, 2009. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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