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Exclusive Jackson Trial Footage of Arvizo Family

16 June 2005

APTN Library has acquired exclusive footage which formed a central part of the case against Michael Jackson, and was a key factor in his acquittal.

The hour-long video shows the Arvizo family at the centre of the accusations, including the alleged victim Gavin. It was taken to help Jackson deny the allegations against him. Janet Arvizo later claimed that they were forced to record the video and it became part of the conspiracy charge against Jackson.

The video was never publicly released and has only been seen in court.

Janet Arvizo’s appearance in the video where they enthusiastically praise Jackson, laughing and appearing relaxed, strongly contrasted with her attitude and testimony in the trial. Her credibility was cited as a major issue in the acquittal.

The footage is a key part of the story about the Jackson trial and offers a unique opportunity to analyse the accusations and the people making them.

As the footage has never been seen publicly APTN Library is considering offers for exclusive territorial licences for a limited period. APTN Library is the exclusive distributor of the video outside the US, on behalf of the copyright owner.

APTN Library also has substantial footage of Jackson including other rare and exclusive footage;

Amateur video of Jackson with Jordy Chandler, the boy at the centre of previous allegations who agreed a settlement.
Professional footage from inside Neverland following a German family on a visit there, including a meeting with Jackson.
Clips of the singer in public appearances and events over many years, plus coverage of his music and fans.
Extensive coverage of his arrest and trial.
For licensing details please call +44 20 7482 7482 or email

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About APTN Library:

PTN Library is the moving image archive of Associated Press Television News, the world’s leading video news agency. Based in London and Washington, the Library supplies footage for television, film, education, advertising and digital media. APTN Library also represents a wide variety of footage from partners including ABC News, ABC Australia, Vatican Television, the Grinberg Film Library plus exclusive amateur and historically significant items.