Booth MOORE seemed to express surprise at Michael Jackson's court attire, referring to several outfits as "costumes" ["Style: Indefensible?" April 18]. But that's exactly what his attorney no doubt has requested that Michael wear. It's a brilliant defense to a crime that requires specific intent.
If Michael were to dress conservatively, the jury would see him as a dirty old man surrounding himself with children with the intent to molest them. But in costumes, even bright-colored pajamas, he is what he has always been: a person with an arrested development, stuck in childhood, when all his acts are innocent.