It looks like there’s a battle of wills going on in the current George Michael court case, with George’s team refusing to agree to a date for his trial. They claim that George is too busy.
Of course, the truth is – the court couldn’t care less about George’s “busy” schedule. You can already see that the Magistrate is unimpressed. I wonder how pissed off she’d have to be, for the following to happen…
Magistrate: I’ve set a trial date. It’s Fri 8 June.
Lawyer: That’s not convenient, he needs to rehearse for his historic Wembley shows on the 9th and 10th.
Magistrate: What Wembley shows?
Lawyer: You know perfectly well he’s playing Wembley this weekend. You said so in the hearing in March.
Magistrate: Oh really? I’m not aware of any shows happening at Wembley this weekend.
Lawyer: Look – I can’t guarantee my client will turn up if you make the trial date Friday.
Magistrate: In that case, I will issue a warrant for his arrest, and he can spend the weekend in jail.
Lawyer: OK. OK. He’ll be there.
Cut to the trial on Friday morning…
George: Can we get this over with please? I’m very busy. I need to get to rehearsals.
Magistrate: Certainly… Let me see… Oh yes… I find you guilty on all counts. You will be fined £5,000, and sentenced to two days in jail. Take him down.
Lawyer: You can’t. He is playing Wembley this weekend.
Magistrate: As I told you before – I’m not aware of any shows happening at Wembley this weekend…