Sunday, March 06, 2005

'Elvis' monitors Jackson trial

Look carefully at the reports of the Michael Jackson trial. You might just see Elvis impersonator Matthew Tuttle. On Wednesday Tuttle was chosen by lottery and able to sit inside the couortroom.
"I just thought it would be kind of a funny thing to do, something to tell my grandkids," Tuttle said yesterday from Santa Maria, where he's been staying in a motel room since Monday.

As an Elvis impersonator, Tuttle said he also went because Jackson was briefly married to Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie Presley, in the mid 1990s...

He also said several other tribute artists gather outside to do the moon walk and Jackson's signature crotch grab.

"There's a female that's pretty good. That's the thing, you can be a man or a woman and be a good Michael Jackson — it doesn't really matter," Tuttle said. "It's kind of funny to watch the spectacle."

Remember this is coming from a man who was wearing his Elvis jumpsuit as he spoke to reporters. Costumes are not allowed in the courtroom.

Mike Morris for The Union Democrat


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