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Michael Jackson's death: 'Everyone is just crying'

June 25, 2009 |  5:53 pm

Brian Oxman, a Jackson family attorney, spoke to reporters this afternoon outside the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

“Everyone is just crying," Oxman said of the family. "I hugged Randy. He just cried. I hugged Jermaine. He just cried.”

“Michael is my friend, my compatriot,” Oxman said, his voice breaking. “The fans here – they loved this man. I loved this man.”

Oxman said all the family was at the hospital, except father Joe Jackson, who was on his way. Oxman described the family as heartbroken.

“The hurt is overwhelming,” said Oxman, one of Jackson’s attorneys in his 2005 molestation trial. “There’s never been anyone like Michael Jackson. I was with Michael at the darkest hour of his life when these charges were made, which I knew were false.”

-- Carla Hall in Westwood

Michael Jackson, 1958-2009
Photos: Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

Fans grieve worldwide
Photos: Fans grieve worldwide