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Jackson 'at peace' after verdict
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was acquitted of all 10 charges on Monday
Michael Jackson is "at peace" as he recovers from his child abuse trial, his brother Jermaine has said.

"Michael is recovering, but it's a time (to) rejoice for the family," he told CNN's Larry King Live show on Wednesday after his brother's acquittal.

However, Jermaine Jackson said his brother was "sort of not eating".

When asked whether Michael Jackson might move somewhere else, Jermaine said: "We've always had a love for other places outside the US."

'Very tough'

He said he "wouldn't be surprised" if his brother did decide to leave the US, and added: "I would be right with him."

When asked to explain about his brother's eating habits, Jermaine Jackson said the singer "was eating sandwiches and things like that but it was just very tough".

He said he did not know whether Michael would want to do an interview.

Jermaine Jackson
Now that Michael's been vindicated, we all have to be careful... you never know what someone's plotting and planning
Jermaine Jackson

"I'm pretty sure he's just looking to rest," he said. "That's what's most important, to rest and get his mind back and focus on being a person - nothing about doing this or doing that but just resting."

Jermaine Jackson added that his family was concerned for their safety.

"I fear sometimes when I'm out," he said. "Now that Michael's been vindicated, we all have to be careful... you never know what someone's plotting and planning."

Earlier the security manager of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, where the singer has remained since being acquitted on Monday, was praying for family of Gavin Arvizo, the boy who accused him.

"We pray for them, we don't wish any harm to them and we definitely tell our fans 'don't promote anything like that'," Terry Anderson said.

Santa Barbara district attorney Tom Sneddon
(Accuser Gavin Arvizo) was having a difficult time understanding why people wouldn't believe him
Santa Barbara district attorney Tom Sneddon

The singer had no immediate plans to throw open the gates of his ranch to celebrate his court victory with fans, Mr Anderson added.

Santa Barbara district attorney Tom Sneddon, who led the prosecution case against Jackson, said that Gavin Arvizo was "very down" after the jury's verdict.

"He was having a difficult time understanding why people wouldn't believe him," Mr Sneddon told NBC television's Today show.

"It's difficult... to have put his heart and his soul on the line in front of the world and to not be believed," Mr Sneddon said.

In an interview with US entertainment show Inside Edition, Mr Sneddon said the alleged victim "felt victimised again" by Jackson's acquittal.


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