Michael recorded the title song for the 1972 film ‘Ben,’ which is a story about a boy and his rat.
Michael’s mother Katherine, speaks of having dinner in Beverley Hills with his pet rat.
“He liked that song because he liked rats,” his mother said. “I can remember a story that we went to Beverly Hills to have dinner and we were eating. Michael kept pulling his coat up and putting crumbs into his pocket. I said, ‘What are you doing?’ and he held it up and he had a rat in his pocket. He was feeding it. I was really upset with him.”
Katherine was not in court Thursday to hear the day’s testimony because she was in Gary for her Michael’s birthday celebration.