THOMAS MESEREAU, the attorney who helped Michael Jackson fight child molestation charges in court six years ago (04), was left red faced as he arrived at his former client's Forest Lawn Cemetery memorial in Glendale, California on Friday morning (25Jun10) - he walked past the entrance and had to be called back by security guards.
The celebrity lawyer joined hundreds of Jackson fans who streamed into the cemetery to pay their last respects to the King of Pop on the anniversary of his death.
Mesereau was permitted to jump the queue, but he was confused by well wishers and chants of "We love you" - and missed the entrance.
As he walked off into the distance, security staff called him back, stating, "Sir, you can't go there".
The attorney and his assistant finally realised they were heading in the wrong direction and turned around.
Mesereau was the first big name associate of Jackson's to arrive for the sombre celebrations. Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones are also expected to attend the cemetery memorial today.