Exclusive: Michael Jackson Says He Wanted to Help Accuser Have Childhood

"He undermined and destroyed his own message," Boteach said. "He was the father of the message that kids are fascinating. And now he's the father of the message that if you find kids fascinating, you are perverse."

Still, the rabbi said he believes Jackson will acquitted at his trial.

"I think Michael is headed for vindication in this trial," he said. "I don't think he molested this kid. Is he a child molester in general? I don't know, I truly don't know."

Boteach is the author of a book called "Hating Women: America's Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex." His audiotapes of Jackson had nothing to do with this book.

Health Concerns and Emergency Room Treatment for 'King of Pop'

As Jackson awaits a verdict from the panel of eight women and four men, he seems to be suffering from recurring back ailments that plagued him throughout his trial. On Sunday, he was treated at an emergency room, his spokewoman, Raymone Bain, said.

Jackson, sources told ABC News, was treated for dehydration and his back at least twice over the weekend, once in the middle of the night.

Comedian and self-styled nutritionist Dick Gregory, a Jackson friend who was in court with him last week, said the singer needed intravenous fluids several times.

"I was shocked that the dehydration was so bad that he needed more than one bottle," Gregory said.

Jackson left the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital late Sunday and will stay at Neverland as he awaits word of a verdict. Sources close to Jackson's family told ABC News they are concerned about his physical and mental health as he is weak and exhausted. Last Thursday, the day before jurors began deliberations, sources told ABC News, Jackson also was treated for dehydration, a claim Bain denied repeatedly.

ABC News' Jim Avila and Beth Tribolet contributed to this report.

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