- 1 MJFacts.com
- 2 Background
- 2.1 Generally Accepted Facts from Wikipedia
- 2.2 Separate Wikipedia Article: The Trial of Michael Jackson
- 2.3 Additional Relevant Facts
- 3 Relationship to #Pizzagate
- 3.1 Connection to Chris Tucker
- 3.2 Connection to alleged statutory rapist, Ronald Burkle
- 3.3 Connection to Macaulay Culkin
- 3.4 Connection to Corey Feldman
- 3.5 Connection to Jeffrey Epstein
- 3.6 Connection to Peter Nygard
- 3.7 Connection to convicted pedophile, Greville Janner, and David Blaine
- 3.8 Connection to Jesse Jackson
- 3.9 Connection to private investigator, Anthony Pellicano
- 3.10 Connection to David Geffen
- 4 See Also
- 5 Themes
- 6 Needs Integration
MJFacts.com is a recommended objective source investigating child sexual abuse allegations against the late Michael Jackson.
Among key findings, was that Michael Jackson owned several photo books of nude young boys, including one called, Boys Will Be Boys, which was created by trustees of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) who were later arrested.
Generally Accepted Facts from Wikipedia
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. Called the "King of Pop", his contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing appearance, personal relationships, and behavior, generated controversy. In 1993, he was accused of child sexual abuse, but the civil case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount and no formal charges were brought. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world. Forbes ranks Jackson as the top-earning dead celebrity, with yearly earnings of $825 million in 2016, the highest ever recorded by the publication.
1993–1994: First child sexual abuse allegations and first marriage
In the 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy, Jordan Chandler, and his father, Evan Chandler, a dentist. The Chandler family demanded payment from Jackson, which he refused. Jordan Chandler eventually told the police that Jackson had sexually abused him. Jordan's mother was, however, adamant that there had been no wrongdoing on Jackson's part. Evan was recorded discussing his intention to pursue charges, saying, "If I go through with this, I win big-time. There's no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever..... Michael's career will be over." Jackson used the recording to argue that he was the victim of a jealous father whose only goal was to extort money. In January 1994, after an investigation, deputy Los Angeles County district attorney Michael J. Montagna stated that Chandler would not be charged with extortion, due to lack of cooperation from Jackson's party and its willingness to negotiate with Chandler for several weeks, among other reasons.
In August 1993, police raided Jackson's home and, according to court documents, found books and photographs in his bedroom featuring young boys with little or no clothing. Since the books were legal to purchase and own, the jury decided not to indict Jackson. Jordan Chandler gave police a description of Jackson's intimate parts; a strip search revealed that Jordan had correctly claimed Jackson had patchy-colored buttocks, short pubic hair, and pink and brown marked testicles. Reportedly, Jordan had also drawn accurate pictures of a dark spot on Jackson's penis only visible when his penis was lifted. Despite differing initial internal reports from prosecutors and investigators, with reports of jurors feeling that the photos did not match the description, the DA stated his belief in a sworn affidavit that the description was accurate, along with the sheriff's photographer stating the description was accurate. A 2004 motion filed by Jackson's defense asserted that Jackson was never criminally indicted by any grand jury and that his settlement admitted no wrongdoing and contained no evidence of criminal misconduct.
The investigation was inconclusive and no charges were filed. Jackson described the search in an emotional public statement, and proclaimed his innocence. On January 1, 1994, Jackson settled with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million. A Santa Barbara County grand jury and a Los Angeles County grand jury disbanded on May 2, 1994, without indicting Jackson. The Chandlers stopped co-operating with the criminal investigation around July 6, 1994. The out-of-court settlement's documentation stated Jackson admitted no wrongdoing and no liability; the Chandlers and their family lawyer Larry Feldman signed it without contest. Feldman stated "nobody bought anybody's silence".
A decade after the fact, during the second round of child abuse allegations, Jackson's lawyers would file a memo stating that the 1994 settlement was made without his consent. A later disclosure by the FBI of investigation documents compiled over nearly 20 years led Jackson's attorney to suggest that no evidence of molestation or sexual impropriety from Jackson toward minors existed. According to reports, the Department of Children and Family Services (Los Angeles County) investigated Jackson beginning in 1993 with the Chandler allegation and again in 2003. Reports show the LAPD and DCFS did not find credible evidence of abuse or sexual misconduct.
In May 1994, Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. They had met in 1975, when a seven-year-old Presley attended one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and reconnected through a mutual friend. According to a friend of Presley's, "their adult friendship began in November 1992 in L.A." They stayed in contact every day over the telephone. As the child molestation accusations became public, Jackson became dependent on Presley for emotional support; she was concerned about his faltering health and addiction to drugs. Presley said: "I believed he didn't do anything wrong and that he was wrongly accused and yes I started falling for him. I wanted to save him. I felt that I could do it." She eventually persuaded him to settle the civil case out of court and go into rehabilitation to recover.
Jackson proposed to Presley over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying: "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?" They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy, denying it for nearly two months afterwards. The marriage was, in her words, "a married couple's life ... that was sexually active." The tabloid media speculated that the wedding was a ploy to prop up Jackson's public image. The marriage ended less than two years later with an amicable divorce settlement. In a 2010 interview with Oprah, Presley admitted that they had spent four more years after the divorce "getting back together and breaking up" until she decided to stop.
2003–2005: Second child sexual abuse allegations and acquittal
Beginning in May 2002, Jackson allowed a documentary film crew, led by British TV personality Martin Bashir, to follow him around nearly everywhere he went; Bashir's crew was with Jackson during the "baby-dangling" incident in Berlin. The program was broadcast in March 2003 as Living with Michael Jackson. In a particularly controversial scene, Jackson was seen holding hands and discussing sleeping arrangements with a young boy.
As soon as the documentary aired, the Santa Barbara county attorney's office began a criminal investigation. After an initial probe from the LAPD and DCFS was conducted in February 2003, they had initially concluded that molestation allegations were "unfounded" at the time. After the young boy involved in the documentary and his mother had told investigators that Jackson had behaved improperly, Jackson was arrested in November 2003 and charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in relation to the 13-year-old boy shown in the film. Jackson denied the allegations, saying the sleepovers were not sexual in nature. The People v. Jackson trial began on January 31, 2005, in Santa Maria, California, and lasted until the end of May. On June 13, 2005, Jackson was acquitted on all counts. After the trial, in a highly publicized relocation, he moved to the Persian Gulf island of Bahrain as a guest of Sheikh Abdullah. Unknown to Jackson, Bahrain was also where the family had intended to send Jackson if he had been convicted, according to a statement by Jermaine Jackson printed in The Times of London in September 2011.
Separate Wikipedia Article: The Trial of Michael Jackson
People v. Jackson (full case name: 1133603: The People of the State of California v. Michael Joseph Jackson) was a 2005 trial involving American recording artist Michael Jackson, where he was found not guilty on all charges. A 13-year-old boy that Jackson had befriended named Gavin Arvizo accused him of sexual abuse. Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his 2,700-acre (11 km2) Neverland Ranch, as well as conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction. He denied all counts. On June 13, 2005, the jury found Jackson not guilty on all fourteen charges, which included all of the above plus four lesser misdemeanor counts.
The prosecution alleged that Jackson showed pornography to children at Neverland, including the accuser and his brother. The raids on Neverland produced an accumulation of ten years' worth of heterosexual adult magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler along with various heterosexual pornographic videos and websites on his computer. The prosecution alleged these were used for grooming young victims. Brett Barnes and Wade Robson, two men who had been friends with Jackson since childhood, testified that they had not been "aware that [Jackson] possessed sexually explicit material" until the trial. There were also a few books seized (from a library of thousands) that the prosecution suggested were evidence of homosexuality and/or pedophilia. Boys Will Be Boys included pictures of boys, many naked, in various non-sexual activities such as climbing a tree or sitting on a bench. The book had an inscription reading, "To Michael: From your fan. Love XXXOOO Rhonda – 1983, Chicago." Wade Robson testified he considered Boys Will Be Boys "not a pornographic book," and said he would not be concerned about its owner being in the same bed with a 12-year-old. Another book, The Boy: A Photographic Essay, was inscribed, "Look at the true spirit of happiness and joy in these boys' faces. This is the spirit of boyhood, a life I never had and will always dream of. This is the life I want for my children. MJ." The book contained pictures of boys in various situations by different photographers, including pictures taken during the filming of the 1963 Lord of the Flies film and showed the boys on the set, usually clothed but sometimes nude, playing in the sand, reading comic books, and having pillow fights. The only book depicting male sex acts was a rare, out-of-print book called A Sexual Study of Man which featured many images of adult men engaged in all kinds of homosexual intercourse. Robson said he would be concerned if the book's owner were to share his bed with a boy, but amended that he would not mind if he considered the total picture of all the material in question. Robson testified that he believed Jackson had a "sexual interest in women," and that he had never seen "anything that suggested pedophilia" at Neverland. Jackson's multiple residences were searched numerous times by various agencies over a period of days, without any child pornography ever being found. The FBI analyzed sixteen computers and found "nothing notable" contained in their files.
Gavin and Star Arvizo testified that Jackson introduced them to pornography. Star described a time when he, his brother, Frank Tyson, and Michael Jackson had looked at "pornography sites" on Gavin's computer. The pictures were of naked women, and Jackson had allegedly whispered to his sleeping son, "you're missing some pussy," before they all watched The Simpsons and went to sleep. Star also testified to twice looking through adult magazines with Gavin, Jackson, and Aldo Cascio. He identified a picture of a particular Barely Legal magazine that he said Jackson showed the boys, when Mesereau pointed out that the magazine had not been published until August 2003—five months after the Arvizos had left Neverland. Fingerprints of Gavin and Michael were found on a particular magazine, but it was only analyzed for fingerprints after the 2004 grand jury proceeding when Gavin handled the magazine without gloves.
The charges included four counts of administering alcohol to a minor, which the jury could find was done either with intent to molest (a felony charge), or without (a misdemeanor). All three Arvizo children testified that Michael Jackson had served them alcohol. Gavin testified that the first time he ever drank alcohol was in the wine cellar with Jackson, where he allegedly swallowed a quantity of vodka thinking it was water. He testified that after the Miami trip, he was drinking wine, vodka, rum, or bourbon every night that Jackson was home. However, in an earlier police interview, he said he "didn't drink a lot" at Neverland. The prosecution's "grooming" theory held that Jackson used alcohol to lower Gavin's inhibitions in order to molest him, and the accuser testified that the first time he was molested, he and Jackson had just come "back from drinking in the arcade." He also described a time when he was undergoing urine tests related to his cancer treatment, and he worried alcohol would be detected, but was allegedly pressured by Jackson to drink anyway and not take the test. Star's first time drinking alcohol, he claimed, was on the flight back from Miami. Jackson allegedly handed him a Diet Coke can filled with wine. Star testified he did not know what the drink was when he tasted it, and that it reminded him of the smell of rubbing alcohol (a comparison Gavin also made). Star said Gavin and Michael were sharing the soda can and acting "really weird." However, Cynthia Bell, a flight attendant who had served Jackson on the Miami flight and other flights, testified that she never saw him share his drink with Gavin or anyone else. She testified that she had devised the custom of serving Jackson wine in Diet Coke cans during flights, because "Michael Jackson is a very private drinker" who didn't want the children to see him with alcohol.
After the trial, Michael Jackson moved to Bahrain. The Neverland Ranch, which he said had been despoiled by law enforcement searches, was closed.
In May 2013, choreographer Wade Robson, who had testified in the trial in defense of Jackson, said in an interview with the Today show's Matt Lauer that from the age of seven to around 14 Jackson 'performed sexual acts on me and forced me to perform sexual acts on him.' Recent tabloid journalism claimed that during Jackson's trial, Blanca Francia, a former housekeeper of Jackson's, testified that she had witnessed Jackson showering with Robson when Robson was 8 or 9 years old, which Robson denied. In May 2013, Francia agreed to testify at Robson's lawsuit against Jackson at Robson's request.
In August 2014, James Safechuck's lawyers filed claims against Jackson's estate that Jackson began sexually abusing Safechuck when he was 10 years old. Safechuck alleged that Jackson sexually abused him over 100 times in a 4-year period.
Additional Relevant Facts
Jackson's alleged molestation of his own kin
Daily Mail, Investigators were convinced Michael Jackson molested his own nephews and believe he silenced them with threats and gifts, sources say, by Khaleda Rahman, June 25th, 2016 
Allegations that Jackson threatened staff to keep quiet
Daily News Michael Jackson's former maid says King of Pop threatened her life if she ever snitched, told her: ‘What happens at Neverland, stays in Neverland' by Ethan Sacks, May 17, 2013 
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker was a star witness for the defense in Jackson's child molestation trial in 2005. Tucker was not a character witness, but rather was asked to testify because of his direct knowledge of the exact circumstances in which Jackson was accused of child molestation.[Archived Version]
Connection to alleged statutory rapist, Ronald Burkle
Jackson and Ronald Burkle are known to have been friends. According to Jackson, Burkle even gave Jackson advice during his 2005 child molestation trial (Note: the same case where actor Chris Tucker would be a star defense witness). Fox News (using material from the Associated Press) reported in 2007, "Jackson testified that during his trial he received wise advice during bathroom break cell phone calls with Burkle, the billionaire friend of former President Bill Clinton."
Connection to Macaulay Culkin
Connection to Corey Feldman
From ABC News, Corey Feldman Speaks Out Against Jackson, published on February 10th, 2005:
Why Speak Out? However, in an exclusive interview, Feldman, now 33, speaks out with surprising new claims about his relationship with Jackson. Until now, the actor has stood by Jackson, and he tells Bashir why he is now coming forward with allegations about their friendship. Feldman said speaking out has finally become a responsibility and a duty. "This child -- if he's telling the truth -- and the other children like him -- if they're telling the truth -- they're small voices, they're weak voices," he said. Feldman said he hopes the allegations against Jackson are proved false, but said he feels compelled to speak out. "So I'm here to say I hope and I pray that these things never happened, and if they never happened, then there's some real sickness with a lot of people. But if they did happen, then there's a lot of sickness with one person. And that person needs to be punished." Re-evaluated Friendship Feldman stressed in his interview with Bashir that Jackson never molested him or touched him improperly and that there was no sexual contact between them. But he said he has re-evaluated his friendship with Jackson and has concluded that there were things that happened in their relationship that were inappropriate and wrong. "If you consider it inappropriate for a man to look at a book of naked pictures with a child that's 13 or 14 years old -- then your answer would be yes." Feldman says he had such an encounter at Jackson's home when he says they stopped there on the way to Disneyland. "We went to his apartment, and I noticed a book that he had out on his coffee table. The book contained pictures of grown men and women naked. And the book was focused on venereal diseases and the genitalia." Feldman said the singer sat down with him and explained the photos to him. Feldman said, "I was kind of grossed out by it. I didn't think of it as a big deal. And for all these years, I probably never thought twice about it ... But in light of recent evidence ... I have to say that if my son was 14 years old -- 13 years old, and went to a man's apartment that was 35, and I knew that they were sitting down together talking about this, I would probably beat his ass." In 2001, Feldman and Jackson had a falling out. At the time, Feldman told the press the rift had nothing to do with child abuse allegation that continued to dog Jackson.
Connection to Jeffrey Epstein
Michael Jackson's personal contact information was in the "Little Black Book" of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.[See physical page 33 of the scanned PDF] While the contact information for many celebrities were also in Epstein's book, Jackson's relationship with Epstein is perhaps more significant because they shared two close friends in common - Chris Tucker and Ronald Burkle, as discussed individually above.
Connection to Peter Nygard
From the New York Post article, Egomaniacal billionaires hell-bent on winning Bahamas blood feud, from Maureen Callahan on December 6th, 2015:
[Peter] Nygard has lived in the Bahamas since 1987, building a 150,000-square-foot mansion replete with Mayan-inspired statues, a helipad, fake smoking volcanos, a glass ceiling weighing 100,000 pounds, a casino, a disco — with cameras under the dance floor to shoot women from below — and, according to a 2010 Forbes magazine article, a human aquarium. (A rep for Nygard denies there was ever a human aquarium.) Visitors to the estate, renamed Nygard Cay, have included Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Prince Andrew and George H.W. Bush.
Connection to convicted pedophile, Greville Janner, and David Blaine
Roughly a decade before Greville Janner would finally be discovered to have been a pedophile himself, on July 12, 2005, Janner congratulated Michael Jackson on being cleared of charges for child sexual abuse.
From the Daily Mail article, Labour peer Lord Janner accused of child sex abuse wrote to Michael Jackson congratulating him on being cleared of molesting a child, by Arthur Martin, published on June 14th, 2015:
Suspected paedophile Lord Janner wrote to Michael Jackson congratulating him on being cleared of child sex charges, it emerged yesterday. The Labour peer, who has avoided prosecution over 22 child abuse allegations, sent the letter shortly after the singer was cleared by an American jury of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor. Using personalised House of Lords paper, he wrote: ‘I was so very pleased at the news of your acquittal. What a terrible time you have endured.’ The pair met in June 2002 when Janner gave Jackson – accompanied by spoon-bender Uri Geller and US illusionist David Blaine – a tour of the Houses of Parliament. At the time critics said the visit threatened to undermine the credibility of Parliament because the pop star had previously faced allegations of abusing a teenage boy.
Connection to Jesse Jackson
According to Michael Jackson, Jesse Jackson gave him advice during his 2005 child molestation trial. Fox News (using material from the Associated Press) reported in 2007, "[t]he Rev. Jesse Jackson and billionaire Ron Burkle came through with key advice to save singer Michael Jackson from financial disaster when he was fighting child molestation charges, Jackson says in a court deposition... Burkle brought in Jesse Jackson, who has known Michael Jackson since he was a child, to help with the consultations, the newspaper said."
Connection to private investigator, Anthony Pellicano
From the Vanity Fair article, Talk of the Town, by Bryan Burrough and John Connolly, published in June 2006:
He was Hollywood's best-kept secret. Until 1993. That was the year Pellicano emerged from the shadows onto the national stage, taking high-profile roles on behalf of movie executive Michael Nathanson, who hired him to show he "never did business … on any level" with Heidi Fleiss, and Michael Jackson, for whom he spearheaded the defense against a 13-year-old boy's allegations of child molestation, by digging up embarrassing information about the boy's family. For following and monitoring scores of witnesses and reporters, Pellicano received not only a Mercedes but a $2 million fee, his best payday ever. The Jackson case, during which Pellicano appeared at a press conference with Howard Weitzman to vilify the accuser's family, spawned profiles in The Washington Post and People. The 1992 GQ piece, by Peter Wilkinson, also fired the Pellicano legend. In it, Pellicano admitted accessing certain databases "without permission." Asked how he handled a client's cocaine-addled son, Pellicano answered, "I just used a bat."
Pellicano says Jackson did something worse to young boys than molest them
From the Daily Mail article, Jailed hacker to the stars Anthony Pellicano claims Michael Jackson did 'far worse than molest young boys' , by Donna McConnell, published on August 9th, 2011:
Pellicano revealed why he allegedly dropped the King of Pop as a client, after being hired to investigate one of the families accusing the singer in the 2003 child molestation case. He claimed he told Jackson he would only work for him if he wasn't guilty. 'I said, "You don't have to worry about cops or lawyers. If I find out anything, I will f*** you over",' he said. 'I quit after I found out some truths. 'He did something far worse to young boys than molest them.' But the investigator did not elaborate on his sensational claim.
Connection to David Geffen
From People magazine article, All Bad Things Come to An End as a Tearful Michael Jackson Bids Bye-Bye to the Highway, by Steve Dougherty and Todd Gold, published on February 13th, 1989:
Not that Jackson plans to drop out of sight “He’ll do a live show every so often,” Dileo says. “But he’s not going to tour again. He didn’t tour with Thriller and sold nearly 40 million copies. He didn’t tour with Off the Wall, and that did pretty well too. I don’t think Mike’s going to have a problem. It’s time to do something else.” Industry bets are on a movie career. “He won’t suffer at all,” says producer and longtime Jackson friend David Geffen. “He just bought a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, which he probably wants to enjoy. And he wants to make records and movies.” Though Geffen has tried and failed to come up with a film project for Michael, he believes the star will find a script “Michael’s very specific in his tastes. You can’t just cast him in anything,” says Geffen. “But he’s a hard worker, and his talent is a given. Michael’s not the sort you’d bet against”
From the New York Post article, Maids reveal Michael Jackson’s filth and perversion, by Stacy Brown, published on August 10th, 2014:
[Jackson] also kept a dartboard in the foyer of his bedroom with pictures of DreamWorks founders Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg — who he believed had stolen his idea for the studio and even its boy-on-the-moon logo. “Any of the children he played with who hit the bull’s-eye would get extra ice cream or anything else they wanted,” said Maid No. 3, who worked from 1996 to 1999. “He hated those guys with a passion. He was surprisingly very anti-Semitic. He’d lead some of the kids in chants: ‘Kill the bastards,’ and ‘Kill the bloodsuckers.’ ”
The Cycle of Abuse
First accuser's meetings with shrink published -