In a case like Michael Jackson’s, a high-profile, pedophile case, the problems so typical of such accusations are exacerbated. An adult can always deny a child’s testimony, and where there is some cramping doubt, we don’t want to throw the book at somebody who may be simply misunderstood. For instance, many opine that Michael Jackson is just eccentric, and that the parents of children he hung out with were trying to exploit him for money. That scenario, at least, can be fully discounted. Michael Jackson really was a pedophile, he really did sexually abuse over a dozen young boys, and what’s more, he spent over $35 million to hush up their parents.
How do we know? Sunday People has talked with a private eye hired by Michael Jackson to make his problems “just go away.” The same information was known by the FBI, in case numbers CADCE MJ-02463 and CR 01046, which were not given to prosecutors in the 2005 trial.
The range of information is utterly damning. Michael Jackson hired Hollywood “private eye of the stars” Anthony Pellicano to investigate himself, to find out all the dark secrets that might expose him, and to make them go away.
It took a lot of money, but Jackson had his image to consider. The files identify 17 boys, including five child actors and two dancers, that Jackson sexually abused. One included the son of a maid; he paid her nearly $2 M to hush her up. About half a million went to three other boys so that they would “refrain from any and all contact with media and communications, newspapers, television, radio, film, and books.”
The investigator who revealed this information, and exclusive perusal of the files to Sunday, worked for Pellicano, who was investigated for bugging celebrities’ homes. Pellicano would pay off the parents of molested boys, and then encourage the media to contact their parents to hear accounts of how Michael Jackson absolutely did not touch their children.
As the sleuth told Sunday People, “Around 1993 things were really heating up. The suggestions were Jordie was not the only victim. The momentum became so great Jackson needed a private investigator to go straight for the jugular and produce results.
“His actress friend Elizabeth Taylor encouraged him to hire Pellicano because she had used him to stop dirt on her drug problems being released in the media – Pellicano was a master of negotiation and keeping stars’ reputations clean.
“I was hired by him to find out where the fires needed putting out and, in this case, where allegations would be coming from.
“But I have never worked on a case with as many potential claimants as the Jackson case.”
“There was a mountain of allegations leveled at Jackson and Pellicano was determined to prove his client innocent.
“He promised Jackson, ‘I can make this go away’ and he wanted me to dig up everything that was around on him and then began smoothing it over.
“Pellicano had links to key figures in the US media and made them dance to his tune. He was very good at starting fires – but also at putting them out. By the end we had at least 10 boxes of documents about Jackson.”
He continued: “The FBI had all that information long before Jackson’s 2005 trial. I’m surprised this evidence never came to light.
“Then again, if the pay-offs were successfully executed, no one would have spoken.
“At the time, Jackson was on a world tour, battling drug addiction and planning his next CD and future.
“If these files had been released then, Jackson’s career would have been over. But he was the King of Pop and spending the equivalent of a year’s royalties was worth it to keep him on his throne. With the help of people like Pellicano, the world and his fans never heard what took place at Neverland over 15 years.”
What this means is that there isn’t much more “reasonable doubt” regarding whether Jackson was or was not a pedophile. He was. He abused children right under their parents’ noses. He abused celebrities. And he victimized not one or two boys, but over a dozen. No amount of money or fame can hide the facts.
NOTE: The claims in this article have been corrected as the original source has been called into question. See the follow up article, http://www.jdjournal.com/2013/07/04/tabloids-accusations-against-jackson-bogus/