Did the weight of all the accusations lead to Michael “The King of Pop” Jackson’s death?

June 29, 2009

This is the type of humor that could have contributed to the King of Pops death

This is the type of humor that could have contributed to the King of Pops death

People make fun of me when I defend Mike Tyson about his rape charge or when I defended MJ about the various molestation charges.  I also was one who made jokes about it.  “Who would be so stupid to send their kids to spend the night with MJ?” I would ask.  Or, I would kid and say that for one night in the house of horrors, you can become a millionaire if you stay the whole time. While this sounds like it was written recently, it was written in the context of the MJ molestation trial that cost him in excess of 20 million dollars.

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As the dust settles on one of the nation’s worst episodes of media excess, one thing is clear: The American public has never heard a defense of Michael Jackson. Until now.

It is, of course, impossible to prove a negative — that is, prove that something didn’t happen. But it is possible to take an in-depth look at the people who made the allegations against Jackson and thus gain insight into their character and motives. What emerges from such an examination, based on court documents, business records and scores of interviews, is a persuasive argument that Jackson molested no one and that he himself may have been the victim of a well-conceived plan to extract money from him.

This was one who took the joke too far and actually cashed in.  This is not like R Kelly and his trials.  There was not video that showed the act.  But, because this nigga can sing and is making songs for the current generation, we just give him a pass.  Plus, because it was a man and a younger girl, we are not offended.  Our sensibilities are offended when we think that it’s a homosexual relationship.

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His father only saw the dollar signs

He only saw the dollar signs when hanging out with MJ

Counterpunch.org, in a story written by Ishmael Reed lays out the devious plan that everyone was in on, EXCEPT MJ!

Fisher claimed that the first case arose from the ambitions of the thirteen-year-old accuser’s stepfather,  Evan Chandler,  who exploited Jackson’s friendship with his son.  At one point,  he asked Jackson to build him a house.   Fisher said that the child denied being abused by Jackson until he was administered the drug sodium amytal,  which is known to induce false memory.  Chandler refused to be interviewed for the article and refused to appear on the Today Show, where Fisher repeated her charges before a nationwide audience.  She said that the whole scheme was concocted by the child’s stepfather to destroy the superstar.

Mary Fisher wrote the 1994 GQ article (that is being referenced above) about the molestation case that should have illuminated our view of Michael.  But, we are as a society, seduced by the salacious details of the crime to only look for guilt, not innocence.

Jackson’s personal eccentricities — from his attempts to remake his face through plastic surgery to his preference for the company of children — have been widely reported. And while it may be unusual for a 35-year-old man to have sleepovers with a 13-year-old child, the boy’s mother and others close to Jackson never thought it odd. Jackson’s behavior is better understood once it’s put in the context of his own childhood.
“Contrary to what you might think, Michael’s life hasn’t been a walk in the park,” one of his attorneys says. Jackson’s childhood essentially stopped — and his unorthodox life began — when he was 5 years old and living in Gary, Indiana. Michael spent his youth in rehearsal studios, on stages performing before millions of strangers and sleeping in an endless string of hotel rooms. Except for his eight brothers and sisters, Jackson was surrounded by adults who pushed him relentlessly, particularly his father, Joe Jackson — a strict, unaffectionate man who reportedly beat his children.

Now, I joke about this, but Evan Chandler seemingly went though with the plan.  The pieces are laid out in the earlier GQ article

Does this Not Sound Like an Extortion Plot By Chandler’s Father and his Lawyer?

Everything’s going according to a certain plan that isn’t just mine. Once I make that phone call, this guy [his attorney, Barry K. Rothman, presumably] is going to destroy everybody in sight in any devious, nasty, cruel way that he can do it. And I’ve given him full authority to do that.”

…”And if I go through with this, I win big-time. There’s no way I lose. I’ve checked that inside out. I will get everything I want, and they will be destroyed forever. June will lose [custody of the son]…and Michael’s career will be over.”

Now, more light is shed on the various molestation charges.

A lot of this is from the self inflicted abuse post the molestation charges

A lot of this is from the self inflicted abuse post the molestation charges

Now what about the second molestation case?  You know, the one where the jury found him NOT GUILTY?  People love to gloss over that little fact.  Again, we have to blame MJ somewhat.  He could have avoided a lot of the scrutiny with not doing the TV show following the trial.  But, look at his childhood.  That explains some of his behavior.

Jackson’s early experiences translated into a kind of arrested development, many say, and he became a child in a man’s body. “He never had a childhood,” says Bert Fields, a former attorney of Jackson’s. “He is having one now. His buddies are 12-year-old kids. They have pillow fights and food fights.” Jackson’s interest in children also translated into humanitarian efforts. Over the years, he has given millions to causes benefiting children, including his own Heal The World Foundation.
But there is another context — the one having to do with the times in which we live — in which most observers would evaluate Jackson’s behavior. “Given the current confusion and hysteria over child sexual abuse,” says Dr. Phillip Resnick, a noted Cleveland psychiatrist, “any physical or nurturing contact with a child may be seen as suspicious, and the adult could well be accused of sexual misconduct.”

Reed gives more information.  Instead of people joking about the crime that never happened, what about these pieces of information about the mother who lead the charge?

Jackson’s Attorney,  Tom Mesereau Jr.  got the teenage boy to admit that he lied under oath during the J. C. Penny case. USA Today reported on March 1,  2005,  that the mother used the boy as a prop to get money from Mike Tyson,  Adam Sandler,  Jim Carrey,  Jay Leno and others,  “even though insurance was paying his bills. ” Linda Deutsch,  one of the last of hard-nosed shoe leather journalists, reporting for the Associated Press on March of 2005.  said that Mesereau got the 15 year old to admit that he’d told Jeffrey Alpert,  a school official that “nothing happened “ between Jackson and him.

Did you really forget that the second trial, the mother had to admit that she was bilking all these other actors?  MJ, because of his generosity and his ignorance, got caught up in the trap…

Connie Keenan,  editor of Mid Valley News,  wrote of a hoax that the boy’s mother perpetrated on that newspaper.  She made a pitch that her son needed medical care and that she had no financial means to provide it.  During the first week of the newspaper’s appeal,  the mother received $965 in donations. It turned out that the boy was being treated at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles with no cost to the family. Connie Keenan concluded that “ My gut level,  she’s a shark.  She was after money.  My readers were used.  My staff was used.  It’s sickening. ”

But, people still get away with calling MJ a child molester.  The proof of the negative is impossible, but we have just let that charge stick to MJ without a shred of credible evidence…  Now, we can say that the high tech media lynching of MJ worked.  Enough people pimped the horse until it collapsed under the mounting weight of pressure.  The guy was only 50, yet, he was 112 pounds and 5 foot 10.  The Sun reveals how bad it got before his demise.

THE horrifying state of pop superstar Michael Jackson in his final days can be revealed by The Sun today.

Harrowing leaked autopsy details show the singer was a virtual skeleton — barely eating and with only pills in his stomach at the time he died.

His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds — believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.

The examination showed the 5ft 10in star — once famed for his on-stage athleticism — had:

PLUNGED to a “severely emaciated” 8st 1oz. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day.

Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.

The Daily Mail begins to explain where MJ started to unravel.  The first case with Jordan (the son) and Evan (the Dad) Chandler threw MJ into a pit of despair.  It was so bad, that recently, MJ thought he was going to die and predicted his demise!

To understand why a singer of Jackson’s fragility would even think about traveling to London, we need to go back to June 13, 2005, when my involvement in his story began.

As a breaking news alert flashed on CNN announcing that the jury had reached a verdict in Jackson’s trial for allegedly molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch in California, I knew that history had been made but that Michael Jackson had been broken – irrevocably so, as it proved.

Nor was it the first time that Michael had been accused of impropriety with young boys. Little more than a decade earlier, another 13-year-old, Jordan Chandler, made similar accusations in a case that was eventually settled before trial – but not before the damage had been done to Jackson’s reputation.

This goes back to your word and your bond.  Once you have lost it, no amount of money really can restore the harm done.  Now, the first case, Evan Chandler has allegedly (since this is not reported in the mainstream yet) has apologized and claimed that it was a plot of his father.  Even without that (since you can’t really verify something like that, the facts stack up to show that there is reason to doubt the story or at least reasons to not prosecute MJ in the public eye…Ian Halperin in the Daily Mail continues to lay out the case for MJ’s innocence

I had started my investigation convinced that Jackson was guilty. By the end, I no longer believed that.

I could not find a single shred of evidence suggesting that Jackson had molested a child. But I found significant evidence demonstrating that most, if not all, of his accusers lacked credibility and were motivated primarily by money.

Jackson also deserved much of the blame, of course. Continuing to share a bed with children even after the suspicions surfaced bordered on criminal stupidity.

While stupidity should be a crime, it isn’t.  MJ made horrible choices and surrounded himself with the wrong people.  That is life..it shouldn’t come with the scarlet letter of child molester.

He was also playing a truly dangerous game. It is clear to me that Michael was homosexual and that his taste was for young men, albeit not as young as Jordan Chandler or Gavin Arvizo.

In the course of my investigations, I spoke to two of his gay lovers, one a Hollywood waiter, the other an aspiring actor. The waiter had remained friends, perhaps more, with the singer until his death last week. He had served Jackson at a restaurant, Jackson made his interest plain and the two slept together the following night. According to the waiter, Jackson fell in love.

The actor, who has been given solid but uninspiring film parts, saw Jackson in the middle of 2007. He told me they had spent nearly every night together during their affair – an easy claim to make, you might think. But this lover produced corroboration in the form of photographs of the two of them together, and a witness.

Other witnesses speak of strings of young men visiting his house at all hours, even in the period of his decline. Some stayed overnight.

When Jackson lived in Las Vegas, one of his closest aides told how he would sneak off to a ‘grungy, rat-infested’ motel – often dressed as a woman to disguise his identity – to meet a male construction worker he had fallen in love with.

Jackson was acquitted in the Arvizo case, dramatically so, but the effect on his mental state was ruinous. Sources close to him suggest he was close to complete nervous breakdown.

The face that they found in the initial autopsy that all that was in MJ’s stomach was some undissolved pills shows the depths of the charges.  They couldn’t let the golden goose die.  They pumped him with pills to get him ready for the shows at the O2 Arena

‘Collapse might be overstating it,’ said the aide. ‘He needed medical attention and couldn’t go on. I’m not sure what caused it.’

Meanwhile, everybody around him noticed that Jackson had lost an astonishing amount of weight in recent months. His medical team even believed he was anorexic.

‘He goes days at a time hardly eating a thing and at one point his doctor was asking people if he had been throwing up after meals,’ one staff member told me in May.

‘He suspected bulimia but when we said he hardly eats any meals, the doc thought it was probably anorexia. He seemed alarmed and at one point said, ‘People die from that all the time. You’ve got to get him to eat.’’

Indeed, one known consequence of anorexia is cardiac arrest.

That, plus Demerol makes a helluva death cocktail…

What could of been without the charges

What could of been without the charges...This is what MJ would look like without surgery

One Response to “Did the weight of all the accusations lead to Michael “The King of Pop” Jackson’s death?”

  1. Ronin Storm said

    Great post. Needed to hear some of the facts.
    MJ obviously had no friends. Everyone was out for $money$. So if say Sony or GE or some other global media conglomerate needed to get rid of MJ it would be pretty easy. But MJ probably like you say just let himself go with no reason to live. Pretty damn sad. Oh well, Who’s gonna go next?
    Tom Cruise or The ShamWow guy?

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