I watched four hours of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse of two young boys with the Leaving Neverland documentary. It was like a movie marathon in Hell.
Now that I’ve completed the documentary I want to provide my unsolicited opinion on Michael Jackson and the questions about his sexual molestation allegations. Since there is a grey area on this one where one could argue either side of this case, I decided to provide two viewpoints and supporting ideas from each. In the conclusion I’ll tell you my personal opinion on what happened (I mean, how could I possibly know what happened- I wasn’t there).
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Viewpoint #1: MJ is guilty
Of course he’s molesting kids. What grown man do you know that sleeps in the same bed with young boys? Have you heard him talk about sharing his bed with boys in the Martin Bashir documentary Living with Michael Jackson?…
Did you hear what Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck said on the documentary?…
How could they come up with such graphic terms for the appalling things MJ made them do?
Why else would Michael want to take these boys to live with him for an entire year?…
The reason Robson and Safechuck waited several years after Michael’s death to reveal the truth was due to the psychology of victims of abuse. Michael befriended these children and made them feel responsible for his well being- coaching them to lie for him.
Michael Jackson’s lawyer tried to plant seeds of doubt into Robson’s story when he cited his testimony from 2005 (SOURCE: CNN):
“Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005, partly based on the testimony of Robson, his sister and his mother.“It’s absurd,” said Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who successfully defended Jackson in the trial. “He was one of the strongest witnesses for the defense at Michael Jackson’s criminal trial in 2005. He was adamant under oath that he had never been molested at any time.”A housekeeper at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch testified that she saw Jackson showering naked with Robson during a visit in the early 1990s, but he denied it at the trial.”
I’ve heard many other voices in Jackson’s camp retelling this claim, but clearly MJ could be guilty and the men who defended him were just under his hypnotic celebrity spell (yes- even many years later, after his death). In fact, the catalyst for them to come forward was due to their initiation into parenthood. They fully understood how evil it was for someone to take advantage of a young boy and decided to take a stand against it.
And the parents?!… What kind of awful parent would allow their kid to sleepover with a grown man??…
Michael Jackson could’ve easily fooled a jury or paid off witnesses to corroborate his story. In fact, that is basically what the documentary tells us- MJ reached out to his mind controlled defense witnesses to try and get him off the hook. Plus; consider that R. Kelly was found innocent when there was a video of him peeing in a girl’s mouth (*allegedly*)!
With enough money, anyone can be innocent.
Director Dan Reed claims he investigated their claims (from NPR):
“Reed notes he initially approached Robson and Safechuck’s stories with “a good deal of skepticism” but after extensive research, verified their claims with police documentation from 1993 and the 2003 to 2005 criminal investigations against Jackson by the LAPD by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department. “We found nothing that contradicted and we found quite a lot that corroborated Wade and James’s stories,” Reed explains”
The argument is that Michael was manipulative and coerced his victims not to snitch on him. He even tried manipulating Martin Bashir in the Living with Michael Jackson documentary when he lied about all the obvious plastic surgeries he’s been through.
So it seems that Wacko Jacko was really out of his mind and he fell in line with the behavior of many child-celebrities and sexual molestation victims where he perpetuated the actions he learned as a child.
Viewpoint #2: MJ is innocent
It’s a money grab. Michael had so much money and fame that he was a clear target. Add in the eccentricities of a creative artist that has a soft spot for children and it makes for a perfect setup.
Some people even claimed Michael was worth more dead than alive and everyone was waiting to get their cut.
His own producer, Quincy Jones, sued the Jackson estate in 2013 (after his death in 2009) for various royalties such as This Is It. He won $9+ million (SOURCE: RollingStone)
The precedent for trying to get at Michael’s money was set back in 1993 when Jordan Chandler’s father Evan Chandler claimed his son was sexually abused by Michael. Carrie Fisher claimed in her Shockaholic book that Evan Chandler tried to entice Michael by saying:
“You know, my son is very good looking.“
They would settle out of court for over $25M. (SOURCE: CNN)
In 2003 the LAPD investigated Michael after his Living with Michael Jackson documentary was released (the one he talked about sleeping with boys). LAPD found no reason to bring charges (they even pulled the FBI in), but another accusation would result in Michael’s arrest and subsequent trial in 2005 (this is the court case that brought Wade Robson, Jimmy Safechuck and Macaulay Culkin in to testify on Michael’s behalf- later Robson and Safechuck would claim they lied under oath).
Michael was acquitted on all charges.
Investigative journalist Ian Halperin wrote a series of articles detailing the disturbing coincidences surrounding Michael’s death. He claimed that a cadre of bankers, agents, doctors and advisers pushed Michael into doing his 50-date concert series even when he was too sick to carry it through.
Halperin also infamously predicted Michael’s death six months prior (he was only one day off).
Michael was half-owner of the Beatles’ catalog. The other half was owned by Sony. Halperin alleged that Sony was lending Michael hundreds of millions of dollars since the banks would no longer loan him money.
Why would Sony do this?…
They couldn’t publicly take Michael’s half of the Beatles’ catalog because of the poor public image that would portray.
LaToya Jackson went on Piers Morgan and made a cryptic statement:
“People come into your life, wiggle their way in, control you, manipulate, control your funds, your finances, everything that you have.“
She also said that Michael claimed he’d be killed for his music publishing catalog and estate.
In 2013 Wade Robson retracted his previous defense of Michael (the 2005 trial) and proceeded to file lawsuits against now deceased Jackson’s estate. (SOURCE: NPR)
“The Daily Beast reports in 2013 that after very publicly and repeatedly defending Jackson, Robson now says that Jackson sexually molested him for seven years.
Two years later, in May 2015, a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Mitchell L. Beckloff, dismisses Robson’s suit against the estate, saying that he waited too long to file his claim. In December 2017, the same judge dismisses the rest of Robson’s suit, filed against Jackson’s two companies, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, because the two corporations could not be found liable for Jackson’s alleged behavior. Notably, neither of these judgments address the credibility of Robson’s accusations.
James Safechuck files a similar suit against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures in 2014, alleging that Jackson abused him on “hundreds” of occasions between 1988 and 1992. Beckloff, who is also the presiding judge in this suit, rejects Safechuck’s suit in June 2017 on the same grounds he gave Robson.“
Clearly Robson and Safechuck were only interested in getting some of that vast estate of money from Michael Jackson. They apparently didn’t consider floating the allegations without asking for money. If they really just wanted awareness of the evil deeds wouldn’t they be interested in publicizing it for the sake of widespread awareness?…
If there were so many molestations of boys then where is the flood of revelations from others we didn’t hear about yet?
Michael was eccentric guy who was the target of so many opportunists that it would make your head spin. Robson and Safechuck merely join the list. My book on hip hop conspiracy theories goes deeper into Michael’s sordid past, including allegations from his maids about him peeing on the floor or holding onto dirty baby diapers.
Conclusion: A Sick System
*I’ve got to preface this section with a forewarning. I wrote this entire analysis before watching Oprah’s post-Leaving Neverland special on HBO. It turned out that almost every conclusion I came to aligned with her statements on the event (should I be alarmed by that?…). So basically if you didn’t like Oprah’s special on this- turn back now…
Who’s really to blame here?
Even if he did molest these kids, we could easily argue that he’s damaged goods and a product of his environment and upbringing. I’d go as far as to blame the mechanization of the entertainment machine.
His father could’ve exposed Michael to the apex predators of Hollywood like we’ve seen so many times. It seems that child molestation is a problem that is learned from experienced traumatic abuse, so most likely Michael himself was abused.
We also have to consider the latest hot topics of the MeToo movement and the Surviving R. Kelly documentary which started the #MuteRKelly trend. It seems that there is a consideration to stop listening to R. Kelly which will surely not apply to Michael Jackson.
Jermaine Jackson allegedly claimed that Michael was taken away to late night hotel room meetings with “important business people.” Michael would come back days later in a very sick state.
Dr. Conrad Murray (the one who was attending to Michael when he died) claimed that Michael’s father chemically castrated him in order to maintain his high pitched voice (SOURCE: EW.com):
“The fact that he was chemically castrated to maintain his high-pitched voice is beyond words,” Murray continued, echoing a claim he made in his 2016 book, This Is It! The Secret Lives of Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson, in which he accused Joe of forcing Michael to get hormone injections at age 12 to cure his acne and prevent his voice from changing.“
There are three glaring problems here:
- Celebrities are over-worshipped as gods
- Sexual molestation is a recurring theme in Hollywood
- People have a hard time grasping the concept of this alleged MJ
I’ve spoke ad nauseam about our celebrity obsessed culture and how dangerous this is. Sexual abuse is just one of many ways in which this experiment has gone tragically wrong. If we get into the seemingly absurd theories on blood sacrifices and Faustian bargains then its not so difficult to proclaim that celebrity deification is a trap for all those involved.
Hollywood has a serious problem with people sexually assaulting other people. The fake morality that these entertainers project is laughably hypocritical. On the other hand, it seems that people who perpetuate a crime are the loudest critics of it, so maybe they are just trying to stop the cycle and spread awareness because they are too close to it. Either way- the fact remains that Hollywood has a real problem with sex in all its forms, but I believe it comes from the first point (celebrities are mistakenly treated as gods).
The real version of Michael Jackson is nothing like what you imagine. All we know is the persona and behavior the media pushed at us over the years.
Entertainment and media pushes archetypes; and one such model is that of the classic pedo. This is the creepy man in the van.
People can’t imagine that someone can be a sexual predator while also caring for the victims (which is what I think Michael was). There is some form of cognitive dissonance to overcome because of the oversimplification of someone being all-good or all-bad. Michael Jackson was surely like most human beings- a bit of both (*a reconciled opposite as it were).
Clearly there is not a single image of what a predator looks or sounds like. People have a tendency to desire full and comprehensive understanding and explanations of who is who and what is what but sometimes it’s just not that clear (we can thank the dogma of science for making quantitive metrics for everything).
For instance, the jury from the 2005 Michael Jackson molestation case thought the boy wasn’t acting “distraught enough” for someone who’d been molested (SOURCE: TheCut) (*NOTE: I watched The Jury Speaks on Oxygen and a woman named Juror #6, Tammy Bolton, said almost the exact same thing that TheCut is claiming Coccoz said, so I don’t personally know which juror really said it).
“Of then-15-year-old Gavin Arvizo’s testimony against Jackson, juror Paulina Coccoz said “He didn’t seem as distraught as you would think somebody who’d been molested would be.” But what Coccoz found insufficiently “distraught” is just one of many possible reactions to trauma, says Jennifer J. Freyd, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon and expert on the psychology of sexual violence.
Similar accusations are going against Robson and Safechuck.
The truth is that they may very well be dissociating from the trauma. The dissociation is precisely what we’ve talked about in the past from mind control victims who create alters to cope with traumatic events. Many people are confused because they don’t understand anything about therapy or the human mind. Instead people want to compartmentalize and live in a black and white version of reality because it’s easier that way (like how Defaming the Dead on YouTube belittles the victims and pushes the audience to think it’s simply not possible to lie under oath).
Plus- add in the confusion a young boy must feel who is hanging out with a modern day “god” like Michael Jackson who was providing a plethora of gifts and opportunities; yet (*allegedly*) snuck in various sexual activities in a way that might have even felt good to the young boys. These victims grew up to be heterosexual men (presumably from the documentary) but surely there was some form of satisfaction during their times with Michael which must be extremely confusing.
Deeper into the Conclusion
I was on the fence about my judgment on this because it seems strange that the two men in the documentary had filed lawsuits against Jackson’s estate after supporting him for so many years. If all of the allegations were true, then wouldn’t there be countless other boys out there who were abused that haven’t stepped out yet?
Wasn’t there at least ONE victim who wanted to clear the air without some financial reimbursement??…
I was on the fence until the last thirty minutes of the documentary. At that point I heard the details from all of Robson’s family members talking about the spiral of pain as he revealed the truth to them. From the small details like how his mother wasn’t allowed to visit her grandchild, to the genuine raw emotions, tears, and bulging veins in their heads; it seemed very real (*plus the credits show him burning up the Michael Jackson Thriller jacket- THAT’S a commitment!!).
Having personally experienced therapy (not for anything this serious); I can say that processing traumas can take a long time and can be very painful and difficult to work through. The family’s reactions seemed 100% legitimate.
I don’t have children but I know people that do (obviously). Without a doubt there is something that shifts in the psyche of a person who has a child, and that is the shift that forced Robson and Safechuck to finally reveal their truths.
Why would these two guys want to be hated by so many of Michael Jackson’s fans?
Why would they admit the embarrassing acts that occurred to the entire world (especially given the ‘toxic masculinity’ elements of forced homosexual rape)?…
One could argue that its for a check.
True, I can’t deny that could be motivation. However, I always go back to the gut feeling or smell test. Does it make sense that this happened? ABSOLUTELY.
Dude was sleeping in beds with little kids; of course this was possible. He told Martin Bashir that it was the most loving thing you can do but I’d argue it’s a quite inappropriate for an adult to sleep with a child that is not their own- call me old fashioned.
I wouldn’t allow my hypothetical kids to go anywhere near a man that slept with little boys. Michael and his defenders always claimed he just loved kids; but why was he always just hanging out with boys and not girls?…
But what about all the conspiracies? Yes, the two things can be mutually exclusive. He can be the victim of a music industry conspiracy AND molest kids.
Did he make some of the greatest music of all time? Yes- absolutely. I’d offer that we not even ban his music (because that is the dual-thinking of extremes with the all-good or all-bad discussion). Instead I’d offer that we use it as a redemption lesson of sorts to share the story and warnings of celebrity deification. It’s also a good time to discuss human sexuality and how to work on reducing the number of molestations that occur (instead of oversimplifying it and saying to chop dicks off or whatever).
Ultimately I’d offer that we stop defending these celebrities. After all, you really don’t know them. They’re not the gods that the entertainment industry wants you to believe they are.
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