Report: Michael Jackson Paid $35 Million to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims

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  • A British newspaper is alleging the late Michael Jackson paid $35 million to over 20 boys who he allegedly molested over a 15-year span.

    Britain’s Sunday People, quoted secret FBI files that contained notes from private investigator Anthony Pellicano where he described Jackson as a “serial child predator”.

    Pellicano cites 24 different boys who Jackson allegedly molested, the list included five child actors and two dancers. Most notably Wade Robson was included on the list, Robson recently claimed Jackson molested him as a child despite denying it as a child.

    The tabloid magazine also claims Jackson was caught groping a famous child star, molesting a boy in a theater where his mom sat seats away and watching porn while molesting another boy on another occasion.

    In 2005, Jackson was cleared of molestation charges.

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    18 thoughts on “Report: Michael Jackson Paid $35 Million to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims

    1. CNN FINALLY did a piece on this story and YES, as I said, It is a bogus STORY. Again, Tom and your crew were ready to eat it up and you even talked negative about MJ and this claim. And that guy Wade Robson was just as sure put up by someone to lie on MJ. Coincidence? I think NOT. I am more convince about it now.

    2. It is such a shame that news papers and the media can continue to print these stories without any repercussions. This is an OLD story, proven to be false a long time ago! FBI DID investigate these claims and concluded that these were not credible. MJ’s life was dissected and his behavior investigated for more than 10yrs by 2 major law enforcement agencies and not one piece of evidence was ever produced to indicate his guilt. MJ was an exceptional human being. This garbage was what killed him.

    3. Michael Jackson’s Ex Lawyer: He NEVER Paid $35M To Silence Abused Kids

      The man who successfully defended Michael Jackson at the 2005 molestation trial says it’s “sickening” that people are trying to “profit and exploit” the King of Pop after his death, in the wake an explosive report in London’s Sunday PEOPLE newspaper.

      Famed Los Angeles-based attorney Tom Mesereau rejected the tabloid report, which alleged his former client, Jackson, who died in 2009 at age 50, spent nearly $35 million in a desperate bid to cover up his crimes after he supposedly molested at least 24 boys.

      “The FBI never had any files alleging that Michael Jackson had sexually abused 24 young boys, because it never happened,” Mesereau told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

      “Remember, in 2009, the FBI released their files relating to Michael Jackson and even though some of it was redacted, there were absolutely no findings of any wrongdoing on behalf of my client. Leading up to the 2005 molestation trial, the Santa Barbara District Attorney was working with the FBI and Interpol and they came up with no evidence of any sexual abuse.

      “Believe me, if they had such information, it would have been presented at the trial.”

      Mesereau, who recently scoffed at Wade Robson‘s claims that Jackson had abused him, said the County of Santa Barbara District Attorney regularly flew to the FBI’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., during the 2005 case in attempt to find “any evidence against Michael.”

      “They never got it,” he said.

      Mesereau added, “It’s sickening that people are still trying to profit and exploit Michael Jackson in death.”

      The PEOPLE report comes amid the Jackson family’s wrongful death trial against concert promoter AEG Live and Mesereau predicted the damaging article was “likely linked to the AEG civil trial,” although he noted that “I can’t prove it.”

      A source close to the Jackson family also cast doubt on the report, noting the Thriller singer had emerged from multiple Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services investigations without a case to answer.

      “Michael was fully cooperative during all of his interactions with DCFS,” a source previously told Radar.

      “Michael was interviewed for hours without his lawyer. He held nothing back. He couldn’t understand why these allegations were being made against him. DCFS cleared him on any wrongdoing in all its investigations.”

      http://radaronline.com/exclusives/20…e-abused-kids/

    4. Wade Robson is the young man who is now suing Michael Jackson’s estate. He claims Jackson molested him from age 7 to 14. Thanks to the re-surfacing of old “files” from the old “National Enquirer” in the British press today, I had go to back and look through my files from 2005. And what I found is pretty interesting.

      I met with a young man named Bobby Newt, a kid from the files whom National Enquirer reporter Jim Mitteager targeted as a Michael Jackson “victim.” By 2005 he was an adult, and I met with him. He told me nothing happened to him. He also added that nothing happened to Wade Robson, who was then going to be a witness in the trial.

      Bobby Newt and his two brothers, who wanted to be the next Jackson 5, spent two weeks with Michael at his Hayvenhurst house in Encino (this was before Neverland). This is what I wrote:

      “…nothing about what Bobby Newt hears now about himself or others makes sense.

      “I don’t know what to believe. He had prime time with me and my brother in the guest room for two weeks,” he said. “And he didn’t try anything.”

      As a footnote to all of this: In the small world of the Los Angeles music business, Bobby Newt recently worked with choreographer and alleged Jackson “victim” Wade Robson on tracks for his first album, a potential hit compendium of original R&B ballads.

      “Wade is straight as they come. He’s getting married. And nothing ever happened to him, either,” Newt said.

      Published April 7, 2005

      Former Protege Vouches for Jackson

      No matter who testifies next in Michael Jackson‘s alleged “prior acts” of sexual abuse mini-trial, the prosecution will have to deal with the fact that only one boy will show up to say he was molested many years ago by the pop star.

      Now comes Robert Newt, 30, long a “Holy Grail” for The National Enquirer from its investigation into Jackson circa 1993.

      Newt and his twin brother Ronald Newt Jr. (now deceased) were aspiring performers and spent two weeks as guests in the Jackson family home in Encino, Calif., around 1985. They were about 11 years old. This all occurred before Neverland was completed. Michael, Janet Jackson and LaToya Jackson were all there, as well as the Jackson parents.

      Fast-forward to December 1993. The National Enquirer, desperate to get a scoop that Jackson has abused children, heard that the Newt kids once spent time with Jackson.

      The tabloid offered the Newts’ father, Ronald Newt Sr., $200,000 to say that something happened between his kids and Jackson.

      Newt, a San Francisco “character” and filmmaker whose past includes pimping and jail time, considered the offer.

      A contract was drawn up, signed by Enquirer editor David Perel. Enquirer reporter Jim Mitteager, who is also now deceased, met with Newt and his son at the Marriott hotel in downtown San Francisco.

      It seemed that all systems were go. But the Newts declined the offer at the last minute.

      Ron Newt Sr., to whom $200,000 would have seemed like the world on a silver platter, wrote “No good sucker” where his signature was supposed to go. The reason: Nothing ever happened between Jackson and the Newt boys.

      Indeed, no kids, no matter how much money was dangled by the tabloids, ever showed up to trade stories of Jackson malfeasance for big lumps of cash after the first scandal broke in 1993.

      “Maybe there aren’t any other kids,” a current Enquirer editor conceded.

      I met Bobby Newt yesterday near the office where he works as a mortgage broker in suburban Los Angeles.

      Just as his dad promised me a few days earlier, he’s a good-looking kid. He’s half black and half Chinese.

      Robert and his twin brother were likely very cute kids. They have the same features as other boys advertised as alleged Neverland “victims.” But all Bobby Newt remembers of his encounter with Jackson is good times.

      And all he remembers about the man from The National Enquirer is that he wanted Bobby, then 18, to lie.

      “He said, ‘Say he grabbed you on the butt. Say he grabbed you and touched you in any kind of way,’” Newt said. “He told us he took all these people down. Now he was going to take Michael down. That he would really destroy him. He told us he took all these other famous people down. All the major people that had scandals against them. He said, ‘We take these people down. That’s what we do.’”

      Prior to Bobby’s meeting with Mitteager, Bobby’s father met with him and brought along an intermediary, San Francisco politician, businessman and fellow jailbird Charlie Walker.

      Walker is infamous in San Francisco circles for being “hooked up” to anything interesting cooking on the West Coast.

      “My dad said these dudes are offering this money to take Michael Jackson down. And the guy [Mitteager] said, ‘Say he touched you. All you have to do is say it. But you might have to take the stand. You might have to go on ‘Oprah’ in front of all these people. You have to be prepared for this thing. Just say it. And we’ll give you money,’” Newt said.

      Two pieces of evidence confirm the Newts’ story. One is the actual contract proffered by the Enquirer and signed by Perel, who declined to comment for this story.

      The contract, written as a letter, says it’s an agreement between the tabloid and the Newts for their exclusive story regarding “your relationship with and knowledge of Michael Jackson, and his sexuality, your knowledge of Michael Jackson’s sexual contact and attempts at sexual contact with Robert Newt and others.”

      Mitteager expected them to sign, even though it was completely untrue and there was, in fact, no story.

      He knew you were lying, I reminded Bobby Newt.

      “Exactly! And he didn’t care! He was like, ‘Just say it and we’ll give you the money.’ And I was like, ‘He [Jackson] never touched me!” Newt said. “He [Mitteager] was really fishing and really digging. Think about it — most people you say it to, ‘We’ll give you this money,’ even [if it's not true]. And they’d take it.”

      Bobby Newt recalled more details of the 30-minute meeting with The National Enquirer’s reporter:

      “He was trying to coach me — if I decided to take the money, what would happen. He said ‘You know, it’s going to be a huge scandal. You’ll probably have a lot of people not liking you. You’re going to be famous!’ But to me, you’d be ruined. And the truth is Michael didn’t do anything even close to trying to molest us.”

      Ironically, the second piece of evidence also backs up the Newts’ story. Unbeknownst to them, they were taped by Mitteager.

      I told you last week that Mitteager did more surreptitious taping than Richard Nixon. When he died, the tapes were left to Hollywood investigator Paul Barresi. His dozens of hours of tapes include a conversation between Mitteager, Ron Newt Sr. and Charlie Walker.

      When I read some of the transcript back to Newt the other day, he was shocked.

      “I said all that,” he observed, surprised to have his memory prodded some 12 years later.

      Back in the mid-’80s, Ron Newt Sr. put his three sons together as a singing group much as Joseph Jackson did. He called them The Newtrons.

      After much pushing, he got the attention of Joe Jackson, who agreed to manage the group. Joe Jackson got the Newtrons a showcase at the Roxy in West Hollywood.

      Michael showed up and loved them. The result was a two-week stay for the boys at the Encino house on Hayvenhurst Ave., where they were supposed to work on their music.

      “We would see Michael in passing. We didn’t see him, maybe, because he was working on an album. We saw him downstairs in the kitchen and we talked to him,” he said.

      The Newtrons eventually got a record contract and recorded the Jackson 5 hit “I Want You Back” at Hayvenhurst. They also spent the night at Tito Jackson‘s house. But nothing about what Bobby Newt hears now about himself or others makes sense.

      “I don’t know what to believe. He had prime time with me and my brother in the guest room for two weeks,” he said. “And he didn’t try anything.”

      As a footnote to all of this: In the small world of the Los Angeles music business, Bobby Newt recently worked with choreographer and alleged Jackson “victim” Wade Robson on tracks for his first album, a potential hit compendium of original R&B ballads.

      Jackson’s former maid Blanca Francia implicated Robson in the case during Monday’s testimony. Robson is not testifying for the prosecution.

      “Wade is straight as they come. He’s getting married. And nothing ever happened to him, either,” Newt said.

      He shakes his head, thinking about those who have made claims against Jackson.

      “You have to look at these people, go back and see when their relationship with Michael fractured. The calls stopped coming,” he said.

      And Newt should know. After the adventure in 1985, the Newts never saw Jackson again. It didn’t bother them, Bobby says, as much as it might have others.

      “They probably didn’t like it. And this is their way of getting back at him,” he said.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2005/04/07/former-proteacutegeacute-vouches-for-jacko/#1#ixzz2XiEewaCY

    5. FBI investigated Michael Jackson for 10 years

      Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

      CBC News

      Police in the southern California city where pop star Michael Jackson stood trial on child molestation charges called in the FBI because they feared he might become a terrorist target.

      The Santa Maria police were afraid the court case would be a “soft target” for terrorism, according to documents released by the FBI on Tuesday after a freedom of information request.

      Federal agents had been looking into Jackson’s alleged involvement with young boys for nearly 10 years before that 2003 arrest, the documents show.

      They also had looked into death threats against Jackson by a man obsessed with his sister, Janet, as far back as 1992.

      The FBI released 333 pages of documents related to the late pop singer on Tuesday that date from 1992 to 2005.

      At the molestation trial, FBI eventually concluded there was little risk of terrorism, although they noticed that a Nation of Islam follower and New Black Panther Party member, both unnamed in the files released, sat in the gallery in the early part of the trial. Jackson was eventually acquitted of all charges.

      The files show FBI had been tipped off by their London, England, office in 1993 of an alleged inappropriate involvement between Jackson and an underaged male. Over the next 10 years, they made several investigations of the pop star, none of which led to charges.

      Death threats against Jackson, president

      Federal investigators assisted Santa Maria police in combing through computers at Neverland, Jackson’s California home, in the molestation case. They also helped customs officials investigate a video suspected to be child pornography.

      Neither of those investigations yielded substantive evidence, according to the documents.

      FBI also interviewed two former Neverland employees in the Philippines over allegations of Jackson fondling young boys.

      But the files released Tuesday contain no major revelations about Jackson’s private life and the bureau apparently never developed any solid evidence against him.

      They did include death threats against Jackson, then President George H. W. Bush and mob boss John Gotti by Frank Paul Jones, who allegedly was obsessed with Janet Jackson.

      Jones was convicted in 1993 in relation to a letter that states: “I decided that because nobody is taking me serious, and I can’t handle my state of mind, that I am going to Washington, D.C., to threaten to kill the president of the United States, George Bush.”

      The letter later says, “Michael [Jackson] I will personally attempt to kill, if he doesn’t pay me my money.”

      Jones was arrested June 22, 1992, after trespassing in the driveway of the Jackson family compound in Encino, Calif.

      Jackson, the singer known as the King of Pop, died June 25 at age 50. His death was ruled a homicide and police are still investigating.

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/music/st…i-jackson.html

    6. What kind of grown A man thinks that it’s ok for kids to sleep with them in their bed. None of us know what really happened unless we were there. Yes some people file frivolous lawsuits for a payday…But I find it hard to believe that all of the accusers were lying.

      • Why not? MJ was public figure. Come on now. Look at it. MJ has NEVER changed his story and always was willing to cooperate withe police; unlike his accuser, they lie, they change their stories, etc. And as for this story, it is LIE. MJ have never settle with 24 boys. This is a rehashed story.ANd the FBI release the file on MJ in 2009 and they FOUND NOTHING. So this story is fake.DO you really think if the FBI had evidence that MJ bribe anyone that charges would not have filed? Give me a break.

    7. Child molester or not….MJ said that he saw nothing wrong with sleeping with young kids in his bed. Sounds like a fetish to me, and if nothing else weird. Personally I lost respect for MJ when he started bleaching his skin color.

      • JOy, you need to educate yourself on this issue. MJ has skin problem. Clearly you did not read his death report. IT WAS PROVEN that MJ was RIGHT. And if you go back and look at the pictures with an OPEN MIND, you will see, MJ had patches but tried to use makeup to to blend it.

      • In court, MJ room was shown. MJ does NOT have a small room. His room was like a living quarter within itself. And I get tired of people acting like MJ had children over all day and everyday and they are all sleeping in his room. Most of the time, MJ was not home when people came to his home; however, when he did have the time to spend with people, they would come in his room along with THEIR PARENTS and watch movies and listen to music.

      • Well JOy, there are some women who love to wear alot much makeup and skimpy clothes,that does NOT mean they are a prostitute. My uncle is a mentor for boys in his neighborhood. One father who is abusive to his son wanted to accuse my uncle of being a molester out of anger a. He told us three weeks ago, “now I can understand Michael Jackson and how people can turn your helping somone into something bad”.

    8. And Tom the REAL FBI files were released in 2009 and they said they FOUND NOTHING. Believe me, if the FBI thought for one second MJ bribed anyone, that would have been a CHARGED against MJ and it would have surely came out in the 2005 trial. THINK people. The STATE of CALIFORNIA paid millions of dollars to prosecute Michael if he did anything wrong and they traveled the world looking for people and children even children who just talked to MJ and they found NOTHING. Again, you are quoting this story which came from a guy at a tabloid and this is rehashed stuff. And the settlement in 1993 was Johnnie Cochran’s idea to do because of the toll it was taking on MJ ‘s career and other career projects (the tour) and MJ insurance company paid the money to put the mess behind him. Now, we have people who want to jump on a bandwagon like the 2005 case and Wade who was a heavy defender for Jackson even at MJ’s memorial and help Jermaine Jackson write a book.

    9. Moderator.Please be fair to Michael Jackson and post this article from Roger Fieldmen. Roger along with many others know the Jackson case like they back of their hand. It is WRONG for a website like yours to talk about MJ without your facts. I am angery with Tom, Sybil, and J Anthony for their irresponsible behavior towards this case towards MJ. If they do NOT know what they are talking about and the FACTS of this case, do NOT talk about the case or MJ. MJ was NO abuser. I am dissappointed in Tom Joyner.

    10. I don’t beleive this story at all nor do I believe that Mr. Jackson molested anybody. The first issue I have is when the initial story came out, the siblings of the alleged victim stated that he walked into a room and saw his brother in the bed with Michael so he closed the door and left. There is no way in the world a child would walk in on something like that and ot say anything. My children would have banned together and beat him down then told. The other issue is, after Michael died, I saw an interview with this same accuser who admitted he lied about the molestation but was sad because Michael was no longer here for him to apologize. So sad to be fishing for new dirt on the deceased.

    11. Private investigator? The list included guy who at the time said it wasn’t true. Several people who were children at the time said it wasn’t. This website is GROPING for attention.
      If you need articles, I’ll write some for you.

    12. Tom Joyner, Please do not tell you are quoting a tabloid paper now. For the record, the REAL FBI Files found NOTHING on Michael Jackson. Look even at the stuff you are saying in the last paragraph, that was the same mess that tabloid said and in the 2005 all were PROVEN LIES. This is no more than the same mess that was ready said. Tom I am disappointed in you for reprinting lies.

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