This just in from Reuters: arrest warrant issued for Michael Jackson.
Here we go again with another allegation by a 12-year-old boy. And this time the King of Pop's cash flow reportedly isn't flowing fast enough to keep up with him.
So much has been said, written, rumored and speculated about Jackson and his "problem" that one more piece of blog seems superfluous. But that's why we write, right, fellow bloggers? Everyone is entitled to our opinions because, God knows, in the current political environment, we need to keep speaking out (and loudly) because so many are trying to shut us up.
But back to Jacko.
Seems as though this boy/man/Diana Ross wanna-be has tipped over the edge. Usually pedophiles are organized, purposeful, and, above all, smart enough to cover their tracks for often long periods of time. Here we have a guy who has been tiptoeing through the juvenile tulips apparently so long that he feels pretty invincible. And, unfortunately, like many others (see courttv.com), he is turning out to be just another pathetic, albeit talented, man who can't keep his hands to himself.
We've all read about it, the sleepovers at Neverland, the carnival rides and exotic animals, the groups of unfortunates given days at the ranch (reminds me of Mason Verger in Hannibal but with hands that actually work). Anyone else would have already been in court.
But Jacko has money and that's what makes the world go 'round. Reports in the press are that MJ paid off the first accuser to the tune of anywhere from $30 to $45 million, making sure to include a coda that the kid can never testify against him in any criminal trial. But do contractual obligations supercede state statutes? Somehow, I don't think so and we'll be hearing from this kid-possibly in a court of law. So he doesn't have as much cash as he used to. He's got Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minelli and David Gest (ok, also not the best example of humanity) and their ilk to offer assistance.