Maureen Orth, who is clearly not a fan of Michael Jackson, has a new neutron bomb of allegations against him in the March issue of Vanity Fair, most expolsive of which is that he seduced boys by giving them Coke cans filled with white wine he called “Jesus juice” and red wine he nicknamed “Jesus blood”:
- The new article quotes attorneys and relatives of the accusers, and former Jackson employees, among them onetime financial adviser Myung-Ho Lee.
Last year, Lee sued Jackson for $12 million he said the singer owed him; the suit was settled out of court.
The story also cites anonymous sources, and in some cases makes claims with no attribution at all. Among the accusations:
– The boy at the center of the current molestation charges has given police drawings of Jackson’s genitalia, Orth says, citing “reports,” and the boy’s younger brother was a witness to some of the sexual abuse. Jackson allegedly gave the boys wine and antihistamine pills and showed them pornography, Orth says.
– Jackson has spent years in and out of rehab for an addiction to Demerol and morphine and secretly underwent detox in Seoul in 1999, Lee says.
– Ex-wife Debbie Rowe threatened to go to the press with Jackson’s secrets unless he paid her at least $8 million, Lee says. Rowe was the surrogate, not biological, mother of children Prince Michael I and Paris, according to Lee.
– The boy who accused Jackson of molesting him in 1993 – but settled out of court for a reported $25 million – has graduated from college, manages his own money and does not work, says his uncle, Ray Chandler. Prosecutors have contacted the young man to testify in the new case. His testimony “would be the nail in Michael Jackson’s coffin,” Chandler says.
….Meanwhile, a judge has ordered Grammy nominee R. Kelly, who is awaiting trial on child pornography charges, to stay away from Jackson at the awards show Feb. 8. But Jackson is not nominated and is not expected to attend. [USA Today]
“Hey, you molesters – no fraternizing!”
Mother of pearl, this is quite a shocking set of allegations – if true, bordering on the diabolical. I don’t think I will comment – for now – since the attribution is sketchy.