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Jacko Was Not Only Whacko But Allegedly a Sicko

This is not good. In fact, it’s disgusting. Michael Jackson had a porn collection that featured images and videos of children. Oh, and pictures of tortured and sacrificed animals. From Billboard:

Radar Online released police reports Tuesday (June 21) that appear to be from the Santa Barbara Country Sheriff’s Department offering disturbing details of Michael Jackson‘s alleged pornography collection, seven years after the singer’s death.

The 88-page report cites several picture books, magazines and videos containing images of nude and semi-nude children located during a raid at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The items were also described as material intended to “groom” young victims and reduce their sexual inhibitions.

The National Post says that the collection also included “a collection of pornographic images of children’s faces superimposed on adult bodies, along with S&M-themed content and images of animal torture and gore.”

Santa Barbara Police made this statement:

Some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by Sheriff’s Office personnel as well as evidentiary photographs taken by Sheriff’ Office personnel interspersed with content that appears to be obtained off the internet or through unknown sources.   The Sheriff’s Office did not release any of the documents and/or photographs to the media.  The Sheriff’s Office released all of its reports and the photographs as part of the required discovery process to the prosecution and the defense.

The documents with a header titled Sheriff’s Department that contain a case number appear to be Sheriff’s Office documents.  The photos that are interspersed appear to be some evidentiary photos taken by Sheriff’s investigators and others are clearly obtained from the internet.

So what does MJ’s estate say?

Seven years ago this coming Saturday, the world lost an amazing artist and humanitarian devoted to helping children in need in all corners of the world. Michael Jackson’s fans, including the Executors of his estate, prefer to remember the wonderful gifts Michael left behind instead of having to once again see his good name dragged through the mud by tabloid trash.

Everything in these reports, including what the County of Santa Barbara calls ‘content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources’ is false, no doubt timed to the anniversary of Michael’s passing. Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet “click bait” ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt.

Michael remains just as innocent of these smears in death as he was in life even though he isn’t here to defend himself. Enough is enough.

Wow. This ain’t over.


Alan Cross

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3 thoughts on “Jacko Was Not Only Whacko But Allegedly a Sicko

  • Everything about the timing and the nature of the claims is suspicious. I’m not convinced but I’m not giving him a pass either.

  • Any developments on this story, Alan? This is really important. Not sure about the journalistic integrity of Billboard or Radar (what do you think?) although the National Post is a more reliable source. Please follow up?

    • Not yet. These charges and subsequent legal actions are being stretched out as both sides prepare their cases. And Billboard, as one of the most-read publications in the music business, is much more reputable than you might think.


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