October 19, 2010
While the media tells us their usual washed out stories obtained
in some dark corners from the-unnamed-sources-in-exchange-for-a-couple-of-bucks
here are the words of the people who REALLY knew Michael
Jackson and who are testifying to his complete innocence with
the vehemence of those who are standing their Last trial.
Let us hear only a few of them which Ive been able to
find for the past few hours and share them with the doubters
in Michaels innocence (please send other quotes to make
the collection fuller):
Ever since I was born, Daddy has been
the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say
that I love him
*Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Jacksons
memorial service (7 July 2009)
Michael and I shared an absolute love for children, and his
heart cried about the pain children around the world faced.
One day, while chatting with him about his upcoming Super Bowl
performance, Michael was brainstorming how he could use the
worldwide exposure for a greater cause, and the Heal The World
Foundation was born.
I was so proud of the work we did
in that short time, only to find that our good intentions came
to a halt when Michael was accused the first time of child molestation.
Over night, understandably so, non-profits backed away from
our efforts and we quietly closed shop. My family always maintained
our belief that Michael was innocent in both cases for
those that were close to Michael, all would admit he was quirky
and had bad judgment at times. But to think Michael could abuse
a child was unfathomable in my mind.
Over the last decade, my relationship with Michael continued
to be focused on kids, but now our own.
It was amazing
for me to witness in those early years how enamored Michael
was with his children. He changed their diapers through the
night, sang and played with them, rocked them to sleep, bathed
them and had to change his own outfits when they threw up on
him the same routine that all parents know and love.
In the few times we spoke, he would always reflect on the miracle
of being a parent. He also protected them in a way that reflected
his own lost childhood, and his paranoia about being taken advantage
of. Paris, Prince and Blanket are three beautiful children.
With Michael gone, I truly pray that they will find some peace
and be spared the heart wrenching pain that their father faced
time and time again in his life.
* Mallika Chopra, in Reflections on Growing up
with Michael Jackson (29 June 2009)
He was a very caring guy who would go out of his way to help
the sick. One night in London he wanted to see some homeless
people. He sent them loads of pizzas in secret. The guy had
a good heart.
* Matt Fiddes, former Bodyguard, on his Twitter Page
I just found him a very giving and loving person.
* Cherilyn Lee, registered nurse in Michael Jacksons
Nurse On the Record (7 July 2009)
Michael was filled with humility, sensitivity, reverence and
respect for anyone and everyone. And most of all, the love that
he had for his kids equalled the love that he had for his fans.
He just was a guy that was beyond amazing, and its just
sad to hear all the spurious stories that have been created
* Al Malnik, godfather of Prince Michael II Jackson (Blanket),
interviewed by Merideth Viera on The Today Show (1 July 2009)
This guy had the biggest heart of anybody and really really
did care about improving the human condition, especially for
children, and that was part of his mission. While he was on
tour, he always wanted to know what he could do in each place,
so that when he left, he left a place better, having been there
and how many people can you say that about?
* Kenny Ortega, producer, director, choreographer
I did not find Michael weird, messed up, or anything youve
ever heard about him. I want to say that I feel all of the allegations
ever charged against Michael were false, and that in my discernment,
he did not have the capacity to ever do anything except love
children and let them know he would do anything to stand up
for them, and help them. Just look at the magnificent work he
did on their behalf in writing and co-producing We Are
The World, and the 39 charities for children he gave to
generously. That was Michael. I believe that during his trials
he related to the suffering of Christ, and prayed for intervention,
because he was being accused over what he loved mostchildren.
This caused him perhaps more pain than anything in his life.
* David Pack, in Michael Jackson, Jesus, and Me
: My story of Christian fellowship with the King of Pop
(27 June 2009)
When you were with him, you really felt like God was within
him. He was an amazing, superhuman kind of person, but he always
treated you as an equal. He would be your friend and he never
asked for anything in return.
I know that people looked
at Michael and thought he was strange, but to me, he was fascinating.
He was the most inspirational person in my life. His
one dream was to cure all the sick children in the world. And
when Id say, Isnt that impossible? Michael
would just start to cry. He was very emotional about things
that moved him. I guess youd have to say he was a pure
innocent in a world that wasnt so innocent anymore.
* Brett Ratner, in Brett Ratner on Michael Jackson:
You felt like God was within him in The Los
Angeles Times (26 June 2009)
He read them a book every day. When we were in Virginia during
the Invincible [sessions], there was not one day missed reading
the children something. So that showed me right there that he
was an incredible father.
He was like, I would
never have them go through the same things ever (the similar
childhood/upbringing) in their lives, Riley said. He
was like, I think the best scolding for children was a
time-out. The best scolding for children was, Lets
read a book.
* Teddy Riley, in What Was Michael Jackson Like
As A Father? at VH1 (31 July 2009)
No one talks about when he did the Victory tour, I remember
as a kid Michael being on tour with the Victory tour right?
And every night on the news they would announce that Michael
Jackson donated his money from every city that he did, he donated
it to a new charity. He donated his money from the Victory tour
to charities. I thought that was amazing. Im like, wow!
This guys donating millions of dollars every night to
a new charity. Then he would stop in every city and every city
he would stop at a hospital and visit kids that were burned,
ill or whatever. He took the time to do all that.
* Cory Rooney, in Cory Rooney and Chris Apostle
on Michael Jackson & his effect on the music business
in Examiner.com (5 August 2009)
What Im asking is whether this is still a country where
a peculiar person such as Michael Jackson can get a fair shake
and be considered innocent until proven guilty
this just a 21st-century American barnyard where we all feel
free to turn on the moonwalking rooster
and peck it to
* Stephen King, in You Dont Know Jackson
(13 February 2004)
This came down to a prosecutor either so sure Jackson was bad
or so offended by Jacksons combination of celebrity and
wackiness that he rushed into a case that looked shaky from
hello. It looked worse as Tom Sneddon went along, and had become
nearly ludicrous by the time Jacksons ex-wife left the
stand. No matter how pure Sneddons motives may have been
(and Im not saying they were, believe me), he began to
look like a man pursuing a vendetta, one whose chief hope of
securing a conviction lay in the obvious fact that the trial
was a sideshow and the accused was
well, a freak.
The media first turned the trial into a freak-show by emphasizing
Jacksons peculiarities rather than his humanity, and stoked
the ratings with constant, trivializing coverage while other,
far more important stories went under-reported or completely
ignored in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, and Washington,
D.C. The press might respond by saying, We gave the people what
they wanted. My response would be, My job is to give them what
they want. When he steps into a recording studio, its
Michael Jacksons job to give them what they want. Your
job is to give the people what they need.
* Stephen King, in The Sideshow Has Left Town
(14 June 2005)
Hes sort of a fawn in a burning forest. Its a nice
place where Michael comes from. I wish we could all spend some
time in his world.
* Steven Spielberg, Why Hes a Thriller
(March 19, 1984)
I am confident he was truthful when he insisted he was no child
molester. This is partly because Michaels strict religious
background he was a Jehovahs Witness although he
flirted with Judaism and, latterly, Islam ensured that
even if his slightly ambiguous sexuality urged him to molest,
his personal morality would have made such behaviour wholly
impossible for him. More to the point, no social worker or child
protection expert I ever spoke to or heard believed that he
fitted anything like the classic profile of an abuser.
* Jonathan Margolis, The truth and the lies, June 27,
- The scene was simply astonishing. Neverland is Disneyland
meets the San Diego Zoo, gates open wide to a steady stream
of children. Some youngsters were fighting off cancer, others
were bussed in from inner city schools to enjoy a day of rapture,
and all were rendered speechless by the personal attention that
Michael gives to each and every child. One 10-year-old child,
ashamed to take off his hat and reveal his chemo-ravaged bald
head, finally removed the covering after Michael spent a day
building up his confidence.
- Its interesting that when it comes to Michael, people
say that what puts them off is the (ultimately fruitless and
unproven) accusations in the early Nineties of child molestation
and how he made an £15million settlement to quell his
accuser. When I point out that the local District Attorney subsequently
invited further accusations, and that none came despite there
being so much money on the table, and how surprising that is
considering that some 10,000 children a year visit Michaels
home, Neverland, people shift their objection to the indisputable
fact that he looks a bit odd a lesser charge, I cant
- And I witnessed the extent of what I think is Jacksons
real commitment to children. Rabbi Shmuleys eldest daughter,
Mushki, had complained tearfully to Michael on one of his frequent
visits to the Boteaches home that she was being bullied
by a boy at school. Michael proposed hosting a peace conference,
chaired by him, with the boys parents to sort it out.
This was no idle promise, either. For a week, Michael phoned
Shmuley and Mushki daily demanding to know how arrangements
for the summit were going. When the day of the meeting came,
Michael discovered it clashed with the photographic session
for his new CD cover. So rather than change the date, he began
the session at 5am to get it over with. In the event, ironically,
the boy and his family failed to turn up.
- There was a knock on the suite door as Michael and his mentor
were deep in conversation that evening. Michael asked if I wouldnt
mind going to the door. Outside was Macaulay Culkin, in London
for his West End play and here to hang out with Michael. Hi,
there, you big, fat monkey head, Culkin said to his friend.
You either understand Michael Jacksons Peter Pan thing
or not, but he is earnest about it and says that he is not fond
of adults and not proud of being one hence his fellow
feeling with ex-child stars like Culkin who, like him, missed
out on childhood.
- Everywhere were the results of Michaels reported £2,000
after-hours shopping spree at HMV with Macaulay and a pretty,
blonde, 20-year-old student daughter of a family friend in London,
whom Michael has known since she was young. It struck me that
its not correct that Michael Jackson only enjoys the company
of children, as is often said. What he likes is to surround
himself with people in their twenties whom he has known since
they were young and can, therefore, trust, such as the
* Jonathan Margolis, 12th March 2001, My Friend Michael,
The Real ManChild Behind The Mask, Sunday Mirror
I didnt react to him the way most people did. Most people
are like Michael Jackson, and you know, he was a god to people.
And to me, I knew he was a pop singer but beyond that, I wasnt
one of the fans. I think thats one of the reasons why
we connected was the fact that believe me, I call him
a jerk all the time. I call him a fat head and this and that
and he gets it.
KING: What did happen?
CULKIN: Nothing happened. You know, nothing really. I mean,
we played video games. We, you know, played at his amusement
KING: Did he sleep in the bed?
CULKIN: The thing is with that whole thing, oh, you slept in
the same bedroom as him. Its like, I dont think
you understand, Michael Jacksons bedroom is two stories
and it has like three bathrooms and this and that. So, when
I slept in his bedroom, yes, but you understand the whole scenario.
And the thing is with Michael hes not good at explaining
himself and he never really has been, because hes not
a very social person. Youre talking about someone who
has been sheltered and sheltering himself also for the last
like 30 years. And so, hes not very good at communicating
to people and not good at conveying what hes actually
trying to say to you. So, when he says something like that people
he doesnt quite understand why people react the
way that they do.
KING: Why do you think he likes young people so much?
CULKIN: Because the same reason why he liked me, was the fact
that I didnt care who he was. That was the thing. I talked
to him like he was a normal human being and kids do that to
him because hes Michael Jackson the pop singer, but hes
not the God, the king of pop or anything like that.
Hes just a guy who is actually very kid- like himself
and wants to go out there and wants to play video games with
KING: Did your parents encourage it?
CULKIN: They werent against it. It wasnt like they
encouraged it or pushing me upon it. I wanted to hang out with
him and they were fine.
KING: What do you make of what hes going through now?
CULKIN: Like I said, its unfortunate, and you know, its
* Macauley Culkin, Larry King Live, May 27, 2004
A man who loves a childs innocence, is himself innocent.
A man who loves a childs playfulness is himself playful.
And a man who has patience for children, is a patient man. There
is a human quality more essential than food or water that we
need to give to our children dignity. I believe that
God has given Michael a special pair of glasses. He sees the
robes of dignity, and drapes our childrens shoulders in
these royal garments of admiration and respect.
As he said to me, Every child should be treated like a
movie star, getting lots of attention. My eight-year-old
daughter got lost in the halls of Neverlands video room
and started to cry, Michael ran over to her and said: Oh,
I know how you feel. I remember that happening to me when I
was a little boy. I contrasted this with what my natural
response would have been to dismiss her fear and encourage
her to toughen up.
Because of Michael I have planted a few more flowers in the
garden of my own heart. Watching him with his children has made
me a better father, seeing him interact at his ranch with cancer
patients has made me a more compassionate human being, and witnessing
his humility has made me realise that if he can be approachable,
then I have no excuse for aloofness.
* This was said by someone who is absolutely NOT a friend
on September 22, 2000, Jewish Telegraph
If you met my family, youd see that everyone is very down
What didnt help at all is Mike doesnt
speak to the press. When negative things are said about him,
he never comes forth to defend himself. After that happens so
many times, people go, Hmmm, maybe it is true.
A lot of people feel he doesnt know whats going
on in the outside world, when in fact he does. If I had his
money, I would build an amusement park at my house too. He is
very much an adult, he handles his business very well. What
the hell is wrong with still having some kid in you? Thats
what makes him so wonderful.
[About LaToya] To me, its just her way of jumping on something
to get attention. Maybe its because she never had the
success she wanted.
Whats going on in LaToyas
life, I dont even know. I havent spoken to her in
I dont know how long. The person I see on the news and
these infomercials is not the person I grew up with.
* Janet Jackson, the USA today, 1994, quoted by Lisa Campbell,
King of Pops Darkest Hour
We didnt meet Michaels two other children. His daughter,
Paris, is 9 and he has another son, Michael Joseph, 10. Blanket
was incredibly well-behaved while he was in our company, which
is saying a lot for a 5-year-old. He is obviously very close
to his dad. They walked into the fitting holding hands and only
separated when both of them became at ease. Michaels parenting
skills were to be commended. Without many words, with very subtle
gestures he offered discipline, guidance and support. Michael
also obviously wants Blanket to learn good manners, so when
the Ebony team came into the room for the interview, Michael
coached Blanket on the proper way to shake hands and say hello.
Small things, but isnt it the small things that show the
measure of ones true self?
* Harriette Cole, Behind the scenes at Michael Jackson/Ebony
Magazine cover shoot
Robert Newt and his twin brother 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
[Mitteager] 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 said, We take these people down. Thats what
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 well give you money,
*Bobby Newt, April 07, 2005, Fox News
Michael is a remarkable human being with talent beyond comprehension,
compassion beyond bounds and commitment to others beyond compare.
Michael, we who know you more intimately than others acknowledge
the suffering you have endured because we have suffered with
you. But in the midst of our deepest anguish, we have known
that you would prevail through this dark hour, that you would
emerge stronger but still innocent, childlike, trusting bruised
but still magically untouched by the tongues and opinions of
the world. Hurt, but still gloriously loving and benevolent
despite the slings and arrows of those who know better. Enough
of tabloid media! Enough of tabloid television!
Michael, we know your recent torture isnt going
to alter or change your compassion and love for children. There
is beauty and truth in your being. You are the brightest star
in the universe. Dont let anything dim your leading light.
* Elizabeth Taylor, Jackson Family Honors, February 19,
Former child-star Corey Feldman was grilled by Santa Barbara
sheriff Sgt. Deborah Linden about the actors close friendship
with Michael Jackson. The interview occurred in 1993, as cops
conducted an investigation into charges of child molestation
brought against Jackson. On the tape, obtained exclusively by
CJ, Corey repeatedly insists that their friendship
was totally innocent, while the cops repeatedly express suspicion,
for over an hour.
Is your belief in him and your love for him getting in
the way of you telling us things? Sgt. Linden is heard
Feldman replies: Everything Ive told you is true
I mean, nothing happened.[ ] You dont
know how many times I have racked my brain and gone, is
there something Im forgetting? Is there something that,
you know, Im thinking didnt happen but it really
did? If I could find something I would love to be able
to tell you, but nothing happened.
People can say whatever they want, but it wasnt
Michael. He and I have our own issues, but that wasnt
one of them
* Corey Feldman, February 10, 2005, aCelebrity
Justice exclusive Do Feldman Tapes Indicate Jackson
We shared rooms a couple of times. Never shared a bed. But,
you know, like one time we went to Disneyland and we went to
the Disneyland Hotel and, you know, he was a so much
of a gentleman, which this really surprised me, but so much
of a gentleman but he actually offered his bed and allowed me
to sleep in his bed and he took a cot. And he slept in the cot.
Thats a true story.
* Corey Feldman, Larry King Live November 21 2003
PLAYBOY: Did you and he ever have children join you in your
LISA-MARIE PRESLEY: Never. Never, never, never, never. I
never saw him sleep in bed with a child, ever.
PLAYBOY: Did you ever see him with photos of nude children?
PRESLEY: Never. Never.
PLAYBOY: Do you have any reason to think hes a child molester?
PRESLEY: If Id had any reason to suspect that, I would
have had nothing to do with the guy. I had no reason to, other
than the allegations themselves. The only two people who
know are Michael and that kid in the room. Ive never
seen him behave inappropriately. He was great with my kids.
He does have a connection with kids, babies. Hes a kid,
and other kids sense that in him.
* Lisa Marie Presley in a interview with the Playboy
Marie Presley Online
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