January 2, 2011
However, Carter insisted that he thought Jackson
Hell see a girl and comment on her, Carter
said, or want to touch her [bottom]. He likes girls.
Q:What are your thoughts on everything Michaels
been going through and all the accusations now against him?
Aaron: I think its stupid, cause I know for
a fact that he likes girls. (gives a look to the interviewer)
Q: Okay, how do you know for a fact that he likes girls?
Aaron: Cause Ive seen him with girls. Ive
seen him walk up to a girl and get her number and call her up
and talk to her and say Hey baby, whatre you doing?
Q: You ever see him kiss a girl, hold hands with a girl?
Aaron: Yeah, Ive seen him kiss a girl before. Oh
yeah, Ive seen him totally make out with a girl before.
Q:Where was that, was that at his ranch or
Aaron: Yea, it was at his ranch, yeah.
Q: Do you know who the girl was?
Aaron: Just like a fan or something.
June 13 2005
Im glad everything worked out for my friend Michael
Jackson. I always believed that his innocence would be proven.
I will continue to support Michael and wish him all the best.
November 22, 2003
I feel offended for him, singer Alicia Keys said,
when asked for comment on the Jackson case. I really think
he deserves much more respect than hes getting right now.
November 30, 2003
Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys stated, Whether he looks
black or not, He IS. No matter what, he is, and hes like
a success story. Hes been through a lot of stuff, and
weve all been through a lot of stuff, and hes made
it in a lot of ways. People look at him and have hope, like
you can make it.
27th February 2004
You know how you either grow up in a Michael Jackson house
or a Prince house? says Winehouse, whose accent reveals
her north London roots. For me it was Michael Jackson.
I could never decide whether I wanted to be Michael Jackson
or marry him. I dont care what people say about him now
because hes a fucking genius. Thats it the
end! He was robbed of his childhood, which is why he surrounds
himself with children. When youre around kids you can
be a little kid yourself and pretend that life is magic and
you dont have to be one of those sweaty people going to
work every day. I completely see what hes doing.
As a father of five, it was obvious to Linda and I that
you were all very happy and that they love you as much as you
During filming of Mr and Mrs Smith, 2005
The picture was taken on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith back
in 2005. Pitt even showed off a few Michael Jackson dance moves
to crew members when he stepped out of his trailer. Maybe it
was the shirt that attracted Angelina
or Brads moon
November 28, 2003
Brian May: What Has Happened To The World?
Brian May spoke out for Michael Jackson on his official web
site, BrianMay.com, under Brians Soapbox on
Wednesday, November 26.
Reacting to Gloria Allreds continued campaign to remove
Michaels children from their father caused May to respondMy
God What has happened to the world? Where did our civilisation
go? Innocent until proven guilty? And this vindictive
woman wants to take a mans children away from Michael
Jackson before the trial has even started, let alone been concluded
with a verdict which would justify such a course???
Britney: And I got to present to Michael Jackson! Hah!
That was cool.
Sawyer: So hes still an idol of yours?
Britney: Yeah. I definitely
I mean, I think that
when you really think of the genius that
he is. I mean, hes brilliant. Billie Jean, all the old
school stuff that he used to do, I think hes great.
Sawyer: Doesnt he worry you, though? The baby over
the balcony kind of Michael Jackson?
Britney: Well, I think
I think maybe growing up
at such a young age, its probably affected him somewhat.
But I think hes a great person at heart and I think maybe
he just needs to maybe he needs to call me! You know,
he probably needs some friends around him, to be honest.
Sawyer: You think all the stuff written about him is
Britney: I want to believe thats untrue. I choose
to believe its untrue.
Anchorage Daily News 28 Aug 1993
Brooke Shields issued a statement Friday supporting Jackson,
a longtime friend.
I know Michael extremely well, Shields said. He
is a person for whom I have the highest respect and whose decency
I cannot believe the allegations that
have inflicted pain and heartache on one of the kindest people
March 5, 2004
Actress BROOKE SHIELDS has rushed to her supportive pal MICHAEL
JACKSONs defence as he fights child sex abuse charges.
My heart goes out to him. I havent seen him in years,
but the last time i spoke to him was in April 2003. He called
me because my father died. Hell always get in touch when
something major goes in my life.
February 6, 2003
Debbie Rowe Speak Out In Defense Of Michael
In the wake of all of the media frenzy surrounding the 90-minute
interview, *Living With Michael Jackson which originally
aired on Monday in Britain, Michaels ex-wife, Debbie Rowe,
gave an exclusive interview to GMTV in the U.K. Debbie, horrified
by the way in which the media has treated Michael since the
interview, had these words to say in his defense:
He is a wonderful, caring man and hes not portrayed
as he really is and it really pisses me off. There could be
no other person that could be a better father and I resent anyone
making allegations that he is not a parent, and that he is not
a proper parent.
No one has ever read more about parenting, no one has ever practised
the art of parenting and parenting is an art, you earn the title
parent. Because you give birth, because you impregnate someone,
it does not automatically give you that title of Mother or Father.
You earn the title.
November 14, 2003
Celine Dion Holds Up Show For Michael Jackson
Celine Dion held up her show A New Day last Saturday
evening for an hour whilst waiting for Michael Jackson to arrive.
The show, which is currently running at The Colosseum at Caesars
Palace in Las Vegas (USA), had a sold out audience of 4,100.
Dion took the stage an hour late, and during a break in the
show she told the audience that there was a special guest among
them. Cameras then focused on Michael who was backstage and
the audience erupted into cheers. Michael visited Dion in her
dressing room briefly after the show.
7th July, 2005
Chuck D Comments On Acquittal
On his web site, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D comments on the
acquittal of Michael Jackson. Below follow some relevant quotes
from the article:
Well, Sir Michael Jax is acquitted, and yeah Im happy
for him. [...]
But the deal is was that he was acquitted innocent and
thats that. Musically he should do whatever he wants.
After all what the hell can I say
hes Michael Jackson
and has been in this game a lot longer than yours truly. [...]
The Dumbassification of America. For Chuck D, the real boogeyman
in the Michael Jackson trial is the media.
When they throw a black person up on the screen, theres
all kind of subliminal judgment like, Yeah! That niggas
guilty. Its the Willie Horton sht all over again.
Michael Jackson was acquitted because they just didnt
have enough evidence in the case. But he was still trashed all
over the damn media. And the persecution might have not been
like going to prison. But hes locked up in the jail of
perception. How about that? Hes locked up in the cell
of perception just like OJ Simpson.
Im just saying you cant go on white Americas
judgment call on how to treat Jackson now that hes acquitted.
Its over and done with, story over! If Michael Jackson
puts out an album, people will say, Well the accused rapist
of little boys. The pedophile accusations will follow
Michael Jackson, but is his record any good? More news at 11!
Now everybody and their third cousin got a magazine, blog, website,
or television program. MTV and the Viacom networks have splintered
into like 400 mindless stations. If all this media is out there,
why dont at least some of them cover celebrity accomplishments?
Because they think that if they tell a story about Michael Jacksons
music, its not as sexy as the scandal. That reminds me
of the kid in the classroom who gets picked on, and thats
why I think that the American public and the media just likes
to pick on situations.
And the consumers of the media have nothing better to do with
their time but to follow the misbehavior of someone else. Youre
trying to pay your bills and raise your kids, youve got
little time to be worrying about whether Michael Jackson is
going to get off of a case. Thats the dumbassification
of America! Most Americans spend most of their time doing dumb
sht. You got thousands of people killed in Iraq, and most people
really dont know that number because its not sexy
Why is it that if Michael Jackson releases an album, the public
doesnt want to talk about it as much as when hes
suspected of committing a crime? I dont understand. When
it comes to black folks, the media covers our worst. [...]
15th December, 2005
Sir Cliff Richard Speaks About Michael Jackson
British pop star, Sir Cliff Richard, began his career parallel
to the Beatles. He recently spoke up regarding Michael Jackson,
saying that fans should look beyond Michaels legal trouble
and concentrate on his phenomenal music.
Richard cites Michaels Thriller album as one of the best
of all time and urges others to remember all of Michaels
achievements in the music industry.
He says, I dont think theres anyone who could
approach Michael Jackson for sheer brilliance. Every song is
perfect, every performance magnificent.
I dont think whats gone on since should taint
the music you judge the record on its own terms.
November 26, 2003
Dick Gregory (author/actor): Hes a good man, and
I feel hes an innocent man who has been the target of
a conspiracy to destroy his career for a long time. In my opinion
there are people who have a financial interest in bringing Michael
down, Gregory said, and they seem to come out every
time Michael has a major album to release. In addition,
Dick Gregory plans to support Michael Jackson with a 40 day
fast and has asked friends of Michael to join him around the
world in daily prayer for the truth to prevail.
March 29, 2004
Rapper and actor DMX (real name Earl Simmons) doesnt believe
Michael Jackson is guilty. During a press conference in Los
Angeles (USA), where he was promoting his latest film Never
Die Alone, he said:
Michael Jackson will always be the King of Pop for me,
always. I personally dont think he really committed any
crime. If its been happening for awhile, why is it coming
up now? I dont believe it.
June 9th 2005
I know Michael well, he actually lived at Trump Towers
for a bit. Ive never known Michael to do anything wrong
and I think hes a great guy. I believe hell be found
June 13th 2005
I am very happy Michael was exonerated
a huge case, a huge verdict, a huge victory for Michael, and
I just hope now he can concentrate on his music
enjoy your life. Behave yourself. You have a great life ahead
of you. I wish you luck.
31 Aug 1993
You can imagine how he feels, said actress Elizabeth
Taylor. How would you feel if you had these allegations
against you? The actress arrived in Singapore during the
weekend to comfort Jackson and help him during his 35th birthday
Hes a very sensitive, very vulnerable, very shy
person, she said on the syndicated TV show, A Current
Affair. I believe totally that Michael will be vindicated.
1 Sep 1993
Considering Elizabeth Taylors precarious health, her insistence
on joining Michael Jackson in Singapore was a bit foolhardy,
but so typical of her 100 percent devotion to those she loves.
Her doctors looked askance at the 20 hour flight to Asia, but
Miz Liz would have thad to be physically restrained from going
to her friends side.
She declined to comment on Jacksons legal troubles beyond
declaring, I am a friend of Michael Jacksons
I love him like a son and I support him with all my heart.
December 19, 2002
My beloved Michael,
I saw all the news on TV of you showing the baby I also
saw the tight grip you had under his armpits. The baby loves
to be swung around, and I know you could see the sheer part
of the curtain. Its a game for him and I know why you
coverd his face. All celebrity kids are shielded from being
recognized for an obvious reason theyre under constant
threat from would-be kidnappers. I went through it as a child
actress, Michael, and i know you did, too.
Michael, I have never seen a better or more loving parent. You
are bringing your children up with singleminded love and manage
to gently discipline them, as well. I have never seen two better
behaved or lovable children. (including my own)
You are an exemplary father. You would no more take a chance
with your childrens safety than fly to the moon. If people
could only see you with the children, and the time you spend
with them, and the love. Not just pretty clothes and gifts,
but pure unconditional love. And they respond so completely
If only you would let people see the real you more, but I understand
how shy you are and you understand also how shy I am, but we
are both professionals. I did my best to keep my kids away from
the public eye, and they have grown up so beautifully. I am
so proud of them, and yours are kids I am proud to know. They
are so beautiful inside and out, like you.
Dont ever let them get you down, Michael. Youre
loved by too many, especially this kid. I love you just as much
as I always have and understand you just as much as I always
have. Dont hide. You havent done anythging to be
ashamed of. Be proud of how you are bringing up your children.
God knows I am.
I love you with all my heart, and because I know you so well,
I will always understand where others may not. But you know
something: Screw the others!
All my love,
November 26, 2003
Elizabeth Taylor (actress/friend of Michael): I believe
Michael is absolutely innocent and that he will be vindicated.
She went on to blast the media for their coverage of the scandal.
Their whole reaction is that he is guilty. I thought the
law was innocent until proven guilty, she said.
I know he is innocent and I hope they all eat crow.
Taylor is refusing to comment on camera as a protest of media
treatment of Jackson.
None of that, any of that, makes any of it the truth.
And I dont get it, dont this I ever will. Hes
always been a friend, not just of me, but my whole entire family.
1st of June, 2004
Diane: From a man that has seen him and has seen him
up close for many years. Frank Dileo managed the King Of Pop
career at the height of his reign in fact Jackson called him
my other half, my shield of armor.
But then one day, Jackson fired him without warning, not unprecedented
in the music world I guess but this morning Frank Dileo joins
us to speak the first time on television about Michael Jackson
and the charges against him and its really good to have
you with us.
Frank: Thank you very much.
Diane: Again to get a sense, you spent in the time you
were with him 1984-1989 60 days apart from and thats all?
Frank: Yeah, we might have spent only 60 days apart we
only 4,5,6 streets from each other in Encino and uh, we worked
together everyday, went on tour together and we were in constant
contact everyday, every moment.
Diane: So, wasnt the first time charges have been
talked about, when you heard this latest round though, were
Frank: Yeah, I was surprised, then after I saw the press
conference with the DA and the Sheriff, I got very, angry because
I think that they are looking to make a big deal out this because
I dont think hes guilty.
Diane: You dont think hes guilty?
Frank: No, I dont think he guilty. I think hes
guilty in the press and I think hes eccentric at times
but all very creative people are eccentric at times, theres
no two ways about that.
Diane: But at one point had said sometime ago in 2000,
January 2000 you said and its quoted in the Daily News
that his behavior with kids
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS JANUARY 10, 2000 its was very
strange behavior, and I turned a blind eye
Frank: Yeah, and what I meant by that was, that I turned
a blind eye to the fact that I should have taken him and sat
him down and said listen, this looks really improper to other
people, I know that you are not doing anything, you know that
you are not doing anything but there are other people that thinks
this is not right and it looks bad and I might have prevented
some of his problem if I were to have taken a harder hand at
Diane: But surly people around him had said that to him,
surly people or do people not talk to him that way?
Frank: No, people dont talk to him that way. I
think I might have been the last person that was very blunt
and honest with him about a lot of things.
Diane: Why dont they, what is his hold on the people
that are around him who, who are afraid of him. Afraid of
Frank: Well, Diane you are a celebrity and I am sure
that there are a lot of people who dont tell you exactly
what they want to say. They get caught up in the fact that this
person is a star and they are making millions of dollars off
Diane: Let me ask you some specifics because you saw
Neverland and you saw the whole way he lives. The private bedroom,
that we hear about where he can take children and in fact where
apparently at one point or the other he did slept next to the
bed or whatever. Where you in that private bedroom or did you
ever see anything that raise any concern.
Frank: No, I never Ive been into the bedroom, because
he brought that right as he fired me. OK, so I was in there,
but that private room was there when he brought it. It was more
like a safe room. And I never saw anything that looked like
it was trying to attract kids in there or anything, its
just a little room.
Diane: And this whole idea that he built barriers so that nobody
that worked with him could come in when he didnt want
you to come in that lots of occasions
Frank: Never saw that, I never saw that. I can tell you that
when he lived on Hayvenhurst, I had a key to his private room
as I did on tour, all of his suites and I walked in and out
Diane: On the 60 Minutes interview, when you heard him talk
again about sleeping with children as being natural thing .
You heard him continue to reassert that he is going to keep
doing it and he doesnt see anything wrong with it.
Frank: What I took from it was this: He didnt say he slept
in the bed under the covers, never has. He has said he has been
in the room, slept maybe on the couch or the floor and has given
his bed to other people wait but he also is saying
to you not going to stop. I am not hiding anything, you know
you are telling me not to do something and I am not doing it
Diane: Why did he fire you?
Frank: Why did he fire me? Thats a good question, but
I think it was ah, ah, he fired me because it was politically
asked of him. There was an outside record executive with a big
time lawyer and one executive at Sony who would like to see
Michaels power cut in half. And by getting rid of me was
half the power.
Diane: And if there is one thing that you can say about him
that you think that we dont know weve have never
been around him in private moments what is the one thing that
would surprise us the most about Michael Jackson you saw.
Frank: Hes a very, very charitable person that wouldnt
harm anybody and thats what is unfair. The tabloid press
and cable companies they have him convicted and on his way to
prison and that shouldnt be. That trial should be fought
in court with lawyers not on TV. Hes given away more money
then people can understand. And those people are the ones that
are going to loose out on this. Id say he gave with me,
he has gave away about $12 Million dollars I saw him given away,
and who knows what he has given away since.
Diane: Frank Dileo, again, great to meet you.
Frank: Nice meeting you.
Diane: And hope to see you again as this progresses.
You are recognized as a great artist all over the world, but
very few know you as a father. We have been close friends and
have known you over twenty-five years. We have spent many times
together with you, Prince, Paris, and Prince Michael, who all
play happily with our own grandchildren. We and our children,
who are of your generation, have always admired you as a loving
and caring father. Your children could not have a better father.
They love you and respect you. You raised them with gentleness
and kindness and genuine concern for their well-being. Their
joy and love are a reflection of your attention and love as
a parent. Those who criticize and judge you should do well to
look into their own family life. We have seen you countless
times as an attentive and devoted father, and we join your many
friends who stand beside you and your family now.
Veronique and Greg
6th March, 2005
Singer James Brown speaking to The Associated Press in Indonesia
before a concert Sunday March 6, 2005, said that Michael Jackson
was being set up in his child molestation trial
and that Jackson should be touring tsunami-hit Asia rather than
defending himself in a U.S. court.
Brown stated: Recognize that people do this
been trying to do that to me all my life, trying to get something
I think hes been set up like most entertainers.
People think you have a lot of money, Brown said in the
We need Michael. We need Michael out here entertaining,
he also said.
Michael could have been great over here performing. His
talent is very appealing and people know him. One day Ill
be too old to travel and Ill want to see good entertainers
(like him) spreading the good word.
James Brown Delighted About Verdict
James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, has spoken of his delight
at the verdict in the Michael Jackson trial and said he was
very glad Jackson was cleared of all ten charges.
Brown also backed Michael Jackson to make a triumphant return
to the world of music.
Well, Im very happy because of the fact that the
world needs Michael and a lot of people would really love to
see him play. He always creates such excitement and its
good to have that gentleman there for the people, so they can
hear him and enjoy themselves. Im very glad Michael is
James Brown is currently on tour in Europe.
2nd August, 2005
Dupri: Michael Should Flaunt Acquittal
Jermaine Dupri, producer and boyfriend of Janet Jackson, thinks
that Michael Jackson should be on TV flaunting his acquittal
instead of retreating from the public eye: I was him,
I would have gone on `TRL immediately and said look, `Everybody
who wanna say something about me, good, yall could say
whatever yall wanna say, theres nothing you can
say about me at this point, no more than what just happened.
But while other stars have launched their comeback route with
a teary-eyed interview with Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters,
Dupri scoffes at the suggestion that Michael Jackson should
He dont have to do that, because he didnt
do nothing wrong. Everybody else did something wrong but him.
What did he do wrong? Why should he come back and cry?
Furthermore, Dupri is sure that Jackson can have a comeback
since he has a magical quality that will always keep people
If Michael Jackson came in this room right now, there
would be no one in this room who could not stop looking at him.
As long as youve got that power, youre never damaged,
Dupri told The Associated Press in a recent interview. He
has that power over anybody. If people cant stop looking
at you, youre so interesting to people, theres no
way you can be damaged.
Oregonian newspaper, May 7, 2003
Kelly Rowland Goes Bowling
Several of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25? gathered for
Teen People Magazines sixth annual bowling party in Los
Angeles on Monday, May 5. Kelly Rowland, in particular, was
looking very chic, wearing a Michael Jackson
December 18, 2003
Liza Minnelli Supports Michaels Innocence
Entertainer, Liza Minnelli recently spoke out about her friend,
Michael Jackson while attending a holiday party in NewYork.
Those people [the family of the accuser] are after money,
It was the same way 10 years ago. Ive spent a lot
of time at Neverland. Theres never a time when children
are unsupervised. There are people everywhere.
LL Cool J
My feelings about Michael Jackson are simple. I think
that hes a human being like everyone else and that that
guy was,you know, trying to make a career out of disrespecting
Mike. Im a huge fan of Michael and nobodys perfect.
And you know what, if he did get plastic surgery or if he didnt,
what does that matter to that interviewer, like why is that
November 22, 2003
Im a fan. I support him a hundred zillion percent,
rapper LL Cool J told reporters at the Vibe Awards. Until
I see evidence, Im not going to be convinced. Im
not going to be brainwashed.
Rapper LL Cool J was mindful of the presumption of innocence:
You know plastic surgery doesnt mean you are a pedophile.
I know Michael to be an incredible father, especially
given the circumstances of living life in the public eye. I
have had a chance to talk at length with Michael about what
happened in Germany on that day. He expressed regret and was
sincerely sorry for what had happened.
May 31, 2004
Macaulay Culkin Defends His Friend
On Larry King Live, Macaulay Culkin spoke in defense of his
long time friend, Michael Jackson. King asked Macaulay
if he believed its a bad rap. Macaulay replied,
You know, I think so
Look what happened the first
time this happened to him. If someone had done something like
that to my kid, I wouldnt settle for some money. Id
make sure the guy was in jail. It just really goes to show as
soon as they got the money they ran.
When asked if he would appear in court as a character witness,
Macaulay declined, saying thatIt hasnt been brought
up to me.
Macaulay also spoke of how he and Michael first met.
I first met him and he kind of called me randomly out
of the blue, Hi its Michael, Macaulay
said I actually had met him before I was doing Nutcracker
at Lincoln Center. I was playing Fritz and he came backstage
one day and I actually met him very briefly then he calls me
up kind of out of the blue and its just this weird, random
kind of thing. And he was like, Why dont you come
over to my house?
When asked why he believed Michael likes children so much, Mac
replied, It was the same reason he liked me. I didnt
care who he was. That was the thing. I talked to him like he
was a normal human being. Hes just a guy, you know, whos
actually very kid-like himself.
King went on to ask the inevitable question concerning the sleeping
arrangements at Neverland Ranch. Macaulay answered, Well
the thing with that whole thing is that they go, Oh, you
slept in the same bedroom as him. But its like I
dont think you understand, Michael Jacksons bedroom
is two stories and it has like three bathrooms and this and
that, revealed Culkin. So I slept in his bedroom
yeah but you have to understand the whole scenario.
Macaulay said that he believes that Michaels biggest problem
is that he is misunderstood.
Hes not very good at explaining himself and he never
really has been cause hes not a very social person and
so when he says something like that. You know he doesnt
quite understand why people react the way they do, he
December 3, 2003
Magic Johnson Speaks In Defense Of Michael Jackson
On December 1, 2003, basketball veteran Magic Johnson appeared
on the MSNBC news talk show, Scarborough Country.
When asked about the recent allegations against Michael Jackson,
Johnson replied,You know, we all have probably been sued
over something we didnt do, or somebody wants some money
from us or something like that. So thats going to happen.
Now, this is a situation that is bigger than just being sued
over something regular, because when you talk about molesting
a child or something, thats like a no-no. Thats
a thing that you really dont never want to be accused
Michael probably is being hurt, because hes a nice guy
to children as well. Also, too, you cant say hes
guilty until proven until proven guilty. And so, I know
that every time Ive been around him, hes only been
a nice person. So, again, two more people affected by this,
and we just have to wait and see the outcome. But me knowing
the Jackson family, me knowing Michael, I support him as well.
Madonna, Q Magazine, April 2003,
Look on the bright side, you could be Michael Jackson. I
havent seen that documentary [Living With Michael Jackson],
but it sounds disgusting, like he [Martin Bashir] exploited
a friendship. Publicly humiliating someone for your own gain
will only come and haunt you. I can assure you, all these people
will be sorry. Gods going to have his revenge.
Madonna defending Michael over Bashir, Matt Lauer, 2003
Matt: Still friends (with Michael Jackson)?
Madonna: Oh I havent talked to him in ages.
Matt: Did you see the documentary?
Madonna: I didnt, I heard about it. Everybody was talking
about it at one point and describing scenes to me, it sounded
horrifying. I wouldnt want to watch it.
Matt: Horrifying in what way?
Madonna: Well, it just sounds so exploitative. So, I dont
know, I dont like it. I dont like people humiliating
other people like that. It doesnt seem right and fair.
Matt: You said this, Publically humiliating someone for
your own gain, which is I think what you feel Martin Bashir
did or done -
Madonna: Yes, mhmm.
Matt: - Will only come back to haunt you. I can assure
you all these people will be sorry. Gods going to have
Maximilian Schell, Hollywood Reporter, November 1993
In November of 1993, as the media feasted
on the first child sex abuse allegation to be made against Michael
Jackson, Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell sent the following
letter to the Hollywood Reporter and paid for it to be printed
on the back page of every copy of the publication. Obviously
there was a lot to take in when the allegations began, and as
such Im struggling to remember seeing this letter or any
mention of it either at the time or at any point since. Regardless,
it definitely deserves mention, if not for the haphazard uppercase
deployment then for either the letters hand-drawn rose
or Schells amusing tone.
Transcript follows. Many thanks to Robert Schnakenberg.
TO: MICHAEL JACKSON
(SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET)
I AM DEEPLY ASHAMED FOR THE PRESS, FOR THE MEDIA, FOR
THE WORLD I dont know you we met only ONCE
on one of those Award-Dinners (ENTERTAINER of the DECADE)
We shook hands you were kind and polite
I dont think you knew who I was HOW SHOULD YOU?
OUR WORLDS ARE TOO FAR APART (I am more, CLASSICAL
minded -) but I looked into your eyes THEY WERE
You are a great artist and I admire you my little daughter
(she is 9½) LOVES YOU! DEEPLY SHE EVEN WANTS TO
MARRY YOU! (-BUT HE NEVER CALLS ME!) SHE IMITATES
YOU ALL THE TIME and quite well -
WE ALL LOVE YOU
I would like her more to listen to MOZART but she loves
YOU! AND I RESPECT HER TASTE!
THAT YOU SURVIVE THIS AVALANCHE OF DIRT THROWN AT YOU
I ADMIRE TREMENDOUSLY -
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE!
GOD BLESS YOU
P.S. ONE CAN ONLY SEE GOOD WITH THE HEART THE ESSENTIAL
IS INVISIBLE FOR THE EYES (THE LITTLE PRINCE)
November 26, 2003
Hes my biggest influence so thats why Im
very defensive, Missy Elliott told MTV News at Thursdays
Vibe Awards in Los Angeles. Im ready to fight about
Michael Jackson, so we pray to God he didnt do it, cause
I might go to jail trying to defend him.
Missy Elliot Shows Support At BET Awards
During her performance Lose Control at the 5th annual
BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards, Missy Elliott and
her dancers showed their support for Michael by wearing Michael
Jackson related outfits.
Missy Elliott has always stressed that Michael has had a huge
influence on her. At the BET Awards, she and Ciara won the award
for Best Collaboration for the song 1, 2 Step.
Nelly: I think there is a lot of people trying to judge
Mike for something. And they have no idea what its like
to be a child star at age 9 and never have a life. You cant
take away all the accomplishments and the musical creativity
that he has brought to this game period. Theres
nothing more else to be said.
November 24, 2003
Nicole Richie: (about sleeping in the same room as Jackson and
that nothing inappropriate ever occured) It was like,
absolutely nothing more than just an adult kind of wanting to
be a kid again, I do think it is very convenient
that his album came out and all this stuff is happening. I definitely
do think thats very convenient, It really
hurts me to see that his whole life is ruined.
Nirvana/Kurt Cobain 12-10-1993
: Story of the moment, the only thing were
covering is this Michael Jackson thing, what do you think is happening?
What do you think?
: We have no right to even-
: Not saying you should speculate on his guilt or
innocence but what do you think of the uproar or the-
: I think its ridiculous.
They need a story. The press needs a story. Doesnt matter
what the story is, its a story.
: Why dont you ask Latoya, shell tell you.
What do you think of LaToya?
: How can LaToya pose naked with a snake and not have sexual
relations with her sleazy Las Vegas husband?
: So are the authorities calling Michael back to the states?
Is he actually breaking a law right now?
Not yet, because he hasnt been charged with
any criminally but he has a civil suit pending. Supposed to
be here this weekend.
: So hes not jumping
: Hes not a fugitive, not yet.
Well, so, whats the big deal? He has a right to-
Well, I think that they think hes acting
: I just feel really sorry for him.
June 23, 2005
The Who leader, Pete Townshend, is no stranger to charges of
illicit behavior regarding children, so it shouldnt surprise
you that he backed Michael Jackson during the singers
recent trial. Townshend wrote in the diary section of his official
petetownshend.co.uk website that hes always known Jackson
to be loving and supportive of children, especially those in
need. Townshend said, [Jackson] has unselfishly helped
every cause, and individual child, I have sent his way. In one
case he hired a circus for the Downs Syndrome children
of a special school of the daughter of a friend of mine, and
showed up to happily, and yes in childlike enthusiasm
watch the show with them. This little girl believed she
was Michaels future wife, and he so kindly allowed her
to sit next to him, as his future bride. His feathers may be
badly burned, and he may be damaged in other ways too, but he
is something of an angel.
October 10, 2002
Paula Cole Pleads For Fair Treatment Of Michael Jackson
Singer Paula Cole, whos best remembered for her 1996 hit,
Where Have All The Cowboys Gone, speaks out on the
unfair treatment Michael Jackson recieves in the media on her
official web site, www.paulacole.com.
Can we just give the poor guy a break? Its not funny
anymore. The same trying-to-be-cool-sardonic-frustrated-novelist-music-critics
still think its amusing to bash him. Lets remember
the amazing work (Off The Wall, for one) he has given to this
During the trial he banned people for talking bad about Michael
on his website.
26th March, 2005
Queen Latifah Supports Michael
Entertainer Queen Latifia continues to proclaim her support
for Michael Jackson.
She says:I love Michael Jackson and thats the only
thought I had. Watching his trial has made me go, `Thats
Michael Jackson! I can think back to when I was little
and we just loved the JACKSON 5?s ABC. We would just dance in
the living room, my brother and I and my mom.
Hes like the greatest entertainer of all time. Im
looking at his influence in Usher and Justin Timberlake
these guys are doing Michael Jackson moves and they just kind
of hooked him up for now.
As a performer, he influenced most people and showed many people
how to do things differently. Watching his videos like THRILLER
and BEAT IT
The first time I saw that walkway light up
in BILLIE JEAN, I was like, `Oh my God, and then seeing
him performing it on stage. Theres nothing that he hasnt
done that hasnt amazed me.
CNN, 21 November 2003
PHILLIPS: Youre looking good. Now, you and I were talking
yesterday, we were talking a little bit this morning. Youre
in support of Michael Jackson. Tell me why.
JAMES: Because I love him. I think hes fantastic. I love
his whole family. Ive been knowing Michael since he was
a kid. Ive know his whole family. I know his mother. I
know his father. I know the brothers. I know the sisters. And
I have nothing but complete love, and respect and admiration
for the whole family.
PHILLIPS: So, Rick, why do you think authorities are going after
JAMES: Because hes black, hes rich and hes
famous, and they got nothing else better to do.
PHILLIPS: Has Michael ever talked openly with you about his
relationship with children, or his love for children, or even
JAMES: Look, Michael loves children, OK? I mean, to be
I mean, I look at it like this. I mean, all this pedophile crap,
you know, why didnt they go after Elvis Presley? He was
the biggest pedophile at all. He had Priscilla when she was
14, 15. Why didnt they go after Jerry Lee Lewis. He the
second biggest pedophile of all. He married his first cousin.
She was 13 years old. Why dont they go after Santa Claus?
Why dont they do psychology references on him? They dont
know who he is. Hes 100,000 different cities and kids
sit on his lap, telling him what they want for Christmas.
PHILLIPS: I dont know, Rick, ive sat on Santa Claus
lap, ive never had any issues with Santa Claus.
JAMES: But never mind, Santa Claus, what about Elvis? They didnt
do anything to him. He had Priscilla when she was 14, 15 years
old. Nobody said a damn thing. Then as soon as you get famous
and black, they go after you.
PHILLIPS: Well, let me ask you, let me ask you, you know the
documentary that came out, OK, on BBC with Michael Jackson.
He talked openly about, hey, I love children, we sleep in the
same bed, its nothing sexual, I just love them and like
to take care of them. Is there anything wrong with that? Do
you see anything wrong with that?
JAMES: There aint nothing wrong with that. Look, I have
a house, 8,000 square feet. I have children come by. I have
grandchildren. They come by and they bring their friends. They
sleep in my room. I got a great big giant bedroom. They watch
TV. They lay on the floor. Sometimes I wake up, kids are laying
in my bed because theyre scared or something, whatever.
I have candles going. What, what does that make me, a pedophile,
because kids follow my bed, fall to sleep, whatever? I love
kids. Im (UNINTELLIGIBLE) pedophile as Larry King. I mean,
come on now.
PHILLIPS: All right, so have you ever talked with Michael? Have
you ever consulted him? Has he ever come to you for advice?
JAMES: Why should I talk to Michael about something thats
so ridiculous? I mean, its ridiculous. What should I say
to Michael? Well, Mike, tell me something, hows pedophile-ization
going? Is it in, or is it out? I mean, its ridiculous.
Its so stupid.
PHILLIPS: All right, Rick, lets talk about his future.
Lets talk about you right now. You went through
JAMES: Wait a minute. I just got one more thing to say.
PHILLIPS: OK, go ahead, go ahead.
JAMES: I think this D.A. in Santa Barbara, I think he had a
serious hard-on for Michael, and I think he wont rest
until he just rocks Michaels world. Well, you know something,
its never going to happen. These accusations are clearly
lies. These accusations are lies, theyre untrue, and its
not going to happen. Michaels world will not be rocked.
Because as soon as court hits if Michaels guilty
of anything, its the Peter Pan syndrome, the same thing
Im guilty of, the same thing youre probably guilty
of, the same thing a lot of people are guilty of. We do not
want to grow up. We do not want to get old. We love children.
We will do anything for children. If it means building
I wish I could have Never Neverland. Id have children
there every day.
PHILLIPS: So you see how do you see Michaels future?
You were convicted back in the 90s and you are back on
track with your career. If, indeed, Michael faces a conviction
here, how do you see his future?
JAMES: I dont even see him No. 1, its too
hypothetical its too ridiculous its
too much of a hypothetical situation. I dont see him convicted
in anything like this. I mean, he loves children. He loves children.
Look at all hes done for children. Look at what hes
done. Hes changed the world for children. God doesnt
bless someone like Michael Jackson who changes the world for
children. He has given children a better day. Hes given
children a better light. Hes given children smiles on
their faces. Hes given children hope. Do you think God
would bless a pedophile with something like that?
PHILLIPS: Well, Rick, you do continue to be a super freak, and
thanks for giving us a super interview.
JAMES: I will be a super freak, and it aint got nothing
to do with children or nothing, just like Michael Jackson has
nothing to do with children. It has to do with L-O-V-E
November 26, 2003
Steve Harvey (actor/comedian): I personally dont
think Michael is guilty, said Harvey. I really dont
think it is in him to harm a child. I really, really dont.
December 7, 2004
Stevie Wonder Blasts Eminem
Stevie Wonder, in what was termed a rare public outburst
to Billboard magazine, ripped into Eminem for his Just
Lose It video that made fun of Michael Jackson. Stevie
Wonder suggested that the white rapper was hypocritical because
he owed his success to poor and black people:
He has succeeded on the backs of people predominantly
in that lower pay bracket, people of color. So for him to come
out like that is bull
Mr. Wonder told Billboard that he was really disappointed
Kicking someone when hes down is not a good thing.
I have much respect for his work, though I dont think
hes as good as 2Pac. But I was disappointed that he would
let himself go to such a level.
Well, I think Ive accepted Michael Jackson for the
kind, giving, loving-hearted person that he is and I dont
want to know the negative. I dont really want to pay attention
to the negative. Its unfortunate that if this is a situation
that is just being perpetuated to be something that its
really not, its really negative for him, especially for
8th February, 2005
Usher Asks To Not Judge Michael
R&B singer Usher (26) has begged people not to prematurely
judge Michael Jackson.
Dont judge. Its not for us to judge. Thats
the problem with media nowadays. Why is it that every time you
turn on the television, its only negative press? Is it
that theres only negative there, or is it thats
all they want you to see?
Its much more entertaining, but as people teach each other
to learn from our mistakes and move forward, maybe itll
make for a better world.
November 26, 3003
Wade Robson (Dancer): Robson says he visited Jackson several
times at Neverland Ranch in California. He says it was an innocent
relationship that began when he was five that never involved
any sort of abuse. I never had that experience and I hope
that it never happened to anybody else, he said. Robson
met the entertainer in 1987 after winning a Jackson dance-impersonation
contest. His initial interests in me was because of my
dancing, he saw the talent and the spark I had inside me and
all he has ever wanted to do is just help my career. Asked
if he has ever slept in Jacksons bed, Robson said: Yeah,
but nothing strange happened.
Teddy Rileys daughter, was there the same time that Jordie
I can only say for myself that its not true (the
allegations) because I have met this little boy and hes
been with Michael along with my daughter, and Ive never
seen anything occur, such as something stupid like that. I think
its a money thing.
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