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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    With the new documentary Leaving Neverland out now, people are talking about this again.

    What do you think?

    Yes, I realize I have a misspelled word in the title. It doesn't annoy you as much as it annoys me.
    I have not watched the documentary, and in all likelihood I will never watch the documentary. Michael Jackson certainly came off as bizarre, unhinged and creepy. Did this mean he was a pedophile? Or simply eccentric? I do not know. I frankly have no interest in finding out, because the man is dead and thankfully cannot hurt anyone anymore if he was.
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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    I have not watched the documentary, and in all likelihood I will never watch the documentary. Michael Jackson certainly came off as bizarre, unhinged and creepy. Did this mean he was a pedophile? Or simply eccentric? I do not know. I frankly have no interest in finding out, because the man is dead and thankfully cannot hurt anyone anymore if he was.
    If it is true that the creators of the documentary made zero effort to reach out to members of Jackson's family and include their side of the story, then this becomes a hit piece. I am not comfortable doing hit pieces on dead men.


    This is a separate issue from whether I think Michael Jackson is guilty of sexual abuse of minors. There was a lot of smoke for lack of a flame on this, but one of these 'boys', consistently denied the very allegations that he now embraces. Now there may be a lot of valid reasons for this change in story, but I sure cannot take his word when Jackson is unable to defend himself and this word is an about face from countless other statements he has made. We won't likely ever know.

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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    I have not watched the documentary, and in all likelihood I will never watch the documentary. Michael Jackson certainly came off as bizarre, unhinged and creepy. Did this mean he was a pedophile? Or simply eccentric? I do not know. I frankly have no interest in finding out, because the man is dead and thankfully cannot hurt anyone anymore if he was.
    Parents who would let their kids go to sleepovers with a guy like that boggle my mind. With or without proof that he was technically a child molester, who could have thought it was okay to leave their kids with him?

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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Parents who would let their kids go to sleepovers with a guy like that boggle my mind. With or without proof that he was technically a child molester, who could have thought it was okay to leave their kids with him?
    I honestly have no idea why they did it. Perhaps they just went along with the crowd and thought that it was alright because so many other parents let their children stay with the Michael Jackson that they ignored their first gut instincts. I find it rather strange the total readiness that people show towards handing their children over to the care of complete strangers. I do not yet have children, but the number of people outside of mine and my wife's family I would entrust their care to unsupervised for long periods of time could be counted on the fingers of one hand. And I should say that all of them are actually couples who I have known for years, not strange single men with a Peter Pan complex.
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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Unlike some other folks in this thread, I have no problem with talking **** about the dead.

    That said, I'm probably the least informed on this subject. When I was a kid, I thought the rumors were true, but now I realize that I was basing this off of nothing. All I can really say about him is that he was an oddball.
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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Did OJ kill his wife?

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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    It certainly seems like he was, but I don't know for sure obviously.
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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    Did OJ kill his wife?
    ..Yes
    Me not responding means it's a waste of my time and/or I don't play stupid games. I read it, eye-rolled, and moved on.

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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    I doubt we will ever know for sure, but voted "probably."
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    Re: Was Michael Jackson a child molestor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I have never heard that before. Link?
    I read about both in biographies decades ago. Did not pique my interest to search for internet links. Mozart's pedophilia briefly appears in the movie Amadeus, and Michael Angelo was given dispensation from the Pope of War. No surprise for the latter, who introduced cannons instead of canons into modern war. A discourse unto itself.
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