The Infamous Tales Of Neverland: Alleged S*xual Abuse Of Children
In 1993, Michael Jackson faced his first allegation of child s*xual abuse. He was strip-searched, and photos of his genitals taken, for comparison with descriptions given by the alleged victim, 13-year-old Jordan Chandler.
Interestingly, the matter was settled out of court, with Michael paying out more than $20 million. Michael denied the allegations and claimed that he gave everything he had to help children worldwide.
In 2003, the pop artist was charged with seven counts of child molesting. Just a year after, he held one of the largest children’s events at Neverland, just before Christmas. Two hundred children were in attendance and played in his home.
The ages of the children ranged from preschool to teens. At the time, Michael’s spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain came to his defense. She claimed that the event was just to spread cheer and joy among the children during the festive season.
According to her, the event was not in any way connected with Michael’s impending trial. Investigators had raided Neverland on many occasions, and according to them, it was just a children’s paradise.
However, a documentary released by HBO in 2019 showed that things at the ranch were not what they seemed. The documentary is known as “Leaving Neverland.”
The After Life Storm
In 2005, a trial of Michael Jackson for his alleged child molestation took the media by storm. Michael was declared not guilty on all charges. However, a decade after his death, HBO had a different story to tell. Their documentary “Leaving Neverland” strongly implies that the popstar was guilty.
Unfortunately for the late artist’s estate and family, most viewers of the documentary were convinced of the story told. Wade Robson and James Safechuck were some of the alleged victims of Michael’s pedophilia.
They claimed that sleep was not all they did during the slumber parties that Michael organized for minors. Interestingly, Wade Robson defended Michael both in 1993 and 2005, when facing pedophilia charges.