Some theories have suggested that the King of Pop, who, at that time, was heavily in debt, wanted to flee from his creditors. However, the Los Angeles coroner's office had carried out a post-mortem and confirmed that the body was that of Jackson.
Some argue that Jackson's appearance at the O2 arena was a little bizarre, even by his standards. Conspiracy theorists claim that he looked tall and his fingers were too stumpy. They believe he was replaced by an impersonator. Michael Jackson had crossed the border into Mexico and a double with terminal illness died in his place.
A border patrol officer had reportedly seen Jackson crossing from California to Mexico, soon after his reported death.
However, nobody has been able to find any trace of the star in Mexico. In , Paris Jackson, while talking to the Rolling Stone magazine, alleged that her father had been murdered. Some indicated that she was pointing to a group called Illuminati, an infamous secret society.
According to websites, an alleged federal agent came forward in to expose one of Jackson's final phone calls where it seemed that he was already aware of a plot being hatched for his murder by federal agents. In fact, The Sun had also reported of a shocking note allegedly written by Jackson, just weeks before his death.
The note read, ''They are trying to murder me". As a result, Leaving Neverland makes for stark comparison to Surviving R. Kelly , which created a patchwork biography of Kelly through the layered voices of experts and survivors, and for Abducted in Plain Sight , in which victim Jan Broberg is interviewed alongside re-enactments of her encounters with her abuser.
Because of its strictly limited scope, the audience is left to make connections for themselves—such as, for example, the eerie similarity in appearances between Robson and Safechuck, who as boys were both wide-eyed, blond-haired camera hams—and, as adult men, are both grave, unsettled, and struggling with the burden of some invisible weight. Both boys had aspirations to be famous, and their mothers thought proximity to Jackson could only be to their benefit.
Jackson asked for sleepovers and was granted them. He took the Robson family to Disney and invited them to Neverland. And then, at night, under the guise of a game or a bonding activity, Robson says that Jackson forced him to engage in mutual masturbation and oral sex—facilitated by the vast, secretive grounds of Neverland, which were populated with secure rooms and extreme privacy precautions.
As the details pile up, in her retelling, they make for a forest of red flags. Joy, a faded middle-aged woman with pink-red hair and a perpetual expression of guilt, looks throughout Leaving Neverland as if she has recently woken up from a pleasant dream.
As much as Leaving Neverland enforces the limits of its purview, it can only do so much. For fans around the world, the dream of Michael Jackson—singer, dancer, philanthropist, lover of children, healer of the world—is still very much alive.
Already, Leaving Neverland is facing the most opposition that any sex-abuse scandal has since the MeToo movement started. Comments about it on the news and in reviews of the film are thick with back-and-forth arguments. A Web site, leavingneverlandfacts. The video has more than half a million views and over 6, comments.
Six weeks before Michael Jackson died, his doctor recorded the semi-comatose In a slow, slurred voice, clearly under the influence of sedatives, Jackson spoke Jackson 'took propofol daily for two months before death'. A photo apparently showing Michael Jackson's dead body was tape of Jackson's voice, recorded the month before he died, in which he.
In that case, too, was dismissed , with the judge ruling that the two corporations were not liable for any alleged abuse, but not ruling either way on the validity of their accusations. Accusations of ulterior motives, a thirst for financial gain or notoriety, are often leveled at victims coming forward with these types of stories—especially when they concern the rich, famous, and powerful. Leaving Neverland probably could not have addressed this criticism in a way that would satisfy its most skeptical potential viewers. But the documentary could have done more to communicate the psychological aftereffects of child sexual abuse.
The detail is discussed with some angst in Leaving Neverland; both men say that they never forgot what Jackson allegedly did to them, but did not understand the totality of it when they were children, and tried not to think about it as adults.
The documentary never sits down with a psychologist who specializes in cases like these—an expert who might have told the audience that victims of abuse frequently engage in denial, and can suffer from wide-ranging effects for years. Indeed, one of the most complex ideas that Leaving Neverland asks the audience to understand is that as children, Safechuck and Robson adored Jackson, despite what they say he did to them. They believe the coughing was likely Jackson's. Also testifying yesterday was Murray's current, live-in girlfriend, Nicole Alvarez, an actress.
Alvarez pictured delivered the most famous catchphrase of the trial so far when she described her acting preparation as maintaining her "instrument" — "As an actor, your instrument is yourself. But when asked about Murray's salary under oath on Tuesday, she said she couldn't remember the amount. One possible, unspoken reason for putting the women on the stand: The "parade of girlfriends," as it was called in television coverage of the trial, could lead jurors to conclude that Murray led a hectic personal life that distracted him from Jackson.
The jury will not hear some details about Murray, however, because Judge Michael Pastor has instructed that his personal life is not on trial. Jurors will not hear about Murray's marital status, the fact that he has seven children with six different women, or that he is dealing with financial woes, including claims of unpaid child support. Discover Thomson Reuters. Directory of sites.
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Update, a. PT A disturbing tape of an incoherent, slurring Michael Jackson speaking to his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was played in court during Murray's trial for involuntary manslaughter Wednesday. PT Sally Hirschberg, who is in charge of order records at Seacoast Medical supply company, where Conrad Murray ordered many medical supplies, is the prosecution's opening witness.
Previously … Day seven of Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial is expected to include prosecutors playing audio of his interview with police two days after Michael Jackson's death.