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Old 07-01-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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When does it Stop? What do you believe about the latest report that Jackson paid out 34 million to silence the families of 24kids?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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When does it Stop? What do you believe about the latest report that Jackson paid out 34 million to silence the families of 24kids?

Tabloid trash. Think the lawsuit against AEG.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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Tabloid trash. Think the lawsuit against AEG.
I agree 100 percent. Leave this innocent man alone.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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If you track down the source of this 'news' you'll see it's a UK version of the Weekly World News.

As I stated in another thread about this lame as duck story, MJ never paid a thin dime to any accuser. Jordy's dad received a payout from the insurers, against Michael's wishes. It was a textbook case of a shakedown, and so was the Arviso trial. The dancer/choreographer is lying, but how else could he try to suck some more coins out of his relationship with MJ now that he's gone? It's not the first and not the last time someone did some lie telling for the cameras for money. Anything for money.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I truly believe that Michael would never hurt a child in any way, shape or form, I think his childhood was damaged, and I think he may have had some mental issues, but this is way to far.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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I agree 100 percent. Leave this innocent man alone.

I agree with you but you're not helping matters by regurgitating the tabloids and posting it here, imo.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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I agree with you but you're not helping matters by regurgitating the tabloids and posting it here, imo.
Never really thought about it like that, thanks, sorry.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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It sucks to see the guy I idolized as a youth have his name tarnished and thrown around.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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What really sucks is a dead man can't defend himself these kinds of allegations will never go away and they are in our minds, as well as his children's, for eternity.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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When does it Stop? What do you believe about the latest report that Jackson paid out 34 million to silence the families of 24kids?
It's tabloid trash. This information supposedly comes from "secret FBI files" that were obtained by some British tabloid. MJ's real FBI files were released in 2009 and they completely exonerated him. The FBI had been investigating MJ for over a decade and couldn't find a shred of evidence that he had done anything illegal.

Here's some more information about it:

The Mirror, The People, and the Settlement That Never Was...

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In reality, the story is a nonsense; a birds nest of mangled and misstated accusations which are neither 'new' nor 'exclusive', despite the People's repeated claims that they are. In fact, the documents are not 'FBI files' at all. This is a flat-out lie. Moreover, the claims have all been in the public domain for a very long time, some having been discredited two decades ago.

Of course, most readers won't bother to fact-check the story. Why would they? The newspaper is supposed to do that before publishing it. Sadly, it seems other media outlets can't be bothered either. Britain's Mail newspaper has already rehashed the story, evidently making no attempt to investigate its veracity before doing so.

I could go into a whole lot of detail about the claims made by the People - and the various lazy journalists who will copy and paste its story hundreds, or perhaps thousands of times onto their own websites and into their own newspapers in the coming days. But what is the point? The info is already in the public domain.

Those who hate Jackson will adopt the People's story as evidence for their case. Those with an interest in hearing both sides of Jackson's case will already know that these claims were debunked a long time ago. Nobody else will even bother to research the story. The People's readers buy the newspaper because they like and trust it. They, as intended, will believe this story and will not question it.

Briefly, however, for the record:

1) The 'FBI files' are not FBI files. They are transcripts of interviews compiled by a tabloid journalist who paid his sources - including one who turned out not to exist.They were acquired by a PI who worked for Jackson's defence team. A decade later, he was prosecuted for tapping phones. The FBI seized all of his files, of which these tabloid interviews formed a miniscule part.

2) The allegations of Jackson being caught by multiple employees do not, as the People infers, come from a host of different documents. They all come from one document - a transcript of an interview with a couple called the LeMarques, who worked at Neverland in the late 80s and early 90s. The People intentionally does not state that all of these uncorroborated accusations come from just one of the documents, instead purposely misleading readers and suggesting that they're taken from a cache of evidence.

The LeMarques never contacted police about the abuse they claimed to have witnessed, instead opting to negotiate deals with tabloid newspapers - including the Mirror. Their claims were investigated by cops probing Jackson, who found the couple had agreed to add increasingly graphic details to their interviews for more and more money. Investigators concluded in the 90s that the pair had no credibility and possessed no evidence of any genuine abuse. They were called on out of desperation to testify in Jackson's 2005 trial after prosecutors watched their case begin to disintegrate, but were destroyed under cross-examination. Jurors rejected their testimony and acquitted Jackson, unanimously.

3) The supposed 'settlement' in 1992 was detailed to a tabloid reporter, for money, by a female source who claimed to work for Jordan Chandler's legal firm. She never showed the reporter a document - she simply 'read it out' over the phone. A police investigation into the claim found that the boy named in the settlement did not exist, there was no record of any settlement ever being paid, and the female source had never worked for the legal firm and in fact did not exist. She was never heard of again.

This leaves one element of the People's story standing; that Jackson 'allegedly' - what a convenient little word that is - paid $35million to two-dozen young accusers. The newspaper presents no evidence to corroborate this claim. Just a note in the tabloid reporter's documents, which the People intentionally misrepresents as an 'FBI file'.

Contrary to the People's claim, investigators knew about and investigated these tapes as part of their probe into Jackson in 2003/4, in which they were assisted by the FBI. Despite all of their resources, neither the Californian police nor the FBI was ever able to locate any evidence that any child besides Jordan Chandler or Jason Francia ever received a settlement.

Charles Thomson: The Mirror, the People, and the settlement that never was...

Here's a longer article that goes into more detail and proves there is nothing "new" about these allegations, they were debunked a decade ago: Michael Jackson Slimed By British Press: Here’s the REAL Story from 2005 | Showbiz411
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