Michael Jackson spent $35 million to silence at least two dozen boys he abused, according to files reportedly seen by British newspaper the Mirror.
Michael Jackson, looks "Dangerous" during the American Bandstand 50th anniversary show taping, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California.
April 20, 2002
Secret FBI files exclusively seen by the paper’s Sunday news edition Sunday People claim agents have “thousands of pages of evidence dating back to 1989” that show evidence Jackson groomed and molested children, sometimes with the parents in plain sight.
The files apparently include private investigators’ reports, phone transcripts and hours of audio tapes.
The files include evidence from private sleuth Anthony Pellicano, who bugged several Hollywood stars and was allegedly hired by Jackson to keep a lid on things when child molestation first surfaced against the King of Pop.
The FBI took Pellicano’s files in 2002 after the sleuth was in his own hot water. The files included extensive reports on Jackson from the early ’90s, according to the Mirror.
A “sleuth” who worked with Pellicano said Elizabeth Taylor suggested Jackson use the private eye.
“I was hired by him to find out where the fires needed putting out and, in this case, where allegations would be coming from,” the unidentified sleuth told the Mirror. “But I have never worked on a case with as many potential claimants as the Jackson case.”
Pellicano’s investigator allegedly interviewed Jackson butler Philip LeMarque and wife Stella in 1993 and the Mirror published the transcript . LeMarque said Jackson was known by the code name “Blue Fox” and said he witnessed several incidents of unusual behavior at Jackson’s Neverland ranch. Stella said that of all of Jackson’s adult friends, only Marlon Brando protested.
“He’d come to the ranch and always see Michael playing, disappear with the children,” Stella said. “Michael would never spend time with the adults at the ranch. … [Brando] said, ‘What the hell is Michael doing with those kids!’”
The files allegedly name 17 boys Jackson singled out for abuse, including five child actors and two dancers. Other child victims apparently include a European boy and the sons of a screenwriter.
The Sunday People claims it had access to two case files – CADCE MJ-02463 and CR 01046.
The files “appear to confirm” the recent claim by Jackson’s former child friend Wade Robson that he was molested. Robson, who once defended the performer, has launched a lawsuit against Jackson’s estate, saying he was previously unable to comprehend the abuse Jackson had committed.