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Michael Jackson Child Porn Accusations Dredged Up by Gossip Rag Debunked

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Pop superstar Michael Jackson arrives for his arraignment at the courthouse in Santa Maria, California, January 16, 2004. Jackson is charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. Jackson pleaded not guilty to all charges. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 09:17 AM

Michael Jackson is facing new child porn allegations after Radar Online published what the Los Angeles Times stated Tuesday seemed to be case documents and pornographic images supposedly belonging to the late pop superstar.

Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, told the Los Angeles Times that some of the Radar Online documents appeared to be copies of reports and evidentiary photographs taken by sheriff's personnel during a previous investigation. Hoover charged, however, that the Radar Online report appears to be "interspersed" with other information taken from the Internet and other sources.

Jackson, who died in 2009, previously faced child molestation charges during a 14-week trial in Santa Maria, California. The self-proclaimed King of Pop was found not guilty then of four charges of child molesting, one charge of attempted child molesting, one conspiracy charge, and eight possible counts of providing alcohol to minors, noted The New York Times.

"A 2003 raid of Michael Jackson's infamous Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California, turned up a sinister secret closet filled with the singer's most creepy and questionable belongings," stated Radar Online's introduction to its online article.

Radar Online said that investigators found a hidden panel concealed by clothes in Jackson's wardrobe closet. There, the website alleges that authorities found photos of children. Radar Online said a source told them that the singer "had disgusting and downright shocking images of child torture, adult and child nudity, female bondage and sadomasochism."

"The Sheriff's Office did not release any of the documents and/or photographs to the media," the sheriff's office said in a statement, posted by Billboard magazine. "The Sheriff's Office released all of its reports and the photographs as part of the required discovery process to the prosecution and the defense."

Jackson's estate issued a statement Tuesday, denouncing Radar Online's report, charging the website with trying to profit off the anniversary of the singer's death on Saturday.
       
"Michael Jackson's fans, including the executors of his estate, prefer to remember the wonderful gifts Michael left behind instead of having to once again see his good name dragged through the mud by tabloid trash," the estate's statement said.

"Everything in these reports, including what the County of Santa Barbara calls 'content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources' is false, no doubt timed to the anniversary of Michael's passing. Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet 'click bait' ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt."

Former Santa Barbara senior assistant district attorney Ron Zonen, who helped prosecute Jackson, told People magazine that while law enforcement did find adult pornographic magazines and videos, it found nothing that constituted child pornography.

"There were all kinds of conventional porn magazines," Zonen told People. "Things like Playboy, Penthouse. There was one called Barely Legal. It was a publication that featured young women presumably over the age of 18 but selected because they look much younger."

Jackson died of a drug overdose of the anesthetic propofol at age 50. The singer's former cardiologist Conrad Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the singer's death.

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