Sunday, April 5, 2015

Claim: Michael Jackson Paid $200 Million

Lawyers say Jacko paid $200M in hush money to victims.

Statement Analysis showed:
Initially, Michael Jackson avoided a reliable denial, but then, when he finally made a statement, he revealed to us that he had many victims all around the world.  

Here is an article from the NY Post.  












Lawyers say Jacko paid $200M in hush money to ‘victims’
Wade Robson and James Safechuck may accomplish what countless prosecutors could not: prove in court that Michael Jackson was a serial child molester.
The purported victims must first overcome a major hurdle — both their legal claims were filed more than a year after the King of Pop’s 2009 death, missing the statutory deadline.
Robson, choreographer to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, and Safechuck, who once appeared with Jacko in a Pepsi commercial, filed respective claims in 2013 and 2014 against Jackson’s estate for unspecified amounts in punitive damages.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, when he could decide whether they may proceed.
If they’re successful, Robson, 32, and Safechuck, 36, would have an advantage over previous cases. Thanks to discovery rules in civil cases, the duo would be able to introduce a wealth of evidence excluded from criminal proceedings — including, for the first time, how much Jackson paid alleged victims and their families.
Lawyers say the King of Pop shelled out nearly $200 million to as many as 20 victims.
Safechuck first met Jacko in 1987, when James was 8 years old. Safechuck will testify that Jacko repeatedly molested him a year later during a tour and that Jacko wrote a check for more than $1 million to Safechuck’s father, a sanitation worker.
Safechuck’s attorney alleges that Jacko molested Safechuck more than 100 times.
Safechuck claims in court filings that Jacko held a secret wedding ceremony, with the young boy as his bride. He said the singer gave him a marriage certificate and a wedding band as keepsakes and confirmation of their “undying love.”
It was Safechuck and another alleged victim, Jordan Chandler, to whom Jacko’s sister LaToya ­referred in a 1993 Tel Aviv press conference in which she vowed to “not be a silent collaborator in my brother’s crimes.”
Jackson would phone Safe­chuck and promise to “do great things together,” while Jackson’s mother, Katherine, for years would demand to know details of Safechuck’s alleged abuse by Jacko, Safechuck says in the latest court documents.
“Did something happen between you and Michael? Are you OK?” Katherine asked him, ­according to Safechuck.
“Jackson was successful in his efforts to the point that my client endured repeated acts of sexual abuse of a heinous nature and was brainwashed . . . into believing they were acts of love and ­instigated by James himself,” Safechuck’s attorneys says in ­filings.
Jacko regularly dressed Safe­chuck in clothes identical to his and would tell reporters Safechuck was his cousin, a former Jacko employee said.
Safechuck’s attorney alleges that Jacko molested Safechuck more than 100 times.
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Wade RobsonPhoto: AP 
Robson’s testimony, if the case goes to a jury, would be the opposite of what he told jurors at Jacko’s 2005 trial. Although he admitted then to sharing a bed with Jacko for at least a year, Robson said Jacko never touched him inappropriately.
He claims he didn’t come forward until he started his own family after burying the “loathsome nature” of the molestations.
“I lived in silence and denial for 22 years,” Robson said.
He was 7 when Jacko first ­molested him, Robson claims.
Each have sworn that the singer’s modus operandi was to seduce them and their families with glamour, gifts and vacations to Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Robson’s claims will be bolstered by former Jacko maid Blanca Francia, who has sworn under oath and is expected to testify in the civil case that she walked in on Jacko showering with and groping the then-9-year-old Robson. She also said she walked in on Jacko and Robson while they were seminude in bed together.
Jacko had always denied he molested children but refused to testify on his own behalf. In recorded depositions, Jacko mostly evaded questions about his relationship with boys, insisting only that he would never hurt a child.
Safechuck claims in court filings that Jacko held a secret wedding ceremony, with the young boy as his bride.
Those depositions, taken during music-industry-related lawsuits from the 1990s and early 2000s, include one video in which Jackson appeared heavily intoxicated, slurring his words and seemingly falling asleep.
The videos would also be played in court for a civil jury.
As with the successful civil case against O.J. Simpson following his acquittal on murder charges, everything will be on the table. A jury could hear evidence that prosecutors were barred from presenting.
The duo for the first time will be allowed to detail past, undisclosed settlements between Jacko and boys. Sources contend there were at least 20 young victims, who reaped — with their parents and attorneys — upward of $200 million cumulatively in hush money.
The Chandler lawsuit alone cost Jacko more than $40 million, sources said.
“All of this is documented, and it will certainly help to sway a jury, particularly a civil jury who is not considering reasonable doubt but a preponderance of the evidence,” a prosecution source said.
In the criminal case against Jacko, a detective for the Santa Barbara district attorney told The Post that the judge, behind closed doors, refused to allow prosecutors to reveal the cash Jacko was paying out.
“The judge said it would be too highly prejudicial,” the source recalled. If it comes out in a civil case, he said, “It should be an eye-opener for those who want to insist that Jackson was some real-life Peter Pan.”

6 comments:

trustmeigetit said...

I am still amazed at the volume of people that support his innocence.

It's only his fame.

As I say to those that believe he is innocent.. If the 40 year old man down the road invited your son to sleep over in his bed what would you do"

Everyone always says they would never allow it and when I ask if they would think he had bad intentions, they all say yes.

Yet when I ask why this is different, they have no valid response yet some still say they think he is innocent.

Fame was his only defense. Well, that and money....

If he didn't have those, he would be in jail.

I Also have a theory....that the heavy drug use he had at death was related. I think having his own children changed him. I think he felt guilt and began drugs as way to sedate himself to avoid the urges.

And I think the doctor knew. Totally just a theory but I don't think he ever really wanted to be what he was.

I think ole most child molestors, could not control it.


But I beleive he was achild molestor.

Peter Hyatt said...

Talent has a way of erasing memories, or removing sympathy for child victims who suffer for the rest of their lives.

Michael Jackson's own words needed no confirmation from his sister, nor testimony from victims: he was a pedophile who used his wealth and privilege to bring devastation upon children in the United States, Central America, the Middle East, and likely in many other locales.

They will suffer the rest of their days.

Peter

~mj said...

Michael Jackson was reprehensible, disgusting and utter trash; at best. His supporters are an entirely other form of disgusting. They are the reason child molestation is such a problem. The ones that "look the other way" or make excuses - are just as culpable as the offender. Society needs to take a long hard look at this celebrity status/crime pass they so happily dole out before it gets worse. I have zero faith that that will ever happen though.

To anyone who rants about "why didn't the victims speak up earlier, or why didn't Robson say so in 2005" - you are ignorant and part of the problem. I have no patience for victim blaming and willful stupidity on the subject of the lasting effects of child sexual abuse. I cannot thank Mr. Hyatt enough for his straight- up clarity on this subject. I have yet to read another author take this subject head on, without reserve and tell it like it is. I have much respect for him for that. If only more people had the courage to see the truth of the results of pedophilia. Maybe more would be brave enough to do what needs to be done about it!

trustmeigetit said...

Well said MJ.

I agree. We need more Peter's in the world.

Peter for President I say! I would vote for him in a heart beat!!

Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble with this....if he paid $200 million in hush money...to the boys parents...then the parents were pimping out their kids.....paying hush money makes me believe something was worth hiding....accepting hush money means you know about it & are willing to keep quiet. It looks like they spent the hush money & want more. The man is dead, the money is spent. Move on......

Amber admin said...

Any settlements that went on were between the adults really. The children were innocent victims, and still are, and they're seeking their own justice. Saying "move on" is incredibly insensitive.