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Fact Checking the Documentary "Michael Jackson: What Really Happened" by Jacques Peretti

September 7, 2010

Thanks to our special correspondent Dialdancer, I was alerted to the re-broadcast of the shameful documentary “Michael Jackson: What Really Happened”, which was produced by a self-proclaimed “lifelong Jackson fan” Jacques Peretti.  I’ve seen bits and pieces of it before, but never in its entirety, until now!  A few months ago someone finally uploaded it to youtube, and after watching it I can honestly conclude that this is the third worst MJ documentary ever made, behind Martin Bashir’s “Living With Michael Jackson” and his lesser known “Michael Jackson’s Secret World” of course!  As if I had to tell you that!

I was so disgusted by it that I decided to put my other projects on hold and write a report debunking the numerous misrepresentations, rumors and opinions that were presented as “facts” by Peretti.

Here are my critiques of the program:

Part 1:

#1: @ 1:07 Peretti states that what he heard from Diane Dimond, Victor Guitterez, J. Randy Taraborreli, and Bob Jones “changed his view on Jackson forever”. Well Peretti, if you’re that gullible to take them at face value, and you choose to not be a fan anymore, then good riddance!   Maybe if you had included Tom Mesereau for more than the two minutes that he was allotted, then maybe your view of MJ would have been more balanced!

#2: @ 3:37 Peretti states that MJ was booed off the stage at the 2006 World Music Awards “before he could sing a note”. Pulleaazzzeee!!  Watch the performance of “We Are The World” below and you’ll see that at NO POINT WHATSOEVER was he ever booed!  He was treated like royalty!  In fact, you see a few fans actually crying upon seeing him!

#3: @ 4:40 Peretti refers to Bob Jones as MJ’s manager, when in fact he was MJ’s publicist! There is a difference between a manager and a publicist, and once Jones started to describe what his job duties entailed, that should have been obvious to Peretti.  According to Jones, he was responsible for “dealing with the tabloids, the fan magazines, and the fanatics” (which he used as a derogatory slur towards the fans). He then goes on to lie and say that he invented the title “King of Pop, Rock, & Soul”, when in fact it was Elizabeth Taylor who coined the phrase in 1989 when she and Eddie Murphy presented him with the Heritage & Sammy Davis Jr. Awards!!

Here is Taylor herself confirming that she came up with the title!!

Here is MJ also confirming that Liz taylor said it first (@ 4:30), and then the fans started to label him “King of Pop” for short:

Part 2:

@ 1:30 Taraborrelli states that MJ transformed himself into a monster in “Thriller’ because he really felt like a monster inside, and that he was sexually confused.  Well gee Randy, if you felt he was a monster, then why did you write that 900+ page book about him, and profit off of that “monster”? And if he was so sexually confused, then how do you explain the vast amounts of heterosexual pornography that he collected from 1991 through 2003? Peretti goes on to state that the video for “Thriller” was a “cry for help”. No it wasn’t!  It was a cry to the fans to go out and buy the damn record! And obviously the fans heeded MJ’s cry, as Thriller became the biggest selling album of all time!

@ 2:35 Peretti said MJ invented the award given by Reagan in 1987? First of all, it was on May 14th, 1984 when MJ was given the Presidential Humanitarian Award by President Reagan in recognition of MJ’s contribution of the song “Beat It” to the government’s campaign against drunk driving among teens.  Secondly, MJ certainly did NOT “invent” the award! It was President Reagan’s idea to give it to MJ!

@ 5:35 Diane Dimond insists that MJ was only interested in boys. Well, here are a few stories to debunk that trash:

Here are the stories about Nisha Kataria, a female protégé of MJ who was supposed to perform with him during his “This Is It’ concerts, and Lottie Rose, one of MJ’s hairstylists.  Nisha and her family moved into Neverland in 2003, shortly before the allegations, and Lottie allowed her daughter to sleep in MJ’s room on numerous occasions when they visited throughout the years.

http://www.mj-777.com/?p=4854

In this article, there is a video of a young girl and her family on the Oprah, just prior to her interview with MJ.  She describes how nice MJ is to her, and Oprah interviews her parents as well. (The girl and her family can be seen in part 5):

http://www.mj-777.com/?p=4829

 

Finally, here is an excerpt from Ian Halperin’s “Unmasked”, where he interviews Allison Smith about her time at Neverland.  From page 78:

During the course of my investigation, I found four of these girls.  One of them, Allison V. Smith, is now a world-renowned photographer who has shot photos for The New York Times, Esquire, and The New Yorker, among others.  She is also an heiress to the Neiman Marcus luxury department store fortune as the granddaughter of the late retail legend, Stanley Marcus.

“During the trial, they kept talking about all the boys who slept in his bed.  Well, I’m a girl and I slept in his bed when I was a kid.  The prosecutor must know that there were girls around, but he never mentioned it”, she says, adding that her friendship with Jackson was “a lot of fun” but that she doesn’t like talking about it publicly.

“I was tempted to offer myself up as a defense witness,” she recalls, “but I didn’t relish the media circus.”

Part 3:

@ At the beginning, Dimond describes how Evan Chandler walked in on MJ and Jordie spooning in bed. She also says that Jordie bathed with MJ (which is what he also claimed in his interview with Dr. Gardner). Peretti conveniently leaves out exactly how Evan literally “extracted” the confession out of Jordie! And the icing on the cake is when he says that Jordie’s  description matched!

Well, anyone who knows me by now knows how I like to “cross-examine” Ray & Evan Chandler’s “All That Glitters” because they were never cross examined in a court of law, so here is Evan’s version of how he became suspicious of MJ, from pages 46-49:

I’ll be there in a minute”. Evan said, and as Jordie turned to leave, added, “Hey Jordie, are you and Michael doin’ it?”

That’s disgusting!” Jordie reacted.  “I’m not into that!”

“Just kidding.”

Evan explained it this way.  “It was crude, but I was so anxious, I decided on the spur of the moment to say it because I figured it would elicit an unplanned response.”  Jordie’s repulsion brought Evan great relief.  So much so, that he felt quite chipper as he walked down the hall to check on Michael.

The singer was walking in circles, holding his head.  “I didn’t sleep all night,” he complained. “I’ve got a bad headache. I get them all the time.”

“Do you know what causes them?”  Evan asked.

“Yeah, I’ve had them ever since my hair caught fire.  They said it’s from the surgery.”

Evan offered the standard remedies, aspirin and Tylenol, but Michael insisted they had no effect on him and that his doctor usually gave him a shot of something, he didn’t know what. When Evan suggested that the call his doctor, Michael refused.  He didn’t want to bother the man on a holiday weekend.  Instead, he asked Evan if he could give him something stronger.

Evan rattled off a list of drugs to see if he could find out what Michael’s doctor used.  When he mentioned Demerol, Michael said that sounded familiar.  Evan did not use Demerol in his practice, so he called Mark Torbiner for advice.  The anesthesiologist suggested an injection of Toradol, a non-narcotic equivalent to Demerol, and offered to pick some up at Evan’s office and bring it to his house.

Evan injected 30mg, half the maximum dose, into Michael’s gluteus. But one hour later the star claimed he was still in a lot of pain, so Evan administered the remaining half and instructed him to lie down and try to relax.

“Keep an eye on him,” Evan told Jordie.  “It’ll take a few minutes to kick in.  I’ll be right back.”

“When I went back to check on him, maybe ten minutes later,” Evan recalled, “He was acting weird, babbling incoherently and slurring is speech.  Toradol is pretty safe drug, and I thought that either he was having a rare reaction or had taken another drug and was having a combination reaction.”

Other than the drunk-like symptoms, Michael’s pulse and respirations were normal and he appeared to be in no real danger.  So Evan took no further action.

But Jordie was scared.  He had seen his friend “acting strange” before, but never like this.

“Don’t worry,” Evan assured his son, “Right now Michael’s the happiest person in the world.  All we need to do is keep him awake and talking until the drug wears off.”

Four hours and a serious case of cottonmouth later, Michael began to sober up.  While Jordie was downstairs fetching water, Evan decided to take advantage of Michael’s still uninhibited but somewhat coherent condition.  “Hey, Mike, I was just wondering….I mean, I don’t care either way, but I know some of your closest people are gay, and I was wondering if you’re gay too?”

“You’d be surprised about a lot of people in this town,” Michael mumbled, as he rattled off the names of a few prominent Hollywood players who were still in the closet.

Evan tried to get back on track before Jordie returned.  He stroked Michael’s hair and reassured him,  “I don’t care if you’re gay, Mike.  I just want you to know you can tell me if you are.”

“Uh-uh”, Michael slurred.  “Not me.”

Given Michael’s willingness to talk openly about everyone else’s sexuality, his consistent denial about being gay reinforced Evan’s belief that the singer was asexual.

Michael remained in bed all day, with Jordie sitting by his side on the edge of the single bed.  Cody joined them about ten, and by ten-thirty the three boys were fast asleep.

Evan was tired, too, but the thought that Michael might awake during the night and take more drugs caused him to get up several times to check on the star.  On his third visit, around 3am, Evan found the boys still fast asleep.  But Jordie was now in Michael’s bed, spooning, with Michael’s arm wrapped tightly around the boy, his hand resting on the boy’s crotch on the outside of the covers.

Ever so gently, Evan picked up Michael’s arm and moved it to the side, then slowly pulled back the covers.  Thank God!  They were both fully clothed.

Evan dozed off at dawn, but he and Monique were awakened shortly thereafter by Cody crawling into their bed.  “What’s the matter, Honey?” Monique asked.

“Is it OKAY for two men to get married?” the boy asked.  Evan and Monique were stunned.  They asked why he wanted to know, but the child was in no mood to reveal his thoughts, only to cuddle up and cling to his mother.

In the weeks that followed, Evan and Monique tried again to find out what Cody had seen or heard.  But the boy remained secretive and depressed.  Three months later, during dinner one night, Cody turned to his parents and announced, “Michael Jackson is bad.  He did bad things to Jordie.”  After that release the little boy began to perk up.

A picture is worth a thousand words.  And the sight of his son in bed with Michael finally made it clear to Evan that he must end their relationship. Even if there is no sex, Jordie’s personality had been seriously altered.  As he morphed day by day into a pint-sized clone of Michael, he withdrew further and further from his family and friends.

Evan’s initial reaction was to separate them then and there, but he and Monique talked it over and agreed that a sudden split could be traumatic and might cause Jordie to bond even deeper with…..his lover?

On a more practical level, June had legal custody of Jordie and controlled his daily routine.  They would need to coordinate with her for a separation to have any effect.

Monique insisted, however, and Evan agreed, that Michael must be told that day that he could not move in with them.  Not wanting to arouse the star’s suspicion, lest he assert even more control over Jordie, Evan lied.

“You know, Mike, I checked with the building department and they said we’re not zoned for an addition. I guess we’ll just have to forget”

Then we’ll build a new house,” the superstar vowed, as if it were already a done deal.  “Just don’t tell anyone I paid for it, okay? It’ll create problems.”

Notice how Evan claims that he offered MJ Tylenol and other over the counter remedies, but MJ refused them because he wanted something stronger.  I think its total BS!!!  What doctor would offer Demerol, or anything similar to that, just for a headache??!!!  My gosh, Evan gave MJ 60mg of Toradol!!!  I think it’s more plausible that he gave MJ sodium amytal, since he asked him specifically if he was gay. Our co-admin Lynette, who works as a nurse full time, gave us this great description of Toradol:

First Toradol is a potent Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug ( think Aleve) and does not have the sort of effect that they are describing. They said he started acting really weird and was slurring his words and stuff. Also when he came out of it he was ok but had a serious case of cotton mouth. Well not from Toradol he didn’t. You guys I use this every day, we don’t even tell people they can’t drive home. Second when he is describing it in ATG he says how he decided that he would take advantage of the situation and ask him if he was gay because he was so concerned that he was gay. Michael denied being gay but given Mark Torbiner’s penchant for using sodium amytal my guess is that is what they gave Michael and he was questioning him trying to find information he could use to blackmail him. When he didn’t give him the information he wanted he went in another direction. I mean if you step back and think about that why would you even get this man that was at your house for the first time a drug for his headache beyond tylenol? It was right after that that Michael stopped talking to Evan he talks about how he didn’t talk to him anymore on that tape. I mean their story is so screwed up about the use of the Toradol and the sodium amytal from my standpoint that alone discredits their entire story. You know don’t you that if one part of their story is a lie so is the rest of it. It is way too farfetched that’s it. I mean come on “my son needed a baby tooth out and requested anesthesia”. I say “give me a break.” That’s a perfect example, I had a 10 year old with a broken radius today and he took the needle full of lidocaine and setting it without so much as a flinch. Kids are alot more scared to be put to sleep than they are 20 second of having their tooth pulled.

Also, did you notice how Evan said that it wasn’t until the third time that he checked on MJ that he caught them spooning?  That means the previous two times, Jordie was not in the bed with MJ, but according to Evan, Jordie must have gotten in bed.  That would mean that MJ must have awoken after Evan’s second checkup, and then woke Jordie up and asked him to sleep with him.  Does this even make sense? Of course not!

Regarding Peretti’s claim that Jordie’s description “matched”, here a few descriptive articles that show otherwise:

http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/was-it-match-or-mismatch/

http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/the-story-of-one-telltale-splotch-missing-from-the-smokin-gunpublic-eye/

http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-it-but-were-always-afraid-to-ask-part-1/

http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-it-but-were-afraid-to-ask-part-2/

http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-it-but-were-afraid-to-ask-part-3/

(The following article describes how Chandler’s attorney Larry Feldman wanted the photo’s of MJ’s penis excluded from the civil case.  Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because they didn’t match?)

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-01-05/local/me-8514_1_michael-jackson

@ 6:45 Peretti falsely states that Evan “asked” Jordie is there was a sexual element, and Jordie says “yes” (and of course he doesn’t elaborate further about the specific details of Jordie’s “confession”).  He also does not specify exactly how the scandal went public.  So let’s go to Evan Chandler to get his side of the story.

Here is how Evan got Jordie to confess.  From Dimond’s “Be Careful Who You Love”, page 60:

When Jordie came out of the sedation I asked him to tell me about Michael and him.  I (falsely told) him that I had bugged his bedroom and I knew everything anyway and that I just wanted to hear it from him.  I told him not to be embarrassed….”I know about the kissing and the jerking off and the blow jobs.”  This isn’t about me finding anything out.  It’s about lying – If you lie then I’m going to take him (Jackson) down.

According the Evan’s diary, Jordie contemplated how to answer the question for about an hour, and then Evan tried again:

“I’m going to make it very easy for you.  I’m going to ask you one question.  All you have to do is say yes or no”.

Jordie spoke his first words, “Promise?”

I said, “Jordie, did I ever lie to you in your whole life?”

He said, “No.”

I said, “Well, I never will.”

He said, “You won’t hurt Michael, right?”

I said, “I promise.”

He said, “I don’t want anyone else ever to know.  Promise me you won’t ever tell anyone.”

I promise,” I said.

So he said, “What’s the question?”

I asked, “Did Michael Jackson ever touch your penis?”

Unbelievably, he still hesitated.  The longest couple of seconds of my life went be and then finally he answered in an almost inaudible whisper, “Yes.”

From “All That Glitters”, pages 119-121, here is how the scandal became public after Evan found out that June and her lawyer Michael Freeman filed the court order to get custody of Jordie on August 17th, 1993:

In a phone conversation the night before Freeman’s request was to be heard in court, Barry counseled Evan that unless he was willing to walk into the courtroom and accuse Michael of molesting Jordie, he didn’t have a prayer of winning; June had legal custody and that was all she needed to get Jordie back.

“How long will I have?” Evan asked.

“One, maybe two days.”

“What if I refuse to give him back?”

“If you don’t give him back the sheriff will come take him.  And he may arrest you, too.”

Accusing Michael of molestation was a can of worms Evan did not want to open.  He doubted anyone would take Jordie’s word over Michael’s, especially If June took Michael’s side. And she’d have to; otherwise she’d be implicating herself.  But it was Jordie’s fears over the prospect of going to court that weighted heaviest on Evan’s mind.

At the same time, Evan knew that as soon as June had Jordie back in her clutches she’d be on a plane to join Michael, who was already out of the country.  Evan believed with absolute certainty that if Jordie went on tour with Michael he’d suffer severe psychological damage.

“I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t,” Evan lamented to Barry.  “What if I take him out of California and hide for a while?  Maybe that’ll buy you some time to come up with the necessary appeals.”

“Appeals!” the attorney exclaimed.  “Are you nuts!  You’ll be a fugitive in the eyes of the law.  You’ll end up in jail and guarantee June permanent custody.  You can forget about any appeals.”

Confused and saddened, Evan thanked Barry for all his help and hung up.

“What’s the matter, Pops?” Jordie asked.  He’d been standing next to his father while he talked to Barry.

“They’re going to make you go back tomorrow, Jordie. Barry says we have no choice.”

Uh-uh! No way!  I’ll run away first.”

Buoyed by his son’s feistiness, Evan made him a promise.  “If that’s the way you feel, then I’m with you.  But we’ve got one move left.  If it doesn’t work, then we’ll go.”

For the past six weeks the two sides had gone back and forth, each trying to outmaneuver the other in what Evan called “the chess game from hell.” Now he found himself checkmated.  “They left me no choice.  The only move I had left was to kick over the table before they took the king.”

Evan dialed the number.  “Do you remember me?” he asked.  “I’m the one who came to your office and told you about my son.”

“Yes,” Dr. Abrams replied.  “I remember very well.:

It was the one thing Evan had tried so desperately to avoid.  Once he supplied the names, the psychiatrist would have no choice but to file a report with the authorities, who would then assume full control.

“The thought of placing Jordie in the hands of a government agency was frightening,” Evan commented.  “Almost as frightening as returning him to June and Michael.”

Evan took a few seconds to think before embarking into the unknown; then he took a deep breath.  “My name is Evan Chandler.  My son’s name is Jordie Chandler.  The adult male is Michael Jackson.  Can you help me? Please!”

Other than the knowledge that Michael had touched Jordie’s penis, Evan had never asked his son about the sex. But Dr. Abrams would, and Evan hoped he would be convinced of the truth and be willing to appear at the court hearing the following morning as an expert witness. “I’m sorry,” Dr. Abrams said.  “I can’t see him today.  But don’t worry; bring him in first thing in the morning.”

Evan and Jordie arrived at the psychiatrists’ office at nine the next morning.  Dr. Abrams began by advising Jordie that their discussion could become embarrassing and that it was his choice as to whether he wanted his father to remain in the room.  Evan shuffled out and took a seat in the waiting room.

An hour later, anxious and bored, Evan idled his way down to the coffee shop in the lobby, ate breakfast and went back upstairs to wait.  Another hour and another trip to the coffee shop.  Eleven o’clock.  Walking the halls.  Back downstairs.  Around the block.  Back to the waiting room.  “What the hell are they doing in there?”  Evan wondered.  “I could have told my whole life story now.”

Ten minutes after noon, Jordie finally emerged.  “Hey, dad, can we get something to eat?”  His favorite question.

Evan was startled.  He expected Jordie to come out heavy-hearted, but the boy seemed exuberated, almost whimsical.  “Are you okay?” Evan asked, wrapping his arms around the boy.

“Yeah, pops.  Let’s go, I’m starved.”

“He was a different boy,” Evan recalled, “and I knew immediately that no matter how long a road might lie ahead, he was going to be okay.”  Holding back the tears, Evan thanks Dr. Abrams profusely.

So what do we do now?” he asked.

“You’ll have to wait,” the doctor replied.  “Under the law, I can’t tell you anymore.”

“Can you at least tell me if you believe him?”

“Oh yes.  There’s no doubt.”

Father and son went to eat, but never talked about the interview.  Except once.  “You know, Dad,” Jordie said, briefly lifting his mug from a plate of French fries, “I’m really glad I talked to Dr. Abrams.”

And so was Evan.  Because two hours earlier, while Jordie was still relating his lurid tale to the good doctor, the court ordered the boy returned to June within forty-eight hours. Barry ‘s associate, who attended the hearing, assured the judge her client would comply.

@ 8:05 Peretti and Jones begin to insinuate that MJ’s bedroom alarms were installed as a means of helping him know when an adult was approaching the bedroom so that he’d know when to stop molesting kids.  MJ haters have always used that as a sign of obvious guilt.  Well, sorry to disappoint you MJ haters, but those alarms helped exonerate him!

Star Arvizo claimed that he witnessed MJ molest Gavin on several occasions by walking in on the act, but wouldn’t MJ have known that Star was approaching when he heard the alarms? Sneddon argued that the volume of the alarm was turned down during that period of time, and thus MJ wasn’t able to hear it.  But defense witness Larry Nimmer (a professional videographer who was hired to film Neverland after Judge Melville refused to allow jurors to tour the property) totally debunked that theory by performing a test where he placed his camera in MJ’s upper chamber (where the molestation allegedly happened), and he had a maid activate the alarm by entering MJ’s living quarters, and by doing this he demonstrated how loud and audible the alarm was, thus destroying Sneddon’s claim. Nimmer included this test in his documentary “The Untold Story of Neverland”, which is available on the DVD that I purchased, but is mysteriously missing from the shortened version that is available on youtube (otherwise, I would have surely included it here! If anyone finds it, please let us know!)

Both Nimmer and Maria Gomez (the maid) explained their test on the witness stand, and for more details please read the following article:

http://site2.mjeol.com/mjeol-bullet/defense-proves-welfare-fraud-explains-alarm-%C2%96-mb-269.html

Another person who defended the bedroom alarms was, ironically, Adrian McManus, one of the “Neverland 5” who lost a multi-million dollar lawsuit against MJ and to this day owes him $1.4 million dollars.  She was fired from Neverland for theft prior to the allegations, and then sold lies to the tabloids about witnessing MJ molest young boys, including Macaulay Culkin.  Former employee Francine Contreras testified against McManus’ character by describing the display at McManus’ home of pilfered items from Neverland, including toys that were meant to be given to needy children. (Have you no shame, Adrian? How low can you go?)

During her cross examination, she was presented with a transcript of her 1994 deposition, where she defended the bedroom alarms by stating the following:  “When you’re a celebrity, you lead a difficult life.  People kill celebrities.  That little sensor benefits him for his life.” That quote and others made by McManus can be seen @ 4:36 in the following video which is part of the series “What did happen to Michael Jackson” by a diehard MJ fan with the youtube username “LunaJo67”, which I highly recommend everyone watch.

@ 9:17 Bob Jones suggests that MJ’s settlement was a sign of guilt that confirmed that everything Jordie alleged was true.  This is so absurd that I won’t even address it here. Instead, I’ll address it here in part 1 of my article on MJ’s settlements.  I will be posting another article in a few days that will thoroughly address the settlement once and for all!

Part 4:

@ .15, Taraborelli shows his true colors by suggesting that the settlement gave MJ a sense that he could “get out of anything”, and that it “emboldened” him.  Well, if MJ felt “emboldened”, and that he could “get away with anything”, then why weren’t there any additional victims that testified against him in 2005, huh Randy? Wait a minute, let me guess………..it’s because MJ paid them off, right?

@ 1:58 Peretti unleashed the ultimate ad hominem attack on MJ by showing a clip of Latoya Jackson’s 1993 press conference declaring MJ’s guilt, but of course he didn’t mention the fact that Latoya recanted her statements years later when she divorced her abusive ex-husband Jack Gordon, who she claimed forced her to say those statements in order to cash in with the tabloids. This is totally consistent with Jack’s character, as he also tried to extort millions from the Jackson family in exchange for Latoya’s agreement not to publish her “tell all” book claiming abuse and dysfunction in the family.  The fact that the book was released in 1991 should tell you that the family didn’t give in to his extortion claims!

Here is a report on the press conference:

Here is the press conference in it’s entirety (or most of it anyway): http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1993/12/08/605020115/

Here, beginning at 1:50, Latoya recants and explains why she did it in the first place.  Whether or not you believe her reasons for doing it, she recanted and the family forgave her, so that’s all that matters.

Here is another video  of Latoya recanting her statements in 2004:

@ 2:10 Peretti claimed that “after the Chandler payoff, MJ’s sense of power went beyond anything that he had ever did before”.  He then uses the “Stalin-ist statues” of MJ as “proof” that MJ had lost his marbles!  But those statues had nothing whatsoever to do with an inflated ego!  They were part of a multi-million dollar promotional campaign for the “HIStory” album! I’m surprised that Peretti didn’t also claim that this video trailer was also a sign of his out of control ego!!

@ 4:26 Peretti claimed that he had never even heard of the 2001 concert, which MJ agreed to do because he was at an all-time low. Well, if he was at an “all-time low”, then why did he sell out Madison Square Garden twice? He could have sold out a thousand shows at MSG! “All-time low” my ass!! He did the concerts to help support his upcoming album “Invincible”!!

@ 7:16 Peretti calls Tom Mesereau “the sharpest defense lawyer that money could buy”, implying that he only works with rich celebrities.  Oh really? Well, why don’t you ask some of the poor & underprivileged clients who have benefited from his 25 years of pro bono work, such as Terry Bonner  (http://loopholing.com/alabama-lawyers/fox-news-birmingham-alabama-covers-attorney-tom-mesereau-the-terry-bonner-case ) or Wesley Quik (http://www.publiccounsel.org/news/2003/feb2603.htm )? What about the thousands of poor blacks that he has helped through his free legal clinics in South Central Los Angeles? (https://www.mesereaufreelegalclinic.com/About_Us.html )

Another example of Mesereau’s commitment to community service (and to MJ’s innocence) can be found in this article, where he states how he cancelled his membership and free legal clinic at one church and reinstated it at another church when the first church refused to allow their child members to visit Neverland before the trial started.  http://articles.latimes.com/2005/nov/23/local/me-mesereau23

If you want to hear Mesereau wax poetic about his pro bono work (as well as the corruption of the legal system by crooked, overzealous prosecutors), you can listen to the ENTIRE 2005 Harvard Law Seminar by opening the following link and downloading it using RealPlayer: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6BDFKFJU

@ 9:06. Taraborrelli suggested that Sneddon could have won due to “strong evidence”, but the strong evidence was overshadowed by weak evidence.   For him to claim that Sneddon “could have won” (thus implying that MJ “could have been guilty”) is inexcusable.  He should have been more specific (such as naming Sneddon’s “strong evidence”), instead of being so vague. However, although Taraborrelli didn’t use the best choice of words in that interview, he has been a staunch supporter of MJ’s innocence for many years, even if the fans don’t always agree with his other comments. If Taraborrelli had said the following, it would have made him sound less ambiguous as to whether or not he felt MJ was truly guilty in that particular interview.

“Sneddon literally threw everything he had at MJ, including the kitchen sink, and if some of the jurors (like Ray Hultman or Eleanor Cook) had let their prejudices override their judgement, then MJ would have been convicted.”

Part 5:

@ 2:52 Bob Jones complains about not getting any severance upon his termination, and suing for his vacation pay, which influenced him to write his tell all book “The Man Behind the Mask”. Let’s look at Bob Jones’ background:

Bob Jones was one of many disgruntled ex-employees called by Sneddon to testify against MJ in 2005, and his testimony was absolutely pathetic, along with everyone else who testified against MJ.  He was fired because he first thought of writing his book in January 2004 because he was “broke, and needed to make some money” (according to the testimony of Stacey Brown, his co-author), and when MJ found out he was obviously furious! (He and Brown actually began to write it after he was terminated, but the point is that his desire to write it began while he was still employed by MJ. And by the way, as a longtime employee and family friend, he never had to sign a confidentiality agreement.) Jones testified for prosecutors as they presented testimony about Jackson’s alleged pattern of seduction and inappropriate behavior with boys under California Evidence Code §1108.

However, Jones was not the prosecution’s strongest witness, as he initially said he “did not remember” seeing MJ lick a boy’s head during a flight from Paris to Los Angeles in the early 1990s. Jones only conceded that the incident must have happened after prosecutors showed him an e-mail he wrote to a co-writer. Here is a brief excerpt of his cross-examination:

5541 23 Q. Well, in response to the prosecutor’s
24 questions, you said you had reservations about that
25 statement —
26 A. Yes.
27 Q. — correct?
28 And what are your reservations about that

5542 1 statement?
2 A. That I just don’t recall exactly seeing
3 that. I truly don’t.

4 Q. And would you agree when you’re working with
5 a co-writer and a publisher to prepare a book about
6 Michael Jackson, there’s pressure to make things
7 sensational when you can, right?
8 A. Yes.
9 Q. And your publisher and others want a book
10 that can sell, correct?
11 A. My co-writer. The publisher wasn’t involved
12 in that particular end of it.
13 Q. Okay. And certainly, having worked with
14 Michael all those years, you’ve seen numerous
15 attempts by numerous people to sensationalize
16 aspects of Michael’s life, right?
17 A. Correct.

For more info on Jones and his testimony, please read the articles below:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/MichaelJackson/story?id=874357&page=1

http://site2.mjeol.com/hot-doc/cross-exam-of-bob-jones-stacy-brown-june-chandler.html

http://site2.mjeol.com/transcript/cross-examination-bob-jones-+-stacy-brown-april-11-2005.html

And the final nail in Jones’ coffin that will utterly destroy his credibility is the fact that he wrote the forward for Lisa D. Campbell’s 1994 book “The King Of Pop’s Darkest Hour”, which completely exonerated him!  Here’s his forward, from page 9: http://books.google.com/books?id=n1S4bMjM8LoC&dq=king+of+pop’s+darkest+hour&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=KT-GTKLxGIK8lQeJvOyWDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false

Michael Jackson first became aware of Lisa Campbell’s work with the publication of Michael Jackson: The King of Pop, in 1993, when he received a copy of the book at my office. He is impressed with her work and greatly appreciates the painstaking measures taken for accuracy. We are equally pleased to now have the opportunity to contribute this Foreword for this new volume.

Lisa has presented here a fair overview of the events that took place when Michael became the victim of false and cruel allegations, and the irresponsible persecution he suffered at the hands of the media. We have long been the victims of rumors and lies through the media but nothing could have prepared us for that to which he was recently subjected.

Michael experienced pain and humiliation to a depth he never realized existed. The tremendous distress he suffered during this period had profound effects on him both emotionally and physically. He has now overcome those difficulties with knowledge of his complete innocence and his deep faith in God.
Michael has come through the experience a stronger person due largely to his faith and the incredible amount of support received from his friends and fans throughout the world. The underlying love and support he received from the fans and their refusal to believe the worst truly touched his heart.

His goal is to spread pure and simple love around the world. Children are his greatest source of joy. That is a part of him which will never change.

Michael knows that his fans suffered with him and shared his pain. He is deeply grateful for all of the love he has received.

He loves you all.

Bob Jones,
Vice President
Michael J. Jackson Productions

So when he’s employed with a cushy, high paying job, MJ is innocent.  But as soon as he’s let go, all of a sudden MJ is guilty?  I hope that blood money was worth it, Bob Jones!!

Well, that’s my 2 cents on this worthless documentary! But I’ll top it off with an interesting revelation about World of Wonder Productions, the company that produced this piece of garbage.  Did you guys ever wonder how the hell Peretti was able to get an interview with Victor Guiterrez? I sure did! Let’s look at a comment by our co-admin Lynette regarding the connection between Peretti, Gutierrez, and World of Wonder Productions:

“Oh yeah I did a little research myself and lo and behold it was produced by World Of Wonder Productions. The same company that Victor Gutierrez wanted to make a movie special about his book MJWML. World of wonder Productions is a subsidiary of The Guardian UK. No surprises there. I found out a lot about the underworld of the tabloid press by reading the book Tabloid Baby by Burt Kearns. If you want to refute them you have to know how they work. I know I said this before but in California in 1993 a freelance journalist was a papparazzi plain and simple. You know don’t you that they got a lot of their information from Norma Salinas, the Chandler’s maid. She was also an immigrant from El Salvador. Sounds like someone else we know doesn’t it? Like Blanca Francia. I think the connection between these people is uncanny and too coincidental to be a coincidence don’t you?”

http://worldofwonder.net/archives/2005/03/02/michael_jackson_was_my_amante/

Boy! Birds of a feather really do stick together, don’t they!  For that company to even consider filming a movie about Gutierrez’s book “Michael Jackson Was My Lover” truly shows what low standards they have.  I’m sure that they pressured Peretti to make his documentary as biased against MJ as possible, or else they wouldn’t finance and air it.  How else do you explain Mesereau only getting about 2 minutes worth of airtime? Or Peretti not giving you the complete background of Gutierrez or Dimond? How much did they pay Taraborrelli to contradict himself and say that Sneddon “could have won” his case? Maybe Peretti really wanted to do a decent documentary but caved in to the pressure to sensationalize it.

Well, for those of you who are interested in seeing more of Peretti’s work (which I’m sure most of you aren’t!), here is his fairly decent documentary about MJ’s last days called “Michael Jackson’s Last Days:  What Really Happened?”

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnqJdWGO_Ck

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLD_KaFgntg

part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNwirq2Ljzw

Part  4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajhJ_cXxhdk

Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP9xfUsFU9I

The rebuttals  I made against this documentary should be used as examples of why MJ fans need to know all of the facts of the allegations backwards and forwards so that we can challenge these sleazy journalists who try to disguise tabloid trash as objective journalism, whether it’s an individual like Jacques Peretti, or a corporation like NBC!!

9-26-2010 UPDATE!!!

I have found a positive documentary about MJ that was filmed last year!  It’s called “Moonwalking – The True Story of Michael Jackson”, and it’s amazing!  This isn’t just another “he came, he saw, he conquered” retrospective, but it’s something that attempts to (and succeeds at!) “humanizing” MJ by making viewers feel empathy and compassion for him.

There are a group of writers and psychologists who explain MJ’s desire to be philanthropic, his dedication to improving the lives of underprivileged children, his mental scarring due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father (e.g. getting plastic surgery to look less like his father), his shyness due to always being in the public spotlight, his forgiving personality (e.g. he forgive both his father & Latoya), and  his respect and admiration for the women in his life (such as his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, and Princess Diana).  They don’t try to condescendingly psychoanalyze every decision he ever made in his life, and there is a respectful tone to their diagnosis of him.  (Unlike so-called psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who helped phantom victim Daniel Kapon “remember” that he was abused by MJ, and tried to get MJ’s kids taken away after the baby dangling incident.) I truly wish that more documentaries like this could be made, and I’m going to try to get every MJ blog to post these links, because the fans need to see this!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4: There is a quote in this clip that jumped out at me, and I want to address it here.  Don’t worry, its not negative! In fact, it’s very positive, but nevertheless it has to be addressed.  At 5:20 the psychologist makes the following quote: “I think the press and the media probably has a lot to answer for. He was tried under a court of law and found not guilty, and so for me that means that he was not guilty.”

That is the WORST possible thing that you can say in defense of MJ!  The courts are NOT perfect, and as we all know, guilty people get acquitted all the time, and innocent people get convicted all the time! If you say this to an MJ hater, then they’ll say (and we’ve ALL heard this a gazillion times already) “Well, OJ Simpson was also acquitted too, and we all know he was guilty!” This is why you have to learn the facts of the allegations so that you can properly refute the lies that MJ haters are certain to use against him (for example “He paid off the Chandlers in 1993!” My recent article on the settlements clearly debunks that! Here is part 1.  Here is part 2.) Thankfully, there are dozens of websites (like this one!), books, and documentaries dedicated to exonerating MJ of those charges!

Part 5:

Part 6:

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168 Comments leave one →
  1. shellywebstere permalink
    October 23, 2012 6:13 pm

    “The anesthesiologist suggested an injection of Toradol, a non-narcotic equivalent to Demerol, and offered to pick some up at Evan’s office and bring it to his house.

    Evan injected 30mg, half the maximum dose, into Michael’s gluteus. But one hour later the star claimed he was still in a lot of pain, so Evan administered the remaining half and instructed him to lie down and try to relax.

    “Keep an eye on him,” Evan told Jordie. “It’ll take a few minutes to kick in. I’ll be right back.”

    “When I went back to check on him, maybe ten minutes later,” Evan recalled, “He was acting weird, babbling incoherently and slurring is speech. Toradol is pretty safe drug, and I thought that either he was having a rare reaction or had taken another drug and was having a combination reaction.”

    I wonder if they realized how stupid this is

  2. shelly permalink
    May 20, 2011 12:25 pm

    It’s the best joke of the year, I can’t believe it. There is something very wrong with those people.

  3. Suzy permalink
    May 20, 2011 12:16 pm

    “In October of 2005, Michael and Tom Messereau went over the book in London and Michael later reached out to Bob and expressed that while he didn’t like the book, he didn’t think it was too big a deal and understood that Bob needed money. Michael had blamed Randy for Bob’s firing and told Bob that. He said that “Bob had to do what he had to do to pay his bills” so Michael understood very well why the book.”

    Oh yeah, sure Stacy….

  4. Suzy permalink
    May 20, 2011 12:09 pm

    As for Stacy Brown. A reminder for all of us:

  5. Suzy permalink
    May 20, 2011 11:56 am

    @ rockforeveron

    “Who is next?”

    I hope Jordan!

    (One can dream, huh?)

  6. May 20, 2011 11:45 am

    Stacy Brown is now suddenly backtracking from all of his lies from the last 6 years and blaming them on Rebbie’s husband.

    http://muzikfactorytwo.blogspot.com/2011/05/stacy-brown-breaks-his-silence-about.html

    He’s lying about everything, acting like he was innocent and had no control over everything he was involved with, lying out of his old lies.

    So I don’t really care about what he has to say, but it’s strange, why are people like Klein, Pfeiffer, Stacy suddenly backing out of their lies now? Did they realize there’s no profit in trashing MJ? Stacy’s thing seems a direct reaction to the hit Rebbie has taken across forums and MJ fans recently after word of her continued association with Stacy spread. Who’s next?

  7. Suzy permalink
    April 10, 2011 6:38 am

    Bob Jones was fired because he was betraying Michael behind his back. After Michael’s arrest he met Stacy Brown and they began to work on their book. Michael found out about it and that’s why he fired him.

    Stacy Brown said in court Jones accepted his offer to write a book on MJ because he had financial problems.

  8. Truth Prevails permalink
    April 9, 2011 8:47 pm

    I Can guess that jones version of the story is probaly bullshit and probaly based on what he thinks was going on key word thinks not knowing and probaly added other sinister thoughts i also noticed when hes on mjs payroll hes all goodie like saying hes awesome but as soon as his services are no longer needed mjs the bad guy all of a sudden he needed a job couldnt get one so just like all the other leeches he did it in a undignified way!!!! Shame!

  9. Truth Prevails permalink
    April 9, 2011 5:40 pm

    Does Anyone Know why bob jones got fired hes the same dude that was saying MJ Is awesome when he visited his motherland Africa

    • lcpledwards permalink
      April 9, 2011 5:48 pm

      @ Truth Prevails
      Randy Jackson fired Bob Jones in 2004. I don’t know the exact reason why, but it could be because he was no longer needed. MJ was facing trial, and needed to cut his expenses in order to help pay for his legal defense, so Randy and MJ probably decided that they needed to clean house. As a result of that firing, he became bitter, and he did what everyone who is bitter against MJ does: he wrote a book!

      There are 2 sides to every story, so if you read his book “The Man Behind The Mask”, or his testimony during the trial, you’ll probably hear his version of the story.

  10. tish permalink
    March 29, 2011 2:50 am

    Thank you all for this website. a lot of people still refuse to believe in MJ’s innocence. People who have open minds, should really appreciate the fact the media outlets will be exposed for refusing to admit their guilt of framing an innocent man. The fact remains, that Michael Jackson was never a child molester.

  11. zeromarcy permalink
    March 5, 2011 6:04 pm

    “I don’t see how it’s the media’s fault. If anything, it’s Michael Jackson’s fault for all of this mess.”

    i DO NOT SEE HOW U DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT media, or at least most of them do not check their sources most of the time-
    Second: of course Michael made his mistakes HE WAS HUMAN, but this documentary CLEARLY is based on bullshits.
    And of course this comment really tell us of people believe what they want to believe and do not understands Michael’s heart and soul.

  12. Doris Gorgo permalink
    March 1, 2011 1:20 am

    It is because of individuals writing and reporting lies and making false accusations, is the reason there should be a law put in place forbidding anyone to publicly defame one’s character, whether a person is living or deceased. What has this country come to when anyone can slander someone’s reputation and get away with it. In this instance, these lies are about Michael Jackson, and Mr. Jackson is not here to defend himself. If laws were instituted that would prevent defamation of one’s character, the law would not only benefit Michael Jackson but would benefit all.

  13. lcpledwards permalink
    February 28, 2011 9:22 pm

    Hey guys, I went through and fixed the broken links that were in this post. I added the 1993 MTV News report on Latoya’s press conference, the link to download the 2005 Harvard Law Seminar, and the 5 videos for Pareetti’s 2009 documentary “MJ’s Last Days: What Really Happened?” (although I didn’t embed them.)

    Unfortunately, Part 1 of the 2007 doc “What Really Happened?” was pulled by Sony, but the other parts are still available……………for now.

    Please let me know if you find any other broken links!

  14. February 28, 2011 6:46 pm

    These lies about Michael when they were first made by the Chandlers and the Arvizos were completely unfounded and disgusting. The fact that Perretti is rehashing them now–out of complete disrespect for Michael goes beyond disgusting–to unforgivable. One has to wonder what Perretti’s motive is for all of this. Is it because he wants 15 minutes of fame?, or is it because he is trying to help Conrad Murray lie his way out of a manslaughter conviction by making Michael out to be completely at fault? Either way, what Perretti and the other media vultures out there are doing goes beyond character defamation and HAS to be stopped. If there isn’t a law on the books for this disgusting treatment of a completely innocent person, there darn well OUGHT to be!

  15. Chris permalink
    February 28, 2011 2:28 pm

    @ Ares
    Cos it would mean more lawsuits, more money spent on legal fees and more of his life wasted.
    The amount of money he must of wasted on lawyers for all these pathetic cases must be huge. I remember in 2000’s when every week there seemed to be a new case brought against him. You can’t fight every battle and with VG skipping the country last time he tried to get justice he probably wasn’t gunna waste his time for some journalist/source to just plead the 1st and escape the country.

    The fact that Dimond’s on the doc proves my point because she couldn’t be touched last time regardless who got involved and she still clucks about and knows she can get away with anything.

  16. ares permalink
    February 28, 2011 1:42 pm

    I can’t understand why MJ didn’t do something to stop that Paretti show. He should have sued or something. How could he let all those Maureen articles,that Paretti documentary, Ray Chandler’s book etc being around, damaging his name and do nothing. I find it really weird.

  17. liz davis permalink
    February 28, 2011 12:00 am

    ANYONE IN THE KNOW????? PLEASE HELP PUT THIS TRASHY LITTLE PEICE OF PURE FILTH WHERE IT BELONGS. INSTEAD OF IT BEING AIRED AGAIN IN THE US SOON I THINK MARCH 2011.

    I HAD TO ENDURE THIS TRASHY LITTLE NUMBER BY JAQUES PERETTI IN DEC 2010 IN THE UK CHANNEL 4.

    PLS WHY, WHY ????????????

    MR MICHAEL J JACKSON DID NOTHING BUT GOOD IN HIS LIFE-WHAT IS WRONG WITH U JAQUES PERETTI-ITS OBVIOUS -YOU WANT YOUR 5MINS OF FAME-WELL I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

  18. liz davis permalink
    February 27, 2011 11:44 pm

    SUCH CRUD LIES & FALSE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A MAN WHO ONLY EVER WANTED THE BEST FOR PEOPLE, MANKIND.

    SO GLAD WE ARE FIGHTING THIS DEBACLE, COMPLETE LIES-JAQUES PERETTI SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR HIS POOOOOOR POOOOOOR JOUNALISTIC ATTEMPT AT USING THE MR MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON.

    JAQUES PERETTI IS STUPID AT THE LEAST OR COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT IN HIS CHOSEN CAREER.

    GO BACK TO SCHOOL YOU FRAUD-DO NOT USE CELEBRITY TO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF YOU POOR EXCUSE AS A HUMAN BEING.

  19. Dialdancer permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:16 am

    “Peretti seems to have reversed his stance on the allegations, now strongly implying that MJ was framed. But new show still full of nonsense. “

    This reminds of I.H and his reversals, they wrote for profit to the audience of the time. Now we are the audience and since we did not believe their song and dance then they have changed the tune. Besides it is difficult to continue in the same vein with evidence to the contrary found here.

    I suspect there are several writers and TV persons who now wish they had left their words in the fertile imagination from whence they came.

  20. Alison permalink
    January 17, 2011 2:38 am

    thought you might like this i just came across. its from the guardian. the writer clearly doesn’t feel too positive about Michael, but i offer it for his critique of peretti and his docunentary /s. its interesting because unusually he doesn’t approve the film just because he thinks MJ weird.

    The Guardian, 2nd January 2011

    Rewind TV: Upstairs Downstairs; When Harvey Met Bob; Michael Jackson’s Secret Hollywood; Toast
    Written by Andrew Anthony
    .( couple of other topics)
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Talking of which, can we please now have a moratorium on all and any documentaries about Michael Jackson, including his plastic surgery, sexuality, family, doctors, his relations with kids, even his music?
    The law of diminishing returns states that there is an extremity of weirdness beyond which curiosity becomes increasingly morbid and Jackson operated way beyond that point. Michael Jackson’s Secret Hollywood was a particularly egregious and irritating example of the genre. While it notionally set out to counter the wacko Jacko myth, the film necessarily reinforced it in almost every frame. Like most tabloid exposés, its stated moral high ground turned out to be no firmer than a mound of steaming manure.
    The film was presented and written by a lugubriously earnest Jacques Peretti, who three years ago gave the world Michael Jackson: What Really Happened. Peretti’s MO is to track down various fruitbats who happened across the self-styled King of Pop’s path – an assistant to a cosmetic surgeon, an old schoolfriend, a spiritualist – and have them denounce the various fruitbats who had even greater and more lucrative access to Jackson’s life. Then, to maximise empty indignation, throw in as many unrelated cliches about La La Land as come to mind and point the finger of blame for all Jackson’s mistakes and misfortunes at a nebulous entity entitled “Hollywood

  21. January 5, 2011 12:31 am

    Charles Thomson Tweets:

    “Watching the Peretti documentary. CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM SEEING. ”

    “He’s talking about stuff that happened between 1996 and 2003, and claiming it happened before the 1993 allegations. WTF?! ”

    “Peretti seems to have reversed his stance on the allegations, now strongly implying that MJ was framed. But new show still full of nonsense. “

    • lcpledwards permalink
      January 5, 2011 3:37 am

      The only thing I truly learned from this so-called documentary was at the 4:48 mark when he mentioned how MJ slept with a photo of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle next to his bed. To make a long story short, Arbuckle was falsely accused of raping and murdering a girl in 1921. He had 3 trials, with the first 2 ending in mistrials, and the third ending in a complete acquittal. After the acquittal, the jurors actually wrote an APOLOGY to him! Here it is:

      “Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done to him… there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgement of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame.”

      It’s too bad the MJ’s jurors didn’t write a similar letter to him when he was acquitted! It’s also too bad that they weren’t allowed to write books proclaiming his innocence! Arbuckle’s career was absolutely ruined by yellow journalism, which existed back then (believe it or not!). He had to use an alias for the remaining years of his life in order to work in Hollywood. What a shame! No wonder MJ was able to relate to him!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe_Arbuckle#The_scandal

  22. Alison permalink
    January 4, 2011 11:52 pm

    I saw the last 3 or 4 minutes of the Secret Hollywood programme quite by accident, didn’t know it was on and was hopping channels trying to find something to watch (Christmas TV this year was awful!). It seemed full of the usual lies to me, that was my impression but i can’t remember exactly what i saw now, i just thought ‘more rubbish lies’. i think it was about ‘how MJ was addicted to drugs for years and its rife all over Hollywood’ stuff, blah, blah, blah! but don’t quote me, all i remember clearly was swearing at it!

  23. January 4, 2011 11:21 pm

    @VindicateMJ

    No I have not watched it, but some fans on http://www.michaeljackson.com seemed to like it others were luke warm.

  24. lynande51 permalink*
    January 4, 2011 6:54 am

    It was actually Simone Pech Jackson Michael’s 16 year old female cousin who said in her testimony that she slept in Michaels bed with him and her brother Rio, or sometimes alone with Michael, until she was 14. When she said that Ron Zonen’s next question was “what did you do that for” her answer was ” I don’t know”. It was interesting because he didn’t seem to like the girls in the bed at all. I guess it was contradictory to their theme of “boys only” in the bedroom .

  25. February 27, 2011 7:33 pm

    It is great that this blog has already posted the necessary information on urgent action needed against Peretti’s film: http://fb4mj.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/urgent-the-arte-documentary-must-be-stopped/

    The blog provides all necessary contact information:

    It has once again been brought to the attention of the Michael Jackson community that another hideous, slanderous, and malevolent “documentary” is scheduled to air March 2, 2011– this Wednesday! Due to the nature of this program, and the limited time slot in which we have to act, NOW is the time to do something.

    Solely signing the petition is not enough! Below is the contact information for setting the wheels in motion so this garbage gets taken out:

    Sign the Petition: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/againstArte2

    Background- The first documentary by Jacque Peretti is majorly deflamatory and base solely on the lies and slanderous statements of Victor Guiterrez, Diane Dimond and Randy Taborelli. The ARTE channel is planning on airing this horrendous piece of negative fiction and we NEED quick and immediate action from all the MJJJusticeproject Warriors as well as the entire MJGlobal community.

    @MJJNews has provided much needed addresses to contact the people who are responsible for airing this negative Jacque Peretti documentary.

    PLEASE ACT SWIFTLY AS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

    
http://www.arte.tv/fr/a-propos/Contacts/2153474.html




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We can also react to their programs on their forums (in French or in German):

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    Please act now! Time is running out, and all it takes is a comment on any of the above provided sites along with your signature.

    Sample Comment:

    It has come to my attention that you plan to air the slanderous Jacque Peretti documentary regarding Michael Jackson on March 2, 2011. I am appealing to your sense of ethics and morals in not presenting this piece of negative propaganda on Michael Jackson. The sources that Mr. Peretti used for this documentary have been public proponents of the truth for approximately 20 years. Michael Jackson brought a lawsuit against Victor Guiterrez and Dimond and won 2.7 million settlement for slander. Dimond has had a vendetta against this innocent man and continues to this day to press her opinions on people who were proven to be perjure themselves in the 2005 trial, whereby it was proven that Michael Jackson was totally innocent of any crime. Randy Taborelli has made his career on “claiming” to be an insider and friend of Michael Jackson and all the while writes nothing but slanderous lies to sell his books.

    Please do not air this libelous and slanderous bit of Peretti fiction.
    Thank you for you time and consideration in this urgent matter.

    MJJJusticeProject — It’s Time to make a STAND

    For more information on this airing, please visit http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/fact-checking-the-documentary-michael-jackson-what-really-happened-by-jacques-peretti/

  26. February 27, 2011 8:09 pm

    Let me repeat here what was first written in “About the blog” section and was therefore somewhat misplaced:

    Peretti’s film is to be aired on March 2, 2011 by ARTE & NOUVEL OBS – France and that leaves us no time at all.

    We have very many urgent issues at the moment – like Hann and Katherine, Murray, AEG, etc. – but Peretti’s film is on the top of this urgency list.

    What is clear is that haters are preparing the public for Dr. Murray’s trial and are planning to use the interest in the trial for their own purposes – to refresh all those lies about Michael in people’s memory and carve them in stone.

    Though their and our forces are totally unequal it would be a complete shame if we didn’t try to hamper them in their efforts.

    One of the ways to fight the film is to show the true face of those who contributed to its making – Diane Dimond and her best source VICTOR GUTIERREZ. Of couse very little work has been done in respect of Victor Gutierrez yet but we need to disclose whatever we’ve found to everyone.

    The two things we’ve found about him is that he is a pathological liar (for sure) and that he is most probably a pedophile himself (there are very many facts speaking to that).

    If the general public learns that Diane Dimond’s BEST source is a pedophile, it will be a very powerful weapon against both of them.

    Due to my present circumstances I will be able to attend to this problem only tomorrow and will try to make a post collecting everything we’ve learned about VG by now – the information which should be spread immediately among Michael’s supporters.

    In the meantime please look up everything we have on Victor Gutierrez and Diane Dimond:

    *****First about Peretti’s film, Victor Gutierrez and their lies:
    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/fact-checking-the-documentary-michael-jackson-what-really-happened-by-jacques-peretti/

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/peretti%E2%80%99s-film-about-michael-jackson-what-really-happened-story-1/

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/perettis-film-about-michael-jackson-what-really-happened-the-monaco-1993-ceremony/

    *****Victor Gutierrez and his links with NAMBLA:
    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/victor-%E2%80%9Cthe-toad%E2%80%9D-gutierrez-british-gq-another-nail-in-their-coffin/

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/victor-gutierrez-is-a-link-to-nambla-and-real-pedophiles-was-michaels-persecution-a-big-p-plan/

    *****Important information about Gutierrez which is found in the comments on those articles:

    Suzy
    October 12, 2010 6:39 am
    Of course VG working for the LAPD as an undercover in 1986 is an obvious lie. Why would the LAPD hire a no-name journalist, who just came to the US, for that job instead of sending one of their detectives? And like you said, Lynette, why wouldn’t there be arrests then? Victor was there, but because he is one of them. I’m sure of that from the way he is advocating p-lia when he talks in that Tageszeitung interview! And as a p. himself – or at least an obvious sympathizer – why would he go undercover for the police against his friends?

    vindicatemj
    October 13, 2010 5:28 pm
    Lynette, the post is great and the material is mind blowing. You’ve already discussed it so I would like to add just a couple of observations.

    That note about Victor Gutierrez helping Bashir with the documentary is completely sensational. It makes it all the more clear that Bashir’s film was a well planned provocation. It seems we should add to the Veritas scheme picturing the main players a lot more characters from this article including VG/Bashir’s link and all those ‘source maids’.
    I see no reason why we shouldn’t believe that VG-Bashir connection existed. Haters tend not to disclose materials which may be detrimental to themselves so if they published it they evidently couldn’t resist a little bragging about how thorough their investigation was so that their ‘best source’ was working on the documentary side by side with Bashir.
    However sometimes they get entangled in their own lies. What about this sentence that Gutierrez first went undercover with the LAPD? Am I correct in understanding that they mean to say that Gutierrez was sent by the police to a certain secret organization (evidently NAMBLA as they discussed MJ there) and continued his investigation all this time being on a mission from the police?
    But if it was a police mission why didn’t they take any action when Gutierrez sent them his book as a result of his investigation? It was a kind of a report of what he had found, wasn’t it? Then why does Gutierrez say that they didn’t pay attention to it as “he was a nobody. Just a Latino reporter”?

    So he was a nobody to the LAPD or was he on their mission? Which way is it?

    Another phrase which attracted my attention is that “unlike Jordan’s diary he couldn’t prove the existence of the video”. Sorry, but where is the proof that this diary ever existed?
    If it had it should have been provided to the police and judging by the things said about it the diary would have become the main incriminating evidence in both the Chandlers and Arvizo cases. They should have presented it to the Grand jury back in 1993/94 and would have surely obtained an indictment if it had been true and it should have been introduced into the 2005 trial on the very first day of it which would have immediately ended the trial with a guilty verdict without any further effort from the prosecution.
    So what I see about Gutierrez is that he is whistling his lies even without trying to introduce some links between them so that each lie is more or less credible when taken separately however when you put them together the whole story immediately falls into pieces.

    Suzy
    October 13, 2010 6:31 pm
    @ Helena
    VG obviously lies about why he was at that NAMBLA conference. It’s proven by the fact he changes his story about that. In the Tageszeitung they say he was sent by the newspaper he worked for. Or to be more precise they write this: “He quickly finds a job at a Spanish newspaper in L.A., he becomes police reporter (ie. a criminal reporter for the paper, not someone who works for the police, otherwise they would say he worked for the police. In this article however they don’t say he worked for the police.) In 1986 he reports from a congress of NAMBLA.”
    In GQ he claims he was sent by the LAPD. In the Tageszeitung it isn’t even mentioned.
    So which one is true? It’s clear he is not honest about that (among many things) and BTW both of his stories are BS.
    Like you pointed out with the help of this (http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050217-2208-manboy-daily.html) article NAMBLA doesn’t welcome journalists to report from their congresses. And the GQ story is even more ridiculous. Why would the police send a no-name journalist to spy on NAMBLA? The police does such actions with their own, trained people, not with outsiders! (I have just seen a documentary the other day about how a detective went undercover within a motorcycle gang called “The Mongols”.) And obviously from his Tageszeitung interview VG has a big sympathy towards NAMBLA and the p. “case” so he would never spy on them for the police. The reason why he lies about why he was there is obvious: because he was there as a member. It’s not only clear from his lies, but also from the way he talks about “man-boy relationships” either in his book or in the Tageszeitung article and elsewhere.

    vindicatemj
    October 13, 2010 8:04 pm
    Suzy, I agree. The point you are making about why both of the versions are lies is hitting it on the nail. The only thing I noticed is that he is contradicting himself even within one and the same article – starting with one thing and finishing with another, but I completely overlooked the REASON for all his irregular movements and theories.
    And the reason is that he is trying to offer us this and that to explain why he was at that NAMBLA congress. He can’t admit that he was (or is) a member of it and is therefore freely experimenting with all these versions knowing that no one will ever compare them with what he said before.

    So what do we have here?
    1) the version of reporting a p. congress for a newspaper is no good as there is top secrecy around such conferences and no journalists are allowed there.
    The only information known is the city where they assemble. The venue is not disclosed to attendees until the last moment. Even if a journalist manages to overcome these barriers he will be able to see only the surface of what they show to the world. And on the surface they are a like a “trade conference” or scientific congress discussing “relationship between generations” – misunderstandings between father and son, problems of upbringing children and other innocent issues.
    But real talk begins when they break up into groups or dine together where they know each other personally.
    2) The version of being there undercover from the LAPD is no good either as up till now only professional detectives have been able to infiltrate the organization.
    Detectives say that “It’s just a well-run little organization,” “There is never anyone here who can take your calls,” and “the group discourages establishing local chapters to avoid police infiltration.”
    Source: http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050217-2208-manboy-daily.html

    There is no doubt that Victor Gutierrez could not have gone there under cover as he himself sadly admits that he is not someone special for the police – on the contrary, they didn’t even pay attention to his book because he is “nobody” and is just “a Latino reporter” to them.

    So in what other capacity could Victor Gutierrez attend such a congress?
    Only as a member of it.
    This means that VICTOR GUTIERREZ IS A PEDOPHILE.

    P.S. And the book he has written about Michael is full of so many little “details” which can be known only to the insider of p-lia circles and are actually telling the tale about Victor Gutierrez, not MJ.

    *****Victor Gutierrez telling lies about Evan’s diary:
    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/to-victor-g-who-diary-was-that-again/

    *****Victor Gutierrez telling various lies about Michael in his book allegedly based on Jordan’s diary (yes, he lied that there were TWO diaries – Evan’s and Jordan’s, while in fact there were none):

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/joy-robson-vs-victor-gutierrez-the-truth-against-lies/

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/lisa-maria-presley-vs-victor-gutierrez-i-will-always-love-you-michael/

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/larry-feldman-vs-victor-gutierrez-legal-soap-opera/

    *****Information about Victor Gutierrez going after Michael well before any allegations started in 1993:
    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/la-times-article-august-28th-1993-enter-victor-gutierrez/

    UPDATED
    *****A post about Diane Dimond and Victor Gutierrez lying about the video they allegedly had of Michael and his nephew (you remember that videotape that never existed?)

    The post has information from the Veritas project and the transcript of what DD lied about that video (from the Court of Appeal where the transcript was examined). It is in this transcript that DD calls Victor Gutierrez her best source:

    http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/be-careful-who-you-trust/

    * * *
    All Michael’s supporters – please help. It is time for action now.

    Even if we don’t stop the film we should make them feel sorry they ever decided to bring Victor Gutierrez into the limelight again!

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