Removing the false pedophile label from Michael Jackson once and for all,looking behind the scenes at the media bias that was so prevelant in this trial, the details you need to know, and an exclusive interview with Fox News Correspondent, New York Times best-selling author and true-crime writer, Aphrodite Jones. How it all started with the 1993 allegation, as well as facts you need to know about both sets of accusors
Michael's close friend for over 20 years, acclaimed painter David Nordahl, shares in this very important interview about the REAL Michael Jackson. If you want a crystal clear picture of who Michael was, then click above to listen in on this emotional, touching interview by someone who knew Michael long-term.
David Nordahl recalls his long 20 year friendship with Michael Jackson, 4 years after Michael's passing. Listen in as he shares beautiful stories showing the truth about the man, not the icon, and speaks on many of the current stories out there in regards to Michael.
Ray O'Hara was Michael's exclusive driver while Michael resided in Ireland after his 2005 trial. Ray shares some heart-warming stories about his time with Michael Jackson as an even clearer picture of Michael as "Dad" emerges
Remembering the man. A celebration of his life, his legacy, his humanitarianism and the truth...finally
…there was a news program talking about him being in Europe with some little boy. I was sitting next to the guy while the news is making this crap up. He just looked at me and said “this is what I have to deal with.”
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An amazing video created by Lauren Schwartz, that shows so clearly Michael's character and faith
"I think my image gets distorted in the public's mind. They don't get a clear or full picture of what I'm like, despite the press coverage I mentioned early. Mistruths are printed as fact, in some cases, and frequently only half of a story will be told. The part that doesn't get printed is often the part that would make the printed part less sensational by shedding light on the facts."
Humanitarian, man of faith, poet, artist, dancer & musical genius....and
NOTHING at all like the media portrayed him.This site is about the man you never knew. This site is about the truth!
Stay here to learn the truth!
"I am bewildered at the length to which people will go to portray me so negatively. I will say again thatI have never, and would never, harm a child.It sickens me that people have written things that portray me as a child abuser."~ Michael Jackson
Do you believe Michael Jackson was guilty of the crimes he was accused of?
Without a doubt...the single, most significant factor affecting people's opinions about Michael Jackson has nothing to do with his art,but is instead based on the allegations that came against him in 1993 and in 2003. Allegations that, along with the negative media coverage that grew more rabid as his popularity skyrocketed, caused a pallor of doubt and stigma to overshadow the true character of this man. Just as any of us deserve, Michael Jackson also deserves the truth to be told about him.
You've come to the right place to find out the truth.
In fact, Michael Jackson was innocentof all charges, and we have all of the information and facts here, so stick around to learn the truth.
Including in-depth research and exclusive interviewswith Michael's 2005 Lead Trial Attorney Tom Mesereau, New York Times best-selling author Aphrodite Jones, Emmy-Award nominated filmmaker Larry Nimmer and author and witness to extortion in the 1993 case, Geraldine Hughes...all featured here in the Site Highlights and also found in the site navigation.
Because it's important to know what really went on in the courtroom. Includes various videos, links, additional important information on the cases and the live verdict reading in addition to the official transcripts
What Kind of Person was Michael Jackson?
What's The Truth?
Blog Talk Radio program that features talk about
Reflections on the Dance and
A peek into the media circus and bad behavior from those who did not have the facts, outside of the 2005 court room in Santa Barbara. This film is very eye-opening and is a must-see for everybody who wants to know the truth. To see this full film, you can order it
The media's role in how you think, and what you saw and heard (and didn't see or hear) in regards to Michael Jackson
Many times I am asked...why does this matter?
Here's WHY: Michael Jackson
DESERVES the TRUTH to be known about him, just as you and I do. What happened to Michael Jackson matters, not only because Michael Jackson was a human being, but also because Michael Jackson's life was a lesson to humanity that we MUST learn from. That's why this site exists
~ Debbie Kunesh, creator of Reflections on the Dance
The OFFICIAL, complete 2005 court trial transcripts online HERE
BlogTalk Radio interview with filmakers Dana Gedrick and Barry Shaw, of "The Trials of Michael Jackson" and former Head of Security for Michael Jackson, Kerry Anderson, along with special guest David Nordahl and others...LISTEN
New BlogTalk Radio talk show, "Real Talk with Deborah" to discuss Michael Jackson and this website as part of it's subject matter
Are you ready now for the TRUTH?
Getting to know the REAL Michael Jackson
Find out who he really was, and just how different he was from the lies you were shown
Although I have said this to you on many occasions, I wish to thank you, again, for the wonderful website “Reflections on the Dance.” You have devoted numerous hours to ensuring that Michael Jackson’s legacy of kindness, decency and compassion for others are preserved. You have made repeated attempts to remind the world that this special person cared deeply about others and did all he could to foster love, non-violence and tolerance around the globe. Additionally, you constantly remind us that Michael was one of the greatest artists in history.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Lead Defense Attorney,
2005 Michael Jackson trial
"We love your website. I think Lori emailed you that we were very impressed with your website. It's a tremendous thing you're doing. I'm in favor of anything that remembers Michael. I thank you and respect you for putting this website together. I think it's a wonderful thing you're doing." ~
David Nordahl, World-renowned painter and close friend of Michael Jackson's for 20 years
"The expressions of Michael throughout this site are consistent to the man I knew."~JBWills
View more about Deborah and the integrity of her work, HERE
You've undeniably heard a LOT about Michael Jackson, and you may have formed opinions about him, due to this. The problem is, MOST of what you have heard, is inaccurate and false. The best way to get to know someone, is through listening and observing. Here, you will find the FACTS that show you who Michael Jackson was. No hype, no tabloid rumors, no garbage...just TRUTH.
What Michael Was All About
This short speech is a look into what Michael was truly all about....love, peace, caring for others
Who's Telling the Truth?
Craig James Baxter, Body Language expert, analyzes the body language of Michael Jackson, Wade Robson and others
I highly recommend this film. It's a MUST SEE for everybody because it shows the truth. It becomes very easy to see, by watching this film, what the media's role was in all of this, the deception and the obvious slant. Had the media believed that this crime had truly occurred, what was going on outside of that courthouse, never would have been.
the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
"In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way."
Bela Farkas Becomes a Father!
One of the many children and adults whose lives Michael Jackson saved
Bela Farkas, in 1994, was a young boy whose parents had abandoned him at birth. He was in dire need of a liver transplant to save his life and was in a children's hospital in Budapest. Michael and Lisa Marie Presley visited that hospital while Michael was on tour there and not only did Michael Jackson find a liver for Bela (by having his team search the world), but he paid all of his medical bills, for the next 10 YEARS! If it weren't for Michael Jackson, Bela Farkas wouldn't be alive today, nor would his new child. This is just ONE of MANY untold stories about who Michael Jackson REALLY WAS!
“I don’t even like to think about it,” says Bela. “The treatment cost $15 thousand a year. Michael spent over 50 million forints on me – just because he happened to meet me in the hospital.”
What is THE LESSON...and why should you care? Have you wondered what the truth was when it comes to Michael Jackson? Are you curious to know WHY that matters, even now? Do you know that it impacts YOU? Click BELOW to find out how & why
"Wherever you go - in every country,or in every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation."~Michael Jackson
God has given you the privilege not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29
On Having a Relationship With Jesus:
SB (Shmuley Boteach):. ...Do you have a relationship with Jesus?
MJ: Jesus, yes. Absolutely. But you believe in Jesus, don’t you?
The Michael Jackson Tapes
Michael Jackson was a HUMBLE man, not an egotistical superstar
It's wonderful to celebrate the King of Pop, but more importantly, we need to celebrate Michael Jackson, the human being.
"I told him then, this is just a job you're working just like everybody else. Don't let your head get too big because there's no room for big heads in this house....I didn't worry about that, because Michael was a humble person and that didn't even change him (the fame). Even till the day he died, he was still humble and he knew he was a big star."
~ Mrs. Katherine Jackson,
Michael Jackson's mother
Michael was a very humble, respectful person who, according to Cory Rooney, who worked with Michael at Sony/Epic, was not demanding as many artists are. Cory shared a story in a recent interview about Michael....
Cory: "...There’s other times where I sit there in the studio and say I cannot believe that I’m working with this person and this is what it is. And they all have the nerve to have attitudes.
Then you work with a guy like Michael Jackson who when he was late, he was supposed to be in the studio at twelve and he showed up about quarter to one. He felt so terrible for being late he apologized the whole session. The next day he sent a big giant basket because we’re talking about movies and how much I love movies. So he sent me this giant basket....Oh my goodness, it probably had 100 DVDs. It had popcorn, candy, all kinds of books and movie trivia, all kinds of stuff. Again the card said, ‘I’m very sorry for not respecting your time."....I would say Mike, what time do you want to start tomorrow? He said, ‘Cory, you’re the boss. You tell me what time. If you want me here seven in the morning, I will be here at seven in the morning.’ He said, ‘You are the boss. Whatever you tell me.’
Chris Yandek (Interviewer): What I find interesting about those comments is the way the mainstream media projects it is that he wanted to always do things his way.
Cory: “Not at all, not at all. That’s what I said. It’s like if the world would just stop and just really pay attention.”
“We look high and low for God, but somehow He's not there. So we blame Him and tell ourselves that He must have forgotten us. Or else we decide that He left us long ago, if He was ever around."
"How strange," the little fish said, "to miss what is everywhere."
"Very strange," the old whale agreed. "Doesn't it remind you of fish who say they're thirsty?”
~Portion of the poem "The Fish That Was Thirsty" written by Michael Jackson, in his book "Dancing The Dream"
"...Look, we don’t have control over the grounds, they can shake. We don’t have control over the seas, they can have tsunamis. We don’t have control over the skies, there are storms. We’re all in God’s hands. I think that man has to take that into consideration." ~ Michael Jackson, 2007 Ebony Magazine interview
Michael Jackson holding his son Prince
“I´ve traveled the world over 8 times. I do as many hospitals and orphanages as I do concerts. But, of course, it´s not covered (by the press). That´s not why I do it, for coverage. I do it because it´s from my heart.And there are so many children in the city who haven´t seen the mountains, who haven´t been on a carousel, who haven´t pet a horse or a llama, never seen them, so if I can open my gates and see that bliss, an explosion of screaming laughter from the children and they run on the rides, I say “Thank you, God.” I feel I´ve won God´s smile of approval, because I´m doing something that brings joy and happiness to other people.” ~Michael Jackson
You may have a lot of questions. About what kind of person Michael Jackson really was. About what you saw and maybe, for the first time realized, when you viewed "The Lesson". About the accusations and what really happened. About all of the things you read, saw, and heard, throughout the years, and continue to hear, and you want to know why.
HERE, you will find the answers.
*Michael: Man of humility, faith and humanitarianism (Misconceptions, corrected)
To View THE LESSON
I was taught to be Biblical "Forgive them for they know not what they do." And you do it...You know, "They know not what they do." Words of Jesus. ~ Michael Jackson
Speaking On Forgiving Those Who Have Hurt You
"Yes, because I was taught to be Biblical: "Forgive them for they know not what they do." And you do it.....You know, "They know not what they do." Words of Jesus. They (those who come against him) don't even know me. It has no foundation what they are doing. How can they say it....they don't even know me? Do you believe something you have read?"
So many falsely judged Michael Jackson for something he could NOT help. This woman reveals her vitiligo. She does not wish to be "white", nor did Michael Jackson. He simply had a skin disorder that kills off melanocytes (the cells that make our pigment) It's an auto immune disorder not unlike lupus, ms, and others. Compassion rather than ridicule. As we remember Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross today, remember the changes that we, as a society, need to make. http://hunto.com/girl-removes-makeup-wet-towel-revealing-real-beauty/ Thanks to Kerry Anderson for this link.
Michael Jackson suffered from the discoid version of lupus (lupus that affects the skin as opposed to systemic lupus (which affects the whole body and organs). Discoid lupus can turn systemic, but the autopsy did not confirm this.
To note: Michael Jackson always used umbrellas in the sun due to lupus and vitiligo. Lupus makes your skin super sensitive to the sun and makes you more likely to get skin cancer, and vitiligo is worsened by sun exposure.
More info on lupus and vitiligo and the rumors and truth behind them HERE
What's The TRUTH?
....And what is The Lesson? Keep reading to find out
Click HERE to view the full performance and to read what the crew backstage saw and why Karen Faye, Michael Jackson's makeup artist, thought he could have died in the accident and how Michael was rushed to the hospital after he finished his performance.
The media's lies, that you saw in the above video, streaming on your television screens every night, across the air waves and plastered on the magazine, newspaper and tabloid covers, led to ASSUMPTIONS, made by the public, that led to more unjust ridicule of a human being, and outright disgusting behavior, as exhibited below...
How far will we go in our hatred towards others that we don't know, and don't have the facts on? Using professed faith as a weapon for this false righteousness when it clearly goes against what God Himself says? WHEN WILL IT STOP?
Be prepared to see and hear the TRUTH....can you handle it?
Our actions, individual and collective, private citizen or media, have consequences
Click above link and click on each file to view the entire files. Each file has multiple pages which you an view.
This linked page above will bring you back here once you are done.
NBC employee shares the truth about the video evidence reporter Diane Dimond claimed to have, a video she claimed that showed Michael Jackson molesting a child. The video didn't exist. Read here for more.
We MUST remember this. Just as rings true for you and me, Michael Jackson was a human being. He was NOT a circus freak show, a freak, whacko, a pedophile, or someone that we can say whatever we want about without consequences to the greater human condition. Humanity will be consumed by darkness if we don't realize the truth about God's principles, loving one another, not gossiping, not speaking ill of another or lying about others, not bearing false witness. If you think that attacks against Michael Jackson's or anyone else's integrity and reputation are without consequence and is harmless fun, you are very mistaken.
"You're just preaching the Bible... and they still speakin you're a liar...
Commentary on the thoroughness and accuracy of Deborah's previous work:
Debbie, Great Job!
You obviously did your homework thoroughly. TheTraveler's been written about many times over the years, but your story is the most comprehensive, and the most accurate, that I've ever read. I'd like this to be the piece that we hand out to people who ask about the history of the shop. Thanks Again.
Owner of the historic Little Traveler
While working for marketing research firm AC Nielsen, Deborah scored in the Top 5 for Causal Efficiency...speed and accuracy in her work.
What about the
"My real goal is to fulfill God's purpose. I didn't choose to sing or dance but it's my role and I want to do it better than anyone else." ~Michael Jackson
"I will never stop helping and loving people, the way Jesus said to" ~ Michael Jackson
Special Thanks to my husband Michael for his unwavering support and love. To Mr. Tom Mesereau for his continuing support of this site, of Michael Jackson and of Michael's innocence. To David Nordahl and his wife Lori for their friendship, support and amazing interviews and especially to Pat Peterson, Judy & Ralph Hyde and Eliza Lo for your input, help and friendship. Without you, this upgrade would not be possible. ~ Debbie
"Words may not hurt you physically, but they can destroy you emotionally." -Michael Jackson.
“There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
~James 4:12, The Holy Bible
“Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” ~Romans 13:10
Many say "where there's smoke, there's fire," insinuating that because there was a lot of accusation being thrown Michael's way, that meant he was guilty. What they failed to take into account is that, sometimes, the smoke is being generated by people who stand to benefit from building a smokestack, and instead of real honest-to-goodness smoke, it's a lot of blown around hot air and steam designed to fool a gullible public ~ Debbie
Most don't understand what Michael Jackson, and his story, have to do with God, and faith. Michael always tried to follow God, but the media made darn sure that his true nature, would remain hidden. That instead of a God-fearing, spiritual man who saw the world through child's eyes, they would see a monster, a criminal, a weirdo and a freak ~ Debbie
“It wasn’t a fair trial. It was an inquisition. The whole point of this trial was to financially damage Michael, to bring him to great depression, to end his career and thereby, end his influence for peace in the world.”
~ William Wagener
View more video of Michael visiting orphanages and children's hospitals, HERE
When I see children, I see the face of God. That's why I love them so much. That's what I see.
All of this begs the question...was Michael Jackson strange, eccentric, messed up, damaged? OR..was he so in touch on a spiritual plane, was he a genius, was he brilliantly advanced in how he viewed things, and although not perfect, was he the way that God asks us to strive to be, in the way he viewed things and the way that he lived his life, so much so, that some felt threatened by his purity, his authenticity?
That's the real question.
We attack geniuses and game changers, yet embrace the morally-corrupt. We spend endless hours taking in mindless and corrupting entertainment but attack someone who was preaching Biblical principles and asking us to act accordingly by helping others, showing love to our fellow man and taking responsibility for our world. What is wrong with that picture? When will we realize our need for positive change? ~ Debbie
"I'm just very sensitive to their pain and I am very sensitive to the family, the human condition, you know? On that subject, it means a lot to me and I want to help. Whatever I can to help that..... Everything, in my heart, is for them."
2003 Living with Michael Jackson documentary with Michael talking about his sensitivity to children's pain and the break-up of family life and loss of childhood that so many kids experience nowadays.
"I wasn't aware that the world thought I was so weird and bizarre. But when you grow up, like I did, in front of 100 million people since the age of 5, you're automatically different."
Michael Jackson's Grammy Legend Award speech at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993
"One little boy slipped through the crowd and said to me 'Michael Jackson, is it true that you take female hormone pills to make your voice higher?' and he was no more than 11! I said 'No!" Where did you get that from?' He said 'My friends talked about it.' I go, 'I'm a Tenor. I'm a natural Tenor. My grandfather is a Tenor, my oldest brother's a Tenor and most successful singers are Tenors. I said, 'I do not take female hormone pills. I've never seen one. I wouldn't know what it looks like."
Michael speaks of a meeting with a young fan who questioned his singing voice
Martin Bashir Outtakes video
Know, in the end, I'll be vindicated, I pray, because I know the truth. I am an innocent person and I believe in God and love God."
Michael Jackson speaking to Rev. Jesse Jackson during his 2005 child molestation trial on what he wants his fans to know.
On performance as divine:
"It is divine, it is pure, it is revelation, without making it sound spiritual or religious, but it is a divine energy. Some people call it the spirit, like when the spirit comes into the room. Some people look down on it. Religions sometimes look down on it because they try to say it's demonic, it's the cult, it's the devil. It isn't; it is God-like. It is pure God-like energy. You feel God's light.
~ Michael Jackson
David Pack on Michael and Michael's innocence
"God was his guide. He was a Christian and believed in Christ. His life went through so much that his faith was what restored him and kept him. Michael was very spiritual and had enormous faith. He studied all religions and was open to a lot of different practices, however, ultimately, he was a Christian and believed in Christ fully."
MJ Friend/worked on Humanitarian projects with Michael
I get angry, yeah. But I know that is the way of the world. That's the theme of my world show: Be kind, heal the world. Let's walk out of here a different human being. Let's love. It's like going to church, but I do it without preaching. I do it through music and dancing. Marilyn Manson says onstage, "Kill God....take your Bibles and tear them...." Yet the press doesn't attack HIM! And he has got breasts on just like a woman...."
One of the biggest mistakes we make, as members of the human race, is to assume, judge, belittle and feel superior to someone else, by pointing out their problems or supposed issues and weakness, (especially while ignoring our own,) be they our neighbor or a celebrity, without knowing their story.
HERE...is Michael Jackson's STORY
If we fail to understand God's ways and what He asks us to do, we will never understand Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson was not perfect, just as you and I are not perfect. But he did his best to try to live the way that God intends, to live from a pure, giving heart.
He was in pain and he did need painkillers. Everybody took it out of context. ~ Katherine Jackson
How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
~ Luke 6:42 The Holy Bible
If there was one book we saw him reading most frequently, it would be the Bible.
~Javon Beard and Bill Whitfield, Michael Jackson's former bodyguards
Michael Jackson's life caused him to see the world differently and to interact in ways foreign to many of us. But that only made him different in his ability to be able to feel the hurt of those who hurt, and in many ways, he was more advanced, much more giving, loving, caring, empathetic. We could learn from his example.
COMPASSION...KINDNESS...LOVE, all come from UNDERSTANDING
Michael Jackson had compassion for all of those who suffered, because he was no stranger to suffering. Beginning with a childhood that was less than ideal, burns and injuries that were incredibly painful, auto immune diseases that caused him physical and emotional pain and a changing appearance and continuing lies and false accusations that dogged him his entire life. Michael had compassion. He felt for those hurting because he knew what physical and emotional pain felt like and it was something close to his heart. He especially felt for children who suffered due to his own childhood. He wanted to help others.
Now, it is our turn. To not only help others and to be kind, but to understand and have COMPASSION on this man by understanding his story. It's not only what is right and kind for this man and his memory, but for his children and the legacy he leaves behind.
For so many, this became a joke, but as you will see, it was no laughing matter and was a serious burn (2nd and 3rd Degree Burns), which caused Michael Jackson continuous,debilitating pain with complications compounded by the auto immune disease Lupus that he already suffered from. It is due to these procedures and the enduring pain. that Michael became addicted to prescription painkillers, as he admitted himself and for which he sought help for. It is important to understand this and to SEE this. The following photos are graphic, and disturbing, and though I feel that the release of these is an invasion of Michael's privacy, I also realize that until many actually SEE the pain he was dealing with, the stigma will continue. Many thanks to TrueMichaelJackson.com for the following photos and information regarding Michael Jackson's scalp burn.
On January 27th 1984, Michal Jackson was at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, filming the Pepsi spot in front of fans. A pyrotechnic malfunction ignited the singer's hair, and handlers rushed to his aid. The incident left Michael with second- and third-degree burns on his scalp.
Michael's empathy for children and the family, reached deep and was something close to his heart, as you can witness here...
By this point in the interview process for this documentary, Michael was deaing with anxiety over the realization that he never should have trusted Martin Bashir. He originally trusted Bashir to help show the world who he really was as he was told that Bashir had worked with Lady Diana, whom Michael admired greatly. Friends would warn Michael not to trust Bashir, who had been blacklisted in his own country of England due to yellow journalism practices, but Michael was unfortunately unaware of this and did not know, even despite friends warning him not to do this. He was desperate to try to show the world who he was and to end the rumors once and for all.
Martin Bashir in the interviews before this clip, was drilling Michael in regards to his relationship and role with children, and it became intense, with Bashir nearly accusing Michael of wrongdoing. Michael's closing comment on the drastic action he would take if there were no more children in the world, had to do with the fact that Michael saw children as innocent and wanting nothing from him other than his time and care. They were honest, unlike the adults he had to deal with on a daily basis, who saw him as a cash cow or someone to attack for their own purposes. It was said out of anger and frustration over what Michael now knew...that Bashir was also going to try to ruin him.
Bashir had promised and had an agreement with Michael to go over the clips together. Bashir reniged on this agreement. Fortunately, Michael had recorded hours of his own footage, with his own camera crew filming while Bashir's camera crew filmed, and he caught all of the deception, of Bashir praising Michael for what a wonderful father he was and how wonderful he was with children, to then editing the film that he would then show to the world, to make Michael Jackson look like a monster, a pedophile, a predator. It was all caught on Michael's cameras and you can see it for yourself HERE
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
~John 15:18 The Holy Bible
(words of Jesus)
"I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told. Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was the man that turned Diana's life around. I am surprised that a professional journalist would compromise his integrity by deceiving me in this way. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before; that someone, who had got to know my children, my staff and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair programme. Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. I also want to thank my fans around the world for the overwhelming number of messages of support that I have received, particularly from Great Britain, where people have e-mailed me and said how appalled they were by the Bashir film. Their love and support has touched me greatly."
On British TV documentary by Martin Bashir, broadcast February 3, 2003.
The Day The Bridge Fell
"I thought he was surely dead!
~Karen Faye, Michael Jackson's makeup artist
The IMPACT of the rumors
This injury would cause him life-long back and pain issues that are also documented in the autopsy
Black or White
For years the press has stated that Michael was bleaching his skin and wanted to be a white man. The truth is, Michael Jackson had an auto immune condition called vitiligo (also confirmed in his autopsy). Vitiligo causes the body to attack it's own melanocytes, the cells which give our skin color, or melanin. Treatment for vitiligo, if it becomes severe enough to cover a majority of the body, as Michael's did, involves a process that removes the discoloration/dark areas of the skin as when it is widespread it is nearly impossible to re-pigment.
Reality Check: What it may surprise you to know...the media KNEW that Michael Jackson had vitiligo. However, by spreading stories that he was bleaching his skin, it kept the public tuning in to their televisions and buying magazines, thus earning them money.
Those rumors that padded the pockets of tabloids for years, were not without consequence. Many have judged what they term Michael's"problems" or "issues", feeling justified in passing judgment on a man they never knew. But how many have taken the time to UNDERSTAND?
It is by understanding our fellow man, and knowing their story, that true change comes about.
It should come as no surprise, with what you have seen so far, that Michael Jackson was prescribed prescription pain killers, which, by their very nature, are addictive. People who are close to me who were prescribed pain killers, some who, like Michael, wouldn't even take an aspirin for a headache, prior, became addicted to these medications. Instead of judgment, we must have empathy for those who are suffering.
On top of the physical injuries,Michael Jackson was constantly battling attacks on his character and image, in the public, and the media. What many also don't stop to think about is the prison otherwise known as fame. Michael could not leave his home without bodyguards and decoy cars and cars filled with automatic weapons all to be used by his security if need be. He had been attacked in airports with physical injuries and women pulling out his hair. He couldn't go to a grocery store, a park, to the movies, to the library, anywhere, without a disguise or an entourage. This is why he covered his children's faces, so that they would not be recognized and could have the kind of freedom he didn't have.
He was constantly surrounded by vultures who wanted him for their own purposes...the money they could make from his name, his brand, his talent. Many who were close to Michael have described this scene.
Then, in the ultimate betrayal, Michael's pure care for children and their welfare, was turned into a suggestion of criminal activity. It should be no wonder that this man was struggling emotionally, was lonely and was a ripe candidate for prescription drug dependency and the need for anti- anxiety medications.
He never wanted this. He spoke out against drug use often, but his life was so difficult, so unbelievable, which has been corroborated by all who were around him and especially those whose life was put in their hands, those who defended him.
The truth is, he gave and gave and gave. He wanted to bring joy, to bring change, to bring light. He got very little in return from any of us other than ridicule, undeserved hate and attacks.
It is now time to CHANGE our Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson saw the world through child-like eyes of wonderment. He viewed the world in innocence, in an innocence that he longed for due to a childhood cut short by the rigors of performing and due to looking around at a world that is hurting and suffering due to man's inhumanity to man. ~ Debbie
The Ultimate Betrayal
"I've never been betrayed or deceived by children. Adults have let me down. Adults have let the world down." ~Michael Jackson
"I'm compensating. Nature makes sure we compensate for the loss."
~ Michael Jackson
"People don't stop to think what they're saying sometime, and the effect it can have on a person."
~ Michael Jackson, Living With Michael Jackson documentary, speaking of how his father used to tease him about his appearance.
STORY FROM SOMEONE WHO KNEW MICHAEL JACKSON SINCE HE WAS 7 YEARS OLD:
I heard from someone who is willing to share his stories about his time with Michael. This person knew Michael since he was 7 years old and wishes to remain anonymous as he has remained outside of the media and wishes to have that continue. He met Michael at Neverland when his parents were invited to visit.
"I have known michael since 2000 when i was about 7 years old. I once remember when, in around 2000 or 2001 that Michael, and Prince and i would have little fort wars with each other, and i would form alliances with Prince or sometimes Michael. It was so fun, we would throw pillows at each other, little rolled up pillow cases as grenades etc.
But i will never truly forget when Michael gave my mother the finances for me to go to a great college of my choice. My mother insisted to Michael that we didn't need his money, just for him to keep, but Michael as always, convinced my mother to accept the money.~
I'm privileged to have met a lovely human being, it was all contrary to what the media (said)...and to me (Michael was a) lovely, warm family man that was so giving and caring.
~ Ray O'Hara, Michael's exclusive private driver for the 6 months Michael lived in Ireland
One thing I think that is oft overlooked is just HOW MANY sexual abuse survivors and former victims are in the Michael Jackson fan base. Back in 2009, I had quite a few contact me at the time and tell me their stories and within the past few days, a lot more...yet. all of these people who HAVE been hurt by sexual predators, rally after Michael Jackson because they KNOW he is NOT a sexual predator as they themselves have once been the victims of those who are/were. This says a LOT to me about Michael Jackson's innocence
“Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink - it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche.” ~ Michael Jackson
I told him I was a Christian, and he said he was, too. We talked about the first Christian song we’d both heard as children: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong, they are weak but he is strong.” With the dinner party loudly going on around us, we both quietly leaned in and sang the song, smiling like choirboys. “Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me.” Then we gave each other a short embrace.....
I knew at that moment that this sweet-spirited young genius was going to find his eternal peace in heaven. I did not find Michael weird, messed up, or anything you’ve ever heard about him. I want to say that I feel all of the allegations ever charged against Michael were false, and that in my discernment, he did not have the capacity to ever do anything except love children and let them know he would do anything to stand up for them, and help them. Just look at the magnificent work he did on their behalf in writing and co-producing “We Are The World,” and the 39 charities for children he gave to generously. That was Michael. I believe that during his trials he related to the suffering of Christ, and prayed for intervention, because he was being accused over what he loved most—children. This caused him perhaps more pain than anything in his life.
I know Michael loved Jesus with all his heart. Quincy had told me about his work sharing his faith with others, often door-to-door, because he’d been raised a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Later in life he told people he was a non-denominational Christian. Still more recently, reports circulated that he’d converted to Islam. But the Michael I knew had seriously contemplated giving up music to spend full-time in Christian ministry.
If there’s anything that gives me peace during this moment of loss, it’s knowing that one of the greatest artists of our time is now moon-walking along the gold paved roads of heaven, where streets have no name, with a broad smile on his face, and a band of angels welcoming him home.
Michael, my friend, rest in heavenly peace.
David Pack is a Grammy winning recording artist, producer, and music director. A member of Saddleback Church, he works with Rick Warren on special projects, including the PEACE Plan and AIDS & Worship Conferences. Visit his site:http://www.davidpack.com/
The conversion to Islam rumor is debunked on the Facts vs. Fiction PAGE
"And if you want to see, eccentric oddities, I'll be grotesque before your eyes, let them all materialize..
." Lyrics from "Is It Scary?"
THIS is the heart of the misunderstanding that surrounded Michael Jackson and that surrounds every person who chooses to fulfill their destiny and their calling. The fact that sacrifice and suffering are part of giving yourself completely to others and following God. Most don't understand it. We "can't", we don't want to, because it highlights the fact that WE are not heeding the call on our own lives, which leads to jealousy, greed and a desire to destroy that which reminds us that we are MORE, that we can do MORE, that we have potential that we won't put forth the effort to USE~♥ Debbie Kunesh
“No matter what, the most powerful thing in the world is the human mind and prayer, and belief in yourself and confidence and perseverance. No matter how many times you do it, you do it again until it’s right. And always believe in yourself. And it doesn't matter who’s around you that is being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off. Because whatever you believe, you become.” ~ Michael Jackson
Taj Jackson, Michael Jackson's nephew, defends his uncle and reveals that he is a molestation survivor READ
The boy you see in the above video (under David Nordahl's comment) at 5:56, is Bela Farkas
First, it's important to understand why kids were so important to Michael Jackson, and also, why Michael Jackson was so important to kids. Kids (and adults) are drawn to people who have goodness and light within them, much as a moth is drawn to a lamp post. Kids and animals see and feel light eminating from a person and are drawn to that person. They recognize inherent goodness. As adults, we can too easily lose the ability to see that inherent goodness. We have been negatively impacted by all of the darkness around us. Michael had that light. He cared from his heart. That's what kids saw and felt. Michael's interest in children was pure and came from his heart. He only wanted to help those who were hurting, to give them hope, to bring light. ~ Debbie
Understanding The Man
The Legend Lives On, The Legacy Remains, The Truth is Unfurled...
to listen in as a former classmate and friend of the boy who accused Michael Jackson in 2003,
who has never before shared her story publicly,
speaks about what she witnessed.
Learn about Gavin Arvizo's mindset, learn about the Arvizo family and their past, as well as get eye-opening truths about the 1993 case against Michael Jackson.
" He had that inner light and he always considered himself to be extremely ugly...He never did really understand that he had that inner light." ~
Michael Jackson friend of 20 years, David Nordahl, speaking on Michael Jackson.
"He had this aura about him. When you looked in his eyes you would sense a peace and love that others just don't have. I'm so glad I got to meet him because it keeps me from all of this ugly stuff out here. If they had met him they would know he wasn't like this". ~Kelly LaFleur, a musician whose love of music brought her the once in a lifetime chance of meeting Michael Jackson
“I read children’s eyes and find out who is hurting the most and give them the longest hug. Or I pick the fattest or the most grotesque-looking and people will say: “Why did you pick that one”? And I’ll say: “”This is the one who needed it the most”
.~ Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson shared this Bible verse often and it was one he took to heart.
"But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Click HERE for more VIDEOS and to learn more about Michael Jackson and his pure love for children and how he helped children around the globe (videos, quotes, more)
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A Child Psychologist with over 20 years of experience tells why Michael Jackson was NOT a pedophile HERE
A champion for children, not a molester
Michael speaks here on how difficult his childhood was, the ridicule about his appearance, and the abuse he endured as a child
"I totally forgive him for all of it, you have to." ~ Michael Jackson speaking on forgiving his father
Michael's relationship with his father, forgiving his father and a very important speech
BR: What qualities of yours helped you get where you are today?
MJ: Faith and determination. And practice.
Click photo below to access the full story on this very serious scalp burn that Michael Jackson endured, as well as additional photos
"He could have died, and he clearly endured a great deal of pain." ~ Jim Moret, Chief Correspondent, Inside Edition
There are many people alive today, because of Michael Jackson and his faith, generosity and help. There are those who have shared stories and those who have stories yet to share, about how, if Michael hadn't cared, hadn't paid for their operations and medical care, they would not be here. Michael also paid for the funerals of many, including some celebrities, who could not otherwise afford a dignified send-off. Michael taught people about healing and he also paid for the life-saving operations and hospitalizations of many children and adults. All done quietly outside of the glare of the spotlight because Michael felt that this is what God wants us to do and that it is to be done in private, not as a media spectacle for publicity or praise. Gavin Arvizo was one such person who he himself and his family gave praise to Michael for helping to heal Gavin of his stage 4 terminal cancer...until, the family decided that since they couldn't continue to get everything they wanted, that they would choose to extort money from Michael by accusing him of the unthinkable. While he has been free to go on and live his life, based on a lie, Michael's own life (and the help he gave so freely) was cut short due to all of the stress and financial pressures that these very lies created, by someone who Michael wanted to help from his heart,
“Michael was deeply Christian and believed that private acts of charity were considered virtuous only if not done for others to admire,” stated Treacy. “We should be reminded of Matthew 6:1 when Jesus says "Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness in front of others, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
Click BELOW to read one of the Tweets from Michael's nephew Taj, who speaks about how his uncle Michael taught he and his brothers to always give back and to use your fame for good.
There will NEVER be a purer soul than my uncle Michael. People put him through hell here on earth, but now he is finally free in heaven.
I miss him so much.
~ Taj Jackson, Michael's nephew
"Use your talent for good"
~ Michael Jackson's advice to his nephews 3T
(Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson, Tito's sons)
View the video of 3T's "Why", done with Michael HERE
Stay humble. The humbleness that a child, like a new born baby has. Even though you become powerful or have power with people, with your talent .. don't become puffed up with pride."
~ Michael Jackson
"Even if you're sweeping floors or painting ceilings, do it better than anybody in the world, no matter what it is that you do. Be the best at it, and have a respect for others, and be proud of yourself…and to honor, be honorable.”
Take a peek into who Michael Jackson really was, find out how different he was from what you hear in the media, learn about his ongoing extremely generous humanitarianism (Did you know Michael Jackson saved many people's lives? KEEP READING), get the facts surrounding all of the lies and rumors you've heard and the facts on the accusations, past and present, as well as the 2005 trial that took place. This man was a creative and musical genius and a great humanitarian who left us with beautiful music, art and life lessons. But many are missing this because they are being misled by false accusations that plagued him his entire life. It's imperative that TRUTH be told, that the false pedophile and "freak" labels be removed from Michael Jackson once and for all...
so HERE WE GO Keep scrolling....
As he did in many of his song lyrics, he sang about things close to his heart, even at times, letting out the anger of what happened to him, come to the surface, as it does in "Scream" CLICK HERE to view video and lyrics
Radio host and multimedia expert Chris Cantore shares about how Michael Jackson saved his grandmotherHERE
50-60 Extortion Attempts per year with many corresponding depositions, lies about his character, physical ailments...KEEP READING....
"I never saw Michael with the effects of doing any kinds of drug or alcohol or anything like that, and I saw him all different times of the day. Early in the morning, late at night, all during the day. He was always totally normal. Totally there."
Friend of Michael's for 20 years
All that transpired, all that came against him, threatened to make us forget about THIS
Part 1 of the Oprah interview outtakes. You can see Michael's humble nature here and it's interesting to note the picture of Jesus above the bed shown a little after 2 minutes in. The video starts a few seconds after starting play
Gloria Rhoads Berlin pictured here with Michael. She helped him find the ranch that would become Neverland Ranch
Below is a video deposition regarding Michael firing a business partner, Marc Schaffel, due to his finding out that Mr. Schaffel was involved in direting gay porn. You can read some details regarding this dispute HERE .
Michael holds his own here and shows what is what. You can see his frustration at the idiocy that he continued to have to endure. According to long-time (20 year) friend David Nordahl, Michael got between 50-60 extortion attempts EACH YEAR! Then there were business partners and others who claimed they weren't paid or business deals interrupted or dissolved such as the one above, where legal disputes took place.
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
Lyrics from "Scream"
So many wanted Michael Jackson to be the bad guy...they wanted to take him down because of what he was given...immense talent, amazing faith, great artistry and a global platform. The cause? Jealousy, prejudice & spiritual attacks of light vs. darkness. This song speaks to those attacks, saying that people are going to see what they want to see. The public was being prodded to see him as a monster and he knew it, so he made a paraody of it. Genius.
The public's perception of Michael Jackson had more to do with the public and their mindset, than it ever had to do with Michael Jackson, himself, or his character.