Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com spoke with Alex Thorliefson, the writer of Scott Thorson’s memoir ‘Behind the Candelabra’, which was released in the late ’80s and is now out of print. Thorliefson tells Friedman that Thorson never made the sensational claim that he had sexual relations with Michael Jackson when writing the book, only stating they were close friends. “Scott knew Michael for a number of years starting in 1979,” Thorliefson explained. “In the book, he speaks of Michael and Janet coming to Liberace’s house in Vegas to swim. They couldn’t use a hotel public pool. Scott’s friendship with Michael was in London while Liberace was appearing at the Palladium. They saw each other every day for a period of time after that. In the book, there is no reference to anything other than a close friendship. Were they lovers? That I could not say. He said there was a lot of touchy-feely, a lot of sexual innuendo, whenever he was with Michael.” Read more.
New Michael Jackson Accuser Claims Abuse At Age 3-5
April 15, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports the latest Michael Jackson accuser, an 18-year-old man, says he was abused when he was 3 to 5 years old and a visitor to the Jackson family home in Encino, California, starting in the late 1980s, sources said. “If an allegation is made, it has to be investigated. But a lot of corroboration is required, and this is going back a lot of years,” a source familiar with the new accusation.