Veteran cop Robert Wegner, Michael Jackson’s former security chief lifted the lid on the sordid antics at the sick pop star’s Neverland ranch in an interview with News of the World. Wegner witnessed Jackson grab, touch and caress young boys, including Jordy Chandler—the then 13-year-old at the center of the original 1993 molestation allegations. “On two separate occasions I saw Michael talking to Jordy and then the boy become agitated,” he said. “They were chatting softly and then, all of a sudden, there was this outburst as Jordy shouted, ‘Get the fu** away from me.’ Then Jordy walked away very fast. I remember his words exactly because it threw me to hear a kid speak that way.” He also told of three similar incidents involving child actor Macaulay Culkin.
Three Words To Sum Up Jacko’s Defense
November 22, 2003 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Friday night, “Well, ladies and gentlemen, I can sum up Michael Jackson’s legal defense in three words – dead man moonwalking.”
Martin Bashir’s Jacko Documentary To Re-Air
November 22, 2003 – In case you missed Martin Bashir’s bizarre documentary ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ when it first aired on ABC last February, VH1 is giving viewers another chance to see it 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Preceding the documentary is a half-hour special, ‘Michael Jackson Sex Scandal,’ which premiered Friday at 7 p.m. and repeats throughout the weekend.
Never Assume — Even With Jackson
November 22, 2003 – Tony Hicks of the Contra Costa Times weighed in on the furious attention given to Michael Jackson following the King of Pop’s arrest on child molestation charges. Hicks said, “You wanted the attention, Michael, now you’re getting it. You’re about to become the clear exception to the idea of any press being good press. Jackson-watching on CNN will soon become the nation’s favorite spectator sport. We’ll forget the economy, the presidential race and the daily body counts from Iraq. It’s not right, but it’s Jackson’s fault.”
Arrest Has Tepid Effect On Jackson’s Sales
November 22, 2003 – Billboard reports retailers do not expect Michael Jackson’s child molestation charges to affect the recording artist’s sales. In fact, Jackson’s new album ‘Number Ones’ is widely expected to debut at No. 1 in the U.K. “People aren’t surprised,” says Carl Mello, music buyer for Boston-based chain Newbury Comics. “It’s not like they’re going, ‘Oh my God, Michael! I would have never believed that’.”