Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports the then 13-year-old plaintiff in the molestation case against Michael Jackson is now living in a $2.35 million home on eastern Long Island near the beach, under an assumed name. The now 23-year-old man’s father, a Hollywood dentist who aspired to be part of the film community, also lives on Long Island under a different name. Read more.
Gavin’s And Mother In Hiding As She Defends Sleepovers
February 10, 2003 – The New York Post reports Gavin and his mother Janet Ventura-Arvizo were said to be in hiding from the press at a secret location supplied by Michael Jackson. In a statement released through Jackson’s flacks, Ventura-Arvizo defended Jackson, insisting that last week’s TV documentary ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ unfairly painted him as a horrible perv. “At no time has Gavin ever been treated with anything other than love, respect and the deepest kindness by Michael,” she said. “His constant support, both practical and emotional, helped give my beautiful little boy the strength to fight his cancer.”
Gavin’s Father Speaks Out Against Son’s Jacko Visits
February 10, 2003 – The Sunday Mirror reports David Arvizo, the father of 12-year-old Gavin, whose mother lets him share Michael Jackson’s bed, complained last night how his “dumb wife had lost the plot.” Father-of-three David, 36, said: “It’s obvious that Gavin shouldn’t be up on Jackson’s ranch on his own and unsupervised, but his mother doesn’t care. She just sees prestige for herself from the connection.”
Martin Bashir Praised Jacko As Good Father
February 9, 2003 – The Fox News Channel just ran an alert that the Jackson family will soon be releasing a video of Martin Bashir praising Michael Jackson as a good father, in stark contrast to his portrayal on the documentary.