The New York Daily News reports the kid who got a $20 million settlement from Michael Jackson after accusing the pop star of sexual molestation in 1993 is battling his own father in court over charges of life-threatening physical abuse, according to court documents. The accuser, now 26, says his ex-dentist dad Evan Chandler “struck him on the head from behind with a 12-1/2-pound [dumbbell] weight … sprayed his eyes with Mace or pepper spray and tried to choke him” last year, according to court documents filed in New Jersey.
What Will Jackson’s Mid-Life Crisis Be Like?
August 31, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “And yesterday Michael Jackson’s birthday. 48 years old. But he still tells kids he’s only 45. He’s 48. What’s his mid-life crisis going to be like? Into even younger boys now? … Well, I saw an entertainment reporter yesterday on the news. He said ‘Michael Jackson does not look his age.’ His age? He doesn’t even look his gender. He doesn’t even look his species.”
Happy Birthday To Jackson
August 30, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Michael Jackson. 48 years old today. Happy birthday to Michael. Actually, I understand Michael is in a pretty good mood these days. You know, thanks to this John Mark Karr guy, he’s no longer the creepiest guy in America.”
Fire Near Neverland
August 30, 2006 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Monday night, “Here’s some new from California. A fire was started near Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. There was some dry grass and they think someone started a fire. Now I think the blaze was caused by some concerned parents. They say that fire has them puzzled and is of suspicious origin, but so is Michael Jackson.”
Fire At Neverland
August 26, 2006 – A wildfire burned about 40 acres of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on Friday, ‘Access Hollywood’ has confirmed. The fire came within a quarter-mile of the main residence, officials said.
Michael Jackson Cried After Upsetting Liz Taylor
August 25, 2006 – Elizabeth Taylor once blew her stack at Michael for seating her too far away from the stage at one of his shows in Los Angeles. “They told me she had gone home – mad,” Jackson tells J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of the new Taylor bio, ”Elizabeth’. “The next day, I called her, and I cried because I felt so awful. [She said], ‘Michael, a star such as myself never sits in the cheap seats!'”