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Michael Jackson, The FBI Files And Molestation Allegations: What's True, What's Not

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Jul. 5 2013, Updated 5:03 p.m. ET

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Recent reports chronicling the contents of “secret FBI files” about Michael Jackson were bogus but RadarOnline has the definitive information about what’s true and what’s not regarding Michael, molestation charges and those files.

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Jackson Had An Alarm That Warned If Anyone Approached His Bedroom. TRUE. This was confirmed by multiple employees at Neverland. An alarm would sound in Michael’s bedroom whenever anyone approached down a hallway.

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Jackson slept in bed with little boys. TRUE. The King of Pop admitted this and said it was an innocent act.

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Source: Sunday People UK

FBI files showed Jackson paid off dozens of boys. FALSE. This report originated in the People, a UK tabloid. They recycled old documents that were allegedly shown to the FBI and none of the documents were verified. Many are easily proven false.

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Jackson paid off Jordan Chandler. TRUE. Facing possible criminal charges and battling a civil suit over molestation allegations, Jackson paid Chandler approximately $15 million.

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Source: Wikipedia

The FBI gathered significant information about Jackson. TRUE & FALSE. Paul Barresi, a porn star who became a private investigator, is believed to have supplied much of the information that was described as an FBI file. A Sunday People spokesman stood by its story. "Our article clearly states that we have seen copies of reports, phone transcripts and interviews carried out by an agent working for private investigator Anthony Pellicano who had been hired by Michael Jackson," Rupert Smith said in an e-mail to CNN. "The files were seized by the FBI when Pellicano was himself investigated in 2002. The documents then became part of the FBI's files on Jackson case numbers CADCE MJ-02463 and CR 01046."

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Source: Splash News

Philip and Stella LeMarque, chefs at Neverland, were key witnesses against Jackson. FALSE. They were discredited by changing their stories and accepting money from various publications.

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Source: Getty Images

Private Investigator Anthony Pellicano helped quash allegations against MJ. TRUE. The now imprisoned P.I. helped deal with the Chandler situation, journalists and would-be witnesses with his unique and fearsome style.

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Source: Getty Images

Jackson watched porn films with young boys. FALSE. There was no evidence to backup this allegation by a Neverland worker (who was paid for interviews).

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La Toya Jackson said she believe abuse allegations against Michael might be correct. TRUE. In 1993, LaToya said this in a press conference. She later recanted, explaining she was controlled by ex-husband Jack Gordon.

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Source: Getty Images

Wade Robson, who is suing Jackson’s estate and claiming he was molested, slept in the same bed as the singer. TRUE. Credible eyewitnesses established this fact long ago.

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Wade Robson and his mother both repeatedly denied he was molested by Jackson. TRUE. Journalists reporting the story asked Robson and his mother repeatedly if Jackson molested him. They both furiously denied it. Robson testified in Jackson’s 2003 trial that he was not molested.

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Source: Disney

Jackson had a Winnie The Pooh Tattoo on his inner thigh. FALSE. This rumor spread fast and wouldn’t go away after Jordy Chandler’s charges surfaced against Michael. And one point it was said to be the “smoking gun” that would prove abuse charges.

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Jordan Chandler correctly described a discoloration on Jackson’s privates. TRUE. Chandler described a spot on Michael’s genitals as part of his abuse allegations. Police strip searched Michael and a dark mark was observed where his accuser described it, according to official memos.

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Jordan Chandler’s father was investigated on charges of extorting Jackson. TRUE. Evan Chandler was said to have demanded money at his very first meeting with Jackson’s representatives in exchange for not pursuing a criminal case. An extortion charge was investigated but no charges brought.

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Jackson successfully sued a journalist for slander. TRUE. He won a verdict against Victor Gutierrez, a self-described journalist, who published a book that was said to be based on Jordy Chandler’s diaries.

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Jordan Chandler’s father Evan successfully sued Jackson. FALSE. Evan Chandler lost a 1996 lawsuit against Michael that claimed the singer breached a previous agreement never to discuss the case.

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff

Jordan Chandler refused to testify in the 2003 criminal prosecution of Michael on abuse charges against Gavin Arvizo. TRUE. Jordan left the country to avoid being a witness.

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Source: Getty Images

Macaulay Culkin often slept in the same bed as Michael. TRUE. Jackson stated this in a Martin Bashir documentary. Culkin and Jackson persistently denied rumors that Michael had molested the child star in any way.

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Three of Jackson’s ex employees claimed they saw Michael molest children. TRUE. The three sued Jackson, he countersued and won. They were discredited.

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Three of Jackson’s ex employees claimed they saw Michael molest children. TRUE. The three sued Jackson, he countersued and won. They were discredited.

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