Skip to comments.Police find secret room in Michael Jackson raid
Posted on 11/20/2003 3:29:24 PM PST by jimbo123
For 15 years, the Neverland ranch has been Michael Jackson's retreat from the world. But now, the walls are literally closing in on him. His fortune, his reputation, and his freedom are now at stake.
Now that a warrant is out for his arrest on multiple counts of sex abuse against a minor, Jackson's secret world is being exposed. And "Extra" is learning more dark secrets from behind the gates of Neverland.
At a stunning news conference, Santa Barbara sheriffs said they are in talks with Jackson's lawyers and negotiating for the international superstar to turn himself in.
Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman reveals to "Extra" what police found when they raided Jacksons Neverland ranch. They found about one million pictures and thousands of videotapes, but Oxman insists that they are all innocent. He says, "They are looking at things which are the history of Michael Jackson. I dont really think they know what they are looking for."
But "Extra" has learned about something else that police may have found at Neverland-- a secret room hidden behind the star's walk-in closet. It is a place few have seen because in it are photographs of bare-chested children, babies, toys, games, and even an autographed picture of actor Macauley Culkin signed, "Don't leave me alone in the house."
Jackson has reportedly hired attorney Mark Geragos, who worked for of Winona Ryder and Scott Peterson, to represent him. Meantime, Jackson's people have complained that the raid was carried out on the same day that his greatest hits album "Number Ones" came out, insinuating it was a publicity ploy by police. But the DA shot that theory down.
The rumors have swirled around Jackson since 1993 when sexual allegation charges were reportedly settled out of court. Then came last year's infamous baby dangling incident, followed by Jackson's stunning admission in the controversial documentary hosted by Martin Bashir.
Lorenzo Benet, a staff correspondent for People magazine says that if Jackson loses custody of his three children, his ex-wife Debby Rowe might be the next logical person to take over.
Benet says, "Now Debbie has said in the past that she didn't really have these children to be a mother but legally she is the mother. So in that situation, I think that she would probably have first shot at getting the kids."
Well, yer rute about that...But he can play the gender card.
What an American success story, a poor Black kid grows up to be a rich white woman...
True..but consider that in the real world most anyone else booked on child abuse charges would find their OWN children immediately removed from their care.
Am I wrong?
Okay, I don't follow these things: just why did she have these children? Just to service a pedophile? Doesn't that make her an accomplice? (Okay, different children from the current case, but....) Doesn't sound like a candidate for custody in my book.
I've been trying to remember the last hit song he had here in the US. I wonder if it's not the parents that are the fans of him more than their kids.
Not trying to excuse any actions of MJ. I would think kids would like to hang out with a musician or actor that is popular in their era, not their parents'.
Pathetic. Makes you wonder why Michael would want small children as a single man.
I've just about had it with these half-witted TV drama legalisms that have infected our daily life. The death of common sense indeed!
- - His brother, in a public statement, refered to the arrest as a "modern day lynching" - -
Race card in play..................
Wonder if the Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, etc. will demand an apology as they have from Sen. Miller?
Have you had one developed at the drugstore lately? They've been known to call the cops.
No Problem...KATO, (Bruce Lee) was there to protect, The Green Hornet (Guy Williams). :/
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