Michael Jackson ‚had two gay lovers and would dress as a woman for seedy hookups‘

Michael Jackson used to disguise himself as a woman so he could sneak out and meet his lover at a grotty motel, his biographer once claimed

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Michael Jackson had was ‚insatiable‘ for gay sex and had two male lovers he would regularly hook up with – even meeting one of them dressed as a woman, his biographer once claimed.

Writer Ian Halperin, who published the unofficial biography Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson in 2009, said „virtually everyone“ in Jackson’s circle knew he was secretly gay.

Throughout his final years, the singer had repeatedly denied being homosexual – and even after his death, abusive dad Joe Jackson slammed further reports Michael had been in sexual relationships with men.

Was Michael Jackson Trans?

In death, Michael Jackson is proving just as enigmatic as he was alive. His death seems to have raised more questions than answers: What caused his death? Who will get custody of his children? Would the fifty-year-old Jackson have made it through the 50 concerts of his This is It tour? For the queer community, one of the biggest questions remains, was he one of us? Was Jackson gay? Was he transgender?

In death, Michael Jackson is proving just as enigmatic as he was alive. His death seems to have raised more questions than answers: What caused his death? Who will get custody of his children? Would the fifty-year-old Jackson have made it through the 50 concerts of his “This is It” tour? It seems fitting that the King of Pop has left us questioning even what the little we thought we knew about him; after all, in life he was as much a conundrum as a superstar. For the queer community, one of the biggest questions remains, was he one of us? Was Jackson gay? Was he transgender?

In life, some people were so confused by Jackson’s appearance and gender presentation they turned to online answer sites, asking, “What Was Michael Jackson’s Gender?” That offered, “Male,” while the most popular Yahoo answer suggested, “Eunuch,” also reveals the lack of agreement on the subject.

While some trans men and women do start out in the drag world, I’m not suggesting Michael was trans because of his drag performances. Most trans people find the need to embody their preferred genders, not just perform them. No, I’m saying Jackson’s femininity was authentic while his masculinity remained illusionary and tenuous.

In a 2006 article called Jacko Got His Gender Confused Again,  claimed that while in France, Jackson went shopping wearing three inch stiletto heels, tight-fitting jeans, a coat, a huge hat and makeup. Although the article also admitted Jackson had been previously seen “draped in women’s scarves and, in January, he donned an abaya—a traditional garb for Muslim women,” these incidents were painted as efforts by Jackson to duck ever-present paparazzi, not expressions of his true gender identity.

In her Bilerco Project posting on Jackson’s death, Michael Jackson: Goodnight, Sweet Prince…or Princess, lesbian author Patricia Nell Warren mused, “Like many of us, I’ve wondered. Was he gay or transgendered? Some of us have tried to claim him. But Jackson was never one who could be nailed down with an orientation or gender any label, for that matter.”

Numerous people, including Dr. Werner Mang, a German plastic surgeon, who, in 2004, revealed he saved Jackson’s nose with ear cartilage, have offered similar sentiment. Mang contended, “I think Michael Jackson wants to change from a black man to a white woman.” The doctor certainly wasn’t the first or last to share those concerns.

Just as there are those who are born with external sex organs that do not jive with the internal sense of gender identity, there are apparently people who do not feel the color of their skin truly expresses their racial identification and some of those people find ways to transition. Undoubtedly there are others who attempt such border crossings not for self-authenticity but to escape the confines of the subjugation culturally assigned their biological heritage. 

And his sexuality was troubling. Is it rude to say Jackson seemed to be a sexual deviant? That whatever his orientation or his desires or his actions, they seem to be clearly outside the “norm,” outside what mainstream society expected of him? Unlike some celebrities about whom rumors fly, Jackson seemed incapable of maintaining a beard, keeping a socially acceptable relationship going as a cover for his true predilections—whatever those are. 

Despite what many people think, pedophilia is not a sexual orientation. It’s a mental illness. As WebMD points out: “while some pedophiles may prefer boys over girls, or vice versa, it’s not so much about gender as it is about age… Typically, pedophiles have trouble relating to people their own age. They need to feel they have power and control in a relationship, which is easy with children.”

So, while it’s hard to talk about Jackson without addressing the allegations against him, those tell us little about his sexuality. Certainly Jackson had difficulty relating to most adults and it does seems undeniable that he identified with children in a way that our society has come to think of unnatural and perverse for a grown man. But at least some of that has more to do with our societal sexualization of children than Jackson’s actions per se. 

Our culture also has a strange way of demonizing the male gaze, particularly when it comes to male attentiveness to children. When I transitioned from female to male, one of the lessons I had to learn quickly was not to interact with children the way women do: smiling, waving, engaging children in grocery stores and parks, talking to moms about how cute their kids are. In a male body, those interactions were suddenly creepy and suspicious. It’s difficult in our current environment for a child-less man to surround himself with children or childlike things without being suspected of pedophilia.

None of this means I doubt the validity of the allegations against him. Just that pinning down Jackson’s sexual orientation seems more difficult than pointing to his preferred gender or racial expressions—both which seemed to be trans identified.

In a lot of ways, the “Man in the Mirror” seemed to reflect our cultural expectations of race, gender and sexuality. Under hot stage lights and plastic surgeon’s scalpels, Jackson‘s public personae attempted to excise those demon stereotypes.

In fact, Jackson seemed to want to completely transcend race, gender and sexuality, to move beyond those external elements of humanity that we use to segregate and oppress others. Erasing his difference came at a cost but it also helped Jackson embrace the essence of the universal human experience. In death—the final transition common to us all—he may have finally achieved that goal.

Was Michael Jackson Trans?

Was Michael Jackson a Bad Person?

Michael Jackson was the king of pop music; he died in 2009, but earlier this year, {font-style:italic;}was released, a documentary that had interviews with Wade Robson and James Safechuck; they claimed Jackson raped and sexually abused them when they were seven and ten years old, and that the abuse lasted for years. The four-hour long movie was released by HBO, which is currently being sued by Jackson’s estate and family.

Safechuck met Jackson when he was ten; they did a Pepsi commercial together, and Safechuck became friends with the pop star. Afterwards, Jackson would give his family gifts, and would pay for them to get a plane to fly to him, and visit him. Safechuck alleges that on a vacation to Hawaii with Jackson, he asked the boy to sleep in his bed with him.

In August 1993, LAPD began to investigate the singer, because it was reported that he molested four boys (one of these boys was 13 years old, and was talked about in the documentary); the report was released in January, and stated the boy’s allegations against Jackson, and also mentioned that no evidence was found to incriminate Jackson.

The family of the boy found it odd and weird that Jackson and the child slept in the same bed together, and I have to admit that yes it is odd; Jackson had argued with the mother and told her to trust him. The boy continued sleeping beside Jackson for months.

In September 1993, a family filed a lawsuit against Jackson for allegedly sexually abusing their 13 year old child. Jackson settled for over $20 million with the family, even though he continuously denied doing anything illegal or wrong, according to a report published in 2004.

In September 1994, prosecutors were looking into Jackson again, because of three alleged victims, but they dropped the charges when all of the victims refused to testify in court.

Wade Robson met Jackson after winning a dancing contest, and his family moved to LA when Jackson encouraged it; Robson was one of the kids that defended the singer in court.

In 1993, when Mrs. Robson was asked if she thought anything was odd about her son sleeping next to Jackson, she said that nothing was going on other than them sleeping.

In December 1993, Jackson’s sister La Toya said that the sexual abuse and rape of children against her brother were true, but their mother Katherine defended her son; she claimed La Toya was just trying to make money off of Michael’s name. In 2011, La Toya retracted the allegations, and said her abusive husband made her say that.

In February 2003, Jackson was seen cradling a teenager cancer patient in his arms, and sleeping in the same bed with him, which was seen in the documentary Living with Michael Jackson, but both Michael and the boy admitted that nothing sexual happened between them. Regardless, the movie caused another criminal investigation.

Then, on November 20, 2003 Jackson was booked on child molestation charges. He gave up his passport, posted his $3 million bail, and left the jail the same day. He was eventually charged with 10 criminal acts and charges, including child molestation.

On February 28, 2005, Jackson went to court for another criminal case and Robson came to his defense. The victim was Gavin Arvizo. Arvizo, and his family testified that Jackson masturbated the boy, gave him and his brother alcohol, and showed them porn, but on June 13, 2005 the charges were dropped, and Mrs. Arvizo was charged when a juror brought up a good point; why would a mother let her underage son sleep in the same bed with someone who isn’t a family member?

So was Michael Jackson a pedophile? Maybe. We will never know. but it is odd that he had so many court cases if he didn’t do anything. I get that he was a celebrity, and people will do anything for money, but he may or may not have raped young kids.

I am a transgender individual trying to bring light to LGBTQA+ in the USA and other areas of the world

Was Michael Jackson a Bad Person?

About that time Marlon Brando confronted Michael Jackson about his sexuality…

A new story published in the Los Angeles Times reveals that Marlon Brando discussed his friendship with and the sexuality of Michael Jackson during a police investigation into child molestation charges in 1994. Brando’s admissions seem to confirm what the documentary Leaving Neverland uncovered earlier this year.

The newly uncovered document came to light as part of an ongoing podcast about Jackson’s legal woes: Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson. Rather than call Brando before a grand jury, the prosecutors investigating Jackson interviewed him in a sworn deposition instead. When asked about Jackson’s romantic life, Brando made a horrible confession.

“We were talking about human emotions and where it all comes from. I could see from the way he behaved — he talked like that, and he speaks in a very peculiar way for a man who is as old as my oldest son, 35. And he didn’t want me to swear,” Brando told investigators. “I had asked him if he was a virgin and he sort of laughed and giggled, and he called me Brando. He said, ‘Oh, Brando.’ I said, ‘Well, what do you do for sex?’ And he was acting fussy and embarrassed.”

Brando further elaborated that Jackson “didn’t hold real emotions.” When the actor pressed the issue, Jackson broke down. “He said he hated his father and started to cry,” Brando recalled. “So I pulled back. I started to tiptoe. I realized that he was in trouble with his life because he was living in a never-never land, and he couldn’t [swear], and for a 35-year-old man not to do that, being around people in show business, seemed very odd. And I said, ‘Well, who are your friends?’ He said, ‘I don’t know anybody my own age. I don’t like anybody my own age.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know.’ He was crying hard enough that … I tried to assuage him. I tried to help him all I could.”

Brando told the prosecutors that he had originally thought Michael Jackson was probably gay. After getting to know the singer, he reached the conclusion that it was “pretty reasonable to conclude that he may have had something to do with kids.”

The revelation of Brando’s feelings is just the latest in a series of damning actions by longtime friends of Jackson in the wake of Leaving Neverland. A number of Jackson’s close friends including Oprah WinfreyAaron Carter and Corey Feldman have said they believe the men who claim Jackson molested them.

About that time Marlon Brando confronted Michael Jackson about his sexuality…

Paris Jackson Says Michael Jackson Knew She Was Gay From A Very Young Age

Paris Jackson is granting the public access to her life on her own terms for the very first time. The 22-year-old daughter of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has a Facebook Watch series. Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn is a reality-style series that gives viewers insight into Paris and her partner/bandmate, Gabriel.

The show debuted this summer and fans were immediately fascinated with Paris’ boho-hippie lifestyle. They also like that she’s unapologetically honest and herself. In the show’s debut episode, Paris opened up about her sexuality.

Paris identifies as gay, although her explanation rings true to the standard definition of pansexuality. Paris falls in love with people regardless of gender. It’s something she believes her father caught on to when she was very young.

As Paris recalls her dad teasing her about a girl crush, you see something truly tender. Her memories of her father are truly her own. The world has had a lot to say about him, both before and after his untimely death. Paris’ wonderful memories of her dad are unwavering nonetheless. It gives us insight into who Michael was as a dad, a role he cherished but kept as private as possible throughout their early years.

Paris Jackson is opening up about her life. Paris grew up notoriously privately as her father, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, wanted his children to have all the joys of childhood he never got to experience. After his death, Paris and her siblings, Prince Michael and Bigi, were forced into a quick adjustment to life outside the idyllic world Michael worked hard to give them.

“But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’”

“So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.”

Paris struggled with self-harm and a suicide attempt. It wasn’t her first, but the first to go public and bring her mental health into a worldwide conversation about troubled youth. She also survived sexual assault at the hands of a stranger. She made it through to the other side, even as people compared her struggles to that of her late father. It took a lot of work, but she now finds herself at peace.

When the dust settled, Paris had to acknowledge the circumstances of her life. She would always be linked to her late father and to that end, always live with a degree of celebrity. It was her choice what to do with that.

“I was born with this platform,” she said. “Am I gonna waste it and hide away? Or am I going to make it bigger and use it for more important things?”

In the debut episode of the show, Paris shared how her current relationship is not what she ever pictured for herself.

“Never thought I’d end up with a dude,” she confessed.

“[I] thought I’d end up marrying a chick. I’ve dated more women than men and been with more chicks. The public only knows about three long term relationships I’ve been with and they’ve been with men. The public doesn’t know about most of the relationships I’ve been in.”

Paris identifies as gay but gave a more complete explanation of how she views her sexuality.

“I say I’m gay because I guess I am, but I wouldn’t consider myself bisexual because I’ve dated more than just men and women,” she said.

“I’ve dated a man that had a vagina. It has nothing to do what’s in your pants, it’s literally like, what are you like as a person?”

Paris believes that Michael knew she wasn’t straight from a very young age. “I think he felt the energy and he would tease me the same way he’d tease my brothers, like, ‘You got yourself a girlfriend,’ if I were staring at a magazine of a woman too hard,” she recalled.

“I’m very lucky to have that, especially so young, 8 or 9. Not many children have that experience.”

Most children also didn’t have to wear face coverings while going out in public. Many people wrote that off as another of Michael’s eccentricities. Paris recently spoke on Unfiltered about how she and her siblings appreciated it, even if the world didn’t get it.

“When [my dad] was young, he would be in the studio and he’d look outside and he’d see kids on the playground and he couldn’t do that,” she explained.

“He didn’t want that for us, so we wore masks,” Paris continued.

“I appreciated it. It was nice.” The masks allowed them to have a more normal childhood experience, like “go to Chuck E. Cheese and Circus Circus.”

Paris has been nervous about opening up to the world in this way but is comforted by the level of control she can have as an adult.

“For a long time I was just against letting the world in because I was just too scared to do it,” she shared.

“You see a kid grow up in the public eye, you forget that I am a human. I was against letting the world in because it wasn’t a choice. I wasn’t ready then. I feel like I’m ready now.”

 Paris Jackson Says Michael Jackson Knew She Was Gay From A Very Young Age

Madonna Made Michael Jackson Gay Alleges ‘Oliver’ Star Mark Lester

Mark Lester, a close friend of Michael Jackson and the star of the 1968 movie “Oliver!,” claims he knows the exact moment the King of Pop became uninterested in women.

In an interview Lester sat down for two years ago with the Daily Mail, he claimed that moment happened due to Madonna.

Lester claimed Jackson saw Madonna on his bed naked and that scarred him for life and became uninterested in women.

The actor’s comments regarding the subject have come back into the spotlight after the Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland” was shown.

MEA WorldWide reported previously how Lester recalled the event. He says: “Jackson entered the bedroom, and Madonna was sprawled across the bed. She saw Jackson, threw off the blankets, and was fully nude. Jackson saw her, screamed loudly, and ran immediately from the room.”

Madonna has never talked about the incident in public, However, in a 2016 episode of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” she told a story about how she kissed Jackson.

Corden followed up asking for details of the rumored romance. Madonna revealed that she and Jackson shared a passionate kiss. She also admitted that she was the one who made the first move, and the affair did not last long.

Madonna said she gave Jackson a glass of wine before making a move on him to “loosen him up.”

Madonna, who was 58 years old at the time of “Carpool Karaoke” shared with the host she had a “full French kiss” with Jackson, but he required drinking a glass of Chardonnay prior to kissing.

The Queen of Pop said “I did get him to loosen up with the Chardonnay. It did its job and worked wonders.”

Lester also claimed Madonna was the reason Jackson could not sexually be around women because he was afraid. Lester alleges Jackson asked him to be a sperm donor for his children because the singer could not engage in sex. The statement was later retracted.

In 2016, Conrad Murray, who was the former private doctor of Jackson alleged in his book, Jackson was interested in marrying Lester’s daughter, Harriet who was 12 years old at the time.

Meaww: Naked Madonna in Michael Jackson’s bed ‘put singer off women’, King of Pop’s close friend claimed in 2017

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Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson Was ‚As Machiavellian As They Come‘

Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop but he was also a greedy thief who lied about the reasons behind his plastic surgery.

These are the startling claim of legendary music mogul Quincy Jones, who produced Jackson’s hit albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad.

“Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” Jones said, in a bizarre interview with Toronto’s David Marchese for New York magazine’s Vulture. “He was as Machiavellian as they come.

Jones claims Jackson’s “Billie Jean” borrowed from Donna Summer’s “State of Independence” (which Jones produced). “The notes don’t lie, man.”

He also said Jackson refused to give session musician Greg Phillinganes his fair of royalties for coming up with part of “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.”

Jones said Jackson hated his appearance because his abusive father always told him he was ugly – so he got hooked on plastic surgery. “He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bulls**t,” he recalled.

Elsewhere in the interview, Jones shared his first impression of the Beatles. “They were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherf**kers,” he said. “Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it.”

Although he’s friend’s with Bono, Jones shook his head when asked if U2 is still making good music. And he repeated his complaint about rap music. “It’s the same phrase over and over and over again,” he said.

As for today’s pop music? “It’s just loops, beats, rhymes and hooks. There ain’t no f**king songs. The greatest singer in the world cannot save a bad song.

“Producers now are ignoring all the musical principles of the previous generations. It’s a joke.”

(Jones listed some artists he likes, including Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheehan. “Sam Smith – he’s so open about being gay. I love it.”)

Jones called disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein “a bully,” said Oprah Winfrey “doesn’t have the chops” to run for president, and described U.S. president Donald Trump as being “limited mentally – a megalomaniac,  narcissistic … he’s a f**king idiot.”

The music industry icon, who turns 85 in March, also claimed he dated Trump’s daughter Ivanka 12 years ago. “She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life,” recalled Jones, whose actress daugther Rashida Jones is only five years older than Ivanka. “Wrong father, though.”

Michael Jackson allegedly had two gay lovers and would disguise himself as a woman for hookups

Writer Ian Halperin, who published the unofficial biography titled ‚Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson‘ in 2009, claimed ‘virtually everyone’ in Jackson’s circle knew that he was secretly gay

Michael Jackson is no stranger to controversies. Since his death 10 years ago, the pop star has been slammed with multiple allegations of child sexual abuse. But, it has now been reported that the late singer allegedly had two male lovers whom he would often hook up with in secret.

His biographer has claimed that he would also dress up as a woman while meeting with his lovers.  

Writer Ian Halperin, who published the unofficial biography titled ‚Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson‘ in 2009, claimed that „virtually everyone“ in Jackson’s circle knew that he was secretly gay.

However, during his final years, MJ had repeatedly denied reports suggesting that he was gay.

In addition to this, post-MJ’s death, his father Joe Jackson had also slammed all reports that Michael had sexual relationships with men. 

But according to Halperin, Jackson had at least two male lovers, one of whom was a construction worker while the other was a Hollywood waiter. 

As reported by Mirror, one of the men allegedly told Halperin that the very first time Jackson had sex with him the late pop singer allegedly said, „The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop.“

In the biography, Halperin also claims that Jackson would also go out of his home to meet one of his boyfriend’s at a grotty hotel.

He would dress up and disguise himself as a woman in order to avoid being recognized.

His alleged fling with the construction worker had started in 2007 in Las Vegas.

„Michael would leave the house in disguise, often dressed as a woman, and would go to meet his boyfriend at a motel that was one of Vegas‘ grungiest dives,“ he shared. Halperin also claimed that a close aid of Jackson had even confirmed the affair to him. 

The second lover reportedly had a whirlwind romance with the ‚Thriller‘ singer which lasted for three weeks.

Ever since Jackson’s death, he has been slammed with sexual abuse allegations against children.

Some of these allegations were documented in HBO’s documentary ‚Leaving Neverland‘ which had released last year.

MEAWW had previously reported that the allegations were made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson, whom Jackson had met while they were children.

They had claimed that they were sexually abused at the hands of Jackson.

However, Jackson’s estate has refuted all the allegations against him. 

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Michael Jackson is no stranger to controversies. Since his death 10 years ago, the pop star has been slammed with multiple allegations of child sexual abuse. But, it has now been reported that the late singer allegedly had two male lovers whom he would often hook up with in secret.

His biographer has claimed that he would also dress up as a woman while meeting with his lovers.  

Writer Ian Halperin, who published the unofficial biography titled ‚Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson‘ in 2009, claimed that „virtually everyone“ in Jackson’s circle knew that he was secretly gay.

However, during his final years, MJ had repeatedly denied reports suggesting that he was gay.

In addition to this, post-MJ’s death, his father Joe Jackson had also slammed all reports that Michael had sexual relationships with men. 

But according to Halperin, Jackson had at least two male lovers, one of whom was a construction worker while the other was a Hollywood waiter. 

As reported by Mirror, one of the men allegedly told Halperin that the very first time Jackson had sex with him the late pop singer allegedly said, „The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop.“

In the biography, Halperin also claims that Jackson would also go out of his home to meet one of his boyfriend’s at a grotty hotel.

He would dress up and disguise himself as a woman in order to avoid being recognized.

His alleged fling with the construction worker had started in 2007 in Las Vegas.

„Michael would leave the house in disguise, often dressed as a woman, and would go to meet his boyfriend at a motel that was one of Vegas‘ grungiest dives,“ he shared. Halperin also claimed that a close aid of Jackson had even confirmed the affair to him. 

The second lover reportedly had a whirlwind romance with the ‚Thriller‘ singer which lasted for three weeks.

Ever since Jackson’s death, he has been slammed with sexual abuse allegations against children.

Some of these allegations were documented in HBO’s documentary ‚Leaving Neverland‘ which had released last year.

MEAWW had previously reported that the allegations were made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson, whom Jackson had met while they were children.

They had claimed that they were sexually abused at the hands of Jackson.

However, Jackson’s estate has refuted all the allegations against him. 

True love story: Diana Ross and Michael Jackson

Diana Ross, 14 years older, was the love in Michael Jackson’s life. She was ‘’ his mother, his lover and his friend’’. She was the love that always escaped him.

He met her in 1969 when the Jackson 5 signed to Motown. Motown founder Berry Gordy, with whom Diana had an affair and a daughter out of wedlock, was mesmerized with Michael Jackson , who combined James Brown and Sammy Davis jr in one . Diana Ross was credited for discovering the Jackson 5 but in fact she didn’t. That was a PR stunt as it was that Michael Jackson was nine years old , when in fact he was 11 in 1969. Those were both Berry Gordy’s ideas.

Gladys Knight and Suzanne De passe in fact discovered the Jackson 5.

Michael moved in with Diana in 1969 and he lived with her for a year until his family moved permanently from Gary, Indiana to Encino, California in 1971. He called Diana ‘’mamma’’ and ‘’ his girlfriend’’. Katherine Jackson’s (his mother) wrote in her book MJ used to call Diana Ross “Mamma”.

This is also what Michael’s mom said: “ When Diana Ross was named to play Dorothy, Michael had further incentive to land a role in the movie; he’d been in love with her ever since he and his brothers had been her house guests. “You’re not pretty until you start looking like Diana!” he would tease La Toya and Janet.MJ’s Love note to Diana on his History album

Michael Jackson idolized Diana Ross. He thought her the perfect woman. He thought a woman had to look like Diana to be beautiful. She was his mentor at work and a mother figure . He wanted to marry her. Allegedly , they were engaged twice. Both times she broke off the engagement. Marrying a 14 and a half year younger than her Michael Jackson would have been a career killer.

In 1977, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross filmed the Wiz in New York. He was 19 years old.

J. Randy Tarraborelli on The Wiz shoot, 1977 (published December 15 2000)

Diana Ross, while filming The Wiz, was asked to Michael Jackson’s apartment in New York and stayed the night. One of Diana’s assistants said he had been trying to get hold of both of them all morning as they were late for filming. He said that he eventually got hold of them on the phone and was surprised to find they were in his apartment and that she had apparently spent the night there. Later on during the shoot Diana was apparently overheard talking to some girlfriends of hers and said to one of them, “well, I’ll tell you one thing, Michael definitely isn’t gay.” When this assistant asked Michael if anything had happened between them, Michael said, “you’d have to ask her that,” and when he asked Diana, she told him he needed to ask Michael.A room in Michael’s house devoted to goddess Diana

[Tatum and I] developed into a real close relationship. I fell in love with her (and she with me) and we were very close for a long time. Eventually the relationship transcended into a good friendship. We still talk now and then, and I guess you’d have to say she was my first love – after Diana. When I heard Diana Ross was getting married, I was happy for her because I knew it would make her very joyous. Still, it was hard for me, because I had to walk around pretending to be overwhelmed that Diana was getting married to this man I’d never met. I wanted her to be happy, but I have to admit that I was a bit hurt and a little jealous because I’ve always loved Diana and always will. Moonwalk

David Gest. “Michael told me about being on the set of a movie and…one of the leading ladies invited him to her room to watch a movie and I guess the saying would be ‘she jumped his bones!’”

Frank DiLeo. “I know some of the stars Michael had been with. I’ll take that to my grave”

Michael turned 24 in August. He says he has finally taken charge of his life and career (“I pay people and I tell them what to do”). There’s a new lady he likes a lot, and he’s as happy as he has ever been. Michael wants a “real nice place for my mother, because we’re very, very close, you know” and “I want it to be real nice because this is where I plan to spend most of my time until I get married and move to Switzerland.” Ebony, December 1982.

The song (DD) is 100% about Diana Ross! She was the Love of his life, and after she promised to marry him, he thought his dream was finally coming true. She agreed to marry him in the mid 80s, and accepted his ring. You see it on her finger at the Motown 25th show and the AMA of 84. In fact, at the AMA is the first time she kissed him (in the mouth-in public!) She was also holding his face in her hands so people could see the ring. She was testing the waters to see how the public would react -Diana has always done then allegedly told his mother together. Katherine Jackson threw a fit. She told Diana she was too old for her son, and that she was soiling him. She called the papers, and told reporters. Reporters began following and harassing Diana. They kept making age cracks and calling her a cradle robber and the like. Diana could not take the pressure, she ran off with Arne Naess instead, and left MJ devastated! He was so angry and upset, he wrote a ton of love and heartbreak songs about her.

The reason he did this is because Diana left him for a (famed mountain climber!) -and he was letting her know he was not going to let her go, that he was going to keep fighting for her. After he stopped crying, he got angry. He had spent millions buying her whatever she wanted. He had spent years trying to marry her. He wrote Dirty Diana and it was mean spirited, and designed to make her look like a slut! It was originally much worse. But MJ wrote it as a revenge song to her for breaking his heart. That’s why he said ‘She likes the boys in the band”. loved musicians and dated Lionel Richie of commodores, Barry Gibb of the Bee gees and Gene Simmons of Kiss WHILE when she was supposed to be with Michael! She also caused a life long feud between he and Gene when she slept with Gene and called out MJ’s name! Gene blamed MJ and they were enemies for life.

This is also why he said she would say JUST MAKE ME A STAR!!! MJ felt that she just wanted fame and money even over the man who desperately loved her (HIM) {The part about her saying he’s not coming home because he’s sleeping with me! is him describing her behaviour every time he would try valiantly to get her out of his system, and try to be with someone else.} She would mysteriously show up, get jealous, and try to wrap herself around him.(instantly, he would be drawn back in). Go watch Di when MJ had the publicity date with Madonna, she went and sat in his lap, and hogged all his attention. Go watch her when Liz Taylor came on stage to give him moral support after Diana married and he was obviously very upset. Diana was on stage flirting with Lionel Richie, and the moment Liz came and tried to hold MJ’s hand, Diana rushed over and grabbed his arm, she also moved in between them during the song and tried to push Liz away! When Brooke was his date for the AMAs she did the same. She was on stage, so she flirted from the stage with him, and blew kisses! When he came up to get his award, she latched on and flirted so hard, she forgot her lines! That’s what he was talking about, her refusing to commit, but coming in to ruin every relationship he had with other women, even platonic ones.

He wrote the song and made her sound like a whore. The 2nd verse really went in hard at her, and all but called her a whore.

When Quincy Jones heard the song he flipped out! He said everyone would know it was about her, and begged MJ not to do that to her. He told him to tone it way down, and change the 2nd verse so it sounded like a groupie. Then to just tell everyone it was about groupies when they asked. That’s what they did, but Diana knew it was about her, and she was so angry she didn’t speak to Michael for weeks. When Diana forgave him, and started speaking to him again, she joked about him making that song about her, and even recorded her OWN version of it, and used it as an intro to her show!!

This song is about Diana Ross and his feelings of being seduced and still attracted to her, despite them breaking up and her marrying another man. The 1st and 3rd verses reflect this. The 2nd verse was added about the groupie at the suggestion of Quincy Jones. He advised Michael the song title and the lyrics are too personal and he ran the risk of their secret affair getting exposed. Not to mention Michael would have to explain the meaning of the lyrics when asked about the song. So to have an explanation of the lyrics the 2nd verse was added so that he could simply say the song was about groupie. The truth is in his lyrics and the first and last verse are too personal to be talking about one night stand relations with a stranger. Michael also liked to use double entendres in his songs. He was still angry at Diana for hurting him and he wanted to use this song to hurt her. Look up what the word groupie meant in Motown language and you will understand why Ross was indeed hurt by this and decided to use this intro on one of her albums to show the message was received.

He was like a man possessed. He had a large room in his home filled with photos, pics, painting of Diana Ross and it also contained 1000s of candles burning for her 24/7 (an Obeah man gave him the stupid idea when he was a kid, that burning the candles with a centre picture-of your beloved, would keep her from leaving you) he always had 1000s of candles burning to central pictures of Diana ( 24-7). That same scene was replicated in the video, when he had the crowd holding up 1000s of candles to his beloved “Diana’ at the end!! Diana is the ONLY woman he ever had this type of candle-ceremony for! This song has her written all over it, she was the love of his life, he acted so differently around her and they had undeniable chemistry. And why else would he put her in his will to look after his kids? Deep down he wanted her to be the mother of his children.

*This article by Marina Gkane of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens was first published in Quora

When James Safechuck met Michael Jackson he was 10. He claims the King of Pop began grooming him in a campaign that culminated in hundreds of acts of sexual abuse and their mock ‚marriage‘. Now James and fellow accuser Wade Robson speak out

On tour: Michael Jackson and James Safechuck, then aged 10, in 1988 on Jackson’s private plane

From left: Wade Robson, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck

For the vast majority of Wade Robson’s life – from the ages of seven to 30 – he was, he says, forced to speak a lie. Now, he says, „I want to speak the truth as loud as I spoke the lie.“

That truth, he claims, is that Michael Jackson, one of the most idolised entertainers of all time, sexually abused him from the age of seven to 14. The lie, he alleges – that Jackson had never sexually assaulted him – was one he previously spoke under oath: he testified in Jackson’s defence when the singer faced charges of child molestation, first by Jordan Chandler in 1993 (which was eventually settled out of court for a reported $20m), then in 2005 by Gavin Arvizo (at which Jackson was found not guilty).

But Robson is now speaking what he says is the truth very loudly indeed, in the highly controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, which screens next week on Channel 4. The four-hour film focuses on Robson, now 36, and 41-year-old James Safechuck, who alleges that Jackson also sexually abused him from the age of 10.

It is unflinching – as are both its subjects – in its graphic descriptions of the sexual acts that they claim took place over years, at multiple locations, including Jackson’s apartment, ‚the Hideout‘ in Los Angeles, but primarily at his sprawling Neverland Ranch.

From left: Wade Robson, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck

In one particularly horrifying passage, Safechuck takes a mental tour of the ranch – through the movie theatre, the ‚castle‘, the model train station, the tepees, the swimming pool. „We would have sex there,“ he says, calmly, of each location on his virtual list. „It would happen every day. It sounds sick, but it was like when you are first dating someone – you do a lot of it.“

Safechuck also presents a collection of jewellery he alleges Jackson bought him as rewards for performing sexual acts upon him, including a tiny gold ring he says was used in a fake wedding ceremony, during which he and Jackson made ‚vows‘ to one another.

It is the morning following the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, at which Robson and Safechuck, appearing emotional and somewhat shell-shocked, were given a standing ovation by an audience reeling from their candid allegations.

In a hotel suite, Robson, a renowned choreographer who has worked with Britney Spears and N*Sync, admits to crying during much of the screening, and for several hours afterwards. „So much of the last six years [since he first went public with his story, speaking on the US television show Today, and filing a lawsuit against the Jackson estate] has been about trying to be heard,“ he says. „Not about trying to force people to believe anything one way or the other – just to be heard.“

Many of their allegations are deeply discomforting to hear. „The sexual acts are shocking to many people, but I lived through them, they are just part of my life,“ reflects Safechuck, who now works in tech. „It’s everything around them – the power, the manipulation, that I find the most horrifying.“

The film has inevitably stoked outrage among Jackson’s ardent fanbase and been criticised in strident terms by the late singer’s family (Jackson died in 2009), who have called it a „public lynching“ and released a statement declaring: „We are proud of what Michael Jackson stands for… Michael Jackson was and always will be 100pc innocent of these false allegations.“

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Indeed, such is their anger that the singer’s nephew Taj Jackson is crowdfunding a documentary of his own in defence of his uncle, writing on his funding site, „Once again, we have to defend Michael Jackson’s name… I know the unanimous acquittals and the FBI’s 10-year investigation (resulting in my Uncle’s complete exoneration) should have been enough.“

Last week, the estate launched a $100m lawsuit against cable network HBO, arguing that the film violates a 1992 contract which included an agreement to not disparage the singer at any future point in time. The contract allowed the cable network to air Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour, but according to the suit, the film implies Jackson molested children on the very tour that the concert footage came from.

„It’s entirely what we expected,“ says the documentary’s director, Dan Reed. „The go-to strategy is to try to denigrate children who’ve been sexually abused by Michael Jackson, to shame them into silence, to accuse them of greed, and not to even entertain the possibility that they might be telling the truth.“

Reed, who won a Bafta for his 2009 documentary Terror in Mumbai, did not approach the film with any agenda, he says. When the initial idea for the documentary was mooted, over a lunch with the deputy head of news and current affairs at Channel 4: „I had no idea who James and Wade were, whether they were telling the truth or not, and I had no preconceptions about whether Michael Jackson was or wasn’t a paedophile.“

He flew to the US to meet the lawyers for Robson and Safechuck, then, eventually, sat down with both men – interviewing Safechuck in LA, where he lives with his wife and children, over two days, and Robson in Hawaii, where he now lives with his wife and son, over three days.

„The dignified and calm way in which they described startlingly explicit abuse was not consistent with people who were making up a story,“ says Reed. Also, crucially, he says: „The moment of real understanding came when I realised that both boys had fallen in love with Michael. Not just been dazzled by his charisma and talent and wealth, but actually had a deep love for him, and that was what underpinned their sexual relationship.“

Wade Robson grew up in Queensland, Australia, a talented dancer and devoted Jackson fan. At just five years old, dressed as a tiny version of his idol, he came first in a dance competition at the local shopping mall, winning tickets to see the performer in concert in Brisbane, where he first met his hero.

Safechuck, meanwhile, was raised in LA, where he did some occasional acting, and at eight was cast in a Pepsi commercial with Jackson. Both men allege the singer then began a sustained and sophisticated campaign of grooming, not only of themselves, but of their entire families. „It was one giant seduction,“ says Safechuck.

The film features testimonies from both men’s mothers and Robson’s siblings. Joy Robson, Wade’s mother, attests to becoming so close to Jackson – who would telephone the family in Australia for hours at a time, and bombarded Wade, whom he called ‚Little One‘, with hundreds of faxes over a two-year period – that she thought of him as another son.

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When Wade was eight, he, Joy and his older sister departed for California, leaving his father and brother behind (his father would go on to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and commit suicide), and moving into an apartment rented for them by Jackson.

That year, Robson appeared in three of Michael Jackson’s videos, including ‚Black or White‘. The Safechuck family, meanwhile, regularly hosted Jackson for dinner at their suburban LA home.

The film, though sympathetic to the apparent grooming, does not absolve either family of failing to question what was going on, both mothers permitting their sons to regularly share a bed with Jackson, often while they themselves slept in the next room. Safechuck’s mother, Stephanie, admits as much in the documentary. „I f***ed up, I failed to protect him,“ she says.

The alleged abuse tailed off as they reached their teens, when they were, they say, „replaced“ by younger boys. „The way in which Jackson dropped both of them in favour of new companions, I found horrifying,“ says Reed. But Jackson did, they say, maintain ties, buying them lavish gifts – presenting Safechuck with a car on his 16th birthday, for example – and offering help with their nascent careers, Robson’s in choreography, Safechuck’s, for a while, in film-making and music. In person, as in the documentary, Robson and Safechuck are extremely credible. Both are thoughtful, open and considered, impressively candid and not given to pat answers. At one point in our conversation, I use the word „forced“ in relation to the sexual acts that they allege took place between them and Jackson.

Safechuck gently corrects me. „I wouldn’t call it forcing,“ he says. „It was a loving relationship. That’s the hard part for people to wrap their heads around, and why there’s so much shame involved. There was real physical pleasure, but wrapped up in a deeply unhealthy and inappropriate relationship.“

Their credibility has, however, been challenged by those who oppose the film’s allegations, since both have previously testified on Jackson’s behalf. „Michael told me, from the beginning, that if anyone was to ever find out, both our lives would be over, that we’d go to jail for the rest of our lives,“ says Robson.

At the singer’s request, he says, he also took the stand in Jackson’s defence in 2005. „By that point, my whole life had been based upon the good parts of the story with Michael – the friendship, how he helped me in my career. I had the feeling that everything was going to fall apart and that was terrifying.“

Safechuck, meanwhile, was 27, and had grown apart from Jackson when he got the call, he says, requesting him to testify at the 2005 trial. When he said no, Jackson grew angry, he claims, and threatened to expose him for perjury in the 1993 case.

Court appearances aside, long after the sexual abuse they allege had ended, it continued to deeply affect their emotional and sexual lives. They both suffered bouts of severe depression and had multiple breakdowns.

„I was very confused early on, wondering, am I gay?“ says Robson. „I felt a lot of sexual attraction to women, but I always had that question. Then, later, I was trying to prove my heterosexuality to myself. I was very promiscuous, trying to make sure that I was ’normal‘.“

„I think a part of me died,“ says Safechuck, without self-pity. „You are dead inside, you go numb, you don’t learn how to process events, good or bad. The self-hatred was intense, but you don’t know why you hate yourself. I know now that instead of hating Michael, I hated myself.“

In his twenties, while playing in a band, he used drugs – cocaine, marijuana, opioid painkillers – which temporarily anaesthetised him from the feelings of shame and self-loathing.

When he moved into tech and got a ‚day job‘, he cleaned up his lifestyle accordingly. „When the drugs went away, though, then the pain started. I was hit with everything that had been masked, and I was struggling. You don’t know why you’re in so much pain; you don’t connect the abuse to the pain that you’re in at the moment.“

„I just thought I was crazy,“ says Robson of his twenties. „I thought I was falling apart, that I was weak. I thought I wasn’t good enough. And at the same time, I was trying to be invincible, trying to be impressive, always.“

For both men, becoming fathers themselves was the catalyst for finally unpacking the Pandora’s box of abuse they say they endured. With an almost spooky synchronicity, both of their wives gave birth to boys within the same month in late 2010. „Michael made you feel like you did it, that it was all your idea,“ says Safechuck. „Then you look at your own kid, and for the first time you really realise, what? That just makes no sense.“ Both then suffered breakdowns as they attempted to process an alleged history that they had spent decades denying even to themselves.

Though they had met on a couple of occasions as children, before the documentary’s premiere last month, Robson and Safechuck had only met once as adults. They filed claims for molestation against the Jackson estate in 2013 and 2014 respectively, which were both dismissed by a judge for being outside the statute of limitations, and over a legal technicality asserting that the estate’s holding company, MJJ Productions, cannot be held responsible for the actions of the late singer, decisions the men’s legal teams are appealing.

Today, it is abundantly clear how much it means to spend time in each other’s company now. „For myself and I think for most survivors of child sexual abuse, it can be so isolating,“ says Robson. Now, spending time with Safechuck, he says, „feels analogous to hopefully what this film can feel like for other survivors of abuse – for them to feel understood, validated and empowered to speak their truth.

„We can’t change what happened to us, and we can’t do anything about stopping Michael now. But hopefully it will help other survivors feel less isolated.“

Reed does not deny that releasing a film as unequivocally damning as this would have been legally challenging were Jackson still alive. „That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t have done it, because I think Wade and James and their families are completely credible,“ he says. But it’s also likely that its message and mission, which Robson describes, may have been received with a greater degree of scepticism.

The recent uncovering of cases of historical abuse by the likes of Jimmy Savile and Bill Cosby, and the impact of the #MeToo movement in amplifying the voices of victims, has punctured the notion of idols and their legacies as infallible or invincible. „I do feel we live in different times,“ agrees Reed.

„The default response to people who say, ‚I was sexually abused by a powerful person‘, is no longer, ‚Oh, you’re just a gold-digging opportunist.‘ It is, ‚Let’s hear what you have to say, let’s take you seriously.'“

„Five years ago, maybe even two, there might have been a different reaction,“ nods Robson. „There’s been a shift in consciousness. There are conversations that have already started, but hopefully this film can help continue, about abuses of power and our culture’s worship of celebrity.“

A few days before the film premiered, Reed screened it for each member of the Robson and Safechuck families individually; Joy Robson, Wade’s mother, asked him to fast-forward through her son’s graphic account of the specifics of the alleged abuse. As she states on screen, she does not want to know the details.

Stephanie Safechuck, meanwhile, found other aspects distressing. „I think my mom was looking for forgiveness in the film, but I didn’t quite give it to her, and that was hurtful for her,“ reflects her son. „But it would be disingenuous to just say, ‚You are forgiven.‘ That’s not how forgiveness goes.

„Forgiveness isn’t a line you cross,“ he adds. „It’s a road you take, and I’m on that road.‘

Michael Jackson was gay or asexual.

The singer insisted he was not gay, but some reporters and biographers suggest he was not exactly leveling with the public. Ian Halperin, author of 2009’s “Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson,” reports that Jackson was gay; Taraborrelli suggests he had a romantic male companion; and Randall Sullivan, author of 2012’s “Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson,” calls him “presexual.” Sullivan claims, without any real evidence, that he was a “50-year-old virgin” when he died.

The problem with such theories is that women who were in a position to know contradict them. Jackson’s ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, said the couple’s sex life was “very hot.” And other women have pointed to romantic relationships with him, including Ola Ray, co-star of the “Thriller” video, who said they’d made out. Theresa Gonsalves, who says she was Jackson’s girlfriend while he was filming “The Wiz” in New York in the ’70s, claims they had sex more than once.

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Hey guys let’s get real. I don’t know if Michael was gay or not (I always assumed he was) but what difference does it make? He was a genius in music and had talent beyond anything we had ever seen. I really don’t think that Michael would ever be that stupid to have sex with these young boys. He knew he was under a microscope in all aspects of his life. Think about it… you think it would never get out if you had sex with early teen boys? This all comes down to destroying a legend and everyone wants a part in it. He had money and these vulchurs want to pic his carcas dry.I just find it incredibly sad that a guy the world loved was so miserable and really didn’t have a life. I just wish he could have had some “real” friends his own age that he could have talked to. It is a sad situation and he is now dead so why drag his memory through the mud further.

‚The sex became the safe zone‘

An aspiring dancer at age 9, Robson and his family moved to Los Angeles at Jackson’s urging, after promises he would be the boy’s mentor. But once he arrived, Robson says, he saw Jackson increasingly less as the singer moved on to younger boys including Macaulay Culkin and Brett Barnes (both of whom have denied that Jackson sexually abused them). 

On rare occasions when he was invited to stay at Neverland, “there was an unsaid feeling to be impressive and make it worth his while – get back into that favorite position in his life,” Robson says. “So the sex became, in the craziest way, the safe zone, as the rest of the relationship really changed.”

Robson says Jackson kept him and the other boys separated from one another, although he briefly met Safechuck on the set of the “Jam” music video in 1992.

There was no tension or jealousy between them, in part because “(Safechuck) and I were in a similar position at that point, because there was a new boy on the set with Michael,” Robson says. “We had both been removed from that top spot and were dealing with that in our own ways.”

Even as they grew apart from Jackson, his alleged abuse affected their relationships with women as they grappled with their sexuality and intimacy.

„I struggled with the ‚Am I gay?‘ thing early on, as soon as the abuse started,“ Safechuck says. „Michael would say: ‚You’re not gay. This is just how we express our love. I’m not gay either, but we love each other.’ As I got older, I didn’t struggle or question whether (I was) gay, but your first sexual experience is awkward enough without having been abused. I haven’t quite wrapped my head around how it’s affected me, but I think I have more nerves with intimate relationships than I would guess other people do.“

As Robson moved into adulthood, he says, he “became really promiscuous with women. I think I was trying to prove in some sense that I was heterosexual to myself, and trying to prove some sense of ‘masculinity’ by conquests with women, which was an ultimately unfulfilling experience.”

Why are men castrated surgically or chemically?

Historically, and throughout the world, for three reasons: To render men (slaves, servants) more docile, to punish criminals and to thwart the impulses of sex offenders. There was a spate of castrations performed on gay men in the 1920s for gay conversion therapy. Castrated men, allegedly freed of their darkest sexual impulses, become much easier to control. (A castrated man is often called a eunuch.)

It also shows up in Italy in the 16th century to prevent young boys’ singing voices from changing due to puberty. They’re called castrati, which are like male sopranos. In order to preserve the prepubescent voice in boys, the procedure must happen before puberty, not after. (In other words, all eunuchs don’t have high voices.)

If singing is your life’s aim, particularly the operatic type, it’s actually an enviable thing to maintain this vocal edge over other adult males who can typically only get there in falsetto. As one opera singer and would-be castrato The Guardian in 2002, “I would have perfectly happily given up my masculinity for my art.”

You can still listen to a recording of the alleged last living castrato, Alessandro Moreschi, who died in 1922, singing “Ave Maria”:

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But according to Halperin, Jackson had at least two male lovers – one a construction worker and the other a Hollywood waiter

One of them told the author: „The very first time he had sex with me he said, ‚The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop‘. I still laugh thinking about that.“

In the book, Halperin documented claims that Jackson would sneak out of his residence to meet one of his boyfriends at a grotty hotel, having dressed up like a woman to avoid being recognised.

His reported fling with the builder, who was said to be in his early 20s, began in 2007 in Las Vegas.

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„Michael would leave the house in disguise, often dressed as a woman, and would go to meet his boyfriend at a motel that was one of Vegas‘ grungiest dives,“ Halperin wrote.

„Michael was broke. He struggled to put food on the table for his children. It was all he could afford then.“

He added: „A close aide of Jackson who confirmed the affair to me said that he had no knowledge of what went on behind closed doors at the motel. But the aide said Jackson would dress as a woman after midnight to meet a worker employed by the city of Las Vegas.“