AARON CARTER, COREY FELDMAN and passing down MICHAEL JACKSON’S TORCH
Do you remember the hysteria around Aaron Carter when the so-called journalist Daphne Barak released a video of him where he said that someone sat at the foot of his bed at five in the morning and Daphne Barak made it look like it was Michael Jackson? And some fans even believed it?
At that time I asked everyone not to jump to conclusions and made a study of Daphe Barak’s exploits only to find out that she was a complete fraud (see this post for details please).
The video presented by Daphne Barak (now made private) turned out to be a cut-and-paste job. Judging by the sound of it Barak secretly recorded Aaron somewhere at a restaurant with a tape-recorder placed under the table or in her bag.
In that conversation Aaron opened up to Barak that when he was a teenager and was staying in someone else’s house he found a certain person sitting on his bed at 5 in the morning and this gave him a big fright. The name of the person was cut out from the recording but instead Daphne Barak inserted a piece about Michael Jackson’s children sleeping somewhere behind the wall, so the resulting tape looked like it was about Michael and the incident took place at his house.
This video provoked the usual nasty media uproar and the fury of Michael’s fans, however a little fact-checking showed that the chances that the story was about Michael Jackson were zero.
Aaron stayed overnight at Neverland on one occasion only and at 5 in the morning he, Michael and some others were driving four-wheelers in full view of other guests who were there at a big party, after which Aaron and Chris Tucker went to sleep and not even to the master-house but to the movie-theatre which was in a totally different place at the ranch.
This made it clear that Aaron was speaking not about Michael Jackson but about someone else, and this led us to a supposition that the man who organized sleepovers at his house for Aaron and other teenagers was Lou Pearlman.
Pearlman was a manager of several popular boy bands in the 90s and early 2000s and was rumored to be a pedophile.
Lots of evidence to the effect was provided in this post devoted to that ill-gotten Daphne Barak’s tape, Aaron Carter and Pearlman as his and other boys’ manager.
Why am I reminding you of that story?
Because what was a supposition then has turned into a certainty now – the young men who were members of Lou Pearlman’s bands began to talk, still not giving the name but nevertheless making it clear that their manager was sexually inappropriate with them.
LANCE BASS SPEAKS UP
In October this year a ‘NSYNC member Lance Bass revealed that when he was a teen, “someone” who worked with the boy band was inappropriately touching him and the others, and that all of them realized that this person was a pedophile.
Lance Bass Says He Was “Inappropriately” Touched by a “Pedophile” During His ‘N Sync Years
October 7, 2015 @ 01:43 PM / By Stephanie Webber
Boy band bombshell.
Lance Bass revealed during The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday, Oct. 7, that he was inappropriately touched when his career was just taking off two decades ago. His admission came while the panel was discussing Ashley Judd’s recent claims that she was once sexually harassed by a Hollywood mogul.
“This also happens to men, too. It’s a two-way street,” Bass, 36, said on the show Wednesday. “It had happened to me.”
The Dirty Pop radio host said it occurred when he was around 16 or 17 years old. He didn’t name the other victims, but he did say he talked about it with “the guys,” which may refer to his ‘N Sync bandmates. (The group was created in 1995 and called it quits in 2002.)
“When we started there was someone that we worked with that was inappropriately touching us. I was even aware then, at 16, that this guy was a pedophile and he was touching me oddly,” Bass continued. “I didn’t feel victimized at the time…”
Bass said that he never told anyone outside the group, but that “the guys would talk about it” amongst themselves. “We would kind of joke about it but it’s not a joking thing, but as a kid, it was just odd,” he explained. “I am glad that we were aware of it and we didn’t feel victimized at the time.”
Rumors of sexual misconduct surrounding ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys have been around for years. In 2007, Vanity Fair published a story titled “Mad About the Boys,” detailing molestation allegations against the band’s former manager Lou Pearlman.
Pearlman has denied the allegations, and is currently behind bars for embezzling millions of dollars from investors.
At the time, Bass also said that Pearlman never crossed the line. “He’d always grab our arms and feel our muscles and go: ‘Hey boys, you workin’ out? Yeahhhh!'” he told THR.
In addition to clarifying the matter with their manager, Lance’s story is important also for a comparison with Wade Robson’s current claims against Michael Jackson.
On the face of it their stories look similar – it seems that both were initially hesitant to “tell it all”, but finally decided to speak up. However when you take a deeper look you realize that their situations are exactly opposite to each other.
But first let us note that some media misinterpreted Lance Bass’s words and in a crucial point too.
One reporter completely messed up on whether the boys were aware or unaware of what was happening to them:
“I wasn’t even aware then, at 16, that this guy was a pedophile and he was touching me oddly. But I didn’t feel victimized at the time because I was very aware of it, but it happened to us, too.”
The above version was repeated by others though it is absolutely wrong – Lance made it clear that he and the other teenagers were aware that Pearlman’s actions were inappropriate and that he was a pedophile:
.“I was even aware then, at 16, that this guy was a pedophile,” Bass continued. “He was touching me oddly.” He added that he didn’t feel “victimized” by the man because he and the other ‘NSYNC members would discuss his actions together.
“With the guys we would kind of talk about it, joke about, but it’s not a joking thing…I’m glad that we were aware of it and we didn’t feel victimized at the time,” he said.
He added that Pearlman never “crossed that line” with him, but that he heard rumors about him molesting other boys:
“We would hear things, for sure. He would always have young boy limo drivers for Trans Continental Records; those limo drivers would always be put into different boy bands. Then I’d hear rumors that he would molest the boys before they would even get into the groups.”
So the correct story is that Pearlman never crossed a line, at least with Lance, but though the situation was relatively okay for them, the boys were aware that he was acting inappropriately and had pedophilia inclinations towards them.
Lance says they didn’t feel victimized and this could be partially true. They discussed it between themselves and their openness with each other more or less saved them from feeling that they were victims – the trauma was still there, but they were not alone, they did not suffer in silence and most probably put up with it knowingly, because someone told them that those were the rules of the game in entertainment business. They could regard it as a an open secret never discussed by anyone, but very well-known to others or at least assumed.
Actually Corey Feldman wrote the same about his experience in Hollywood. In his “Coreyography” book he said that he was told by “trusted adults that it was normal for older men and young boys to have sexual relations in Hollywood”:
“In new book Coreyography, he recalls how he and Haim were told by trusted adults that it was normal for older men and young boys to have sexual relations in Hollywood”.
The same could happen to Pearlman’s boy bands and the fact that until a certain point they didn’t realize that they were victimized may remind you of Wade Robson who has now adopted the same stance and is claiming that “he didn’t realize that he was abused”.
However the similarity is only a superficial one and Robson’s story is the exact opposite of what they are saying.
Though Pearlman “never crossed the line” (at least according to Lance Bass) and it was “only” inappropriate touching, the boys were still perfectly aware of the wrong he was doing and had no illusions about his revolting inclinations.
And Robson’s story absolutely does not fit in here. He is describing a far worse situation – a rape and for seven years too (until he was fourteen), but at the same time claims that up to age 30 he “didn’t realize that it was abuse” until some therapist finally explained to him that it was.
The ridiculousness of the story is obvious and it’s clear that the sole goal of feigning this unawareness is the need to explain why he defended Michael Jackson at the 2005 trial when he was a 22 -year old adult and was speaking under oath.
Robson simply wants to have it both ways – to tell a lie now and bear no responsibility for the opposite story he told at the trial, thus trying to avoid an accusation in perjury and trying to reconcile the irreconcilable.
However you can’t be “raped” and be unaware that it is abuse, especially when all others are perfectly aware of it even if they are simply inappropriately touched. These real victims had a relatively mild experience and still perfectly realized what was going on, though they were only 16, and Robson claims that he had the worst of it, but was still “unaware” when he was testifying at the trial at age 22? And it dawned on him only when he turned 30?
This is simply impossible and could never happen.
When Robson was inventing his story he tried to make it look extremely shocking for “better effect”, but in his zeal overdid it and as a result made a complete fool of himself. The story turned into a farce and when you compare his evil fairy-tale with the account of real victims you can see the glaring contrast with your own eyes.
AARON CARTER RECENT TWEETS
A month after Lance Bass opened up about their experience with Pearlman, another interesting occurrence took place – on November 22, 2015 Aaron Carter wrote a series of tweets about him and Michael Jackson, and did it in a way which again infuriated Michael’s fans.
The reason for the fury was a trifle, and the reaction was predictable but wrong, because Michael’s fans as usual didn’t see their luck in having Aaron Carter speak about MJ the way he did.
All Aaron said was that Michael Jackson “passed down the torch to him” and that he didn’t ask for it and it just happened this way. When this met the media ridicule he was approached by Radaronline and explained to them that his words didn’t mean that he was another Michael Jackson – his words meant that “passing the torch was loving and caring and being nice to each other” which were the principles Michael taught him.
We need to agree that we are extremely fortunate to have Aaron speaking so positively about Michael right at the time when his haters and liars renewed their attacks against MJ and are doing their best to smear his good name.
For God’s sake, it is Aaron Carter, guys – the person who only several years ago was presented by the media as an accuser of Michael Jackson. And it is this Aaron Carter who is speaking of Michael in glowing terms now, calling him an awesome person and someone who taught him to love and care for people, and it is this torch of love that he will try to pick up and carry in his own life too.
Besides the great message Aaron is trying to pass over to us from Michael Jackson, Aaron’s words also settle the matter of Daphe Barak’s tape once and for all, because now it has become crystal clear that the person who sat on his bed at 5 in the morning was absolutely not Michael Jackson.
It was Lou Pearlman and Lance Bass’s recent revelations about their manager is putting the final touch to that story.
And now you can even imagine what problems Aaron was facing when Daphe Barak vilified him in so horrible a manner. She tampered with the tape and made it look like it was about Michael Jackson, but when seeing the result Aaron found himself in an impasse – on the one hand it was his words (about that bedroom incident), but on the other hand he couldn’t reveal who the real person was because the secret was not only his and he didn’t want to let the others down, and the situation was resolved only recently when Lance Bass lifted the curtain over their joint secret.
As to Michael’s message about love and caring and being kind to one another, it came from Aaron in a spontaneous way, in his follow-up tweets when he got angry with the reaction he received and challenged Michael’s fans and the public with a question “Don’t you guys listen to the lyrics of his songs?” and “Don’t you understand what Michael Jackson was all about?” It was “love and joy”.
Actually by asking those questions Aaron Carter answered them himself. If we want to understand Michael Jackson you should listen to his lyrics and by referring to them Carter is clearly telling us that Michael was practicing what he preached.
The heated exchange between Aaron and the outside world started with this tweet:
“Remember one very important thing. Michael passed down the torch to me. I never had to ask for him to do that”.
The media reported that the tweet attracted a whole swarm of haters “with its delicious delusional honey” and Carter had soon to defend himself from the hordes desperate to take a swipe at him:
Michael Jackson “Passed Down The Torch” To Aaron Carter, According to Aaron Carter’s Own Bizarre Tweets
By Karly Rayner ⋅ Posted on November 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm
If you’ve ever wondered who the chosen protégé to continue Michael Jackson’s musical legacy was, it seems like Aaron Carter has the answer for you and, it’s himself!
The first Tweet by the ‘I Want Candy’ star simply read “Remember one very important thing. Michael passed down the torch to me. I never had to ask for him to do that,” and although it was swiftly deleted, plenty of other Jackson-related Tweets followed in quick succession. Check out the rest of what Carter had to say below:
In case anyone was confused about the saying “passing the torch,” Carter also let it be known that the torch was only a metaphor for a jacket. Duh.
Unsurprisingly, this rant attracted a whole swarm of haters with its delicious delusional honey and Carter was soon leaping to defend himself for the hordes desperate to take a swipe at him.
Aaron Carter Says Michael Jackson ‘Passed Down the Torch’ to Him
In a series of seemingly unprompted tweets, the younger Carter insists that Jackson “passed down the torch” to him, saying that they “connected” because they were “the only ones of [their] kind.”
The original tweet, which went viral late last night, has since been deleted, though Carter has since defended his point vehemently (and left those posts live).
In a longer statement, he spoke directly to the people making off-color jokes in response, saying, “Passing down the torch was exactly what he did, and being there for people and loving one another.”
Aaron Carter replied to the above with the following tweets:
Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) November 23, 2015
It’s so sad you guys have no idea what I’m even talking about and turn something so amazing into something so bad.
Passing down the torch was absolutely what he did and being there for people and loving one another and Doing the complete exact opposite of what all of you are incorrectly insinuating. It’s a metaphor in “passing the torch” as he has done in this regarding being kind and loving and he was an awesome person.
Thank you everyone for the incorrect misinterpreted way to judge someone without understanding THEIR/MY experiences and where I’m coming from. I hope this has intellectually explained this to everyone looking to put Someone down for no reason. Y’all need to chill. 1:32 AM – 23 Nov 2015
So now…. It’s time. In a lotta different ways I need to grow and be the best man I can be and my love is pure it started just as young as MJ and that’s why we both connected because we really were and still out the only ones of our kind. 4:23 AM – 23 Nov 2015
.Miss you so much everyday MJ we loved you so much my brother and I 4:53 AM – 23 Nov 2015
.So sad all of these supposed fans of MJ who never even knew him talk like this and put people down don’t you guys understand what MJ was all about? Love. Joy. Being kind to one another the music always fell into place when those things were right you … 5:01 AM – 23 Nov 2015
Of course Aaron misses Michael very much because no matter what people were doing to him he was never malevolent and spiteful – the most Michael could do was put on his hat and leave, and it is his humaneness that Aaron is evidently missing so much.
And the truths Aaron told about Michael are also very simple, but they should be repeated to his haters on a daily basis until one morning they will (probably) understand:
- ‘you guys have no idea what I’m even talking about’
- ‘you turn something so amazing into something so bad’
- ‘passing down the torch was absolutely what he did – it’s being there for people and loving one another and doing the complete exact opposite of what all of you are incorrectly insinuating’
- ‘he was an awesome person’.
- ‘you judge someone without understanding’
- ‘miss you so much everyday MJ’
- ‘we loved you so much my brother and I’
- ‘don’t you guys understand what MJ was all about? Love. Joy. Being kind to one another’
Being kind to one another. How simple it is and how little we have of it in our lives, alas.
Even after all these explanations the media was still relentless, not understanding a thing of what Aaron said, so he had to add more and more to his earlier words.
The headlines were screaming:
Aaron Carter: I’m ‘The White Michael Jackson!’
Pop star unloads in another bizarre rant.
Posted on Nov 25, 2015 @ 7:57AM
Nick Carter just won second place on Dancing with the Stars, but his little brother Aaron is getting attention for an entirely different reason. The younger Carter, 27, unleashed an epic Twitter rant earlier this week comparing himself to Michael Jackson, and after backlash from outraged critics, he opened up about what he meant in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com.
Carter tweeted that Jackson “passed down the torch to me,” but told Radar he wasn’t moonwalking in Jackson’s footsteps.
“Passing the torch is loving and caring and being nice to each other,” Carter explained. “That’s what Michael stood for. Not this bulls**t.”
“I loved Michael,” Carter insisted, reminiscing on the lengthy conversation they shared after Jackson’s birthday party where this photo was taken.
“I talked about judgment with Michael,” the singer added. “He mentored me on how to avoid that stuff and how to love people.”
So Michael mentored Aaron on how to avoid judgment and how to love people? And this was the kind of serious talk Michael had with his younger friends and it wasn’t only water fights as some are still thinking?
In his interview at the Cosmopolitan Aaron opened up even more and asked a question which I myself am often tempted to ask – Don’t people ever listen to the lyrics of his songs? Or is it only the beat they hear and dance to? And if they do listen why are they asking ridiculous questions about MJ then?
Here is an excerpt from Aaron’s Cosmopolitan interview:
Aaron Carter on His Michael Jackson Rant, Anxiety, and How He’s Evolving as an Artist
– What did you mean when you said on Twitter that Michael Jackson had passed the torch to you?
– Well, it means that he passed the torch — passed the torch on what to do with my life. We had very similar upbringings. I was able to relate to Michael because I couldn’t find anyone else, really, that had the same kind of life and started so young, like I did. So passing the torch doesn’t mean like, “I’m gonna be Michael Jackson.” I’m really disappointed in the so-called Michael Jackson fans, because, like, passing the torch means to love one another. To support each other. To bring one another up. Do you guys listen to the lyrics of his songs?
That’s what it meant, and Michael absolutely passed the torch to me. I spent lots of time with Michael. I opened up for him in Madison Square Garden. I recorded a charity song with him called “What More Can I Give” with Luther Vandross and Beyoncé and Usher. I went to his birthday party and smashed his own birthday cake in his face. There’s videos of it. I mean, what am I, a liar or something? Everyone is trying to hate on me … All I friggin’ said was that he passed the torch to me. [My comment] came from me dealing with my own anxiety.
[…] This guy compared me to Michael, and little does this guy know that I had conversations with Michael, extensive conversations about this kind of stuff. About anxiety and the pressures of growing up, and then also, more importantly, evolving. Evolving. I’m not going to be doing “Aaron’s Party” and “I Want Candy” anymore. I’m going to evolve as an artist. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
– What sort of advice did Michael Jackson give you about this?
– I mean, sweetheart, he gave me so much advice. It was just talking about how I feel and how he feels. Not really telling me what to do, because Michael didn’t even know what to do sometimes. He was confused, he dealt with a lot of anxiety, he dealt with a lot of judgment and people bashing him.
And I’m dealing with the same stuff too. All because — why? All because I said Michael passed the torch to me? It’s a metaphor. It doesn’t mean I want to put his shoes on and start moonwalking. I’m not Michael Jackson. I’m Aaron Carter.
Come on, we lost Michael Jackson because of these kinds of pressures.
That was a very intimate piece from Aaron Carter. It turns out that Michael was sometimes so stressed out by what people were doing to him that he didn’t know what to do. Michael dealt with so much judgment and people bashing him that it became the ultimate reason of his death – the immense pressures led to him losing his sleep and without sleep human life is impossible.
And when people from AEG, for example, told everyone that “he was old enough to know what he was doing” meaning his turn to Propofol as a last resort, these people should be reminded that they were also old enough to know what they were doing when they lied to Michael about the number of concerts they set for him with no time for rest between the shows, and when they were cheating on him with their contract and when their Randy Phillips slapped Michael and threatened him that he would lose his children if he didn’t work as much as they wanted him to.
Stress and bullying are killers and what all these people did to him allows of no excuse. The hands of the media, Sneddon, the so-called victims, Murray and AEG Live are covered with blood and there is no use pretending that they had nothing to do with Michael’s death.
ABUSE VICTIMS WENT TO MICHAEL FOR NORMALCY
Aaron’s words about Michael are also amazing because after learning who Pearlman really was we understand that he is the second teenager who turned to Michael Jackson for comfort and peace and found in his world a safe haven for himself.
The first one was Corey Feldman who after going through the most horrible abuse at Hollywood also escaped to Michael Jackson and found him the only safe and friendly place he could get shelter in.
And it was Michael, stressed out and harassed as he was, who helped them to cope with their anxieties and regain their normalcy, and taught them to still love people, support one another and bring each other up.
And while the whole world was suspecting MJ of being guilty he actually helped the really abused children to regain their innocence when they were by his side.
One person he felt safe with was Michael Jackson. He calls the singer’s world his “happy place” and said Jackson brought him back to his innocence.
Feldman says Jackson never touched him sexually or even attempted to during their friendship.
Corey said that his relationship with Michael was one of his healthiest:
In his book the actor said his relationship with the pop king was one of the healthiest he had.
The boy’s condition after associating with all those perverts was so bad that he actually escaped to Michael Jackson:
It got so bad that after fleeing Ron’s clutches one night only to have another adult male friend attempt to molest him right after, he escaped to the only safe and friendly place he knew.
“I was shattered, disgusted, devastated. I needed some normalcy in my life. So, I called Michael Jackson,” he writes. “Michael Jackson’s world, crazy as it sounds, had become my happy place.
Being with Michael brought me back to my innocence. When I was with Michael, it was like being 10 years old again.”
The media interpreted it as a “surprising” fact which is actually another of their insults to Michael Jackson:
Surprisingly, his friendship with Jackson — who, he makes very clear, never touched him sexually or even tried to — includes some of the book’s lightest passages.
Introduced by mutual friend Spielberg, the two became close friends, and Feldman got to know Jackson’s playful side. When they spoke on the phone, Jackson would put on voices, including “an imitation of what sounded like an uptight, conservative Caucasian, not unlike [when] Dave Chappelle . . . pretends to be white.”
The pair confided in each other about their respective childhood traumas, with Feldman noting that even then, Jackson was “still absolutely terrified of his father.”
And when they decided to take a trip to Disneyland, Feldman discovered that Jackson kept a secret penthouse apartment on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, for the sole purpose of housing the many disguises he used when going out in public.
Sadly, the friendship ended in 2001, when Jackson heard a rumor that Feldman was planning to trash him in a book. Despite Feldman’s adamant denials, Jackson shut him out, and the two never spoke again.
So even though Michael shut Corey out in 2001, he still remembers his time with Michael as his happiest – he regained his innocence when he was around Michael and felt like a ten-year old again. And when you hear words like that from someone who is supposed to have a grudge against MJ, it makes his testimony all the more precious to us.
So first it was Corey Feldman who escaped to Michael and regained his normalcy there, and then it was Aaron Carter who found relief in Michael’s world from the discomfort of having to coexist with a boy-lover who was managing his career then.
This is a tendency, guys. The tendency which is exactly the opposite to everything the media and Sneddon were telling us for so long.
While all these Michael’s haters are still searching for his phantom “victims”, we have two young men here who were unfortunate enough to encounter real pedophiles, and it is exactly these people who tell us that Michael was innocent, normal and an awesome human being, and it was he who helped them to return back to normal life and probably believe in humans again.
THE REALITY IS THE REVERSE OF WHAT THEY TOLD US
In short the reality we have found ourselves in is the reverse of what the media and mad District Attorney have depicted to us for decades and we are simply too slow to realize the true meaning of it.
While Michael was alive his haters approached hundreds of children who met Michael and managed to find two and a half of them who agreed to play the role of “victims” (Chandler, Arvizo and Jason Francia with his two laughable episodes of “tickling over his clothes”).
At the time their fictional stories were challenged by people like Brett Barnes, Macaulay Culkin and later Frank Cascio (even if we forget about Robson) as a result of which their lies were shattered into pieces.
Several years after Michael’s death when his Estate started making millions, two more “victims” suddenly emerged. One of them (Robson) made a complete U-turn from his previous story that MJ never as much as touched him and suddenly started claiming “rape” of which he was “unaware” when he was 22 and which he realized only five years after Michael’s death, coincidentally right at the beginning of the AEG trial.
The second new arrival was Safechuck who mumbles something about him “being afraid of Jackson”, is unable to get a single of his dates right and as Victor Gutierrez put it in his book quoting the police files is “a little screwed up in the head because the singer had given him an incredible amount of attention only to leave him when he had grown up.”
And right in the midst of all this insanity we have two young men who were unfortunate enough to meet real pedophiles when they were children, and who speak of Michael in glowing terms and are telling us that the world of Michael Jackson was the only place they could really escape to and find normalcy in.
And what’s interesting is that as fate would have it the number of today’s Michael false accusers is equal to the number of his real defenders.
Actually it is the word of two liars who can’t properly explain a single of their lies versus the word of two honest men who really suffered and know how to tell a real abuser from a fictional one, and who tell us that Michael was an awesome human being who helped them regain their innocence and deal with their anxiety.
Whose word is the true one? Naturally the word of those who had their own negative experience in this respect and who are gaining absolutely nothing by telling their innocent truth about Michael. Remember that in addition to the stories of those others being utterly ridiculous they are also asking for money…
And what do Michael’s fans do when they hear Corey Feldman and Aaron Carter speak?
They don’t really listen and pick on them for every little thing which is not to their liking, actually taking the haters’ lead this way and following the path the nasty media is paving for them.
This won’t do guys. Corey and Aaron are the best and most credible witnesses of Michael’s innocence and turning your backs on them and pretending you don’t notice is a totally unforgivable thing to do, not to mention that it is not worthy of people who call themselves Michael Jackson’s fans.
It is time you noticed that Aaron Carter and Corey Feldman have indeed picked up the torch of love, care and kindness which were the things Michael Jackson was standing for in his life.
And that they are the ones who really listened to the lyrics of Michael Jackson’s songs.
THE NEED FOR PUBLIC ENQUIRY
As regards Corey Feldman I need to remind everyone about one more fact.
When Santa Barbara law enforcement officers questioned him in 1993 about Michael Jackson he couldn’t remember a single suspicious episode remotely reminiscent of any “molestation”.
He said that he would have recognized it as he himself was molested and knew what it was like. He even gave them the names of his abusers, however the officers were not interested and did nothing in respect of those monsters.
I’m talking of this episode which is even recorded on tape and is kept somewhere in the Santa Barbara police archives:
“Child actor Corey Feldman told police he was molested and who his abusers were more than 20 years ago but they did nothing about it, it was claimed today.
The Goonies actor has opened up about the sexual abuse he suffered for years at the hands of ‘older men in Hollywood’ after his book Coreyography was released recently.
A recording of Feldman speaking to Santa Barbara sheriffs recorded in December 1993 when the actor was 22 was obtained by RadarOnline.
Feldman was being questioned in relation to the molestation charges brought against Michael Jackson by Jordy Chandler and his family. In his book the Stand By Me actor said his relationship with the pop king was one of the healthiest he had.
In the recording, Feldman can be heard telling Sgt. Deborah Linden and Detective Russ Birchim, ‘I myself was molested’ before going on to name his abusers.
The detectives expressed little to no concern but continued to keep the focus on Jackson.
‘I know what it’s like to go through those feelings and believe me, the person who molested me, if this was him that did that to me, this would be a different story.
‘I would be out there, up front, doing something immediately to have this man given what was due to him.’
He alluded to this interview recently after a fan on Twitter asked him why he did not report the men to authorities.
‘All names were given to police before statute had run out but they did zero,’ he answered.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to requests for comment.
It seems to me that it is high time for Michael’s fans to start asking questions why District Attorney Tom Sneddon, Sergeant Deborah Linden, Detective Russ Birchim and the Santa Barbara Sheriff Jim Thomas fully ignored the information provided to them by Corey Feldman and why they allowed real pedophiles to walk free and molest more and more children while they were busy looking for Michael Jackson phantom victims.
Why indeed were these people so grossly negligent in their work? Sneddon is no longer here, but the others are, and it wouldn’t be bad to have them answer a few questions.
Indeed, isn’t Corey Feldman’s experience reason enough to ask for a public enquiry to find why these people neglected their duties though they received a complaint from a victim and still did nothing against his abusers while the statute of limitations had not run out yet?
Mind you that these questions have a direct bearing on what Aaron Carter said about Michael and passing down his torch.
It is the torch of standing up for each other, supporting the innocent and defending the truth, and displaying love and care for other people, especially when they are in need of your support.
Nannoris made a very important addition to this post – it concerns Taj Jackson who is the third child abuse survivor vehemently defending Michael from dirty lies and saying that Michael was his support system in the times of his severe trouble.
Taj Jackson was abused by some relative on his mother’s side and his biggest dream was probably to forget that experience and never talk about it, but Wade Robson’s lies forced him to open up – and it was done out of resentment for Robson’s lies because there is no better person to see a liar than the real child abuse victim who experienced it himself.
The stress of remembering it and revealing it to the public was so big that Taj even misspelt his statement, and this is exactly the way it happens – with the fingers trembling and the heart pounding in the chest, and not the way Robson spoke about it on TV – in a calm and detached manner and with just a little raising of his brow.
‘He supported me’: Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj reveals how he was molested by a family member as he jumps to defence of late singer’s sexual abuse scandal
By Jade Watkins
PUBLISHED: 21:06 GMT, 16 May 2013 |
During a Twitter backlash against Robson, Taj told how he was molested by somebody from his mother’s side of the clan and said it was the King Of Pop who counselled him after the terrifying ordeal.
He added that it was actually Michael who was the ‘support system for me and my Taj said that he knew Wade was lying about his famous uncle because he had gone through a sexual abuse ordeal himself.
“That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor,” Taj tweeted. ‘I was sexually abuse (sic). By [a family member] on my mom’s side of the family when I was a kid.’
Taj also posted a picture of a letter that he said Michael had sent to his mother at the time.
‘Dee Dee please read this article about child molestation and please read it to Taj (and his siblings) … it brings out how even your own relatives can be molesters of children, even uncles or aunts molesting nephews or nieces. Please Read. Love MJ,’ it reads.
‘What people will $ay and do for money and to $tay relevant is $ickening. De$perate times call for De$perate mea$ures. #Money,’ he tweeted.
While Taj openly made the confession to his 53, 927 followers, he reiterated how hard it was to open up about the ordeal.
But he said that he wanted to tell his story for his beloved uncle Michael.
Nannoris who reminded me of Taj Jackson being another child abuse victim vehemently supporting Michael, said:
- “It seems that not only Aaron and Corey, who had been victimized by others, felt safe from harm around MJ, but his nephew, who had been abused by someone, confided in MJ and was helped by him, as well. Michael took in all kinds of damaged people, both physically and emotionally, and gave them a place where they could feel safe and comfortable enough to heal. That was what Neverland was for”.
Oh yes, Neverland was not so much for Michael himself but was for all unhappy children – to help them forget their misery and see a ray of light. Disadvantaged children were brought there in busloads and you could add there Dave Dave, the poor burn victim who was always a welcome guest in Michael’s home, the AIDS victim Ryan White whom Michael supported until his last day, Macaulay Culkin who had his own share of emotional problems stemming from being a breadwinner since age four, and Gavin Arvizo too, a cancer case whose “dying wish” was to see Michael Jackson.
Well, you remember what came of Michael’s sincere desire to help him and his good-for-nothing family. Neverland stopped being a happy place for anyone at all, Michael lost his home and eventually his life.
And now they want to take away his good name too. Shall we allow it to happen?