Those who believe Jackson to be innocent would have expected someone close to Jackson to immediately give an emphatic denial to that question as so many (but not all) have in the past.
We can glean an answer from Murray’s replies though.
“The reason I’m pressing you is because by saying what you’re saying, you are deliberately muddying the waters here, because that’s what you’re doing – you’re leaving it unclear about your thoughts.
Is that fair to Michael Jackson or do you have something that you know?
i just ran across this quote from the King of Pop: Now Brooke Shields, she was one of the loves of my life. “You saw women who were more sexual, who wanted to throw themselves at him and feel like they were going to teach him,” she recalls, “we just found each other, and we didn’t have to deal with our sexuality.” Shields tells her conversations with Jackson about her relationships revealed a lot about how Jackson insulated himself from the outside world.
I was at the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and she just came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Brooke Shields. When he died in 2009, Shields spoke to Rolling Stone about their friendship, which included him proposing to her several times “I would say, ‘You have me for the rest of your life, you don’t need to marry me, I’m going to go on and do my own life and have my own marriage and my own kids, and you’ll always have me. He didn’t want to lose things that meant something to him.” Shields says the innocent nature of the pair’s bond persisted as they grew older, and that as he aged, Jackson became “more asexual” to her.
That book, a mish mash of everything to divert attention away from Jackson’s obviously inappropriate behaviour with boys, is reviewed here. Why….because I watched the testimony of June Chandler in the court in Santa Maria, Jordy Chandler’s mother, and was, how shall I put it? She was talking about Michael staying in the hotel room with Jordy, Michael sleeping over at her house with Jordy, about Michael crying if he couldn’t stay in the same room with Jordy. It was very unnerving and I felt like he was in love with that boy and whether or not there was any more to it, obviously we’ll never know, but everything that his mother was testifying to, when I was reading between the lines, made me very uneasy.” Now to you or I, this mightn’t seem extraordinary, in fact the vast majority of people who read it (or hear it) would nod their head in agreement, however in the world of MJ defenders, this is heresy.
His very telling comment “I’m not here to destroy Michael” tells us everything we need to know.
Would it destroy Jackson if Murray were to say “Absolutely not, Michael was not a pedophile”?
A name hardly known outside of circles that follow the allegations against Jackson, Aphrodite Jones became the pin-up girl of Jackson defenders after she wrote a book detailing how Jackson was “railroaded” during the 2005 trial.
During the trial she was a reporter and she said herself that during the entire proceedings she was convinced that Jackson was guilty.