Michael Jackson Wasn’t So Weird After All

January 22, 2010

On June 25, 2009, the world lost its biggest superstar, Michael Jackson.  Michael was born August 29, 1958 and I was born 15 months later.  I grew up watching him grow up and become a superstar right before my eyes.  He really knew how to sing, dance and grab an audience at a very young age.  Even Dick Clark, American Bandstand emcee said, I knew Michael as a child and watched him grow over the years.  Of all the thousands of entertainers I have worked with, Michael was THE most outstanding.  Many have tried and will try to copy him, but his talent will never be matched.”  (Quote taken from the Michael Jackson Fan Club site)

For those of you who weren’t around when American Bandstand was around, it was a TV show that came on for an hour every Saturday for many years and introduced many, many artists into our lives, one of the groups being the Jackson 5 and then later Michael as a single performing artist.  Dick Clark would have people in the audience get up and dance to the current songs of the times and then have some of those people rate the new songs as they were introduced to the world.  It was a fun show and I looked forward to watching it every Saturday.

I, like most young kids it seemed back then, loved rock and roll and that was basically what I listened to in the beginning.  Out of rock and roll came hard rock, heavy metal, disco, pop music, etc., and that’s where Michael comes in.  I kept up with his career for a time, all along thinking what an incredibly good looking and sexy young man he had become.  Then as time went on I began noticing he was wearing makeup and I didn’t know or understand why.

Sometime shortly after that I started listening to country music and before I knew it I was a die-hard country music fan.  I no longer kept up with Michael’s career and I think that is why it was so easy for me, at first, to believe he could be guilty of such a horrible crime as child molestation.  Plus, I never knew about his humanitarian acts.  So, when Michael was accused in 1993 and then in 2003 for child molestation, I tended to fall into the web of the media and their negativity.  I noticed they never brought up his humanitarian efforts during all that mess.  My heart goes out to him.

When Michael died on June 25, 2009, that horrible, dreadful day, I decided to go on YouTube to see what all the fuss was about pertaining to his dancing (because I had forgotten) and I first pulled up his performance of Billie Jean during his 30th Anniversary Special at Madison Square Garden in 2001.  I was completely blown away (I know my jaw dropped) and all of a sudden I felt terribly sad because I had missed out on his incredible dancing through the years.

Also, strangely enough, a pang of guilt came over me and I cried for two solid months.  (I work at home now and I am so glad I do because if I had cried like that at the office, I probably would have been sent to the funny farm.)  It felt like a spiritual scolding.  Those of you who believe in God know what I’m talking about.  It’s called chastisement.

I decided to do something with that, feeling like I was supposed to.  I spent countless hours on the Internet and I purchased several books.  One of the first books I bought was Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story written by J. Randy Taraborrelli.  Now that is a GREAT read!  Randy is an author of other books such as The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth and Call Her Miss Ross, to name a few, so you can see how he is an author about celebrities.  From what I understand, he interviewed Michael on numerous occasions and also hung out with him from time to time.  At the back of the book, Randy lists where he got a lot of his information, besides just interviewing Michael.  He really did his research.  He explains SO much about Michael that by the time I finished reading the book I felt like I knew the man personally, like the back of my hand.  I also feel like Michael and I would have been great friends had I ever had the opportunity to meet him.

On pages 537-540 of Mr. Taraborrelli’s book, he talks about LaToya’s live interview in Tel Aviv in 1993, stating that Michael was a pedophile.  As you read further into the chapter, you discover that she was forced to say that from her then abusive husband, Jack, so they could make a half-million dollars on selling their story to tabloid magazines.  In the last paragraph Randy wrote, “Years later, LaToya would insist that the allegations she’d made against Michael were all Jack’s fabrications, which she was made to repeat against her will.  Though it would take a few years, by 2003 she and Michael had cleared the air between them and were, again, close.  LaToya also apologized to the rest of her family members; they then all accepted her back into the fold.”

In Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, Randy discusses the humiliating body search Michael had to endure to prove or disprove Jordan Chandler’s description of Michael’s genitalia, about which he claimed Michael was circumcised.  That body search proved Michael to be uncircumcised.  That, in and of itself, should have told ALL OF US that Michael was NOT GUILTY!!  You can read about it in Randy’s book on pages 534-537.  (MJ’s autopsy report also reveals uncircumcision.)

Now picture yourself having to be body stripped and searched for false accusations!!

Consider purchasing Randy’s book.  It is 713 pages long, but it is well worth reading.

The next book I purchased was Michael Jackson Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones.  She is a reporter who sat through each and every day of the trial, watching how it all went down and realized afterwards that Michael was completely innocent of child molestation.  She was in shock.  She had been a Michael basher.  It took her some time, but she decided to write a book about what happened in the courtroom.  She used her own daily notes, plus made copies of the court transcript.  There is a caption on the front of Aphrodite’s book from Mr. Thomas Mesereau, Michael’s own attorney, which reads, “To anyone who wants to learn what happened in the Michael Jackson courtroom, this is the book to read.”  Mr. Mesereau fully believes Michael was not capable of child molestation.  To quote Mr. Mesereau again, “In the Michael Jackson case, most media conclusions were shallow, misinformed, and self-serving.  I know in my heart of hearts that Michael Jackson was not guilty of these grisly charges.”  (Quote taken from the MJFC site.)

Ms. Jones reveals that during the 2005 trial the most harmful thing that hurt the Arvizo family’s case against Michael was that back on August 27, 1998 Janet (the mother of Gavin Arvizo) claimed that she was physically and sexually molested in a JC Penney parking lot  by security guards.  Upon further questioning by Mr.  Mesereau of Ms. Arvizo about comments she had made on her deposition against JC Penney, she began to get flustered and admitted that there were some inaccuracies on what she had written on said deposition.   “The more Janet admitted to inaccuracies, the more she stated that parts of her JC Penney deposition were untrue, the less people were listening to her.”

It was also discovered that Gavin and Star (Gavin’s brother)  had given sworn depositions that they witnessed their mother being assaulted.  (Star was the person who claimed he witnessed Michael touch his brother inappropriately.)  “As Mesereau sorted through Janet’s JC Penney deposition, he was able to suggest that Janet had coached her kids about how to testify.”  After Janet and her husband, David, had been arrested, fingerprinted and made bail, the West Covina police booking information from the incident “described Janet Ventura Arvizo as having no physical oddities, as needing no special medical attention.”   “But some time after, Janet Arvizo showed up at an attorney’s office making claims of having been physically and sexually assaulted by JC Penney guards.”  She offered photos of herself with bruises.  However, it was discovered that David Arvizo was an abusive man and that Janet “had been granted multiple restraining orders against her former husband.”  As questions were continually being asked, it became clear that “the Arvizos and their kids were in the habit of using lawyers.”  “At an early age, Gavin had learned how to sue people for ‘damages.'”

I must add that this book not only clears Michael on the 2003 allegations, but also the 1993 allegations and the Martin Bashir mishap, revealing what was actually said and recorded during the show, Living with Michael Jackson.  On the actual footage with Martin Bashir, one of the topics that is discussed is the “baby dangling” incident with Michael insisting, “I was holding that baby strong and tight, and I know better.”  He tells Bashir that he’s seen parents fling their kids up in the air and catch them.  “I got caught up in the moment.  I was holding on tight.  And it happened for like, two seconds.  But, when it gets on the news they slow it down.  They make me look like this eccentric idiot dangling this baby over a balcony, like a nut.  They don’t show you the whole story.”  Sarcastically, Bashir asks Michael if he is actually “happy” that he dangled his baby over the balcony.  “I’m not happy that I dangled the baby over the balcony, no.  But I’m happy that I let the kids give a wave to him.  I didn’t realize that he was over the balcony.  You can make mistakes.”

After all, Michael was only human.  Do you haters think it’s possible that you’re guilty of putting him on such a pedestal yourselves that you don’t think he should have made mistakes?  I remember feeling that way.

Ms. Jones writes, regarding the DVD Living With Michael Jackson that everyone watched in the courtroom, “It was clear that the Berlin balcony scene happened because Michael had wanted to please his fans.  There were thousands of people outside in a frenzy, hovering below his balcony, begging for Michael to show them his new infant son.  When Michael went outside to the balcony, he quickly lifted up his infant so that fans could catch a glimpse.”

“For Jackson fans in the courtroom, it was disturbing to sit and watch Jackson’s innocent gesture in Berlin, as compared to the American media footage, which ran so many times over.  The media showed the Jackson clip in a way that made him look crazy, always with nasty comments and rumors flying about Jackson having his children taken away from him.  The media couldn’t get enough of Jackson’s ‘baby dangling,’ and they harped on his irresponsibility as a parent.”

“No wonder Jackson hated the media.”

When the “baby dangling” incident occurred, Martin Bashir was with Michael working on his documentary about MJ.  Martin never mentions, neither does the media, the reason Michael was in Berlin that visit.  He was there to receive the prestigious Bambi award for his work with homeless children in Berlin because Michael “gives them so much hope and courage, encouraging them to go forward in life.”  Michael is also referred to as an ambassador of humanity.”  If you watch this video clip, towards the end you will see how Michael and Martin cut up with each other as if they were old friends, but then when Martin did the actual taping of the show, Living With Michael Jackson, Martin tore Michael to shreds.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZnDWvgLZ3s

Please do not continue to be played like a puppet on a string by the media and believe Michael would intentionally harm a child.  The media will print malicious lies because it pays the best.  Come on.  There is more proof in this book that the media was out to get Michael.  I am challenging you to read Michael Jackson Conspiracy.

Now here is a clip regarding the “baby dangling” incident just so you can see for yourself how brief it really was.  This is taken from Barbara Walters’ special last year titled, The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbik8bgG0JA

For the sake of comparison, in this video clip you can see how the media slowed down the taping of the “baby dangling” incident, like Michael talked about above, giving the illusion of him dangling the baby:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32z8NhAwMN4

There is another book that was written called Redemption:  The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegations by Geraldine Hughes.  She was the legal secretary for Attorney Barry Rothman who represented Evan Chandler, the father (of the first boy) who accused MJ of molesting his son, and witnessed how the two men set Michael up.  I have just recently purchased, received and finished reading Redemption from Geraldine Hughes as of March 19, 2010.  This book is another must read.  It will totally convince you that Barry Rothman and Evan Chandler did indeed work together to frame Michael of child molestation.

Geraldine discusses how that before Jordan and Michael ever met, Jordan had come up with the movie idea of Robin Hood: Men In Tights – yes Jordan.  Evan thought it was a great idea for a movie and co-wrote it with Mel Brooks and David Shapiro.  With the success of that movie, Evan decided writing screenplays was what he wanted to do with his life.  He had been a dentist, but had been unhappy with that career choice.  Sometime after Robin Hood: Men In Tights came out was when Jordan and Michael met.  The two had become extremely close and Evan had become jealous of their friendship; however, that didn’t keep Evan from asking Michael to build an addition onto his home and when that didn’t pan out he had the audacity to ask Michael to buy him a bigger home.

In the meantime, Evan had come up with another idea for a movie, but with the second movie he wanted more of a controlling interest and that would require a substantial amount of money, Evan figured 20 million dollars.  Because Evan was jealous of Jordan and Michael’s friendship and because Michael hadn’t given in to requests made by Evan before, Evan came up with the idea of accusing Michael of child  molestation unless he gave him 20 million dollars.  Evan then hired the meanest attorney he could find to go after Michael, Barry Rothman.  If money was all Evan was after, an offer was made of 350,000 dollars, but Evan wouldn’t accept it, saying that would not be enough.  It was then that the world learned of the sexual molestation allegations.

What’s worse, Evan couldn’t get Jordan to admit to any wrongdoing by Michael so Evan put Jordan under Amytal Sodium, telling Jordan he needed to pull one of his teeth.  (Remember Evan was a dentist.)  A lot of people think Amytal Sodium is truth serum, but it’s NOT.  People can be forced into believing something is true while under the influence of the drug.  Evan kept forcing suggestions to Jordan about Michael touching him inappropriately until Jordan finally gave the faintest whisper of a “yes.”

Frankly, I don’t understand how a person can do that to their own child.

Scheme:  A devious plan; a plot.  Schemer:  Someone who contrives a plan or schemes.  It’s obvious a person must have those character traits in order to just be a good script writer for movies.  Evan’s Robin Hood was fairly successful, and he used those same character traits to scheme and plot against Michael.

The picture above is linked to a story about Evan Chandler having bipolar disorder:  http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/evan-chandler-was-a-psychiatric-case/

I wish to bring out some other valid points Geraldine makes.  Back when this allegation first took place, I remember most everyone questioning Michael’s sexuality…as if it were any of our business.  She pointed out that a lot of Christians make a vow of abstinence.  They refrain from having sex until they are married.  “They vow to remain unmarried and commit their life to do the work of God.”  She does not claim that Michael made that vow, but he certainly devoted “his life to doing the work of God by helping underprivileged children around the world.”  “Michael Jackson has always acknowledged and referenced God in his life.  He has lived a modeled lifestyle of Godliness.  His humanitarian acts and deeds tap into the very heart of God – to help someone in need, to feed the poor, to do for the least and to walk in humility.  These characteristics are the very characteristics of Godliness.”

I, myself, say the same thing later in this blog.

Later in her book Geraldine states, “Two Grand Juries, which consisted of 24 peers in two counties, an extensive search of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, Century City condo, his parent’s Encino home, and even Michael Jackson’s body search, interviews with over 200 men, women, boys and girls, and even traveling out of the country to interview witnesses, did not produce any evidence to support a criminal indictment for child molestation.”

Another beautiful point Geraldine makes, “With all of Michael Jackson’s notoriety, awards, millions of dollars, record breaking statistics and fans all over the world, he remains surprisingly humble, meek, unselfish, always caring for world unity, dying children, underprivileged children and reaching out to a hurting world.  He never publicly broadcasted his humanitarian acts and deeds because of meekness and humility.”

On pages 171-175, Geraldine lists the charity work Michael was involved in through the years.

Geraldine also points out how that before the 1993 allegations, Michael led a squeaky-clean lifestyle.  We had never heard anything bad about him up until that point.  She also writes, “Michael Jackson’s humanitarian efforts started long before the child molestation allegations surfaced, and continued even through the most difficult time of his life.  He did not allow his suffering and pain to interfere with his continued efforts to help hurting children all around the world.”

It is my wish that everyone purchase Michael’s Dangerous DVD.  I bought my copy at Best Buy.  On it you can watch a clip of Michael receiving a Grammy award in 1993 and also watch him talk about why he loved to be around children so much.  He also talks about the reason for inner city crime, large-scale wars, terrorism and overcrowded prisons is because children have had their childhood stolen from them.  He reveals his compassion for sick children.  His eyes even tear up as he’s talking about it.  It is real heartfelt emotion.  Now keep in mind that 1993 was also the year the first accusations were made of child molestation.  What we all thought was such a touching moment from Michael at the Grammys, months later became speculation as to what the real reason was he loved to be around children so much and all over a malicious lie – and the media was no help, still isn’t.

The YouTube video below is a must see…especially if you think Michael was capable of child molestation.  This is so adorable!  He discovers a bug on the stage and is concerned about stepping on it.  He even calls Security to remove it from the stage.  He also insists that the security guy doesn’t kill it.  Now come on people, do you REALLY think he could be capable of molesting a child when he is so concerned about the welfare of a bug?  If this doesn’t convince you, then all I can say is you must have blinders on and have a very hard heart.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJtluuZCMK0

Now I want to talk about Michael’s skin disorders, which were diagnosed in 1986.  I really wanted to know why he was wearing makeup and I tried to find out first through all the countless magazine articles that came out about him right after his death, but I could not find one that mentioned anything about it so I searched the Internet trying to find websites that explained why and I was unsuccessful at first.  I finally found one.  The website doesn’t mention makeup necessarily, but after looking at the pictures on it I am convinced he had to wear it.   Below is one of the pictures from the website below revealing Michael’s vitiligo.  This picture was taken during the filming of his video, They Don’t Care About Us.  I know a lot of you had heard or read about his vitiligo and may not have believed it to be true, but the picture below tells it all.  http://floacist.wordpress.com/2007/06/10/vitiligo-photos-michael-jackson/

The pictures below reveal the infamous spider bite that a lot of us thought Michael was lying about.  The second picture also shows his vitiligo really well:

Also Karen Faye, Michael Jackson’s makeup artist, is on a YouTube video explaining Michael’s use of makeup and that it was to hide the patches of vitiligo.  Michael mentioned the disorder in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993 and he even told Oprah that’s why he wore makeup.  Oprah herself talked about how translucent his skin was during that interview when she did a special on him on September 16, 2009.  With his skin being translucent and with the patches of vitiligo, he had to wear makeup.  According to Randy Taraborrelli, he wore what is called pancake makeup and that made him extremely white so then he wore lipstick and eye shadow to add color to his face.  I just recently looked up the possibility of people getting vitiligo on the lips and found out that can happen as well, so that could be another reason he wore lipstick.  I can’t imagine him feeling comfortable having to wear it, but it seemed he had no choice.  He somehow managed to pull it off, though, because he always looked amazing!!

Here is the video I mentioned above with Karen Faye.  There are other people discussing Michael’s vitiligo as well.  It is revealed in this clip that the one single glove Michael wore in the Billie Jean performances started because of the vitiligo.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufqMSTYQy3g&feature=related

As you can see, Karen worked as Michael’s makeup artist for many years.  I just recently watched a video where she said she met Mike way back in 1982.  In doing the math, that is 27 years of service.  Point being, besides MJ’s own family and dermatologist, no one knows more about Mike’s vitiligo than Karen.  In this same video, she says she was asked to put makeup on Mike for his funeral…and she did.  Now talk about sweet devotion.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16yxYcgh7ko&feature=related

I am aware that a lot of you people out there think that Michael was trying to become a white man.  He was NOT.  I’m going to challenge you to do something.  Picture yourself in Michael’s shoes as someone who traveled the world many times meeting millions of people, performing in concerts on stages with extremely bright lights and with cameramen filming you, paparazzi constantly following you around taking pictures of you and catching every skin flaw you have.  Now imagine that skin flaw is vitiligo, your skin changing color dramatically and there’s nothing you can do about it, don’t you think you would use a bleaching cream to rush the process of vitiligo along, if you thought bleaching creams could do that, and wear makeup to conceal the changes that your skin is undergoing?  I do NOT blame the man one bit and if I were in his shoes I certainly would have done the same.

Vitiligo is also the reason he often wore long sleeve shirts, hats and sunglasses, and walked around with an umbrella.  Vitiligo can cause your skin to blister easily under direct sunlight and those blisters can become skin cancer.  According to this link, he used bleaching creams to even out his skin tone: http://ezinearticles.com/?Vitiligo-Skin-Bleaching-Creams—Michael-Jacksons-Vitiligo-Skin-Bleaching-Treatments-Reviewed&id=2613184

Randy Taraborrelli writes, “According to The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, ‘As the sun’s ability to darken skin is much greater than that of Hydroquinone to lighten it, strict avoidance of sunlight is imperative.  Although sunscreens may help, even visible light will cause some darkening.  The preferable packaging of Hydroquinone is in small squeeze tubes.  The dosage is a thin application of 2 percent concentration rubbed into affected areas twice daily.  Once the desired benefit is achieved, Hydroquinone can be applied as often as needed to maintain depigmentation.’  Some have noted that Michael’s fingernails seemed brown and discolored on Martin Bashir’s 2003 documentary about him.  One possible reason for this is that Hydroquinone stimulates pigment-producing cells in the nail plate, making them darker rather than lighter.”

Michael also had lupus.  Whenever we saw him wear masks and saw him in a wheelchair occasionally and we laughed at him, his lupus was active during those times.  I have a friend (Janette) who has a sister (JoAnne) who has lupus and Janette told me JoAnne is extremely weak whenever her lupus is acting up – that sometimes she is bedridden and/or hospitalized because of it.  (I received permission from both ladies to use their names.)  The reason for the masks is because when lupus is active the patient’s immune system shuts down and they are susceptible to germs and getting sick very easily.  As we all know, sometimes Michael was around millions of people at one time so he had to be very careful.  I never associated vitiligo with lupus, but as you will read in this link the two can go hand in hand:  http://www.examiner.com/x-4763-Seattle-Healthy-Living-Examiner~y2009m6d28-Vitiligo-Lupus-and-Michael-Jackson

(It has just been brought to my attention, as of August 20, 2010, that the above website has been removed.  It may be temporary.)

Randy Taraborrelli writes, “There are two variations of lupus: discoid, which is skin deep, and systemic, which can be deadly.  As a part of the treatment for discoid, Michael’s doctor prescribed the skin lightening creams, Solaquin, Retin A and Benoquin.  As a result, Michael was told that, more than ever, he had to avoid all sun exposure – which is one of the reasons he is often seen shielding himself with an umbrella on sunny days.  Also, Michael had to endure the direct injections into his scalp of Hydroxychloroquin – a steroid – in painful recurring treatments.”

In the picture above, Michael is not wearing blush.  It was around this time in his life that his dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, diagnosed MJ with lupus.  Now, can’t you see why Michael had to wear blush?  (It almost looks like he’s wearing it anyway.)

According to his autopsy report, Michael had tattooed eyeliner and lipstick.  During the BAD era, you can see his tattooed eyeliner.  Due to the lupus he was losing hair, including his eyelashes, which was the reason he wore the eyeliner and false eyelashes.  Michael never talked about his lupus, but since a lot of people didn’t believe him when he said he had vitiligo why would he mention it?  Besides, that was his decision to make.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/michael-jackson/6252204/Michael-Jackson-autopsy-reveals-tattooed-eyes-lips-and-scalp.html

A lot of people do not realize Michael was almost completely bald and he wore a wig(s).  His autopsy report even says so.  This link mentions Michael and his hair loss due to lupus:  http://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/new-lupus-treatment-may-help-with-hair-loss-208/

I’m sure you all remember the infamous Pepsi commercial in 1984 where Michael’s scalp received second and third-degree burns.  Of course he lost some hair then, but the lupus took care of most of the rest of it.

I now wish to talk about MJ’s plastic surgeries.  According to Randy Taraborrelli, his dad called him Big Nose as he was growing up and what’s worse, his dad would sometimes tell him he was ugly at the same time he was “disciplining” him.  I believe that became a psychological issue with Michael, making him think he was getting “disciplined” for being ugly.  He even said he was constantly trying to make his dad love him – by perfecting his performances and “perfecting” his looks, looks that never needed perfecting, but that’s apparently not how MJ perceived himself.  I read once where someone said he had plastic surgeries because he was vain.  I don’t believe he was vain at all or he wouldn’t have been trying to “improve” his looks.  Put yourself in Michael’s shoes.

Due to Michael having a lot of plastic surgeries, it was rumored that his nose was falling off.  Utterly ridiculous!!  I have read MJ’s autopsy report and it does not mention a detachable nose!!

In a video titled Michael Jackson:  The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop, there is a plastic surgeon discussing MJ’s many plastic surgeries.  He said in Michael’s defense that his plastic surgeons would present the surgeries to him as touch-ups, that they were not surgeries when in fact they were.

Some people believe or assume that the abused abuse; not necessarily so.  Somebody along the way can stop it and here is Michael’s take on the subject:  “I always said if I ever have kids I will never behave like this way.  I won’t touch a hair on their heads.  Because people always say the abused abuse and it is not true.  It is not true.  I am totally the opposite.  The worst I do is I make them stand in the corner for a little bit and that’s it and that’s my time out for them.”  (Quoted from the book, The Michael Jackson Tapes)

I want to touch on Michael’s pajama day in court.  He was not trying to be disrespectful.  He had hurt his back that morning and had gone to a hospital to get it seen about.  When Thomas Mesereau (Mike’s attorney) told the judge what was going on with MJ, the judge told Mr. Mesereau he wanted Michael in that courtroom in 45 minutes or he was going to put him in jail or yank bail, so Mr. Mesereau told Mike to get to the courtroom right away even though Mike wanted to go home and change.  Mr. Mesereau takes full responsibility for that.  Check it out:  http://mjtruthnow.com/2010/01/pajama-day/

A lot of people think Michael’s addiction to painkillers started during the Pepsi incident (1984); however, according to Karen Faye, Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins (in the second video above featuring Karen Faye), they say it started nine years later (1993) when MJ had just undergone one of the many surgeries on his scalp in order to help the scarring from the burn.  He had not had time to heal from that surgery and was about to perform in front of 80,000 people in Bangkok for his Dangerous tour so that was when he started taking the painkillers.  It was also just before that performance that Michael heard he was being accused of child molestation here in the States, so then there was not only physical pain, but emotional pain as well.

With all of Michael’s emotional problems beginning since childhood and then throughout life with the accusations, his medical problems, multiple plastic surgeries, which included his scalp, and scalp injections, I can completely understand the addiction to painkillers.  Can’t you?

The picture below was drawn by Michael himself and the words are lyrics to the chorus of his song, Have You Seen My Childhood?

Even though he went through all of the above-mentioned trials in his life, it’s amazing how he still gave us his all, making each and every performance bigger and better, for his fans, and going on to be known as the King of Pop.

Let’s talk about all the good Michael Jackson did.  Did you know that he:

Gave money to 39 different charities (mainly children’s charities) through the years from the proceeds of each and every concert he performed, including the HIStory tour where he gave ALL his proceeds to charities, and that Michael is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for the performer who gave the most money to charities in history AND that even in death 20 percent of his proceeds, THROUGHOUT TIME AS WE KNOW IT AND BEYOND, will go to children’s charities?  http://www.allmichaeljackson.com/charities.html

Gave all his money he got from the burn to his scalp from the Pepsi commercial to the burn ward at Brotman Medical Center where he was taken and they named the burn ward after him – The Michael Jackson Burn Center?

That even though Michael was still suffering from the burns to his scalp in the hospital, he would visit the other burn patients?

Took time before each and every concert, anywhere he went, to visit children’s hospitals and/or orphanages, visited with each child and took them gifts?  To quote MJ from his autobiography, Moonwalk, “I spend a lot of free time – in California and when I’m traveling – visiting children’s hospitals.  It makes me so happy to be able to brighten those kids’ day by just showing up and talking with them, listening to what they have to say and making them feel better.  It’s so sad for children to have to get sick.  More than anyone else, kids don’t deserve that.  They often can’t even understand what’s wrong with them.  It makes my heart twist.  When I’m with them, I just want to hug them and make it all better for them.  Sometimes sick children will visit me at home or in my hotel rooms on the road.  A parent will get in touch with me and ask if their child can visit with me for a few minutes.  Sometimes when I’m with them I feel like I understand better what my mother must have gone through with her polio.  Life is too precious and too short not to reach out and touch the people we can.”

Told some children at one orphanage that if the conditions were not better there within 24 hours he would not get on stage and that within 24 hours the conditions were better with new beds, fresh sheets on the beds, additional staff, etc.?  http://www.mjfanclub.net/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2525:kenny-ortega-talks-about-mjs-big-heart&catid=85:latest-news&Itemid=82

Would give concert tickets to underprivileged children by the stage?

In the 1990s created the Heal The World foundation to help children everywhere across the world with whatever needs they may have and also created the foundation in an attempt to heal the planet from the mess we’ve created?

Came across a little boy at a children’s hospital named Bela Farkas with a diseased liver and that that little boy would have died if a new liver was not found for him, so Michael got his foundation to locate Bela a new liver?  And did you know that Michael also paid for Bela’s surgery?

Became friends with a young man named Ryan White who had AIDS at a time when AIDS was very misunderstood and when Ryan died Michael appeared at his funeral?  Did you know that Michael wrote and dedicated his song Gone Too Soon, a very beautiful and moving song, to Ryan?  Did you also know that Michael had purchased Ryan a red Ford Mustang?

Not only participated in the huge event of We Are The World, but also wrote the song along with Lionel Richie, a song that raised over 63 million dollars for starving people in Ethiopia?  Did you also know that from that event the Hands Across America event took place “in which approximately seven million people held hands in a human chain for 15 minutes along a path across the continental United States, participants paying $10.00 to reserve their place in line?”  (Quote is taken from Wikipedia.)


“After 9/11, Jackson helped organize the United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.  The concert took place on October 21, 2001, and included performances from dozens of major artists, including Jackson, who performed his song What More Can I Give’ as the finale.”  (Quoted from Wikipedia)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7baeBy7E-w

Was helping children in war-torn countries deal with living in war-torn countries through his Heal The World foundation?

“We share his concern for the children who have been innocent victims of war and, who have suffered because of the horrors of war, many of whom are without families, food or homes.  We applaud Michael for his sensitivity and efforts.”  BoyzIIMen  (Quote is taken from the MJFC site.)

The picture below is from a film clip during the making of Michael’s video, Heal The World.

“I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.” ~ Michael Jackson

‎”I hate to see suffering, I hate to see people in need and I feel God gave me a gift, and I have to use it responsibly by giving back and I’ll do it until I have pennies left or the good Lord calls me home.” ~ Michael Jackson

Now come on folks, do any of the above humanitarian acts describe a pedophile?  I think NOT!  Humanitarianism is a show of “kindness and sympathy extended universally and impartially to all human beings.”  Now THAT describes Michael Jackson to me!

What have any of us done for children across the nation?  Michael took on huge responsibilities by doing all he did, but he did them.  He saw the needs and he met them.  How is it that such sweet acts by such a kind and loving man be twisted into something so horrible?  Why is it that it was so easy, and still so easy for some people, to forget about all the good he did for children and rather listen to false accusations and the media garbage?  Why?  Because the media filled our minds with nothing but negativity where MJ was concerned.  Like I said earlier, they never mentioned his humanitarian work.  They brainwashed us because lying makes a story more interesting and it pays better money.

This is a great time to mention the FBI files that revealed NOTHING against Michael through 17 years of investigations.  He came shining through like a comet blazing ‘cross the evening sky.  (Quoted from MJ’s song, Gone Too Soon.)  http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/jackson_michael.htm

To touch further on this, even though MJ would have liked to be in a relationship all along (see below), I don’t believe that was his main priority in life.  I believe God placed in his heart a much stronger desire to help children and to heal the planet, and that Mike used his God-given ability to grab an audience by song and dance in order to move us through powerful messages in songs like Black or White, Heal The World, Man In The Mirror and Earth Song.  I believe God put him here to be our modern day angel.  How else did Michael grow to have such strong love and compassion for children, especially for children who are suffering?

This is a quote from Michael from his book, Moonwalk, published in 1988, long before the first allegations in 1993“I believe in love – very much so – how can you not believe after you’ve experienced it?  I believe in relationships.  One day I know I’ll find the right woman and get married myself.  I often look forward to having children; in fact, it would be nice to have a big family, since I come from such a large one myself.  In my fantasy about having a large family, I imagine myself with 13 children.”

Here are two quotes from Mike from his autobiography where he gives God credit for his singing and dancing abilities:

“My mother knew her polio was not a curse but a test that God gave her to triumph over, and she instilled in me a love of Him that I will always have.  She taught me that my talent for singing and dancing was as much God’s work as a beautiful sunset or a storm that left snow for children to play in.”

“I’ve always joked that I didn’t ask to sing and dance, but it’s true.  When I open my mouth, music comes out.  I’m honored that I have this ability.  I thank God for it every day.  I try to cultivate what He gave me.  I feel I’m compelled to do what I do.”

“When Michael Jackson sings it is with the voice of angels, and when his feet move, you can see God dancing.”  Bob Geldof  (Quote is taken from the MJFC site.)

“When God was giving out talent, He gave all of it to Michael Jackson.”  Babyface  (Quote is taken from the MJFC site.)

“He’s incredible.  He’s a genius.  Just to be in the same room [with him], I felt everything I wanted to accomplish in life has been achieved… That aura… that’s incredible that aura is…”  Akon  (Partial quote taken from the MJFC site)

My beautiful 18-year-old daughter said something to me recently that really touched my heart and I want to share it.  She told me that God would not have given the kinds of gifts He gave to Michael, the strong compassion to help children like he did and to perform songs with such powerful messages as in Heal The World and Man In The Mirror, if Michael were a child molester.  Now isn’t that beautiful?  And what a strong point to make!  God bless you sweetie!

Here’s a statistic for you: 90%of sexual molestation accusations are false.  (I got this information off of the video, Michael Jackson:  The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop.)

I have another thought for you people to ponder.  Michael Jackson hung out with lots of credible people, including Elizabeth Taylor who was dearest to his heart, Liza Minnelli, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Brooke Shields, Gregory Peck, Chris Tucker, George Lopez, Macaulay Culkin (the latter three taking the stand and defending him during the 2005 molestation trial), Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and so many, many more and NONE of those people believed he could have molested children.  ALL of those people still speak highly of Michael.  He was also great friends with Princess Diana!  As a matter of fact, Barry Gibb of The BeeGees and Miko Brando (Marlon Brando’s son) made Mike godfather of their children.  I hardly believe they would have done that had they believed he was a pedophile.

“Everything about Michael is truthful.  And there is something in him that is so dear and childlike – not childish, but childlike – that we both have and identify with.”  Elizabeth Taylor  (Quote is taken from the MJFC site.)

Michael’s childlike mind, heart and spirit is another point in fact that he wouldn’t have been a pedophile.  When you get a chance, go to YouTube and bring up Michael Jackson Private Home Movies and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.  Another way of looking at it is, Michael’s childlike mind, heart and spirit is why he continued to have such love and compassion for children…always.

“I love to do things for children and I try to imitate Jesus.  I’m not saying I am Jesus.  I’m trying to imitate Jesus in the fact that he said to be like children, to love children, to be as pure as children are and to make yourself as innocent.”  ~ Michael Jackson on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1993.

On the same show Oprah asked Michael, “What do you want the world to know about you most?”  He said, “To be a great artist.  I love what I do and I would love people to love what I do and to be loved.  I just simply want to be loved wherever I go, all over the world, because I love people of all races, from my heart, with true affection.”

“Michael is a generous, honest, and sensitive human being, filled with amazing insight and the capacity for love.  If this is weird, I want to go live on another planet.”  Karen Faye  (Quote is taken from the MJFC site.)

For those of you who believe Michael paid off the jury in the 2005 trial, here are parts one and two of an interview between Jay Leno and Thomas Mesereau (Mike’s attorney) on Jay’s The Tonight Show where Mr. Mesereau openly vindicates Michael personally after said trial:



A while back I watched a video on YouTube where Michael’s parents are talking about the fact that when Michael was young he and his mother were watching TV one time and a commercial came on regarding starving children from across the world, and a foundation was asking for donations.  Big tears rolled down Michael’s face and he told his mother that one day he was going to help those children…and he did…and still does…even in death.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32z8NhAwMN4

Here are the transcripts of the 2005 trial.  They are broken down into each individual’s testimony such as Chris Tucker and Macaulay Culkin’s testimonies, etc.  Also, please pay attention to the videos on the right side of the page:  http://deargavinarvizo.com/2009/11/the-transcripts/

Now come on folks.  It is time for ALL of us to open our minds and our hearts where Michael is concerned.  He was not such a weird man after all.

Brenda McDonald

Keep this in mind:  Not everything is black and white and there are always two sides to every story.  Unfortunately, we never gave Michael much of a chance to tell his.

After reading all of this, to those of you who are still bent on believing Michael molested children, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone” at him.  John 8:7 [New International Version]

Also, to those of you who are on the Internet attacking Michael in one way, shape or form, please reconsider as there are three people that could be affected:

“Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine.  And I just wanted to say that I love him.  So much” ~ Paris Katherine Michael Jackson, July 7, 2009 (Michael’s Memorial)

I dedicate this blog to Michael Joseph Jackson who loved the world and everyone in it, who gave of himself body and soul, not only in his music and dance, but also in love, kindness and compassion like no other entertainer before him, and continues to give even in death.  I wish I would have known you in this lifetime, Michael, but I’m not going to dwell on that…’til we meet in Heaven!

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140 Responses to “Michael Jackson Wasn’t So Weird After All”

  1. Jan Says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!
    Have you seen the articles about mj on http://www.charles-thomson.net. He is a great journalist who really does research properly and has done some great articles on mj. Also, I would recommend mary fischer article from GQ magazine and the mjeol 2 community page they have a video of tom mesereau who states he wanted jordan to take the stand in 2005 because he had witnesses to testify that Jordan had told them he had lied for his father. Please consider joining http://www.mjtruthnow.com.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you, Jan, for your comment! You are the first to respond!

      Yes, I have read Charles’ writings on MJ! He and I have even written each other from time to time. You mentioning Charles reminded me I needed to send him my blog, which I did just a few moments ago. Thank you for that. Now I haven’t read his blogs on the FBI files yet, but I’m about to. I have also read Mary Fischer’s article. I haven’t checked on the other items you’ve mentioned though. I will.

  2. Michael's Latina Lover Says:

    Hey Girlfriend,
    I’m sure you know who this is, yes Michael’s Latina Lover~~
    You did a beautiful job writing this. My lover, Michael would be proud! I am truly blessed to have a friend like you.
    May I also add that Michael will be in our minds and hearts forever. Talent like that never leaves someone’s mind……or heart.
    To a sexy, loving, handsome gentleman, Michael Jackson…oh how I thank you for just being you! I love you for bring a smile to my face everytime I see a picture of you or any one of your sexy videos. I will never grow tired of my Michael.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you, Gloria, for your sweet comment! I really worked hard on this project, giving every bit of it a lot of thought, and even asked God for his help from time to time on how to word things. I felt God had placed it on my heart to write a paper so I could not have left him out in the writing of it! No way!

  3. Maria corleone Says:

    Brenda,I want to cry ,with tears of JOY ,for this heartfelt honest ,article,They are FEW AND FAR between and much desired.Michael is a human being ,a man,a dad ,a son ,a brother a cousin an uncle.If we stopp and look at thim Not as an idol ,no never ,i KNOW HE WOULD NOT WANT THIS EITHER,but just as simply ,Michael ,a wonderful person,who loves to entertain people all over the world ,we will clearly see who he is!!If only the media had dug deeper,to see who he is.love to you Brenda and bellisimo,bravo,standing ovation,Leela

    • brenda Says:

      Maria thank you so much for your kind words! Michael was such a caring person with a huge heart and he did not deserve any of the crap he went through. I also feel badly that he had to deal with all his health issues and then deal with people making fun of him and not researching anything, just falling for whatever garbage the media wanted to throw out there, including me at one point in time, but no more. I love Michael Jackson dearly and I can tell you do too.

  4. jalitaspeaksout Says:

    wow, michael just had so much drama in his life.
    he’s at peace now. it really hurts sometimes when i think about it.
    great article !

    thankyou for commenting mine btw.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you very much. Yeah he went through a lot, didn’t he? My heart aches for him. At least now he’s in heaven with our King and he’s well and healthy and no longer has to deal with all the garbage that is still being said about him.

  5. Janette Says:

    I love how you can tell how much love you have for this man…everyone judges the book by it’s cover. It is the human in us, and once the mind is set that is it…till it takes something bad to happen to them and/or they want to take the time to read up about them. Thanks for sharing this and your thoughts of everything. Love you girl!!! :0)

  6. Debby Says:

    Hi Brenda, I really love it when people get the truth out about MJ. I have a couple of comments. I have seen Michael’s home videos with Mac Culkin and his cousins pushing him in a pool, from the diving board and from the side of the pool. When his hair was wet you could see his entire hairline. He also got drenched in the making of “Stranger in Moscow” where you could see his entire hairline. I have worn wigs before when dressing up and there is no way it would stay on after doing all of that. Now maybe in the last couple of years, the comment about wigs maybe, I do not know. But you have to be careful with everything you read. Also you praised Randy Taraborelli’s book. Did you know that in his first book he admitted to fabrications in order to sensationalize? Since publishers would not publish a positive book about MJ, I do tend to question some writers. I understand that he was a good journalist and spent a lot of time with MJ in the early years and I am sure there is a lot of factual information, but why would a confidante fabricate for sensationalism? Aphrodite Jones had to self-publish because she could find no publishing company to help her get the truth out because it reflected pretty positively on Michael. I am just saying read things with caution when it comes with anything negative about Michael. I know I do.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Debby for your comment. First of all, you have to remember he suffered second and third-degree burns to his scalp from the Pepsi commercial 25 years ago. Hair is not going to grow back after those kinds of burns. I know that in the autopsy reports it is mentioned that MJ was bald or partly bald with a tattoo across his scalp from ear to ear. I believe that is in one of the links I provided for people to read. I tried my best to provide proof of what I was writing about, hence the reason for the links. I did not know about Randy Taraborrelli admitting sensationalism, but I’m going to leave what I have in my blog about him and his book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I’m proud of him for admitting that. That took some courage. I especially like his last paragraph in the book on page 713: “What can I say about the death of Michael Jackson, a guy I first met when he was just ten and a person I have interviewed and written about so many times over the years? It states the obvious to say that there was never any other person like Michael, and there’ll never be anyone to take his place. Yes, he had his demons. Like all of us, he had his flaws. The last fifteen years of his life, in particular, were so very challenging. However, I like to think he is at peace now. I’m not, though. Not now, anyway. And I know in my heart things will never be quite the same for me…not without Michael.” Now to me that is love, and Randy must have been feeling guilty about sensationalizing or he wouldn’t have admitted to doing so. Regarding Aphrodite’s book, I pretty much said the same thing you’re saying. I’m not going to change a thing about what I’ve said as I feel my blog was given to me by God and blessed by Him. I still appreciate your comment, though, and appreciate you reading my blog! Thank you.

  7. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda, I just read the whole story and it was beautiful, but I just have to correct you on one thing Geraldine Hughes the author of Redemption was the legal secretary of the Chandler’s lawyer{the first accusers}everything else is right on point and thank you for posting this website, that’s what Michael needs more positive things written about him. thank you for this again I love it and I love you for posting it.
    Rest in Piece my angel we are going to halp clear your name I love you Michael Joseph Jackson forever.
    thank you again Brenda. I love it.

    • brenda Says:

      Wow. Thank you very, very much! I feel like I should take a bow or something! Well I stand corrected. I want to thank you for pointing that fact out to me regarding Geraldine Hughes. I researched it after I read your e-mail and you are absolutely correct. I am going to change it. After all, I do want to be right about everything….or else why write anything at all? Thank you again for your loving comments! I love you too.

  8. Paulie Says:

    Thanks for your wonderful post. Michael has many fans those you never left and those who are back again. We older fans remember him from the beginning, lost touch, and rediscovered him on Youtube, with dropped jaws. About a year before that fateful June 25th day, I had come across a remix vid of him dancing in various venues to the tune of Sexy Back…mesmerized, I stayed glued to Youtube for about an hour, saying Wow! Wow! I forgot! No wonder! I bookmarked it, to view it again and again. And then the horrible happened and it was no longer available. But 1,000s of Youtube vids again, purchases of all the books you mentioned, including Opus, the History tour and Dangerous tour DVDs, 1,000s of picture and Youtube downloads, I’m reliving the talent and genius of Michael Jackson. I have viewed TII 13 times in the theater and 1/2 dozen times more at home. It’s not too late and I’ve never abandon him again.

    • brenda Says:

      Oh Paulie, a person after my own heart. I felt so bad for having turned my back on him ya know? I really did, which is part of the reason I cried for two whole months. I still can’t hold back my tears from time to time. However, like you, realizing I had missed out on so much during the years, I decided to play catch up and have bought eight DVDs, seven of which are his performances, which includes This Is It, and one DVD about MJ called Michael Jackson: The One. Also, like you, I watched TII multiple times, not as often as you though. I saw it eight times, each time loving it more than the last! He still had IT!! I haven’t purchased the Opus although I would love to. It’s out of my price range right now. Also like you, I will never abandon him again! Thank you SO much for writing!! It seems we have a lot in common.

  9. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda did you read the Uri Geller Hypnotized Michael yet? if not here it is,
    Psychic URI GELLER once interviewed MICHAEL JACKSON under hypnosis to find out whether the superstar was innocent of the child sex allegations which rocked the last few years of his life.
    Spoon-bending performer Geller – who was pals with Jackson throughout the 1990s – offered to put the pop superstar in a trance to help improve his eating habits.
    But Geller secretly used the opportunity to probe the star about Jordy Chandler – the boy Jackson was accused of molesting in the 1993.
    Chandler received a multi-million dollar out of court settlement from the star and Geller was determined to find out whether the pay-off was an admission of his friend’s guilt.
    He explains, “(Michael) said to me suddenly, ‘This mind power that you have – can you send it to me? Can I feel it? Is there some food I can eat – I don’t want to eat junk food – can you make me healthy?’
    “And I said to him, ‘Will you allow me to hypnotize you?’ and he said, ‘Yes! Wow! Can you really hypnotize me?’
    “So I put him into a trance and I confronted him under hypnosis – I asked him, ‘Michael, did you ever touch a child in an inappropriate manner?’ And Michael answered immediately, ‘No I would never do that.’
    “So I asked him, ‘Why did you pay off Jordy Chandler?’ and he said, ‘I had enough – I couldn’t take it any more.’
    “I pulled him out of the trance – he never knew this – but to me this was a private validation that this poor man is innocent.”
    Jackson was accused of child molestation again in 2003 in relation to 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo. He was cleared of all charges at his 2005 trial

    and I want to ask your permission if I can give your post to Face Book and/of My Space?
    I want to ask you before I do anything because I know that you answer all of the posts and it might be to much for you.
    if you didn’t read the Uri Geller yet here it is for you.

    • brenda Says:

      No, I didn’t know anything about that. Thanks for the info and sending the links! You might not be able to see them here, but I can see them in my personal mailbox. I will definitely check that out. You do have my permission to put my blog on your Facebook and My Space. I’ve been putting it on my own Facebook page, but the more people I reach the better!! Thank you for wanting to do that and thank you for showing me respect by asking me first!! I love that!!

  10. UnoU1it Says:

    Brenda, this is a well-written accounting of our angel’s precious life that touched on many important events and misconceptions about him. The day I heard “the news” I nearly collapsed. I lost weight, I couldn’t sleep, I was disoriented for weeks — I took it that hard. I am one month older than Michael and so I grew up listening to him and watching him excel at everything he tried. Throughout his career, I have gotten his posters, tshirts, books, trading cards, medallions, 8-tracks!, albums, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, banners, and even a 6-foot cutout. I have hundreds of magazines, and thousands of photos on various hard drives. Michael was there during important moments of my life and even affected me to the point that I made the decision to raise foster children in the 1990s — 28 of them. His music makes me smile, laugh, shiver, and cry. We will never see anyone like him again and it is still devastating to think he will never grace us with another interview. I will miss Michael forever, but I will never forget him.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you!! I know what you mean. Right after he died I caught an offer on TV for two lithographs of him, which I purchased and have hanging on one wall along with one of his Billie Jean posters in the middle. Under those pictures I have a really nice setup of five magazines and five books I’ve collected. On another wall I have a This Is It movie poster with a placard from one of the theaters I saw it at, then under those items an MJ calender. That is right beside my desk. I have four T-shirts now and eight DVDs. Between you, Paulie (above) and myself, and most likely from all the other people who have written me, I believe it is safe to say we all have Michael Mania.

  11. UnoU1it Says:

    Brenda, I just saw mjlover4life’s post and I’d be happy to post your blog link on my FB and MySpace page as well. We need to keep positive information about Michael in the forefront of everyone’s minds. He deserves the best representation we can provide. It underscores the true fans’ feelings and might even bring over some of those with lingering doubts about the chaotic moments of his beautiful life. Let me know if it’s okay with you.

    • brenda Says:

      Yes, you do have my permission and thank you for asking me first as well! You guys are awesome for asking me first and for wanting to post it as well! I am really touched ya’ll!! (Sorry about the slang there. I am from Texas. hahaha)

  12. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda, I don’t know if you have already seen this the Michael Jackson case and you wouldn’t believe why Sneddon wanted to get rid of Michael Jackson it’s on the Sneddon part I don’t want to give it away but I’ll post it on here for you it’s long but it’s more proof of Michael’s innocence. let me know after you read it it’s long but worth the read.

    P.S. after you read this let me know what you think o.k.

    • brenda Says:

      Okay. I will read it after work this evening and get back with you on it. Thanks a bunch!!

      Oh wow. I love that!! Thanks for sending it! I might just include that in my blog!

  13. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda no problem you can add that in here that’s what I posted it for
    anything to clear Michael’s name and I’m always on the lookout for anything that will clear his name. go right ahead.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you. I don’t know exactly where I will fit it in yet or when I will do it. I am mulling over it. Thank you very much for your help! You’ve been awesome! You are right, any way to spread the word is good. That’s why I have no problem with you posting my blog on your MySpace and FaceBook pages, you and UnoU1it, or anyone else who asks.

  14. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda, when it comes to posting your blog on my Face Book I haven’t figured out how to put it on mine yet but when I figure it out I will. Do you cut and paste it on there? I’m kind of new at this cutting and pasting thing right now, but like I said when I figure it out I will.
    and your welcome anything for Michael’s vindication right?
    and I will help in anyway I can I had 2 of my friends post on here to Paulie and UnoU1it them two are my friends from another forum
    I’m trying to get more of my friends to post on here to.

    • brenda Says:

      You can copy and paste it. You take your mouse and drag it across the link without clicking on it then do Ctrl-C for copying, then go into FaceBook and do Ctrl-V and that will paste it. Yes, anything for vindicating Michael. Enough is enough. If nothing else, the media and ex-fans need to realize that Michael’s children might be reading the negative garbarge about their dad and consider how hurtful that has to be for them. Michael himself may not be affected anymore, but those children have got to be and so we all need to do our best to vindicate him. Thank you again, mjlover4life, for all your help and for sending your friends! The more the merrier girl!! And hey, I have seen your call name before. I’m thinking it’s in the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait website. Is that one of the sites you’ve been writing in?

  15. mjlover4life Says:

    thanks for telling me how to copy and paste in on my face book and your right about his children, and yes I put my name everywhere on mjtruth now, on the m.j. dot, and everywhere I’m making it my mission to clear Michael’s name. for him and his 3 innocent children especially the two oldest that are old enough to read and go on the internet. I’m doing it for all of them don’t get me wrong but Blanket isn’t old enough to go on the net yet. and again thank you for telling me how to put it on my Face Book.and do you know of any other sites that I should put my name?I’ll be more than happy to put it anywhere.
    thanks again for your blog.and whatever else I find I’ll give it to you.

    • brenda Says:

      As far as children being seven years of age are concerned and knowing how to use a computer, computer usage is taught as early as kindergarten or first grade now and was taught then when my now 18-year-old daughter was that age. I have an eight-year-old great nephew who is a very bright boy and knows how to use the computer, probably a little better than I do, and can read and comprehend very well. I realize Michael’s children are home-schooled so Blanket hasn’t been taught computer usage in school. However, he probably watches his siblings use the computer and has probably picked up on their skills….if not theirs then someone else’s. Also, he has probably heard what Prince Michael and Paris have to say about what they read.

  16. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda, yes I understand that children of today are smart but look at how Michael protected them children from the media I’m not saying that Blanket don’t know how to use the computer but I know how Michael sheltered them from the negativity and the only channel’s that were on all of his T.V.’s was Disney and Nickelodeon do you have the DVD the untold story of Neverland all of the T.V.’s were programed to them two channels, and I don’t know what they are doing at Katherine house I don’t know what they are watching or doing on the computer,and I pray to God that they don’t read any negativity online, or anywhere else.

    • brenda Says:

      Absolutely. That is my prayer too, but if they are reading the garbage, thank God there are those of us who are willing to stick our necks out against those who are so stubborn and so willing to believe the worst. We must keep pushing for Michael!! I mentioned the children earlier stating that if nothing else we must do it for them, but Michael is the real reason I wrote my blog because, like I said, I am really tired of the trash talk. Thank you for your love for Michael and for your support. If I see you on the MJ Tribute Portrait site I will holler out to you. I go under bmcdonald. When I got on there way back when, I was not much in the way of neat call names so that’s what I have.

  17. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda I read your post again and realized that you didn’t know if Redemption was for sale, yes it is you can get it on Amazon.com for $20.00. I don’t know if you could buy from Amazon,
    sorry my computer is acting up I can’t give you the link but look on Amazon.com. I just thought I’d let you know that Amazon.com has it I have it and read it it was a good book.

    • brenda Says:

      Okay great; thanks! I had been to Barnes & Noble, and Borders, and they both told me it was out of print and I would have to order it used. I just haven’t had time to try to locate it. I appreciate the info!

  18. mjlover4life Says:

    no problem from one lover to another of Michael Jackson

  19. mjlover4life Says:

    Brenda we have a forum for Prince 1s, birthday where I am and I havea nephew Angel who will also be 13 on the 13th. they were both born on the same day and they will both be 13,tomorrow, I don’t know about the same time but they were both born on the same day and same year.

    • brenda Says:

      Oh that is fantastic!! Well tell Angel Happy Birthday and give him a hug from me! Prince Michael came from an angel, Michael, and Angel’s birthday is the same day as Prince’s! How cool is that?!? I’m glad you shared that with me!

  20. mjlover4life Says:

    do you want to hear something else, I have a sister Donna and her birthday is on Paris’ birthday April 3, and my oldest son Joey and Blanket have the same birthday February 21.isn’t that strange I think I was meant to love Michael, that’s to much of a coincidence. and I love Michael.

  21. Geraldine Hughes Says:

    Thank you for writing this blog and mentioning Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegation (2004) book that proves Michael Jackson was NEVER a child molester. I worked for Evan Chandler’s attorney in 1993 and witnessed the extortion plot, launched as child molestation only when Michael Jackson refused to pay them $20 million dollars for a movie deal. In loving memory of Michael Jackson, his family and children, I am determined to clear Michael Jackson’s name. Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing as well. Redemption is available on Amazon.com. I encourage you to get a copy and find out how the FALSE child molestation allegations all began.

    • brenda Says:

      Geraldine…..Thank you SO much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog!! I know you are a busy woman in trying to vindicate MJ…..and doing whatever else you do in life on top of that! I’m happy beyond measure that you enjoyed my blog and I can’t wait to receive my autographed copy of your book like we discussed on Facebook!! I would much rather get it through you instead of Amazon so that I can get your autograph! As soon as I read it, I will write an addendum to this blog to share more information about your book and the plot! Thanks again my new-found friend!

  22. Tulika Says:

    It was lovely reading it 🙂 I knew ewerything already but seeing it put together comes out as very strong.. I’ll post your link on my page 🙂 I want the trash talk to STOP!

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Tulika. Yeah I want the trash talk to stop as well. I am so fed up with it. Thank you for posting my blog on your page!! The more people it reaches the better. So far I’ve only had one person tell me my blog revealed things to them they had no clue about. This is a friend I work with. She didn’t write that in my Comments section here. She wrote me a personal e-mail through work. I want to change a bunch more people’s minds, though, so as many people as it can reach the better!! Thanks again!!

  23. RG Huffman Says:

    Thank you so much for your search for the truth pertaining to Michael’s life, the pain and suffering that he endured from his childhood on. He was surely sent into this world with a mission and a God given purpose that he put forth every bit of gifted talent he could produce. We do, as his fans and people that were blessed by his talent, his humanitarisim, and his great compassion owe him the redeeming grace of leaving the world with his true legacy. The legacy that he fought so hard to leave the world and his precious children. The legacy of L.O.V.E.<3 Thank you so much for your efforts and I would like to leave you with the link to my blog as well. Let's do what we can to right so many wrongs done to a most beautiful spirit of a wonderful, loving and gifted man.
    God Bless

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you so much for your nice comment! Michael had such a loving and kind soul and carried so much on his shoulders, never asking for anything in return except for love. That’s all. And the world turned on him. I totally agree with you that so many wrongs need to be made right. I will read your blog! Thanks for sharing it! Thanks for reading mine, taking the time to comment and for your support. May God bless you as well.

      I just read your blog and wow!! I am really impressed! That first picture you have of Jesus hugging MJ was the background on my computer for a very long time! I just recently changed it to another picture of MJ, but I do have the one of Jesus and MJ hugging saved so that I can always go back and put it up again! Thanks again for your blog! Again, wow!!

  24. Darlene Says:

    Hi Brenda I am in the process of reading The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story: Michael Jackson written by J. Randy Taraborrelli. at the moment. I find that everything you are mentioning in your blog to be so true. Its like everything you have been talking about in your blog has been floating around in my head for a very long time. I just didnt know how to process it at the time though. I share Michaels birthday 29/8/ he was born 1958 and i was born 1961. Some of the first songs I remember is Ben, ABC. I was so blown away by him I just couldnt believe his angelic voice. He was so cute back then and turned in to a very hot sexy man. His dancing was just like so amazing. Us virgos pretty much bend over backwards to help people and its like we attract the leeches that suck us dry both financially and emotionally. We feel that no matter what we do it is never good enough and often told the same. Unfortunately I had a mother that was like Michaels father. I still cry for Michael for a lot of reasons, I cant believe how the world has treated such a very special person. Shame on the world. Its ashame that we couldn’t fix things for him while he was alive. But whatever his fans manage to accomplish will certainly put things right for his children and future generations. I always have loved Michael and will always love him.
    Your blog was fantastic to read thankyou so much.

    Not sure if your aware Brenda REDEMPTION is available on Amazon.com from the author Geraldine Hughes. I am waiting on my copy now.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Darlene! I love Randy’s book, very informative….a lot to read, I know, but it’s worth it! Sometimes it will seem like he’s being mean about Michael, but don’t get angry and stop reading it. What he says is leading up to a point. There were a lot of times I would think, “What? How could he call himself Mike’s friend and then write that?” Just stick to reading it and you’ll see what I mean.

      I love your comment about my blog being so true. I tried very hard to stick with the facts and then decided to provide links to back up what I was saying. People can say they have read this and they have read that somewhere, but I thought it important to back my thoughts up with facts. Thanks for acknowledging that!! Michael had dealt with too much hearsay in his life, lies and false accusations as we all know, so when I was writing this I decided it had to be factual. I’m so very happy that shows! I don’t even like how at the end of the Tribute message I talk about how I read about the Tribute Portrait being taken from major city to major city and being hung in a museum because I failed to find the story on that so I can provide the link to it. I probably read it off the Tribute Portrait website itself and it’s constantly changing so I don’t know if I could even find that any longer.

      You’re right about his children. I just wish people would stop and realize that what they continue to say about Michael is affecting those children and it’s not good…not good at all! Are those children going to have to go through the remainder of their lives defending their dad on nothing but false accusations??? My heart really goes out to them!

      As far as Geraldine’s book goes, I have purchased it!! I even got an autographed copy from Geraldine herself! In case you might not know, she is on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, look her up! It was through Facebook that I ordered the autographed copy of her book! Every once in a while she will get on and give us MJ fans information that the rest of the world doesn’t know yet pertaining to Michael. She is still fighting the fight for MJ to this day, being very proactive out there in California fighting for justice for Michael, trying to make sure Conrad Murray gets tried for murder. I love Geraldine!!

      Thank you again for your very nice comment! God bless you!

  25. Aida Says:

    Brenda, thank you very much for this great article. I’m sure Michael is proud of you. Articles and comments such these make Michael happy. Thank you again. I’m happy when Michael’s happy.
    God bless you!

  26. Claudia Viviana Castro Says:

    All i can say is THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH !!!! GOD BLESS YOU !!! I love MJ more than any person in the world.. and i love people who stand for him. You have a true friend here if you need one !!!!

    • brenda Says:

      You are very, very welcome and I love MJ too! After all, who can resist?!? Even those who say they don’t like him are still mesmerized by him or they wouldn’t keep up with their constant negative comments. No one can convince me otherwise. God bless you too, Claudia, and I will keep in mind what you said about the friendship thing!

  27. hattie Says:

    that was good. i love mj. we all love mj. he will never b forgotten. i heard a something the other day. YOUR FINGERPRINTS NEVER LEAVE THE ONE YOU TOUCH. michael jackson touched the whole world. his finger prints are every where. in music, dance, video, even in the way people do movies. he was great. u cant go anywhere he hasnt touched in one way or other

  28. Andrew (MJsoldestfan) Says:

    Thanks for the great article, Brenda. You’ve given a lot of people hope that the Truth Will Prevail!!! Michael is sadly and greatly missed by me. I’m only 4 months older than Michael. I always knew he was innocent of the charges as he was so innocent and childlike. He wouldnt hurt a fly, literally. All of us who loved Michael will always have his back and it is time for the slanderous Media to do right by him. I know it wont happen however as Michael has always stated, and I quote “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” These are the words I stand by daily.

    Thanks again and remember It’s All For Love……L.O.V.E !!!

    • brenda Says:

      You’re welcome Andrew and thank you so much for your kind words! I think if I would have stayed in touch with Michael’s career and had known about his humanitarian efforts in the first place, it wouldn’t have been so easy for me to turn my back on Michael like I had. I still feel so guilty about that and I’m trying to work through it. I was telling my daughter earlier today that everything happens for a reason, though, and if I had not turned my back on him and then rediscovered him like I did after his death in doing all the research I did, there is a high possibility this blog wouldn’t have been written. In looking like at it like that, it makes me feel a little better about myself. I’ll tell you what, I’ll never turn my back on him again, that’s for sure. And…you’re right…it’s all for love…L.O.V.E.

  29. Patricia Combs Says:

    Hello Brenda. This is the first time I have seen your blog. You have touched on almost all the contraversies of Michaels life. Yes, I remember American Bandstand, etc. I am one of the “older” ones that grew up watching Michael. He was born in August 1958, I was born 1957. I wanted to marry him when I was young. I fell in love with that cute boy back then. As I grew up and matured, my love grew, but also did my appreciation and awe of what a talent God had given him (and us).
    Michael truly touched all of us. He definetely touched my heart. When he passed, I was so devostated, and still am.
    The man was so tortured by his fame, it makes me cry. The talent, the humanitarian efforts, the love he brought to all of us and how much he cared for the world – is nothing short of angelic!
    I do not do well in putting my feelings in writing, but since he has gone, I find myself creating poems – just feelings are pouring out of me.
    God Bless you for the words.
    I will miss Michael forever! He was our gift from God!

    • brenda Says:

      Patricia…I know exactly what you mean. I never knew I had the ability to write like this either. The words just seemed to flow from me. Don’t get me wrong. There was a rough draft and then there were corrections, and from time to time I will still think of something else important that needs to be brought to light and I’ll get back into my blog and add that thought. So…I know I haven’t said this before, but I actually suggest people check back now and then to see if I’ve added anything else.

      Like you, I feel God and Michael go hand and hand. Michael was definitely a man after God’s own heart. What an amazing person! Like you, I was very devastated over our loss of Michael and like I say in my blog I could not stop crying for two solid months…even though I had not been a fan. I still lose self control once in a while over him being gone, but I am stronger. After all my research had taken place, I felt God was moving through me to write a blog, but I knew nothing about how to set one up. Had absolutely no clue. I then decided to just go ahead and write my thoughts, if nothing else just for therapeutic purposes to help me get through it and to keep my thoughts on “paper” so to speak. I was just going to keep it on my desktop and get back in it from time to time when I would start to feel down again and to even add things if need be, but then as I was typing it I started feeling like I should get all this out there to the world…I needed to share it! I then remembered my daughter had taken a short course on web design so she assisted me with it. I thank God for her and that short course she took! What a blessing she has been…first that beautiful comment she made that I included in this blog and then that course! God works in mysterious ways!

  30. Patricia Combs Says:

    God does work in mysterious ways! You have been able to put your feelings and thoughts down so well. I am trying to do that myself. However, my feelings, my love and my sorrow are in my heart.
    I have always been a Michael fan. Even when they were the Jackson 5 —- it was always Michael.
    Besides all the wonderful things he has brought to us and the world, something else I credit him with is the fact that I did not grow up racist. My parents were old fashioned and pretty racist (remember, this was the late 50’s and 60’s). Like I said previously, I grew up loving a black kid when I was so little. My parents did not forbid me to watch or listen to him, but they were not crazy about him/them. I do not think Michael has been credited enough with how he broke through that barrior of racism. He enabled millions of us to grow up with open minds, loving everyone. Also because of this, a new generation came to be. My children do not have a racist bone in their bodies….. I do credit that to Michael.
    I am so glad you can put your thoughts and feelings into this blog and it does help me reading it and responding to it. It brings us all together to work through our times of sorrow. We are united as one and hopefully we all can expand this and bring love and understanding to the rest of the world we touch.
    Michael touched us, now it is up to us to touch others.
    God Bless You and keep you well!

    • brenda Says:

      You are absolutely right. You know, I know we all miss him terribly (uh-oh here comes some tears) and I am so VERY, VERY angry at Conrad Murray right now (I refuse to call him Dr.), but with Michael’s passing came this new desire from all of us MJ fans (even those of us who were, then weren’t but are back) to want to help others, be kinder to people of all races, color, creed, nationality, etc. His death has also brought people together from all across the world in so many ways. It’s HORRIBLE that he’s gone from us, but look at what has happened because of it. In light of that, MJ will always be with us…in our hearts…in our minds…and we will forever be better people because of his passing. I have to look at it like that or I’ll go crazy. (Here come more tears.) Patricia…thank you so much for your comments. Stay in touch with me from time to time. Any of you who have written me, write me back from time to time if you’d like. Also, I’m on Facebook and if any of you are look me up!! To those of you who haven’t written me, you can look me up on Facebook too. I don’t want to exclude any of you!!

  31. Patricia Combs Says:

    Thank you. I will look you up on facebook. What are you listed under?

    • brenda Says:

      Just my first and last names, Brenda McDonald. You can’t miss me. I’m wearing a Fedora with a Michael Jackson T-shirt on and I’m with two of my nieces on either side of me, both dressed like MJ. We were celebrating my 50th birthday with an MJ theme. Thanks! I’ll look forward to “meeting” you on Facebook!

  32. Patricia Combs Says:

    That is why I truly believe that God had his plan for Michael. He has brought all of us together.
    What are you listed under in Facebook. I will add you as a friend.

  33. TherrieAnne Says:

    just checking in! Do you have a new blog posting for today? If so send me the link because i have huge internet connection problems and might not get to see it on this pc!

    XO, T

  34. Malaika Says:

    Thank you. Simply thank you.

  35. MiJacDK Says:

    Hi Brenda,

    I’ve just finished reading your blog that I found purely by coincidence. I’d love to post it on my Facebook profile too and enable other danish fans to get the whole picture.

    Like you I am determined to vindicate Michael.

    I’ve been a fan of Michael for 28 years, he’s influenced my life in such a profound and positive way, that I have now dedicated my Facebook profile almost entirely to him, I keep reaching out to other fans around the world, I’m active on the Tribute Portrait site as well and I’m always on the look out for new uploads on you tube.
    Michael WAS innocent and it’s time the media realizes this!


    I’ve reached out to the biggest tabloid magazine in Denmark, daring them to follow the upcoming Justice4Michael event on Twitter. Link above.
    I’ve aked them in a nice but firm way, to please write about the event, but in a truthful and kind way, without any untrue trivia and namecalling. “If you can’t abide by that request and help vindicate Michael, don’t even bother to write anything!”

    May I post your blog on my Facebook profile and perhaps on The Tribute Portrait as well?

    • brenda Says:

      Of course you can post my blog on your Facebook profile and on The Tribute Portrait site as well, and thank you SO much for wanting to do so! Thank you for asking my permission as well. I’m proud of you for writing to that tabloid magazine! What a great idea and I must say took a lot of courage! Good for you! You’re more than welcome to look me up on Facebook too. I just go by my first and last name, nothing fancy. Oh you know what? I keep having trouble getting my blog linked to Twitter and I don’t know. If you don’t mind, would you please post it on Twitter for me as well until I find out what the problem is? I would really appreciate that. I’m also on Twitter under mjkeeponshining. You can look me up on it as well. As a matter of fact, you will be my first Twitter friend.

  36. kiara nixon Says:

    This is sooo wonderful!
    I believe every single word said in this blog. To all the haters: If this doesnt clear his name up for you, then clearly you are ignorant and dont know a miracle when you see one.

    I love you michael ❤

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you so much Kiara! I keep hoping one day someone, several people preferably, will write me and tell me that I have totally changed their minds about Michael. That is the purpose for this blog after all. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I love your first name – beautiful!

    • kiara nixon Says:

      so do i! i wish people would change their minds too 😦 they are missing out on so much.

      and thankyou, its an irish name and means small and dark. 🙂

      • brenda Says:

        Yes they are, Kiara. They are missing out on a whole lot of things going on for Michael right now…and missing out on us MJ fans sharing a lot of love between us…even across thousands of miles and across oceans…just like Michael wanted people to do all along!! Remarkable isn’t it???

      • Kiara Nixon Says:

        Sorry it took me so long to reply Brenda!

        They are missing out on so much! Like the ‘Hope Chest’, the sunflowers at Forest Lawn, and the list goes on! What other fan bases around the world has this much unconditional love, admiration and devotion? Exactly!
        Your blog is amazing, i love it very much! Theres so much truth in it, and surely if the ‘haters’ read it they would think again, i hope.

        Lots of L.O.V.E,

      • brenda Says:

        Thanks sweetie! That is my hope – that this blog will help people see Michael in a different way. He so deserves to be recognized for the true man he really was.

  37. Wanda Speener Says:

    I loved it,It Was a great read.I cried the entire time I was reading what you arote.I wish that more people woud take the time to read this.I never wavered from believeing in Michael,I always knew he was innocent.I loved him from the moment he came out with Off The Wall and I Love him so much now.I miss him everday and every moment.I have not been able to watch his This Is it Because everytime I even see his face or hear him sing I break down and cry.Watching This Is It is to final for me.It still feels like a nightmare everyday,I’m hoping one day I will wake and it will be a hoax or that it never happened.My Heart is severely broken.I know he is in a better place where he can’t hurt anymore but it makes me sad to know that he couldn’t have a normal life and couldn’t sleep or eat half the time because of the media and evil people.I am a dot already and very proud to be a part of something for him.He was an Angel here on earth guiding us and giving us hope and God has finally taken him home.I know The Good Lord is proud of him,Because I know that all of us who love him are proud of him everyday and thankful we had him when we did.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Wanda! Now you’ve made me cry. I am going to write more on this, but unfortunately it’s time for me to start working. I will come back and write more to you as soon as I can.

      I’m still going to write more to you Wanda! Please be patient with me! Look for more from me sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 today.

      Okay Wanda, here goes. I’m so sorry I had to keep putting you off. I understand you not being able to watch This Is It yet. I myself watched it eight times on the big screen plus more since I’ve purchased it, but we each have our own way of dealing with his passing. I still miss him a lot too, some days are better than others. The thing that maintains me is knowing that he is in Heaven and he is no longer ill, no more vitiligo, no more lupus and he’s getting all the rest and peace he could EVER hope for. The media cannot bring him down any longer. However, his children are still here and they must be affected by all the negativity and so we must do all we can to help clear his name…..and we are! You want to know what I really wish? I wish all of us MJ fans could somehow come together in one huge place and just show each other some MJ love. Unfortunately, oceans do separate a lot of us. I guess that day will have to wait until we all make it to Heaven…not that I’m rushing that or anything…but can you imagine???

  38. Lucy Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful thought of yours. I wish people all over the world could read this. I’ve been a fan of Michael for 40 years and will be his fan for the rest of my life. I will never forget him. Until now, I’m still grieving for his sudden death.

    Can I copy your blog? Can I post it in my facebook profile. I want to spread this..Can I?…Thank you so much.


    • brenda Says:

      I know what you mean Lucy. I’m still grieving myself. Yes, you may post my blog on your Facebook profile! I would be honored if you would! Thank you so much for offering to do so and thank you for reading my blog! I’m so glad you liked it!

  39. MiJacDK Says:

    ok, uhhhm I’ve posted your blog and I’d LOVE to have you as my friend on Facebook, but there are SO many Brendas LOL….what is your last name?

    As of yet I don’t have an account on twitter, but I’m making one expecially for the justice4michael event and I’ll reach out to you there as soon as I figure out how :o)

    Thank you for your kind words regarding the danish tabloid magazine. We can only hope they listen or at least follow the event and take notice. Often times whenever fans are interviewed the media makes sure to reach out to people, that are kind of crazy. People who have no life besides Michael, people who’ve changed their ovn appearance with surgeri to look like him, so they can ridicule the fans and make us all look like weird people in the eyes of the non-fans. That is SO sad, but so predictable too, because they distorted the truth about Michael so naturally they’ll distort the general image of us, his fans and believers too…..

    • brenda Says:

      Ooohhh okay. I assumed you were on Twitter. So sorry for the assumption there. I do know what you mean about the tabloid magazines, I sure do. Bless your heart for trying and who knows what good will come of it?!? God bless you!

      OH, I go by Brenda McDonald on Facebook…nothing fancy. lol

  40. MiJacDK Says:

    Why thank you and God bless :o) I’m looking you up on Facebook, see you soon I hope

  41. Suvie Says:

    Hi Brenda,
    I read your blog entry with gr8 joy! Thank you. I have begun to love MJ afer his death…I had known nothing about him except the tabloid junk…his death for some reason coaxed me to find out the most famous man my-self.

    And boy at the end of my 8 month old journey scraping the media dirt off Michael Jackson, I found a real gem…a gem like no other!

    Have you read “Dancing the Dreams” by Michael jackson himself, asking since you have not quoted it here? It is the most wonderful insight into the man Michael was…please do if you haven’t. Also would recommend, http://www.innermichael.com…its wonderful!

    PS: As far the MJ biography by T. that you have praised, I have seen its review on Amazon n fans don’t like it…would you want to read the 1 star rating to find out yourself why they consider it authentic. Please don’t take it otherwise…its all for L.O.V.E.

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Suvie! No, I haven’t read Dancing the Dreams but I will. I honestly didn’t know anything about it. I will locate and read the link you mentioned as well. You’re not upsetting me about not suggesting Randy’s book. Not at all. However, I have made my own decision to like it. I know there are times when it seems like Randy is dogging Michael (sometimes I would want to quit reading the book myself for that very reason), but if people can just make themselves continue to read on, they will find that he is leading up to a point. Most of the time when it seems Randy is dogging Michael, it is Randy trying to say how easy it would have been for the public to think the way they had thought at the moment. But if the reader will just push on, they will find Randy goes into explanation as to why those things couldn’t be true. It’s just like reading the Bible. You can’t just take one scripture out of the Bible for it to have true meaning. You must read the other scriptures surrounding it as well. Please keep in mind, too, that I feel my blog is God inspired and God placed it on my heart to mention Randy’s book. Even though there are some things that seem detrimental to Michael’s character from Randy’s book, he still made some very good points about Michael, points I haven’t found from anywhere else, and since I wanted and needed to back up what I was saying with links and quotes, I used Randy’s book in a lot of cases for that purpose. Randy also wrote a very moving last paragraph in the newest part of the book after Michael passed away. When I read it, I realized just how truly Randy loves Michael. It made me cry. I’ve quoted it already for someone else, but I’m going to quote it here again so you won’t have to go searching for it: “What can I say about the death of Michael Jackson, a guy I first met when he was just ten and a person I have interviewed and written about so many times over the past years? It states the obvious to say that there was never any other person like Michael, and there’ll never be anyone to take his place. Yes, he had his demons. Like all of us, he had his flaws. The last fifteen years of his life, in particular, were so very challenging. However, I like to think he is at peace now. I’m not, though. Not now, anyway. And I know in my heart things will never quite be the same for me…not without Michael.” Now that is a very beautiful statement!!

  42. Salma Says:

    Nice .. but you didn’t mention the fact that he only had three plastic surgeries and all were for his nose. the first was when he broke his nose but it didnt affect the size alot, but then the second was because he had trouble breathing at night because of his first surgery. And the third because the second one didn’t make his nose look good enough.
    “Everything about Michael is truthful. And there is something in him that is so dear and childlike – not childish, but childlike – that we both have and identify with.” I love this quote. ❤

    "Michael’s childlike mind, heart and spirit is another point in fact that he wouldn’t have been a pedophile. When you get a chance, go to YouTube and bring up Michael Jackson Private Home Movies and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Another way of looking at it is, Michael’s childlike mind, heart and spirit is why he continued to have such love and compassion for children…always."
    And it's true, michael was the most charming in a childlike way, and he said once "Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists."

    “Michael is a generous, honest, and sensitive human being, filled with amazing insight and the capacity for love. If this is weird, I want to go live on another planet.” This is what everybody should say.

    And this is Michael's Most beautiful quote: "If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."

    visit this website : http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/michael_jackson.html
    it has all his our beloved one's quotes

    Foever michael, Forever you will stay in out hearts <3<3

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you for your comment, but I have to tell you that when Michael had written his book in 1988 he had had only three plastic surgeries, but after the book was written he had more. If you ever get a chance, watch Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop and there’s a plastic surgeon on there that talks about how Michael did have multiple plastic surgeries, but that in Michael’s defense some doctors would tell him, “We need to fix this and we need to fix that, but it’s not really plastic surgery, it’s just a touch-up” when it really is…but that’s how the doctors would present it to him to sell him on the idea. Also, there is an article from one of Michael’s closest friends, David Gest, who talks about Michael having a fetish for plastic surgery and that oftentimes they would go together to have their faces worked on. Once again, that was most likely because of doctors telling Michael touch-ups needed done. There are several other articles on it, just do some research. Trust me, my research was extensive. It’s okay that Michael had many plastic surgeries. He couldn’t help it. He was never satisfied with his looks and a lot of that is because of the teasing he got as a child from his dad and brothers and that’s why I made sure I mentioned that in my blog. Besides, it was Michael’s face Michael could do whatever he wanted to with it.

      That quote that you gave me from Michael about entering this world knowing you are loved, I have that on a lithograph of Michael I have hanging on my bedroom wall.

  43. Susan Brookes Says:

    Hi Brenda, You have worked amazingly hard with this wonderful informative blog!! I have like yourself read all the aforementioned books and many more besides. MICHAEL JACKSON The King of Pop,s Darkest Hour by Lisa D. Campbell is an excellent read. Michael was very impressed with the book and the accuracy of her work. Another book by Shawn Henning called MICHAEL JACKSON The Book the Media Doesn’t want you to read is an inspiring read. Michael touched the lives of millions – he was a musical Genius, a Dreamer and a Visionary. The Greatest Entertainer in the World and one of the most sensitive human beings that ever was. Never after Ego Gratification but Public Awareness – he Enhanced ALL our lives.Through ALL his Trials and Tribulations he stood for TRUTH. He prevailed through his darkest hours and emerged STRONGER but still innocent, Childlike and Trusting. Still Loving and Benevolent. He Transcended EVERY Barrier. Utterly misunderstood and misrepresented with a limitless compassion for children and humanitarian issues. How can anyone who GAVE so much be the subject of so much HATE? Betrayed, Persecuted, Hurt,and Humiliated by the World Media their hatred of Michael often reached levels where ALL Journalistic integrity was lost. STORIES not FACTS that had NO SUBSTANTIATION or TRUTH written to create FRENZY or to DESTROY him. His motives were twisted and his sincerity questioned. Why was a person who GENUINELY cared constantly derided?? Only now after his death is he getting the love and respect he deserved while alive. He was a PURE, TIMELESS POP GENIUS. He had a beautiful heart, enormous talent and was an extraordinary human being. His spirit continues to unite us ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. He maintains the RESPECT and ADMIRATION of millions of Fans Worldwide including a new generation. He continues to reign as the UNDISPUTED KING OF POP. Michael – You will be FOREVER in my heart. We WILL make that Change.

    • brenda Says:

      Thanks Susan. I have worked extremely hard on this blog and I’m very happy it shows. Thanks for mentioning those other books to me. One I knew about, the other one I didn’t – Michael Jackson, the King of Pop’s Darkest Hour. I will purchase those as soon as I can. Yes, Michael was a sweet, truly wonderful, sensitive, caring, extremely generous person and it’s horrible the way he was treated and is still treated, and all over a pack of lies that should never have gotten started in the first place. My heart goes out to him now and forever. His life here on Earth will surely be missed, but I keep him in my mind and heart all the time. We all love you Mike! God bless you Susan!

  44. joyce cerutti Says:

    I am a dot also!! #236833 and I am on his upper lip!!!!

  45. Betty Byrnes Says:

    Brenda, Great Job! I love all the pics and quotes and links. Terrific! Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into getting the truth out there about Michael Jackson’s innocence. God bless you, my friend!

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Betty! I’m so glad you like it! I was hoping you would be one of the ones to revisit my blog! I really appreciate that! As far as my time and effort goes, I love defending our MJ!! And…I know you do too!! Love you my sister!!

  46. what did you do today, raincoaster? « raincoaster Says:

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  47. raincoaster Says:

    There’s a lot of food for thought there. You’re the sixth or seventh person to recommend the Aphrodite Jones book, so maybe I’ll take a look at it.

    • brenda Says:

      You really should! It’s wonderful! She also did a show about Michael and the 2005 trial on her TV special, True Crimes. This was done back in April of this year. It is available on YouTube.

  48. Kikinha Says:

    Hi there!!
    Congratulations, this blog is very good!! I didn’t knew that Michael had lupus..
    Thanks for show us this. I want to defend Michael and protect him!! He’s sweet…and pure!!


    kiss 😉

    P-S — Comment my blog too, please: http://www.mjgirls-kingofpop4ever.blogspot.com

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the compliment! I will read yours as soon as I’m done with my workday! 🙂

      • brenda Says:

        I checked out your blog and I love it! It’s beautiful, very creative! I tried to comment off of it, but it wouldn’t let me. It locked up my computer. 😦

  49. Linda K Says:

    Hi Brenda

    I just finished reading your blog and dipping in to some of the links etc. I am so happy to read anything positive about Michael and you do him proud – thank you!

    Unlike yourself and many others I never for one minute believed the paedophile claims about Michael. I am one of MJ’s ‘older’ fans – I was 19 when Michael shot to fame with the J5. My favourite song back then was ‘Ben’ I also had pet rats and saw the film Willard it was written for. I have watched Michael grow from an adorable amazingly talented child, to a sexy and so gorgeous young man and then, as he matured, to a wonderful multi talented artist but most of all an amazingly, gentle and caring human being who loved children and hated seeing them in pain, hurt, orphaned or sick. He used his fame and money to improve the lives of so many. He had such compassion and felt physical pain at other’s suffering. He cared on a global scale and did something about it on a global scale.

    (Shame on his accusers! – May God be their judge!) How could anyone mis-judge MJ so badly, and be prepared to believe such ill of him? And from the media of all people who have for years been renowned for their lies and spin. I can understand how there are many out there who have grown up believing ‘if its in the papers, or on the TV, it must be true!’ Fortunately I grew up believing the opposite – They can fabricate anything they like to make money, and do so! (Michael’s ‘death by media’ case in point!) They don’t care whose life they trash along the way.

    I never believed Michael capable of what he was accused of (I feel sick using that word in the same sentence as MJ’s name) it seems so disrespectful. I know Michael was innocent. I knew that in my heart when he was alive + still know it now. Isn’t it time the media put the record straight and admitted what they did? Perhaps then they may just regain a little credibility! Although I doubt it, as they’ve kept quiet about it for too long now.

    I am not a ‘young, crazed or obsessed fan’ – I believe in justice, honesty and truth. I will always fight for Michael’s good name. He was a God given gift to this world but the human race wasn’t evolved enough to see that. Such a shame.
    Thank you for putting the truth out there Brenda, God Bless you. xx

    • brenda Says:

      Thank you Linda! I still get upset with myself knowing I fell into what the mass media put out there about our Michael. The only way I am able to vindicate myself on that is that God turned that around by using me to study up on MJ and discover that he was not capable of such acts. As I know now God moved through Michael to be the kind of giving person he was, I also know in my heart of hearts God gave me this blog and to Him I give all the praise and glory!

  50. Melvy Says:

    Hi brenda truth fanstastico your blog is God bless you greetings


  51. ButterFlyGirlFly Says:

    Brenda, Thank you so much for posting your blog. It is so refreshing to read and view factual information on Mr. Michael Jackson. I never believed that he was a pedophile or was capable of ever molesting children. Sneddon was hell bent on bring MJ down at any cost(the tax payers paid a lot) and try and to destroy him, he definately had some twisted vendetta against MJ.

    It is only through websites like yours and others that will continue the fight to make sure everyone knows the TRUTH about a gentle man whos only desire was to love, be loved, help children, and make the world better. Thank you again.

    • brenda Says:

      Awww thank you so much for that! I have spent countless hours on this research and I am so glad it’s paying off with sweet comments like yours! I really appreciate the time people take to write me! 🙂

      Oh and I know what you mean about Tom Sneddon. He is such a snake in the grass isn’t he? Sneaky and slimy!

  52. Tina Says:

    This is great, the way you’ve localized all this important information about Michael’s innocence. I love finding blogs like this that try to present all the facts, but also back it up with links and resources. I truly hope that one day all the lies about Michael will be shattered by the truth, so that his legacy can live on untainted by all that hate. His children deserve that.

    Anyway, thanks for this. I’ve bookmarked this post and will refer others here! Take care.

  53. Martin Mezzabotta Says:

    This is an absolute triumph.

    God bless you Brenda.

  54. Liz Blade Says:

    Simply a truthful honest blog about a truthful honest man.. Whom I will always love. You should be proud of writing this Blog Brenda.

    ❤ Liz. Its all for LOVE.. L.O.V.E

    • Brenda Says:

      Thank you Liz. God encouraged me to study up on Michael to discover he was innocent and it was then God who had me write this blog to prove that fact to other people. You see, God turned my judgment of Michael around for the better good so everything happens for a reason. If God can change my heart and mind about Michael, then other people’s hearts and minds can be changed. I feel God used me to prove just that.

  55. Liz Blade Says:

    I have always believed in Michael, Like i said I was beaten daily at school because of it.. I would take more beatings just to bring that man back.. I was made out to be a freak, because I choose to love someone who in LaToya’s words God-Like. for he was in my eyes and he forever will be. God Bless Michael, his children, his family and the people that only see Michael for how pure and true that man really was. Long live Peter Pan Michael Jackson.. 1958-forever.

  56. Kristin Says:

    Dear Brenda
    This is what every hater should read! This Blog sets everything straight that they twisted.Thank you so much.I also admire that you answer every single comment.I belong to the new generation of MJ-fans,(Im 14 years old) but I discovered Michael before his passing.Ive been a fan for about 2 1/2 years and it changed my life so much.My life before Michael seems empty,meaningless and superficial to me now. Im sure hell be with me for the rest of my life and beyond.

    • Brenda Says:

      Wow I haven’t had a positive comment in so long I was shocked to get one! Thanks Kristin! Thanks for the compliments; I really appreciate them! Yes, Michael will be with you and me as long as we never forget him and never let him go! He will always be in our hearts! I love him SO much and I can tell you do as well!

  57. Kristin Says:

    Hi Brenda I forgot to ask you if I can post the link to your blog on Twitter and Facebook. 🙂

    • Brenda Says:

      Yes, you’re more than welcome to post my blog on Facebook and Twitter!! I’m tickled pink you asked me!! Look me up on Facebook as well!! 🙂

  58. phyllida0522 Says:

    Wow Brenda, thank you very much for posting this! Before I read this, those cases Michael had been involved in really seemed too complicated to me and I just didn’t know who to believe, although i had faith in Michael. And now i finally understand it! And you gave all the proofs to show that Michael was innocent. Thank you so much!! i also found those links really helpful. I’m gonna buy those books you mentioned one day! I really love Michael. I’m not ganna say that i’m the no.1 fan of his cos so many people love him as much as i do, but i’m one of his no.1 fans!
    The website salma gave is really helpful too.

    I love you so much, Michael, really. You haven’t gone, you are not dead, and you will not go, i’m not lying to myself, i’m telling the truth.

    hope you well Michael, in your heaven, and hope all Michael’s fans well and happy.

    • Brenda Says:

      Thank you! I’m SO happy you like it! I felt compelled by God to write it and I loved working on it every minute! He was an amazing man, just like a big teddy bear that you just wanted to squeeze and never let go!! LOL!

  59. joyce cerutti Says:

    Wonderful blog dear Brenda!
    Joyce Cerutti

  60. Veronica Says:

    Hi there; I want to give my love to everything that´s written about Michael Jackson and his good heart. I felt much pain when he was treated bad and unfair by mean people and in the news och magazines or wherever. He was too good for this world sometime´s and he just wanted to be himself just like anyone – famous or not.
    Thank You Brenda 🙂 I was very happy to find this blogg.(found it when I was searching for an old friend with the same name in tx, actually she loved Michael very much and was born on the same day, not year though.:-))

    • Brenda Says:

      Thank you Veronica! I’m really happy you like it! I worked really hard on it, perfecting it, and it was all for love, L.O.V.E! 🙂

  61. Tasha Vach Says:

    My only wish is that the whole world reads this and continues to study the anatomy of Michael’s life and realizes the absolute truth and beauty of this incredible God sent human being! L.O.V.E ❤

  62. E Says:

    This is so poorly written I am aghast at your train of thought?! “Michael Jackson helped so many children, was a generous , caring loving man” etc etc, so he can’t be a pedophile? That isn’t fact; it is opinion. What about all the gentle old grandfathers who are wonderful grandparents, and molest their nieces and nephews? What’s the difference? You make me laugh.

    • Brenda Says:

      You obviously don’t know the difference between fact and opinion. I went through painstaking efforts to make my blog all about FACTS so that no one could blame me for not providing them. That’s why pictures are shared and links to YouTube videos are provided and proof of books I’ve read that share nothing but FACTS!

      The author of “The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story: Michael Jackson” is J. Randy Taraborrelli who is not only a journalist and author, he was also a friend of Michael’s and they had known each other for the majority of their lives. Therefore, I would consider him to be very knowledgeable about Michael and consider that his book is based on FACTS.

      “Michael Jackson Conspiracy” was written by Aphrodite Jones who is a journalist and started out as a Michael basher at the beginning of the 2004/2005 trial against Michael Jackson. However, by the time she sat in the courtroom every single day of that trial and wrote tons of her own notes and then compared her notes to the courtroom transcript in case she missed anything, she realized Michael was completely and totally innocent! Her book is based on her notes and that transcript, and she played out the ACTUAL DRAMA in that courtroom in her book! If you want to know what happened in that courtroom I urge you to purchase her book and read the FACTS!

      Also, in “Michael Jackson Conspiracy,” the first allegations from the first family to accuse Michael (the Chandlers) are cleared as well based on FACTS!

      “Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegations” is written by Geraldine Hughes who was an EYE WITNESS to the events that took place in the law firm where she worked, the same law firm that was hired by the Chandler family who claimed Michael molested their son AND SUED Michael Jackson for child molestation. ($$$$) Ms. Hughes being an EYE WITNESS means her book is based on FACTS!

      Both families (the Chandlers and Arvisos) SUED Michael Jackson for money! They didn’t go to the police to turn Michael in and have him arrested and put in jail. They SUED him for MONEY! ($$$$) FACT!

      My blog has been out now for 3 years and 4 months and in that time, you are the first person to attack me in this way and I can’t help but feel that it is because of these new FALSE allegations brought about by Wade Robson.

      This Wade Robson character has done the SAME EXACT THING as the Chandlers and Arvizos! Wade claims he’s not coming forward now to get his hands on money, but I don’t believe that for one second! Now that is my opinion…… BUT I can back up my opinion with FACTS!

      First off, he is filing a CREDITOR’S claim and that means that if he wins with his accusations, he is up for a settlement! ($$$$) Second of all, in the 2004/2005 trial against Michael Jackson, Wade underwent grueling direct examination and then cross-examination and then redirect examination and then cross-examination again, followed by another redirect examination, etc. and still maintained through ALL of that pressure that Michael Jackson NEVER did anything of a sexual nature to him. Wade was 22 years old at that time. By that age, a person knows what molestation is and he sat on that stand, UNDER OATH, and stated he was NEVER molested by Michael. Now, seven years go by (2012) and he claims he underwent a nervous breakdown and he contributes that breakdown to Michael supposedly molesting him for seven years, between the ages of 7 and 14. If that’s even true, why didn’t he come forward in 2012? I’ll tell you why I believe he didn’t and back it up with a FACT!

      Even before the Conrad Murray trial took place in 2011, everyone knew, across the globe, that the Jacksons were filing a lawsuit against AEG Live for hiring Conrad Murray. If the Jacksons win the case, they stand to be 40 billion dollars richer! Wade obviously rode things out until it was broadcast that there definitely will be a trial between the Jacksons and AEG Live and that jurors were being selected. Either the very day that that news broke OR just a day or so later, Robson filed his CREDITOR’S claim! ($$$$) FACT!

      Also, below is a note that a good friend of Michael Jackson tweeted regarding Wade Robson that has also been shared on Facebook and this is another FACT:

      “I was at the ranch when Wade and his mother were there. He was a happy kid and his mother was always there.

      I suspect this is just another case of attempted extortion. Wade has a family now and I suspect that he needs the MONEY. I think he saw the immense wealth in the Michael estate and his mouth watered. Michael is no longer here to defend himself.

      I was around Michael many times in the presence of children. Michael had a great respect for all people and especially children. He would NEVER have harmed a child — physically or psychologically.”
      ~ David Nordahl, friend of Michael Jackson for 20 years

      When Michael and Jordan Chandler were hanging out together, Jordan’s mother and sometimes his dad were always around.

      When Michael and Gavin Arvizo hung out together, the rest of the Arvizo family was always around. Chris Tucker and his now ex-girlfriend, Azja Pryor, were at Michael’s ranch the same weekend that Gavin Arvizo claims Michael molested him. Azja wrote the Arvizo family a long letter, asking them to please come forward and tell the truth that Michael did NOT molest him! Here is a link for you to check out and see for yourself: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/37103996.html

      When Michael hung out with Wade Robson, Wade’s mother was always around (as you can see above) and so were other people (David Nordahl for one as you can see above). FACT!

      Michael wouldn’t allow children to visit him at Neverland Ranch unless one or both parents, or in one case grandparents, visited as well. That was a stipulation that HAD to be followed or the children were not allowed to visit. FACT!

      Below is a very recent article from TMZ regarding a statement from Taj Jackson about his Uncle Michael and how Michael helped him through a difficult time when a family member on his mother’s side molested him (and it’s so odd that you yourself used the reference of nieces and nephews being molested):

      “TMZ’s full story:

      5/16/2013 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

      And Michael Helped Me Cope

      Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson — Tito’s son — just revealed he was molested by a family member on his mom’s side when he was a kid … and says Michael personally consoled him after the incident.

      Taj dropped the bombshell on Twitter this morning during a tirade aimed at MJ accuser Wade Robson.

      During the tweet session, Taj claimed he’s in a unique position to judge Robson’s sexual abuse allegations because he knows what it’s like to have gone through such a traumatic experience.

      “That is how I KNOW Wade is lying. Because I AM a survivor,” Taj tweeted. Followed by: “I was sexually abuse (sic). By [a family member] on my mom’s side of the family when I was a kid.”

      As for Michael, Taj says MJ “was a support system for me and my mom” during his abuse ordeal … he even tweeted a picture of a note he says MJ wrote to his mother. The scrawl reads:

      “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.”

      And Taj makes it clear — he thinks Robson is LYING for CASH.

      “What people will $ay and do for money and to $tay relevant is $ickening. De$perate times call for De$perate mea$ures. #Money.”

      If after reading all of this here you still have doubts about Michael, then all I can say is you have a cold, hard heart and are just blind to the FACTS!

  63. Raven Says:

    Your experience is so very similar to many of us! Like you, I had drifted away from Michael for several years-and, like you, I believed most of the negative press-until June 25th, 2009, when my inexplicably overwhelming guilt and sadness compelled me to start researching.

    I do want to make one small correction to your post, though. LaToya’s first book never states that Michael is a pedophile. In fact, she portrays her brother very sympathetically and positively in that book (he is one of the few family members who do NOT get the sting of her barb in that book). It was only some years afterward, in 1993 at the height of the Chandler accusation, that she gave that press conference in Tel Aviv and went on several talk shows, speaking against Michael.

    • Brenda Says:

      Awww, the more people that tell me I wasn’t the only one who doubted MJ until he died, the better I feel about myself. Thank you for that.

      I have also fixed my statement about LaToya’s “book in 1993.” I am so very thankful that you brought that to my attention. I strove for perfection in my blog when I wrote it and thought everything was correct in it, but girl was I mistaken about that one! After I saw your comment, I contacted a friend of mine who can answer every question there is about MJ and he confirmed that you are right so I fixed that portion of my blog. I couldn’t resort back to Randy Taraborrelli’s book as my copy of that book got destroyed in a fire I had in my apartment a little over two years ago. But thank God my friend could answer my question. Again, thank you so much for correcting me on that! It is much appreciated!

  64. Laura Lynn Wilcox Blackstock Says:

    I am so glad you took the time to research and write this blog for fans of MJ…we all know his kindness and know that he could never harm a fly! You are blessed and I know he is smiling..for you are just one of his many warriors here on earth to fight for the truth..I hope other people who were swayed by the tabloid trash will read your blog..it is wonderful and coming from a MJ fan..it is wonderful..thanks again.

    • Brenda Says:

      Oh thank you, Laura, I really appreciate your comment! I loved working on this blog! After the epiphany that I had right after Michael died, any research I did on him after that I found myself thinking, “Please don’t say he was a pedophile, please don’t say he was a pedophile” because I wanted to believe that my epiphany was real and I was not let down! All the positive books and websites taught me what a really truly wonderful person MJ was and that all he wanted in life was to make everyone else happy and teach us how to reach happiness by reaching out to others and helping others and by being the best we can be at whatever we do, especially in loving others! What a true inspiration he was and I really wish that’s how everyone knew him! When I read comments now by people who knew him personally and read how they could feel God with Michael and how being in his presence was so awe-inspiring, I really wish I would have met him myself personally and could have experienced that! Oh well, in the next life……! 😀

  65. Ronnie Says:

    He was a good man and eveyone did miss understood I’m a big fan

    • Brenda Says:

      Yes, he was a good man, Ronnie, a wonderful man! I miss him very much. I recently read this quote from Les Garland, cofounder of MTV, regarding Michael and shared it on Facebook last night. “What a great world it is because he was here, and what a huge hole we’d have if he hadn’t been.” I can’t even imagine now what this life would have been like without Michael and I don’t want to imagine it.

  66. deniselim48 Says:

    Brenda, thank you for this wonderful article. Thanks for typing out all the important details!

    I was only eleven when MJ passed away. It sounds really stupid but back then, I had no idea who was Michael Jackson (except for the fact that he’s a famous persosn).

    But after the TV aired his 1997 concert in Munich… oh god. (my parents told me that I MUST watch it; they’re quite a fan of MJ too. During their university time, they, along with other students, even performed Thriller). The songs were captivating. I especially love Smooth Criminal and Billie Jean. If my parents weren’t watching with me, I would have jump about and danced like mad in the house! The songs were just too catchy! 😀

    Now well, I’m sixteen. Three days ago, Michael’s ‘Earth Song’ wandered into my mind. I rewatched the 1997 concert on Youtube, and … the last part made me cry. I don’t cry much when watching videos and TV, even when others are sobbing. But THAT performance … when the last part came, I cried. I didn’t cry back in 2009; I was younger, hadn’t experienced much, just listened to it as a nice song. But as I grew up, saw and experienced more things, I understood more about what the performance presented. It was so, so beautiful. And I cried even more when the reality of such a wonderful person who cared so much was … gone.

    I read through MJ’s info on Wikipedia that night after rewatching the video. Only then I knew he was accused of such ridiculous acts! A person, who had done so much practical action to help children – a pedophile? It’s illogic and stupid. I strongly believe Michael Jackson was innocent.

    Would a pedophile spend so much of his money to build a theme park at his home for underprivileged children? Would a pedophile set up a foundation to help underprivileged children? NO. These two of my self-conclusions were enough to make me believe he was innocent and a good person, despite reading many haters’ opinions.

    I feel really … sad. I only knew of Michael after he died. If he still lived now, or if I was born earlier, he would most likely be my idol.

    Erm, I have two questions … just wondering what you think.

    1. Oprah seem so nice to Michael in the 1993 interview. She seem like a good, understanding person. But I noticed from googling and researching, during those horrible allegations she didn’t say anything. Her interview and those stupid allegations happened in the same year – and she didn’t say anything? She’s a super influential person. Many people believe and think highly of her opinion. Why didn’t she say anything? (To be fair, if she did strongly defend MJ, can you give me a link or provide info on that?)

    2. Martin Bashir seem to think MJ is guilty? I’m not sure about that, I haven’t watch the full ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ documentary (I’ll be watching all of it today) … but from the few parts I watched, he used sharp words that seem to indicate MJ is guilty. His words sounded negative. Also, from the comments I saw and the info provided by Wikipedia, Bashir seem to have betrayed Michael. Was that true?

    Lastly, I would like to thank you again. Your article is very well-written. ❤

    (Apologies if my comment looks kinda messy! My head is bursting with overwhelming thoughts…)

    • Brenda Says:

      You’re welcome Denise! Anything to defend MJ’s honor! Your parents sound like very wise people to me being such big MJ fans! 😀 Yeah I love Billie Jean and Smooth Criminal, definitely my two favorite MJ short films! As far as spiritual messages go, Man In the Mirror and Heal the World are tops in my mind and I’ve never seen anyone move people emotionally and spiritually as well as Michael could! And still do! I have that Munich DVD and I still get goosebumps and get very emotional when I watch it to this day! He is truly a legend!

      As far as Oprah goes, she hasn’t always been very supportive of Michael. The 1993 interview between Oprah and MJ was in January and the allegations first surfaced in the summer of 1993. It is my understanding that after those allegations came out, Oprah made a statement addressed to MJ about it not being proper to sleep with boys in the same bed. I am not sure exactly when she said that and I tried to find a YouTube video of her saying that just before I answered this note from you, but I can’t seem to locate anything on it. I have someone I can ask about it who might be able to help me locate it and I’ll have to get back with you on that.

      In my opinion, Martin Bashir is a snake in the grass. He made MJ believe that his depiction of him would be fair and forthright, yet he turned around and stabbed MJ in the back by making up horrible innuendos about him throughout the show. I’m so happy that MJ hired his own cameraman to record those interviews between himself and Martin Bashir in case Martin tried to pull something. MJ must have become wise to just how low people will go what with the false allegations and all. In the 2005 trial, the court showed both versions of that interview. Both interviews are very different in comparison! If you get a chance, order yourself a copy of Michael Jackson Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones and pay special attention to the two different versions of the interviews in the book. You’ll see for yourself the extent to which Martin Bashir betrayed MJ! It blows me away every time I think about it!

      • deniselim48 Says:

        Hee, my parents were like: “Here comes the moonwalk!! Don’t blink!!” when Billie Jean was performed. Then at each song before MJ came out, they were already: “Okay, this is Beat It”, “Now, it’s Dangerous!”. 😄

        Hmm, as people grow older, the words ‘sleep’ and ‘bed’ tend to become dirty, huh? Everyone sleeps in their bed every night, and perhaps with someone else – but it’s just sleep. Rest and relaxation. I don’t get why people think dirty when MJ said that he slept with children. If something evil was going on, he wouldn’t mention it so casually. It’s common logic! Well, haters gotta hate. When one hates someone, one would refuse to use one’s wisdom before judging.

        I finished watching both Living with Michael Jackson (seriously, if Bashir wanted to ruin MJ, he might as well name the full-of-lies documentary ‘Michael Jackson the Mad’, ‘Martin Bashir: Why I Do Not Trust Michael Jackson’ or something… I rolled my eyes infinite times when I watched the video. Bashir is a jerk!) and ALSO the rebuttal video. The two videos are soooooo different from each other. Thank God there was a another camera recording the whole thing. What further proved Bashir was (and still is) one of the lying jerks of the century was the fact that he said all those ‘kind’ words but edited them out in his own video! So, double thumbs up to the rebuttal video! 😀

        I’ll try to find the book. 😉

        Oh and lastly … If it is so hard to find a piece of information on the internet regarding Oprah’s support towards MJ … I don’t think she ever supported him. We can find almost everything in the world on the net, and given Oprah’s celebrity status … It is impossible to NOT find something about her. Some people I know praise her for being good and stuff, so I thought she must be fair. I was really surprised when I could not find one thing about Oprah supporting MJ’s innocence. 😦

        Sigh, I’m really missing Michael (aka Applehead! He! 😛 ) If I could meet him, but not in a fan-to-idol way, I would just like to give him a friendly hug and well, play all day! I smiled throughout the whole Private Home Movies vid. ❤ He's such a cute guy.

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