Jermaine says boy withdrew abuse claims

michael_jackson_glassesJermaine Jackson believes Evan Chandler, who accused Michael Jackson of molesting his 13-year-old son Jordan, committed suicide earlier this month because he suffered guilt following Michael’s death. Though Michael denied the abuse claims when they were made in 1993, his insurance company went ahead and settled out of court with Chandler. Jermaine says: “There’s the ultimate level which is God and you embrace that and that’s what keeps the family and the household together. Through all the things that we’ve been through as a family — in all the false allegations against my brother — from the ’93 case, them accusing him of just the most horrible things. This kid’s father has committed suicide because he just couldn’t take it and now the kid has come forth and said Michael never touched him.” ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. rrp • November 27, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

    i knew he was innocent from the very beginning ..glad that chandler killed himself..he should have died a long time ago jerk!

  2. mandee • November 27, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

    HA ! thats what ive been saying since the guy killed himself ! glad to see im not the only one that assumes the reason behind his death was guilt.

  3. Roxanne Ashton • November 27, 2009 @ 1:51 PM

    OMG, POOR MICHAEL, HE IS SO SO MISSED BY SO MISSED

  4. Roxanne • November 27, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

    LIKE DUH, HE IS MISSED BY SO SO MANY………

  5. Wendy R. • November 27, 2009 @ 2:17 PM

    Looks like two people suffered here. We should not judge as this is what caused this fiasco to begin with. Both had their own lives in their hands and lived and died with them……

  6. Juliana • November 27, 2009 @ 2:47 PM

    I always knew he was innocent and it hurt to hear people accusing him of such a horrible thing. People who were so adamant in their belief; creeps all.

  7. Lisa • November 27, 2009 @ 6:06 PM

    Well there are 2 cases that were charged against Michael remember.
    I myself like so many others felt he was guilty and if this is true I am sorry
    but u have to admit, Michael was a bit out there and the accusations didn’t
    appear to be so hard to believe.

  8. Nancy • November 27, 2009 @ 6:11 PM

    Michael also admitted to having little boys sleep in his bed….which is WEIRD! Who cares where his mentality was at, if it was that of a child or not, if any other adult had little boys sleeping over and sharing a bed, there would be hell to pay!

  9. demigod • November 27, 2009 @ 11:09 PM

    Yes, weird..but doesn’t translate to anything sexual or illegal.

  10. Cox • November 28, 2009 @ 12:28 AM

    Well now he can apologize to MJ in person, since they are both in hell.

  11. DeMamaBee • November 28, 2009 @ 11:37 AM

    Its sad that anyone was so depressed that they committed suicide.Whether Evan Chandler was an opportunist or really had something to complain about we’ll never know as it was settled out of court.
    It is sad that MJ was so insecure and depressed that he had to mutilate his face and have little boys sleep over in his room. It is sad that MJ had to take so many drugs just to function everyday.
    It is sad that Michael Jackson passed away whether it was an accidental overdose, or a murder or suicide.
    He had a truly God given talent for performing and he will be deeply missed by his fans and in particular, his family and friends.
    In the end he was still just a man with problems like everyone else, but in a career that he was very very good at.

  12. Minerva • November 28, 2009 @ 11:52 AM

    I agree with Nancy 100%. Sleeping with the little boys is more than just a little weird. Grown men do not sleep with little boys in their beds just because they like their company. There are plenty of other things to do together instead. Pedophiles go to any lengths to attract children, including creating attractions such as Neverland if they happen to have the money. They seek out professions or employment that will put them in direct, constant contact with children. Read up on the subject. M.J. fit all the criteria. I’ve always thought him guilty and always will. It amazes me at how so many people consider other people as some type of gods or perfect individuals after they die…..not just the rich and famous but you can check out the eulogies in your local obituary write-ups. But while they were living, they were always just the average Joe.
    There will always be people who believe M.J. was innocent and those who disagree, it will never be completely resolved. If he’d been so inclined towards making good or sensible choices in his life, he’d still be here.

  13. mandee • November 28, 2009 @ 1:34 PM

    cox, thats a rude thing to say. mj wouldnt be in hell because he did nothing but bring joy to others.

  14. Tayderhead • November 28, 2009 @ 1:42 PM

    O fer gawdsakes. Now they’re deciding who will and who won’t go to hell. Thank goodness we have you people around who have that kind of authority.

  15. mandee • November 28, 2009 @ 4:05 PM

    who are you talking about? you cant be sent to hell when youve done nothing wrong, i never said i had authority so i really hope you werent referring to me.

  16. Nancy • November 28, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

    And my words were “there would be hell to pay”. I never mentioned anything about anyone going to hell. Trust me, if I had THAT kind of authority, hell would be overflowing! Hahahahahaha.

  17. tributegirl • November 28, 2009 @ 5:46 PM

    I think he was referring to the comment from Cox.

  18. demigod • November 30, 2009 @ 12:41 AM

    From my understanding, having kids in his bed was not the norm, he had guestrooms! Some kid(s) may have fallen asleep on his bed, who knows?
    Minerva, who are you..some pedophile profile case worker? I have a few more files for you to consider. His long-time ‘little friend’ Macaulay Culkin who was over many times never experienced/seen anything inappropriate..and neither did the house staff.
    MJ visited sick/dying kids in hospitals..think he diddled them too? There’s this little thing called ‘evidence’ which you lack. These cases has always been Parents vs MJ. And they weren’t even around.

  19. demigod • November 30, 2009 @ 12:43 AM

    From my understanding, having kids in his bed was not the norm, he had guestrooms! Some kid(s) may have fallen asleep on his bed, who knows?
    Minerva, who are you..some pedophile profile case worker? I have a few more files for you to consider. His long-time little friend Macaulay Culkin who was over many times never experienced/seen anything inappropriate..and neither did the house staff.
    MJ visited sick/dying kids in hospitals..think he d!ddled them too? Theres this little thing called evidence which you lack. These cases has always been Parents vs MJ. And they werent even around.

  20. Diana • November 30, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

    I have always loved MJ since i was a child now i am 48yrs old listen everyone the truth finally has come out! Too bad these people {cockroaches} did not speak the truth yrs earlier,RIP MJ from a heartbroken fan!

  21. mandee • November 30, 2009 @ 4:30 PM

    ive said on many articles demigod if he was a pedophile then it wouldnt have just been a few children he molested. being a pedophile is a mental thing and he wouldnt have been able to control his urges so EVERY child would have at some point been molested, not just 2 of them. (wasnt there 3 but this one admitted it was lies, so 2?)

  22. moviefan • November 30, 2009 @ 4:37 PM

    There were two, mandee. The first one made tons of cash because MJ’s insurer insisted on paying him to make it all go away, which basically gave the go ahead for it to happen again. Of course it did, but the next greedy parents didn’t get a dime and were humiliated in court (they’d tried other scams on other people) but it meant MJ could never spend time again with children who weren’t his (even though he loved kids more than anything, being nothing more than a big kid himself). That’s why he was anorexic – classic case of not wanting to grow up and look like an adult. Being thin made him feel like he was still a skinny little kid. And you’re right, mandee. Pedophiles can’t control themselves. They abuse more than two children, they abuse many. If he was into touching kids, Macaulay Culkin (and all those other kids who say nothing ever happened) would’ve been touched.

  23. mandee • November 30, 2009 @ 6:55 PM

    thanks for clearing that up for me, i wasnt sure if there were only 2 or 3 that accused him of this. i never really followed michael or his music, but when the articles started coming out and i started to think about it logically i realized i dont believe he is a child molester. i kind of did before when i didnt look into any of the facts or hear anything except that he was. i feel bad now for assuming the allegations were true.

  24. demigod • December 1, 2009 @ 3:03 AM

    Mandee, there was a time when I questioned his innocence too, but there’s nothing substantial.
    You can see how a first allegation can snowball, as moviefan suggested..I’m sure EVERY parent who had kids spend time at MJ’s questioned their kids of anything innapropriate after that first case,and some wanting to take advantage by fabricating lies.

    Let’s not forget, MJ was a father to two boys himself. Unthinkable, wouldn’t it?

  25. Nancy • December 1, 2009 @ 9:49 AM

    I thought dangling a baby from a balcony was “unthinkable” too…and look how that turned out!

  26. demigod • December 1, 2009 @ 11:34 AM

    That was poor judgment. A playful/childlike display.

  27. Nancy • December 1, 2009 @ 5:13 PM

    Make all the excuses you want. Doesn’t change anything. I suppose you think it’s okay and justified and “poor judgment” that he was a single parent drug addict as well? Just because he was famous and others are famous, doesn’t make them any better than the rest of society. Their rules shouldn’t be any different from ours. The law should not be more lenient towards them just because they are rich and famous. If some average Jane/John Doe was a single parent drug addict, dangled their baby off of a balcony and settled out of court on charges of child molestation, they would lose their kids in a heartbeat!

  28. Nancy • December 1, 2009 @ 5:14 PM

    Oh, and yeah, it’s very “playful/childlike” to endanger a baby!

  29. demigod • December 1, 2009 @ 7:36 PM

    wtf? You feeling alright? Must be the first of the month..
    There you go ‘twisting’ again. I wasn’t making excuses for him. I said that incident was poor judgement..as in dangerous. Didn’t think I’d need to explain that one again! Go ahead and change the subject cos there’s ZERO evidence of molestation. Can you live with that? lol
    You have some sick fascination..d!ddling kids? Get your mind out of the gutter Nance, that’s sick! lol
    I think you can stand to benefit from some meds yourself!

  30. Nancy • December 1, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

    “Twisting”? Seems to me that you are the one doing that!

    “there’s ZERO evidence of molestation. Can you live with that? lol” – Actually, settling out of court is enough evidence in itself. If he was innocent he would have stood his ground!

    “You have some sick fascination..d!ddling kids? Get your mind out of the gutter Nance, that’s sick! lol” – No, YOU are obviously sick! Seriously, you need help…LEECH!

  31. demigod • December 2, 2009 @ 1:12 AM

    Settling is NOT enough evidence. If you can’t understand the many reasons MJ opted out of a media circus trial that would have cost him millions anyways. Not to mention the lack of confidence in the American justice system!

  32. demigod • December 2, 2009 @ 1:24 AM

    Nance, if you believed your son was molested by him, would YOU ‘settle’? It works both ways.

  33. Nancy • December 2, 2009 @ 1:45 AM

    demigod, Dec. 2, 1:24 AM…does it really matter WHAT my answer to that is? Hahaha. Seriously, you’ll just attack it anyways…oh, and “twist” it, LOL. I will say though, that if I was not guilty, I would NEVER settle…EVER! No matter who advised me to do so. Settling is pretty much admitting guilt to many people. That’s just the way it goes. Anyways, how do you think opting out of a media circus worked for him? It didn’t, did it? I would rather spend $100 million and maintain my innocence than settle and give $15 million and LOOK guilty forever.

  34. mandee • December 2, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

    wasnt mj too sick to go to trial and thats why he settled? your personal health comes before your reputation. also, if someones child was really molested they wouldnt care about the money in the first place, they would press charges, not try to sue. they would want the person in prison rather than fight for a piece of their money. too many people are suing stars these days and making them look bad, actually i feel bad for these celebs because most of the time none of the allegations are true.

  35. Nancy • December 2, 2009 @ 5:33 PM

    It was the insurance company that settled out of court. Personally, I would have fought that tooth and nail. He was sick because he was a drug addict.

  36. demigod • December 2, 2009 @ 9:57 PM

    Nance, your avoidance of that direct question PROVES you’d take the $15 mil over fighting for your principles. And why not? After all, what ‘damage’ was there? NONE. And you’d have nothing to lose out of the opportunity. MJ on the other hand, stands to lose a lot, and maybe he was thinking the same -that sometimes fighting for your rights/principles is just not worth the personal cost (in his case more about psychological,emotional,physical)of enduring a trial in which facts/truths/events can get ‘twisted’ by the prosecution, and especially by the media/tabloids. Or worse, facing a wrongful conviction!
    It’s possible MJ was embarrassed by the manner in which he played with some children (not in a sexual way). All details which could have been ‘used’ in court, and that the media could have a field day with.
    So yea, it could have been a lot worse for him! Even if he had gone thru the trial and won, people like Nance would STILL doubt of his innocence, saying it was the fame/money that bailed him out!
    The damage to his reputation was already done after that first allegation. ‘That’s just the way it goes’.

  37. demigod • December 2, 2009 @ 10:08 PM

    I’ve read he became addicted to painkillers after that hair/scalp burning incident (in which Nance roared with laughter)and was in excrutiating pain for a while afterwards. Then started with sleep-aiding medication as he’s had trouble sleeping- a possible disorder.
    I think you should be a little more sympathetic and understanding Nance, and stop ‘labelling’. No, he wasn’t in the greatest of health, and his death was a tragedy.

  38. Nancy • December 3, 2009 @ 12:02 AM

    First of all, I never said I’d take one red cent but, it just goes to “PROVE” that I was right (once again…seems to be becoming a habit, hahaha)…that no matter what my answer to the question you put forth, you would pick it apart and suck everything out of it like the leech you have proven yourself to be time and time again.

    As for MJ’s cola commercial where his hair burst into flames, many people found it funny to watch until they realized how serious his injuries were, I, being one of those…so no, I didn’t roar with laughter afterwards.

    I think you should stop telling me how “I” should behave, “ditz”. That I should be “more sympathetic and understanding”. An addict is an addict…no matter what the reason or how they came to be one. Sugar-coating things doesn’t help.

  39. demigod • December 3, 2009 @ 1:12 AM

    Well, it’s not PROOF of guilt if MJ pays someone off, is it?
    One can still sympathize for an addict.

  40. Nancy • December 3, 2009 @ 10:36 AM

    Not this “one”!

    Also, my words were, “If he was innocent he would have stood his ground!”; “Settling is pretty much admitting guilt to many people.”; “…and LOOK guilty forever.” I never said it’s “PROOF”…although, it’s good enough for me.

  41. Nancy • December 3, 2009 @ 10:37 AM

    I better add though, that as far as I am concerned, it all really doesn’t matter anymore. The guy has passed on and the media and the public should just let it go and let him rest now.

  42. Lloyd • December 3, 2009 @ 11:10 AM

    I think it’s pretty insensitive of Jermaine to assume and publicly voice his opinion on why the man committed suicide. He’s almost saying, “sucker got what he deserved!” I don’t think Michael would have done that.

    As far as all the allegations, we can never know if he did it or not. I say stop focusing on all that negative things that may have happened in his PERSONAL life, and appreciate the greatness he left behind PROFESSIONALLY through incredible music and entertainment.

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson

  43. Itall Endswell • December 3, 2009 @ 1:21 PM

    Lloyd: Michael may not have said it, but good for Jermaine for speaking up. As far as I’m concerned, yes, “sucker got what he deserved!”

  44. demigod • December 3, 2009 @ 3:19 PM

    Evan Chandler shooting himself in the head LOOKS pretty guilty to me.
    Lloyd, no MJ wouldn’t have said that. He was too compassionate and forgiving. I’ll reiterate.. ‘sucker got what he deserved!’
    There was only one allegation-the suicidal one, in which his son disowned and ‘allegedly’ has admitted MJ never touched him.

  45. Nancy • December 3, 2009 @ 5:19 PM

    “Evan Chandler shooting himself in the head LOOKS pretty guilty to me.”

    It definAtely would. Then again….he was most likely terminally ill. It just seems funny, doesn’t it, that on the EXACT SAME DAY that he had an appt. with the hematologist, he blows his brains out?

  46. demigod • December 4, 2009 @ 6:11 AM

    DefinItely as lame as the first time you said that.

  47. Nancy • December 4, 2009 @ 8:02 PM

    DefinAtely “as lame as” some idiot (that would be you) defending and making excuses for a drug addict…they make enough excuses and lies for themselves without the rest of society enabling them too.

  48. demigod • December 5, 2009 @ 4:43 AM

    More twisting. I’m not defending/excusing an addict, ditz. MJ is not guilty of anything here.
    Is there going to be more of your nonsensical/foolish ramblings? d e f i n i t e l y.

  49. Nancy • December 5, 2009 @ 3:37 PM

    Demigod, Dec. 02, 2009 10:08 PM – DEFENDING/EXCUSING an addict, “ditz”.

    Demigod, Dec. 03, 2009 1:12 AM – “One can still sympathize for an addict.” – Again, defending/excusing…”ditz”!

    So, don’t tell me that I should be more “sympathetic and understanding”, “ditz”. Addicts make their own choices just as the rest of us do. I don’t lie to or for myself so why would I for an addict? Enabling…that’s all it is.

  50. Nancy • December 5, 2009 @ 3:39 PM

    Speaking of “nonsensical/foolish ramblings”…I’m sensing one of yours is coming next. Hahahaha, “ditz”.

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