Report: Michael Jackson Paid Off Victims

    In this recent undated photograph made available by Total Communication, on  Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, U.S. popstar Michael Jackson is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jackson flew to Dubai from Bahrain a week ago and plans to stay for a few days more at a private residence in Dubai, a news release says. (AP Photo/Total Communications/ho)


    A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that Michael Jackson paid $35 million to over a dozen boys he allegedly molested in a 15-year span. Britain’s Sunday People quoted FBI files, which  contain notes from “private eye to the stars” Anthony Pellicano, who had been commissioned by Jackson himself to investigate the claims. Jackson was acquitted in 2005 of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor, but Pellicano’s report calls Jackson a “serial child predator.” The files name 17 boys allegedly singled out for abuse, including five child actors and two dancers. Wade Robeson, one of the children named in the report who is now 30, recently launched a major lawsuit against Jackson’s estate, saying he was molested at Neverland Ranch in the 1990s.

    Read it at Sunday People