ANSWERS: 45
  • IF a child can be "molested" by dangling him over a hotel room balcony railing (without a safety net) in Germany, then YES, I CAN believe he was pretty much capable of almost anything. +5
  • Still in denial I see.
  • IMHO yes I do
  • I wonder but I sure hope he never did. Still on the fence about it.
  • i'm with you. i never thought he did and i never will think he did. no matter how many times ppl want to call me naive. there were many flaws in both of the cases and if they were true hhe would have gone to a much greater extent of covering it all up. nope. i believe he was an honest kind hearted man, obviously he had some issues but that doesnt make him a bad person! we all have issues to differing extents! i think that the people that came out were just money hungry sharks. there were countless children and parents that came out and said that he had never hurt them or been inappropriate! stay strong and keep your opinion and dont be bullied into thinking otherwise! insecure ppl who bully very often stay in packs because it validates them selves and makes them safe. so when someone differemt and 'controversial' like MJ comes out then they cant handle it.
  • No, i do NOT i believe he did not have a great childhood and wanted to give other kids on what he missed out on..:)
  • I do not know. Michael went through some great pain and abuse from his father so it's been told. He said he was innocent and was found innocent by the court. Michael although he was dynamite as a performer was actually a very shy person. I just don't know if he did it but now that he is gone from us, I am just looking at his amazing talent and all the he gave to the whole world. He was an Icon. RIP Michael.
  • Of course not! He made love to them... Seriously? We'll probably not know for sure - and it probably won't matter if the facts do come out - folk will just continue believing what they've already decided... I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out he had been inappropriate with a child - but I'm less sure to what degree and how sinister/damaging to the child it might have been.
  • For sure! If not he wouldn't have paid off the first accuser, but given that, he put himself in the same situation numereous times again, only to have a second accuser years later! If he were innocent, he would have learned from previous allegations that an older guy should spend so much time alone with younger children. If nothing else, he was stupid to think that this kinda behavior is appropriate, and that it wouldn't lead to dire consequences...
  • I don't know. I wasn't there.
  • I think he did. Otherwise, why not just let his lawyers fight it out?
  • No i never ever believed such a thing. And if he did the parents were crazy for allowing their child to go over a 4oyr. old mans house. I dont care if it was the prsidents' house. Who would let theyre child go spend the night a another mans house who is a non-relative?????? Money hungry IDIOTS????? Michael did no such thing.
  • There is nobody I feel I can believe in this matter.
  • I believe he was rather childlike and easily emotionally manipulated. Some may have taken him as an easy target for money and fame. I hope he can finally rest.
  • No, I do not believe it too.
  • PPL say MJ was a child inside and he was frieds with a lot of children and since ppl think so negative now a days they thought he was hurting the kid. The name of his place was Neverland, this was a place in Peter Pan where children never grow up, so I think MJ was trying to relive his childhood
  • I have never believed the stories about him and the children. It boggles my mind that so many normally rational people choose to believe the absolute worse about others without anything to go on except vicious gossip. I believe Michael Jackson was easy pickings for ruthless, money hungry people. I do think that he made it easy for them with his eccentric behaviour but being eccentric does not a pedophile make! As for paying them off???? If someone threatened to tell the whole world I molested their children and I had the money to pay them off you can be damn sure I would do it rather than take a chance that anyone would believe me when I said I didn't do it. Look at what most of you are saying now so can you blame him for trying to keep those vultures quiet.
  • I think he did, and he paid alot to make it go away.
  • I leave this in God's hands, I wasn't there so I hae no opinion either way.
  • First of all, only God knows that, but in all honesty.. I think MJ was a very naive man that because of his childhood abuse, was more kind hearted towards children. The mistakes he made was allowing the kids to be too close to him. From what i understand, he allowed them to sleep with him and drink wine. Like I said, Michael was childlike himself and all it takes is one mistake for a child to say the wrong thing, then parents use that to their benefit to get money. He made wrong choices yes, but do I feel he molested them? No! I don't feel a child would want to continue going to see someone that is giving them the uh oh feeling. His kids also seem to think the world of him.
  • He was judged and found to be innocent. I have to beleive in the justice system. So no I do not believe he molested children
  • His behavior was strange...do not believe he was a pedophile.
  • no ... but I sure hope the anestesisa was for him and not children
  • When the second case went to court I was a little sceptical. But then that kid admitted lieing and his mum admitted forcing him to do so. IMHO NO! I do not think MJ ever abused a child.
  • No. The majority of the population has NO tolerance for child molesters no matter how talented the or well known the accussed party is.
  • Oh of course not, and you know what else? OJ is innocent!!
  • Yes, but I must admit, I do not know for sure. Maybe he was just different, I do know that anyone else would be in prison for the behavior society seems to accept from him.
  • yes i will always think of him as a child abuser .. just becuz he made good music it doesn't make him a good man
  • I don't believe so, he had a childish mentality and preferred to play with children. As for baby dangling, he was just showing his kid to the crowd and too many people wanted to take it the wrong way. People always want to look for the worst in people. Maybe he was mature and the rest of the world needs to grow up!
  • ::I think he did. Otherwise, why not just let his lawyers fight it out?:: The reason he settled in the first case was because his lawyers advised him to letting him know that they didn't know how long it could go on and that it could drag out for years and that it was better to just get it over with seeing as these people just wanted money anyway (by the way, this kid was actually wealthy, so why would his parents accept a pay-off if it wasn't just about money?) Secondly, both of his 'accusers' had documented criminal histories of fraud and extortion in their past, so that gives you the answer right there.
  • Yes,I think he did.
  • I don't think he ever molested a child.
  • He makes Roman Polanski seem like Mother Teresa.
  • I have some beachfront property in Nevada I'd love to sell you. Its got a great view of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Having spent three years of my life teaching juvenile sex offenders and having had a lot of training on the offender cycle, yes I believe he did. First of all, offenders don't want to get caught. Pedophilia isn't about love or falling in love, it is about relieving stress through sex with children, often because they were molested themselves as children and were taught by their molester that sex with children is how adults deal with stress. Since the offender doesn't want to get caught, they spend a great deal of time and effort on choosing a child who won't tell or won't be believed if they tell and then grooming them to make sure they won't tell. Commonly, offenders will choose kids with mental illnesses, mental disabilities or kids whose parents have a record of some sort precisely to sow the kind of doubt that I see expressed in so many of these answers. A kid with cancer would also be a perfect victim because he would be unlikely to live long enough to testify against Jackson. That is how offenders get away with it. Secondly, offenders spend a lot of time grooming their intended victim. The expose the kid to increasingly graphic pornography and watch to see if the kid tattles. They also tend to get the kid involved in activities that the kid knows their parent will punish them for, so that the kid is less likely to tell and have to admit that activity and take the punishment. Those activities often include drinking or smoking pot or cigarettes. No kid is going to go to their parent and admit "He touched me while we were drinking beer." So ask yourself in this light, "why did Michael Jackson have a secret video screening room hidden behind a door in the back of his closet?" And ask yourself, "Did Michael Jackson get kids involved in things that they wouldn't want to admit to their parents?" http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,585066,00.html Offenders also frequently choose to have sex with children because they still see themselves as juvenile and unable to attract an adult to have sex with. Ask yourself, "Did Michael Jackson still see himself as a child?" "Did Michael Jackson see himself as an adult and able to maintain an adult sexual relationship?"
  • I support Michael Jackson 100%
  • He never molested a child, and it was proven by the documentary that convinced the jury to vote him not guilty. Watch "Behind Micheal Jackson trial" all five parts on you tube, in conclusion he was used by a family that has a history of using celebrities for financial gain. In fact he would never hurt a child, because if he did you wouldn't see him giving away thousands of dollars helping sick children all over the world, giving a tour for all those children FREE at Neverland and singing beautiful songs that are made for children all over the world. Give me a break it doesn't take a genius to get that, when he has thousands of fans all over the world.
  • no, he didn't.
  • i believe he did...
  • I believe Michael did not molest any children.
  • I honestly and completely doubt he'd ever hurt a child, let alone molest them.
  • I never did.
  • It's tough to say, at first sight He looked like more of a naive childish guy and it would seem He wouldn't do that. . But I've seen many pictures of people who have done crazy shit and look "innocent", so I wouldn't form an opinion without more information. . But it doesn't interest me that much to waste time on investigating.
  • I have a hard time believing it. He was a strange little man though and chose to do some very weird things so I think that made it possible for people to believe that he would mess with kids. I have no proof of course!

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