MJ’s vindication

/ 12:50 AM April 09, 2019

MJ (left) and his most famous impersonator, Navi

Slowly but surely, Michael Jackson is getting the vindication he rightfully deserves after HBO’s controversial documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” besmirched the King of Pop’s legacy. As MJ once said, “Lies run sprints, but the truth wins marathons.”

In the latest development, James Safechuck claims the abuse took place from 1988 to 1992. He clearly says the abuse stopped when he turned 14 in 1992. He claims that he was repeatedly abused by MJ  at the Neverland Train Station. But Santa Barbara building permits show that the train station wasn’t built till 1994 and was not opened till 1995.


In response, the director of the ballyhooed docu, Dan Reed, tweeted that Safechuck only got the dates wrong, changing the entire narrative of MJ only being interested in them from 7 to 14 years old.

Now he suggests it’s 17. And yet, in a lawsuit filed by Safechuck against MJ, he clearly stated that the abuse started in 1988 and ended in 1992, when he turned 14. I smell something fishy.


MJ’s biographer Mike Smallcombe insists that the pop icon’s accusers are lying.

On the Facebook page of MJ’s No. 1 impersonator, Navi (who used to be a decoy for Michael), he says that ticket sales to his UK tour have surprisingly risen since the docu aired. It only goes to show that the docu has failed, since it did not dampen Navi’s career, and interest in MJ is stronger than ever. Navi added that he has had no ticket cancellations despite what he calls the King of Pop’s “character assassination.”

He said, “It’s a bit like Brexit. People don’t want to tell you [how] they voted, but they’ll do it quietly.” He plans to open his tour with Jackson’s unreleased record, “Tabloid Junkie.” It was written by MJ after the first allegations of abuse came out.

Navi says it is important for us to listen to the lyrics. Here goes some of them: It’s slander with the words you use/ You’re a parasite in black and white, do anything for news.

According to a post in, MJ’s sister, Janet Jackson, reportedly declined to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony after being inducted into the roster last March 29.

That’s because the event will be filmed for later broadcast on HBO, the cable network that aired “Leaving Neverland.” It’s Janet’s way of protesting. Among all of MJ’s siblings, he was closest to Janet.

During his acceptance speech for the Grammy Legend Award in 1993, MJ pulled Janet close to him onstage and said, giggling, “Some allege that Janet and I are one. We’re actually two different people. When we were kids, we used to pretend that I was Fred Astaire, and she was Ginger Rogers.”


Even after MJ’s death, Janet remains to be a supportive sister. For her and all of Michael’s loyal fans comme moi, il est parti mais il est partout. Yes, he has left, but he is everywhere.

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