“Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005,” estate says
After Radar Online published documents this week suggesting that Michael Jackson kept a collection of pornography at his Neverland Ranch, the singer’s estate issued a statement calling the disclosure “sleazy internet click bait.”
The L.A. Times reports that Michael Jackson’s estate dismissed all the material, regardless of its origin, in a statement. “Everything in these reports, including what the County of Santa Barbara calls ‘content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources’ is false, no doubt timed to the anniversary of Michael’s passing.
“Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt,” the estate added. The statement said that Jackson’s “good name” was being “dragged through the mud by tabloid trash.”