2011 – Joe Jackson accuses Dr. Conrad Murray of being a clay pigeon on This Day in Rock! Joe said: ‘Everyone is thinking about this doctor. The doctor is just a clay pigeon. Other people are involved. Michael told his mother they were trying to kill him for his publishing. I didn’t know anything about […]
2008 – Michael Jackson refinanced his Neverland ranch to save it from being auctioned off, after being told that if he failed to pay $25m (£12.5m) he owed on the California property, it would be auctioned within a week. Jackson bought Neverland in 1987 intending to create a fantasy land for children naming it after […]
2005 – Pop superstar Michael Jackson is found not guilty on all counts of his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. Jackson, 46, had been charged with molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor in 2003, serving him wine and conspiring to hold the boy and his family hostage at his Neverland estate in order to […]
2005 – A Neverland Ranch security guard testifies that he saw Michael Jackson perform oral sex on a young boy in the 1990s. The witness appeared at the King of Pop’s child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif.
2003 – Prosecutors in Santa Barbara, Calif., charge Michael Jackson with nine felony counts involving the alleged abuse of a teenage boy at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The pop star is charged with seven counts of committing a lewd act on a child under age 14 between Feb. 7 and March 10 and two counts of […]
2003 – Michael Jackson announces he will open his Neverland Ranch for one day only in December. Lucky invitees will have to pay $5000 to see where the King of Pop’s baboons frolic.
1993 – Lawyers for a 13-year-old boy file a civil suit against Michael Jackson for seduction and sexual abuse. On December 22, Jackson responds to the allegations via satellite from his Neverland compound: “I am totally innocent of any wrongdoing.” On January 25, 1994, he settles out of court with his accuser for an undisclosed […]
1988 – Michael Jackson starts construction on his Neverland ranch and amusement park.