Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, is dead. The multiple child sexual abuse allegations Jacko endured over a decade from 1993 – 2003 are dead, forever. His music lives, forever. This column hones in on the abuse allegations Jackson faced; allegations that sullied his reputation and character, and allegations he both settled out of court and defeated in front of a jury of his peers at trial. ... Unfortunately, for most or all men who are unjustly accused of child molestation, twice, the maxim “where there’s smoke there’s fire wins out.” You are guilty by mere association and someone out there still thinks you did it even after being exonerated.Jacko was a weirdo, but not a child molester. I followed his trial, and I was convinced that he was completely innocent of the charges against him. So was the jury. In America, we believe citizens are innocent until proven guilty.
So enjoy his music and dancing, and remember him for the good things that he did.