Originally Posted by SharkyBait911
I just a thread to pay our respects to a legend and a true brilliant musician, there is some rumours of his child abuse etc but everyone is entitled to there opinion but there is no argument that he was a great musician !
These "rumors" were stated in open court. Jackson's former security guard testified he saw Jackson performing sexual acts on children; other people testified to similar stories. It is not an opinion that people swore, under penalty of perjury, that they saw this. I choose to believe these people, but the jury believed differently. Jackson spent many millions of dollars to silence other people, who I believe were victims.
Having said that, I think Jackson was the greatest entertainer that ever lived. He also happened to be a very, very messed-up individual. Even his death by drug overdose is a very screwed up way to die.
There is great temptation to honor famous people as flawless. They're just like any of us, sometimes better and sometimes worse. People should be remembered in their entirety, whether living or dead.