A gossip website has posted new details about a stash of pornography and other items that investigators recovered from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
Radar Online posted the 88-page report, containing detailed police reports and other photographs of books and materials seized at the compound. The items were retrieved during a search of his home by Santa Barbara police when the pop singer was facing child sex abuse charges in 2005. He was later acquitted of all charges.
Investigators note in the included reports that the materials appear to be consistent with items used to “groom” victims of molestation.
Jackson died in 2009.
From the Radar Online report:
The search was conducted as part of the continuing child sex abuse investigation against the Gloved One and turned up everything from Jackson’s twisted porn collection — which included filthy photos and videos of men, women, boys and girls in perverted positions — to drugs to treat sex addiction, with multiple prescriptions written by a variety of physicians for people close to the star.
“The documents collected by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department paint a dark and frightening picture of Jackson,” an investigator in the case told Radar.
“The documents exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of animal sacrifice and perverse adult sex acts to bend children to his will,” said the source.
A spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, told The Los Angeles Times that "some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by Sheriff’s Office," including some photographs of evidence taken by investigators.
Jackson’s estate issued a statement that was critical of the release.
“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,” the statement read. “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.”
You can see Radar Online’s coverage, including photos of from the investigation, here. the full document dump here.