13 years after Michael Jackson was arrested on felony charges of child molestation, newly surfaced documents and video reveal some of the evidence investigators used against the pop singer.
According to RadarOnline, upon searching Jackson’s infamous Neverland Ranch, police found pornography that included both adults and children, animal torture, S&M, and gore, which were used “used to desensitize children.” Additionally, police found “drugs to treat sex addiction, with multiple prescriptions written by a variety of physicians.”
Video of the investigator’s search has also been revealed, and it offers a haunting, surreal look inside Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The video, which can be seen above, captures investigators as they explore Jackson’s various toy rooms, his bedroom, and even a secret closet where photos of celebrity children including Macaulay Culkin are discovered.
Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation in 2003, but was acquitted following a lengthy jury trial. He did, however, reportedly pay upwards of $20 million in civil settlements with alleged victims.
A representative for Jackson’s estate blasted RadarOnline’s report, saying, “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.”