According to UK newspaper the Mirror, Michael Jackson spent $35 million buying the silence of at least two dozen boys he sexually abused.
The Mirror reported exclusively viewing secret FBI files containing the evidence. Although it was obtained in 2002, the evidence wasn't admitted to Jackson's 2005 trial, in which he was found not guilty of child molestation charges.
From the Mirror:
Agents have thousands of pages of evidence dating back to 1989 indicating Jacko groomed and molested children – sometimes right under the noses of their starstruck parents.
The FBI files include private investigators’ reports, phone transcripts and hours of audio tapes.
They describe how the Thriller hit-maker was once caught by a member of his household staff groping a world-famous child star, watching porn films while molesting another boy and fondling the genitals of a third in his private cinema.
The mother of one of the youngsters was sitting two or three rows in front of them at the time – unaware of the vile abuse her son was suffering.
In a twist of fate, the bulk of the evidence in the files was reportedly collected by private eye Anthony Pellicano, who was hired by the singer to identify potential skeletons in the closet and keep them quiet.
Then, in 2002, the detective himself was investigated for bugging other Hollywood stars and the FBI seized his files, including many regarding Jackson.
The evidence has not yet been made public, but you can read the full article at the Mirror. Stay tuned at Zumic for further updates.