According to files uncovered in a new book, the singer told anyone who asked about the identity of the 12-year-old boy that he was a cousin.
FBI suspicions about the singer’s unhealthy interest in young boys began in 1993 as LAPD probed allegations that Jackson had abused 13-year-old Jordan Chandler.
West coast cops asked the FBI to join forces and the Feds began to probe other allegations.
One line of inquire led them to the UK and allegations that Jackson had instigated phone sex with a 13-year-old British boy in 1979.
Terry George, a DJ, claimed that he met the singer in Leeds when he was a fan and the two kept in touch.
George, 28 and a DJ at the time me made the allegations, claimed the singer called him, described graphic sexual practices and encouraged him to do the same.
Details of the high-level investigations are revealed in a new biography by author Dylan Howard.
In his investigation into the singer, Howard uncovered Federal files which show that LAPD suspected Jackson had violated the Slave Traffic Act, designed to stop the transportation of adults or kids for ‘prostitution, debauchery, or any other immoral purpose’.
As he delved deeper, Howard discovered the hefty accusations were not entirely unwarranted as, according to more secret FBI files, a year before the Chandler allegations a Canadian couple told authorities they suspected the singer had smuggled a child abuse victim across America by train. The couple both worked in child services.
They told investigators that Jackson was ‘very possessive of the boy at night’ and that they heard ‘questionable noises’ during the journey.
When they asked, they were told the boy was cousin.
“Incredibly, the situation was never fully investigated,” says Howard.
Jackson’s MO of identifying young child companions as relatives rings true. Several years later in 1996, on his honeymoon with Debbie Rowe, he spent lots of time with a ‘new special friend’.
The eight-year-old was called Anthony and Michael claimed he was a nephew if anyone asked.
Revelations uncovered in Bad raise fresh questions about the singer and his relationship with the many young children he travelled with.
Chillingly, Howard uncovers rumours of historic patterns of abuse going back decades.
One insider told the author: “He started far earlier than people think. His abuses go back more than 30 years and may involve thousands of victims.”
The claims have been mirrored by Vince Finaldi, attorney for Finding Neverland victim Wade Robson.
The lawyer accuses Jackson of operating ‘the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has ever known.”
And, Howard reveals that there may be even darker secrets to be exposed.
Jackson’s long-time associate, jailbird private eye Anthony Pellicano, who worked for The Star until the mid-2000s, recently made a confession.
In an interview he revealed: “I quit because I found out some truths. He (Jackson) did something far worse to young boys than molest them.”
But the PI has refused to go into further detail, so we may never know the truth about the depravity of the star.
Bad: An Unprecedented Investigation into the Michael Jackson Cover-up by Dylan Howard is published by Skyhorse Publishing.
For more details go to www.badthebook.com