It seems like a super long time ago that Michael Jackson was on trial for child molestation, but all the images of him in court in pajamas came flooding back yesterday, when a newly released report claims that police found tons of child porn and images of animal torture when they raided his property back in 2003.
2003 was when Jackson was first accused of sexually assaulting a child, and so the investigation got under way. In 2005, he was acquitted of all the charges after one of the most publicized celebrity trials ever. But while he was legally off the hook, many people could never shake the feeling that Michael Jackson was kind of a pervy dude, and it looks like they were right.
Apparently, police seized “more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives,” and they think that these materials may have been used to “desensitize” children that he wanted to molest. This is some heavy stuff, and it makes you wonder why he wasn’t convicted of anything back in 2005.
We obviously still love Michael for his music, but this is making it hard to see him as some sort of hero who didn’t deserve the criticism he got. There might be more to the story, but it’s not looking good right now.