An extraordinary case study giving the sensational but highly detailed factual evidence about allegations against Michael Jackson, self-styled 'King of Pop'. It is about being in the centre of the maelstrom that became the life of Jordie Chandler, the young boy, and his family, who were involved with Jackson. It is a blow-by-blow account of their relationship both while their story was undetected and afterwards when all concerned were hit by the media feeding frenzy - and worse - in what remains one of the major scandals of pop history. The author claims to unmask Michael Jackson and to put the spotlight on character traits of paedophiles; on the US legal system; on a cunning plot of deception and manipulation; on a campaign of vilification and victimisation; on how fame and power corrupted; and on a story that is increasingly topical again as the new Jackson trial looms. A highly accessible and gripping account of a drama - that included a USD20 million pay out - by one who had a ringside seat. "He (Michael) said that we had a little box, and this was a secret - and it's a box that only he and I could share.
You put the secret in the box and nobody can know about what's in the box but him and me. He said that we weren't conditioned, but if this box were revealed to other people, like regular people of today's society, they're conditioned and so they would believe it was wrong. And so that's why I shouldn't reveal what's in the box."
Table of Contents
Prologue. Part One - The Tangled Web; Part Two - The Centre Ring; Part Three - Waiting For The Fat Lady; Part Four - The Sins of the Father; Epilogue.
Raymond Chandler was born in New York City in 1946. He attended SUNY Stony Brook, where he earned a B.A. in 1968 and a B.S. in 1975. After moving to Santa Barbara, California in 1976, he worked in the construction field for twenty years. He earned his J.D. from the Santa Barbara College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 2001. He currently practices law in Santa Barbara.