How 'bout some empathy for the children he conned into sex acts?
Proof or retract.
I ran across a MJ special last night while channel surfing on, I think, NBC. At any rate, they had a bit on about his molestation trial in 2005. Although he was acquitted, two of the jurors who had originally defended the verdict came back and said they thought he was guilty. If nothing else, there's a lot of 'smoke' around MJ.
I see MJ completely differently. Thrown into the spotlight at 5 years old, he pretty much stopped maturing at that point. His fame (and, later, infamy) and riches meant that he always had "handlers" around to take care of things for him. Without having to do things for himself, he could never mature. He wasn't jaded rich. He was immature rich, and probably not by his own doing.
Yep, he had a very different life from most people. It would be hard to be a 'normal' person growing up in his shoes. On the other hand he did have the power to try to change his behaviour, and from my limited view on his life he didn't seem to try to do that. It seemed he tried to play up his odd behaviour. I suppose that keeps him in the lime light, and there's no such thing as bad publicity in the entertainment industry.