Michael Jackson's Name Appears In Jeffrey Epstein Documents, Though No Accusations Are Made

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SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13: Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images)
Jackson was mentioned by one of Epstein's accusers in court, though she doesn't accuse him of anything.

One of the biggest stories of the year so far is the revealing of hundreds of pages of documents related to the trial of Jeffrey Epstein. The documents spawn from a 2015 lawsuit filed against the alleged sex trafficker's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell was eventually convicted for her role in the sex trafficking scheme. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2021. For months now, momentum to release the entire documents has been building. Fans online who have been following the story for years are hoping to uncover all of the names associated with Epstein's reported scheme.

The crown jewel of the released documents is Epstein's flight logs. Fans hoped that the logs would reveal all of the famous or influential people who spent time on Epstein's island. It's the place where the alleged sex trafficker reportedly brought underage girls. While the eventual release of information wasn't full of bombshells in the same way some were hoping, big names popped up elsewhere in the documents. One of which is very surprising, the late king of pop Michael Jackson. Jackson's inclusion in the documents is evocative given that he had to overcome accusations of child molestation in 2005. According to Billboard, however, his inclusion in the documents doesn't come with any new allegations.

Michael Jackson Named In Epstein Documents

Jackson's name comes up in court documents during testimony from one of Epstein's accusers. A lawyer askes the female witness if she had ever personally encountered any celebrities while with Epstein. “I met Michael Jackson. At his house in Palm Beach. At Jeffrey’s house in Palm Beach," she replies. When the lawyer follows up asking if she gave Jackson a massage, as many of the celebrity clients in the trial had received, she declined.

In the lead-up to the documents being released a strange beef arose. That came when New York Jets QB Aaron Rogers specifically cited Jimmy Kimmel as somebody who should be worried about the documents, seemingly without any evidence. What do you think of Michael Jackson's name appearing in the newly released Epstein documents? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.