A news website in the US, Radar Online on Tuesday released police reports thought to be from Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department on some disturbing details of Michael Jackson's alleged pornography collection, seven years after the singer's death.
The 88-page report cites several picture books, magazines and videos containing images of nude and semi-nude children located during a raid at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The items were also described as material intended to "groom" young victims and reduce their sexual inhibitions. The report also cites images of animal torture and sacrifice.
While charges of child molestation were brought against the pop icon in 2003, Jackson was acquitted in 2005.
The estate of Michael Jackson released a statement debunking the alleged report. The statement said: “Everything in these reports, including what the County of Santa Barbara calls "content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources" is false, no doubt timed to the anniversary of Michael's passing.”
The statement also admonished those who continually try to shame and exploit Michael, forgetting that the late singer was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt.
A rep from the Santa Barbara county sheriff’s department stated that some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by the Sheriff's Office personnel as well as evidentiary photographs taken by Sheriff's Office personnel interspersed with content that appears to be obtained off the internet or through unknown sources.