As an adult victim of a pedophile priest, I will always see Jackson as another example of wealth and power protecting a criminal. Jackson had free access to children, as did the priests in the Catholic Church. Even though people around him could see something wrong was happening, no one dared intervene. Today pundits, in this endless brain fry of "news" about Jackson's death, keep saying since Jackson was found not guilty, you can't call him a pedophile. Well OJ was found not guilty of murder in California too. After Jackson's acquittal, two jurors said they were intimidated into going along with the foreman and then went on book tours, one telling MSNBC: No doubt in my mind whatsoever, that boy was molested.
My fear now is that this gradual condoning of Jackson's sex crimes will segue into a gradual acceptance that, sure, a lot of are pedophiles, but look at all the great works they do.
Until this morning I was not going to write about the parallels in the protection of pedophile Michael Jackson and the Catholic Church. Then...
How would a Michael Jackson victim feel about all the adulation and denial star could ever be a pedophile? A lot like a victim of a pedophile priest
By Kay Ebeling