In this final episode of the Chandler Allegations series, the cumulative evidence from the past 4 episodes is combined and sorted to make the case that the evidence supports Michael Jackson's innocence in this first sex abuse claim against him.
June Chandler's 2005 trial testimony
Mary Fischer’s GQ article, Was Michael Jackson Framed?
Analysis of Mary Fischer article
Ray Chandler’s book, All That Glitters
Geraldine Hughes' book, Redemption
Jordan Chandler interview with Dr. Richard Gardner
The problem with one sided stories is that if it's a good story we believe it
Identifying problems with forensic interviews of child sex abuse victims
American Psychological Association Best Practice Guidelines
These guidelines for child interviewing emphasize the importance of open ended questions, and the danger of closed-ended and suggestive questions.
Office of Juvenile Justice Best Practices for Child Forensic Interviewing
These guidelines recommend avoiding leading and suggestive questioning, and to be careful of preconceived ideas going into the interview.
Chandler Civil Case Settlement
Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti 1994 public comments
Garcetti states that the Jackson criminal case is not affected by the Chandler Settlement and that the alleged victim is allowed to testify.
Chandler attorney Larry Feldman post settlement comments
Feldman states, "Nobody's bought anybody's silence," referring to the Chandlers' freedom to testify in a criminal trial after the settlement.
Grand Jury disbands without indictment in April 1994
Grand Juror comments after the Grand Jury disbanded without an indictment
Grand Juror states that there was no damaging testimony brought forward in the hearings.
LA Times Article about lack of evidence in Raids of Jackson's residences
Raids find nothing as reported by the LA Times
Department of Justice Analysis on the behaviors of Child Molesters:
"Law enforcement investigations have verified that pedophiles almost always collect child pornography or child erotica. Collection is the key word here. It does not mean that pedophiles merely view pornography: they save it. It comes to represent their most
cherished sexual fantasies. They typically collect books, magazines, articles, newspapers, photographs, movies, etc. Better educated and more affluent pedophiles tend to have larger collections."
Warning signs that child/teen is being abused
As mentioned during this episode, it's important to emphasize that just because Jordan didn't display these signs, doesn't mean he wasn't abused. But it is another factor to consider given all the other credibility problems with the Chandler allegations.
Unusual weight gain or weight loss
Unhealthy eating patterns, like a loss of appetite or excessive eating
Signs of physical abuse, such as bruises
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or other genital infections
Signs of depression, such as persistent sadness, lack of energy, changes in sleep or appetite, withdrawing from normal activities, or feeling “down”
Anxiety or worry
Changes in self-care, such as paying less attention to hygiene, appearance, or fashion than they usually do
Expressing thoughts about suicide or suicide behavior
Drinking or drug use
Has nightmares or other sleep problems without an explanation
Seems distracted or distant at odd times
Has a sudden change in eating habits
Refuses to eat
Loses or drastically increases appetite
Has trouble swallowing.
Sudden mood swings: rage, fear, insecurity or withdrawal
Leaves “clues” that seem likely to provoke a discussion about sexual issues
Writes, draws, plays or dreams of sexual or frightening images
Develops new or unusual fear of certain people or places
Refuses to talk about a secret shared with an adult or older child
Talks about a new older friend
Suddenly has money, toys or other gifts without reason
Thinks of self or body as repulsive, dirty or bad
Exhibits adult-like sexual behaviors, language and knowledge
1994 PBS Frontline Documentary: Tabloid Truth
Documentary focuses on the media incentive to buy into a guilty narrative regarding the Chandler allegations.
The Michael Jackson Allegations Website
"A comprehensive discussion of the child abuse allegations against pop star Michael Jackson."
"People Defend The Truth About Michael Jackson"