S1: Episode 6. The Chandler Allegations Part 5--Summing Up the Evidence



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

Smoking Gun Source

NYT Source



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."

Source 1

Source 2



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.


From Rainn.org

  • 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

  • Falling grades

  • Changes in self-care, such as paying less attention to hygiene, appearance, or fashion than they usually do

  • Self-harming behavior

  • Expressing thoughts about suicide or suicide behavior

  • Drinking or drug use


From Stop It Now.org

  • 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."


Vindicating Michael Website

"People Defend The Truth About Michael Jackson"