Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Michael Jackson News: Father of First Accuser Kills Himself

This strange but sad story went through the Twitter Stream today:
@taalamacey RT @damnyo4000: RT @blackvoices Father of Michael Jackson's First Accuser Commits Suicide http://bit.ly/1rchV3
The link takes the curious to Black Spin at Black Voices and an article that leads with the following:
According to reports, the father of Michael Jackson's most famous molestation accuser has committed suicide. Evan Chandler, the father of Jordan Chandler, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his luxury apartment in New Jersey on November 5th.

Evan Chandler, the father of Michael Jackson's alleged molestation victim Jordan Chandler, spent his last days in isolation - depressed and estranged from his loved ones - before fatally shooting himself in the head, family members said Tuesday. (Black Spin)
The article ends with a poll, asking readers to vote on whether they think Chandler, who had been estranged from his son, MJ's alleged molestation victim, committed suicide due to a guilty conscience. The former dentist left no note. In addition, the article says Chandler, a "once handsome man" had undergone plastic surgery to keep his identity hidden from irate Michael Jackson fans.

This story is also reported at MTV.com.

Evan Chandler, 65, the father of a young boy who alleged that he was molested by Michael Jackson in 1994, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his luxury apartment in New Jersey earlier this month.

RadarOnline.com reported that Chandler's body was found on November 5 by the concierge at his apartment building.

"There was no note found in the apartment, but officers did find medication in keeping with a serious medical condition," a Jersey City police spokesperson told the site.

For an exceptional exposition of Michael Jackson's life within the context of one writer seeing the MJ documentary film This Is It, I recommend Aberjhani's Michael Jackson series at Examiner.com, "Work and Soul in Michael Jackson's This Is It: The Existential Spirit."

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