The onetime King of Pop Michael Jackson is back in the news ... by way of a scathing article in Vanity Fair.
According to the magazine, Jackson wanted Steven Spielberg and David Geffen dead ó and reports he got a witch doctor to put a curse on them.
The magazine says Jackson paid $150,000 to an African voodoo chief named Baba who chanted "David Geffen be gone! Steven Spielberg be gone!" Jackson
reportedly spent another "six figures" to be bathed in sheep's blood because that was supposed to make the curse stronger. It didn't work,
obviously. Spielberg and Geffen are still alive.
Jackson reportedly hired the voodoo chief because he thinks Geffen helped ruin his career and is mad at Spielberg for refusing to let him star in a
movie about "Peter Pan."
In an article for its March 11 issue, reports that he has a fake tip stuck on his nose because he has no more cartilage from years of plastic surgery.
The magazine says one person who's seen Jackson without the tip of his nose describes him as "a mummy with two nostril holes."
In recent months, Jackson has been dogged by controversy: First, over his odd appearance in a California courtroom in November, then later that same
month over his bizarre behavior in Berlin where he stunned fans by briefly dangling his young son from a hotel balcony.
In February, a British television documentary caused a stir when Jackson told his interviewer that he slept in the same room, and sometimes the same
bed, as young boys.
In interviews with the prosecution team from the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara District Attorneyís offices, the Vanity Fair examines why Jackson was
never prosecuted for the sexual abuse of 13-year-old Jordie Chandler. One prosecutor tells Vanity Fair they had identified ětender young boys, called
Michaelís ó ëspecial ó friends,í ó who ran back a decade.î ó
A member of the Los Angeles District Attorneyís office, which investigated Jackson in 1993, tells the magazine, ěWe had a ëspecial friendí identified
every year for 10 or 12 years. ó They were all pre-pubescent boys between 8 and 12 years old, and as soon as they started sprouting whiskers ó whoosh
óthey were out the door.î ó He went on to say ěthey were generally cute boys, along the lines of the Macaulay Culkin variety. He says that while some
refused to talk, others lied.
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