Citing the prior week’s ABC broadcast of “Living with Michael Jackson,” the controversial Martin Bashir documentary, the school official lodged allegations of “general neglect by mother and sexual abuse by ‘an entertainer,'” according to the summary memo…. [P]ublished reports have indicated that the older boy was taunted by classmates after the documentary aired on ABC’s “20/20” newsmagazine. During the February 6 program, the child was seen holding hands with Jackson and resting his head against the singer’s shoulder. Jackson told Bashir that he had slept with many children unrelated to him, but insisted, “It’s not sexual, we’re going to sleep. I tuck them in…It’s very charming, it’s very sweet.” In a clear reference to fallout from the Bashir documentary, the boy’s mother told investigators that “she believed the media had taken everything out of context,” according to the memo, which summarizes the DCFS child abuse investigation.
—Michael Jackson Bombshell: Police, Child Welfare Probers Concluded Sex Charges ‘Unfounded’ (The Smoking Gun)
Since I did blog about the accusations, it’s only fair that I blog this bit of info as well. Looks like the mother’s invovlement in the case is very complicated; the Jackson team now has a potential motive for why false charges might be brought against Jackson.