The well-documented close friendship between Hollywood icon Marlon Brando and pop superstar Michael Jackson took a new turn this week.
On what would be the 61st birthday of the King Of Pop, it turned out that the star of The Godfather and On The Waterfront had entrusted his suspicions about Jackson's sexual inclinations in 1994 to LA County prosecutors.
Brando was a frequent guest at Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, where his son Miko worked as a security guard.
And according to the host of the Luminary podcast Phone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson, the legendary actor confronted the singer about allegations of child abuse during one of those visits.
Marlon Brando suspected that Michael Jackson & # 39; might have something to do with children & # 39; when LA prosecutors asked about the sexual inclination of the pop star in 1994
Brando made the revelation during an interview with prosecutors in LA following the allegations in 1993 that Jackson had abused 13-year-old Jordan Chandler.
Brandon Ogborn, one of the creators of the podcast, received a transcript of the interview dated March 14, 1994, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday, and the content can be seen in the final of the docu series to be released on Sunday.
& # 39; I asked him if he was still a virgin and he just laughed and giggled, & # 39; Brando said in the interview.
He explained that the Thriller hit maker did not like the use of curse words and was too embarrassed to talk about his sex life.
& # 39; I asked him if he was a virgin and he just laughed and giggled, & # 39; Brando said in the recorded interview, adding that Jackson, pictured in April 1994, was too embarrassed to talk about his sex life
The King of Pop and the legendary Hollywood actor were close friends and Brando was a frequent visitor to Jackson & # 39; s Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County north of LA
Brando & # 39; s son Miko, pictured with him in September 1990, worked as a guard in Neverland
He told the prosecutors that Jackson lived & # 39;in a completely different world & # 39; and & # 39;had no real emotions & # 39 ;, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Brando trusted that Jackson told him that he hated his father and that he didn't know anyone of his own age and didn't like anyone of his own age.
Brando concluded: & # 39; With this kind of behavior that has occurred, I find it fairly reasonable to conclude that he may have had something to do with children. & # 39;
& # 39; My impression was that he didn't want to answer because he was afraid to answer me. & # 39;
Brando died in 2004 at the age of 80.
Brando, pictured at Jackson's 30-year anniversary celebration in New York in 2001, told prosecutors that Jackson & # 39; in a completely different world & # 39; and & # 39; had no real emotions & # 39 ;, the Chicago Tribune reported
Brando confided that Jackson, pictured in April 2002, told him that he hated his father and that he didn't know anyone of his own age and didn't like anyone of his own age
Jackson has never been charged with the claims that Jordan Chandler and his father Evan Chandler have filed against him. The pop star settled out of court with the family for $ 25 million in January 1994 and prosecutors closed the file in September of that year with a lack of evidence without the testimony of the Chandler family.
On December 18, 2003, prosecutors in Santa Barbara County, where Neverland is based, Jackson formally accused seven counts of child abuse and two counts of intoxicating a minor with alcoholic beverages.
Jackson strongly denied the charges against him and was acquitted in June 2005 after a controversial lawsuit of four and a half months.
He died on June 25, 2009 at his home in Los Angeles from an overdose of the powerful sedative Propofol administered by his personal doctor Dr. Conrad Murray.
Murray was then found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.
The 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland by British filmmaker Dan Reed has reviewed the allegations of child abuse against Jackson through the stories of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both claiming to have been sexually abused by Jackson.
Jackson was famously acquitted of charges of child abuse in June 2005 after a high-profile court case of four and a half months, brought by prosecutors in Santa Barbara. He died in 2009
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