Jordan didn’t care about trying to get more…
Father, who accused singer of molesting son and is now suing again, ought to
get a life.
Los Angeles- Remember Evan Chandler? He’s the Beverly Hills dentist who
several years ago accused pop music superstar Michael Jackson of sexually
molesting his then 13-year-old son. Instead of trying to put Jackson in
jail, Chandler sought to pick his pocket. The civil suit he filed in 1993
was settled out of court, reportedly for more than $10 million.
Now Chandler is hoping for another visit from the tooth fairy.
The former dentist to the stars is back in court. And this time he’s not
just suing Jackson. Chandler also has named the pop music star’s ex-wife,
Lisa Marie Presley, the Sony Music Corp., the Walt Disney Co. and some 300
unnamed persons as co-conspirators.
Aided and abetted by this cast of characters, Jackson violated the terms of
their confidential 1994 agreement, Chandler says. How? By denying – in words
and song – that he sexually abused the young boy. He did so last year during
an interview on ABC with Diane Sawyer, Chandler charges, and again in his
And for that Jackson must pay.
How much? Chandler, who between root canals co-wrote the screenplay for the
movie ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’, (click here to see the IMDb movie
profile) wants at least $60 million to settle his latest complaint against
the pop music king. He also wants an album. Not a copy of HIStory, the
Jackson album he cites in his suit. Chandler wants a court order “to allow
him to publish and cause to be distributed to the public for sale” his own
musical composition – something he calls “EVANstory.” And, yes, he wants to
be taken seriously. Hmmmm.
But, of course, he blew his chance for that when he chose to press his
child-abuse charge in a civil, rather than criminal, court. How many parents
who really believe some guy was molesting their child would pass up the
chance to put him in jail? Who would seek a financial payoff in lieu of a
If Michael Jackson is a child molester, he belongs in jail. And if Evan
Chandler has any evidence to support the charge that Jackson “sexually
molested and assaulted” his son, he should give it to a prosecutor – not try
to use it to launch his own recording career.
When Chandler and Jackson reached their out-of-court settlement, lawsuit
lawyers for both men announced the deal in a joint, one-page statement.
Twice in that document Jackson asserted his innocence. Now, two years later,
Chandler claims such a denial is a violation of the agreement.
Some of these denials, Chandler contends, are buried in the lyrics of
several of the songs on Jackson’s HIStory album. What is he talking about?
Well, in one song Jackson sings: “Somebody’s out, somebody’s out to use me,
they really wanna use me, they falsely accused me.”
Chandler believes these words are targeted at him. Maybe. Maybe not. In
recent years Jackson has been dragged into civil court by a Denver
songwriter who accused him of stealing his lyrics and a woman who said he
fathered her child. Maybe he was talking about them. Or maybe – like most
songwriters – he wasn’t talking about anyone in particular.
And remember the recent controversy over Jackson’s use of terms like “Jew
me, sue me” and “*#*# me, don’t you black and white me” in a song on the
HIStory album? Well, Chandler, who is Jewish, suggests in his lawsuit that
they were aimed directly at him. Now he wants a chance to fire back with his
own repertoire of songs.
Evan, get a life. The statute of limitations for your child-abuse charge
expires in three years. If Michael Jackson did the unspeakable to your boy,
give prosecutors the evidence they need to put him in jail.
Source: Wickham, DeWayne. “Michael Jackson Sequel: Settlement Not Enough.”
USA Today. 24 Jun. 1996: Pg. 14A
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