Even without evidence we are free to say whatever we want about those who have passed away – and that isn’t right
When anguished pop superstar Michael Jackson died some ten years ago there was hope in many quarters that he had found peace at last.
But even in death, scandal continues to torment him. First came the ongoing controversy over the legitimacy of three songs on a posthumous album.
Then, in May 2013, a choreographer who Jackson befriended in the late 1980s went on television to allege that he had been sexually abused by Jackson when he was a child.
The man, Wade Robson, had previously testified under oath in defence of Jackson in the 2005 child molestation trial, claiming Jackson had “never” touched him.