A newly released document links legendary pop singer Michael Jackson with Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy sex offender.
On Wednesday night, multiple documents were unsealed that revealed a list of high-profile names associated with the deceased sex offender. The list of Epstein’s associates was disclosed as the result of an order by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska to release previously redacted files in Virginia Giuffre’s defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, a former Epstein associate.
Giuffre filed a lawsuit against Maxwell in 2015, claiming that she was forced by both Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with multiple influential figures at the age of 17.
Asked if she had met “anybody famous” when she was with Epstein, Sjoberg said, “I met Michael Jackson.” When Sjoberg was asked where she met Jackson, she answered, “At his house in Palm Beach. At Jeffrey’s house in Palm Beach.” Sjoberg was also asked whether she massaged Jackson during the alleged encounter at Epstein’s house in Palm Beach. Sjoberg said she did not massage Jackson.
According to CNN, Jackson died in 2009 as the result of a medication overdose that the pop star’s doctor said was regularly infused into Jackson to address his issue with insomnia.
The Daily Caller reported that Jackson faced multiple child sexual abuse allegations throughout his career as a musician. Additionally, HBO released the “Leaving Neverland” two-part documentary in 2019, which outlined specific examples of Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse.
The documentary’s summary states, “At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10. Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later.”
Jackson’s alleged association with Epstein, revealed in the newly released documents, is only one example from the list of at least 150 associates that the courts have been releasing as part of the litigation between Giuffre and Maxwell. Other high-profile individuals mentioned in the redacted court filings include former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.