This is it!
The original GQ story that became an international sensation by exploring, for the first time in the media, the other side, the defense side– of the 1993 Michael Jackson scandal. Today, it remains a sought-after story by the superstar’s fans around the world.
Until now, the original, unedited version of the GQ article has not been available. Now, two years after Michael Jackson’s death, in the midst of a resurgence of his music and popularity, the official GQ story is being released, with a new cover and foreword written by the author, award-winning journalist Mary A. Fischer.
As the media rushed to judgment about the ’93 allegations that Jackson had molested a 13-year-old boy, no one bothered to look in depth at Jackson’s adult accusers. GQ senior writer Mary A. Fischer, known for investigating controversial, under-reported stories, took on the assignment.
She spent months delving into the backgrounds of Evan Chandler and his attorney Barry K. Rothman, Jackson’s main accusers. What emerged from Fischer’s examination, based on court documents, business records and scores of interviews, some with confidential sources who would only meet in out of the way places, was a persuasive argument that Jackson molested no one and that he himself may have been the victim of a well-conceived plan to extract money from him.
More than that, it was a classic story of greed, ambition, misconceptions on the part of police and prosecutors, a lazy and sensation-seeking media and the use of a powerful, hypnotic drug.
Today, it remains an important, relevant story about how a case was simply invented. And now, for the first time in over a decade, it is available to Michael Jackson fans everywhere.