Father Of Michael Jackson's Molestation Accuser Dies
A 13-month police investigation began in 1993 when Chandler reported Jackson to authorities in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, charging the King of Pop with molesting his then 13-year-old son.
The boy and his father also brought a civil lawsuit against the singer, which did not go to trial because Jordan received a $22 million settlement for "personal injuries arising out of claims of negligence" from Jackson. Both parties signed a confidentiality agreement, promising not tot talk about the case.
However, 1996, Chandler filed a $60 million lawsuit against Jackson and his then wife Lisa Marie Presley, claiming the two breached the terms of a confidentiality agreement by talking about the case with news anchor Diane Sawyer on ABC's PrimeTime Live the year prior. In 1999, a court ruled in Jackson's favor and threw out the lawsuit.
The case blighted Jackson's personal life until his tragic death in June - causing many of his former friends and fans to keep their distance from the King of Pop, who was also acquitted in June 2005 on 14 charges of child molestation, a year-and-a-half after he was accused in a separate case.
Jordan Chandler, now 29, has never spoken publicly about the case.
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