We always suspected it.
Deceased pop star Michael Jackson, who admitted to sleeping with children at his Neverland Ranch, has been exposed as a "serial pedophile" according to a report based on FBI files in the Sunday Mirror.
The report claims that Jackson paid off 2 dozen families of children he molested, including some child stars as well as his maid's son.
The sordidness of this report is difficult to read.
While Pellicano is now in jail for racketeering and wire-tapping, his investigator told Sunday People he was hired to help dig the dirt on Jackson and make potential problems disappear.
He claims Jackson was obsessed with child porn and preyed on the sons of friends.
The investigator said he kept copies of FBI documents naming 17 boys - including five child actors and two dancers - Jacko targeted for abuse.
These included a European boy and the sons of a screenwriter.
The sleuth said at least three boys were paid to stay silent, with the family of a famous film actor given about $596,300 not to talk to the media.
He said a Neverland maid was allegedly paid $2 million after accusing her boss of molesting her son, while another woman who knew her son was being assaulted 'turned a blind eye to it because if it didn't bother him, it didn't bother her'.
The files on the alleged victims were reportedly compiled when lawyers drew up a list of 'potential threats' to Jackson's image in the early 1990s, when he was on a world tour.
But after the father of Jordan Chandler publicly claimed his son had been abused, other similar accusations began flooding the media.
Chandler was paid a hefty sum to stay out of the limelight.
'His [Jackson's] actress friend Elizabeth Taylor encouraged him to hire Pellicano because she had used him to stop dirt on her drug problems being released in the media,' the investigator, who spent two years on the case, alleged.
'Pellicano had links to key figures in the US media and made them dance to his tune.
'With the help of people like Pellicano, the world and his fans never heard what took place at Neverland over 15 years.'
While Jackson was found not guilty of abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2005, the private eye insists the boxes of evidence he helped to collect showed 'Jackson was a serial child predator'.
The investigator said he didn't come forward to upset Jackson's children, but to finally make public that authorities have shocking information on the dead star that has never been released.
However long-time Jackson lawyer and friend Brian Oxman said he thought only Chandler had been paid off, but admitted the 'gift list on Michael's income tax returns was astounding'.
Is it a coincidence that Jackson's teenage daughter tried to kill herself recently? Did she know the story was about to bust wide open?
Such speculation can't be dismissed.
The moral corruption of a man who got away with molesting children because he was fabulously wealthy and able to buy their silence is astounding. You have to believe that the authorities must have suspected this of Jackson, and the idea that they didn't do anything to prevent further attacks is a kind of corruption too.
It also must not have been much of a secret in Jackson's inner circle of flaks and advisors. They, too, stink of corruption.
Expect a flood of lawsuits from other victims that will forever tar Michael Jackson's reputation while opening the eyes of his rabid fans who denied the pop star's guilt to the last.