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Jackson Says He Was Shocked By Gay Porn

7/10/2006 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson: Click to watchMichael Jackson claims he was beside himself when he learned that his business partner was a gay porn director.  Well that's not what I hear.

Jackson is being sued by Marc Schaffel, a former business partner who claims the singer stiffed him to the tune of millions while they worked together on a music project.

In Jackson's videotaped deposition, he says a lawyer showed him a video of Schaffel's porn work:  "I was shocked by what I saw...(Schaffel) was directing two guys.  They were naked from head to toe, and he was telling one what to do with the other and he grabbed their penis or something."

Jackson says what shocked him the most was that Schaffel had never told Jackson about his involvement in gay porn.

During Jackson's molestation trial, I was told by people who worked for Jackson that a number of people knew about Schaffel's background and expressed concern, but Jackson would hear none of it.  Jackson and Schaffel became inseparable.  The two would talk for hours everyday on the phone.  Schaffel boasted to me that he knew "everything" about Jackson's private life, though he would never get specific.

The point here is not to pass judgment on Jackson for dealing with Schaffel, but the shock he now expresses simply does not ring true.  Michael Jackson has figured out a way to create his own reality.  When he doesn't like the reality he's living in, he pretends it doesn't exist and wills a new reality.  Sooner or later, he's going to learn that life doesn't work that way.

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1.

Diana    

Yeah okay. Jackson is the secret squirrel society president, isn't he? He most assuredly did know what his friends business dealings were. What a crock.

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JJ    

Oh my God....I'm speechless! Webster*

2934 days ago
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Lee    

OK David ... Nobody has proven that Michael did anything to any boys, even in court. It is still just allegations from a boy and his mother, both of them having been discredited on numerous occassions. Maybe you and all the others should give it a rest. If you think your comments are going to damage Jackson in any way, just remember... his fortunes have already been made and his investments will carry him for a long, long time. You really can't hurt him.

2934 days ago
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BoC    

David C. (#1), your comment is incredibly ignorant and offensive. In case you can't figure out why ... you're equating gay sex between two consenting adults with child molestation. Get a life.

2934 days ago
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Kandy    

Poor poor Michael. Anyone else in normal society who proported themselves the way that Jackson does would have been involuntarily committed. Can't everyone see that he's absolutely insane??!!! He's never going to be normal and deal with reality. He doesn't even know what reality is anymore... To all of his adoring fans...welcome to your brainchild!!!

2934 days ago
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shawn    

In response to "Igondjo":
In the same paragraph you write that you don't believe Jacko did what he is accused of but then that no African American would leave their child with "someone like that". If he is indeed not a child molester, then the people who are "in the know" about Michael Jackson would tell you that he has spent millions on children's charities, raised many other millions performing in benefits, has made millions of fans happy with his recorded music and live performances, and provides countless hours of fun to the less fortunate at his on-premise amusement park. YOU CAN"T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. Don't make this a racial issue. Perhaps we can stereotype a little further and say black families just won't come forward out of inflated pride and lack of true parental love. Or maybe we could just continue to speculate, blame 2 trials on sensationalism, and agree that this guy is a dangerous deluded child molesting freak with a personality disorder.
Ignorance shall be perpetuated by those falsely claiming to be the victims of racist sentiment, my friend. Reverse racism is just as wrong, and frankly, your comments are dangerous. However, in this land, you are free to make these statements, I am free to disagree, and you are free to flip me off for doing so. Isn't our country great?

2934 days ago
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sk    

I dont know what is worse, gay sex or child molestation? Sorry but I agree with David C, both are sick acts!

2934 days ago
8.

Tony    

You wanna be staring something , you got to be starting something. He's to high to get over, he's to low to under and he's stuck in the between and the pain is thunder.
These words tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

2934 days ago
9.

rose    

JACKO IS GUILTY AND YES HE DOES LIKE PORN OR ELSE HE WOULD OF NEVER HAD THAT FELLER WORKING FOR HIM, JACKO KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GUY HE IS SUCH A LIAR AND WANTS EVERYONE TO FEEL FOR HIM. NO SYMPATHY HERE.

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10.

Jackie    

People how could you think Jackson didn't molest those children. Its not the parents fault that Jackson used his popularity to lure children in and take advantage of them. Its the children that suffer from a pig like him. At least the white kids are willing to stand up and try to put a stop to what Jackson has been doing the African american children don't talk about it and keep it a secret because we all no Jackson likes all the colors in the rainbow.

2934 days ago
11.

Bob    

try me at yahoo

2934 days ago
12.

kanushe    

This article that summarizes the case so far:

Jackson begs to differ over cash claims
By Michael J. Tittinger
Daily Press Staff Writer

SM COURTHOUSE -- The defense of Michael Jackson began in earnest on Friday in the $1.6 million lawsuit brought against the entertainer by a former associate, a day highlighted by bizarre twists such as cash loans smelling of French fries and a $1 million gift given by the singer to late actor Marlon Brando.

The jury began the day watching hours of videotaped testimony by Jackson, who repeatedly said he couldn't remember the details, financial or otherwise, of his dealings with F. Marc Schaffel, a former producer of adult films.

Schaffel, who claims he was empowered to negotiate creative projects for Jackson in return for a percentage of the profits, was let go in 2001 after Jackson learned he was involved in the adult entertainment business. He then was back on the scene in 2003 and claims he is due unpaid royalties from a pair of TV specials.

Schaffel was recalled to the stand quickly by Jackson's attorney Thomas C. Mundell to account for all of the money Schaffel claims he is owed by Jackson.

Schaffel originally claimed in his lawsuit that Jackson owed him $3.8 million for cash advances he made to the entertainer, as well as royalties and other services. He has since reduced his claim to $1.6 million.

At issue is whether or not Jackson understood that the money he was being given was his own or a loan. Schaffel claims it was money that was owed to him for his work while Jackson believes the cash was generated by his own projects. Employees and business associates like Schaffel had access to Jackson's money and often forwarded him large amounts of cash.

Schaffel claims that he was a trusted advisor of Jackson's and had access to accounts set up for entertainment projects.

Mundell has sought to portray Schaffel as a hanger-on who parlayed his friendship with Jackson into a means of supporting his exorbitant lifestyle.

"Mr. Schaffel has not proven his case," Mundell told the jury at the outset of his defense. "Over the years, Mr. Jackson entrusted $7 million to Mr. Schaffel solely for Michael Jackson projects or for Mr. Jackson's benefits.

"If you loan someone money and you already have their money, then you are suing them for their own money."

Jackson repeatedly denied in his deposition any knowledge of his business dealings with Schaffel. When pressed by Schaffel's attorney, Howard King, Jackson couldn't remember the circumstances surrounding cash loans, contract negotiations and bundles of money for shopping sprees.

Jackson said he was under the impression that any money Schaffel gave him over the years came from the singer's own funds, according to the May 22 interview with King, including an alleged payment of $100,000 delivered in an Arby's bag.

The two subsequently used the term "French fries" to refer to cash advances.

The singer also claimed he couldn't remember giving Schaffel instructions to run errands, such as paying $1 million to Brando, whom Jackson considered a friend, for the actor's appearance at Madison Square Garden show in September 2001.

"(Schaffel) would always say, 'I could get you this, I could get you that. I could get you some money up front,'" said Jackson, appearing in a Navy blue shirt from London. "He was always saying that ... like begging it.

"I would never ask him for his money. That's ridiculous."

Jackson, who will not appear at the trial in person, denied he had rehired Schaffel in 2003 to produce TV specials for Fox, after the two had parted ways in late 2001 when Schaffel's history in gay pornography came to light.

Jackson said he didn't personally fire Schaffel then because he didn't want to embarrass him.

Soon after taking the stand in the afternoon, Schaffel was asked about his real estate dealings, admitting that he had been convicted of unlawfully retaining a property he subletted on which rent hadn't been paid. He also acknowledged he had taken out a second mortgage worth $350,000 to purchase a house in Calabasas in 2002.

But when pressed whether or not he was in financial peril before striking a deal with Fox to produce a pair of Michael Jackson documentaries, Schaffel denied the allegations. In testimony earlier in the trial, Schaffel implied that he was well off before ever hooking up with the Jackson camp.

On several occasions in the testimony played Friday, Jackson said that if it were proven that Schaffel gave him cash from his own holdings -- and not money generated by Jackson's entertainment projects -- Schaffel should be reimbursed, but the singer added that Schaffel "never insinuated (the money) was his and I don't believe it to be his."

"Nobody just gives me money," said Jackson, who denied that his finances were in upheaval in 2003. "I would expect it

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13.

Jason    

Michael Jackson was shocked because he actually saw two consenting adults having sex with each other for the first time in his life. He didn't realize that was the way it is supposed to normally work. He thought you needed children to have sex. Watching two adults do it must have been shocking for him.

2934 days ago
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sk    

I do believe that this Schaffel guy is trying to scam Michael , just like the mother tried with her son, and alot of other people in this world that try a get rich quick scheme by suing someone wealthy, but I also believe that there was some unacceptable behavior going on between Michael and young boys and he knew about the gay porn stuff Schaffel was doing way before he got fired. Perhaps this is Schaffels way of getting back at him, suing him.

2934 days ago
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HoofHearted    

He left the country while the " gettin's good" . he knows he has skated on thin ice playin with baby booty and eventually he would end up in our prison system with a sore bottom of his own...............
MPM

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