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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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