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Jackson Wanted to Be Fresh King of Bel Air

10/28/2009 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Michael Jackson was involved in negotiations to buy a $38 million 15 bedroom, 16.5 bath Bel Air mansion just before he died, and the deal was 7 years in the making.

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Sources connected to the situation tell us MJ fell in love with the 18,020 square foot estate back in 2001 and actually entered into escrow -- but the deal fell through because Jackson ultimately couldn't afford the place.

But recently, Michael was trying to work out a new deal with the owners in the hopes of coming into enough cash to score the place after his "This Is It" concert series in England.

A source tells TMZ: "Jackson brought his kids to see the house and they fell in love with it ... They begged him to buy it."

michael jackson's fairly tale cribThe kids' favorite part? We're told they were all fired up about a secluded area under the house which was nicknamed the "Bat Cave."

Sources say Jackson had hoped to use the land to recreate as much of Neverland as he legally could, but as we all know ... he never got the chance.

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Simone    

Poster number 4 and 5 deserves to be shot. He did NOT molest little boys. Get the facts retard.

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Hypocrites    

MJ was a freak who never paid his bills. He also loved molesting little boys

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mimi    

michael did NOT molest anybody, people making these comments obviously had some childhood trauma or some kind of broken home and gre up to be disturbed. they need love.

michael was an amazing person, these idiots don't even deserve to be in the same species as him.

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chicken head    

looks like a lot of room to hid his kiddie porn-

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Simone    

the freak is dead is a retard who believes everything the media feeds him.

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Hypocrites    

Being found not guilty does not mean being innocent get you facts straight. MJ littled his little boys

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22.

Simone    

No he did not you dumb twit.

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NOTFIRST    

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Hypocrites    

Posted at 12:21AM on Oct 28th 2009 by MJ fan


Jury Decision Based Entirely On Evidence
(Media's Declarations of Innocence Inaccurate)

Juries never find defendants innocent. They cannot. Not only is it not their job, it is not within their power. They can only find them "not guilty."

1783 days ago
25.

justice for mj    

to all the haters! have a life or just mess with your life...

to all mj fans:

Hi All,
Michael is up for 5 American Music Award nominations:
Favorite Artist of The Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Album - 'Number Ones'
Favorite Soul/R&B Artist
Favorite Soul R&B Album - 'Number Ones'
Winners will be chosen by the public through online voting.
If you go to the AMA website, we can cast our votenow.
http://abc.go.com/shows/americ...... e ?vid=2962
you'll have to sign up there but pls do it for MJ cuz he dedicated his whole life to music and made us happy. Now he's gone, because ppl were treating him badly and ONE VOTE is not much I think, but it's one of those things we can do to keep him alive and show some love. so pls take a few minutes and do it for MJ
Please share this to your other Michael fans' friends.

1783 days ago
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Ben    

20. Being found not guilty does not mean being innocent get you facts straight. MJ littled his little boys

Posted at 12:26AM on Oct 28th 2009 by the freak is dead

Here you are again; stalking Michael. Can't get enough of him, can you? You're just jealous because your own mom got sick of sex with you, so now your only choice is your brother; good luck with that. You couldn't afford a single leaf off of one of those palms on that spread, so just enjoy your 'metal home with wheels' and STFU!!

1783 days ago
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Simone    

the freak is dead was probably molested as a kid.

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They were in it for the money    

and once again there is the sidewinder Thome. So sit there and tell us some mo lies. He could have sold Neverland, etc. in order to buy this place. Those other people look very suspicious as well.

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Hypocrites    

Posted at 12:30AM on Oct 28th 2009 by Don




NINGUNA PERO SU MAMÁ LE ESTÁ LLAMANDO QUE ELLA ESTÁ LISTA PARA SU TRABAJO DEL SOPLO ESTÚPIDO

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