Michael Jackson: Neverland’s Lost Boys

Charges against Michael Jackson—of molesting a 13-year-old cancer patient—are more than a déjà vu of allegations that led to his $25 million settlement with young Jordie Chandler in 1994. Once again, Jackson and his lawyers are saying the motive of the boy and his family is pure greed. But the King of Pop’s shield of fame and money is wearing thin. Maureen Orth reveals new information from the star’s former business adviser, the ex-wife of his notorious p.i., and other insiders about alleged porn and wine seductions, the forensic search of Neverland, and how both accusers’ lives have been torn apart.

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Leveraging the Stars: Doubts About a Hollywood Money Manager

For wealthy young Hollywood—Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Cameron Diaz, among others—the cool money manager was Dana Giacchetto. But with his breezy accounting, media hotdogging, and risky ventures, such as the multifaceted Paradise Music & Entertainment, the high-flying, Prada-suited 37-year-old appears to have invested way too heavily in glamour.

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Nightmare in Neverland: Michael Jackson

While Michael Jackson was whisked away to detox treatment, the star’s lawyers fought a desperate battle to protect him from facing the sexual-abuse charges brought by his 13-year-old accuser. The author untangles the whole painful story to provide the definitive account of Jackson’s fall, and in it finds a late-20th-century parable of manipulation, corrupted fantasy, and lost innocence.

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Read about the wealthy Dad who tried to kidnap his son from the LaRouche Movement. Blueblood War: The du Pont Family – Vanity Fair April, 1993 — Lyndon LaRouche (1922-2019)

A family cringes as father and son wage a bitter, public battle of wills. The father is E. Newbold Smith, who married a du Pont; the son is Lewis du Pont Smith, who took his own vows with the radical Lyndon LaRouche. Newbold had Lewis declared incompetent to manage his $10 million estate, then allegedly recruited a motley crew of accomplices to “snatch” him. The author spoke to both men and found that beneath the accusations is an odd kind of love.

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The original 1992 article chronicling the case against Woody Allen – the facts all reveled here almost 30 years ago – Mia’s Story

Whatever you already know about this tangled and painful situation, you’ve only heard half: the case against Mia Farrow. This is the other half and it isn’t any prettier. It concerns Woody Allen’s behavior and what it has done to Mia Farrow and the 11 children involved. The author breaks new ground on one of the year’s most shocking stories.

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