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He was the King of Pop, a superstar without equal, the idol of millions of young people around the world. But was Michael Jackson also a sexual predator without equal, someone who preyed on the very fans who adored him? 

Bad is the revelatory untold true story of the strange and larger-than-life career of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. In the wake of the controversial two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, which told the stories of two young boys who were befriended by the singer and have claimed they suffered years of agonizing abuse, Dylan Howard set out to investigate Jackson’s life and death in unprecedented depth, to determine - as one lawyer suggested - that the pop star ran “the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has known.” 

After all the highly publicized trials and unfounded accusations, stunning new information has finally come to light: irrefutable evidence that one of the best-known, best-loved figures in the world was a monster behind closed doors - a foul-mouthed, abusive, drug-sodden freak whose deeds and the reasons for those deeds are revealed now for the first time.

A dramatic narrative account based on dozens of interviews, Howard shares Jackson’s own riveting personal journal - obtained exclusively for this book - interviews with family members, multiple first-person sources - some of whom have asked to remain anonymous - as well as thousands of pages of court documents.

Remarkably though, in death, there remains two portraits of Michael Jackson: the reigning King of Pop, and a pedophile whose pattern of abuse ruined his reputation. Fans and individuals alike will forever be asking if the insidious claims being made about MJ are true. This is the new narrative and the sad legacy of one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Here is his life story, told for the first time with stories and testimony that will leave you shaken.

©2020 Dylan Howard (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Jeff42
  • 12-07-2020

New insights

After reading Dieter Wiesner's new book, I wasn't expecting much here. I worried Michael Jackson's story was all played out. I was wrong. I've read over a dozen Michael Jackson books. I am constantly fascinated by him and love new insights. This book is loaded with them (ever hear George the Ghost mentioned anywhere? Me either). It is as if the author sourced material and witnesses other authors chose to ignore. The book compliments the work of other authors and adds more understanding to the complex and troubled superstar. Health issues, financial issues, legal troubles, bad behavior; nothing is left out.

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  • StarMusic
  • 01-08-2020

i cannot believe i wasted a credit

this is the worst content I've ever listened to. every thing written is already public knowledge from long ago, and this writer just recants what has already been said and done. all it is : Michael was born in..." and so on. stupid boring nothing waste

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  • Zhivon Johnson
  • 17-07-2020

Interesting Book!

I believe that book is very opinionated. It is an interesting perspective although I don’t agree with everything.

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  • robbie
  • 27-07-2020

Love to Hate and Love Again

Listening to this audible brought back so many memories of my life as it parallel the Jackson Family especially Michael Jackson discographies. At times I laughed, cried and found myself wanting to hate Michael for the psychological and physical abuse of young children. Sadden by his tragic end, I prayed that he may finally be be resting in peace! His contributions were enormous and will be never forgotten! A man nobody knew!

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  • Tracey Maher
  • 08-06-2020

Good but more a life story than an investigation

didn't really investigate anything more than what is already out there. Good well read though

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