That says more about American Justice and money than it does about Jackson's innocence, like O J Simpson or George Zimmerman.
This is not sleazy click bait, it's an article in The Independent, a well respected newspaper.
Well, I can't speak to either of those statements izzy, as saying this speaks to American Justice and money doesn't say that someone couldn't say the same about UK Justice and money. I know it's not fair, but I don't keep up on UK trials of famous or non-famous people, so I can't compare.
I'm sure I've read other articles from The Independent, but that's not saying this particular article doesn't have elements of sensationalism.
Again, I am not saying one way or the other regarding his guilt or innocence, but to point out direct statements from that article that could fall apart under scrutiny:
He had a "considerable" amount of pornography. What exactly constitutes a considerable amount? It goes on to make mention of a Hustler and a Penthouse magazine. The Hustler somewhere saying "barely legal" Yeah, no one has ever looked at girls under the guise of pretending they might be just a tad under the legal age of 18. And what if he did have "a considerable stash"? I'd like to take a porn detector, similar to a metal detector, and walk up and down my street to see what I could come up with.
Talks about images of naked boys, then you find out they were images from the late 1800's. Art? Or porn? I don't know unless I can see them. I'm grossed out by those statues of fountains that look like little boys peeing, but could that be defined as porn? I might, most wouldn't.
Images of men's bodies with childrens faces superimposed on them. Doesn't say the men are totally naked, naked at all, or in any way sexual. Do you know? I don't. For all I know, it could have been a picture of a fireman with the face of a boy that said that's what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Erotic or provocative art photography, including works from a book entitled The Fourth Sex, by artists such as the Chapman Brothers and Tracey Emin.
I just looked up those 2 artists, and while there are some depictions of nudity, I found it more odd than erotic. Most of their stuff doesn't envolve sex.
The Fourth Sex? Good God. It's a coffee table book for heavens sake. I looked at some of the pictures from it. It's pictures of adolescents being all angsty. A couple of naked teens sitting up in a tree was the worst I could find. I'd show that book to my maiden Aunt Tillie.
Animal tortue? Children bleeding and in pain? Could they be booklets or materials pertaining to animal rights activism, or children in war torn countries or child abuse victims anywhere?
Drugs for sexual addiction? I looked up what they could be. For sex addiciton they mostly use SRRI's and other anti-depressants. Before I state he was taking "a sex addict drug" I would need to know what particular medication they found.
The bottom line for me after reading this article from a respected newspaper is that there was nothing in there that either (a) hadn't been covered before, and/or (b) is on very shaky ground.
I don't have any particular liking or dislike toward him. This just goes to show that if the media could get into any one of our homes and other private areas, and allowed free reign for speculation, we'd all be in prison for one reason or another.