LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s estate has slammed the report that suggested the late pop star kept a collection of pornography at his Neverland Ranch.
The estate issued a statement calling the disclosure “sleazy internet click bait”, the Rolling Stone magazine reported.
“Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt,” the estate added.
The statement also said that Jackson’s “good name” was being “dragged through the mud by tabloid trash”.
Earlier this week, a report claimed that Jackson was in possession of magazines and videos that contained images of nude children and animal torture.
This material was allegedly used to entice young men, and was reportedly found during a raid on Jackson’s Neverland ranch more than a decade ago by the Santa Barbara country sheriff’s department.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost