Next June marks the tenth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, but the name "King of Pop" is still alive with shows in Las Vegas, plays and now, for the sale of his legendary ranch "Neverland".
The French-Norman style property of 1,114 square meters was put up for sale in 2015 for $ 100 million, but after new allegations of sexual abuse were recently revealed through a documentary, its value fell 70%.
The low price of the house that Jackson bought in 1988 and the scandal for the documentary "Leaving Neverland" (that opens this weekend) is over a simple coincidence, according to one version. Others say the farm was not sold because of its high price and drought in California. Currently sold for $ 31 million.
The property has a movie theater for 50 people, a dance studio, a fire station and a barn. It includes a soccer field, a tennis court, two ponds, a train station: facilities that turned the ranch into a miniature town.
While waiting for someone to buy the house where MJackson also had a fair, a zoo and a car lane, the fund that administers the assets of the star has announced that there will be legal action against the documentary.
Wade Robson and James Safechuck count on "Leaving Neverland" the sexual abuse of those who fell victim to Jackson in his mythical home, named Neverland in reference to the land where Peter Pan lived.
These accusations are additional to those faced in life by Michael Jackson, who reached an economic agreement with the family of the victim who sued him in 1994, while he was acquitted in the trial by another charge in 2005.
At least 70 agents invaded the property to look for evidence of pedophilia. Ron Zonen, who worked for the prosecutor's office in Santa Barbara, Radar Online i say that Jackson used some of the materials to "numb" the children I was preparing to sexually abuse them.
Zonen said at least five children made complaints against the deceased singer. "There is not much doubt in my mind that Michael Jackon was guilty of child abuse."
Michael's family defends his innocence
This Wednesday, Feb. 27, the King of Pop family responded to the documentary "Leaving Neverland," and considered the charges to be for cash only. "It's always been, they have no proof."
They described "Leaving Neverland" as "an unsuspecting spreading marathon to blatantly exploit an innocent man who is no longer here to defend himself."
"There was no evidence to corroborate his story. And they are not interested in doing this. This documentary does not tell the truth, "said Marlon.