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- Michael Jackson
- Mid 1990's, 2005
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Out of court settlement in first case, Acquittal in second case
The arrests of Michael Jackson:
The King of Pop could do it all on stage, singing and dancing to the songs that he wrote, all with a heightened sense of fashion and style. Michael Jackson rocketed to fame as part of the Jackson Five, teaming with his older brothers and achieved even greater fame as a solo performer. His 1982 album "Thriller's is the best-selling album of all time and he won 13 Grammy Awards in his abbreviated life (For more of his entire story, click here: Michael Jackson Death.)
However, Jackson had his quirky side, including changing his appearance…
…and maintaining some offbeat personal relationships. It all came to a head in the mid 1990's when he was accused of child sexual abuse. No formal charges were brought and the case was settled out of court for about 25 million dollars.
He was not as fortunate a decade later, when he was tried in 2005 on another series of child sex abuse charges. A jury acquitted him of all charges and he was preparing for a comeback concert tour when he died of an overdose of propofol and benzodiazepine.
His death that was ruled a homicide and resulted in the involuntary manslaughter conviction of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.
Dr. Murray was sentenced to four years in prison and was released in October, 2013.