EXPIRED: 11/05/09 – Evan Chandler, 65, who in 1993 made $20 million from Michael Jackson in a molestation lie and chose to live in Jersey City, NJ. That might be even bigger news than the fact that he blew out his brains in his luxury apartment overlooking the Hudson River.
Chandler, who had his son swear that he was molested by Jackson (the kid later admitted lying) received a huge settlement from the King of Pop, was discovered in his 16th- floor waterfront pad in Jersey City with his gun still in his hand, a single gunshot wound to the head.
Chandler had been ill and was scheduled to see a Bayonne hematologist. When Chandler didn’t show up for his appointment, his doctor called the concierge at his luxury apartment high rise to check on him. Chandler did not leave a suicide note.
In 1993, Chandler’s son, then 13, accused Jackson of molesting him at his Neverland Ranch in California. The allegations first surfaced after Chandler, a former Beverly Hills dentist, gave his son Amytal sodium, truth serum. To avoid the insane media attention of a trial, Jackson settled out of court, even though he denied all charges. He was later acquitted of molesting a different boy in 2005. Meanwhile, in 2006, Chandler’s son accused his father of attacking him with a barbell, choking him and spraying his face with Mace. The charges were later dropped.
So Michael is gone. The media attention of his death inspired this blog. Chandler is gone now, too. Now maybe Jersey City cops can get back to fighting the crack dealers on my block? Thanks.