Reflections From Michael Jackson

Reflections From Michael Jackson
Jena Ardell

It's hard to believe Michael Jackson died six years ago. What's even harder to believe is that -- according to TMZ -- Jackson's estate has grossed $2 billion since his death. TMZ speculates that after taxes and debt is factored in, the estate still owes $50 million dollars.

Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, served two years of a four-year jail sentence and was released in 2013. That same year, Wade Robson, who formerly denied allegations that Jackson molested him when he was a child, made this statement on the Today show:

"Michael Jackson was, yes, an incredibly talented artist with an incredible gift. He was many things. And he was also a pedophile and a child sexual abuser." Robson, a dancer, met Jackson when he was seven years old.

In 2014, Jackson's former bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard released a tell-all book, defending Jackson. The bodyguards, who worked for Jackson for two years, described him as a loving father.

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Despite Jackson's troubled past, fans still mourn his loss and feel his legacy. This week, a photo was released of a storm cloud that resembles Jackson moonwalking.

Here are some reflections from Jackson, detailing his struggles in the spotlight. Quotation above via blankonblank.org.

Reflections From Michael Jackson
Jena Ardell

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Reflections From Michael Jackson
Jena Ardell

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Reflections From Michael Jackson
Jena Ardell

--via interviewmagazine.com

Reflections From Michael Jackson
Jena Ardell

--via blankonblank.org

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