Marlon Brando confronted Michael Jackson regarding abuse allegations, making the singer cry. The actor was very close friends with the pop singer.
Legendary actor Marlon Brando was very close friends with Michael Jackson. After the latter was accused of child molestation in 1994, the actor was interviewed by prosecutors.
The transcript for the interview has now been obtained by Brandon Ogborn, co-creator of the podcast, “Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson.”
Ogborn told the LA Times, “I was able to review it. It was quite something to view the document and hold it. It felt like it was a hot potato. It’s a much longer document than what we report on. … It’s quite meandering, pretty loosey-goosey — he [Brando] probably would be canceled if he was around now.”
The Chicago Tribune released a few important tidbits from the unreleased transcript. The Godfather actor says, “I had asked him if he was a virgin and he sort of laughed and giggled, and he called me Brando. He said, ‘Oh, Brando.’ I said, ‘Well, what do you do for s**?’ And he was acting fussy and embarrassed.”
Jackson also confessed that he hated his father to Brando. Furthermore, he “started to cry,” causing Brando to pause their conversation. “I started to tiptoe,” the actor revealed further. “I realized that he was in trouble with his life because he was living in a never-never land.”
“We were talking about human emotions and where it all comes from. I could see from the way he behaved … he speaks in a very peculiar way for a man who is as old as my oldest son, 35. And he didn’t want me to swear.”
Marlon Brando also revealed, “I said, ‘Well, who are your friends?’ He said, ‘I don’t know anybody my own age. I don’t like anybody my own age.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know.’ He was crying hard enough that … I tried to assuage him. I tried to help him all I could.”
Finally admitting, “With this mode of behavior that’s been going on, I think it’s pretty reasonable to conclude that he may have had something to do with kids. My impression was that he didn’t want to answer because he was frightened to answer me.”
However, Jackson was not charged for molestation even after Brando’s statement. The A Streetcar Named Desire actor died in 2004 at the age of 40.
The season finale of the podcast will air on Sunday.
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