THE Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, was cordoned off this morning while investigators acting on a warrant began exhuming American singer, performer and songwriter Michael Jackson for questioning over alleged child abuse allegations.
The King of Pop is expected to be questioned after a new documentary by British filmmaker Dan Reed focuses on two men who claim they were sexually abused by the pop star as children, despite their case being dismissed by a court in 2013.
“We have no other option but to exhume Mr. Jackson and ask him if these allegations are indeed true,” a detective at the scene explained. “Already we can hear some ‘hee hee’s’ emanating from the grave, which we believe is a good sign Michael is willing to talk”.
Michael Jackson’s coffin is expected to be fully exhumed later today and will be transported to a Californian state morgue for questioning, where he can be held for up to 72 hours by police.
“He’s been down there nearly 10 years now so he could be more open to discussing these claims with police,” a legal expert told WWN.
The Michael Jackson estate has since issued a press release describing the film Leaving Neverland as a “tabloid character assassination”, stating that Michael’s exhumation and testimony today will no doubt clear his good name.