Michael Jackson’s estate is defending him again.
On Tuesday, newly released documents and footage from Jackson’s home, Neverland Ranch, were released and shed a light on the final six years of his life.
The Sun is now reporting that a secret closet was found in Jackson’s bedroom during a November 2003 raid. In the footage, 70 members of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff Department walk through the home. They navigate through life-sized mannequins of Superman and Lara Croft (of “Tomb Raider”) and up stairs lined with porcelain dolls.
Inside the hidden room was found behind Jackson’s clothes wardrobe. Inside that, investigators found stuffed animals and toys, as well as an autographed photo of Macaulay Culkin with a note that read, “Don’t leave me alone in this house.”
Culkin maintained that Jackson never molested him, but in 2005, he admitted to sharing a bed with the King of Pop during numerous sleepovers at Neverland Ranch.
Nude or partially nude photos of boys in their teen years and younger were also found in the secret room.
On Wednesday, Page Six reported that Jackson’s family had released a statement calling the police reports “false.”
“Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet ‘click bait’ ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt,” the statement said. It continued, “Michael remains just as innocent of these smears in death as he was in life even though he isn’t here to defend himself. Enough is enough.”