According to one of his former business advisers, all the most lurid things you’ve heard about Michael Jackson seem to be true, and then some. In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Myung-Ho Lee claims the singer tried to seduce at least one boy by serving him Coca-Cola cans that were actually filled with wine. Jackson called the white wine ”Jesus juice” and the red wine ”Jesus blood,” Lee tells the magazine.
Lee, who sued Jackson last year for $12 million in fees he said the singer owed him (they settled out of court), also said the singer, who publicly acknowledged undergoing drug rehab in 1993 for painkiller addiction, remained addicted to Demerol and morphine and spent years in and out of rehab, including a stint in Seoul in 1999.
Lee also says that Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe allegedly demanded $8 million from the singer not to reveal his secrets — one of which, Lee says, is that she was a surrogate and not the biological mother of Prince Michael I and Paris.
USA Today asked Jackson’s attorney, Mark Geragos, to comment on the Vanity Fair story, but he said he couldn’t, citing the gag order imposed on him during the current child molestation case against Jackson. (Earlier this month, the singer pleaded not guilty to charges of drugging and molesting a boy.) ”God, I wish I could comment, but I can’t,” Geragos said. EW.com’s call to Geragos went similarly unanswered.