Saturday, September 10, 2011

Secret plan to fly Michael Jackson to Bahrain if found guilty of child molestation charges

Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine has revealed a plan had been drawn up to secretly fly the King of Pop to Bahrain if he was found guilty of child molestation charges.

The 56-year-old said a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to whisk the pop star to the Persian Gulf state, which does not have an extradition treaty with the US, if Michael had been convicted at the end of his 2005 court case.

Michael Jackson was not aware of the escape plot, said Jermaine, a former Jackson 5 member.

In an interview with The Times Magazine, Jermaine said: "If they were going to sit and crucify my brother for something that he didn't do, America deserves us not to come back here.

"At the end of the day, this is supposed to be the land of the brave, home of the free, democracy, freedom of speech.

"The way they were treating him, none of that existed. Why should he go to jail for something he didn't do?" more