I read your email about the Michael Jackson Project and I'm disappointed and excited! Strange eh? The disappointment... I realize you are a smart person and weighed the evidence for yourself and that no one is more commited to the PWP project than you and your family David. A fact is still remaining that no one was in the room with Michael and that little boy to be able to say IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. So I support that boy as I know you would if you could speak with him directly and hear his side of the story.
It is very common for a sexual offender to also be a GREAT guy and helpful....so far you have only conviced me that by your controversial email supporting that you believe Michael didn't do it may have unintentionally just re-victimized this boy who was never believed. Only 6% of rape, sexual abuse victims get a conviction. This is a scary thought that Michael has a 94% chance of not being convicted even if he did it! With that said....
Now to the exciting part!
I understand your point that using something awful to help our cause is a Good thing. This is why I still support you in your project with Michael but I choose not to give a point for his drawing in a tribute to who I believe is a sex offender convicted or not. I don't need the media to tell me statistics of sexual abuse. Stats say that only 20% of victims are not verified in their claims. Non verification doesn't mean the children are lying. In the Michael Jackson case there was more than one child making these allegations which raises my suspicion dramatically that there is truth to this story. Have you investigated there claims too? I hope you understand the disappointment is one of sadness really. I'm sad but relieved although Michael is in my opinion a sex offender I also believe his fame may help so many recover from such a horrific crime! Again I know David you are a man of good heart so I support you in this although I disagree with your thoughts on Michael Jackson's innocence and won't be participating in his tribute. Blessings! Mandee
This is the letter I sent David and all are welcome to comment whether we agree or disagree