On Monday (June 20), a police report detailing the 2003 raid of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch surfaced online for the first time, but the late singer’s daughter Paris has urged everyone to “ignore the trash."
Jackson was arrested on November 20, 2003, and charged with "lewd or lascivious acts” with a child under the age of 14. Gavin Arvizo had accused the star of molesting him when he was 13 years old.
District Attorney Tom Sneddon claimed at the time that erotic materials found throughout Neverland supported the idea that Jackson had been grooming young victims to perform sexual acts with him. The newly published report includes a full description of the books and magazines found at Jackson’s home. Though some included images of child nudity, none of them constituted illegal child pornography.
Paris Jackson responded to the news on Twitter Tuesday night (June 21). "Unfortunately negativity will always sell,” she wrote. "I urge you all to ignore the trash & the parasites who make a career trying to slander my father."
Jackson’s estate also released a statement about the report. "Michael Jackson's fans, including the Executors of his estate, prefer to remember the wonderful gifts Michael left behind instead of having to once again see his good name dragged through the mud by tabloid trash,” it reads. "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."
Today, Jackson's brother Jermaine echoed that sentiment in a series of tweets, one of which has since been deleted. "Let Michael rest in peace," he wrote.
Jackson was found not guilty of all charges on June 13, 2005.