Don’t know when this will be broadcast around the world but it was broadcast on British and Irish TV last night.
Martin Bashir, he of the Diana interview fame spent 8 months with Jackson and came away with a fascinating study of a totally messed up human being.
The main thing I came away with was an impression of a very naive, ill advised, disturbed and possibly insane man trying to create a world for himself. While he did talk about sleeping with children I really got the impression there was no sexual element to it. Idiocy in the highest degree indeed and the final nail in the coffin if the press is to believed this morning.
Other things that we heard about/saw:
The 3 kids. We saw all three of them.
His childhood and the abuse of his father
His first sexual encounter with Tatum O’Neil
I’ll post more about the show but for now I’d like to hear other impressions.