LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A podcaster has discovered a sworn statement provided by the late actor and director Marlon Brando about his concerns over Michael Jackson’s relationships with young boys.
According to Brandon Ogborn, host of the podcast Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson, he discovered the sworn account Brandon provided to the Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys Bill Hodgman and Lauren Weis on March 14, 1994.
According to Ogborn, Brando, famous for his work as an actor and director in films such as “Citizen Kane” and “The Godfather”, was approached by DA’s office and during the interview, the actor expressed concerns he had discussed with his son, Miko C. Brando, who worked for Jackson.
“Brando is different from everyone else who figures into the Jackson investigations,” Ogborn said. “He was a famous actor and rich beyond measure. Unlike other people who have ‘spoken out’ against Jackson, Brando didn’t want or need anything from the pop star, and he offers the DA insider information that never came to light.”
Ogborn says that Brando also recounted a long conversation where he confronted Jackson about his concerns that became, at least by Brando’s account, quite personal. Ogborn says that Brandon asked Jackson about his sexuality, and noted that the singer became embarrassed (quite reasonably) by the discussion.
“I had asked him if he was a virgin and he just sort of laughed and giggled,” Brando told prosecutors, according to Ogborn.
According to Ogborn, Brando also claims that Jackson tearfully admitted to hating his father and broke down in tears, seemingly sufficiently distraught that Brando felt the need to comfort the King of Pop.
Jackson never came out and said he was homosexual, nor did he openly acknowledge sexual relations with boys, Brando reportedly said but noted that, “My impression was that he didn’t want to answer because he was frightened to answer me.”
“With this mode of behavior that’s been going on,” Brando told prosecutors, according to Ogborn. “I think it’s pretty reasonable to conclude that he may have had something to do with kids.”
The bizarre Brando encounter will be detailed in Episode 13 of Telephone Stories which is produced by Ninth Planet Audio, can be heard exclusively on the podcast platform Luminary.
In 2004, Jackson was indicted a range of criminal charges related to his alleged interactions with children, but after a high-profile trial in 2005, a jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.
Previous accusations against Jackson in 1993 were dropped after alleged witnesses declined to cooperate with prosecutors.