I think certain people on this board and elsewhere seem to misunderstand some of the fuss relating to his death. At the end of the day, he was regarded both as a musical legend (whether deserving or not) and also an intriguing celebrity, and this is why his death has got so much coverage. Nobody is glorifying the fact he was accused of child abuse; in fact, those giving him the good press are those who believe he was innocent. My view is that he was in fact innocent; its just that he was so naive that he didn't realise the outside world would get the wrong idea about certain things. We know he did inappropriate things (perhaps without understanding) but did he commit outright abuse? I saw an article (which I will post if I can find it) the other day, written by somebody who had met Jackson some time ago who said he always felt Jackson was simply a naive man whom people misunderstood, and that they projected their own perversions onto him.