Nine out of ten times those who claim Michael Jackson is a pedophile will have allegations of \u201cdisturbing\u201d child porn that was supposedly uncovered during the 1993 and 2003 raids of Neverland. These same allegations arose again in the media in June of 2016 as if they had unearthed new documents.\r\n\r\nThe problem is that the police documents in question and the list of items seized from Neverland were not \u201cnew\u201d or \u201crecently unearthed\u201d documents, as some media outlets have mistakenly claimed in an effort to bolster salacious headlines.\r\n\r\nThese were all items that were entered in court back in 2005 \u2015 items that were well known to both the prosecution and defense and were presented before both Judge Melville and the twelve members of the jury. None of the items seized from Neverland fit the legal definition of child pornography, and in fact many of the items that were creating the most media hysteria were not pornographic at all.\r\n\r\nWhat is usually used against Jackson as \u201cchild porn\u201d are legal art books and art photography that have been found in Jackson\u2019s home. Most of these art books and magazines do not even have children in them.\r\n\r\nThey were legal art books; a few of them containing some examples of adult erotica, but again, these were not titles that could be in any way deemed as pornographic or even obscene.\r\n\r\nYou should also realise that Jackson owned hundreds of thousands of books, many in storage, and Neverland\u2019s library alone contained over ten thousand books, many not even purchased by Jackson but sent to him as gifts.\r\n\r\nWe will discuss the books that were mostly mentioned in the media and deemed \u201ctwisted\u201d and \u201cdisturbing\u201d.\r\n\r\nIt is significant to mention that the mere possession of child pornography is a <em>federal crime<\/em>. Many states also have criminal statutes for the possession and distribution of child pornography. If the books had been pornographic in nature or substance, prosecution would have been inevitable.\r\n\r\nThe books in this video are from a list of what was found at Neverland sometime in 2003 which evidently included some old pieces from the 1993 case. The list is 18 pages long and we will discuss what was deemed THE WORST of what was found among the tens of thousands of books in Michael Jackson\u2019s library.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s start with three books that were confiscated during the house search in 1993. These are most used against Jackson, as they included nude photographs of young boys.\r\n\r\nOften you will not find mentioned that at least one of these three books, entitled <em>The Boy: A Photographic Essay<\/em>, judging from the inscription in it, was a gift Jackson received from a fan. The inscription read:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cTo Michael: From your fan, \u201cRhonda\u201d <\/em><em>♥<\/em><em> 1983, Chicago<\/em><em>\u201d<\/em>.<\/blockquote>\r\nThere was no evidence that Jackson had ever opened this book.\r\n\r\nThe other entitled <em>Boys Will Be Boys<\/em>, had an inscription in it by Jackson himself which shows what he saw in those pictures. It said:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cLook at the true spirit of happiness and joy in these boys\u2019 faces. This is the spirit of boyhood, a life I never had and will always dream of. This is the life I want for my children, MJ.\u201d <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nSince the two books are vintage books and sequels to each other it is possible that they both were gifts from the same fan who inscribed one of them. They contain pictures of boys in various situations by different photographers, including pictures taken during the filming of the 1963 <em>Lord of the Flies<\/em> movie. They do include nude photographs of children, but the photographs are not pornographic or sexual. They show the children in various non-sexual activities like playing, swimming etc.\r\n\r\nThis is the third book that was confiscated in 1993 and contains both boys and girls, mostly dressed, but some nude or semi-nude. All three of these books are in the United States\u2019 Library of Congress.\r\n\r\nThe rest of the books we will discuss were taken during the 2003 raid.\r\n\r\nUnderworld is a book about underwear by Kelly Klein, the ex-wife of Calvin Klein. Underworld is a collection of 154 photographs and celebrates the human body and encompasses more than one hundred years of body photography. The book contains artistic photographs of people in underwear. Among them are the rock band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.\r\n\r\nFor an even better understanding of the context of this book, here are some customer reviews:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201c<\/em><em>Very interesting and captivating look at underwear, and body. Photographs taken by old masters of photography,<\/em> <em>new masters<\/em> <em>and amateur photographers make underworld complete. Very sexy, innocent, and liberating \u2026<\/em><em>\u201d<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201c<\/em><em>A lovely book, safe on the most conservative coffee table and full of moments that generate emotions. Underworld is one of the collections of classic photography.<\/em><em>\u201d <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nRoom to Play is a book with surrealistic photographs and\/or animations of children. The book is in the United States\u2019 Library of Congress. Simen Johan creates surreal and narrative tableaux of corrupted youth. His images of children and adolescents are constructed by digitally manipulating and combining parts of faces and bodies belonging to people of various ethnicities, ages, and genders.\r\n<blockquote><em>"My photographs are composites of multiple-image fragments that I digitally manipulate and combine, including both images that I have photographed myself and found images. By combining different elements, my objective is to create artificial scenarios that appear vaguely familiar and produce numerous associations. I want to evoke a sense of familiarity that will seduce the viewer into allowing his or her own experience, imagination, and understanding of existing popular imagery to become tools for interpreting my work." <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nThis books contains artistic photographs of two teenage boys in rural Louisiana. According to the prosecution they confiscated it because in some of the photos the subjects were wearing swim-trunk type of clothing. The author is a renowned photographer who landed jobs in Los Angeles photographing celebrities and shooting album cover art, including one assignment for the debut album of the then-unknown singer Alanis Morisette.\u201d\r\n\r\nDrew and Jimmy is John Patrick Salisbury's first book and is the result of five years of reflection on his family's past. Hailing originally from an isolated farming village in Northern California, Salisbury was preceded by seven generations. Family relations still live there, and Salisbury relives his past vicariously in this book through the lives of his cousins Drew and Jimmy. What results is a poignant and moving portrait of boyhood in rural America.\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cVisually pleasing as well as heart felt sincerity<\/em><em> \u2026 <\/em><em>My family was not as deep rooted there as the Salisbury\u2019s were, but I grew up there and those roots run just as deep. It was a truly wonderful place to grow up, and the book depicts the environment beautifully.<\/em><em>\u201d <\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201c<\/em><em>Beautiful and thoughtful. Salisbury has created a wonderful journal of growth and sensitivity. He has pulled at his heart to create this chronology of youth to adulthood. A somber passing, it would seem, for him.<\/em><em>\u201d <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nThe Fourth Sex turns a critical, illustrated spotlight on adolescence, a territory of transition crisscrossed by the most varied creative energies. A series of iconographic materials begins in the 1960s and moves up to the present, revealing clothes, behaviour patterns, novels, and visual artworks created or inspired by the transnational tribe that are teenagers. The book's shifting, politically incorrect graphic style gives form and colour to all the contradictions and ambiguities of an unhappy age that we never cease to remember with nostalgia and the occasional twinge of pain.\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201c<\/em><em>A great book by fashion provocateur Raf Simons that showcases a fine collection of cultural artifacts, from pop to the subversive. The book manages to remind me of my own days of adolescence and the images and iconography that inspired my sense of outrage, the shape of sexuality and the ideals that pumped the new lifeblood of my generation into our society.\u201d<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201c<\/em><em>Odd but awesome book! <\/em><em>A<\/em><em>n expressionistic piece of art. <\/em><em>A<\/em><em> book filled with a collaboration of photographs that show the feeling of being an adolescent and shows real life in action. <\/em><em>A<\/em><em> fun book to look at with friends. <\/em><em>I<\/em><em> promise you\u2019ll love it!\u201d<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201cThe book appeared to be a compilation of numerous photographs depicting men, women and\u00a0children of both sexes. The majority of the photographs depicted the subjects completely unclothed, including the male and female children\u2026 This type of material may be used as part of\u00a0a \u201cgrooming process\u201d facilitating the molestation of intended victims\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nIn reality though, this book documents Pere Formiguera's Chronos project, in which he took subjects whose ages ranged from two to seventy-five at the project's beginning, and photographed them once a month over a ten-year period.\r\n\r\nAccording to the police this is a book consisting of a compilation of photographs \u201c<em>of nude and\/or semi-nude women, in sexually explicit poses\u201d.<\/em>\r\n\r\nAnd that is exactly what it is. Women dressed in 19<sup>th<\/sup> century clothes in some explicit postures and shot by French photographer Alexandre Dupouy.\r\n\r\nThe Camp Cove is a book with artistic, non-sexual photos of adult men, including nude and semi-nude photographs in various settings both indoors and outdoors. The author is a <em>children's book illustrator and gay art photographer who lives in Sydney, Australia. <\/em>\u00a0He is a renowned artist and has exhibited work around the world with exhibitions in Australia, as well as Italy, France, Spain and Japan. He has received accolades for both his artistic and teaching ability, including both the TAFE Award for Teaching Excellence and the NSW Department of Education and Training\u2019s Teacher of the Year Award in 1999.\r\n\r\nDressup is a collection of black and white photographs of children dressing up in various roles and settings.\r\n\r\nThe author, Starr Ockenga won national acclaim for her first book on gardens, Earth on Her Hands: The Amerian Woman in Her Garden, which received an American Horticultural Society Book Award for 1999. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Horticulture and Country Home. She received her master\u2019s degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been granted fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Her photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and abroad.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhen he first started in commercial illustration, Dave Nestler's innate ability to capture likenesses got him plenty of assignments for film and television. Always a fan of the pin-up, and inspired by such greats as Vargas and Sorayama, Dave also created a series of stunning erotic portraits that got him the attention of Playboy Magazine. It wasn't long before he would star in gallery showings, and command fine-art prices for his illustrations. For those not quite ready to mortgage the house, here for the first time is a collection of these full color masterworks for your own personal admiration. The Art of Dave Nestler is an over-sized presentation, 48 pages in glorious full color, printed on heavyweight coated stock - every page worthy of a frame and a spotlight of its own.\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201c<\/em><em>Original and flawless. Wow. I don\u2019t even know where to begin because there are just so many elements to this book that I just love.<\/em> <em>I really cannot stress to you how valuable I think <\/em><em>t<\/em><em>his work is. The fact that each strand of hair is done in acrylic is mind-blowing to me.<\/em><em>\u201d <\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201c<\/em><em>Great book from a great artist. Wicked Intentions is one of the few books I own by Dave Nester and is a must for the library any pin-up art collector or tattoo artist or enthusiast of the female form. This is a must-have for any fan of pin-up art!<\/em><em>\u201d <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nThe police singled this book out as an indication of guilt due to the fetish nature of it\u2019s content (such as bondage\u2026.etc).\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cThis is a fantastic book which I've owned for a long time now. It is one of the first books I obtained while starting out on the road of the Fantasy Art genre. Sorayama is a master of the Airbrush methods. His paintings are of an adult nature depicting women in bondage, characters restrained and of course, lifelike beautiful women. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am NOT looking at a photo because the art is so lifelike. This book is for adults and the open minded.\u201d<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201cAn incredible, completely original hardcore erotic art book, by the master. this book is not for your coffee table. If you haven't heard of this guy, this is the place to start.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nHajime\u2019s work also appeared among others on the cover of the 2001 album \u201cJust Push Play\u201d by the rock band Aerosmith.\r\n\r\nBidgood is a book about the life and work of American artist James Bidgood. The book includes nude or semi-nude artistic photos of men in various, non-sexual, fairy tale-like settings. The book was published by the publisher Benedikt Taschen who specializes in art, photography and art history books. Jackson\u2019s attorney, Thomas Meserau mentioned at the 2005 trial that Taschen has sought to work with the Jackson family and that he sent this book to Jackson. There were more Taschen publications among the confiscated books.\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cBidgood\u201d is a terrific introduction to the 66-year-old photographer\u2019s work. Although some may consider the style of the photos kitschy and campy, Bidgood argues (through his work) that beauty informs style and fashion. These aren\u2019t interchangeable twinks in satyr costumes; these photographs harken back to an era when a different gay sensibility ruled. The informative and detailed accompanying essays help the reader understand what he\u2019s seeing, and place Bidgood\u2019s work in a broader artistic, photographic, and cultural context. Excellent!\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\n<strong>Taormina<\/strong> is a collection of non-sexual, artistic photos of males, many nude or semi-nude in the 1930\u2019s. The photos are from the late 1800s.\r\n<blockquote><em>For over a century the art photographs of Wilhelm von Gloeden have been admired and collected, maligned and banned, and have generally been a landmark in the study of the male nude in art. This book is graced by a fine preface written by Ulrich Pohlmann, a terse essay which surveys the artist\u2019s life and makes a fine argument for the inclusion of von Gloeden\u2019s photograhs in the museums of the world. It is a joy to have this collection available in its entirety. <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nAn artistic photographic book about youth culture and neglected youth by the renowned photographer Ed Templeton.\u00a0 The police confiscated it because it includes some nudity and claimed they were unable to determine with any accuracy if material within this book could be considered child pornography.\r\n\r\nHere is a video which takes you through the whole book: <a href="https:\/\/vimeo.com\/54012676">https:\/\/vimeo.com\/54012676<\/a>\r\n\r\n<strong>Before The Hand Of Man<\/strong> is a photographic essay capturing the beauty of nature and man, untouched by civilization--or, "before the hand of man." It includes non-sexual, artistic photos of nude men. The book is a rare, vintage book published in the 1970s. It is in the United States\u2019 Library of Congress. The book was published in 1972 and had one edition only.\r\n\r\nThe book contains artistic photographs of children\u00a0 and young people in a beach setting in swimwear. The author Rineke Dijkstra is a Dutch photographer who might be the most important photographer of portraits alive today. Her people emerge from beaches, hospital rooms, indefinable space, to haunt us with their imperfect beauty and their fierce necessity of existence. These photographs heroicize individuals in a brazen way.\u201d\r\n<blockquote><em>\u00a0\u201cRineke Dijkstra has a gift for capturing the underlying humanity in her portrait subjects with a simplicity and innocence that is rare even among top photographers. Highly recommended for the serious student of photography\u201d.<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>The police officer who confiscated it claimed that based on their<\/em><em> training, <\/em><em>\u201c<\/em><em>this type of material can be used as part of a \u201cgrooming\u201d process by which people (those seeking to molest children) are able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate the molestation of said victims<\/em><em>.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nThis is a book in which human armpits are photographed in a deceptive manner as if they were female genitalia.\r\n\r\nJanet Williams, the police officer, who confiscated the book said on the stand at Jackson\u2019s trial that she was \u201cshocked\u201d by the content of this book. So let\u2019s see the content which \u201cshocked\u201d this seasoned sex crime detective. This is what Poo-chi pictures looks like:\r\n\r\nThe photographs are inventive and quite amusing. According to the police, however, it could have been used for grooming.\r\n\r\nNaked as a Jaybird is about the history of the American nudist magazine \u201cJaybird\u201d that was published in the 1960s, described by the prosecution as <em>\u201cnude adult male and female erotica; very graphic\u201d.<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>The Glory of de Dienes Women contains a series of p<\/em>hotos of nude women by Andre de Dienes who, among others, famously photographed Marilyn Monroe.\r\n\r\nThis book is filled with artistic photos of a young man by Bruce Webber. In most of the photos the subject is clothed. Out of around 150 photos in the book there are only about 5 to 6 nude photos. The book also includes photos of the subject with various celebrities like Pamela Anderson, and it has brief texts by artists and celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen.\r\n\r\nWebber is very much renowned for his uniquely stylish and elegant photography and worked on many ad campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Versace, as well as with magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle and Rolling Stone.\r\n\r\nWeber also directed music videos for artists like Chris Isaak and the Pet Shop Boys and he famously photographed many celebrities, among them\u00a0Madonna, Brad Pitt, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. He first worked with Jackson in the \u201970s when Jackson was still a member of the Jackson 5, then again in 2007. Jackson\u2019s defence at his 2005 trial said that Weber sent this book to Jackson unsolicited.\r\n\r\nBob and Rod is a compilation of non-sexual, artistic photographs of two males who are mostly nude or semi-nude. The subjects are Bob Paris and Rod Jackson who were one of the first famous gay married couple in the United States, appearing on many talk shows \u2013 including Oprah Winfrey \u2013 in the late \u201980s-early \u201990s. The book is in the United States\u2019 Library of Congress.\r\n\r\nThis book is exactly as the police described it as, a book about the \u201chistory of pornography with heterosexual photos from the 1940s on to recent, some graphic, some sadomasochism.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis is a collection of artistic photography by Robert Maxwell. The book includes some nude and semi-nude photos. It was indicated by Jackson\u2019s defence at his trial in 2005 that Maxwell is a personal friend of the Jackson family. He is another photographer who has worked with a number of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Yoko Ono, Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp. This book is also in the United States\u2019 Library of Congress.\r\n\r\nA compilation of photographs, drawings, cartoons and writings about homosexual activity between adult men. This book was particularly emphasized by the prosecution and was even brought up in their closing statement. Probably because it was the only publication in Jackson\u2019s possession which depicted male on male sexual activity. They suggested this vintage book rarity from 1970, that Jackson had in a cardboard box in the midst of hundreds of other art and photography books \u201cproved\u201d that the singer was homosexual, while the dozens of heterosexual porn magazines that the singer possessed, bought on a regular basis and kept in places such as his nightstand were not an indication of his sexuality \u2013 according the prosecution\u2019s theory at least.\r\n\r\nThese books were not found in the context of an excessive collection of nude photographs of children, but they were found in the art book collection of a man who was generally interested in photography, art photography, art history, book rarities and vintage books. Jackson once bought an entire book store and probably had thousands of unread and unopened books, hence why so many were found in cardboard boxes\r\n\r\n<strong>Besides his personal fascination with art photography, we can safely assume that his photo collections were used as inspiration in his own work \u2013 for styling and restyling his own photo shoots and music videos into something <\/strong>neo-classical, catchy, glamorous, sexy and visually irresistible.\r\n\r\nThe PROOF for this can be found right in the police report. Just a couple of paragraphs earlier is a piece of evidence called item 1004 which describes them as <strong>\u201cseven photographs of unidentified males in their late teens, or early twenties\u201d.<\/strong>\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cThe pictured individuals are light skinned African Americans who were posed in a provocative manner and were wearing little or no clothing. The subjects\u2019 private areas were covered by what little clothing they were wearing, or by cloth material purposely placed to cover the genitalia. The following phrase was written on the box containing the photographs -\u201cWhy Photo shoot\u201d. In addition, Michael Jackson was also photographed in the company of these individuals. Again, these individuals were posed in provocative manner with bare chests\u201d.<\/em>\r\n\r\n<em>\u201cIt should be noted\u201d, says the police officer, \u201cI recognized the photographs described as being associated with the pop group, \u201c3T\u201d. I further learned the pictured individuals were Michael Jackson\u2019s nephews. Although the photos contained in items 1003 through 1008 appear to be commercially produced, they do depict young males in limited clothing and various provocative poses\u2026 This type of material can be used as part of a \u201cgrooming\u201d process by which people seeking to molest children are able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate the molestation of said victims\u201d.<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nI would advise the police officer against walking into a record store and taking a look at the album covers, they might have a heart attack when they see all of the grooming depicted on them.\r\n\r\nAlso, the book Taormina clearly inspired Michael to include some antique scenes into his \u201cYou are not alone\u201d video with Lisa Maria Presley, as is clear from this picture.\r\n\r\nBesides the art books, the police also confiscated a whole lot of adult, heterosexual porn magazines and videos, which we won\u2019t get into in this video. When we say \u201cBarely Legal\u201d, you probably get the idea. Also confiscated were vintage nudist periodicals.\r\n\r\nDescribed by the police as <em>\u201cthe official publication of International Nudist Conference. There were 19 copies of \u201cNudist, Sunshine and Health\u201d. The periodicals contained nude photographs of men, women and children as well as writings pertaining to nudism. The photographs and writings did not appear to be pornographic in nature\u201d.<\/em>\r\n\r\nUntil into the 50\u2019s, the pictures were censored from nudity. The magazines were not sexual or pornographic in nature (and thus couldn\u2019t be used for any \u2018grooming\u2019), but their purpose was to promote a healthy lifestyle and being at one with nature.\r\n\r\nAs you know now, there was no child pornography ever found in Jackson\u2019s home, not in 1993 and not in 2003. Note that the police officer repeats after each entry in his review:\r\n<blockquote><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">\u201cNone of the books and magazines contained pictures that depicted illegal\u00a0activities, such as child pornography.\u201d<\/span><\/strong><\/blockquote>\r\nThe only actual porn in his nightstand was clearly legal, adult and heterosexual, not something you would expect in the nightstand of a pedophile who likes young boys.\r\n\r\nSo were those books used for any other evil cause such as grooming? Well, Wade Robson himself kills that myth in court in 2005.\r\n\r\nWhen Wade Robson was questioned about Michael\u2019s sexually explicit collection by Ron Zonen during the 2005 trial, Robson was genuinely surprised to hear Michael even owned anything like it and confirmed under oath that he had never seen any of it. The other witnesses expressed the same kind of surprise. Not because it disturbed them, they just never saw it before.\r\n\r\nSo if none of them ever saw those materials before<em>,<\/em> what kind of \u201cgrooming\u201d was the prosecution talking about?\r\n\r\nNow we can finally put this chapter to rest.