The former lover of late entertainer Liberace, and the subject of a feature film starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, has said in an interview that his love affairs also included Michael Jackson.
Scott Thorson, whose relationship with Liberace is the subject of the HBO funded film Behind the Candelabra, which stars Damon and Douglas, made the claims in an interview with the Sun.
The 54-year-old claimed that the pair met after Liberace made him have cheek implants to make him look more like his son, and that they and Michael, who had just had plastic surgery on his nose, recovered together in Palm Springs.
He said: “Liberace introduced me and Michael in the late 1970s. It was right around the time Thriller was coming out and Michael and I became lovers.
“Our relationship went on for six or seven years. Michael was very generous too. He treated me well.
“Liberace and I had both undergone plastic surgery around the same time Michael underwent a nose job because he didn’t think he was handsome. We all healed together at the Liberace compound in Palm Springs.”
Despite being featured in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film, Thorson was only able to see it after he was bailed out of prison by a brothel owner on Sunday, while he awaits sentencing for burglary charges.
“Matt Damon did a great job playing me. And he did a great job in bed with Douglas, too,” Thorson joked. “I needed to see Jason Bourne on top of Gordon Gekko.”
Despite joking about the cast, Thorson also said he thought that he was being underpaid for the film.
“I didn’t make much out of the movie. I own a small percentage of the film, but Hollywood is notorious for padding the bill so its shows no profit,” he continued. “It has been a big success, all these European companies have picked it up. So for the filmmakers to say they haven’t made a dime would be a big mistake — especially with my mouth.”
Oscar winning film director, Steven Soderbergh, previously said that the film was not scheduled to have a theatrical release because film studios turned it down for being “too gay,” and it struggled to find funding.