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Michael Jackson biographer claims the star was gay

Floey Bennett June 30, 2009
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The unofficial biographer of Michael Jackson has claimed he was gay and that he had spoken to two of the star’s previous lovers.

Ian Halperin said he has spoken to two men who slept with the singer, who died of a suspected heart attack last Thursday.

Halperin has claimed that the late singer was gay, but added that despite allegations of sexual abuse by Jordan Chandler and Gavin Arvizo, Jackson was never interested in children. He did however, state that Jackson was attracted to men who were younger than him.

Writing in the Daily Mail, he said: “In the course of my investigations, I spoke to two of his gay lovers, one a Hollywood waiter, the other an aspiring actor. The waiter had remained friends, perhaps more, with the singer until his death last week. He had served Jackson at a restaurant, Jackson made his interest plain, and the two slept together the following night. According to the waiter, Jackson fell in love.”

He added that the waiter showed him evidence of his alleged affair with Michael, including photographs of the pair together.

Halperin, who has already written a book titled ‘The Final Years Of Michael Jackson’, claimed the singer had just six months to live last December.

In 2006, the singer’s brother Jermaine Jackson revealed he and his brothers thought the star was gay.

Jermaine said that at the height of Jackson 5’s fame they met lots of women and all eventually fell in love but “Michael, well, he wasn’t interested. We used to quietly say that we couldn’t have a gay brother.”

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