Michael Jackson's Neverland pain
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 January 2009
Michael Jackson "never wants to see" his Neverland ranch again because it holds such "awful" memories for him, says his sister LaToya
Michael Jackson "never wants to see" his Neverland ranch again.
The 'Thriller' singer moved into the 2,800-acre property - in which he built his own zoo and theme park - in 1988, but abandoned the fantasy home after being accused of child molestation in 2003, and according to his sister LaToya, he will never return to his Californian estate.
LaToya told fellow contestants on UK reality TV series 'Celebrity Big Brother': "Michael still owns Neverland. He hasn't been there in about six years - not since the trial.
"He says he never wants to see it again. He doesn't want to be there. The memories are so awful."
Last November, following a series of refinancing loans, 50-year-old Michael transferred ownership of Neverland to Scamore Valley Ranch Company LLC.
The company is a joint venture between Michael - represented by attorney L. Londell McMillan - and an affiliate of billionaire Thomas Barrack's investment company, Colony Capital LLC.
Michael was eventually acquitted of all child abuse charges in 2005.