Facing the Music

Michael Jackson returns home amid a swirl of accusations that he sexually abused young boys

How many rings can a circus have? Especially a tabloid freak show like the Michael Jackson affair? The star returned from medical seclusion in London to cooperate with authorities investigating sexual-abuse charges against him. But on his Neverland Ranch in California, Jackson seemed only the main attraction in a seven-ring circus of horror.

THE STAR. Jackson, secluded with an expanded law team, proclaimed his innocence in the civil suit brought by a 13-year-old boy who claims the star molested him. Investigators in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties have pressed no criminal charges against Jackson. But in the court of public...

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