Michael Jackson's Alleged 'Secret Lover' Says He Was 'Passionate And Loved Women'
He was one of the biggest popstars ever but despite the success Michael Jackson's career was marred by controversy over alleged incidents of sexual assault.
But now a woman, who claims to have been the singer's 'secret lover', has come forward to defend her alleged partner after allegations of sex abuse against children have resurfaced.
Shana Mangatal says she was in a relationship with the entertainer in the 90s and insists he was innocent and only interested in women.
Shana said: "He was definitely experienced - you could tell he had done this before - even though I had not at that point. And you could tell he loved women.
"He was very loving and passionate."
The mystery woman also took the opportunity to defend the Thriller singer over allegations made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the new documentary, Leaving Neverland.
Both men claim in the film they were abused by Jackson as children.
"I think it's awful - these two boys who are accusing him of these things in the documentary were two of his best friends, who he really cared for," Shana said.
"They were loving towards him and he was loving towards them, but in a pure and innocent way. He would never think that they of all people would turn against him..."
"To him sleeping in the same bed as kids, hanging out it was all so normal.
"He was just so naive about it all and he didn't realise that these kids had parents and some of them didn't have the best motives...
"He would be heartbroken about this - but he would never blame the children."
Jordy Chandler, 13, was the first person to come forward with allegations of abuse against Jackson, in 1993.
The singer's home was raided by police as part of the investigation, but no charges were brought against the popstar who settled the case out of court with a $23 million agreement, with no admittance of guilt.
Leaving Neverland debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, earlier this month and the film, which contains allegations against Jackson, has been labelled a 'public lynching' by the singer's family.
The film is set to air on Channel 4 and HBO later this year.
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