Elvis Presley, Prince and Michael Jackson, what do they have in common besides being celebrity musicians? Each of them groomed their teenaged fans, moved them into their mansions and later married them when they reached legal age. Technically, Presley and Prince didn’t rape their teen admirers, (since they waited to consummate sex after marriage) but they set up the virginal girls to become their wives with classic pedophilic grooming. It reminds me of how young virgins were married to adult men throughout history, given away like property in marriage alliances.
In the raid of the FDLS Mormon polygamist cult led by Warren Jeffs, the true roots of Mormonism were exposed. He forcibly arranged underaged girls to marry adult men in his cult. Jeffs was also accused of incest by his nephew, Brent Jeffs in 2004. Brent said he was sodomized and abused by Warren and other family members since he was 5-6 yrs old. He wrote a memoir, titled, “Lost Boy”. Brent’s brother Clayne was also raped by Warren Jeffs during childhood, he ended up committing suicide. It doesn’t stop there, Warren Jeffs committed incest with two of his own children along with his nephews!
There are countless others: R. Kelly and Woody Allen come to mind; but this was intended to be a short post that focuses primarily on Presley, Prince and Jackson. Maybe I’ll write a part two, but this topic is so depressing.
Elvis courted his future wife, Priscilla and moved her into his Graceland mansion when she was a teenager. He waited until she became 19 to marry her. He also bizarrely made her wear a huge black wig (his mother had black hair, Priscilla’s hair was brown), it seems like he wanted her clothes and her makeup style to imitate his mother’s appearance. Creepy. After Priscilla gave birth, it’s rumored that he stopped sleeping with her, was it because she literally became a mother? He wanted her to remind him of his mother but not be a mother?
Prince met his first wife, Mayte Garcia, through her mother, who sent him a video of her daughter belly dancing. Great mothering instincts! I think backstage parents, who want be rich and famous through their children, should be charged with abuse. The mother and daughter were in the front row during one of his concerts in 2000 and were invited back stage. Prince invited Mayte to live in his Paisley Park mansion, while she was still a teenager. He made her a back up dancer and she become his wife in 2006. Their firstborn child was born severely deformed and died within a week. Mayte miscarried a second child shortly afterwards and Prince divorced her. In an interview with People magazine, she described how he controlled what she ate in order to keep her weight down and they notoriously pretended that their baby, named Boy Gregory, was still alive during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Prince was her very first romantic crush.
Both Prince, Elvis and Jackson influenced their virginal future lover’s physical appearance, they were idolized by countless groupies and they held the power in the relationship, both as the older man/father figure and also as the charismatic sex idol/celebrity god. If you’re asking why I consider Presley and Prince to be pedophiles, (since they waited to have sex with their teenagers), I think they expertly groomed and isolated inexperienced children to live in their controlled-environment, mansions. The children were all under their celebrity power of manipulation. Taking them away from their homes practically insured their devotion and virginity. The victims were initiated into their first experience with sex, by their sexually advanced abusers. They had no other reference point for learning about sex until they were groomed.
It’s very narcissistic what the pedophiles did. They were grown men of status and power and they entrapped children, under the guise of mentorship and later courtship. So even if these pedophiles technically waited, (didn’t commit statutory rape); they still had their lustful intentions fulfilled and swept under the approved sanctuary of condoned sex, through marriage.
Michael Jackson brought his numerous child fans to live in his Neverland mansion for extended “sleepovers” for decades. Several men accused him of sexually abusing them when they were children. Wade Robson says he was sexually abused when he was 7 and Jackson was 31. Wade was even allegedly married to him in a secret ceremony, with an exchange of a wedding ring. I haven’t watched the latest documentary, “Leaving Neverland” yet, but the interviews of James Safechuck and Wade Robson are very compelling. They both claim that Jackson professed to be in love with them when they were children and he promised them rewarding careers in the industry. Both of the boys got Jackson’s attention initially as dancers; they could perfectly imitate his iconic dance moves. Jacko knew how to charm and groom the children’s parents too; who seemed naively star struck with his fame and wealth.