I have a difficult time justifying the victims/parents taking money over prosecution though.
What parent would take an exorbitant amount of money over justice?
It's all very strange like a lot of his life & thus himself but i never put anything past a human being, any of them...Michael, the kids or the parents.
Oh, I'm in full agreement that those parents are culpable on numerous fronts. I am a parent and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that there is nothing - and I mean NOTHING that would convince me that it is normal or OK to have my son spend the night at a GROWN MAN'S HOUSE. Never.
The fact that they would put their children in a situation like that in the first place suggests that they are either the stupidest parents on the planet, or evil schemers who knew Mr. Jackson's proclivities and decided they could make a buck off it.
Furthermore, taking money from him as a payoff is almost too horrendous for words. The victim is the child, pure and simple. Makes me sick to my stomach, actually.