Michael Jackson's former maid claims he never loved Lisa Marie Presley and was only after her iconic father's fortune
Adrian McManus, who worked for four years as Michael Jackson's personal maid at Neverland ranch, claims the singer didn't love his first wife Lisa Marie Presley
According to Michael Jackson's personal maid, he never loved his first wife Lisa Marie Presley and was apparently using her to acquire her iconic father Elvis' massive music catalog.
In a conversation with Daily Mail, Adrian McManus, who served the 'Smooth Criminal' hitmaker at his Neverland ranch for over four years, told her own story about the famous couple's brief relationship. According to her, Jackson's sex abuse accusers were right to say that his relationships with women were all for show and that he married Lisa to show the world everything was okay and that he was "normal".
Now, the controversial maid claims that Jackson had an ulterior motive in tying the knot with Lisa, saying he was planning to usurp her legendary father's fortune and rights to over 1,000 of Elvis' hits.
During her interview, McManus said she felt sorry for Lisa when she got together with her employer. "What I felt with Lisa Marie, she was very kind. I think that Lisa really truly had a thing for Michael," she said.
"I think she really liked him and the sad part is I had read notes that Michael had in his bedroom. He wrote a note on his bedroom 'to do' board, which read, 'Got to acquire the song list for Elvis'. It was pinned up on a piece of paper in ink, next to notes saying things like, 'I want to heal the universe' and 'I want to walk hand in hand with Prince Andrew's children'."
"I thought his Elvis note was a business plan, like when he bought the Beatles catalog. Not long after Lisa Marie turned up at the house — Michael never mentioned her before. So I don't think he was being genuine to her. He wanted Elvis' legacy and I think Lisa was kind of played for a fool, sad to say. But I think she learned."
Speaking from her home in Nipomo, California, McManus also claimed the couple did not consummate their marriage. "I don't believe anything sexual happened between them at all and I think after she married him, she realized he just wanted what she had," she said.
When Jackson and Lisa began seeing each other, the 'Billie Jean' hitmaker kept inviting boys over to his residence, the former maid further alleges. He was hit with the first set of child sex abuse allegations shortly after. McManus expressed her shock after youngsters were invited over for sleepovers even after the accusations came to the fore.
"I think that Michael couldn't stop what he was doing," she said. "He was too far into what he was doing with the boys and I think that in his mind he thought, 'Well, people won't believe it, because I do good in this world'. I think he started falling down when people came up like me and four others and told what we had seen. I think when the truth kind of came out, I think a part of that destroyed him and he realized the world knows and I think that's why he began to fall in his life to get worse and worse."
McManus' claims about Jackson's relationship with Lisa Marie grew stranger as she proceeded. "We had a surreal moment where he hugged her in front of me by the back door," she said.
"He (Jackson) just looked at me with this wry smile, where we both knew what he was thinking. I caught his eye again and he looked down laughing — I had his number. He thought he could manipulate Lisa Marie to get hold of her dad's music catalog, Michael wanted her dad's songs — not her."
She continued, "Lisa Marie and Michael had a strange relationship. I never saw them have any real genuine romantic interaction. She came to the house quite a few times, but they were always fooling around. They were more like friends than lovers; there wasn't a lot of chemistry. Lisa Marie never even stayed over in his room that I can remember; Michael always made her stay in the guest unit or Rose Room."
She continued, "One day Michael called me into his room and asked me to tidy the bed. I could smell perfume, which was sprayed over the sheets, and a bra was just laid underneath the bed. Lisa Marie hadn't been there, but I felt Michael was trying to prove to me that they were dating. I felt sorry for Lisa as she was genuinely in love with him, and taken in by the nice, playful side of Michael – she never saw the man who locked himself away with children. I was surprised when they got married."
According to McManus, the King of Pop would keep the boys at a distance from Lisa Marie. "I think he married Lisa Marie to prove to the world that he liked women and was straight," she said. "It was his own way of gaining the world's approval after the child abuse allegations of Jordy. Michael was a shrewd businessman. Look at what he did to Paul McCartney with the Beatles songs. Paul trusted him and Michael just took the information and did the deal to get Paul's songs. People often forget that, and that shows how ruthless he was."