Michael Jackson's former maid says she found children's underwear floating in his jacuzzi and tampons next to his bed
56-year-old Adrian McManus made some hard-hitting revelations about her time working for Michael Jackson at his Neverland mansion in the 1990s.
One of Michael Jackson's former maids who worked for the 'King of Pop' at his Neverland ranch has claimed the singer was almost certainly a pedophile and described some of the disturbing items she found around his mansion, including children's underwear, tampons, and VHS cassettes that she believed contained "intimate" footage of him with the children.
According to the Daily Mail, 56-year-old Adrian McManus was Jackson's personal maid for four years starting from 1990 and was a direct witness to some of his misdeeds. Her testimony once again puts a spotlight on numerous allegations of pedophilia against the singer and which eventually saw Jackson as the subject of criminal investigation and prosecution.
In an interview with the Mail, McManus detailed some of the incidents at Neverland that drew her suspicion towards his activities, including how she often found vaseline and tampons next to Jackson's bed and scattered around the mansion. "There was a lot of Vaseline around Neverland, a lot in Michael’s bedroom," she said.
"And they had it all over in the main house, there was a rose room, it was up there. They had it in train room, which was kind of like an attic; they had that up there. It was in every room, the soldier room," she continued. "It was in drawers. Sometimes it was on counters. Sometimes they would find it on the golf carts that Michael would take out to drive around."
She said Jackson used to bring a long line of young boys into his bedroom during the weekends, divulging that when she went to pick up after the singer in his bedroom, she would often find "special guests," i.e. the little boys, taking baths with him in his jacuzzi.
McManus explained the clean up after was always unpleasant because of the nature of the things she would find. "Michael would have his underwear floating in the water and the little boys’ underwear floating in the water together. If they weren’t floating in the water, they were outside on the floor around the Jacuzzi," she revealed, adding she also found "underwear that was in the back of Michael’s main room and one of the closets and it was in the back of the filing cabinet" which were "very hard, and crunchy, and yellow."
There were quite a few other concerning details that didn't reflect too well on Jackson either. The 56-year-old claimed "he always had a camera on him taking pictures of the boys, kids," and that on one occasion, the singer asked her to laminate photos of naked babies with which he wanted to decorate his bedroom.
She also said he had a large collection of VHS tapes, which she admits she didn't watch, was of "Michael with boys doing inappropriate things that had to be hidden." The maid added the tapes were hidden away in a movie projection theater away from the main house so investigators wouldn't find it after it emerged the singer could face criminal charges when former child companion Jordan Chandler alleged he was groomed and molested.
"I don’t know where they went, but I did hear that one of the nephews of the man who ran the theater had got a hold of a lot of the videos and hid them," she said. "I had heard that the man who ran the theater, he had mentioned that his nephew had come over there once in a while. His nephew would run the theater when the older man wouldn’t. And rumors were that he packed them up in the trunk and took them off the ranch."
McManus, who would go on to be a witness for the prosecution during Jackson's 2005 criminal trial in which he was acquitted of all charges of misconduct, said he got away with it because his private security team would intimidate staff and children to keep them silent, even going so far as to issue death threats.
"'I knew Michael very, very well, and I was told that what I know you just don’t say it, and that really concerned me," she said. "I was threatened by Michael when I took over his bedroom, so I was already scared with that and I was afraid for my family. At that point, I was thinking of my life and my family’s life; something could happen to me. 'I was told by Michael’s bodyguards that they could hire a hit man to take me out, that they could have somebody slice my neck and you’d never find my body. So yeah, I was very concerned and it’s my life and I cared about my life."