Friend Tries to Unravel Jacko's Complex Sexuality
Lisa Marie said King of Pop was 'hot stuff in bed', into role-playing
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 11:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – When he was accused of sexual abuse in 1993, Michael Jackson’s complex sexuality changed forever. The "virgin" superstar that Tatum O'Neal once described as "so shy he hardly says two words" now had police bearing down on Neverland, and sent maids scurrying to hide pictures of undressed young boys and the women's perfume he wore. “This guy is nuts, isn’t he?” one muttered. So his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley the next year was shocking and suspect. But “I am convinced this marriage was not a sham,” writes Jackson friend J. Randy Taraborreli in an extensive look at the King of Pop's sexuality for the Daily Mail.

Presley told a friend that Jackson was "hot stuff in bed," but Jackson refused to stop spending time with children—a refuge from the childhood he claimed was stolen by a philandering father and brothers who continually booked the Jackson Five into strip clubs. Jackson's overwhelming need to immediately have his own children with Presley eventually broke up the marriage, and sent him into the arms of surrogate mother and eventual wife Debbie Rowe.