Doc Gave Jacko Drug to Curb Boy Desire

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2009 5:59 PM CDT
In this March 5, 2009 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson punches the air after announcing that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
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(Newser) – One of Michael Jackson's doctors prescribed him a drug to curb his apparent desire for young boys, the Daily Mirror reports. Seeing Jackson enjoy wine and sleepovers with children at Neverland Ranch between 2001 and 2003, Dr. Alimorad Farshchian gave him Depo Provera, a birth control drug that limits testosterone. “Yes, that’s exactly it," says a Farshchian spokesman. "He was trying to help Michael.”

“It was really Dr. Farshchian, when he became aware of the sleepovers, who planted the idea in Michael’s head that he might have a problem," says another source. "Dr Farshchian didn’t necessarily think there was abuse going on—but he was concerned there were inappropriate feelings towards minors which could be addressed.”