Gay Man Recounts 'Love Story' With Jacko

Or, at least, so he claims to be
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:10 AM CDT
In this handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A man claiming to be Michael Jackson’s secret gay lover has stepped forward, telling Australia’s Woman’s Day, “I’ve lost my soul mate.” Jason Pfeiffer, 35, works for Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, and claims his relationship with the King of Pop started with phone calls and progressed to a “first date” in Pfeiffer’s car: “We went for a drive and were talking and having fun, but Michael had his minders who were 'nosy,' as Michael put it. We had to make sure we were not caught.”

“Michael got very retrospective in the last few weeks, he was talking about God and the Mayan calendar and the year 2012—which is when the Mayan calendar ends,” Pfeiffer says. "He was overly religious, overly dramatic, exhausting and exhausted. He was saying goodbyes the week before passing. Everyone was creeped out by it.” Pfeiffer described their relationship as a "a short romantic love story that ended in tragedy."