Geller Interviewed Jackson About Child Abuse Under Hypnosis
Psychic Uri Geller once interviewed Michael Jackson under hypnosis to find out whether the superstar was innocent of the child sex allegations which rocked the last few years of his life.
Spoon-bending performer Geller - who was pals with Jackson throughout the 1990s - offered to put the pop superstar in a trance to help improve his eating habits.
But Geller secretly used the opportunity to probe the star about Jordy Chandler - the boy Jackson was accused of molesting in the 1993.
Chandler received a multi-million dollar out of court settlement from the star and Geller was determined to find out whether the pay-off was an admission of his friend's guilt.
He explains, "(Michael) said to me suddenly, 'This mind power that you have - can you send it to me? Can I feel it? Is there some food I can eat - I don't want to eat junk food - can you make me healthy?'
"And I said to him, 'Will you allow me to hypnotise you?' and he said, 'Yes! Wow! Can you really hypnotise me?'
"So I put him into a trance and I confronted him under hypnosis - I asked him, 'Michael, did you ever touch a child in an inappropriate manner?' And Michael answered immediately, 'No I would never do that.'
"So I asked him, 'Why did you pay off Jordy Chander?' and he said, 'I had enough - I couldn't take it any more.'
"I pulled him out of the trance - he never knew this - but to me this was a private validation that this poor man is innocent."
Jackson was accused of child molestation again in 2003 in relation to 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo. He was cleared of all charges at his 2005 trial.