Novel said he flew in March 2005, about a month into
Jackson's trial, from his home in New Orleans to the
Los Angeles home owned by Jackson's parents, where he
stayed several days before Jackson finally had him over
to Neverland Valley. He said the two of them met in a
bungalow on the property before Jackson drove him
around the ranch in an old pickup truck.
"The whole thing centered on Tommy Mottola
setting him up," Novel told me. "Mottola and him were
at odds, and Jackson's information was that Mottola and
Malnik got together to fu*k him. He said he believed Malnik
was representing the Mob."
He said Jackson had special loathing for Malnik
because he felt betrayed by him. When I told him
that Malnik was saying that Jackson had made him
executor of his estate, he was dubious.
"He had split up with Malnik," said Novel.
"He never said anything about Malnik being executor
of his will. And based on how pissed off Jackson was
at him at the time, I wouldn't believe it on a bet"
Jackson was very very afraid.
This is laughable. The two men were indeed friends at
one time, but there's a reason the photographs date all
the way back to 2003. The two men had a falling out after
Jackson began to believe that Malnik, who has known
Mafia ties and was once a close associate of Meyer Lansky,
was trying to wrangle Jackson's rights to half the Beatles
catalog of songs from him, rights that are worth an
estimated half billion dollars.
The source of this information is Gordon Novel, a character of
intrigue himself from the Kennedy assassination, Watergate,
and Waco. Novel worked in the Lyndon Johnson administration
and spent years working as an investigator for former U.S.
Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth
first reported that Novel had met with Jackson in 2005 in an
attempt to get the investigator to find proof that Malnik was
part of a conspiracy involving Sony's Tommy Mottola and film
director Brett Ratner, a Malnik protoge, to take over his assets.
It went on to say: It's clear that whether Malnik had any
ulterior motives in befriending Jackson, the pop star ended
up believing he was an enemy out to get his Beatles songs.
We'll have to wait and see if the world media continues to
eat out of Malnik's hand or if it actually reports the truth
about the relationship and its bitter end.