Where are Jordan Chandler and Gavin Arvizo now? Michael Jackson’s first accusers

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JORDAN Chandler and Gavin Arvizo were two of the first to come forward and accuse Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them.

However, they are not the two accusers from the bombshell documentary Leaving Neverland – so where are they now? Here’s what we know.

Michael Jackson has been accused of sexual abuse by more than one person
Michael Jackson has been accused of sexual abuse by more than one person
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Who is Jordan Chandler and where is he now?

Jordan Chandler met Jackson in 1992 when he was 12.

He claims he was molested by Jackson in 1993 when he was 13 years old – which the King of Pop always strongly denied.

He said Jackson’s penis had “distinctive marks”.

The child was able to draw the distinctive marks on Jackson’s penis and buttocks – as the legendary entertainer suffered from skin condition vitiligo.

A police investigation was launched into Jackson which included a raid on Neverland Ranch and a strip search of the Billie Jean songwriter.

However, the allegations were dropped when Jackson paid the Chandler family a huge settlement reported to be around $23million.

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Jordan Chandler, right centre, claimed Jackson molested him. His family were paid a reported $23m[/caption]

According to numerous reports, including from investigative journalists such as Diane Dimond and Jacques Peretti, the child correctly identified the marks on the star’s penis prompting Jacko to settle.

After settling, Jordan attained legal emancipation from both his parents when he was 14.

His father Evan killed himself months after Jackson died in 2009 and his mum June testified during Jackson’s 2005 trial that she hadn’t spoken to her son in 11 years.

Leaving Neverland’s Director Dan Reed said in an interview that he tried to contract Jordan.

He said: “Jordan’s not easily accessible.

“We did a bit of sleuthing to try and find him but decided to not push that any further as he appears to want to stay hidden.”

Jordan reportedly was given a new identity and life in New York and has not spoken publically in 24 years.

Arvizo appeared with Jackson in the ITV doc Living with Michael Jackson
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Who is Gavin Arvizo and where is he now?

Gavin Arvizo met Jackson in 2003 when he was suffering from kidney cancer aged 13.

He was at the centre of the 2003 documentary Living With Michael Jackson

Gavin claims Jackson “masturbated” him, showed him pornography and gave him alcohol.

Jackson denied the accusations.

Jackson was charged with partaking in lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, but in 2005, was cleared of all charges.

It is unclear where Gavin is now.

Reed tried to contact him but Gavin did not respond.


How can I watch Leaving Neverland?

The documentary Leaving Neverland aired on Channel 4  on March 6 and 7.

You can catch it on All 4.

The programme will also be screened in the US on HBO at around the same time.

The documentary had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019.

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