Three bodyguards who worked for Michael through the years 2007-2009 have opened up about working for him, revealing that he had been dating at least two women in the years that they worked for him. These women were nicknamed “Friend” and “Flower” in order to protect their privacy.[EXPAND Mike Garcia, Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, Bodyguards from 2007-2009, Good Morning America interview, 9th March, 2010 ] [youtube]xMjktj5Xdd8[/youtube]
Interviewer: Was he a pedophile?
(all three shake heads)
Mike Garcia: No.
Bill Whitfield: No.
Javon Beard: Not at all.
Bill: Being a father myself and being a man, men know men, he had the desires of women like we do.
Narration: In fact, they say he had at least two girlfriends, dispelling that other rumor.
Bill: We had a curtain that covered the backseat, you couldn’t see in the backseat, they talked back there… I mean, you know.
Interviewer: So he’s making out in the backseat.
Bill: Or chewing loud gum (everyone laughs).
Interviewer: It sounds like you’re chaperoning two teenagers on a date.
(All nod and agree)
Javon: It was cute for us.
Narrator: They didn’t ask for anything for this interview. [/EXPAND]
[EXPAND News article about that interview with a few more details, ABC News, March 9th 2010 ]
MICHAEL JACKSON’s former bodyguards have spoken out about their late boss, revealing the King of Pop romanced a string of women with dates in the back of his limousine.The Thriller hitmaker’s longterm security guards, Mike Garcia, Bill Whitfield and Javon ‘BJ’ Beard, agreed to be interviewed on U.S. TV show Good Morning America on Tuesday.
And the trio divulged personal details of the late singer’s life behind closed doors, insisting Jackson had at least two steady girlfriends whose identities have remained a secret – and he took them on dates driving up and down the Las Vegas strip when he lived in Sin City.
When asked about the child molestation charges which were levied at Jackson despite his acquittal at a 2005 trial, all three insisted the star was not guilty of the accusations.
Whitfield says, “Being a man… men know men, and we (were) around him long enough to know he was a man.”
While Garcia adds, “(He had) desires of women like we do. He had lovers.”
And Whitfield goes on to describe Jackson’s various romantic encounters in the back of his limousine: “In the cars that we had, we had a curtain that covered the back seat. You couldn’t see in the back seat. They talked back there, they didn’t do nothing out of bounds… you can hear the kissing.” [/EXPAND]
[EXPAND The Bodyguards revealing more details about these women on their facebook wall ]
link to their facebook
Q: I trust you Bill, but I don’t understand why you don’t want to answer some of the question here because you’ll be talking about them in the book, however you don’t mind answering other questions you also will be talking about in the book. To be clearer; why don’t you want to answer here any question about his girlfriends?
MJs Bodyguards – Questions such as what? I get questions every 2-3 minutes every day, I can’t answer everyone or every question.
– Its not that we dont wanna answer questions about his female friends, its NOT about them, its about MJ. Who they are shouldnt matter.
Q: Random question……..dont have to answer if you dont want are you gonna talk about romantic interests? just curious who he was cheating on me with lol jk
MJs Bodyguards – He was not cheating on anyone..lol… we never said dating two ladies, we said he had two friends that he knew. ppl took that as something else….
– Ok, I see many of you have different feelings on what we should or shouldnt write about in the book. Please understand, his children want this, they want the world to know and see the side of their father the press and media never took the time to acknowledge. Its not about his Love life, its about his being happy and real. He would have loved towalked thru the mall with a “friend” and not be bothered by the media. He didnt put his personal life out there because he couldnt without being hounded by the press. This book is for his fans too, if you beleive and agree great, if you dont we are sorry but I assure you, if your a true MJ fan you will Love this book!
Q: Were there any times or moments when Michael was in public and no one either recognized or bothered him? And did he try to go out by himself sometimes without security? Stay blessed!
MJs Bodyguards There were a few times we escorted him and no one recognized him, he would take long walks at night with a friend.
Q: Bill, who was the friend MJ use to go on long walks with? E. Taylor? Thanks and have a relaxing weekend!
MJs Bodyguards A friend [/EXPAND] [EXPAND They reveal one was known as “Friend” and that she had a European accent, NYPost, May 9 2010 ]
Michael Jackson’s former bodyguards — Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard and Mike Garcia — are shopping a book, “In Defense of the King,” about their three years working with the King of Pop. The body men, who were interviewed by ABC in March, will sit down for another chat with the network to air in June, in which they will expound on Jackson’s financial troubles and try to kill rumors that the singer was gay. For one, confirms publicist Lelani Clark, the bodyguards say Jackson had two girlfriends toward the end of his life. One was called “Friend” and spoke with a European accent. [/EXPAND] [EXPAND Dr Karen Moriarty spoke to Michael’s bodyguards and they shared details about his liaisons with these women, calling the other girl “Flower”. She also reveals details about Michael being seen with girls around Los Olivos when he lived at Neverland, the book: Defending a King, published January 2012 ]
His Las Vegas security guards – Williams, James, and Garcia and Thomas Mesereau, all of whom knew Michael well, have confirmed that he was not homosexual.
Attorney Thomas Mesereau became intimately aware of Michael Jackson’s sexual proclivities during the months of the 2005 trial that delved into every aspect of the superstar’s private life. There was a massive and thorough investigation into every event and piece of evidence that might reveal Michael’s sexual preference and behaviors. Every item at his Neverland home – books, magazines, videos, articles of clothing, laundry hamper, papers, safes, and personal effects – was searched, confiscated, and/or filmed. Only some “girlie” magazines were found; nothing related to homosexual pornography was found – nothing. It is interesting to note that a photo of Marilyn Monroe was displayed on Michael’s bedside table.
Thomas Mesereau affirms that “Michael Jackson was a ‘red blooded male heterosexual’; he was not a pedophile – nothing could be further from the truth.”
His Las Vegas security team of three men have affirmed that “Michael Jackson was not gay.”
“Men know men,” they explained in a kind of shorthand to communicate that they got to know their boss intimately and that he obviously liked women. He would watch them from his vehicle, like any heterosexual man would do, and occasionally he would comment to his protectors on the attractiveness of various women.
Mr Jackson maintained a relationship with each of two women during the many months of guard service by Boyd Williams, Baron James and Michael Garcia.
Known to his security team as “Flower” and “Friend” each would occasionally come to visit their boss. Mike Garcia speaks about driving them to meet when one of the women came to Las Vegas to spend private time with him. Three men believed that Mr Jackson used nicknames for the women in order to protect their identities.
Mr Jackson did not entertain either of his female friends in the presence of his children nor did they come to his house. Nothing was more important to Mr Jackson than the well being of his family and he did not want to impose a single/unmarried female guest, as his “date”, upon his young, impressionable children. This behavior was in keeping with his self professed description as “old fashioned” and “a gentleman.”
It is fair to say that Michael Jackson was at the point in his life that he would not allow himself to open up thoroughly to any woman or allow himself to fall in love. Doing so would bring a world of his attention to his women friends, and the media would be relentless – like a dog with a bone – in chasing and hounding these women.
Ironically, it seems that the only ones outside of his security team – who ever saw Michael Jackson and one of his female companions together did not recognize him. Thankfully, no photos were ever taken. This situation is a tribute to his security men, who worked so diligently and intelligently that Mr Jackson and his special “friends” were not detected or revealed to the public.
When Mr Jackson was visited by one of the women, the security team covertly made all of his requested arrangements. The guards escorted Mr Jackson into his reserved hotel suite without the knowledge or cooperation of hotel management. It would be too risky to notify hotel personnel about the boss’ identity; his rendezvous with his lady could be easily and quickly ruined by the onslaught of paparazzi. “Michael Jackson with Mystery Woman!”
For the guards, it was great to know they could provide Mr Jackson with temporary peace of mind, which he so longed for and deserved. He could have someone he truly liked and she could reciprocate his feelings. They “acted like high school sweethearts,” laughing, giggling, and joking around. They spoke on the telephone often, so much that Mr Jackson accumulated huge monthly long distance phone bills.
The revelation of Michael Jackson and women friends comes as no shock to most of the residents of Los Olivos, the closest town to Neverland, at a distance of five miles. There, among the townspeople, it was commonly known that their neighbor superstar was dating women. Michael and his female friends typically avoided public places, as was his modus operandi in general, but sometimes he was spotted with a woman companion, who was obviously a “date” and the Michael Jackson sighting would be passed by word of mouth. Soon everyone would hear about it in this peaceful, scenic town in “wine country” with only 1,100 residents. It’s also interesting to note that, according to a recent US Census Bureau report, the racial make up of Los Olivos was 92.7% white, only one African American (.1%) and the remaining 7.2% of individuals were of other races. Michael Jackson was unique within his local community and in so many ways – the biggest celebrity, the wealthiest resident, and an anomaly as an African American man.
When Michael Jackson was seen in the Los Olivos area, especially with a woman friend, it was always notable. [/EXPAND]