In what may seem as a laughable display of biting irony, Michael Jackson’s 2700-acre estate, where Jackson was accused of molesting several children, may soon be the new home of a rehab facility for children to recover from s*xual abuse.
The famous Neverland Ranch is now being sold to whomever makes the highest bid. Two of the four investors that are trying to acquire the property have expressed that they would like to turn the estate into a Graceland-like shrine revolved around the late international pop star. But a source close to one investor says that if he acquires the property, the investor plans to use it to open a facility that will provide specialized and “serene” therapy and rehabilitation environment for s*xually abused children where they can “recover” from the traumatizing effects.
“The plan is to have children come there for treatment, and they will also hire trained therapists who would help the victims through the use of equine-assisted therapy, which works to improve the kids’ self-esteem, and it helps them to become more outgoing,” the source reportedly said.
Neverland was made famous not only because Jackson resided there, but because the kid-friendly star had an arcade, movie theater, amusement park rides, and several animal attractions
Sources say that the estate is not expected to morph into a full-fledged Graceland of California. Reportedly, the Jackson estate would have to grant the investors of the venture rights to music icon’s likeness. It is presumed that the individuals that control Jackson’s estate would never let that happen.
But would they allow an investor to make a mockery of Jackson’s legacy by turning his once home into a rehab facility of s*xually abused children? For many, the suggestion of doing so is less of a coincidence and more of a reminder that many people believe that Jackson really did molest the children who accused him during the 1990s and early 2000s.
What do you think? Would you like to one day visit the Neverland Ranch and pay homage to the larger than life star? Or would you like the famous estate to be used as a place of healing and recovery for broken children?