Michael Jackson's Neverland to turn into haven for sex abuse victims?
Michael Jackson's iconic Neverland ranch might be turned into a haven for sex abuse victims. It was also where Jackson was accused of luring children, alleged crimes for which he was never convicted.entertainment Updated: Feb 02, 2015 15:50 IST
Legendary popstar Michael Jackson's infamous Neverland ranch may soon become a haven for sex abuse victims.
The iconic former home of American singer has been up for sale and one bidder reportedly wants the property to be turned into haven for victims of sexual abuse, the Mirror reported.
A local businessman has reportedly offered in the neighbourhood of $40 million to turn the former home into a rehab centre for the $75 million property.
The year before the Don't Walk Away artist's death, Neverland Ranch was seized by Colony Capital from him as he had accrued a lot of debt.
The 2,700-acre property has bittersweet memories for the Jackson family, as it once was home to an amusement park, a two-storey arcade, candy stores, a cinema, and orangutans, llamas, a lion, snakes, horses and elephants, but it was also where Jackson was accused of luring children.
However, Jackson, who died at the age of 50 in 2009, was never convicted of these alleged crimes against children.
First Published: Feb 02, 2015 14:16 IST