A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office has warned derekclontz.com in an official letter to stop publishing “any account of President Putin’s meeting with Michael Jackson on Nov. 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012 until a complete statement on Jackson’s performances in Moscow is released through official channels.”
The suggestion that Jackson is alive, visited Putin three years after his alleged “drug-induced death of a heart attack” and now is planning to perform at least two concerts in Moscow as part of a comeback tour is difficult to deny.
The spokeswoman identified herself as press deputy Katrina Kolakov, and contacted our offices via a courier-delivered diplomatic pouch sent from Washington, D.C. The courier did not speak English and, according to the secretary who accepted the package, “wasn’t friendly and he was wearing a shoulder holster.”
“The story stands,” said Derek Clontz, publisher of derekclontz.com. “Clearly, we’ve hit a sensitive nerve. But Mr. Putin, for whom I have the deepest respect, ought to be forthcoming with details. Millions of fans want to know what’s going on.
“My sources in Russia are gathering the facts. If Mr. Putin doesn’t tell us what’s happening, my team and I will. Of course, maybe the most authoritative spokesman of all will step forward, that being Michael himself, of course.”
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DerekClontz.com has learned that Pravda has deep-sixed “a now confirmed report” that Michael Jackson was, in fact, alive and did, in fact, visit Moscow on Nov. 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012, three years after his reported “death” of a drug-induced heart attack. Both government and newspaper sources say the report was blocked by no less a figure than Russian President Alexandr Putin, who was photographed with Jackson during the visit. More as this story develops.
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Russia’s iconic “Pravda” newspaper has postponed publication of a story that was supposed to appear in today’s editions that says Michael Jackson was alive and visited Moscow as late as Nov. 17, 2012, three years after he is alleged to have died from a drug-induced heart attack. “Pravda”, translated into English, means “truth.”
A spokesman for the publication contacted by telephone played the postponement close to the vest, saying only that “one of our sources failed a lie detector test” regarding the date of Jackson’s alleged visit. That source maintains the accuracy of his statement, however, and is scheduled to be tested again on Tuesday, the spokesman said.
Newspaper staff members who requested anonymity said the “thrust of the story” – that Jackson was in Moscow after his purported death on June 25, 2009 – “is not in question.”
“Only the date of his visit is at issue,” said an editor who has worked directly on the report. A senior editorial assistant added: “There is a photograph that shows Michael Jackson standing beside (Russia’s President) Alexandr Putin who is holding up a newspaper dated Nov. 6, 2012.
“Photographic experts are trying to determine if the picture has been altered. I think we’ll know something this week.”
More on this story as it develops.
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