Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is For Sale!
As a devastating documentary premieres about Michael Jackson, his longtime home is for sale – the legendary Neverland Ranch!
As Deadline.com reports:
The 2,689-acre Santa Ynez estate, which once had an amusement park and zoo among its attractions, is on sale at $31 million, a steep drop from its original listing price of $100 million when it first went on the market in 2015 and down still from the $67 million asking price as of 2017. The estate is now known as the Sycamore Valley Ranch and is located about 40 miles outside Santa Barbara.
The report goes on to add:
The complex offers a 12,500-square-foot main house, three guest houses, plus several other buildings. It was originally purchased in 1987 by Jackson for $19.5 million. He used the property as collateral for a loan and defaulted. The note was then purchased by a real estate investment fund that owns it in a joint venture with Jackson’s estate.
But No Merry-Go-Round!
While the house has six bedrooms, and the grounds sport a lighted tennis court, train depot and entertainment pavilion, the amusement park and zoo no longer exist.
The sale comes in the wake of a devastating new 4-hour documentary about Jackson:
“Leaving Neverland” premieres tonight on HBO, with the second half airing tomorrow. It is a devastating portrait of the “King Of Pop”, including allegations of sexual misconduct with young boys.
Here is the trailer for “Leaving Neverland:”
As The Washington Post reports:
“Leaving Neverland” is the story of two men — noted pop choreographer Wade Robson, 36, and James “Jimmy” Safechuck, 41 — who each tell us, with the resolute certainty that they lacked as younger witnesses deposed and questioned in other cases, that Jackson sexually molested them when they were boys, starting in the late 1980s and early 1990s and continuing into their teenage years.
It will be difficult to reconcile the upbeat pop music with this portrait of the Singer…while these allegations had dogged him for years, he was never convicted of any such crime – and the family has filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against HBO…but many are wondering if this may be the film that ends his musical legacy forever…Oprah Winfrey held a public event with the two Accusers recently, and she stated publicly that no one is above the law….we will see.
Leave a comment about how this may affect your interest in listening to his music again.