Police To Quiz Lisa Marie Over Michael Jackson

Cops in the US want to question Lisa Marie Presley after she revealed she had seen "things" while she was married to Michael Jackson. During an interview in Australia, where Lisa is promoting her new album, she hinted that she might have seen Jackson act in an improper way. According to the Daily Mirror, the 35-year-old recalled, "seeing things going on that I couldn't do anything about." But she refused to elaborate on what she had seen: "Don't ask me what sort of things because I'm not going to answer...it's just stuff." One day later Lisa Marie clarified the remarks she made on TV, saying she never saw ex-husband Michael Jackson engage in inappropriate behaviour with children. The daughter of legend Elvis Presley married Jackson in 1994 and the couple split just 20 months later. Jackson is charged with seven acts of lewd and lascivious behaviour with a minor and administering an intoxicating agent. In January he pleaded not guilty to all charges. Santa Barbara police will question Lisa when she returns from her trip.
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Unique Dog (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 2, 2004report abuse
Lisa`s quote was taken out of context. She has stated MANY times before that she NEVER witnessed anything inappropriate between Michael and a child.
Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2004report abuse
Wow, I hadn't checked my Elvis News for a few days and what a shock when I did. The MJ/LMP story is a very important one and all I read was "point scoring" between people who are very obviously all strong, sincere Elvis fans. Come on guys, stick with the story - the truth will come out hopefully eventually! We all contribute for the same reason, i.e. our love of Elvis joins us - stop the squabbling please!
Carol K. (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
To Gribz, No it wasn't Rick Stanley that the paperback about Lisa Marie is quoting...it is David Stanley...see pages 137 and 138. And here is more of David's quote: "Stanley took the liberty of surmising that she knew what Stanley called 'the sick truth' about Michael." I, too, was completely disappointed in what Lisa said on the Howard Stern show, and the fact that she uses "LMFP"--and we know what the 3rd letter means. Boy, her interview in "Rolling Stone" was really foul. I pity Priscilla. At any rate, I'd want to stay out of the whole MJ thing if I were her, too. I, for one, wish she DID know more about him!
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
Thanks, TonyP, for your fair and open-minded response to my post. The reason I brought up my experience with Jakob Dylan was simple - I just wanted to make it clear that an artist can (and usually does) set certain specific parameters vis-a-vis a sit-down interview. And Jakob's growing-up years were no picnic, either: He lived through his parents' very public break-up, their nasty divorce and even nastier child custody battles, and the headline-grabbing controversy of his father's conversion to Christianity. I'd say that's a pretty full emotional plate for any young kid to handle. As far as LMP being "open and honest" with her daughter or whomever else within her family, I would never presume to comment on that; those issues are her business, not mine. By the same token, however, for her to go on the Stern show, for example, and discuss her sexual history, partners, favored positions and fantasies, in my opinion, does no one any real good, herself included. But as "Elvisbaby" said, let's just agree to disagree and put this thing to rest. Adios.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
Dismas, I see where you are coming from in your post, but don't you think there is a huge difference between the way the media treats Lisa and Jakob? The fact is, Jakob hasn't been the subject of so much trivial and often moronic tabloid reporting. Admittedly, in many cases Lisa's actions have done her no favours and presented reporters with gifts they couldn't pass up. The contents of her interviews for the publicity tour were dictated largely by the fact that the interviewers asked her follow up questions on those tabloid stories. If she'd ignored every question, she'd have been labelled as moody and unco-operative. Personally, from what I saw, I thought she was frank and honest and the quality of the interviews were dictated by the questions asked - as is generally the case.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
Dis-mas it is real simple.. Lisa Marie is open and honest, just telling her truth.. The problem with many of the youth today is that their parents practice your philosophy of don't air any dirty laundry. They grow up feeling ashamed of their behavior because their parents were never open and honest with them, because they were ashamed. So, they transfer it unconsciously to their children, and the cycle repeats itself. When are people like you, dis-mas, going to learn pretense will never get you anywhere. Lisa Marie's daughter is so lucky to have a mom, who she can be open and honest with, and connect mother to daughter. So many of our youth today have mothers that think like you, and that is why you're seeing so much self-destruction now. Please, stop, think, and read again dis-mas, then think, some more.
elvisbaby (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
wow we really are getting b**chy. I didn't really read your bit about that other famous dude Dismas (can't even remember who you were talking bout) cos all i care about is Elvis. I think we're just going to have to agree to disagree (though i agree with Gribz) However, i dont know what her interviews in America were like cos i live in England but from what i saw here, she never liked to comment too much on her father (some things stay personal which i think is excellent - good for her) or on Michael Jackson. Her main conversation point and interest was her music. I have great respect for her as a musician - its a shame everyone will judge her and compare her to Elvis. Also, I never said bow down to Lisa Marie but saying stuff like she is a "publicity whore" is just disgusting and theres no need for it. I think that and how you reacted to Gribz shows alot about your personality. anyway i'm going to bed so i can listen to me man Elvis!!
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2004report abuse
Shall we all bow before the great knowledge and superior intellect of the wise and all-knowing "gribz"? I think not. But geez, gribz, thanks so much for allowing me to be "entitled to have an opinion." That's mighty big of you.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2004report abuse
Dis-mas, you just don't know what you're talking about, but your entitled to have an opinion..
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2004report abuse
It's Ricky Stanley she confided to.. Not David. Ricky is a Minister.
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2004report abuse
Sorry, but I don't think I'm the one disrespecting Elvis's memory, "Elvisbaby." LMP has done a fine job of that all by herself. Everybody does publicity for a new project, of course, but it's not what you do, it's how you do it. I'll give you what I think is a fair example. A few years back I did an interview with Jakob Dylan who, at that time, was doing a ton of press for the Wallflowers' "Bringing Down The Horse" album. Prior to the interview being scheduled it was made clear by the record company publicist that Jakob would be open to discuss anything musical, but certain topics were taboo: Bob Dylan, his family and his personal life. Since this was not an invesigative journalism project, I had no problem with those caveats. And he did a lovely interview, discussing the band, the album, his songwriting partnership, and his musical influences (I must admit that when he mentioned Bruce Springsteen I had to suppress a terrific urge to bring up his famous dad). Unlike LMP, he didn't feel that he had to air dirty family laundry, diss his exes, discuss any youthful drug- and/or alcohol-related transgressions, or share his personal sex adventures and/or fantasies to promote his record. All of which LMP did do on the American leg of her publicity blitz. Now, I ask you, which of these two children of the rich and famous did their daddy proud? And keep in mind Elvis' own fierce determination to keep his own private life private throughout his career. No one holds Elvis and his talent in higher esteem than I do, but that doesn't mean I have to worship blindly at the Presley altar. Ms. Presley, no media innocent at the age of 35 (at that time), cheapened the value of her would-be career by demeaning her own character in interviews that ranged from the silly to the stupid to the salacious during her U.S media publicity tour, and that unfortunately reflects badly on both Elvis and Priscilla.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2004report abuse
Given David Stanley's track record of contradictions and dubious utterings, I'm less than confident in accepting his claims about Lisa seeing those videos. This is the man who chose to collaborate with the most detested Elvis author on the planet (Albert Goldman) to peddle his suicide story a few years back. If someone had spoken in such vile terms about one of your relatives, would you then choose to collaborate on a book with them? In any case, even if Lisa did pass on such information to him, if there was no evidence of 'criminal' activity, I don't see what she was expected to do about it.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2004report abuse
Sorry about the typo. I didn't mean anything by it, I was just too lazy to scroll back and get the spelling...
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
gribz, twice in my post I said "In my opinion". I have my opinion and you have yours.

"samCRACK", gribz? ... Not very nice! Let's try and keep it civil, OK?
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
I will tell you one thing Carol, and I spoke to the Stanley Brother in 1998, and asked him about that, off the record. All I will say is: it is true, and even Johnnie Cochran got involved to smooth the situation out. However, "those video's did not contain any criminal behavior" of Michael with children. So, Lisa is not lying when she makes her statements. Please read my words carefully.
Carol K. (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
Am I the only one who has read "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll" which is the Lisa Marie Presley Story on sale in any store? It's a National Enquirer publication, and on pages 137 and 138, David Stanley claims that "Lisa Marie admitted to him that she discovered disturbing videotapes in Michael's closet at Neverland." I think this statement speaks for itself! She SHOULD testify for the sake of the children!
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
You are so right. Lisa Marie is the daughter but still an adult. At least I would consider a person an adult if he/she is 36 years old. But this whole story is not worth talking about. As far as I remember it started with this Michael Jackson thing and now turned into a Lisa pros and cons discussion.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
Again,, this is different. Priscilla was his wife and an adult. Lisa Marie is the daughter, and the only direct descendant of the Elvis name. But, that does not give anyone the right to judge her. Remember that.. The ones that do, need to look in the mirror. They are the ones with the issue, whether they're aware of it or not.
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
This discussion is getting ridiculous. As some of you said, Lisa is Lisa and Elvis is Elvis. She is his daughter but that's it. That doesn't mean that one has to like her to prove being an Elvis fan. Regarding her career, I only can say tastes are different. Personally, I don't like her CD at all, to me she has no voice. I am sure she has talent but obviously not for singing. I liked her "Don't cry daddy" very much but probably because of the song itself and her "duet-partner".
I hate this stuff: when you are a real Elvis fan, you have to like Lisa. Elvis also loved Priscilla, so does everyone like her? I don't. But on the other hand, we don't have the right to give her names such as whore or other bad things. Her behavior is her own thing and has nothing to do with Elvis. And I also think that Elvis would disapprove of some of the things she did. Being a responsible partent, there is nothing wrong with it. But you can still love your child.
sivle35 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
As an elvis die hard fan, I just can't imagine elvis being to pleased with all the terrible things some of his fans say about his daughter.I'M sure she's made mistakes, but i'm also sure elvis would be proud of her.After all she's been thru, i can't even imagine whats she's been thru.I'M 29 male, and i've cried many nights thinking how we lost this great entertainerr, humanitarian, and friend to so many.And this is about someone i never met, never got to see in concert, let alone to be his only child.for those who call her whore, and b---h and other bad things, i don't know how they call themselves fans of elvis.I wonder if he was alive today who would have the balls to say those things about his daughter to his face.My guess none.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
I know exactly what elvisbaby is referring to. It's the tone of the criticism levelled towards Lisa - it's totally out of proportion with her actions. Time and time again I've read venomous attacks on the woman from fans and I'm left thinking ok, she's not perfect, she speaks out of turn sometimes and she makes mistakes, but why the need for the full-scale character assassination and abusive language? A lifetime in the spotlight and completely 'unreal' existence is never going to produce a wholly rounded, balanced individual with no personal problems and hang-ups. Yet some fans seem to have ridiculously high expectations for Lisa and do not afford her the same breaks they might others in the public eye. The moment she says something they perceive to be out of turn, they are on the offensive with daggers drawn.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
What are you talking about Samcrack.. The only thing you got right was that Elvis is the Greatest entertainer ever. I don't know what media you are talking about, but I never hear them diss Elvis.. Years ago, perhaps, but not anymore. And if you hear some doing that to Elvis, Shame on them, not on Lisa. Lisa is her own person, and I respect someone like that. I abhor all the people that talk sweet just to be perceived a certain way. Elvis would be very proud of her, regardless of her mistakes. I'm sure you made your fair share.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2004report abuse
Look. I've been going to Graceland since it opened. Most locals realize how the economy and profile of Memphis was and is boosted because of Elvis.. As far as paying taxes, every home-owner pay's taxes, not just the properties adjoined to the surrounding area of Graceland. Lisa Marie is her own person, and was not put on this earth to please anyone else. I saw her twice in the summer and she did a good show both times. She has her own style, and a unique vocal expression. Elvis would of been very proud of his beloved daughter, mistakes and all. At least Lisa is devoid of all the pretense that pervades youth culture today. She doesn't try to impress anyone, ot kiss up, to gain approval. Her daughter is very lucky to have Lisa as a mother.
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2004report abuse
In my opinion the only thing Lisa has going for her is the fact that she is the daughter of the greatest entertainer ever!!! She has limited talent, and is detrimental to the memory of Elvis. Of course Elvis would love Lisa, however, I'm sure he would be somewhat dissapointed with her past conduct. And to top it off, she still can't give an interview without it being laced with four letter words, but the US media loves it.They make fun of Elvis every chance they get...so, she fits right in. Shameful!
Just my opinion!
elvisbaby (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2004report abuse
To Sean Ryan, I think you need to read my comment again and a bit more closely this time. A lot of what u have said actually backs up my points and i'm not surprised because i think some of our views are similar. After all, my comments weren't based at you - i liked your original opinion a lot - but at others such as 'dismas'. First of all i said over the last year Lisa has tried NOT to live in her father's footsteps and done this by releasing her own album. We all have our own tastes in music but i really do believe that Lisa is very talented. She has a great voice and can actually write songs, unlike most artists nowadays. These songs are from the heart and confront the ghosts of her past and for her to have the courage to do this, especially knowing that she will be criticised all over the world, i think deserves 'a pat on the back' (couldn't think fo a better expression there.)
Thank you for backing up my point about Gracelands - it is a tourist attraction and therefore, even if she did want to live there, would never be able to. I do agree with you about some of the decisions that have been made regarding the running of Gracelands. One that disgusted me in particular was that family members of Elvis' who lived there with him, such as Donna Presley Early, have to pay admission like every one else. I do believe though that Priscilla has a strong influence in these decisions (there are some things i just dont like about her!) As for Memphis, yes i have been there (twice in the last year and i'm only 18 - don't you just love the fact that Elvis appeals to the younger generations now aswell) I felt that the locals did not appreciate Elvis and the fact that they live so close to his beloved home. If it wasn't for him, Memphis wouldn't be as famous as it is now and there would be higher levels of unemployment there. The amount of jobs available thanks to EPE is unbelievable - the locals should be grateful instead most of them just have attitude problems (we received some very bad treatment from some, not all, of them) Back to Lisa, i agree she has made some very bad mistakes - i think Elvis dying when she was so young and at Gracelands at the time screwed her up somewhat - but Elvis would love her despite all that. I did not mean to offend you with my comments but it does annoy me when people say stuff such as she is just a talentless "publicity whore." There is no need for it and that is what i meant about not being an Elvis fan. No matter what she has done, she is Elvis' daughter and anyone who loves Elvis would not say such things.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2004report abuse
I would like to reply to the message from elvisbaby. I am a Elvis fan and very proud of that. I don't dislike Lisa at all.As far as I am concerned all Lisa means to me is that she is the father of Elvis.You say that in the last year Lisa has been living in her fathers footsteps.I think she has been doing that her whole life and it must have had an terrible effect on her life and for that i really feel sorry for her. You say that her talents are completely different from Elvis's and you are right cause with all respect to Lisa,musically, i don't think she has much talent and i don't mean that in an offensive way at all.I think she has coped with being the daughter of Elvis very well.As far as Gracelands is concerned i find your comments very strange.Why would she want to live at Gracelands? Firstly,she would be under the spotlight even more than she is now,secondly,its not a home any more but a tourist attaction which brings in millions of dollars each year.
As for running Gracelands that is left to other people to deal with.Presley Palace was not her idea,believe me.If you have ever been to Memphis,like i have,and spoke to the local people, there has been tension between the locals and Graceland for some time.This was not a gesture as such but just a way of keeping the locals happy.Did you also know that behind Graceland the houses that are connected to the land pay a tax for their houses being there? Do you think Elvis would have wanted that? I don't think so.As far as disrespecting Elvis,thats a joke.What Lisa does in her life is her own buisness but do you think Elvis would be pleased with some of the things she has done? I Think not. If people criticise lisa how does that make them non-Elvis fans.?
mleal024 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2004report abuse
Elvis Presley is Elvis Presley. Lisa is other thing is another human being and her words put her under the posssible police eye. She is very worry about .
"Unfortunately due to the recent media frenzy surrounding Michael Jackson (news), my comments on a recent Australian television interview regarding him were completely taken out of context and erroneously read into," Presley said.
And will Police To Quiz Lisa Marie? Is the next episody that will be or won´t.
elvisbaby (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2004report abuse
Although i do not agree with Lisa making her first comments in an interview, i do have to protest what most of you have said. In the last year, all Lisa has tried to do is step away from her father's shadow by showing the world her own talents (which are completely different from Elvis') She has in no way tried to 'fill her father's shoes'. Every celebrity tries to get maximum publicity to ensure their success, why should Lisa be any different? Yes, she may be spoilt ( not surprising, she's Elvis Presley's daughter for goodness sake) but it is not like she has his heritage and taken it all for herself. She has given up any chance of lving in Graceland, so that his beloved fans can tour it. She is involved in many philanthropic activities such as donating $1million to the building and maintaining of Presley Place. The way you talk about her, i can't believe that you are actually Elvis fans. This is his daughter whom he loved with all his heart and to insult her in the way you are is disrepectful to Elvis. At the end of the day, whatever Lisa does, she will always be criticised by narrow-minded individuals like some of you lot and, unfortunately for her, that is the price of being Elvis' pride and joy!
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2004report abuse
Seems to me that Lisa was much more likable when she was keeping a relatively low profile. Since becoming an A-1, world-class publicity whore with the release of her lame debut CD last year, however, she has come across more and more as a typically spoiled, pampered and "entitled" child of the rich. As far as the Jackson "allegations" (his word, not mine) go, I'll stick with the old saw, "The truth will set you free."
MsClawdy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2004report abuse
Lisa divorced the father of her kids, and right away married Michael Jackon while the first accusations were fresh going on. Many said she did it to help him, or to help herself to start a career. If she had seen anything suspicious, would she be quiet and expose her own kids to it. Her marraige to Michael Jackson lasted 5 times longer than her marraige to Nic Cage. A Janet Jackson she's not, but I'd say it sure it doesn't hurt to be noticed in the headlines. She herself opened up the can of worms in the interview.
Steve_Moore (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2004report abuse
Michael Jackson is totally and utterly innocent of the charges levelled against him. He will remain so until such time as he is found guilty by a court of law, should that time come at all. Personally, I think something happened that shouldn't have, but for now he is innocent of doing so. Lisa talks, but she's accused of too little too late.
Lisa doesn't talk, she must be hiding something, or, what's wrong with her why won't she speak up. How does anyone win that game ? Or is it one that people are always gonna lose ?
carolynlm (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2004report abuse
I saw this interview and Lisa's comments, to me, had nothing to do with the current allegations. She was talking about life with MJ, in general, and she just seemed to be commenting on MJ's lifestyle. She also said in the interview that although she was happy with the reporting here in Australia she knew that some of the things she says would be taken out of context in the US. It seems she was right. Poor kid, she can't take a trick.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
Look, I don't care what Lisa Marie has said, it has taken her over 30 years to start publicly defending her Dad against the press, so I take her comments with a pinch of salt. She is a nobody where Elvis and Michael Jackson are worldwide superstars.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
Last word on this: You are right Sean, but Lisa already said on a number of occassions, that she never saw any inappropriate behavior on Michaels part. That's all. End of story, as far as Lisa is concerned.
mleal024 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
I agree with you Sean Ryan
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
i have some comments about this: Firstly, to Gribz , if lisa has decided to say nothing after 10 years thats up to her but now jackson has been charged with a very serious crime.Lisa HAS to talk and give a statement on what she saw whether she wants to or not. No Gribz ,it is not a crime to be extremely weird ,and suffer from personality disorder but it is a crime to molest children and to give them achohol which jackson has been accused of. I don't know if he is guilty or innocent of these crimes but what i do find strange is why would you pay someone over $20million because to told lies about you and if you like children so much why does jackson always hang out with young boys and not girls? i love michael jackson music and think he is a brilliant entertainer but if he is guilty of these crimes he deserves to go to prison for life.
mleal024 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
lisa has problems for her silence about michael jackson and I will never forget the day of the interview with michael jackson with diane sawyer where she said that if any don´t believe in her marriage "... can eat it".
She is guilty too I wait that the police gave her a real lesson
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2004report abuse
Well, Lisa has not said anything in 10 years. I would be disappointed if she were to do so now. If it was something serious, it should of been said a long time ago. If it is not a statement of criminal intentions, it should not be said at all. It is not a crime to be extremely weird, and suffer from a severe personality disorder. That much we all know..

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