New York, Dec 23: The much awaited Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on late pop icon Michael Jackson has been released.
Even though there are no juicy details about the star's private life, the file says that the police feared that media-hungry terrorists would attack Michael Jackson's trial as a 'soft target', which led to the federal agency's involvement in the case.
Jackson was arrested in 2004 in connection with the child molestation case. This was when the Santa Maria Police Department in California called for FBI's involvement due to the strong possibility of the trial becoming a target for terrorism.
The police believed that the court case would be a 'soft target' for terrorism because of the 'worldwide media coverage' the trial would attract.
The FBI ruled out any threats. The agency, however, noted that "The Nation of Islam, represented by its security unit Fruits of Islam," and of a New Black Panther Party member whose name was left blank in the files.
The pop star used Nation of Islam bodyguards during the legal proceedings.
Besides this, the documents reveal that the FBI helped facilitate interviews in the Philippines by California authorities investigating the sexually abuse allegations levelled against Jackson.