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MJ was a terror target, reveals FBI dossier

December 23, 2009 18:49 IST

'King of Pop' Michael Jackson was suspected to be a terror target during the 2004 child molestation trial, reveals the secret Federal Bureau of Investigation file on the pop icon which was made public on Wednesday.

The police feared Jackson could be targeted by terrorists as the 'Thriller' hitmaker had received death threats in early 1990s, reported Daily Mail online.

The FBI has released more than 300 pages from their secret dossier on Jackson who died unexpectedly at the age of 50 in June.

But the declassified, heavily censored documents fail to shed any new light on the late star's 1993 and 2004 child molestation cases that helped wreck his career.

The documents will not shed any new light on the 'Thriller' hitmaker's sudden death in June at the age of 50 or on the probe into the possible role of his personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, in the tragedy.

Half of the 679-page file on Jackson will remain secret and the rest has been made accessible to the public.

The singer, named by MTV on Wednesday as 2009's News Man of the Year, was not the only pop star to have his own FBI file.

The agency gathered more than 300 pages of information about John Lennon between 1971 and 1972, which later became material for a film and a book called 'Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files'.

The FBI also compiled 650 pages on Elvis Presley, 89 on Doors singer Jim Morrison, 24 on the Motown Records label and four pages on 'Grateful Dead' star Jerry Garcia.
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