Jan 26 2010

“I am deeply ashamed — for the press, for the media, for the world”

Category: Justice,Photos,Quotes About MJSeven @ 1:45 am

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That is the first sentence of a letter apparently sent to Michael Jackson (sort of) by Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell in November 1993, just as the first allegations against Michael surfaced and the parasitic media was on a feeding frenzy surrounding the situation.  Apparently Mr. Schell sent the handwritten letter to the Hollywood Reporter and paid for it to be printed on the back page of every copy.

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TRANSCRIPTION

MAXIMILIAN SCHELL

NOV, 19
1993

TO: MICHAEL JACKSON
(SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET)

DEAR MICHAEL,

I AM DEEPLY ASHAMED — FOR THE PRESS, FOR THE MEDIA, FOR THE WORLD – I don’t know you – we met only ONCE on one of those Award-Dinners (“ENTERTAINER of the DECADE”) – We shook hands – you were kind and polite – I don’t think you knew who I was – HOW SHOULD YOU? OUR WORLDS ARE TOO FAR APART – (I am more, “CLASSICAL” – minded -) but I looked into your eyes — THEY WERE KIND —

You are a great artist and I admire you – my little daughter (she is 9½) LOVES YOU! DEEPLY – SHE EVEN WANTS TO MARRY YOU! (-“BUT HE NEVER CALLS ME!”) SHE IMITATES YOU ALL THE TIME – and quite well –

WE ALL LOVE YOU

I would like her more to listen to MOZART – but she loves YOU! AND I RESPECT HER TASTE! —

THAT YOU SURVIVE THIS AVALANCHE OF DIRT THROWN AT YOU – I ADMIRE TREMENDOUSLY –

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE!

GOD BLESS YOU

Maximilian Schell

P.S. “ONE CAN ONLY SEE GOOD WITH THE HEART; THE ESSENTIAL IS INVISIBLE FOR THE EYES” -(‘THE LITTLE PRINCE’)

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Content from Letters of Note, apparently via Robert Schnakenberg.

{{ ALSO, many thanks to my friend Birget for finding this little gem! -Seven }}

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8 Responses to ““I am deeply ashamed — for the press, for the media, for the world””

  1. Steph says:

    aww yeah, I’ve read that before. I hope it’s legit, it’s very sweet!

  2. Rachael says:

    I hope MJ got that letter, its beautiful!

  3. Karin says:

    What a lovely thought to do that for Michael. If only there had been more voices from the wilderness for Michael during those terrible times.

  4. Gina says:

    It seems like something Maximillian Schell would express. His heart knew the heart of Michael, as did the heart of his little girl. I wrote Michael a similar letter at the time. Knowing deep down who Michael was, there was never a moment’s doubt in my mind that he was innocent. I’m still surprised that not everyone can see the truth of that.

  5. nessie says:

    Beautiful! I’d never seen this before. Aw heck, tears want to come again. What do we have to do, march on Neverland?!

  6. smit says:

    Yes, I really hope Michael got this letter. Missing Michael very much today!

  7. Dee says:

    I am missing him every day, every moment. There is not an hour that goes by that I don’t think of him. If only…

  8. Sparklesox says:

    Although it hurts deeply to see this right now, we need these affirmations, Michael’s children need these affirmations, I wish this could be published again, right now, on the back of every major newspaper in the world. Why not the front? It needs to be skywritten above the clouds…it is the truth.

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