Evan Chandler, father of Jackson accuser, dead in apparent suicide

Evan Chandler, father of Jordan and precipitate of the child molestation case that arguably lead to Jackson’s downfall, was found dead in his luxury apartment of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

According to RadarOnline, Chandler did not leave a note:

“There was no note found in the apartment but officers did find medication in keeping with a serious medical condition. A doctor based at Colanta Hematology in Bayonne, NJ, had called the concierge, asking him check on Mr. Chandler’s apartment as Mr. Chandler had missed an appointment. It was thanks to the concierge’s actions that Mr. Chandler’s body was discovered. Mr. Chandler’s body has now been returned to his family.”

In the early 90s, Evan Chandler reported Michael Jackson to police in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara for the alleged molestation of Chandler’s son Jordan:

In the recent book “Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson,” celebrity journalist Ian Halperin wrote about an alleged conversation between Evan Chandler and his ex-wife’s second husband, in which Chandler, upset that Jackson had cut ties to the Chandlers, threatened that he was going to go after the singer for money. “And if I go through with this, I win big time,” Chandler allegedly said. “There’s no way I lose…. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever. June will lose [custody] and Michael’s career will be over.”

The case was settled out of court in 1994 and Jackson wasn’t convicted of a crime- under the terms of the settlement, Jackson admitted “”personal injuries arising out of claims of negligence” to the boy.