Evan Chandler (born Evan Robert Charmatz) (January 25, 1944 – November 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter and dentist. He is best known for accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing his son Jordan Chandler in 1993.
Early life[change | change source]
Chandler was born in the Bronx to Jewish parents. He changed his name from Charmatz to Chandler because he thought Charmatz was “too Jewish-sounding”.
Career[change | change source]
Accusations against Michael Jackson[change | change source]
In 1993, Chandler accused Michael Jackson of molesting his son Jordan. Jordan had made the hebephilia allegations after taking sodium amytal. The 1993 molestation case ended in 1994 after Jackson reached a settlement with Chandler for a reported U.S. $20 million. Jordan legally emancipated himself from his parents in 1995.
An article in USA Today said that Chandler tried to sue Jackson again in 1996 but the case was dismissed in 1998. In 2006, Jordan took out a restraining order against Evan after claiming that he attacked him with a dumbbell weight.
Death[change | change source]
Fourteen weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Chandler shot himself in the head on November 5 2009. He suffered with depression for many years. 
References[change | change source]
- Shockaholic. Carrie Fisher, Simon & Schuster, 2011
- "1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse". 24 August 1993 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- "Evan Chandler Commits Suicide". Contactmusic.com. 18 November 2009.
- "Father who accused Michael Jackson of molesting his son commits suicide". Mail Online.