Evan Chandler

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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]

Chandler wrote the 1993 movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights. In her book Shockaholic, Carrie Fisher said that Chandler was her dentist.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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. [4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shockaholic. Carrie Fisher, Simon & Schuster, 2011
  2. "1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse". 24 August 1993 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  3. "Evan Chandler Commits Suicide". Contactmusic.com. 18 November 2009.
  4. "Father who accused Michael Jackson of molesting his son commits suicide". Mail Online.