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.
Death[change | change source]
Chandler shot himself in the head on November 5 2009.
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.