EDDIE JONES JR - PLEASE STOP ABUSING PEOPLE IN MICHAEL JACKSON’S NAME.
This letter is being provided for posting because it is believed to be a NECESSARY and ETHTICAL step in helping to prevent someone else out there from becoming a victim of financial abuse, intimidation, or any other mistreatment at the hands of Eddie Jones Jr., President of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS LETTER IS NOT ABOUT SLANDER OR DEFAMATION OF ANYONE’S CHARACTER. IT IS NOT ABOUT ATTACKING EDDIE JONES JR OR GERALDINE HUGHES. IT IS A TRUE ACCOUNT OF HOW ONE HUMAN BEING GROSSLY MISTREATED ANOTHER VULNERABLE HUMAN BEING UNDER THE FALSE GUISE OF SHARING MICHAEL JACKSON-RELATED “EXPERIENCES” TOGETHER…
THIS LETTER HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND AUTHORIZED BY DANIEL. THIS IS HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF HIS EXPERIENCES WITH EDDIE JONES JR AND GERALDINE HUGHES.
Daniel is a life-long fan of Michael Jackson. He is a disabled young man who is confined to a wheelchair. He arrived here in California back in November. Daniel is visiting from another country, alone- (*He does not want this letter to include specific information about where he is from). Daniel left his home country to come back to California for a vacation and so that he could be close to Michael again. He knew Michael for about fourteen years. Daniel Stayed at Neverland Ranch with Michael. Michael even invited him to The This Is It concert. He says that he is also acquainted with other members of Michael’s family. While in California, Daniel was contacted by Eddie Jones Jr through FaceBook. Eddie was aware that Daniel knew Michael. Eddie extended an invitation to Daniel to travel to Las Vegas together because Daniel had never been there and he wanted to visit the city that Michael had once lived in and loved. Eddie promised Daniel that he would show him around, take him to places where Michael had lived and frequently visited, AND he promised to introduce Daniel to other Jackson Family members/friends who live in Las Vegas. Eddie led Daniel to believe that he has an ongoing personal relationship with the Jackson Family as a friend and as a public relations type spokesperson/representative.
Daniel was very happy about Eddie’s invitation. BUT WHAT DANIEL DID NOT KNOW was that Eddie would expect him to FULLY PAY FOR EDDIE’S LODGING, FOOD, CARE, AND OTHER EXPENSES while in Las Vegas, which Daniel did not discover until after they had arrived in Las Vegas at around 3:00a.m. on December 2nd. At the point of their arrival, Eddie informed Daniel that he didn’t have any money to pay for a hotel and asked Daniel to pay. Daniel did. The Palms Hotel was selected because it was known as a “MICHAEL JACKSON” hotel- Michael had been there frequently… SO OF COURSE IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE. The next morning, Eddie advised Daniel that he did not have money for breakfast and asked Daniel to pay. Daniel did. From this point forward, for about two weeks, Daniel paid for everything to take care of himself and Eddie. One morning, Eddie asked Daniel to go get him some money from the ATM cash machine downstairs in the hotel lobby area. By this time, Daniel had already started feeling that he was becoming trapped by Eddie’s behavior and demands. He was starting to realize that he was being grossly taken advantage of, ABUSED. He made a decision to try to protect himself from any further abuse. He went down to the ATM machine and pretended that his ATM card did not work. When Daniel told Eddie that his ATM card did not work, Eddie questioned Daniel and challenged him, saying to Daniel that all the other times his ATM card worked fine and that he suspected that something was going on, something that he “didn’t like.” Daniel says that Eddie spoke these words to him in a very harsh and hostile tone and that it was “scary.” Daniel felt intimidated and afraid. Eddie persisted that Daniel give him money. This situation eventually escalated to the point of the hotel security and staff having to completely remove Eddie from Daniel’s room AND from the entire Hotel. Reportedly, Eddie is not allowed to ever return to the Palms Hotel because of the inappropriate and volatile behaviors that he exhibited in the hotel that morning/afternoon.
Several days later, Daniel received a telephone call from Geraldine Hughes, a very close friend (and ex-girlfriend) of Eddie’s. She told Daniel that Eddie was telling a Jackson Family member that Daniel was wasting money on excessive drinking and partying at clubs. BUT DANIEL DOES NOT DRINK. And Daniel was suspicious of Geraldine’s information because he had recently been informed that Eddie’s efforts to contact or work with the Jackson Family were not welcome. Eddie is NOT allowed to represent himself as a spokesperson or “mouthpiece” for the Jackson Family, but he reportedly continues to do so. Daniel says that is EXACTLY how Eddie was introducing himself to people while they were together in Las Vegas. Daniel received confirmation TODAY, Sunday, February 20, 2011, that Eddie had NOT been in contact with the Jacksons about any of this. So Geraldine intentionally lied to Daniel to help Eddie. Daniel feels that this was a further attempt to intimidate him into keeping quiet about this horrible ordeal.
PLEASE NOTE: This letter does NOT detail all of Daniel’s experiences with Eddie over the entire course of their time together. Daniel may or may not decide to disclose more information at a later time. But Daniel was targeted, lied to, lured to Las Vegas under false pretenses, fed empty promises, entrapped by intimidation, abused, and basically ROBBED of quite of bit of money by Eddie Jones Jr. As of tonight, Sunday February 20, 2011, Daniel has JUST figured out a way to get back to Los Angeles so that he can say goodbye to Michael at Forest Lawn and then scramble to catch his previously set flight back to his home country. He is receiving help from people in Las Vegas and Los Angeles- people who have asked to remain unnamed in this letter and completely anonymous, including myself, the person who has helped Daniel with writing this letter. Please understand that I personally KNOW Eddie Jones Jr and Geraldine Hughes, so I am not someone who is “blindly” helping Daniel with this letter from only a one-sided vantage point. They are people who I held in the highest regard for their ministry-related endeavors and for their work on Justice for Michael… They truly seemed to be good people. I am deeply saddened, disappointed, and hurt by these events. Yes, I have heard about other possible misdeeds and wrongdoings that they have been accused of committing. Some of it I have had firsthand exposure to and some of it I have not, but I have chosen to stay away from all of it and to not form opinions or judgments. In this situation, I have heard about the details directly from the victim himself-- I just can’t believe or imagine that this young man would have a reason to lie to me and to others about this. What could he possibly stand to gain?
Daniel’s last point of contact with Eddie was through a message that Eddie left on Daniel’s phone telling Daniel to call HIM if he needed help, but this message happened many days ago, and ONLY AFTER information about what Eddie had done to Daniel was actually starting to get out-- with indications that it had possibly reached people connected to the Jackson Family… So it was apparently NOT a genuine offer of help, but simply Eddie’s desperate attempt to cover up this travesty that he had committed against a disabled young man in the precious name of Michael Jackson. Since leaving that message, Eddie Jones Jr has NOT made any further attempts to help Daniel. DANIEL DOES NOT WANT ANY FUTURE CONTACT WITH EDDIE JONES JR AND GERALDINE HUGHES.
Through Daniel’s willingness to speak out in this letter, our hope is that people will be protected, plain and simple. This letter is not about anger or retaliation.
THIS IS NOT AN ATTACK AGAINST EDDIE OR GERALDINE. Simply pray for them and let’s all just take better care of each other. GOD IS WATCHING from Heaven, and so is Michael.
SINCE FOCUS HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THE VICTIM TO TAAJ! I NEED TO ADD THIS FOOTNOTE: Taaj IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS LETTER!
Taaj DID NOT want to post ANY information pertaining to Eddie Jones Jr. (or Geraldine Hughes) because she had previously made a good-faith commitment and promise to refrain from engaging in ANY further activities or interactions involving these two people. Taaj’s reasons for entering into such an agreement and the people with whom the agreement was made are confidential, so they cannot be disclosed here. However, given the serious nature of the abuse that was perpetrated against the victim described in this letter, Taaj was able to obtain a limited “blessing” to help with this serious matter, ONLY for the sake of protecting others from possibly falling into harm’s way. Now in good conscience, and without compromising her commitment, Taaj is posting Links to this letter to provide this RELEVANT WARNING INFORMATION