A Florida man who is disgusted by the late Michael Jackson allegedly tried to initiate a fight with an impersonator of the singer over the weekend.
Todd Mahon noticed the Jackson impersonator performing outside a nightclub in Dunedin Saturday night along with an 11-year-old child, which allegedly caused Mahon to become irate.
The 51-year-old confronted the performer and allegedly began yelling at him "accusing him of promoting Michael Jackson's molestation of children,” according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com.
The verbal altercation took place in front of both the child and a crowd of people. One of the onlookers dialed 911 to report the chaotic scene.
Jackson has been accused of molestation by various people over the years. Although he was never convicted of anything, he was previously charged with child molestation but was ultimately acquitted in 2005.
“Leaving Neverland,” which aired on HBO in March, once again brought Jackson’s molestation allegations into the limelight, this time by Wade Robson and James Safechuk. The Jackson estate vehemently denied the allegations. As a result, songs were pulled from broadcasts and an episode of “The Simpsons,” which Jackson voice-acted in, was also pulled.
While unclear if Mahon watched the new series, he allegedly seemed heated up about the sexual assault accusations. He tried to turn the heated argument with the Jackson impersonator into a physical fight and witnesses later described him to investigators as “aggressive," according to the arrest report.
Deputies arrived on the scene and claimed Mahon “reeked of alcohol and his speech was slurred.”
He was charged with disorderly intoxication and was released on $100 bond, the Miami Herald reports. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Mahon initially admitted the confrontation, according to the complaint, but later denied all allegations, including drinking.
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