R.I.P. Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell has died at 83 ~ In November of 1993, as the media feasted on the first child sex abuse allegation to be made against Michael, Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell sent the following letter to the Hollywood Reporter and paid for it to be printed on the back page of every copy of the publication.
TO: MICHAEL JACKSON
(SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET)
I AM DEEPLY ASHAMED -- FOR THE PRESS, FOR THE MEDIA, FOR THE WORLD - I don't know you - we met only ONCE on one of those Award-Dinners ("ENTERTAINER of the DECADE") - We shook hands - you were kind and polite - I don't think you knew who I was - HOW SHOULD YOU? OUR WORLDS ARE TOO FAR APART - (I am more, "CLASSICAL" - minded -) but I looked into your eyes -- THEY WERE KIND --
You are a great artist and I admire you - my little daughter (she is 9½) LOVES YOU! DEEPLY - SHE EVEN WANTS TO MARRY YOU! (-"BUT HE NEVER CALLS ME!") SHE IMITATES YOU ALL THE TIME - and quite well -
WE ALL LOVE YOU
I would like her more to listen to MOZART - but she loves YOU! AND I RESPECT HER TASTE! --
THAT YOU SURVIVE THIS AVALANCHE OF DIRT THROWN AT YOU - I ADMIRE TREMENDOUSLY -
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE!
GOD BLESS YOU
P.S. "ONE CAN ONLY SEE GOOD WITH THE HEART - THE ESSENTIAL IS INVISIBLE FOR THE EYES” - ("THE LITTLE PRINCE")