Michael Battles The Media
“Billie Jean,” “Rock With You,” “I Want You Back” and “Beat It” make Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest songs of all time. Despite past successes, Sony releases Invincible, which is panned by critics and does not sell well in 2001.
During this time Michael Jackson also battles a $21-million civil suit by a German concert promoter who says the singer backed out of two concerts and pocketed an advance.
In 2003 Michael is charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. All charges were made by the same boy, Gavin Arvizo, who was under 14 at the time of the alleged crime.