Michael Jackson's friend of 40 years and biographer J Randy Taraborrelli has opened up about the King of Pop's bizarre sex life after the legend suddenly died of a suspected cardiac arrest last week.
Taraborrelli told London's Daily Mail that Jackson's sexual proclivities had been a matter of speculation since he was a teenager. Even his mother worried that he rarely went out with girls, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Later, when he romanced a number of Hollywood stars, Taraborrelli said: "No one believed he'd had romances with girls such as Tatum O'Neal or Brooke Shields, no matter how much he insisted he had.
Tatum told a friend: "How can any girl have a relationship with him? When we're together, he's so shy he hardly says two words. I know he's a virgin. I wonder if he's afraid to have sex. He doesn't seem very interested."
What he was interested in, however, and was absolutely open about, was his love of children. He made no secret of his feelings.
He said on a number of occasions that he loved children and that he even had kids sleeping in his bed.
However, these claims took on a much more sinister tone when Jackson was charged and his house searched by police after one child, Jordie Chandler, said that the singer had touched his penis.
After Jackson's court case of the child sex claims came to an end - he was never charged - the star met his soul mate, Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie.
They were married at a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic in May 1994, with no family or friends present.
Taraborrelli claims that the two appeared to have had an active sex life.
She told a friend that he was 'hot stuff in bed' and 'amazing' - and she should know, the friend added, because 'she's been around'.
However, some of his habits were a little odd.
"The first time, she went to turn on the lights afterwards, and he leapt out of bed and ran into the bathroom so she wouldn't see his body. He emerged 20 minutes later, in full make-up and wearing a silk robe. Then they went at it again," Taraborrelli said.
"He liked her to wear jewellery in bed. They were into role-playing games, although Lisa would never say who was playing what kind of role," Taraborrelli added.
Their relationship ended after Jackson asked Lisa to have his baby and she turned him down.
Lisa-Marie said: 'I think we have to have sex in order for me to get pregnant,' she told him, 'and I ain't doin' it.'
The one day over breakfast, he told Lisa: 'My friend Debbie said she will have my baby. If you won't do it, then she will.'