It's no secret that Michael Jackson's money situation around the time he died wasn't the best. He had to shut down Neverland Ranch and was in a ridiculous amount of debt. It turns out that it wasn't exactly his fault though -- it sounds like his financial advisers were f*cking him over so they could pocket some of the cash from him. Ian Halperin, who is the author of the MJ biography Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, spilled the info about what was going on behind the scenes.
[Michael's advisers are behind] a lot of financial fraud going on over the years, and that's why he [Jackson] was in such dire straits when he died. While the coroner and the LAPD has been following the money, tens of millions of dollars have been systematically looted from Jackson by his handlers in the months and years before his death, which contributed to his depleted financial state. [Weeks before he died, Michael] had a meeting with Leonard Rowe and Joe Jackson ... and in front of everyone, Michael did ask Rowe to come in and clean up 'the mess,' referring to his financial state. He believed he was being ripped-off and that people were stealing from him.
I don't get why everyone decided to tee off on Michael's ass throughout his life. Yeah, he put himself in some compromising positions, but I really don't believe he was a kiddie toucher. I actually think he just wanted to give other kids things he didn't get as a child, like a chance to actually ride rollercoasters and have friends and stuff. I can't imagine what it's like to go through life having people accuse you of being a molester and having your financial advisers rape you of money.