1996 :: Shana Mangatal

October 12, 2010

Michael’s stay in hospital, June 7, 1990

Pop star Michael Jackson, who was hospitalized here late Sunday night complaining of chest pains, is suffering from a cartilage inflammation of the front part of the ribs and will be released within the next 48 hours,” Bob Jones, his personal publicist, said this afternoon.

According to watchful fans, Jermaine Jackson spent Sunday night in the hospital with his brother and Michael Jackson’s cook arrived this morning with shopping bags of goodies for him. Michael Jackson is said to be a vegetarian. Spokesman Jones, however, denied that Jackson is having food brought in. “The hospital does not allow you to bring in your meals,” he said.

“Yesterday we went down to Hollywood Boulevard by his star {in the sidewalk} and got over a thousand signatures,” said 20-year-old Shana Mangatal as she looked over a giant get-well banner made of construction paper. “We’re here to show Michael that his fans care,” she said.

We grew up with his music.” “He’s devoted all his years to us,” added another fan, Sherry Atkins. On rock music station KROQ this morning, deejays Kevin Ryder and Bean Baxter took advantage of their morning guest a hypnotist, to call a receptionist and then a nurse at St. John’s Hospital to try to hypnotize them into putting Jackson on the line. Their attempts were futile.

Sandy Gallin is Announced as Michael’s Personal Manager, August 22 1990

Shana Mangatal is employed as Sandy’s secretary.

Backstage crew photo, Dangerous World Tour, Japan 1992

Ghosts, June 1996

Shana has a part as an extra in Ghosts.

Shana (facebook, 26th June 2009)

Screenshot of me and Michael as “The Mayor” in “Ghosts”. If you haven’t seen “Ghosts”, please check it out on You Tube. Michael was so proud of this film. He was in every single scene and was a GREAT actor! The last time I saw him, the first thing he mentioned was how much fun we had filming this!

We filmed this in the middle of the summer at Van Nuys airport. It was sooo hot on the set.

Unfortunately, Stan Winston died about a year or more ago. It was shocking. I remember calling to tell Michael about it and he had already heard!

Shana (facebook 28th August 2009)

Michael as The Mayor looking at himself. This scene was a bit eerie, even when we filmed it. I was standing next to Michael during this scene and I said to him, as we were looking at his supposedly “dead” body on the floor, “Wow..you’re dead.” I meant it as a joke to break the creepy atmosphere, but he didn’t really laugh. He just stared at the dummy on the floor, in sadness. I felt like an idiot after that for saying something so insensitive.

This was one of my favorite scenes to film. It’s at the end of the film and Michael as “The Mayor” turns around and asks us townspeople to leave with him. He shocked me when he turned directly to me and said the line, “Let’s go!” On each take he would look me directly in the eyes and say the line. I almost laughed and ruined the take the first time, because he didn’t tell me he was going to do it, and I was very surprised.

Shana, (facebook, 14th January 2010)

I autographed, framed and gave this one to Michael on our last day of filming “Ghosts”

Shana’s facebook, HIStory World Tour in Hawaii, 3/4th January 1997

Actually, I did an interview in Hawaii during the History tour. A TV Station was at an after party we had at a club called Maharaji, or something like that. They were doing a whole special on MJ for Hawaiian TV. I was never able to see it.

They asked really nice questions..just about the tour and the show. I wish I could find it.

I do have pics from Hawaii, but it rained very badly almost the entire time we were there, so the pics are not so good. I was so mad because I had never been to Hawaii before and really wanted to see the beauty of it. I think we were there in January, which is the rainy season unfortunately.

It was an MJ special, not just an interview with me. I just happened to be one of the people interviewed for it.

They had a crew set up at the party interviewing all of Michael’s people.

Michael has a birthday party at Neverland, August 29th 2003

2003 Sandy Gallin helps organize party, Shana attends

Video, @4:15 “Everyone’s happy. You can eat whatever you want. We’re full from all the ice cream and the candy. Everything’s free.”

Shana Mangatal, on facebook responding to “Michael Jackson Commemorated” on facebook, September 2010

For those of you who haven’t seen it, check this video out!It’s a portion of a great new Michael Jackson documentary. This clip shows the fun we had at Michael’s 45th bday party. I briefly appear at 4:14, being driven in one of the famous Neverland golf carts….and having too much fun! Ahhh, the memories!Thank you to …Candra, Eutuxia, Jennifer and Shelley for sending his to me!

One of my favorite memories of this day was playing video games in the arcade with Michael, Nick and Aaron Carter and Rodney Jerkins. Seeing the pure joy that Michael was able to have while playing those games, inspired me to try to always have a child’s heart. His childlike spirit was infectious.

The sad thing is that Michael had planned to open up Neverland, and make it more accessible for the fans, after this event.

He really wanted everyone to be able to experience it. But, the Arvizo allegations changed destiny and ruined everything.

Come to think of it, I remember going to another party like this at Neverland, a few weeks prior to this. I can’t remember what the occasion was, but it was just as fun. I remember sharing some wine with Paris Hilton at dinner! lol. He was definitely opening Neverland up more and more, for all to enjoy.

Todd Mangatal’s posts about his sister’s relationship with Michael, Friday, 26th November 2003

Easter Weekend

My Sisters Commitment to help her friend Micheal Jackson

For many years Michael Jackson has been a part of my life and my family’s life. So let me take a minute to tell you a little story about what Michael Jackson has meant to me throughout the years, and how dreams come true.

It all starter in 1971, I was at home with my mother and sister (Shana), and my father was away at work. We received a call from my father who urgently instructed us to turn on the TV to see an amazing new group. The show was American Band Stand, and the group was The Jackson Five. From that moment I felt a bond (probably like most people at that time), but this bond was a little different for me and my family, and as time went by the meaning of this “bond” came to light. As we go on you will see what I mean. Shortly after that I got my first record album which was the Jackson Five album, which featured a song that I loved “Never Can Say Goodbye”. If you’ve heard the saying “I’ve played the record until grooves were worn into it”, this is what actually happened, I played it out, because it brought joy to my youth. In 1973, a new arena had just opened in the Washington DC area “The Capitol Center”, and at such a young age I attended my first concert with my mother and sister, of course it was the Jackson Five. This was the first concert at the Capitol Center, the place was barely finished; the sound was terrible; and the stage seemed very far away; but that didn’t matter to me, I was seeing my favorite group live. After the concert, I clearly remember my sister and I listening to the album and we would pretend to be the Jackson’s, where we would dance and sing with make shift microphones.

Me being Michael and her being Marlon. I think somehow this is where her love for Michael Jackson and the Jackson’s began. Keep in mind she was only 3 years old at the time, but it seemed as if she loved them as much then as she does now. As the years progressed we continued to follow the Jackson Five, we had the opportunity to attend their last concert together in the late 70’s (I don’t recall the name of the tour). This was an amazing concert because by this time they were into amazing light shows, pyrotechnics, and of course Michael Jackson had grown up and as becoming a star in his own right. At this time my musical taste was expanding and I was started to get into P-Funk, but my sister’s love for Michael Jackson began to blossom.

I recall the many appearances he made in DC (such as the Jackson’s Reunion Tour and others) she would literally bother us to take her to the hotel to join the many fans who were camped outside showing their support to the Jackson’s. What was so amazing and what makes me believe this was a bond, Jermaine Jackson was walking into the hotel and somehow he saw my sister and brought her inside to receive an autograph from Michael Jackson and the Jackson’s. On many of Michael’s other visits to DC, it always seemed she would get the opportunity to meet them, and she even made the news a few times. At this point I thought it was just a teenage crush on your favorite pop star, but as it turned out it was more than that. She had a dream and she followed it!

Upon graduating high school an honor roll student, my sister (Shana) surprised us by announcing her intentions to move to California to pursue her dreams of acting, singing, and of course meeting Michael Jackson. I even remember her saying she was going to marry Michael, yes to me this sound like an obsessed fan, but again, I think it was more than that, it was destiny for her to have the opportunity to meet and know the star she adored. Even though we were all very concerned about her going off 3000 miles away at such a young age, we felt she was level headed enough to handle herself, especially if this is what she believed was right for her. So she was off driving to “Hollywood”. I “felt” her need to experience what she believed in, because when I got married, my wife and I decided to move to California also. I guess this entertainment business was in our blood. Actually, that’s where Arious Entertainment was born, so we were able to guide her in the right direction as far as finding a place to stay and telling her where and where not to go.

This was the beginning of her dreams coming true. From the time she arrived it seemed things started to click, first she worked at Universal Studios and got the opportunity to meet many people in the business and made friends. She even got a few great parts on many sitcoms such as “Different World”, “Fresh Prince”, “Dougie Houser”, “Family Matters” and even had a few movies “House Party I and II,” “Shazam” with Shaq, and several others. What makes this story so amazing and goes to show if you believe in something strong enough, you can get it.

About a year after arriving in LA she got a great job with a major talent management company, and who their biggest client turned out to be was Michael Jackson, so she had the opportunity to get to know the star she idolized from childhood. She had the opportunity to be in Michael’s “Ghost” video which was done for the Adams Family movie, and most importantly she had the opportunity to travel along with him on his tours to Japan and Hawaii. She’s had many trips to “Never Land”, and one of her best friends is his personal assistant. She even attended his most recent birthday party (2 months ago). As you can see, her dream came true. She has told me she is very disappointed that these accusations continue to hunt him since he’s only trying to do good and follow his heart, and give back to the children.
So, she plans on doing something about the accusations by telling the truth of what she knows about her good friend. It’s not for money, nor is she writing a book, but it’s what one friend does for another friend. Look out for her interviews (Shana Mangatal) in the following week on Entertainment Tonight (Wednesday night 11/26/03), Good Morning America, MTV, US Weekly Magazine (and more to be added soon.) Myself and my family are very proud of her and her accomplishments, and most importantly for her taking such an important stand on this issue for her friend Michael Jackson

Society is so twisted now a days, everything has to have a negative motive. We are not saying he’s a saint, nor are we saying he’s bad, (because he only knows that) but I really think the parents are to blame. As long as the parents are receiving the fruits of his kindness, everything is fine, but it’s when the fruits stop falling their way a problem arises. NO PARENT should send their child off to spend the night or an extensive amount of time with a 45 year old man whether it’s Michael Jackson or even the President. We must stop looking at the worst and look deeper. One thing that I believe because of the way the world is today, if Jesus Christ should come back tomorrow, he would be crucified just like he was 2000 years ago, because no one looks for goodness.

Us Weekly Magazine Issue # 461, December 15, 2003

You Are Not Alone party at Neverland, December 20th 2003

Shana attends.

Todd Mangatal, January 15th 2004

My sister Shana Mangatal still supports Michael Jackson 100%, and as promised I must update you on the issue with Shana and Michael.  You may recall in my previous e-mails I indicated that my sister was busy with helping coordinate the celebration at Michael’s Never Land Ranch in Santa Barbara. Yes, two weeks prior to Christmas she was asked to contact and invite many of her celebrity friends as well as Michaels’ to attend the celebration.  Of course, she was glad to help and immediately got busy inviting folks.  Needless to say, she did a great job, because many of the celebrities were thrilled to receive an invitation, and many attended.  As for the day of the event, her responsibility was to take care of all the Jackson family needs, therefore she coordinated everything that involved the Jackson family, the photos, the place they would be seated, and whatever they needed, etc.  As Shana and I talked I asked her to give me some details about the day of the event.  She pointed out that she was very pleased to assist with the coordinating, and felt the event was very successful.  She was happy that her good friend Tommy Davidson had agreed to host the event, and was a bit distracted and embarrassed the day of the event when he gave her a loud “shout out” on the Mic.  Being as personal as she is, she didn’t go in much detail about the day’s activities, except that she was very busy making sure everything she was responsible for was handled properly and correctly.  I asked if she had time to mingle with the celebrities and she stated she really didn’t have much time, but was able to say hi to many.  At the end of the day she did spend a little time with Michael, who expressed his appreciation to her for “being there for him”, for her help with the event and it’s success, and most importantly for all her support.

Shana Mangatal’s facebook, says she saw MJ at Copperfield Show, New Year’s Eve, 31st December 2006 (message posted on 12/23/07)

Shana’s Response:

“Hi Anji!

I will tell you that I did see MJ last New Year’s Eve in Vegas after the Copperfield show. So, I am curious to know who is spreading these rumors.

Thank you, Anji, for your support. Are you from the US? Your picture is very beautiful!
All My Best,

Word of Michael’s Ex, Dec. 2007

‘Michael is a real hot-blooded man who loves women. He was the love of my life. When I see his image in photos, I see his heart. ”

So says Shana Mangatal, an aspiring actress (she also participated in a video clip of 2Pac – Unconditional Love) who for years has worked as an assistant to former manager Michael Sandy Gallin. Shana says that she and Michael have been together for four years starting in 1990 (after they separated following the marriage of Michael and Lisa).

“Once he came into office for a meeting and when I met him for the first time all at once I felt a spark,” said Bob Shane, of Enterntainment weekly. “When I saw him, I fell in love immediately and I realized that. And he is a man who flirts a lot, so I immediately sent signals that he was attracted to me.”

The woman also was present during a tour of MJ in Japan and Hawaii, and the set of Ghosts.

Some sources also claim that the New Year 2006 Shana was in the company of Michael at the party of Jesse Jackson, even claiming to have seen pictures in which Michael and Shana are intimate attitudes …. may not be so “ex”? or that our dear joker is less holy than most of us believe?

Michael Jackson: Womanizer, Firpo Carr, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, October 1-7, 2009

Shana Mangatal (Ghost): Shana, the woman internationally known as Michael’s true girlfriend who talked every day with him for seven years, was in what she describes as being Michael’s favorite film short by far, Ghost (1995). He wrote, produced, and helped direct Ghost. It was originally titled Is This Scary? (1993), but was halted when Michael was charged with child molestation in 1994. Of all the cast and crew Shana was the only one he brought back from the original production. Did she and the King of Pop ever lip-lock? No doubt. When ET’s Bob Goen asked if they were ever intimate, she answered: “I don’t want to go into detail about it but…yes.” She went on to say that he was a normal red-blooded man who was very flirtatious and loved women.

Shana worked for one of Michael’s companies. When Michael discovered her, he moved his headquarters to an office adjacent to hers. Grace Rwaramba, who eventually became the nanny for Michael’s children, was best friends with Shana. Grace confided in Shana that Michael got real nervous when he knew he was going to see her. In speaking to and communicating with Shana I explained to her how I imagined Michael saw her:

“Michael understood that your indescribable beauty challenges the imagination of the most prolific poet,” I wrote as we communicated by Facebook. “It scars the mind of the uninitiated. He was aware that a mere gaze in your direction causes an eruption that ripples through the space-time continuum. He had to have known that with an instrument forged by the gods you were sculpted into perfection. Your ambiance, rivaled only by the loveliest of sunsets, is forever engraved on the psyche of man.” (To be sure, the woman’s beauty inspires poetry.) “Michael knew that reality is altered when you enter a room,” I continued. “Your heart must beat honey; your tears navigate down your cheeks as sweet diamonds. The pantheon of gods is minus its most beautiful goddess. Zeus weeps. MJ had to have known this.” Indeed, her words had to have been a song in his ears that resonated through his soul and thereafter satisfied his existence. (See Song of Solomon.)

Michael went abroad after being found “Not Guilty” on all counts in his child molestation trial, but contacted Shana upon returning stateside. Actually, they never really stopped talking. They had communicated judiciously as dictated by decorum throughout the years. And in an exclusive telephone interview this past Tuesday she revealed that, unbeknownst to one another, they moved to Las Vegas around the same time. Upon discovering that she was there, Michael, with his children in tow, visited her. The romance was rekindled. In fact, she and Michael had been in touch up until about two weeks before he died.

Knowing that she could have met with him anytime during the two-week period, Shana decided to delay their meeting until Friday, June 26, 2009. It would be the weekend and they could spend some time together. Something happened to prevent that though. Michael Jackson died Thursday, June 25, 2009. Shana, with the humility and grace of an angel, stated retrospectively,

“It taught me never to procrastinate.” She’s still hopelessly in love with him.

The King of Pop’s crown slipped a bit when it came to beautiful women. He had a weakness for them. For those of us who truly knew him, all the above, coupled with who he was as a person, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Michael Jackson was no child molester–which is the point of this article. Rest in peace my friend. Amen.

Shana Mangatal, facebook, 11th November 2009

Yeah, I actually introduced Bryton to MJ for the very first time that night. They would remain friends for years to come.  Michael would always ask about him. I have a ton of pics with Bryton through the years. Ironic that he is now on Y and R.

You’re good, Roxy! I can’t believe you found my Family Matters episode. I actually did 2 episodes, that’s how I originally met Bryton. His whole dressing room was filled with pics of MJ. His only dream was to meet him. So I set it up. Michael called him the day after that MTV10 meeting.

I get sooo embarrassed seeing old stuff of myself. I’ve never even watched my Entertainment Tonight interview and hate watching the Tupac video. I was way too shy to be an actress! Michael and I used to talk about show biz alot. He gave me alot of advice. He knew I wanted to be an actress, so he put me in Is This Scary and Ghosts. I’ll always be grateful to him for that.

Believe it or not, I ran into Karen Faye in the commissary at lunch while I was filming Family Matters! We filmed on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. She was doing make up for “Suddenly Susan”, Brooke Shields’ sitcom. We had filmed Ghosts a little while before that. Hollywood is such a small town!

Shana Mangatal, facebook, January 2010

Hi guys,I completely understand the curiosity and am not offended by any question. I’m not that sensitive:-) On the other hand, Michael hated for people to speculate about his … See moreprivate life. Absolutely hated it. Everyone who ever worked for him had to sign confidentiality agreements. If you ever stepped through the gates of Neverland, you had to sign a contract as well. You couldn’t bring cameras inside and your cell phone magically stopped working when you entered. That’s how fiercely protective he was of his privacy. So, knowing this, I am trying my best to uphold his wishes. The tidbits and stories I do share, are offered to show you guys a glimpse of the real man. People tend to forget Michael was a human being, who did normal things on a day to day basis. He protected that side of himself from the public however, and I have to respect that. I do think he should have let the world see a bit more of the “real” Michael. People would have loved him even more! It upsets me to see fans fighting each other and launching vicious attacks on those of us who can actually offer real insight into the man. Michael preached peace and LOVE. Let’s uphold that legacy.

Shana Mangatal
The truth is, there’s no “one” person who can claim to know everything about Michael. He kept things private and separate from even his family, staff and friends. Everyone wanted to believe they were his best friend and knew everything, but he made sure that didn’t happen. It did take alot of courage for me to come out and do the ET interview. I did it because everyone else had seemed to abandon him at that time. None of his “Hollywood” friends would come out to defend him. I just couldn’t sit back any longer and let the future jury be swayed by all of the negativity coming out. I was really worried about what Michael’s reaction would be. He did not want me to do it. Sometimes he didnt know what was best for himself though! Thankfully, after I did it he thanked me (although he asked me not to do any more interviews..lol!) The next month I hosted a party for him at Neverland. The most touching moment for me was when Rebbie spotted me. She came over to me and gave me a big hug. She thanked me for being there for her brother and told me she had heard so many good things about me. That meant so much to me and I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Rebbie.

Shana Mangatal, facebook, June 28 at 10:43pm

Thank you for writing. I would never release personal pics of MJ on a public forum like Facebook. Can you imagine how often these pics would be copied and pasted on every website imaginable? The pic I posted of me and MJ was taken by his photographer, therefore approved by him. I’m not here to “prove” anything. This is my personal FB page, not a MJ message board. I haven’t spoken about MJ since 2003. If I wanted to “prove” something, I would grant every interview that’s been requested of me since then. Everything I said on ET was true, and everything I’ve written here on FB is true. There are lots of false stories that are being made up. I can’t control any of that. You can also choose to believe what you want to believe. It really doesn’t matter to me, and in the scheme of life makes no difference.
You can feel free to share this email with your friends on Lipstick Alley.
God Bless You!!! Shana

Firpo Carr retracts his original article about Shana being his last girlfriend, 29th June 2010

Firpo Carr  Retraction: After reviewing the matter for some months now, I have found no evidence that Shana Mangatal was Michael Jackson’s secret girlfriend. Whether she was or was not I leave for others. In an upcoming article, I will retract everything I said about this matter. More details later.

The “evidence,” given to me by a very credible source, lead to a deadend; and, yes, I do believe I was mislead. I will say more in the upcoming article, although this will not be the focus of the article. I will offer a formal apology to the fans at that time. Thank you for your respectful approach.

Michael Misc, Things in the kitchen drawer, Firpo Carr, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, July 8-14, 2010

You know those miscellaneous things you indiscriminately throw into the kitchen drawer? You know what I’m talking about; those things you don’t know quite what to do with. Well, it’s the same with miscellaneous “info-bites” about Michael Jackson.

While they’re not quite top shelf, arguably, they may still be newsworthy; behind the scene things that “inquiring minds” want to know. These involve people who at one time or another had varying degrees of involvement with the King of Pop; from family member to distant employee. Since the kitchen is where the wife and/or mother has traditionally and historically operated, this article will center primarily on women; starting with the wife and mother who gave birth to Michael Jackson.

Katherine Jackson: Here’s an interesting tidbit that demonstrates Mrs. Jackson’s love for Michael’s fans. On one occasion when we were at Neverland, a crush of fans anxiously approached her. Though I had not been empowered or authorized to do so, I felt duty bound to protect her from the zealots. To my surprise, she waved them past me and warmly welcomed them; even embracing those close to her. Afterward, she heartily reprimanded me (as I had seen her do with her own sons), and told me that not only were the fans endearing to her, but that there would be no “Michael Jackson” without these same fans. I could see the mild, loving, but righteous intensity in her eyes. I also sensed her deep, sincere, and abiding love for the fans.

In my capacity as a Biblical scholar and university instructor of comparative religion, Michael summoned me to discuss spiritual and religious issues and answers. Our discussion involved–among other things–what religious instruction his children were to receive. Other discussions centered on business and legal matters. We never talked about his romantic encounters. This was because Michael compartmentalized his life. Everything went into its own category; and his love life was out of my lane. Still, some things could not be hidden from public view.

Lisa Marie Presley: Kudos to MJ’s first wife, Lisa Marie Pesley, for stating the truth and sticking by her man in connection with the molestation charges against Michael. “I understand and support him,” she stated in a press release. Here’s what she said seven years ago in a Playboy (July, 2003) interview. PB: “Did you and he ever have children join you in your bed?” LMP: “Never. Never, never, never, never. I never saw him sleep in bed with a child, ever.” PB: “Did you ever see him with photos of nude children?” LMP: “Never. Never.” PB: “Do you have any reason to think he’s a child molester?” LMP: “If I’d had any reason to suspect that, I would have had nothing to do with the guy. I had no reason to, other than the allegations themselves. The only two people who know are Michael and that kid in the room. I’ve never seen him behave inappropriately. He was great with my kids. He does have a connection with kids, babies. He’s a kid, and other kids sense that in him.”

When asked, “Did you and Michael discuss having kids?,” Ms. Presley answered: “Yeah. [Laughs] I got out of that one. … I knew Debbie Rowe was offering to do it for him while we were married, according to him. She was a nurse who had a crush on him and offered to have his babies.”

Debbie Rowe: I tip my hat to MJ’s second wife who, in my humble opinion, Fox News attempted to manipulate when I was a guest on the network shortly after Michael’s death. During the trial, at a press conference I held outside the Jackson Family

Encino compound, Mary Hart of ET challenged me with the substance of these questions, “Do you know Debbie Rowe? Have you ever met her?” I answered, ‘I wouldn’t know Debbie Rowe if I saw her. No, I have never met her.’ Another mildly interesting miscellaneous morsel. Now for the juicy stuff.

The Shana Saga: By all accounts, Shana Mangatal is the polar opposite of the three women mentioned above. She’s not at all in the same class. She’s mentioned here to demonstrate just how far she is from the pack. In fact, I’m taking this opportunity to make a full retraction of what I wrote in the October 1, 2009, article, “Michael Jackson: Womanizer,” wherein I unequivocally stated that Shana was internationally known as Michael Jackson’s “secret girlfriend.” In an attempt to prove Michael innocent of child molestation, I stepped out of my lane. In all candor, I was clueless in “The Politics of Personal Relationships” involving Michael Jackson. In a sense, I owe Shana an apology, for it seems that I thrust her from the backburner into the spotlight; an irresistible light that mesmerized her.

This past June 29, 2010, Shana wrote: “I [received] a few comments on my page stating that you’re writing a negative article about me?” She asked that I not mention her in any more of my articles and proceeded to say: “You called ME, asking questions.” She concluded by writing: “I supported MJ on ET in 2003, because the situation was dire and he needed someone to speak up and say something positive. He was my friend and I will always stand by him through thick and thin.” My response?

“It is quite unfortunate that you have been misinformed regarding my intention to write a ‘negative’ story about you. That is not my style. As they say on the street, ‘I don’t roll like that.’ The reality is that I ill advisedly stated unequivocally that you were Michael Jackson’s ‘secret girlfriend.’ I violated the rules of Journalism 101 in making such a definitive statement without any ‘proof.’ Therefore, after several months of quiet reflection and investigation, it is incumbent upon me to admit my journalistic mistake to my readers. So, in reality, it is not about you. Rather, it is about my own shortcoming.

“You are correct in stating that, as an investigative journalist, I contacted you to verify what I had been told, namely, that you were Michael’s secret girlfriend. You were one of several women I called or attempted to contact who reportedly had had close contact with Michael Jackson. I mentioned a total of four in the article that included what I said about you being one of those women. In short, since I put the story out there that you definitely were Michael’s ‘secret girlfriend’ I am obliged to correct my mistake my making a retraction. After the retraction is printed, I will then be pleased to honor your request not to mention your name again in any of my articles. As you may suspect, there would not be any reason for me to do so. Rest assured that it is not my intent to cast aspersions on your character.”

Shana responded by making a heartfelt personal appeal to reconsider the retraction. She asked that I just leave things as they are. I answered: “The matter is out of my hands. This is a business matter, not a personal one. Papers make retractions all the time. It comes with the territory. The truth trumps personal feelings. Therefore, ‘leaving it alone’ is not an option. To do so would be to sink my credibility and that of the Sentinel. Regrettably, you seem to be missing the point. It really is not about YOU or your ‘haters.’ Again, I, as an investigative journalist, have stated something that I did not verify. Of course, if you have convincing ‘evidence’ or ‘proof’ that you were indeed Michael Jackson’s ‘secret girlfriend,’ that would change matters considerably.” I ended with: “I will let this note to you end…our exchange on this matter. Thank you for understanding. Again, I wish you all the best.”

To this she replied: “And this will be my last e-mail to you. I’m not trying to ‘prove’ anything and never was. You came to ME asking for help with YOUR article. … Everything I told you was the absolute truth. Anything you added to my quotes were [sic] your additions, not mine. … I never said I was Michael’s ‘secret girlfriend’. You did! Why should I have to ‘prove’ anything? This was all your doing, not mine.”

Well, for the record, there it is. The retraction has been made. This miscellaneous item can now be removed from the kitchen drawer and thrown in the trash. We can turn off the lights now. The kitchen is closed.

Firpo Carr, regarding his article, 8th July 2010

What I meant by the phrase ‘the politics of personal relationships’ involving Michael is what seems to be the ‘cattiness’ of certain women jockeying for position as Michael’s ultimate First Lady.

A source that I worked closely with during the heat of the trial and who has proved to be very reliable in the past gave me telephone numbers of women who may have had a romantic relationship—even one in passing—with Michael.

Why? To strengthen his legacy as a beautiful person who loved everyone, irrespective of race or color. Moreover, I wanted the world to know that he was a Black man who loved beautiful women—not little boys.

I wanted to contact these women to get statements from them. Who was my source? Sorry, but that person shall remain anonymous.

Please don’t misunderstand the intent of the article. The main reason for the article was to print a retraction, not to fill in ‘large pieces of the story.’ I’m not a gossip columnist. (This is not to say that you suggest that I am.) But, as it is, I gave you a bit more background in this post.

Please keep in mind that it is not at all unusual for a newspaper retraction to be a sentence or two. I opted to give a much more robust response since I felt I owe Michael’s fans more than a brief statement. This is especially true of the ones who tried to convince me that I was wrong about Shana.

Again, as I stated here on my fb page and in the article, after months of further investigation, no evidence at all was found supporting the notion that Shana was Michael’s secret girlfriend.

Q: Thanks for the article. Was it your source who told you that Shana was his most recent girlfriend or was that something you inferred by what Shana had told you?

Firpo Carr: My answer to your question is “both.”

Shana Mangatal, re: Firpo Carr’s comments, July 9 at 7:15pm

I have no idea what he is saying, as I have not and will not read what he has written. I thought we were cool with each other too and am shocked by his actions. Clearly, there’s more than meets the eye behind his behavior. Everything I have ever said or written here on FB is the 100% TRUTH. I did not give Mr. Carr an interview. It was a phone conversation in which he pulled out quotes to suit his needs

Shana Mangatal’s facebook, MJ’s birthday, August 29th 2010

Shana Mangatal Here’s a funny tidbit about Michael,I think you guys would appreciate knowing…he loved TIC TACS! He had his pockets filled with them during the filming of Ghosts. He didn’t mind sharing them either. Whenever I would ask for one, he would have me reach in his pocket to get it. He was usually wearing his big “Mayor” hands, so he couldn’t reach in there himself:-) He was so giving and never said no if you asked for something..no matter what it was.

Firpo Carr, facebook, September 20 at 12:44am

I’m sure Shana has suffered some embarrassment. This was not my intent, but her reaction is understandable.

Everything stated in my article “Michael Misc.” is true.

If I find out proof positive that the above statement is truly attributable to Shana Mangata (“I did not give Mr. Carr an interview”), then I will write further articles on her and publish to the world her emails to me…and more.

If, in fact, these are not emails from her, then after they’re published, she (and her mother) can sue me.

If, on the other hand, Shana, in fact did not write the above, then I’ll leave things where they are. (I have better things to do than to have to deal with this dead issue.)

Please feel free to post this response anywhere and everywhere.

Thank you.

Firpo Carr

Please understand that this is not an attack on Shana. Just an effort to set the record straight. Okay, here we go.

If Shana did in fact write, “I did not give Mr. Carr an interview,” then I respond thusly:

Shana wrote the following to me on June 29, 2010 (12:20 p.m.): “I’m not trying to ‘prove’ anything and never was. You came to

ME asking for help with YOUR article. I was reluctant to speak to you for this very reason. I didn’t need any extra stress or attention, as I had not spoken about Michael Jackson since 2003. I had been bombarded with interview requests since then and turned them all down…except yours..this was to help YOU. I agreed to be quoted by you because I wanted to help you, as a friend.”

This is painful for me. I truly hope it all stops here.


Firpo Carr

After Lisa Marie’s Appearance on Oprah, 22 October 2010

Shana Mangatal I usually don’t comment on these things, but I do want to say that Lisa did a FANTASTIC job in articulating exactly how it felt. The interview was great. I was in tears through the whole thing. I completely relate, and I understand.


  1. I honestly don’t know what to think of shana.Was she just a booty call or a serious girlfriend? I honestly don’t know.She is almost as confusing as Grace.

  2. i think he liked her alot x he spoke 2 her for 7 years x n when he found out she was workin for him x he moved his office near hers xx n she sed the first time they met it was just instant sparks xx i think he thought alot of her xx who can blame him shana is reeli pretty xx

    • She worked for him for 7 years, he moved his offices closer to his manager Sandy Gallin.

  3. Hm, I really want to believe her, because her story doesn’t sound exagerrated, and things she says coincide with what other credible people say.

    But her posts around summer/fall ’09 seem stangely unemotional. From a person who had an affair with Michael and was supposedly in love with him till the very end I would expect something deeper than talking about Ghosts on June 26th.

    • what do you want her to say?

      you want her to say what lisa has been saying?

      maybe she’s actually respectful of his privacy

  4. I find it funny that she wanted firpo to reconsider the retraction.I guess she was enjoying the attentionof people thinking she was Michael’s secret girlfriend.

  5. an interviewer asked her x if she n michael were ever intimate n she said yes n then said he is a red blooded man n very flirtatious x soo its obvious they at least had a bit of a fling xx

  6. Yeah.they had that at least.But I think that’s all it was.

  7. vidaboheim who would av like 2 seen him wiv??x

  8. Someone who was loyal and made him happy.Im just caliing it as I see it about Shana.Is that a problem?I Give the girl major props for being one of the few people who stood up for michael while everyone else just disappeared.I just dont think that what theu had was all that serious though.

  9. Nneka is vidaboheim by the way.

  10. no i didnt mean 2 offend u it was jus a question godd!!

  11. I didnt think you were trying to.But if my tone came of kinda hostile then I apologize.

  12. I always believed Shana Mangatal. I don’t see why she has reason to lie about anything. Michael was very, very, very, private, so private, that it may seem like it wasn’t anymore than just a fling.

  13. Well actually Shana does have reason to misrepresent the truth, she has always been an aspiring actress and may feel that by letting people believe she was MJ’s girlfriend would help her career in some way. She is a very smart lady, has great connections and understands the entertainment world but still has not had that big break.

    I do like the thought of her and MJ having a steamy affair or just being a booty call even, but I had my doubts about that and this page on her just reinforces that. The way Rock puts these articles together in such a clear, concise chronological manner puts everything into perspective and sometimes gives a different insight.

    I do believe her ET interview was her just desperately trying to help a friend out and I do commend her for doing that but it really served no purpose except give her exposure. In that interview she claims she started her affair with MJ in 1992 and the interviewer called her out on it. Like…. MJ left you to marry LMP, what did he say to you about that. She looked caught off guard by that question, didn’t have a really good answer and didn’t seem authentic. I thought her poor unpolished performance made Michael look insincere JMO.

    Another poster also mentioned her lack of emotion on June 26th 2009 on her FB page. Instead of paying tribute to a beloved friend, her so called lover, she starts promoting a video she and MJ did with herself being the main emphasis. That was very tacky. On that day I was crippled with shock…… but then again, maybe so was she, that’s why she did that IDK…. she did not use good judgment.

    I actually liked the fact that she did not give out personal information about Michael and maintained Michael’s privacy as a friend would, whether it was due to a non-disclosure agreement or not. But I think she is hiding under that banner and that there was no booty call or affair just a working relationship or friendship or mentor. Despite her claim of being very private, however she is still quite vocal about her friendship with MJ & often gives generic down to earth anecdotes which has helped some of his fans deal with his passing.

    And the whole Firpo saga……. well, that was just a very sad embarrassing situation that went horribly pear shaped and IMO that both parties mishandled. And that man would have moved mountains and kingdoms to prove to the world that Shana was MJ’s girlfriend. He was pleading for proof. IMO Firpo came across as a rejected lover with his retraction, just my opinion though. The whole “your indescribable beauty scars the mind of the uninitiated….” trollop, makes me want to vomit. Definitely not his finest moment. I feel there was a lot more to that situation that meets the eye.

    In all honesty if she had more pictures of her and MJ, letters, gifts, sketches & paintings (I heard MJ liked to paint portraits or sketch his women) from MJ, she and a witness should have just gone to Firpo’s office, showed him and a witness at the Sentinel the photos. She did not have to give them the pics or allow them to copy or print the pictures, but just something to shut Firpo up and avoid the public humiliation. But she has handled the aftermath very well, still talking to MJ’s fans about him which I feel is very generous and kind on her part.

    • Interesting post. I agree with a lot of it. She hasn’t come across very well – she’s seemed like she’s had something to hide instead of something to protect. I didn’t include the pictures she posted of her and Grace together, which I assume she used to suggest that she was close to Michael. Or the songs she posts about on her fbook, which are thinly veiled hints about her feelings for him.

      I can’t rule her out entirely though – just knowing how he was and that she was physically his type of girl. I can see him flirting with her for sure. There were also fans who attended a party in December 2003 and who saw her in December 2006 who said they saw MJ giving her a thank you kiss at the first party and the two of them hanging together in 2006. I know she wasn’t his GF in the last 5 years on any scale, but maybe a kiss for old times sake? I can’t rule it out. Though when that Firpo thing happened I was prepared to totally dismiss her, it was beyond tacky.

      (I heard MJ liked to paint portraits or sketch his women)

      I’ve also heard this…

      If she has any photos of them together then I would imagine they’ll surface eventually, until then I’m pretty meh about her.

  14. I love MJ, i really do, but why are these women whom he only dated are going for bat for this man? Even the ones he flirted with or hung out as friends, or whatever the case. Why are they wasting their time defending him to the public and media? I’m sorry but I don’t see the point, if this man couldn’t acknowledge me publicly like he did Brooke,Tate, Debbie, LMP, why are these women so adament in defending his honor? There is no way, I would be on t.v. proclaiming that MJ and myself had a fling, relationship, whatever.When he wasn’t bold enough to be a man and claim me. I love Stephanie Mills, and her coming out and claiming that they were good friends,whatever, and I respect Shana for defending his manhood, Theresa G, for during the same. I even respect Ola Ray for discussing the private time they shared, and Tatiana for her undying love, but I’m not that nice, I would have told MJ, his camp and his lawyers, etc, to kick rocks, and keep my mouth shut. because when times were easy-breezy for MJ he or his people kept mum, but when times got bad to prove his hetrosexuality , who did his people call on to clean his image, the women he kept hidden. The one woman i respect in the mj cycle has to be janelle penny commissiong, because their relationship/friendship didn’t define her, and he didn’t completely claim her as a girlfriend, so she kept her mouth shut, went back to Trinadad, and had her own life.

    And Shana must be a forgiving and really loved MJ, because after he went off and married another woman while we were still talking , even on a friends level, i wouldn’t have defended him, I would be reeling, and he wouldn’t get no support from me. The man didn’t acknowlege her to the world, come on. that’s dirty, mj or not. foul.

    • Maybe the women didn’t want to come forwards. Not everyone wants to be known for dating a famous person. Even celebrities don’t want other people knowing they’ve dated each other.

      And it wasn’t HIM who wanted the women to come forwards, it was his manager Sandy Gallin and Randy Jackson. He didn’t want to get them involved, he fiercely protected their loyalty and their privacy. He went through the whole trial without having to out anyone. Not even June Chandler.

  15. Can someone explain the whole Shana-MJ-Grace situation, please? MJ friend Serpian mentioned that Grace and MJ were very close and he always told her or spoke about taking Grace to Europe to show her around, but he couldn’t confirm that they were dating. And please don’t say Grace is married because from what lmp said, and what his friends said, it didn’t keep MJ from acting on his attraction. The drama between Grace and MJ was a weird dynamic, and Grace ain’t talking, either it was pure friendship at the end of the day, or their was sparks, who knows, but if Grace and Shana are bestfriends, why not the conflict, I would be upset that my bestfriend had a close friendship with my man, or the person i’m dating. how could she be cool with mj kids calling her mum and mj dad, and mj allegedly calling her his wife. smoke screens. it’s my opinion that mj was all about status and image, if he had something serious going on between the two, it would be grace since grace parents were doctors, and her surrogate father is the internationally known doctor Depak Chopra. jmo.

  16. @mjfan MJ was private about his love life.He didnt even want shana to come out to defend him.He wanted those ladies to be protected so that he would not be dragged through the mud like he was.So if MJ never claimed them did that mean he didnt care for them? it was nobodys buisness who he was dating.

  17. are ya’ll saying this because she’s not white? why is it whenever michael is linked to a black woman its so unbelievable but as soon as he is linked to a white woman everyone is so ready to believe it?

    • Are you serious in here with this comment?

      Maybe people are skeptical just because the story doesn’t completely add up. Did you not read the Firpo Carr fiasco where she wanted Firpo to suggest she was his last secret GF and to not retract that statement?

      People are also skeptical of Joanna Thomae too and people don’t believe he shagged the White Debbie Rowe.

  18. @hmmm please don’t come in here with that race stuff. It ain’t the fact that Shana ain’t white. It’s the fact that her story doesnt add up. Hell we already know the deal with Diana Ross. And she clearly ain’t white!

  19. maybe people only speak about his connection to white women, because mj never really spoke about black women in the same way he spoke about white women. Excluding Diana Ross. MJ , i feel seemed to only discuss black women as women he was attracted to , in order for his videos to be believable. I think MJ didn’t have that many black girlfriends if any because he was such a romantic that it’s possible he only viewed black women as sexual attraction. His videos in which black women were the lead, mostly sexual in nature. He discussed weith the Rabbi, how a black stewardess gave him a sexual look, he didn’t like that. Shana talked about how they first meant, and the look he gave her. Ola Ray from her interviews, it seems as if he was bascially sexual with her, Theresa Gonsalves and their 2 encounters, his interaction with Tatiana, even his dad was like he could sense the sexual chemistry between the two. The look he gave Irene Cara when she gave her the award. Naomi at the WMAs, hot. Kai Chase and the whole checking out the bootie. There are more examples, but basically, I think MJ was only attracted to black women on a sexual level, but as far as romantic feelings, and who he took serious as far as relationships that was reserve for white women. sorry, I feel like this, and I’m a black woman. Basically, a black woman would be the sideline and a white woman would be wifey.

  20. I Think he saw black women beyond a sexual nature.Just because we only hear about the white women does not mean those were the only women he was with romantically.Also I don’t believe Theresa nor Tatiana.And as for Shana I think it was just a sexual attraction….from Michael’s standpoint.

    • Of course he saw Black women beyond a sexual nature. Some people project too much.

  21. Shana states that she spent time with Michael in Vegas but Michael’s bodyguards say they have NEVER met her.

    This is taken from the bodyguards Facebook page from earlier this year :

    Q: Bill, do you know any of Michael’s friends like Karen Faye, Michael Lee Bush, Frank Cascio, Omer Bhatti or Shana Mangatal?

    – I know Frank Casio, I’ve only heard of the other ppl.

    The bodyguards worked with Michael from late December 06 to early 09 I believe… so obviously she was not in contact with Michael during this time.

  22. She spent time with MJ in Vegas after the bodyguards that are mentioned above stopped working with MJ. She only states that mj and the kids visited her. the bodyguards didn’t work with mj in 2008. And why are people adament about making it appear as if shana is lying?

    Why isn’t there any info on Grace and MJ on this website?

    • The Bodyguards worked with MJ from around December 26th (or maybe 28th? I know they’ve given the specific date and it was sometime around there) 2006 to late 2008 when MJ moved out of Vegas.

      Shana claims to have met him New Years 2006, when the BG already worked for him. They say they’ve never met her.

  23. Bill (the bodyguard) says that he ALSO spent time with Michael in 2009 as well…

    He was with Michael at Joe & Katherine’s Anniversary dinner in May 2009.

    The 3 bodyguards have never met Shana & they were with Michael everyday.

    Shana’s story just doesn’t add up.

  24. Well Shana already said that she wasn’t MJ secret girlfriend. So, there’s no argument there on whether she was or wasn’t. Besides, it would look kind of stupid to say Shana was with MJ , when her bestfriend Grace basically had everything but the ring on her finger, when it came to MJ. From validated interviews and reports, Grace was the one that basically ran everything, and She was the one MJ would discuss taking her to Europe and showing her around. I can go on forever about that situation, but I’m glad Shana cleared up her role in MJ life, because it would look shady on MJ and Grace part that if he was dating Shana, but had Grace “playing house”, having his kids call her mom.

    But, whatever, I know I’ve said this a million times, but if MJ did have a secret girlfriend, I would have loved for it to be Kai Chase. She bonded with him and the kids, shared his love for Disneyland, and seem to be a woman that relates well to kids, and seemed to impressed and loved his personality, and seemed quit smitten with him and his flirtatious ways. MJ walking downstairs in his pjs, singing and dancing, and using his children in his pimpin. I don’t care what anyone says, he was interested in Kai.

  25. to MJfan :

    I think Kai Chase is married! 🙂 I remember reading it somewhere. Can anyone else confirm this?

    I think it was a professional relationship. I like her as well – I just don’t think they were involved. Kai seems very sweet & down to earth though 🙂

  26. I dont know what to think about this Shana story. Maybe if she said they were only together for two years or so, it would be easy for me to believe that…but she said they were on and off for 7 years! And that meant he was seeing her from 1990 to 1997, which would also mean that he was juggling 3 women all those years, Shana, Lisa and Debbie! I find that hard to believe, although I do think MJ had a habit of dating more than one woman at at time..but I just dont know about 3.

  27. So I just read on Shana facebook wall that she first met MJ on the Bad Tour….Someone had posted her old quote she wrote on her page from February 2010

    [Michael Bestever
    ‎@belle, you KNOW I have a record of it. Here’s Shana on meeting MJ in NYC on the Bad Tour.
    Shana Mangatal:
    I actually met Michael for the first time in NYC. I remember every detail of that night. I attended his concert at Madison Square Gar…den and got invited back to his hotel room at The Hemsley Palace for an after party. Now, don’t get the wrong idea..lol! There were other people there too..like Quincy Jones, Emmanuel Lewis, Sean Lennon, Janet, etc. For me, being a teenager, it was an absolute dream come true to have all of this happen..once again by luck. I guess you can’t stop destiny. That’s why I always tell people never give up on your dreams. They do come true..it can happen to you.
    I’m from Washington, D.C. So, I used to take the train back and forth from DC to NY all of the time to go on auditions. New York was like my second home. I think I was even more shy this time, actually meeting Michael. I was more shy than he was, that’s for sure. Everytime I would look at him across the room, he was staring at me. It made me a little uncomfortable and I kind of wished he would just come over and say something! Finally, I got up the nerve to walk over to him. Immediately, he smiled the biggest smile, reached out his hand, and said ,”Hi.” His hand felt like a soft cloud. I didn’t know what to say, so I just smiled and said hi. I tried to let go of his hand, and he kept holding on! I couldn’t believe it. He was always such a flirt.]

    and she replied with

    [Shana Mangatal The reason I told this story was to set the record straight on how we first met. There’s sooo many false and crazy stories online, it’s upsetting. I can’t go to forums and message boards because the things I’ve read are so untrue, and its frustrating. If you haven’t read it here on my page, coming from ME, then chances are it’s not true. Whenever I actually take the time to comment about Michael, which is rare, I make sure it’s 100% accurate.]

    I thought she said she first met him 1990 though? I wish she would just show pictures to make her story more believable. That one pic with her posing him during the dangerous tour is really not enough.

  28. I have been meaning to post this since you created the Shana page, but held back because I was trying to be respectful. One of the things I have observed about her is that she the Queen mastermind of what I call “bait and insinuate”.

    Since Firpo dethroned her and kicked her to the curb, her MO to re-establish herself as MJ’s GF has been very interesting:

    1. She inserts her presence in existing situations that we know of about MJ. Leaves this information on her page to simmer and then her “friends” MJM***** et al come swarming in with reinforcement, speculation and suppositions about her intended involvement with MJ. So since she was there, she must be romantically involved with Michael and try to create “fact” out of fiction. She will then appear nonchalantly, depending on how good a job these friends have done. She will either NOT comment (they have done a great job) or confirm, if peeps are not convinced.


    2. She will get a friend to insert her in a situation close to or associated with Michael and the drama unfolds again like clockwork.

    It is so predictable that someone today had to post and ask whether the friends were being paid to do this because the insinuations were so far fetched. And we have seen this happen time and time again. I can give you many examples but you can read her FB page yourself and see. And she is also starting to contradict herself I fear she is starting to sound like someone else we know and love????

    An example is posted above.

    • I guess she deleted he Dorien Holley scenario from her FB page. So like I suspected, she does read/subscribe to this site LOL!

      Anyway, I left a message for you below Shana!

      I am one of those peeps that really badly wants to believe you, don;t let me down, just prove it.

  29. This is easily fixed, really! For people to begin to believe you had anything romantic with Michael, simply post JUST ONE picture of you and Michael with your boobs pressed up against his chest, like you have done with the many other male celebrities you have posted on your FB page.

    Better still, do it here on Kitty’s page! Just saying, there are easier ways to do this.

    • i would love to see some pictures too, but i have a feeling that it would never happen, unless she really is tired of people calling her liar and finaly wants to show proof

  30. shana didnt delete that post from dorian off her wall. and no one asked dorian if he was being paid to do that. one of her fb “friends” asked michael bestever (who is a person that many would call a shana stan and always have something to say or insinuate when it comes to what people say on shana’s wall)was she getting paid to do that. (i think she was only joking tho)

    and i highly doubt shana asked that guy to mention that she was at the “this is it” rehearsals on her wall. he probably did that to try to let people know that she was actually close to mj and she’s not a liar or a follower fan like many people think. my guess is he was just trying to help her…idk, or maybe he wasnt and have no idea what people think of shana and just felt like mentioning that it would have been just like old times when they were all on the dangerous tour together…

    • @ Jane….Just to clarify I did not say or suggest someone said Dorien was being paid to pull these games….I said someone asked whether her other friends (including someone whose name you mentioned….”Shana stan”)were being paid to do this. I don’t think the person that asked was joking either.

      And yes she did delete it from her wall, because she got called out.

      I depised Firpo for doing what he did to her, but I think he was right on the money with this one.

      • You said she deleted the Dorian scenario from her wall right? But she didnt delete it lol, i just checked and its still there.

        Here, I just copied the whole conversation from her wall just now
        Dorian HolleyShana Mangatal
        hey shana

        hope you had fun hanging out at the tonight show with me and the band. it was great to see you but it kinda made me sad for the summer at THIS IS IT rehearsals. you’d come up and have lunch…we’d be chillin and laughin. old times, right. on tour again with mj.

        sigh… it makes me sad, man. i miss him. and i get a little angr…y that he’s gone.

        call me

        see you soon


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        Willy Dalton Officiel Hey Dorian, how are you?
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        Dorian Holley hi willy
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        Shana Mangatal You’re so sweet, Dorian. I’m sure that all of those memories of June 09 have come rushing back, now that all of this heartbreaking testimony is being heard. It must be very difficult for you. I understand. I remember calling and breaking the news to you. You refused to believe it and went to rehearsal anyway!Always the optimist:) I’m honored to have been able to watch you, Daryll and Judith create the magic one last time. Please stay strong through this difficult time. Will call you next week.
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        Willy Dalton Officiel i want make a flashmob for Janet JACKSON in france.
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        Michael Bestever Shana, I didn’t know you broke the news to Dorian about MJ’s death. Interesting. I would be curious who told you? I do remember seeing Dorian on CNN right after MJ’s death and he was so distraught.
        January 6 at 8:20pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Michael Bestever Also, Shana were you at the This is It REHEARSALS with MJ? Is that what Dorian is saying??? I didn’t know that you were at the rehearsals.
        January 6 at 9:08pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Michael Bestever Here’s Dorian’s interview on CNN right after MJ passed.

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        Ana Piszczek ‎@MB: Yep, Dorian said Shana was at the This Is It rehearsals! lol That’s awesome. 😀
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        Ana Piszczek
        ‎@MB: Thanks for posting Dorian’s CNN interview! Dorian really did a fantastic job representing MJ & presenting the facts! I’m glad I got to see that again!

        But I got tears in my eyes when he said he heard the news on Thursday afternoon… but it took him a couple of days to believe that MJ was really gone. 😥 That’s so heartbreaking! It must have been so hard for Shana to break the news to him. 😦 At least they got to see MJ doing what he loved & being happy before he died.See More
        January 7 at 2:43pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, so Shana was at the rehearsals? hmmmm
        January 7 at 8:04pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Ana Piszczek lol Uh oh, MB is thinking again….”As The Brain Turns”
        January 7 at 8:06pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, this is one of those moments where SHANA NEVER volunteers OR TELLS it her own, but someone else starts convrsation, in this case Dorian, and then information is divulged. It happens a lot on her fb which is why I hang around here. I always learn something new. LOL Hate on me haters. LOL
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        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, my brain is turning because I’m wondering if Shana will have to testify in court. Because I’m sure she had some communications with MJ if she was at the rehearsal which makes me think about something she disclosed in the past about plans to see MJ the weekend before he passed.
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        Ana Piszczek ‎@MB: I’ve been wondering about that for 1 1/2 years.
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        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, maybe that is the REAL REASON Shana doesn’t say too much.
        January 7 at 8:22pm · LikeUnlike
        Ana Piszczek ‎@MB: I think she’s just very private. Shana’s brother, Todd, blogged that she’s always been very personal, not even telling him that much about her private life.
        January 7 at 8:27pm · LikeUnlike
        Elle Espin Hey @Michael Bestever:Are you get paid to emphasize everything Shana says?
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        Michael Bestever
        ‎@elle, I don’t get paid. I’ve been researching MJ for over 30 years FOR FREE. View my channel.
        But there is a REASON why I’m on Shana’s fb because some of my research LED ME HERE because I was inv…estigating something which I learned and I’ve been here since. Why are you here??See More
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        Elle Espin With due respect.
        I’m here because Shana is very sweet,but you bothers me that ALL Shana writes is emphasized by YOU!
        That is to give little credence to what Shana says.
        January 7 at 9:16pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@elle, I’m researching something and it pieces together part of my puzzle. Period!! What is it to you?? You do you!!
        January 7 at 9:19pm · LikeUnlike
        Elle Espin I think you don’t need post all that you investigate…
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        Michael Bestever ‎@elle where do you live? Communist China?
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        Michael Bestever ‎@elle, mind your business!!
        January 7 at 9:23pm · LikeUnlike
        Elle Espin you’re very very mature…and credible
        January 7 at 9:24pm · LikeUnlike
        Elle Espin YOU SHOULD TOO!
        January 7 at 9:24pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@elle, you aren’t discussing this conversation of this thread. So move ON!! I’m dealing with something that was DISCLOSED. What is it to you??? Move on!!
        January 7 at 9:25pm · LikeUnlike
        Shana Mangatal PLEASE..Elle and MB..no fighting. This page is all about PEACE, LOVE, and LIGHT. Please speak to each other respectfully. Thank you:)
        January 7 at 9:28pm · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading…
        Elle Espin MOVEN ON TOO! KID!
        January 7 at 9:28pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever shana, I’m trying to be peaceful. Really. lol
        January 7 at 9:29pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Elle Espin no,you’re not trying…
        January 7 at 9:30pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@elle, deuces!! lol
        January 7 at 9:31pm · LikeUnlike
        Elle Espin I think is a reasonable thing what I’m saying
        January 7 at 9:31pm · LikeUnlike
        Shana Mangatal ‎@Elle..for the record, Michael Bestever is not getting paid to do anything. I have no idea who she is, but am happy to have her support. Believe me, I have tried to get her to reveal her identity to me, but she won’t budge! I am just as baffled by her tenacity as you are, Elle!
        January 7 at 9:35pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Ana Piszczek Everybody, let’s please respect Shana’s request to be kind & peaceful on her page. ♥
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        Ana Piszczek LOL Even I, the Queen of Google, have no idea who Bestever is, but I suspect she’s Michelle Obama.
        January 7 at 9:38pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, you are crazy!!
        January 7 at 9:42pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Ana Piszczek ‎@MB: I love what you’ve done with the Whitehouse! 😀
        January 7 at 9:44pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, LOL
        January 7 at 9:45pm · LikeUnlike
        Shana Mangatal Ana is another mysterious one. I don’t know who she is either, come to think of it! lol. Everyone is hiding behind these fake profile pics. I wish I knew how everyone really looked! It’s really weird to speak to people without a face. You all know how I look! Not fair! 🙂
        January 7 at 9:45pm · LikeUnlike · 2 peopleLoading…
        Ana Piszczek ‎@Shana: I’m Jean the Vitagraph Dog:
        January 7 at 9:49pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever ‎@shana, how did we get off topic. I know Dorian must hate his fb status receiving all of these off topic messages. lol
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        Ana Piszczek ‎@MB: Yes, let’s get this thread back on topic…ahem…so…Dorian, have you ever seen MJ & Shana making out???
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        Michael Bestever ‎@ana, you know how to make a thread come alive!! LOL Shana will surely disappear now. LOL
        January 7 at 9:53pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Ana Piszczek LOL
        January 7 at 9:53pm · LikeUnlike
        Michael Bestever Shana, where you go???? LOL Ana, I hope you didn’t run Shana away for a lenthy period. She’ll disappear for a month. LOL
        January 7 at 9:59pm · LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
        Elle Espin ‎@Shana:Thanks for your answer, you are very kind, forgiving the discussion on your facebook … it’s just that honestly i don’t agree with her..anyway, it’s ok
        I leave lots of kisses …
        January 7 at 10:11pm · LikeUnlike · 1 person

  31. i actually kinda agree that shana tends to maybe insinuates things in a way. like she wont give you a clear answer and would leave people in the dark trying to make guesses and stuff like that. and i just think she does it to try to be a mystery to people, i guess. its really annoying tho

    like for example, months and months ago there was a topic on her wall and it was about the song “whatever happenes” ya know the song that some mj fans think was a dedication to her because in the demo tapes the “shana na na na” part is not there. but in michael’s version of the song its there, not sung by him but its in the background of the song and it sounds a lot like her name. some think that was mj idea. and thats why you see people always addressing shana as “shana na na” on her wall. they obviously think mj did that thinking of her.

    so anyway, people were debating about whether they heard her name or not in the song. someone had said, no it wasnt her name because her name is pronounced “shane na” not “shana” with a soft “a” then it just came into a huge debate of people talking about how they thought her name was pronounce you know?

    so then shana comes in and confirms that her name was pronounced with a soft a. clearly aware that people thinks the song about her. but she doesnt mention anything about the song. she just dips back out and never came back in the discussion LOL. she could easily cleared that rumor up right then and there but she didnt,leaving people still guessing and wondering if she was the inspiration for that part. if she was i could see why she wouldnt want to confirm it though, but if she really wasnt i think she should have said that the song wasnt about her and it was just was a coincidence so people could stop greeting her as “shana na na” lol

    • LOL really?

      During the big “S” craze a year back people would ask her if she was S and of course she would never respond, but then she would leave messages to people signed “S.” It just made me cringe. She also frequently posts songs and tells people the lyrics were meaningful to her at certain points (I think she mentioned a song was meaningful to her in 1992 around DWT) and of course it sounds a lot like she’s trying to suggest the songs remind her of MJ, there was even a song she mentioned that involved a King….

      I just wish she wouldn’t do things like that, it really doesn’t help her case. Either she puts up some more evidence or she needs to leave it alone. I hate fans being messed with.

      I think she might’ve been at TII rehearsals to have lunch with people like Dorian, but MJ wouldn’t get into rehearsals into much later in the the day anyway so I don’t think she was visiting him and I think if she had seen him rehearsing TII she would have mentioned/alluded to it previously.

      She might still have been some kind of fling, but I do think she plays it up.

      • “I just wish she wouldn’t do things like that, it really doesn’t help her case. Either she puts up some more evidence or she needs to leave it alone. I hate fans being messed with.”

        I agree with this^ I think she finds it funny or cute to mess with the fans mind and its not. All we want is the truth. And if you’re not going to give us straight up answers then dont involve yourself in conversations w/the fans and hint around at things and not give us straight forward answers. I understand that she has a right to her privacy and she may not want to give away too much, but leaving people guessing and coming up w/their own conclusions about her and MJ is not really helping her. Its going to just bring her more doubters. Im not sure if she realizes that or not.

        and LOL at her signing her name as “S” during the infamous S debate. Im sure she got a kick out of that.

  32. Shana is kind of annoying.she likes to keep people guessing.She likes the attention. She just really needs toshut up already.

  33. In regards to Shana having lunch with Dorian at rehearsals, who knows if Michael was even there? She was most likely visiting Dorian.

    I kind of doubt Michael would be there that early. Kenny Ortega recently said Michael would start rehearsals in the evening around 4:00-7:00pm and that the dancers/backup singers had EARLY call times. Kai Chase said he was eating lunch at home with the kids the day before he died so I believe he went to rehearsals later on.

    The TII dancers said that Michael kept to himself during rehearsals so I don’t think Michael was eating lunch with everyone. On the Glenda tapes, Michael said he doesn’t hang out/associate with the backup singers/dancers.

    Michael didn’t even have his children there so I doubt he invited Shana.

    Karen Faye said she saw Shana in the parking lot at Center Staging but NEVER saw her inside the building. This is taken from her twitter :

    Fan question:

    Shana says she was to meet MJ the weekend before he died. She always says she was a secret g/f. Looks to me she wants attention about 20 hours ago via web in reply to wingheart

    Karen’s reply on December 26th 2010 :

    @Yahabbie I saw her hanging out in the parking lot @ rehearsals when we were @ CENTER STAGING with the fans. Never saw her inside at anytime. I think if they were dating she would have been invited into his dressing room.

    Fan reply :

    @wingheart I agree with you… if you were a girlfriend why stand outside with the fans. I don’t believe a word she says. about 17 hours ago via web in reply to wingheart

    • we dont know if Michael was there when she would be there. But we do know that she visited at times. When? We have no idea. And we wont ever because she would never answer. Also she never said she was there with MJ. But when someone asked she didnt answer, again leaving people wondering.

      anyway, Karen Faye is like cat shyt crazy tho, so I dont really listen to anything she says, honestly. She’s jealous of every woman that was ever with MJ so yeahh…

      And I really doubt she saw Shana at the parking lot LOL, like how come she didnt mention this tidbit when everyone was asking her questions about Shana and MJ on her twitter and facebook? Im always giving Karen a side eye, maybe she *thought* she saw Shana, (actually maybe someone should ask Shana on her facebook about seeing Karen when she was at the parking lot at Center Staging. lol, i would be curious to see what her answer might be)

  34. Bijoux,why did you despise what Firpo did? Shana’s the one that played herself.She wants people to believe that she really had something with Michael and that’s why she does all this “Mysterious” stuff. If firpo exposed her then oh well.She got what she deserved.(I’m not trying to dig at you either).

  35. i think the fact that Shana was the only person brought back from the original cast of ghost to appear in the version done in 1996 says alot tho. like, even if what they had wasnt much of anything, it showed that they were at least good friends that looked out for eachother. how many people can say that about them and MJ? I hate how she gets like a bad rep with fans, but she kinds of did that to herself with the game playing.

    But I believe pictures will solve it! just one photo of her and mj, just might make her more credible, me thinks =)

  36. People are being gossipy now. On the Los Angeles Sentinel website, Firpo Carr gave a retraction per Shana’s instructions to the artile MJ Women. She said that she never said that she was MJ secret girlfriend. And he apologized and wrote the retraction. So, let it go. Who knows for a fact that this Shana M, is the real Shana M. This is the internet, not face to face.

  37. Something I find interesting now is Shana’s friendship with Omar Bhatti (Michael’s speculated “secret son”). I remember months ago Omar would drop by her page to leave a comment and one of them was that they needed to talk about something or whatever. But anyway, I thought about again when a few days ago, when she congratulated him on his record deal and referred to him as “My boy” and told everyone to check out his music.

    I really want to know how long they been ‘knowing eachother’

    Someone should ask Omar that, I doubt Shana would answer if someone asks her but I think Omer would elaborate on their friendship. And if he said after Michael died that she contacted him, I would find that interesting and it would further prove her agenda, but if he says he knew for a long time then she really was part of the “inner circle”

    Sooo who’s going to ask him? LOL

  38. NEW INFORMATION, that u could add to this blog, this was posted on facebook. I really believe now that Shana is legit. Pearl Jr did an interview and Shana name came up.

    And Pearl mentioned how she saw Shana at some Obama campaign in 2008. She said she stared at her because she looked familiar to her but didnt say anything and when she got home she remembered that she was Shana Mangatal, Michael’s ex, who defended him and etc.

    So she said she facebooked her and they talked and Pearl says Shana mentioned how she had just saw Michael when he came back from Vegas and they went out together on date and saw a show together. This was back in 2008. So I think its very much possible they were trying to get back together or something like that.

    Here is the link. 42:00 spot is where her name comes up and start talkn about how she saw her


    btw O/T did u know that Raymone Bain Michael ex manager is now working for his mother?? She now is the one who release stuff on behalf of Katherine to the press!! I thought that was interesting.

    • That info could be interesting, but I don’t trust Pearl Jnr, she believes Michael is alive and she has been shown to lie and distort other people’s information. If there was another source I’d be interested.

  39. Paris Jackson said on her Formspring account that Shana was NOT Michael’s girlfriend.

    On September 9, 2012 :

    A fan asked Paris on Formspring : “Is it true your dad’s gf was Shana”?

    Paris Jackson replied : “nope”.

    Paris said that Michael DID have a girlfriend toward the end of his life but it was NOT Shana. Paris said Michael’s last girlfriend was Middle Eastern.

    Paris said she has never heard of Shana and doesn’t know who she is.

  40. Frank Cascio said on Twitter that the “Emily” woman mentioned in his book is NOT Shana.

    A fan asked Frank on Twitter (June 23, 2012): “Is it true Emily is Shana?

    Frank Cascio replied : “Lol, not true”.

  41. I dont think they had sex ..she isnt beautiful too.maybe mj found her beautiful *shrugs*?

  42. Michael proposed to Brooke Shields, married Lisa Marie Presley & wanted to have children with her, married & had 2 children with Debbie Rowe, and had a baby with Blanket’s mother (surrogate). The fact that Michael chose to marry and have children with other women tells me he wasn’t serious about Shana. If the guy you claim you are friends with is marrying/having children with women other than yourself, he isn’t serious about you. I don’t think they were ever in a relationship.

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