Ron Newt Says The National Enquirer Offered Him $200K to Say Michael Jackson Touched His Kids

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments


Ron Newt Sr. spoke exclusively with VladTV about his close friendship with Michael and Joe Jackson, which developed after his twin sons Robert and Ronald, The Newtrons, were signed to Jackson Records.

Robert Newt Jr. and his twin brother Ronald Newt Jr. (now deceased) were aspiring performers and spent two weeks as guests in the Jackson family home in Encino, Calif., around 1985. They were about 11 years old. This all occurred before Neverland was completed. Michael, Janet Jackson and LaToya Jackson were all there, as well as the Jackson parents.

Fast-forward to December 1993. The National Enquirer, desperate to get a scoop that Jackson has abused children, heard that the Newt kids once spent time with Jackson.

The tabloid offered the Newts’ father, Ronald Newt Sr., $200,000 to say that something happened between his kids and Jackson.

Newt, a San Francisco “character” and filmmaker whose past includes pimping and jail time, considered the offer.

A contract was drawn up, signed by Enquirer editor David Perel. Enquirer reporter Jim Mitteager, who is also now deceased, met with Newt and his son at the Marriott hotel in downtown San Francisco.

It seemed that all systems were go. But the Newts declined the offer at the last minute.

Ron Newt Sr., to whom $200,000 would have seemed like the world on a silver platter, wrote “No good sucker” where his signature was supposed to go. The reason: Nothing ever happened between Jackson and the Newt boys.

When asked about what it was like working with Joe, Ron explained that Joe is one of the nicest people he has ever met, and he added that the elder Jackson is nothing like the person he’s portrayed to be in the media. Ron also revealed that he and Joe discovered they were cousins while they were working together, which led to Joe splitting management commissions with Jackson.

As the conversation continued Ron Sr. spoke more about his relationship with Michael Jackson, including the time the late singer hit his pet monkey “Bubbles” for biting Ron’s youngest son. Ron laughed while recalling the story of Michael hitting the monkey so fast that the animal didn’t see it coming. Newt also shared photos of himself at Michael’s home, along with memorabilia he collected over the years, including Jackson’s official jacket from the Pepsi commercial where he was severely burned.


You may recall Ron Sr. from the news about Empire, in which he is suing for one billion dollars.

is suing Terrence Howard, Lee Daniels, “Empire” and others, claiming the hit show is a carbon copy of his film about his life as a “gangster, pimp and drug dealer.”

Ron Newt, who describes himself as a “known ghetto player” claims he met with Terrence at the Four Seasons hotel a while back and they discussed Ron’s documentary, “Bigger than Big.” Ron says Terrence connected to it, and said he wanted to play him in the film.

Fast forward to January, when “Empire” debuted to huge ratings. Ron says the similarities are more than suspicious.

— “Empire” … 4 drug dealers killed. “Bigger than Big” script: 4 drug dealers were killed.

— “Empire” … Lucious shot his long-time friend. BTB: Prince shoots his friend.

— “Empire” has a roundtable. BTB: Roundtable!

— “Empire” … Cookie goes to jail for drugs. BTB: China Doll goes to jail for drugs.

— “Empire” … Cookie is released from prison. BTB: China Doll released from the big house.

— “Empire” … Cookie with hat. BTB: China Doll with hat.

The case is still in litigation.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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