The exploitation of dead pop stars will probably never end as long as people will be fascinated by juicy stories. But if you have had an intimate relationship with a famous pop star, would you write a tell-all book and pretend to do it for all the right reasons? What other purpose but exploitation such a book could have? Shana Mangatal is about to publish a new book about Michael Jackson (out on August 29th according to Amazon), Yes, it will be another one about the King of Pop, with the beat up title ‘The Untold Story of Michael Jackson’s Secret Romance’. Another secret? It is a miracle that a guy, who allegedly had many secret affairs with 10-year-old boys, could find the time for another romance with a woman this time.
Shana pretends to have had a ‘quiet, sweet and real’ relationship with Jackson. ‘a closely guarded secret, known only to a few trusted employees and friends’… but for some reasons — money reasons may be? — she is now ready to spill the beans.
‘This is not an exploitative tell-all, but rather a book that shows the side of Michael people never knew. In it, Shana paints a more intimate picture of this beloved, yet very misunderstood man,’ says the description on Amazon.
Shana worked for years as the assistant to Jackson’s former manager Sandy Gallin, but she is also claiming to have been the King of Pop’s gal for 4 years starting 1990. before the marriage of Michael with Lisa Marie Presley. She has plenty of photos and letters to prove she was close to Jackson, she visited Neverland and toured with the pop star in Japan and Hawaii but is this enough to prove there was something else?
‘Michael’s a normal man who loves women’…’He was the love of my life, when you look at him you don’t see the freakish appearance that comes through in pictures, I see his heart’, has declared the aspiring actress and now author. But according to this website which had already dug in the story a few years ago, ‘she wont kiss and tell in fact she wont even say if they kissed. ‘I cant say’, she insists. ‘Michael would kill me if I divulge in that.’’
So will she reveal it in her new book? She met Jackson when she was a teenager in 1988, then became Sandy Gallin’s secretary in 1990, so she was still very young, when she went on tour with him, was cast as one of the Townspeople in ‘Ghosts’, and it seems that she kept a relationship with him over the years, if being invited to rehearsals and birthday parties is what you call a close relationship.
She already opened up about her connection with Michael during a US Weekly interview in 2003, and basically all her declarations have been very supportive of the pop star, as she definitively saw Jackson with pink glasses and insisted again ‘Michael is a real hot-blooded man who loves women.’
Her alleged relationship with the man in the 90’s, allows her to post MJ story after Mj story on her Facebook, and trying very hard to prove the two were still in contact toward the end of his life, as she was for example going to a show with him,,, ‘Pearl said she facebooked Shana and they talked and Shana mentioned how she had just saw Michael when he came back from Vegas and they went out together on a date and saw a show together.’
But nothing of this is either exploitative or ostentatious. She even had a post in 2011 to tell how she found out about Jackson’s death in 2009:
‘I’ve never told this before, but I was on the 134 Freeway in Glendale, literally passing by Forest Lawn Cemetary when I got the news! Its crazy. I am NEVER in Glendale. Glendale is not a destination. lol. But for some reason, on this day of June 25th, I was. I am freaked out by this. I have no explanation. I had no idea he would someday be buried there. The first person I called was Grace, who was out of the country. She pleaded with me to go to the house to see if it was true. Then I called Dorian Holley, who was on his way to rehearsal. Dorian refused to believe it and continued on to rehearsal as if Michael would magically be there. I was supposed to go to rehearsal that week, but I kept putting it off, for some unknown reason. I had planned on going on Friday, June 26th. I regret not going earlier in the week. This will haunt me for life. I should’ve listened to the universe, which was pushing me to rehearsal. I waited too long and procrastinated. This taught me a valuable lesson in life. Never procrastinate, act now, and live life with no regrets.’
Always listen to the universe… because you are always at the center of its attention. May be it’s just me, but would you punctuate your sentence with a lol when you learn about the death of the love of your life? Anyway, look for her book at your usual Barnes & Nobles this summer.
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I have read this book and Shana Mangatal lied in my opinion. I knew Michael from 2007-2008 through his former lawyer and friend Peter Lopez. Please read my review on her book at amazon, it will explain further in detail. Thank You