In a new interview, Liberace’s former lover Scott Thorson is making headlines for claiming he had a long-term affair with Michael Jackson. It’s been a tough week for the Jackson family with Paris’ suicide attempt. It’s been made even tougher now that old rumors are resurfacing, thanks to Liberace’s former partner. On Thursday, The Sun published an interview with Scott Thorson, who spent five years with Liberace. After they broke up, the ex-Liberace lover hit rock bottom with a series of events including colon cancer, a prison sentence and drug addiction.
The 54-year-old is now saying that he originally revealed to The National Enquirer in 2004: He had an affair with Michael Jackson. Thorson revealed, “Liberace introduced me and Michael in the late 1970s. It was right around the time Thriller was coming out and Michael and I became partners.” He told the U.K. paper, “Our relationship went on for six or seven years. Michael was very generous, too. He treated me well.”
Not surprising the interview is coming at a time while HBO has been airing Behind the Candelabra, a biopic about the relationship between Liberace and Thorson. Currently Thorson is out on bail awaiting sentencing for burglarly charges.