Jackson to move to Germany
09:30 23 July 2005
Michael Jackson is set to quit his Neverland home and move to Germany, it has been claimed.
The eccentric singer is reportedly desperate to leave the US after the way he was treated during his recent sex abuse trial and start afresh in Europe.
Jackson, 46, is allegedly planning to build another extravagant theme park style home, in Brandenburg, near Berlin, where he and his three children will live.
Michael's spokesman, Shawn Andrews, is quoted in Berlin newspaper the Berliner Morgenpost as saying: "Michael is a fan of Germany and has fallen in love with Berlin.
"This is definitely not a PR gag. Michael is really planning this."
It is also rumoured that Michael's father, Joe, is planning to open a nightclub in the German capital so he can keep in regular contact with his troubled son.
Earlier this week, it was revealed Michael is set to sing at his dad's upcoming birthday party in Berlin.
The eccentric star will reportedly perform at Joe's 76th birthday bash taking place later this month.
Michael is believed to have offered to entertain guests at the party to thank his father for his steadfast support during his trial.
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