Having said that, you would think that friends or advisors would have let him know that he should not leave himself open to these accusations.
I had heared that, in the earlier stages, advisors had attempted to get MJ to tone down his outspoken public defence of his sleep overs and that he had taken umbrage. Basically, he chose to ignore the advice and, so affronted by it, he had threatened to sack staff. This is so typical of what happens when people develop inflated egos and start to act as if there is one law for them and another for lesser mortals. Sadly, it is not unique to MJ.