Bourne Harassed Since 'Night With Jackson'

British pop star JAMES BOURNE has been harassed and abused in the street since reports he spent the night with controversial pop star MICHAEL JACKSON in London.

The pair formed a friendship after Jackson invited former BUSTED star Bourne's new band to perform on his Hurricane Katrina charity single.

And the pop superstar reportedly invited Bourne, 22, to join him at his suite at swanky London hotel The Dorchester while he was in the British capital earlier this month (OCT05).

Bourne refuses to confirm whether he accepted the offer, but admits he is now pals with Jackson - and that it has turned him into a social outcast among members of the public who remain sceptical about the superstar, despite his acquittal on child molestation charges earlier this year (JUN05).

Bourne tells British magazine New!, "I have been spat at and pelted with bottles at gigs. It would seem people think there is something wrong with being Michael's friend.

"He asked us to be on his Hurricane Katrina charity single and told all the band that we could go and visit him at the Neverland ranch. I think it's great.

"Some of the band think it's bad for our image, but I think he's a hugely influential man in music."


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Christ... it's like you can't be anyones mate now without getting harassed at. I mean michael jackson is a legend and james can see that seeing though MJ is a huge influence on James. So what if MJ history with the public isn't so good, James hasn't done anything wrong for chatting to his idol. Go James i say! It's great to see two talented performers being friends. James and Michael Rock \m/!
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Hey dudes/dudettes, i dnt think thats fair James shouldnt get all dis hassle just for being m8s with micheal jackson. thats like so unfair considering micheal is james's idol. lky those ppl have 2 get a grip n think about it, lyk if they were in james's possision. i dnt think they would like 2 have bottles thrown at them just for being sum1s m8.i dnt like micheal that much eathier but i mean common i still luv james even if he is m8s with micheal. Its up 2 james who his m8s r. And in this case if i was 2 take sides out ov james n his fans i would b on james's side.(although i am a fan). i bet micheal is a rly nice person and thats y james likes him. I no james is a rly nice person and has a brillio personallity. n the coolest thing about him is that he Luvs monkeys n looks like 1 n i Luv monkeys. My aunts m8 used 2 have 1! anyway i g2g now cya XxXxXx P.S James if u get 2 read disi hope it gets better 4 u babe luv u always CB XxXxX
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Will ya get a load of the MJ fans trying to spin this one? Newsflash Jacko fans, ANYBODY who associates with Michael Jackson has effectively ended their appeal and careers. If you're a singer, group, musician or songwriter, and you're ready to do something else on a permanent basis, just announce that you're working with good old MJ. You'll be history before the week is out.People do not like child molesters and those who associate with them.news://alt.music.michael-jackson
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y d f**k r ppl bugging james abt being friends with michel jackson? he idolizes them & theyre friends so what if its michel jackson? they said he wasnt guity so leave him alone already?i ll always love james bourne no matter hu his friends r & im happy 4 him that he finally met michel & theyre friends & id like 2 wish the 2 of them & son of dork much luck in the future.
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A L L H E A T E R S G O T O H E L L! ! ! ! ! ! Seams like you dont apricate what he's done! But Look at all the singers, and ask them how the dance like that or sing like that OR Even Better, ASK THEM WHO THEIR ROLE MODEL IS................................................................................................................................. .................................SO WHAT IS THEIR ANSWER?????? I T I S MICHAEL JACKSON, S O D O N T E V E N Try T O SAY HE IS A BAD PERSON, CUZ he IS THE ONLY PERSON IN THIS WORLD, WHO THINKS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!! AND IT'S NOT NICE TO ACT LIKE A B * * * * OK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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