Reuters, 5/3/2003. Los Angeles: Pop star Michael Jackson wears a prosthetic nose and once paid $150,000 for a "voodoo curse" to kill director Steven Spielberg despite being deep in debt, Vanity Fair has reported.
Jackson's manager did not return requests for comment on the article.
Vanity Fair reported that in 2000 Jackson attended a voodoo ritual in Switzerland where a witch doctor promised that Spielberg, music mogul David Geffen and 23 other people on the entertainer's list of enemies would die. The one-time King of Pop, who underwent a "blood bath" as part of the ritual, ordered his ex-business adviser Myung-Ho Lee to wire $150,000 to a bank in Mali for a voodoo chief named Baba, who sacrificed 42 cows for the ceremony.