Michael Jackson was in a gay relationship until his death
Former dermatologist`s assistant Jason Pfeiffer alleges he began a "passionate and sexual" affair with the `Thriller` singer after meeting him in 2008 at the office of Michael`s skincare expert, Dr. Arnold Klein.
Jason says the pair bonded over their troubled childhoods, telling US TV show `Extra`: "We were just sitting there and we both started to cry and I got up and went over to him and said it`s going to be OK Michael.
"We hugged. And it was kind of then that the hug was a little bit more. It wasn`t until a few months later that it was obvious that Michael had feelings for me as well.
"I just assumed that he was probably bisexual. I know we loved each other, I know he told me that all the time. I believe that he was probably my soulmate."
Dr. Klein confirmed the relationship saying he walked in on the couple when Michael - who had always denied being gay - was allegedly shirtless.
He said: "When you see two people looking at each other you know what`s happening. I was just very happy for both of them."
Jason - who claims to have had a voicemail message which Michael left for him - believes Michael would have wanted him to speak about their alleged romance.
He said: "Setting the record straight and telling the truth, as opposed to hiding in some house in the middle of nowhere? I think he would have approved of that, yes."
This is not the first time it has been alleged Michael - who died last June - had gay relationships.
The 50-year-old star`s unofficial biographer Ian Halperin claimed he had spoken to two men Michael had relationships with.
He said: "In the course of my investigations, I spoke to two of his gay lovers, one a Hollywood waiter, the other an aspiring actor. The waiter had remained friends, perhaps more, with the singer until his death. He had served Jackson at a restaurant, Jackson made his interest plain and the two slept together the following night. According to the waiter, Jackson fell in love."