Riley Keough Sold Michael Jackson’s Gifts?

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Riley Keough Michael Jackson Gifts

By Andrew Shuster |

Riley Keough Michael Jackson Gifts

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Did Riley Keough really sell all of the gifts bought for her by late stepfather Michael Jackson? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, which also says the actress was never impressed by the iconic singer. Gossip Cop, however, can set the record straight.

Keough was only 5-years-old when her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, married Jackson in 1994. The pair divorced two years later, and now the National Enquirer is claiming the actress never cared about her mom’s famous ex-husband. A supposed “source” tells the magazine, in very unnatural language, “The King of Pop laid loads of presents on Riley, but she was never really all that starstruck by Michael because she was, after all, the granddaughter of Elvis.”

The outlet’s seemingly nonexistent insider goes on to contend that Jackson’s gifts “never held much significance for the spoiled showbiz heiress.” The so-called “source” further alleges, “Turns out she sold all of Michael’s presents years ago for literally next to nothing – even getting rid of a pricey watch he gave her for a measly $5.”

But Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Keough, who laughed off the tabloid’s tale before asking, “Is this for real?” Simply put, the actress never peddled off the gifts given to her by Jackson. The allegation that she never admired the late pop star is also false. When asked about her relationship with Jackson in an interview with The New York Times Magazine earlier this year, Keough herself said, “I loved him.” She went on to recall fond memories of visiting his famed Neverland Ranch.

Unfortunately, Gossip Cop isn’t too surprised by this phony article. We previously busted the Enquirer’s sister publication, Star, for falsely claiming Keough was heavily flirting with Andrew Garfield at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Prior to that, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid’s other sister outlet, OK!, for spreading a false narrative about Keough dating Robert Pattinson, despite the two only being friends. This new story about the actress and her legendary late stepfather is equally unfounded.

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