05/02/2012 05:21 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Scott Thorson, Liberace's Lover, Claims He Had Affair With Michael Jackson

Liberace's lover Scott Thorson has come forward with shocking claims he had an affair with Michael Jackson.

As Entertainment Tonight is reporting, Thorson said he and Jackson had an intimate relationship in the early 1980s, shortly before the King of Pop's seminal "Thriller" album debuted.

"Michael and I had a relationship that...would cross the boundaries," Thorson, 54, revealed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty. When McLarty asked if the relationship had ever been sexual, Thorson added, "That's about all I'm comfortable in saying. We were both young, we both liked each other, we had a lot of fun. We went all over Europe together. Michael was my best friend, I was his best friend."

Thorson previously revealed details of his intimate friendship with Jackson in his 1988 book "Behind the Candleabra: My Life With Liberace," which is currently being made into a movie starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. In the interview, he also speaks frankly about how his drug addiction destroyed his five-year relationship with Liberace, who was 44 years his senior.

Liberace died of AIDS at the age of 67 in 1987.

Watch the full interview here.

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