Michael McGee’s Story Changes Again

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After stating to a newspaper reporter yesterday that he didn’t have a birth certificate and that he couldn’t be tied to anything with the name Michael Jackson, Milwaukee Adlerman Michael McGee has issued a press release admitting that his real name, per his birth certificate is Michael Jackson.

Here’s what he released publicly:

Statement from Alderman Mike McGee, Jr.
May 25, 2006

Although I know .Thriller. is considered the top-selling album of all time, I want to make it clear that I am not trying to change my legal name to .Michael Jackson. (as some people have been led to believe).I am trying to legally change my name to Michael Imanu McGee because I would like to obtain a U.S. Passport for international travel. However, I.ve had difficulties doing this because when I was born, my father was using his birth name, Michael Jackson, so the last name on my birth certificate is .Jackson..

I was born when my father was serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. After my father returned home from the war, he was adopted, and then started using .McGee. as his last name because it is the last name of his adoptive father. In turn, I was then given the McGee last name, as well, and have used it ever since.

Again, I have been told by federal authorities that because my last name does not match the last name on my birth certificate, I must have my name legally changed to McGee to meet the legal requirements that will allow me to get a U.S. Passport.

McGee also finally admitted to having an extramarital affair with Kimley Rucker. This comes after denying any romantic involvment, and then admitting to having sex with her (but that it was not romantic). He released this:

Statement from Alderman Mike McGee, Jr.
May 25, 2006

Today, I would like to formally apologize to my Creator, wife, family, constituents and friends for the humiliation and embarrassment I have caused them. I must admit that I exercised poor judgment, and personal carelessness when I selfishly involved myself in an extramarital affair. After a year of being stalked and harassed, I was physically attacked. The individual in question has physically attacked me and harassed my wife. Subsequently, I decided to ask the judicial system for protection.

Given my recent arrest in Civil Court, I believe there is less than equal protection under the law for elected officials. I merely was attempting to protect my family from the physical threat and apparent danger of an individual coming to my residence, public, or private meetings with the intention of intimidating and harassing me.

From this day forward, I plan on moving ahead and serving selflessly with full focus on my duties as Alderman of the 6th District, and I will continue to serve my constituents with the highest level of reliability, dedication and conviction. My wife and I are diligently working to restore our marriage. I will not stop advocating for the disenfranchised people of the City of Milwaukee until justice prevails.

McGee had also denied having a certain email address that allegedly was used to send emails to Rucker. He later changed that story and admitted that he owned the email address, but still denied sending the emails.