Shana Mangatal is an actress who claims she was in a secret relationship with late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. And what do you do when you have that kind of background? Yes, you write a tell-all book about it.
That is exactly what Shana Mangatal has done and reports say the pretty brunette opens up on her book, revealing all about the romance she and Michael Jackson once had.
Shana is a former help desk girl who worked at the management agency that represented MJ. What’s really interesting about her story, is that many people, including personalities such as Shaquille O’Neal, attest that there was in fact something going on between the tow of them.
On a link found on her Instagram account there are many testimonials assuring Shana and the iconic singer had some kind of relationship.
NBA Legend and Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal wrote:
I knew Shana during the time she was with Michael. I knew all along they had something going on. She was deeply in love with him. This book is sure to be a must-read.”
While, Scott “House” Shaffer –a Personal Assistant to Michael Jackson, had this to say
“I met Shana on one of Michael’s projects—”Ghosts”. I witnessed the attraction between her and Michael and teased them both relentlessly about their obvious crushes on each other. Michael and I had many private chats about Shana and it was clear he had deep feelings for her.
Shana knew a side of Michael that he kept closely guarded. I am so happy she is finally ready to tell her story.”
So, who exactly is Shana Mangatal, we share all that we know about her below!
Shana Mangatal used to be employed as Sandy’s secretary. Tha would be Sandy Gallin, who became Michael’s personal manager in 1990 and she remained close to the popstars inner circle.
Now the L.A. resident also said she used to take the train back and forth from DC to NY all of the time to go on auditions.
She set the record straight about how she met Michael for the first time. She wrote on Facebook saying:
“I actually met Michael for the first time in NYC. I remember every detail of that night. I attended his concert at Madison Square Gar…den and got invited back to his hotel room at The Hemsley Palace for an after party. Now, don’t get the wrong idea..lol! There were other people there too..like Quincy Jones, Emmanuel Lewis, Sean Lennon, Janet, etc. For me, being a teenager, it was an absolute dream come true to have all of this happen..once again by luck.
‘Having Michael Jackson as my first love was not only a blessing, but a curse,’ she wrote, according to Page Six.
Shana was definitely close to the star, as she not only had a part as an extra in Ghosts, but also accompanied MJ on tours. Shana Mangatal wrote on her Facebook page, about the Ghosts experience in 2009:
Screenshot of me and Michael as “The Mayor” in “Ghosts”. If you haven’t seen “Ghosts”, please check it out on You Tube. Michael was so proud of this film. He was in every single scene and was a GREAT actor! The last time I saw him, the first thing he mentioned was how much fun we had filming this!
She also appeared in public on the King of Pop’s arm – accompanying MJ – as his “guest” – to the 1991 record release party of “Dangerous“.”
According to online info, Shana Mangatal –currently in her 40’s –spoke about the clandestine relationship for the first time in 2003.
At the time, she revealed she was the king of Pop Gal pal for four years starting in 1990.
the Washington, D.C native –whose dates include phone calls, visits to Neverland and touring with Jackson in Japan and Hawaii. Tells US “He was the love of my life, when you look at him you don’t see the freakish appearance that comes through in pictures, I see his heart.”
Shana has also worked for 2 seasons for the hit show American Idol and the producers, 19 Entertainment.
Her book will be released this upcoming August.
Thought or comments about Shana’s story? You can find Shana Mangatal on Twitter here.