December 7, 2021

Michael Jackson Impersonator Who Wore MJ Jacket During Capitol Riot Charged

A well-liked Michael Jackson impersonator has been charged along with his position within the U.S. Capitol riot on January sixth.

Broadway actor James Delisco Beeks was charged on Tuesday with breaching the Capitol as a part of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers. Whereas he didn’t arrive on the “Stop The Steal” rally earlier that day with the group, investigators discovered that he paid dues to the group final December and ended up becoming a member of the group as soon as on the Capitol.

Beeks was seen on video carrying a do-it-yourself bulletproof defend whereas sporting a black helmet and Michael Jackson jacket from his iconic 1987 Dangerous Tour. He most not too long ago starred as Judas within the touring manufacturing of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The present confirmed that the performer was suspended “indefinitely.”

Regardless of his profitable profession, which included Broadway appearances in “Kinky Boots,” “Aida,” and “Ragtime,” the 49-year-old nonetheless discovered time to storm the Capitol, which left one particular person lifeless.

“Beeks was part of a mob of people, including some who attacked law enforcement,” the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Columbia mentioned in a press release.

Beeks has been charged with felony obstruction of Congress, and unlawfully coming into a restricted constructing or grounds, a misdemeanor. He was launched after Tuesday’s court docket look.