David Rothenberg a burn victim, just because of his father. A drama was staged on the true story of David Rothenberg. David Rothenberg was played by Matthew Lawrence who starred in this movie which was typically made for TV presentation. This movie “David” was presented on October 28, 1988 at ABC TV Channel.
This 20-year-old David Rothenberg is an icon of bravery and courage, he was just 6-year-old when his father burned him, it was a near death experience for him, and he faced the death in his childhood. The story of movie “David” is established on a book co-written by Marie Rothenberg and Mel White, it this book they have explained the true story and all the incidents of him life thoroughly they have also explained in this book that how David Rothenberg was burned over 90% of his body by his father. His father Charles Rothenberg tried to kill him; he was brutally tortured and burned.
Movie shows how David Rothenberg estranged father, “Charles Rothenberg”, who was unable to take care of their young one tried to kill him in a hotel room, in this film Bernadette Peters portrayed mother of David, Marie Rothenberg, who is fighting with crisis of her life. Overall this movie was a treat to watch.
David (1988 film)
David is a drama, the true story of David Rothenberg, who was burned as a child by his father. This made-for-television film co-starred Matthew Lawrence as David, Bernadette Peters as his mother, and John Glover as his father. It aired on ABC. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094952/
MP3 David Rothenberg – Sudden Music
Description: Between jazz, poetry, and the natural world
Jackson’s Funeral: Family and Friends Say Goodbye
Jackson’s lesser-known friends were also given a moment to share their memories of the fallen star. The spontaneous speeches were some of the most poignant. One in particular was delivered by David Rothenberg, a burn victim whom Jackson took care of for years after 90% of his body was scorched in a childhood fire. “He was very scarred over all of his body,” says a guest. “He spoke about Michael and how he cared for [Rothenberg] for so long without asking for anything in return. It was very moving.”
In a twisted attempt at revenge over a custody disagreement Charles Rothenberg poured kerosene over his little boy while he slept in a Californian hotel room and set him alight. Rothenberg later served six years in jail for the crime.
The little lad suffered more than 90 per cent burns and amazingly survived, but was left badly scarred.
His mother Marie, who later wrote a book about her son’s ordeal which was turned into a TV movie, organised a trip to Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch as a treat, and the singing legend took the boy under his wing.
Dave, now a law student living in Utah, changed his surname to break all ties with his father.
He has said of Jackson: “He befriended me. He took me into his life, which is very rare for Michael to do.
“But he opened up his arms to me and accepted me as a very good friend of his. And throughout the years, he never let me go.”
Dave appeared on the Larry King show to talk about his memories of Jackson on the day of the star’s memorial service last year.
But the show sparked a series of rumours which have snowballed into an internet sensation and become a huge talking point on michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com.
Many bloggers have said Dave’s high-pitched voice bears a remarkable resemblance to the singing legend’s, and observers claim his eyes have changed colour from his previous blue/green to brown.
His extensive facial scarring is supposedly a perfect cover for Jackson’s surgically altered features, while the Larry King clip has been posted hundreds of times on YouTube, with web users analysing the similarities in their mannerisms.
Souza, a blogger and administrator of michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com, asserts: “Michael Jackson attended Larry King Live on the day of the funeral disguised as Dave Dave.”
The 28-year-old, from the Netherlands, runs the site, which gets around a million hits per day, with her friend Mo, a 40-year-old mum-of-two, and the pair call themselves Michael Jackson Death Hoax Investigators.
She told The Sun: “At first we started investigating Michael’s death as it was a gut feeling we both had.
“The media told us two different stories. TMZ.com reported he died six minutes before the doctor pronounced him dead, and CNN kept telling us he was in a coma. What really happened still remains a mystery.”
Lawyer Brian Oxman, who acts as Dave’s spokesman, scotched the rumours, telling The Sun: “The stories that have surfaced on the blogs concerning Michael Jackson still being alive are part of the worldwide grief that everyone whoever loved Michael Jackson now feels.