Jackson’s Ex-Staff Questioned : Inquiry: Police travel to Philippines and interview two former housekeepers. The couple say they reported child abuse but give no details.

<i> Special to The Times</i>

Two former housekeepers said Wednesday that they gave California investigators details of child abuse they say they witnessed while working for pop star Michael Jackson.

Mark Quindoy and his wife, Faye, however, said little to reporters after being interviewed for nearly four hours by Detective Fred Sicard of the Los Angeles Police Department’s child abuse unit and by Santa Barbara County sheriff’s Sgt. Deborah Linden.

“We are not allowed to say anything,” Mark Quindoy said. “We gave (the investigators) our commitment, we will not talk yet.”

Sicard and Linden arrived in Manila on Tuesday night to investigate the Quindoys’ allegations after a 13-year-old boy charged that he was sexually molested by Jackson at the star’s ranch in Santa Barbara County. Jackson’s representatives denied the accusations, saying they stemmed from an extortion plot against the superstar.


Neither investigator would comment on the interviews.

The Quindoys worked at Jackson’s ranch for about two years, until August, 1990. They said they came forward after Jackson refused to pay $283,000 in back salary that they say he owes them.