According to Vanity Fair, that's what happened. According to one of Liz Taylor's assistants it's definitely not. As the story goes, Michael had two concerts in New York in the days before 9/11. Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando, two of his closest friends, were with him. The terror attack hit, the stars wanted out of the Big Apple. Cue the Benny Hill music.
Decide for yourself whether this tale of three batshit-crazy megastars fleeing from New York to Ohio in a car they drove themselves is real.
A former employee of Michael Jackson’s says that Michael, like General Washington, led his entourage to a temporary safe haven in New Jersey, before the three superstars took to the open road. “They actually got as far as Ohio—all three of them, in a car they drove themselves!” he recalls. Brando allegedly annoyed his traveling companions by insisting on stopping at nearly every KFC and Burger King they passed along the highway. One can only imagine the shock their appearance caused at gas stations and rest stops across America.
But one of Elizabeth’s close friends and assistants, who asks to remain anonymous, insists that Elizabeth did not flee New York with her two companions. “Elizabeth stayed behind,” he insists,
What? Was Hardees too good for them?