You are comparing apples to oranges. Back in Elvis' day, it was not illegal for grown men to hit on little girls. Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13 year old COUSIN and had babies with her. Elvis, as we know, latched on to little pre-pubescent Priscilla and nobody did a thing about it. You know that if these big names did it, other people all over the country were doing it too with zero consequences.
It wasn't at all unusual either to see Dean Martin driving down the sidewalks of Las Vegas barking drunk, and people would run screaming. Never did he get so much as a ticket, let alone jail time, like Paris and Lindsay and Nicole. Times have changed. We take these things more seriously. I can promise you, many fathers molested their daughters in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, and nobody did a darn thing about it.
Michael's scandal came in the 90s, when law enforcement began taking these allegations seriously. Had these so-called molested little boys tried to file such a suit in the earlier years, they'd have been met with rolled eyes and crossed arms by the police.
It's all about the time we're living in, and not about the crime.