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Michael Jackson's 'Bad Circle' Retains its Embrace

Father Joe Jackson is now said to be making a bid for custody of Michael Jackson's kids Prince, Paris, and Blanket:  "In a partial interview released on ABC on Friday, taken from a longer interview to be aired July 14, Joe says that both he and estranged wife Katherine should take on permanent guardianship duties now that Michael has died. 'Their grandmother Katherine and I should raise them,' Joe said. 'Yes there's no one else who can do what we can do for them. We should keep them all together and make them happy. Feed them like they are supposed to be fed.'"

Jackson LaToya Jackson is now saying that she believes her brother was murdered: "She accused them of cutting him off from his family and friends and forcing him, largely against his will, to sign up for the gruelling commitment of 50 concerts at London’s O2 arena. She believes her brother was fed addictive drugs by handlers who wanted to control his moods. She says they regarded him as a ‘cash cow’ and exploited him at every turn. It was this, she believes, that led directly to his death..."I believe Michael was murdered, I felt that from the start. Not just one person was involved, rather it was a conspiracy of people. He was surrounded by a bad circle. Michael was a very meek, quiet, loving person. People took advantage of that. People fought to be close to him, people who weren’t always on his side. Less than a month ago, I said I thought Michael was going to die before the London shows because he was surrounded by people who didn’t have his best interests at heart. Michael was worth more than a billion dollars. When anyone is worth that much money, there are always greedy people around them."

And claims that he was gay are being made the selling point of the first sensational "tell-all" to exploit his death: "One [man], who Jacko was 'madly in love' with, met him for liaisons at a grungy motel which was all the debt-ridden star could afford. And one told Halperin: 'The very first time he had sex with me he said, 'The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop'. I still laugh thinking about that."

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  1. Nice to see that Michael wasn't the only person in that family who was batshit crazy.

    Posted by: Joel | Jul 13, 2009 1:01:02 PM


  2. Michael Jackson gay? No! It can't be!

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 13, 2009 1:10:08 PM


  3. Feed them like they are supposed to be fed? More likely 'milk them.' If that man gets those kids it's going to Michael Jackson V.2,3 & 4

    Posted by: MT | Jul 13, 2009 1:36:25 PM


  4. The Jackson family: Putting the fun into disfunction since 1967.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jul 13, 2009 2:07:18 PM


  5. I'm with LaToya on this one. Never thought I'd say that about anything!

    Posted by: b mac | Jul 13, 2009 2:22:36 PM


  6. dont blame it on the moonlight...blame it on the boogie....

    Posted by: Sean Butler | Jul 13, 2009 2:26:47 PM


  7. Whoops, meant "dysfunction," sorry about that.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jul 13, 2009 3:03:03 PM


  8. Wasn't LaToya also just saying that "THEY" stole 2 million dollars worth of jewlery from MJ... or was that just an internet rumor/falsehood?

    Posted by: Ryan | Jul 13, 2009 4:28:42 PM


  9. Any judge who is willing to give Katherine and Joe Jackson joint custody of those kids is guilty of contributing to child abuse. Joe Jackson's legacy of brutality and emotional abuse towards his kids, especially Michael, is very long and very well-known. I sincerely hope for the kids' well-being that Katherine stays in good health--having Joe as a custodial parent would be a nightmare, and Diana Ross (the next in line) is hardly an example of warmth, compassion, and normality. It's all so sad.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 13, 2009 5:48:26 PM


  10. I don't care who it was, if someone said they were going to "lick my lollipop," I would be laughing too hard to continue having sex. Though coming from MJ, it's also a bit creepy.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 13, 2009 6:18:24 PM


  11. Joe Jackson is also virulently homophobic:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3268133.stm

    Joe Jackson is largely to blame for Michael becoming so screwed up, IMO. The fact that any member of the Jackson family predeceased this vile piece of shit is a travesty.

    Posted by: Attmay | Jul 13, 2009 8:58:19 PM


  12. Thanks for the article. I always suspected Joe singled out Michael for abuse in an attempt to beat the queer out of him. So sad.

    Posted by: fern | Jul 13, 2009 9:13:38 PM


  13. it is interesting that most of the commentators on tv tonight were commenting positively to how latoya portrayed herself and the knowledge she displayed. while one may have a distorted image of latoya from the past it was interesting to me how these commentators were making her out to be fully credible, which means to me there might be something to this that they have garnered from sources...? who knows?

    Posted by: tofer david | Jul 13, 2009 9:23:31 PM


  14. So is LaToya talking about her own family when she says "they regarded him as a ‘cash cow’ and exploited him at every turn?"

    Posted by: shane | Jul 14, 2009 9:33:22 AM


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