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Tuesday July 21, 2009 6:42 pm

Joe Jackson Denies Claims of Child Abuse


“I raised him, just like you would raise your kids,” defended his parenting skills on CNN, chatting it up during Larry King Live earlier this week. “I didn’t make no mistakes, Larry.”

He also denied media reports that he’s been attempting to turn ’s children into a Jackson 3. “That’s a bunch of jive,” he answered the claims.

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“You never physically harmed him?” pressed the issue of abuse, claims which have been made both by Michael Jackson and his mother Katherine. Michael made his confession to Oprah in 1993; Katherine wrote about abusive events in her 1990 book My Family. The memoir also talks openly of Joe Jackson’s extramarital affairs, one of which resulted in a child born in 1974.

“Never. Never have,” Joe Jackson maintained. “Harm Michael? For what? I have no reason. That’s my son.”

When asked about his son’s will, wherein Joe Jackson was purposefully left out, he said, “that’s the way he wanted it.”

Suspicion still his son’s death, and Joe Jackson cites some sort of foul play in the demise of Michael. “This doctor, he ran away. They had to look for him three days to find him. So what do you think there that’s happened? To me, that’s foul play.”

Jackson was referring to Dr. Conrad Murray, who was on hand at the time of Michael’s death but was unsuccessful in his attempts to resuscitate the singer. His lawyer has denied that Murray was ever actually hiding.

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Forum Discussion

I know everyone has cracked jokes about him for the better part of 15 years now, but it's sad that he's gone. I remember busting out moonwalks as a kid.

Pity he died! Jackson was a unique music phenomenon! There are no other singers like he! Too pity!

How about the goss that hes ghost showed up??? OMG< let him RIP

He was a dear person. A sensitive young man, a poet. As much as we will miss him, I?m glad my family has many records, cds, and videos of some of his electrifying performances. Mike was a true star! Rest in peace Michael Joseph Jackson. thanks for sharing all links with us.

the world had mourned when he died. the world turns around when he died. long live MJ. even though its over now you will be in our heart forever.

An important chapter in the music history ended with his death,he was a good human being, it is sad that he had go through brutal media trials in his life...he will be surely missed...RIP.

I am a huge fan of MJ's Dancing and Singing. He was Legend. I am very much upset .. I cannot believe that now he is not with us.

He was a legend, we lost him but he was a academy for dance and music for all he was best

Good to hear that. I was looking for the same kinda link, I am biggest fan of Michael Jackson. thank you very much....

Michael Jackson is great man, I love his all songs. When I came across his history, I realized that he is great fighter in his life.

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