June 29, 2009

Joe Jackson: I have 'concerns' about Michael's doctor

Posted: 07:30 AM ET

Michael Jackson's father says he is concerned about the last moments of his son's life and about the personal physician who found the pop icon unconscious at the singer's estate.

"I have a lot of concerns," Joe Jackson told CNN from the red carpet leading up to the BET Awards ceremony Sunday night. "I can't get into that, but I don't like what happened."

Michael Jackson's personal physician, who was questioned extensively by investigators over the weekend, found the singer not breathing in bed when he entered the singer's estate last week, according to the law firm representing the doctor.

However, Jackson did have a slight pulse when Dr. Conrad Murray discovered him Thursday, and Murray tried to resuscitate the singer as he awaited paramedics, a representative with the law firm of Stradley, Chernoff and Alford law firm in Houston, Texas, told CNN Sunday.

Attorney Edward Chernoff is representing Murray. The law firm said reports that Murray injected Jackson with powerful painkillers, such as Demerol or Oxycontin, were false.


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BARB POTTIE   June 29th, 2009 7:57 am ET


Ted   June 29th, 2009 9:35 am ET

The words "The white Mafia" applies properly to the doctors who hang around celebrities and supply them with drugs that ruins their lives and kills them!!
It may not be illegal what they did to Michael Jackson, however it is the most unethical to turn a good looking young black man into a white zombie monster. And all this to make a lot of money. The AMA should have a thorough investigation of all doctors who handled him and in case they found quilty of illegal or unethical deeds, they should be forbidden to practise medicine for the rest of their lives!!
You are in trouble if you smoke pot, a very harmless drug. What about all those barbitude that doctors carelessly prescribe against a hefty honorar?

Cathy   June 29th, 2009 10:08 am ET

Joe Jackson makes me sick! He seemed more concerned about promoting his new record company, than he did about his dead son.

DeMario Rose   June 29th, 2009 10:30 am ET

yes something is really wrong in needs to be look into deep, that is deep....someone is hideing something i cant wait till the cover is pull off. poor michael. That just show that the people that around us most is who we need to look out for. thats real R.I.P MJ

Rose   June 29th, 2009 10:52 am ET

Why did Michael Jackson insist on having a cardiologist (not just a physician) live with him 24/7? What was going on with his health that he felt the need for this? Why was the doctor performing CPR on Michael on his bed, instead of the floor? The 911 dispatcher had to tell them to put Michael on the floor as is the correct method.

Also, Michael's father Joe Jackson announced yesterday at the BET Awards to CNN's Don Lemon that he was starting a new record label and introduced his business associate on camera. Was that the appropriate time for such an announcement considering Michael had just died? He was there for a tribute to Michael.

Darlene   June 29th, 2009 11:14 am ET

WHY is the news only reporting what drugs they might find in MJ body? The Paramedics reported that MJ was cold to the touch and non responsive when they arrived on the scene. Now the cardiologist is telling the police that MJ had a faint pulse? LISTEN to the 911 again! What cardiologist does CPR on a mattress without a crash board and why did the 911 operator have to tell them to put MJ on the floor?

grp   June 29th, 2009 11:41 am ET

Wow...if a few music videos can completely overshadow the act of pedophilia then we are in a sad state as a nation...and a world. It's a slap in the face to every person who was or is now abused as a child.
Michael jackson was not GOD nor was he a genius. Geniuses do not run through millions and millions of dollars, surround themselves with leeches and completely change their appearance for the lack of anything better to do. He was a freak.

Michael   June 29th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Michael Jackson is one of my earliest influences as a songwriter, and my heart felt sympathies go out to his family.

Scott Baker   June 29th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I thought that Joe Jackson's PLUG for his 'next Project' was really disgusting and sad. I think that Michael wanted to be the complete opposite from him which = LOVE. Man in the mirror was the song that woke me up to his MAGIC.

Michalle Farrakhan   June 29th, 2009 2:28 pm ET

At a young age I discovered how awesome Micheal Jackson was and shared like many the concern for his personal feelings about the many disturbing rumors and trials he endured throughout his life. He came through the world like Jesus and became a worldwide advocate for change using his musical talent. Many may view his father as having been too hard or an abuser for his family, but Joe Jackson did what was necessary to create his family legacy and keep his family together which involves happiness, pain, and sadness. No one can expect a perfect lifestyle or death as no one has one, rich or poor. Knowing details of Micheal Jackson's life should be an honor to all and a lesson for the world that change needs to take place within all of us.We all need to look at ourselves and figure out how we can promote change that it will have an effect individually to impact the world breaking down barriers religiously and racially. Some of us have a special impact that God magnifies to the world. Joe Jackson may have been hard on his children, but he gave his family to the world and allowed his son Micheal Jackson to be owned and used by God so he could change the world. His mother, brothers and sisters are to be admired. A Great Black American Family sucessful, but still containing all the issues of all families in the world. The sadness of his passing spark the memories of Micheal's creativity, triumphs, trials, tribulations, new hopes, challenges, and final defeats. The details of his last few years and moments of his life brings a tear to every eye, young and old worldwide and shows he was a true King and Prophet of God. Although his passing creates many questions, it was his time to go and I am sure God has taken him to Heavan. If he had a pulse at arrival of the hospital, God could have let him live. At this time God means to impact the world although it comes at the hand of a culprit. The disturbing thing is that if he was murdered by his doctor, then his doctor should be punished. The attorneys and other professionals involved with the family always seemed to work and used their licenses according to the best interests of the Jackson family. Somehow, the doctor, Conrad Murray looked out for the best interests of himself, and not of Micheal Jackson nor his family. He did three things wrong at the time of death: 1. Failed to call 911 immediately upon his discovery of Micheal Jackson. 2. Failed to ride to the hospital in the ambulance with Micheal Jackson after his discovery and having administering medical care so he could inform other doctors of the situation upon arrival to the hospital to include offering condolences to the family or paying respects to the family immediately. and 3. He made himself unavailable after the pronunciation of the death of Micheal Jackson which can involve the hiding of evidence. Any licensed individual should be held accountable when they use their license for the purpose of money and the effects of their greed causes personal injury, mental and bodily harm to include death to a person or their family. Although many negative things had a place in Micheal Jackson's life, still there is a positive lesson we can learn from every aspect of his life. He was a Great Man with the heart of a Child for children. Isnt this the way God wants us all?

John   June 29th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

Joe Jackson is truly a piece of work. I saw and listened to his "performance" at the BET awards last night and was appalled. He was more concerned about the "launch" of some new record label that he was behind, while showing no emotion or sentiment about the loss of his son, who has been his meal ticket for 30+ years.

diane   June 29th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

Advice to the Jackson Family: KEEP JOE JACKSON AWAY FROM THE MEDIA...the man is obviously not mj...i see why you had so many demons..your father is a disgrace...

Ruth   June 29th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

Michael was awsome! I loved his music. His "father" on the BET awards was a sham. Joe is a sham. Reporters trying to ask about his family after the death of his son, says he is great? And talking to other people. Him at the awards was just a showcase for him.

Janet made up for it though. Having known then what they know now I dont know if the media would have put Joe on tv. Just let Janet have done her speach.

Rest in your Fathers arms in Heaven Michael. Lord knows you deserve it.

Latonya   June 29th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

Larry King you are doing a great job covering the legacy of the King of Pop. I am also so sadden by Joe Jackson's persistence in promoting his own business ventures when the world, us the fans, are mourning the loss of our dear Michael Jackson. R.I.P. MJ may your legacy live on.

mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Michael doesnot have more demon than you you just need to examine yourself stay out of people them business

mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Michael you werenot God but you were a wonderful human being i just wish everyone come to the understanding that you were God bless you

mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:48 pm ET

This message is for Larry King i hope one day you do a show that addresses white people hatred for black people because eveyone seems to avoid that topic even in the churches while people are passing on their prejudice life style to their children a white girl told me once that her father told her when she was growing up that black people were monkies and if she ever had a child with a black man the baby will born with many diseases Please larry king help us understand why white people treat us different i know God will bless you for addressing this concern i am really interested to know.

mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

I believe the Doctor kill michael because i had a similar experience with a medication that the doctor fill for me i almost die Doctors are not God they only treat your symptoms they only practice what they learn in medical school Please people i respect the Doctors but please be careful when you go to the doctor and before you take any medication ask the pharmacist for a printout fo the side effects of the drugs that was given to you and if you want to live long Please stay away from the doctors office unless you really have to go.

mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

The pharmacitical industry is one of the most dagerous companie in the world the drugs they gave people is not good for them they try to stop the Health food store from selling vitamins because they would lost to much money and i heard someone say Michael wanted to be White you got fool we love who God made us because we are the only race that white folks pick on the most I love being black and Michael love being black is the same white doctors who mess him up and try to make his white he was very disappointed but was left with no options because of all those greedy doctors MICHAEL IS BLACK HE WAS BORN BLACK

mandi   June 29th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

The Doctor killed Micheal he was the only one in the room with michael he needs to be investigated by the Jackson Family

Kathy   June 29th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

I could be wrong here, but I definitely think Michael's funeral will be as big, if not bigger, then Lady Di's. The world is reacting almost the same as they did for Lady Di (who I miss as well, such grace). Just watching the world react to Michael's death, it is so sad to lose such a performer, a son, a father, a brother.

I did not see the BET and could not even imagine his father mentioning his new record company (just remembering the way he treated his family members in their movie, I have nothing good to say about that man). I did catch on CNN today his father mentioning one thing that I totally agree with and that was how he wished people showed this recognition of Michael while he was alive. Michael probably already knew this or was about to be shown with his concerts in London.

RIP Michael and my heart goes out to Michael's family. May god bless his children.

Kathy ML
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

mandi   June 29th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

I went to the dentist just a month ago he gave me the medication to numb my mouth while he was working on my tooth however my heart began to beat really hard imediately he told me that he wouldnot be able to gave me that medication again because i have an alergic reaction to this medication how can a doctor who has been doing this for a while gave Michael Medication To Kill Him the Doctor kill Michael Please investigate There are lots of stories my friend daugther just die when she had an infection in her chest instead of getting the water out of her lungs the doctor gave her Demoral and she didn't make it Michael had the same reaction Please Investigate the Doctor

Rahul   June 29th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Just to note from my investigation: Dr. Murray is neither Board certified in Internal Medicine or cardiology. He completed medicine residency (see Texas licensing info online) in 1992 but kept failing his Board exams till 1998 when he passed but DID NOT pass the recertification exam last year. As per the public information, he lost his board certification status on Dec 31, 2008. He never passed cardiology Boards either.

Rose   June 29th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

Michael's physician Dr. Murray waited until his lawyer flew up from Texas to L.A. before he would speak to the police. It's interesting how he can't give straight answers without having legal representation next to him. He is cooperating and he is not accused of anything, however he still wanted his lawyer there. He was obviously afraid to "mis-speak" about events and wants to ensure he has protected himself legally.

Chuck   June 29th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

Joe Jackson your not doing MJ's memory any favors !! Why don't you peddle your record label idea at another time. At least can you wait until after his funeral ? After his funeral im sure folks will still be interested in endeavors that were not realized by MJ.

Karen   June 29th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

In regard to Michael's relationship with his father, though the word is that they were on the mend, I noticed a tidbit on one of the repeatedly shown video clips. The day of the trial when Michael was being escorted into the courthouse in his jammies & suit coat, he at one point turned around, I suppose to look @ his fans. Turning back toward the courthouse, he reached to his right, our left, and had his bodyguard or friend support his arm. It is quite visible to see his father, Joe, witnessing this act, then, Joe reached out to support Michael's other arm. If you look closely, Michael seems to pull back, shunning this help from his father. Joe collects himself, then drops back from Michael and walks slightly behind him. This very slight act might reveal more about their relationship than anything else we have heard.

Susan   June 29th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Even a child who has taken CPR training knows enough to get someone onto a hard surface before attempting CPR. Glad this guy isn't my cardiologist. On the drug thing...people abuse, & docs prescribe when they shouldn't. That has always been, and always will be. We don't need more strict prescribing protocol. The USA has some of the most strict regs on scheduled/class drugs. We just need docs with spine enough to say "no" when necessary, & with compassion enough to say "absolutely" for folks living in severe pain, or who are at the end of life.

J Patt   June 29th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

After MJ's father beat him, and used him for a money machine, now he is going to be given the rights to his 3 children? Now he can beat them and use them. And now he is in charge of all the money MJ will be making in his death. Oh my gosh...I can't belileve all this. Michael clearly hated his Father...he made sure he didn't look like him at all. This is all so very scary...giviing the wicked, abusive father custody of MJ's children...and all his money. I hope the court assigns each of MJ's children their own separate attorney.

Sharon   June 29th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Who cares what Joe Jackson has to say. ... probably looking for a lawsuit to squeeze another buck out of Michael. This man makes me sick!

Candice   June 29th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

I have concerns about this doctor as well. Why was he performing CPR on Michael Jackson while he was laying in the bed. I mean everyone who is CPR certified knows to place a body flat on the floor. Was this guy even current with his CPR certification and also him being a doctor should have had a AED available.

Judith   June 29th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

The Jackson family said they found no Will from Michael.Ones that have lawyers all have wills and if not then the lawyers aren't working for their clients.

Today Michael's lawyer said there is a will but will not tell the Jackson family-yet.

I hope they do what Micahael wants and not what they themselves want.

Judith   June 29th, 2009 8:22 pm ET

As far as the doctor why did he take a hike for awhile because the news stated that the police were looking for him.They towed his car.
Later they found spoke to Michael's doctor.

Kathy ML   June 29th, 2009 8:47 pm ET

Well I hope the mother of the 2 children will take them plus the 3rd so the children are not separated. Yes, I rather this then them children having to live with Joe. Plus I think his parents are really too old, especially if them children are as active as Michael was.

I hope there is a will and every cent of it is put away for the children with enough there for supporting them until they reach the legal age to get their benefits.

I was watching CNN earlier and they said that Michael's estate is flat broke, but with the investments and Michael not spending it that alone the rights to the beatles could top 1 billion dollars. So his debt may get paid of quick enough and them children be taken care of.

Ok but what is the story of why Joe Jackson says there is no way that Michael's burial will be at the Neverlands? What is wrong with making a shrine for Michael?

Roberta Smith   June 29th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Michael Jackson's father turns my stomach. He's looking at his son's death as MONEY! This is his child. The one that he beat and abused. Did Joe Jackson ever work an honest day in his life? I think NOT. He's lived off his children. Janet Jackson was eloquent at BET awards, however, why did they have moving vans at his home less than 24 hours after his death. It's always about the money. Reality check time – his three chilren have lived a very unhealthy life up to his point. Let's make sure the remainder of their life, is healthier and the only way that will happen is not having Joe Jackson a part of it. Katherine Jackson is a lovely women, however, she is 79 years old!!!!
Shame on Joe Jackson – you are disgusting! He's going to prolong the burial as long as possible top keep lime lot on a very sad situation – again – it's all about the money!!!!!! TO ALL THE ENABLERS IN MICHAEL'S LIFE

Roberta Smith   June 29th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Michael Jackson's father turns my stomach. He's looking at his son's death as MONEY! This is his child. The one that he beat and abused. Did Joe Jackson ever work an honest day in his life? I think NOT. He's lived off his children. Janet Jackson was eloquent at BET awards, however, why did they have moving vans at his home less than 24 hours after his death. It's always about the money. Reality check time – his three chilren have lived a very unhealthy life up to his point. Let's make sure the remainder of their life, is healthier and the only way that will happen is not having Joe Jackson a part of it. Katherine Jackson is a lovely women, however, she is 79 years old!!!!
Shame on Joe Jackson – you are disgusting! He's going to prolong the burial as long as possible top keep lime lot on a very sad situation – again – it's all about the money!!!!!! TO ALL THE ENABLERS IN MICHAEL'S LIFE

Jeff Pearce   June 29th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

I was watching your reports on Joe Jackson speaking out.. Seams to me he is more concerned with his own well being. Somebody needs to dig deeper into him and expose him for what he really is, a FRAUD.

Kim in NC   June 29th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Joe Jackson I hope and pray hes being haunted right now for the way he treated MJ when he was a child even MJ would express about how much abuse this man did to him as a child and another thing what Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton hanging around (looking for trouble) i suppose thats all those 2 are good for why didnt God do us all a favor and take them when they die LK should do a story on the most hated people in America

angela   June 29th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Dont blame the DR. The Dr did not open Michaels mouth and make him take the pills. Just like Anna Nicole, these celebs want to take the drugs. I know addicts, WHY cant they blame their DR? This seems to be a right of celebs, just blame the DR.

mary   June 29th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I have an important question as a cna working in the medical field, I want to know how can you give CPR on the bed. And why no one would sign Micheal"s death certificate. If he was Micheal"s personal doctor and was with him from begining to end then please tell me why.No WOULD SIGN THE DEATH CERTICATE. Makes you wonder.

Vicki NP   June 29th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I have been following the medical details of Michael's case and they don't add up. As a medical provider of high profile patients – we always carefully monitor our patients and we properly provision the home with necessary meds. I am sure Michael could afford Narcan and Romazicon if he can afford narcotics and sedatives. When that doctor supposedly found Michael on the bed not breathing with a week pulse. He should have called for Help and dialed 911 immediately. Next, he should give rescue breathing and give him Narcan injected directly into his vein or muscle and Romazicon to reverse the Xanax or other sedatives in his system. That will restore his breathing if the cause of respiratory arrest is from an overdose. This would buy time until paramedics could arrive to intubate the patient and provide an adequate airway and oxygen. CPR compressions are NEVER done on a bed and survival for poor quality CPR is 5% if you are lucky and call paramedics early. In my opinion, this doctor is responsible for Michael's death, he delayed his care which also contributed to his death and he clearly did not know how to practice basic medicine. This death is a tragedy and it is sad that Michael did not have better people looking out for him.

James31   June 29th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Has any of Joe Jackson's children confirmed what Michael said about his father? If he is that bad, you have to wonder why they have not spoken on the subject; perhaps I missed their comments over the years. We all talk about how misunderstood Michael was, and I think that is true. I for one give Joe Jackson a break; I am not sure of the real story.

Jane in IN   June 29th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Joe Jackson, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. The three stooges. What in the world do Jesse and Al have to do with any of this? Ever notice how any black person makes the news these two have their faces stuck in the media. And Joe Jackson, he is a total disgrace to the memory of MJ. Michael is being haunted still by his abusive father. How disrespectful for any of the family to show up at the awards ceremony while this man is still not buried. This is all so unfortunate and what it really boils down to is money – and lots of it.

Jade   June 29th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

I am with Joe Jackson , I think somethings fishy to. I mean this was suppose to be a heart doctor and he should of all people known to move micheal to the floor before doing cpr not to mention if he found him why didn't he make the call and why didn't he have paddles or something . Being a huge Icon's doctor you would think he would have had all supplies with him at all times

jkinchicago   June 29th, 2009 11:47 pm ET

Joe Jackson is a despicable person who never took any responsibility for his actions with Michael and the rest of the kids. Remember at one point early on the boys fired their dad as manager. In recent days he has looked like a ridiculous senile old man who should not be speaking with the press. The accusations Joe Jackson has made toward the doctor when he should look at the man in the mirror regarding his role with Michael's death of spirit. As an adult certainly MIchael was responsible for his own behavior, drugs or alcohol, but we do know any problems we all experience as children can impact our functioning as adults. Joe is more concerned with some record company than with his son and family. There seems to be no remorse or sadness. Joe needs to just shut up.

maggie   June 30th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Joe just wants what MJ has left. His son had to support this abusive Father and a Mother that allowed it. Al and Jessie need to go home and shut up. They act like they saw MJ every week and knew what he would want. Joe was promoting a new business today, before he had buried MJ. Shame on the whole Jackson family. Thier actions tell us they all have major mental problems.

ET   June 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Not for a minute does anyone in their right mind believe that MJ could have done any of those things which he was accused of doing.That was just not him;it should be so obvious.

It was not his fault he had a screwed up dad that screwed him up- never taught him about how to manage money, and the dark side of people. The tragic thing is he did not get the help he needed, or have the right kind of people around him that could give him the right advice
(such as his personal physician).By the way, I thought it was only three minutes after the 911 call was placed that the ems arrived- not the half hour that was stated by this doctor's lawyer- something is just not right.....

What a talent- he absolutely revolutionized the world through his music. His pure and innocent spirit lives on!

Donna   June 30th, 2009 3:59 am ET

I can’t believe anyone would let Joe Jackson have any custody of those children. He used and abused Michael since he was a young child and still in yet Michael, the loving man that he was still forgave his father and always financially took care of him till the day he died.
How dare he disrespect his son by promoting his new venture in the entertainment business. I was livid when he was speaking at the MTV awards, promoting himself. Can’t anyone see that this man only thinks of himself and his monetary gains when it comes to Michael. I feel so terribly sad for the rest of the Jacksons for they have to deal with their father in some level with his actions. Especially at a time where they are grieving so much. I just hope they have the strength to stand up to him and handle the custody of the children, the estate with love and dignity as Michael would have wanted. One last thing, as for PDiddy at the BET Awards….how dumb was it of him to say that Michael paved the way for President Obama. Martin Luther King paved the way for African Americans. Credit Michael rightfully for paving the way in the entertainment field. There goes two people that need to keep their mouths shut as far as I am concerned. Michael, thanks for all your music, love and humanitarian deeds. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace….finally. Donna

Shannon   June 30th, 2009 10:09 am ET

I was very upset at how Joe Jackson was acting at the BET Awards. From what he seems to be saying in his own special way is how proud he was of his son. They really need to not have him speak at all...he is not the right person to show how the rest of the family truly feels. Talking about what he is up to ( a production company I believe with the other gentleman in the infamous white hat)? That was not appropriate at all. Jermaine or Janet should be the ones to speak for the family.

KR   June 30th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Interesting,no mention of that so called FATHER,JOE...
He is a disgrace to the Human Race.
Michael will now rest in peace.
Katherine,Michael's Mom & kids left in the will.Love it!
The rest of the family is probably out of their minds!
They've sponged off him through the years.
It all works out!

Marge   June 30th, 2009 10:43 am ET

I have concerns ablut Joe Jackson! Why the family allows him to be their 'spokesman" is mind boggling.
NOBODY wants to hear about his future plans. He's an embarrassment. Are people around him still too scared to stand up to him?
The press conference was embarrassing. It's very hard to have any sympathy for Joe.
The senible thinking members of the Jackson family need to shut him up! They need to also get on with the sad task of laying Michael to rest.
Joe seems intent on milking his death for his own benefit as he did in life. The results of the autopsy have NOTHING to do with making funeral plans.
The Jackson family are not strangers to media scrutiny,why are they allowing Joe to have his way? I am getting more disgusted by the minute.Please let Michael's 'going home" celebration go forward,without all of the self promoting BS we are witnesing from Joe!
From all the statements made by Michael about his feeling's about Joe,I don't believe he would want the decisions regarding his affairs falling to Joe Jackson. Surely the rest of the family knows this.They owe it to their son and brother to stop this circus Joe jackosn is trying to promote.
RIP Michael.

Marge   June 30th, 2009 10:51 am ET

grp June 29th, 2009 11:41 am ET

Wow…if a few music videos can completely overshadow the act of pedophilia then we are in a sad state as a nation…and a world. It’s a slap in the face to every person who was or is now abused as a child.
Michael jackson was not GOD nor was he a genius. Geniuses do not run through millions and millions of dollars, surround themselves with leeches and completely change their appearance for the lack of anything better to do. He was a freak.
Do you know something that we don't (grp)??? What you posted is a slap in the face to everyone that has been accused and NOT convicted of a crime.Michael Jackson was NOT a God,BUT he was indeed a genius. He generated those millions and millions of dollars he spent.,and leeches come with the territory.
If you weren't a fan...that's fine,but YOU have NO personal knowledge of any aspect of Michael's life,so why don't you ignore the hoopla,and live your uneventful life.

Rachel   June 30th, 2009 11:08 am ET

Joe Jackson did more damage to Michael than anyone else ever did on the outside. He is a severe opportunist who is still promoting his goods. He abused his children. Michael hated the way he looked BECAUSE of his father's words "big nose" etc. Michael said so himself. How can he try to point the finger at anyone else? Let someone else do that...what a disgusting hypocrite.

Donna   June 30th, 2009 11:35 am ET

I truely love MJ and all of his music. It saddens me to watch what adiction does to so many people. It does not discriminate. White, black, the rich and the poor, addiction hits anyone and everyone. Doctors overprescribe deadly doses of medicine on a daily basis. Not just to the famous and the rich; yet to practically anyone that has simply an overbearing headache. Investigate the doctors becuz all they have is a "license to kill." Shut them down, lock the docs up, and throw away the key!!!! We love u MICHAEL!!! RIP

Kat   June 30th, 2009 12:28 pm ET

Im so saddened by the death of Michael Jackson... I believe he truly wanted to make all his fans happy and help everyone. I never used to watch mutch of his videos back in the 80's because I could not afford cable.. I recently viewed all of them and I cannot believe the talent.. Thriller took my breath away.. it was totally awesome!! I would of bought it before if I had seen it for sure. I did now. I would also like to mention how sad of a story it is to hear about the abuse he endured as a child. It seems the only way for him to get away from it was to perform and indeed he did. The abuse he had to go through would of never left his mind. But no matter how bad it was he always respected his mother and father..It seems the only way he was happy was making others happy.. So please honor this talented, humble, giving, and beautiful person.. Honor him to the fullest.. lets give back to him what he only (not his father) truly deserves. and let all the ones that took advantage, abused and accused him feel ashamed of them selves.
He really was a great entertainer and I will miss him forever.

mandi   June 30th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

This is not about joe jackson it's about Michael we want to stop the nonsense about Joe and show Respect for Michael he is dead and everyone is thinking about money and joe, Joe is stll michael's father blood is thicker than water every family have their issues there is no perfect family you guys need to look after your own business and stay out of the Jackson Family business you all to damn nosey stay out ah black people business you guy love to much gossip

Amanda   June 30th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

I don't think he seems at all concerned about his sons death what so ever.
I mean, he's all smiles and giggles.
Now he's away from all his pain.

Bianca N   June 30th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

Yes i agree joe didnt seem like he was very emotional ....and it kinda seemed like he loved the attention he was receiveing...from the press...idk its just kinda strange...i cried probably more than he did and i am not related or even knew him personaly...........But I really..wish... the MEdia would just accept the fact that he died from a heart attack .......and stop trying to find reason to make him look bad ..saying he was taking all these drugs...OF COURse He would be takeing all kinds or pain releave some of the painhe was experienceing.... u would to after so much HE has been through emotionaly and physically........and his children i beleive he loved them so me he was a great father.....and i beleive that ....his mother should have custody of them ...becuase the mother ..didnt want anything to do with them...she seemed happy with receiveing the money michael agreed to pay that he would ..have the kids......i dont think she should ....have custody of them.........but kate should or someone michael really trusted like janet ..........i just think they should let him rest in much he has been through from the lies and hurt people tried to put on him....back in 1992 with the ...malestation...cases...all that was a Lie...HE Was innocent Man ..he just LOVed children Like alot of people should do ......maybe if ...adults spent more time with there KIds there would not BE as much DAngerous stuff going on....LIke killings and ..Fighting ...if only they had michael would show them .even tho they where not his children.......all the parents of the little boy wanted was money ....people are goign crazy for money .....its so rediculuos......i wish ...i could have had a chance to meet him...but ..unfortunatly i didnt...but ...Im just .....praying that he is at peace and his family is stronge........but we will always remember and love michael.....king of pop great mAn..!..:) u...MJ

light   July 1st, 2009 9:32 am ET

All in all, Micheal Jackson should have know better, to the rest of the Jacksons, Hell and heaven is real. Micheal is certainly in hell. Please find a bible believing church and live for Jesus!

Gerda   July 1st, 2009 12:22 pm ET

Michael Jackson, I love you. R.I.P.

toni   July 8th, 2009 11:15 pm ET

To quote Barry Gordy "Michael was the greatest entertainer that ever lived"......Tell dad, Joe to go bury himself under a rock with the rest of the snakes !!!!

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