July 9, 2009


Posted: 07:11 PM ET


img100Did Janet Jackson try to save her brother?  His doctor says he tried to help.  Could one of Jackson's other physicians have administered a deadly dose of drugs?

Janet desperately wanted to stage an intervention.  The shocking details about what made her act, and how Michael shut her and the entire Jackson family out.

Plus, Michael Jackson's final resting place, and the explosive comments from Dr. Arnie Klein about the pop star's plastic surgery.

Thousands of you have emailed your questions  & opinions about the death of Michael Jackson, what he meant to you, and how the coverage of his memorial impacted your life.  This is a current event story, a popular topic around the globe.  There are lots of questions, we'll try to get answers.

We'll get in to all of this, and a lot more, tonight on Larry King Live 9pm ET.

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Pam Gill   July 9th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

Hi Larry, always watch your show. Just wondering if Michael Jackson has been laid to rest and when.

And why didn't any of his family try and help him.

It is so sad.

Hope his children will be ok and are happy.

Ruth   July 9th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

I would really like to know since they said MJ passed a 5 1/2 hour insurance physical with flying colors, if his arms were the way they say they were (trackmarks, veins collapsed ) why would AEG still finance his concerts in London? It just doesn't add up. I really hope you will address this.

Thank you,
Toronto, Canada

Irma Henkels   July 9th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

I am so sick of hearing anything more about Michael Jackson. Let the poor sucker rest in peace. Don't you have any other IMPORTANT topice to report about. CNN is getting so gossipy, it is disgusting. Larry, you are contributing to this unnecessary media hype. Get over it and move on.

Tiffany   July 9th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

Hi Larry:

I really enjoy your program. I am really curious as to why we find out all of the wonderful things about Michael Jackson after he has died.? I always thought he was a good person, however, never knew the depths of his compasion for the entire platform from where he lived his life. I see his life now as such a bitter-sweet existance and it saddens me greatly that we live in a world that treated him so poorly much of the time. In a way, I think one of the reasons God sent him here was to be a huge wake up to how people treat others. I see a huge lesson there, and I am really greatful Michael was here and the greatest entertainer in my life time.

Thanks for your work you do to get the story right. I welcome your thoughts regarding the media;s treatment of MJ past vrs. current.

Mirza Ahmad MD   July 9th, 2009 7:47 pm ET

I am a plastic surgeon. I have been in practice in Ohio for the past 34 years.I watched Dr. Klien,s statement s with interest. His acknowledgement that he knew MJ used propofol to sleep in Germany a few years ago should have raised a red flag, and required medical interference. MJ had a number of surgeries and procedures under the influence of propofol anesthesia.This can easily result in drug addiction.
In my opinion both plastic surgeon (Dr.Hoeflin) and Dr. Klien are equally responsible for the MJ's addiction to pain killers and propofol.
sincerely M N Ahmad MD

Glenda G.   July 9th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

I am a nurse working in a doctor's office in a small town in the midwest. There is a national data base that we can look up a patient's controlled prescriptions. It shows: What Dr., what pharmacy, name of drug, quantity, date/time, everything about their prescription. If we can keep track of the patient's controlled prescription drugs, then I know these doctor's involved in the Michael Jackson case could of, too. It takes approx. one minute to look up this information. If Michael was "Doctor shopping", these doctor's easily could of and should of known.

michelle   July 9th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

larry king you should be ashamed of yourself, I watched your interview with that doctor last night, and you cared more about the ratings for your show, than about those kids.

it is nobodys business who donated sperm, the fact is Michael is the only father that these kids know, I find it disgusting that even when the doctor tried to get away from your disgusting questions, you still found the need to keep pushing and pushing.

And far as as asking the doctor if he thought that Michael and debbie had sex, that was downright rude, here are some questions for you,
How many times did your wife cheat on you?
Are you having sex with your wife?

tetastef13   July 9th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

Hello fron Greece Larry...
Why dont they bury MJ at NEVERLAND since that was his real home...

Gary Chandler in Canada   July 9th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

Is it lost on everyone, with the G8 Conference going on, that Palin and McCain had campaigned to kick Russia and China out?
Would not have THAT be something!?

Ashley H   July 9th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

The intervention might have worked but if Michael was on the drugs that everybody says he was for so many years there might have been no success in the intervention. All we can really do is pray for the family right now and try and figure out what killed michael.

Also Larry, how does one get a copy of the two programs from the memorial?

RIP Michael
-Ashley H

Phil   July 9th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Do you think possibly in order to keep his famous signature voice from changing when going through puberty he underwent an Orchidectomy procedure. This in turn resulted in being sterile and not able to father children?

Julie Keller   July 9th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

What a legend and gone too soon... He lived his life to the fullest and then seemed to crash at the end. It's just so sad that w/so much talent to share w/us he could just lose touch w/reality. It seemed like he just wanted to be alone. He is truly missed and I thank him for making part of my childhood full of great memories and great music to listen to.

RIP Michael...
Julie Keller/Derby, NY

Gary Chandler in Canada   July 9th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Irma Henkels July 9th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

I am so sick of hearing anything more about Michael Jackson. Let the poor sucker rest in peace. Don’t you have any other IMPORTANT topice to report about. CNN is getting so gossipy, it is disgusting. Larry, you are contributing to this unnecessary media hype. Get over it and move on.
IRma 20 people would Comment on Issues that will directly affect their lives, while 300 talk about an entertainer who was strange by some reports or 'manufactured' weirdness by other reports.
It's NOT Larry King's fault that Americans have their heads up their arses!

Alma Perkins   July 9th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Janet you did the right thing to try and intervene in Michael Drug problem even thought it failed. Mrs. Jackson was right to keep
calling Michael even if he didn't answere the calls. He still loved
and admire you guys dearly IT WAS THE DRUGS THAT CAME

Donnie   July 9th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

Hello, Michael Jackson was one of the most famous people to every walk the Earth. Thank you for your objective and positive coverage. He transcended racial, musical, androganous, religious and age barriors. He was a child traped in an adult body. His father Joe, along with the child molestation trial led him to numb his emotional pain with drugs. My heart goes out to his children, family and friends. May God bless him. Good Evening, Donnie

Janice Steele   July 9th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

This gentle soul is finally at peace, period. During all the relentless and vile slurs, judgments and ridicule thrown his way, I challenge anyone to recall, at any time, when Michael Jackson retaliated in a harsh manner or ever uttered a negative word to or about anyone. He always responded with a "smile". The song says it all. His heart was breaking all his life and all he ask for from anyone was love. Really simple, isn't it?

As for the medications.....when you are in immense pain and are dealing with sleep deprivation, I can only assume one is really desperate. The doctors were the enablers and should be jailed. It simply boils down to money and greed.

My prayer for his children's sanity is, 1) for the press to leave this family alone, and 2) at this point, it doesn't matter, in the greater scheme of things, who their biological parents were or are, only that their REAL father loved them. That's all there Michael knew it, but it's sad and shameful that no one else does.

Ann   July 9th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

Regardless of what people may or may not think about Michael Jackson, he is one of the most talented people to ever walk the face of this earth. I believe his family did try to help him, whether it was by phone calls or a possible intervention–Michael's life was just not his own anymore.
I hope people will now leave Michael alone and let him rest in peace! I know that he will forever live in my heart.

Andriana   July 9th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

HI Larry !
Can t not tell you, how sad we all are about the sudden death of our beloved Idol Michael Jackson !! I even can not believe it's true !! I loved and still will his wonderful masterpieces of music. He was a phenomenal artist of this century and he will live for always in our harts! I will never forget his hits like "THRILLER" and so many more we used to dance after.Not to forget his genial video clips.I'm so indescribably sad and can not ever forgive myself that I did not went to see one of his great concerts here in Germany.Feel so sorry for his family,his lovely kids and each fan in the whole world !! We have lost an icon. There will never be such a fantastic and unique musician like Michael Jackson!! Only beloved Elvis Presley has been equal ! I pray for his vulnerable, sensitive and beautiful soul, he has always shown to the world(unfortunately been often misunderstood) and I will never forget what a big humanist he was, more than every artist on this cold earth !!! He will stay unforgettable! Big greetings to you and all real humanists ! Special greetings and love to my beloved folks in the former Yugoslavia.Peace and thanks from Andriana

Sandra White   July 9th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

When you have a family member with a drug problem it is so difficult to get them to listen and admit that they have a problem. As a country we need to do more. I don't think we really care about the drug problem, just look at all the drug related ads on TV.

Janet and the others were in a bad situation but let's wait for the facts before we pass judgement.

Reid Lowe and Pierce Cleveland   July 9th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

MJ was probably taking pills for depression from the rumors!

Reid Lowe and Pierce Cleveland   July 9th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

Imagine how his children felt about their father's drug problem! Especially what he was going through! This could'nt happen to the king!HE'S ONLY 50!!!!!

Chirs   July 9th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

Larry, your a big MJ fan, why didn't you try to help him??


Doc   July 9th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

As a physician who is well versed in these drug issues and what they really do, it is becoming clearer that Michael was using (or being given) propafol (diprivan) to be sedated at night because of his chronic insomnia. The only way this can be done nonfatally is by controlling someone's ventilation/airway with an endotracheal tube (a tube placed down someone's airway; an oxygen mask is not good enough if the patient doesn't breathe) with a ventilator or at least what is called a BIPAP machine (externally fits tightly over one's nose and mouth and forces air periodically). I doubt he was being intubated (tube placed down his throat) every night. Or was he?
He would need intubation (or BIPAP), oxygen saturation monitering, blood pressure monitering, and a heart moniter to safely "put him down at night and then bring him back up in the morning". This has to be done by an Anesthesiologist or at least a Physician well experienced in Critical Care. The standard is certainly for all of this NOT to be done at home.
Also, diprivan does not give a "high". It simply shuts down the brain (and lowers blood pressure) and is very short acting. It is an anesthetic. This is why a continuous adjustable I.V. drip is used. The night he died, if he was just on diprovan, if it was just shut off, he would have woken up (especially with CPR). He must have gotten an overdose or was on other medications (sedatives/narcotics). Diprivan is NOT an outpatient medication. How he got it is unknown but I'm sure it involved a lot of money and borderline morality. I wonder if Michael was truly "well-informed" about the risk he was taking. Too bad!

judith may   July 9th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

I am sorry to read all the gossip things. To tell you the truth, here in Suriname, South America, everyone mourned MJ's death. We grew up with Michael and every song, every step and move had a special meaning. Michael was an international person, he belonged to all of us. I don't care to know if he took drugs or if he was addicted to anything else. What matters is what he left as a musician, an entertainer, a father, a friend. and that my people, is probably more than many of us can say. We will miss him, but like in music, even when you are long gone, the music stays alive, by playing it, dancing to it, singing it and looking at images of people who you just admire for what they brought the world.
Good bye Michael, May you rest in PEACE. You deserve that.

syl g   July 9th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

It's comforting to hear how much Michael was admired and loved by his family and close friends. What saddens me is hearing all the accolades after his passing. After all these years, I now truly see him as an admirable human being far from the image that was depicted in the media.

suzanne wilson   July 9th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Hi Larry.
Personally, I believe that the someone who administered the "deadly dose" of drugs that killed Michael, was the Dr. who was there in attendance when he died. His being there a coincidance? I think not. Someone, or some people, are covering up for this Dr. It's too bad, I don't think we will ever know the real truth of what exactly happened that very sad day, when our King of Pop took his last breath, and died.
Michael was only two years older than I am, he was very much loved. <3
Thank you Larry
Suzanne Sweeney Wilson.
Peterborough, On. Canada..

Marcia   July 9th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

Who actually owns Neverland?

Milton Smith   July 9th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

It was an overdose. self medicated him self for that what he wanted more drugs and he pushed himself over the edge again too far way on the far side this time. Daed.

Clay   July 9th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

This was no ordinary death. There's more to this story!

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

How do we know any of these Dr.'s won't leave the Country?

Jayme   July 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Did anyone notice that Paris Jackson's ears look just like the dermotoligists ears.

Jodi   July 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Michael was totally awesome. I'm 12 and I love your music

Sandra Michelle Hardy   July 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Leave Michael Alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bea   July 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Why is Dr. Klein trying to make himself out to be such a high top dr instead of what he is a dermatologist.? Last night he stated something about inventing some form of plastic surgery injections, I think he is just trying to get 15 minutes of fame at poor Micheal Jackson's expense. Let us let MJ finally rest in peace and not hurt the children by saying MJ is not their dad. Have some honor!

Jocy   July 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael is in a better place now, no one can hurt him anymore. May he rest in peace

Jodi   July 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Michael was a true thriller!!!!!!

Justine   July 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

I loved Michael when he was alive, and the love will never die. Rest in peace, MJ! He is truly an angel who is watching over all of us!

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Michael hated needles he didnt adminster his own I.V.

Kyndal   July 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I love your music. My favorite song is Smooth Criminal.

I am praying for your family.

Kyndal in Durham

LMKay   July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

MJ reminds me of my youth. I'll miss him.

Madison   July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

The world has lost a great entertainer, but the music lives on.....

Mo!   July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I love Michael Jackson. No matter what all the rumors have been, nothing will ever take away the awesome humanitarian and entertainer and genuine person he was. He tried to do above and beyond, these half ridiculous artist today don't even try. They spend our money we invest in their talent on riches and they think of nothing else. With all the money these people sit on, being hungry or homelessness should not exsist.

CHIJIOKE. CJ   July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Micheal musical prodigy and an eternal performer.

Betts   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Maybe the death of Michael Jackson, as tragic as it is, will serve as the only voice to shed light on the national disgrace of thousands of “legal and medically prescribed” deaths and addictions.

Maybe that is his last gift to the world.

Doc   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

With all due respect to "Glenda G", are you saying that all doctors are responsible to rule out "doctor shopping" for all patients? Isn't the patient responsible for his/her own actions (like you or me)? Don't we have enough to do? It's about time people take responsibility for their own actions! Michael was a great man. He obviously however was not taking responsibility for his own actions, was in denial, and was being enabled. It is still ultimately his fault. How about just getting the facts and placing blame on those actually involved (Michael and his enablers). If any of these enablers were physicians, they don't represent me! Don't put this on ALL physicians.

Curtis Mabone   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

We the citizens are proud of our hometown and global humanitarian.

Kevin Devine   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I think Mr. Miko Brando needs to explain if he was a Sperm Donor to Michael Jackson?

Christian Brando looks just like young Prince Michael and Paris Jackson has the same eyebrows and facial features as Cheyenne Brando. The Jackson kids look just like the Brando's.

I'm betting that one of the Brando's is the father of all the Jacksons.

dijuana   July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

This is such a tragedy. I am praying for the entire Jackson family.

jen   July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

We have only heard about two Doctors – who were the others?
And Why did it take Dr. Murray 30minutes to call 911?
He had a pulse – What kind of Staff did he have that would send him back to bed when he said he felt weak – they should have called the ambulance then. He didn't have to die – He had a Horrible staff and Doctor looking after him. Such a shame.

Becky La patriello   July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael the angels came to take you home.Thank you for bringing us all so much happiness always in our hearts you were so loved.God bless your three beautiful children and your family.They were lucky to have you for a daddy.xoxoxo

Curtis Mabone   July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

We the citizens of Gary, Indiana are proud of our hometown and global humanitarian.

Marie Palmatier   July 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

The minute I heard about MJ's death, I thought of Howard Hughes and the comments that he may have met an early demise as many doctors gave him meds orally and also intravenously.
I will miss MJ –
Thank you.

Ash   July 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

The same policeman that tried in vain to destroy Micheal are now trying in vain to protect him.

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

How can anybody believe what the LAPD says when they already tried to convict MJ of child molestion??

Sue   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I would like to see Michael laid to rest in Neverland under the tree in which he wrote many of his songs. Jermaine Jackson showed Larry the special tree the day of the interview. Either that, or maybe his ashes could be buried at Neverland.
Jermaine Jackson is such a sweet, caring, loving, kind human being just like Michael. To me, he is the most like Michael. All of his family, from Katherine to the brothers to his sisters are absolutely WONDERFUL people and now, that Michael has passed, the "press" should LEAVE THEM ALONE for quite awhile! They must have a time to grieve just as we ALL do when someone we love so much passes.
I believe Larry King did a magnificent job on the Tour of Neverland and Jermaine was unsurprisingly so wonderful and gracious to Larry even though he was obviously having a very, very hard time.
I believe that Michael's "dostor's" are COMPLETELY responsible for Michael's death. The reason: $$$MONEY!!! Had he NOT been Michael Jackson, he NEVER would have been given even a "NEEDED" prescription for with what happens to MANY people who truly need them for extreme pain. Michael suffered SO very much with LUPUS and the burning of his HAIR and HEAD during the Pepsi commercial and I am sure he was in tremendous pain, both physically and emotionally.
May GOD BLESS MICHAEL and I KNOW he is in HEAVEN! At PEACE, finally. God Bless his family and his children, in particular. They could not have a more loving family to watch over them.


Suzi St. Pete, FL   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Enough already! I'm dying of an MJ overdose!!! Can we PLEASE go on to something else??????

kathy   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Who really cares who the biological father is of the three kids – let them grieve and treasure the time they had with their "father".

CHIJIOKE. CJ   July 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Micheal, a musical prodigy and an eternal performer.

Curtis Mabone   July 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

If there was no Jackson 5 then there would be no Deneice Jackson from the City of Gary, Indiana.

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Michael was NOT a hero, he was just a plain drug old addict who left his kids with no parents

Tamika Langston   July 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Michael Jackson accomplished more in his life than the average American

Emily   July 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

If MJ had lupus, wouldn't that explain a lot? Please don't crucify this man.

Salema   July 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I love u so much Michael and i thank u for bringing so much joy, now bring that joy into the golden gates!!

Cheryl   July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I can't imagine that God could need you more than your beautiful children do. RIP Michael.

roderick t   July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

my comment isnt about his death, it's about all the talk regarding the cost of the funeral to the city of los angeles. i'm pretty sure from a economic stand point the city made lots of money. i would like to know how the city did that entire week from a economic( hotel rooms, resturants, etc..........)standpoint. are the numbers in on that yet.

Jocelyne   July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I have been a fan of Michael's my whole life. I hope that his music will live on and that other generations will discover his contributions to music.

caryl   July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Its sad he paid so much t o have an attending physician to care for his health and they didn't .

Clay   July 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

We may never know the complete story surrounding MJ's death.

Virginia Rubino   July 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Rest in peace Michael. God bless you, and thank you for your talent and caring for others.

Mara   July 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael is loved WORLDWIDE and is an American Hero and no one can change that.

Isaac   July 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Micheal was a great artist that brought the world great music!

Alex   July 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

MJ was a musical geniuos..His music has immortalilized him, I don't think his soga is over...RIP MJ

Sandy McAnally Leak   July 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

For how he was who he was; for what he did and did not do; he propelled himself to greatness; rightly honored among the few.

zallema mootoo   July 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

He is at peace and everyone should back off,they did enough
damage to him when he was alive,just let him go in peace. love him always

Letty   July 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael Jackson was awesome!!! My heart is broken at his death. I still cannot believe it, as he and I are the same age, and me growing "up" with his music and loving it, it is as if he were a part of my family. My prayers are with the family, especially the kids. I just wish people would leave him alone and allow him to rest in peace!!!

Rosa   July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

It's so sad. Hopefully he is no longer suffering, and perhaps he'll come back in another life with the imprint of his music and success.

Sharon S.   July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I grieve for Michael Jackson partly because he was like family, partly because he was ultra-talented, but mostly because I allowed the negative media about him to make me forget how much I loved him as a performer.

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I dont trust what Miko Brando says at all!

oklafan1   July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

doesn't Prince look like a young Marlon Brando?

Sandy M   July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Is it me or does Blanket look alittle like Miko ? Could he be the father of little Blanket? Sure has his looks!!

Glennis Sharff   July 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I like MJ was raised a Jehovah's Witness and it caused alot of turbulence in my life but at the same time I believe it has made me the person that I am even though I am not active in the religion. It does make an affect on your life. I feel like Michael it has made me have the heart that I have and the morals and convictions that I feel. I saw that in his Mothers face she knows he is already there, he is in Jehovah's hands. I believe this is why he was such a good man and loving and kind and concerned about mankind. I truly think he will be remembered and I truly believe his mother instilled this in is heart and it never left him. I feel for her pain upon losing a son but I do believe she finds comfort in the scriptures.

Bobby Henderson   July 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I dont understand why people cant beleive that Michael was using drugs. The lifesyle of a pop, rock, star it comes with the territory, the money,power,and sex, the man wAS LIVING A FANTASY TO ALL OF US.

Uso   July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I can't imagine it being a homicide and the doctor's have to go to jail – wow even the prisoners did a tribute to Michael – it doesn't look good for the doctor if they indeed did something wrong

Janie Fontenot   July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Hardly ever miss your show Larry and respect you very much. Understand that all this will and, I suppose, must be covered by the media. However, I really don't care who the real biological parents of Michael Jackson's children are. Also, I am sure the Jackson family did try their best to help their son and brother out of his addictions. However, I really do not think I (janie public) really need to know, nor can I judge whether they did enough to help him or not. To me, that is something the family has every right to keep private, if they so choose.
I have family members who were terribly addicted at one time. They suffer from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. No matter what we did, until they decided to truly seek help for themselves, nothing we did worked. We need to stop judging and condemning people we really know so little about and really have little right to know very much about!

luz   July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

i think the doctor that larry interview yesterday should'nt said anything. i think michael is the only father of does kids no matter what the people or the press said. just because the kids are not completly black that doesnt mean anything. he raise them and took care of, that the only thing that that hes dead,everyone wants to talk about him and give opinion. that doctor should stay quiet and stop saying o i dont think im the father . why he dint said anything when michael was alive. i love michael no matter what the rest of the world said and i belive those are his kids and they feel the same way and nothing will change that and please let him rest in peace dont put more dirt on his name is not fare hes gone. they should ask all those question when he was alive and nobody did so now is to late

karin los angeles   July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

can police still go for homicide investigation if coroner says accident?

celena hale   July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

between elvis and michael jackson michael j. is my favorite and my num. 1

Sabrina Friday   July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael is the one of the most wonderful creatures God has created!!! I can't believe he has left earth before me!! God must of needed him in heaven!!! I love u Michael!! RIP!! My life is incomplete without you!!! God bless his children, he raised them they are hisssssss!!!!

Stacey Coleman   July 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I think we all need to let Michael rest in peace. We all have issues of different kinds. It is unfortunate that Michael and the Doctors ventured into the prescription drug use. I pray that what ever the case turns out that we are able to remember him in a positive way.


karin los angeles   July 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

miko brando is a waste of a guest chair. he will never defame his best friend mj. asking him questions about bad behavior he just answers mumbo jumbo.

Atiya   July 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

This man deserves Justice. I pray for the the entire Jackson family.
Everyday that unfolds sheds this tragic life of a man. what a scary Society to be in. This is horrible...

Taylar   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I am only 13. But i still LOVE mj!

christine   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Leave Miko alone, he is the only one who values confidentiality for his friend, Michael. Everyone else, who says they are Michael's close friends, seem to be selling him out down the river. That dermatologist has no morals for friend, for patient, etc. We need to respect the dead. Michael cannot speak for himself, and when he did speak in the past, nobody listened (vitiligo, skin bleaching, proud of his black heritage, and his fathering those kids). You seem to favor the rumors and innuendos for ratings boosts.

Kristine   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I watched the Michael Jackson Memorial and was so touched when Michaels daughter Paris spoke of her Daddy. But has anybody else noticed that she was visbly upset and crying but, There were No Tears coming from her eyes or rolling down her face. I found that somewhat odd and I just really hope that the family did not put her up to that to make a point during the custody battle.

rose-mari   July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I don't know why they keep asking Mikko questions abviously he was not as close to MJ as he wants us to know because HE NEVER KNOWS ANYTHING?

Taylar   July 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

i feel so bad for Paris! shes only 11

Carol   July 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

For the love of God, the man has been dead for two weeks- enough is enough! Let him rest in peace and allow the family to get on with their grieving process.

Sean   July 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Brando is worthless. Why is he here every night? Is he being paid to be on the show? I think about every other question they ask him he responds with a lie.
Go home Meeko.

Jonna   July 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I'm watching tonights show and it just struck me that Micheal's friend Miko looks an awful lot like Blanket....anyone agree?

Margie Johnson   July 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I think Joe Jackson was a very strict parent but I think Michael has built it up in his head that it was worse than what it was.Why did he name one of his children after him and why was he at his trial everyday?

Taylar   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Paris just lost her dad! have some respect!

Doc   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

You keep showing the clip of the dermatologist. He doesn't even know that diprovan is NOT a narcotic. Therefore, there is no tolerance issue. He doesn't know what he is talking about!

Mike   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

People only love MJ now cause he's dead.. When he was alive every single person followed the media like sheep, in relation to his court cases. Everyone is trying to act like they actually loved him because now he's dead.

Sarah   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I'm sick of these people writing in on how they are so sick of hearing about Michael Jackson. Well to bad, get over it!!!! Michael was loved by so many people and is missed by so many people. If it is proven that it is a homicide it's gonna get be dragged on and on so get used to it. Watch or listen to something else. His family and fans need some closure as to what really happened!!

james   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

please put to rest where the body of michael jackson is to be buried. this is absolutely noone' s business but the family.

Carol   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

HIPPA. Why are these doctors Dr Klein and etc as well as nurse C. Lee talking about Michaels Medical problems. Isn't it still confidential?

Georgeann   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I don't believe Miko was a real riend.. the guy was living off of MJ just like the doctors were.

Stacey Coleman   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

You have done an outstanding job with your MJ coverage. I appreciate you being so honest about the memorial. You stated such positve things about Michael and his family. You are the best!

Stacey Coleman

Melissa Goss   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I have heard two responses to how Michael was found. One was he collapsed in front of his son and another was that he was found unresponsive by the doctor in his bed. Do we know which is true?

Haley Bridges   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Doctors and friends admitted Michael Jackson abused drugs. Why does Miko sit there and lie about it ?

Sam   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I Love U Michael You really were the King Of Pop

anna   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Prince Michael I...looks like a young marlon Brando....I bet mikko brando is the sperm donar

Debbie   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

As adults, especially those in the media, we have the obligation to act as adults and think about the children Michael left behind. Leave them with the untainted memories they have and let his legacy be one of the kindness, unprecedented talent and love he showed to so many and not the negative things that happened in his life.

Lisa   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

The Jackson family is dealing with more than any of us can ever imagine. They need our prayers and support. Their beloved MJ wasn't perfect, but neither are you, so stop "hating" on him! Let him rest in peace, please!

sunny   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

you know what?
I admired quite a bit of what Dr. Klein said last night – but here's the thing.
He acknowledged that he was AWARE and KNEW that MJ had used Diprovan during his 90's world tour.

Okay - even after the fact - WHY DIDN'T DR. KLEIN TURN THAT DOCTOR IN?????

That bothers me greatly.
These doctors need to STOP protecting one another.
Turn these KILLERS and MURDERS in.

Health Ledger
Marilyn Monroe
Anna Nicole
Michael Jackson and on and on and on

Dr. Klein – shame on you for becoming aware of this terrible offense and NOT pursuing this breach of doctor's trust and turning this guy into the authorities.
(it would NOT have been hard to do – the doctor was well-known - even on of the networks interviewed at his home recently – and he declined comment - yea – wonder why - living off MJ's money in retirement)

Tamika Freeman   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I will always love MJ and these leaches so called friends should just go away !!!!!!

Sam   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael was a true king of pop

Madison M.   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Larry, thanks for keeping us informed.

Charnice   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael was the greatest....I loved him so. He will be missed.

Greg   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Miko Brando is a waste on this (7/9/09) live panel. He's either still trying to cover for MJ and family or he actually knows nothing.

heartbroken   July 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I think you should look to Niko...for being such a supposed close friend, I think he knows a lot more than he can someone that close to Michael not see what was going on? There's something about that fellow that doesn't sit well with me...maybe HE provided drugs to MJ...

Samantha   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Get Miko off the show. He is not being honest.

Uso   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Miko is not going to betray his best friend because that's what best friends do...wish I had a best friend like that instead of these shady ones that talk alot now but were quiet as a mouse when he was alive

liz   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

You didnt have much of a childhood but you took mine as well as millions of others with you. And you left is with the memories, thank you Michael.

Myfortress   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michael has created a lot mess, maybe we should just let him rest in peace. and please lets us leave the kids alone for now no paternity or whatever, let them be they are innocent.

Kyndal M.   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

You were a wonderful gift to the world.

DotA   July 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

The paternity of MJ's children is our business why?

M Poling   July 9th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Miko Brando looks remarkably like Michael's youngest child Blanket. Has anyone else noticed this?

Kristine   July 9th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I agree with you Georgeann!

angela   July 9th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

sorry, but Michael was responsible for taking those drugs, just like every addcit. how can we shove them blame on everyones else when it is a celeb, that sends a very poor message.

if it were you or me, would the blame go to our Dr? NO NO NO ,it would be all on YOU

Michel Serrano   July 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I am wondering if Miko Brando could have fathered Prince Michael. He was such a good and trusted friend I think he could have. Also, the young man has so any of the handsome Brando features it is entirely possible.

Tamika Freeman   July 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Debbie Rowe should not even be able to see those kids she got paid and gave them away all she wants now is more money this is going to get very very messy in the weeks to come!!

Genie   July 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Michael you will be missed by me and all the world. We love you Michael. You will remain in all our hearts forever. You are the King of POP and I love your music and dancing.

syl   July 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I feel for MJ's kids; I just want to give them a big hug.....

maria   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

what is the purpose of miko? he contributes nothing to the conversation. he claims to be such a close friend of MJ, but yet he repeatedly says that he does no anything!!!!

Karen Moore   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

The doctors who treated MJ, should be held 100% accountable for his death. Because of his health history he should have had no prescriptions written to him or anyone else caring for him

Carmella   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

To facilitate an intervention it would seem to me that Michael needed to be persuaded to meet away from his environment. And have people there like Diana, Quincy, Smokey, his family Liz Taylor, Brook Shields, Motown, and any one from his past that would help take him back to his past life. I think that would have been powerful. It may have stopped it for a while and he may hv gotten some help.

Betts   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

No matter whether you get prescription drugs from the street or the pharmacy, there is only ONE door the script came out of: a doctors office.

Heroin, cocaine, meth, etc. are made illegally cooked up behind closed doors. Opiates are manufactured "legally" , by pharmaceutical companies, heavily marketed to Doctors.

Diane   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Rest in peace mike you will be miss a fan

Sean   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Well....if Miko wants to be his loyal friend and not tell what he knows/the truth he should have declined to be on the show and stayed him eh?

Virginia Rubino   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

God Bless you Michael. I will pray for your family. Rest in Peace.

Millie   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

So glad to hear the panel discuss Rx drug addiction. This is a huge problem. Stars can get help, but many are made poor by addiction and then can't get help. Or they wind up in a coma, dead or nearly so.

The American nightmare if now fueled by meds gone astray.

angela   July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

July 9th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

I am so sick of hearing anything more about Michael Jackson. Let the poor sucker rest in peace. Don’t you have any other IMPORTANT topice to report about. CNN is getting so gossipy, it is disgusting. Larry, you are contributing to this unnecessary media hype. Get over it and move on.

I agree, this is just on and on and on and on and on and on, not one single anything on Farrah all week, a true heroine that I wanted to learn more about and we just hear more and more, and the delirium wont stop.

Barbara   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Miko Brando was on MJ's payroll and will see, hear, or speak no evil. Nobody will admit to seeing anything. Miko is lying.

Rae   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

There is something about Dr. Klien that I don't trust or believe

Mike   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I dont know about you guys but there is alot of information that suggest that MJ had a long term addiction. Miko supposedly is one on of his closest friends and says he's never seen any indication of drug addiction. That's BS. Miko, in my opinion is LYING. How is it possible to spend so much time with someone and not see these changes. I know he may want to peotect his legacy and how we want to remember him but he's protecting the addiction that killed him.

Kristine   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Has anybody else noticed that Michael Jacsons oldest on looks just like Dr. Klein Michael Jackson Dermatologist?? Look at the two side by side. Dr. Klein is totally the Sperm Donater!!

Bcan7   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

There is no way that Miko Brando did not know about Michael's drug abuse. He is not being honest here...

Julie   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I thought Michael was an interesting character, a fabulous contributor to our culture, and a sensitive, good person. He was a genus talent. Michael's talent was only exceeded by his eccentricity. . . people develop these interesting traits of character like he had for a reason.
Very few of us know what it is like to be as famous and talented as he was, I think our comments about him often lack the prospective of living the path of his life- we just cannot know what it is like to be on top of the world pop culture game.
Being alone at the top can drive you to do things like take drugs- we have seen this over and over. My best to his family, and thanks Larry for some great coverage this week, I have really enjoyed your reporting.

Anthony Guarnotta   July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I think Miko is a "yes friend and knows more than he is willing to adimt. How could Janet see it and not Miko.

J Kolkowski   July 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I recall reports that Prince Michael witnessed his father Michael collapsing in front of him. If this is true I can't picture him with an anesthesia IV in him at the time. In contradiction to this there was reported that the doctor found him unconsious in bed. I havent seen this discrepency answered. JJ

phillis   July 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I believe All the siblings of Michael loved him.If there was a intervention, it was out of love. Maybe if all of us(his fans)would of told him how much he ment to us (and not picked at his personal life),he would still be here.

Nathan   July 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I love you Michael and I always will. Rest in peace!

dawn   July 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

if a dr prescribed diprivan in home...that is homicide!!! I hope michael is finally at peace!

Alba   July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

This guy Miko Brando gives me the feeling he is lying about everything. He was close to michael. Come on the people are not stupid, he was in the house and keeps answering no, to every question Larry or the host today ask him.....

Katina Hardiman   July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michael Jackson's lupus must have been painful, medications could have contributed to some of his a addiction. What doctor treated him for lupus? Have someone come on the show and explain Lupus and how it can affect the nervous system and the body.

Nathan   July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I'm glad Miko is there to be positive about his friend. He's right, everything right now is speculation.

Ellen   July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Does anyone believe anything Miko Brando is saying?

anna   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Watching the program live, none of you are looking at this issue correctly. I too have insomnia, severe. After surgery, and being kept sedated for a couple days, I felt so rested, more so than I had in years. If I was rich and powerful, I'd have paid anything to get that rest again. I hadn't felt so good, so relaxed, so rested in years and years. To an insomniac, having that rest is everything. The pain of the surgery, the recovery, was nothing compared to that feeling of having truly had a long, restful sleep. I have a background similar to jackson, childhood abuse. An often time result of that is horrific trouble sleeping, add that on to the insomnia problem. Fears, night terrors, nightmares, etc. I think Jackson was far more complex than simply stating jackson was a drug abuser.

M. Archangel   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Blanket looks just like Miko–DNA test definitely needed!

KevinJollimore   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Miko Brando knows that you're talking about Michael Jackson the singer, right?

angela   July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

there is a drug to cure and treat opiate addiction, it is called SUBUTEX and the pill makers dont want addcits to have it because then it would stop the sales of the prescription opiates. it is highly controlled and only certain Dr's can prescribe it and if CNN had half a brain they would cover it and make a true difference.

Sean   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Ummm, if your so sick of hearing and talking about MJ.....well... why are u here commenting? I mean really, change the cahnnel and watch 30 rock

ladybird   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

It sounds as if his "best Friend" Miko, who didn't see any needle tracks, or any detioration, is one of the yes-men enablers!!!

sandra showalter   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I think Micko Brando was one of Michael Jacksons yes men. He says he was a good friend of MJ, everyone else around him knew Michael was addicted to drugs but not Micko?

leslie   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

MJ was the best entertainer he will live on through his music RIP MJ

coni   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

My question would be for miko Brando. Exactly how close were Michaels children to the rest of the Jackson family. How often were they together? How often did the grandmother meet with the children. I find it hard to believe any thing that any member of the Jackson family say and certainly have to wonder how Jermiane could say
"I was his spine...I had his back" and then when on Larry King tell him about drug use..answer "Oh because I don't like drugs I paid no attention." He says he knows of no drug abuse and today news is Janet attempted to get intervention. Come on now.. Do any of these sibling ever speak to each other.

The doctor appeared to be just like Zsa Zsa's husband Prince Hagen Das when he said he could be Anna Nicoles baby's father. I can't believe Larry was taking him seriously. I found it laughable.

Tara   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

hi Larry!
i've been having difficulty connecting and getting through to post a comment. i simply wanted to thank you for your thoughtful coverage of Michael Jackson the past couple of weeks. i grew up with the Jackson 5 music and then with Michael Jackson's music. i've always felt a special connection with Michael, considering that he and i are only four days apart and also share the same zodiac sign. (i was born on the 25th of august in the same year as Michael.) i could really relate to and understand the wonderful person that he truly was, despite the difficulties he had in life, because i had similar experiences in life. i had wanted to send a message to the entire Jackson family, which is to just wish them PEACE and God's blessings in their lives and may Michael rest in PEACE. AMEN! ~tara~

kashelle raven   July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

MichAEL wILL be Miss3d

Dania Graibe   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I can't help but notice from every episode Larry King has had Niko Brando on his show, how much Michael Jacksons son BLANKET looks like Niko Brando. Larry King is known for his candor, has he noticed the resemblance? And why would he ask Dr. Klein and not Niko Brando the father question.

Dania Miami Beach

Sabrina M.   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think MJ should be remembered as much for his loving nature and kindness as his musical legacy. As a fan, it hurts to see the media only now acknowledge his humanistic side. It also hurts to think that the suffering he endured from wrongful accusations and mistreatment worldwide (but particularly in the US) over the last 16 years probably led to his death... I had hoped he had gotten better and was looking forward to his big 'comeback'. The world has lost an icon, and for many fans, we've lost our idol – someone we adored as equally as a family member. But most importantly, MJ's children have lost their devoted father at such young ages. If enablers are found, I hope they are brought to justice.

donna   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

why does miko pretend to be so upset and yet still show up on all these shows talking about the issue? if he thinks everyone should stop talking about this then why doesn't he?

Myfortress   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I feel sorry for his kids with all thats going on.

Debbie   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I have always loved and supported Michael Jackson and have cried everyday since his death 2 weeks ago. May God bless Michael, Prince I, Paris, Prince II and the entire Jackson Family.

Janet   July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Has anyone noticed how much the two oldest children of MJ look like Christian Brando – especially Prince Michael

Sue   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I would love to see Michael buried under the tree he wrote his songs at NEVERLAND and also........instead of EVERYONE visiting Neverland, wouldn't it be nice if it was reserved for children, from all over the world, who are extremely ill with cancer, etc., to come and visit and have fun on the carousel, train, etc., even for one day? Now THAT, I know, Michael would absolutely love.

Michael, may you finally rest in PEACE and may your children(who are SO beautiful and handsome looking) find peace and remember the "good times" and nevermind the "people" out there who "try" to tear their father down! Michael was a wonderful kind, loving, caring and compassionate and extremely generous human being and let's leave it at THAT!!! Naturally, it goes without saying that he was the GREATEST talent of all times. No question.

God Bless you Jackson Family and God Bless you Miko and all of Michael's friends. I wish to God that foolish questions like "Are you the father of Blanket?" said to Miko, would STOP, because it is MORE than obvious that MICHAEL was the children's father!!!! No matter WHO the "sperm donor's" were!!!

I hope and I pray that the media will FINALLY leave the Jackson family ALONE!!!! They have suffered enough......don't you think??


Sue/Arlington, Mass.

toni   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Your description of Michael Jackson in Las Vegas does not match the description or the story done by that British columnist, Martin Bashieed in Las Vegas. He showed Michael in Las Vegas when he had rented seven suites at a hotel and was playfully riding around on a motor vehicle. Basheed(I think that was his name) did a documentary and ultimately betrayed a trust. The point is it does not fit with your description of Michael Jackson.

Mara   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Well if Miko wasn't there who would say nice things about Mike? Everyone seems to be against him... ya know?

Darlene   July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

If Janet Jackson, or for that matter anyone tried to intervene on behalf of Mr Jackson addictions I do not think they tried hard enough. Intervention is very hard to pull off. Someone who is addicted to anything, intervention is the last thing that they want to do. You have to be very determined, more so than the addict, to go the distance. I just hope that the Jackson will be a better family for these three children than they are to each other. It is a sad thing, but maybe now they will be closer than they were before Mr. Jackson died.

purelove   July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Miko Brando seems totally out of it. He's supposed to be Michaels friend and look out for him and he hasn't got a clue what was really going on with Michael even though Michael went to treatment for drug addiction. Other people noticed something was wrong. Miko seems to be in total denial or not very bright.

Janet   July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Has anyone noticed how much MJ's two oldest children look like Christian Brando – especially Prince Michael

adl   July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I didn't think anything weird about Miko Brando before, but his behavior tonight seems weird to me, as if he's one of the enablers they keep talking about. I can understand not wanting your friend talked about negatively, but does he really think it's inappropriate for people to want to know why this 50 year old icon just up and died? I'm not sure why he's on Larry King then because he knows that's what they are going to be talking about.

christine   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Miko has nothing to gain by lying. But the dermatologist can get more patients, the people on that panel will get more paid interviews. Miko is there to get these "tabloid junkies" to stick with the facts. Truth is there are no facts here, it is all speculation and the dirtier the better.

Yeah for Miko, he is a true friend. I think he is just in denial and wants to know what is going on with Michael's investigation, but wants to sort the junk from the facts.

Sue   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Dearest Michael....we will always remember you as a wonderful, sweet ANGEL!

Diane/fort washington md   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

This has been a tough week for the whole world the great one has gone, but not forgotten I LOVE YOU MORE MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!

Crissy   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Why does it matter who the 'father' is? Those kids know MJ as their father and that is all they need to know

Sharon Browning   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Why do they keep bringing Miko to the show, he offers nothing to the conversation. Miko appears to either be very stupid or on drugs himself. I get the impression he was one of the " cling-ons " that Michael had around him.

Chris   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Why can't everyone just leave Michael Jackson and his family alone. God rest is soul but he is dead and everyone is so worried if his body wasn't in the casket, or if Paris was forced to speak, let the Jackson family be. No more publicity or gossip on this.
Thank You.

Darlene   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

We loved MJ, and believe his family should get full custody of HIS 3 children. Debbie Rowe would not be a good mother. She stated "They are Michael's children."

Narcissa   July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michael was a tragic Japanese manga character saving the world who did not understand the suffering mystic hero.

MICHELE ---CANADA   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET


thanks for being a loyal friend to Michael by not spilling your guts about everything that went on with Michael's life...i choked on my tea when you were asked if you were blankets dad....sure he looks like you but there's 1 million other men out there looks like blanket to....

Dreama   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michael was one of a kind! I pray for strength, comfort and peace for his children and family.

nigel ganness   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

michael jackson was a true humanitarian and the world's greatest entertainer,he tried telling them to "LEAVE ME ALONE" and "STOP PRESSURING ME",but they wouldn't stop until they bring him down.i guess they couldn't bare to see an african american accomplish so much fame and fortune,he is more famous now that he is dead.back off losers he will forever be in our heart those who trult loved him.


Darcy   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

MJ rocked and still rocks hope will always will rock i belive he was a great man

Debbie   July 9th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

"Dr. Klein is totally the Sperm Donater!! –

Hey Kristine you are a DUNCE, "donater" is not a word and BTW, you should care about how ignorant you are and not who his child looks like.

LucyLu   July 9th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The public holds doctors in such high regard, and they're trusted as confidants and with our lives. Fact is, they're scum, only looking to line their pockets any way they can. MJ needed more people like Miko around. Miko – you're awesome.

Jim, Welcome back to CNN – great job!!

Arezoo   July 9th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

By the way, Larry, if you are/were a friend to Michael, please stop the speculation, which only feeds the tabloids further rumours and gossips.

JC   July 9th, 2009 9:51 pm ET


Carmella   July 9th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Miko has been tap dancing all night.

camille brown   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Just how much longer are they going to drag Miko Brando onto this "panel"?
This guy is absolutely one of Michaels' enablers and there isn't an objective bone in his body......he looks as ignorant as he sounds.

Sean   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Who?????????? What have you been watching? I've heard almost nothing but good things said from the people who actually knew him.I think he was a very talented guy with a good many problems. I don't think acknoledging his drug problem equates to "saying bad things".
I think he was a hell of a guy and I wish i;d met him. He's gone and I bet he'd want people to know if he thought it would help others to deal with theirs.

Sweetpea   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Thanks for having Miko Brando on this panel. He's the worst liar I've ever seen. Clearly he's uncomfortable because he was one of MJ's biggest enablers. I'm enjoying seeing him squirm. And I also believe he's probably the father of Blanket Jackson. Keep up the good work!

And thanks for having Dr Klein on yesterday. He's a good Dr and a good guy.

Joan Fowler   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Please stop questioning if Michael is their father or not. It is no ones business and it could hurt his children very bad. It is not important to know we don't need to know. Its just like if u adopted a child and you are their dad and all of a sudden someone questions if you are or not. You would be so hurt to hear that. He is their father with blood or not with blood. Leave well enough alone.

kate   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I'm not sure its correct to call MJ an "addict." Not every regular overuse of drugs is due to an addiction. Sounds to me like his underlying conditions weren't dealt with and so he was seeking relief to keep functioning./working The question is had the relief come = had his insomina been resolved /his chornic pain– could he have stopped the drugs? The real story here may be how poor we are at treating chronic disease. Having several myself, I can understand totally the insominia, the chronic pain issues; plus he worked in pretty toxic environments on stage which could not have helped. I can appreciate the person who would do anything to get relief ... Even the best doctors are still clueless about the day to day workings of autoimmune disorders, perhaps because there are aspects that are unique to each individual..

Carla   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Do you think it would be appropriate to make Neverland as a museum like Graceland. It could pull in funds to help pay off Michael's debts so as more of his estate goes to Katherine and the children. Do you think Neverland should be his final resting place? You must agree that it needs to be in a guarded location.

Mara   July 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I miss Larry – where's Larry? I loved when Larry asked Jermaine about the tree at Neverland.... that was funny and Jermaine laughed too. That was wonderful!

Madison M.   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Michael will live forever through his music

stacy   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Miko looks just like Michaels youngest son "blanket"........hmmm

oklafan1   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Yes, Anna, Prince sure resembles him.

J.C.   July 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Miko Brando has been a great friend to Michael, but tonight I think he was in denial, and/or knows something he did not want to talk about.

Kyndal M.   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Start with the man (or woman) in the mirror

violet   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

It's a crying shame that Michael Jackson is gone and the media is still trying to pick &dig any and every thing up on this man.For God sake leave the man alone and let him rest in peace,beside he has 3 children that are left here to hear and deal with this.THINK people it's not about you adult people now it all about the children. Have anyone thought for a minute that these children would here all this HORRIBLE crap the media isputting out there.LET IT GO.Let this king r.i.p,and his children live on and have some what a norma l life media people.

Hanna   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Miko Brando –with all do respect - you can't be serious . You seem like a good guy , but most know ,that you know ........... why are you keep on appearing on Larry King ; you are not helping.

christine   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I agree with Miko, celebrate the good things that Michael did for the world. There are lots.

Linda   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Leave the kids alone! Who cares if Michael Jackson wasn't the biological father! As far as those kids are concerned he was. It is their choice when they are older if they want to know! They are suffering enough they don't need anymore!

Angela   July 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I just wanted to know why Michael did not donate his own sperm? If Debbie Rowe was artificially inseminated with another mans sperm, why not use Michaels? I am not understanding this at all. Could it have been due to the fact he was abusing drugs and did not want to "infect" ? What about Lupus? I just wish he was the bio dad! Blanket looks like him alot.

Brenda   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Dear Larry,
I feel our society is also responsible for the death of Michael Jackson. I cannot imagine how isolated his must have felt. To feel the need to leave the country to seek the treatment he needed to be healthy. Otherwise, he would be on the cover of every gossip magazine and in news headlines around the world. Of course, Leno and Letterman would make jokes as well. I'm certain most of the world would not have dealt well either in his situation. I could not. It would send most of us to a dark place.
There is more personal information is being disclosed each day, information that you and I would not want revealed to the world.
He was acquitted for the molestation charges. I took the time to read the charges, witness statements in both cases. The was a lot of information that was not given via the media.
Michael was a person like you and like me. He had insecurities and problems like everyone else but his are exposed to the world to judge and ridicule.
Our society needs to stop with the obsession of celebrities and their private lives. Also, to learn more about addictions so those in seeking help don't feel ashamed. It's time each and every one of us take a look in the mirror and begin to make that change.

jackie   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Also – as to paternity.

Dr. Klein is likely the father.
He admits to donating sperm at one time.
He fawns all over the children.
He admitted they frequented his house on LKL
He was there at Christmas (apparantly - one of the few – very few)

The girl's features are IDENTICAL to Dr. Klein's.
Check out their EARS (this is peculiar, I know, but a dead give-a-way in paternity. Also – girls genetically take after their fathers more frequently).
But they BOTH have unusually large ears (especially the little girl) and very large earlobes - and they stick out a little.
They are the same – identical.
I would like to see the eldest boy's ears, too (but they are covered by his hair).

Seriously tho, check out the ears of Paris and compare to Dr. Klein – identical!!
He's the sperm donor - MJ was the daddy.

Tamatha Winstead   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

My name is tamtha winstead, i'm from Asheville, NC i grew up listening to Michael Jackson, and i will always love and miss him, and i am praying for his friends, and family.

MICHELE ---CANADA   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

listen y'all Miko is the only one protecting Michael's privacy...Way to go Miko

syl   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Thank you Niko for highlighting Michael's positives and staying away from the negatives.

Sara   July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I believe an example should be made of these so-called doctors who prescribed these drugs to Michael!! A doctor with morals and ethics would not have done such a thing but I guess when the right amount of money is involved who cares about morals and ethics. These doctors should be ashamed of themselves and I hope they get what they deserve!!!

louisiana28   July 9th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Micheal will greatly be missed. he touched is all

Lauren G.   July 9th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I really wish that the media would let Michael rest in peace...all this speculation is unneccesary and im quite sure that if the "reporters" that are speculating were in Michael's place they would not like to have their character defamed...let's focus on all the good that Michael did let's focus on his beautiful spirit and not on what we don't know.... I love you Michael Jackson and may your LEGACY continue

zaleena   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET



Susan   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I'm a huge LKL fan, but not tonight's guest host. As to the earlier posts, Miko is not behaving strangely tonight; he's just sick of answering these sensational questions - wouldn't you be? To discuss current events is one thing, but to hash out tabloid journalism about a loved one is another entirely. Where are the rest of Michael Jackson's true friends? He is in a far better place now.

horacio   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Micheal Jackson was an amazing singer...

Investigation   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I hope that they are investigating Marlon Brando's son. Guilty, guilty, guilty – It's written all over him. Hanger on – enabler.

Linda Hall   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I have to say, the only person who is making any sense here is Michael's good friend Miko Brando. I am quite sickened by the questions being asked here.. who really cares who the bio father is..Michael is the father.. thats all there is to it. Does everyone who uses invitro get dragged through the mud like this? What really matters is that Michael is gone.. its a horrible sad reality. People are grieving and during their grief are now being questioned about things not relative to the issue.
My heart goes out to Michael's family and friends. For everyone else who asks such futile questions... where were you when Michael was being dragged through the courts a few years back?.. Why weren't people making such a stink then to try and protect him? Always judging then, still judging now.
Miko, God bless you. I admire your loyalty to Michael and his children. Everyone should have a good friend like you.
For everyone else, maybe people should just wait until the results of the testing is in before Judging Michael once again.

Courtney   July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I have a question.. I would like to know why everyone keeps saying " who is the biological father of Michael Jackson's children?" Why are people assuming that Michael is not the biological father?

soni   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

let us not forget this is a Father, a Brother, a friend, let the man rest in peace!!

Arezoo   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of all time, and he deserves the respect that was so elusive to him in life, now, in his death.

Leave the man alone and drop the coverage until the FACTS are released by the coroner, LAPD, etc.

This is an extremely difficult time for his family, especially his children, and we need to remember the wonderful, charitable and generous man that Michael Jackson was.

phil   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I give major props to Miko for sticking up for Michael. I understand the media's need to get to the truth of things, but it gets to the point where its no longer journalism and becomes seedy speculation. Bravo to Miko!!!

alexis   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

m.j was once loved and will always be love m.j

Darlene   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Some of these so called friends who are all over the t.v talking about their friend Michael Jackson look like they are so drugged that they are the very ones that were maybe giving him drugs.

christine   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

We do not know if he was an addict. We do not know if is body was riddled with needle holes. This is all speculation. Someone mentioned the recent physical exam. How did he pass if this was all over his body and drugs in his system.

I would not be surprised if the Diprovan was not administered correctly by the overnight doctor and that is what kills him.

Jennifer E.   July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Michael is the greatest in my 50 years to make you want to change.

Alba   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I loved Michael Jackson. I am a true fan my whole family is. Is it normal to feel betrayed that he used drugs so much that he did not think about what might his fans think if they found out? Or am I being nieve here? I feel hurt by all this. only because I love him. Janet knew .My positive memories have been tainted....alba

Therese   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Michael Jackson is the most well-known person on the planet.

Michael Mead   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

If Michael was given Diprivan there is an antidote called, I think, "Narcan." Someone professional would have had this drug available don't you think?

Jada   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Why is Mikko acting so anoided? He acts like someone forced him to come to the show. He has been fine until today. The allegations about him being the father of Blanket is probably true. They look alot alike.

purelove   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Admitting that Michael was a drug addict is not a negative statement or against him. It just means a good special person had a real bad problem and pretending it doesn't exist it not a real friend. Denial and pretending actually keeps this good special person really really sick.

Beck   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

How would any of you want your life probed like you are doing the Jackson family. Any of you would probably want to sue.

Pat   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

The total speculation on who "might" be the biological father of Michael Jackson's children is what I would expect to hear on the tabloid shows. I thought CNN had more integrity. Wow.

uso   July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Miko probably didn'task to be interviewed for weeks CNN probably asked him to be there because of his relationship with Mike. He can answer questions he want to...

Carmella   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Miko open up your mouth dude. Michaels Legacy.

Michael was an authentic entertainer. He should be remembered for his humanitarian involvement. He supported more charities than any pop star in history. He was a trend setter and enabled minorities to be allowed on MTV. He was a brand that allowed him to reach around the earth and touch people all over the world with love, hope and peace. His music transcended time and allowed people to feel love.

croberson   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Miko should be commended for being a good friend to Michael. The Jackson family owes him a wealth of gratitude for his continued positive remarks about Michael Jackson. As for Michael Jackson, lets face it – the man had issues. That was crystal clear. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. My heart and prayers go out to his family, friends and loved one's. However, I think the Michael Jackson coverage should indeed continue. I, for one, want to know what the heck happened – like countless other fans.

Terri   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

The bottom line is Michael died of drug abuse and that is the bottom line. It is very sad but "no one can be helped if they don't want to be helped." May Mr. Jackson R.I.P.

Brenda Hale   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I think we can now deduce why it took Dr Conrad Murray a half hour to call the paramedics on June 25th, he needed time to hide the diprivan, oxygen tanks, IV pole and needles etc...............................

Susan Ashton   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

My thoughts are that these "doctors" are just like these corporate exec's who felt they could escape the law as they enjoy the excesses at our (Michael's) expense. It IS shameful, it IS wrong, it is IMMORAL!!

toni   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Someone had to be there to administer that anesthesia. Who was there and why did it take so long to call 911. No phone the doctor said. Didn't know the address?? Come on if you call 911 from a cell phone they know where you are.

purelove   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

We do know that Michael was a drug addict because he admitted himself into treatment.

Darlene Hill (from Michigan)   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I feel that now Michael is gone and he left his name to carry on. Noone knows what went on in Michaels home that sad day, but maybe those who were in the home and God almighty. So everyone should go on with their daily lives and allow Michaels family to be able to greive without all the rude and disgraceful comments that have been made about him. If you have nothing nice to say, then you are one who should keep your comments to yourself. Is their anyone out there that has Michaels children at heart other then myself. Remember that Michael has 2 children ages 11 and 12 and they can hear and read all the negitive things that people are saying about their father and don't take the 7 yr old for granted,he is smart also. Give it a rest let Michael finally Rest In Peace.

John J. Ruppert   July 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

‘RIP Michael Jackson Our Little Angel’

In an instant he came along and changed our lives
A child that never truly became a man
A life that was never really his to control
Someone was always waiting for something
But all he ever wanted was to fit in
Just to blend into the background
And to enjoy life like everyone else
But he wasn’t like everyone else
And that killed him

Unable to look at himself anymore
Tired of seeing what he had become
He tried in vain to change his appearance
Hoping no one would recognize him anymore
Then maybe he could have the life he desired
The life that every little boy wants
But he knew he was no longer that little boy
And that made him cry

Although he tried to hide his true feelings
Heaven saw what was happening to their Angel
They felt his pain and saw his endless tears
They knew he’d suffered enough through the years
He had felt things that no one should ever feel
Even though he found love he never knew if it was real
So God sent an Angel down from the Heavens high above
And now forever that little boy is happy and will know love

RIP Michael Jackson Our Little Angel

By John J. Ruppert 6-27-2009

oklafan1   July 9th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I'm also a MJ fan...perhaps the greatest entertainer on the planet, but isn't it interesting to note the resemblance of the kids and the Marlon Brando family

Ella   July 9th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

hi larry, i want to know if Nico thinks that micheal jackson should be beard at neverland ranch?


ella mae b. from texas

Arezoo   July 9th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Today's show, except for the information from the LAPD, was based on speculation.
The media need to stop questioning the doctor, stop questioning Miko Brando, and most of all, stop questioning the paternity of Michael Jackson's children!! They are old enough to understand these questions, which are hurtful and cruel. No matter who the biological father, these were Michael's children.

Charles Owens   July 9th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Michael Jackson's dermatologist stated that he diagnosed MJ with the disease Lupus. Why are all you sterling "investigators" missing this component of his potential perscription drug usage? I lived for a short period with a couple where the wife had Lupus. She took a truck load of medications including pain-killers and anti-arthritics.

All of you are missing the big picture. It's disturbing and disgusting how the public is being mislead about his prescription usage. Wake-up! Have you heard of WebMD?

Betty Baez   July 9th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I think the important matter is how MJ died? What happened? This investigation is the important piece. If he is the father of Paris, Prince, or Blanket. Who cares? It's not our business.

In my opinion, he is the father, since they were born they have been with him and he has been taking care of them since, he has been there for them, has been a good father, and as proof of that his daughter Paris said Daddy has been the best father anyone could imagine. A father is not the person who brings you into the world, but the person who raises you. This is a title that is earned. Father-is a title that is earned..and just because you fathered a child does not make you a father. You earn that Title Father, just like other titles.

He loved his children and was a very good father. The topic of his children should be left alone. Please let MJ rest in peace.

Paula Callaghan   July 9th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Any Doctor who administered Diprivan to Micheal Jackson should be charged with negligent homicide.I believe his friend Mikko said it best ..that we should wait till all the investigations and cororners tests are complete and stop all the speculation.I also believe that the Jackson family bares some responsibility in this unfortunate tragedy as they should have been more aggressive in their efforts to intervene on Micheal's behalf!

MICHELE ---CANADA   July 9th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

oh and i want to add...the media killed Michael or contributed to it...just like they did with Diana the night she died

Kristin   July 9th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

The music of Michael Jackson has filled my life with wonderful memories. Even if he'd never 'moonwalked' a single step, his music alone was inspiring in itself. I loved his ballads, one in particular, "She's Out of My Life". With Michael's passing, it seems fitting to re-write the lyrics to say, "He's Out of Our Lives", because for so many, 'we don't know whether to laugh or cry'. Michael truly belonged to the world and at times, I feel the world took him for granted. He gave so freely of himself, as a person, and on the stage, never to disappoint. We were given four decades of this amazing phenomenon. I wish it had been longer. Michael provided years of what seemed to be a limitless range of talent as an incomparable entertainer. There was no other like him and never will be. What a pleasure it was to have been a part of his life, if only from afar.

Lisa   July 9th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Don't you think its so sad that the press keeps bringing up the Jackson childrens paternity? He was their father in every sense of the word. It was evident during the memorial that they loved their father and he them. As an adopted child I find it very offensive when people talk of "real" parents. Donating sperm does not make a parent, anyone can do that. Whether biological or not , micheal jackson was and always will be the father of those 3 children.

phillis   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

miko sems like he IS a true friend to Michael.He is trying to protect Michael from the media,I would do the same

purelove   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

It's totally disgusting that people called him the golden goose and got him drugs.

dameyon   July 9th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Everyone coming forth stating that Michael Jackson was using Diprivan or any other drugs should be treated as witnesses who left the scene of a crime. It is too late to talk about diprivan or any other drug at this time. Michael is not here to defend himself against them. This should have been done while he was alive and maybe he will still be alive today. Let's lock them up maybe the next life will be saved by using these witnesses as examples

Lucienne   July 9th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Please let MJs kids be. People adopt all the time and no one questions them? Those kids have lost the only person they knew as dad. That is difficult for any child, but to have their paternity questioned publicly when their dad has not even been buried is ridiculous. Some things are private, and MJ may have been a public figure but let them have some privacy!!! CNN should lead the pack in not discussing this... it's not good enough to say it's difficult to do and still go ahead and do it!!!

Susan   July 9th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

The day MJ passed away, police arrived and everyone left the mansion, moving vans arrived supposedly removing everything not nailed down and an MJ sister arrived also removing things. Now days later police return and only then find bags of 10k pills? Who put them there and when, no one guarded the mansion. The pills are of no consequence any more. MJ put his life in hands of a doctor/s and they failed at their job. Was the doctor present at time of his passing the patsy? Left holding the bag for some other doctor?

adl   July 9th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

LucyLu, It's really not fair to call all doctors scum. There are good and bad people in every profession and every walk of life, including good and bad patients. I'm a doctor and I have experienced plenty of doctor shopping where patients come in faking conditions and lying about prescriptions they're getting from other doctors in order to get you to write them more. So, if we're scum, what are they? Unfortunately, life isn't that black and white.

Denise Martimbor   July 9th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I just think that Niko Brandon and Dr Klein comes over very false,its like they are hiding a lot that they know especially Dr Klein.Mr Brandon seem to be a yes man to Michael Jackson.

Renee Kopeland   July 9th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Larry we missed you tonight on the show. We feel that the show should focus more on what killed Michael oppose to whose the Biologic father of his children. Michael is their father and always will be regardless if he used his sperm or not. The fact is he paid big money for the oldest two children. And any mother who sells her children should never be allowed to get him back.
What we do not understand is what is the big deal about Michael adopting these white children when stars like Madonna, Angelica Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted black children. We wonder if the children were black would the media still make such a big deal about the Jackson 3?

joan   July 9th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I wish That they would gather the facts before publishing there speculations.People need to remember that just because MJ is Famous He was still a human being and thier are children involved if this was you would you want your child to contiually here negative crap about you. I think we need to let the family morn with out hearing malice of thier Brother Son Exspecially Father of three small children People need to have Respect For The LIVING and THE DEAD. what is this country comming to Gossip Not News

Michelle   July 9th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

I would just like to say that I appreaciate Mr. Brando's comments. People need to stop guessing and wait for the results of the tests. This man did too many good things in his life to say bad things until they know for sure. As far as the kids. They are Michael's children. Who are we to get into his personal information. That was between him and his children. You heard what his kids said. They said Daddy. It takes a special man to be a daddy. Any man can be a father.
Until we know, why don't we think about the milllions that he donated to charity, or how about the things he did to fight aids. And most important – How about giving his childhood and his life to entertain US. For that I say Thank you Michael for making me smile.

Jacqueline   July 9th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Why does it seem that so many reputable reporters are operating on an assumption that Michael Jackson is NOT the biological father? How the questions are being asked and even answered is missing a crucial aspect. There is absolutely NO evidence of ANY kind that he is not their biological father. (Other than the usual RIDICULOUS tabloid fodder, but if that were the case, would these kids mothers be aliens too?!!!) Of course he is the only father the children have known, and we all are VERY clear now on California law surrounding the birth certificates, and that Michael is the legal father so it doesn't matter who may be the biological father – HOWEVER, the way the conversations have taken place, there is a LOT of innuendo and implication left out there hanging - in my opinion to keep the fires stoked for salacious, seedy gossip. There have been NUMEROUS male celebrities who have single-fathered children and I have not heard their paternity questioned either implicitly or explicitly like with Michael Jackson. I think it goes to show how all of these "supporters' are not as unbiased as they act. How about we stop talking about finally treating Michael Jackson with the dignity and common courtesy we claim we have failed to give him, and ACTUALLY do it... Godspeed Michael

adl   July 9th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Very good post and point, Brenda.

phillis   July 9th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

All of Michael's fans need to support this family and most of all be ther for the children.When they get older they will be able to look back and see just who were thier fathers friends and fans.I will be there!

serefine   July 9th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Enough with all the negative talk about Michael. The ones being hurt with all this garbage talk are his children. I love you Michael. R.I.P.

Walter Jones   July 9th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

M. Jackson the entertainer was amazing and talented. MJ the man was a mess and not a role model. He was also responsible for taking drugs besides the Doctors he pleaded to "help" him. He was not an honest person, For child abuse in the past he paid millions for what he didn't do? It seems his family are after the money and can't get enough. Why do I think MJ's daughter Paris was prodded to make her farewell speech?

oklafan1   July 9th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Good post, Jackie.

Michelle   July 9th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I would like to say that the people have ridiculed him more than they should have. I don't believe that he did any thing to hurt children. He just wanted to be one. My greatest wish now, would be for those people that accused him of those awful things to come foward and say that they are sorry and tell the truth. And I hope that those folks who had something bad to say about his skin feel bad about that as well. Everyone is blessed with something great and then we all have bad things that happen. If anything good comes from this is maybe Dr.'s will be more responsible and not enable people whether they are rich or poor.

One question – How can those Dr.'s come on and say anything about Michaels Dr. visits or what they prescribed for him. I work for a hospital and we can't even say if someone is there??? What about HIPPA rules and regulations??

Renate Farmer   July 9th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Just finished watching "Larry King Live" (without Larry King) on CNN with a panel of experts and MJ's long time friend and bodyguard Miko Brando. It looks very much like Miko Brando may have been the sperm donor of little "Blanket" he looks very much like Miko. Miko's mother was Mexican and his father of course was Marlon Brando. Could it be Miko Brando is the father of all three, given the friendship Miko and MJ had???? It's certainly not impossible to want to help a close friend obtain fatherhood/motherhood, it's human nature.

Robin   July 9th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Tiffany – I agree with your blog...God teaches us in ways that we don't always agree: it is truly bittersweet, and a great loss. I never lost the faith in Michael and loved him more during the times that others tried to put him down..

When your up, it is their goal to bring you down... he will always be remembered. ALWAYS...

susie   July 9th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Michael was a very thoughtful & charitable man. He was good to his children ,family and other people. He may had some problems with drugs but everyone has something. Let the man rest in peace and hes not suffering anymore. God needed Michael.

ncerda   July 9th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

I have a strong feeling after seeing the picture of Michael Jackson ,Blanket and Miko Brando that Miko is indeed the father of Blanket. I also have a strong feeling that the Dermatologist is the father of the older two children. They both act particulary protective of these three children as if they can not break a special trust with Michael. Their body language is a true giveaway.

Isabel, Ontario, Canada   July 9th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Dr. Conrad Murray said that Michael Jackson had a weak pulse when he performed CPR. His story does not wash with me. He performed CPR, on the bed(?), for almost 30 mins. before calling a security guard to call 911. The security guard told 911 that the 'gentleman' was not breathing. Why did Dr. Murray, after not being able to resuscitate Michael within 5-10 mins. not call 911 on his cell phone. His lawyer said that he wasn't sure of Michael's address. He was his doctor, staying at his home on occasion, yet he did not know his address? Bottom line: Michael Jackson is dead and there was a doctor in the house!!!!!!!!

Dusty   July 9th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

If the family had tried to intervene and failed doing so, couldn't the family have had a court ordered emergency intervention? That way, maybe MJ would have seen the seriousness that was going on with him and the drugs?
Secondly, Michael Jackson's children.... The media needs to stop fishing for a story on "who's the father to these children" Just STOP! Regardless of what We the public, and the media think about Michael Jackson, these children lost the only parent they've know.... let them start the healing process..your only going to make things worse when you keep putting on the air!!!!!!!

Eve   July 9th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

I think Jackson has taken drug abuse to a previously unheard of level.
There can be no denying he had a problem, with a $100,000 drugstore bill, the Diprivin found in his home and people coming forward with stories.

Your guest Miko Brando was either a good friend of Jackson's like he says he was and.....he is now lying or......he was just one of many hangers-on and really didnt know Jackson well. Just a gofer type , no real skills with a famous last name.

If indeed Brando was a friend , he along with so many others stayed silent while Jackson slowly killed himself.
Why a contingent of family and friends didnt have Jackson committed (ala Britny Spears) i will never understand.
After all......there were young children involved........children he supposedly loved.
Apparently he cared more about his drugs.

jo   July 9th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

I have been very glad to hear Miko Brandon's comments on Michael Jackson's life. Michael will be greatly missed. How many people will donate 20% of their total wealth to charities??? I feel sad that so many people are so judgmental about another person's life. We have totally ignored that Michael may have really suffered with lupus. I too have a closely related autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis) and the constant pain, fierce fatigue, skin issues, insomia from pain is not easy to deal with. I can't even imagine smiling, dancing, singing in front of millions of people when you are not feeling well and then experiencing a flare of the disease which is brought on by stress. The truly sad fact about the disease is basically your own body is attacking itself. It attacks the heart, lungs etc. so I agree with Miko let's wait and see what the results are before we pass judgement and no matter what the results are they can never diminish what Michael accomplished in his life.

Beverly   July 9th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

I had one of the strangest experiences of my life the night before Michael died and it had to do with my having a type of premonition of his death although I didn't pay any attention to it at the time. Now I can see it for what it was though. I had (up to 24June) never paid any real attention to Michael Jackson or his music although I was familiar with his songs and really did love alot of the music he created. He just wasn't one of the stars that I followed or paid much attention to while I was growing up. I was more into rock music. tNow, however, after my strange experience on 24June, I feel like I have experienced a devastating loss! I now see what a true creative genius Michael was as well as a wonderful, compassionate person and fabulous father to his three children. It sounds like he may have had some serious drug problems, but he certainly didn't have a death wish and without knowing what happened to cause his death, I am wondering if maybe that doctor that was with him on the day he died had tried to administer the Diprivan and since this doctor was not an anaesthesiologist something went wrong that he didn't know quite how to correct. I'm just kind of suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the part that this doctor played since he was the last person with Michael. Also, why did this doctor not have a cell phone of his own to use to call 911? I've never heard of a doctor without a cell phone since they are always being paged. A cell phone is a necessity for them so this is also pretty strange.

I couldn't be more sorry for Michael's passing and can't stop thinking about him. This is truly a huge loss on so many levels.

oklafan1   July 9th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Thank you, Renate....well said.

Deana   July 9th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

The timing of the soon to be released book, Unmasked, The Final Years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin is suspicious. Final Years? How would he know? How could this author, Ian, 6 months previous to MJ's death, predict his death and be off by a day?

Michael was a private person. He knew he was a big star and he knew the media loved him and fed off his life. But it was always at his expense. He knew that. If that were me, I would've wanted to hide my eyes and face too. Highly creative people are very senstive. You can see how senstive he truly was in some of his interviews. He was shy and would cover his face with his hands when asked to perform a dance in the middle of an interview.

Being a musician and dancer, which is a form of art, he had an incredibly imaginative mind. He knew good art. Not just in music and dance but all art in general. He could all the many art forms: music (of course), paintings, sculpture, books, movies, comics, etc. He was as normal an artist as any other artist. Artist are different. Michael was an artsy creative genius who loved too much and was completely misunderstood.

Fandog   July 9th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Drug abuse is a terrible problem. It doesn’t matter weather it is “prescription” or OTC, directly off the street. The end result is all the same. It hurts everyone connected to the abuser. When will we learn the dangers of drugs?
Driprivan (propofol) is a drug used to induce sleep, but it is not exclusively used in the operating room for general anesthesia, it is also used for minor surgery, special procedure, and in dental offices, plastic surgery. It has not been considered a controlled substance. And therefore many of the hospital personnel and Drs in offices will have access to this drug in their office. I hope the concerns for MJ will also lead to more stringent laws and also lengthy penalties for those being drug dealers hiding behind a license to practice medicine. All dealers should be treated the same, sentenced according to the offenses that cause loss of life.

diane   July 9th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

You were dissected in life and now in death. We won't learn anything by discovering what drugs you may have needed to tolerate the hell your life became. It is only our attempt to justify laying you "naked" before the world and continuing to crucify you.
If I received even one millionth of the scrutiny you've had,....................well, I can only imagine.
RIP...............thanks for the memories.

Princess Zainab   July 9th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

It is so sad Michael's Children are dragged into the discussion in a negative way.He loved them and brought them up to be very polite.why should their Paternity be an issue at all?lots of people adopt Children all the time,why is Michael's case different?is it fair to discuss private issues like this on Live Television?we forget these Children are human,their Life is now an open Book that anyone can use against them at anytime.The Press has already put them at a disadvantage in coping with their Lot in do you all expect them to hold their own when dealing with people?this is too much for anyone to cope with.most of you have Children,either naturally,adopted or otherwise.would any of you allow your Kids to be exposed this way?please ENOUGH of NEGATIVE stories about the Children!

bay   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

WOW still am shocked that MICHAEL JACKSON died, they need to lay the poor man to rest already and LEAVE HIM ALONE ALREADY!!!!

Deana   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

This is a rewrite with corrections.

The timing of the soon to be released book, Unmasked, The Final Years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin is suspicious. Final Years? How would he know? How could this author, Ian, 6 months previous to MJ’s death, predict his death and be off by a day?

Michael was a private person. He knew he was a big star and he knew the media loved him and fed off his life. But it was always at his expense. He knew that. If that were me, I would’ve wanted to hide my eyes and face too.

Highly creative people are very senstive. You can see how senstive he truly was in some of his interviews. He was shy and would cover his face with his hands when asked to perform a dance in the middle of an interview.

Being a musician and dancer, which is a form of art, he had an incredibly imaginative mind. He knew good art. Not just in music and dance but all art in general. He could appreciate all the many art forms ie. music (of course), paintings, sculpture, books, movies, comics, etc. He was as normal an artist as any other artist. Artist are different. Michael was an artsy creative genius who loved too much and was completely misunderstood.

ncerda   July 9th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

why is it that michael didn't use his own sperm

Teri   July 9th, 2009 11:00 pm ET

Wow Miko is in total denial about MJ.

healthcare profession   July 9th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

If these all diprivan issue is true then punish the doctors. Punish all the doctors that killed Michael little by little. They should also include the doctors who took advantage of his rich and popularity by encouraging him to do a lot of plastic surgeries! The US doctors are the worst people on earth! The US Senate and the Congress must now take this issue seriously.

bay   July 9th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

leave poor michael jackson alone it is sickning that they wont leave him alone, lay him to rest already

CharleneWepner   July 9th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Janet Jackson should step in. She & Michael were always the closest. Maybe it was meant to be-that she never had children of her own-maybe this was her calling. You could see how the kids were leaning on her & hanging on her. Maybe the kids sense something warm in her that reminds them of their father. She's a lot like Michael. She has got to step in.This is the most heart breaking thing I think I've ever seen. 🙁
PS God Bless Miko Brando-He is a TRUE FRIEND, probably one of the only ones Michael really had. I'm sure Michael's smiling down & singing "Thank You For Being A Friend".

kendi bell   July 9th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

it is amazing how we criticized others when our lives are not right. people act like they dont have drug addicts in their family? hell who dont!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are so quick to judge others and say what they shouldnt do when we ourselves are probably doing something worse. we need to stop that. we tear people down when we need to bring each other up. the only reason michael jackson business is evrywhere is cause he famous. if he was joe blow no one would even care. they would just say oh, he died from drugs and go on. with mike, we persecuted that man when if he had the chance to turn the table on us and snoop into our world, BOY WHAT WOULD HE SEE. so think about that. i love you mike

Julie Young   July 9th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Michael has always and will continue to be in my heart. Ive loved him since I was 7 years old and Im nearing my 47 birthday in September.
What a wonderful singer, songwriter, dancer, loving, kind, generous ,father,(I could keep going on)man Michael was. To his family,children and friends my deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers and love are with you all.
Thank you CNN, Larry king, for the past fortnight of coverage and interviews that you have done I stayed up all night to watch the memorial, Im from Perth Western Australia.
Some of the other news outlets have disgusted me with there comments etc. But thank you once again for all that you have done.
Rest in Peace Michael, God Bless, Love Julie

Isabel   July 9th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a very loving person according to his friends and all those who knew him. He loved his 3 children more than anything in the world. It is so unfortunate and so sad that he did not have the strength to reach out for help regarding his addiction, for the sake of his children. They needed him. They are so young.

I received a joke in my E-mail this morning that is distributing around the globe. I am sharing it with you because the person who came up with this joke has to be the most despicable person on the face of this earth. Here it is:

Farrah Fawcett was at the pearly gates and St. Peter told her that before she entered Heaven, did she have a request of God. "Yes," she said, "I wish that all children in the world will be kept safe." Two days later, Michael Jackson died.

Tell me, what kind of person could create a joke like this??

I loved Michael Jackson and he will forever remain in my heart and in my mind. Let's let him rest in peace.

Renee A.   July 9th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Michael was a angel here on Earth. I am still in a state of shock and not to mention totally depressed. I love him so much. I am so glad that now he is in a peaceful place where no paparazzi or cameras or sea of people can chase and follow him.... he is free.

I just have one question? Nicco Brando.....and the dermotolgist??? Seriously? I am sick to my stomach. The man is the media is going to speculate if he is the biological father of these children? Omg....I am screaming at the top of my lungs in my head.....even if those werent his children.....WHO CARES?! He was a great and loving father. Omg what a father he was. And those children adored and loved him with all their hearts.....How dare the media....How dare you all sit their and question that?

Media "Family"- don't you ever wonder if the children are watching.....and they see that on t.v.? Didnt ever accure to anyone that maybe they father they knew since BIRTH may not be their father accoding to the media?

This man could be at peace while he was alive.....and now the man is gone....and still cannot rest peacefully.

And another thing that is making me so upset and not to mention very come we keep seeing old footage of his concerts and not the amazing charity work he did all around the world? I mean its fine to show his shows.....but what about all the children he helped out?

Like for example... a child names Farkis needed a liver...this child could not have been no older than 2-3 years old. Michael asked the doctor "will he die if he does not get a liver?" the doctor responded "yes he will die"

Michael did everything in his power to locate a liver....and he did. He went all around the world looking for a liver for this child.....but no one seems to want to air that on CNN or Nancy Grace.

I am so sick of Michael not getting the recogniton he deserves. The man has yes been though hell and back in life.....and no I do not condone his drug intake nor the drug intake at all....... But that is not his fault. Those idiotic doctors need their licenses revoked and thrown in a cell. They are adults and I think know right from wrong.

I just want to see more than his concerts on tv. I want to see more than his
last rehersal on tv. My God, he did so much. And gets soooo little credit.

I love him. I loved everything about him. I honestly think he was a Angel on this Earth.

And now...... with the Angels in Heaven.


Shirley Ann Adams   July 9th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

PL STOP INVITING MIKO BRANDO AS A GUEST! He hasn't offered any information that is at all interesting. He vehemently defends him and refrains from any questions pertaining to Jackson's drug use. He was becoming offended by any questions asked and at one point pushed his hand into his face out of frustration. it's like someone has forced him to be on the show and he's bothered.

If he is such a close friend, then stay off the show and out of the media spotlight like Elizabeth Taylor and Diana Ross has done. He hasn't provided one bit of unknown information about MJ that we don't already know so he's basically there just to lend a positive note. I wonder if he is trying to boost his own unknown career just by being there on camera or something. Unless you really needs someone there to lend a positive statement once in a while, then stop bringing him on your show. he isn't even a good speaker and what's with the casual Hawaiian shirts? Can't even even put on a shirt and tie for the camera. There's something he is protecting or hiding, it's so obvious.

Debbie   July 9th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

All you maggots (you know who you are Walter Jones) leave Michael and his children alone.

ingrid   July 9th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Michael told all this doctors that all he was looking for was a 8hrs of sleep well he got what he wanted now he will never have to look for sleep again god rest his soul he will never be forgotten

Peter Schwartz   July 9th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

Question about Michael Jackson's doctors disclosing patient information to the public.

Admittedly, I have not been following the media too closely as they cover Michael Jackson’s passing away. However, while browsing's home page this evening, I came across a short subtitle below a clip for tonight's Larry King Live broadcast. In this title, the writers mentioned that Jackson's dermatologist discussed with Larry King at least part of Michael Jackson's medical history. Over the past few days, I have also noticed that other media companies are reporting what this doctor disclosed to the public about Michael Jackson's health.

I understand that while we are alive, our medical history is protected under HIPAA. In addition, I know that it is legal and common practice for the Federal government to disseminate or allow the dissemination of patient data without personal identifiers for data collection and analysis. However, I am not clear whether a physician can disclose publicly this information, especially so quickly after an individual’s death and through the mass media. This said, I am not questioning the media. Rather, I am wondering whether it is legal or ethical for any healthcare provider to release publicly this information so soon after an individual dies. In this or any other situation, can or should providers release such information in this manner without families’ members’ consent? In this specific case, did family members approve this release? Any thoughts?

Milagros   July 9th, 2009 11:45 pm ET

Hola , siento que lo que ha pasado es un mal sueno del cual nunca voy a poder despertar,Michael para todos nosotros fue un ser humano muy especial , porque a traves de su mirada el trasmitia esa ternura que inspiraba confianza y seguridad en todo lo que hacia, aunque otras personas digan lo contrario, el busco refugiar su dolor en un rinconcito que para el era un mundo maravilloso y magico...Pero como todo en esta vida no puede ser felicidad para siempre , tuvieron que venir a manchar su nombre de la peor manera que se le puede ofender a un nino...Dios sabe cuanto el hizo por tratar de unir a todas las razas humanas y ayudo a muchos ninos que lo necesitaban y yo espero que todo aquel que ensucio su carrera tenga lo que se merece por ser tan despota como persona...Por eso le pido a Dios que el encuentre la Paz que el siempre quizo encontrar y nunca pudo...Michael descansa en paz...

Mary   July 9th, 2009 11:47 pm ET

I would rather hear Miko say "I'd prefer not to answer that" than lie, lie, lie. God knows what they're paying him to sit there and look stupid. Michael's ghost must still have a hold on him.

Renee A.   July 9th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

The world just is not the same without him. Its just not.

Lady Jae   July 9th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

When you look at the clips from Dr Arnie Klein's (the dermo doc) interview you can't help but notice how many times his "eyes go up and to his right". Hands are "down". These are both body language that says HE IS LYING! When your eyes go up and to the left, you're recalling an event. Up and to the right means your are creating. Look at the interview and look it up!

Mary   July 9th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

DNA will certainly be utilized at some point to solve these questions.

Cory   July 9th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Larry, I love your show but I find you interrupt your guests somewhat. Last night with MJ's dermatologist I was waiting to hear his entire responses to your questions and I found you interrupted him several times and he never finished his sentences. Please let your guests answer the questions. Thanks.

Judy   July 10th, 2009 12:00 am ET

Thank you to Miko and Dr Klein for their insights to the friend that they knew and loved. Everyone else is just looking to see if they can be the first to report a "breaking story". I don't believe the stories about Michael being a child molester. He was a true spirit who loved everyone. A gift from GOD and maybe thats why everyone has and is still attacking him. I am going to buy one of his cds so I can contine to listen to his wonderful music.

Amy   July 10th, 2009 12:03 am ET

I loved Michael, but I am angry that he would have been soo selfish not to want help to get off the drugs. For his kids if know one else! Selfish-Selfish-Selfish! If Michael willed to be free, he would have gotten help. If his whole family deals with sleeplessness, then he could have! I don't trust Miko either! He looks like a pot smoker, I just know, I HATE the stuff! In spite of my father being an alcoholic and my mother being hateful – I stayed off alcohol and drugs! I raised my kids with the help of God. I am Michaels age.

I blame the Doctors(I hope the cops arrest ALL the Doctors and Nurses involved) not just take their licsences! Maybe the enablers should be arrested for criminal acts, but still God gave man a WILL. Michael chose to keep these people around him, he chose to commit slow suicide! You can't make people get help if they don't want it.

Silvino Riverol   July 10th, 2009 12:06 am ET

Hi Larry,
I am watching you all the way from Belize. Excellent coverage on Michael Jackson death. Keep being number 1. By the way, you are also a Legend.

Linda   July 10th, 2009 12:09 am ET

God blessed you with talent and you shared it with the world. RIP Michael. Your music will live on.

Fernando   July 10th, 2009 12:09 am ET

Michael Jackson was the greatest artist of all-time. No one will ever match his success. 1958-2009 R.I.P

hazel   July 10th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Michael Jackson was a true heroe may he R.I.P. with the Angels We love and miss you so much.

Judy   July 10th, 2009 12:12 am ET

I have another point I forgot and that was Dr Klein mentioned that Michael had Lupus. I remember my mother's friend had Lupus. She had patches on her skin where she lost pigmention and she died from a heart attack due to having Lupus. I looked it up on webmd and it attacks the autoimmune system and is painful. I also agree with Ruth why would AEG pass him on his physical with seeing those supposedly numerous track marks. They would have to be careful about their investment they were taking on with this tour. My prayers are with his child and especially his mother, they loved each other very much.

pr   July 10th, 2009 12:13 am ET

How could you say, is Miko the father of the Blanket. Leave the kids alone, it's too hard on them they just lost there father and you keep discussing about them all day. Let Michael be at peace now.

Jeannie   July 10th, 2009 12:14 am ET

i think that its wrong that everyone wants to talk about the negative, he is dead let him rest in peace. If we have to hear about it let it be about good things about his life. He was a great entertainer and a great icon. There is alot of great things that everyone can talk about.

tom wittmann   July 10th, 2009 12:16 am ET


Well said. The lying by KLEIN was clearly visible, as the sanctimonious statements by Mike

The reasons why KLEIN is trying to cover the truth is because he had a very active role in the botched skin issue, a fact the family knows so he must be very careful not to antagonize them.

jane   July 10th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Please Please Please get rid of that disgusting leach, Miko Brando!!! I don't understand why you have him on every night. He adds nothing to your show, Every time you or one of your hosts asks him a question regarding Michael Jackson's drug use, which is well documented, he replies MJ was completely normal and never saw a thing. Either he was paid to not see anything or he is either a big liar or wasn't really as close to MJ. as he claims. And if he was part of MJ's inner circle, then he should be prosecuted as a enabler.

jasmine   July 10th, 2009 12:16 am ET


lynn   July 10th, 2009 12:17 am ET

no one can compare to MJ...he taught the world how to love...thanks Micheal!

Linda   July 10th, 2009 12:17 am ET

Larry, I hope Neverland is turned into another Graceland for those of us who never had an opportunity to meet MJ. If the Jackson family would partner up with the current owners of Neverland and come to some legal understanding, Neverland could be part of MJ's legacy, not just for his fans, but something his children can look forward to. Just like Lisa Marie Presley sometimes stays at Graceland, so too can Michael's children stay at Neverland whenever they so choose. Neverland was Michaels' favorite place so why shouldn't his family consider turning it into a living memorial? And if CA will not allow the family to bury MJ there, what about a monument on Neverland with MJ's statue in the center of a gazebo type rotunda? As to where MJ's final resting place should be? Neverland, of course. But if not, then Forest Lawn. RIP Michael.

leslie confer   July 10th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Hi Larry!
I am a teacher in a small Catholic school in Tamaqua PA.
I have loved Michael Jacckson's music my entire life, but never
thought that the kids in our school did. Imagine my surprise
when the 8th grade class in our school performed "Thriller"
for our school's annual talent show. They brought the house down!
It just shows that his music and moves touches all generations!

Thanks Larry for all your hard work!

Tony   July 10th, 2009 12:19 am ET

They say Michael was in a lot financial debt but has anyone looked at how much debt we are in for what he gave of himself to us? Can you put a price tag on the joy he brought to so many lives? The debt Michael is in is small compared to what we owe him for the joy, love and thrill he brought to so many millions! God thank you for sharing Michael with the rest of us, now it's your turn to enjoy him.

Jean Bush   July 10th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Michael Jackson died has he had lived, talented, mysterious, freakish and very public.

Arriving in 1958 into a multi-talented musical family, Michael was born to sing. He had his first performance at a Christmas recital at the age of five. At age 11, he performed with his family and became one of the lead vocalists with the Jackson 5.

From there his talent soared and in 1982 did his first video, Thriller, which went off the charts and remains today the best selling album of all time. Although he had several more successful albums and videos over the years, the public saw his talent, as well as his appearance, deteriorate into chaos.

If you will look at the album cover of Thriller, you will see a young man at the peak of his perfection. Lit from behind, Jackson glows with beauty. His hair is matted tightly into a riot of ringlets, his skin the color of rich, creamed coffee. His eyes are full of mystery and, it seems, a little sadness, as if wondering where to go from here. He wears a white suit and black shirt, giving him a look of timeless elegance. He is truly is who he is meant to be.

But over the years, endless plastic surgeries left him with a boned hardness to his face, and a nose that eventually collapsed, necessitating even more surgery to correct massive breathing problems that plagued his later career. Starting in the early 1980’s, Jackson’s skin began to change and lose color and he was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus. Vitiligo causes a depigmentaton of certain areas of the skin, including the face, neck and hands. It has been said that medical treatments for this also contributed to his increasing paleness. Some professionals speculated that he also suffered from body dysmorphic disorder, in which the sufferer has no idea of how they are perceived by others. If so, his constantly changing appearance showed that he no longer seemed to know who he was, and the exquisite golden youth turned into an unknowable, haunted aging man.

What ever the true facts of his condition, he began exhibiting bizarre behaviors, spending millions of dollars on his Neverland estate, endless shopping sprees, a badly kept zoo, and three unworkable marriages. Over time, with various lawsuits against him and allegations of sexual child abuse, his heath deteriorated along with his talent. He was finally left with millions in debt.

Only 50 years old when he died, apparently of a drug overdose, he seemed to have lived a lifetime in search of that perfection he held for a moment in his hands. Instead of looking to himself, he is looking at the camera, and thus, his audience, never noticing the pursuit of chaos behind him and the unmanageability of public adoration and futility of attempts to satisfy everyone but himself.

Perhaps there is a lesson here for all of us. Do you think?

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Micheal was a loving person!!! he will truely be missed!! I can,t stop crying just like diana ross. i can,t stop crying.

Pam   July 10th, 2009 12:26 am ET

I have been deeply concerned for several years about doctors increasingly over-prescribing pain killers in their offices and hospitals. It is a huge problem in rural areas and ruining families all over the country. These doctors are using the same justification that drug dealers use; if I don't give it to them, they will get it from someone else. I recently accompanied an addict to the ER where I could hear the doctor having conversations with other patients. He prescribed pain killers in every room. What happened to ethics in this country? As far as I'm concerned, Michael Jackson was a good man with a bad problem, and these doctors that fed his addiction KILLED this man. An addict can not make good decisions for himself and relied on others who should have done the right thing. I hope someone goes to jail. PS Miko doesn't understand that MIchael Jackson had a problem and maybe he should have done more to save him from himself. That's what real friends do.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:28 am ET

He was the best of the best im 15 years old and he was and still is my hero. he inspired me soo ya mj

jane   July 10th, 2009 12:30 am ET

hey larry,
Has anyone considered the possibility that the Dr. who administered the diprovan (probably Dr. Murray, since he was there DUH) may have fell ASLEEP while supposed to be monitoring MJ. This may explain why Dr. Murray waited so long to call 911. seems to me he, woke up and found MJ dead then got busy cleaning up the scene, getting rid of incriminating evidence, then faked CPR to look like he was trying to save him and finally had security call 911.
just a theory!!

Linda   July 10th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Michael suffered from insomnia and it's no wonder with his type of schedule. I know what it's like cause I have go without sleep is like walking around in a daze all the time. You're tired, you know you want to sleep but each time you lay down, all you do is toss and turn and eventually, you get up again and walk around, maybe watch TV or get on the computer or get on the phone or ??? e.t.c.... GOD!!! All you want is a good nights sleep!!! It's frustrating not to sleep!!! And then before you know it, it's time to get to work again with NO sleep!!! Does this excuse his use of a powerful drug? Certainly not. BUT I can understand where he was coming from. So sad to think that he expected to wake up the next day and continue working on his tour. He fell asleep and stayed that way. RIP Michael.

Danny (Chicago)   July 10th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer in the world. It's a shame that people want to label him as a weirdo and pervert. I don't think he was either.

Ysamur Flores   July 10th, 2009 12:34 am ET

Michael Jackson's last act of kindness is to allow a host of people whined cared about him to use his name for two seconds of fame. Shame on you all!

EM   July 10th, 2009 12:34 am ET

I have never heard of this Miko Brando before MJ's death. What does he do? Who is he?

Please don't insult poor little Blanket by saying he looks like this guy. Blanket looks just like his daddy- Michael Jackson.
The three children are just beautiful!!!!! I so hope they aren't hearing anything that is said about their daddy on TV.
The old saying, "Treat people the way you want to be treated back." Larry King, would you want people saying bad things about your family. I don't think so... Nor any other news reporter on TV. This shouldn't even be brought up about who the father is. Michael Jackson is their father, and he's the father these three children will always love, so let it be.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:36 am ET

Pairs was a brave young girl to get up there, and to tell these people what her dad truely was, The best father you could ever imagen!!! he was a hero!!mj forever.

Brandon   July 10th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Michael was a legend and should be remembered for all the good things he did and tried to do. We all make mistakes, and we would all think and react differently if we had all of our garbage to be public domain as much of his was.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Nobody could ever be michael!!! If he was here, he would have loved his memorial!!

Katherine   July 10th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Michael we love you so much. I have cried every day since you left us. Peace and love to your family especially YOUR children. They are so beautiful and I can see you in them.

Teresa (Nebraska, USA)   July 10th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Thank you for all the information you're sharing with all of us. It's sad, but not surprising that there were an assortment of doctors giving Michael Jackson a variety of medications for whatever he needed it for. I've seen it, time and again where a patient is seeing several doctors, including specialists and each one of them prescribing one medication or another to the point of overwhelming a patient with all kinds of meds.

Even though we give a list of what medications we're taking, sometimes it doesn't seem to get through to those prescribing other meds. And, as we all know....there's so much medication out there that causes one kind of side affect in one person that doesn't even bother, you just never know.

Realistically, we all know that if you have the money, you can most likely get whatever from whoever you want. Sad, but so.

Again, thank you so much for sharing the information! Love the show, by the way.

Jo Heinzman   July 10th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Miko is correct, Michael is not here to defend himself and it's sad the media keeps digging at personal information that if Michael wanted the public to know they would know.

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Janet honey you did the right thing!! Michael will always be missed!! a great father!! and knew what he wanted to do.

Jennifer   July 10th, 2009 12:43 am ET

I really missed Larry this evening. The insensitivity and arrogance the spare host showed to the guests on the show tonight was really hard to watch. Every time Miko Brando tried to steer the conversation away from speculation he cut him off and started speaking to someone else on the panel. Not a class act there!

Jackie   July 10th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Hi Larry, your show is very interesting, my question is...if Janet and 2 brothers tried to do an intervention and Dr. klein and Miko are as close as they say how could they not know that Michael was troubled, why would they not try to help Janet? My condolences to the Jackson family and close friends. Why does Miko try to avoid certain questions by saying he didn't think so or he never heard about it or know that wasn't right?

sasha   July 10th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Pairs, Prince , and Blanket. knew there father!!! mj was a sweet heart you could see it in his eyes from a little kid, to now.

Reba   July 10th, 2009 12:45 am ET

I hope that soon this poor man can rest in peace..i am sure that did need help with alot of things...i have enjoy most of his music and the world has lost a wonderful voice.
my last words are may god bless him and all those who loved him.

Mary   July 10th, 2009 12:46 am ET

I think Miko is lying and knows more than what he is saying about Michael

Allan   July 10th, 2009 12:50 am ET

I am truly dissapointed with the show it seems like all you talk about is Michael Jackson and wanting to prove his children are not his, who cares, people adopt children all the time, the most important thing is that he loved those kids and they loved him.
I think for a man of your age you should find better topics to discuss and if it has to be related to MJ please talk about the true issues of addiction and these doctors that were his enablers...

CTodd   July 10th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Being a medical professional myself, I found Dr. Arnie Klein's behavior and comments inappropriate. He did not display repect for patient – doctor privilege and revealed information about MJ that is a violation of the HIPPA laws.
Dr. Klein's communication was odd – he appeared to have had a stroke in the past or was intoxicated with a chemical. His comments about the FDA, physicians & plastic surgeons was unprofessional.
That leads one to wonder what he is trying to gain by his performance. His comments should be scrutinized carefully.

lubna   July 10th, 2009 12:51 am ET

RIP MJ you are the only one to know the truth.

S Carr   July 10th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I have been crying everyday since Michael passed , it was so unexpected, I have been a fan of his ever since he was performing with the Jackson 5 and through out his solo career and thru his trials and tribulations, he was such a genuine and humble person whom sometimes did things in a manner that created controversy and was misunderstood in the public eye. Michael was truly talented and an entertainer, ( I was ready to see his show live) he left us wanting to see more. My heart goes out to his very elequent children whom he clearly loved so much and they loved him. Peace to his children and family please.Michael I Love you. Rest in Peace.

EM   July 10th, 2009 12:53 am ET

What Linda wrote is so true about insomnia. I also suffer from it. I've had a lot of nights with no sleep. It's so frustrating!!!!! You'd almost do anything to get a good nights sleep. But what Micheal was doing was only a quick fix, and so dangerous. He was a smart man- he should of known better. He needed to see a good specialist to find out why he wasn't sleeping-get to the root of the problem. He had so much to live for too!!! I guess that's water over the dam now...

Sara   July 10th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Hi Larry, my question is why they keep saying that Michael Jackson is not the father to his 3 kids, if you see his 7 years old son known as Blanket, take a good close at him and he looks just like his father Michael Jackson, and Paris and Prince has Michael Jackson chin and nose. He's the only father that these kids has known since they were baby's. My last comment is that his 3 childrens is better of with the Jackson family thats where they belong and Debbie Rowe don't deserve his kids. Michael Jackson was the best intertainment of all other pop, Michael J. change the world and gave all he had to all the kids in this world and made a beautiful song "Heal The World" and the other one which meant so much to him was "Have You Seen My Child Hood" that song really touched my heart because he didn't have a normal childhood like the other kids had. Paris did a great job speaking at her father memorial and I hope Debbie Rowe saw that so she can see that her daughter loved her father and so that she can think twice to leave Michael Jackson kids where they are at right now, thats is their best interest.

I love you Michael Jackson R.I.P.
You for ever live in my heart.

Cathy   July 10th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Regardless of the fact that I am diagnosed with a degenerative eye desease, I can't help but notice that ALL THREE of MJ's beautiful children appear to have an African American appearance. There may have been two different "Serrogates" (mother is a long shot...) but I can't help but believe they are "of one father."
God bless the children.....

mustafa   July 10th, 2009 12:58 am ET


Tom Kelly   July 10th, 2009 12:59 am ET

If the doctor is innocent, then why did he run to houston when MJ died?

ashley   July 10th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I believe people need to leave Michael and his children alone . Noone let him live in piece so can't they let him rest in peace now , I also believe debbi rowe should NOT get the children she never wnted them . Michaels mother should get them , and leave Michael and his family alone !

lubna   July 10th, 2009 1:00 am ET

RIP MJ you rock the world. only u know the truth

Joe Edozie Esq., Attorney at Law.   July 10th, 2009 1:00 am ET

What is this discussion about the paternity of the children of Michael Jackson? Why is this such a big issue? They are his children, period. Michael showed the world that they are his children. Nobody ever came forward to challenge this while he was alife. Let us all respect the privacy of these children who were greatly loved by their father and who greatly loved their father. Paris Michael said it all at his father's memorial. An end should be put to this discussion. This icon should be allowed to rest in peace.

Lucas   July 10th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Larry, quit having Myko Brandon on the show. He is in Denial, he knows more about the Jackson Case than what he is telling.. Don't you guys get it? He is boring to watch, PLEZ!!!!!

Christina Chen   July 10th, 2009 1:03 am ET

i feel like people need to let go of all this negativeness of Michael Jackson. This child molestation stuff is all false. Concerning his death, wait til the report comes. No use beating around bush and assuming things. And from that, we can draw conclusions and figure out why he suddenly fell into cardiac arrest. Michael Jackson is a great man, and he wanted peace. As for as the kids go. Kids are human too, they feelings. whoever the judge is, need to ask the kids where and who they want to stay with. Two adults flip flop fighting over them is only hurt them more. Also I am sure Michael Jackson wanted his kids to be happy. And whoever gave michael those drugs, should be reexamined and they should know certain drugs should be let out to certain people especially the amount of dosage. I keep on watching all this stuff on him and it breaks my heart more than him passing itself.

Pella   July 10th, 2009 1:04 am ET

I dont understand why they keep saying that Micheal had vitiligo. It is really sad that everyone keeps lying. I have seen others with the disease and they never have perfect skin like Micheal did. It is so sad that just because of who he is, noone will come forward & just say the true facts that he wanted lighter skin. Show me one other person in this world who has the disease and their skin is perfect like his. This is a joke. Tell the frickin TRUTH!

Jennifer   July 10th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Drug addiction is a searious illness. Any doctor who enables or supports a drug addicts distruction should face serious criminal charges. I hope that the Michael Jackson death investigation results in prison sentences!

Muditha   July 10th, 2009 1:06 am ET

Hi Larry, Reflecting on MJs humanitarian work I cant help but feel that maybe Neverland should be used for a worthy cause in his memory- maybe a retreat for recovering cancer patients or a rehabilitation centre for abused children/ victims of domestic violence etc... No matter what anyone says MJ did a lot if service to this world through his music and his generosity and as long as his music is alive he will continue to do so for years to come...

On another note Larry, there's a saying in our part of the world that shallow pots make most noise (because of the little bit of water sloshing around in the empty space!) – All those who criticise him should think about what they have done in comparisson before they point fingers... I just hope that those vultures would leave the children alone without spreading more malicious rumours about their parentage and what not... RIP MJ...

dipo   July 10th, 2009 1:07 am ET

I think Miko knows more than he is saying. I understand he does not want to betray his friend which is normal.He does not need to be on the show. His present on the show is not helping anybody.Can he take a lie detector test? I think he is enjoying the publicity he is getting

JOSIE   July 10th, 2009 1:07 am ET

My first record my dad bought me and my sisters was "Off the Wall".
We continue to cherish that album and we have it like new. We actually took it to Monterey Mexico so we could listen to it, growing up in our summer vacations. Like everyone else we grew up listening to his music. I

jane   July 10th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Your interview with Dr. Klein was so full of contradictions. First he said he was aware that MJ was being given diprovan on the road in Germany for insomnia, then he said he wasn't aware of MJ having a sleep deprivation issue. HUH?? My head was spinning. Wasn't it his responsibility if he knew a Dr. was giving MJ diprovan irresponsibly, to report the Dr. to the police?
What possible dermatology procedure requires a script for demerol?? Dr. Klein is very suspect, how as a Dr. who treated MJ would he not notice him being dangerously too thin. 5'10" and 112 pounds and he didn't intervene??? No he just continued to prescribe him pain killers and get paid!!
By the way, what kind father could MJ have been, if he slept all day, took massive amounts of drugs and was nocturnal. How is THAT good parenting..
Only now the truth is leaking out from former employees who are coming forward with the truth, that MJ was a drug addict and used everyone around him to facilitate his addiction.
MJ was a smart cookie, he surrounded himself with people who would give him what he wanted, those who said NO were banned from his SELF PROCLAIMED KINGDOM.
While MJ was ultimately responsible for his own demise, it is a outrage that Drs. can be bought off so easily. I hope they prosecute these corrupt Drs.. Good for Jerry Brown who is very motivated to get these docs.. But the truth is MJ would have probably used heroin if he could not succeed in being able acquire prescription drugs..

Jacquiline B.   July 10th, 2009 1:10 am ET

Michael Jackson started taking prescription drugs, when he had an accident doing the pepsi commercial, to deal with the pain he had , at that time, But over the years, he developed an addiction to this drugs- and was taking different anti anxiety drugs- so whoever was his doctor back then , at that time, you should start from him, I will give you the year 1984-2009. And during the time when he got sued for mollestation- he was on anti-anxiety medication, such as ativan-this is highly addictive maybe he was on this drug. In my opinion he got addicted to anti anxiety pills that as a result, could not sleep, sweating, fast heartbeat when the medication wears out. as a result -depressed, anxuios all the time, becomes a hermit and isolate him self to the world, shot out everybody, exept the ones that enables him to get him his drugs.Focus on the year of 2007-2009 cause i think this was the years that he was using alot of medication.

Freda   July 10th, 2009 1:10 am ET

Read will listening to man in the mirror it helps! Lol its a joke smile sometime! It hurts me that we are doing this to his family. This mans has been in the spotlight since he was 5 years old. Can you imagine sawbing the mouths of those beautiful children who have just lost the only father they know? Please lets be human and have hearts! LEAVE THEM ALONE.!!!! If you love Michael Let his family handle it privately. Would you want what is going on in your life in public!!! Would YOu!! He is human there is other things going on in the world. A war people getting killed! A woamn died while protesting . Shot straight in the chest.. WOW! He raised those kids right! Just leave them alone please. He song to us from his heart. Earth song listen to the lyrics. I lost my father only man that i Knew was my father and if i learned he wasnt my father like this my goodness! PLEASE leave them alone. Things are happening in the world that are changing the world fast! I live in wisconsin. It is July I remember when it was like a hundred degrees outside! It’s cold now Havent seen days like that. The world is changing before our very eyes. Lets look at that! Not at hurting the lives of promising children. Everyone no matter who u are know at least one Michael Jackson song. Please like the song says leave him alone. Give him his rest he needs it. He gave us his life. Since he was 5.Dont make his family, please parents out there his kids who call him daddy! Dont make them go through this! PLEASE GIVE HIM REST.

teresa rios   July 10th, 2009 1:11 am ET

Michael jackson was great man who died way too soon! I hope his children stay with his mother. God bless that beautiful woman.

Nina   July 10th, 2009 1:11 am ET

Dear Mr. King, I think your show should not help elaborate the fiction about MJ"d fatherhood. If you really want to protect those three innocent adorable kids, please just stop anything on this topic. These three kids had and only had one dear dad and that is Micheal Jackson. I believe all those who do have a clear and caring conscience will agree with me on this. You can certainly address the issue of abuse of drugs to wake up other people but please stop mess the kids up. Thanks

sunny   July 10th, 2009 1:13 am ET

to Leslie: Hi, did anyone make a video of the children's performance?

I think alot of people would love to see it. Maybe you could post it on Youtube!?
That would be great!

(ps...I haven't heard of Tamaqua in years....seeing your post brought back some memories of some adolescent year trips to a lake/cabin up there with friends....such fun!) 🙂

Rae Jean   July 10th, 2009 1:13 am ET

I'm not sure why Miko Brando is on the panel tonight ,he clearly is not comfortable with the topic of M.J. drug use.He seems very annoyed at the questions being asked of him.He should not be ask to sit on the panel he will not say anything negative about his friend even if it was something he knew first hand.He will defend M.J. at all cost..Give him the boot, and put him out of his misery.

Freda   July 10th, 2009 1:14 am ET

OK im sorry for continuing to sending the same message but i really believe in this and and we have to do this soon those kids are hurting let them hurt in silence like normal people lets give michael that for his kids! I know if larry king can help. Please get this acroos to everyone who knows one Michael Jackson song. We celebrated his memorial it was wonderful. Let us end it that way and let his family mourn in peace.

Jennifer   July 10th, 2009 1:14 am ET

Hi Larry,
Just wondering why you have not had Geraldo Rivera on? He interviewed Michael Jackson in 2005. Pleasantly surprised, I thought it was an excellent interview, and its a shame we never hear anything about the things MJ spoke of! I realize it was on a different network, but so what. (?)

I want to see more Michael in his words... his music...his humanity.

Thank-you for being so respectful and professional.


Greg   July 10th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Larry, please let your guests finish their answer. Stop interrupting them.

Tina   July 10th, 2009 1:16 am ET

Michael was truly an icon and his legacy will move on. There has never been one like MJ and there never will! He truly was an amazing person. May he rest in peace! My condolences to his family and kids. The kids are so adorable all of them and I just want to squeeze blanket.

Freda   July 10th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Please we can stop it now so they can have some what normal lives! Tell them to leave them alone would you want your children to have to go through this. Everyone what if that was you since you were five years old.They are human he sang it please give him rest.

Jaquiline   July 10th, 2009 1:20 am ET

All i can say is anti-anxiety pills the one that started Michael's addiction – resulted for not being able to sleep that led him to this dangerous deprivan.

Robin MacKay   July 10th, 2009 1:22 am ET

I would like to see that every doctor, pharmacist, health care aid that was involved with Michael Jackson put under the microscope! The DEA and the Attorney General should be paying closer attention to the amount of narcotic drugs being prescribed, as well as the pharmacies should be monitored on the amount of narcotic prescriptions that pharmacies are filling. This is no different then the drug dealers on the street, the only difference is that it is a doctor or pharmacist that is doing the drug dealing. Also, Michael Jackson publicly acknowledge that he had an addiction earlier to pain meds, so there is no doctor on earth who was not aware of this! Anyone who has undergone addiction rehab knows that you are never cured, it's an addiction which means recovery is one day at a time to sobriety! Therefore any doctor that prescribed narcotics to Michael Jackson was aware of his prior history, and should have proceeded with caution aware that he could become addicted again. Also, the pharmacy that took Michael to court for unpaid prescription bill, did that not raise any red flags to DEA. If the DEA was aware of this pill addiction in 2004 when they raided NEVERLAND..... why weren't they paying closer attention when Michael returned to the States? Surely the DEA track drug traffickers who supply drugs on the streets, why not track Doctors who are prescribing narcotics so freely for a price? Because the ultimate price seems to be the life of a person, so isn't that why the DEA go after the illegal drugs, isn't it illegal to over prescribe or have multiple prescriptions from several "Dr. Feel Goods". These doctors, nurses, pharmacies need to be held responsible for their part! Because if they aren't part of the solution of cleaning up this addiction, then they are definitely part of the problem!!!

Jaquiline   July 10th, 2009 1:27 am ET

All i can say is anti-anxiety drugs that led michael to his addiction and downfall

Jaquiline   July 10th, 2009 1:27 am ET

All i can say is anti-anxiety drugs that led michael to his addiction and downfall.

shaima   July 10th, 2009 1:35 am ET

Leave MJ in peace now for Heaven's sake.what he did and what not it is none of the media's business.
All i know is i am still struggling to get Paris Jackson's words out of my head.
"HE IS THE BEST DADDY EVER".we all want this side of truth.Don't make it uglier Plz.

Carrie   July 10th, 2009 1:50 am ET

I have been reading blogs and articles on ALL sites for days and days now, but now I am going to speak up. I am a HUGE music fan, but never a "die-hard" MJ fan, though we were ALL fascinated by his music and videos back in my high school days when they first came out. STUNNING! We truly did lose a musical genius of the likes we rarely ever see in a lifetime. His ending, however, reminds me more of a candle in the wind that lived long before most of us- a young beauty named Norma Jean, who was hounded by the press until her candle blew out. Marilyn Monroe – too sweet, too childlike, too fragile, too exploited. Even now. It really shows the worst side of our humanity...and now we're seeing it again. That having been said, I'm hearing several issues.

1. Michael had spoken out about the mental and physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. If you ever doubted that, look back at statements from Rebbie, Janet and CERTAINLY Latoya over the years. THIS TAKES SOME RESEARCH. You have to SIFT THROUGH THE TABLOID JUNK AND CROSS REFERENCE. Combine that with Jermaine – first going after Michael in a song, an "alleged" manuscript he was going to disclose about the things Joe did to the girls and Michael (though it was submitted to many publishers, he later denied the entire thing). Jermaine leaving his (second?) wife, to take younger brother's (Randy's) former wife, has tons of kids by three different wives, names his DAUGHTER after himself – Gross! and ends of in court for failure to pay child support. Still lives at home, has a mediocre musical career and constantly goes around trying (or even announcing) a Jackson reunion. Hardly a winner.

Younger brother Randy ends up in jail over domestic abuse toward his wife. One brother has worked in a grocery store stocking shelves. Janet – married three times, made really BAD decision to expose herself at the Super Bowl, has talent and success, but really sexually explicit music at times (though she certainly wouldn't be the first in the music world for any of that). Clamis she never really wanted to get into show biz as a child, but her dad put her to work very early, telling her to start calling him "Joe" as her manager. Both she and LaToya felt the need to "elope" at a very young age, both having the marriages later annulled. Rebbie (probably the most "normal") gets out as early as she could and (luckily) she was the oldest so she missed much of the later drama. I mean, c'mon – 8-9 kids living in a two bedroom house with a guy like Joe (a former boxer who took the kids to strip clubs to promote their careers, cheated on his wife over and over (this from Katherine's own book) and currently lives with his 30+ VERY...uh...developed daughter in L.V.). I doubt I need to explain Joe to any of these readers – I'm sure you were all as disgusted as I was when I saw him promoting his new record label at MJ's BET tribute. They've kept him out of sight since then, although he HAS been spotted laughing it up at IHop.

Need I say anymore about this family being DYSFUNCTIONAL? They had tons of money once, and continue(d) to live off Michael. That in itself is PRESSURE. They are pushing for NeverLand to MAKE MONEY, folks – do NOT think otherwise. Based on everything I've read, the place represented a terrible period in his life and he no longer wished to EVER live there again. That family will NEVER convince me it's purely his wishes unless they cremate him and sprinkle his ashes over it – very Peter Pan-like, don't you think? But alas, not as much money to be made there.

2. Who REALLY cares about Michael among his REALLY close friends and family? As a rule, I'm noticing the people who care most are the ones who are not grabbing the spotlight. Think about that. Joe would be out in the camera if allowed, Jermaine is having a FIELD day with all of this...even LaToya needs to be more careful here as she seems like a spotlight grabber. Janet – strangely silent. Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor – also silent. Katherine? Silent. These people are hurting. Marlon looked truly broken up, Brooke Shields,, you could tell their hearts were there for Michael. Paris goes without saying. Not a dry eye in the house, I read and told I DO believe that. She did her daddy proud.

3. My point is, don't waste your time listening to "sources close to the family" or anything that begins with "reportedly". I am STUNNED that even CNN reporters are reporting this way. This is a bitter lesson in media. Even as I write this, they are dredging up Michael's drug use from about 5-10 years ago. That proves nothing. Don't get me wrong – his toxology report could well show drugs in his system. But is that even going to matter by then? Look at how this thing has snowballed. They don't even speculate that physical, financial and mental stress could bring on a heart attack on ANY man at 50. I know of many people – even a P.E. teacher once – that dropped dead of a cardiac arrest at 50-52.. But by the time the toxology reports come out, do you REALLY believe anybody is going to believe it if they show just a standard heart attack? It will barely make the headlines unless he DID do drugs. He's already been tried and convicted, folks. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? Think 1994. Think 2003-2005. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH before you believe what is being fed to you over and over until you don't even question it anymore.

I think the media owes Michael's estate some percentage of their salary and revenue right now. .. particularly in this recession when so many newspapers are going under. Let's face it, he's going to keep newspapers/magazines and talk shows going for a long, long time. Some of them even look like they are SALIVATING each time something or somebody new comes out of the woodwork. Again, DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

Larry King, I usually respect you and your show, but tonight I have had enough. Your show is turning into a cheap tabloid – with no actual news, just a lot of people sitting around speculating. Do NOT pretend this is about "educating the public" on prescription drugs until you have some actual FACTS about the toxology report. Sensible reporting is NOT about jumping the gun and/or using somebody's death in this manner. He was "used" enough.

You are in the public eye too, as somebody on this blog pointed out. Will you share your sex life with us, Larry? Do we have a right to know if YOU have ever donated sperm? Can we question the legitimacy of YOUR fatherhood to your children? I'm not trying to be nasty, but I DID expect more of your journalistic integrity and style. How about asking Jermaine some pretty hard core questions? He is still lying to you after all of these years, but I never heard you question him SERIOUSLY about how he was "so close" to Michael, but "never saw any signs of drug use". How about at least trying to poke a hole in that "sensitive, teary" image he is using you to project to the world? Do your background research before you interview him next time.

Lastly, how about investigating the ETHICS and LEGALITY of doctors publicly sharing medical information about a deceased patient? I would find this very informative. Does this mean when all of us die, our medical records are now available for public media discussions by our doctors? I AM going to inquire as to whether any of these medical doctors ARE violating the law by revealing medical information on a patient that has passed away. I'm also wondering if it is legal or ethical for them to be reporting information to the press BEFORE reporting it to the LAPD which is doing the "death investigation". I don't even want to KNOW how much all of these "experts" who never even knew the man are making each time they appear on your show.

I thought I would feel better for having written this out (and I didn't even TOUCH all the info I've found on the trumped up child molestation charges). But I don't feel any better. I feel really disgusted by what is now happening surrounding his death, and very, very sad for those 3 children who will NEVER be free from all of this ugliness – nowhere on this planet – never a truly private life if the choose one. That is truly sad.

Martha M. Trescott   July 10th, 2009 2:10 am ET

In my post on Michael Jackson about a week ago, I began with a call for a thorough investigation, with FBI involvement, into the events surrounding his death and asked who were those who had access to him at the last, or who could have had. I felt then, and still feel, that homicide, which we hear today the LA police chief mention as a possibility, is a very strong possibility. I think this certainly could be the case, including along with a drug overdose.

I really think that what happened to Jackson is an outrage. He's gone at age 50 and with a tremendous prescription drug involvement, which means doctors who prescribed these drugs. I myself have never taken drugs of any kind, but I understand that prescription drugs are the toughest to get off of. And it appears that the outrageous administration of Diprivan is about impossible to get free of. It also, as with ANY anesthesia, compromises one's ability to breathe. Legitimate, law-abiding doctors always tell the patient that breathing complications can result from any operation with anesthesia and that pneumonia can result.

A few days ago we learned that the doctor who seemed to be with Jackson at the last, had practiced in both Texas and Arizona. That is interesting. Now this investigation seems to have expanded to a multistate investigation. Before I left Texas, it was in the news that the FBI in Dallas was looking into prescription drugs and certain pharmacies. I was a member of the North Texas Crime Commission and learned that the FBI has a particular concern with prescription durgs. I say good for them, and let's get these doctors rounded up!

However difficult Michael may have become on these drugs–and I suspect anyone is–he nevertheless deserves all the accolades about his contributions and talent, talent the world has lost far too soon. Whoever is responsible must be prosecuted. Michael became very vulnerable. He should have been protected by his doctors. And why did the doctor in attendance adminiskter CPR on the bed, not the floor, at the last?

None of these thinga should ever have happened. True that an addict can be iimpossible for the family and friends to deal with at times but the doctors need to have acted all along to save Jackson, not to line their pockets. The pharmaceutical companies need to be investigated, too. Someone said that the doctors just wanted to keep the "golden goose" going. How awful! Michael was a major influence for the betterment of the world. No one who kisses a chimp on the head and who obviously loved the animals, including the wild animals of the world, can be anything but,, on balance, a positive influence on the world. A person who produces such music and dance is a positive influence, on balance, and he deserved to be helped and healed. He himself was preoccupied with healing. How sad that he had predatory doctors. I assume they all werent', and I assume that he was hard to help, but no doctor should have ever set up a Diprivan drip at his house! I assume that that was the cause of the suppression of his breathing and cardiac arrest and that perhaps a bad drug interaction resulted, too. But one should not rule out the idea that these things might have covered over other possible causes of death, such as lethal stings by certain insects or snakes that killer ID thieves use.

And I'm not so sure that as in my own case, Michael wasn't a victim, to some extent of ID theft. I do believe that his intellectual property was, to some extent, taken by others, mayybe in the area of disco, other dance and maybe in the composition of music, choreography and film. I do think that should be investigated. Sometimes, as in the case of Woody Guthrie, for example, he may be given credit for his work in some cases but often others seem to get credit for the many great songs he wrote. Woody's name should be up front when these songs are performed, and so should Michael's when his work is performed. So should I should be property credited for my original research and writing in the history of technology and in women's history, something I've had to repeatedly confront. ID thieves are very much into taking people's intellectual property and important, influential and sometimes lucrative, or potentially lucrative, creations.

I never responded to CNN's fine coverage of the lovely memorial service. I thought that service gave us the very best of Stevie Wonder, of whose work I've been a fan for a long time and some of whose records I have, the very best of Rev. Al Sharpton, as Larry King said, too, the very best of Brooke Shields, whose remarks recaled to me a similar relationship I had at that same age and which was, as she said, "very pure" and one in which we simply had fun and laughed a lot.. I have no doubt that theirs was very pure and precious. I admired Jennifer Hudson, too, for being able to perform so well so soon after her own tragedies. I admired the fans there and all over the world for acting so well, and I admired the LAPD and Los Angeles for their fine oversight of and funding the service. I want to send in a contribution to help. Can you please post the address for this? I can't send much, , but kudos to the LAPD, and I'm sure the Jackson family will help them, too, when possible.

I really believe that law enforcement personnel recognize that we have all lost so much in Michael and that many police and others in law enforcement likely loved and danced to his music, too.

Finally, I think we owe a lot to Jermaine, too, for just being able to hold up as the family spokesperson. As everyone has recognized also, he has a lovely voice that reminds me at times of the great Johnny Mathis. Long may he and hts siblings run and also perform, But how sad that Micheal's participation with them was cut short far too soon and so unnecessarily. I'm sure they are bereft, especially his children. I think all of us all over the world are still just stunned and feel such an unspeakable loss. How can doctors trash such a talent? God will deal with them, in time, I believe, but meanwhile there needs to be justice here for Michael and others in his straits and to get such mercenary doctors stopped! I really think homicide is involved.

kiana   July 10th, 2009 3:26 am ET

Forget "Neverland"! More like "LaLa Land"! I get the feeling that most of the people that were left in MJ's inner world were on the payroll and/ or were enablers and I do include certain family members in that club. Some may have been concious of it in which case this is truly disturbing, while others may have been in denial about it. But I think as time passes and these people start to really process this tragic loss

theresa   July 10th, 2009 3:37 am ET

as much as i am affected by michael jackson,s death i am unable to understand his wrecklessness and use of prescription drugs , he was afterall fifty years old and should have known the dangerousnous of his acts.deepak chopra warned him. michael came to deepak originally to learn the art of meditation. if michael had studied this facinating art he would have learned mind over body and naturally controlled any ailment he had to a degree.meditation improves concentration ,mental and physical health i meditate one to two hours a day on average and if i pick up any illness i am over it fairly quickly . it is a beautiful art and i was one of these people that taught myself the art mainly to deal with the stress of everyday life.

jackie   July 10th, 2009 3:53 am ET

Notice to all posters:

CNN is apparantly NOT for freedom of speech.
They allow the long diatribe (see above) which could be a mini-book all it's own....

There are swear words, including the "F" word all over here....

BUT....say ONE thing about the doctor who was with MJ at his death....and they will NOT post!!


This is SOOOO weird!
They keep hammering on the prescriptions and MJ - trying to pin the blame on him....but NOT allowing anyone to say anything about the doctor!!

Is the Doc on Larry King's payroll, too?

We ALL know who did what - so why not allow us to talk about what REALLY happened CNN?

What are you covering up????????????

jackie   July 10th, 2009 3:53 am ET

Dr. Conrad Murray

jackie   July 10th, 2009 3:57 am ET it's going thru.

Okay....let's play a game of "Clue"

I say....Dr. Conrad Murray, in the Bedroom, with the Diprivan Drip.

(unfortunately – no winners in this "game". police have the diprivan bag/bottle, the needle, the oxygen tanks and the singular doctor who was WITH MJ when he died – just waiting for toxicology tests to confirm the physical evidence they already have.....can we please just wait and in the meantime – let's all move along people and let MJ and his family in peace....please?)

jackie   July 10th, 2009 4:06 am ET

(sorry for so many posts...cnn was not allowing them to go thru b4)

I hope someone is looking into AEG Live (concert promoters, too) –
THAT'S what these people should be talking about - not the kids, custody and MJ's "issues"

MJ begged a nurse to get him a doctor to administer Diprivan
MJ had Diprivan during his last world tour
MJ was rehearsing and embarking on another world tour
MJ stated he would pay any doc any amount to give him Diprivan
AEG Live says THEY found MJ a doc to be with him and go on tour with him (not MJ....but AEG found and hired the doc)
AEG Live says they were paying the doc $150,000
Wonder what the "conditions" of employment were?

Let's talk about THAT.....shall we?

(i'm sorry, but there is NO way MJ would have agreed to that doc if he didn't meet his special conditions...just like the doc from the last tour....and we all know what that what does AEG Live know?)

I believe the doctors truly have the ultimate responsibility – because even though the nurse told MJ it was extremely dangerous....he had already done it and survived and it apparently worked wonders for him during the last tour – so of course he's going to think it's okay.
He's not a doctor and relies (like we all try....try to do) on their expertise, training, experience and ETHICS (if they have any).
It is DEFINITELY up to the DOCTORS to say - NO it is NOT okay and any doc that says it is a CRIMINAL and could KILL you!!!!

kathleen   July 10th, 2009 4:06 am ET

My prayers are with katherine and the kids,, they loved him in a way no one else could have.

Danielle Parham   July 10th, 2009 4:08 am ET

I wish people would stop condemning Miko Brando for standing up for Michael.The truth is the questions he answers as "he doesnt know" most likely none of our business!!!Unlike the rest of the publicity hounds who all have something to say now that the man is dead!

Darlene   July 10th, 2009 4:15 am ET

He was so busy cleaning up the IV pole, the breathing tube & the oxygen before he could call 911 he forgot you don't perform CPR on a bed.

Michael had very little peace in life and now it seems the media want to make sure his beautiful children don't have any. It is none of our business who may or may not be their biological father. Michael Jackson was their one and only Dad so please just make that topic off limits ! ! !

Also please quit quoting "unknown sources close to the investigation" ie: track marks and collapsed veins. Wait for the true facts to come out.

Hazel   July 10th, 2009 4:35 am ET

I really miss you a Person more than a personality..You are really my intimate stranger..growing up with me..please rest in peace now..To the world..please do not hurt him him and his family.. Michael, you will always be in my heart..

April M.   July 10th, 2009 5:27 am ET


Your interview with Dr. Arnie Klein had a great deal of information that may explain some of Michael Jackson's unusual changes in appearance and behavior. I have come to expect you to help your audience understand the topics of your interviews on a deeper level. I hope you will help educate your audience on the symptoms of Lupus. Michael Jackson deserves to be understood as a man struggling with a serious condition that would affect his appearance and behavior.

Lupus can be a very serious disease with severe joint pain, rash on body (face, hands and scalp), extreme periods of fatigue, flair-ups during stressful times and damage major organs of the body. Many people with Lupus also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Sleep disturbance and problems with their Pituitary hormones (Thyroid hormones, Cortisol, Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone.) Problems with these hormones can lead to low body weight, anxiety, problems dealing with stress, lack of drive and non-restful sleep. (Non-restful sleep does not allow the body to heal itself from strenuous exercise.)

I would like to know what medication was receiving for his Lupus diagnosis? Treatment can involve INTRAVENIOUS infusions of antioxidant vitamins, steroids, arthritis and powerful pain medications. Drug addiction and doctor shopping is not uncommon in this disease.

Was Michael Jackson really a man with a drug problem because of a serious illness that affected his appearance, made him physically and emotionally frail, caused him severe joint pain when he danced, and kept him from getting normal sleep? Does he really deserve our understanding rather than our condemnation?


knyll   July 10th, 2009 5:32 am ET

the world just can't get enough of MJ. even in his afterlife, he's still famous.

knyll   July 10th, 2009 5:35 am ET

MJ's detractors are making more money now that he is the NEWS. they'd come up silly stories such as being the kids' dad issue, just to sell a story. shame on you, bloodsuckers!!!

Abbey   July 10th, 2009 5:45 am ET

I felt bad for Miko Brando on Larry King tonight. I'm sure he knew how much Michael craved privacy in life and I could see it is probably tearing him up inside to see Michael's life, kids and Michael's death dissected like this.
I was also glad Miko was DIRECTLY able to refute some insane claim that he is Blankets father straight to the reporter who erroneously and recklessly reported it.
I am glad Jim Moret referred to Michael Jackson as "Michael", it helps in these difficult times for all of us to remember this was a real PERSON. Not a characture, not someone who was just a great enterainer, but someone who may have battled some serious addiction problems in life, like many people I KNOW right now are doing.
My best friend is hooked on all kinds of prescription drugs. She almost lost her job over it, she is getting them illegally from people. I once confronted her with it, in fact I threw an entire bottle of various drugs from xanax to percocet, a bottle that had no label on it, down the drain and I told her she needed help and tried to encourage her to seek that help. She left my house and ignored me for months. Her family refuses to admit she has a problem. I have no idea what to do here. She is a wonderful person with a drug problem and I feel helpless.
I also had a sister who stole my insurance card and went from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital using MY NAME to get prescription drugs. My insurance didn't cover the costs and my credit is ruined to this day because of it. I confronted her with it and she hasn't spoken to me in over 15 years.
I pulled my own daughter out of highschool and chose to homeschool her, in part, because SEVERAL of her friends were bringing prescription drugs into her highschool and she told on them. They made her life hell and there was nothing the school would do about the problem.
This is a REAL issue that ALOT of people from all walks of life deal with everyday. That is why it is so important not to just label Michael as a "freak" or some otherworldly character or some drug addicted pampered celebrity...but as a PERSON. A person with a disease that nobody that I know hasn't been touched by in some way. Keep calling him "Michael" may be one way to make his addiction and his battle real and maybe in seeing another PERSON having this disease it might help the rest of us to understand what our roles are in helping the people we love who also face this very real issue.
Good work Jim Moret and Larry King.

Abbey   July 10th, 2009 6:09 am ET

One moe request. Once the autopsy reports are out and I don't doubt some arrests made in this case, I would like to see CNN and Larry's coverage shift a little to what made this poor man turn to drugs. Talk about this man's incredibly difficult life with as much compassion as possible please.....for his kids, family, friends and fans. In that context please talk about him as a man with a DISEASE that many, many others have. Talk about what we loved ones can do to help people we know in our lives who are battling this problem. Give Michael his due, be warm and compassionate to him, not judgmental and cruel (like he was treated too many times in life)....but also make a connection to him and MILLIONS of others who turn to prescription drugs, why they do it, question why these drugs are so readily available. A serious probe needs to be done in the wake of this wonderful man's death and maybe, just maybe changes can be made and people like me will learn how to help our loved ones who are suffering from this disease.
One more thing...while I certainly appreciate him coming out and quashing some rumors that have lingered about Michael's skin disease, there is something fishy about Dr. Klein and I hope he is being CLOSELY investigated.
Thank you again CNN for your fair coverage.

sanja   July 10th, 2009 6:09 am ET

Hello from Croatia;frist you need need need a another host,this one is to rude,second, lawyers please do your job in courthouse not here,and please find another example for drug disease,and Thank You mr. Brando,this is how you need to talk with a rude man,such this host!

Eva Croskery   July 10th, 2009 6:12 am ET

I am watching from Perth WA . Miko Brando should hold his head in shame the so called long time "Friend" of MJ he noticed nothing and yet I would imagine Michaels family didnt see him too much and yet they saw there was something very wrong. Your Father Marlon Brando would be turning in his grave. Obviously Miko is saying nothing as there will be some sort of inquest, it is pathetic and the same goes for "Cuddly" Dr Klein I am appalled that they would get up in front of a TV audience and say they saw nothing. We as viewers could see the decline and YET the Specialists and Doctors saw nothing. The " entourage " again has had the final say. America you need to sort your Snake Oil Doctors out. It is truly disturbing. Best wishes to his children and family, RIP Michael
Kind regards

Jose   July 10th, 2009 6:21 am ET

Larry, enough of Miko Brando already. He's lying through his teeth, he's not adding any value and he's just there to drink your coffee. He keeps sayign its all speculation, and that we should discuss this after th ereports come out, so what's he doing on the show. Enough already!

chathira e.s   July 10th, 2009 6:41 am ET

i really enjoy watching ur show usually, but recently, i think that i'm not even watching CNN.. todays show was all about what could be and would have happend . what is going on? as a person who is suposed to deliver us the facts and discuss futher about them, i think that you have truly let us down. just for a second stop discussing about michael jackson. if you dont have enough facts, dont talk about it! stop bringing in proffesionals to talk about hypothetical situations.. cant we just wait till the police issues an official statement.
i think even michael's closest friend, Miko understood how ridiculous it was to talk about and speculate soo many things.
i want to watch Larrr King, one of the great shows that CNN, a well respected news channel broadcasts... which talks about the facts, the truth and try to see the people behind the story and their point of view.

marlene   July 10th, 2009 8:44 am ET

I understand MJ, feeling for childrens. He is very intelligance.
I want to know if his childrens were ever at his resherals for his come back tour (this is it), I hope they got to see their father perform live. I have been adopted from the age of two and to me , it is not who give your birth, it is who has been there for you throught out your life. Micheal was a good father to his kids, nobody can ever take that away from him. I know what kind of pain them childrens are feeling right now, I been down that road. I also lost my parents, my daughter and now my husband. Leave them kids stay with the only family they know. The Jacksons

Rj   July 10th, 2009 8:58 am ET

I'd like to address the removal of posts. I read all over this page speculation of Miko being the Father of blanket, but my post is removed. I said the same thing–Blanket looks exactly like Miko! Where is free speech? Apparently not on CNN, as LK would rather see Miko drink coffee and make disgusted faces while LYING through his teeth. Maybe Miko should go on Maury. Then the truth will come out. CNN, I'm ashamed of your attempts to quash the truth, or even speculation. Isn't the truth what you want to report?

Rj   July 10th, 2009 9:03 am ET

There we go again...MY POST about Miko is awaiting moderation–it will be taken off soon, I'm sure. Ok, so Miko was Michael's friend, maybe there's even a confidentiality agreement, but it's so obvious that he and Dr, Klien are lying. If Miko can't do any better than that or offer anything substantial into Michael's life or the mystery that's his death, then he should stay home and drink his own coffee...and what's up with his dress? Hey, Miko-look a little like a Brando–show some class. Thanks for removing this one, too, CNN moderators, I just hope LK gets to see it before you do. Larry, I love you–never miss a show, but if anyone can get to the truth–YOU CAN.

Hilda   July 10th, 2009 9:23 am ET

It's really upsetting what LKL is trying to do to Michael Jackson's innocent children. Even if Michael had adopted them, he was their loving dad and the only dad they ever knew and he took very good care of them. Please let these lovely children be.

maureen monk   July 10th, 2009 10:11 am ET

I have just been watching a re-reun of your interview with the dermatologist. It saddened me to hear the question about the children's paternity....does it matter, did it ever matter. To Michael Jackson he was and is those children's beloved father, to those children Michael Jackson was and still is their beloved father. End of.
I loved Michael's music and still do. He was a giant in the entertainment world, a compassionate and kind human being...let's keep telling those children that. Rest in Peace Michael.

Lois   July 10th, 2009 10:13 am ET

Michael lived his life in the spotlght, being JUDGED by everyone on this earth. Now people, not just the media, are judging his family and friends. You cannot make assumptions about his family and/or friends unless you intimately know them or that you directly spoke to them about a certain subject. People need to be aware of slander/defamation laws before making such statements. No wonder Michael became a recluse and turned to drugs.

Linda from New York   July 10th, 2009 10:57 am ET

Michael Jackson suffered from Lupus and Vitiligo. Jim Moret brought up the Vitiligo issue last night, and Miko confirmed it, but I don't understand why the media is not addressed the Lupus issue. I worked with someone who suffered from Lupus; she was on so many medications because she was in constant pain. She passed away in her sleep form cardiac arrrest. The Media definitely needs to stop with their badgering already. He is dead-have some respect and let him rest in peace.

Ellie Kay   July 10th, 2009 12:14 pm ET

The positive comments on this site are all great! But one thing everyone should stop doing is speaking on MJ's behalf. As in, "MJ would have wanted this or not wanted that." This is how people are becoming devisive (conflicting) all over again. He wrote a will. People were mentioned or excluded. He's given enough interviews to put together his comments on various subjects and preferences. If we couldn't listen to MJ while he was living then what gives us the right to speak for him after his death. About the burial: Even though I think Jermaine meant well, I think pushing burial at Neverland is the attempt (or permission) for it to become Graceland. Without even trying to speak for MJ, we can see from LKL's live interview at Neverland, how it is a pristine and pastural setting. It is not Las Vegas. A tourist attraction. A carnival. Before his trial MJ chose the exact opposite of any tourist-type location in the world that he could live. What did he opt for? Beauty, nature, serenity, privacy, inspiration, A reflection perhaps of his essence. After burial, would it stay that way? Or become (again) the very reason MJ left after the trial? An invasion of privacy. And the violation of his home and everything it stood for. Why was Neverland neglected while MJ was living? Did it have good or bad memories for him? Ask yourself, so where would you like to be buried? Amidst good and bad memories? It doesn't take a brain scientist to figure all this stuff out? But it will reflect greedy, self serving people to force the issue. What the family does next will be very telling about their true intentions, their regard and respect for their son, brother and his children. And about the children: Paris' brief moment in the spotlight was perhaps in deference to her own wishes. We can't know that. But why make it an indication of exploitation to come. She made a statement to the world of her unconditional love for the man that no one can refute. What happens to the family now will be quite telling. Ideally the children will be given the time to choose for themselves. However just as MJ grew up in a melting pot of imperfect circumstances he still developed drive and talent and genuis, and so these children will survive as well. It would do the public well to embrace them no matter what, including their dreams and wishes, and to respect their privacy. Most especially to stop putting comments out there that one day they will read and could be hurt by. From the poise and composure already demonstrated in public, and now confirmed by Dr. Arnie Klein's first hand experience with them, they are a wonderful asterisk to a known legacy. It is our responsibility now to continue showing respect to the family, not just during these days of mourning and grief, but to remember a lesson so sadly learned and unfortunately only after MJ's death. Thank you.

Anne   July 10th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

This is directed to Miko – he is a true and loyal friend – I admire his composure with the circus surrounding his long time friend – I wish him the best.

dksd   July 10th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

MJ killed himself – plain and simple. I am a huge fan but lets face it he was in alot of pain. Emotional and Physical (Lupis). I think a person has every right in the world to do what they want with their own body. BUT, I cannot condon someone taking their life when they leave behind parents and young children. That is just wrong and without courage. I feel for Janet and the other family members who tried to get him help – but intervension is hard and must be planned out well – But Janet you did the right thing please find comfort in that. Alot of people saw this coming but the only person who could have stopped it was Michael himself – btw imagaine if pot was legal (like RX drugs) I firmly believe he would have found relief (to sleep and pain) but because this messed up country would rather allow drug companies to kill people with overdoses than legalize a safe HERB.

Carrie   July 10th, 2009 1:14 pm ET

To Ellie Kay: Thank you! My earlier posting was so long, but YOU said everything I feel even better... It was wonderfully sensitive and eloquent.

Charmaine   July 10th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

I did not like the setup of Larry King Live yesterday 7/9/09 whn Larry was out. The sit-in host was so distasteful with his tabloid-like gossipy questions and comments. He is not a true jounalist unlike other CNN host like Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Larry King. Please choose hosts that are eloquent and with taste.
The fact that you put in Carlos Diaz's extra speculation that Mr. Brando is the Dad of Blanket Jackson using a photo is so embarrasing to watch. The fact that he asked Mr. Brando point blank if he is the father as speculated by Carlos Diaz with Carlos Diaz there is horrific to watch.

Please talk about Michael Jackson all you want but leave his kids alone, their identity and who their real parents are. Please don't be a part of this frenzy because you are CNN. There are so many topic about Michael that can be used.

Rebecca   July 10th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

I believe a title befitting for Michael Jackson is not the King of Pop, but simply The King. As Berry Gordy said, the more Michael Jackson is talked about and the scope of what he encompassed, the King of Pop is not a broad or befitting enough title for what he deserves. He is the greatest entertainer that ever lived and no one can top his uniqueness. He was a special soul sent here to Earth, and more than any entertainer, he expressed his love for everyone.

Abbey   July 10th, 2009 1:47 pm ET

For those of you who are posting harsh words against Michael Jackson because of the disease of addiction, please STOP. Too many people are not seeking the help they may need and may even want for fear of criticism and judgement they may receive from others. Your harsh words DO NOT HELP! Addiction is a serious, serious problem that many people are ASHAMED of and that shame is what helps keep this issue in the closet and stops people from seeking HELP for the disease. PLEASE think before you post.

Jerri Brissette   July 10th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

I feel very sad for Michael Jackson's family, especially his mother. I can't imagine losing a child. I have even tried to feel some compassion for Joe Jackson, but let's face it. Joe Jackson is an idiot! I have never once heard him mention the loss of his son, only the loss of a great superstar. Now here he is talking about Michael's children having a future in the entertainment world. From the way MJ sheltered his children from the public eye, Isn't it obvious that he wanted his children to have the childhood he never did. Time enough when they are older to decide themselves if they have any interest in performing. Mrs. Jackson should have custody of those children, but not co-custody with Joe Jackson. We all know he should have no hand in raising those children, and I hope his family feels the same. I think Michael would be horrified if his father should have custody of his beloved children. That man needs to be tethered! Maybe, if he has it in him, he could try a new role; the doting grandfather. Leave the upbringing to those who won't terrify them.

Pren   July 10th, 2009 3:52 pm ET

CNN and LKL should leave those children alone!. This is exactly why Michael protected them the way he did – from these evil vultures called the media. It thought you guys were about journalism not speculation.
I stress again, LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF THIS!.

Isabel   July 10th, 2009 5:35 pm ET

From the bottom of my heart more than anything I believe Michael's name should be cleared once for the sake of redemption, and furthermore, everything be brought to light of how the media has been out to destroy him. Didn't his brother say at his memorial, "Maybe now they'll leave you alone, Michael" ? Michael should not go down in history as a possible pedophile if he is innocent. We owe him more than that.

All the work he did with charities and organizations should be brought to the world's attention so once and for all everyone can see what this man's true legacy was about. The MILLIONS he individually and collectively raised has gone unnoticed, and the children he helped, as he once said myself how the media doesn't report any of the good things, just the negative. I think there is a huge spiritual lesson in all of this for us to learn.

#1, is what a savage beast the media is and what destructive damage than can do to destroy lives in the name of lies and deceit parading as TRUTH.

Let the truth prevail, and Michael remembers for what he truly was: one of the most endearing, king and loving people to have ever lived.

Sandi in Oregon   July 10th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

I, probably like a million other people the world over, watched in disbelief, when across the screen read "Michael Jackson Dead at 50" It wasn't until the memorial that I cried as if I lost a family member, I followed clear back to the Jackson 5 days! While I understand people feel the need to know "how" he died, it's sad that everything in his life is put up on the screen, for all of us to re-live? he was found "Not Guilty" doesn't that mean anything? I never ever thought that he was ever guilty to begin with, but......I just feel WE ALL should let him rest in peace now! our prayers go out to his family and most of all his kids, Notice I said "HIS" kids. thank you. Sandi in Oregon

mary   July 10th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

I have a few comments re. the above subject matter. First, if the family has any knowledge of MJ's past drug abuse, I believe they should come forward with this info., if for no other reason, but to prevent this type of abuse in the future. Second, I applaude Mr. Brando's fierce objection to all of the speculation re. MJ's death. Let the facts speak for themselves, the media has already destroyed one human life, what's next, the children. Thirdly, if you have never experienced chronic pain (ie lupus), then consider yourself lucky. Lupus is a painful deteriotation of your immune system. Let he that is without some sort of an addiction (which I would guess is about 0%), ease up on the judgement calls, and remember that we have lost a true humanaterian, no matter his faults. Lastly, what one person might consider weird, is quite normal for another person. I never found MJ to be weird, I found him to be quite innovative, he certainly kept us all guessing what his next move would be. BRAVO Michael...May you finally find peace in your life. I pray that your children grow up to be as remarkable a person as you were.

Gerda   July 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Nothing matters anymore. Michael is already dead.
His children are his children. Nothing else matters.
I love him also very much and it is forever. Nothing else matters.
I would have liked to being in the postion to help him. But I live here in Curacao, a isalndin the Carribean. This also does not matters anymore.
Please let him rest in peace. Forgive him anything. He was an human being like ourselfes. We will be remembering him and the good things of him forever!

Michael rest in peace.

Jean Bush   July 10th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Gerda: if nothing else matters, why are you wasting space with your maudlin and ridiculous post? You can remember him forever; I have better things to do.

Ann   July 10th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I am so disappointed in the media reporting such lies about MJ. Especially negative/damaging information. STOP the lies. Let MJ R.I.P!! We love u MJ!! Shame on u media!! I believe in the U.S. Constitution, innocent until proven guilty.

alicia   July 11th, 2009 2:10 am ET

dispointed in the media to report MJ's private stories.ture his gone, but it is the right thing to do to dig up his private life. everyone have live in a double life, one side is bright and the other side is dark. we all try to cover our dark side. we all trying to see the bright side more than the dark. just like Mj. he is trying so hard to live on. he is strong, but with all the discusting media report it hurt him alot. i cry alot when i watch his interview, he is suffering from pain, people are pushing his against the cliff, he tried to hold on, he did for along time, and somehow, something cause him to fall, so deep that we cannot save him. my opinion to this case is definetly a murder. to me i don't care what is the cause, i only hope and i believe that what all his fans hope, is that person will pay the price.

Valerie Cornell   July 11th, 2009 9:33 am ET

It is everywhere we turn about Michael Jackson, It is truly sad beyond sad of his death. What is really making me upset is people are coming out out the woodwork about his addict to drugs and all the people that was helping him get them.

Everyone that was helping him and knew the knowledge of the drugs should all be fined 250 thousand dollar. money should go to addiction rehab.

The doctor that was there should lose his licence and go to jail. and one with medical background knows you dont try CPR on a bed. I would not want a doctor with his lack of knowledge working on me.

This is awake up call spiritualy and of the use of drugs.
The thief comes to steal kill and destroy. Think about it. Put this is a all in spiritual realm.

Angela   July 11th, 2009 10:06 am ET

Well, I was informed by watching MJ on MSNBC "Living with Michael Jackson". I watched the interview back some 5-6 years ago but now with him passing it was sad but informative. How much we did not remember back when that interview was produced. I believe that MJ said he used his own sperm to make them babies. Blanket's mom is black, according to him, and they do have a contractual agreement so with that in mind we may never know who she is but he did say he was involved with her but to what extent? Boy I miss him so deeply.

Angela   July 11th, 2009 10:13 am ET

The special I was refrring to in my last thread was aired on MSNBC July 10th. It was called "LIving with Michael Jackson". It was the interview that Martin did with him some 5-6 years ago. But with everything going on now it was interesting to how he answered questions that are now on the table, so to speak. I want EVERYONE to remember that MJ was a PERSON first, just like you and I. That is what we need to focus on. None of this would be going on if he did not have a celebrity status. MJ was a PERSON, not a freak of nature. Al Sharpton said it best when he was at the memorial. "Your daddy (referring to his kids) was not weird, it was weird what your daddy had to put up with". And that is the GOSPEL TRUTH!

mary   July 11th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

You are certainly obsessed with Michael Jackson's death!!

What about Ed McMahon, who served this country in two wars,
and Farrah Fawcett?

They haven't even gotten honorable mention??

Enough. already, with Michael!!!

Juan   July 11th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Does the news media know that there are people out here that have had enough of Michael Jackson coverage? Let's move on!

Ruth   July 11th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

I hope you can find some love in your heart Jean. It must be very hard to have so much anger.

Michael was not just an entertainer he gave so much money for famine relief, HIV, and charities the world over and is still doing it through the trust in his will.

Maybe you should not judge people unless you have walked a mile in their shoes and remember prescription drug addiction is not just confined to the stars, if you look around you may find it is actually very close to your own home.

Smile ;>)

E   July 11th, 2009 6:52 pm ET

Does it matter if Michael is the kids biological father or not? He loved those kids. Why are we even talking about this now? The news should focus on the investigation not some stupid thing like this.

M. Wright   July 12th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

I wrote a commit on here yesterday and I see today it has gone. What happened to it?
I .

Jean Bush   July 13th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

All of you Michael Jackson worshippers out there need to understand that this singer was an Illuminati mind-controlled slave and was abused ever since his childhood. That's how he became rich. Reread my post. These Elites control the media, newspapers, movies and which singers and actors become stars. Google Illuminati and mind-control. You will pull up tons of information. Read Brice Taylor's book, "Thanks for the Memories" where she details her life an Illuminati sex slave and whose personal handler was Bob Hope. Wake up, sheep!!

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