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July 21, 2009

From last night's LKL – was there foul play in MJ death?

Posted: 11:46 AM ET
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Lori   July 21st, 2009 12:10 pm ET

I certainly think that a lot of suspicious and troubling things happened surrounding MJ's death. I hope that there will eventually be answers and some clarity. If it is shown that MJ died from diprivan misuse and/or medical neglect then there certainly should be criminal charges against the doctor administering the drug, and everyone who looked the other way to get that drug into MJ for an off label use in an innappropriate setting.

I think that main reason that there is so much char about MJ's death is because of all these strange circumstances. There are just way to many unanswered questions and conflicting reports. I suspect that the truth is somewhere in the middle, and hopefully, everything that needs to be done to obtain the answers will occur.

And yes, the government also needs to do something to curtail the abuse of prescription medications and diprivan.

Again my thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson family. They have suffered the greatest loss. Hopefully getting answers will ease their pain. AEG need to be transparent with the family and provide copies of MJ's contract and the IME performed by the doctor for the insuance company.


Lisa   July 21st, 2009 12:15 pm ET

Joe is not telling the truth about his attempts to help MJ. Jermaine told the world that MJ and the kids were at the 60th anniversary party and on the family trip to Africa. Both events happened in the past 12 months. Why didn't he (and the Jackson family) intervene then? He had MJ alone.


Mary   July 21st, 2009 12:21 pm ET

I believe AEG did push Michael. Look he was 50 years old that 50 concerts is to much for anyone to do. Didn't Michael Himself before he left the studio at night say..... that i think i could do this..... or .... I know I can do this. Michael himself was questioning it. I'm sure Michael was Worrying about it.. Look at his speech when he said that he will sing some of this songs to his fans that want to hear, he shrugged his shoulders.. he wasn't sure on something... His fans was a big deal to Michael he wanted to please us.


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 12:23 pm ET

I agree w Lori, well stated.


Enny   July 21st, 2009 12:23 pm ET

I love your show Larry but am totally appalled with you interview with Mr. Joe Jackson. This is all about money to him and he really doesn't answer the questions. What is it with men? This man is a control freak and you, the media fuel his fire. Shame on you.

He will continue to blame his wife and she will continue to allow him. Very Very Sad


Dana   July 21st, 2009 12:24 pm ET

Is the police dept going to look into the alligations that Mr. Rowe spoke about on Larry king Live last Night. I hope the police will Question AEG about that. I know Michael said he could only do 10 shows not 50.


carol   July 21st, 2009 12:27 pm ET

Several comments abouts last nite interview with Joe Jackson & the friend of Debbie Rowe.

Firstly, is there a legitimate interviewer on TV with less class then Larry King?...answer no. Your seriously inappropriate questions to the 79 yr old Mr Jackson were disgraceful. "Did you see the body?" 'How did you feel about being left out of the will?" "What about Michael's drug use, plastic surgery?".

The public knows Joe Jackson didn't beat Michael, but whipped him (his words on another interview show) He was an abusive father who scarred his children for life. That is already well documented.

I hope Larry, should you ever lose a child, 3 weeks later someone won't bombard you with tasteless questions about "how you feel.".

Lastly "the friend". You already asked Dr Klein whether Michael had sex with Debbie, last nite you asked again. I wish both guests after hearing that question would have stood up & walked out on you Live on the air. If you are so interested in the children's father why have you not questioned it before. I mean you have had between 7(youngest to oldest child) & 12 yrs. As an interviewer you make the National Inquirer & Jerry Springer look like class acts.

Tell me Larry does your wife have sex with you? I can't imagine how she could. I guess some women will do anything for money.

Lastly, 'the friends' own plastic surgery. Now that is a horror show. Where do these people in LA find these Dr. It makes you wonder are there any qualified cosmetic surgeons in California?


Lisa   July 21st, 2009 12:28 pm ET

We will probably never know. But I think that the people Joe Jackson surround him self with should be carefully selected. They could cause more harm than good.

Michael Jackson is dead and will never need his money again, no matter they are in pund notes or dollars. The children will grow up and eventually earn their own money as all people have to. Most important is that the kids and the family can heal and cope and move on.

All I hope is that they can keep Neverland for the childrens sake, both for the memory of what their father created and for it is such a beautiful place to have in a family. For the rest, money comes and go and the only money you can count on is the money your earned your self.


Dana   July 21st, 2009 12:28 pm ET

Lori I agree with you one moment he is on stage rehersing for his shows, and looked pretty and 12 hours later hes gone. I don't believe he would have taken any type of drug knowing is was going on tour, and especially after hiring Lou Ferringno to help him get into shape. Mr. Ferringno would have known if he were taking any type of drug.


Fed Up   July 21st, 2009 12:31 pm ET

Geez, Quit making excuses for Michael Jackson. He was an addict and did whatever it took to get his drugs. It caught up with him and he is dead. You can blame the doctors for enabling him, but ultimately blame needs to be put where it is earned. What is with this world where nobody is responsible for their actions any more?? It's always somebody elses fault.


Jasmine   July 21st, 2009 12:33 pm ET

I think alot of strange activity went on in MJ's house the day he died. I also want to say that Leonard Rowe got on my last nerve last night. He repeating the same words over and over again. I sreamed at the Tv "We heard you the first time"


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 12:34 pm ET

MJ could not possibly have been using Diprivan to sleep on his own. It would just be impossible. Mr. Rowe makes a good point. He might have just restarted this behavior with the Dr being brought into the picture.
Do I remeber hearing something in the recent past about that Dr klein staying over there at nights before Dr Murray came on?


Lauren   July 21st, 2009 12:39 pm ET

I did not like Larry the way you conducted the interview of Joe Jackson and Leonard Rowe yesterday. (so many of my friends and colleagues). You were constantly interrupting them both and it was obvious that you do not like Joe Jackson and want to portray him in a "negative light", as a bad father who doesn't care about his son, I thought it was very wrong and disrespectful.

Aren't you suppose to be fair and impartial and show less emotions and more professionalism?

I hope you'll post my comment, everybody in this great country is entitled to the opinion.


Gloria   July 21st, 2009 12:40 pm ET

Still, some facts don't add up: Why did it take 30 minutyes for Dr. Murray to call 911? (I can see 5 minutes, but a half an hour???? of doing CPR on a bed and not calling out for HELP) I heard that MJ collapsed about 11:30 am, by the time 911 was called he was not breathing; whey did it take another hour to "call it".... Why didn't the Dr. have a portable defibrilizer to shock the heart? They had all kinds of other medical supplies????Where did MJ really collapse; I heard that Prince Michael saw MJ collapse in the living room and thought he was "clowning around".... then I heard it was in his bedroom, then I heard MJ walked across the hall to the Dr.'s bedroom and collapsed.
Is there an in-house security system? Did all the rooms have cameras? Is this a fact or fabrication? If it's a fact, where are the missing security tapes?


Dana   July 21st, 2009 12:42 pm ET

Larry,
I do not want to see the quak Dr. (iam ashamed to have to call him that) Klein ever again. I think he and Debbie Rowe are in on a scheme together to extort money from Michael and the Jacksons. He will get his big payoff if His girlfriend Debbie gets it. And the world knows that s what Debbie is waiting for. 40% and i believe they will do anything to get it, she suddenly says she will be happy to raise all 3 children ... of course she doesn't want anyone to get that but her. some twisted way she feels she is entitled to that money, I have never seen Greed before until i have seen these 2 people.


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 12:48 pm ET

Gloria,
many good points all of which have said myself before. Could it be possible that Dr Murray was working with AEG to make sure that tehy would make money with concerts or without if they didnt think MJ could or would do them?????


Mary   July 21st, 2009 12:52 pm ET

This show with Joe Jackson was ridiculous. He looks and acts like a pimp. Sounds like the rest of the Jackson family has pushed this greedy guy aside (gee I wonder why?) Michael left him out of the will for a good reason, and everyone should abide by the will.

Leonard Rowe, if he has been a close friend of Michael's for so long, should know that MJ had a habit of firing people and then rehiring them, including the nanny to his children. He should not be so full of sour grapes and blame AEG.

AEG had a contract with Michael, and MJ was a grown man. No one forced him to sign the contract, but he needed backers to do a come-back concert, and MJ was strapped for cash. The agreement was for 31 concerts with an option to do 50. The more concerts there were, the more money Michael would make. Again, Michael was strapped for cash and would have made $1 Million per show. I'm sure there were times when Michael wondered if he had the stamina to do the 50 concerts, but AEG had agreed to space them out over a longer period of time. I believe he did 135 shows worldwide with one of his tours, I can't remember which one, but I think it was the Bad concert series.

I loved Michaels music and to me he was the greatest entertainer there ever was. I will miss him, and my heart goes out to his family and children. I will be glad when the toxicology report comes back so all this heresay will be laid to rest. In my mind, I think it was probably an accidental over-dose, as was the case with Danny Gans in Las Vegas recently (another entertainer who took pain pills and suffered from insomnia).

RIP Michael, from a forever fan.


Katielynn, CT   July 21st, 2009 12:56 pm ET

MJ – One must wonder what pain was so deep that a coma was a better alternative.


Chelsea   July 21st, 2009 1:00 pm ET

No one can replace The King of Pop!


Bastiah   July 21st, 2009 1:00 pm ET

Before I watch your live show after MJ's death, I thought you are jerk. Sorry about it. However, I now find you to be a down-to-earth person with an interesting personality. I would like you to ask Jermaine J. whether MJ was a Muslim and events that lead to his conversion. Thank you.


kim   July 21st, 2009 1:01 pm ET

Joe Jackson is such a pimp.He insulted Larry King, lied thru his teeth and had to consult with the other idiot for pertanant details about his own son. I realize it was a good internview to get, but really...............


Jennifer   July 21st, 2009 1:02 pm ET

Yes, I think there was foul play. I think the doctor panicked and left Michael to die. Michael couldn't have injected Diprivan to himself. I think the doctor should be investigated.


d and c   July 21st, 2009 1:02 pm ET

God Bless you Larry King. May the Lord above comfort the family, fans, friends and everyone who knew MJ. Thanks to Joe and Katherine for bringing such a loving, generous, kind and heartfelt son and father into the world. Thank you MJ for the love for your children, family, friends, fans, and pets. For all who know or saw the 3 children at the memorial, may the poem below be read to the children or a child somewhere so they can find some peace and comfort in the loss of their loveone. Again God Bless Everyone:

This poem was written after a friend lost her pet Ginger who was 17yrs, who we all loved and the poem helped to give us comfort because it came from our hearts. We love our pets and wish everyone could find something to help in the loss of a parent, child , relative or a pet or just someone or something that has touched their lives. Prayers for everyone in this struggle for another day in todays economy. God be with everyone.

Now the Poem:

DEAR MOM,

I GOT YOUR LETTER TO HEAVEN, SO QUICK IT DID COME
YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THIS PLACE, THERE'S PLENTY ROOM TO RUN

THE LORD SAID COME ON IN, YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE LUCK
AROUND ONE ROAD AND UP THE HILL, THERE STOOD MY OLD FRIEND "CHUCK"

HE SAID "I MISSED YOU GINGER", NOW YOU WILL NOT ROAME
HE HOWLED AND BARKED AND AND WAGGED HIS TAIL AND SAID "WELCOME HOME"

WE TALKED FOR A GOOD LONG WHILE, AND THEN RAN WITH A STICK
AROUND THE CURVE AND OVER THE BEND, WE RESTED HE GAVE ME A LICK

I TOLD HIM ABOUT MY FRIENDS DOWN THERE AND THE LETTER I GOT FROM YOU
YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, THERE STOOD MY FRIEND "DUTCH 2"

I WAS SURPRISED SHE REMEMBERED, WE DID HAVE SO MUCH FUN
AND THEN AROUND THE CORNER AND DOWN THE HILL, THERE STOOD "DUTCH 1"

EVERYBODY IS SMILING MOM, I SHARED YOUR LETTER WITH THEM ALL
AS YOU WROTE IN YOUR LETTER, "SWEET MEMORIES YOU RECALL"

YOU FED ME EIGHT AND SIX, I NEVER HAD TO WAIT
NOW MOM YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT IS BEYONE THIS GATE!

MY FUR IS SHINING NOW, I DON'T EVEN NEED A COMB
AND YES I LOOKED AROUND AND FOUND YOUR PRESENT "A BONE"

I SAID I KNOW THAT'S MINE, MY NAME WAS PRINTED YOU SEE
IT SAID "TO GINGER", IT WAS SO SOFT AND TENDER, YOU JUST WOULDN'T BELIEVE!

I GAVE SOME OF IT TO MY FRIENDS, I KNEW YOU WOULDN'T MIND
AND YES I'VE NEVER FORGOTTEN, YOU ALWAYS TOOK THE TIME!

YOU HAVE A SMILE ON YOU FACE, I KNOW I CAN SEE
TELL MY FRIENDS NEXT DOOR, WHEN ITS TIME WE'LL WELCOME "DUTCH 3"

TELL HER MOMMY AND DADDY NOT TO WORRY, AND TRY NOT TO BE SAD
BECAUSE WHEN "DUTCH 3" GETS HERE, THEY TOO WILL BE GLAD!

THE FLOWERS ARE PRETTY HERE, THEY GLOW EVER SO BRIGHT
I KNOW YOU PLANTED SOMETHING FOR ME TO SMELL AT NIGHT

BUT GUESS WHAT MOM? NO DARKNESS IS THERE HERE!
ONLY SMILES, WAGGING TAILS AND WE NEVER DROP A TEAR!

AREN'T YOU PROUD OF ME MOM, MY RACE HAS BEEN WON
NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO IS HAVE ALL THIS FUN!

KEEP MY PICTURE CLOSE YOU KNOW, WE'LL NEVER BE APART!
AND YES ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW ,YOU HAVE A GREAT BIG HEART!

UP HERE IN HEAVEN MOM, THE SKY IS BRIGHT AND BLUE
TELL EVERYONE HELLO FOR ME EVEN THE SHELTER PETS TOO

I'LL CLOSE FOR NOW, I MUST GET THIS IN THE MAIL
AND WHEN YOU SEE A STAR, JUST REMEMBER "I'M WAGGING MY TAIL"

WE'RE ALL GOING TO RUN NOW THROUGH THESE STREETS OF SOLID GOLD
AND YES THE WINTER IS DIFFERENT HERE, IT NEVER DOES GET COLD!

JESUS WARMS US WITH HIS EVER SO LASTING LOVE
I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN MOM, WHEN JESUS WELCOMES YOU ABOVE!

LOVE ALWAYS, YOUR GINGER


Julie   July 21st, 2009 1:05 pm ET

Joe Jackson very unemotional during the interview, and also very easily agitated. He evades answering most of the questions, and when he does, he doesn't make any sense. He really doesn't seem to have a clue what is going on, and I am starting to think if his family has alienated him, and don't speak to him anymore.


Katielynn, CT   July 21st, 2009 1:19 pm ET

If Michael collapsed doesn't that indicate he was walking and fell therefore wasn't on a diprovan drip?


Mary   July 21st, 2009 1:25 pm ET

Look People. Michael was Joe Son..Of course he misses him...
To me no matter what Michael, the Jackson's say the Media and some people only want to hear what they want to hear... It goes in one ear and out the other...
Everyone was so hung up on Michael's Whiting of the Skin, you probably didn't know what new song he was coming out with next...
Plus the ones accusing him of Child molesting... no matter what Michael said. People wanted to believe what they wanted to believe...
I always believed Michael..I think the same as Michael did with a pure heart.
Blame the Two people and the LA PD for his Stress. In life... Michael was in so much Pain from which the World Cause him. That he probably didn't know that the world was that cruel.
Still today They are saying Michael was a Drug user... He would of never would of been able to Preform or white songs the way he did. to me that is not a Drug user.
To all people on pain killer.. all you are Drug User.


Julie   July 21st, 2009 1:28 pm ET

Mary, get a spell check!


Sarah   July 21st, 2009 1:28 pm ET

Michael Jackson's death is definitely suspicious. There are many circumstances surrounding it and many speculations of how he died and the only way we will surely know is when the autopsy comes out. As for the interview, oh my god, Joe didn't make any sense! He kept stuttering and to almost everything he said, "I don't know." I mean, he's Michael's father! He should know almost everything and even if the family didn't want him to know, if he really cared, he could of made more of an effort.


Noel   July 21st, 2009 1:30 pm ET

I have to say that I have never laughed as hard as I did last night when Joe Jackson was on. Please bring him back again but not with that con man Rowe who was trying to speak for Joe and seems very self-serving.

I don't think Joe is as off-center as some do. He is mourning the loss of his son in the manner in which most people of his generation would, in a stoic way, although if you watched closely in various interviews you could see his pain.

He is also pretty adept at running circles around interviewers when they ask questions he doesn't want to answer. He feigns ignorance or acts as if he didn't hear the question. Typical old school trick.

I don't know if it was foul play but there was definitely something hinky about that Dr. and his behavior.

Interview Joe Jackson again!


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 1:33 pm ET

katielynn,

i have heard and wondered the same things. no , if he was on a Diprovan drip at the time, he sure would not have been up walking around. So, it is important to know where he was when this happened. as someone mentioned above there are three different stories circulating. Nobody seems to have these answers though and they are not even asking the questions as far as I can tell. Mabey Jackson family needs Private Investigator to get some of these answers.


Mary   July 21st, 2009 1:33 pm ET

Look People. Michael was Joe Son..Of course he misses him…
To me no matter what Michael, the Jackson’s say the Media and some people only want to hear what they want to hear… It goes in one ear and out the other…
Everyone was so hung up on Michael’s Whiting of the Skin, you probably didn’t know what new song he was coming out with next…
Plus the ones accusing him of Child molesting… no matter what Michael said. People wanted to believe what they wanted to believe…
I always believed Michael..I think the same as Michael did with a pure heart.
Blame the Two people and the LA PD for his Stress. In life… Michael was in so much Pain from which the World Cause him. That he probably didn’t know that the world was that cruel.
Still today They are saying Michael was a Drug user… He would of never would of been able to Preform or write songs the way he did. to me that is not a Drug user.
To all people on pain killer.. all you are Drug User.


Honorine   July 21st, 2009 1:37 pm ET

The interview didn't reveal as much as we anticipated but don't expect Joe to tell you where MJ's body is even if he knows. Some precaution and privacy are vital here. I was not surprised at all Joe refused to get down deep into some issues.

Talking about foul play? I am 100% positive that it played a major hand in MJ's dead. All the last minute activities surrounding MJ's dead predict that. Who knows what has been going on for the past 10 years?

50 shows for a 50yr old man(plus, refusing anything short of that), CPR on the bed, more than 30 mins CPR(on the bed) before attemptimg to get somebody else to call 911 coz apparently the Dr doesn't know the street name(which doesn't even make any sense to me), disappearing for three days, astrange 911 call which seems like a conversation and doesn't even indicate any tone of urgency or immergency(coz they probably knew he was dead already),........? Now this is just what i know, what about those underground things we have no clue of? And u think there is no foul play? Very hard to believe.

Now that i know for a fact that Joe was blocked by body guards(from the horses' mouth), i certainly smell smoke in the air, we need to find that fireplace. I can't wait to see that flock of fish in the net. LAPD,DEA, keep on searching. u'll find it. U'll find it. Yes u will.


Mary   July 21st, 2009 1:39 pm ET

Look People. Michael was Joe Son..Of course he misses him…
To me no matter what Michael, the Jackson’s say the Media and some people only want to hear what they want to hear… It goes in one ear and out the other…
Everyone was so hung up on Michael’s Whitening of the Skin, you probably didn’t know what new song he was coming out with next…
Plus the ones accusing him of Child molesting… no matter what Michael said. People wanted to believe what they wanted to believe…
I always believed Michael..I think the same as Michael did with a pure heart.
Blame the Two people and the LA PD for his Stress. In life… Michael was in so much Pain from which the World Cause him. That he probably didn’t know that the world was that cruel.
Still today They are saying Michael was a Drug user… He would of never would of been able to Preform or write songs the way he did. to me that is not a Drug user.
To all people on pain killer.. all you are Drug User.

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Bridgette   July 21st, 2009 1:48 pm ET

I think that we should all stop speculating. The truth will come out in the toxicology report. Although I'm a little worried about it being tainted because it will take two more weeks. When has that ever happened?
Leave Joe alone about his children and grand children.
Stop all the questions about who fathered Michaels children it doesn't matter. Legally they were his. He didn't snatch them from their parents like Madonna did. If there is finding that Michael had infact had taken Diprivan, The doctor, the bodyguards, AEG should be charged with manslaughter or accessory to manslaughter.
AEG and the company that sponsored Michael would not shell out millions without knowledge of his condition.


michele canada   July 21st, 2009 1:54 pm ET

CAROL

"Tell me Larry does your wife have sex with you? I can’t imagine how she could. I guess some women will do anything for money."

BRAVO BRAVO...YOU DESERVE A STANDING OVATION FOR THAT


Honorine   July 21st, 2009 1:54 pm ET

As for Rowe, even though he had a hard time choosing his words last night and figuring out what to say which will look appropriate, i definitely got his point. From the little i got and his prove of documentation(which was confirmed by Larry), i strongly believe he was being truthful. He must have been angry that he was fired but more angry for the reason he was fired(for not being an AEG "collaborate"). I could see some rage there. But he made it clear, MJ's entourage at the time kept anyone who was a threat to their goal far far away from MJ. I'm just so mad they pulled it off so well that MJ really passed.


Mary   July 21st, 2009 1:57 pm ET

I wonder what your viewers think of Joseph Jackson, a man who has his kids call him Joseph instead of dad?


Dale   July 21st, 2009 2:02 pm ET

ENOUGH ALREADY! Is this the Michael Jackson show? He is dead. Lets not rewrite history. World news is happening. Florida couple is murdered, Walter Cronkite Died, a US soldier is a hostage, lets get real. Can we get back to LARRY KING?!?!@


michele canada   July 21st, 2009 2:08 pm ET

Lisa

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY SAID IF YOU TRIED TO HELP mICHAEL ...HE WOULD JUST SIMPLY SHUT YOU OUT OF HIS LIFE....AND THEY WOULDN'T HEAR FROM HIM FOR MONTHS...THE FAMILY KNEW THIS...SO RATHER BE SHUT OUT....THEY KEPT QUIET TO WATCH HIM AND MONITOR HIM AND BE CLOSER TO HIM


Denzel Bird   July 21st, 2009 2:11 pm ET

After seeing Joe Jackson on Larry King, I know for sure now that he is A CREEP!! What a father! The more you seen or hear him, the more you understand why Michael was so WEIRD!
Let's be honest, I loved the Jackson Fives and Michael & Janet, but it seems that they all are F..ked up! Excuse me for saying that.
When is one Jackson going to speak and say something that makes sense?


carmi   July 21st, 2009 2:12 pm ET

i watch the interview to father of michael jackson and im just wondering how mr joe jackson talk i feel that he is just making words just to say something in a public. i dont feel the sincerity from him.


mm   July 21st, 2009 2:13 pm ET

Aeg, what did you have at stake? You had Micheal Jackson. He could have posed naked for you and made millions. So, what could you have to lose?


michele canada   July 21st, 2009 2:15 pm ET

MARY...

BELIEVE IT OR NOT MY GRANDMOTHERS 7 KIDS ALL CALL HER MARIE AND NOT MOM....DOES THAT MEAN THEY DON'T LOVE HER....AND MY AUNTS AND UNCLES WOULD ROLL OVER THE GRAVE FOR GRANDMA....IT DOESN'T BOTHER GRANDMA....CAUSE THERE IS ENOUGH LOVE FROM ALL 7 KIDS..MIND YOU ALL 26 OF GRANDCHILDREN CALL HER GRANDMA...


pegasus   July 21st, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Hey everyone. Answer this question if any of you can: Who was the person that made the 911 call from MJ's house? It wasn't Dr. Murray because you could hear him in the background answering the caller's question. That is very puzzling to me to this day because the media hasn't focused on the identity of the caller and nothing has been said about it. It was reported that no one was in MJ's house when he died except for the doctor. Well, that can't be true because you had another person who made the phone call while the doctor was trying to revive MJ. But who was he? And where were the staff members? This is very strange indeed.


Mary   July 21st, 2009 2:21 pm ET

I am a nurse, and I am a fan of Michael Jackson. I am 5 years older than Michael was, so his music was always a part of my life. I feel as if someone in my family died . I'm not sure about Joseph, but in the time he grew up parents spanked their kids, so that's the way he was raised, and it's the way he raised his kids. If I had as many boys as him I guess you would have to do something to keep them straight. He may have carried it to far at times, but in his mind I think he believes he did the best he could by his kids, and who are we to judge. I think Michael was old enough to take responsibility for his own actions, and he was warned of the danger of the drugs he was taking. I think its not ethical if the doctor gave him diprovan to sleep, and he should be held responsible for this If he did it, and I believe he did. I think Michael thought he would be safe if he had a DR. to monitor him, but he was wrong ! I hope if anyone else is doing this they stop. I miss MJ, but I'm glad we will always have his music .I've been watching old interviews with MJ off utube. It seems to help me. sad fan


janet koe   July 21st, 2009 2:38 pm ET

Larry, Is it possible to charge all the doctors that wrote a prescription for drugs to Michael Jackson. Even if he was double Doctoring, in most cases it only takes one Doctor to over prescription medication. It appears that the Doctors will be using the defense" I did know he was seeing other Doctors", which should not be a defense in this or any other case,If a Doctor spends time with a patient ,he should be not only able to properly assess the patients needs but also their behavior. And r do the proper blood to ensure he is not over medicating himself. Medication should only be percribed on a need bases , not if the patient is dictating what they want to a Doctor.


Terrie   July 21st, 2009 2:40 pm ET

First of all, I think Larry asked very appropriate questions to Joe Jackson in that even though he is MJ's father I am convinced he is not suffering over this son's death at all. Joe Jackson is a cold, heartless man with one and only one agenda.....what's in it for him. There was a reason why he couldn't see MJ and it's because MJ didn't want to see him and for good reason. As far as Debbie Rowe's so called friend, what's with that?


Princesse   July 21st, 2009 2:45 pm ET

The doctor was careless and so was Michael.

But you know what? Our lives are temporary on this earth. Death will come to us in time. And it was Michael's time. We are just human beings and when we go beyond moderation, it will hurt us in one way or the other. Michael was not alone in terms of drug use. Even ordinary people are attracted to its availability. It was his time to rest in peace.

I am just so happy that before death came to him, he contributed a lot of beautiful things to the world. His humanitarian participation and contribution should be recognized aside from his music and art.

Whatever his relationship was with his father, he loved him. But he did learn from Joseph. He learned to raise his children the opposite way his father raised them.

Lastly, Michael was a polite, courteous and respectful person. He had left this legacy to his kids.


Val-Greece   July 21st, 2009 2:58 pm ET

I do believe that was foul play,
Michael sure had around him people who didn`t really try to help him,exept pushing him to this fatal ending.
The reson?
Obviouse!!!!!
Michael was a Man with weeknesses..Not one,but other people involved took advantage of that.


ArdyB   July 21st, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Larry, kudos to you on your interview last night. I was in awe of your skills in maintaining your decorum during this bozo's ramblings. Joe Jackson has some serious problems. Your professionalism shined – how you didn't fall on the floor laughing is beyond me. As I wanted you to – and knew you would – you kept his feet to the fire, didn't take any of his BS.


candytoenails   July 21st, 2009 3:09 pm ET

I think people enjoy hearing negative comments about Joe Jackson so they continue to repeat gossip. Most of it they know is not true but they couldn't care less.


Maria Ramirez   July 21st, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Hello Larry, love your show! Can you please mention during your show why nothing is said if private planes are monitored for prescribed medications being brought in from out of the country? I feel that there should be a system (if there is not one right now) where prescribed medications are registered before they board the planes. I really think that this would help a lot in situations such as Michael Jackson's. The name of the doctor, patient, type of medication, dosage, and how many times it has being brought in to the United States by the same airplane and or patient. This would stop the abuse by famous people.
Also, are there any future plans on doing a show with some or all of the Jackson brothers and sisters? That would be a great show.


Anuja CA   July 21st, 2009 3:17 pm ET

Larry could you PLEASE stop this MJ story? Yesterday the world celebrated 40 years on the month and all you could do was talk about MJ and his death. Let him rest in peace. Even the people are fed up of that coverage every other day. It is time we move on and show better and bigger things happening in the world.

I hope you will bring about a change on your show from trash & gossip to something bigger and better.

Thank you.


Tess   July 21st, 2009 3:21 pm ET

I very much agree with Lori, Dana, Carol, Lauren, Mary and everyone that writes with open minds. The others are just wasting time and energy by judging Joe Jackson. First, Let's thank Joe for Michael. I don't think that he's a bad father. He made his sons famous and sucessful. Michael would have been fine if not for the false charges against him to make $$$. He would have made more music and concerts instead of accusations for $$ and humilations. I felt humiliated when this happened to Michael. He was treated worst than a dog. Glad that he survived that but he was hurting insie and had to move to Baharain to get comfort and peace. Some of his countrymen drown him in a pile of S. But he forgave and wanted to perform again. He was just getting started to feel good with his music and then the quack doc came, who didn't know how to help his patient. The fish really sticks badly here. Wher is this quack doc. Need to get his license. Would you go to him for treatment? Friends please let's forget about the gossips, the only way we will get justice for Michael, if we really love him, is to keep asking the authorities to treat this case as a human case (not because they don't like or like Michael, or he's this and that, we need to find the person/s responsible for his death on the day that he died. What had happened years ago kept him alive. He will not hurt himself to death and leave his children and cancel his London trip. Don't forget the player that was jailed because of animal abuse. dog fights. HERE, WE ARE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE TO A VERY SPECIAL HUMAN BEING
THIS IS ABOUT MICHAEL, A HUMAN BEING THAT MADE US FEEL GOOD AND SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED DO SOON. LET' S FIGHT FOR MICHAEL. Peace to all. Yes I agree LK was needling Joe and Leonard as if he was God, without sin. Why LK is very curious about sex, when was your last huh? LK you must be the perfect one. You were very unprofessional and abusive. Maybe the media will talk about your dirt once you die huh. Did you review last night's how? Do you feel bad or this is your style. Can't you say anything good about Joe? Yes, Joe was aggitated because you presumed him to be a monster Dad from day one. He has the right to discipline his kids, the way he wants to they are not your kids. Peace to you.


gary cameron   July 21st, 2009 3:23 pm ET

Larry, I've respected and appreciated you and your show for years, but I'm beginning to have my doubts.
I tuned in for about two minutes (max), and then switched it to National Geographic's "Hooked". I'd rather watch fish than be part of the insane amount of attention being still spent on Michael Jackson, and especially his father.
Can you please move on, it's beginning to look like your desperate for guests!
Sincerly


Dana   July 21st, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Hello,
I want to expand my answer about the comments that Mr. Leonard Rowe said last night about Michael Jackson death. I must agree with him, and also, I found out that Michael took his children to the Island of Behrain and he borrowed money from some people there and than he was unable to pay it back. He was indebt because of all of the people who had ripped him off and are doing now. Maybe they got to the Dr Murray and paid him a ton of money to make sure Michael did not wake up.I believe it is a conspiracy to get his money that owed people sooner than having to wait for him to completer 50 shows.and i would like you Larry and police to consider this. This Dr. Murray ( if he is a real Dr.) should know that you do not adminster CPR to someone on a soft surface like a BED! even i know your suppose to a person on the floor and than administer CPR. No wonder he ran, and if he was in the room when that was taking place he is responsible because he said nothing about puttin Michael on the floor, DUH! a Dr.
who takes a Hypacratic Oath to save lives REALLY! He definitly should be held accountable for what happened. I bet he left and never even bother to see if he could revive him. and who is the person on the 911 call, that person really should be found why would that person call 911 and say" we have a gentlemen here who is not breathing" A
GENTLEMEN! He never told the paramedics that it was Michael Jackson nor did he even say he was at Michael's home. maybe they knew it was Michael they could have gotten sooner.


elle   July 21st, 2009 3:28 pm ET

Before the death of his son , I never heard much from or about Joe.But to me he seems very cold and insensitive, but also he is pretty old. So maybe it is just hard for him at this point to," think on his feet ",and seems to say all the wrong things when on the spot. It would probably serve him best to stay out of the spotlight right about now. Mainly because he doesn't come across very well and his grief is practically absent. He seems a bit self centered and interested in the financial end of Michael more than all else including the young children Michael left behind.
Trying to blame AEG is a little off the wall, they had insurance for 17.5 mil. so either way, They are going to fare alright, plus they have the videos of the last days of rehearsals and many ticket holders do not want a refund but would rather have the tix as a piece of history.

Joe was saying that Michael was being controlled by AEG and didn't have a say so, well Dr, Murray was to be on the payroll at an exuberant amount at Michaels request for his personal Dr. I think Michael trusted him( Dr. Murray), but unfortunately, the Doc was not as qualified as he made some mistakes in caring for Michael, and should the toxicological reports show that he administered drugs he was not qualified to use, well...there could be a problem!
I hope that Michael can R.I.P and that this life he spent on Earth with us, is something he can be proud of. He was a legend and a good man, despite his upbringing. Maybe Joe did the best he could and we all know there is no turning back . It is unfortunate for Michael, that he could not get past the damage that was done as he grew older and developed an understanding of his father. Stuff like this has different effects on different people. abuse to one child can make that child stronger and to another , within the same family,can totally screw up his/her head. I know this for a fact! But I cannot understand exactly what it was like to be a Jackson and particularly Michael. His life was never his own. He belonged to the public and the media. It must be a terrible thing .....your every move scrutinized and at the same time being so isolated and lonely! God Bless MJ and the Family, especially Prince , Paris and Blanket.


Shirley in GR, Mi   July 21st, 2009 3:28 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I love your show and I hope you can take some constructive critisism.

You consistantly cut-off the people you interview thinking you know what they are going to say. It is very annoying. Example; the Joe Jackson interview. If you would have let Joe finish his sentences/thoughts, we would know more. Joe would have said more to incrimintate himself by rattling on and on, eventually twisted his words enough that it would be clear to the public that what kind of a father he was to Michael. A child abuser! In the Barbaba Walters interview, Micheal explicately said that his father did abuse him, both emotionally and phyically. It's on tape! Joe was lying! More could/would have come out about Michael's abuse from his abuser and would would have learned more about Joe's thought process. It would have become more obvious to the public. Michael deserves the truth to come out.

There are many, many other occasions that I could sight where you cut people off. It truely is frustrating. I like you and your style, but if you continue, you will lose faithful viewers. Thank you for listening.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 3:30 pm ET

Fed Up!
MJ was just over on a rehab.He was look 12 aor before hes death very very good and hapy.Wath,if sombody realy killed hem not exidently,and its a good whay to say,that he was addictiv,and highed the murder behine that?


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 3:33 pm ET

Yess Tess!Should fight,but we cant.I hope,the police will!


w brown   July 21st, 2009 3:34 pm ET

ENOUGH MICHAEL JACKSON!!!! Lets wait till we have NEW info!!!
I hope when Mr. King passes he gets NO MORE coverage than
the best of all time Walter Conkrite got on CNN, that would be maybe one days worthof coverage...... Come on CNN get real I know its a sloew month for news but enough already of MJ till the report comes out.


Denzel Bird   July 21st, 2009 3:37 pm ET

.......So in the intervieuw Joe's says: I didn't spank Michael! After a while : "Anyone that says they don't spank their kids, is LYING!" So Joe, are you a LIAR?? I watched your intervieuw over and over and I really get CHILL BUMPS !! Your eyes are so COLD and HARD! Not even two weeks after the memorial ceremony, you are everywhere. Is it time to mourn ? Give it a rest!! I also think that it is very inappropriate for La Weirda Toya Jackson to bring a cd out. Right in time to want to make money of your brothers death? Wasn't she the one who wrote a book with creapy stories about MJ and the rest?


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 3:38 pm ET

Tess,
Great post. I agree. Michael did say that they were wipped when dance routines messed up. In the interview with Martin Bashir,(not the original but MJs own tapes of interview-which can be seen on you- tube) he said he was afraid of his dad but he also said his dad was "brillaint" He harbored resentment for missing his childhood and some of his dads disciplinary ways but he said that he forgave him. I dont think MJ would like or appreciate the way he was interviewed by Larry. Many very disrespectful and inappropriate questions asked. I think Joe did the best job he knew how to do and mabey didnt realize that michael was as sensitive as he was and that he had too much pressure on him at to young of an age.

This does need to be followed until all questions are answered. There is DEFINATELY a lot being hidden and it could lead back to AEG. Authorities need to stay on this until truth is uncovered.


Dana   July 21st, 2009 3:40 pm ET

That is absolutely correct. There are reports stating he collasped if thats true than how could he be asleep. How could he have been injected with diprivan.


Linda   July 21st, 2009 3:41 pm ET

1. POLICE NEGLIGENCE DURING NEVERLAND RANCH RAID –AUTHORITIES COULD HAVE STOPPED MJ'S DRUG USE– Steps should have been taken then by police regarding all the drugs found at that time. They cared nothing about MJ's health and his children that could have been exposed to a father on drugs–or the actual drugs themselves.

Authorities only wanted to crucify this man based on a very slanted interview with Bashir. If authorities would have taken appropriate action MJ could have been forced into an on-going recovery program with periodic drug testing for an extended period afterwards.

Anyone else with that many drugs and illegal prescriptions in their home would have had children taken away. I'm not saying that is what I would have wanted for MJ.

. But interventions are extremely difficult, the addict has to hit rock bottom–or be faced with a very strong motivation to get help.

Authorities could have forced MJ into treatment and most likely saved his life. Police were negligent in getting social services involved for the welfare of MJ's chilodren.

Their only interest was to convict this man. If they were so concerned about the well-being of children, why didn't they show that same concern for MJ's children? SHAME ON THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!!!!!!!


Belgium   July 21st, 2009 3:43 pm ET

Hey Larry,
What on earth was this Leonard row talking about? Thas not what I'm saying, let me say this... he didn't make sense at all.

Could somebody please explain who this guy is?

If Michael was so happy and in good health, why on earth did he die?

I hope we will get an answer to this question real soon because I am getting sick of all these caracters saying and assuming.

Michael himself said he vomited when his father came in the room. What more words do we need from this Joe, saying he never beat Michael?

It's up to the law to punish the doctors or not we will see.

It's plain and simple, Michael was an addict and he died an addict. I really don't see why everybody is making such a problem over this.

He was a great entertainer. He gave to charities. He had a nice smile.

But in the end he left his 3 children with a "legacy" and without a "dad".


shoozeyque   July 21st, 2009 3:45 pm ET

Some people are driven to commit suicide when the pain is so excruciating and unbearable that the quality of life is nil. I don't believe MJ committed suicide. Rather, the pain he suffered was so severe and excruciating that he drove him to become addicted to pain medication. When you are driven to such extremes because you cannot endure that kind of pain, you will do almost anything to get relief. I cannot imagine or fathom the kind of pain which may have started his addiction, beginning with the pepsi commercial torching his scalp and the damage to the nerve endings and the many reconstructive surgeries he had on his scalp. I don't know that I would have had the wherewithall to go on in life with that kind of pain. I have chronic pain from a car accident 25 years ago that will be with me the rest of my life. It's a manageable kind of pain. But the kind of pain on your head where the nerve endings where destroyed or damaged from the fire, no, I cannot imagine that.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Dana,you realy gat the point.I fell somuch this whay,how you said.Mj was just over on a rehab,so he must be off from the drogs.He was look relay good 12 ahors before.AEg maybe thod,he could not make the 50 shows,so if he is ded,the inshourans will pay.Plus somuch money come in after hes death,couse peples start to by MJ records like manieks.So,thay gat this dr.Like here in the report he said,MJ was helthy,he didnt need a dr,why thann he was need to live with hem?Thay could make it shoure,that MJ die.How in this modern world a dr,how highered by a bilioner to make it shoue,hes helth will be ok,dont have selffone?Ááááááááhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!Lie!And thann call half ahor later 911,and dont sai,who is the "gentlemen".And thann money is missing.Lot of money...If thay close this case as an exident,i will be very disapointed,and i gess,i will be not alon with it.I realy hope,the family will be strong inuf,and push it all the way to finde out,wath happend realy.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 3:48 pm ET

Wbrown!Thann goo,and read about Walter Conkrite,end let us have freedem,and let us wright about whath we wanth to wright about!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛


Juls   July 21st, 2009 3:52 pm ET

I think the interview with Joe Jackson was quite strange. It is obvious that he was estranged from Michael. I have never send him shed a tear or even seem remorseful on his son's death. I think with him it appears to be all about the money.

I think the death of MJ is very sad and things just don't add up. If a doctor is present and there is a medical emergency, how did it end up with his death and what about the lapse of time calling 911? I think there is some negligence here.

For me, personally I was so upset when I heard MF had passed. I grew up listening to his music from the age of 6. It always seemed like he would be around. He was such a talent!!! Now I know how Elvis Fans felt when he had passed on.

I just hope we get some definitive answers on his death and hopefully, someone faces consequences. It is a tragedy that MJ had his drug problem for so long and yet no one stepped up to the plate and actually tried to get him real help, so his children would not be left without a parent. He has gone too soon!


Patty   July 21st, 2009 3:54 pm ET

Larry, you handled Joe Jackson very well. Watching that interview was painful, The man is all about him! he makes little to no sence at all. He really should stay away from live interviews , the damage controll must be masive when he is done speaking . Whew – Sad Man.


Catherine   July 21st, 2009 3:56 pm ET

How come white families get their healthy newborn babies taken away from them, sometimes directly from the hospital, and black parents can do whatever they want to their children.? It makes me angry that only white parents lose their children to adoption. This is slavery, and it only affects poor white people.


MIMI   July 21st, 2009 3:59 pm ET

I ASK U LARRY, IS THAT QUESTION NECESSARY??? OF COURSE MICHEAL JACKSON WAS MURDERED!!!!! ONLY AN IGNORANT WILL BELEIVE OTHERWISE.. LIKE I SAID B4, MJ WAS MURDERED BY AEG RANDY PHILIPS, AND A LOT OF OTHER CONSPIRATORS NO DOUBT.. WITH TIME THE WHOLE WORLD WILL GET TO KNOW TH EREAL TRUTH... THAT DOC. MURRAY WAS USED AS AN INSTRUMENT TO EXCUTE THEIR EVIL PLAN.. EVEN A NOVICE KNOWS CPR IS DONE ON THE FLOOR.. NEED I MENTION THE TIME IT TOOK HIM TO CALL 999? HE WENT ,ISSING FOR THREE DAYZ, MICHEALS COOK SAW HIM CARRYING OXYGEN TANKS IN THE HOUSE AT SOME POINT, ETC... THOSE CONCERTS IN LONDON WERE NEVER MEANT TO HAPPEN PERIOD? MICHEAL WAS TRICKED AND THAN KILLED SIMPLE! NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BLAME IT ON HIS ADDICTION TO PAINKILLER, THATS RUBBISH! WHY DID IT KILL HIM YEARS AGO??? THE QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENED IN MJ'S HOUSE THE NIGHT B4 HE DIED?? MUARRAY AND THE REST KNOW THE ANSWER.. ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT GOD ALSO SAW WHAT HAPPEND AND ONE DAY IN THISLIFE OR IN DEATH, MICHEALS KILLERS WIL BEBROUGHT TO JUSTICE.. RIP MICHEAL U REALLY FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT WITH THE HATERS INCLUDING THE PRESS, I LOVE U ... GOD BLESS UR KIDS, FAMILY AND FANS!


ethel   July 21st, 2009 3:59 pm ET

I watched the interevfiew last night (July 20th) between larry king and the father of michael jackson, joe jackson. I believe the third person was someone named leonard rowe. Both guests said some things that were quite disturbing. I now beleive that AEG is not the innocent supportive promoters that they portrayed themselves to be. I just finished reading a very disturbing article regarding MJ's health and physical condition. If what i read is true, MJ was suffering from alpha-1 antitrysin deficiency. I am not a medical person and I had to look this up on medicinenet.com but after reading description of the feficiency, it makes perfect sense. Maybe after rehearsing the night before his death he was so exhausted and in pain, that when he returned home he asked the make pretend doctor to give him something for his pain and insomnia. Whatever the doctor gave him caused his cardiac arrest. It all makes perfect sense now and I feel that the investigation into his death should be thorough. I only wish his family had of been more forceful in getting him the help he needed.


shoozeyque   July 21st, 2009 4:00 pm ET

Someone posted above how LK cuts people off before they finish their answer. He must be taking lessons from Nancy Grace and Jane Velez Mitchell. They are infamous for being rude to their guests as well.


Sonya Linn   July 21st, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Why can't anyone waid until the results are back from the autopsy before forming all of these conclusions? However, it is okay to speak to some of the people who were with MJ before he passed away. They should definetly have some concrete answers. What did MJ's will say about who should care for his children and where he wanted to be buried?


Lynnmarie   July 21st, 2009 4:10 pm ET

Joe Jackson is in complete DENIAL!! He doesn't have the courage or integrity to face the mistakes he made in raising his children. Instead, he is a coward who turns to denial and lying. I hope to god that Michael's children are kept from this horrible man!


pauline   July 21st, 2009 4:23 pm ET

your show with joe jackson was embarrassing for you, and
thouroughly distasteful.


Adrienne   July 21st, 2009 4:27 pm ET

Lynn, I totally agree with you. I don't think MJ would appreciate how Larry treated Mr. Jackson, nor do I think he would appreciate how Nancy Grace and JVM have been portraying his father.

My question for Larry tonight is why was FRank Deleo the one who told the children that their daddy died. Why didn't someone in the family tell them. Also,what is with the family finding out from news sources and fans that their son, brother has died. That is horrible. I hope these children are not scarred for life because of this. It is becoming more and more apparent that that what Stevie Wonder said at Mandela's birthday party that in light of the MJ situation one must be careful of the company you keep. This is so true. The chef insinuated that the children were very protective of their daddy. That is a tall order for children to do.

Larry, can you find out how Mrs. Jackson found out how MJ died?

FOX News is reporting( if that is reliable, I only trust it bc of Geraldo as he is pro MJ) that they are focusing in on Las Vegas for the drugs. Dr. Murray has a practice there. Also that proceedings are beginning to possibly take away Dr. Murray's medical license.


Adrienne   July 21st, 2009 4:33 pm ET

In regards to the blogger who said that MJ lied about the abuse allegations and based on that he lied during the Bashir interview in regards to the cosmetic surgeries. If he would have been honest about the cosmetic surgeries the press would have mocked him. They always mocked him from day one.


MIMI   July 21st, 2009 4:36 pm ET

PEOPLE!!!!! THE QUESTION IS DO U THINK THERE'S FOUL PLAY IN MJ'S DAETH... THE QUESTION IS NOT ABOUT JOE JACKSON OK.. AND LARRY, ITS OBVIOUS U AIMED TO HUMILAITAE AND DISRESPECT JOE WHICH IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.. IF U CANT STAND HIM, WHY DID U BRING HIM ON? U MEDIA PEOPLE DONT HAVE SHAME AND THINK COS ITS UR SHOW , U HAVE NO SKELETON IN UR CUPBOARD. I KNOW U HAVE WORST SKELETONS IN UR CUPBAORD LARRY INCLUSING NANCY GRACE, JANE MITCHEL D BITH N THE RSET OF ALL U HATE MEDIA... ONE DAY U ALL WILL DIE N ROT IN HELL!!!!


Catherine   July 21st, 2009 4:47 pm ET

Why don't people concern themselves with poor white couples losing healthy newborn babies directly from hospital rooms and being placed on the adoption auction block? This is slavery.


Shirley in GR, Mi   July 21st, 2009 4:48 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I love your show. I am a faithful viewer and have been for years.

I hope you can take some constructive critisism. You consistantly cut-off the people you interview thinking you know what they are going to say. It is very annoying. Example; the Joe Jackson interview. If you would have let Joe finish his sentences/thoughts he would have hung himself. Joe would have incrimintated himself by rattling on and on, eventually twisting his words enough to back him into a corner.

During the Barbaba Walters interview, Micheal explicately stated that his father abused him, both physically and emotionally his entire childhood. It’s on tape! Joe was lying! Had you stopped interupting him, more could/would have come out about Michael’s abuse from his abuser. It is clear Joe used /hustled his own son for his own gain. Money and fame.

The fact that he and Kathern are not living together = Separated! Joe tried to deny that by saying they were still together, but he lives in Las Vegas. Does he think the public is stupid? They have severe marital problems. Joe is controlling Kathern like he did Michael and won't let her get a divorce. More than likely he is reeking havoc in her life to keep her silent so she would exploit him after all these years. She is getting too old to put herself through the emotional strain of coming out. Yet she is saying a mouthfull by trying to keep him away from Michael's children to protect them from the abuse that Michael suffered by the hands of his own father!

All of his children are scarred. God Bless Kathern who taught them about God which sustained them all these years. She instilled so many good qualities in them unlike their father, Kathern deserves all the credit for raising all of her children. Not Joe.

I feel so sorry her. She is a mother who is truely mourning her son unlike Joe. The first words that came out of his mouth after Michael's death were trying to promote his new record company. What a Jerk! He has no shame! Kathern is not putting herself in front of the camara's/media for publicity like he is.

God Bless that Women! Michael adored her and looked to her for love and strength that he never got from his father. I pray that Kathern breaks her silence and backs Michael and all of her children that have expressed their pain of abuse by their own father as well as her own abuse.

Michael cut Joe out of his will. When you asked Joe "what do you think about that, how does that make you feel", Joe choked. The look on his face. He looked down and said "it didn't hurt me". What he meant was, I have enough money now and I'm opening up my own record company to make more. You could tell he was uncomfortable and even upset with Michael. It was a very embarassing moment for him. In death, Michael told his father what he really thought of him. He did it in such a graceful yet harsh way. In the end, he didn't let his father get another dime. He said it all in his will didn't he. Good for Michael. I pray that when the truth comes out about the cause of Michael's death, and if there is a settlement to be had, Joe won't get a dime. And Michael's final wishes be honored and spoken from his grave. God Bless You Michael. RIP

There are many, many other occasions I could sight where you cut people off. It is so frustrating. I like you and your style. Please be cautioned. It would be sad to see you lose ratings.

Thanks for listening.


Renee   July 21st, 2009 4:51 pm ET

Catherine did you get your newborn taken from you or something? Because this is the second time you quoted this on this blog and I don't understand what this has to do with foul play in Michael Jackson?? Just an F.Y.I. black woman get their children taken away too...the ones that do drugs are babies that are addicted at birth...so I don't know what the heck your talking about...it's not a white/black/yellow/green thing. geeeez


MIMI   July 21st, 2009 4:56 pm ET

THANKS RENNEE, I WILL CERTAINLY GO THROUGH IT... AM SOOOOO MAD LIKE A VOLCANO THAT THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO MICHEAL.. . I PRAY THAT JUSTICE IS DONE HERE ON EARTH.. PEOPEL, U ALL NEED TO GO TRU AEG RANDY PHILIPS INTERVIEWS AND U WILL SEE WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT... HE WAS ALWAYS SPEAKING FOR MICHEAL, THERE WAS NEVER A TIME MJ'S SPOKESPERSON SAID ANYTHING.. ONLY GOD KNOWS WAT REALLY HAPPEND IN THOSE REHAERASLS AND THE DANCERS WERE SIGHNED NOT TO SPEAK OUT!!! SOMETHING DEFINITELY IS GOING ON.. HOW CAN RANDY PHILIPS SAY HE WAS SHOCKED AT MJ'S PASSING WHEN HE SAW MIKE EVERYDAY 4 D REHEARSALS.. IF HE HAD MJ'S INTEREST IN HIS HEART, HE WOULD HAVE SAID HE IS NOT HAPPY PHYSICAL CONDITION OR SO.. ALSO RANDY PHILIPS SAID MICHEL HAS A CLEAN BILL OF HAELTH.. LOOK, THE FBI, POLICE , LAW ENFORCEMENT, U NEED TO AREST RANDY PHILIPS COS HE HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT MICHEALS DEATH.. HE ONLY PRETENDS ON THE TV... THE WORLD WILL BE SHOCKED IN THE END .. I TELL U, THE WORLD WILL BE SHOCKED, WHAT WE HAVE WITNESSED IS 21ST CENTURY MURDER OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND GIFTED PERSON IN THE WORLD.. RIP MICHEAL COS I KNOW URE AT PEACE WITH GOD IN HAVEN.


Renee   July 21st, 2009 5:04 pm ET

Mimi – I think you have a point. again I will state that Leonard Rowe said to Larry "larry, you have a signed contract from me that Michael had signed, show me AEG's contract that Michael signed that he would do 50 shows"

Mr. Rowe was a longtime friend of the family – why is everyone on him. What is funny is that the people who come to Michael's defense and who have known them – they twist it and make it into something negative.


JustWondering   July 21st, 2009 5:16 pm ET

Look in the archives of articles in March 2009 of Telegraph.co.uk-articles. It paints quite a portrait of AEG’s Randy Phillips -”MJ’s promoter” whom was “making all the right moves” and how Michael turned AEG down twice, though as Rowena Mason stated, “Phillips clearly understands how to whet the appetite of Jackson’s scrums of fans.” Mason also wrote, “This precise, organisational mastermind… The pair go back 15 years- they lost touch, but after the promoter joined AEG he made a “hit list” of acts to entice. Jackson was at the top.” “We finally made Mohammed come to the mountain of the O2,” Phillips grins.” Also stated is that Phillips “has the satisfied look of a man who has just pulled off an inconceivably ambitious plan .” Further shown is a picture of the financial picture for AEG and the O2 Arena and the lack of insurers for the total 50.

Under June 26, 2009’s article titled “Michael Jackson promoter faces million pound bill over tour at 02 Arena” James Dunkley, Insurance Correspondent, wrote, “Lloyd’s of London, the world’s largest insurance market, confirmed its insurers had covered some of the 20 dates.” “Randy Phillips, AEG’s chief executive, told The Daily Telegraph in March that the company would be willing to self-insure the tour, as he played down Jackson’s health concerns.” “The insurance brokers sent doctors and they spend five hours with him, taking blood tests. He’s a vegetarian, he’s in great shape. The insurance cover, we are working on that now,” Mr Phillips said in March. “But we would be prepared to self-insure to make up the dates…” Dunkley writes, “AEG owns a 55-year lease on the O2 Arena and surrounding leisure space, at a cost of about_1.6m a year. The land is owned by Meridian Delta Dome, a joint venture between British property company Quintain Estates and Australia’s Lend Lease, who are planning to sell the venue this year. AEG were unavailable for comment this morning.”

sounds like AEG and Randy Phillips and O2 Arena in some deep doo-doo and really needed MJ to make them some money.

articles in the Telegraph.co.uk also published on March 26, 2009, include “Animal campaigners urge Michael Jackson not to use elephants and tigers in ‘This Is It’ tour”. As written, “And there are calls for a boycott of the 50 planned concerts if the American singer goes ahead with his reported plan to make his entrance on an elephant and have panthers led on stage on gold chains.” In the article it was written, …”If it goes to plan it will look incredible.” “However, the Captive Animals Protection Society has now put out a public plea asking Jackson not to use any animals in his sell-out “This Is It” tour.” “It would be like a circus act- a practice opposed by most people in the UK- and we are appealing to him and his management not to spoil the show by using animals.” “The charity is also calling on the O2 Arena in London- where Jackson will perform- not to allow the use of animals.” “The venue is already at the centre of a ‘cruelty’ controversy after giving the go-ahead for 100 animals to take part in a Ben Hur Live show later this year.

what?! no elephants? no panther? it just wouldn’t be Michael Jackson then would it.

Then in the June 10, 2009, issue of the Telegraph.co.uk article titled, “Michael Jackson ‘issued demand for choir of children’ reports stated that “Auditions are next week in London and the children are being paid for their time…” “A source close to the promoters told the paper that the demands have caused a “logistical nightmare” because of the requests, which also include an insistance that every child can do sign language.” “AEG are desperate to keep Jacko happy and so are pulling out all the stops to make it happen. But it’s a race against time,” said the source.

MISSING from the archives is the text of the story “Michael Jackson wants to ride an elephant on stage at his concerts, reports claim.” the title of the article is there, for 25 March 2009, but no text. IT was there last evening but is gone now, the other articles in same issue, one even on bob dylan, is intact, but This is missing, why?

Okay, so 15 days later, Jackson is dead, and on tv is this guy Randy Phillips claiming that Jackson SO HAPPY about everything the last time he talked with Michael. I don’t buy it.

A theory, simply a theory, What if Michael tried to back out the night after the last rehearsal? From the video clip and from watching other MJ productions, it seems to me that in the rehearsal clip that MJ trying to “Nail” a step on the stage, what if they were not ready for the show to begin in 2 weeks and what if AEG told Michael that his requests for the animals and culturely-balanced, sign-language speaking children were not going to be granted to him and what if Michael did speak up for himself? What if Michael was aware and alert at the time of rehearsal? And what if Michael did express hesitation to Randy Phillips that night? All we have is Randy Phillips saying that Michael said such and such to him? Isn’t it convenient for him to say so with no Michael and no security tapes from the Staple’s Center to say differently? What if AEG could not accept this NO GO from Michael –and had to do something about michael, besides they already had an insurance policy to cover a drug overdose and to cover the first 20 dates, so they’d have no great financial loss, but tons of tribute cash to memorialize him later.

if those near to MJ knew much about lupus and that MJ had a sensitive heart, and needed pain medications for it, would it not be easy to pin it on lupus and a sensitive heart and the painkillers, and get away with killing MJ quietly in his sleep… I remember reading in one of the telegraph.co.uk articles that the insurance of O2 and AEG covered michael’s death if it from drug overdose but not if death from natural causes (ie. lupus, heart attack). So, if, MJ had such a bad heart to need a cardiologist living in his house, why would AEG invest in him, if he was so near death anyway, and if they knew that, why would they self-insure for a drug overdose and not natural causes,

This could mean that they knew that MJ would be dead before the tour completed. It seems to me that they knew he was going to die from a drug overdose this summer, this why they only worried about insureing for the first 20, but sold out to the fans for the full 50. How could they KNOW this, unless they knew that if MJ acted up they could just off him and make it look like a self-inflicted overdose, because it had been said of him that he was addicted. So when they put this into their insurance policy, they either knew that MJ was into drugs use or that it would be easy to make it look like he was. Especially if they needed a way out for themselves, they could just come back and say later, that they knew he used drugs. But what if Michael had of died from natural causes, could they take that chance, seeing as how the insurance pay out would not cover his death from natural causes, Only from drug overdose. Why?! Would anyone not insure for death from natural causes with someone sick enough to need to have a heart doctor “a cardiologist” living in his home, with someone with lupus? If the insurance only covered MJ’s death for the first 20 some concerts IF MJ died from drug overdose, wouldn’t that make it more of an incentive to Make Certain that MJ Did Die from a drug overdose within the time of the first 20. AEG needed money, no surprise there and this would insure that AEG would get money however they get it. (this is just a theory, a thought, investigate if you feel led to).

And now we are just eating it up, wanting to purchase tickets for the tribute at the O2 in August for MJ’s birthday, and wanting to Keep our tickets as souvenirs to commemorate what never happened, so if we want to keep them then O2 and AEG dont have to reinburse anybody and get to keep that money too, and these websites posted up to buy michael jackson tshirts that haven’t even been made yet, a Pre-order situation but go ahead and pay them today, cause they dont have any money, but O2 and AEG think we americans are suckers enough to go ahead and give them our money “to commemorate Michael”.

AEG, the promoters, were the ones whom hired the Dr Murray, correct?- and IF this pre-meditated, and IF it true on the web that certain lot numbers of the vials of diprivan used on MJ were recalled- would it be possible that a shady doc would hold onto the tainted diprivan to use on MJ. MJ supposedly said that he and the doc clicked, though MJ not the one that hired him, that would be AEG that was paying Dr Murray. Why would anyone with Michael’s best interest at heart hire Dr Murray for anything with allegations already riddling Murray’s record …know I read that somewhere that some negligence , malpractice stuff was already on Murray’s plate, so why would anyone hire him to protect MJ to doctor MJ IF! MJ’s best interest was their priority. But for someone whom themselves may not have cared all that much either for MJ’s welfare, it would maybe help them more if the doc was shady.

I wonder who was back at the house while Michael was at the rehearsal? Was some of Michael’s stuff being taken even then? I wonder about security tapes from the days and months preceeding Michael’s death? Wouldn’t this need some planning? If this was a team effort, if MJ died because of foul play. And I wonder about the security tapes at the staples center. Preceeding June 25, and including and following.
The circus animals were there weren’t they? I bet there is an elephant out there that Michael talked to and told his secrets to. Too bad the circus animals couldn’t tell us what the missing pieces are. Or their trainers.


Catherine   July 21st, 2009 5:21 pm ET

To Renee, Michael Jackson was lucky he was black or he might have been removed from his home and never had a chance to be famous.
As I have said before,white parents are losing healthy non drug addicted babies because people want to adopt them. You don't understand the adoption racket, you believe everything you are told.
White families are the main victims, for the reasons I have stated. Their children are the most adoptable and no one cares what happens to white people.
Yes, my family has been victimized. If I were a drug addict, I would not be doing this.


Christina   July 21st, 2009 5:37 pm ET

Joe "Joker" Jackson....he should have used some of that money that he worked the blood sweat and many tears out of those kids for and taken some public speaking classes. He's a joke. Has anybody noticed that he has NO support from ANY family. He's still looking for the next scheme to make the next buck. He knows he could and should have been a better father...but seems didn't know how. Bless Katherine's heart for being the strong mother in their lives. I pray for peace of mind for the family and all of Michaels desires, wishes and prayers for his children be answered and honored.


MIMI   July 21st, 2009 5:40 pm ET

RE: JUSTWONDERING... AT THE END OF THE DAY.. LATOYA , JOE JACKSON AND A LOT OF COHERENT PEOPLE HAVE COME TO RAELIZE THAT SOMETHNG DEFINITELY IS WRONG WITH MJ'S DAETH.. N LIKE I SAID B4, RANDY PHILIPS KNEW THOSE CONCERTS WERE NOT GONNA HAPPEN.. THEY USED DR MURRAY TO KILL MICHEAL COLD BLOODED, GOD!!! THIS IS A TERRIBLE WORLD.. ..AEG IS STILL RIPPING PEOPLE OFF BY GIVING OUT SOUVENIRS IN PLACE OF CASH .. D LATEST NOW IS THAT SONY WANTS TO BUY THE MJ'S REHEARSAL VIDEOS FOR $50M CONFIRMING WAT LATOYA SAID ABOUT MICHEAL BEING WORTH MORE DAED THAN ALIVE.. I WANT JUSTICE 4 MIKE.. AND HE WILL GET IT!!!!


idelia   July 21st, 2009 5:46 pm ET

does anyone know if AEG had any insurance to cover them should Michael have not fulfilled his contractual obligations to them for whatever reason>? I hope Michael will RIP and that if there is a place where good souls go that he is there and now without pain. A sweet soul who was much maligned methinks.


Lori   July 21st, 2009 5:48 pm ET

Wow–so many opinions! I think this is why we need to hear more from MJ's father.

I think that many of the questions that Mr. Larry King presented to Joe JAckson were questions from the blog. And I think many of them were not very appropriate and that is why Mr. Jackson did not answer them. It is not anyone's business where MJ's body is. Nor do we need to know how Mr. Jackson said "goodbye" to his son. That is private and personal. I do not view Joe Jackson as the "great Satan" as so many seem to do. He is a product of his generation where men did not show emotion. Their role was to provide discipline and the means to support the family. Mr. Jackson took care of his family and got them out of Gary, In by recognizing their talents, developing that talent, marketing it and keeping them in the public eye. I beleive that Joe Jackson grieves for Michael and it is not our place to critique that. Times were different 40 years ago. Parents spanked their children. I believe Joe Jackson said he did not "beat" his children. Also, I am sure that the children and MJ all have different recollections of the experience and how it made them feel. AND it certainly made for good press. Everyone likes to hear how people overcome obstacles to become successful. MJ was a superstar-and didn't we all appreciate him more because we felt bad for him because of his allegedly sad childhood? It is none of our business that Joe and Katherine are married but choose to live separately. My folks do the same thing! They have different interests and need to live in different climates for health reasons-no big deal. It doesn't mean that the JAckson's individually or collectively did not care about MJ. OF course they did.

Not everything we see or read or hear is an actual FACT no matter who says it, writes it or does it. Interview footage is manipulated, press releases are planted, publicity stunts created, for the purpose of drawing us in.

BUT right now we know MJ is dead. That is a fact. The only thing we know for sure about the circumstances surrounding his death is that it is one HOT MESS. And I suspect that unless the public gets some kind of a logical, clear and substantiated time line for MJ's last day that the public will continue to be fascinated by the contradictions and the mystery.

It seems logical to suspect foul play when every thing we hear contradicts everything else.

Maybe MJ was an addict and his behavior pushed away the people who loved him and wanted to help him. Ultimately he is responsible for that. BUT if DIPRIVAN/PROPOFOL is the cause of death than that is another matter because it cannot be self-administered (well not if you expect to wake up). And if that is the case, then there should be criminal charges. And maybe that drug should be under tighter regulations. Maybe people will start to sue clinics, pharmacies, etc. that provide abusive amounts of prescription drugs and maybe some good will come out of this.

Certainly there are other world events, other things, other issues that are, of course, just as important, and even more important. Every life is important. MJ's death continues to be a hot topic and will continue to be so until there are answers and explanations and at this point, I think there are a lot of people that need to be questioned until the truth is revealed.

MJ is arguably the highest profile death we have seen since Princess Di and if it was medical neglect the world is going to scream for answers and justice.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 5:56 pm ET

JustWundering!
Thats it!I realy think, its happend about this whay.This somuch "if" could not gat together in too 1 picture other whay.


JustWondering   July 21st, 2009 6:04 pm ET

what if it were your son your brother your father, wouldn't you want the truth to come out – who else out there is not waking up from their anesthesia- how many "died from complications" are actually defined, wouldn't you want to know why, -what if you become "hooked on" your pain medication, how will you manage the pain then, not so easy to apply it to self, much easier just to point the finger at others, - bet Joe grieves too, had guts enough to get on LKL, wise of him to not answer some things, protection issues and such for family and a still active police investigation, maybe Joe doesn't define spanking as beating/abuse, all in how one defines things. my school principal ust to give us birthday spankings in the 70's – that was before today's defining of what not okay to do in schools... not to say that it didn't make me wary of acting up in his school.... all relative to the decade and millenium we in I guess.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Lori!
But its a fact,that the video tapes are missing,and thats a fact,that the money is missing,and thats a fact,that Murey called 911 30minutes later,and didnt say the gentlemen,who is dieing is Michael Jackson,and thats a fact,that he disapired for 3 days,and thats a fact,that thay finde in the place,where Michael dide empty boxes of that drog...
Yes,there is lot off questiones,that need too unswher,and peples dont stop wrighting options,how this mayd happend.


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Yeah, It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that there is a LOT wrong here. At best he was accidently overdosed, at worst he was purposely overdosed.


diane manning   July 21st, 2009 6:54 pm ET

Larry this interview was amazing
please continue to cover the mystery of
MJ's death
love u Larry!


Chantal   July 21st, 2009 6:58 pm ET

He is not a good communicator. His heart may be in the right place but he does not come across well. What is that saying? Perception is reality.


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 7:02 pm ET

JUCTICE FOR MJ.

His kids lost a father, his parents lost a child, his siblings lost a brother and the world lost one of the most loveable, amazing and interesting people from it.


klebratz   July 21st, 2009 7:04 pm ET

THE DR. IS GUILTY!!!

I believe MJ DR. at that time is a very key suspect in this investigation. There are definatly some questions that needs to be answerd. Such as, where is MJ's money? Why is the savalience tape misssing? And When MJ died why was this DR. nowhere to be found? This is looking a little shadey to me on the DR.'s part. MJ was up in age this we know. But something happend at MJ's house that day. And i belive that DR. had something to do with it!!!


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 7:06 pm ET

How i was see in this report,i think he love hes son.But he is a strong man,dont act,like a snesitive wooman.And he is wright,there is a foul play in MJ deth.We just hace to vait to finde out.


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 7:10 pm ET

Yes Lynn,juctice for MJ! But i am so afraid,thay just will close the case like it was exident,and thay will not finde out,wath happend.


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Hopefully if everybody keeps making enough noise that wont happen


Stacy   July 21st, 2009 7:26 pm ET

I appreciate your show Larry, but I think at this time we should let the Jackson's mourn their beloved. It doesn't profit us when the media only focuses on the negative side of Michael, forgetting that no one is perfect . Try to put your self into Joe's shoes as a father & imagine being interviewed about your son's death. Would you be much better than him ? Some sensitive questions deserve professionalism for we don't care to know how the kids were conceived or who their biological father is! This isn't linked to the cues associted with Michael's death, which is all what we are eager to know.


Nancy   July 21st, 2009 7:36 pm ET

Foul Play in Michael Jackson's death? I think it is very possible that there is something going on here besides an incompetent Dr. Murray.

I've thought there was something fishy with the AEG folks from the first time I saw them speaking right after Michael's death.

And just where are the missing security tapes?

There are too many inconsistant stories, so many questions, I hope the police can sort it out, but these AEG folks come off as sophisticated and articulate where Joe Jackson is not effective in articulating his concerns, of course it might have helped if Larry would've quit interrupting him and let him speak, then maybe Joe could've kept his train of thought. But, then, Joe did go off on a couple of completely irrelevant rants. You know, I think Joe Jackson did the best he knew how to do, raising his kids in the 1950's and 1960's, kids were spanked then, just just how it was. If it weren't for Joe we would've never heard of Michael Jackson or the Jackson 5. He did pull his family out of poverty.and develop their talents. What a talented family.

Sometimes I think Joe gets a bad rap, similar to how Michael did, the media loves to malign him.

Anyway – yes I think there could be foul play involved in Michaels death!


stu from Hungary   July 21st, 2009 7:36 pm ET

But wath we could doo,if it would happend?!


Lynn   July 21st, 2009 7:43 pm ET

Jacksons would have to hire Private Investigators if they do not like what the final results are. If questions remain unanswered etc. If it was purposeful if would be HARD to prove. Everything now is speculation and circumstantial. IF it was some type of conspiracy that would be EVEN HARDER to prove.


Judy   July 21st, 2009 8:08 pm ET

That Joe Jackson/Leonard Rowe interview last night was the height of pathetic LKL shows I've ever seen! What's worse, is it was replayed THREE TIMES, along with parts of it being played back in AC 360. These two old men didn't have 3 brain cells between them.

"Foul Play" was involved in MJ's death? Old man Jackson appears to have Alzheimer's and hasn't any clue what the phrase 'foul play' even means. Nothing the man said made any kind of sense.

It was a mistake to put a mic in front of this nut in the first place and will be pure insanity to do it a second time.

I don't know about Larry King Live anymore. It's becoming so much like a live tabloid show... a version of The National Enquirer! This is all so beneath you Larry!

The interview with Jermaine was tastefully done, but night after night of nothing but mindless discussions of [poor] Michael Jackson's death has gotten so very old. What's on tonight? Guess. More of the same! Enough already!

Guess what folks?! A very dear friend of mine (an anesthesia resident) had been shooting himself up with IV Propofol/Diprivan, and yes, one CAN get this into ones own veins if they want it badly enough. My friend was found dead.


Belgium   July 21st, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Catherine,

You're so right!!

If Michael would have been Joe the plumber (white or black) he would have lost his children long time ago to his wife or the state. Joe himself would have been in jail.

As for that Leonard guy. Come on, who took him serious?

I do think Michael was an addict. He lived his life like an addict and died like an addict.

Whether doctors are responsible, we will see when the forensic reports are being made public. The doctors wil or will not be held accountable by the law.


Alyson Jenkins   July 21st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I love the Larry King show..have watched it for years and will continue to watch but last night's show with MJ's father was an all time LOW. I can not believe that this man (and I use that term loosely) was actually on TV spouting his poison to the world. He is illerate (or is that what you wanted us to see Larry??) And Leonard Rowe was a hateful man also. I could not believe the way they turned everything around!! Larry, on a matter that I have been wondering ever since MJ passed away....Who was talking on the phone to the paramedics???? I understand the doctor was in the background but who was on the phone? My sis and I have been wondering about that forever!! I would love to hear an answer for that one. Please Larry, do not give these people air time. You are the best!!!!!


mary   July 21st, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Joe Jackson seemed to be at most of Michael's events, at his meetings, family functions, and walking side by side with him in his Child Molestation Trial. When was Michael afraid of his father, as a child?


Mickey   July 21st, 2009 10:17 pm ET

I cannot believe that the robust guest said that Joe was the reason Michael could not sleep. I think it is more the hateful way the media treated him (now they are sooooo concerned), the many false accusations against him and let's not forget all of the lawsuits from vultures wanting his money. I saw a clip on youtube of Michael in the Thriller days doing a home movie from Havenhurst. He said that he loved it there, it was peaceful and being in the yard felt like magic. From what I can see, Joe can't do anything right. He will never be able to please or change the minds of certain people, so he should stop trying to explain himself. He doesn't owe anyone an explanation about his personal business.


Toni   July 21st, 2009 11:54 pm ET

This blog is so amazing! It's like the "Michael Jackson Murder Trial on Blog"
There is the people who express how they think this is a murder or minimally gross negligence who are outraged and want justice. Then it is counterattacked by trashing Michael or his wonderful family.


Jo Ann   July 21st, 2009 11:55 pm ET

FIRST I WANT TO SAY THAT JOE JACKSON IS IN THE EARLY TO MID STAGES OF DEMENTIA AND NEEDS A GUARDIAN. Having said that, I believe he and Rowe could have made valid points if either of them were coherent enough. I do believe that Michael Jackson was murdered, and I have been saying it for weeks.

AEG stood to gain a lot from Michael's death. It was well publicized that Michael did not want to put on 50 shows with very little rest in between, even though Randy Phillips insists that he did. Those close to the situation insist that Michael was adamant about doing only 10 shows with 5 days of rest in between each of them. AEG insisted that he do 50 shows with 1 day of rest in between. AEG Live stood to lose millions if he reneged on any of the shows expected during the “This is It” tour, which was highly likely considering his frailty. Yet, if he were dead, they stood to gain much more. The ticket sales would not all be refunded because this is Michael Jackson, a legend in his own time! Of course the ticket holders would love to keep those as commemorative items. Also, AEG Live has 100’s of hours of footage that they’ll gain far more from once it’s released. Michael can’t cancel recorded sessions. Don’t even mention the sales from tour memorabilia! And is it possible that AEG may have had a life insurance policy as his promoters. They certainly were not expecting a 50 year old to perform 50 shows with a day of rest in between without causing major – perhaps life-threatening health problems. AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray a few months before the tour was to begin. According to their reps, Michael insisted they hire Dr. Murray because he had a rapport with him. Michael is not here to confirm that. I find it highly suspicious that he died mysteriously almost two weeks before the shows were to begin in London. For Dr. Murray, a trained cardiologist, to administer CPR on a soft bed instead of a flat, hard surface is extremely questionable as well. Murray had traveled to and even resided at the star’s home with him for months, but claims he didn’t know the address. Was his choice to try to resuscitate Jackson alone for 25 to 30 minutes done merely out of desperation, his panic to save the life of such a huge celebrity, or was it an attempt to make sure the star wouldn’t be revived? When Murray disappeared, maybe he was making calls to let others know what had been accomplished. I know this all sounds far-fetched, but not nearly as unbelievable as what was allowed to happen to Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of our time. I became suspicious of Randy Phillips immediately following Michael's death, because he was always in front of the camera explaining away questions he expected to arise in the future. In summary, AEG chose Dr Murray a few months ago to perhaps re-introduce Michael Jackson to drugs – that way it would not look suspicious when he is murdered under the guise of a drug overdose/dependency. They knew what their plan was months ago, it is just sad that Michael was so trusting.


Marina   July 22nd, 2009 12:36 am ET

I did not enjoy the way Larry conducted the interview with Joe Jackson and Leonard Roe. Larry, you were rude and disrespectful. Even though you may have your opinions of Joe Jackson you are supposed to stay impartial and let them speak. You were constantly interrupting your guests which made the interview uncomfortable to watch.

The reason why Joe may have diverted from certain questions may be because he is not allowed to speak about certain information such as where the body is currently being kept and autopsy results.

Larry, you were extremely rude and disrespectful. I am surprised Joe Jackson stayed as calm as he did.


Gale   July 22nd, 2009 12:46 am ET

wow jo ann well said ...................this whole thing with michael is soooooooo wierd..... I hope they get who ever hurt Michael when they do I hope they all go to hell..........REST IN PEACE MJ


LUCIO   July 22nd, 2009 1:13 am ET

A MIND IS A TEARABLE THING TO WASTE, IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO GET AN EDUCATION. JOE JUST CAN'T HELP HIMSELF. BUT YOU SHOULD LARY. LEAVE HIM WERE HE BELONGS, ALONE. WHAT A EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL BM. AND HIS FAMILY.

IT IS A SHAME THAT THE TRUE KILLER OF MJ WILL NEVER SPEND ON DAY IN JAIL.

MJ GOT WHAT HE WANTED IN THE END. NOT THAT HE WANTED TO DIE. BUT TO KEEP ALL OF US ENTERTAINED FOR THE REST OF OUR'S


OCLady   July 22nd, 2009 1:20 am ET

After reading and listening to all this talk about drugs I.V.'s and oxygen being found in Michael Jackson's home, I am now wondering, given the information about his supposed dire health issues from 6 months ago, if the Cardiologist was in fact hired because Michael did in fact have a grave condition ie: lung problem-This would make a sensible connection then to why a Cardiologist was with him instead of General M.D. and why perhaps he may have given Michael Jackson Demerol; I'm guessing this drug is a somewhat dirviative of Morphine? I'm just wondering now that perhaps under the veil of extreme secrecy if in fact Michael was dying, it would then make perfect sense to put that stipulation into that insurance policy with Lloyds of London that if he died of 'a drug overdose', they would pay...I'm wondering if the Dr. was doing a sort of Hospice 'help along'?
Michael did mention he wanted his children to see him in action on stage and that this would be his curtain call...Very ironic if you stop and think about it clearly.


Sams' Mom is Tina   July 22nd, 2009 2:54 am ET

AEG is a huge monopoly of concert/sports venues...Has anyone seen their line-up on their website? Even the main arena at Caesars Palace-Vegas-Celine, Cher, etc. these AEG people are huge sharks in the entertainment industry.
I somehow do think that perhaps Michaels health was in decline, but AEG; the huge money makers still kept up with it as they knew exactly what they were and are doing and they absolutely knew about Michael's condition. Come August, every arena they own/lease will have a M. Jackson memorial tribute show...They are going to come out on top, they only think money and they will make hundreds of millions of dollars. How do you think they convinced the family to bring the casket to Staples-I'm now begining to wonder if he was even in there; you know Hollywood theatrics, smoke, mirrors and show, give the family some money. They pulled it off and left L.A. in huge debt. they should pay that 1.7 mil to the county. I think these people have a lot of explaing to do. #1. how in the heck did Jackson get through a physical? I bet he did not. #2. how do you insure and collect on a guy who supposedly is a drug addict? That would be like saying I am suicidal, but insure me and pay my family anyway if I kill myself. The insuance co. would NOT pay! Something fishy is going on. got a Dr. who isn't certified, now he has cliosed up all his offices, got formerly fired associates back on the Jackson coattails, they rent him a mansion and now come to find out, the owner has ties to AEG...DUH???? Where is the interior home video footage I keep hearing about? and why did Dr. Conrad wait sooo long to call 911, why did he even need a phone? why did he bail for about 3 days? ...I do not buy the 'don't know the address' story, BECAUSE...those multi million dollar mansions come with private security keypads all over each room of the place-one button is for the patrol, one is for fire and another is for... HELLO! Emergency Rescue...They'd get there in a matter of seconds.
I hope whomever is investigating is doing it complete, look at every angle, not just the drugs issue.


MIMI   July 22nd, 2009 5:18 am ET

JO ANN.. GOOD ANALYSIS SO FAR I'VE READ HERE... I ALSO NOTICED RANDY PHILIPS WAS ON TV TO DEFEND HIMSELF N AEG B4 AND AFTER MICHEALS DEATH.... RANDY PHILIPS,WE ALL KNOW U ARE PART OF MJ'S MURDERERS PART OF THIS EVIL CONSPIRACY TO ELIMINATE MICHEAL FOR THE MONEY U WILL MAKE AFTER HIS DEATH... ITS CERTAIN AEG, KENNY ORTEGA, THE DANCERS AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH.!!!!! AEG SILENCED MICHEALS DANCERS BY SIGNING THEM TO 2YR CONTRACTS WHICH INCLUDES SECRECY NOT TO TAKE PART IN INTERVIEWS AND 4 WAT ???? OBVIOUSLY SO THEY WILL NOT TESTIFY IN COURT!!!!.. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CRIMINAL TRIAL AND RANDY PHILIPS, I HOPE U READ THIS, ... I AM SOOOO LOOKIG FORWARD TO THE CRIMINAL TRIAL THAT WILL BE BROUGHT AGAINST U PHILIPS AND THE REST OF U BLOODY MURDERERS!!!!! I WISH U DIE PHILIPS I SWEAR ANYDAY I SEE U, URE DEAD, URE DEAD MAN WALKNING PHILIPS, URE DEAD... U CANT FOOOL PEOPLE ANYMORE, MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


dammy   July 22nd, 2009 5:45 am ET

i believe something is wrong somewhere..


Minso Wathanafa   July 22nd, 2009 6:06 am ET

If DR Murray did not do anything wrong, why is he afraid of talking? An innocent person will never be scared of talking as long as he is innocent because if he is, he can never talk himself into a "hole"-just as Dr Murray knows he will if he talks. Please leave Joe alone, if not for him we probably would not have seen Michael become the star he became. And all those who are just interested in making money out of him-its a shame even after few days of his death all they can think of is how to make money out of him. Deffinately those thatsorrounded Michael lately did not love him. Its SAD.


Mary U from Ohio   July 22nd, 2009 10:46 am ET

Larry and the Media and all you others that are so called friends of Michael’s.. STOP THROWING STONE at the JACKSONS.. You say Joe abused Michael. What are you doing?
Lets talk abuse. Larry and everyone else you Mentally and emotionally abused Michael. How.. Kept asking Michael on every interview about .. these were your question… Michael …Why is your skin white. don’t you like being black.. Why did you let kids come to Neverland Ranch? What did you do to you nose, how many plastic surgery have you had. Why you married Lisa Marie. You are a Freak. It makes me sick that Michael kissed Lisa at the awards. You are Wacko-Jacko. did you molest that kid? Why would you pay a huge amount in a Settlement? Should i go on. ..You put Michael against the wall a threw stones, Rocks & Boulders at him. Opera and Geraldo were the only ones that Made Michael Smile and feel comfortable on an interview. With them we got to know Michael. All you others make Michael feel less as a person. you made him not want to do anymore interviews, and put him in hiding from the public. Still today the Man is dead what did you do to JOE Jackson. You asked What about Michael Surgeries. What about the Molesting. Not once did you ever ask Michael what is you Favorite Book? or any thing good. You abused Michael… GOD>>> I hope the Jackson’s put you on the Stand and ask you What you did to Michael. Judge not and you will not be Judged. ….Judge and you Shall be Judge.


MARIA U   July 22nd, 2009 10:53 am ET

IT'S SUSPICIOUS AND THERE'S A FOUL PLAY... IT'S REALLY OBVIOUS...

JACKSON FAMILY ESP. TO JOE, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO FIND OUT AND SEEK FOR TRUTH WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MICHAEL.
JACKSON FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO SPECULATE AND INVESTIGATE ON THEIR OWN.. NO MATTER WHAT, THEY WILL STICK AND STAND TOGETHER FOR MICHAEL...

BECAUSE I TRULY BELIEVE IN TIMES OF TRAGEDY AND AFFLICTION OR DISTRESS.. YOUR FAMILY SHOULD ALWAYS BE THERE..

PEOPLE... REMEMBER THIS.. THE ONLY WHO CAN LOVE YOU IS YOUR FAMILY, THE ONLY WHO CAN DEPEND YOU IS YOUR OWN FAMILY.. THE ONLY WHO COMFORT YOU IS YOUR FAMILY.. WHATEVER IT TAKES.. STILL YOUR FAMILY...


carol   July 22nd, 2009 12:41 pm ET

Larry & producers,

Why don't you take a lesson out of Walter Cronkite's career & elevate your show to something more enlightening then trashing Michael Jackson nite after nite with people who never met the man as well as his 'so called friends' retelling conversations they had with Michael 10 yrs ago.

I realize it is all about ratings but your show is turning into a real tabloid show under the guise of CNN. Why don't you leave the trash talk to Nancy Grace who complains every nite about people making money off of MJ. Yet she is doing the exact same thing.

The way CNN is portraying Michael you would think in the last 20 yrs he never had any conversations with anybody that didn't involve drugs.


OCLady   July 22nd, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Well, the DEA just did a raid on Dr. Murray's office in Houston, TX. and there were workers in there, so the news about him closing all his offices is untrue, I guess. Iam really wondering now if Dr. Murray knew of Jackson's former landlords from Vegas? Or if Dr. Murray is the Feelgood Dr. for Vegas entertainers? All I know is AEG is in some way responsible for some of this-why would they be soo quick to pay this Dr. a huge fee of $130,000 a month and not check out his credentials? Or maybe they did and felt 'safe' in that they can now say 'we had no idea' , 'Michael chose him' Knowing full well he'd be the fall guy...They paid him so therefore, they should know who the heck they are hiring! AEG has now signed all the dancers to 2 yr contracts so they cannot talk if something comes down-Confidentiality and all that...Stinks to high heaven, I'm telling ya, I bet they knew he was sick and banked it to the hilt, not caring about Michael. Then again maybe Michael knew all this and did this to benefit his children for the future.


MIMI   July 22nd, 2009 1:13 pm ET

RE: OCLADY.... BENEFIT MICHEALS CHILDREN IN WHAT WAY??? PLS THINK B4 U DROP UR COMMMENTS... ARE U INSINUATING MICHEAL WANTS TO DIE SO HIS KIDS WILL BENEFIT??? DO U KNOW HOW MUCH HE LOVES HIS KIDS?? WHO WANTS TO DIE IN THE FIRST PLACE.. PLS MJ ONCE SAID HE LOVES LIFE N CAN NEVER BE SUICIDAL.. AEG RANDY PHILIPS KNOWS WAT HAPPENED TO MICHEAL AND THESE MURDERERS WILL PAY !!!


Adrienne   July 22nd, 2009 1:42 pm ET

Well put OC Lady. The media is making MJ out to be a druggie, rather than the wonderful person he was. I feel very sorry for his family and children to have to be exposed to this day in and day out. I was glad that Mr. Jackson and Mr. Rowe were on. They spoke the truth as they see it. Hopefully some good will come out of it.


OCLady   July 22nd, 2009 1:47 pm ET

Sorry Mimi, but you misunderstood. I in no way alluded that Michael would kill himself. I know he loved life.What I am saying is if he did in fact have a very serious lung/stomach issue because of Lupus, and he knew he was sick that he'd go on with the show so to speak knowing whatever money generated would eventually go to his children. I know Michael loved life and this picture of people painting him to be this massive drug user is beyond the scope of reality, he just could not function, BUT...I can understand if he was in fact terminally ill, he'd go forward to put on whatever concert he could because no matter what, those kids would be looked after financially-I would hope anyway, meaning I hope AEG doesn't just run off with the lions' share. I'm sorry that you took my comments wrong, that was not what I was saying...


Lee Anne   July 22nd, 2009 3:08 pm ET

Larry,
I have to say I was very disappointed in your re-cap of Joe Jackson's interview last night. Although I admit he doesn't always say the right thing,last night you kept repeating will he go on tour with his grandkids????? All he said was that little Blanket could dance and that they were all talented! I saw a doting grandfather taking pride in his grandchildren. That turned into a tour???? Come on Larry you're better than that. I was quite disgusted with the Inside Edition anchor repeating it after Joe said it's a bunch of bull!! I felt like I was watching 2 high school kids drawing up drama. Again,come on Larry you're better than that!!!!! Stop with the drama. The guy just lost his son.


Linda from New York   July 22nd, 2009 4:27 pm ET

The media needs to back off MJ already, Michael was human. There are so many people out there that are addicted to prescription drugs, it's not even funny. They are trying to portray him as a hard core drug addict. I remember when Elvis Presley died, there was alot of media coverage, but nothing compared to Michael (of course we didn't have all these cable channels at the time). I don't remember the media calling Elvis a drug addict. They always made sure to say that he was addicted to prescription drugs. Why do they have to consistently say that Michael was a drug addict. What about his family, his children-They don't care. We his fans know the type of person he was, what he was all about. We don't need anyone to tell us lies about Michael, we know the truth. We love you Michael.


brandi   July 22nd, 2009 4:39 pm ET

Larry, you know that Joe Loves his son. e may not have done every right but he probably did the best that he new at that time. All Black spank their childred back at that time. Joe taught those boys how to sing and dance. Joe brought out their tallent. He make not has done it the correct way , that is clear to see today. Blacks were taught not to spare the ROD. I FEEL SORRY for all of them. Michael was with the wrong people. He should have been with his family. His guards were wrong for not letting his family in. Proably others, then Michael were giving orders. I pray that Mrs. jackson have strength.


Belgium   July 22nd, 2009 5:54 pm ET

Michael loved his children so much. Than why did he do all these operations? Why being on so many drugs? Is it just me or are there others out there who seem to believe Michael wasn't all smiles and giggles?

Yep I know he was and always will be the biggest entertainer in Pop industry.


Belgium   July 22nd, 2009 6:35 pm ET

Yep who was the person on the phone with 911?


MARIA U   July 23rd, 2009 8:25 am ET

TO LINDA FROM NEW YORK.. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT..


mark fox   July 27th, 2009 10:41 am ET

I believe strongly that Michael was murdered, and that all of this diprivan/sleeping stuff is a coverup. Whoever had him killed was already set to benefit from the horrible fact thatMichael was worth more dead than alive.

a song – "Saint Michael", can be heard at:

myspace.com/michaelwasmurdered


Sams Mom Is Tina   July 27th, 2009 11:13 am ET

You take the first reports of Dr. Murry telling the police he did in fact give michael a shot of Demerol and now recently it has come out he had also given michael Diptrivan , the police found this Dr.s medical stash in a clost at the house, in there they found Diptrivan. you tell me how is it a drug that should never leave an operating room or a procedural operation inviroment-meaning plastic surgeon's or dermatologists office, how does this wind up in a Drs cache? He had no way of getting this drug he is not qualified to have it or to use it, he dont have alicense to dispense any drug so what gives?


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