After all, Michael Jackson was a “good father”
at the time of writing, no musician, all over the world, has been known to out-dance ‘beautiful’ Michael Jackson who died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. His choreography made the uninformed see him as a magician; some even called him a wizard over his moves.
Even as the “King of Pop”, who reportedly once moon-walked above the music world, was not seen as a saint – many allegations trailed his short life – he was after all a “good father”.
During the week, his mother revealed that he was ‘swimming in drugs’
Until toxicology reports come in, there was no known cause of death for Michael Jackson, in the sense that no one could say what it was that made his heart stop. However, as fans must already be aware, the singer lived on painkillers, it was gathered, as police found an impressive stack of prescription pills and even anesthetics that should not have been administered privately. On this resided the compelling evidence that, indeed, Michael was into heavy drug use.
Aside that most of the doctors that treated the singer at one point in his life are now under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with the Coroner’s Office asking them to hand over all medical records, it seems MJ also had a too close relationship with all of them. He shared his house and bedroom with each doctor, at one point or another, and spent more time than was appropriate for a simple doctor-patient relationship, which prompted speculation that Jackson was befriending them, so that he had someone to feed his habit. Remember, there was a time it was rumoured that he was gay.
Moreover, reports later trickled in that MJ had injection marks on his neck and less visible parts of his body as he used to administer Demerol on his own. A doctor who treated him claimed the singer self-injected Demerol into his system.
Said he: “We’ve combed through tens of thousands of pages of the official file for the 2005 molestation trial. In the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s notes, a member of Jackson’s security detail – retired L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Laperruque – said some doctors were trying to get Jackson off Demerol, and that one of the doctors in Santa Barbara ‘was upset with Jackson because he had been self-injecting’.”
When police following allegations of abuse raided Jackson’s house, it was revealed that the singer was in the habit of scoring painkillers in his staff’s name. Deputies in charge of the raid at the time found not only bottles with other people’s name on them in Jackson’s cabinet, but also medical equipment suggesting that he was feeding his addiction right at home, such as IV (intravenous therapy) stands, needles and vials of powerful drugs. That, combined with the fact that MJ literally had surrounded himself with people willing to please him, including his doctors who reportedly did anything he asked them to, might have eventually led to his untimely death at just 50.
The Jackson family, it is being said, did not know the full extent of Michael’s situation, since he had instructed his doctors to shield him from his brothers and sisters, as he knew they were thinking of staging an intervention, it is said. Because of this, Joe Jackson, Michael’s father, is now telling the media that he’s convinced his death did involve foul play. A homicide police investigation is pending on toxicology results.
Katherine Jackson revealed that her late son, Michael Jackson, was addicted to plastic surgery.
Side effects of the surgeries must have pushed him into drugs.
She told Oprah that her late son – who reportedly died of acute Propofol intoxication – became obsessed with going under the knife because he didn’t want Vitiligo, the skin condition he suffered from, leaving him looking “like a spotted cow”.
Katherine also revealed that the day she heard her son had passed away was the “worst day of her life”, but she doesn’t believe Dr. Murray – who has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of the singer – is responsible for his death.
People vs. Jackson (full case name: 1133603: The People of the State of California v. Michael Joseph Jackson) was a 2005 trial involving MJ. The accuser was a boy, Gavin Arvizo, who was 13 years old at the time of the alleged crimes. MJ was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor, one count of abduction, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his 2,700-acre (11 km2) Neverland Ranch. He denied all counts and asserted that he himself was the victim of a failed extortion attempt. On June 13, 2005, the jury found Jackson not guilty on all charges.
In a Granada Television documentary entitled Living with Michael Jackson, British journalist, Martin Bashir, interviewed Jackson extensively. The film was broadcast in the United Kingdom on February 3, 2003, and in the United States three days later. The boy is shown holding hands with MJ and resting his head on Jackson’s shoulder. At trial, the boy testified that Jackson initiated the hand-holding, but that he had put his head on Jackson’s shoulder because he was “really close to Jackson” and Jackson was his “best friend”. Both he and Jackson testified that they had slept in the same room, but not in the same bed. They also agreed that each had offered to sleep on the floor and let the other have the bed.
Later, the boy complained that he had not realised that the footage would be broadcast all over the world and that, after it aired, he was teased by his friends. His mother stated that she had not given Bashir permission to film her son and was not even aware of it prior to broadcast. MJ stated in the documentary that many children, including Macaulay Culkin, his younger brother, Kieran, and his sisters had slept in Jackson’s bed; all maintained that nothing inappropriate occurred.
Responding to criticisms of the broadcast, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas W. Sneddon Jr. stated that, under California law, the distinction was irrelevant. An adult sleeping in the same bed as a child is not a criminal offense, unless “affirmative, offensive conduct” occurs. Jackson and his aides were indicted for conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment, and extortion. Some sources were critical of the indictments, believing them to be an attempt to ameliorate PR damage caused by the documentary. Jackson was also indicted for child molestation, based on the accuser’s allegations of events subsequent to the documentary, when he and Jackson had already been friends for several years. One defence to this accusation was that it contradicted logic, i.e., that Jackson would not have molested the accuser after the documentary aired. As his attorney put it:
“The Bashir documentation was aired in the U.S. on February 6, 2003; Gavin Arvizo’s given time frame for the alleged molestations was February 20, 2003 – March 12, 2003. The family was acquainted with Michael Jackson for almost two years, but the alleged victim claimed he was molested after the footage was filmed and at a time ‘the whole world was already watching’.”
…Still, he was good
After every article of creation on earth, in the beginning, God would look at it and say “it’s good”. No matter how bad many may think MJ was, nobody should forget that he was part of the creation God saw that “it’s good”. At least, the closest human beings to him – his children –testified.
When Oprah Winfrey interviewed MJ’s family for the first time since his death, Paris Jackson has one thing she’d like his fans to understand: “what a good father he was.”
MJ’s parents, Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson, are trying to raise his three children: Prince, Paris and Blanket while coping with the loss of their son.
Now the children are trying to adjust to their new life.
“What they talk about is, ‘Daddy would do this and daddy would do that.’ Or, ‘That’s how Daddy did it,’” Katherine said. “Paris is very emotional. She talks about him all the time. She’s the strong one. All the pictures on her wall in her bedroom are of Michael.”
Now, in Michael’s memory, Katherine has dedicated the new book, Never Can Say Goodbye, to him.
And Micheal’s children are holding on to the memories of their father.
“I kind of felt like no one understood what a good father he was. He was the best cook ever,” Paris, 12, told Oprah. “He was just a normal dad.”
“He made the best French toast in the world,” she explained. “He just made the best breakfasts in the world.”
While both Paris and Prince, 13, said Michael gave them lots of treats, he was also “strict”.
Blanket didn’t speak much during the interview but he did say that Prince “could get away with anything,” but he couldn’t when it came to disciplining.
Prince and Paris also shared their hopes for the future.
“I’d like to be an actress when I’m older,” Paris said. “I sometimes do improv(isation). I used to do it with my dad.”
Prince said he wants to “produce movies and direct.”
Sounds like they could make a good team!
And what do the children miss most about their father?
“Everything,” Paris concluded.
Testimony against Murray
With the MJ manslaughter case slowly gaining momentum, at least one of the King of Pop’s three children is preparing to testify against Dr. Conrad Murray in court, PopEater reports.
This wouldn’t have been if he was not as good as they claimed.
“The Jackson family wants to do what’s best for Michael’s children and understand how traumatic it would be for them to take the stand,” an insider told PopEater. “However, they honestly believe that Dr. Murray is to be blamed for the Michael’s death, and they believe that what the children saw the day he died will prove it.”
“Blanket” is the nickname for singer Michael Jackson’s second son, Prince Michael Jackson II. It was explained in the following manner, by the King of Pop himself, in his own words: “It’s an expression I use with my family and my employees. I say, ‘You should blanket me or you should blanket her’, meaning like a blanket is a blessing. It’s a way of showing love and caring.”
Another report said they gave him that nickname because the first time they saw him, was when MJ dangled him from a balcony and his face was covered with a blanket.http://www.independentngonline.com/Dail ... x?id=23777