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Jermaine Jackson denies father’s abuse

HollywoodNews.com: There’s not much fact in Jermaine Jackson‘s newest attempt to cash in on his late brother Michael. His book, “You Are Not Alone,” reads like a compendium of fictions and half-truths to anyone who’s reported anything about Michael Jackson over the last 20 years. It’s so far from reality that Jermaine defends his father while citing his abuse; still argues that Michael’s kids are his biologically; and basically excises the people closest to Michael like his personal assistant Evvy Tavasci and surrogate family, the Cascios.

This is largely because Michael didn’t have much to do with Jermaine after his 1991 recording, called “Word to the Badd.” Jermaine was jettisoned from Michael’s life. And yet, the older brother would continue to try and get back into Michael’s inner circle, playing on his vulnerabilities.

“You Are Not Alone” contains at least one anti-Semitic reference and is full of inaccuracies. It’s hard to believe, really, that a reputable publisher (Simon & Schuster) did no fact checking on “You Are Not Alone.” The anti-Semitic part is not a surprise. Jermaine is happy to go into details of his life as a Muslim, his following of Louis Farrakhan, and his introduction of the Nation of Islam into Michael’s life. Ironically, it’s NOI bodyguards who don’t let Jermaine in to see Michael in Las Vegas.

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  • September 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    Whoa there Roger. You’ve done your share of telling half truths about Michael too. Hypocrite.

  • September 18, 2011 | Permalink |

    Who, Roger, among the jeernalists of America, has ever published the truth about Michael Jackson? Surely not you. Surely not Martin Bashir. Surely not Piers Morgan when he was a tabloid hack working for Rupert Murdoch. Only a single handful of journalists ever reported the unbiased facts about Michael Jackson. I can think of only one: Linda Deutsch of The Associated Press.

    That’s the problem, isn’t it–the media has NEVER reported the facts about Michael Jackson. Only salacious fabrications, innuendo and outright lies to fill their own wallets.

    To Jermaine Jackson I can only say, “Pffft!” I’m not the least bit interested in what he has to say about a little brother he betrayed while he was living. I’m even less interested in your opinion about said betrayer.

  • September 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    Oh, I see. And you were there, Roger? So you would know better than Michael’s brother? Your reputation for bashing the Jacksons, and in particularp– Michael, is well known and well documented.

    “Journalists” who report/ed on Michael Jackson- if they had nothing, they made it up. Never before in the history of journalism have those who are supposed to guard the public interest jettisoned their ethics to milk a cash cow. Yourself included. And now you have to cover up your treachery with more lies.

  • September 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    Before criticizing Jermaine’s half truths and fabrications, Mr. Friedman needs to clean up his own act. Truth is that Michael Jackson is the biological father of his children. The kids all look so much like Michael when he was around their age that Friedman’s questioning of their parentage is almost humorous. Moreover, the autopsy confirmed that even at the age of 50, Jackson’s sperm count was such that he would still have been able to father more children if he had wished. There was absolutely no reason for him to seek a sperm donor.

    Shame on Roger Friedman for continuing the mythical allegation that the biological father of Michael Jackson’s children was anyone other than Michael Jackson.

  • September 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    Wow LibelFreeZone, I couldn’t have said it any better. Kudos to you! I do believe what Michael said all along that his father beat him! Children do not lie!!!!
    As for the media, they never report anything good, it’s all about lies and selling papers.

  • September 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    They are NOT MJ’s Bio Kids.

  • September 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    they are michael’s biological children. all the rest is bs

  • September 20, 2011 | Permalink |

    Jermaine and the Jacksons know that grown men shouldn’t cry to sleep with boys (in mj’s molest trial, mj’s own witnesses Wade Robeson and Brett Barnes testified FOR mj that mj would cry if they couldn’t sleep over). Jermaine seems to almost be happy his brother is dead so that he can get recognition and cash in. Lest we forget a few years ago Jermaine was trying to write a book called Legacy in which he blasted Michael the same way he blasted Michael 15 years ago in his song Word to the Badd. Lest we forget!!!!

  • September 24, 2011 | Permalink |

    jordan, you’re a damn liar. I’ve read every single transcript from the 2005 trial and NOWHERE did Wade Robeson or Brett Barnes say that Michael “cried” when they couldn’t sleep over.

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