I hope sick Joe pays for this, its not a secret that he took those kids to strip clubs..etc. in search of fame. WHO DOES THAT TO THEIR KIDS?! That jerk-main too. Wasnt he the one that used to bring "!!" in to the bedroom he shared with poor MJ, while the later pretended to be asleep?? Now he's stating he doesnt know what happended to his brother?? Really Jerk-main?? Everyone played a part in scarring this poor innocent victem for life. Look at the pain and suffering he has had to endure, its unbearable! I hope everyone that played a role in this criminal act is finally brought to justice, big names and small. God is great...justice will prevail.
Michael, we love you no matter what, there is nothing to be ashamed of on your side. You are just an innocent victim. We love you more with each passing day, and justice will prevail sooner or later...in this world...or in the one hereafter, that I know for sure.
Dave Walsh: Joe Jackson’s master plan was to get Mike as much exposure as he could wherever he could. He booked his boys at seedy bars and strip clubs, from Detroit to Chicago.
Sheryl Price: I don’t know how they allowed five underaged boys to perform in a place that served liquor and had strippers. I thought it was bizarre but apparently Mr. Jackson was so intent on getting his boys heard, he took any gig that they were offered.
Dave Walsh: Young Michael’s show business education began with an age-old lesson: sex sells.
Dave Walsh: Michael’s formal schooling may have ended, but his sexual education had just begun. After Jackson Five concerts, Michael and his brother Marlon hit the sack while the older boys hit the jackpot.
J. R andy Taraborelli: Michael and Marlon, they were still little kids, but Jermaine and Jackie and Tito they were older and they had become teen idols. And they had a lot of groupies.
Flo Anthony, Jackson family friend: Jackie’s wife Enid, actually told me that when they were teenagers, they had a bunch of women just up in the room.
J. R andy Taraborelli :The boys would have sex with the groupies, while Michael and Marlon were in bed acting as if they were sleeping when actually they were you know listening, maybe even watching.
Flo Anthony: I think that’s the cleaned-up version of what Enid told me.
Dave Walsh: While the older Jacksons considered it ‘good clean fun’, for Michael the ‘group gropes’ had lasting effects.
Carole Lieberman: This was a kind of sexual abuse. Because when he saw them having sex, so up close and personal, it is something that for any little boy, would have a lasting psychological impact.
Dave Walsh: Not only did Papa Joe Jackson condone his sons’ sexual escapades, he did them one better, or worse.
Carole Lieberman: What was also particularly traumatic for Michael was the fact that his father was having sex with these women.
J. R andy Taraborelli: The father would take sort of the leftovers, taking some of these Jackson groupies for himself. And the boys didn’t like that at all.
Dave Walsh: According to Michael’s brother Marlon, late at night, Joe Jackson would sneak girls into the boys’ room and show off his sons. But the price of admission was steep.
J. R andy Taraborelli: Joseph wanted to show some of these young ladies that he was a family man, that you know, ‘here are my kids, they’re famous, and I did that, and now I’m gonna do you.”
Dave Walsh: Joseph warned his boys not to tell their mother about his secret. And no matter how much Michael may have wanted to expose Papa Joe, for the young Jehovah’s Witness his father’s word was gospel.
Bill Bowen: A key scripture that’s read over and over again is, to honor your father and your mother, if a child was to question their parent, or not submit to their direction, then it would be viewed as a sin against God. And so it creates this atmosphere that’s it’s best just to stay quiet.
Dave Walsh: Michael was torn. Disobey his dad, and his God, or lie to his beloved mother. It was an impossible choice.
J. R andy Taraborelli : Especially for Michael, because he was so tremendously sensitive to have that experience on the road and then go back to their God-fearing mother and not be honest with her. You know there was this dual thing going on in Michael Jackson’s life from a very early age.
Dave Walsh: In the end, Michael chose to protect his abusive Papa Joe and lie to the one woman he trusted—his Mama Kate