Michael Jackson’s Final Months: Anonymous Gay Sex and Drugging?

I’ve been catching up on reading lately, including Michael Jackson’s last few months of life. I’ve come upon an article published by the U.K.-based Daily Mail, under the byline of Ian Halperin. Halperin is a writer and the author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson and it is slated to be released in July.

Photo of Michael Jackson 48 hours before his death (Courtesy: Kevin Mazur)

Photo of Michael Jackson 48 hours before his death (Courtesy: Kevin Mazur)

According to Wikipedia, Halperin is an investigative reporter who has contributed to stateside shows like 60 Minutes II, and cable shows on Court TV. He’s written or co-authored at least nine books on celebrities like the late Kurt Cobain, James Taylor and Celine Dion.

It was Halperin who predicted in December 2008 that Jackson was ill and would be dead within six months, according to his sources. In Touch and The Sun (U.K.) picked up the story and referenced Halperin. Of course, the Jackson camp countered that Michael was the picture of health, and he soon embarked on the ill-fated 50-concert dates in London. Six months and one day after Halperin made his prediction, Michael Jackson died. The world is waiting to see what develops in the toxicology report from the L.A. County Coroner’s office, and from the second, independent autopsy asked for by the Jackson family.

Of course the mainstream media and its gossip arm picked and chose what they could from this British article, but I am willing to present what these people decided not to impart:

[…] It is clear to me that Michael was homosexual and that his taste was for young men, albeit not as young as Jordan Chandler or Gavin Arvizo (the young men who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse).

In the course of my investigations, I spoke to two of his gay lovers, one a Hollywood waiter, the other an aspiring actor. The waiter had remained friends, perhaps more, with the singer until his death last week. He had served Jackson at a restaurant, Jackson made his interest plain and the two slept together the following night. According to the waiter, Jackson fell in love.

The actor, who has been given solid but uninspiring film parts, saw Jackson in the middle of 2007. He told me they had spent nearly every night together during their affair – an easy claim to make, you might think. But this lover produced corroboration in the form of photographs of the two of them together, and a witness.

Other witnesses speak of strings of young men visiting his house at all hours, even in the period of his decline. Some stayed overnight.

When Jackson lived in Las Vegas, one of his closest aides told how he would sneak off to a ‘grungy, rat-infested’ motel – often dressed as a woman to disguise his identity – to meet a male construction worker he had fallen in love with.

Moreover, along with being sick with lupus, vitiligo, injuries resulting from performances as well as his drug addiction, Jackson also may have suffered from a genetic condition:

One of my sources suggested that he might already have had a genetic condition I had never previously come across, called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency – the lack of a protein that can help protect the lungs.

Although up to 100,000 Americans are severely affected by it, it is an under-recognised condition. Michael was receiving regular injections of Alpha-1 antitrypsin derived from human plasma. The treatment is said to be remarkably effective and can enable the sufferer to lead a normal life.

But the disease can cause respiratory problems and, in severe cases, emphysema. Could this be why Jackson had for years been wearing a surgical mask in public, to protect his lungs from the ravages of the disease? Or why, from time to time, he resorted to a wheelchair? When I returned to my source inside the Jackson camp for confirmation, he said: ‘Yeah, that’s what he’s got. He’s in bad shape. They’re worried that he might need a lung transplant but he may be too weak.

‘Some days he can hardly see and he’s having a lot of trouble walking.’

In a related story to the Jackson tragedy, Caroline Graham writes that the family, especially Joe Jackson, had tried to stage an intervention two weeks ago, deeply troubled over Michael Jackson’s drug intake. He had suffered a morphine overdose six years ago over the second pedophilia case. Instead, they agreed to have Michael accompanied by a “sober coach,” and a man known as “Doc Hollywood,” a favorite among celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson, who are trying to get clear of drugs. “Doc Hollywood” has his own rehab facility, Wonderland Center:

Before his death the family had consulted Californian drugs expert Dr Howard Samuels, known as Doc Hollywood, to try to ‘save Michael from himself’ because they knew he would refuse to go into rehab.

The family discussed all options with Dr Samuels and it was agreed that Jackson would detox at home under medical supervision and then be provided with the ‘sober coach’, who would remain with him for the duration of his 50 London concerts.

‘Michael was adamant he did not have a drug problem and was not going to rehab. But in the end he relented to his family’s wishes and agreed to having a sober companion,’ said a source.

A typically Hollywood invention, a ‘sober coach’ is a trained professional who accompanies a patient full-time to ensure they stay off drugs. They administer random drug tests and liaise with psychiatrists and other doctors to keep the patient sober.

A source said: ‘No one in the family had realised how serious Michael’s problems were until Randy, his youngest brother, started staying over at Michael’s house. He quickly realised that the situation was grave and that Michael needed urgent medical help or he might die.’

Michael Jacksons alleged daily drug intake (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

Michael Jackson's alleged daily drug intake (Courtesy: Daily Mail)

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‘Randy said they needed to save Michael from himself. His drug use was so severe, yet Michael was in total denial about how bad it was.

‘He was having injections of the painkiller Demerol first thing in the morning and last thing at night, along with a host of other powerful drugs. He was refusing to eat and was popping pills constantly.

‘The treatment was due to start this weekend. When someone is in as bad a state of dependence as Michael was you cannot detox them suddenly.

‘The plan was to gradually start weaning him off the drugs this coming week. He would have had a team of doctors and nurses on call to deal with withdrawal symptoms. That was the plan.’

Last night a spokesman for Dr Samuels refused to comment on Michael Jackson, citing doctor-patient confidentiality.

A representative from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Britain, David Pruce, stated that the drug cocktail Jackson was taking twice a day was dangerous for any individual, much less an internationally known singer. The painkillers, antidepressants, and stimulants would have left Jackson numbed, lethargic, and unresponsive. The drugs, particularly Dilaudid and Demerol, would also have serious, addictive side effects. Particularly with painkillers, there is a danger that an individual’s breathing would become suppressed, and worse, it would cause someone to stop breathing altogether. And with Jackson’s reported alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, his lungs were already compromised.

Could it be that one of Jackson’s hangers-on finally got to the singer and gave him the drugs he wanted? And what does that say about the role of Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist? Murray was hired as his personal physician while in London. Murray has denied injecting him with drugs.

Jeezus.

Which brings me to the point that I wish to make.

Some, not all, of Tinseltown’s celebrities or New York media types have come out as gay (or bisexual) within the past few years. People like Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow, Wanda Sykes, Angelina Jolie and Neil Patrick Harris. Others that I can figure are gay or bisexual, but just aren’t saying are people like Anderson Cooper, Eddie Murphy, and Queen Latifah.

Of course, Latifah is black, and so is Eddie Murphy and Wanda Sykes. Coming out in the entertainment world, of course, is more of a circuitous process for some to maneuver, especially if it comes to roles and income. For me, it doesn’t matter at all whether these people are gay or not. For others, it may just be more of a challenge, especially if you are black or a person of color.

The current flava of the month for blacks and people of color is to be straight, not gay, particularly in the hip-hop generation. The thing is, many of the hip-hop gangsta types have been caught up in a hypermasculinist pose taken from both the prisons and the streets that requires that these young men become harder and more attractive to each other as well as to women. However, to be named as gay (or worse, any of the gay expletives), would be the equivalent calling someone out for violence or death.

Where could Michael Jackson fit in all this?

For Michael Jackson, it seems he had more to hide. Not only his illnesses and addictions, but his sexuality, if Halperin’s account is to be believed. What would have happened if he had announced that his sexuality was not a predilection for young boys, or for women, but for young men? Which would have been worse in the eyes of his fans, especially black people?

I think black celebrities like the late Luther Vandross, for example, feared coming out as gay or bisexual not just because of his many female fans, but because of their parents. His elderly, devout Christian mother was still living at the time of his death. And so it was with Michael Jackson. His parents, especially his Jehovah’s Witness mother, are still alive. It could be more offputting and career changing than Joe Jackson’s famed philandering and abusiveness. Furthermore, would he have lost his family’s love and respect?

It could be a kind of blackmail. What was unwritten or unsaid was that Jackson probably could never slake his desires upfront, that he had to do everything in the dark. Don’t embarrass me with your actions. I don’t think anyone believed in the front marriages Jackson contracted with Lisa Marie Presley and with Debbie Rowe, although many of his fans, no doubt, wished that he could become happy.

J. Randy Taraborrelli, Jackson’s confidante and biographer, said that Presley admitted that at first, their sex life was sensual. Jackson may have been committed to making a heterosexual marriage work. However, Jackson’s sleepovers with boys, even after the Jordie Chandler case; his hours of applying and removing cosmetics and spritzing on women’s cologne even when going to bed with her, as well as his continual harping on his awful childhood, finally wore down Lisa Marie’s resolve to save his life through the marriage. The last straw was Presley’s refusal to have children with Michael, and his throwing down the gauntlet that Debbie Rowe was willing to have them. They divorced within two years, but remained friends.

It seems as if Michael Jackson’s closest equivalent could be the singer Elton John. Elton John was not a child star; however, he battled his coke, alcohol and spending addictions–and his preference for men–for years, even contracting a marriage that crashed and burned before it could even take off. He once stated that he didn’t want to disappoint his mother by not presenting her with a grandchild and a stable (read, straight, middle class-type) life. The man was close to death in 1976 from a drug overdose, but did not check into rehab until 1990. He may be the biggest musical queen of them all, but at least Sir Elton John is relatively clean and sober, and married to the man he wanted.

Unfortunately, there is no happy ending for Michael Jackson to be with the man of his dreams. And everything that he has ever done and ever been will eventually come to light.

~ by blksista on June 30, 2009.

25 Responses to “Michael Jackson’s Final Months: Anonymous Gay Sex and Drugging?”

  1. Agreed……. there is no way that Michael Jackson was asexual. People who want to believe that also believe that he actually may have had sex with Debbie Rowe. Ridiculous.
    It is impossible that a man who exuded sexuality and sensuality on stage, who sang so many love songs or songs of seduction, was uninterested in sex! It is well known that dancers and athletes are very sexual people. The sheer physical exertion pumps up the libido. Add also the fact that dancers are usually themselves focussed on their own body-beauty, as well as that of others.

    I believe that Michael was a very sexual being inside, but whether he could express this or not — with men or women — is hard to know.

    If the claims that Michael was gay are legitimate, then why haven’t the former boyfriends all come out for their 5 minutes of fame, and money to talk to the tabloids.

    Jason Pfeiffer is not terribly credible, but who knows if he really said he was Jackson’s lover. He is obese, not the sort of man one would think Jackson would have a relationsip with.

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  2. Black Sista:

    I appreciated your willingness to broach the subject of MJ’s sexuality in nonjudgmental terms.
    Michael was an enigma, he hid his private life and whether he was really straight, gay or bisexual may never be known. It is difficult to believe any of the “biographers” such as Ian Halperin, Randy Taborelli and others because each one of them had a vested interest in sensationalizing Jackson’s life to sell books, tabloids, whatever. Halperin is immediately suspect… look at the way he portrays himself on camera…cheesy, sleazy, not the look of a reputable journalist.

    I believe Michael may well have been gay and tormented by this, how it would affect his relationship with his mother and his huge base of female fans. As well as his black audience.

    It’s important to remember that when MJ was at the peak of his success, it was not yet in vogue to “come out” as gay or bisexual. This was well before Clay Aikens, Adam Lambert and the like. Michael was an international superstar who had much to lose by being openly homosexual. Think of the swooning female fans who imagined having sex with Michael. Think of his black audience — male and female — who would have rejected this!

    I believe Michael may have tried to lead a straight life, marrying Lisa Marie Presley. It is possible he had sex with her, but it wasn’t “his thing”. She divorced him for various unspoken reasons, but some of it probably had to do with his inability to have a regular sex life with her, and his inabililty in general to have a close, committed relationship with ANYONE….. female or male.

    Growing up as dysfunctionally as Michael did — with a hypocritical Jehovah’s Witness family (religious mother, promiscuous father and brothers) would certainly fuck up someone’s head about relationships and sexuality. Add to this that Jackson never had normal FRIENDSHIPs with peers, was not able to date and explore romanticism as a normal teenager and young adult, and you have someone who was incapable of a mutually giving, committed adult relationship. This speaks to why he had friendships with young children…….. the friendships were not on adult terms with mutual expectations. He gave, the children received, but had no expectation themselves. Seemingly, MJ was only able to have one-sided relationships where there were no expectations from the other side. (on Lisa Marie’s interview with Oprah, she acknowledged that during their marriage Michael would disappear for weeks on end. At one point she was at his concert in the audience, and he was singing a love song to her. She had not seen him for six weeks.)

    It is tragic that Jackson the supernova, the phenomenal talent, could only give of himself to millions around the world, and that true love between two people —- which he sang of so many times — eluded him.

    Perhaps that was how his life was supposed to go. Genius rarely fits into any pattern of normalcy.

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  3. Black Sista,

    You are doing what so many people in the public do. You are reporting misiformation from the Daily Mail an English tabloid that was one of many that hounded Michael every day of his adult life. You should be ashamed to post this type of filth! Michael was a strsight man. It’s a shame that Michael was attacked everyday yet held his head high. We certainly don’t need anymore Michael bashing especially within the black community. Let him rest in peace and let his children have peace! Have you no heart?

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    • I do believe that Michael Jackson was a gay man or at the very least, bisexual; that he was officially “straight” despite evidence and clues to the contrary: his fixation on Diana Ross extending to his interest in her make-up and hair; music posters showing only his womanish eyes and lashes, and his obsession with remaining youthful and boyish.

      There is no shame regarding speculation about Michael’s sexuality. I’m sure that the facts will come out bit by bit as time goes on. I truly believe that he simply could not be himself publicly because of black expectations that he be straight. At the same time, I cannot believe that the man was asexual, either.

      I think that he was a loving and warm father; he’s provided for them and for his mother. And despite what his siblings and his own father may believe, Michael’s will was drawn up right.

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  4. It seems to me that Michael was simply Michael. What never ceases to amaze me are the so called ” Factual ” stories that float to the surface once the man has passed away. Truth be told, Michael also learned at a young age that he was truly ” Alone “. He was never going to to know how really loved him, and I mean him, as an individual man, and not the King Of Pop or for his money and connections. I think if michael fell into madness it is clearly understandable. Many were never interested in the facts when it came to the so called child molestation cases, or any other slanderous inuendoes,for once again money and fame played a major role in what the outcome was to be, and in more ways than simply in a court of law. I see a desperately lonely and tortured soul here. I see a man who was dared to actually live and survive the ill will and wrath of those who saw him only as somebody to be extorted and make money off of. A man challenged to feed the masses his soul and his music and then dared to survive the judgements that followed. We cried out for more!! more!! more!! and he did so deliver!! He loved us.. he loved his fans!! and we let him down!! Michael is gone, and we all carry a little bit of what has occured in us all. We are all somewhat guilty of not reaching out to help this man when he needed it most. Perhaps to give him, share with him the comforts and discomforts of the real world from soem safe and private places. Seems to me we only allowed Michael the pain not only he, but we caused him, and rarely the joy. I prefer to live with the facts and in the real world. I could care less about what others say is reality, for even I can not be sure who is or isn’t on the make where Michael Jackson is concerned. So, here are some facts for you to ponder. Michael Jackson has passed away and is no longer able to defend himself. Michael is free from the slags and bad press, it no longer causes him such pain. His children are without a father, a father they loved dearly. Michael will answer to one true God or Goddess, perhaps even Alah, for his crimes and misdemeanors, as well as for the absolute joy and love his music and his very being brought to the world. Michael has finally found a place of peace, quiet and tranquility, a place where no more harm or judgments may come to him. Michael they say, is worth more dead than alive these days. Seems the carion eaters are still feasting upon the bones and Thank heavens Michael is no longer here to see and live it. I fear the feasting began long before Michael drew his final breath and his suffering was immeasurable. All the journalists and tabloid reporters, authors and managers, all seemed to know Michael was in a dangerous place and did nothing.. nothing to save him.They knew of his apparent lusts and lascivious behaviors. Knew of the drugs being pumped into his body and DID NOTHING!! What more can be said? The man in the mirror was a tortured soul. One who’s life mattered less than most others. He was no longer human.. no longer real.. but rather a commodoty to be extorted. If there were pictures of Michael having sex with a younger man, why were they never posted? Why was there never any scandal..?
    Because honestly.. when it all comes to the surface and to light, if they existed at all, they were worth more when Michael was dead than when he was barely alive.

    ” I am so truly sorry Michael Jackson, I honestly am. I pray you rest in peace, a peace that was never afforded to you when you were alive. Have Faith Michael, Karma is real and all these people will get exactly what they have coming to them in the end”.

    P.S.

    I suggest that people get educated about certain things Michael was suffering with. Lupus, I have lost several members to this horrible desease.. and it is.. HORRIBLE and Painful. Vitiligo, making the person who has it prone to skin cancer as well as the shame they feel trying to hide the discoloration of thier skin.
    ” People are Cruel “. Skin Cancer, Michael had several lesions removed from his face and chest not long before he passed away.
    It is rumored Michael may have had Cycle Cell Enemia as well as another desease to do with his lungs, leading him towards a lung transplant. Talk about suffering.. the poor soul..”
    Bad doctoring, corrupt money hungry doctors who isolated Michael from his family, from any real help, are alive and well and living quite well on Michaels money. Lupus is bad enough, infact it is hell on earth.. the suffering Michael lived with.. his desire to simply be truly loved, something he knew he could NEVER have but is so readily available to the masses, taken for granted, also contributed to losing his life.”
    So.. where is it we face the monster we created? When is it we face our own shameful behaviors and make a change??
    Shame..Shame.. that all some can do is speculate to this day about Michael instead of allowing the man to die and rest in peace.

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  5. Thanks for an intelligent and rational post on MJ. Poor man, he was an astronomical success in his field, an awe-inspiring talent, and yet was probably never truly free to live his life on his terms. He could shop to his heart’s content; he could drug himself numb to ease the pain of his imprisonment. But he couldn’t enjoy truly being himself.

    I never believed he was a sexual predator of children, I did always suspect he was closeted. I hope he did have a chance to enjoy the love of another man, if that is what made him happy. I agree with you, there are many of us who loved him for the genius he was, and would never love him any less if he were gay. It’s sad that people could take offense to that. Just goes to show how far we have to go on that battle front.

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  6. Micheal Jackson will live forever through his music, and his Fans. God gave us Micheal and I am a fan that will enjoy his music until the day I die, It does not matter what people say or write about him. I have never met a perect person have you?

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  7. God loved MJ just like he loved everyone else. Jesus died for him too. Please let him RIP. Those who are lying on him after his death better watch out YOU CAN RUN FROM GOD but you cannot hide. Our Lord is taking note and making a record of everything that we do or say. The scripture says a lying lips is an abomination unto the Lord.

    Please remember his children they are very special and have lost a very special father. My wish for them is that the wonderful memories they have of their father will not be disturbed with nagative things. May the good Lord be very close to his children and the rest of his family.

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    • So you think I am not letting him rest because of Halperin’s book? Frankly, he will rest at Forest Lawn by the end of this month. His final resting place is not accessible to the public.

      Saying that Michael was gay or at least bisexual is not keeping him from any rest. Nor am I troubling him. He’s alright.

      Eventually his children will know who and what he was when they become adults. I doubt whether the news will keep them from loving him. They are not special children, simply his children.

      And I don’t have a propensity to lie. However, I wonder what is worse, someone who lies or somone who refuses to accept the truth.

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  8. PLEASE DONT PURCHASE THIS BOOK….ITS FULL OF CRAP….IT COMES OUT NOW THAT HE IS DEAD…WOULD IT HAVE COME OUT IF HE WERE ALIVE!!!!

    Halperin you are disgusting…..money, money, money that is all you see from this book…..burn in hell!

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    • It’s merely a coincidence that this book is coming out now, because it was being written as early as the middle of last year.

      Because you disagree with its premise, it’s crap only to you and a few others.

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  9. michael i love u so much he is a legend his song was awesome miss uuuuuuuuu mj love u ur songs and ur dance miss u so much mj surely ur one of the greatest singer no doubt about it love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ur songs are are greatest support for me and i like ur songs like ur not alone,she is out of my life etc.

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  10. It’s unfair that people say Michael was gay without providing proof. Of course, out of work actors are going to claim to have had sex with him. They need work.

    In 1980, Gene Page a music arranger for the Jackson’s (Never Can Say Good-bye and Daffy’s home) offered to set me up with MJ. He had known him since Michael was a boy. He said that we were the same age, both of us were quiet and something about me just reminded him of Michael. He said, I’d love to set you up ’cause I think you’d get along great.” If people close to Michael don’t think he was gay, who are people who never met him to say that he was? It’s rubbish!

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    • Number one, only popular actors come out as gay, if at all. In order for them to have work, they need to shut up about their sexual proclivities. For example, David Hyde Pierce of TV’s “Frasier” did not come out until AFTER the show was over. See this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_hyde_pierce#Personal_life Since the young actor in question did not provide his name, it’s apparent he wants to work, not end the possibility of working.

      Also the actor who did have a short affair with Michael provided photographs of the two of them together and a witness.

      It’s also possible that Michael was bisexual as well. However, you are writing when Michael was 20 and quite possibly and genuinely seeking female companions, at the very least, to find out who he was. He did not have very much of a sex life when he was performing on the road with his brothers and father. In fact, that part of his life was pretty disgusting for him.

      People can change; sometimes heterosexual women may fall in love with women in later life, and the same with heterosexual men. It all depends on the person. Some people stay heterosexual all their lives. Gay men sometimes have short affairs with women, and lesbian women with men they admire.

      I still would like to say that the last years of Michael Jackson’s life, he gravitated towards men. That’s not bad. In fact, it may have been the life-affirming event of his life.

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  11. Wow! Blksista, thank you so much. I’m a Black woman, from the U.S., and grew up LOVING the Jackson 5 (I was about 12 when “I Want You Back” debuted). I’ve been out of the country all summer, and am taking some time at an internet cafe to catch up on things. Today I rediscovered your wonderful blog. What you’ve written (and posted from others) about MJ and the siblings’ upbringing is the most clear and considered info I’ve come across in the few weeks since his untimely passing. What I experienced growing up was challenging enough, but this! . . . Bless Michael’s soul. Perhaps now he may become a being who has learned from his experiences here on earth, and has the choice to become a guiding angel to others who are struggling . . . Maria

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  12. this is just a bunch of BS. Real MJ fans won’t believe this kind of crap. You people need to get a real job and a real life instead of throwing out lies about a DEAD man who can’t defend himself. LOSERS…

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    • Suit yourself.

      I think most MJ fans would have liked him to be happy, and if being gay and having someone who loved him, his children and family would have made him happy, people would still be his fans.

      Many creative people are also bisexual and gay. This is the only thing that bothers you?

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  13. The media needs to leave Micheal Jackson alone and let hime rest in peace. How do they know he was gay? Unless one of them sleeped with him or maybe they where gay and was upset that he didnt want them! All I know is that this great man contributed to society,so much more than I can say for some! So what he love children and words came out wrongly out of his mouth! But was cleared of all charges and if my children were being molested by a man there is no way in hell money could replace their innocents! Those parents knew what they were doing, no one is stupid! Let that man and his family have some peace in their lives! Rest in peace Micheal for only god knows the truth!

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    • Apparently, you didn’t read my article at all.

      I would have liked Michael Jackson even if he was gay. Gays and child-molestors are not the same. Most gays do not prefer young, pre-pubescent boys. This article barely talks about the child-abuse cases of the 1990s.

      Learn how to read and write, kiddo, before you go off.

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  14. The negative influence of the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Michael and his family have been either downplayed or totally ignored for as long as the Jackson Family has received public attention. For those readers who really want to know what life is like to be reared in the WatchTower Cult, nothing beats real world scenarios, and of real world scenarios, nothing beats actual civil and criminal court cases.

    The following website summarizes 900 court cases and lawsuits involving children of Jehovah’s Witness Parents. The summaries demonstrate how JW Families rear their children and live life day-to-day. Also included are nearly 400 CRIMINAL cases — most involving MURDERS:

    DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

    http://jwdivorces.bravehost.com

    Excerpts from LaToya Jackson’s own 1991 biography, LATOTA: GROWING UP IN THE JACKSON FAMILY:

    ” … neither I nor my siblings ever led a normal existence, not even as small children, years before celebrity transformed our lives. We were a not-so-typical but classic dysfunctional family. Yes, there was love and happiness, but it was poisoned by emotional and physical abuse, duplicity, and denial. … The proscriptions of my Jehovah’s Witness faith, my mother’s seeming love and devotion, and my father’s inability to express any emotion but anger kept us all entangled in a web of guilt disguised as love, brutality that was called ‘discipline,’ and blind obedience that felt like loyalty. … We couldn’t identify it, but we all sensed something was wrong in our house. Most of my siblings ‘rebelled’ by essentially running away from home to teenage marriages. … I was Mother’s best friend, and the quietest, shyest, most obedient child of all. I surprised everyone. I also broke the cardinal rule of a dysfunctional family. I stopped living the lie and playing the destructive game. — pages 1-2.

    “Thinking back over all those years, I realized that Mother was the guiding force behind the cruelty and abuse. This lady who pretended to be so gentle on the surface had in fact caused all the turmoil in our lives. We’d always thought that it was Joseph, but it was her, telling him what to do and how to do it. Like I’d said to her before, she was always throwing the rock and hiding her hand, convincing everyone — outsiders and my own
    siblings — that she was sweet, kindhearted, and compassionate. Little did they know that the minute they were out of earshot she talked about them very, very viciously. After seeing it so many times, I finally had to face the fact that this was her true personality. — page 257.

    “Michael and I were very active in the Jehovah’s Witness faith. … Five days a week the two of us and Mother studied the Bible at home and attended the Kingdom Hall. … Every morning Michael and I witnessed, knocking on doors around Los Angeles, spreading the word of Jehovah. … As my brother’s fame grew, he had to don convincing disguises, like a rubber fat suit he bought years later, — pages 53-4.

    “… because we were supposed to associate exclusively with other members, Michael and I made few friends at the private high school … We did, however, become close with another [Jehovah’s] Witness. Darles was my first and only friend outside the family, and I treasured the time we spent together. … Each day at lunch the three of us studied the Bible together. She also joined us at the Kingdom Hall. During a meeting, Darles bravely challenged one of the elders. … The elder’s reply was typical. He cited the scripture, which supported his position but did not really address Darles’s
    point. So she wrote a letter … This outraged the other elders. One day Rebbie’s husband, Nathaniel [Brown], also an elder, cornered me. ‘LaToya,’ he said, ‘you’re never allowed to speak to Darles again. Ever. … She’s been disfellowshipped.’ … After that neither Michael nor I had anything to do with Darles. We missed her so much and for the first time began to privately reconsider some of the [WatchTower Society’s] teachings. We felt that questions should be encouraged, not silenced through threats of disfellowship. — pages 55-56.

    “Mother … frowned on our socializing with white kids, an attitude I found hypocritical coming from a Christian. — page 34.

    “… both my parents harbor racist attitudes, particularly against Jews, … ‘Wherever you go, whatever you do in this business, you find a Jew,’ Mother used to complain bitterly all the time, ‘I can’t stand it.’ … She’d go on and on. ‘They’re always on top. Jews are so nosy. They like controlling you. I hate ’em all.’ To their faces, however, my mother was as sweet as could be. … Hearing talk like this turned my stomach, especially when it came from my mother’s mouth. How could a religious woman be so hateful? … The depth of Mother’s loathing was expressed in one of her oft-repeated opinions: ‘There’s one mistake Hitler made in his life — he didn’t kill all those Jews. He left too many dxxx Jews on this earth, and they multiplied,’ –pages 132-4.

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  15. no one’s perfect even if he had this gay sex its just his freedom/right
    .. you’re not even perfect to say trash things to michael and mess about michael’s life.

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    • Is it the gay sex that Michael engaged in that upsets you, or that I showed that there is proof that he was gay?

      This is not trashing Michael’s life. Not at all.

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