Less than two weeks before the one-year death anniversary of Michael Jackson, his father Joe Jackson is making noise and alleging that Katherine Jackson’s inaction of Michael’s problems have caused the untimely death of their son.
Joe Jackson talked with UK tabloid ‘News of the World’ and accused his wife of 60 years Katherine of failing to prevent their son’s death. He said, “Mothers are always the [person] their sons look up to. I wanted her to step in and look at Mike a bit, keep him cheered up. She didn’t want to do that because she was afraid that she was invading his privacy.” Joe continued that he and Katherine had been arguing for months before Michael’s death about getting him into rehab for his prescription drug addiction, but Katherine didn’t want to interfere.
In response to Joe’s claims, MJ’s estate lawyer Howard Weitzman told TMZ, “The inference by Joe Jackson that Mrs. Jackson was in any way responsible for Michael’s death is preposterous. Katherine Jackson was a supportive and loving mother throughout Michael’s life. His love and respect for her is reflected in his estate plan.”
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