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Jacko's Ex Publicist

Goes Off on Michael

6/25/2009 7:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's former publicist, Michael Levine, just released the following statement, claiming he saw today's tragic events coming for years.

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"As someone who served as Michael Jackson's publicist during the 1st child molestation incident, I must confess I am not surprised by today's tragic news. 

Michael has been on an impossibly difficult and often self-destructive journey for years. His talent was unquestionable but so too was his discomfort with the norms of the world.

A human simply can not withstand this level of prolonged stress.''

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31.

Dirty Diana    

yeh, and michael lavine you were one of those people who pushed him to perform and pose even if he didn't feel like it??and TMZ i'm not appreciative in you calling him jacho-his name is michael jackson......most connected to michael were out for thier own fame and fortune,not caring how michael felt!!!! nobody was able to stop him---someone should have kidnapped him and took him to a remote place away from any media,doctors, and got him detoxed,he would have been mad at everyone but he would alsohave had a chance to live longer too!!!!

1738 days ago
32.

Cleveland-West_Side    

Will the worlds child porn sites have a memorial?

1758 days ago
33.

J. B.    

From one publicist to another, this was a down right stupid move on your part. It is the job of a good publicist to understand the reactions of their audience to each and every statement they produce. Clearly you have illustrated a lack of target knowledge at a critical time. May those who investigate your services in the future be reminded of the lack of knowledge, humility, and common sense you so blatantly put on display. Best of luck in your future.

1758 days ago
34.

Vita    

I cant believe people can fall so low and give the press things that are not even relevant at this moment. why do people become so heartless when its a metter of humans life..... He was a good man, a talent and a person who was loved by 1000000 of people.... have some respect, at least for his family.

1758 days ago
35.

Maisy    

Well that about sums it up. I'm sorry there has been a loss of life but I really think MJ was not what I would call on the straight and narrow..

1758 days ago
36.

Malia    

FU! Have a little respect for the Jackson family. Jerk!

1758 days ago
37.

JANE DOE    

WHAT A COLD MEAN MAN!

RIP MJ!

1758 days ago
38.

Tanya    

This is not news and Doesn't deserve to be printed. Don't give this man any press. He should have stepped out when Michael was a live to defend himself. COWARD!!!

The world wasn't ready for this. Michael left a huge footprint on us all whether we admit it or not. Everyone in this world has either danced or sung to his music. We should all be thankful we witnessed his talent in our lifetimes.

Tanya T, Columbus, OH

1758 days ago
39.

Get A Life    

You sir are an a** hole. The man just died and u couldn't wait to drag his name through the mud even more. Hasn't he suffered enough. I pray that when u die Michael Levine someone does the same for you. KRAMA is a bytch!

1758 days ago
40.

Dean    


I and I am sure many others are not surprised by MJ's death but it is bad taste to make such observations so soon. You should have at the least waited until after the funeral.

I'm adding a MJ blog to my website - http://www.swindledforjesus.com

1758 days ago
41.

Amy G    

Bastard that ur job.....watch him turn around an crock tommorrow

1758 days ago
42.

tik    

A human simply can not withstand this level of prolonged stress.''

A man sent from heaven,,,to show his talent...only to be crushed in hell (earth). What a sad day!!! To all those liars who tried to steal his soul...u can't take his $$$$ anymore.

1758 days ago
43.

Teresa Cooper    

eVERYONE REMEMBERS ALL THE BAD STUFF..................LET'S REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD STUFF. WHO DIDN'T WEAR A RED LEATHER JACKET OR A WHITE GLOVE IN THE 80'S?

1758 days ago
44.

Victoria    

Get this off of your site. He doesn't deserve the press. I came to TMZ to see what other FANS were feeling

1758 days ago
45.

Jackie    

WOW... Someone just lost a son.. Three children just lost their father... and yet it is so easy for some people to post the nastiest things that they canthink of on this site. I am not religious at all, but I have to say.... Let the first person who is free from sin cast the first stone... Where is the compassion.. He was never convicted... For all of you MEN out there that are making rude comments... How would your life change right now if some child told someone that you touched them?? Lets say that you didn't... Would your life EVER be the same? It does not matter if you are innocent or not.. you will never be looked at the same... And as far as his publicist.. wow... what a horrible thing to do... jump onthe band wagon and slam someone who paid you in the past.. and now that person has not even turned cold yet, and you are slamming him.... Good Career Move...

1758 days ago
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