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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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46.

jlove    

First, TMZ please do not call him "Jacko." This Levine guy truly sickens me. Imagine all these creeps that are going to be coming out now that he is no longer here. Disgusting.

1915 days ago
47.

Malia    

Go to hell you MJ haters!

1915 days ago
48.

Starrgem    

How dare you this news has just been put out and for you to make the comments are cruel, mean, and without a kind heart. What ever your feelings are for what you think you saw coming keep them to yourself. You must me trying to make away for a BOOK deal!!!!

1915 days ago
49.

Tina    

Really people...have some compassion in general. If not for him then his family, how despicable. Seeing as how you were not there during any of the alleged molestations, who are you to speak on it, ESPECIALLY during a time like this. May God judge you ALL in the manner in which you judge others.

1915 days ago
50.

michelle    

Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
How unprofessional, and undignified of you. This was not the time, nor the 'place' to say what you just said.
This is a day to weep, for someone whom I am sure paid you enough money for the rest of your life. Then in his death, you condemn his way of life? Look at yourself. Throw stones at your house. Have RESPECT, if not for his memory for his family, and fans who mourn him.

1915 days ago
51.

Michael Levine is a DOUCHE!    

Michael is a self absorbed ass who noone cares about. Noone will have polite words for a loser like you when you go!!!

1915 days ago
52.

What the Hell?    

TMZ, freedom of press ,"yes"!
However, leave this mans family in peace-I feel terribly sorry for his children and especially his (mother)!
This kind of reporting should really wait until after -the funeral!

1915 days ago
53.

BlakBuddafli    

TMZ COULD SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT TO THE FAMILY BY NOT POSTING THESE STUPID HEADING OMG WTF IS UP WITH CALLING HIM JACKO RIGHT NOW CAN HIS FAMILY ALEAST HAVE ONE DAY TO REST. WITHOUT THE WORLD REMEMBERING HIM AS A MONSTER

1915 days ago
54.

Jackie    

It really shows what kind of world we live in.. A man just died for Christs sake... My heart breaks for the lack of humanity in us as people... What has become of us? What is inside people that makes them say such horrible careless things..... when so many people are mourning this loss... I am just literally stunned at what we have become...

1915 days ago
55.

The Dude    

Thank God children all over the world can sleep tonight!

Thank God Jacko is dead

1915 days ago
56.

michelle    

ARE YOU PEREZ'S PUBLICIST? BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER. YOU HAVE NO DIGNITY, NO CLASS. NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE BUT YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR OPINIONS.
THIS IS A FATHER, A BROTHER, A FRIEND, A SON. HE JUST PASSED AWAY, AND HE ISN'T EVEN BURIED YET, AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO ALREADY CONDEMN HIM? HOW LOW CLASS OF YOU.
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.

1915 days ago
57.

Jackie    

I went to the Perez Hilton site.. and I have to say that it will be the last time that I go to their site... talk about lack of compassion....
TMZ... show some decency.... at least speak your mind on what you think of this publicist.... don't give people like this any press... Your site has the ability to make or break people.. USE IT

1915 days ago
58.

Snarky One    

Now is not the time to criticize. Let him RIP and his family grieve in peace!

1915 days ago
59.

sara    

To MJ's publicist You are a JACKASS, good luck enjoying your 15 minutes buddy!!!

1915 days ago
60.

dessy929    

I think that it is such a same that the man that gave us some of the world's greatest music and dance moves is being talked about in such a manner! Everyone that is on this site has demons that they all have to deal with and the iodit Micheal Levine leaving such comments, he didn't care too much about his health when he was working for him, but now that he is dead i guess that he feels okay that he discuss it with ohh the entire world. I wonder if this was Elvis Presely or even Johnny Cash would yall be making these comments. I am so sorry I forgot that everyone already knows about there "habits". Another thing is people have no respect fot the dead, and besides Farrah Fawcett died and why is no one talking about her and her mishaps in life!!!!!

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