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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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106.

AQ    

it may be in bad form to make comments like this so soon but he's saying it like it is. bluntness and honesty never goes well with a lot of people. more importantly, he is entitled to his own opinion, just like everyone else...it is his own and people should acknowledge that fact.

1890 days ago
107.

justice4all    

this jackass ought to be shot, tarred and feathered. its so stupid that some people are so filled with hate they would say such things about a dead man who's body is still warm regardless of how you felt about the man, he is a human being with family and did a lot of good for a lot of people. what a jerk. i hope his current clients heard what he said and fire his ass.

1890 days ago
108.

Your name:    

What is levine's email address or website???

1890 days ago
109.

Alexandra Datig    

Michael Levine would be the last PR guy I'd want representing me. How can anyone trust someone with their career and then when you die they say that about you. What a gaping a-hole!

1890 days ago
110.

smokey    

what? he only said the guy was way too stressed out

1890 days ago
111.

MJF    

Its amazing, even after his death people like these continue to judge and defamate him? you wanted his fall, the man is dead let him rest in peace! how can you see look into your own son's eyes and sleep at night after this?? where is your heart? you know, let me remind you, people like you will DIE TOO, no exceptions, and you will surely end up in hell. MJ was innocent, but of course his own friends turned on him because they wanted to extort money unjustly, Money they did not earn. he fed you with his hand you slapped him instead, that was the gratitude you showed him. Now that you have killed him with stress, you have got what you want. just sit back and wait for your fall to come, cause there is a just God and he will punish those who have done wrong accordingly. Karma is a b***h.

1890 days ago
112.

Ara    

Ummmm... I'm not getting what was so mean by his comment. He stated the obvious... the norms of this world was very hard for MJ to step into and he went through a lot because of it and that stress added up over the years. Some people can be touchy... maybe because some people don't want to accept the fact they contributed to it in anyway. Huh! *shakes head*

1890 days ago
113.

Winona    

Tasteless. Shame on you dim wit!

1890 days ago
114.

cHUCK    

DING DONG THE FREAK IS DEAD, WHICH OL' FREAK THE MICHAEL FREAK, DING DONG THE WICKED FREAK IS DEAD

1890 days ago
115.

Sober 10 years    

Here's Levine's Company for anyone who wants to e-mail or contact him and ask him why he is so jealous of his own client and why he has to wait until Michael Jackson is dead to put him down.

www.lcoonline.com

Justice for Michael Jackson!! We love you M.J.!

1890 days ago
116.

Joanie    

AREN'T YOU PEOPLE BEING A LITTLE DRAMATIC? THE GUY HAS A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT HE WANT'S, HE KNEW HIM PERSONNALY, YOU DIDN'T. HE WAS NOT "SAINT MICHAEL". HE WAS TALENTED, AND ALSO A PEDIPHILE WHO TOOK DRUGS....WATCH FOR THE CORONERS REPORT TOMORROW

1890 days ago
117.

Shannon    

How you gonna say that after he died? if u had something smart to say you should have said it when he was alive period. Just because he wasn't like you or somebody else doesnt mean anything and that is what made him unique. your to cold hearted.

1890 days ago
118.

Yung J    

U R SO WRONG FOE DAT

1890 days ago
119.

Alexandra Datig    

Michael Jackson has dedicated all of his life to entertain the world. I think he would know a little more about it than Michael Levine. Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" inspired the kind of change in my life I never thought possible. I guess some folks just can't see the good Michael Jackson tried to do. I highly recommend "Man in the Mirror" to Michael Levine. Let he whom is without sin cast the first stone! Rest in peace M.J., your songs will be in my heart forever.

1890 days ago
120.

Felicia    

I love MICHEAL JACKSON. His music defines a huge part of my childhood. I plead with everyone to ignore this publicist as he seeks publicity at a time when the WORLD is mourning. The king of pop was a forgiving man.....so I forgive this guy [Micheal Levine] and tmz for promoting this story...but instead of seeking fame and hurting people in the process..lets celebrate the life of a legend -the absolute defintion of music. get out there and do your best moonwalk........May his wonderful soul rest in perfect peace. May his family be strong through this trying time. May the world always and forever enjoy Micheal Jackson 's music and videos- the BEST ENTERTAINER ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!!!!!!!!

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