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Janet Jackson -- Family Interventions Failed

11/18/2009 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

According to Janet Jackson, her family had tried several times to stage interventions before Michael died of a drug overdose -- but, obviously, they "weren't very successful."

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In an interview with Robin Roberts, Janet talked about their attempts to get Michael clean, and though she says he understood "that it was out of love," she added "people tend to be in denial."

As we previously reported, Janet holds Dr. Murray responsible for killing her brother.

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cindee    

1795 days ago
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HELP!!!!!    

Murray is a murderer!!!!!!!!!!! Rest in peace michael!!!!!!

1799 days ago
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angela    

first

1799 days ago
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addy    

coming from Janet, i believe it. am sure they tried, but then you can't force people do what they are not ready to do, especially grown individuals who are rich.

1799 days ago
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EGGO    

That was heartbreaking. I can see the pain in Janets eyes. I'm sure the family tried but they couldn't convince him. RIP..Michael

1799 days ago
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addy    

TMZ, pls do us a favour and quote her exact words on the intervention issue. the quotes you provided don't say anything.

1799 days ago
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doc murry    

BALLS................

1799 days ago
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doc murry    

JUST RELEASED......""'BROCK LESINER IS DEAD""" tired....
oh the humanity....what is to become of KWAAOM..
(kids who are afriad of manniquins).Brock rasied 673.00 for these kids and now he is gone to bed..please send money(500.00) minimum to the kwaaom foundatiom to recieve your 2 free tickets to his memory galla....it will be a star studded affair with the famous JOE JACKSON as the master of affairs.those who have commited to coming is
1.tito jackson
2.lindsey lohan
3.elvis impersonator ruel hernendez
4.paris hilton
5.balloon boy
6.mike tyson(if not in jail)
7.michael jackson's nose and wig
8.cary prejeans tape of self discovery
9.jay leno
10.chris brown
11.oj simpson
please send money now in cash

___________________________________________________________
michael jackson was going to give 5 million dollars to KRAAOM
(kids who are afraid of manniquins)

1799 days ago
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Joe Jackson is illiterate    

I guess someone at TMZ was watching ABC this AM.

I don't believe it!! The Jacksons are not known for speaking the truth. In order to stage a successful intervention, people who the subject respects must be involved...Why didn't they ask people who MJ looked up to, to get involved? Berry Gordy, Liz Taylor etc. MJ probably saw family members coming and thought "beggars again!"
Joe J in particular, is definitely lying when he said he tried etc. He is the last person who could have been successful at this as MJ hated him for his abuse, torment, and later on his parasitic and vulture-like behavior.

1799 days ago
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doc murry    

what did they do all sit around and talk about spending michaels money while getting high and watching latoya do it with a donkey

1799 days ago
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doc murry    

for gods sake..please use condoms

1799 days ago
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Eve    

The whole Jackson family should have used professionals to ESCORT MJ to rehab. Whitney is still with us, thanks to her mother who had professionals with her to escort Whitney to rehab.
It's called TOUGH LOVE JANET. (The Jackson's listened to MJ's promises that he would seek help, MJ couldn't help himself he was in denial).

The Jacksons watched MJ deteriorate during and after 2005 trial. Where were you then Janet when MJ needed you so desparately???????????????

DON'T FAIL MJ'S CHILDREN JANET, LOOK AFTER THEM, BECAUSE NO ELSE WILL.

1799 days ago
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angela    

I have been so out done by this whole ordeal, that I'm still spechless. Growing up I was probably Michaels biggest fans, I'm now 39 and music has changed forever.

Justice for Michael

1799 days ago
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Angela    

Just as I am a lifelong Michael fan, I am a lifelong Janet fan as well, but sometimes you have to be blunt. Janet is no different from the people he references in his song "Money". Initially, she had nothing to say and even went so far as to call the whole thing a circus in which she wanted no part of. Now that she has an album dropping she decides to open her mouth, coincidence I think not. Sorry, Janet but my respect level for you has declined along with Katherine and the rest of the family. Everybody is suing everybody, his fans are celebrating the suicide of Evan Chandler which tells me that Michael's message of love went way over their heads and everything is just crazy now.

1799 days ago
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Yolanda Nixon    

Miquel was mentally ill.

1799 days ago
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