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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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sue    

it is really not that easy dong an intervention, and i will tell you its takes the grace of god to get you through it.. my son at the age of 18 got with the wrong people and was doing all kinds of stupid s--- and i worked on him for awhile , and it was hard --finally i had to give the ultimatium of if he didnt quit he was not allowed to see or talk to me or his brothers and sisters, and i stuck to it ... i think that was the hardest thing i ever had to do, but it did work he called one day for me to meet him for lunch we cryed together he was sorry but most important he had changed his life around and now at 31 has his life in order 4 beautiful children a wife and the respect and admiration for me for being so tough on him...i was determined not to let him waste away fright in front of my eyes and that is what kept me strong and aware of his surroundings , i dont regret one day of letting him go because of it...now we have a wonderful relationship and have for alot of yrs but it could have been cut short if i hadnt of stepped in and do what i could. although it was difficult i just was being a mother to my son and not stupid enough to believe he didnt have a problem...i just wish someone could have gotten to michael in time to be there for him --the way he was always there for them...rip mj- we love you - my heart is broken!!!sue from tampa

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32.

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33.

Katherine    

Interesting, that she has an album coming out soon.
She didn't say anything before now?

Rihanna didn't speak up about her issue until her album was coming soon.

Funny how they suddenly felt the need to share.
Color me cynical.

1613 days ago
34.

MJ    

Maybe this explains why MJ was on the run with his children for the past few years. Go to MJJtimeline, the man traveled around the globe with his children and nanny Grace. He definitely was running away from his family. But then again he was with Jermaine in Bahrain, if Jermaine was aware that MJ was in a terrible state and in need of help, while let MJ sign a recording deal with the Sheiks, the man was vulnerable and in no state of mind to negotiate any business whatsoever let alone record an album. Geez Jermaine i thought you were MJ's keeper and you had his back. or you were just happy that finally MJ was under your control he can take the back seat and you the driving seat. too bad it didn't work. I now understand why some of MJ's friends said that MJ really hated you and Joe felt betrayed by you and your associates.

1613 days ago
35.

sue    

angela post 14- that is a good post, and it is true but sad!!!! my heart is broken that he is gone, but i listen to these people talk about him that are supposed to be family and friends, and it just make me so sad for him that there never was really anyone who truly cared deeply for this man MICHAEL JACKSONplease justice for michael, that is what we are waiting for...sue from tampa

1613 days ago
36.

Sally    

She didn't help the court case (impending by her mother against Dr. Murray) with that statement. It clearly states, "MJ had a big problem, we knew about it....he was the one who wanted the drugs and got the doctors."

1613 days ago
38.

THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

TMZ YOU ARE LIARS. I JUST WATCHED A CLIP WHERE YOU GUYS SAID IF JOE JACKSON OR ANY JACKSON FAMILY MEMBER HAD GAVE THE PRESS TAPES OF MJ DRUG ADDICTION, OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER DISCUSSED IT YOU WOULD HAVE TREATED HIM THE SAME WAY YOU TREAT LINDSEY LOHAN. SUCH LIES. YOU GUYS WOULD HAVE MADE SNIDE DISGUSTING REMARKS AND MADE HIM OUT TO BE THE POSTER CHILD FOR DRUG ABUSE.

THE MAN WAS LIVED WITH SEVER PAIN. HE SOUGHT HELP THROUGH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. HE SOUGHT HELP FROM DRS. WHO INSTEAD OF HELPING, HIM GOT HIM HOOKED ON A MEDICATION THAT SHOULD NEVER BE USED OUT OF A HOSPITAL SETTING.

DIAF MURRAY AND TMZ YOU LIE TOO MUCH!

1613 days ago
39.

Mo    

It was MJ's fault he overdosed. If he didn't get the drugs from this doctor he would of found someone else.He was a drug addict. He would of overdosed sooner or later. No one forced him to take the drugs.

1613 days ago
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Michelle    


My thoughts exactly.....



43. It was MJ's fault he overdosed. If he didn't get the drugs from this doctor he would of found someone else.He was a drug addict. He would of overdosed sooner or later. No one forced him to take the drugs.

Posted at 10:30AM on Nov 18th 2009 by Mo


1613 days ago
41.

janicebyrne01    

They should've FORCED Michael into rehab if they loved him so much. AEG concerts should've been cancelled In fact AEG should NEVER have forced Michael into doing 50 concerts. 50 for heaven's sake!!! No wonder he was under pressure and needed his doctor (who he trusted!!) to prescribe medication for him. None of this though can deny the FACT FACT FACT that Murray killed Michael. He injected a lethal dose of medication and because of his negligence. recklessness and incompetence, Michael was murdered. The killer quack is guilty guilty guilty and MUST face justice. I hope he likes prison food. At least in prison he won't be able to father any more babies. Has this quack never heard of condoms??

1613 days ago
42.

DaJuice    





Again...Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson...

He couldn't beat his addiction and his addiction finally won.

1613 days ago
43.

Michelle    

I read yesterday that a lot of the singing in "This Is It" was lip synched....that it was from recordings many years before.

1613 days ago
44.

BillieJeanJackson    

She dodges questions, answers with half truths, all for Janet to look good. She and her family had no idea what to do in Michaels case, with drugs. They didn't seek profesional help with it, and did not want to loose the cash cow they all depended on. Real simple, they wrote this script after his death, so they would look good in the public.

An ADULT at age 50 has a right to block anyone out of their life for any reason. If the ADULT didn't have a grasp on reality, they sure didn't see their addiction if he had one.

I am going to watch this ring of the circus tonight, but with a very critical eye. Actresses are good at what they do, ACT.

1613 days ago
45.

TMZ ROCKS ON    


http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/michael-jackson.html


erotic identity disorder
http://www.scientificblogging.com/j_michael_bailey/michael_jackson_erotic_identity_disorder


http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/michael-jackson-trial-im-telling-you/page-2/


after 1993 how many times by how many people was michael jackson told to keep young male boys out of his bedroom?


he snubbed his peter pan nose up to public opinion and rules of conduct he did what he wanted he whined and whinned for his milkshake - you cant always walk on the end and think youre never going to fall and get away with it


you idol was warned about young boys he was warned about propofol he was stupid AND he was insane


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