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Joe Jackson Blames Katherine for Michael's Death

6/13/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's pretty shocking ... Joe Jackson is blaming the inaction of his wife, Katherine, for Michael Jackson's demise ... allegedly because Katherine didn't want to penetrate MJ's zone of privacy.

Joe sat down with News of the World to explain his theory, that he was concerned that Michael was "looking kinda funny and and frail" and asked Katherine to see Michael to "keep him cheered up."  But Joe says Katherine refused because she didn't want to invade his privacy.

Joe says he and Katherine argued about it before Michael's death, but Katherine was firm.

Joe says after Michael died, he said to Katherine, "I said this would have never happened if you had went and been with him."

Joe -- who was intentionally cut out of Michael's will -- is fighting to get an allowance from the estate.  And get this -- we're told Katherine has been giving Joe money and going along with his efforts to earn a living off MJ.


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Joe is the reason Michael had such low self esteem.He was a cruel dad. His punishments and lack of love were NOT normal for the times. The pain Michael carried was from his dad. That is why Michael suffered so terribly. Michael would have been successful without him. It just would have been a different path. He was too gifted and had so much drive. Joe Jackson is always after the money and FAME. Don't forget HE wanted to be a star. He wants attention and money. He will feel all the pain and suffering he caused on this earth when he passes...10 fold. The press needs to quit recognizing him. Don't interview him ever! All he does is promote himself or is current venture. Katherine needs to be left alone by him to raise those children in peace.

1594 days ago


You peope need to shut up. I'm one of MJ's biggest fans have been for over 30 years. Had the unreleased stuff before his death and file sharing. That being said, I love Michael. But he was full of s#!t when he talked about Joe. I never fed into that MY FATHER ABUSED ME crap. As the rest of his brothers attest, Joe was a father raising 9 black kids (6 boys) in a gang ridden city (Gary, Ind). He kept them off drugs and out of gangs. He HAD to be hard. And sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. Even MJ praised his dad. So you have to think, would you rather have Joe the "abuser" and MJ the megastar OR Michael the pimp/drug dealer because thats what we would've gotten if Joe hadn't been the way he was. It could have happened. Plus Michael had plenty of adult friends - Gregory Peck, Liz Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Brooke Shields, etc. He chose to be the megastar, the guy who hung with kids, etc. MJ was an adult w/kids. Time to stop blaming papa Joe even if he is a snake in the grass.

1593 days ago


How extremely sad, insensitive, callus and arrogant of Joe Jackson to even show his face. This man needs more therapy than any one therapist can offer. Is there a team of psychiatrist out there willing to take him on?

I’m positive Katherine Jackson’s grief will follow her to her grave. Joe Jackson's selfish drive and determination to turn his family into stars came at an unbelievable cost to all of them. Can he just do the world a big favor and sliver away! Like the snake, he is.

Finally, Michael can get some peace from all the madness that surrounded him from the music industry, family and even his fans. Michael Rest in Peace!

1591 days ago


Shut Up Joe ! Part Of Michael's Death Is Yours, Because You Used To Tell Him He Have A Big Nose ,Then He Did An Operation & later He Did Plastic Surgeries, & Took Drugs So Part Of His Death Is Yours :@ :@ :@ .....

1591 days ago

faye milano    

Hey joe, ever hear the expression "go pack sand" Your son is dead, try and show some respect you idiot.Go back to Vegas you dried up sorry excuse for a father....You have no class or intelligence, just greed.....

1590 days ago


Its ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY. GREEDY GREEDY. Michael J was supporting the whole bunch. He needed money and this is why he agreed to take on another tour. His drug habit was his own demise........sadly

1506 days ago


Joe Jackson (by Michael's account) seems to be a terrible father and while I don't approve of how either Joe or Katherine raised Michael, I think that they BOTH had an obligation to 'get between the child and drugs any way [they] could if [they] want to save the child's life' (in the words of the late great Carroll O Conner who lost his son to drugs).

1392 days ago
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