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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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Despite who he is, he's got a point. MJ clearly was in need of a lot of help before his death and Katherine clearly didn't do enough to intervene. She isn't responsible but she did turn a blind eye to his problems.

1558 days ago

Joe Blows    

Joe slapped the common sense out of his kids decades ago. He should take credit for that.

1558 days ago


janalal - if you're still here, here's a link to the first part of the Michael Landon do***entary from 1991. This is the type of thing I'd like to see for MJ...

I wonder if the estate would even allow something like this to be produced? Seems they try to block nearly everything the family tries to get involved in, so I can't imagine something like this would be any different.

I heard that David Gest was/is trying to put together something along these lines. Anyone know if that's true?

1558 days ago


Why did he not intervene himself and send Michael to a hospital.
I read Ms. Lee, a nurse and Michael's former nutritionist said that
she received a phone call from his aid saying that Michael was ill, although she no longer worked for him, this was on June 21.
She reported overhearing Michael complain that one side of his body was hot,the other side was cold. She advised the aid to send
Michael to the hospital. Michael could have been saved, how tragic.

Love You Forever Michael
R.I.P. Michael

1558 days ago


What a despicable move on Joe Jackson's part. Even if he does feel that way, couldn't he have kept this private? This has to be so hurtful to Katherine. I think Joe loved Michael in his own way, but Michael sure would be furious with Joe right now for putting his blame on Katherine in the public eye.

1558 days ago


What an F----- weird family.

1558 days ago


I cannot stand Joe. Michael left him out of the will for a reason and Joe needs to stop getting his 'allowance' from Katherine. She needs to put a stop to it and honor MJs wish that Joe get NOTHING. I can't believe she is disrespecting her son by giving Joe his money. Not what MJ wanted.

1558 days ago


let me help you all on this...joe doesnt blame kj he is just saying that he saw it coming...and that he knew that he was not welcomed he asked her to go ck on him...she didnt go b/c she wanted him to live his life w/o her always looking over him...jj is ol skool...kj is ol skool...and they are black...we limit some of our involvement with adult children for lots of children...maybe he would have lies...maybe he still would have i think jj is wrong...sometimes...mj has been I think that jj will go to his grave fighting for the answers to his sons addiction and death...absolutely!!!! call it greedy if you want!, but jj is not going to stop.

1558 days ago


Michael knew darn well when he left all that money to Katherine that she would give Joe some of it. That's her pattern. Michael was not stupid.

1558 days ago


This man needs to go somewhere & hide in a cave. He is such a disgrace to the Jackson family. How can he blame her for something he started?! I am so amazed how Katherine is still sane with all the abuse and extramarital affairs---one in which produced a daughter---Joe has put the family through. He doesn't want to take responsibility & accountability for introducting Conrad Murray to Michael. So...IT'S HIS FAULT!

1558 days ago

Mac Daddy    

There is an ole saying A SPADE IS A SPADE....However this a-hole is a low life piece of crap from a whales butt and thats in the bottom of the sea...AS low as you can go. Someone should overdose his ass. S*** face son-of- bitch need's to get a job and move the hell on with his LITTLE PATHETIC LIFE. He is nothing but a racist SOB like Danny Glover is and always will be. And a mucher to boot.

1558 days ago


When your Mom says she doesn't want to invade your privacy it basically is saying she doesn't want see the crazy ass **** you are doing. Nobody needs those kind of visuals. Mrs Jackson is a very devoutly religious type of soul. I'm sure she was not down with his lifestyle(?)Some things are better left unseen or unsaid. peace out to MJ. Where ever you are.

1558 days ago


Joe is just being honest.
Maybe he knew the freak was into little boys at a young age and he was trying to beat the gayness out of him.

1558 days ago


Even if this is truly what Joe thinks (I doubt it though...I think this man would say just about anything for a paycheque) why would you express this to the media??? He should've talked it over with Katherine and only Katherine, not the stupid media. I understand that perhaps he is grieving over the loss of his son still and possibly even dealing with guilt over the abuse he levelled against his son, but to publically blame his wife for the loss of their child is wrong. Michael would be heartbroken and extremely angry to hear his father bash his mother this way. I believe that Michael loved both his parents and would not want either one to take the blame for his death...God bless Michael and his family. This whole situation is just so sad.

1558 days ago
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