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Joe Jackson -- Spankings Kept Michael Out of Gangs

9/5/2010 11:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson says his heavy parental hand kept Michael Jackson away from gangs.

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The interview with Joe was shot by Jacksonsecretvault.com over the summer and will be used as part of a movie Katherine Jackson is producing with Howard Mann.

In the clip, an interviewer asks Joe what he thinks about Michael's past comments about Joe's parenting -- alluding to allegations of physical abuse. Joe says, "I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail. Most of them are dead now. He didn't have to worry about that."

The interviewer also asked if Joe had any regrets, "No! They tried to make a big issue when I spanked Michael or some of the kids, ya know? Just like they didn't spank their kids when they did wrong. The media twists everything."

Indeed.


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16.

Lee lee    

Cher...I agree, the timing of these stories are always a little strange. But if Joe is gonna keep opening that trap of his...its gonna get used against him....when will he wake up to this?

Ok....so Michael never got into a gang!!! Hooray!!!! But the mental impact that Joes' actions had on Michael were just as bad IMO. Nothing Joe ever says will ever justify the impact that it had on Michael.
Mental and Physical abuse ( by the abuser) has a lifetime lasting effect on the abused. Trust me. I had a violent stepfather myself. One of my brothers was mentally and physically abused by my stepfather. It has had a lasting impact on him emotionally.
Although my stepfather down played the whole thing......the lasting effect that it has had on my brother is overwhelming!!!

1458 days ago
17.

Tellit    

MJ was a narcissist:
http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/49744,news-comment,news-pol...

14 July 2009 10:00:10 AM
Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson 'Mummified' By Drugs
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/michael-jackso...

07 July 2009 10:08:27 AM
Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Cloning Plan
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/michael-jackso...

1458 days ago
18.

Cookie    

Abusers will do anything to justify their actions.

Gangs? Michael didn't even have time for a childhood!

1458 days ago
19.

Lee lee    

Tellit , for every negative story that you want to copy and paste..there are a million uplifting and positive ones about MJ. We could play ping pong all night, but I can't be bothered.

1458 days ago
20.

Ginger    

This man should be an embarrassment to his family. What kind of gang could Michael have joined while traveling most of his childhood performing? Didn't think so.

1458 days ago
21.

bahhh    

-quote-Joe says, "I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail. Most of them are dead now. He didn't have to worry about that."
-end quote-

Sadly, Michael *IS* dead now....Could it be bc Joe pushed too hard and MJ never got over it and needed to be constantly medicated...??? :/

1457 days ago
22.

mlayton    

Poor Joe, more excuses? Was Rebbie also a potential gang member? I was brought up in the 60's and also got the strap, but not to the extent the Jackson kids got, especially Michael who was obviously a sensitve soul. He beat them to keep them in LINE, so that he could make money from his own children.

He just better NOT win his case to have a say in Michael's estate. Michael gave him MILLIONS for years... where did all that money go, Joe?

JUSTICE for Michael!
http://www.mjsarmy.proboards.com/

1457 days ago
23.

Childhood    

nothing will do to justify their actions.
Michael didn't even have time for a childhood!
he abuse him and now??? you can say what do you want Joe, but you haven't credibility!!!

1457 days ago
24.

janicebyrne    

Give up Joe, NOBODY believes you. Spanking is one thing but Old Joe was a violent bully who beat the living daylights out of his children , especially Michael,on a regular basis, The children were afraid of Joe because of his violent temper. Shame on Joe and shame on Katherine for not stopping him.

1457 days ago
25.

Why oh Why?    

It´s not only the spanking itself that scarred MJ, it´s the mental abuse which sometimes can be worse than the bruises. Michael lived in constant fear! He was led to believe that he was never good enough and could only be loved for his talent, never for being just himself. Look what it did to him!

Joe is close to being a fullblooded psychopat, leading his family with threats and power.

1457 days ago
26.

Good riddance!    

I am not a MJ fan, but you abused and broke him and this ultimately helped break him. You large mouth cannibalistic catfish face, you don't deserve Jacks...!

1457 days ago
27.

Good riddance!    

Excuse me, 'helped finish him'.

1457 days ago
28.

Lee lee    

It´s not only the spanking itself that scarred MJ, it´s the mental abuse which sometimes can be worse than the bruises. Michael lived in constant fear! He was led to believe that he was never good enough and could only be loved for his talent, never for being just himself. Look what it did to him!

Joe is close to being a fullblooded psychopat, leading his family with threats and power.

Posted at 3:31 AM on Sep 5, 2010 by Why oh Why?

I couldn't agree more. I have wanted to believe that Joe , Now after Michaels death has Michaels best interests at heart..but alas.....Joe is just being Joe. After the bruises have subsided, the emotional scares remain. Emotionally Joe scarred Michael for his entire life.
He wanted the adulation of his fans to get him through,. To prove to himself that he was worthy of love......and he so was!!! We felt his pain, we felt his need to be loved. We appreciated his talent. More than anything, I believe that Michael knew his fans understood him.

1457 days ago
29.

mj fan forever    

Michael in a gang, but please!! Michael never and ever would joined into a gang and not sure thanks to Joe!! Joe and Katherine, successful marriage. Katherine has never prevented Joe from doing nothing because the money was much more important and Joe wanted to make money. Shame on both!!

1457 days ago
30.

Kiki    

Yes, Mr. Jackson. I understand what you mean, but your son is dead. Think about it. Nobody can help childran with physical abuse. Children needs love and a childhood.

1457 days ago
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