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Katherine: MJ Feared People 'Wanted Him Dead'

9/17/2010 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson says her son, Michael Jackson, told her "several times" that he felt like people "wanted him dead" ... and she believes his paranoia was a product of the molestation allegations.

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In an interview for Michael Jackson Secret Vault, Katherine said, "One of the reasons I think that [Michael] knew people didn't want him around any longer" was due to the "vicious rumors about him molesting children."

Katherine goes on to say that "mean, evil, vicious people didn't want him around for some reason" ... then adamantly states she believes those people were "greedy."

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61.

Yankee    

Amend, defend, contend while you continue to offend and spend.

1495 days ago
62.

Raven    

People DID want him dead. People DID threaten him.
So calling it paranoia, a mental illness, is totally out of line, especially regarding what happened to him.

1495 days ago
63.

Mrs. Carter    

"mean, evil, vicious people didn't want him around for some reason"

No Katherine you got it wrong, people wanted him around for his immense talent. We just didn't want him around our sons.

1495 days ago
64.

Will to Self Motivate    

@ Moni

Diana Ross' features were more in line with caucasian. That's why Michael liked her. Same with Whitney Houston after she got her nose job. (Look at picture on cover of her first album before she got rhinoplasty.)

Michael liked caucasian.

1495 days ago
65.

jus-sayin    

Rumors? Really? And I agree...just put it to rest Katherian. Your worse that those crazies out there.

1495 days ago
66.

aston    

Thanks, moni.

To the little haters: We got the message, now go to the corner of the schoolyard and play "who can be the least charming person"? amongst yourselves. Call each other names! You'll really enjoy it!

1495 days ago
67.

nan    

michael jackson was a beautiful person inside and out. he had a boatload of charisma .was a phenomenal talent...phenomenal humanitarian...phenomenal human being.rest in peace mj ..missed by millions

1495 days ago
68.

moni    

YW, aston, you're always a voice of reason here.

@ Will to Self Motivate,
I hear you. But both ladies still remained black...

1495 days ago
70.

Missy    

Obnoxious-I saw where he did,it doesn't matter anyway.What matters is that the truth come out about what really happened.

1495 days ago
71.

Evan    

Are 90% of the people commenting either sony/atv publishing co-owners or AEG loyalists? Why is everyone tripping over a mother saying what her son told her? Katherine Jackson has a right to feel the loss of her son and mourn her son and express her son's fears on the last years of his life without stupid ridiculous tmz commenters asking her to be silent and pretend as if she is not in pain from losing beloved son. People please be realistic and Michael's justie is coming whether you like it or not, no parasitic human being has a right to rob someone of his life long hard earned wealth and his peace of mind and life. If anyone is so greedy and desperate for riches they should find some talent and work on it relentless rather than stealing from others you pathetic human beings, there is nothing for free in this world.

1495 days ago
72.

moni    

Thank you, Phantom, this brings back beautiful memories of an unforgettable summer's evening at the Munich Olympia Stadium.

Bye for now.

1495 days ago
73.

diane    

I'm reading a lot of negative comments about Catherine being greedy and she should just let it rest. One thing i don't think anyone is taking a look at is this women lost her son. Someone is responsible and if they're not held accountable for their actions they might get away with doing it again and again. I'm sure if anyone were in her shoes they would view this whole situation differently.

Then there was someone who says there are millions of people who still believe he (MJ) was guilty of child molestation. I think those are the people who never liked or understood him. Society has this terrible way of condeming people they think are different than them. I guess they won't take a look at themselves and think they may be the strange ones.) Anyway He was found innocent of these charges by a jury of his peers. The reason is because they caught those people in one lie after another and they found out these people were con-artist who were out to get money. So in this case innocent does mean innocent. And in the first case the reason it didn't go to court is because that Chandler boy refuse to testify against Michael because he knew he would get caught in lies. And the only reason they received any money is because the insurance company decided to pay them rather than risk going to court and attracting more attention than need be. Which in my oppinion was stupid. So those millions of people should do their homework before casting their opinion. The Chandler father in his own words set out to distroy MJ and that he did because this world if full of narrow minded, judgemental people (unfortunately)!

1495 days ago
74.

Beth    

More like Michael didn't want to be around anymore because of his guilt from molesting children. The guy was a freak.

1495 days ago
75.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

his kids ,or the kids he had made are going to be just as screwed up as he is,,,you can take that to the bank

1495 days ago
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