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Billy Ray -- Hannah Montana 'Destroyed' My Family

2/15/2011 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Billy Ray Cyrus believes "Hannah Montana" ruined his relationship with his daughter Miley Cyrus -- claiming, "The damn show destroyed my family."

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Billy Ray spilled his guts to GQ Magazine -- claiming Miley's handlers meddled in his relationship with his daughter and prevented him from properly parenting her through difficult situations ... including the Vanity Fair cover scandal and her controversial pole dancing performance at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

Billy says he hasn't spoken to Miley since the bong video surfaced and states, "I'm scared for her. She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger."

Billy also claims "there's no doubt" his family is under attack by Satan.

When asked about "Hannah Montana" -- Billy said, "I'll tell you right now -- the damn show destroyed my family."

Billy says he wishes "Hannah" had never happened -- saying, "I'd take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal."

Billy also compares Miley to Anna Nicole Smith -- saying, "You could see that train wreck coming."

And there's a Michael Jackson connection -- during the interview, Billy revealed he tried to reach out to Michael Jackson before his death and invite him to a taping of the show ... explaining, "I just felt it would be good for Michael."

Billy never revealed if MJ ever took him up on his offer.

Miley Cyrus Scandals

The Topless 'Vanity Fair' Shoot

People were outraged when Miley posed topless (but covered) in 2008 for Annie Leibovitz's infamous Vanity Fair shoot. Miley issued an apology, saying, "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed."

The Inappropriate Photo

It's the photo that spawned a $4 billion lawsuit — the one of Miley and pals mocking Asian people by slanting their eyes. The photo came out in February, 2009 and prompted this apology: "I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GOD's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be." By the way ... a judge threw out the massive lawsuit against Miley.

Miley Hits the Pole

In August of 2009, 16-year-old Miley pole danced during her performance at the TEEN CHOICE AWARDS ... and pissed off parents around the country in the process. Billy Ray defended her again, saying, "You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people. I always tell her to love what you're doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion."

Miley Partying with a Bong

Miley's latest scandal — she celebrated her 18th birthday last year by taking a huge bong rip ... on video. As we first reported, sources close to Miley say she wasn't smoking weed — rather a substance called salvia that's legal in California. Miley broke her silence about the video two months after we posted it, saying, "I'm not perfect ... I made a mistake. I'm disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans."

Miley -- It's Corona Time

In November of last year, Miley was photographed with a Corona during a trip to Spain. But thanks to lax drinking laws there — people as young as 16 are allowed to consume — Miley wasn't on the hook for underage drinking.

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gnext2    

So he says this now once the show is over, that he acted on as well. Nice timing to show concern.

1343 days ago
2.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Here we go again. An idiot celeb blaming someone else for their own bad parenting.

1343 days ago
3.

Mikey    

Translation: He's lost control of Miley's money.

1343 days ago
4.

bob    

in other words, disney isn't mailing him anymore checks.

1343 days ago
5.

la zingaro    

**** you Achy Breaky. NO ONE forced you to do any of that. You chose to sell your family for fame and money. AND at the same time subject the world to the second generation of your talentless trailer park bull****. Don't feel sorry for you one bit.

1343 days ago
6.

Michelle    

Hannah Montana didn't ruin his family or his daughter...his poor parenting skills did that all on their own!

1343 days ago
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Mikey    

The damn show made the family rich.

1343 days ago
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www.hairclub.com    

Hahaha..I now have your little girl under my power. You knew the deal when you signed the contract. How else would 'Achy Breaky Heart'ever have reached number one. -SATAN-

1343 days ago
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kp    

I bet he had no problem spending her money
on cars, houses, vacations for the family. He's looking at his bank account and saying " da what happen" now it ruined his family right

1343 days ago
10.

Brad    

You couldn't see this coming Billy Ray? White trash millionaires...

Lindsay Lohan 2.0. We can only hope Miley can be that entertaining.

1343 days ago
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Josephina    

"Billy also claims "there's no doubt" his family is under attack by Satan."

Uhhh...

1343 days ago
12.

TM8    

I believe him. As a person in the business myself, I know how little creepers can be. And they are crawling all around her.

1343 days ago
13.

Mikey    

We'll pay you for an interview as long as you say some crazy ****.

1343 days ago
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N    

These people kill me. You sell your child to the devil so you can make millions and be living the high life then want to turn around and blame everybody but yourself. Dude YOU and your greed destroyed your family. Now your daughter is a bonafide trailer slut. At least she's rich!

1343 days ago
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raymonddenis    

The guy needs to travel to open free is mind a little bit... That's what happens when you get all crazy with hell / paradise, god / the devil.
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