TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

MJ's Mom -- My Son Was NO Child Molester!!!!!

5/4/2011 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson is still ADAMANT her son never molested any children ... including MJ's 1993 accuser -- and insists MJ only paid the kid off because his lawyers gave him bad advice.

0910_media_removed_H#D2D7F0
Katherine appeared on "Today" this morning ... where Matt Lauer asked if there was anything she wanted to clear up about her son's life.

Katherine responded, "As far as Michael being a child molester ... that's the biggest lie ever been told."

MJ's mom said she read an article after MJ died -- in which the 1993 accuser allegedly admitted he made up the story against Michael.

When Lauer asked why MJ forked over a settlement with the boy ... Katherine said, "His lawyers told him he should just pay the money .. they thought that just paying the money and shut the people up would be the right thing to do."

Katherine said she asked MJ why he made the move -- and MJ told

her, "I didn't want to do it either mother, I wanted to fight it because I knew it wasn't the truth."

809 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

bunny    

I do wish people would stop making accusations about MJ. I hate to tell Katherine this but that story where the accuser admitted to it being a lie was fake. I too wish it was real. Of course MJ settled out of court so he wouldn't be stuck in the court room forever.

1166 days ago
17.

Sociopaths are Sad    

@BroRo: BroRo you idiot - were you there???????!!! NO. So you don't know either. BroRo: You don't know, you weren't there.

What pathetic hypocrites some people are who don't even realize their hypocrisy. Glass houses. SMH

1166 days ago
18.

Sam    

A friend of mine was a guitarist on one of his tours and said that Michael would never harm anyone ESPECIALLY a child. He dedicated his live saving children from poverty, disease and despair. If anything, he is guilty of caring too much. No good deed goes unpunished. My friend said that when he walked into a room, the place positively lit up and he was radiant. People flocked around him and he was exuding genius and compassion.

When I asked if he thought he was guilty my guitarist friend said "Unequivocally, no!"

1166 days ago
19.

dd    

Katherine don't let these people upset u good people are always hated, can't please a hater...Michaels at peace let's just leave it at that...Love u Michael Forever!

1166 days ago
20.

BlPierce    

Innocent. False accusations were as responsible for Michael's death as Dr. Murray was. Lies broke him down and killed him inside. Those responsible should be ashamed.

1166 days ago
21.

Me    

Of course she wants to protect her son but if there was any truth in the kid admitting he lied he would be in jail.

1166 days ago
22.

mj fan forever    

FIRST, KATHERINE JACKSON IS GOING ON TV FOR RESPECTING HER (HER) AGREEMENT WITH THE DISGUSTING MANN THANK TO WHICH SHE GETS $5000!!! THEN IT'S TRUE THAT HIS LAWYERS HAD COUNSELLED HIM TO PAY BUT IT'S ALSO TRUE THAT MICHAEL SAID IN HIS INTERVIEWS THAT HE HAD PAID BECAUSE HE WANTED TO CLOSE THE WHOLE QUESTION AND MOVE ON WITH HIS LIFE, TOO... SO KATHERINE IS PULLING OUT THE TERRIBLE STORY OF THE CHILD MOLESTER FOR MAKING MONEY USING HER SON NAME AND AT THE SAME TIME PLAY THE PART OF THE 'LOVING' MOTHER AND SHE IS NOT OTHERWISE SHE WOULD NEVER GONE ON TV BASHING HER OWN SON (SHE FOR FIRST!!!) AND WOULD NEVER EXPLOITED HIS CHILDREN PUSHING THEM ALSO AND NOT ONLY UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT WELL KNOWING MICHAEL DID NOT WANT THIS!!! AGAIN, ALL FOR MONEY!!! VERY UNFAIR AND ABSOLUTELY SHAMEFUL!!!!

1166 days ago
23.

Linda    

Why would she even bring this up to get people talking about it again. I've been a fan for 40 years. I think he was a great singer. BUT I felt it was strange how he hung out with these young boys. Even if he didnt molest the boys the relationship he had with the kids were wrong. I dont know any adults that are normal that like to hang out with a 13-14 year old everyday going everywhere with them and even doing the kids laundry and sleeping next to him was wrong even if he didnt touch him. He had alot of issues about his childhood.and a major drug addiction. Only God and the people involved know the truth. I pray he is at peace now. Its to bad his life was cut short.

1166 days ago
24.

truth    

at the end of the day it doesnt matter what anybody believes or says about Michael because the media is here to make him "look" like the bad guy but hey why wouldnt "they"? if they meaning the goverment can kill jfk, his brother and many others why couldnt they do it to MJ? MJ was fighting back and they didnt agree so the goverment killed him and the doc is their patsy such ashame! I LOVE YOU MJ!!!

1166 days ago
25.

cheri    

There was an article in Vanity Fair at the time of the first trial in which they interviewed the accuser in depth, as well as several others -- it was called "Nightmare in Neverland." Reading that article, it became clear that Michael Jackson was the CLASSIC pedophile. He preyed on 12-year-old boys from broken homes, blinded the parents with gifts and trips to gain their trust, and then groomed the boys for sex. If he wanted to fight in court because the allegations "weren't true," why wasn't ANYTHING said when this article came out? I remember at the time waiting and waiting for a comment, and none came from the Jackson camp.

1166 days ago
26.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

only people who truely know are the kids and wacko jacko..
I wasnt there so I sure do not know

1166 days ago
27.

jealous of kate    

in the end though, Mother Jackson has/had NO IDEA WHAT HER SON DID WHEN SHE WAS NOT AROUND, and there seemed by their own admissions, months at the very least, that they did not see him. (took his money though). MJ had all the makeup for being a molester and a lot more, actually ALL THE BROS. DO!-a father that beat his sons (allegedly, Joe denies, says he just 'displining', rehersing, concerts, SUPPORTING THE FAMILY, not allowed friends, didn't know how to make child friends, and his mother, being a jehovah witness, very religious, seemed to deny all this OR was afraid of Joe herself OR enjoyed the FORTUNES HER SONS BROUGHT IN? I am really surprised they all haven't been accused of this

1166 days ago
28.

Murph    

Noname less than a minute ago MJ was no molester....read Aphrodite Jones book its an honest account from an independent reporter / writer

The book really clears up alot of mis truths
________________________________________________________________

Noname, sadly most of the people that posted comments don't care enough to read her book, don't care that Evan Chandler was on tape physically describing how he was going to take Michael Jackson down if he didn't get what he wanted, don't care that the Arvizos were lying sacs (every single one of them), dont'care that the maid's son repeatedly said nothing happened when questioned in 1993, but his mother took money from Diane Dimond and her tabloid show to say something happened only to be deposed in the 1993 case and say nothing happened and then her son decided he wanted some money too so suddenly he remembers being tickled and needed money for it and attended his therapy sessions with Tom Sneddon, don't care that thousands of other children have said Michael Jackson did nothing to them, don't care about all of the money Michael Jackson spent to help children and families all over the world, don't care that Michael Jackson never ever said he likes to sleep in bed with boys -- he merely said he saw nothing wrong with it when asked why he allowed children in his room and responded that there was nothing sexual about it. So every adult that sleeps anywhere near a child that is not their own are child molesters according to some of the comments made. Out of every celebrity in the world, he had to have been the most misquoted, the most lied on, the most scrutinized and the most frivolously sued person ever. People, before you comment seriously do some research. It's not that difficult!

1166 days ago
29.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

truth 3 minutes ago
at the end of the day it doesnt matter what anybody believes or says about Michael because the media is here to make him "look" like the bad guy but hey why wouldnt "they"? if they meaning the goverment can kill jfk, his brother and many others why couldnt they do it to MJ? MJ was fighting back and they didnt agree so the goverment killed him and the doc is their patsy such ashame! I LOVE YOU MJ!!!
--------------------------------
the governement killed him..oh brother..please semd me some of what you must be smoking because it must be some good ass weed

1166 days ago
30.

Best Mom    

I wish people would read "Michael Jackson Conspiracy" by Aphrodite Jones. It is phenomenal and eye-opening! In 1993, and to his total disadvantage, Michael's advisors urged him to settle because 20 mil was really not that much to him considering his earning potential, plus he could get on with his life and continue to make millions. I wish Tom Meserau would have been Michael's legal counsel in 1993 -- it would have made a huge difference in Michael's life and the way the public perceived him. Meserau said if he had been Michael's legal counsel in 1993, he would have urged Michael to fight the charges. Yes, I do agree with Katherine....Michael was never a child molester.

1166 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web