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6/28/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jackson
was a loving father who cared deeply for his 3 children ... and they suffered an immeasurable loss when he passed away -- at least that's what Jackson family lawyers tried to show in court with MJ's own candid home videos.

The videos -- both shot by Michael -- were played for the jury in the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG.

The first was shot on Christmas Day in 2006 ... when Prince was 9, Paris was 8, and Blanket was 4.

It's pretty touching -- Michael asks each of his children what they want to be when they grow up, and he really does sound like a caring father.

The other clip was shot years earlier -- when Prince and Paris were both toddlers. It's clear from the footage they both adore their dad, calling themselves "daddy's baby."

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46.

Pegasus    

Prince Jackson: Paris Was ‘Hit the Hardest’ by Michael’s Death


..By Raechal Leone Shewfelt | The Juice – Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:54 AM EDT.. .
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Michael Jackson was worried that he would die while preparing for the comeback tour that he didn't live long enough to take.

The late pop singer's oldest son, 16-year-old Prince Jackson, testified on Wednesday in L.A. that his dad often confided in him, although he was only 12, at the time he died in 2009, according to CNN.

"After he got off the phone, he would cry," Prince said on the first day of his testimony in his family's lawsuit accusing concert promoter AEG Live of wrongful death. "He would say 'They're going to kill me, they're going to kill me.'"

Prince explained that his father was referring to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and his ex-manager, Dr. Tohme Tohme.

He also testified that Phillips and Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael's former physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michaels' death, had what appeared to be a tense confrontation the night before he died on June 25 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.


[Related: Michael Jackson's Ghost Makes Surprise Cameo at Trial]


Although Prince noted he couldn't hear what was being said, he could see Phillips grabbing Murray's elbow.

"It looked aggressive to me," Prince said under oath. "He was grabbing by the back of his elbow and they were really close and he was making hand motions."

The teen said under cross-examination from AEG Live's lead lawyer Marvin Putnam that the incident may have taken place a night earlier than he first stated, but reaffirmed what took place.

The Associated Press reports Prince testified that, at times, Michael gave him and his 15-year-old sister Paris stacks of $100 bills to give to Murray, which Prince understood to be payment that AEG Live had not yet given the doctor. Murray wouldn't accept the funds from Michael, Prince said.

Again, speaking about his father's final hours, Prince revealed that his last words to his dad were exchanged over the phone: Prince called Michael, who was at his final rehearsal for the tour, from the security guard shack outside to notify him that Phillips was at their home, and Michael instructed him to offer Phillips refreshments.

Although Prince revealed Michael always received his treatments from Dr. Murray behind his closed bedroom door, he did see Murray perform CPR on Michael while he was hanging off his bed while his eyes appeared to roll back into his head on the day he died.

[Related: Paris Jackson Timeline: From Disguised Kid to Twitter Star to Near Suicide Tragedy]


Prince also spoke about his younger siblings, Paris and 11-year-old Blanket, and their life with the "Beat It" singer. He showed photos and video of the family together and insisted that the children didn't comprehend their father's fame until they watched a video of one of his concerts and saw fans taken away on stretchers after they got too excited.

"We always listened to his music, but we never knew how famous he was," Prince said.

Four years after Michael's death, Prince said Jackson's children — especially Paris — are still suffering. Michael's daughter was hospitalized for a suicide attempt earlier this month, and is currently receiving psychiatric treatment at UCLA Medical Center, although she had been expected to be called to testify in the trial as well.


"I think out of all of my siblings she was probably hit the hardest because she was my dad's princess," he said, adding that Paris struggled to cope when she was questioned by AEG Live lawyers in March in preparation for the trial.

Prince explained that he also has been affected.

"I can't sleep at night," Prince confessed. "I have a hard time sleeping."

And because of Michael's death, Prince noted that he was "emotionally distant from a lot of people" for some time, and he missed sharing milestones with his father, such as "the first day of going to school, having the first girlfriend, being able to drive."

Of the three Jackson kids, only Blanket still celebrates his birthday, Prince explained, adding, "Right now, I don't know if Blanket realizes what he lost. He was so young. He is still growing up just like I am and he doesn't have a father to guide him."

Sad.

421 days ago
47.

nikki6    

Regardless of why this video was shown, can we just focus on how freaking adorable those kids are. They are too cute OMG, and the love being shared between father and children is beautiful. This is very touching.

421 days ago
48.

Read My Lips    

TAZ...........

As you probably are aware, addicts don't always make good decisions, that why the people around them need to, so they don't die...........


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So said a rabid.............That's so funny, since when did MJ become a spokesperson for addicts??? Well, if addicts die so easily, so be it, we, the taxpayers would save a lot of money, get rid of a lot of crimes!!!

421 days ago
49.

Read My Lips    

JOSIE
10
Yeah he's so scared of dogs that he had two of them in the 90's called sasha and shadow. He had two german shepherds also when he was little and he bought his kids a brown lab called kenya. And were supposed to believe what you say. Keep sounding stupid. Don't let the FACTS or lack of get in the way of a good story. Just shows you know nothing about MJ


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So Josie, you know about his dogs, do you know about his little packer and where he liked to put it???

Do you know MJ used to molest little boys from age 5 to 14???

420 days ago
50.

Dose Of Reality    

Maybe Michael should have looked at those videos and thought about not accepting dangerous drugs.


In reality, he removed himself from their lives.

420 days ago
51.

duilama    

MJ Molestation Accuser Says King Of Pop’s Eerie SPIELBERG Prophecy Triggered Abuse Memories

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 @ 3:56AM | By Dylan Howard

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Michael Jackson “prophesized” that Wade Robson would one day become a film director bigger than two-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg — an eerie prediction that ultimately prompted the molestation accuser to have a nervous breakdown and reveal seven years of alleged abuse.

According to do***ents filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by RadarOnline.com, the 30-year-old dancer-choreographer was hired in early 2011 to direct a “large budget” dance film that “Decedent [Jackson] had once ‘prophesized’ Claimant [Robson] would do.”

“But by April 2011, overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, Claimant [Robson] was unable to work and quit the film,” lawyers for Robson wrote in their filing as part of a claim for money against the late singer’s Estate.

“Following the walk-away from the biggest opportunity of his life, Claimant met with a cognitive psychologist for about a month in attempt to understand why his life was unravelling, but never discussed with him the childhood sexual activities with Decedent.”

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

Months later, Robson began working again and was back to “invincible status” before he had a final, “complete breakdown” in March, 2012.

He has been unable to work since, it’s claimed.

During the meltdown and amid extreme stress, anxiety, fear and depression, Robson told a psychologist — for the first time — that Jackson had abused him for seven years, beginning at age seven.

“This realization initiated an enormous emotional, psychological and psychological upheaval in my life that continues to this day,” Robson, who was born in Australia, wrote in his seven page, hand-signed declaration to the court.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Performing

He also recalled that fateful conversation with the King of Pop about Spielberg.

At some point during a trip to Los Angeles in 1990, “Doe 1 [Jackson] gave me the nickname ‘Little One’. He continued to call me by that name all the way up until his death in 2009. He also began to fill my head with maxims to live by such as ‘Be in the history books’ and ‘Immortalize yourself’.

“He also prophesized that I would one day be a film director bigger than Steven Spielberg. As far as I was concerned, Doe 1 had written my fate.”

Robson, a father of one, told court: “Since beginning to talk about the abuse, everything in my life has changed. I am no longer in the entertainment business and can never be again. I need a new life for myself and my family; this civil action, which for me involves finally speaking the truth as loud as I suppressed it for all these years, is part of the process.”


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For all the rabids trashing Wade, Have you ever thought of Wade's family and kid???


The truth was yes you did, but your hypocritical heart might have a dead wish for his kid while you are adoring the kings purchased kids.

420 days ago
52.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Cheap, tasteless and manipulative. It's "they killed Bambi's mother" time all over again.

420 days ago
53.

gayforliztaylor    

Josie. What are you, 12 years old?
Everyone except a rabid fanatic like you is stupid?

I guess you're one of those people who thought Propofol was a sleep medication.
I wonder who would]ve rescued MJ when his children
are screaming at his death bed.
You or I...?

I'm sure you believe MJ never contradicted himself
when he needed attention from the kids & media.

Prince just testified that daddy MJ was scared of dogs but he still bought the puppy as a gift for him.

So, you admit that MJ lied to the kids that he was frightened to be near dogs?

You claim you know a lot about MJ but then you don't read a simple twitter feed & Associated Press news article to know what Prince said??
Oh, sorry... I'm a hata and you're a god loving MJ fanatic, disguised as a "fan".

Don't be a child abuse enabler, hypocrite.

Kids don't need people like you sycophants who lie to portray MJ as a faultless, unthreatening honest daddy.....

I'd like to see you tell Prince to his face what he told the court about his daddy's fears....
Then again, the kids didn't have any choice but to believe every thing "their everything, MJ" said.
MJ had their money & control to boss his kids & employees around.
He tried to boss Murray around, and we know what
happened.
We was afraid of dogs & prison....Admit it.

420 days ago
54.

gayforliztaylor    

Josie. What are you, 16 years old?
Everyone except a rabid fanatic like you is stupid?

I guess you're one of the people who thought Propofol was a sleep medication.
I wonder who would]ve rescued MJ when his children were neglected as he was injecting Propofol?
You or I...?

I SUPPOSE you believe MJ never contradicted himself
when he needed attention from the loyal fans, kids & media.

Prince just testified that daddy MJ was scared of dogs but he still bought the puppy as a gift for him.

So, you admit that MJ lied to the kids that he was frightened to be near dogs?

You claim you know a lot about MJ but then you don't read a simple twitter feed & Associated Press news article to know what Prince said??
Oh, sorry... I'm a hata and you're a god loving MJ fanatic, disguised as a "fan".

Don't be a child abuse enabler, hypocrite.

Kids don't need people like you sycophants who lie to portray MJ as a faultless, unthreatening honest daddy.....

I'd like to see you tell Prince to his face what he told the court about his daddy's fears....
Then again, the kids didn't have any choice but to believe every thing "their everything, MJ" said.
MJ had their money & control to boss his kids & employees around.
He tried to boss Murray around, and we know what
happened.

He was afraid of dogs & prison...
He was attacled by a dog and said he was afraid of aggressive dogs.

He accused the cops of injuring him & putting him in a room of toilet feces...

.Admit it. If all kids loved him, he'd be in Neverland now. If he didn't lie, the press & fans wouldn't laugh at him. Sorry, but no one tolerates child neglecters.

Prince & Paris already admitted they suffered through their short lives and they had to keep quiet about their TRUE FEELINGS about MJ.

You can pretend the kids weren't in the news for the wrong reason.

Money & fame from the normal 1980s MJ won't erase the MJ's denials & death, Jackson family lies, abuse of MJ kids, death threats on twitter against Paris, Paris wrist slashing & Prince's sleeplessness!
You don't care about MJ more than anyone because you threw a lie & personal insult without proving that you were correct about MJ.

420 days ago
55.

duilama    

Michael Jackson 'spent $35 million to silence at least two dozen boys he abused' according to secret explosive FBI files
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 02:19 GMT, 30 June 2013 | UPDATED: 02:33 GMT, 30 June 2013
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Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money to at least two dozen young boys he sexually abused over 15 years, it has been alleged.
Sunday People has published explosive ‘secret FBI files’ suggesting the King of Pop groomed and molested children from at least 1989, despite his insistence he was just spending time with them.
The damning files claim the deceased popstar was a 'pedophile' who watched porn while assaulting a boy, molested a famous child star, fondled a child’s genitals in his private cinema and groped another child whose mother wasn’t ‘bothered’ by it.

Michael Jackson allegedly paid $35 million in hush money to at least two dozen young boys he sexually abused over 15 years
The FBI did not return Mail Online’s calls today.
Jackson family lawyers have to date insisted the star has only paid off the family of Jordan Chandler, 13, who he allegedly abused in 1993.
However a sleuth hired by Anthony Pellicano – a celebrity private eye Jackson allegedly hired to make the pedophilia claims go away – has claimed Jackson was a ‘serial child predator’ who paid out scores of children he allegedly abused at his Neverland Ranch.

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Sunday People says it has evidence to back the investigators claims.
When Anthony Pellicano was investigated in 2002 for bugging Hollywood stars, the FBI seized his files, including many about Jackson.
These included case files CADCE MJ-02463 and CR 01046 which Sunday People claims it has access to.
The files were allegedly not passed on to prosecutors in Jackson’s controversial 2005 molestation trial.

Jackson's children Prince, Prince Michael II 'Blanket' and Paris, have weathered numerous scandals since their dad's death
The shocking revelations come after Jacko’s daughter, 15-year-old Paris, recently tried to kill herself by slashing her wrists.
In further scandal, his family is also trying to sue gig promoter AEG Live who they claim hired Dr Conrad Murray who prescribed Jackson his last fatal drug dose.
AEG Live denies hiring Murray, who is currently serving a four-year jail term for involuntary manslaughter.
The investigator, who spoke to Sunday People on the condition of anonymity, said he decided to finally come forward after Jackson’s former child friend Wade Robson revealed he was abused by Jackson.
Australian-born Robson, a dancer and choreographer, recently launched a major lawsuit against the Jackson estate, saying he was regularly molested at Neverland in the 1990s.
Sunday People claims it has seen files confirming Robson’s claims.

Wade Robson claims Michael Jackson molested him regularly at his Neverland Ranch during the 1990s
While Pellicano is now in jail for racketeering and wire-tapping, his investigator told Sunday People he was hired to help dig the dirt on Jackson and make potential problems disappear.
He claims Jackson was obsessed with child porn and preyed on the sons of friends.
The investigator said he kept copies of FBI do***ents naming 17 boys - including five child actors and two dancers – Jacko targeted for abuse.
These included a European boy and the sons of a screenwriter.
The sleuth said at least three boys were paid to stay silent, with the family of a famous film actor given about $596,300 not to talk to the media.
He said a Neverland maid was allegedly paid $2 million after accusing her boss of molesting her son, while another woman who knew her son was being assaulted ‘turned a blind eye to it because if it didn’t bother him, it didn’t bother her’.
The files on the alleged victims were reportedly compiled when lawyers drew up a list of ‘potential threats’ to Jackson’s image in the early 1990s, when he was on a world tour.
But after the father of Jordan Chandler publicly claimed his son had been abused, other similar accusations began flooding the media.
Chandler was paid a hefty sum to stay out of the limelight.
‘His [Jackson’s] actress friend Elizabeth Taylor encouraged him to hire Pellicano ­because she had used him to stop dirt on her drug problems being released in the media,’ the investigator, who spent two years on the case, alleged.
'Pellicano had links to key figures in the US media and made them dance to his tune.
'With the help of people like Pellicano, the world and his fans never heard what took place at Neverland over 15 years.’
While Jackson was found not guilty of abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2005, the private eye insists the boxes of evidence he helped to collect showed ‘Jackson was a serial child predator’.
The investigator said he didn’t come forward to upset Jackson’s children, but to finally make public that authorities have shocking information on the dead star that has never been released.
However long-time Jackson lawyer and friend Brian Oxman said he thought only Chandler had been paid off, but admitted the ‘gift list on Michael’s income tax returns was astounding’.
Read more:
Michael Jackson spent £23MILLION buying silence of at least TWO DOZEN young boys he abused over 15 years

418 days ago
56.

phia    

Only Michael's children are defending him.As for AEG isn't it odd that they as well as everyone else being paid by the company claim that Michael was unable to rehearse,miraculously 2 days prior to his death as seen on This is it he looked great and performed even greater.So something here isn't right.
Also how is it that Michael was receiving dangerous treatments from murray,when the coroner stated that there were no traces of addiction found on Michael's body,with the exception of what murray used on him the day he died.

418 days ago
57.

JJ4MJ    

This lawsuit is outta control, sign the petition to ask the Jackson's to drop it! At least let them know we don't like it!
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-people-vs-the-jackson-family/

415 days ago
58.

JJ4MJ    

Jackson family out of control, yes this is a repeat, you GOTTA let 'em know, because they haven't figured it out yet! See ipetitions The People VS The Jackson Family http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-people-vs-the-jackson-family/

415 days ago
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