Michael Jackson's Family Open Up To Oprah Winfrey

09 November 2010

Michael Jackson's family have appeared on Oprah Winfrey's talk show and revealed a number of family secrets, including the reasons behind Michael masking his children, and Joe Jackson admitting to beating Michael as a child.

Michael's daughter Paris and oldest son Prince Michael discussed the idea behind the veils that Michael forced the children to wear when they were in public.

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Prince said they wore them so that "when we did go out without our dad then nobody would really recognise us."

Paris added, "He tried to raise us without (us) knowing who he was, but that didn't really go so well."

She also admitted that although she did like the secrecy the masks and veils gave them, they were often uncomfortable, saying, "I appreciated it... It wasn't always comfortable."

And Michael's father Joe admitted that he used to beat Michael when he was a young boy.

His wife Katherine told Oprah, "You might as well admit it; that's the way black people raise their children... He (Joe) used a strap."

Joe then admitted to the abuse, saying, "I would have punished by whipping them with a strap or something if they did something wrong (sic)... It would have kept them outta trouble, outta jail (sic). My kids have never been in jail before... and that's great."

Asked if he ever regretted his actions, Joe replied, "No, I don't regret it."

It seems like the world will never lose interest in Michael Jackson!


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Michaels death went and how the Doctor will probably get away with it because it all goes beyond just the Doctor. Michael was not meant to go on that tour and they made sure of it. There are too many people like Michael who mysteriously die under strange cirstances and it is all hidden by someone higher up. It happens everyday and no one notices. I would want nothing more than to talk to someone in Michaels family about my own knowledge on it all. I personally know of someone going thru the same scenerio, somewhat, and he is constantly followed, illegally serveilanced, and even get some of the people you may know to go against you and work on their end for whatever reason they may say, even if it is not true. Your everymove is watched and you have fears of playing anywhere, eating anywhere, or even just visiting friends, for one day that very friend may be taking info for them against you whether the reasinging is true or not.Michael was a good father, brother,son, and uncle and he truly cared.I will not stop posting this until I talk to the Jackson family...........Michael DID NOT KILL HIMSELF FACT!!!!

Posted by JAYJAYBAM on 11 November 2010

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