Michael Jackson's Father Joe needs to not give interviews
By April MacIntyre Jun 30, 2009, 1:12 GMT
BASTA!!Joe Jackson (L), father of deceased pop star Michael Jackson, and Reverend Al Sharpton (R) approach the fans outside the Jackson family home after speaking to the media in Los Angeles, California USA, 29 June 2009. US pop star Michael Jackson died on 25 June 2009 at age 50. EPA/ADAM DAVIS
Michael Jackson's Father Joe Jackson, even with Al Sharpton flanking him, came out in a self-serving and bizarre press conference today.
Joe Jackson once again promoted his new record label and mentioned he had "great artists."
At the televised press conference with Al Sharpton today (video below), Joe Jackson appeared in very good spirits, and attempted to answer questions. His answers, if given, were coached by Sharpton and parroted back to reporters by Jackson.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine was given temporary guardianship of his three children. CNN made a point of noting that it was Katherine, not Katherine and Joe, who had control of the children.
Debbie Rowe and her attorneys have come out denying the validity of the News of the World (UK) interview which claimed she relinquished custody of her children she bore Jackson, and that Michael was not their father.
Katherine Jackson also secured temporary guardianship of the childrens' estate, which CNN estimated to be worth untold billions, since Jackson's spending and debt obligations had ceased, and income was still being made by his music catalog and other assets he had ownership of.
Tonight (6/29/09), ex smallscreen "Hulk" star and trainer Lou Ferrigno told Larry King on CNN that Michael "trusted him," that they both "had the same kind of Fathers," and claimed that Jackson was in good physical condition and never complained of chest pains or fatigue. "My escape was bodybuilding, Michael's was music," explained Ferrigno, describing to Larry how he and Michael dealt with their oppressive fathers. He also told Larry that he never heard of the Doctor (Dr. Conrad Murray) who was with him when he died. "He (Michael Jackson) was just a regular guy," shared Ferrigno.