Filed against AEG, the company behind Jackson’s ill-fated ‘This Is It’ tour, the suit includes all three of the icon’s children as well as his mother Katherine and alleges the company contributed to Jackson’s death by pushing him to work too hard ahead of the tour and by hiring the doctor responsible for giving Jackson the drugs that killed him.‘There was a whole lot that Michael Jackson or his family wasn’t and isn’t being forthcoming about,’ said the Post’s source at AEG .
‘The drug use by Jackson, his use of alcohol, his relationship with his own family, and the identities of the children’s parents.’A former Jackson bodyguard named Matt Fiddes asked for a DNA test to prove that he’s father to sapphire-eyed Paris shortly after Jackson’s death and former child star Mark Lester has said he, too, may be Paris’s father.
It wasn’t easy — but there’s something seductive about the craziness.
I first met patriarch Joseph and his sons Jermaine, Jackie and Tito in 1984.
After a chance meeting as a young fan, Stacy Brown became friends with Jermaine Jackson — and later the rest of the Jackson family, including Michael.
His 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling album in history, winning thirteen Grammy Awards and having thirteen songs reach #1 on U. After their divorce on January 18, 1996, he married Debbie Rowe on November 14, 1996.
Especially when the family’s richest members, Michael and Janet, decided to cut off their seven other siblings and parents out of whim or spite. No money was coming in, few of them had actual jobs and Janet gave but one gift to her siblings: free meal cards to Baja Fresh, a fast-food chain with which she had an endorsement deal. There was no “thank you.” The money was never repaid.
I visited Rebbie, the oldest of the Jackson kids, in Vegas, to work on a book. From there I drove to Hayvenhurst, the family’s estate in Encino, Calif., to meet Katherine, the matriarch, and Jermaine. Whatever courtesies are shown to them are met with the air of “You did what you ought to. ” As a friend, ghostwriter and confidant of the Jackson family for nearly 25 years, people ask how I could put up with such behavior.
Debbie has continually maintained that these claims are false.
However, the insider who read the diary entries says, “Michael clearly noted in his diaries Vanity is the mother of all three of his children, including his younger son, Blanket.” No one knows for certain who was Blanket Jackson’s surrogate, but the insider says Denise Matthews is definitely his biological mother.