Katherine Jackson Denies Physical Abuse By Joe Jackson, Keeps Quiet

Emotional Day for Katherine

Katherine Jackson Denies Physical Abuse By Joe Jackson, Keeps Quiet

Katherine Jackson spoke on Friday during the lawsuit against AEG Live, and it was very emotional. Katherine was finally able to tell the public and, in her eyes the villain: concert promoter AEG Live, about what she thinks has been the wrongful death of her son Michael Jackson. She claims that the concert promoter didn’t care about her son and was only in it for the money and therefore they neglected to provide proper medical attention for her son, when he became ill during the preparations for his concerts in 2009. (These concerts were supposed to be his comeback.) However Michael’s life has always been filled with drama. It started with the physical abuse by his father Joe, when Michael was very young. His mother has never stepped in, and now by not talking about it, denies that anything happened. She keeps quiet about it, but did talk about the humble beginnings of the family.

It was a very difficult day for Katherine and she couldn’t hide or even contain her emotions when she spoke about Michael and what happened. She had such a hard time talking about his untimely passing that the cross-examination had to be suspended until Katherine could compose herself. Michael’s children had already taken the stand during the lawsuit that they brought against AEG Live. However this was the first time Michael’s mother spoke openly to the court.

The nitty gritty of the lawsuit is that AEG Live allegedly hired Dr. Conrad Murray as the personal doctor for Michael. Murray administered multiple drugs to Michael including the one that killed him in the end: propofol. Conrad was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

Katherine Jackson talked warmly about her son, about their humble beginnings and that Michael was alway musically gifted, even when he was a baby. However she didn’t talk about the unspeakable things that went on in the house related to Michael and his father, Joe.  Therefore she denies the physical abuse and once again remains silent. She did talk about Michael’s death. She said: “I want to find out what happened to my son. My son was being pressured,” she continued. “He asked for his father. My son was sick. Nobody said ‘Call the doctor. What’s wrong with him?’ Nobody said that.” When the defendant suggested that Michael did have a doctor Katherine said: “My son needed another doctor, an outside doctor, not Dr. Murray.”

What do you think? Is AEG Live to blame? Or was his death due to his own doing and lifestyle? For now we have to wait until September for the trial to reveal its findings. Do you agree that Katherine denies the physical abuse that Joe Jackson inflicted upon his son by not talking about it? Why does she keep quiet? Do you think the defense will bring it up? The prosecution seeks to blame his history of medication usage, and not the fact that he was sick because of the gruelling schedule for the “This is It” tour?

By Georgina Pijttersen


2 Responses to Katherine Jackson Denies Physical Abuse By Joe Jackson, Keeps Quiet

  1. ultravioletrae July 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Does the “Guardian Express” have school children writing articles now? I read the court transcripts from Mrs. Jackson’s testimony on Friday and this article doesn’t resemble what was actually addressed in court. Why the fictionalization? There was plenty of interesting testimony to write about.

  2. daphnevickie July 21, 2013 at 1:37 am

    She’s not there for what Joe Jackson did, she’s there for what she believes AEG neglected to do for her son no matter what his “lifestyle” was.


We will read your comment immediately so leave a remark!

RSS Guardian Express

  • NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview April 19, 2014
    If star players are what NBA fans want to see in the playoffs, the upcoming series between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers is going to deliver. The two teams had four all-stars between them, and a number of other big name players. Houston edged out Portland for the four seed and home […]
    Brian Moore
  • Students Pitch Moon Colony Plan to NASA, Has Potential April 19, 2014
    On Thursday this week, a group of 40 senior students from Purdue University, presented their moon colonization plans to a very full room. Listening in were a few of NASA’s administrators, eager to collect ideas and provide feedback. Ever since scientists and aeronautics professionals have looked further into the possibility of sustaining human life outside [
    Brad Johnson
  • NBA Playoffs Dominated by Western Conference April 19, 2014
    This NBA season the Western Conference has proven to be more dominant than the Eastern Conference, as the lowest seeded playoff team in the West has a better record than the third seeded team in the East. This story has been a common theme in the NBA playoff picture for the past 15 years thanks […]
    Eric Kummel
  • Green Bay Packers Singles Can Now Find Love [Satire] April 19, 2014
    Fans of the Green Bay Packers can now find love anywhere thanks to the latest dating web site, GreenBayPackerLovers.com. Cheese head singles looking for the love of a significant other who also who is a Green Bay Packer fan finally have a place to go. Obviously this was long overdue. Of course some would argue Wisconsin is […]
    Mick Varner
  • Separatists Reject Ukraine Deal, Will Not Evacuate Government Buildings April 19, 2014
    The US, Russian, Ukraine and the European Union came to an agreement on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland to put an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement  calls for the pro-Russian separatists to evacuate occupied government buildings and lay down their arms. It also calls for the interim Ukrainian government to restructure its current […]
    Nathaniel Pownell

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 626 other subscribers