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Jackson's Dad Says He Whipped Michael [shrug]
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11.14.03

Posted on 11/15/2003 12:35:16 PM PST by mhking

LONDON — Michael Jackson's father says he never beat his son but admits in a TV interview to be broadcast Sunday that he whipped him.

Joe Jackson told the British Broadcasting Corp. that he whipped Michael with a switch and a belt but says he never dealt out a beating.

"You beat someone with a stick," the BBC quoted him as saying in a story on its Web site Friday.

The pop singer has consistently accused his father of beating him as a child.

The interview was conducted by Louis Theroux in a hotel room in an unspecified location in the United States and overseen by a man, Majestik Magnificent, who described himself as Michael Jackson's personal magician.

Magnificent is frequently heard interrupting the interview, at one point threatening to call it off when Jackson is asked several questions about his son's alleged facial plastic surgery.

Jackson says Michael can do what he likes with his nose, which is alleged to have been repeatedly rebuilt through plastic surgery, claims which the pop singer has consistently denied.

When asked about Michael's comments that he was so nervous seeing his father that he regurgitates, Joe Jackson's comment is, "He regurgitates all the way to the bank."

The television program follows unsuccessful attempts by Theroux, who is known in Britain for his often tongue-in-cheek interviews with celebrities, to gain an interview with the 45-year-old pop superstar himself.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beatit; jacko
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
The elder Jackson sounds like he has about as much tact.

No kidding, this man sounds sick. "he regurgitates all the way to the bank.." that's a sick response, and it sounds like an envious one as well.

This man looks satanic.

21 posted on 11/15/2003 1:18:46 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. -R.R.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Agreed - that was an especially sick remark.
22 posted on 11/15/2003 1:48:39 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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To: mhking
He's just lucky he didn't permanantly screw up his son :)
23 posted on 11/15/2003 3:32:37 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Democratshavenobrains
He's just lucky he didn't permanantly screw up his son :)

And good thing he didn't mess up the rest of the kids.... ;)

24 posted on 11/15/2003 3:38:32 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. -R.R.)
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To: Democratshavenobrains; mhking; martin_fierro
Screwless Joe Jackson.
25 posted on 11/15/2003 3:44:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson ("Say it isn't so, Joe!")
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To: William Creel
Is this the same Joe Jackson?


26 posted on 11/15/2003 3:49:08 PM PST by Charles Henrickson ("Say it ain't so, Joe!")
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To: Charles Henrickson
Just Beat It (beat it, beat it, beat it...)
27 posted on 11/15/2003 3:50:52 PM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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To: mhking
For some reason, the song from the Country Bear Jamboree keeps running through my mind...

"Mama, don't whup little Buford,
"Mama, don't pound on his head,
"Mama, don't whup little Buford...
"I think you should shoot him instead."
28 posted on 11/15/2003 3:51:36 PM PST by RichInOC (...somebody had to say it...why not me?)
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To: martin_fierro
Whacko Jacko.
29 posted on 11/15/2003 3:56:41 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (As opposed to Wacko Jacko.)
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To: inkling
I misinterpreted 'Beat it'

Joe is my favorite Jackson.
30 posted on 11/15/2003 3:59:27 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (Rodney King is the favorite philosopher of Senate Republicans.)
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To: William Creel
No, but when asked for his opinion on Michael's recent career, he allegedly replied "They say that looks don't count for much and so there goes your proof."
31 posted on 11/15/2003 3:59:36 PM PST by RichInOC ("...and so it goes...go 'round again...but now and then we wonder who the real men are....")
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
he told me very casually about how he would beat his Doberman until the dog urinated on itself. Needless to say, I was "busy for the rest of my life".

Good choice.

Of all the dogs that I have ever owned the dobermans were the most sensitive. I have owned three and I never found it necessary to do more then clap my hands and say "No!" in a firm voice to control them.

The dog will have it's revenge some day. And then we will hear the whining of people who want to ban dobermans.

32 posted on 11/15/2003 4:18:06 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style)
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To: mhking
There is no question that The Jackson Five were abused. Putting children on stage at such an early age (Michael, 5 years old) with the purpose to generate an income, sure sounds like abuse to me. Furthermore, forcing that child through fear, intimidation, and whippings is child abuse, no question about it.
33 posted on 11/15/2003 4:26:01 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (I love the smell of winning, the taste of victory, and the joy of each glorious triumph)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
My ex-boyfriend's family dog was a Doberman named who would run away from the door if she saw anyone coming. They're often mischaracterized.

I still can't believe someone told me he beat his dog in an attempt to impress me.

34 posted on 11/15/2003 8:32:45 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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