July 13th, 2009
03:00 PM ET

La Toya Jackson: Michael was murdered... I felt it from the start

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/07/michael.jackson.wrap/art.mj.mem.family.cnn.jpg caption="Jackson's family embrace each other on stage during the close of the emotional service."]

Caroline Graham
Daily Mail Online

The grieving sister of superstar Michael Jackson last night blamed ‘a shadowy entourage’ of manipulative hangers-on for effectively ‘murdering’ the King of Pop.

In a moving and revealing interview, La Toya Jackson, who was closer to her vulnerable brother than anyone else and was asked to sign his death certificate, portrayed Michael as a lonely and isolated figure at the mercy of a money-motivated clique.

She accused them of cutting him off from his family and friends and forcing him, largely against his will, to sign up for the gruelling commitment of 50 concerts at London’s O2 arena.


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  1. Joanne Pacicca

    In the England, nothing is revealed by the media until all evidence is confirmed. It seems that emotion rules, and perhaps the wisest path is to wait. What makes us believe that our opinion is so important that we can't exercise patience until all the facts are available? The family is suffering and their words are propelled by grief. We need to wait.

    July 14, 2009 at 9:43 am |
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