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Joe Jackson defends hitting Michael Jackson

Joe Jackson defends hitting Michael Jackson

Jan 31 2013, 9:26am CST | by

Joe Jackson has defended hitting his son Michael. The music manager was notoriously tough on his children growing up and was accused by Michael of beating him and his brothers, Jackie, Tito,...

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Joe Jackson defends hitting Michael Jackson

Jan 31 2013, 9:26am CST | by

Joe Jackson has defended hitting his son Michael.

The music manager was notoriously tough on his children growing up and was accused by Michael of beating him and his brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, with a belt of with his hands if they messed up during Jackson 5 rehearsals.

The late King of Pop talked candidly about the effect his dad's physical abuse had on him and he accused Joe of destroying his childhood, but the Jackson family patriarch believes his strict rules were responsible for making Michael and his siblings stars.

In a frank interview on 'Piers Morgan Tonight', he revealed: "I'm glad I was tough, because look what I came out with. I came out with some kids that everybody loved all over the world. And they treated everybody right.

"There's no such thing as beating a kid. You whip them or punish them over something they did and they will remember that.

"I had to be like that way because during those times, it was hard, and you have a lot of gangs there, you know, in the area where we were living (Gary, Indiana)."

Michael - who died in 2009, aged 50 - famously spoke of his tormented childhood in a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir, revealing his disciplinarian father would "tear you up if you missed a dance step".

He explained: "So not only were we practicing, we were nervous rehearsing because he sat in the chair and he had this belt in his hand, and if you didn't do it the right way he would tear you up, really get you."

The 84-year-old manager - who is still married to Michael's mother Katherine - insists his choice of discipline for his son was what made him a success and what taught him respect.

He added: "You know, Michael, he was a nice guy. The world (doesn't) know anything too much about Michael as far as how he was brought up. But he was brought up. I made sure that he respected the older people."

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On Hallowe’en Day we learned that Beyoncé dressed up as Janet Jackson circa the Rhythm Nation 1814 era (with Blue Ivy dressed as Beat It era Michael Jackson) and as if by some act of the gods, Janet herself made a rare public appearance that very same night at an ...
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Look at wittle Blue Blue! Beyonce’s Halloween Photos After already sharing photos of her family looking ultra cultured for their Halloween festivities, Beyonce updated her Tumblr with more precious pics. As previously reported Baddie Bey dressed as Frida Kahlo for the occasion while Jay Z and Blue were both Jean-Michel Basquiat.   Later on Bey and Blue dressed up as a Rhythm Nation Janet and Michael Jackson…   and Blue posed for the camera while wearing her glittery glove and hi ...
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Nov 4 2014 9:41am CST | Source: Perez Hilton

We don't know if Beyoncé is really planning on dropping another secret album soon, but we do know about her not-so-secret one! [ Photos: Beyoncé & Blue Go As Janet & Michael Jackson For Halloween! ] On November 24th, Queen Bey will make your holiday dreams come true with the Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set! The collector's edition includes: -a CD version of the self-titled album, complete with photo booklet -a DVD featuring the music videos for all the ...
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Silencing The Victim? Michael Jackson Lawyers Ask Judge To Limit Questions About Anal Rape In Wade Robson Sex Abuse Lawsuit

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Lawyers for Michael Jackson and Wade Robson will face off in a Los Angeles court Thursday, RadarOnline.com has learned, over what questions representatives for the late pop icon must answer about alleged sex activities between Jackson and Robson. Robson previously filed court documents asking the estate to admit that Jackson was guilty of “putting his hand over Robson’s clothed penis,” “putting his hand inside Wade Robson’s underpants,” “taking Wade Robson’s han ...
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Heidi Klum Takes Times Square by Storm as a Beautiful Butterfly + More of What You Missed on Instagram

Nov 3 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Celebrities took Halloween to another level this year, sharing photos of their creative costumes on Instagram. Heidi Klum bugged out in a gorgeous butterfly costume while Kaley Cuoco went the funny route and spoofed on again, off again lovers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez with her husband Ryan Sweeting. Mother-daughter duo Beyoncé and Blue Ivy dr ...
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Nov 3 2014 9:47am CST | Source: PerezHilton

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