Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, but the heartbreaking aftermath lives on. I feel for the family of Michael Jackson. I do. The last years of Michael's life added up to such a tragic tale, no matter how you look at it. In her new book, his sister LaToya Jackson is alleging that Michael was murdered while the trial for Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter for giving Michael an overdose, is set for September. LaToya says Murray is just the "fall guy" for a larger murder conspiracy by the executors of Michael's estate.
I guess it would be one thing if the whole Jackson family was behind these murder allegations, but I might be willing to believe that LaToya, based on what we know about her, is just as guilty as anyone else of using her brother's fame for her own profits. Which is really really sad.
This Starting Over book deal wouldn't be the first time LaToya used Michael to earn a few bucks. She came out against her brother in 1993 when he was charged for child molestation and then later backtracked, claiming her late ex-manager and husband Jack Gordon was beating her and forced her to do it. Since Michael's death, LaToya has scored gigs on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With the Stars. I suppose these shows are an honest enough way to make a living, but I'm sure she can attribute being selected to her brother's fame.
Now I don't doubt that Michael Jackson feared he was going to be murdered or that some of the people working for him manipulated him or his estate for money. Heck, I'm sure those executors still have very well lined pockets. I just don't think LaToya is making herself look any better than those people by writing this book in the name of "justice."
Do you think everyone needs to just let Michael Jackson rest in peace or is LaToya taking the right approach?
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