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This Just in...: Michael's brother Randy Jackson unhappy about Oprah interview


Randy Jackson, 2008. (AP/Matt Sayles)

Jackson family feud: Michael's brother Randy announced that Oprah Winfrey did an interview at the family home -- and that he's annoyed with the unspecified relatives who went along with it because he thinks the talk-show host did his brother wrong. Specifically, he wrote (on Twitter, of course) that Winfrey aired an episode of pedophilia while MJ was on trial for child molestation: "She is the last person on earth he would want around his children," he wrote.

By The Reliable Source  | October 15, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
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Well, a big "Thank You" to Randy Jackson. It is disappointing that Mr.& Mrs. Jackson would choose to be interviewed by Oprah after all that she did to damage Michael Jackson's reputation while he was alive. Her show on pedophilia in the midst of the trial was an unbelievable attempt to sway not only public opinion but that of the jury as well. Thankfully the jury saw saw that there was no evidence and heard the outrageous testimony by the grifting family that attempted to shake Michael Jackson down for $$$ Their story was so full of holes it was almost laughable, except that this whole episode nearly destroyed Jackson's career and eventually did destroy him as well. He was said to be never the same after that trial. Oprah Winfrey should be so ashamed of her conduct. She may have issues because SHE was molested as a child but that doesn't give her the right to be Judge and Jury to anyone else. She used Michael Jackson for ratings by joining the public lynch-mob when he was alive and she is using him again now, after his death. She has no morals as far as I can see and will do or say anything for ratings. I for one stopped watching her show long ago. I cannot stomach it. Michael Jackson is dead. His children are missing their wonderful father. He is missing watching them grow up. The world is missing what would have come from Michael Jackson creatively. Oprah has to live with herself and the part that she played in this tragedy.

Posted by: NellieO231 | October 15, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I disagree with Randy Jackson's portrayal of Oprah Winfrey. Many people prior to Michael Jackson's death, questioned his decisions when it came to bedding down with young boys. Michael Jackson had three of his own children at the time the accusations were made. I feel only his children should have been sharing a bed with him. There are children who may shared a bed with an adult, but it is usually a parent or family member not a stranger. Rarely would a family friend sleep with someone's child. The rules don't change because someone is rich and famous. I feel Michael was held up to a different standard than common folk. If a commoner had past allegations of sexual misconduct, in which the accuser won a civil judgment, and then years later was accused again, i believe that the person would have been found guilty. Maybe Michael's mother consented to the interview to show another side of her son. His children show a side of Michael few people knew. According to most sources they are happy, bright, well adjusted children with impeccable manners. The credit for this is due to Michael and those he chose to have help raise his children. They loved Michael dearly. He reciprocated that love to them. He was a great father and has wonderful children. The interview with Oprah will bring this out. Who better to talk about the normalcy of their father than his children. Paris summed it up in the now famous statement she said about her dad. Those heartfelt words may have been what prompted Oprah to see a side of Michael she and many others did not know.

Posted by: imani1 | October 16, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Oprah Winfrey has made her way to the top of the media food chain and heaven help anyone she decides is not deserving of her support. In Michael Jackson's case, (whether it was through her ignorance of facts or a deliberate campaign on her part) it was catastrophic.

Posted by: turdytabloids | October 17, 2010 4:52 AM | Report abuse

Oprah Winfrey has made her way to the top of the media food chain and heaven help anyone she decides is not deserving of her support. In Michael Jackson's case, (whether it was through her ignorance of facts or a deliberate campaign on her part) it was catastrophic.

Posted by: turdytabloids | October 17, 2010 4:53 AM | Report abuse

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