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Joe Jackson blames wife for Michael's demise

June 14, 2010 2:39:13 PM PDT
Joe Jackson, the pop star's father, is blaming his wife Katherine Jackson for their son's demise.Joe Jackson gave an interview to the British newspaper News of the World. He claims, in Michael Jackson's final months alive, that he told Katherine that he couldn't get through to Michael. Joe Jackson also says he urged his wife to make Michael get help for his prescription drug addiction.

An attorney for Katherine Jackson says Joe Jackson's statements and conduct toward her are outrageous.

ABC's Good Morning America aired part of Joe Jackson's interview.

A pre-trial hearing was held Monday for Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who is fighting to keep his medical license. Murray is also charged with involuntary manslaughter but maintains that nothing he did should have killed Jackson.


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