(HMG) – Joe Jackson has once again opened up his mouth, and this time he has outdone himself in a video interview. Joe blasted his wife Katherine, who is raising Michael’s children, in the interview with British tabloid the News of the World over the weekend, claiming Katherine should have intervened, to have their son put in rehab for the prescription drug addiction that lead to his death, because he knew the star wouldn’t listen to him. Joe claims he urged his wife to talk to Michael about his problems and she refused. Speaking of their confrontation in the mortuary just hours after Michael passed away last June, Joe admitted: “Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset. But I didn’t give her a hug because I was mad at her crying.
“I said, ‘If you had listened to me Michael would be living now.’ I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong.
“I couldn’t bottle up my feelings. Katherine didn’t say a word – I had to get away from her. If she’d done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference.”
But now Katherine’s lawyer has fired back, insisting she did everything she could to help Michael. Her attorney Adam Streisand, tells TMZ, “The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship. The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget.”
As TMZ points out Joe has been trying to exploit Michael’s name to make money, but his unauthorized attempts have pretty much been shut down by the estate, which may have lead to his frustration. And now Katherine’s generosity in the money department are likely over for Joe.
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Joe Jackson blames wife for Michael’s death