Apparently, while trying to muzzle husband Joe and and evict that freeloader, Katherine Jackson has been busy writing a coffee table book about her late son Michael, which she will self-publish and offer for sale on Monday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Roger Friedman, the book, called “Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives" will feature photos on one page and "reminiscences" by Katherine on another.
To promote it, she gave a two-hour interview to Marc Schaffel, Michael's former business partner.
On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview. They talked about what the last year has been like, the children, memories of Michael over the years. She did not talk about husband Joe Jackson directly, but she did say that she was concerned that the media twisted what the family said. Katherine talked about the child molestation charges against Michael over the years. She told Schaffel she felt people were out to get Michael. She said that in the 1993 case she felt the boy’s father and stepfather put him up to it. Katherine says she thought the boy–Jordan Chandler–whom she doesn’t name–wanted to recant his story last summer, especially after his father, Evan Chandler, committed suicide.We're not sure when and where this interview will air, but as soon as we know, you'll know.
In Other Michael News: Michael will be honored at this year's BET Awards, which airs June 27. Last year the show paid tribute to Michael, but, to put it nicely, it was crap. (In all fairness, though, producers only had a short time to get that tribute together, because Michael died three days before the show.)
Update: Katherine told the Mirror, "Michael was so misunderstood. I treasure my memories of him and wanted to share them with his fans in my book. I remember when he brought gifts for me - a watch, a necklace and a ring. I'll never forget how he smiled when I opened each one. He was so generous. I want the world to know that real Michael Jackson - a loving person."
Update 2: The interview Katherine did with Marc will air on Friday, June 25 (the one-year anniversary of Michael's death) on NBC at 9pm EST.
BTW: You can cop the book, which costs $59.95, here. If you mention the code "MJMirror," you can save 35% before June 30.
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