Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jermaine Jackson Inks Book Deal; Will He Throw Michael, Family Under the Bus?

Several years ago, Jermaine Jackson shopped around an explosive book about his late brother Michael Jackson and their family, but it was too hot for publishers to handle. In the book he confirmed that Michael was a drunk and a drug addict who "attracts gay men and wards off women" and Jermaine says Joe Jackson's blood "contaminated" the entire family. And as for Joe, he did some disgusting to daughters LaToya and Rebbie. Today, it was reported that Jermaine's memoir (we're not sure if it's the same book) will be released this fall and it promises to give a close look at the complex life of Michael.

The book, titled "You Are Not Alone: Through a Brother's Eyes" will look at the Jackson family from growing up in working class Gary, Indiana to Michael Jackson's private life behind the gates of his Neverland ranch in southern California and it will examine his complex relationships with his mother Katherine and father, Joe.

"It is a frank, but sophisticated examination of the human, not the legend, with revealing insights and no subject off limits," the publisher said.

Jermaine released a statement, saying: "We want the world to remember [Michael's] truth, his legacy, and some wonderful memories we shared as brothers, as a family. We don't want Michael's life to be an eternal mystery. This book's blood is thicker than water....[The book] is about what really happened and who he really was, representing the things he never got the chance to say, based on what we know, based on what we shared."

Last January, Jermaine, 56, was barred from leaving West Africa because he owed baby mama Alejandra Oaziaza about $91,921 in back child support. California law states that if a person owes more than $2,500 in back child support the State Department of Child Support Services automatically informs the FBI. On his trip to Africa his passport expired. The Feds flagged his passport which, according to reports, can't be renewed until the person pays off their child support debt. We're not sure if he's still not allowed to the enter the US (his Wikipedia page suspiciously makes no mention of it) and we're too lazy to care, er, look it up. So will he throw the family under the bus just for some paper? Are martinis delicious?

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