http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187054,00.htmlJermaine and Larry's Forgotten 2003 Talk
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
By Roger Friedman Jermaine and
Larry's Forgotten 2003 Talk
On "Larry King Live" last night, Jermaine Jackson
, Michael Jackson
's older brother, protested about a
book proposal he’d written with Stacy Brown
surfaced in the New York Daily News on Sunday.
Jermaine acted like he’d never heard of such a proposal. He
said he thought he might file a lawsuit. He said the book proposal Michelle
cited, written by Brown, was a fake.
But in the CNN transcript archives, Jermaine told King on Jan.
9, 2003, that he was writing such a book.
KING: Are you working on a book?
JERMAINE JACKSON: Yes. "Legacy: Surviving the Best and Worst."
Looking -- meeting with certain publishers seeing can we go that extra
mile. Seeing who's willing to support a book tour worldwide and things
like that. It's about growing up. Growing up in Gary and our childhood
and things that...
Brown told me this morning that he reminded Larry King
producers of the exchange, and they ignored it.
(Jermaine, by the way, asked Brown to sign a confidentiality
agreement with boilerplate language. Luckily, Brown never signed the
agreement, which came from something called Earthvision, LLC — a mostly
non-existent entity belonging to Jermaine.)
Last night, Jermaine told King he had the “real” book
proposal. Of course, he didn’t bother to show it to King and King didn’t
ask him for it, either.
That’s because there’s only one. It was indeed shopped to
publishers, including Hyperion Books. At the time, Jermaine and Brown
used a respected New York literary agent, Laurie Liss
who sent the proposal to three publishers: Hyperion, St. Martin’s Press
Background FOX 411Now Jermaine will have to explain this to his brother Michael.
At the time he shopped the proposal, by the way, Jermaine had virtually
no contact with Michael, one reason why he was so angry with him.
Unable to make money, Jermaine had little choice but to sell
Michael out for what he hoped would be millions. And what a good time it
was: only a few weeks earlier, Michael had made international headlines
by dangling his baby son Blanket from a German hotel window.
I was so interested in Jermaine’s 2003 proposal that I called
around to find the actual document. Sure enough, there still were copies
to be found.
Here are excerpts from it, in Jermaine’s own voice. I have no
idea where he is right now, but my guess is that if Michael has found
out about this, Jermaine is on his way to a place much farther away than
“My brother is a superstar, yes. My brother is wealthy. He
owns shares in Sony music. He drinks, he does drugs, he lies, he cheats,
he changed his skin color and mostly, he’s human. He attracts gay men
and wards off women like the plague.”
“He married a woman because she was pregnant and he was doing
business with Muslims (which I am a Muslim) and Muslims won’t do
business with someone who is engaged in having children without being
"He paid this woman, who nobody would ever look twice at,
several million dollars. My brother purchased children. It is like a
sanctioned black market. He is very powerful; he picked the sperm donor
by using information provided by a sperm bank. Now, who can do that?
Michael Jackson, that’s who, my brother.
“I have maintained my residence by my mother's side at the
family's Hayvenhurst estate in Encino, California because I know how
much I am needed there. Michael counts on me to be there as does the
rest of my family.”
[Columnist note: this would verify the long-held belief that Katherine
and Joseph Jackson
, who have filed
for divorce in the past, do not live together. Joseph’s fathering of an
illegitimate child, reported and documented in several places, could
have contributed to this.]
“It was my little brother, he conceived the whole idea behind
DreamWorks. The logo is still proudly the official logo of Neverland.
Unfortunately, Steven Spielberg
, Jeffrey Katzenberg
and David Geffen
all stole the idea from him. That’s one reason why Michael hates Jewish
people so much. But he plays the game with them. There is a game that
all in Hollywood play. But the Jews are the powerful ones and they have
done a lot to put my brother in his place….just another nigger. That’s
what Don King
told Michael at the start of the
"Victory" tour. No matter what Michael, you’re just another nigger.
“My brother doesn’t always learn the valuable lessons life
teaches. He is stubborn, hard-headed and, at times, harsh. He is cold,
calculating and devious. The blood of his father runs freely through
him. We were all afraid that the blood of Joseph Jackson would
eventually contaminate all of us.
“But this is still my family and I love every one of them and I
won’t sit by and let my brother go to prison. Prison would kill him.
I’ve thought about doing the time for him, if he’s convicted. Michael
wouldn’t survive in prison for one day. He’d commit suicide.
“Joseph did some disgusting things to Latoya
, especially. If it weren’t for Mother’s
loyalty to him, he’d probably be in prison for what he did to our
Jermaine has used King in the past to promote whatever
ridiculous thing is passing through his febrile mind. Previous go-rounds
have included Jermaine promoting non-existent charities.
Twice in 2003 and at least once in 2001, Jermaine told King he
was behind something called EarthVision International. The organization
does not exist, except maybe in Jermaine’s imagination.
King has never questioned him about it on Jermaine’s numerous
appearances. There is an Earth Care International in Arizona, but they
claim no knowledge of Jermaine Jackson.
Back on Sept. 8, 1997, Jermaine told Larry that the Jackson
was getting back together for a benefit extravaganza called
Earthvision '98. He said the 90-minute program would benefit a group he
named as the Sunshine Foundation of Feasterville, Pa.
Jackson announced that the small group that grants wishes for
ill children would get money by honoring “Muhammad Ali
, Sophia Loren
, Stevie Wonder
for their humanitarian achievements.”
Jermaine said Earthvision '98 would be broadcast live July 2,
1998, from the Heridon Theater in Athens, Greece.
The whole thing never materialized. Jermaine lives at home
with his mother despite being the father — as he says — of about 10
You get the idea.
Larry did ask him how Michael was, and where Michael was.
Jermaine lied, and said Michael was in Bahrain (he’s in London).
Since Jermaine holds himself out as one of Michael’s
spokesmen, Larry did not bother to ask him how his brother’s employees
were supposed to function without paychecks or health insurance, how the
family would pay off a $2.2 million mortgage on their home in Encino or
what Michael would do now that his own note holder could foreclose at
any moment on $270 million worth of loans.