Katherine Jackson Lashes Out at Joe for Claiming She Killed Michael

Celebrity News Jun. 14, 2010 AT 3:19PM
Katherine Jackson Lashes Out at Joe for Claiming She Killed Michael Credit: Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

A rep for Katherine Jackson is slamming Joe after he blamed her for their son Michael's death.

"Joe Jackson's statements and conduct toward Mrs. Jackson are outrageous," her attorney Adam Streisand tells Access Hollywood. "The world knows Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and she had a very special relationship with Michael. The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

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In a video posted on News of the World's website on Sunday, Joe says he wanted Katherine "to step in and go in and... keep him cheered up. She didn't want to do that because she was afraid she was invading his privacy.

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"We argued about that several times," he went on."'Katherine, if you don't go see him, he won't be with us too long.' I thought he was looking kind of funny and frail a little bit. I told her, 'This would have not have happened if you had been with him a while because he would have been more relaxed. By you being with him, things would've went much better than what they did. We gone lost our son now.'"

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Interestingly, Katherine sat with Joe Monday at a hearing, in which a judge declared that Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael's personal physician, is still allowed to practice medicine, TMZ reported. (Murray is accused of administering a lethal dose of the hospital anesthetic propofol that caused the King of Pop to die last June 25.)

 

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