Gest Slams Jackson Childhood Abuse Claims

Music promoter DAVID GEST has slammed MICHAEL JACKSON's claims he was abused by his father as "preposterous". LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband grew up next door to the Jacksons in Encino, California, and even dated Michael's sister LATOYA. Gest insists JOE JACKSON was a tough father but he only administered discipline when it was warranted. He says, "Contrary to what they write, I was there and I never saw the abuse. "Joe was a tough father but he wanted the best for his children. "Did he spank them? Yes. Did he hit them? Yes. Did he beat them to death? No. And I don't believe he ever abused Latoya or tried to have sex with her; I find that preposterous."


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ericasharlette you are so right!!!!!!!!Why should anyone believe what he has to say? This as an opportunity for him to make a slime dollar off of Jackson’s back. Whoever can not see that, is a total idiot! He is just another person trying to use Jackson’s name and exploit him. Wake up eveybody.this is how he is going to promote his all-tell book about Jackson and Minnelli.....it's going to be such a handy book, especially if you run out of toilet paper!!!
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I believe what Michael is saying and has said and he indeed was abused child. If you people can,t see that well there is something wrong. I dont think Liz did anything wrong but love Michael for who he is. Thank God Michael has someone like Liz in his corner . God knows he,s been let down so many times buy people who claime they love him. This Gest guy is just another that is Michael friend as long as he is dishing him money and when it stoped just like the other so called friends all of a sudden they tell stupit lies that you have to be a fool to believe.
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PS. Here Here Metrmaid!!! My sentiments EXACTLY.
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GEST YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MICHAEL ALL YOU WANT IS TO SELL YOUR BOOK , OUT OF MICHAEL EXPENCE . EVERY BODY CAN SEE THAT , WHY CANT YOUY JUST WRITE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR MISSARABLE LIFE . PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK GEST , WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ,. DID YOU FORGET THAT MICHAEL IS ALSO HUMAN BEING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS WORLD . LIVE MICHAEL ALONE . JUST BEAT IT . DOESNT MEAN THAT IF YOU DATED HIS SISTER YOU KNOW HIM . YOU DONT KNOW A THING WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT . YOU ARE JUST AS PATHETIC AS ALL THE OTHER MONSTER THAT WANT TO DFESTROY MICHAEL IMAGE . JUST STOPTALKIN ABOUT MICHAEL . LONG LIVE MICHAEL . THEY WILL NOT WIN . LET THEM TRY .NAMIBIA LOVES YOU MICHAEL . HEINRICH NGHIDIPAYA LOVES YOU ALL THE WAY . YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST, KEEP TYHE FAITH HEE HEEE.HEINRICH
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The world is STILL waiting to hear that song he's supposed to be recording for the victims of Katrina. Hell, it's only one song. How long does it take for Jacko to record one lousy song? Or was there ever a Katrina song in the first place? I be there wasn't. I'm willing to bet that announcing he was recording a song to help the victims of Katrina was just another one of his moronic attention getting schemes. My message for Jacko is to give it up. Nobody gives a flying fock about you. You're nothing but a lowly piece of crap as far as the music world is concerned. Right now, you're hiding in Bahrain because you're a known child molester, but time will eventually run out for you, and when it does you will go down in history, not as the king of pop, but as the world's most famous child molester. Because that all you are...just a street level child molesting scum pedophile who happened to become a millionaire.
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He knows more than any of you little pederast loving creeps do. He was pounding wacko's sister for a while. Don't even try and say that some family secrets didn't slip out when that was going on.Michael Jackson is a chronic liar. He's been lying about his charity efforts, he's lied about the charity singles. His entire life is a ongoing lie. Says a lot for you f'loons...news://alt.music.michael-jacksonhttp://groups.google.com/group/alt.music.michael-jackson?hl=enhttp://www.childrenhatemj.nethttp://www.fluttergirl.com/michaeljackson/http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=426184
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Jeez, this freaking closet case homo just won't go away. .
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Okay, I'm clearly going to be the first so far to submit a rational and legible comment.I was raised with discipline. I experienced abuse. For a time I also grew up in the public eye. That means that I recognise psychological damage when I see it.Michael may be the most obvious example, but what people fail to remember is that he was 1 of 9; and for the most part, a number of those siblings have demonstrated behaviour with tell-tale signs of growing up in a disturbed household.I may agree with Pearl Jr that there are certain people in Michael's life who have quite clearly manipulated him for their own gain; but I do have to wonder about her sanity if she claims there was no abuse in that household, and that Joe Jackson wasn't (and isn't) head of the line.Discipline is one thing, molestation is quite another sweetheart, and the fact that you are so happily willing to dismiss the fiasco that is Joe Jackson as a father makes me fearful for any child in your care.As for this IDIOT Gest, quite frankly this man is just trying to keep his name in the limelight now that his mealticket has kicked him off the gravytrain. It's so funny that he didn't brand Michael a liar when he was making money off of his name, but now that Michael wont pick up the tab for him any more either? All of a sudden Michael's bravery in speaking up in a time when it was unheard of to speak about what goes on behind closed doors (especially in black homes) is "preposterous".Teri Hatcher recently spoke out about her childhood abuse, was she villified for it? No, she was revered for her strength. Why is it SO much worse for you to tell the truth about an abusive childhood if you're black? Now THATS something this young BLACK female has a problem with.
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Mr. Gest really needs to find a simplistic book on child abuse. AND READ IT WHILE HE HAS IT, IF HE CAN READ. Most child abusers do their "dirty deeds" behind closed doors, not in front of their children's friends!!!I hate to imagine if Mr. Gest observed what he did when he was at the Jackson's house, what on earth happened when he wasn't around?Mr. Gest holds a very simplistic view of the situation and can't assume anything other than what he saw.Really, Mr. Gest, is the interview circuit your only form of money now, or just what on earth do you really do?Frankly, I doubt you have many job offers. Over and over again, there were many witness's with regard to your very own "contol behavior."Please, you would present much better if you weren't casting the first stone.
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Gest just wants his book to sell copies…why didn’t Minnelli throw him outside the window when she had the chance I don’t know!! He is a waste of our time. I hope he gets his book stick in his ass..All of the sudden, he is an expert in child abuse? F*** off Gest.. Get a life without your comments for Minnelli and Jackson for a chance. You are pathetic!!!
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