Presley: 'Maybe I Could Have Saved Jackson'

LISA MARIE PRESLEY is haunted by the death of her ex-husband MICHAEL JACKSON - because she believes she could have helped him turn his life around if she had known the King of Pop was so ill.
In her first in-depth interview since Jackson lost his life last summer (Jun09), Presley, who was married to the pop superstar from 1994 to 1996, tells Oprah Winfrey in a TV special to air on Thursday (21Oct10) she feels she could have done more for the Thriller singer in the final months of his life.
She says, "I know that it's naive to think that I could have (saved him) but I wanted to. Had I made a call, had I stopped being so shut off from him, had I just said, 'How are you?' I really regret that I didn't."
But Presley fears that even if she had reached out to help Jackson, he would have refused her aid - and she knew the superstar was charting a course to destruction while she was married to him.
She adds, "I think that was a train headed in a certain direction that I don't know if anyone could have stopped and I've had to really get my head around that in order to stop the pain."


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The man is dead, You could have been more respectful LMP, saying something negative about someone that has passed on is wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Since LMP knew she had nothing positive to say about MICHAEL JACKSON why say anything AT ALL.........
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Well, once again, Ms. Presley presents Mr. Jackson in a negative light. These comments are not helpful with the upcoming court case with Dr. Murray. She said she had cut herself off from him, so she really had no idea what was going on with him and his life. His bodyguards who worked for him in Las Vegas said, when asked, if he ever mentioned Lisa Marie. They said he never mentioned her in the two years they worked for him, and they were with him 24/7. It seems as if Mr. Jackson had cut himself off from her as well. To say he was "so ill", is just not accurate. Michael Bearden, the musical director for the "This Is It" tour", said that Mr. Jackson never looked better and the night before he died, he was awesome on stage. He said he will never forget the look Jackson gave him. He said it was a look that said, "I am Michael Jackson. This is what I do. How dare you doubt me!" He said the cast even commented how he had his "glow" back. IMO he was finally exiting from the trauma of that horrible waste of taxpayer's money in 2005. Ms. Presley didn't even come to his defense at that time. She told Larry King she was "benign" about the whole trial. How cold hearted is this woman?? He was fighting for his life! That trial devastated him emotionally and the media never let up on him- and it continues even in death. I don't know how he survived this attack on his spirit. He had an extremely strong faith in God, which I think helped him to persevere under the onslaught of persecution.Mr. Jackson had so much to live for. He was excited about this new phase in his life. He wanted his children to see him perform. He wanted to tour the world one more time and then focus on his music and films. He had a lot to look forward to in life. It is such a tragedy that he so much more to give, and we will never see and hear what might have been. I wish, just once, Ms. Presley would acknowledge him for all the good times they shared, and give him credit for his legacy of music, dance and humanitarianism. He gave all he had from the age of five. He deserves our respect and admiration as there will never be another Michael Jackson.
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LIAR Marie will continue to LIE about the marriage as long as the media continues to kiss her sorry a**. She and Oprah want to paint Michael as a drug addicted lunatic. Sorry Lisa. All your dirty laundry will be aired out soon enough. You fail to tell the media that you followed Michael around the world AFTER the divorce, that you PROMISED him children before the marriage and then went back on it due to your racist, hateful family. You fail to tell the media about your real reasons for trashing Michael. He wouldn't take you back. He moved on and had kids with Debbie, a woman who KEPT her promise. You said you could never feel sorry for Michael, that he "used" you, that he was "manipulative". You fail to mention that Nicolas Cage was the one who used you since HE was OBSESSED with Elvis. NOT Michael. GET A LIFE & GO AWAY. YOU & ORCA ARE OPPORTUNISTS. NEITHER OF YOU CARE ABOUT MICHAEL. THIS IS FOR RATINGS. IF MICHAEL WAS SUCH AN ADDICT, WHY DID YOU DENY SEEING HIM TAKE DRUGS BACK IN '03, WHY DID HIS *AUTOPSY* SHOW HIS ORGANS WERE IN FAIRLY HEALTHY CONDITION??? LIES, LIES, LIES.
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Her loser mother Priscilla probably put her up to this. If you see the interview from 2005 on Oprah of Lisa and her mother (on YouTube), you will see PRISCILLA calls the shots in her adult daughter's life in certain ways. She wanted Lisa to divorce him the minute she heard of the marriage. She hated Michael, specifically for being a threat to the Elvis legacy and Presley 'dynasty'. Now that MJ is dead and his estate has surpassed that of Elvis, Priscilla probably advised Lisa to play the 'grieving widow' to MJ. This gives her attention, which gives her even more money than what she has from her lifelong inheritance. Soon Lisa may write a book on her marriage to Michael (much like Priscilla did on her marriage to Elvis). Priscilla TRASHED Elvis when he was alive, calling him a rapist, an abuser, etc even though SHE cheated & left him for another man. After his death, she played grieving widow and continues to use Elvis for fame, notoriety, money, and attention. Lisa betrayed Michael & is now doing the same hypocritical crap to Michael. She doesn't look comfortable answering O's questions in the previews. SOMEONE put her up to this. My guess is Priscilla. Don't believe much of what Lisa says. She's a notorious liar. Go on YouTube and see the amount of videos of her & Michael together AFTER their divorce. PRICELESS!
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LMP and Oprah are two of a kind. They both had "FUN" trashing Michael when he was alive and now profess to be so broken up now that he is gone. All MJ ever wanted was a family, his own children. He cared for so many children around the world and was so involved in the health of this earth. He called LMP to wish her well after the birth of her twins. He was a remarkable human being who did not hold negative energy against others. We have lost a great humanitarian, entertainer and visionary. What have you done, Lisa Marie? You could not even defend this remarkable man, you should be ashamed of yourself. Michael will be remembered forever, you will be forgotten quickly.
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LMP, If it is any consolation whatsoever everyone feels the same way you do about MJ. We all wish that we could have somehow reached out and saved him too....Destiny is a hard to beat.....As I listen to his music each song each melody was done out of L.O.V.E and for us...his fans...R.I.P MJ...You are so dear to our hearts and we miss you terribly...You had it all...
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i wonder how she would feel if when she was alittle girl , she saw some old girlfriend of her fathers who had spent a few years trashing her dad every time she had an album coming out for publicity, coming on television discussing him like she is his widow..i think it is inappropriate for her to be discussing anything regarding mj before dr murray trial.it is self serving on her part.mj lawyer said during trial they reached out to some people to help and they turned their back on him.he said these are the ones that are crying the most now. i think he meant lmp among others
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Mr. Jefferson says: "I frightenly predict that someone in the audience is going to have his little bottom spanged bleu in front of this fine ladies."
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ITS A BIT LATE NOW ISN'T IT LOOK AT HOW MANY PEOPLE MICHAEL HELPED OF COURSE YOU COULD HAVE HELPED HIM YOU JUST DIDN'T TRY HARD ENOUGH NOBODY ELSE DID EITHER.
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If Michael Jackson would of been saved, he would have been. It was not meant to be. People should stop talking about the past, and let it be. I believe Michael Jackson copied off of Elvis. Just like Elvis, he had an additive personality. no one could save Elvis either.Those type of people no one can ever help. They can't help it, that's their nature. But it's nice that Lisa thought she could have.
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