Michael Jackson's sister LaTOYA JACKSON has spoken out about the years of abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Jack Gordon.

Jackson, who is set to return to the spotlight with her new album STARTIN' OVER, has addressed the years of torment she says she suffered during her union with Gordon in a track called NO MORE DRAMA, which also takes aim at the tabloids.

She says of her marital hell, "I needed just to free myself of a lot of things, a lot of people and I didn't know how to do that. I didn't know how to get away.

"Eventually, I made that move and once I did that, that's when I decided to start cleaning house.

"It's the abuse that I went through and endured for many, many years - I had to do it one way or no way, knowing that I'd be beaten afterwards. So that's basically what I'm confronting. I should have left probably seven years ago."

LaToya, who claims the abuse got so bad she was confident she'd die if she didn't walk out, continues, "The last days I just knew I wouldn't be on this earth, so I had to make a move. I phoned one of my brothers. He said, 'I'll be right there to get you.' I flew to New York.

"I kept my pyjamas on pretending like nothing was going on because I knew I could never get away. The minute he knocked on the door, I just ran; I walked away with nothing. I just left."