Liz Smith of the New York Post writes about Michael Jackson and his children: “What kind of life do these children of Michael Jackson have? He seems to feed his own paranoia to the nth degree. How can his kids ever interact normally with others? Are they even allowed to be with others? Daddy Michael has turned himself into a kind of self-mutilated, walking freak show — huge ego, massive anger lurking under a posture of shyness and humility.”
Gloria Allred Wants California Probe Of Jacko Incident
November 27, 2002 – Gloria Allred, a lawyer and talk-show host, asked California authorities Tuesday to investigate singer Michael Jackson because of news videotape of the star holding his baby son over a fourth-floor railing at German hotel last week. “In my opinion, given the height of the balcony and the fact that Mr. Jackson was only holding the child with one arm as he held the child over the side, the child was at risk of falling and being injured or killed,” she wrote. Allred previously tangled with Jackson in 1993, when she briefly represented a 13-year-old boy who accused Jackson of molestation. No charges were filed in that case.
Michael Dangles Something Different For Thanksgiving
November 26, 2002 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Monday, “It’s Thanksgiving week like I said earlier. Today Michael Jackson was dangling a turkey from a hotel balcony.”
Michael’s Baby Says His First Word
November 26, 2002 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday, “Michael Jackson had a quiet weekend, just hung with his kids. Hanging out with the kids. That was it. Actually, earlier today, Michael’s 8-month-old son said his first word. ‘Help!'”