La Toya Jackson: Michael Feared He Would Be Killed
Nearly two years after Michael Jackson's untimely death, his sister La Toya has released a new memoir, "Starting Over," in which she reveals that King of Pop was afraid he would be murdered over his multi-million dollar music publishing catalogue.
La Toya also addressed issues surrounding Dr. Conrad Murray, charged with involuntary manslaughter, and said the cardiologist was "evasive" and filled with excuses after her brother's overdose. The "Celebrity Apprentice" alum insisted there was something more sinister about MJ's death.
"I truly feel Dr. Murray was simply the fall guy. I think it's too easy to blame him. I think the investigation needs to go a bit further than just stopping at Dr. Murray," Jackson told "Extra's" AJ Calloway at a launch party in NYC Monday.
In the memoir, La Toya opens up about the alleged abuse she endured from her former manager and husband, Jack Gordon. "He took away my self-esteem, my self-worth." She added, "I'm here to tell women: when someone hits you or touches you, that's one time too many."
She also believed Michael to be a victim of abuse, claiming she found a note written by the superstar, asking their father to get "these people out of my life."
In a separate interview with "Extra," La Toya claims "these people" were greedy concert promoters, attorneys and managers who ultimately contributed to MJ's death. "In their eyes he was worth more dead than alive."
"When you follow the money trail, you know exactly what happened," she hinted.
"You hug him and you felt nothing but bones," La Toya recalled, adding, "Michael wasn't able to get through one song, AJ, not one song."
To find out more about "Starting Over," click here.