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La Toya Jackson's Strange, Confusing 'Today' Interview (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jun 21st 2011 12:35PM

La Toya Jackson sits down with Matt Lauer on 'Today.'It's been at least a month since La Toya Jackson became the only contestant on the 'Celebrity Apprentice' to be fired, re-hired and then promptly re-fired. Anxious to return to the spotlight, Jackson sat down with Matt Lauer Monday on 'Today' (7 AM ET, weekdays on NBC) for a bizarre interview filled with confusing statements and contradictions that gave off more smoke than fire.

Jackson was there to talk about her recent book 'Starting Over,' in which she claims to investigate Michael's death and identify his true killer. In the book, she posits that Michael's death was a conspiracy and that Dr. Conrad Murray is merely a fall guy. But when Matt Lauer pressed her on why the book doesn't name anyone or offer any evidence about that, Jackson could only respond with a hollow, "If you read the book you'll understand."

The conversation then moved on to other controversial Jackson family issues, and the confusion continued. Does she stand by the statements she made during Michael's child-molestation trial, in which she said she could no longer stand idly by as her brother was harming innocent children? No, she doesn't: She claimed her then-husband Jack Gordon forced her to say that, threatening that he would kill Michael if she didn't call him a child molester. Got that? Okay ...

Lauer then asked Jackson if she stands by more salacious claims she's made in the past, that her father Joe Jackson was physically and sexually abusive toward her. She responded strangely, something about how cultural norms have changed: "Parents beat their children back then ... If they do that today, they go to jail ... My father's a wonderful person and always will be. He has a great heart."

These are all sensitive, personal issues that have undoubtedly caused Jackson a great deal of pain, but we can't help but wonder if she might be better sorting them out in private, perhaps with the help of a mental health professional rather than in front of cameras on national TV. Unfortunately, that's never been the Jackson family way.

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Hi Nikia

Um there is nothing wrong with this interview....and to Airus, Africa is a continent smh

June 26 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


June 26 2011 at 4:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Airus Amall

i don't think black's know what the kkk was and still is about......job's and housing.....and they got most blacks right black in this life in america.....no job....no house......and the excuse is drugs you help them with...nygger....nygger...nyggr

June 25 2011 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Airus Amall

is it black or white

June 24 2011 at 11:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Airus Amall

isit black or white

June 24 2011 at 11:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Airus Amall

they think africa is their country and everybody that came out of afrca....belong to them the white man or white women.....spanish was black but now some of them are white and getting fast....do to drugs...and ********

June 24 2011 at 11:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Airus Amall

if you had power money the white will make you look crazy also...this is a white man or white women that is writing the story....if it a black people where did you come from...not america,,,,,after aparthied we was on our way we thought...then their is that drug that destroyed 10's of million of black in america under extreme hight unemploy since 1980...and it's still doing on....listen to micheal music......thriller.....scream...trip on me....they don't care about us....and this white man has brian wash so many nyggers.....nyggers......nyggers.....not real black men and women.......if you build investment groups and go to africa they will kill you to......because the african are looking for american blacks to invest,,,,with investment groups......small long term investment..........long term 7 years....small investment 20 dollars per pay check....or what ever you want,,,,i guess but i say no more then 50 dollar a month......like you are building a bank.....or hedge funding

June 24 2011 at 11:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I saw nothing wrong with the interview. Maybe the writer of this article is going crazy.

June 23 2011 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Media bashing on the Jacksons continue even after the death of Michael Jackson. He simply is the most gifted and famous musical genius that ever lived and there may never be another one like him to come for centuries. The air is now being cleared and the Jacksons are truly America's great family through all their trials and tribulations, they stand strong as one.

June 22 2011 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What are you on about ? there was nothing strange or confusing about this interview,

June 22 2011 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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