Former "Pal" Spreading Rumors Again
Did Michael Jackson threaten violence against his own family? Yes, according to one Jackson "insider." Find out what Matt Fiddes has to say this time.
Matt Fiddes must be really hard up for cash — that's got to be the reason he's coming out with all of these "revelations" about Michael Jackson nearly three years after his death. First, he said that MJ and Whitney Houston were lovers (though that one might be true). Now? He's really getting ridiculous, claiming that the late King of Pop wanted his bodyguards to shoot his brother, Randy Jackson, during a heated argument.
"Michael was caught in a war with his brothers for years," Fiddes, Jackson's U.K. umbrella holder, told The Sun. "They were desperate to sign him up to a $500 million deal for a Jackson Five reunion tour. By 2005 Michael had surrounded himself with Nation of Islam bodyguards and became paranoid to the point that he would bar family from coming into his home."
Eventually, Fiddes said Randy went to his house to confront his brother — and that's when things got out of hand.
"Things reached a head when Randy was trying to force his way past the bodyguards to speak to him in one of his rented homes. Michael ordered him to be shot," Fiddes claimed. "He was out of mind on drugs and luckily Randy was OK."
"I don't think Michael ever intended to kill him and told the guards to shoot him in the leg," the MMA continued. "But Randy was so scared he got on the phone and threatened to call the Press. He told the bodyguards, 'If you shoot me the whole world will know about it.'"
"He then backed off and got out."
Most sane people are calling this a load of B.S., including the Jackson family. Randy's rep issued a statement to TMZ on Wednesday, saying Fiddes' words "couldn't be further from the truth... it's absolutely absurd."
"There's no way in the world that this actually happened," the rep continued. The family will continue to ignore Michael's supposed "pal" because "it's a non-issue."
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