Conrad Murray, the personal doctor to Michael Jackson, has alleged that Joe Jackson chemically castrated his son so that the boy’s “singing voice” would be maintained throughout puberty. The allegations come after Joe’s death from cancer earlier this year, and were made in a series of clips obtained by the blast.
“Joe Jackson was one of the worst fathers to his children in history,” he said. “The cruelty expressed by Michael that he experienced at the hand of his father. The fact that he was chemically castrated to maintain his high-pitched voice is beyond words.”
Conrad previously made the same accusation in 2016 when he also revealed that Michael had confessed that, as a child, he was so afraid of his father Joe that merely seeing him would make him vomit.
Michael Jackson was ‘chemically castrated’ by his dad Joe— The Sun (@TheSun) July 9, 2018
Both of Joe Jackson’s other daughters, Rebbie and LaToya also accused Joe of sexual abuse. LaToya once wrote in her 1991 memoir,
“When your father gets out of bed with your mother and gets into bed with his daughter and you hear the mother saying, ‘No, Joe, not tonight. Let her rest. Leave her alone, she’s tired,’ that makes you crazy.”
Many of his children also stated that Joe would regularly beat them if they missed a note during rehearsals, or otherwise made any sort of mistake. When asked about this, Joe shamelessly responded,
“I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick.”
Michael Jackson was 'chemically castrated' by father Joe to maintain his high-pitched voice, claims Conrad Murray— Police Alerts UK (@PoliceAlertsUk) July 9, 2018
Disgraced doctor Conrad Murray has spoken out after Joe Jackson died last month aged 89 https://t.co/uCgwT7GxH6
Bizarrely, however, Michael Jackson’s son, Prince, has come out and defended Joe Jackson’s behaviour in a recent Instagram post.
“One of the things I’m going to talk about today is my grandpa about what y’all got to f***ing say about him,” he wrote. “So y’all can keep on talking all this s***, saying he abused my dad and all this and you’ll make a YouTube video about it for sure. But he raised these kids right, otherwise they would have been in gangs or f***ing dead. So go ahead, keep talking s***, but you won’t ever be as great as one of that man’s f***ing balls in his n******.”
Regardless of Prince’s feelings, if it is true that Joe chemically castrated Michael Jackson, sexually assaulted his daughters, and regularly beat his children, then the wealth he generated is in no way an excuse for his behaviour. Neither is the hypothetical idea that the children may have ended up as gangsters an excuse for the malicious and grotesque cruelty Joe exhibited. There is, put simply, no defence and no excuse for child abuse.
Although abusers sure do love to find creative ways to justify their behaviour.