Joe Jackson: ‘Michael Was Not Gay’

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Vibe / May 4, 2010

The King of Pop Michael Jackson, who died June 25, 2009, is now the subject of recent reports that he was secretly gay.

After alleged associate Jason Pfeiffer said on television that the record-breaking entertainer behind such landmark albums as Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad was living an alternative lifestyle, Michael’s former physician Dr. Alan Klein backed up the claims. Klein told TMZ he walked in on Pfeiffer and the singer with their shirts off.

Michael’s father Joe Jackson vehemently denied the accusations. “It’s not true… Michael was not gay.”

Joe went on to add that he feels Klein has disrespected his son’s memory as well as their past friendship. “He has no respect for Michael… to say things about him when he’s gone is shameful.” “He’s a doctor and knows better than to break his vows against a patient.”—Keith Murphy

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