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Joe Jackson, who died on Wednesday at 89, was responsible for fostering the careers of music superstars The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson. His relationship with his children was that of a domineering dictator. He drove the work ethic of the young Jackson 5 with intense practices. By the time they were adults, most of the Jackson siblings had dismissed him as their manager; Michael and Joseph's relationship was.
When he turned 18, he moved to Indiana to live near his mother. It was there that he met and married Katherine Scruse.
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In the s, he had tried to launch his own music career as a guitarist, but he came to realize the truly gifted musicians in his family were his children. He launched a group in that featured his three eldest sons — Jackie, Tito and Jermaine — and two neighbours. He eventually replaced the neighbours with brothers Michael and Marlon, and the Jackson Five went professional in A bright-eyed bundle of energy with a soaring voice and dynamic dance moves, he quickly became the lead singer.
Joe Jackson literally drove his kids to success, taking them around the country looking for singing engagements and recording opportunities. In a interview with Martin Bashir, Michael Jackson teared up when discussing the alleged abuse, saying he would sometimes vomit or faint at the sight of his father because he was so scared of him. But none of the siblings were named as heirs.Michael Jackson's secret Tape- He talks about Joe Jackson, his brothers and his childhood
Father and son seemed to have reconciled for a time when Michael Jackson was on trial on child molestation charges. His father was in court to lend him support nearly every day, and Michael was acquitted of all counts in Toward the end of his life, Michael did not allow his father to visit his Holmby Hills home.
Bodyguards said they turned away Joseph Jackson when he appeared at the gate wanting to visit his grandchildren.
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He spent most of his time at a home in Las Vegas and travelled the country auditioning talent for the competition. But there were estrangements, and Jackson, a dandy who wore a pencil-thin moustache and huge diamond pinky ring, faced allegations by his wife of infidelity.
She filed for divorce twice but never followed through. We love each other, and we have children. I never beat him.
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Several times, their mum Katherine had to intervene when Jackson attacked one of his sons with a belt. With his musical sons in Image: And the abuse was not confined to his sons — daughters Rebbie, Janet and La Toya were also subject to his outbursts. Janet once recalled him striking her when she was getting out of the bath as a little girl.
In her memoir, La Toya, 62, wrote that in addition to beating his children, he molested her and Rebbie. But when interviewed later for a planned book of her own, she said: WireImage Read More Janet Jackson opens up about her battle with depression and how her son has changed her life Jackson moved to be with her at 18 and trained to be a boxer.
He wed Katherine Scruse inhaving annulled a previous marriage to be with her. They went on to have 10 children together.
How Joe Jackson whipped his kids to fame with a belt and left Michael hating him
Noticing the musical talent of many of his offspring, Jackson became a manager for them. But the family were riven for decades by internal strife, legal battles, jealousies, arguments over cash and estrangements.
She filed for divorce in but it was later rescinded. Katherine would file for divorce a second time, although she never legally went through with the split and they instead opted to lead separate lives. With young star Michael and wife Katherine Image: With no real income, Jackson began scrounging for cash, once even selling perfume at a shopping mall in Vegas.