Thursday, August 19, 2010

UK Daily Mail-Joe and Katherine Jackson To End 60 Years of Marriage

Joe Jackson, the late Michael Jackson, and Katherine Jackson: Rowen Lawrence/
(Story reported by Mail Online Reporter for the UK Daily Mail)

Michael Jackson's parents are set to divorce after 60 years of marriage, after the King of Pop's mother Katherine tired of her husband Joe's cruel behaviour.

The pair became estranged five years ago, but the family matriarch reportedly decided to file for divorce after Joe, 81, suggested she was to blame for their son's shock death last year.

Mr Jackson, who was accused of abusing Michael as a child, said in June: 'I begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy.'

Mrs Jackson retaliated, saying through her spokesperson: 'Joe Jackson's statement and conduct toward Mrs. Jackson are outrageous.'
Katherine and Joe Jackson at Michael Jackson's funeral: Reuters
Referring to the abuse of their children, the spokesperson then said: 'The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget.'

According to the Daily Star, Mrs Jackson considered the attack as the final straw.

'She's been humiliated by him for too long. She's absolutely livid. There's no going back.'

(click here to read the full story on the UK Daily Mail website)

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