A serious Oprah leans in to ask Michael Jackson;s father Joe,” Do you think Michael was afraid of you?” A simple yes or no answer while looking in Oprah’s direction would have indicated that Joe was telling the truth. But this was not the case. Joe showed too many singles of deception. You can see one of those signals of deception as he
1.immediately turns away from Oprah
2. looks away and gazes to the side as you can see
3. blinks a lot
4. licks his lips
5. speaks slowly as if to search for words to create hos lie
6. shrugs his shoulder
7. looks down
8. gives away too much tangential information
10 leans away and then turns to lean in as if to try to convince Oprah that what he is saying is true as she states,
“ I don’t think he was afraid of me. I think he was afraid he would do something wrong and I would chastise him. But I never beat him. I never beat him like the media tried to say .”
When someone does all of those things body language wise and volunteers information you didn’t ask for, there is a good chance they are they are lying about what they said.
OPRAH BUSTS JOE!
Then Oprah busts him by confronting him head on as she said “ I did that interview with him in 1993 and he told me you beat him.”
Joe is stunned. He looks away and turns from Oprah. This is probably the first time in his adult life that anyone stood up to him.
He then licks his lips and says um as if searching for something to say. He utters out “ I am glad that he was raised in such a way. He was liked all over the world. He could have been like some of the other kids from Gary who are dead or gone.”
In essence he is coming up with an excuse in trying to justify what he did to Michael.
To get the truth out of Joe Jackson Oprah admits that she as beaten as a kid because that was the culture .
Joe feels relieved as he now looks directly at Oprah and gives a relieved slight smile.
BEAT OR WHIPPED???
Then Joe tries to clarify and justify as he asks Oprah Beat or Whipped? Lets not split hairs here. Whipped is the same as being beaten. They both cause bodily harm pain and tear away at one’s self esteem.
Oprah is now pissed. She looks up in exasperation and in a loud tone says It’s the same thing when you have welts on your body. Even mother Katherine chimed in and said in her soft way that it was the same thing.
Joe then got all cotton mouthed and licked his lips and indication he was clearly nervous, But he had to take control of the situation as the control freak bully type of Toxic Man he is. He immediately retorts that he didn’t like the word beat. So Oprah says , so you have issue with the word beat. He then showed his contentiousness, he has the audacity to retort ” no I have issue with the word whipped.
Katherine then stepped in and says You might as well tell the truth. Good for her! I am sure that this is one of the few times in her life that she was able to speak up and speak back to this TOXIC bully. Thank goodness she found the strength to do so, even of it was with the protection of the camera crews and Oprah at her side.
Katherine went on to say He used the strap, as she looked right at Joe. Joe now is clearly uncomfortable with lip locking and head bowed down as he is clearly embarrassed.
Joe was completely humiliated for the first time in his life This bully now leaned back and crossed his arms over his body in a self protective stance protective with his head bowed. If there was a hole in the ground, he would now doubt want to crawl into into it and cover himself with the dirt.
With arms still crossed as you can see int he photo above, he finally indirectly admits that he would have whipped him with a strap to punish for someone who did something wrong. Notice how he detached by referring to Michael as a someone as opposed to using his son’s name- Michael whom he beat or whipped or caused bodily harm. Notice how his eyes are closed as he looks down when he says this. It is because he is so humiliated. It is indicative of shame. Even though hos body language admits shame, his speech does not.
Instead, he continues to justify how the beatings kept Michael out of jail and how none of hos kids have been in jail
Then Oprah asks him if he regrets his strappings on his children. He clearly and distinctly looks directly at Oprah and replied that he does not regret stapping his children.
Now we know why Prince was angry in the photo we see above. Perhaps he couldn’t stomach sitting or even standing next to the man who beat his beloved father with a strap.
THE TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS AND MICHAEL TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS DAD’S BEATINGS
Now we know they truth. Michael spoke the truth about his fathers beatings, Clearly they damaged him emotionally. He carried those scars into his adulthood. He was in such emotional trauma from his father;s violence that he di all he could to tip himself away from being his fathers son. He even changed his skin color and his genetic appearance just to be able to look in the mirror and see no resemblance to the man whom he obviously detested.
He was in such pain that he self medicated with surgery after surgery and drug after drug.
He wanted to go back to his childhood and and re live his childhood with the love he obviously felt he did not have. That may explain why he continued to be child like well into his forties and as he turned fifty. , He was so abused that he wanted to right the wrongs of his father. He could’t do it but he could right those wrongs through his kids. He was a wonderful gather according to his kids. This is a marked contrast from what he would say about his own father, Joe.
The truth has finally prevailed. I only wish Michael would have been alive to hear his father admit what he did to him. Michael did the right thing to never speak to his father and to unplug from him for good. Some things are unforgivable. Physical violence is one of those things that is hard to forgive.
The UNPLUG technique is one of the technique which I describe in my book TOXIC MEN that you can use when you can no longer deal with a person who has made your life miserable. The fact that Joe did not apologize for what he did to Michael and continues to justify it shows how Michael did the right thing to UNPLUG and never allow Joe into his life.
Joe is A Toxic Man. He is a classic control freak bully. To read more about Toxic Men you can get my latest book at a special rate of $14.93 from amazon.com by clicking the link below