It was widely known that patriarch of the Jackson family, Joe Jackson, was a stern disciplinarian when it came to his famous children.The man creates an entertainment dynasty, ensuring his entire family of impoverished Gary, Indiana residents will never need again - and we mean every member of the family - and all he gets in return is a lifetime of bad mouthing from Janet and the others for something she barely remembers? Including whether she deserved it? (Which we think, since she was a child, she probably did.)
The father and manager of the Jackson clan, his image became tarnished when it was reported that he was abusive towards his children.
The late Michael Jackson had often said that from a young age he was physically and emotionally abused by his father.
Now his sister Janet Jackson has opened up about her own rocky relationship with her father in a revealing interview with Piers Morgan tonight.
'I think my father means well... and wants nothing but the best for his kids... but that is not necessarily the right way,' she said of Joe Jackson to the British interviewer.
The 44-year-old singer recalled the time that her father struck her when she was a little girl as she was getting out of the bath tub.
'I don't remember if I truly deserved it,' she said.
She told Mr. Morgan that besides that particular incident, he never again laid a finger on her.
She said that her relationship with her father is now a distant one, and that the two hardly speak.
Hell, we wouldn't speak to her either.