Sporting a black fedora and a gold medallion of Africa, Joe Jackson was on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Monday night continuing allegations that his son Michael Jackson was murdered by his personal physician Conrad Murray, who was with Michael when he died.
“The doctor gave him something to make him rest, and then he don’t wake up no more. Something is wrong there,” Jackson said. He never referred to Murray by name.
“This doctor, he ran away. They had to look for him three days to find him. To me that is foul play,” Jackson said.
Police interviewed Murray three days after Jackson’s death. Authorities say he is a not a suspect, though the cardiologist is a key figure in the investigation because he was with Jackson in the mansion and tried to revive him. His car has been seized after police said they believe the vehicle may contain drugs or other evidence.
Jackson appeared on “Larry King” with promoter Leonard Rowe. When asked by King how he’s dealt with his son’s death, Joe Jackson replied, “I took it very hard.” Jackson added he didn’t know where his son’s body is being kept and hasn’t seen the results from a second autopsy performed on Michael Jackson at the family’s request.
Jackson also denied ever beating Michael, and said he and Katherine are not separated – even though she lives at the Encino family home and he lives in Las Vegas.