Joe Jackson admitted to having spanked his son, the deceased King of Pop. According to Joe, “I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail. Most of them are dead now. He didn’t have to worry about that.”
He made the comment in an interview shot by Jacksonsecretvault.com over the summer, which will be used as part of a movie Katherine Jackson is producing with Howard Mann.
The issue about spanking re-surfaced because of Michael’s past comments about Joe’s parenting, which allegedly alluded to physical abuse.
When asked if he had any regrets for being as heavy-handed as he is to Michael and some of his siblings Joe answered, “No! They tried to make a big issue when I spanked Michael or some of the kids, ya know? Just like they didn’t spank their kids when they did wrong. The media twists everything.”