Jackson's had "Escape Plan" for Michael

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jermaine Jackson says his family had secretly arranged to fly Michael to Bahrain if the pop icon was found guilty of child molestation.

Jermaine was quoted as telling The Times magazine out Saturday that a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to whisk his late brother to the Gulf emirate if the 2005 court case ended with a conviction.

Bahrain does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Jermaine says his brother did not know about the escape plan but Michael would have "done it in a heartbeat" because "why should he go to jail for something he didn't do?"

The singer was found not guilty on all charges.

He later spent a year in the emirate as a guest of a son of Bahrain's king.


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  • by English teacher on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    The apostrophe in "Jackson's" is incorrect.
  • by So he Admits It? on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    So let me get this straight. He is saying that they believed that there was enough evidence to convict MJ? Perhaps the family knew that he was guilty, and made these arrangements to keep him out of jail, because they didn't want the same done to him in prison? Maybe they were only "hoping" that MJ's super expensive Lawyer would win? I guess those out there who always believed he was a child molester were probably right.
  • by watt on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:42 PM
    @MR - Did you not read your own comment? You keep saying murder, but his brother said he would have flown him off to Bahrain. I can sit here all day and say if my wife would ever divorce me, I'd take my kids and run away where she can't find them. Now what, can anyone arrest me? Nope! Now, if I said something about killing her if she ever tired, then we're talking death threats and it's a little more of a problem.
  • by The UnderTaker on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    Jermaine should be happy because where Micheal is at there is no extradition treaty. If Jermaine wishes he can always go there and see him.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Sep 12, 2011 at 12:20 AM
    @watt: lol did you not read my comment? Your line of reasoning would mean that someone could admit they planned to kill someone when they crossed their path on 'x' date, but the circumstances prevented it from being fulfilled. Like a planned assassination that had to be postponed...
  • by cpk on Sep 10, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    Jermaine is just trying to stay relevant. Let your Brother rest in peace and stop using him for once to get attention. NO wonder his life was so tragic.
  • by watt on Sep 10, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    He admitted he would have committed a crime - sorry, he's still a free man.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Sep 10, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    Um, so Jermaine Jackson just admitted to a crime then. It's like saying you planned to kill someone. Just because you didn't do it doesn't mean it's not a crime. Wonder when he'll be taken to jail...
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