Katherine and Joe Jackson, the parents of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, have just taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will be aired at a later time, it has emerged.Though only last week, word in the industry had it that Oprah had secured a tell-all interview with Mel Gibson’s presumably abused ex Oksana Grigorieva, it turns out that she was otherwise busy.
The Queen of Television has landed an exclusive interview with Michael’s parents, in which they’ll probably talk about his tragic death and life without him.
TMZ was the first to report that Oprah had landed the interview, after spotting production trucks on the Jackson compound over the weekend.
At the time, it was not able to obtain confirmation that Oprah was also inside the Jackson family home – but that has changed, thanks to a few photos showing her and Katherine talking.
“Katherine and Joe Jackson sat down with Oprah Winfrey this weekend to tape a segment for O’s show... and TMZ has the first photos,” TMZ says.
“As we first reported, production trucks for Oprah’s show were parked outside the Jackson compound in Encino for the better part of Saturday. In the photos, Oprah can be seen meeting with several family members and getting the tour of the house,” the same e-zine notes.
“We’re told the interview focused heavily on Michael Jackson (duh) – talking about his life, his kids and the book Katherine put together about his life,” TMZ further says.
So far, no announcement has been made regarding the date when the episode may air. In fact, Oprah is yet to confirm she’s met with the Jacksons to tape it, so it might be another while before it comes out.
Hopefully, Katherine will also talk about the claims made in a lawsuit filed against AEG Live, the organizers of Michael’s This Is It Tour, according to which they were responsible for the star’s death.
As we also informed you last month, Katherine believes AEG hired Dr. Murray specifically to keep Michael drugged enough to be able to attend rehearsals for the tour, even though his health did not allow him to.
In so doing, the organizers are guilty of killing Michael by not meeting their contractual obligation of keeping him healthy and, of course, alive.