Saturday, April 23, 2011
La Toya Jackson Who Hate Their Parents
Despite his being the daddy of all stage fathers, most of Joe Jackson’s kids have been unbelievably forgiving. However, daughter La Toya called father Joe out in her autobiography La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family. In the book, La Toya revealed that yes, their father was abusive and a womanizer. She inferred that there may have been some sexual abuse. She also had harsh words for her mother’s parenting style, claiming that Katherine was controlling and a racist against Jews. She recounted how their strict Jehovah’s Witness upbringing kept them isolated. Though La Toya’s sisters, Janet and Reba, publicly denied any abuse, brother Michael confirmed her reports. La Toya grew up to marry an abusive husband and was estranged from her family for years. Eventually, La Toya left her husband, and in 2003 she announced that Joe had apologized to her for her harsh upbringing and all was forgiven.