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MJ's father Joe denies beating him as child

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Washington (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson"s father, Joe, has denied beating the singer as a child. Joe Jackson has long been accused of ruling the famous clan with an iron fist during his time as the Jackson 5"s manager. The late 'Thriller" hitmaker had spoken out about the alleged abuse at the hands of his father in several interviews, insisting that he would “regurgitate" with fear of his dad.

But in a new TV interview with America"s Chris Connelly, Joe Jackson denied that he punished his children more severely than other parents did. “Michael was never beat as they call it. And everyone spanked their kids when they did wrong. But not beat," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

And Jackson insisted that it was his wife Katherine who handed out the spankings to their kids, as he was away on business most of the time. “Katherine spanked Michael more than I did, 'cause I was working two jobs and she was at home with him the most," he added.

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