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On Monday evening, Piers Morgan sat down with the Jackson Family matriarch Katherine Jackson for an in-depth and personal interview about her life after her son Michael Jackson's death.
During the interview, Jackson discussed the controversy surrounding Michael's alleged childhood abuse by his father Joseph Jackson. "I didn't think he was too tough," said Jackson and further noted that the parenting methods during her son's childhood were different from how they are today.
"If you did something wrong, it was terribly wrong, you got a scolding for it and you also got a licking as they called it. But today you can't do that. So Michael looked back at those times and they said he was abused."
Jackson also talked about her concerns regarding Michael's "This Is It" tour, the set of fifty concert performances that he was preparing for at the time of his death. Jackson expressed that she felt the performance schedule was "too much for him."
"Michael hadn't been on stage for about 10 years. You know? And I called him. And I told him because the way they had it structured, they said every other night that he would be working," said Jackson. "And I just kept calling him telling him they had to change that schedule because that was - I didn't like the way it was going."