La Toya Jackson says her brother Michael Jackson feared people wanted to kill him so they could steal his music catalogue and estate. Appearing on the 'Today Show' to promote her new autobiography 'Starting Over', La Toya Jackson told host Matt Lauer her late brother "knew" people were out to murder him.
Referring to a conversation with her brother, La Toya said Michael had told her, "I could never perform again, because I know they're going to kill me". When pushed by Lauer on who would want to murder Michael, La Toya said, "Everyone that surrounded that and was involved in that", adding, "When you read the book and read between the lines ... Michael led you to that. To what was going to happen. When you read the book you understand completely". Michael's doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntarily manslaughter in the case of the singer's death, but La Toya called him "a fall guy", adding, "They need to investigate this a bit more". Lauer also brought up Jackson's 1993 press conference during which she said she believed the sexual abuse allegations brought against Michael. La Toya says she was forced to do that by her husband Jack Gordon, adding, "I always knew (Michael) never (molested children).
La Toya Jackson's candid new autobiography 'Starting Over' is released worldwide today (21st June 2011).