Marlon Brando's son has slammed the media for publishing negative stories about Michael Jackson since his death - because the music legend isn't around to defend himself.
Miko Brando, The Godfather legend's second eldest son, was a longtime friend of the pop superstar and was by his side throughout rehearsals for the 50 comeback shows at London O2 Arena, which were supposed to kick off next month (Jul09).
The pair was friends for decades, with Brando even making a cameo appearance in Jackson's iconic Thriller video.
But Brando, 47, is furious with the coverage of the Billie Jean hitmaker since the tragic news broke last week (25Jun09) - especially the focus on the child molestation allegations that blighted Jackson's personal life.
He tells Larry King, "I'm angry, especially now, because he's not here to defend himself.
"And he was such a good person, a loving person. Every time - anyone who knew him or had any kind of relationship or whatever, you knew - he always ended your conversation or meeting with, I love you, see you. It was always love."