Muzikfactory2 gives a little bit of background about who Stacy Brown is, but I will add several links to make things more understandable (and interesting).
Several years ago an article appeared in New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/item_Qi0oxpmkX056xSZbouwY8N
(Biggest lol at the episode with Tito's sons - the youngest of those "boys" was 16 already at the time).
After MJ's passing Roger Friedman (very interesting character himself - a journalist who writes a lot about Jacksons and seems to have inside sources of information, though some of his info was proven to be false) remembered about the embarrassing episode from Jermaine Jackson's biography: http://www.showbiz411.com/2009/08/12/20090812michael-jackson-brother-jermaine-shocking-2003-book-proposal
On the same day, 12 of August, 2009 this disclaimer article appeared: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/MichaelJackson/story?id=8314753&page=1
I do really want to know who is this "source close to the
Also Stacy Brown is known as co-author of "The Man Behind The Mask". He wrote it together with former (and late) MJ's PR-man Bob Jones.
I didn't read it, but just judging by the abstracts from Amazon this book is something very far from positive towards Jones' former boss. Basically authors were accusing MJ of child molesting in this book, though perhaps it doesn't contain direct accusations ("I was assuming Michael was doing something criminal with these young boys. Even today, I have no concrete proof"), but a PR-man and a journalist have to know that playing with words allows to put different meanings to simplest words.
I love this quote from the article about Bob Jones' passing: "Mr. Jones was
The eccentricities reported about
He named Jackson the "king of pop, rock and soul," but the singer changed it to "just the king of pop," Mr. Jones said in the Irish Times article."
King of pop, rock and soul... I sincerely hope that "Wacko Jacko" wasn't Mr. Jones' invention too. Just judging by Mr. Jones PR campaigns and disgraceful results of them he was not a good PR-man.
But I'm digressing from the real star of my blogpost - Stacy Brown.
It is interesting that Stacy Brown is quoted in this article.
"In writing the book, Mr. Jones showed loyalty to
Mr. Jones' loyalty to
"He saw Michael, and he felt sorry for him," Brown said. "He couldn't go through with telling the truth, telling all he knew."
Unfortunately I have no idea about where Valerie J. Nelson, "Los Angeles Times" journalist, took Stacy Brown quotes, so we have to keep in mind that there is a good chance that he never said or wrote anything like that, but after "The Man Behind The Mask" - does it really matter?.. As well as his phrase that:
"If they'd had a black majority jury, they would have convicted," said Stacy Brown. (...)
"This is not to say that any other race tolerates that kind of behavior, but within the black community, it's not something that stardom could have swayed," said Brown, a media critic for the Scranton Times-Tribune and longtime Jackson family friend."
Did the guy want to say that blacks are smart and whites are stupid? Or did he want to say that black
Stacy Brown was called to take part in this interview (which took place in the beginning of 2005 trial) as a person who knows a lot of information about Michael Jackson and his relationships with different people. He was characterized as "
After tormenting and squeezing Google I finally managed to find an article written by Stacy Brown himself which sheds some light on Who is Stacy Brown. He tells the story of his acquaintance with the
"Things were made all the more difficult in 2005 when the prosecution in
I said, "Michael, I'm not trying to hurt you. I feel bad for you, but I didn't volunteer for this." He looked at me and offered me a Bible and a faint smile."
Offering a Bible is an act of intimidation?.. Stacy Brown was to turn into a monster from a horror movie after touching a Bible?.. Or did I miss something?..
I've found a different account of how MJ was "intimidating" Stacy Brown in his own words: "You know, there was one eerie moment. Michael -- after the -- after the meeting was over, Michael approached me. He said -- he asked me, was the Bible that he had in his hand -- did it belong to me? And you know, I was stunned. I said, No, you know, it's not mine. And it turned -- you know, I don’t know. He turned around, went back in for a moment and came back out."Stacy Brown has a twitter account. He mentions Rebbie and her family a lot. What I really want to know is what relationship does he have now with the