Jackson Writer Fires Back At Jermaine With Tapes
LATEST: Journalist STACY BROWN is forging ahead with plans to go public with tapes of conversations he had with Jermaine Jackson as part of a "very aggressive" slander suit against the singer. Brown is furious with the 51-year-old star after he appeared on CNN show Larry King LIVE on Tuesday night (07MAR06) rubbishing reports he had planned to write a tell-all book about his brother Michael Jackson. As part of the interview with King, Jackson claimed the proposed book, Legacy: SURVIVING THE BEST AND THE WORST, was a myth and that former Jackson family friend Brown, his reported ghost writer, faked the whole project. But Brown, the author of MICHAEL JACKSON: THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, is planning to make an example of Jermaine after confirming he has teamed up with top celebrity lawyer Mel Sachs to discredit the singer's claims. Brown fumes, "The fact is I would not have written anything without the express consent of Jermaine Jackson and, in fact, you will see more than it on paper in the coming days; you will hear it on tape. Jermaine should be very careful about what he says. "(The tapes are) currently in the possession of, and being reviewed by, Mel Sachs. He and I have talked and we will be launching a very aggressive slander suit against Jermaine Jackson." Jackson is said to have shopped the proposed nook he co-wrote with Brown to publishers in late 2003. Brown claims Jackson promised to talk about brother Michael's alleged drug problems and reveal secrets from his personal life and child molestation trial.