Jackson Tried To Buy Octomum's Babies
Michael Jackson offered to adopt 'Octomum' Nadya Suleman's eight babies in exchange for cash just weeks before he died.
The King of Pop contacted Suleman's publicist Victor Munoz earlier this year (09) and offered to "take care" of her children in return for a payment.
But Munoz considered the proposal "creepy" - and didn't even inform Suleman as he knew she would refuse to give her babies up for adoption.
Munoz tells the U.K.'s Daily Mirror, "When Michael called I thought it was a joke at first. I was getting hundreds of calls every day and many from celebrities' agents saying their clients wanted to help.
"But when the person on the end of the line said, 'Hi, it's Michael Jackson' I was a bit taken aback. Michael wanted to know how the babies were, how Nadya was coping.
"He then said he could take care of the children if Nadya couldn't. It was creepy. He was basically offering to buy the children. I was a bit shocked... Michael clearly thought Nadya was unfit and decided he wanted to help those children... But I just blew it off. I knew Nadya would never want to get rid of her kids so it wasn't important."
Suleman made headlines around the world when she gave birth to eight babies in California in January (09).