Michael Jackson has always claimed he was beaten by his father Joe as a child. In an interview, which will be shown on BBC 2 on Sunday in the UK, Joe Jackson was asked about his relationship with his son.
Joe Jackson told BBC's Louis Theroux: "I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick." The interview was overseen by Majestik Magnificent, Michael's personal magician.
Majestik frequently interrupted the interview, saying at one stage he would stop the interview if another question about Michael's nose arose. Joe Jackson also does not like the way the press calls Michael "Wacko Jacko", saying Michael is very smart.