Since the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson's death in 2009 everyone from his siblings, "friends", and employees have been trying to cash in on his legacy. They just refuse to let him rest in peace. Jermaine and LaToya Jackson have already released their books honoring the love of their brother and now a former personal assistant of Michael's, Frank Cascio is releasing a book called My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man. With the recent conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray for involuntary manslaughter, I guess Cascio decided to release his book while the public's hearts were still high about the news. Oh, and just in time for Christmas sales! How convenient.
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Here's an excerpt from an article written on the Huffington Post on the book and Cascio:
NEW YORK — A personal assistant-turned-personal manager to Michael Jackson said the King of Pop had been taking propofol as early as 1999, and that the singer was drugged up ahead of his 2001 30th anniversary concerts.Frank Cascio, who became a family friend to Jackson at age 5 and eventually one of the singer's closest friends and employees, writes in a new book that he first noticed Jackson taking the drug Demerol while accompanying the singer on his "Dangerous" tour in 1993.He writes in his new book, "My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man," that Jackson started the first of two anniversary shows in 2001 an hour late as a result of being drugged up in his dressing room."My naive belief that Michael wouldn't let his medicine interfere with the show blew up in my face," Cascio writes. "I can't begin to describe my disappointment and panic at this moment." Source
He talks of the molestation charges, states that Michael was using propofol as early as 1999, and how he went to Jackson's siblings about his alleged drug use. I probably will read the book one day, but it's obvious that Cascio wants to cash in just like the rest of Michael's family. It's so sad how everyone has their hand out now, but where were you when he really needed you? Where was the love and support then?
Cascio's book comes out on Tuesday, November 15th.