LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson is “at peace” as he recovers from the ordeal of his molestation trial, his brother Jermaine said Wednesday.
“Michael is recovering, but it’s a time (to) rejoice for the family,” Jermaine Jackson said on CNN’s “Larry King Live.” “He’s at peace and we’re very happy.”
He added that his brother was “sort of not eating.” Pressed on the issue, he said his brother “was eating sandwiches and things like that but it was just very tough.”
Jermaine Jackson would not say where his brother has been staying since being acquitted Monday of molesting a 13-year-old boy, plying him with alcohol and holding his family captive to rebut a documentary in which Jackson admitted having non-sexual sleepovers with young boys.
He said he didn’t know if the pop star would want to do an interview.
“I’m pretty sure he’s just looking to rest. That’s what’s most important, to rest and get his mind back and focus on being a person — nothing about doing this or doing that but just resting,” he said.
When asked whether the entertainer might move somewhere else, Jermaine Jackson said, “We’ve always had a love for other places outside the U.S.”
He added that his family was concerned for their safety.
“I fear sometimes when I’m out. Now that Michael’s been vindicated, we all have to be careful. ... You never know what someone’s plotting and planning,” he said.
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