Thursday, October 10, 2002

MICHAEL JACKSON ALLEGEDLY ABUSED BUBBLES THE CHIMPANZEE

JACKO BURSTS BUBBLE?

Michael Jackson's former brother-in-law has claimed that the singer used to abuse his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles. [Photo: Bubbles & Jackson]

Jack Gordon, the ex-husband of Michael's sister LaToya, makes the sensational accusations in a new book about the Jackson family.

Gordon, who is yet to find a publisher for the book, says that Jackson - who denies all the allegations - regularly abused his beloved ape and that he killed another monkey in a voodoo ritual.

He says: "I saw Michael punch bubbles, kick him in the stomach. Michael used to say, 'He doesn't feel it. He's a chimpanzee. I have to discipline him."...