La Toya has really sent experts to the death of Jack Gordon

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[edit] Early life and criminal career
Gordon was born in Springfield, Illinois to Abraham Gordon (a Russian immigrant) and Faye Stein (an Illinois native) of Jewish heritage. In the 1970s Gordon ran arcades at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. [1] He later bought controlling interest in a Los Angeles massage parlor called Circus Maximus in West Hollywood. Gordon subsequently bought two additional massage parlors, one in Signal Hill and the other in Costa Mesa, California. [2] An article in the late 1970s in a Long Beach newspaper reported that two of his partners from Las Vegas had turned up murdered and that Gordon was the prime suspect.[citation needed]

[edit] Bribe offer to Harry Reid
In 1978, Jack Gordon offered twelve thousand dollars to then-chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission Harry Reid to approve two new, carnival-like gaming devices for casino use. Reid notified the FBI and allowed agents to videotape a meeting with Gordon in his office. At the point where Reid asked, “Is this the money?” FBI agents burst in to arrest Gordon. Reid, a former boxer, exclaimed “You son of a bitch, you tried to bribe me!” and attempted to strangle Gordon, before startled agents pulled him off. [3] Gordon was convicted in federal court in 1979 and sentenced to six months in prison.[2]

[edit] Management and marriage to La Toya Jackson
In the mid-1980s, Gordon began to manage La Toya Jackson alongside her father, Joseph. In the late 1980s, he took over her management completely. He married her in Reno, Nevada on September 5, 1989, claiming that it was for her own protection against kidnapping by the Jackson family. La Toya Jackson states that this was both unplanned and against her wishes. According to Jackson; "I told him, 'No way, Jack! I can't marry you. You know what marriage means to me. I've never been in love; I don't even date.... It's not right. I don't love you. I don't have feelings for you.'" [4] Jackson tried to run out of the chapel three times but bodyguard Antonio Rossi grabbed her saying, "There's some things you have to do. Even if you don't want to." [5][6] Jackson told Ebony magazine the marriage was "strictly in name only. It has never been consummated." [4] Six months into the marriage, Jackson asked Gordon for an annulment in Italy. In response, Gordon repeatedly bashed her head against the side of a table saying that he would never let her go. Paparazzi subsequently photographed Jackson with black eyes, which Gordon claimed was caused by intruders. [5][7] [8] From this point forward, Jackson lost all contact with her family and wrote her autobiography, La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson Family, which accused her father of child abuse.[9]

Gordon hired bodyguards to watch La Toya constantly and would never allow her to speak to or see her family. La Toya's father Joseph stated in his book The Jacksons that he believed Gordon brainwashed La Toya and made her fearful of her own family. [10] Jackson's mother Katherine also believed that La Toya had been brainwashed while Gordon claimed that Katherine had tried to kill La Toya.[11] Sister Janet concurred with her parents saying at the time, "I think this guy who is with her has brainwashed her and made her like this... He keeps her away from the family, and now he's brainwashed her so much she keeps herself away from us." [12]

In 1993, in their New York home, Gordon beat her repeatedly with a heavy brass dining room chair, leaving Jackson with contusions on her face, arms, legs and back in addition to a black eye, lip and chin swollen to "the size of a clenched fist," requiring 12 mouth stitches. Jackson told reporters, "he kicked me in the mouth (and) the boot went right up under my lip . . . all the way through the skin and burst my lip." Jackson lost consciousness during the beating, leading Gordon to believe she was dead. She recalled, "He called his friends and said, 'She's dead. I killed her,' because I was lying in a puddle of blood and I was out."[13] Gordon was arrested but then released, claiming self defense after La Toya "came at" him with a knife. He revealed to the press he that was undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. [14][15][16]

In December 1993 Gordon hastily arranged a press conference in Tel Aviv, where he had Jackson read a statement that she believed sex abuse allegations against her younger brother Michael. [17] She stated, "I cannot and will not be a silent collaborator in his crimes against young children... Forget about the superstar, forget about the icon. If he was any other 35-year-old man who was sleeping with little boys, you wouldn't like this guy". Gordon claimed La Toya had proof which she was prepared to disclose for a fee of $500,000. A bidding war between US and UK tabloids began, but fell through when they realized that her revelations were not what she had claimed them to be.[18] According to La Toya, Gordon threatened to have siblings Michael and Janet killed if she didn't follow his orders. [13]

Under Gordon's management, Jackson's career declined, booking her disreputable jobs such as spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network. Due to Gordon's steady stream of publicity stunts Jackson had become a hate figure of sorts. In 1997, Gordon attempted to force Jackson to dance at a Cleveland, Ohio strip club. She refused to do so and in return, was booed and heckled by the predominantly male crowd.[19] When Jackson became aware that Gordon was planning to feature her in a pornographic film she decided she'd had enough. Jackson phoned brother Randy who flew to New York to help her escape while Gordon was out. [20][21] Only days later, La Toya filed for divorce. [22]

[edit] Accusations about the Jackson family
While La Toya was in seclusion for four years, Gordon continued to make accusations about the Jackson family; he claimed that La Toya's younger brother Michael had performed monkey sacrifice rituals, abuse to Bubbles the Chimpanzee, and even accused him of forcing Lisa Marie Presley to marry him. In 2002, Gordon did interviews advertising his tell-all book of the Jackson family entitled The Jackson Family: The True Story Of The Most Powerful Family In The Music Industry. The entire family — including his former wife — stated that his allegations were "pure fantasy." [23]

[edit] Mafia associations
FBI wiretaps in 1994 linked Gordon to Genovese crime family member James "Little Jimmy" Ida. Gordon was taped arranging for mobsters to shadow Jackson on a trip to Russia. Gordon paid the group $1,500 a month for at least two years to protect Jackson from "shakedowns" by rival crime families. Gordon also employed the services of organized crime defense attorney and current Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman. [24][25]

[edit] Other entertainment clients
Jack Gordon had few other entertainment clients apart from La Toya Jackson. Before Gordon became La Toya's co-manager with her father in the late 1980s (and eventually manager) it was widely known he had a dodgy past with trouble with the law. Joseph Jackson was always fearful of Gordon as he believed Gordon was probably armed. [10] Among his clients included John Wayne Bobbitt, Gloria Gaynor, Shannen Doherty, and even Sharon Stone. [26]

In 1999 Gordon claimed that Paula Jones, accuser of US President Bill Clinton and a pivotal figure in his impeachment, had confided in him that Clinton had never exposed himself to her. Gordon arranged Jones' nude spread in Penthouse magazine, and helped her launch a psychic hotline. Susan Carpenter McMillan, a confidant and former adviser to Jones, stated Gordon was "obsessed" with the former Arkansas state employee, phoning her up to 15 times a day. [27]

[edit] Death
Jack Gordon died at the age of 65 at Mayo Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after battling cancer for several months. [28] He was survived by brother Terry Gordon, daughter Francesca Malkin, son Aaron Gordon and four grandchildren.[29] Gordon had stalked La Toya Jackson up until his death. She sent a security expert to his burial to verify that he was truly dead, as Gordon had faked his death before. [30]
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Wow! Crazy story!
I don't like La Toya, but she and any other woman in the world dóesn't deserve that treatment. Poor girl. She always looked a bit retarded to me, but now i understand why.
I wish she can recover after that nightmare.
I hate men...
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L.O.V.E. you all


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