Sources told the New York Post that Jermaine Jackson has been telling folks he hooked up a $7 million deal for 13 episodes of the family?s proposed reality show. As previously reported, the pilot being shopped to networks is loosely based on the comeback efforts of Tito’s sons Tariano (Taj), Taryll and Tito Joe (TJ)? known in the 90s as the singing group 3T. The TV pilot reportedly includes footage of Michael Jackson on the way to hear the verdict in his molestation trial in June.
A source said, “Michael is rocking back and forth pretty fast with a Bible open in his lap. He’s saying: ‘they tried to do this to Job, now they are trying to do it to me. Why me?'”
The source added that there is no footage of Jackson celebrating his acquittal of child molestation.
The singer reportedly told the family that he wanted to be alone and escaped into a guest house on his Neverland Ranch before moving to the Gulf state of Bahrain. Music producer Cory Rooney is said to be producing the reality show, which will not include footage of Michael’s sister Janet nor brother Randy, as both have refused to participate.
In other Michael Jackson news, the superstar’s publicist Raymone Bain issued a statement Tuesday denying a recent report that Jackson gave an interview to the BBC. She wrote, “This interview, which is being reported on eurweb.com, which quotes him, was conducted several months ago, with Linda Deutsch of AP, and ran several months ago.”