From the mixed up files of the Jackson family of Gary comes yet another doozy. As we all know, LaToya tends to be the kookiest of all things Jackson, and that's saying something. From her outlandish comments to her failed music career to her Playboy pictorials, LaToya has managed to burn more bridges than a fire caused by the Santa Ana winds.
However, her recent revelation that her late husband Jack Gordon (who unfortunately is unable to defend himself since he died in 2005) offered her sexual services (think Indecent Proposal, but creepier) to Mike Tyson (yes, that Mike Tyson) for a mere $100,000 may take the cake.
LaToya is one of the queens of self-promotion (who else would have published TWO autobiographies? Toots, you aren't that important- Michael, Janet or even your father, yes. But not you.). According to our friends at the Daily Mail, Jackson went on The Talk and shared, “Mike Tyson later told my mother and father and some other friends that he (Gordon) had told him that if he wanted to sleep with me he has to pay $100,000.”
If that's not enough to whet your appetite, she continued by claiming she was forced to take part in group sex sessions and Gordon made her pose for Playboy: “I was in brothels and everything … (It was) everything I was against. He made me do Playboy twice and had me sit on the stage and say 'Oh no, it was all my idea'. And I had to do that because I knew what he said he would do, he would do it.”
Ay caramba! Do we think she is making this up in order to promote her book? Maybe, especially since it's not even included in autobiography number two. Does this set the stage for autobiography three? Perhaps. But like Rasputin, LaToya manages to rise from the dead and return when we least expect it.
It's nice to see that Tyson managed some self-control, but let's be honest: When Mike Tyson is the sane person in a situation, then it IS a situation.
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