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In an interview with CNN’s Larry King Monday Joe Jackson, father of the late pop legend Michael Jackson, denied abusing his son, as the deceased performer claimed. During a show – which has been just one in a blitz of Michael Jackson-focused topics the show has aired since Jackson’s death – the patriarch of the Jackson clan adamantly denies beating his children.

When asked directly about the abuse claims Jackson responded, “Oh, that’s a bunch of bull S. That’s a bunch of bull S.”

“You never physically harmed him?” King asked.
“Never. Never have. And I — and I raised him just like you would raise your kids, you know? But harm Michael, for what? I have no reason. That’s my son. I loved him and…

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