Thursday, December 30, 2010

To all of Michael's biggest fans ...

To all of Michael's biggest fans, first of all... thank you, thank you for supporting Michael and the TRUTH... It is more important  than ever, now, in the face the Conrad Murray trial in early 2011 and all the mud-slinging the defense will create.

For anyone who has asked for a personalized copy of MJC -- please forgive me -- but I am on the road shooting my True Crime show, and have been overwhelmed to the point of tears, between travel, my writing, my family obligations, and the holidays. As it stands, I have just over 2 dozen books left.... and I package them by hand because I can't trust any helper to keep the shipping labels straight... so FYI ...I spend hours packing and labeling...

I actually DO notice the names of those of you who order MJC from me because I have a photographic memory ... so again... thank you for caring about having something that proves Michael was innocent... I myself have a hard time with people who STILL don't believe me when I explain that MJ was framed. People prefer to believe hateful things about him... yet his music brings everyone so much joy. It is confounding... that's for sure.

BTW, any book is always worth more without being personalized... just thought I'd mention that. AS for the hardcover version... I don't think that will ever be available again... so, hold on to what you've got, and stop trying to sell them for crazy amounts of money... please! 

Because of my travel schedule, I will not be able to offer signed MJC books at any time after January 7, 2011. I hope you all understand. I just can't keep up the pace.. Because of that, MJC is now avail on Amazon in paperback for anyone who wants one...  I think they sell it for $21.99...   

ON another note: please know that I am in regular contact with MEZ, who keeps me updated on the family.... Though he never says too much... I know he sees them.  Sometimes I hear about his Mom but I never anything about his children, who are having yet another Christmas without Michael.... We can only imagine how devastated they are...  IN any case, I have promised MEZ confidentiality in all MJ matters that he relates to me... so I really can't say more.

I want to share something about the cover of the new album... Michael.... which I love...
Have any of you studied the painting on the cover? Of course, it chronicles Michael's life and even has hints about his early days (you'll notice a tiny Volkswagon bus) as well as reminders of his work in E.T. in 1982 (the spaceship). Also, one really great thing about this painting is that Prince, Paris and Prince II are represented with Michael multiple times.

What people  might not know, however, is that the artist who painted this piece (Kadir Nelson) asked certain famous people to lend their images to him, but many withheld their copyright permission. This includes, in no specific order: Debbie Rowe, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna. and Oprah Winfrey. Hmmmmm.

One last note about the album cover painting for MJ trivia fans:  look inside the CD for the full painting in the centerfold... and somewhere, you will find a floating golden gavel... which is a REMINDER of Michael's courtroom victory in Santa Barbara County in 2005!

Finally, as we approach another New Year without MJ, please try to remember that Michael put his heart into everything... and he left us a legacy of posthumous songs that continue to remind us the he is still with us... and is still The KING.

Sending my love and wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Autographed copies of Michael Jackson Conspiracy for sale - AGAIN!

Due to the enormous outpouring of love and support, and because the hardback is out of print, I am selling the high-end soft-back of Michael Jackson Conspiracy one more time before the holidays.  I am home for a short period of time, and I ordered another batch of books, which I can sign and ship in the next few days (I do the actual signing and shipping!)  I have gotten so many emails from fans who love and miss Michael requesting that I sell a few more books, so I ordered more.  I am so honored that Michael's fans are spreading the truth about his innocence.  Thank you!  Love you all!  AJ

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today on!! About Michael Jackson.

The Show on June 23rd 2010 will be a tribute to Michael Jackson as its the 1 year Anniversary of his passing, I saw your show on Michael and though how wonderful it was to see a lot of people on his side. So with that said though we might have you in studio at, Internet-Radio-TV and have some of the people you had on your show either call in or skype in for a discussion about the life of Michael Jackson.

To Watch People Just go to  they can watch and chat there or call in at 1-800-hey dude with questions and comments. It will air wednesday june 23, 2010 7-9 pm est

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Michael Jackson episode preview on Thrusday, April 22, 2010!

Just a reminder - Thursday, April 22, 2010 - my show - True Crime with Aphrodite Jones covers the Menendez Brothers' murder of their parents in Beverly Hills.  During that episode, you will get to the the first trailer of the Michael Jackson episode.  Please help me spread the word through the Michael Jackson community.  Thank you so much!

For more information:

True Crime on Investigation Discover

xo  AJ

Thursday, March 25, 2010

To anyone who wants to see more about MJ in a positive light: I have asked to do a 2-hour special on Michael Jackson, separate and apart from the hour that will air on TRUE CRIME.  The TV Special will focus mainly on Michael, the man, and his life in secret isolation with his 3 children... there's a lot no one knows... and I can shine the light on MJ... I truly believe there are lessons to be learned from Michael's life that can teach us all about humility, patience, and grace, especially in the face of tremendous adversity.

I need your support, so Discovery will give me a chance to "let loose" with e new MJ special. 

So please please watch TRUE CRIME tonight... and email me your comments and thoughts about my interviewing techniques, or the flow of the show, just anything so I can get your feedback!  You can post your thoughts here; on my Facebook pages; or on my Twitter site:

True Crime on Facebook ! Aphrodite Jones on Facebook  !  Twitter  !  Email me

BTW the MJ hour I did will air in April (end of April). Ican't wait to see your response to my giving JACKSON my full support, and showing the world he was "framed" and mistreated by a bad judicial system and a tireless media machine.  
I Hope to hear from a bunch of you tonight!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I watched the Oscars last night and was enjoying the show, when suddenly, the moment for remembering past stars and entertainment execs came upon us. As the images popped on screen, and James Taylor performed, I started to hold my breath a bit, wondering if Michael Jackson would be acknowledged. He did have Thriller, perhaps the greatest video of all time, and then there is THIS IS IT. But still, I felt the Academy might snub him. It's funny to think that I would worry about Michael so much, yet I do...  And I know that many of his fans worry about Michael, because of all the allegations and rubbish that he was dealt in his lifetime, and the tarnish that still exists on his legacy. Many of us still fight for his name, even though his brilliance as an entertainer is now being acknowledged. Many of us try to break through the media "wall" to get to our friends and family who sill have their doubts about MJ, who seem permanently brainwashed by the media bombardment of the past 20 years. I will say one thing: Michael was a King of great magnitude... he was not only the King of Pop. As the Academy reminded us last night during the Oscars, MJ was a King of Arts and Science as well. For many of us, those attributes mean so much. But even more, I think his fans remember Micheal for something people rarely acknowledge: Michael was a King of kindness. That may seem corny... that may seem stupid to say... but I watched his humility and chronicled his kind deeds worldwide. And my own tribute to Michael, as I try to remember everyday of my life, is to learn from him. Actually, it's quite difficult to mirror the "Man in the Mirror." It's hard to be more loving, to be more forgiving, and to show acts kindness to strangers. Yet Michael did this everyday, even in the face of public humiliation and mockery. I may be taking a chance of being too "mushy" with these remarks, but I just need to say to Michael, THANK YOU for setting the bar so high.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones

Here is the promo for my new show True Crime with Aphrodite Jones,which starts Tuesday, March 11, 2010, on ID (Investigation Discovery.)

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Explanation of the charges against Dr. Murray

Because I have had so many requests, and because so many hearts are broken over Michael's death, I will try to explain, the best I can, what I understand about the charges against Dr. Murray and try to address the requests for harsher charges. First, let me be clear, that this is only my opinion, based on the years I have worked with the criminal justice system in the US. Most fans feel, and perhaps rightfully so, that Conrad Murray should have been charged with a crime harsher than Manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson. I myself, being an expert in true crime, wanted to see a charge of Second Degree Murder. But here is a fact we must all deal with: the harsher the charge, the more impossible it is to prove in a court of law. That's the reality. It's the system in the USA. The innocent must be proven guilty. If you bring a stronger charge, such as Second Degree Murder, then you must prove, beyond a doubt, that Dr. Murray acted with "wanton disregard for human life." Now, I myself, feel the doctor crossed the line and DID display a wanton disregard for human life when he left Michael alone for almost an hour while Michael was sedated on propofol, etc. But here's the ugly truth: if ONE juror decided that Murray's actions were not "wanton" -- were not "deliberate" -- the man (Dr. Murray) would walk free... The LADA knows this all too well. The LADA does not want another OJ situation. The only way to make Conrad Murray pay is to charge him lightly and prove that lighter charge beyond a reasonable doubt. It may not seem like justice to MJ fans... but let's face it, will anything help the wounded hearts left in Michael's wake? Will anything be good enough? Isn't what we really want, is to bring Michael back? Let's ask ourselves, seriously, what the best result can be of the Murray trial? Perhaps it is to put that doctor behind bars, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, to strip Murray of his license and his dignity... And BTW, to the many who request that MEZ (Mesereau) get involved, I have asked him about that. MEZ reminded me that he is a criminal defense attorney. He is not the prosecutor and his role, therefore, would be on the OTHER side of the table. He would never stand up for Murray, of course. But Mez also cannot speak for, or add to, the LADA's battle against Dr. Conrad Murray.

I hope this clears up some of the pain and confusion surrounding Michael's death and the upcoming trial against Dr. Murray.


See Tom Mesereau's explanation on this:
Murder Charges for Dr. Conrad Murray?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dr. Conrad Murray's visit to Michael's grave ...

Beleaguered Doc Tries to Visit Michael Jackson Grave

Let me make an observation about Dr. Murray going to visit Michael’s final resting place at Forrest Lawn in Los Angeles, because for me, I was beyond horrified to learn about this creepy gesture. It's one thing for those close to Michael to go see him, to go and try to speak to the dead. We all do this with our loved ones who pass, in some form or another. But Michael was not a "loved one" in the world of Conrad Murray, now, was he? In his own twisted mind, Conrad Murray wants us to believe that he loved Michael?? What???? The man is in complete denial. Not now, and not ever, will Conrad Murray be forgiven for what caused Michael's death. Perhaps he has forgotten about his role as a paid professional in Michael Jackson's life, but the rest of the world hasn't. The idea that, just before the Doc will be charged with criminal actions, just before turning himself in to law enforcement, Murray would make a gesture to go see Michael beyond the grave... is just sickening. It's unfathomable to me that this doctor has actually convinced himself that he "cared" about Michael. The idea that Murray felt he had to go "see" Michael, has me perplexed. Was he there to ask Michael for forgiveness? To ask God for direction? To seek some sense of comfort?

It's impossible to know what goes through someone's head, but it strikes me as very odd, that, just as Murray is about to fight a criminal charge for Michael's death, he would make a "private pilgrimage" to the cemetery. Why in the world would Murray let everyone speculate on what must be his own sense of guilt? I suppose he wants people not to hate him. I have to believe that part of his trip to the cemetery was self-serving. Murray wants people to believe that he cared about Michael and, moreover, that he considered Michael his friend. It's weird to realize that Conrad Murray must have felt that he was helping Michael... Where is this doctor's professional sensibility? What about the oath he took? This man is the ULTIMATE hypocrite. I MEAN, Is he for real??? His pilgrimage to Forrest Lawn was irrational, insane, and unforgivable. Not God, not Michael, not a sense of guilt.... will help Murray get through a grueling criminal trial and the media deluge that will soon be upon him.... Make no mistake: Conrad Murray should have stayed as far away from Michael's resting place as humanly possible. The notion that he feels guilty or sorry or wanted to pay his respects to Michael.... is just not acceptable.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Michael Jackson / Teen Violence

As for Dr. Conrad Murray's recent arrival in LA to prepare to turn himself in to LAW ENFORCEMENT.... all I can say for the moment is... we are all ready to see justice... but is anyone ready for the defense who will pull out every stop to try to drag Michael through the mud again? You do realize that every drug he ever took; every doctor he ever saw; every alias he ever used... will all be dragged out in the courtroom when Murray goes on trial. So brace yourselves! I will continue to make limited comments on this, but truly, until I have facts to report, I don’t want to further speculate.

On another note, I thought the show on Teens Who Kill (Too Young to Kill on E! last night) was a necessary evil.... exposing the angst and destruction that fills the youth of America... For those who are MJ fans, please know that this is exactly the type of thing that weighed on his mind, and this was something he wanted to try to help change... That's why Michael wanted to create an international children's holiday (which was the WHOLE reason he agreed to let Bashir film that documentary!) Michael hated violence and that was why he sheltered his kids (even more so than his distrust for the media, he didn't want his kids to be a part of the violent adult world that so many kids have fallen into. In fact, Michael felt all the violence in kids came from neglect, and I know this to be true in many cases.

The E! Special on teens touched on numerous interviews with teen killers, which gave us an idea of the mindlessness of teen violence. For myself, when I did the prison interview with Rod Ferrell, the self-proclaimed vampire who started a cult, I discovered a group of lost kids who were all looking for acceptance, for someone to think they were 'special." As I watched this 2-hour special on these most horrific crimes, all I could think to myself was: I wish none of these crimes ever happened...

One reason I wrote the two teen violence books featured in the special, was to expose the turbulent world teens inhabit, in the hopes that this type of needless violence would be prevented... that schoolhouse shootings, for example, would be put to an end. Yet, after watching the show, I feel helpless now, more than ever... knowing that we are faced with an even more violent world... Can that really be true?

What happened to the idea that we could HEAL the world? What became of the Wonder Bread years that my generation grew up in? We didn't know anything about guns or knives in our homes or our schools... We were sheltered... Many of you know a world where children could be children.... It was Michael, however, who had no childhood to speak of... What a very, very sad comment to think that the one person who devoted himself to keeping innocence in the world.... is no longer here to speak out. More than ever, we need to wake up and take on Michael’s cause to help children in America, and around the world. Remember the children, for they inherit the Earth, and look to Michael's children, to help lead by example.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dr. Conrad Murray returns to LA to await his fate

Both E! Entertainment News ( Michael Jackson Doc Returns to Surrender? ) and TMZ ( Conrad Murray -- Waiting for the Call ) are reporting that Dr. Conrad Murray is in Los Angeles ready to surrender when charges are lodged agasint him in the death of Michael Jackson.  As of 8:30 am Pacific Time, (Feb. 3, 2010) the LA District Attorney's Office has not issued a warrant. 

TMZ reports:  "The L.A. County District Attorney's Office has told Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers they will call just before Dr. Murray is charged with the death of Michael Jackson and a surrender will take place almost immediately thereafter ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ."

Your thoughts?

Monday, February 1, 2010

My thoughts on the MJ tribute at the Grammys

I have not been able to get Michael and his kids off my mind today. Ever since he died, I have had a feeling that Michael's children would wind up being his voice... and last night, Prince and Paris proved me right. It was amazing to see how much they have "grown up" in just 7 months. They are still so young, yet speak with the wisdom of the ages. Michael instilled this "world vision" in his three children, I know that for a fact. I also believe that "Blanket," who we will soon be calling Prince Michael, or perhaps Prince II, will also follow in his father's footsteps, spreading a message of LOVE and hope throughout the world. Last night, the song and tribute to MJ was "out of this world." Many of you have asked me what I thought about the Grammys tribute to Michael....

First of all, I felt it was long overdue. Second of all< I wished Michael could have been alive to have been there himself, in person, and third of all, I hope that when all is said and done, the naysayers will look at his talent and his incredible contribution to our universe. It is going to sound silly, perhaps, but I will tell you that, for me, as I watched the video and the song being performed, I felt Michaels' spirit... Perhaps most everyone did, I don't know. For me, as I listened and took it all in, it was almost as if Michael was there, in person, and at times, his voice boomed louder than those of some of the greatest singers who stood on stage, performing live.

I hope this tribute and the appearance of Prince and Paris will give some solace to all of Michael's fans. When the whole Grammy audience stood up, I realized that Michael's day as the King of Pop had been restored. Even if only for a moment, it seemed the whole world took notice of his greatness and his power. Now, if we could only focus on the love and the "Earth" messages Michael shared... we could all make this world a better place.
Thank you ALL, for caring about Michael, for loving him, in death, as much as you did in life!


Monday, January 25, 2010

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones starts March 11 @ 10 PM ET

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
Ten-Part Series Premieres
Thursday, March 11 at 10 PM (ET)

on Investigation Discovery - ID
(check your cable guide listings)

True Crime with Aphrodite JonesUnlike those before her, crime reporter and renowned author Aphrodite Jones conducts her own investigations into some of the most enduring and baffling mysteries of our time. Each episode of TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES presents a high-profile case - from the Michael Jackson conspiracy to the never captured Zodiac Killer - where Jones presents compelling evidence and theories that allows viewers to rethink their past perceptions of these crimes. Each episode revisits the complete story but also uncovers surprising, often overlooked details that connect the dots in new and unexpected ways. As an expert storyteller, Jones is passionate and immerses herself in each story, often landing pivotal interviews and extraordinary access. This is her life's work, presented in a gripping, fast-paced, contemporary series.

Contact - Deborah Gottschalk, Publicist
Phone:     240.662.2930

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

To All MJ fans who have graciously offered to translate MJC:

To All MJ fans who have graciously offered to translate MJC:

First, I want to say that Micahel has the best best fans on the planet -- people who truly care about him who just want to tell the truth, without caring about payments, time constraints, or enormous amounts of work. The MJ fans who have reached out to me don't want anything other than fairness. This kind of loyalty is a testament to Micahels' love and his ability to reach out to hearts all over the world. I really appreciate the attempts by MJ fans and people who want the truth known -- who offer to translate MJC into their native languages all over the world. Just for the record, MJC is now being published in: Japan, China, Taiwan, France, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Canada, and Romania. However, legally, no single individual can translate my book, Michael Jackson Conspiracy. There must be written permission, and I cannot allow any translations to be written, even for personal use, without a foreign publishing company being involved. All translations of MJC must be approved through a foreign publisher who has a signed contract with myself and iUniverse. MJC is still under the control of iUniverse. I wish to thank those few brave people who want to spread the word of Michael's innocence.... I do appreciate the offers, and I know the time and labor that this type of project would involve. It's a wonderful offer that people are making, and believe me, I would love to see this book printed in places like Germany and Brazil, Spain, and Korea, and all of the countries on the Earth. Nonetheless, for the sake of legal issues, it's just not possible for my to give my permission, since iUniverse insists that any and all translations must be done via contract.

Thank you for caring,
and for loving Michael...

Aphrodite Jones