From a Michael Jackson e-newsletter I receive weekly:
Quotes from Katherine and Joe
"Michael has helped so many people — grown people and kids. And he gives to all kind of charities and things. That never hits the news. That's the only thing I worry about, because no one never knows how much he does."
"He's the biggest entertainer in the world, and they don't like that. Believe me, they do not like that."
"We're not going to let nobody take those kids. They're my grandkids."
"Knowing Michael, as a father, I know that he doesn't do things like that — his mother knows it too,".
"I just sat down and said 'not again"
"Michael said: 'Mother, don't worry, it's not the truth.' But I told him: 'You don't know these wicked people - they'll tarnish your reputation and people will always remember you the way they said he was, not the way he really is. It's just sad the way they're doing him and it's not right. He's stronger than I am about it."
"People just misrepresent Michael when they say these ugly things about him. He loves children. We used to sit up and watch television, and they'd show all the poor children around the world — these children were so sick, flies flying all around their mouth — and he'd sit there and tears would come in his eyes, and he'd say, 'One day I'm going to do something about this.' This was when he was very young … he was a teenager. He'd say, 'I know I can't heal the world, but I can help."
"Some people are trying to accuse him of being a pedophile, and that is not true. And they need to stop. We don't deserve this, we're good citizens, we treat everybody right, so why do we have to go through this? It's not right."
About the 93 allegation: "If someone came and molested your son would you ask 'em for money? … No, you wouldn't ask 'em for money, would you? The first thing you would do, would beat their behind … is, beat 'em up real good, and then you would call the cops on 'em. Wouldn't you? … This was a conspiracy. This man was trying to get money out of Michael all the time. And after he didn't get it, then…they trumped up these charges on him, and that's not the truth."
About taking his kids away: "It's going to be a big mess over that. I don't want to think that, because that would be really mean — just take his children from him like that for nothing. It's not right. They're just trying to humiliate him. Michael would be devastated if he were to lose custody of his children. But I would be right there to adopt them if he did".