Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one of Michael Jackson's former spiritual advisors has been making the media rounds for the past two weeks to promote his latest
exploitative moneygrubbing book detailing conversations he had with Michael.
According to tapes he made of these conversations, Boteach said Michael held women in high regard but at the same time was very suspicious of their motives; Michael had encountered many women who used their womanly wiles to manipulate the men around them:
Jackson: "Women can do some things that make guys very unhappy. I see it with my brothers. I see my brothers crying in tears and pulling the grass out of the lawn out of frustration because of their wives."
Boteach: "Do you think all their wives were interested more in their success than in them?"
Jackson: "Absolutely. They were after their money. That's why I said to myself, 'I'll never be married.' I held out the longest. I stayed at home until I was 27, 28."
Boteach: "What was part of the attraction to Lisa Marie? That she had her own money? She had her own fame. You knew it wasn't about any of that."
Jackson: "Absolutely. She didn't take a penny, didn't want anything."