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Welcome to Season Five of the The MJCast! In this special episode, Jamon Bull and guest co-host Damien Shields are excited to welcome to the show Bill Whitfield, Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard and co-author of the bestselling memoir, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days. As head of Jackson’s security during the last years of his life, Bill has incredible memories from this period of time which continues to fascinate fans around the world.
Bill shares his stories of working for the King of Pop, protecting him and his family in risky situations, Michael’s relationship with Sony, as well as watching him interact with his children. Bill saw the real Michael, and was there as Jackson was mentally attempting to recover from the ordeal that he and his family were put through during the false 2005 allegations and trial, and his insights around those difficult moments are invaluable during this particularly tumultuous time for the Michael Jackson fan community.
• Bill Whitfield’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram pages and website.
• Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard’s book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.
• Damien Shields’ Twitter and Website.
• Damien Shields’ book, Michael Jackson: Songs and Stories from the Vault.
Ad & Music Breaks
• Michael Jackson – Leave Me Alone (SWG Dance Mix)
• Michael Jackson – Privacy (Reconstructed NOT GUILTY Remix)
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Fascinating, nostalgic, honest interview with Bill Whitfield. Bill is a ‘no nonsense’, ‘ to the point’ Body Guard who protected MJ everyday during his final days. His account here, just like in the book , totally kept my attention. I listened with apprehension, as he described MJ’s relationship with his special girlfriend. I was fascinated as he described seeing the transformation of MJ, the person into MJ the King of Pop, as the This is it concerts were nearing; He spoke of MJ’S anxiety during this time and how he, Bill, felt something was wrong during this period.
Bill doesn’t hold back his anger about the two liars, Robson and Safechuck. He debunked Robson’s lies about the BBQ, and how Robson lied about his easy phone access to MJ. No one could get to MJ except through him.
I respected Bill’s respect for MJ’S privacy in regards to other information he could have disclosed, but won’t.
Fantastic listening MJ Team. Will listen again.
According to Bill, Michael “was” working on music with Eddie Cascio. Does this change your mind that it wasn’t Michael singing on the CD?
No, this doesn’t change our opinion at all. -E
I have read the book and watched the movie, more than once. It is a great insight to the Michael no one ever got to see. Bill was deffinitly one of those special people in Michaels life that has not trashed him. Thank you.
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