London, Sept 10 (ANI): Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine has revealed that he had planned to secretly fly his superstar brother to Bahrain if he would have been found guilty of child molestation at the end of his 2005 court case.
In a touching memoir of his brother's life and death, the 56-year-old said a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to whisk the pop star to the Persian Gulf state, which does not have an extradition treaty with the US.
"If they were going to sit and crucify my brother for something that he didn't do, America deserves us not to come back here," the Daily Express quoted him as saying in an interview with The Times Magazine
"At the end of the day, this is supposed to be the land of the brave, home of the free, democracy, freedom of speech.
"The way they were treating him, none of that existed. Why should he go to jail for something he didn't do?" he added.
Jermaine, a former Jackson 5 member, said his younger brother was not aware of the escape plot but would have agreed to flee America "in a heartbeat" because he would have not survived in jail.
The global star, who died in June 2009, was accused of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo, conspiring to kidnap him and his family and giving him alcohol, but was found not guilty of all charges following a four-month trial. (ANI)
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