Michael Jackson Voice Recording: He Pleads For Money And Fears For His Life

May 12 2010, Published 10:10 a.m. ET

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New audio tapes have surfaced of Michael Jackson pleading for financial help and discussing his fears of being stalked, has learned.

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The tapes, which were reportedly recorded in 2003, show a desperate Jackson begging for money, saying that it is important to his family. He also reportedly says he is afraid he is being stalked and is worried for his family.

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The pop singer is heard talking in a raspy voice that he justifies by the early hour of the call

“It is Michael. Ahh, it is 4:30 in the morning here that's why I sound very sleepy (laughs) and I'm really worn out... but please check the message I left a day or so ago. I am very concerned. I don't trust that man. We think he's bad, we think he is Italian Mafia. Please... we must be smarter than him. So please, help me with this. I need to get that, those funds so I can do that, I wanna be away. . . I don't want to be in Neverland right now."

Jackson is heard pleading for the money in the recordings and at times is incoherent.  "I am very embarrassed. But, um, there should be that I have some finance that's coming up January, February 2nd, and um... that's why I, we, need to have on sun screen to the account 150. Please don't be mad at me for... (inaudible) It's something that's very important to me and my family, because I'm afraid for us that I'm being stalked and I think it is (name withheld)."

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The tapes show Michael continues making calls for money, describing how desperate his situation is and how he is afraid of the people around him and wants a change of environment.  "It is Michael calling. It is very important, I want that 150 in that account for me, because... I am very concerned about my life. I am hearing a lot of stories that (name withheld) is still trying to sabotage (inaudible) me and I want to be in a different environment and, um, I've found a place that I like and now (inaudible) I want to be away for a while where they can't find me. So please help me, help (inaudible) help me, and, um, more important than (inaudible). We are brothers."

British tabloid The Sun published the calls, which they claim to have obtained from a source and deny payment for the recordings.

Michael is heard saying: "If you get this message call me immediately at 805 *** ****. What I want to talk to you about is very top - top secret... I need a German or Swiss bank... "

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One clip has the singer discussing possible investments in the entertainment industry based on the super heroes craze.

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"I would love to work together, but as far as timing... The, uh, I really feel in my heart - we must move as fast as we can because the, on the film side of it, ah, I don't know if you have been reading the paper... but Marvel already have sold off their internet rights and the fact that stock is so low now. I mean they put out Spider-Man, now they got Incredible Hulk coming, they got X-Men 2 coming and they also got Spider-Man 2 coming. It is going to jump, it's going to change! I mean, you know... and this huge frenzy for superheroes... and all the things that we can do... I wanna get in before the stocks... we have to jump in now. The timing is perfect.  Nobody’s talking much about it."



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