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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 November 2005, 12:51 GMT
US 'no longer home' for Jackson
Joseph Jackson
Mr Jackson managed the Jackson 5 in the 1960s
Pop singer Michael Jackson is unlikely to ever want to live in the US again, his father has told an interviewer.

Joseph Jackson said his son, who has been based in Bahrain since being cleared of child abuse charges in June, will return only for work and visits.

Meanwhile, Jackson's lawyers have been asked to investigate a trademark application for a "Jesus Juice" logo.

The singer had denied claims at the trial that cleared him of child abuse allegations that he used the term.

It had been claimed he used it to describe wine he gave to a teenager.

The jury at Santa Maria, California, found Jackson not guilty of all 10 charges in June.


The trademark application was made by US journalist Bruce Rheins, who covered the trial for CBS, and his actress wife Dawn Westlake.

I know if I was him, I wouldn't come back
Joseph Jackson

The logo relates to the name of a red wine and features images of a man resembling Jackson in a crucifixion pose.

Jackson's spokeswoman Raymone Bain described the logo as "outrageous and offensive".

Mr Rheins has reportedly said he made wine for a hobby and never intended the bottle would go on sale.

"We only trademarked it because we didn't want other people to try to make money off it," he is quoted in the New York Daily News. "I apologise to anybody who is offended by this."

Jackson 5 reunion

Michael Jackson is currently working on a charity single for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Michael Jackson
Jackson has lived abroad since his acquittal in June

His father said the singer has received threats in the US after his trial.

"He'll come back to visit, but not to stay, not to live" Mr Jackson told the Associated Press.

"They didn't treat him right here. I know if I was him, I wouldn't come back."

Mr Jackson, who managed his sons' singing careers in the 1960s, suggested Michael Jackson could be part of a reunion of their group, the Jackson 5.

His other sons were planning to make a new record, he said.

"I'm trying to motivate them to go ahead and do this record," he added.

"They want to do it, but they're too slow. They'd rather do it with Michael."



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