Randy moves to Hayvenhurst with Alejandra and their children Genevieve and Randy Jr.
February 15 : LaToya and Jack Gordon tape an “In Depth Interview With Joan Rivers” at CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
March 1 : LaToya performs in Copenhagen, Denmark.
April 20 : In their New York home, Gordon beat LaToya repeatedly with a heavy brass dining room chair, leaving Jackson with black eyes, swollen lip and chin “the size of a clenched fist”, cuts requiring 12 mouth stitches and contusions on her face, arms, legs and back. LaToya lost consciousness during the beating, leading Gordon to believe she was dead. She recalled, “He called his friends and said, ‘She’s dead. I killed her,’ because I was lying in a puddle of blood and I was out.
Gordon is arrested but then released, claiming he beat LaToya in self-defense.
Katherine flies to New York in order to reconnect with LaTota but it fails. LaToya refuses to speak to her and refuses to press charge against Gordon.
July 11 : Latoya poses Mary Kate Olsen, & Ashley Olsen during the Video Software Dealers Association Convention at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas (where LaToya is promoting her “Step Up” VHS).
September 2 : LaToya Jackson supports Michael on US Today Show.
October 31 : Joe’s father, Samuel Jackson dies at the age of 90.
December 08 : LaToya shocks the world by holding a midnight press conference in Tel Aviv, Istrael where she says that she “can no longer be a silent collaborator” to Michael’s ‘crimes against young innocent victims”. Her husband and manager Jack Gordon is by her side.
The Jackson family reacts immediately and holds a press conference at Hayvenhurst to refute LaToya’s claims. Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Randy tell CNN that LaToya has been brainwashed by her “money hungry” husband Jack Gordon.
December 09 : Live from Israel, LaToya gives an interview on US Today Show to confirm her claim that she believes Michael is a child molester. She also gives an interview to Howard Stern and Larry King.
December 11 : Margaret Maldonado leaves Jermaine & Hayvenhurst with Jeremy & Jourdyn.
December 24 : LaToya is a guest on RuPaul’s Christmas Ball.