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 supports Michael during an interview with Katie Couric on US Today Show.
September 6 : LaToya supports Michael on GMTV show.
September 14 : LaToya supports Michael on the Howard Stern Show.
September 17 : During another TV interview, LaToya supports Michael : “I love him and I stand by him”.
October 31 : Joe’s father, Samuel Jackson dies at the age of 90.
November 09 : During the TV show Devil’s Advocate, LaToya responds to MJ fans : “I want the best for Michael”
November 15 : LaToya gives a press conference with Jack Gordon in Cape Town, South Africa.
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 : In a pre recorded interview from Israel on US Today Show, LaToya tells Katie Couric that she believes Michael is a child molester because Katherine showed her checks in the 80’s at Hayvenhurst. She also claims that Katherine called Michael “a damn faggot”. The same day, she gives an interviews to Howard Stern and Larry King on the phone.
December 11 : Margaret Maldonado leaves Jermaine & Hayvenhurst with Jeremy & Jourdyn.
December 22 : LaToya is a guest on Spanish TV Show ¡Hola Raffaella! where she once again accuses Michael.
December 24 : LaToya is a guest on RuPaul’s Christmas Ball.