— Don't call her a conspiracy theorist. Instead, let's just say that La Toya Jackson has a lot of interesting ideas about the death of her brother Michael.
On TODAY to promote her new autobiography, "Starting Over," La Toya told Matt Lauer that Michael feared that people wanted to kill him so they could steal his music catalog and estate.
"I could never perform again, because I know they're going to kill me," she said he told her.
But when pressed over just who would want to do that, La Toya remained vague. "Everyone that surrounded that and was involved in that," she said, urging Lauer (and viewers) to read her book. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009.
"When you read the book and read between the lines ... Michael led you to that. To what was going to happen. When you read the book you understand completely," La Toya said.
Despite Lauer's attempts to get concrete details, much of the interview proceeded in that vein. She called Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, a "fall guy."
"They need to investigate this a bit more," she added.
Lauer and La Toya also touched on other statements she's made in the past, including the 1993 press conference where she said she believed the sexual abuse allegations that had been brought against Michael.
Now, she says she was forced to do that by her husband, Jack Gordon.
"I always knew [Michael] never [molested children]," said La Toya.
She also defended her father, Joe Jackson, for his much-criticized parenting approach.
"You see things differently when you get older," she told Lauer. "You understand why your father disciplined you the way he did.... My father is a very wonderful man."