Bob Jones, Michael Jackson's ex PR manager, puts the boot into his old boss in no uncertain terms in an interview in The Scotsman.
In it, he notes that Jackson has yet to face up to his past and calls Jackson the "world's greatest manipulator".
"He loves people to believe he is a victim and that people have taken advantage of him, but that's bullshit. He has chosen the route he has taken.
I tend to think that we grow through all our situations, but, to be honest, I couldn't say that he will.
He has chosen to be what he is, and, although it is rather sad to see the world's greatest entertainer - and it's undoubted that he has no peer - whatever befalls him, he brought on himself."
Jones was sacked by letter in 2004. As they say, revenge is dish best served cold!