The media are awash with rumours that Michael Jackson is planning to move to Barnstaple, in Devon UK.
Seemingly Jackson is to move into his brother Tito's new house.
Tito is quoted:
"We hope it will be a family hideaway where my brothers and sisters can escape media attention when we need to.
I can confirm that he [Michael] has been to Barnstaple on private visits in recent years along with my brother Jermaine and a few other Jackson siblings.
My family love North Devon and the wonderful countryside and friendly people. I am looking forward to living in Barnstaple and I hope the Barnstaple public will respect our family's privacy.
Michael likes North Devon, too, as no one bothers him."
Matt Fiddes a friend and celeb bodyguard is also quoted:
"Tito spoke with Michael on the phone the other night and all the family are certain that this is the area where they want to find a UK family hideaway.
Tito is staying with me until the weekend but if everything goes through OK, he will soon be able to use the home as a base from which to develop his career in the UK."
It is alleged that Jackson has made offers on two properties, following several viewings in villages on the outskirts of Barnstaple.
Why, if the Jackson's claim that they want a "hideaway" and privacy from the media etc, do they then embark on a publicity drive about this move?