*The father of late pop star, Michael Jackson, says his iron fist fathering skills kept his kids out of gangs and off the street. In an interview, that will be used for an upcoming film produced by Katherine Jackson and Howard Mann.

In the clip, the interview questions Joe about his parenting practices, alluding to physical abuse allegations. He said, “I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail. Most of them are dead now. He didn’t have to worry about that.”

Does he have any regrets?

“No! They tried to make a big issue when I spanked Michael or some of the kids, ya know? Just like they didn’t spank their kids when they did wrong. The media twists everything.”

See the interview HERE.