*Would you believe the Jacksons had a plan to ferret Michael out of the country if he was convicted at his child molestation trial?

Yep, that’s what would’ve happen according to Jermaine Jackson in an interview he did with The Times magazine. He goes on to say that a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to take his late brother to the Gulf emirate of Bahrain if the 2005 court case ended with a conviction.

Why Bahrain? Because it does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Apparently Michael was in the dark about the escape plan, but as Jermaine tells it, MJ would have “done it in a heartbeat” because “why should he go to jail for something he didn’t do?”

As well know, the plan was never used because Michael was found not guilty on all charges.

On the other hand, he later spent a year in the country as a guest of one of the sons of Bahrain’s king.