Sat, 29 Mar 2003

Presley not proud of Jackson

LOS ANGELES: It was one of the oddest mergers in showbiz -- the furtive 1994 marriage between the self-proclaimed King of Pop and the daughter of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

But Lisa Marie Presley said her attraction to Michael Jackson, the second of her three husbands, was real. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she said she was turned on by his mysterious ways, wanted to protect him from child-abuse accusations and thought they could save the world together.

Yes, she did sleep with him. And no, she's not proud of the whole experience.

"I can't say what his intentions were, but I can tell you mine was that I absolutely fell in love with him and fell into this whole thing, which I'm not proud of now," said Presley, 35. "It just got really ugly at the end."

The trauma sent her into a two-year mental and physical breakdown. She took to writing songs, and refers to Jackson in the track Disciple, referring to his "masturbative ways". --Reuters