Fiddes has claimed that MJ ordered members of his entourage to shoot Randy during an argument pertaining to a potential Jackson 5 reunion tour. He also claims that the king of pop was on drugs at the time he ordered the shooting. Jackson’s bodyguard was quoted having said:
“Michael was caught in a war with his brothers for years. They were desperate to sign him up to a $500 million deal for a Jackson Five reunion tour. By 2005 Michael had surrounded himself with Nation of Islam bodyguards and became paranoid to the point that he would bar family from coming into his home. Things reached a head when Randy was trying to force his way past the bodyguards to speak to him in one of his rented homes. Michael ordered him to be shot. He was out of mind on drugs and luckily Randy was OK. Michael shouted at the bodyguards that he wanted Randy shot, and Randy really feared he’d be killed. I don’t think Michael ever intended to kill him and told the guards to shoot him in the leg. But Randy was so scared he got on the phone and threatened to call the press.”
Much to the contrary, Randy’s rep was quoted by TMZ having said:
“There’s no way in the world that this actually happened.”
The bodyguard, who also happens to be a martial arts master, didn’t stop with his allegations of a murder plot, he went onto accuse Michael of having had a brief affair with Whitney Houston.
Rather than engage Matt Fiddes in court, Randy’s representative indicated that Michael Jackson’s family had decided to simply ignore the late musician’s bodyguard, at least for the time being.