Friday, July 31, 2009
By Roger Friedman
Michael Jackson’s infamous nanny has flown to London to try and stop the sale of her TV interview.
Grace Rwaramba, sources say, is begging international pay-for-play TV packager Daphne Barak from selling the interview they did two days before Jackson died.
Barak is famous for landing big “scoops” by allowing her subjects to participate in the lucrative TV sales of her interviews. On May 29, Rwaramba announced that she was starting a charity to help — vaguely — people in need around the world. Presumably, whatever money she made from the interview would help launch World Accountability for Humanity, with offices in the center of high-priced Beverly Hills.
Rwaramba was fired by Jackson a few weeks before he died. She did several interviews with Barak, all showing her bitterness about the situation. In the process, she sold out her employer of 15 years. If Jackson had lived to see the interviews, he would have been devastated by this last act of disloyalty.
Pieces of the interviews are up on Barak’s website.
But now Rwaramba has had a change of heart. Since Jackson’s death she’s worked her way into his parents’ home in Encino, and re-enlisted herself as the nanny. She’s disavowed the Barak interviews, and, insiders say, convinced Katherine Jackson she was somehow used by Barak.
The reality, however, is that Barak now has international buyers for the full interview, and the whole thing will be shown on TV soon. Barak has never had trouble selling to American TV — her pieces have turned up on all three major networks and Fox — so the chances are we’ll be seeing it soon.
For Rwaramba, the truth of her complicity in Michael Jackson’s downfall should come as a shock to the Jackson family. As I reported here yesterday, plenty of witnesses saw that during the 2005 child molestation trial she had a cot at the foot of Michael’s bed in Neverland. There was also IV equipment in the room. Jackson appeared in court nearly every day to be out of it or stoned, certainly subdued. He was often late for court and twice went to the hospital instead of showing up.
By the way, on Barak’s website she’s placed an email message she received from Rwaramba after they completed their talks.
“Daphne, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I will say it again, Thank you from my heart. Am so humbled and greatful [sic] for the opportunity to get a way and breathe nd clear my mind. I count this as a blessing thank you. for allowing God to use you to bless me. This is an answer to my prays. I pray that god will show me a way to make you understand my gratetude.”