Jacko’s Men

Former Fox News columnist Roger Friedman reported in late March that Michael Jackson booted manager Tohme R. Tohme, and hired Leonard Rowe of Rowe Entertainment and dad Joe Jackson, based on a March 27 statement from Ladd Biro of Champion Management of Flower Mound, Texas.

Turns out the release, complete with perky comment allegedly from MJ about Rowe’s hiring, isn’t exactly on the level.

Friedman later reported that Jacko’s “current actual advisers and producers of his London shows” told him Rowe and Jackson Sr. aren’t in the picture and claimed producer AEG Live told Rowe to back off.

Rowe declined to comment.