In a GMA interview today, three of Michael Jackson's former bodyguards say he was a great father, who loved taking his kids through fast food drive-thrus and tried to shield them from tabloid headlines. As for those child-molestation accusations:
"Being a man… men know men… and we [were] around him long enough to know… he was a man," says Bill Whitfield. Mike Garcia and Javon "BJ" Beard agree that Michael was definitely not a pedophile and say he had, "desires of women like we do." In fact, Michael had at least two girlfriends. "In the cars that we had, we had a curtain that covered the back seat… you couldn't see in the back seat. They talked back there… they didn't do nothing out of bounds… you can hear the kissing," says Whitfield.
More of their interview airs tonight on Nightline and tomorrow on Good Morning America.
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