When it comes to chimpanzees, Jane Goodall is the world's leading authority.
So when she says that Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles was abused when under MJ's care, we believe her.
When leaving an event in D.C., Jane said that Bubbles was beaten and that she even once confronted MJ about it, but it only "ticked him off."
She didn't dive into specifics but this isn't the first time abuse has been alleged.
La Toya Jackson's ex hubby Jack Gordon apparently saw the abuse, saying:
"I saw Michael punch Bubbles, kick him in the stomach. Michael used to say, 'He doesn't feel it. He's a chimpanzee. I have to discipline him.'"
That's so awful!! And with what we know about MJ's past being abused by his father, we're not surprised, the cycle of violence continued until he was an adult.
People in MJ's corner obviously denied the alleged abuse.
Thankfully now Bubbles is happy and healthy at age 30, living out his life at a Florida animal sanctuary.
Thank goodness for that!
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