The Globe has printed an interview with Michael about his spider bite. In this article some letters of support were also included. We want to show you a selection of these letters here. Disclaimer: We at MJFC would like to emphasis that we do not endorse tabloids as a source of reliable information, but since Michael has decided to make these letters public in such a manner, it is our responsibility to you, the fans, to show them here.
Letter Of Support
by Elizabeth Taylor
December 19, 2002
My beloved Michael,
I saw all of the news on TV of you showing the baby -- I also saw the tight grip that you had under his armpits. The baby loves to be swung around, and I know you could see through the sheer part of the curtain. It's a game for him and I know why you covered his face. All celebrity kids are shielded from being recognized for an obvious reason -- they're under constant threat from would-be kidnappers. I went through it as a child actress, Michael, and I know you did, too.
Michael, I have never seen a better or more loving parent. You are bringing your children up with single-minded love and manage to gently discipline them, as well. I have never seen two better behaved or lovable children, (including my own).
You are an exemplary father. You would no more take a chance with your children's safety than fly to the moon. If people could only see you with the children, and the time you spend with them, and the love. Not just pretty clothes & gifts, but pure unconditional love. And they respond so completely in kind.
If only you would let people see the real you more, but I understand how shy you are and you understand also how shy I am, but we are both professionals. I did my best to keep my kids away from the public eye, and they have grown up so beautifully. I am so proud of them, and yours are kids I'm proud to know. They are beautiful inside and out, like you.
Don't ever let them get you down, Michael. You're loved by too many, especially this kid. I love you just as much as I always have and understand you just as much as I always have. Don't hide. You haven't done anything to be ashamed of. Be proud of how you are bringing up children. God knows I am.
I love you with all my heart, and because I know you so well, I will always understand where others may not. But you know something: Screw the others!
All my love,
Letter Of Support
by Gregory Peck
You are recognized as a great artist all over the world, but very few know you as a father. We have been close friends and have known you over twenty-five years. We have spent many times together with you, Prince, Paris and Prince Michael, who all play happily with our grandchildren. We and our children, who are of your generation, have always admired you as a loving and caring father. They love you and respect you. You raised them with gentleness and kindness and genuine concern for their well-being. Their joy and love are a reflection of your attention and love as a parent. Those who criticize and judge you should do well to look into their own family life. We have seen you countless times as an attentive and devoted father, and we join your many friends who stand beside you and your family now.
Veronique and Greg