Cause Vs Effect
This singer is permanently A list.
Long before she was a singer though, she was an actress.
An actress who was young.
She started off as a tween.
She doesn’t like to talk about those years.
The only thing she will ever say is she acted and what shows she was on.
Ask her what happened behind the scenes though and she won’t say a word.
I would argue that many of her choices to remain private and distant about her personal life stems from the time on those sets.
Two in particular stand out because they shared an executive producer.
This is a producer I have written about before who repeatedly se-xually assaulted a star of one of the shows.
He got her hooked on drugs so she would let him do things to her or have other people join in.
She was a zombie.
What I haven’t written about before is the long term molesting of the permanent A list singer which went on for almost five years.
What had been this bubbly lively personality became so shy and withdrawn that it always took multiple takes for her scenes because she was so quiet and so fearful for what would happen after the scenes were shot.
Because she had such a controlling monster as a parent, I wonder if she just accepted this controlling monster as her boss.
Singer: Janet Jackson
Parent: Joe Jackson
Shows: Good Times (1974 – 1979), Diff’rent Strokes (1980 – 1984)
Producer: Norman Lear
Tandem Productions, Inc.
Star: Dana Plato
Other show: Diff’rent Strokes