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La Toya Jackson sobs on TV over abusive marriage to manager

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Apr 14, 2013 | 6:27pm EDT

La Toya Jackson opened her new reality TV show with an emotional chat with best friend Kathy Hilton, in which she broke down in tears as she recalled her nightmare marriage to abusive manager Jack Gordon. Life with La Toya debuted on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network on Saturday (13Apr13) and the series began with a heart-to-heart with Paris Hilton's mum in a Los Angeles hotel suite. The socialite wanted to know why Jackson cut her off during her seven-year marriage to Gordon, who the singer divorced in 1997, prompting La Toya to open up about the extent of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. Hilton said, "I thought it was weird that you didn't call me," and Latoya responded, "I couldn't, Kathy. I couldn't say hello to my friends. I wasn't allowed to speak to people. He (Gordon) had total control of me... Kathy, you don't have a clue. "I would hear conversations and this person was gonna die and turn the TV on, the news, and this man fell off the building." Hilton comforted her pal as she sobbed openly, adding, "It was like (being) a Stepford Wife... and nobody got it."

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