Jack Gordon

Born Nov 10, 1939

Jack Leon Gordon was the former manager and husband of singer La Toya Jackson.

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  • Watch: La Toya Makes Shocking Bedroom Confession About Ex Husband
    Huffington Post - Jun 21, 2013
  • Watch: Single Since 1996?!
    Huffington Post - Apr 26, 2013
  • Watch: La Toya Jackson Details Ex's Abuse
    Huffington Post - Apr 24, 2013
  • Watch: La Toya Says Ex Husband 'abusive,' Had 'strong Ties... To The Mafia'
    Huffington Post - Apr 17, 2013


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1939 Birth Born in 1939.


1978 39 Years Old In 1978, Jack Gordon offered $12,000 to then-chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission Harry Reid to approve two new, carnival-like gaming devices (Flip-A-Winna and Penny Falls) for casino use. … Read More


1979 40 Years Old Gordon was convicted in federal court in 1979 and sentenced to six months in prison.
1981 42 Years Old In 1981, Reid's wife found a bomb attached to one of their cars, a bomb Reid suspects was placed by Gordon. … Read More
1983 44 Years Old Jack Leon Gordon was born in Springfield, Illinois, to Abraham Gordon, a Jewish Russian immigrant, and Faye Stein, an Illinois native of Jewish heritage. While some sources cite Gordon's birthplace as Springfield, Illinois, he claimed Las Vegas as his birthplace in 1983 when he changed his name in 1981 to Samuel Isaac Gordon. … Read More


1989 50 Years Old He married her in Reno, Nevada on September 5, 1989, claiming that it was for her own protection against kidnapping by the Jackson family. … Read More
1993 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, in their New York home, Gordon allegedly beat La Toya repeatedly with a heavy brass dining room chair, leaving Jackson with contusions on her face, arms, legs and back in addition to a black eye, lip and chin swollen to "the size of a clenched fist," requiring 12 stitches in her mouth. … Read More
1994 55 Years Old FBI wiretaps in 1994, linked Gordon to Genovese crime family member James "Little Jimmy" Ida. … Read More


1999 60 Years Old In 1999, Gordon claimed that Paula Jones, a pivotal figure in the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, had confided in him that Clinton had not sexually harassed her as she originally claimed. … Read More
2002 63 Years Old …  In 2002, Gordon did interviews advertising his tell-all book of the Jackson family entitled The Jackson Family: The True Story Of The Most Powerful Family In The Music Industry. … Read More
2005 66 Years Old Died in 2005.
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