By Exclusive to Abramsreport.msnbc.com
updated 1/20/2004 5:37:45 PM ET 2004-01-20T22:37:45

The beautiful and quiet woman, who is the nanny for Michael Jackson’s three children, speaks out for the first time. Grace Rwarmba said while she mostly ignores what’s said in the media, she had to set the record straight on a couple of things.

MSNBC: There’s been a lot of talk about you in the media lately. What’s your reaction?Rwarmba: I’m flabbergasted. I cannot believe they are interested in me. Neither Michael nor I watch television because of the propaganda. The interest of the media in me is so displaced and potentially troubling. I will not allow the media to shape or mold my emotions with what is written and said about Michael and I.

MSNBC: What is it about you that you’d like people to know?
Rwarmba: If the media really wants to know who I am, why don’t they bring their cameras along with me to underdeveloped or third world countries where six-year-old children are living in the streets without parents. Or go with me where there are earthquake victims in the Middle East and where thousands are dying. Come go with me even closer to home to our emergency rooms in hospitals where hard working people are turned away just because they don’t have health insurance.

MSNBC: What about the non-stop reports that you introduced Michael Jackson to the Nation of Islam?
Rwarmba: Totally false. I did not introduce Michael to the Nation of Islam. In fact, Jermaine Jackson didn’t introduce them to Michael Jackson either.

MSNBC: Are you a Muslim?
Rwarmba: I have strong beliefs in God and have a keen interest in religion and am aware of my spirituality. I have studied the bible with (Jackson friend) Dr. Firpo Carr and Michael’s sister, Rebbie Jackson, and Dr. Carr and Rebbie Jackson are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

MSNBC: Why do you think Michael is again facing allegations of child abuse?
Rwarmba: Satan the Devil. He is behind all of this mess.

Stacy Brown, who offers analysis for MSNBC TV, is a Jackson family friend.

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