Aug. 12, 2009 -- The book is not Jermaine's.
That's what those who know Jackson family are asserting after the blog ShowBiz411 published excerpts purportedly from a book proposal Jermaine Jackson wrote in 2003.
A source close to the Jackson family told ABCNews.com that the excerpts were not written by Jermaine. The source added that Jermaine's own Jackson family memoir remains unreleased because publishers said it "didn't have any dirt."
"My brother is a superstar, yes," reads an excerpt posted on ShowBiz411. "My brother is wealthy. He owns shares in Sony music. He drinks, he does drugs, he lies, he cheats, he changed his skin color and mostly, he's human. He attracts gay men and wards off women like the plague. ... He married a woman because she was pregnant and he was doing business with Muslims (which I am a Muslim) and Muslims won't do business with someone who is engaged in having children without being married."
ABC News also has obtained portions of the proposal posted on ShowBiz411.
ShowBiz411 claims Jermaine put together the proposal with Stacy Brown, a family friend and co-author of the 2005 book, "Michael Jackson: the Man Behind the Mask."
But another source close to the Jackson family said Brown can't be trusted.
"I know that what Stacy is saying is not true," the source told ABCNews.com. "He's just looking for another opportunity to promote himself. He's attaching himself to Jermaine because Jermaine has celebrity."
"None of it was written by Jermaine," the source continued. "Otherwise it would've gone to print because someone would have found it controversial enough to be in book form. But publishers rejected Jermaine's book because they said it wasn't meaty enough."
Laurie Liss, the literary agent who ShowBiz411 said shopped the proposal to several publishing houses, told ABC News the material online is nothing she has ever seen, pitched or represented. Stacy Brown did not respond to ABCNews.com's repeated requests for comment.
The book controversy has been brewing for years. In 2003, Jermaine Jackson appeared on "Larry King Live" and said he was working on a book called "Legacy: Surviving the Best and Worst," about his family growing up in Gary, Ind. Three years later, The New York Daily News reported that Jermaine Jackson had dished dirt about his family to Brown, who tape-recorded the gossip and planned to ghost-write the book.
After the Daily News' report came out in March 2006, Jermaine Jackson went back to Larry King and denounced the book as "lies." Brown retaliated by sending his tape-recordings of the older Jackson brother to a lawyer for review. At the time, Brown said Jermaine Jackson changed his tune because his pop icon brother caught wind of the project and wanted it stopped.
The latest twist in the book saga comes on the heels of Jermaine Jackson announcing a completely different project to honor the memory of Michael Jackson, who died June 25 -- a global tribute scheduled for Sept. 26 on grounds fitting for the late King of Pop: a 17th century palace in Vienna.
ABC News' Lisa Fletcher contributed to this report.