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BlackPrincess
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10:51 AM on 07/25/2012
Michael Jackson’s siblings are being viciously attacked when the MJ estate EXECUTORS are the problem.

Katherine Jackson did NOT trust the executors from the very beginning, apparently MJ didn't either.

HP commentator Knothare1230 shared the link below, read what Katherine Jackson said of the executors:

Michael Jackson’s Estate Teaches Important Planning Lessons

The Michael Jackson Estate has featured fireworks since very shortly after Michael died on June 25, 2009. His mother, Katherine Jackson, was not happy about non-family members, including attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, being named as executors of his estate. So she hired lawyers and challenged the executors in probate court. They fought … and fought … and fought...

[The Michael Jackson estate executors sues Jackson's Heal the World Foundation. Katherine Jackson attacks John Branca, executor/lawyer in a statement:]

"Mr. Branca was a man that my son was very worried about. Michael told me on more than once occasion that he did not like this man and did not trust him, he told me that John had stolen from him. This lawsuit is exactly the type of awful thing that Michael said he was capable of doing."

The estate’s lawyer called her statement “pathetic” and full of “lies”. Even Katherine’s own lawyer defended the executors, saying Katherine didn’t make those statements and wouldn’t say things like that about them. So what did Katherine do?

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http://www.financial-planning.com/blogs/michael-jackson-estate-planning-2672846-1.html
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rudewaitress
I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
10:47 AM on 07/25/2012
It wouldn't be out of the question to suggest that dysfunction runs in this family.
06:18 PM on 07/25/2012
So your family is perfect! stop judging!!!
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rudewaitress
I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
07:28 PM on 07/25/2012
Just the facts ma'am, nothing but the facts. Ask any alien.
10:40 AM on 07/25/2012
DISGRACEFUL conduct by the Jackson siblings. Hmm.. it seems that when MJ died, the estate was actually in the RED by about $500Million. Now that his estate is solvent, all of a sudden, there is a Challenge to the Will and all of a sudden, the SIBLINGS want to step in and control the kids. Where were they when their obviously aged mom was taking care of the 3 kids, loving them and helping them get past their grief? No where, b/c the $$ was not thought to be there. Now there is money, the concern is amped up. Janet being involved shocks me.

If she really believed the children and her mom were subject to misconduct and undue influence by the Executors, she should have gone to the courts. Not to the house to "manhandle" Paris. And little miss Paris is totally a slick-talking teen, but this method of bullying her and grabbing phones from her hands, reeks of Joe Jackson and how he raised the Jackson siblings.

So glad MJ is not here to see this. (although it would not be happening if he was alive). Miss MJ more and more.
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wkingsolomon77
01:02 PM on 07/25/2012
What are u talking about,janet purchased her mother a home in las vegas to get away and relax in .Her kids are ok and they treay her great,marlon is a great guy and is very nice and if you were to meet him u would agree with me,it was mike who caused the most stress in the entire family aand for years,this is what drugs will do
10:30 AM on 07/25/2012
i'm really liking paris for standing up against this goliath family. Mike raised her well to stand up for herself. My sympathies go out to these children who have lost their father and their mother has never been in the picture. they should be protected and not exploited ...
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NatTurner1
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10:23 AM on 07/25/2012
I think they should take all that money and put it in Swiss bank accounts or send it offshore to the Cayman Islands. That way, they don't have to pay as much taxes and they can still claim to believe in America. I mean, isnt that the American way?
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myj
12:43 PM on 07/25/2012
They should contact Bain?.... I think the money should be put into the family hand instead of two lawyers making themselves rich with Mike's money... 60% should be put away for the kids and the rest under Katherine's care.
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makemesmile
it makes you wonder
01:57 PM on 07/25/2012
Katherine should be given a monthly allowance for living expenses and nothing more.
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NatTurner1
Clinton 2016
02:23 PM on 07/25/2012
Amen
lurkinman
Clear thinking is best served non-partisan
10:22 AM on 07/25/2012
So, who's watching and feeding the kids?
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michelleobamaok
Tampa Crookpalooza 2012!
11:02 AM on 07/25/2012
I DON'T KNOW. Since they live in a dangerous ghetto, and nobody works, your guess is as good as mine.
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10:19 AM on 07/25/2012
Recently I was browsing the internet for Jackson stories and came across a picture of Michael’s son Blanket refusing to shake hands with Justin Bieber. I reviewed the video clip of the ceremony Bieber and the family attended and noticed Blanket standing at the front for the camera and continuously rubbing the palms of his hands on his pants. Blanket was not refusing to shake the Bieber’s hand because he was rude, but because he has sweaty palms. He was embarrassed about having wet clammy hands. The family should attend to the needs of Michael’s kids. It is kind of sad to see that kid having a nervous problem and no one pays attention. That problem could be solved. Michael’s solution was the best – keep them out of the public view. Those kids do not need to have every move and thought taken seriously.
10:15 AM on 07/25/2012
I wouldn't be surprised if they make their own TV reality show named "the Jackson Family Feud".
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PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
Your BELIEFS do not trump my RIGHTS...
10:02 AM on 07/25/2012
Because Michael in a moment of clarity made sure his children were the only ones provided for in his will, not his parasite family does not make the will "a fraud"

Sorry guys how's the "reunion tour" going?????
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10:40 AM on 07/25/2012
It is said to be a fraud because on the day Michael was said to sign it in LA he was out of town. That is what Randy has discovered. There is another will, but I hear his brothers and sisters are left out of that one also. It may not pass the mother's share on to his kids when she dies like this will.
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wkingsolomon77
01:04 PM on 07/25/2012
most drug addicts moments of clarity are not really clear,because if it was they would work on their addictions
09:57 AM on 07/25/2012
I will be honest. This story confuses me to no end. What has the estate done that wasn't in the best interests of Katherine and the children? What are the siblings looking for? Do they feel that they deserve some money and are they willing to cut what the children get so that they can get a piece of the pie? How is Katherine being manipulated? The estate is now solvent. Isn't that a good thing?

What do the siblings think that they are entitled to? What is their motivation in this? What do they feel was wrong/missing about the will? I mean, even if the will is fake, the family was well take care of (meaning his mother and children). So what is wrong with that? Most of his siblings live off Michael, so maybe he wanted people in charge of the estate that knew how to handle money.
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10:29 AM on 07/25/2012
Michael created a Michael Jackson Trust. All of his assets went into the trust. His will gave his mother and children part of the trust. After a 20 percent continuous charity dispersal each year the rest is divided between his children and mother. The executors determine like a corporation determines dividends how much is distributed to the mother each year. I know she got a 30 million receipt one year. The estate is worth over a billion and growing. When the mother dies her share of the trust will die with her. It cannot be passed on to her children. Michael's children inherit her share of the trust. So if she does not save what she gets as a yearly payment from the trust she may not have much to pass on to her kids. If the will is invalid the family can at least try to cut a new deal for the mother and maybe inherit some of Michael's real property.
11:53 AM on 07/25/2012
So in the end, it's not about Michael's children and his legacy. It is about Michaels siblings wanting a piece of the pie...even if it means getting their hands on what was left for Katherine?

If Michael didn't want his siblings or his father to have anything from his estate, why can't they just leave it at that? His mother and his children are cared for. In the event of his mothers passing, it goes to the children. Is the family saying that the mother isn't getting enough? Is Katherine the one with an issue, or is it just the kids?
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09:33 AM on 07/25/2012
Leeches, vultures, parasites, Jacksons.
10:24 AM on 07/25/2012
and YOU! Outsider looking in and don't know s@#$
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oneofeach4me
09:22 AM on 07/25/2012
I could understand thinking that the Will was a fake if the Executors had something in it for them, but most people know that Michael was not fond of his father. The closest people to him was his mother and his children. He probably wanted his mother to be the guardian of his children because he was concerned that greed would take over any of his siblings should they be put in that situation. Any and all money earned from MJ's estate BELONGS to his children rightfully. The rest of them... they should go make their own money. These kids are not babies anymore, and they are not going to take anything that's dished out to them. They KNOW they have the upper hand. So the other family members just need to stay out of it and leave these kids alone.
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myj
12:49 PM on 07/25/2012
They are paying themselves about 12 million/year... Yes, there is something for themselves
07:38 PM on 07/25/2012
Most people get paid doing a job. Managing this large of an estate and the contracts involved is not the same as going to H&R Block type business to have your taxes done by a nice HS graduate who did a two week video training seminar. When this much money is involved, lawyers will be part of the process. And the estate undergoes an audit that must be submitted to the courts for review. 12 million for a billion dollar plus estate that was seriously in debt seems like a lot to most of us but most of us don't have anything of this scale to manage for comparison.
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oneofeach4me
09:22 AM on 07/26/2012
Well of course they get paid.. they were his lawyers.  However, I just don't see MJ leaving anything to his father or his siblings.  Leaving everything to his kids and his mother seems right inline with his wishes. Something doesn't seem right here.. and taking Katherine away from the house and making sure she doesn't have contact with the kids for over a week... is a pure set up. They KNEW that going into court they would have to prove she was unfit to have her removed as the kids' guardian.  And the kids seem just fine. So what is the REAL issue?
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azmikede
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09:14 AM on 07/25/2012
Everyone in that Family wants a Piece of the New Cash Cow....Paris. Child Exploitation is Old Hat in That Family !
08:51 AM on 07/25/2012
They should all be ashamed of themselves...but that won't happen since they can't recognize what they are doing is wrong. Greed is the root of all evil.....and nothing good will come from this.
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makemesmile
it makes you wonder
02:04 PM on 07/25/2012
The "love" of money is the root of all evil.
03:26 PM on 07/25/2012
Thank you for the correction...got it. In this case, the Jackson family's greed is the root of all evil. And you'll notice I wasn't quoting ".......", merely stating my opinion.
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ethiopia1a
The COMMA Sutra,,,,making grammar sexy since 1875
08:35 AM on 07/25/2012
You go Paris. I wouldn't take that from Janet either. Paris may be young, but that girl has some spunk and fight in her. Go girl.
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myj
12:53 PM on 07/25/2012
You don't know what is going on... She need her family and a 14 years old child don't understand exactually what her grandmother is dealing with.... they need to fired those lawyers before there are nothing left for those kids....
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rascalmom
09:45 PM on 07/25/2012
Paris is a child, Janet is her loving aunt trying to guide her in the midst of all those real pimps who had everything to do with pimping her daddy and kept him hyped up to the point of death! I don't know your background but those of us who KNOW understand if her 48 year old aunt, whom by the way did not slap that child, had done so. Paris is going to have a hard road if she does not pay heed to the warnings of Janet who had to heal herself from the abuses of being in the limelight at a young age. Those kids should be in public school and made to work little jobs and/or volunteer with something that excites them. After graduating from high school it should be mandatory that they attend and graduate from some college. Mike, whom I love as an artist, it seems messed those kids up and then put them off on his elderly mom. We loved Mike, but never forget for the bulk of those kids lives he was wigged out on drugs and we have no clue what morals and values they got, if any.