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http://www.celebuzz.com/2012-07-17/michael-jacksons-family-demands-estates-executors-resignation-effective-immediately-fake-flawed-and-fraudulent-exclusive/

Michael Jackson’s Family Demands Estate’s Executors Resignation, Effective Immediately: ‘Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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Michael Jackson‘s family has demanded the executors of their late brother’s estate resign effective immediately, confirms Celebuzz.

In a scathing letter — obtained exclusively by Celebuzz and signed by Michael’s sisters Janet, Rebbie and brothers Tito, Randy and Jermaine Jackson — the family maintains that executors John Branca and John McClain faked the King of Pop’s last Will and Testament prior to his untimely death on June 25, 2009.

“At the time we couldn’t possibly fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it’s Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent,” states the legal letter.

Received by Branca and McClain Tuesday, the Jackson family accuses the executors of falsifying a legal document in order to gain control of Michael’s estate against his wishes and using the court to seal any documents that might prove otherwise.

“Since the passing of Michael, our beloved brother, you have failed to perform your duties as executors of his estate, but what you have not failed at is taking advantage of a grieving mother, father and a grieving family,” says the Jackson’s letter. ”Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of you and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter.”

The letter from the family also goes on to point out numerous inconsistencies, as well as alleged missing pages of Michael Jackson’s will.

“John Branca, when we called you regarding the Will you didn’t want to interrupt your vacation,” the family contends.”You said you wouldn’t return for four days, at which time you presented to our family an incomplete Will.”

“The Will that you presented did not have our brother’s signature on it, nor did it have a signature page attached to it. When asked about the missing signature page, John Branca replied, ‘it was on its way, and you were having just a little problem finding it.’”

“Amongst many other inconsistencies in the Will, there is also a conflict around Michael’s location on the day he supposedly signed the Will, July 7, 2002. We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date of his signature reflected in the Will at-hand.”

The Jacksons also threaten to escalate their claims to police for investigation of “potential criminal misconduct,” as well as having law firm Baker Hosteller launch legal action against the pair.

“We are going to take every appropriate action to seek justice and to see to it that the truth be known,” the letter states.

“You’ve dishonored everything that our brother Michael stood for. Your greed and hasty business decisions have shown that you have no regard for the preservation of his legacy, nor the quality of work that he exemplified.”

The Jacksons accuse the executors of robbing Michael’s children, Prince Michael Jr, 15, Paris, 14 and Prince Michael II “Blanket,“ 10, and his mother, Katherine Jenkins, of rightful inheritances by increasing the percentage of the gross income the executors receive from the estate, as well as mismanaging projects the estate undertakes.

“Tragically your deceitful actions abrogate our brother’s hopes and dreams for the lives of his children, family and legacy,” the letter states.

Additionally, the family accuses executors Branca and McCalin of manipulating the court system during Michael’s mother’s wrongful death lawsuit against AEG, the entertainment company behind the star’s final tour.

The Jacksons say the company is using “heinous and heartless threats” against Jackson’s 82-year-old mother — who they reveal recently had a “mini-stroke” — to call off the suit.

“AEG has been very vocal about how they are going to destroy her and her family publicly and blame her for Michael’s death,” the family says.

“However, you did not hesitate writing a letter to Judge Palazuelos presiding over the AEG wrongful death case, wherein, you asked the judge to keep ALL documents handed over by AEG for discovery under court seal, clearly protecting AEG, but not protecting our mother nor our niece and nephews Paris, Prince and Blanket,” the letter contends.

“Who are you working for? What is it that you don’t want to be known?”

“We know there is most certainly a conspiracy surrounding our brother’s death and now coarse manipulation and fear are being used to cover it up.”

The family state in no uncertain terms they will stand united to ensure the executors step down:

“THIS HAS TO STOP NOW; NO MORE!! You will not succeed. John Branca, after our brother passed, you said to our mother, ‘I AM MICHAEL JACKSON NOW.’ How dare you. Make no mistake, Mr. Branca, before we hit the stage, were a family and still to this day we are a family.”

Noticeably missing from the group of signatures, however, are Michael’s other siblings Jackie, Marlon and his outspoken sister LaToya Jackson.

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Yes, the letter is authentic.

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We ask that everyone respects that this is a serious matter that will be handled by the proper authorities.

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STATEMENT FROM MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE ATTORNEYS:

Recently, a letter was posted online from some of Michael Jackson's siblings, whom Michael chose not to name in his will, questioning the document’s validity and the naming of John Branca and John McClain as his Executors. Here is a statement from attorneys for the Estate in response to the online posting:

Any doubts about the validity of Michael’s will and his selection of Executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court.

Under the supervision of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, Co-Executors John Branca and John McClain have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties as well as their obligation to Michael to make sure that his Estate benefits the only family members he named in his will – his mother and his three children.

We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael’s family, whom he chose to leave out of his will. We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate’s finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael’s fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/trialandheirs/2012/07/18/michael-jacksons-siblings-promise-new-fight-over-his-estate/

7/18/2012 @ 2:01PM
Michael Jackson's Siblings Promise New Fight Over His Estate


Michael Jackson’s estate faced a tumultuous beginning three years ago after he unexpectedly died.  First his mother, Katherine, and then his father, Joe, filed challenges against the executors of his Estate, John Branca and John McClain.   Katherine backed off her attack and Joe’s case was thrown out of court.

Since then, the Estate has been relatively peaceful, at least on the surface.  Branca and McClain have led the Estate from a debt-ridden start to enormous profits.  They began around $500 million in the red when the King of Pop died.  Three years later, the Estate reported $475 million in profits.

Of course, Branca and McClain have enjoyed a huge financial windfall from this as well.  They have a special arrangement, blessed by the probate judge who oversees the estate, allowing them to earn 10% from most deals they cut for the Estate.  Branca and McClain are now facing a new attack over their earnings … and that’s just the beginning.

Several of Michael’s brothers and sisters — including Janet, Randy, Tito and Jermaine — signed a letter that they sent to Branca and McClain accusing the pair of fraud, forgery, exploitation and abuse.  The letter was published on a celebrity gossip website yesterday.

In it, Jackson’s siblings claim his July 7, 2002 will was “Fake.  Flawed and Fraudulent.”  They say Michael was not in Los Angeles that day and couldn’t have signed the will.  The letter also says that Michael told them in the months leading up to his death that he despised the pair and didn’t want them to have anything to do with his life or estate.

But that’s not all.  The letter states that Branca and McClain lied and took advantage of their 82-year old mother, managing to get her to agree to increases in their percentage fees from the gross income of the estate.  They claim to be considering retaining a well-respected law firm, Baker Hostetler, who advised them of potential criminal misconduct by the executors.  They promise legal action in the weeks to come.

Branca and McClain released a prompt statement refuting the allegations.  They deny that the will or their actions have been fraudulent and point out that three separate courts have rejected a challenge to the will.  The executors say the courts laid to rest any doubts as to the will’s validity.  They lament that the accusations have been brought in the midst of their remarkable progress in securing the financial future of Michael’s children.  Branca and McClain say they have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties.  They decry the Jackson siblings “false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories”.

So, yes, it looks like the fighting over Michael’s Estate may soon return to court.  If so, it will likely be a short-lived battle.  The reason that Joe Jackson lost his legal challenges is because he is not a beneficiary and lacks legal “standing.”  Because he would not benefit from the estate, he could not challenge the executors.  Michael’s siblings will have the same problem if they try to bring suit.

However, this raises an interesting point regarding the executor’s statement.  Because Joe did not have standing to bring his challenge to court, and because Katherine withdrew her claim before it was ruled on, no judge has ever decided the issue of whether Michael’s will was valid or not.  In other words, Branca and McClain’s statement in response to the Jackson siblings’ letter was somewhat misleading.

At this point, unless Katherine reverses course and brings a formal will challenge (which is likely too late at this point), no court of law will resolve the question of whether the will was validly signed anytime soon.  The Jackson siblings say that their mother, who is 82 and recently had a mini-stroke, is afraid to challenge the will in court.  If that is the case, that type of claim could only proceed if brought by Michael’s children.  Once they each turn 18, any of his children will have the legal right to challenge the will and the actions taken by the executors.  Michael’s son Prince is 15 years old.

It’s interesting that the Jackson siblings focus on Michael’s will and do not mention his trust.  Michael also had a trust, along with his will, but interestingly, the trust was dated a few months before the will.  The will provides that Michael’s assets are to be distributed to his trust, and from there to Katherine, his children, and charity.   But the entire document is far from the quality one would expect from any experienced estate planning attorney.  Usually, wills and trusts of this nature are prepared and signed together.  And estate planning documents prepared for someone of Michael’s wealth and status are almost always much more comprehensive and well-planned than Michael’s will and trust.

Does that mean that the Jackson siblings’ allegations of fraud and conspiracy are true?  No; that remains to be seen.  But certainly there are a number of questions that would be very interesting to see explored through a lawsuit brought by people who actually do have proper legal standing.  It may be that there are legitimate explanations for the question raised by the Jackson family.  Perhaps someday it will all play out in court.

The reality is many people in our country fall victim to abuses through coercive changes to wills and trusts — even for people of modest wealth.  Too many people see the elderly or others who have medical conditions as easy-prey, and lawsuits to challenge invalid wills and trusts are often complicated and expensive.  Anyone who thinks they have a loved one who was taken advantage of in a way that led to a will or trust that wasn’t what they really wanted should consult with an experienced probate litigation attorney before it’s too late, to learn what legal rights they have.

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http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/18/showbiz/jackson-estate-dispute/index.html

Michael Jackson's siblings attack estate executors
By Alan Duke, CNN
July 18, 2012 -- Updated 1848 GMT (0248 HKT)


Los Angeles (CNN) -- Janet Jackson and four of her siblings sent a scathing letter to the men who control Michael Jackson's estate, accusing them of fraud and of abusing their mother.

"THIS HAS TO STOP NOW: NO MORE!!" the Jackson siblings wrote in the letter obtained by CNN.

Relations between the Jackson family and executors John Branca and John McClain have been strained for most of the three years since Michael Jackson's sudden death from an overdose of an anesthetic used as a sleep aid.

The letter mostly repeats allegations made by family members, but it also threatens new legal action against Branca, an entertainment lawyer, and McClain, a music executive, who worked with Jackson at several points in his career.

"We know there is most certainly a conspiracy surrounding our brother's death and now coarse manipulation and fear are being used to cover it up," they wrote. "Your heartless pursuit of wealth, fame and power is at the expense of our family, whose deepest desire it to give to the world a gift of hope, love and unity through our music."

It was signed by Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Rebbie Jackson. Jackie, Marlon and La Toya Jackson did not sign it, nor did parents Joe and Katherine Jackson.

"We are saddened that false and defamatory accusations grounded in stale Internet conspiracy theories are now being made by certain members of Michael's family whom he chose to leave out of his will," estate spokesman Jim Bates said in a statement to CNN. "We are especially disheartened that they come at a time when remarkable progress has been made to secure the financial future of his children by turning around the Estate's finances as well as during a time when so many of Michael's fans, old and new, are enjoying his artistry through exciting new projects."

The will, which was validated in probate court in the months after Jackson's June 25, 2009, death, put all of Jackson's assets into a trust that benefited his mother, Katherine; his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket; and charities. Branca and McClain were named as executors.
The signature page indicated that Michael Jackson signed the will in Los Angeles on July 7, 2002, on which date the Jacksons say he was in New York.

The siblings' letter charged that "without question, it's Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent."

"According to what is witnessed in the document, it is impossible and illogical that he could have been in two places at one time," the letter said. "We have evidence that undoubtedly supports and proves that Michael was absolutely not in Los Angeles, California, on the date his signature reflected in the will at hand."

They also questioned why their brother would name as executors someone he disliked.

"Our brother told us, in no uncertain terms and without hesitation in the months prior to his death, that he despised both of you and that he did not want either of you to have anything to do with his life or estate for that matter," the letter said. "We know that and you know that."

Courts have already settled the matter, the estate spokesman said.

"Any doubts about the validity of Michael's will and his selection of Executors were thoroughly and completely debunked two years ago when a challenge was rejected by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Court of Appeals and, finally, the California Supreme Court," Bates said.

The Jackson brothers and sisters also accuse Branca and McClain of abusing their 82-year-old mother through lies and manipulations.

"Your actions are affecting her health, and on top of that, we've just found out she recently had a mini-stroke. Please understand, she's not equipped to handle the stress load you are putting on her," her children said. "She feels, as she has said, 'I'm stuck in the middle.' She too knows and acknowledges the will was forged. She wants to do the right thing, and move in the direction of justice for her son and family, yet she fears the POWERS THAT BE."

Katherine Jackson's lawyer Perry Sanders disputed that she was in poor health.

"Mrs. Jackson is extremely lucid and does a great job caring for Michael's children," Sanders said Wednesday.
The siblings also attacked Sanders, Katherine Jackson's manager Lowell Henry and adviser Trent Jackson for discouraging her from joining their challenge of the will's validity.

"Instead, her so-called advisers are convincing her to let them negotiate 'deals' with Branca and McClain on her behalf, or is it on the behalf of all of you," they wrote. "Her advisors' loyalty seems to be skewed by the percentage you offer them, preventing them from advising her properly."

Sanders responded that he's always been available "to speak with or meet with any of Mrs. Jackson's children to answer any questions they might have. It is unfortunate that they haven't taken me up on the offer."

"Anyone who actually knows me knows my only loyalty in this matter is to Mrs. Jackson, and the public record of my success for her speaks for itself," Sanders said. He pointed to success in paying off her $14 million civil court judgment to a South Korean company, convincing the estate not to sell the family's Hayvenhurst mansion and "helping get her family allowance increased almost tenfold, to name a few."
The siblings' letter told the executors they've "dishonored everything our brother stood for."

"Your greed and hasty business decisions have shown that you have no regard for the preservation of his legacy, nor the quality of work that he exemplified, they said. "You have disrespected our parents and family too many times. We do not respect you as executors, and we don't respect the projects and choices you've made, nor do we appreciate the public perception that the Jackson family is behind all of this, exploiting Michael our brother for financial gain, when it's the two of you and your affiliates who do so."

Finally, the five Jacksons wrote that they would "take every appropriate action to seek justice and to see to it that the truth be known."
"Be informed, we are considering retaining a law firm, Baker Hostetler, who have advised us on the potential criminal misconduct in your actions. We will hand this over to proper authorities," they wrote.

Bates said the executors "have diligently carried out their fiduciary duties as well as their obligation to Michael to make sure that his Estate benefits the only family members he named in his will, his mother and his three children."

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All this is just unbelievable. No wonder poor Michael could never trust a soul.

And what is it all about again...... but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  It stinks.

Thanks for the info, Moon, interesting.

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LIVE TWEETING BY @sanemjfan  WATCHING  Jane Velez-Mitchell ON HLN (USA TV PROGRAM)

it's on now! JVM is making it look like Paris vs. Randy, and showed them with boxing gloves. Classless!

Alan Duke is on the JVM show right now. He says that there is a "complex family dynamic" and the kids must sort through it, just as MJ did

MJ dealt wih the "family dynamic" by WRITING THOSE FAMILY MEMBERS OUT OF THE WILL, according to Duke. Paris is UPSET about the rumor about

Katherine having a stroke. Rebbie took Katherine to Tuscon for a vacation, and Paris was upset because she tried to call Katherine and was

unable to reach her. According to Duke's source, Katherine did NOT have a mini stroke and is on vacation in Tuscon.

Paris had been unable to reach Katherine to confirm the rumor of the mini stroke, and that is why she was so upset a few days ago

Just went to commercial break

now Jen Hager from radar Online is talking about Janet Jackson's involvment with the letter!

Hager is talking about the numerous errors in the letter: Tito's misspelled name, etc. She doesn't know WHO wrote it, and WHY it was written

Hager asks "Why now?" the statute of limitations to contest the will has already expired

Randy Jackson put KJ up to filing the lawsuit, KJ has been deposed several times and it has been grueling for her!

ok, the show's over now. She had 2 very short segments with Alan Duke and Jen Hager from Radar Online. Check their FB pages for more info!

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http://m.tmz.com/article_head.ftl?id=http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/19/randy-jermaine-jackson-hatch-plot-get-michael-jackson-money-allegation/

http://m.tmz.com/article_head.ftl?id=http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/19/randy-jermaine-jackson-hatch-plot-get-michael-jackson-money-allegation/

EXCLUSIVE: Randy, Jermaine Jackson Hatch Plot to Get Michael Jackson's Money -- Allegation
Jul 20, 12:50 AM
posted by TMZ staff


Randy and Jermaine Jackson are trying to get at Michael Jackson's money, by hatching a sinister plot involving Katherine Jackson ... so claim sources connected with the Michael Jackson Estate.Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie Jackson all signed a letter, demanding that the Executors of the MJ Estate step down, claiming the executors are failing so badly, the stress caused Katherine to suffer a stroke.Sources connected with the Estate are now lashing back, telling TMZ they believe Randy and Jermaine (they are not including the others) are strapped for cash and know when Katherine dies there is no way they can get their hands on a penny of MJ's fortune -- that's because all of the money goes to charity and in trust for Michael's 3 kids.Our sources believe ... Randy and Jermaine are trying to make it appear that Katherine is infirm and may need a conservatorship.  And the sources further believe Randy and Jermaine will try and get themselves appointed as her conservators, which would give them access to more than $70,000 a month.We know Katherine's people have denied she had a stroke.  As for the Estate failing miserably, it seems like bad timing, because new court docs just revealed the Estate has grossed nearly half a billion dollars, wiping out MJ's massive debt.Calls to Randy and Jermaine have not been returned.

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http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/07/katherine-jackson-blindsided-her-childrens-letter-michael-jacksons-executors

Katherine Jackson 'Blindsided' By Her Children's Letter To Michael Jackson's Executors
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 @ 04:30AM
 

Katherine Jackson was blindsided by news a letter had been written by several of her children to the executors of Michael Jackson's estate, demanding their resignation, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

As we previously reported, several media outlets obtained a letter allegedly from Janet, Rebie, Tito, Randy, and Jermaine Jackson demanding that the Jackson Estate executors John Branca and John McClain resign immediately because they (the Jackson siblings) believe that the late singer's will was a fake. This comes after three failed legal challenges in the matter already. The letter also alleged that Katherine Jackson was in bad health and had recently suffered a mini-stroke. Katherine's lawyer told CNN she is in good health and did not suffer a mini-stroke.

Katherine "had absolutely NO idea that her children had written to the executors of Michael's estate. Katherine was extremely upset because this isn't something that she would ever authorize or support, period. Katherine has no issues with the executors, and she is satisfied with the work that John Branca and John McClain are doing. Katherine is extremely upset with her children for writing the letter, and is extremely disappointed that the letter was made public," a source close to the matriarch of the Jackson family tells us.

On Wednesday, Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, put her aunts and uncles on notice and said on Twitter that she will, "defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members. I am going to clarify right now that what has been said about my grandmother is a rumor and nothing has happened, she is completely fine. I will defend my beloved family member with all I have, even if it means from other family members."

According to our sources, the letter was written because "the wrongful death lawsuit that Katherine Jackson was pressured into filing against AEG for the wrongful death of Michael is turning into a disaster. Katherine has been deposed, and it was a grueling process, and it's very taxing on her. The Jackson siblings wrote this letter, even though there have been three failed challenges of the will, and the statute of limitations to contest the will has expired to try and get money from Michael's estate. Make no mistake, this is all about money. There is a very good reason why Michael intentionally left his siblings and his father out of the will. Michael's will was very clear, and the beneficiaries are his three children and Katherine. Period. End of story. The Jackson siblings have no legal recourse as far as the will is considered and the person responsible for Michael's death is behind bars, Dr. Conrad Murray," the insider revealed.

At the time of Michael Jackson's death he was over $500 million dollars in debt. Recent court documents filed by the executors state that the estate has a gross earnings of $475 million dollars, and the outstanding debt will soon be whittled down to nothing in the very near future. "Michael Jackson's legacy and the financial legacy has been single-handedly resurrected by John Branca and John McClain, and the lucrative deals they have made for the estate. Many people said that Michael was naive when it came to business, yes, he spent money he didn't have, but the smartest thing he ever did, besides buying the Beatle's record catalogue, was to appoint John Branca and John McClain as the executors. Michael trusted those two men and respected them as human beings. He knew they would always do the right thing, and they have. They have carried out his wishes to the letter,' the source said.

Katherine has requested "increases in her monthly allowance for expenses, and the Estate has never opposed that, and it has always been granted. The only thing Katherine's children are doing now is causing her more stress than she needs. Katherine has an excellent lawyer who looks out for her best interests," the insider stated.

Whenever the executors are about to sign a new contract on behalf of the estate, "the lawyers submit it to the judge for his review. Almost all of the deals are approved by the judge, even though the Estate often isn't required to get approval. There has been absolute transparency in all of the business deals that the executors have made, as well as the debts that have been paid off," the source said.

 

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http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/19/randy-jermaine-jackson-hatch-plot-get-michael-jackson-money-allegation/

RANDY, JERMAINE JACKSON Plot to Get MJ's $$$ ...
Allegedly
7/20/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


UPDATE
Jermaine Jackson has released a statement, through a rep, saying, "I note that this 'story' comes from 'sources close to the Estate'. It, therefore, does not surprise me that such a wildly false claim is being invented, presumably to deflect attention away from this family's very real concerns about the Estate."

The statement continues, "This claim is as far-fetched as it is untrue, but such are the anti-Jackson falsehoods we have come to expect from 'sources close to the Estate.'"

"I will reiterate that this family's first and foremost concern is our mother's health, welfare and well-being. Nothing else."

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Q & A WITH Jen Hutton Heger, the managing editor at Radar On LIne https://www.facebook.com/groups/324254322849/

 Do the children (PPB) still have a "guardian ad litem"?It certainly seems as though it would be in their best interest to have one at a time when their own extended family members appear to be attempting to sway their grandmother's opinion. I am concerned that there is an objective third party who is legally able to defend the children's interest while all of this is taking place
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YES-KIDS STILL HAVE GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Since the Will was deemed valid... Is there anyway the other family members, not mentioned in the will, can get the executors to step down? and do these family members have any legal rights at all???
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NOTHING FAMILY CAN DO TO ASK EXECUTORS TO STEP DOWN & THE JOHN'S WOULDN'T DO ANYWAY. FAMILY HAS NO LEGAL RECOURSE AS FAR AS MAKING ANY CLAIMS OF MJ'S ESTATE.

What makes the "family" think that the will is unvalide? Because Michael didn't leave them any money? I can see Michael feeling that his sibs are all adults and need to support themselves.
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MJ'S SIBLINGS LETTER THIS WEEK TO EXECUTORS IS ALL ABOUT $$$ :( SADLY.

Was Mrs. Katherine hospitalized from giving a deposition?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NO

do we know who was the author of that letter-
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NOT DEFINITIVELY. I'M TOLD THIS IS BEING DRIVEN MAINLY BY JERMAINE & RANDY.

I am curious as to the legality of the letter that was leaked to the media from the member of the family involved since it appeared poorly constructed and was full of errors etc.
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
EXCELLENT QUESTION--LETTER HAS NO LEGAL STANDING WHATSOEVER.

are all signatures real?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
APPEARS LIKELY SINCE JANET, RANDY, JERMAINE TWEETED IT WAS AUTHENTIC. ETC.

.do you have a copy of the document?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NO, BUT HAVE READ IT ONLINE FROM THE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS THAT PUBLISHED IT.

What is behind the timing of this letter, was the Estate notified before it was sent to the media?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NO, NOR WAS THE ESTATE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND BEFORE PUBLISHED. SOURCES CLOSE TO EXECUTORS WERE BAFFLED BY THE TIMING & THE CONTENTS OF THE LETTER.

do you know why Katherine was taken to AZ?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
TO GET HER OUT OF TOWN WHEN THIS LETTER WAS "LEAKED" TO THE MEDIA

Jen Hutton Heger ‎
WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MEDIA TO FULLY VET A STORY BEFORE GOING WITH IT. THAT LETTER CONTAINED NO NEW INFORMATION, AND HAS NO LEGAL STANDING. ALL IT DID WAS UPSET MJ'S CHILDREN, AND CAUSE MORE STRESS TO THOSE CHILDREN. IF YOU ARE GOING TO PUBLISH THAT LETTER, YOU NEED TO AT LEAST BE FAIR AND GET RESPONSE FROM ESTATE.

Where are you getting your info from?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
SOURCES VERY CLOSE TO THE SITUATION.

Considering Paris's involvement yesterday, has she been able to talk to Katherine?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NO, NOT YET. MRS. J IS STILL OUT OF TOWN AT THE SPA.

Who is with the kids?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
THEIR NANNY

Do you think this is part of a larger plan to get Katherine deemed unfit being their guardian, so they can get access to the money via guardianship? and if so what is that likelihood?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
YES. BUT THE ESTATE WOULD ABSOLUTELY OPPOSE THE MRS J'S CHILDREN BEING GIVEN CONSVERATORSHIP OF HER BUSINESS & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS. THEY WOULD WANT AN INDEPENDENT PERSON APPOINTED, BUT THAT ISN'T IN PLAY NOW AS SHE IS IN GOOD HEALTH (FOR SOMEONE HER AGE)

It was reported Janet was with Katherine, pics have surfaced from Italy with her vacationing with her boyfriend..do we know is Katherine alone?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
NO, NOT ALONE. REBY IS MOST LIKELY WITH HER.

does the Estate have any recourse to the continued harassment by the Jackson's?
Jen Hutton Heger ‎
YES:) THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY AT THIS POINT.

Jen Hutton Heger
LET ME ALSO SAY THIS -- THE LETTERS THE MJ FANS HAVE WRITTEN IN SUPPORT OF THE EXECUTORS & AGAINST THE SIBLINGS HAVE BEEN READ BY THEM. THEY ARE VERY, VERY APPRECIATIVE OF IT. THE EXECUTORS ARE COMMITTED TO HONORING MJ'S WISHES, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN & MRS. J.

the Estate has seen the letter written by MJJC?
Jen Hutton Heger
YES, YES, YES

What do you think the next step will be for all parties involved?
Jen Hutton Heger
GOOD QUESTION, YOU CAN NEVER PREDICT WHAT THE JACKSON FAMILY WILL DO/SAY/CLAIM - I'M REFERRING TO MJ'S SIBLINGS.

Any idea where Michael's siblings would be able to come up with the sort of funds necessary to fight the estate?
Jen Hutton Heger
EVEN IF THEY HAD THE MONEY, THERE IS NO FIGHT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T CONTEST BECAUSE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO DO SO HAS PASSED.

Do you think we'll see a statement from Katherine about the letter by her kids?
Jen Hutton Heger
 I SINCERELY DOUBT IT AS SHE LOATHES HAVING THIS DRAMA PLAY OUT IN THE PRESS.

Diana Ross still involved with the kids, she was Michael wish to tke care of the kids after his mother...?
Jen Hutton Heger
YES, MS. ROSS IS.

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thank you, moon, for the continuous updates.  regarding what Mr Bates said in one of the articles here, it's true that the challenge to the will was rejected by the courts in 09, i think, but that's only because Joe Jackson filed it and he had no legal standing to challenge the will because his name wasn't in the will at all.

still, i think it's a given that the courts found the will to be valid because they have allowed its execution, which has been going on for 3 years now.

don't know about statute of limitations, but someone in the past said 4 years is not unrealistic. maybe it depends on the state? dunno.

why 3 years later? did they suddenly discover new information? Jermaine was at Larry King one time talking about the will being valid and that he was happy with Branca and McClain as executors. he also said something like respecting this will is following Michael's wishes....what happened to all that?

and supposing the will is found to be fake, what happens to the Estate's earnings of $475M in 3 years? what happens to all the debts that have been cleared?

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your welcome Steady

I guess thats the question on everyone's mind, WHY NOW? Is it cos they know Katherine's health may be failing and they want contingency plans put in place, ie to get her money allowance from The Estate???

QUOTES FROM JERMAINE SPEAKING TO LARRY KING IN AUGUST 2009



Jermaine Jackson: “Yes, Larry, the — there are — well, Joel — Joel Katz is the co-counsel and John Branca and also John MacLean (ph). These are people that we’ve known for many, many years. And they’re doing an incredible job. They’ve raised a lot of money — close to $100 million — for the estate. They’re following out Michael’s wishes accordingly.And I just said, and I’ll say it again, anyone that’s trying to contest the will is going against Michael’s wishes.”

I am seeing on twitter, from people who have read Jermaine's book, that in the book he denies praising The Estate. I don't know if this is accurate as I haven't read the book, but its just another interesting turn.

Also the fact that Jermaine is damning all the tabloid speculation about this current matter, yet it was his brother Randy who started this current mess by releasing that letter to a tabloid site.


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via Ethemer Jackson: A Detailed explanation of Michael's will and trust in the event of Katherine's death.

Michael's will and trust specifically state what happens to the money upon Katherine's death, and he did name family members as contingent beneficiaries, but not only his 3 cousins and 3 nephews - NONE of his siblings are to receive anything. Here's how Michael wanted his money distributed upon his death. After 20% goes to charity, and after taxes are paid, the remaining assets and income are split between Katherine and the children - 50% goes to the Children's Trust and 50% goes into the Katherine Jackson Trust. From her trust, Katherine receives distributions, at the executors' discretion, for her care, support, and comfort for the rest of her life. Upon her death, anything in the Katherine Jackson Trust reverts to the Children's Trust. The MJ's Children's Trust is divided equally among his children and distributed to each in installments at ages 21, 30, 35 and 40. He included provisions for early distributions for special circumstances, such as starting a business or buying a home, etc. If any of Michael's children should die, that deceased child's share would go to his/her own children, Michael's grandchildren. If none of Michael's children or grandchildren survive, the assets and income of the MJ's Children's Trust goes to The MJ's Relatives Trust. Here is where he names other family members, his 3 cousins and 3 nephews. They get anything that is left all after Katherine, Prince, Paris, Blanket and any grandchildren die. I'm sure Katherine has her own assets (which surely came from Michael while he was living) that she can distribute in her will any way she wishes.

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