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Jackson Lawyer -- Katherine Wants Custody

6/29/2009 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Jackson family lawyer strongly indicated Michael Jackson's mother wants custody of his three kids. Londell McMillan was on "Today" this morning -- where he said Michael's three children will most likely remain with his mother, Katherine, who currently has custody.

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McMillan said he hasn't heard that Debbie Rowe has an interest in undermining "the best interest of these children." But as we first reported, Rowe never gave up her parental rights and it's not about "best interest" -- under California law, Rowe could get custody for the asking unless there's proof it would be "detrimental" to the kids.

McMillan also addressed concerns over Dr. Conrad Murray -- saying the family is "troubled with the circumstances surrounding the death."

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just me    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7im37UtGHkA

While Michael is DEAD and in a COLD MORTUARY ...The Father is doing RED CARPETS saying he is fine...but the BIG NEWS IS HIS NEW RECORDING LABEL.... WATCH THIS ENTIRE CLIP
What an @$$HOLE THIS MAN IS.......

NOW I KNOW WHY MJ IS GONE

The Kids DO NOT BELONG WITH THIS MAN...THE KIDS WILL EN UP DEAD LIKE THEIR POOR FATHER

1852 days ago
2.

whatever    

Not only were they terrible parents. But at almost 80 years old, not good choices to parent three young children!

1852 days ago
3.

marie    

The Huffington Post has already reported in an exclusive interview with her that Rowe DOESN'T EVEN WANT the kids, so there's no battle after all....but I'm sure the media will find something else about the Jackson's to put on the front page..
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/28/debbie-rowe-michael-is-no_n_222027.html

1852 days ago
4.

balls    

balls

1852 days ago
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Justin is Calling    

Debbie Rowe should file for and get custody immediately.

Don't forget, even LaToya has stated that Michael abused children:

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-978759.html

1852 days ago
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Justin is Calling    

Ok Herabird, let that be an indicator for the future to you of the HuffingtonPost's accuracy.

Don't forget they were banning users for even mentioning that John Edwards had an affair.

If Debbie Rowe doesn't file for custody, the HuffingtonPost was right.

hahahaha.

1852 days ago
7.

Marci    

NO WAY SHOULD HIS PARENTS HAVE CUSTODY. NOT ONLY DID HIS FATHER ABUSE HIM, BUT HIS MOTHER KNEW ABOUT IT AND NEVER PROTECTED THE KIDS!

1852 days ago
8.

Anita    

Baloney!
Katherine does NOT have custody, the kids are just temporarily staying with her.
The Jackson clan is a manipulative bunch!

Where the kids go will be determined by the court, not by public opinion. There will be no jury trial, so the Jaksons are wasting their time with all their PR efforts.

It all depends on if the mother wants her kids and makes efforts to get them.
An 80year old woman is NOT the best choice for the kids.

1852 days ago
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Justin is Calling    

Lol. The Huffington Post says it so its true?

You've gotta be kidding me.

The National Enquirer is ten times as reliable as the Huffington Post.

1852 days ago
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Justin is Calling    

Herabird, you're an idiot. There is zero chance Debbie Rowe won't end up with the kids.

They're her kids! They're not Jackson's mom's kids, and they don't even share any DNA with the Jacksons.

1852 days ago
11.

KELC    

Debbie Rowe should get those children!! Katherine is too old and she already screwed up her own childrens lives! Go Debbie!!!

1852 days ago
12.

lindareena    

The problem with Katherine having custody of the kids means the kids will be subjected to Joe who abused Michael...maybe one of Michaels brothers or even Janet should take care of the kids

1852 days ago
13.

Wanda    

Someone should order DNA tests.... I bet none of those kids are MJ's biological children.

1852 days ago
14.

CW    

I saw the clip of Joe Jackson being interviwed by CNN. He is not at all upset about his son's death and PLUGS in his music company. It is outrageous!!!. Joe is trying to make money of Michael and he has not even been laid to rest yet.

1852 days ago
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Cali23    

Come on, for Jackson's parents it's all about keeping that money rolling in. Next they will pull out that the children need to be raised by them so they will retain thier heritage "african american". Of course MJ was african american but the kids are whiter than rice and blonde. Unless MJ raised them o know they were half african american they are going to be so confused and messed up as to knowing thier race it'll be sad.

And people always wondered why MJ wanted nothing to do with his father...HELLO...MJ isn't even in the ground and they are already working the gravey train for thier own interests and to keep hold of all the oney...god forbid the mother of the children even want to raise them. She had an agreement with MJ that she would give up her rights, a court ruled she could not...so she actually still retianed her rights under the law....the Jackson family can do nothing about that unless she goes to court and signs off on her rights again...my brther did the same thing, signed away his rights TWICE and the judge/court STILL told him he could come back anytime an petition for them back....in this case it is all ALL about the money.

1852 days ago
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