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Michael Jackson's Will Surfaces

6/29/2009 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe've learned Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the singer's will and he intends to file it with the court.

We're told the Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will in attorney John Branca's possession. It's unclear how many wills Jackson made but Branca believes it's the most current.

Branca has a long history with Jackson. In 1985, Branca brokered the deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006 but the singer hired him back just three weeks ago.

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76.

sickened!!!!    

All of you people talking about how Debbie Rowe should "step up". Dont you think that after 10 YEARS of having NO CONTACT with her children it would be a bit late to "step up" now. These are children people. They need guidance, love, friendship, and need to be taught FAMILY values. Now how do you think they will get any of those things by going and living with a woman who thinks its ok to have children and then just sell them. Michael Jackson was all about kids, so do you really think he would want his kids raised by a "mother" who wanted NOTHING to do with her kids as long as the $ kept coming to her. Hell I would luv for my husband and I to adopt those kids......The jackson family could keep all his $, just give them kids to us. Hell we are not perfect in ANY sense of the word but at least they would have a better chance at a normal life................

1920 days ago
77.

LK    

To all of u who keep saying that he was on drugs eh did this to self, well guess u dont read the news. number 1, any good dr. not our for moeny if a patient died, tlls the patient i cant give u any more, so then the patient goes to new dr. and so on. u are all so friggin out there. the dr, took a long time to call 911 did u ppl even read that article? he lived with Micheal int at rented hosue yet didnt know how to move around? go on yahoo ppl read what that murders attortney said ok before u want to say he killed himself, number 2 ppl need an enablier that si what this guy was sicne he hand the company promoting the tour hired this quack. it is alos known no oen knows if this so called dr, even had or has a valid liscnece to even practice. number 3, u live with a man yet cant find way around the hosue u haev lived with for weeks? are u ppl kiddin me that thsi quack didnt give him that shot and he died got freaked out cause Michael was dead then deiced oh better call 911. read the article about how long ebfore the 911 call ppl ebfore sayign bad thigns still about a great man who died too soon. I am glad Howrd is on trail for killign Anna Nichole, anyone who is over medicated will take what is said from a trusted soul as he was to her , he just kept givign her pills ssayign she needed them, I hope he goes to jail and is in a cell with men. He killed her son to he was last to eb with anna, and no one until he got put in jail said hey he did it, who leaves a loved one when they have over 103 fever to sail on a boat? ppl really learn what u comment on ,

1920 days ago
78.

tsprague1    

I don't think that those children should be anywhere near Joe Jackson. And while Michael supposedly had a good relationship with is Mother, he also chose not to raise his children in the family compound. In other words, he didn't trust them, or his sibs with his children. For those of you who keep saying that Michael was a pedophile, he was found not guilty. Do you remember that, or do you just choose to ignore that fact? Also, please, PLEASE use words, sentences and punctuation when you write. This is not a chat room, and you are not text messaging. If you want people to read what you write, make it legible, ok?

1920 days ago
79.

Chris    

Why do you all care so much? Who cares what his will says! There is nothing in it that goes to the general public. Let the dude rest in peace. All the hullabaloo has gone to far.

1920 days ago
80.

Please Ignore Parasite Hilton    

27. In some ways, Michael was a Christ-like figure, and the parallels are uncanny. Now before all the haters jump on board and say that Jesus never molested kids or abused drugs, look at the facts:

- born as child prodigies who lived remarkable childhoods
- Like Jesus's reception on Palm Sunday as he rode into Jerusalem, so too was Michael greeted with hysteria and worship during his peak years of Thriller, Bad and Dangerous.
- Just as Jesus was denied by Peter and betrayed by Judas, so too was Michael stabbed in the back by those closest to him. He was sold out and betrayed for profit by everyone from Jordan Chandler to his own sister LaToya.
- Jesus was eventually humbled, publicly humiliated and crucified in front of the world. So too was Michael dragged through the mud in the media, ridiculed by the public and eventually crucified after a series of lawsuits, court cases, enablers and parasites that all led to his decline and death.

God sent two angels who preached love, peace, world harmony and and end to racism, homophobia, hatred and disease. They asked for us all to stand together as one. And in return, both angels were taunted, betrayed and murdered by the very people they tried to save. They preached love and received nothing but hate.

Michael, you were too good for this world. When we listen to you now in interviews, we see that the reason so many hated you is because your innocence and genuine love for the world reminded us all of the jealousy, bitterness, paranoia, arrogance and selfishness that exists in ourselves. Rest in Peace.

Posted at 1:32PM on Jun 29th 2009 by Domino

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WOW! I was just thinking the same thing earlier today. And, the strange thing is that I also use "Domino" as one of my alter-ego names. Well done and obviously, I agree with every word.

1920 days ago
81.

keisha    

it is mity funny that michael made a will just three weeks before his death. i know one thing i hope this damn attorney does right by his kids and his mother. they r entitled to everything. but michael was a business man and i know that he had to take care of business. but lord behold those poor kids and his mother.. i hope this lawyer that he hired back does right this is all going to hit the fan and this will be one h... of a fight that this lawyer will have... michael is deceased now who gives this lawyer any say so... we will see how the cards will be dealt. just one big mess to deal with.. m.j may you rest in heaven with the rest of the angels... keep the light shinning on us. the shell is left behind before the soul is present with the lord..

1920 days ago
82.

Deb T.F.I.N.    

There has always been a living will! Michael had re hired Mr. Barranca back just weeks ago, but unless the copy he has was produced in the past three weeks His copy could be invalid. To say the Michael DID not have one is like saying that Bill Gates doesn't have one. LOL The real copy the seek is HIDDEN! LOL - He always liked a Great game of " Hide-N-Seek LOL. But , when it does surface, eventually... you'll see that his beloved Mother who's being so critized, is the one he named as executor of his estate and guardian of his children while retaining the help of their long time nanny. As for the concerts, if 02 is willing to wait and let everyone finish mourning, I quite certian the family will help forward Michael's legacy. There is still so much music he'd recorded that the world has yet to hear, as well.

1920 days ago
83.

Hugh Jass    



when there's a Will there's a greedy relative, right Harv?
shame on grandma for going after the assets and the kids and for claiming there's no Will.

1920 days ago
84.

Daisy    

I read today that Kathryn Jackson, to his face, called her son, Michael, a "F----t". If that is so, she should never have custody of his three children, whether she's separated from full-of-rage Joe Jackson or not. She's a bigot, in addition to being elderly. Shame on that judge!

1920 days ago
85.

Michael Madsen    

BREAKING NEWS---------

Bubbles has just filed a lawsuit claiming he is the Power of attorney and quarter owner of the Beatles catalogue.
When reached for comment Bubbles screeched "EEeEeeeEEeeeeeeEeoooooooooooo eeeIiiiiEEeEeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!" He then bit and severed an artery in Jackson's attorney's left calf.
A spokesperson for Bubbles added: " Bubbles isn't going anywhere... he's in this for all the Bananas."

1920 days ago
86.

michael    

jeez!
my name is michael-am i related to jackson bet he cut me some cake in his will.

1920 days ago
87.

Nov    

Angelique:
Obviously, if there was a will drawn in the last 3 weeks, the lawyer would have said so, rather than brandishing the will of 2002.

1920 days ago
88.

Preston    

OMG...I just found a detailed report of what happened and a real transcript of the 911 call at

www.dailypennies.com/mjackson.htm

Crazy stuff man.

1920 days ago
89.

MJ is ♥    

I'm concerned about book publishers touting their MJ books all over the place. I thought they would of at least be respectful to the process to examine this gross example of greed. Makes me wonder about this capitalist idea of making money, wars, sadness by all means necessary. Publishers that would have at least been credible to publish misgivings in their own countries yet choose to be opportunistic because they're looking for their pay day off this. They're just as bad as the vulchers that sucked MJs life. I hope the good lawyers look into this- these book product touts, because they're just as exploitive as MJs vulchers.

1920 days ago
90.

MJ is ♥    


119, I wondered that too. Doesn't seem like they're respectful to the mourning let alone the tragedy. Seem very parasitic. I love books, but I certainly won't be buying any of these considering MJ's funeral hasn't been announced, let alone permission. I hope the good lawyers in their life are looking into this.

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