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Rowe a No-Show at Jackson Memorial

7/6/2009 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Debbie Rowe Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe won't be attending Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center tomorrow.

Her attorney sends us this statement:
"The onslaught of media attention has made it clear her attendance would be an unnecessary distraction to an event that should focus exclusively on Michael's legacy. Debbie will continue to celebrate Michael's memory privately."


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91.

AMAZED    

Betty: Ebay SHOULD remove the tickets. Ebay has a long standing policy that you can only receive what was paid for tickets. What was paid for these tickets was NOTHING so those selling them should receive NOTHING. Seeing how quickly they were listed shows that these people only signed up for the tickets TO SELL THEM taking those tickets away from the ones who actually wanted to show their respects. Perhaps those selling the tickets should be fined, then the state of CA would not have to be crying over paying THEIR WORKERS for doing their jobs.

1874 days ago
92.

littleeelvis    

i think that Debbie Rowe is the ONLY one involved in this fiasco that has any real feelings for Michael Jackson. If she wanted the attention she would go. She is the mother of the children. Nobody really knows the entire story of why she is not involved in their lives. Michael was not the quiet, soft spoken individual. He was a 50 year old man who had EVERYTHING he wanted, and if he didn't get it. He found a way to get it. He did not want this women in his life, or the kids, so she was not -- could not. Cut her some lack and let her mourn in her way. She was probably the only person alive, besides his children, that truly loved him.

1874 days ago
93.

REAL    

106. Good. She has no business there anyway

Posted at 5:11PM on Jul 6th 2009 by tpalvado


DO YOU THINK THE 17000 STRANGERS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE THERE ??

SHE IS SMART ENOUGH NOT TO BE DRAWN IN,,, AFTER ALL SHE WAS MARRIED TO HIM
AND KNEW THE REAL MJ....
YOU DIDN'T

WHY DO PEOPLE THINK HE EVEN LIKED BLACK PEOPLE ...
USE YOUR BRAIN,, LOOK AT HIS LIFE.. HOW MANY BLACK WOMAN DID HE DATE ? ZERO....

1874 days ago
94.

Mia    

I think Debbie Rowe is more honest and normal than most of the Jacksons' family for example. And maybe more honest than even most of us. She has said that she doesn't want Joseph Jackson around her kids. And I don't blame her!
Also, I think many of us should look in the mirror also. Se said it quite well: Through history, people really want to make someone big and they say "This person is so talented, we gotta make him God-like, it has to be perfect." And as soon as they're there, they get more joy in tearing him down.

I think Michael Jackson was very tragic person and he lived a very tragic life. All the way since his childhood, which he didn't actually even had.
RIP Michael.

(Sorry for my bad English...)

1874 days ago
95.

who gives a shit    

If I was her I would stay far, far away!

1874 days ago
96.

REAL    

108. Would Debbi want her kids back if there was no MONEY attached to them????????

I think the answer would be "NO THANKS"!!!!!!

BTW Debbie is Jewish which makes those children Jewish. So maybe they shouldn't be raised in a black family.

Michael could have had the most beautiful woman in the world for a wife! Why he chose this bulldog Mack truck is confounding. Unless...he was drugged.

Posted at 5:16PM on Jul 6th 2009 by robin redbreast
SHE HAS ALREADY SAID THE JACKSONS CAN HAVE ALL THE MONEY
ALL SHE WANTS IS TO HAVE HER KIDS BACK...
THEY SHOULD BE RAISED IN A WHITE FAMILY,, THEY ARE 100% WHITE..
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEN YOU ARE A FOOL.

1874 days ago
97.

br    

Was Debbie at court today?

1874 days ago
98.

cary in Detroit    

Debbie - go get your kids back. Michael is dead. The Jacksons are like Howard Stern with Danny Lynn.

1874 days ago
99.

Cheryl    

I know it is not GUILT that is keeping her away but the possibility of being harassed and threatened....wise choice on her part. I am sure it is also not compassion for Michael...or her kids.

And really, if she IS a loving mother shouldnt she be with her kids right now?

Makes sense to me.

1874 days ago
100.

Joe Schmoe    

For those who think Debbie Rowe is "white trailer trash" and a "hillbilly," she is actually the adopted daughter of millionaires from Malibu, and she attended Hollywood High School.

For those who think she has $8.5 million in her pocket from Jackson, think again. She never received most of the money from Jackson that was their divorce settlement. She did receive some money and a $1.3 million dollar home in Beverly Hills that she sold in 2005 to buy her ranch in 2005. She breeds, trains and raises horses and dogs there. During their marriage she continued to work at the dermatology office until she just couldn't take the Paps taking pics, buying stories from her work colleagues, etc. In short, she worked, and she still worked, which you cannot say for most of the Jackson family and their hangers-on.

She truly loved Michael. She offered to do this for him, and she truly believed he would give these children a wonderful, loving home and treat them "like royalty." When she began to get an inkling that that wasn't the case (the 2003 molestation charges) she went in and requested temporary custody. She also fought for more custody in 2005 when he took the children to Bahrain. Part of her concern was the deep involvement Jackson and the people around him (brothers, father, nanny, body guards, financial advisors) had with the Nation of Islam. Since the children are Jewish, this is a legitimate concern.

She gave Jackson two children, but had such a hard time with her second pregnancy that she couldn't have more children. Jackson rejected her friendship for that, and she filed for divorce to get out of the limelight.

Joe and Katherine Jackson have been going through 10 years of bankruptcy proceedings from 1999 through 2008. They had assets of only $100K to $500K, but bills of $10 million to $50 million. They rented the Encino home from Michael. They lived way beyond their means. Now, they want control of the finances so that they can continue to live way beyond their means on Michael's back (e.g. the rights to the DVD of the memorial). The judge says "no."

If I was inclined to be a surrogate for someone who was a very dear friend, but he left the children to money-grubbing people that surrounded themselves with people who hate the children's ethnic origins, I'd have to consider going back in there and making sure they are safe. Wouldn't you?

If Debbie Rowe "sold" her children, then you are saying that Michael Jackson bought his children. Should a rich, eccentric celebrity (oh, say, Madonna?) be allowed to purchase children? Why would someone who loved his own mother so much do what he could to ensure his children didn't have one? To me that is very selfish. Since they have a mother they have a right to know who she is. When she said she would give up her parental rights to Jackson in 2001 she also said she would be there if they needed anything, even a liver or a kidney. This is their moment of need.

1874 days ago
101.

In Mourning    

Michael's children grew up around Katherine and the rest of the family. If Debbie Rowe takes her kids, then the kids would be damaged beyond words. The three kids should stay together. Debbie Rowe is practically a stranger to those kids.

1874 days ago
102.

Overboard    

Her children will seek her out!
The children will want to know their mother-it's only natural for them to do so....
They will be knocking on her door!
The Jackson's will try and control the children-also control their money! I bet they feel really out of plce now!
Debbie needs to be part of their life ..Hindsight is everthing...This is Debbie's chance to make up her wrongs!
She's not a horrible human being!
God bless those kids!

1874 days ago
103.

Tianna    

Why was it even a THOUGHT for her to even attend? Are you serious....GOOD! DONT COME.

THOSE CRAZED Michael Jacskon FANS would probably STONE her to death. I saw her on the news a few minutes ago. She is VERY HOSTILE...the paps questioned her...if she is "ready to fight for her kids" DEBBIE ROWE replied back, "Are you ready to get your butt kicked?"

LOL!
The MEDIA WILL CHEW HER UP & SPIT HER OUT. It just doesn't look right, she looks like a MONEY GRUBBING---GOLD DIGGER going after those kids at this point, knowing those kids inherited 40% of JACKSONS ESTATE. DEBBIE ROWE is out her mind.

1874 days ago
104.

Tianna    

HAS a DNA TEST been done PROVING SHE IS THE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER?

Because I wont believe she is the BIOLOGICAL mother until that proof is done. Because why the hell is she sooo CONFUSED, & AFRAID to fight for them for?

AFRAID THE REAL TRUTH WILL COME OUT ABOUT HER?

WHY IS SHE SOOO HESITANT! If these are biologically her children GO FOR IT? OTHERWISE people will think she is UP TO SOMETHING...AFTER SOMETHING...
AGAIN.
$$$$$$$

1874 days ago
105.

Rosa    

SHE AND HER ATTORNEY ARE TOGETHER COMING UP WITH A MONETARY SETTLEMENT, BECAUSE SHE DAMN SURE WANT GET THOSE KIDS. BTW, I'M GLAD MICHAEL GOT TO SEE OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BEFORE GOING HOME. WHAT A MIRACLE. GOD IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.

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