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Katherine Jackson -- I Will Be Heard!

7/22/2009 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine JacksonKatherine Jackson wants "a seat at the table" in all matters involving Michael Jackson's estate.

Katherine's lawyer, Londell McMillan, tells us Katherine called him the day Michael died, asking him to come to the house. McMillan says when he showed up the first weekend, Katherine and Joe expressed "concern" over the estate and hired him to represent Katherine's legal interests.

McMillan says Katherine will not challenge the will, but as far as the executors are concerned, he says, "She deserves a seat at the table at a minimum." McMillan would not say if Katherine merely wanted to be named as a third executor or whether she wanted to challenge John Branca and John McClain, the named co-executors.

Sources connected with Katherine claim she has already asked the co-executors to allow her to participate in the decision-making and her request was "rejected."

McMillan says neither he nor Katherine are pushing for Joe to become a co-executor.

McMillan, who worked for Michael Jackson during the last 3 1/2 years of the singer's life, also has repped Katherine on various business matters related to her son.

McMillan says he's "optimistic they can work things out, but I'm prepared to go the distance if Mrs. Jackson directs to do so."

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A Lawyer    

Katherine is not "deserving" of a role as an executor. If MJ had wanted her to have that position, he would have put it in his will. Clearly, he did not. If that was because of her inexperience with business matters, or because of her manipulative husband, we don't know. However, being a beneficiary in no way entitles her to a say as an executor.

1918 days ago
17.

Quiet    

Honestly.. you people dissing that 79 yr old lady who pushed MJ out of her uterus? Geeez give the lady some credit now.
DO ou dissers have any idea the capacity of money involved in that estate.? We are not talking a few million. Billions a legacy and possibly a future of Billions to be earned from the death. The old lady who popped out the king of pop should be in attendance until she dies as she raised MJ and gave birth to him for petes sake.

1918 days ago
18.

mjjfan50    

I Hope the judge DENIES her request!!! what insight can she possibly offer? I think she will be more of a hindrance than a help. all this would serve is to provide an IN for Joe and the rest of the greedy leeches to have input.

FOCUS on the KIDS Katherine!!!

1918 days ago
19.

mitotes    

So she called the lawyer the same day MJ died... Well, that is really the shocking part!!! I mean... what the heck!!????
just makes me wonder the kind of life the children will have now. think about it . the only family Michael had was his 3 children. the only ones who really loved him not because of $$ or fame.... oh same thing with Liz Taylor. she really loved Michael. the rest of the people.... well.... you can see it. I do not see mothers getting worried about the money just hours after the son died... this is so surreal. no wonder MJ was isolated. so sad :(

1918 days ago
20.

tellitlikeitis    

J.......any damn fat heifer in the pasture can pop out a calf and become a mother. But a cow doesn't abuse her calf...or allow anything else to....and she trains them them to stand on their own feet early and go on their own way.....AND SHE DOESN'T SUCK THE LIFEBLOOD OUT OF THEM.....AND MANIPULATE THEM INTO PROVIDING THE HAY IN HER STALL FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE! Wild animals are better and more caring parents than Katherine and that Devil Joe have proven to be.
WHERE DID THESE PEOPLE COME FROM!
I do know where they're headed.

1918 days ago
21.

welc ome    

It is pretty set. The MJ Executors are already bringing money into the Estate. The Estate will get 90percent of the AEG footage tapes and AEG gets 10 percent. Sounds like they know what they are doing. 90 percent is a killing. And this is why the downfall of MJ, he topped charts and raked in the money while leaving out the record companeys. His downfall was set by Sony no doubt.

1918 days ago
22.

Me!    

#14 - when people comment "who cares", it doesn't mean they have an interest in the story.
It means they DON'T have an interest in this story and have the right (like you) to post a comment.
Everyone has the right to read any story on this site and leave an opinion.

Even you.
Now chill.

1918 days ago
23.

Dixie    

8. Michael knew exactly what he was doing when he made that will. He knew that unless he took steps to protect his assets hiis Father's control over Katherine would screw up the whole estate.The executors will look out for the best interest of both Katherine and Michael's children without letting Joe get his hands on any money or make any important decisions. She needs to backoff or the no contrest clause is going to bite her in the ass.

Posted at 2:35AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by badjuju813

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I agree! Great post!

1918 days ago
24.

holmes    

you're right there,lawyer.

there's really more here that meets the 'eye'..as they are using Katherine to get a 'toe in' with MJ's estate,then IF SHE IS SUCCESSFUL.. then upon her death- she can name another member of the family be successor to handle her place. that could be Joe-- or one of the brothers.. I'd say--Jermaine is the first in line wanting this.

see the deviousness?

it's so obvious on Larry King Joe is furious he's left out of this Will and has NO say with Mj's estate-- he really just saw/see MJ still as the money bags.. he doesn't know how to be a father as he's been doing this since MJ was a boy.

I still cannot believe-- he never once ask Michael how he was feeling and recuperating after that horrific Pepsi commercial.Instead, he was terrorising Mj then whowas planning to go solo and he agreed to do the Victory .
tour.

see MJ never really was able to recuperate & mend from that accident. no wonder, he started depending on pain killers. AND HIS OWN FATHER NEVER ASK HIM ONCE HOW HE WAS FEELING??!!

too much! as MJ got older, and his life started unravelling-- I bet all these slights and hurts got to him more-- as this happens when it stays UNRESOLVED! it festers within one's soul.. this is why,Mj escaped to NEVERLAND.. then it turned into a nightmare.

1918 days ago
25.

mjjfan50    

not only did Katherine call the lawyers on the night of Michael's passing, but she also cleaned out his house in an attempt to look for cash and jewels. Before Katherine ran to the court house, she was advised by MJ's executors that a will existed, but she still told the judge he died without one. how much clearer does her real intention get. If Katherine is so easily manipulated by family members, she doesn't need to be responsible for Michael's kids.

1918 days ago
26.

Dixie    

She called Londell McMillan the day Michael died regarding concerns over her legal interests!.

tellitlikeitis
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That say's it all doesn't it!

1918 days ago
27.

Hussie    

In an interview some years ago, when confronted with Michaels allegations of severe physical abuse, Joe Jackson said "If I beat him, I beat him all the way to the bank"...
In a very recent interview, that was done AFTER Michaels death, when confronted yet again over Michaels allegations of severe physical abuse, Joe Jackson said "Katherine hit those kids more than I did"...

Those statements alone should be enough to convince ANY Judge that neither one of them are fit to be anywhere near anyones children, let alone raising them...
Joes ADMISSION of beating Michael, and the reason given should be enough for ANY Judge to dismiss any motions filed by either Katherine or Joe in regards to Michaels estate...It clearly shows their true interests, and it isn't the well being of the children...

1918 days ago
28.

Australian Mum    

If my child died the last thing I would be thinking would be to calla solicitor!!
The children should have come first, then their grief and then coming together as a family!!
Michaels death has turned alot of people into money hungry vulchers!!
All money, assets etc should go to his children!!
And only his children!!!!!!

1918 days ago
29.

Dixie    

18. So she called the lawyer the same day MJ died... Well, that is really the shocking part!!! I mean... what the heck!!????
just makes me wonder the kind of life the children will have now. think about it . the only family Michael had was his 3 children. the only ones who really loved him not because of $$ or fame.... oh same thing with Liz Taylor. she really loved Michael. the rest of the people.... well.... you can see it. I do not see mothers getting worried about the money just hours after the son died... this is so surreal. no wonder MJ was isolated. so sad :(

Posted at 3:04AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by mitotes

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Yes it is so sad! Those poor children! Heck, I'd take them, love them and raise them and they could keep their money!

1918 days ago
30.

Dixie    

25. not only did Katherine call the lawyers on the night of Michael's passing, but she also cleaned out his house in an attempt to look for cash and jewels. Before Katherine ran to the court house, she was advised by MJ's executors that a will existed, but she still told the judge he died without one. how much clearer does her real intention get. If Katherine is so easily manipulated by family members, she doesn't need to be responsible for Michael's kids.

Posted at 3:14AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by time

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My thought's exactly! Thank You for the great post!

1918 days ago
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