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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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31.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

They should tell Katherine: "Sit down and shut the f**k up, old lady!"

1898 days ago
32.

aniteh    

This doesn't seem to be the same Katherine that I have learned about through family and friend accounts. Is money the only concern to her? I don't think so, Michael has been giving her money and loads of it especially gifts of jewelry. I think she has more than enough. Besides, she said she was willing to give up all the wealth to get back the closeness of her family even if it meant living the way they did in Gary, Indiana. Was money on her mind when Michael died? Her sons and La Toya describe how hysterical Katherine was when he died. She reacted the way any mother would. Did Katherine see her son as a cash cow and not as her beloved child? Highly unlikely, Michael was very close to his mother. His mother was his staunchest supporter in his good times and tough times: attending his concerts and singing along, appearing with him during his trials, giving interviews to defend her son despite her being painfully shy. There was private accounts of how she was hurt by the media thrashing her son. She has been described as a loving mother by people like David Gest and Taraborrelli. Unfortunately everything opposite could be said about Joe Jackson. I think it is all Joe.

1898 days ago
33.

lori all talk radio.net    

WOW!

1898 days ago
34.

mjjfan50    

Interesting article about Joe and that character (Leonard Rowe) that were on Larry King Live on Monday

Joe Jackson’s Partner Has Sketchy History

Michael Jackson’s father, whom he feared and loathed, got to say whatever was on his, er, mind last on “Larry King Live.”

Jackson is bad enough on his own, but he brought along concert promoter Leonard Rowe. Larry did not ask Leonard about losing a lawsuit with singer R. Kelly last year and having to pay him $3.4 million in damages. Rowe also had to pay R&B Grammy award winner Ne-Yo $700,000.

Rowe has a sketchy history at best. In 1998 he launched a lawsuit against the William Morris Agency, CAA and other group claiming racism as the reason he couldn’t promote more concerts. On December 30, 2005 ,after losing the case and appealing it, Rowe was finally crushed by a federal appeals court judge. A year earlier, another judge, finding for the defendants, wrote: “plaintiffs raised no genuine issue of material fact and that no rational trier of fact could find for plaintiffs on any of the myriad of claims made in this action.”

entire article:
http://www.showbiz411.com/leonard-rowe-joe-jackson-larry-king-liv

1898 days ago
35.

not unique    

I pray to God the judge who handles all this crap is sane....

1898 days ago
36.

tellitlikeitis    

Australian Mum....Michaels death didn't turn these people (family) into money hungry vultures....they were already that.
THEY SUCKED AND FED OFF MICHAEL WHILE HE WAS STILL ALIVE...that makes them cannibals, vampires, and zombies!

1898 days ago
37.

barb    

THEY SUCKED AND FED OFF MICHAEL WHILE HE WAS STILL ALIVE...that makes them cannibals, vampires, and zombies!

Posted at 3:37AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by tellitlikeitis


THEY SUCKED AND FED OFF MICHAEL ALL OF HIS LIFE

1898 days ago
38.

Allred Tree    

I wonder if Michael's accounts of being beaten by his father weren't grossly exaggerated. When he was being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, he stated he "could really run fast" when his father went after him and was kind of chuckling while telling her about it. I could just see him running circles and doing some fancy moves with Joe Jackson chasing behind trying to get a swat in! True beatings are terrible and I hope they didn't happen. I do think what might have been far more hurtful to Michael was the criticism he received from his dad during adolescence when he described the teasing about his looks and Joe's telling him not to call him dad and that he said he was "Joe" to Michael. IMO those remarks and attitudes fall into the emotional abuse category and that is often more devastating than physical abuse.

His cousin was recently on "Larry King Live" and said his uncle NEVER ABUSED those kids and that whatever physical discipline was meted out was typical of what was considered appropriate for that time.

I

1898 days ago
39.

Whaz Up!    

Mrs. Jackson has an 80% interest right now to take care of...she's only doing what any person in that situation would do...and that is have a seat at the decision table....it's was her son..he left her his kids...she should be at the table...

1898 days ago
40.

Dixie    

35. I pray to God the judge who handles all this crap is sane....

Posted at 3:35AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by not unique

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I was thinking the same thing! That judge is gonna have his hands full! Wow, the decisions he makes would have to be tough. Hope he keeps the children's interest at heat! I wouldn't want his job!

1898 days ago
41.

barb    

What a disgusting display of greed. Outside of Michael interests, any and all Jackson family enterprises should be boycotted.

1898 days ago
42.

not unique    

From what I understand every move made by the executors has to be okayed by the court anyway doesn't it? So she doesn't need a seat except at the dinner table.

1898 days ago
43.

latoshi    

First of all some of you don't have any respect for your elder's. Why do you guy's have to call this elderly woman Bitches? She is someone's daughter, wife, mother, aunt, neice, and grandmother. MJ was in temendous debt. Before she can be paid anything his debts have to be taken care of. Trust and believe his bill collectors want to be paid. I feel she have the right to be concerned about MJ estate. Who knows if MJ really wanted these guys in charge remember one of the guys he fired. Then suposedly 3 weeks before his death he hired him back. Hmmm.... There is a lot of fishy things going on and someone from MJ family needs to be involved on what's going on. As far as Katherine and Joe is concerned about their bankruptcy that doesn't mean their broke and need money. She is still in her home in Encino which she has been in years and they still have their home in Vegas which Joe lives in. People file bankruptcy because they don't want to pay their bills maybe that is what MJ should have done. This is just a big mess. And I pray to God he sorts this whole mess out so these poor children can at least have some peace and a childhood. Remember the oldest children are 11 and 12 so their watching T.V. and their using the computers some of you please be careful what you say because these babies might be reading this crap and they all ready have heard all kinds of mess about they're dad. Katherine and MJ siblings are maybe the only postive people for them right now so please have some respect. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. RIP MJ

1898 days ago
44.

michellefromAUS    

OMG this old cow called a solicitor the day he died???????? money hungry vultures! dont let any of them run anything someone independant should control the whole lot til the kids are old enough to.Id imagine this is why MJ left 2 people HE trusted in charge and NOT his mother! I dont even want to think about where those kids will end up when shes gone,Poor Mj

1898 days ago
45.

barb    

LOL @ 43.

1898 days ago
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