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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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76.

bebefj123    

The woman got money, she wants to make sure someone dont come in and siphon money from his estate. She lost her son and want to protect his estate from being taken advantage of. AFter finding out that someone stole MJ jewelry the day he died, would you not think to call a lawyer to protect his estate from such theivery and looting?!!!!!!! Alot of money is going to be made off of MJ and the lawyers are being cruel and seems up to something. Bottom line, they are trying to hide something if they dont want her there. MJ would have never forbid his mother from being present at any of the meetings for her input and you all know it. It should not suprise me how folks, in this day and age, still believe everything they hear and dont question it. You all act like you "know" them like that. MJ loved his father and forgave him. Joe was by his side and his mother is a noble woman.

1890 days ago
77.

sickofperverts    

She doesn't deserve a seat at any table!! First off she allowed the problems with her husband to continue throughout their childrens' lives. She did nothing to stop what the children stated!

The WILL speaks for itself; and it is actually the Dead person speaking after their death. SHE has no legs to stand on in my opinion where that will is concerned..She needs to sit down and shut up!

1890 days ago
78.

Me    

Bottom line: A will expresses your wishes. If Michael would have wanted Katherine to be the executor, he would have named her. And for his own reasons, he didn't.

Suck it up, Katherine.

1890 days ago
79.

slt    

MJ did not name his Mother as an executor. Why won't she respect his wishes? Maybe if she had been spending less time issuing statements categorically denying family interventions, we might not be in this situation today.

1890 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

IF THAT IS THE CASE, KATHERINE JACKSON SHOULD HAVE A SEAT NEXT TO THE EXECUTORS!!!!!!!! CASE CLOSED!!!!!

1890 days ago
81.

Grandma of Four    

MONEY...MONEY...MONEY! THAT is ALL these legal actions by the Jackson camp have to do with...PERIOD! HOW MUCH can they get their hands on and how much can they spend on themselves. KJ needs to back off and be very grateful that MJ did not revisit his will in the past 7 years, which, frankly I think he should have! HE made some major mistakes in that will by giving his mother guardianship at her age not to mention control of 40% of his money ALL TO HERSELF TO DO WITH AS SHE WISHES! Unbelievable in my humble opinion! The kids have to split 40% between themselves...that is 13.3% each as their share of their father's will! His charities get 20% and KJ gets a whopping 40% ALONE! What I cannot figure out is how can she get that much when she certainly did not protect MJ from dear old dad JJ? Very strange to say the least! KJ needs to get a grip and hope some strong minded judge does not enact the clause not to challenge the will. She has no executor standing and MJ did not want her to have any. People's wishes in death should be upheld! PERIOD!

1890 days ago
82.

Pavane    

It's been 27 days since Michael Jackson has been gone. Jackson Family WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BURY HIM?

1890 days ago
83.

Stop Milking his name    

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

Posted at 3:48AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by jessie

Totally agree with you jessie. And I think WE ALL should do the same. i hear the Jacksons will tour Europe....HELL NO. I refuse to give my money to such despicable individuals. if Joe and the siblings knew that MJ's fans will not stand by them...maybe they would at least, try to be civil and respect his memory and stop pimping their Jamaica appearances, tabloids interviews and new Blue ray record labels. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

RIP MJ...I hope the vultures stop a minute and reflect on their part in your misery while you were here on earth.

1890 days ago
84.

Sit down and shut up Ms. Jackson    

Obviously Michael trusted his co-executors to follow his wishes and there is a reason that Katerine isn't one of them! I can promise you that no matter how much money my son had, if something were to happen to him, the LAST thing I would worry about is his money!! I would have to be sedated for days just to be abe to handle the news, but not Ms. Jackson! All she is concerned about is how much money she is going to get when she wasn't the one that worked for any of it! 9 months of carrying a baby doesnt equal out to the years of abuse that she let her husband heap upon Michael! In my opinion....SHE should have been paying him money for the things she let happen to him, at least she shouldn't be looking for a payday! To me, she is a GREEDY BITCH!

1890 days ago
85.

chicken head    

TRY TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS--PLEASE
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RIP MJ...I hope the vultures stop a minute and reflect on their part in your misery while you were here on earth.

Posted at 7:33AM on Jul 22nd 2009 by MJsfan4ever

1890 days ago
86.

Michael Jackson    

A DNA test should be done on MJ's children. That would prove in short order that he was not their biological father and that the Jackson family has no legal claim on them.

1890 days ago
87.

sue    

IT IS SUCH A SHAME THAT MONEY IS ALWAYS THE ROOT OF EVERY FAMILIES DYSFUNCTION--AND THE JACKSONS ARE NO DIFFERENT.. THE KIDS ARE WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN THIS MATTER AND FOR A 7 YR OLD TO THINK HIS DADDY IS ON A HOLIDAY IS A PRIME EXAMPLE THAT THERE WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. THIS IS JUST THE REASON THAT MJ KEPT THEM CLOSE TO THE VEST AND AWAY FROM THE MEDIA AND ALL OF ITS GARBAGE, HE JUST WANTED HIS KIDS TO KNOW THAT HE LOVED THEM AND HE WOULD BE THERE NO MATTER WHAT. NOW HE IS GONE AND THEY ARE THROWN OUT INTO THE PUBLIC TO BE ON DISPLAY. HE WOULD REALLY BE DISAPPOINTED FOR THE WAY THIS IS TURNING OUT.. AS FAR AS THE MONEY GOES.THEY WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THERE LIVES , THEY JUST NEED THERE CHILDHOOD TO CONTINUE ..RIP MJ.

1890 days ago
88.

Pavane    

Michael apparently has a 25 year old "secret love child" from a one night stand. A picture shows him sitting with the family at the memorial in the front row. And....his coloring and features look a lot like Paris and Prince. Michael IS their father not some sperm donor.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/michael-jackson/5883887/Michael-Jacksons-secret-love-child-sat-in-front-row-of-memorial-service.html

1890 days ago
89.

Mikey    

40% is not enough for her?! And then shes got the kids who get another 40% but all that is not enough?

1890 days ago
90.

TEAMBRANCA    

GREEDY WOMAN DOESN'T DESERVE SQUAT

LEECH

MICHAEL DIDN'T WANT YOU AT THE TABLE KAPISH

1890 days ago
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