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Money, Custody on Line in Jackson Hearing

8/3/2009 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Hearing4:54 -- During the lunch break John Branca said Jackson's estate has reached a settlement with AEG -- re: merchandising and rehearsal footage.

-- Katherine Jackson just withdrew her petition asking that she be put in charge of the estate. This petition was filed before she knew a will existed. The issue now -- will she oppose the appointment of Branca and McClain.

4:40 -- The Jacksons have all filed back into court and the judge has taken the bench.

3:00 -- The judge just admitted Jackson's 2002 will into probate. The will names John Branca and John McClain as co-executors. We know Katherine has a beef with that. The question -- will she challenge the co-executors or possibly ask that she be named as a third executor. Court is in recess for an hour-and-a half. Stay tuned.

-- The judge has ruled that AEG has to provide a copy of their contract with Michael to Katherine Jackson.

2:32 -- The judge has taken the bench.

2:28 -- Family members have begun to file back into the courtroom. The judge has yet to come back.

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1:03 -- The judge has called for a 30-minute break.

12:55 -- The judge decided on the lesser amount because of concerns about duplicate expenses for the monthly allowance approved for Katherine.

12:42 -- The judge has just granted 83.5% of what was requested for the children's allowance. Specific amounts were not discussed.

12:41 -- The lawyers are now discussing the allowance for Jackson's three kids.

12:40 -- Debbie Rowe will have visitation rights with her two kids and will continue getting spousal support based on the agreement she struck with Michael several years ago.

12:39 -- The judge granted Katherine a financial allowance for six months retro from the time Michael died. The amount of the allowance wasn't discussed in open court.

12:37 -- The judge just named Katherine permanent guardian of all three kids.

12:26 -- Debbie Rowe's lawyer, Eric George, just said he won't object to Katherine being appointed temporary guardian, but permanent guardianship could be delayed. It's curious given the supposed settlement between Debbie and Katherine.

12:24 -- The judge just said Klein has no legal standing to lodge an objection ... that Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe are the parents.

12:18 -- The judge wants to know what legal standing Klein has -- this could force the issue over whether he's the daddy.

12:17 -- Get this. Mark Vincent Kaplan (K-Fed's lawyer) just showed up on behalf of Dr. Arnold Klein. Kaplan says Klein has a long-standing commitment to Michael Jackson and has concerns about Joe Jackson being involved with the children. There are reports Klein is the father, but he hasn't confirmed or denied.

12:14 -- The judge is on the bench. He'll be dealing with the guardianship settlement between Katherine and Debbie Rowe first.

12:00 ET -- Rebbie Jackson, Michael's older sister, has just showed up. We're told, day to day, she'll be the one taking care of Michael's kids.

11:56 AM ET -- Katherine, Randy and La Toya were escorted upstairs to the courtroom. La Toya is wearing a black jacket, slacks, and a white blouse. Katherine is wearing a brown suit, looking calm ... and chewing gum.

11:46 AM ET -- Randy just showed up.

11:45 AM ET -- Katherine and the lawyers are inside the courtroom. Two of Michael's sisters and one brother are also expected. The hearing is expected to begin shortly.

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Bet he smells    

Paris and Prince Michael do have a lot of the same facial feature as Dr Klein,,,,his showing up at the hearing is a good indicator that he is the father,,,,Michael did not want the facial features he was born with,,,,,he certainly did not want his children to have them ....which is why he asked Debbie Rowe and Dr Klein to join forces ( and egg and sperm)

1877 days ago

chicken head    

the kids should be hypnotized to see if MJ touched any of them!!!!!!!!

1877 days ago


Arnie Klein is not those kids father sothey need to stop that rumor. Those two kids are too dark to be a product of those two who are both pale.

1877 days ago

chicken head    

and i saw him a few days ago with Bigfoot's 12 year old boy kneeling in front of him


Posted at 12:34PM on Aug 3rd 2009 by tms NEW REPOST

1877 days ago


Your use of I and we mixed into your story is a bit creepy. we can give benefit of doubt for all but the paramedic bit, have you ever worked with a paramedic? An EMT might be intimidated by an MD on scene but not a paramedic, there is protocol with MD on scene to follow instructions but in NO way did they just stand there and not touch MJ. A cool body is not an indicator of death (not dead until they are warm and dead) and they worked 40 min on scene. They came into a situation where an MD was doing cpr and trying to bag claiming the patient did have a faint pulse and initially went into respiratory arrest. They asses, call into UCLA med who instructs them to follow MD on scene and they do what they do in these calls and then got him packed and took off still working on him (photo shows, protocol stipulates). Nobody knows time of death yet or what status MJ was actually in. Each paramedic is different but many I know would draw the line at a body dead at assess and in full rigor no matter who is on scene. Otherwise it is game on. The engine number was shown in the photo from the tourists and these guys have a range that includes quite a few hollyweird types and get some insane calls, it is their job to look past that and do their job and no MD is going to stop them from assessing and treating their pt.

1877 days ago

Cali MJ Fan    

Ok, I'm taking a bet right now. Judge Beckloff is going to appoint Team Branca as the executors and NOT Katherine Jackson.

I really really hope that he keeps Debbie in the children's lives as far as visitation. And where are the guardian ad litems for those children?

1877 days ago


AMEN!!! Good job, Judge. About time someone seemed concerned about upholding MJ's wishes as he stated in his will.

1877 days ago

Justice for all    

Judge granted permanent guardianship to Katherine..... Now, let the "money bloodbath" begin.... I still want to know why is AEG's lawyers in the room.... what standing do they have in MJ's ESTATE.... or trust agreement for that matter. Throw everybody out Judge.... only the parties that have standing should be in the courtroom....

1877 days ago



That's hicks with money. Why are you hating on them? Jealous much?

Obviously diversity training is needed because some people on here have problems with other cultures not behaving or speaking the way they want them to.

1877 days ago

Harvey Rocks    

#38...for the sake of all MJ fans, please help us understand this mess. His kids deserve the truth.

1877 days ago

MJ's PYT    

Klein suppose to be MJ's friend. RIGHT. got him addicted to drugs and convinced him to use his sperm.
THats it the extent of it. Dr. yo eyes all over the place Klein. You have no rights.FRIEND. So get your lawyers
and keep it moving.Bastard. Can't con MJ out of money anymore so now he's trying to go through the kids.
Uncle Arnie is a true character. LAPD when the arrest are made dont forget uncle Arnie for getting daddy hooked
on demerol.
YES,YES,YES.juicy fruit chewing Katie just got permanent custody. TAKE THAT.

1877 days ago


If Katherine is only getting a financial allowance for 6 months, what will she and the rest of the leeches do after that? Will they actually have to learn to live off their SSN and those that are under retirement age go out and get a real job to support themselves? Most of her money she has not probably goes to taking care of all the grandkids that live with her instead of their parents.

1877 days ago


Please keep the evil old Joe away from the children He shouldn't have any contact either directly or indirectly. Why are so many people STILL getting money from Michael? Just exactly how many people was he supporting? No wonder the poor guy had to work work work to do those damned 50 concerts. Michael was a cash machine for so many people. PLEASE, leave him alone now and support yourselves. Stop leeching off him you parasites...

1877 days ago

who the hell    

by Kitty


Don't worry it will happen keep eye on news thursday.

1877 days ago

chicken head    


Both Christians and Muslims love Jesus while Jews hate him and had
him killed; no wonder Jesus referred to them as "Jews who say they
areJews and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan" in Revelation 2:9
and 3:9.

1877 days ago
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